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Pune: Deaths feared as nearly 200 trapped in Ambegaon landslide; 40 houses buried

At least 40 houses were feared buried under the debris from a hill that collapsed while residents were sleeping. Television footage showed the side of the hill shaved off, with large amounts of mud, muddy water and logs piled below.

Take that Flipkart: Amazon to invest $2 billion more in India

Amazon.com Inc will invest an added $2 billion in India as the e-commerce giant ramps up business in the country, the company said on Wednesday, a day after local rival Flipkart announced a fresh round of funding worth $1 billion.

Kumbakonam case: principal gets 10 yrs in jail for death of 94 children

A trial court in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur on Wednesday sentenced the founder and the headmistress of a private school in Kumbakonam to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment after it found them guilty of a fire accident that killed 94 children.

Home buyers win, SC asks Supertech to return money or give flats

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked realty company Supertech to refund the money of people who have bought flats in its Apex and Ceyane apartment complexes in Noida which have been ordered to be demolished.

Maya Kodnani gets bail in Naroda Patiya riots case

The Gujarat high court on Wednesday gave bail to Maya Kodnani, a former Gujarat minister who is serving a life sentence for her role in Naroda Patiya riots in which 97 people were killed during the 2002 communal clashes in the state.

Speculating endgames: What could happen in Gaza

The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

US secretary of state Kerry to arrive in India today

For some observers, Kerry's three-day trip is in itself a sign of India's importance. He has focused much of his tenure on crises in the Middle East, and returned just Sunday from a gruelling, unsuccessful mission to end the Gaza conflict. Kerry's visit is a chance for India, US to address differences

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against DMK Treasurer and party's floor leader in the state assembly, M.K. Stalin, for allegedly raising slogans against her and Speaker outside the Assembly.

16 ex-ministers of UPA govt served eviction notice

Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government are staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now and have been served eviction notices, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Gadkari bugging controversy rocks Parliament

The issue of alleged bugging at Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari's home rocked Parliament on Wednesday with Congress alleging that the methods used in Gujarat to keep tabs on ministers and MPs were being employed at the Centre, a charge stoutly rejected by the government.

Delhi: Boy dies after falling in boiling pot

A three-year-old boy lost his life when he fell in a cooking pot containing boiled sugar syrup after being hit by an e-rickshaw in east Delhi's Trilokpuri on Tuesday evening. The boy was in his mother's lap when they were hit by the e-rickshaw from behind.

At least 43 Palestinians killed in Israeli attack

Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. Full Coverage: Gaza under attack

Curfew relaxed for 5 hrs in violence-hit Saharanpur

Curfew was on Wednesday relaxed for five hours in the violence-hit city as the situation was gradually returning to normal.

Bengal govt appeals against HC order on Tapas Pal

West Bengal government on Wednesday moved an appeal before a division bench of Calcutta HC challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it.

Delhi teenager raped by 3 including CRPF constable

A teenager was allegedly lured away from school, confined to a room and raped by three men one after the other as two more looked on in west Delhi ten days ago.
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