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Kerry offers to partner in PM Modi’s vision, Sushma reminds him of US spying on India

US secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday signalled a new energy and direction in India-US ties by offering to partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'historic mandate for change' and vision of economic development.

Pune landslide tragedy: Toll reaches 41, hope dims for 120 trapped

Rescuers dug through mud and rocks on Thursday in a desperate search for about 120 people buried in the debris of shattered homes after a massive landslide in Maharashtra flattened an entire village and killed 41 people.

Some part of Sonia Gandhi is not Indian, she’s ruthless: Natwar

Former Gandhi family loyalist K Natwar Singh kicked up another political storm on Thursday by raking up Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origins in a television interview.

CWG Day 8: Gowda wins discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita shine

The Indian contingent at Glasgow won three golds on Thursday, thanks to wrestlers Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Vikas Gowda at the Commonwealth Games.

Firms focus on investment, Jindal joins club

Indian and foreign companies have announced plans to invest about Rs. 5 lakh crore since May this year, when the Narendra Modi-led NDA came to power, signaling a possible revival of the stalled investment cycle that has slowed down India’s GDP growth rate.

Javadekar in a cleft stick over GM crop future

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar has been in a bind over the future of genetically modified food crops as the PMO wants field trials — an important step before commercial release — of GM crops to be fast-tracked while the RSS is opposing this move.

Eye on polls, Kejriwal returns to loyal support base

In the run-up to the Delhi assembly polls last year, auto rickshaw drivers had played a crucial role in the success of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Heavy rains approaching northern states: Met dept

Heavy monsoon showers are approaching some northern, western and central parts of the country, a Met forecast said, as key cereal, oilseeds, soybean and cotton growing areas will continue to receive rains, easing concerns of a drought.

RSS, BJP adopt new method for coordination

The BJP and its ideological parent, the RSS, have set up a new two-way method of communication to iron out any face-offs on some key issues and to ensure they are on the same page on policy matters.

New army chief to focus on LAC trouble spots

Incursion-prone pockets along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) -- the de facto border between India and China -- seem to be on the new army chief’s radar. General Dalbir Singh, who replaced General Bikram Singh as army chief on Thursday, is preparing to embark on a tour of trouble spots along the disputed LAC in the sensitive Ladakh sector.

Ebola outbreak fears grow; Europe, Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

US, UN announce deal on Gaza ceasefire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

Facebook posts trigger tension in three states

Inflammatory Facebook posts have become the trigger for several recent incidents of communal violence in various parts of the country in the backdrop of a series of bloody religious clashes.

Israel calls up reserves to boost Gaza operations

Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists on Thursday to bolster its forces waging military operations in the Gaza Strip that left more than 100 Palestinians dead in a day.

Saharanpur main accused a land shark and extortionist

A former town councillor arrested on charges of instigating violence between Sikh and Muslim groups in Saharanpur that left three people dead is a muscle-man who made money off land disputes and extortions, HT has learnt. 

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