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No law and order problem in UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Accusing the BJP of blowing out of proportion minor incidents of violence in UP, Akhilesh Yadav on Friday affirmed that there is no law and order problem in the state and the government is keeping a close watch on all "troublemakers".

#Modi100: Hear PM Narendra Modi announcing his top 10 welfare schemes

In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his roadmap for a bold, new India — listing out key welfare schemes along with ‘small ideas’ that could make a big difference. Listen to all the promises made by the PM in his voice.

Jayalalithaa re-elected as AIADMK general secy

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was on Friday re-elected unanimously as the party's general secretary, with the 66-year-old leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country.

UP bypolls: Cong targets BJP for making Adityanath incharge

Congress on Friday criticised BJP for choosing controversial Hinduvta face Yogi Adityanath to steer its campaign for the September 13 bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, saying the party wants to create an 'atmosphere of communalism and tension'.

India, Pak to hold another flag meeting

BSF and Pakistan Rangers will on Friday hold a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Najma Heptullah faces criticism for 'Hindu' remark, claims she was misquoted

Najma, the only Muslim minister in Team Modi, said in an exlusive interview to Hindustan Times that there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a label of 'national identity'.

Hyderabad: Trainee IPS officer drowns at academy

A trainee police officer drowned in a swimming pool at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy late Thursday night, sources said.

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott said Friday he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed South Asian nation.

4 killed, 30 injured as bus falls into gorge in Meghalaya

Four persons were killed and 30 others injured after a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, police said on Friday.

Dwivedi wants Cong’s 65+ club to step back

In an indication that the old guard in the Congress is preparing for handing over the baton to GenNext, senior general secretary Janardan Dwivedi on Thursday suggested that leaders beyond 65 years of age should not hold important organisational posts.

PM pays tributes to Dhyan Chand on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid rich tributes to legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, saying his determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire.

'J-K council resolution on Indo-Pak talks uncalled for'

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu termed as 'uncalled for and not in the national interest' a resolution passed on Thursday by the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council on resumption of talks with Pakistan.

Jharkhand HC suspends official linked to ‘love jihad’

The Jharkhand High Court on Thursday suspended its registrar general (vigilance) for allegedly “convincing” shooter Tara Shahdeo to marry Ranjit Kohli even as he admitted to ‘nikah’ with her but denied coercing her to embrace Islam.

Duggal nudged out as guv, Narasimhan may be next

Duggal, a former Union home secretary, was looking after the additional charge of Mizoram Raj Bhavan as well. He submitted resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee late in the evening on Thursday. He was appointed Governor in December last year.

No SC relief for Maran, CBI may file charge sheet

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran’s demand to restrain the CBI from filing a charge sheet against him in the Aircel-Maxis deal arising out of the investigation into the 2G spectrum scam.
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