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Game's up as fixers Sreesanth, Chavan banned for life

The BCCI on Friday slapped life bans on Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan for their alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked IPL-6 this year.

Parties got Rs. 4,900 cr in donations in 8 yrs, 75% of it ‘untraced’ funds

Fresh data on funding of six national political parties has revealed that 75% of the money they received in the past eight years cannot be traced back to an individual or group. Chetan Chauhan reports. The big six

Advani still in a sulk, BJP leaders try to make peace

A day after the BJP officially entered the Modi era, snubbed patriarch LK Advani was reportedly still on the boil, planning to drop another letter bomb or write an adverse blog post, as his party colleagues dropped by one after another at his residence to calm him down. HT reports. The decline and fall of Advani | 'Modi, Advani to share dais in Bhopal on Sept 25'

Saffron tide in DU as ABVP sweeps DUSU polls

The BJP students’ wing ABVP on Saturday handed a crushing defeat to Congress’ NSUI in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls, winning three out of four top posts.

US, Russia reach deal on Syria's chemical weapons

In a landmark deal thrashed out in talks spanning three days, the two powers gave Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a week to hand over details of his regime's stockpile.

Delhi gang-rape: defence lawyer may lose licence

The lawyer for two of the convicts sentenced to death on Friday in the December 16 gang rape and murder case has courted a controversy over alleged remarks by him maligning the victim. Harish V Nair reports. Full Coverage: Delhi gang-rape verdict

NRI student killed in Delhi after party with friends

Anmol Sarna was spotted bleeding profusely and screaming for help by a passerby around 12.30pm on Friday. He was taken to AIIMS where he succumbed to his injuries around 2.30am. HT reports.

Oxford scholar, Ivy leaguer, IAS officer in Team Rahul

The media glare is squarely on the opposite camp, where the Narendra Modi juggernaut rolls on relentlessly. But at his bungalow in New Delhi's Tughlaq Lane, a quiet but significant expansion of Rahul Gandhi’s core team is underway. Saubhadra Chatterji reports.

UP riots displace 40,000, shatter age-old harmony

MK Siddiqui, a contractor from Muzaffarnagar, recalls a time around 1990 when late Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Mahendra Singh Tikait launched an 18-day agitation after a Muslim girl was kidnapped in the region. Jats as well as Muley Jats (Jat converts to Islam) took part.

Cops got wrong man for Jama Masjid attack: Bhatkal

Yasin has said he was instructed by Karachi-based IM head Riyaz Bhatkal to target the mosque as the group was upset with Imam Ahmed Bukhari for allowing “semi-naked” foreigners inside it. The aim was to create a security scare so that foreign tourists and teams participating in the Games left the city.

Bully BCCI wants bigger cut of ICC profits

It is the big bully of world cricket, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India is ready to open another front against the International Cricket Council and other member boards. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Riot-torn Muzaffarnagar gives CM Akhilesh Yadav an angry reception

Anger resurfaced in Muzaffarnagar after days of uneasy calm as CM Akhilesh Yadav arrived on Sunday for a tour of riot-hit villages in a swarm of white Ambassadors and gun-toting security guards in black. S Raju and Masoodul Hasan report. Will riots impact east UP?

Maharashtra IPS officer sets self on fire, critical

The additional director general of Police (Maharashtra), R K Sahay allegedly attempted to end his life by setting himself on fire at his home in Malabar Hill area in Mumbai early on Sunday.

India fired up, Agni 5 clears second test

India on Sunday successfully test-fired the Agni 5 — the country’s longest-range nuclear-capable missile which can cover more than 5,000km and deliver a one-tonne nuclear warhead anywhere in China — for a second time from Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast.

Modi the statesman plays to full house

Two days after he was named the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi seemed to have settled into the role comfortably, talking about a range of national issues — ties with neighbours, terrorism, defence and even secularism — at a crowded public meeting here on Sunday. 

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