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Govt to tell SC names of Swiss bank account holders

The government will likely disclose to the Supreme Court next week names of people against whom strong evidence exists of stashing away black money in Swiss banks.

Nitin Gadkari emerges as contender for Maharashtra chief minister

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari may emerge as an eleventh hour contender for the Maharashtra chief minister’s job if Devendra Fadnavis fails to make it as a consensus candidate as the Shiv Sena inches closer to the BJP to form a government the state.
BJP to form Maharashtra govt after Diwali

India braces for war on Ebola

India has identified 10 additional labs to test for the Ebola virus and a four-member rapid response team from each state to isolate and trace people suspected to have Ebola that has killed over 4,500 people worldwide.

Modi to spend Diwali in flood-hit Srinagar

Reaching out to people in flood-ravaged Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to spend Diwali in Srinagar in his second visit to the state since the Jhelum burst its banks last month leading to the state’s worst floods in a century.

Missing Sydney teen resurfaces in ISIS video

A teenager who ran away from Australia to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), vowing to “not stop fighting”, reports said on Tuesday.

India grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet

With the IAF operating close to 200 twin-engine Su-30s, the grounded planes represent almost a third of the country’s fighter fleet. India is due to get 72 more of these planes, each worth over Rs. 200 crore.

Faridabad: 230 shops gutted in cracker market fire

A massive fire broke out in a cracker market at the Dusshera Grounds in Faridabad on Tuesday evening. No one was hurt. The incident triggered protests in the area. Initial estimates suggest the fire caused a loss of over over Rs. 3 crore.

Woman burnt in Kerala train dies; suspect 'sketched'

A 45-year-old woman from north Kerala who suffered severe burn injuries after she was set on fire by an unidentified man inside an empty railway compartment succumbed to her injuries Monday night.

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

According to the Council website, the General Assembly takes into account the candidate states' contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard.

Oscar Pistorius' journey from blade runner to jailbird

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

JMM, party of poor tribals, inducts Ivy League man

JMM, a political party that associates itself largely with poor, illiterate and ignorant tribespeople, on Tuesday drafted in a Harvard educated, upper caste non-Jharkhandi to boost its profile ahead of the state assembly elections.

Blow to indian hockey as coach Walsh quits

Terry Walsh resigned as India's field hockey coach on Tuesday, less than three weeks after guiding the team to the Asian Games title, which earned them a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics.

Hong Kong talks fail to resolve issue; dialogue open

The first round of talks between Hong Kong officials and Occupy Central movement representatives ended on Tuesday evening without any breakthrough but with the promise of more dialogue over the coming weeks, which could possibly resolve the impasse.

Mystery looms over death of Indian girl in UAE

A 12-year-old Indian girl has diedunder mysterious circumstances in the UAE after she fell from a building in Sharjah, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tatas' launch Land Rover factory in China

Tata's Jaguar Land Rover rolled out on Tuesday its premium Range Rover Evoque at colourful ceremony in Changshu (China), formally inaugurating its over $1.7 billion factory where it is set to manufacture new Jaguar models in a joint venture with China's Chery Automobile Company by 2016.
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