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BJP loses first ally after coming to power as Haryana Janhit Congress snaps ties

Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress on Thursday snapped ties with BJP, putting an end to the prolonged tussle between the two parties which have been in an alliance for three years now.

BJP manifesto and promises: what's been done and what's still on paper

From setting up a special investigation team in the black money case to getting Parliament's nod to replace the collegium system with a National Judicial Commission, both promised in the BJP's manifesto, the PM has some reasons to cheer about.

80% of matches were successful, says football match-fixer Wilson Raj

Wilson Raj Perumal, who claims he influenced top-tier games including those at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1994, said there was little guilt involved in being a match-fixer.

Russian-backed rebels advance in south-east Ukraine

Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.

IS executes dozens of captured Syrian soldiers: NGO

Islamic State fighters have executed 'dozens' of Syrian soldiers fleeing Tabqa military airport in the north, a monitor said Thursday, with the jihadists boasting on Twitter they had killed 200 troops.

'MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought'

Australia said on Thursday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new information suggested it 'may have turned south' earlier than thought.

Modi tweets in Japanese ahead of Tokyo visit

The Prime Minister recalled the warm reception he got when he visited Japan as the chief minister of Gujarat, adding that he admired the people of that country for their 'innovation and level of precision.'

Hours after flag meeting, Pak fires across border

Hours after India and Pakistan held battalion commander level talks, Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing across the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

US journo's mother pleads with IS for son's release

Shirley Sotloff's plea came as a UN commission accused IS of committing crimes against humanity and US President Barack Obama weighs options for targeting the extremists' stronghold in Syria.

Court defers hearing in National Herald case

A Delhi court today fixed December 9 for hearing the complaint case, in which it had issued summons against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on the issue of acquisition of National Herald daily.

Rail min denies charges after son booked for rape

A budding Kannada actress has accused Karthik Gowda, son of union railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda, of marrying her and then abandoning her for another woman.

Ebola-hit nations isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Tatra deal case: Court summons Tejinder Singh

A special court on Thursday summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh for allegedly offering Rs. 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief Gen VK Singh for clearing file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles.

Rohtak girls' suicide reflects on India

Dec 16, 2012, gang rape forced a few changes in an otherwise gender-unfriendly India: We got a new anti-rape law. But that India has still miles to go is evident once again from the heart-rending story of two Rohtak girls.

PMO, Shah's defence of Rajnath cements his position

The back to back statements from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday giving a 'clean chit' to home minister Rajnath Singh comes as a big relief for the senior Uttar Pradesh politician.

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