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India, US work on WTO deal ahead of Modi-Obama meet

India and the US are working on a compromise formula on food subsidies to remove a major irritant in the stalled WTO deal ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington later this month.

Seat sharing row: Sena says take it or leave it, BJP leaves decision to Modi

The 25-year-old saffron alliance in Maharashtra teetered on the brink on Sunday after an aggressive Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a final offer of 119 seats and state BJP leaders told PM Narendra Modi that they would rather go it alone than accept this.

Dalits dragged by horses, hit with pistol butt in Bihar’s ‘wild west’

Three persons, including two Dalit workers of the ruling Janata Dal (United), were allegedly tied to horses and dragged for quite a distance before being tied to a pole and hit with a pistol butt and sticks, over a political dispute.

Mars mission: Ahead of D-day, a ‘wake-up’ call

With just 48 hours left before the spacecraft enters Mars’ orbit, scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday will briefly fire-up its liquid engine and conduct final trajectory corrections.

Situation along LAC tense but under control

The situation along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh remained tense but under control, a government official said on Sunday.

Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York

Among Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s many meetings during his coming visit to the US, the one with the most profound implications for the future will be with the Clintons. Modi will meet former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton in New York.

India drops Israeli missile for Arjun Tank

In an exclusive interview to HT, DRDO chief Avinash Chander said, 'The LAHAT missile doesn’t figure in our plans anymore. We are dropping it. We have been working on a tube-launched anti-tank missile, which hopefully can be configured for the tank’s cannon.'

DDA revises price of 41 housing scheme flats

Twenty days after it launched its biggest ever housing scheme and halfway through it, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has realised that the prices of some flats have been wrongly printed in the scheme brochure.

Soon, babus may also work from home

They are already spending longer hours at office but now government officials may soon end up working out of office too. The Narendra Modi government this week lifted a decade-old restriction on the purchase of laptops, notepads and tablets iPads for central government officials.

Nurse murdered in staff quarters in Delhi

A 45-year-old nurse working at Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi was found murdered. Her body was found in a semi-nude condition in the bathroom at the hospital’s staff quarters located near Delhi Gate in central Delhi.

To woo Dalits, RSS rewrites history

Emboldened by the BJP’s success in the Lok Sabha elections, the RSS has intensified its efforts to find and validate a common Hindu thread to unify all groups under one Hindu identity.

Grounded: How these Indian tycoons landed in soup

The debt-laden empires of three of India's best-known tycoons — Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy and T Venkattram Reddy —  are crumbling before their eyes, downfalls that observers say stem from a climate of weak regulation and deference to conspicuous wealth.

IS closes in on Syria border town as thousands flee

Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

Ashraf Ghani wins Afghan presidential election

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.

UP: Dalit girl burnt alive; names ‘stalker’ before dying

A 17-year-old Dalit girl was burnt alive, allegedly by her neighbour, who was reportedly stalking and harassing her, and three others in a Uttar Pradesh village on Saturday.
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