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Haryana: BJP legislators meet in Chandigarh, ML Khattar front runner for CM post

The 47 newly elected BJP MLAs in Haryana met in Chandigarh on Tuesday to elect the leader of the state legislature party, with Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar emerging as the front runner for the CM post.

Maharashtra govt decision likely after Diwali, BJP keeps Sena waiting

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday postponed his visit to Mumbai to meet the newly elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra.

Possibility of terror attack can't be ruled out: Home minister

In an advisory, the ministry on Monday said that the country has recently witnessed communal incidents in many places during the festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja.

Police complaint against Mamata's brother for beating up zoo employee

Police complaints have been lodged against the younger brother of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for beating up a security guard of Alipore Zoo on Monday evening.

RSS unwilling to drop love jihad from its agenda

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh is unwilling to drop the issue of ‘love jihad’ from its agenda despite the Meerut fiasco where a young woman went back on her allegation of gang rape and conversion.

New big-screen iPhones help propel Apple's profit

Apple said it sold more than 39 million iPhones in the quarter, boosted by last month's launch of the large-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which hit some markets on September 19. That compared with 33.8 million in the same period a year ago.

Steenkamp killing: Pistorius to be sentenced today

Pistorius could be sentenced to years in prison, or he could be given a suspended sentence and a fine and receive no jail time for shooting Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

AP: Cracker factory explosion toll climbs to 17

The toll in the explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in East Godavari district rose to 17 on Tuesday with six more persons succumbing to burns at a local hospital, police said.

Islamic State launches fresh assault on Kobane

The Islamic State launched a fresh assault on Kobane late Monday hours after it was announced that Kurds, who are defending the besieged Syrian border town, had received a first US airdrop of weapons.

Now, national parties may be down to three

The Sunday’s elections results in Maharashtra and Haryana has redefined India’s political scene with the country set to have the lowest number of national political parties since Independence --- only three, one less than the number in 1957.

Coal blocks to be e-auctioned to pvt firms

The Centre plans to put up coal mines for bidding by private steel, power and cement companies and introduce changes in the law to enable commercial mining.

Delhi: Another attack on cops, 2 constables thrashed

A group of seven people attacked two Delhi Police constables with bricks and stones on Sunday evening after the policemen stopped them from drinking and gambling in public at west Delhi’s Nawada near Uttam Nagar.

Bengal: Terror houses mushroom on govt land

The NIA, probing the Burdwan blast, decided to examine the role of the West Bengal government in the case after discovering houses built on government land by suspected militants.

Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All 5 convicts get life in jail

Additional sessions judge Virender Bhat, who had last Friday reserved his order, sentenced Usman, Shamshad, Shahid, Iqbal and Kamruddin to life imprisonment. He also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on each of them.

Ex-gratia to kin of those dead after Jaya conviction

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa has announced cash relief of Rs. 3 lakh to the next of kin of the 193 people who died — out of shock or suicide — after she was jailed in the disproportionate assets case. The move, however, has come under attack with many questioning the authenticity of the deaths.

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