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Floods, landslides kill 45 in Assam, Meghalaya

Floods and landslides caused by incessant rainfall have claimed at least 45 lives in Assan and Meghalaya since Sunday. More than 125 people were reported missing while 14 lakh people have been displaced in these two states.

Leopard attacks on the rise in Uttarakhand

One of the two man-eater leopards terrorising the countryside in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh and Pauri districts killed a woman in a remote village overnight, officials said on Tuesday.

JU students gear up for citizen’s convention

In a bid to strengthen their fight against the state government, Jadavpur University students are planning to organise a citizen’s convention on Wednesday, which would be attended by a large number of intellectuals having differences with Mamata's leadership.

Indian films high on sexualisation of women: UN report

India tops the chart inshowing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35% of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world.

Encounter killings impact credibility of law: SC

Ordering a mandatory magisterial inquiry into encounter cases, a bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha insisted the time had come to “bring to justice the perpetrators of the crime who took law in their own hands.”

Bureaucrat can't be victimised for criticising govt: Supreme Court

A bureaucrat cannot be victimised for criticising a government before a judicial forum, as it does not amount to service misconduct, the Supreme Court has said while slapping a fine of Rs. 5 lakh on the Centre and the UP government for harassing an IAS officer who approached it on the black money issue.

Nadda embroiled in AIIMS CVO row

The BJP’s general secretary, JP Nadda, instrumental in the removal of Sanjeev Chaturvedi as CVO of AIIMS, Delhi, also wanted all anti-corruption inquiries initiated by Chaturvedi to be put on hold, documents revealed.

Siddaramaiah won't take a chopper ride with Modi

The shadow boxing between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first official visit to Karnataka has taken another interesting turn.

Xi's advice to PLA not linked to 'war' with India: China

China on Tuesday brushed aside comments linking President Xi Jinping’s statement urging Chinese armed forces to be ready for a 'regional war' to a war with India, saying it was a 'wild guess'.

'Sen met TMC leaders before he fled from Kolkata'

Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen held meetings with TMC general secretary Mukul Roy and MP Subhendu Adhikari days before escaping from Kolkata in April 2013, alleges the businessman's driver.

A look at recent zoo attacks

A 17-year-old schoolboy was killed by a white tiger, allegedly after he fell into the enclosure of the animal, at a Delhi zoo on Tuesday. Here's a look at other animal attacks in zoos across the world.

China-India standoff continues along LAC

Chumar sector in eastern Ladakh remained active with Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army troops involved in tactical manoeuvre with the Indian Army to exercise dominance by transgressing the Line of Actual Control.

Cleaning Ganga will take 18 yrs: Centre tells SC

The Centre has identified 118 towns located in five Ganga river basin states to achieve total sanitation targets including waste water treatment and solid waste management as a part of its 18-year-old plan to rejuvenate the holy river.

Ajit Singh plays memorial politics to revive RLD

Ajit Singh’s strategy at retaining the house is being cloaked in a flawed political strategy aimed at reviving his sagging political fortunes after his party’s severe drubbing in the parliamentary elections.

India, China ignore UN climate change summit

Five years after over 150 heads of state cobbled up a rickety climate deal that fell through, the one-day UN Climate Summit is another attempt of rich nations to push India and China to accept some strong measures to check global warming.
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