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Kite Festival: Indian spectacle in french skies

Kite Festival
The blue-green Atlantic sea, flanked by sheer white cliffs on one side and a port on the other, made a beautiful setting for Le Festival International de Cerf-Volant de Dieppe, or the International Dieppe Kite Festival. India was the country of honour this year along with Indonesia, another kite flying country.

Badaun rape: Girl’s relative under CBI lens

Badaun gang-rape

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken a relative of the two teenage girls allegedly raped and murdered in UP’s Badaun district in May under its scanner. He had allegedly deleted key data — suspected to be linked to the crime — from the mobile phone of one of the victims.

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India-Africa meet deferred due to Ebola


The India-Africa Summit, which was scheduled to be attended by 54 countries in December, has been deferred this year due to the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

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Most wanted: Maoists beat terrorists in bounty stakes

Dawood Ibrahim is no longer India’s most wanted man. That title now belongs to top Maoist leader Ganapathy, who carries a Rs. 2.52-crore bounty on his head that is 10 times and above the Rs. 15 lakh offered for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused.

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Kashmir youth going back to the gun: Army report

The armed insurgency in Kashmir is gradually changing course to thrive on more homegrown militants, rather than foreign fighters, with social media as a rampant and virtually unchecked tool, an internal assessment of the army has said.

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China's deft ploy? Aggression along border can keep India in check

Modi Xi
A calibrated escalation of the border dispute may, in reality, reflect Beijing's more deep-seated concern about a younger, restive generation of Tibetans growing up in India that their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not control.

All-women radio to go on air in Uttarakhand on September 21

Radio jockey
The radio station, named Mandakini Ki Awaz, set up in Bhaduj village of Rudraprayag district, will be the state’s biggest station in terms of coverage area.

Soon, states may allow townships near sanctuaries

Sariska tiger

In a boost to the real estate sector, the environment ministry may soon allow state governments to take a call on setting up new townships, information technology and developmental parks near tiger reserves, national parks, eco-sensitive zones and critically polluted areas.

Modi, Hasina to have first meeting in US

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on September 27 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This will be their first interaction as Hasina was unable to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in May.

IAF AN-32 crashlands in Chandigarh, 9 injured

An IAF AN-32 transport aircraft was involved in a 'hard landing' on Saturday at the Chandigarh airfield sparking a minor fire and leaving nine people on board including the four-member crew with minor injuries.

Bilawal Bhutto's Kashmir comment 'immature', 'childish': BJP

Shahnawaz Hussain

BJP on Saturday described as "immature"and "childish" the statement by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that the country would "take back all of Kashmir" and said the territory would always remain an integral part of India.

Xi-Modi chemistry fails to alter border math

indo china mou

The visible chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping during the latter’s visit to India last week has failed to alter the arithmetic along the Line of Actual Control, with no end in sight to the festering border dispute in the sensitive Ladakh sector.

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