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J-K guv writes to BJP, PDP; discussions on for new govt

Letters have been sent to both the parties as the poll verdict delivered a hung House, with no side getting a majority in the 87-member assembly. The PDP emerged the largest party with 28 seats and the BJP finished second with 25. PDP's 'workable agenda' for BJP

Many Trinamool leaders waiting to join us, claims Bengal BJP chief

Sensing a growing uneasiness within the Trinamool Congress, the BJP is hopeful about a major defection in its rival in West Bengal, where the saffron party is trying to find its foothold and expand base.

Revival plan: SpiceJet eyes Rs. 1,200cr equity infusion, govt unimpressed

Ailing budget carrier SpiceJet has told aviation ministry officials that it is hopeful of receiving an equity infusion of Rs. 1,200 crore and arranging another Rs. 600 crore through external commercial borrowings by March.

India vs Aus 3rd Test live: Hosts all out for 530, Smith scores 192

Skipper Steven Smith continued to torment Indian bowlers as Australia went past 500 with the loss of eight wickets after lunch on day two of the third Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Saturday.

Sun TV network’s top official held for ‘harassment’

Chennai C Praveen, the chief operating officer of Sun TV Network, was arrested from his home in Chennai on Friday after a former colleague accused him of sexual harassment.

Microsoft CEO meets Modi, keen on ‘Make in India’

Global software leader Microsoft’s chief executive officer, Indian-born Satya Nadella, aspires to empower every Indian to use the latest digital technologies and has pledged his support to the government’s Digital India and ‘Make in India’ campaigns.

Assam attacks: Counter-insurgency ops intensified

India sought cooperation from Bhutan and Myanmar, as its security forces launched a major offensive against a tribal militant group that massacred over 70 people in Assam this week, officials said.

J'khand: Raghubar Das to take oath as 10th CM

Five-time MLA and BJP national vice-president Raghubar Das was elected Jharkhand's first non-tribal chief minister Friday, three days after his party's victory in the assembly elections.

Mulayam defends ‘songs, dance’ in Saifai festival

UP’s biggest and one-of-its-kind rural festival, the 17th edition of Ranvir Singh Memorial Saifai Mahostav, got off to a spectacular start at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s ancestral village on Friday.

5 Muslim families in Agra ‘convert’ for better future

More cases of ‘conversion’ were reported from Agra on Friday with five Muslim families apparently embracing Hinduism. The incident took place on Christmas. Seventeen individuals across five families attended a ‘havan’ that converted them into Hindus near Agra.

No market bubble, growth to pick up in 2 yrs: Rajan

The Indian economy has not yet reached a phase of strong growth but will improve over the next two years when measures taken to push the economy, including the stance on keeping interest rates high and the rupee stable, start bearing fruit, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said Friday.

Airtel stands by decision to charge extra for VoIP

Standing by its decision to charge extra for services like Skype and Viber, telecom major Bharti Airtel on Friday said allowing VoIP calls on mobiles without additional charges was not a tenable business.

AAP, BJP battle it out over Malaviya legacy

The government’s decision to confer the Bharat Ratna to late Madan Mohan Malaviya has triggered a political war of sorts between the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar.

Centre links MGNREGA wages to Aadhaar number

With an aim to weed out ghost beneficiaries in the rural job scheme MGNREGA, the Centre has brought it under the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme covering 300 districts in the first phase.

Centre carries out another bureaucratic reshuffle

The Narendra Modi government gave the bureaucracy another makeover on Friday, filling key posts and introducing fresh talent while rearranging middle-rung civil servants in several ministries.
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