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India concerned over rise of extremism, fanaticism in Arab world: Sushma Swaraj

Amid escalation in violence in a number of Gulf countries, India expressed on Thursday deep concerns over the rise of fanaticism, extremism and terrorism in parts of the Arab region.

Maharashtra CM skips Modi event as Hemant gets Hooda treatment

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan boycotted on Thursday a function attended by  PM Narendra Modi in Nagpur after two other CMs, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Hemant Soren, were booed by BJP workers. 

Search on for capturing the masked man who beheaded James Foley

The Guardian reports the militant with British accent is an intelligent, educated and a devout believer in radical Islamic teachings.
ISIS releases 'video showing beheading' of US journalist

Centre stops release of film on Indira assassination

The information and broadcasting ministry’s bar on release the film ‘Kaum de Heere’ – translating into ‘diamonds of the community’ – came after the home ministry objected to the movie saying that it may affect communal harmony in Punjab and other northern states.

Assam, Nagaland CMs agree to resolve border row

The state governments of Assam and Nagaland have mutually agreed to resolve the border row and to form a joint mechanism to work out a solution. The decision was taken in Guwahati at a meeting between the CMs of both states in the presence of Union minister of state, home affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls off talks, protests on

Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led followers protesting outside parliament for the past two days demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quit and call fresh elections.

54 Indian prisoners of war in Pak jails: RTI reply

As many as 54 Indian soldiers, who were captured as Prisoners of Wars during battles of 1965 and 1971, are still believed to be in Pakistani jails, according to an RTI reply.

It's official, no Arjuna award for boxer Manoj Kumar

Putting an end to speculations,the sports ministry on Thursday stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar's hopes of getting the sporting honour.

Moderate voter turnout in bypolls in 4 states

A moderate voter turnout was recorded in Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab where the Bharatiya Janata Party is looking to extend its gain after the spectacular win in the Lok Sabha elections in the by-polls on Thursday.

Israeli strikes kill three senior Hamas commanders

Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief.

After release, Irom supporters fear re-arrest

Activists and Irom's family members say her release signify that the judiciary has finally accepted that her prolonged fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was not an act of 'trying to commit suicide'.

SC notice to centre over governors' dismissal

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a petition filed by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi challenging the procedure followed in securing his resignation in the wake of BJP coming to power.

BCCI now has a 'Yes Man' in Ravi Shastri

I write this more in anger than thoughtful calmness. Without mincing words and getting right to the heart of the matter, I must say that Ravi Shastri has been rewarded for totally aligning himself with BCCI's honchos.

Vardhan says Chaturvedi not eligible for CVO's post

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed as the chief vigilance officer (CVO) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) because he was not eligible for the post.

Himachal: 23 dead as bus falls into gorge

At least 123 people were on Thursday killed and another 17 injured when a private bus rolled 400 feet down into a gorge in Rohtrung village in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, 250 km from here.

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