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Prohibitory orders clamped after communal clashes in Delhi's Trilokpuri, 60 held

Prohibitory orders were clamped in Trilokpuri area in East Delhi as sporadic violence continued unabated for the third day on Saturday. Over 14 people, including 13 policemen, have been injured. Police said five of those injured sustained bullet injuries.

BJP is now becoming permanently poll-ready

Whether the BJP achieves its mission to have an ‘India sans Congress’ will be watched keenly as a dozen states go to the polls in the coming months but the outcome of the elections in one state, UP, could be of special interest, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

5-phase elections in Jharkhand, J-K announced; counting on December 23

Elections in J-K and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20, the EC announced on Saturday. Counting of votes will be on December 23.

BJP plays hardball with Sena over govt formation

BJP insiders said the party would go ahead with a minority government instead of giving the Shiv Sena a big share of cabinet berths and important departments.

Centre okays defence projects worth Rs. 80,000 cr

Defence projects worth a whopping Rs. 80,000 crore were on Saturday cleared by the government which decided that six submarines will be made indigenously and over 8,000 Israeli anti-tank guided missiles and 12 upgraded Dornier surveillance aircraft will be purchased.

Bengaluru: School attendant held for raping 3-yr-old

Addressing a press conference late on Saturday evening, police commissioner M N Reddi said that the school's 45-year-old office attendant, Gundanna was behind the heinous crime.

Tharoor joins PM's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday dared party leadership in Kerala by kicking off his ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. Taking up PM Modi's Clean India challenge Tharoor joined locals in cleaning Vizhinjam port.

RSS disowns Kesari article after Congress criticism

The RSS Saturday dissociated itself from a controversial article published in its Malayalam mouthpiece that Nathuram Godse should have targeted Jawaharlal Nehru instead of Mahatma Gandhi as he was responsible for the Partition, a view that came under attack from political parties.

Jharkhand: 14-year-old raped in moving vehicle

A 14-year-old girl from Bihar was allegedly raped in a moving SUV in the presence of her mother in Jharkhand’s Koderma district, police said on Saturday.

Kejriwal accuses BJP of trying to fudge voters’ lists

Days after the Election Commission began revision of electoral rolls in the city, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the BJP of trying to fudge voters’ lists.

Ministries told to fix project deadlines

In a break from the past, the Narendra Modi government has asked ministries to fix deadlines and detailed timelines of all projects and proposals, right down to the tentative dates for receiving cabinet approvals for each scheme.

Chai pe no charcha: Modi's first press event as PM

PM says he wanted to strengthen ties with journalists and thanked them for reporting on a 'Clean India' campaign he launched recently. 'Journalists have turned their pens into brooms,' he says.

NSA, other top officials to visit Burdwan tomorrow

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit Burdwan on Monday along with top officials from the home ministry, Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing and the National Investigation Agency, which is probing the October 2 blasts.

SP sacks MoS-rank chairmen, advisors

In a significant move, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday removed most of 82 politically appointed chairmen, advisors and members of various public sector undertakings (PSUs) and various other public bodies.

Gadkari meets RSS chief, says no politics discussed

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Saturday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and discussed 'important' issues but said there was no talk on politics in Maharashtra where BJP is in the process of government formation.
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