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Pakistani firing worst since 1971 war: BSF

The Border Security Force said on Tuesday that it was for the first time after the 1971 war that Pakistani troops were firing at Indian posts on such a massive scale.

Kerala govt tells hoteliers to shut bars within 15 days

Firming up plans to drastically reduce availability of liquor, the Congress-led UDF government decided on Tuesday to issue notices to hoteliers below the five-star category to shut their bars by September 12.

Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka get new guvs

The government has finalised the names of four new governors: Kalyan Singh for Rajasthan, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala for Karnataka, Ch Vidyasagar Rao for Maharashtra and Mridula Sinha for Goa.

Mumbai: Lalu to undergo open heart surgery today

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was admitted to a Mumbai hospital on Monday, will require a cardiac surgery, doctors said on Tuesday.

Sai temple wants FIR lodged against Shankaracharya Saraswati

For those who find solace in chanting “Sai Ram” are having to adjust to the possibility that the two may not be compatible together. On Thursday, also revered as the Guru’s day by Sai followers, a Sai temple in Lucknow filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court seeking an FIR against the Dwarka Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati for his remarks, questioning Shirdi Sai Baba’s “godly status”.

Maharashtra govt proposes Paraskar's suspension

In trouble for DIG Sunil Paraskar accused of raping a model, the Maharashtra home department has proposed his suspension.

Abolition of child marriage will take 50 years more: Unicef

India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the practice from the country, according to Unicef.

Farmers, traders unhappy with onions inclusion in EC Act

Farmers and traders here are concerned over the government decision to bring onion under the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) sans declaration of minimum support price (MSP) and concessions on rail freight.

Two ULFA(I) militants killed in Assam encounter

Two ULFA (independent)militants were killed in an encounter with the police in Goalpara district of Assam, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

Sushma chairs session with Indian envoys

Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday chaired a brain storming session with 15 Indian heads of mission in South East and East Asia here to chart out the foreign policy initiatives to be undertaken in the strategically important region by the new BJP-led government.

Pandemonium in J-K House

Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly Mubarak Gul today disallowed the adjournment motion moved by Opposition PDP seeking discussion on withdrawal of cases against youth involved in stone pelting.

UN chief stresses talks to resolve India-Pak issues

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts.

Sena says bypoll results should be taken seriously

Shiv Sena in an editorial in its party mouthpeice Saamana has said that the BJP-Sena alliance in Maharashtra needs to take a lesson from the results of the Bihar Karnataka bypolls and get their act together if they want to win Maharashtra in the upcoming state polls.

Infra firm staff arriving from Liberia Ebola free: govt

Three of the 29 passengers who landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Ebola-hit Liberia on Tuesday morning with cough and fever have been isolated for observation, officials said.

J-K: Militant, jawan killed in separate encounters

A militant and a securityman were killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday.

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