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SC to decide fate of coal blocks today, top companies keep their fingers crossed

India's top private and government companies in key industries - power, steel and cement - are keeping their fingers crossed, fearing cancellation of coal mines allotted to them years ago.

US, Arab allies bomb Syria; kill 120 ISIS, al Qaeda militants

The US and five Arab nations struck multiple ISIS targets in Syria using fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles. US military described the strikes as 'very successful' but said they were not in a position to share precise details.

Tiger kills youth who jumped inside its enclosure at Delhi zoo

A white tiger attacked and killed a 19-year-old man who jumped into the animal's enclosure at Delhi Zoo located in Sundar Nagar in south Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. VIDEO INSIDE

BJP, Sena near truce; may fight polls together

After bickering for more than a week over sharing seats for the Maharashtra assembly elections, the Shiv Sena and BJP on Tuesday finally decided to keep their 25-year-old alliance going in the state that goes to the polls on October 15.

'Sen met TMC leaders before he fled from Kolkata'

Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen held meetings with TMC general secretary Mukul Roy and MP Subhendu Adhikari days before escaping from Kolkata in April 2013, alleges the businessman's driver.

Floods, landslides kill 45 in Assam, Meghalaya

Floods and landslides caused by incessant rainfall have claimed at least 45 lives in Assan and Meghalaya since Sunday. More than 125 people were reported missing while 14 lakh people have been displaced in these two states.

Iran photographer pays price for artistic freedom

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian was over the moon when she won a 50,000-euro prize from a French foundation. She never imagined she would lose it to "censorship" by her own benefactors.

'Xi's advice to PLA not linked to 'war' with India'

China on Tuesday brushed aside comments linking President Xi Jinping’s statement urging Chinese armed forces to be ready for a 'regional war' to a war with India, saying it was a 'wild guess'.

NCP wants CM post, 144 seats; Cong says no

Besides, NCP has demanded that Congress leave 10 seats for it where it had just inducted independent legislators and also proposed exchange of portfolios in the state government if the alliance comes to power.

DDA adds transgenders in its new housing forms

DDA’s vice chairman Balvinder Kumar, who was the brainchild behind including the option for a third gender on the forms, said the decision was taken because the authority wanted to reflect the progressive thinking of the society.

Encounter killings impact credibility of law: SC

Ordering a mandatory magisterial inquiry into encounter cases, a bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha insisted the time had come to “bring to justice the perpetrators of the crime who took law in their own hands.”

Siddaramaiah won't take a chopper ride with Modi

The shadow boxing between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first official visit to Karnataka has taken another interesting turn.

AirAsia offers 1.5mn promo seats starting at Rs. 690

Malaysian no-frills carrier AirAsia said on Tuesday it has put on sale 1.5 million promotional seats for fares as low as Rs. 690 for one way journey under a limited period offer.

Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said on Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.

Ambani among participants in 'Make in India' programme

Leading industrialists, including Reliance industries limited chief Mukesh Ambani, Essar Group chairman Shashi Ruia and many other global and domestic CEOs will participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Make in India' campaign launch at New Delhi on Thursday.
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