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Oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case M Farooq dies

The oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case, Mohammad Farooq, died at the age of 100 in Ayodhya, officials said on Thursday.

In Varanasi, Modi names Ganguly, Kiran Bedi for Swachh Bharat

Visiting Varanasi for the second time after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi thanked all who contributed in taking forward his government's cleanliness drive at the historic Assi Ghat.

BJP denies reports about meeting NC leaders

The BJP denied reports on Thursday that its leadership had held discussions with National Conference (NC) on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Amit Shah will take call on govt formation in J-K, says Jaitley

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday the BJP will play a 'crucial' role in Jammu and Kashmir's next government, while stressing the party had many options.

Talk like Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Some of the best speeches by the former PM

Vajpayee was often commended for his ability to stump his critics, especially in Parliament, with a passionate speech. Perhaps, one of his most memorable Parliament address was from 1996 during the confidence vote of his 13-day-old BJP government.

Assam rebels with a bloody cause: All about NDFB(S)

The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) is blamed for the killings of Adivasis in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts. The faction was linked to the killings of migrant Muslims in Bodoland in July 2012 too.

Won't say no to BJP if they knock on my door: Omar

The Jammu and Kashmir poll verdict threw up a hung assembly in which the PDP emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats and the BJP came a close second with 25. The majority mark is 44 seats.

No movement on J-K government formation

A day after voters threw up a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the movement on government formation remained slow as a dominant section in the state BJP is adamant on leading the coalition.

NDFB(S) violence spreads to Udalguri in Assam

The violence unleashed by anti-talk NDFB(S) militants in Assam spread to new areas with one person injured in Udalguri district where rebels fired at villagers and burnt houses on Wednesday.

Jharkhand: Policeman killed in Maoist attack

A police constable was killed on Wednesday and two other jawans were injured in a Maoist assault at Itkhori in Jharkhand's Chatra district.

In pics: Massive 27-car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, 2 killed

Two persons were killed and 40, including six British tourists, were injured in a massive pile-up of 27 vehicles triggered by dense fog, at the Yamuna Expressway Wednesday morning. The accident led to another pile-up on the opposite lane, police said.

BJP’s CM aspirations key to J-K pact talks

Political parties remained cagey Wednesday on their plans to reach out to each other to cobble together a government in Jammu and Kashmir, where results declared a day earlier threw up a fractured mandate.

Yet another DD blooper: Modi pic, Santa caption; employee removed

In an instance that came to be seen as symbolising the carelessness which often marks Doordarshan’s functioning, a picture with an unrelated caption posted by its Twitter account sparked derision through the day in the digital world.

Varanasi turns into fortress for PM Modi’s visit

Central security agencies and the state government are going all out to ensure fool-proof security to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Varanasi visit in view of threat perceptions to the PM. 

Wrong candidates, rebels stopped BJP from increasing tally in J-K

The BJP failed in its attempt to become the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir mainly because of its loss in the Ladakh region, where it couldn’t win a single seat. The BJP could have also added five more seats from the Jammu region.
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