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Obama, Modi discuss trade, climate, terror at White House

India and the US on Tuesday announced significantly expanded cooperation in defense, trade, infrastructure and, specially, counterterrorism actions against Lashkar-i-Tayyeba, Jaish-i-Mohammad, the D company, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda. Poll| India gets 1% of the total US FDI outflow now. Will Modi’s visit make a difference?

India, China border stand off, that cast a shadow on Xi’s visit, ends

The border stand-off between India and China that cast a shadow over Xi Jinping’s visit to India recently is said to have ended on Tuesday with Beijing announcing withdrawal of troops from the disputed area.

Karnataka high court to hear Jayalalithaa's case tomorrow

The Karnataka high court has agreed to hear former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction on a priority basis. The matter will be heard on Wednesday by a specially constituted vacation bench.

Modi-baiter IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested

Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested by Gujarat police in a graft case. He had earlier raised allegations against Narendra Modi in the 'snoopgate' row.

Petrol price cut by 65 paise/litre from midnight

After accounting for the incidence of local sales tax, petrol rate in Delhi was reduced by 65 paisa to Rs. 67.86 per litre, according to Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation's largest fuel retailer.

Rajan holds interest rates, EMIs unlikely to dip soon

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept rates on hold on Tuesday despite pressure from industry and government hopes that the central bank would lower borrowing costs to aid an incipient economic recovery.

Hong Kong set for final face off

Defiant protesters set October 1st as the deadline for the government to respond to their demands for voting reforms even as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying rejected to meet or discuss the issue with the pro-democracy activists.

ISIS releases third video featuring British hostage

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a third video featuring John Cantlie, a photographer who worked for the Sunday Times newspaper before he was abducted in 2012.

ED seals accounts of East Bengal, Mohun Bagan FC

The Saradha scam sounded its presence in one of the cradles of the nation’s football talent. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore scam, ordered the freezing of bank accounts of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan clubs on Tuesday.

NDA govt revives UPA’s free mobile phone scheme

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA has dusted off the Rs.5,000 crore plan that involves giving a mobile phone to around 25 million households (which means it will cover around 100-125 million people).

Maruti to recall 69,555 units of Dzire, Swift, Ritz

The recall is only for the diesel variants of the three models. Out of the total, 55,938 units are of old Dzire, 12,486 units of old Swift and 1,131 units of Ritz, which were manufactured between March 8, 2010 and August 11, 2013, the company said in a statement.

Amputee CRPF officer to run marathon on blades

An amputee CRPF officer, awardedthe 'Shaurya Chakra' for a daring operation against Naxals in 2011, is going to be the first blade runner from security forces combating India's internal conflicts to run a marathon scheduled in the national capital later this month.

Fresh eruption fears halt Japan volcano search

Volcanic tremors and fears over a fresh eruption forced rescuers with gas masks to halt operations to recover bodies from a Japanese mountain today, 72 hours after its eruption.

PayPal goes mobile, to split from eBay in 2015

The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

China, India armies to discuss troop withdrawal

The Indian Army and Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) divisional commanders are expected to hold a meeting at Spanggur Gap on Tuesday to confirm the withdrawal of troops from both sides to September 1 positions from Demchok and Chumar along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
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