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Sunil Joshi killed by own men: NIA chargesheet

Former RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi was killed by his own associates for having allegedly ‘misbehaved’ with Pragya Singh Thakur, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday claimed in its chargesheet in the case.

Badaun case: CBI says allegations not correct

Adding a new twist to the Badaun rape case, the CBI on Tuesday said that the original allegations against five men arrested in the alleged rape and murder of two minor girls were ‘prima facie not correct’.

SC notice to army chief over 2011 Assam dacoity

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to army chief General Dalbir Singh on a petition seeking an independent probe into an incident of alleged dacoity by army personnel under his watch in Jorhat, Assam.

What next: TMC versus BJP?

It seems that in the next year’s civic polls and the assembly election in 2016, it’ll be the TMC versus the rest, or the BJP versus the rest, or more interestingly, the TMC versus the BJP, with the rest on the sidelines.

BJP goes for big push in J-K ahead of polls

Confident of a good show in the Jammu region, the BJP has shifted its election focus to the Kashmir valley with the party identifying four to five seats where migrant Kashmiri Pandit voters hold the key.

Court orders release of Irom Sharmila from jail

The peaceful protester known as Iron Lady of Manipur has refused food and water for almost 14 years to draw attention to abuses allegedly committed by the security forces.

'In this field of war, I am crying for peace'

Jharkhand: 5-hour wait for hospital bed turns deadly for pregnant woman

A pregnant woman died overnight on the verandah of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science, Jharkhand's premier state-run hospital, after she was allegedly made to wait for five hours for a bed, her family said.

‘Swach Bharat’ drive may give economy Rs. 1.65-lakh cr boost

PM Narendra Modi’s call to build toilets for every Indian, and especially for women and girls, could provide a Rs. 1.65-2.2 lakh crore stimulus to the economy over five years.

‘Except Sonika's body, not a single item in the room was burnt’

Sonika was burnt by her in-laws who demanded more dowry even after her family had satiated their greed with Rs. 2 lakh at the time of her marriage itself.

Govt to raise 31 IRBs in J-K, NE, Maoist-hit states

To ease pressure on central paramilitary forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, North East and left wing extremism-affected states, the Centre will provide funds for raising 31 India Reserve Battalions there, sources said.

Armyman held for trying to molest girl in train

The 17-year old girl travelling in a three-tier AC compartment raised an alarm at 4am when the army man was making an attempt to molest her as the Rajdhani Express, a NF Railway spokesperson said.

Centre-Telangana face-off likely on household survey

A face-off between the Centre and the Telangana government seems to be imminent as the home ministry may intervene in the 'Intensive Household Survey' to ascertain the details of 84 lakh families in the state.

Will consult high command on next course, Kharge on LOP issue

Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said he was not disappointed at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision not to accord the status of LoP to him as the party group's chief in the House and he would consult the high command on the next course of action.

Mamata Banerjee meets Singapore PM

Mamata Banerjee is on a five-day trip to Singapore to attract investments to her state. This is the West Bengal chief minister's first overseas trip in 15 years.

Pak media term cancellation of FS-talks as 'setback for peace'

Pakistan media on Tuesday said thecancellation of Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks was a "major setback" and a "giant step back" after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise move to invite his Pakistani counterpart at his swearing-in ceremony.

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