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Bug spreads South, 30 Christians 'converted' in Kerala

The Vishva Hindu Parishad on Sunday claimed to have converted at least 30 Christians in a ghar wapsi (homecoming) ceremony in Kerala's Alappuzha district, adding that 150 more families would be welcomed into the Hindu fold in the run up to Christmas.

Peshawar school carnage: Pakistan makes several arrests

Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said. The Pakistan government had earlier bombed the militants' hideouts in the country's tribal areas along the Afghan border.

Highway toll may be exempt for private vehicles, levies kick in

The Nitin Gadkari-led road transport and highways ministry's plan to spare buses and non-commercial vehicles from paying toll would cost the exchequer Rs. 27,000 crore over a five-year period between 2014 and 2019.

Aviation industry grows but bleeding airlines on the verge of collapse

The combined losses of all carriers over the last seven years add up to more than Rs. 60,000 crore. And the future doesn’t look very rosy: analysts estimate that heavy losses will continue.

ED to quiz Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to appear before it on December 26 in connection with alleged money laundering in a Rs. 6,000-crore drug racket case, setting off political tremors in the state and New Delhi.

Gujarat conversions spark anger, Cong says RSS-VHP flexing their muscles

Congress and other opposition parties slam the VHP for coverting over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district in Gujarat.

Delhi: 3 die trying to keep warm on coldest day

Three men died of carbon monoxide poisoning in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area on Sunday morning after being suffocated by the fumes of an angeethi (traditional brazier) lit the previous night, the police said.

3 killed, 4 injured in powerful Manipur blast

Three people were killed and four others injured in a powerful blast in Manipur’s capital city of Imphal on Sunday.

Uttarakhand: Minor boy's genitals chopped off

A three-and-half-year-old boy's genitals were chopped off at a village in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district on Saturday in a gruesome incident suspected to be linked to tantric rituals.

Karnataka: Seven-yr-old gang raped by 4 minor boys

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four minor boys at Chidi Tanda on December 19, police said. All the boys were arrested on Sunday. Three of the boys are Class 6 students while the fourth is a Class 8 student.

Bihar: 45 detonators seized, boy injured in blast

The Police on Sunday recovered 45 detonators from a house in a locality coming under Adampur police station area in Bihar's Bhagalpur town even as a minor boy sustained injuries while fiddling with one of the detonators.

Man guns down 2 New York cops, kills self

A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers on Saturday to avenge the deaths of African American Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hand of the police. He then killed himself.

Sonia Gandhi still in hospital, but stable

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday with lower respiratory tract infection, is stable.

Bhopal: Mutilated, naked body of woman found

Sensation prevailed in Goragoan village on Sunday noon when a mutilated and naked body of a woman was found near regional centre of Sports Authority of India, on the outskirts of Bhopal.

UK: Foreign grads to be sent back after course ends

The UK government has indicated new plans to send back foreign graduates, who come here on student visas, to their home countries at the end of their courses, a move that could affect the enrolment from India in British universities, media reports said on Sunday.
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