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AirAsia plane QZ8501 likely at bottom of sea, says Indonesia

The AirAsia plane which went missing with 162 people on board en route for Singapore is likely at the bottom of the sea, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief said Monday.

Bangalore blast: NIA to assist probe, home ministry calls it terror attack

The National Investigation Team would assist in the probe into the blast outside a Bengaluru restaurant that killed a woman and police teams have been sent to Pune and Chennai to investigate terror links.

Jaitley rejects Rajan's criticism of 'Make in India'

Rejecting RBI governor Raghuram Rajan's criticism of 'Make in India' programme, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it is about manufacturing of quality products at low costs and it was not relevant whether they are sold in India or abroad.

When schools become money-spinning machines

Balance sheets of several private unaided schools accessed through RTI revealed that they had not even spent 10% of their revenues on teachers’ salary.

Hundreds still awaiting airlift on burning Italian ferry

Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea.

IIT-D director resigns after Sachin academy fiasco

Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday denied a news report that he wanted to build a cricket academy on the IIT Delhi campus, after the autonomous institute's director resigned allegedly due to disagreements with the govt.

Mufti-Modi talks likely after PDP-BJP parleys

With Jammu and Kashmir frozen in political stalemate, the ongoing unofficial talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Peoples Democratic Party is likely to pave way for formal talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.

Assam violence: 2 lakh take shelter in relief camps

Though tension continued in violence-hit BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Area District) and Sonitpur district of Assam, there has been no violence during last twenty four hours.

VIP treatment in jail for Saradha accused

Transport and sports minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam, was moved to a ward in Alipore central jail’s prison hospital after being discharged from SSKM Hospital.

Imphal: 8 skeletons found from abandoned school

Eight human skulls were found from an abandoned school complex during construction work on December 26 in Imphal West district in Manipur, prompting political parties and social activists to demand an explanation from the state government.

IS planning attack on Queen’s guards: Report

Soldiers guarding key Royal palaces in the UK are on high alert following reports of a planned attack on the Queen’s guards by Islamic State (IS) militants.

TTP says Pak army fooled and used youth in J-K

The TTP has released a new video accusing the Pakistani Army of attacking the 'Mujahideens' even after using them for 'blood game' and 'proxy war' in Jammu and Kashmir in the name of 'so-called freedom' and in Afghanistan.

Kejriwal promises funds to Delhi's villages

In a bid to woo the electorate of rural Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday promised to give special status to villagers and set up 'Gram Vikas Fund' on the lines of MPLAD funds for development of villages if the party is elected to power in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Jharkhand: Raghubar Das sworn in as 10th CM

Jharkhand’s first non-tribal chief minister, Raghubar Das, along with four members of the new cabinet on Sunday took oath amidst thousands of supporters in Ranchi. 'This is a new beginning of a better, prosperous, successful Jharkhand,' Das said.

Delhi: 2 die on city’s coldest day, rain to ring in new year

Two people died in Delhi on the coldest day of the season so far on Sunday as dense fog affected over 100 flights and 150 trains, with the mercury plunging to a bone-chilling 2.6 degree Celsius, five below normal.
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