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Obama accepts Modi's invite to be chief guest at Republic Day

Barack Obama will be the first United States president to be the chief guest on Republic Day, in a move that signals India-US ties are moving in the right direction following PM Modi's recent visit to Washington.

‘Gap in law’ keeps govt from acting on CBI chief, says Arun Jaitley

The Union finance minister said governments have to be very careful about such high-profile appointments as people have a lot of faith in them. 'Raft of reforms in the works'

DDA’s much-delayed draw of lots may take place on Monday

The much-delayed draw for the DDA housing scheme could finally take place on Monday (November 24). The draw has been postponed quite a few times due to technical glitches triggered by a huge number of applications.

What's cooking: Aamir and Deepika, the next hit Bollywood couple?

They are known to deliver hits on their shoulders alone. Now, audiences may be in for a treat with the two saying they’d love to work together. 'Film-makers afraid of experiment'

Won’t allow India-Pak proxy war in Afghan: Karzai

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said Friday his country will not allow its soil to be used for a proxy war between India and Pakistan, urging countries in the region to put up a united fight against terrorism.

Pregnancy kit, petrol bombs in Rampal ashram

A huge cache of arms and ammunition, a pregnancy-test strip, petrol bombs, acid syringes and a chilli grenade are among the items seized from Satlok Ashram in Barwala after the arrest of its head, Rampal Dass.

Bukhari not authorised to make son Imam: Court

The decision by Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari to anoint his son as his successor had no legal sanctity, the Delhi high court said on Friday, but refused to stay the ceremony.

New jolt for Cameron before May 2015 poll

Prime Minister David Cameron suffered another setback before the May 2015 general elections when his Conservative party MP who defected to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) won a byelection on Friday morning.

Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose held

The CBI arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose Friday in connection with the Saradha case, spelling more embarrassment to the ruling party in Bengal that is reeling under the shock waves of the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Kolkata: Cops deny permission for Amit Shah’s rally

The city police on Friday denied permission to the BJP to hold a public meeting scheduled for November 30 in the heart of Kolkata to be addressed by party president Amit Shah. The grounds on which police refused permission appear to be trivial and frivolous.

Fishermen release: BJP, AIADMK fight for credit

The release and arrival of the five fishermen facing the death penalty in Sri Lanka sparked a jousting match as soon as the plane carrying them touched down at Chennai, with the AIADMK and the BJP both claiming the fishermen were saved because of their efforts.

Azam remark on Mulayam birthday triggers row

The Uttar Pradesh state government's cabinet minister Azam Khan's statement over funding for the grand birthday celebrations of Mulayam Singh Yadav has triggered yet another controversy on Friday.

SC notice to Centre on dropping German in KVs

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a petition challenging the decision to discontinue teaching of German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and to replace it with Sanskrit in the mid-academic session.

Nepal eager to bring Modi to Janakpur temple town

A day after the Nepal government officially announced that India had conveyed PM Narendra Modi’s visits to temple towns were cancelled, Kathmandu has pulled out all stops to make the visit happen.

Obama vows 'more fair and just' immigration to US

Pledging to fix America's 'broken' immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.

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