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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.

Assam toll touches 70; IB and cops ignored inputs, failed to stop killings

Both the Intelligence Bureau and the Assam police had specific inputs about Tuesday’s killings of Adivasis in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts by Bodo militants, sources said.

Assam violence: NDFB(S) is unpredictable, say officials

According to Assam police chief Khagen Sarma, Tuesday’s attacks on mostly Christian adivasis could have been in retaliation to an offensive against the outfit that ‘neutralised’ several top guns.

RBI's move to cap free ATM transactions questioned

The Delhi high court on Wednesday questioned the Reserve Bank of India’s decision to put a cap on free monthly withdrawals at banks’ own ATMs to five transactions and three for other banks’ ATMs.

Modi outlines ‘good governance day’ plan

The government is gearing up to observe Good Governance Day in a big way. PM Modi has set December 25 as the deadline for all central ministers to bring out e-books showcasing the achievement of their respective ministries.

Rahul to meet party workers to finalise Cong’s new strategy

An All India Congress Committee session is likely to be held before March to ratify a comprehensive report that would be prepared after detailed deliberations between leaders and workers across the country.
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