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Srinivasan named in IPL probe report, can't discharge any function: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said N Srinivasan has been named in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing probe report and thus can't discharge any function inside the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Jamiat Ulema Hind asks Muslims to vote tactically to defeat BJP

With politicians of all hues making a beeline for Ulema (clerics) to ensure patronage, Jamiat Ulema Hind (JUH) president Maulana Arshad Madni has called upon Muslims to vote tactically to defeat the BJP.

Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

Hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

Armed Pro-Russian troops enter east Ukraine town

Six armoured troop carriers entered the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk on Wednesday carrying the Russian national flag and the banner of pro-Russian separatists, a Reuters eyewitness said. Ukraine PM says Russia erecting new 'Berlin Wall'

Six die as bus catches fire in Karnataka

Police say at least six people were burned to death and another 12 seriously injured when a bus caught fire in Karnataka. Police official Srinivas Murthy says the injured in the accident early on Wednesday were hospitalised.

Over 1/3 temporary workers in US from India: report

More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report.

What's Amit Shah doing to get BJP votes in UP

Beginning his innings with attacking the minority appeasement policies of the SP government, Amit Shah chose to move to picking on the BSP by sending 403 GPRS chariots in as many assembly segments, especially in the Dalit and OBC- dominated localities.

Rahul tears into Modi's 'toffee model' development in Gujarat

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tore into Narendra Modi's 'toffee model' development of Gujarat saying it was nothing but loot of public money.

Mini-sub aborts again, new setback for MH370 search

The hunt for a missing Malaysian plane suffered another setback on Wednesday when a second seabed search by a mini-submarine was cut short due to "technical" troubles after the first also aborted in very deep water.

SC recognises transgenders as third gender

Ridiculed for their different sexual identity and orientation, transgenders were on Tuesday granted the status of third gender by the SC in a landmark ruling that will entitle them to benefits of the Centre and state government welfare schemes. Will the SC ruling end discrimination against transgenders in the country?

Sonia Gandhi's first LS polls rally in Telangana today

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally at Karimnagar in Telangana on Wednesday, her first public meeting in the region after the passage of Statehood Bill in February.

Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs on Tuesday after besieging them for nearly two years.

Kiev sends in army, Putin warns of civil war

Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

Train derails in Assam, over 50 injured

Ten coaches of the 15666 BG Express derailed at Ajuri station near Morigaon in central Assam early Wednesday and over 50 passengers were injured, police said.

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