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China objects to Indo-US statement on S China Sea

Country is locked in disputes with several of its maritime neighbours in the region over the ownership of islands and it is highly sensitive to any mention about the freedom of navigation in those waters.

Vintage Jayalalithaa: a politician of many colours captured in 20 rare photos

J Jayalalithaa has seen many highs and lows in her colourful and illustrious political career spanning three decades. Here is a random collection of twenty rare, vintage photos from her past which capture some of those momentous moments.

After every poll defeat, Congress trusts Antony to probe

Since 1999, the veteran politician has headed almost all such party panels and on all occasions absolved the leadership of any responsibility.

Goa’s Wanchoo quits; 5th governor to do so

With the government busy finalising names for gubernatorial assignments to replace those appointed by the earlier UPA regime, Goa governor BV Wanchoo put in his papers on Friday.

Chennai building collapse: Death toll at 61, rescue operations end

Rescue operations at the site where a 11-storey under-construction building collapsed in Moulivakkam, about 20 km from Chennai, last Saturday killing at least 61 people, concluded on Friday.

CJI RM Lodha calls Subramanium decision unilateral

Chief Justice of India RM Lodha has taken strong exception to the govt 'unilaterally' segregating former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium while approving the appointment of three other candidates as SC judges.

Soon, no-nicotine kick for Delhiites on last day of every month

Soon, Delhiites may have to miss their nicotine fix. Delhi is planning to ban the sale of cigarettes, bidis and all other tobacco products on the last day of every month.

Big boost for Uddhav, Raj fails to make impact

With the Shiv Sena leading in 18 of the 21 seats it contested, its chief Uddhav Thackeray will, for now, have the last laugh. The poll results have made his estranged cousin and the MNS leader, Raj Thackeray, irrelevant.

Hussain’s pain is Rao Inderjit’s gain in Gurgaon

The EVM chips threw up a coincidence of hat-tricks in the Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency- BJP’s Rao Inderjit Singh managed to book a seat in Parliament for the third successive time, while Zakir Hussain of the Indian National Lok Dal has bagged the runner-up spot three times.

Manmohan Singh congratulates Modi on win

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for leading his party to victory in the Lok Sabha election.

BJP started working for today's success soon after 2009 poll debacle

In the 2009 elections, when the results finally established that the BJP would sit in the opposition, a few people began to plan for 2014.

Govt declines information on Lokpal aspirants

The Centre has declined to divulge details of persons who have applied for the posts of chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal, saying these are 'personal' in nature.

Date turns deadly, tiger kills mate in Delhi zoo

The Delhi zoo suffered a horrible setback Friday when one of its Royal Bengal tigresses' was killed by a tiger brought in recently from the Mysore zoo for breeding purposes.

18th century Calcutta painting fetches Rs. 4.60 crore

An exquisite late eighteenth century painting of a flying fox by the Calcutta artist Bhawani Das sold for £458,500 (Rs 4.60 crore approximately) as part of an Islamic and Indian Art sale conducted by auctioneers Bonhams.

Pawar won’t contest LS polls, to take RS route

Union agriculture minister and NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha election but is likely to take the Rajya Sabha route.
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