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Modi in Srinagar reviews flood relief work, Omar appeals for urgent aid package

Even as shops and business establishments remained closed, BJP workers gathered in the heart of Srinagar to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival in the city.

From militancy victim to flood-hit farmers, people line up to meet Modi

There is an eerie calm on Srinagar's streets due to the shutdown calls by separatists, but many flood-affected areas are abuzz with people expressing what they expect from prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state.

No sweets to Pakistan troops on Diwali, as firing continues

In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers here Thursday  on the occasion of Diwali festival.

US ramps up security after terror attack on Canada parliament

A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

Devendra Fadnavis meets Gadkari; seeks his blessing

Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence on Thursday.

Barmer: Seven killed after cracker shop catches fire

Seven persons, including a shop owner and his two sons, were killed when a fire broke out in a fire-cracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district.

Bangalore rape: No arrests yet, but criminal case against school

Amid widespread protests, authorities on Thursday filed a criminal case against the school in Bangalore where a three-year-old nursery student was allegedly raped.

Modi's big bang reforms coming post Diwali

Modi government’s economic reform measures leading into Diwali — labour, diesel and coal — have lifted Indian stock markets by 3% in the last week alone. Now expect the trading New Year that begins Thursday to usher in bigger initiatives.

Families living on Jhelum bank await good news from PM

Surrounded by palatial houses in Srinagar's upmarket Rajbagh area which was devastated in the Sepetember floods,  a locality of 35 families is awaiting the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Suspect arrested after climbing White House fence

A suspect who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm, an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said.

Saradha scam: CBI files first chargesheet

The CBI named Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Kunal Ghosh in its first charge sheet in the Saradha chit fund scam probe on Wednesday. It, however, left the unravelling of the bigger mystery for a supplementary charge sheet that will follow soon.

BJP aims at putting Om Mathur as UP in-charge

BJP's decision to put senior leader Om Mathur, the man who helped the party pull off a huge win in the Maharashtra assembly polls, in charge of the party’s affairs in Uttar Pradesh is aimed at wresting the state from the ruling Samajwadi Party.

Tesco chairman resigns over profits fiasco

The chairman of Britain's biggest retailer Tesco will resign after the supermarket group was found to have overstated profits by £263 million, it announced on Thursday.

Swachh Bharat set for name-and-shame mode

The Narendra Modi government is planning to harness the power of social media to ensure the success of its flagship Swachh Bharat, or clean India, campaign that was launched on October 2.

Modi interacts with soldiers in Siachen; separatists under house arrest in Srinagar

Ahead of his visit to Srinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Siachen to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali. In Kashmir, separatists who called for a bandh are now under house arrest
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