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Two killed as Pakistan fires at Indian posts, troops find tunnel across LoC

A senior police official told HT that Akram Hussain, 35, and his son Aslam Khan were killed, while three other family members were injured, in the heaviest firing so far by the Pakistan rangers in RS Pura sector.

Speaker defends decision on LoP, says no SC observations against her

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan defended herself a day after the Supreme Court questioned the absence of Leader of Opposition ( LoP), saying the court's observations were not against her.

Heckling at Solapur event was 'pre-planned', says Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said he will not attend such functions in future till he got an assurance that incidents like those will not recur.

Sharif rallies support against resignation demands

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif tried Saturday to rally political support from rival and former President Asif Ali Zardari as protests demanding his resignation continued in front of the country's parliament.

Ananthamurthy's death: case against BJP men

Karnataka Police have registered a case against alleged BJP and Hindu Jagarana Vedike activists who burst crackers to "celebrate" the death of famed writer UR Ananthamurthy.

Brigadier faces charges after allegedly sodomy

In a major embarrassment to the army, a brigadier deployed along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir is facing the prospect of disciplinary for allegedly sodomising his assistant (sahayak).

17 killed as suicide bombers attack Iraq mosque

Two suicide bombers in Iraq killed at least 17 people in apparent revenge attacks after an assault on a Sunni mosque deepened sectarian conflict.

Need to end corruption in central hospitals: Vardhan

Under attack for removing whistleblower IFS officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi as AIIMS chief vigilance officer, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said various forms of corruption exist in central hospitals and efforts are on to end the "systemic and symptomatic" corruption.

UPSC prelims tomorrow, SC rejects stay plea

The apex court refuses to postpone the UPSC preliminary exam just a day before the exams are scheduled to be held. Nine lakh students are ready to appear in the exam and it cannot be postponed, SC said.

Akhilesh takes on BJP over ‘love jihad’

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav went on the front foot on Saturday while countering the Bharatiya Janata Party’s accusation that the Samajwadi Party government was "promoting and patronising love jihad" in the state.

BJP-JMM cadre clash, minister's convoy blocked

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and BJP workers clashed on Saturday after the former waved black flags at Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar in protest against the booing of chief minister Hemant Soren in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence on Thursday.

Swamy writes to PM on Ram Temple re-building

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to rebuild the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate.

Maharashtra: Ink thrown on minister, one arrested

Maharashtra revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat was targeted on Saturday in an ink attack in Ahmednagar by an alleged Shiv Sena activist, an aide said.

Frontline warship INS Kamorta commissioned

The first indigenously built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta was commissioned by defence minister Arun Jaitley at the Naval dockyard Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Twenty-three convicted in a fodder scam case

A CBI court in Ranchi on Saturday convicted 23 people and sentenced them to three to five years imprisonment in a multi-crore rupee fodder scam case.

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