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NDA govt committed to reviving SAARC: Rajnath Singh

The NDA government at the Centre is committed to reviving SAARC as a major forum to promote active collaboration in the region, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Saradha: CBI to grill another Trinamool MP

The CBI has summoned Subhendu Adhikari, a Trinamool Congress parliamentarian, for questioning in connection with the Saradha scam. The agency has also summoned Rabin Deb, a CPI(M) leader and former state minister.

Jaya opposes Centre's move to make Hindi compulsory in colleges

Maintaining its opposition to 'imposition' of Hindi, Tamil Nadu directed two universities on Thursday not to implement a circular and said the decision taken by the UPA would not be binding on it.

Four labourers buried alive in wall collapse

Twelve labourers were working at the construction site on VIP road when suddenly the parapet of a wall along with sand fell on them, an official from III-town police station said.

Onus on Sena now to solve seat-sharing row: Shah

Amid tension in the saffron alliance over seat sharing, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday indicated that a solution could be in sight if Shiv Sena relents from its present position.

Widows from other states should not crowd Mathura: Hema Malini

Actor-turned politician Hema Malini has stoked a controversy with her remarks that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan, the holy city in Uttar Pradesh and home to thousands of destitute women.

Delays, allowance mess may hurt India at Asian Games

With just a day to go before the 17th Asian Games kick off, players from around the world are busy practising at the various venues here. But most of the Indian contingent is nowhere to be seen.

Katju to write tell-all book about Indian judiciary

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said on Wednesday that he is writing a tell-all book about the Indian judiciary which will offer solutions to the problems of corruption, pendency and delayed justice plaguing the country’s legal system.

KCR says no to Telangana Day, kicks up storm

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao’s refusal to celebrate officially the ‘Telangana Liberation Day’ on Wednesday has disappointed Telanganites and has also raised a storm in the state.

Sushma to to be in New York for UNGA, Modi visit

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will be with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to attend the 69th session of the United Nations general assembly in New York later this month.

Migrant workers pay small fortunes to leave Srinagar

The fear of epidemic and loss of livelihoods witnessing migrant workers leave Srinagar in droves. Jahangir Mohammad from Araria in Bihar waited for a free flight for two days outside the airport in the BSF relief camp, but on Wednesday he booked a Spicejet flight to Chandigarh for Rs. 2,250.

BJP top brass blamed for Uttar Pradesh loss

The 3-8 drubbing the BJP received at the hands of the Samajwadi Party in the UP bypolls exposed weak links in the saffron party’s armour. The infighting is out in the open as losing party candidates are busy preparing reports against party leaders and MPs, whom they blame for their defeat.

Bad times for BJP now, mocks SP’s Shiv Pal Yadav

Senior Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister and Samajwadi Party leader Shiv Pal Singh Yadav said on Wednesday that the bypoll results have exposed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘communal’ agenda and ‘false’ promises it made to the people before Lok Sabha polls.

Chapter on Medha Patkar out of children’s book

Government-funded publisher National Book Trust has decided to drop a chapter on Narmada Bachao Andolan activist and AAP leader Medha Patkar from a book after an NGO raised an objection.

Maneka wants bigger role for Varun in UP

A day after the BJP’s disastrous performance in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls, Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi quipped about her son, Varun Gandhi, to be brought back into the UP political scenario.
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