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Islamabad protests: Opposition leader Imran Khan opens talks with Pakistan government

Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse.

RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) wants all official papers of Independent India to be declassified, saying it’s time to open up — a demand that is likely to make the government uncomfortable.

Obama calls ISIS ‘cancer’ as another US journo’s life at risk

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as 'a cancer' and said 'their ideology is bankrupt.'

What lies at the heart of Assam-Nagaland dispute

Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju is going to Guwahati on Thursday and would sit with Gogoi and Zelian to sort out the problem. 3 more killed in Assam, Nagaland border flare-up; Gogoi blames Centre

Irom released, family fears for her health

Manipur’s human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a decade-long fast demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening.

Indigo jet lands with smoking wheel, 9 injured

It was a close shave for 154 passengers on board an IndiGo jet that had to be immediately evacuated upon landing at the IGI airport on Wednesday after it started spewing ‘dense smoke’.

Govt forces AIIMS whistleblower officer out

Senior bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who blew the whistle on scams in Congress-ruled Haryana and at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been unceremoniously removed as chief vigilance officer of the premier hospital by the NDA government.

East Bengal club official arrested for Saradha link

The CBI arrested East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar alias Nitu on Wednesday evening in connection with the Saradha scam. On August 14, CBI sleuths had carried out a search in his north Kolkata residence and seized a few incriminating documents that led to his arrest.

PM Narendra Modi criticises DRDO for delays

The Defence Research and Development Organisation on Wednesday came in for some sharp criticism from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over delays and cost overruns in key military programmes.

Teenager killed for resisting teasing of his sisters

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death allegedly by three neighbours after he objected to their attempts to tease his sisters, police said on Wednesday. The victim, Himanshu Manavat, was a class 10 student.

Mandal already looks a wobbly plank in Bihar

Observers say the bypolls will show whether Mandal politics is still relevant two decades later in Bihar. For, India, meanwhile, has got the taste of liberalisation and the promise of inclusive growth by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

For Delhi, July, August among driest in 5 years

Delhi has experienced one of its driest Julys in five years and August is on its way to being much worse.

HC stays execution of 2 Kolhapur sisters

In a major relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by the President, the Bombay high court on Wednesday stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment.

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.

India talks tough as Basit defends meeting separatists

Sharpening its aggressive position on the Pakistan envoy’s meeting Hurriyat leaders, New Delhi said on Wednesday the principle that India and Pakistan are the only two stakeholders on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir is the bedrock of the bilateral relationship between the neighbours.
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