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BJP ready to do whatever it takes to form next govt in Maharashtra

A deficit of 23-25 seats to make the all-important 145 mark has dampened the spirits of the BJP camp, but it has definitely made senior leaders work even harder to form a government on their own.

Sensex gains 392 points on oil and gas reforms, BJP's stellar show

The benchmark BSE Sensex spurted by over 392 points in opening trade on Monday on a rally by oil and gas and PSU stocks after the government on Saturday deregulated diesel prices and BJP stormed to power in Haryana and is all set to form government in Maharashtra.

Munde’s daughter wins by record 7 lakh votes, thin margin of 3 for Cong MLA

Pritam Munde scripted Lok Sabha history in winning the Beed seat in Maharashtra in a by-election by a record margin of nearly 700,000 votes. Jai Tirath Dahiya, the Congress’ sitting MLA from Rai assembly segment in Sonepat district, won by three votes.

Congress decimation a repeat of Lok Sabha polls; it needs to buoy up

The Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in Maharashtra might be pyrrhic. But it’s no reason for the Congress to rejoice. The outcome of assembly polls in the state and Haryana is for the party a replication of the 2014 Lok Sabha results.

Nigeria doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached

Nigerian military and intelligence officials raised doubts on Sunday about the validity of a ceasefire with Boko Haram, with reports of fresh attacks and fighting in the country's northeast.

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobane

The American military for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said on Sunday, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey.

Reform measure GST roll-out likely in April 2016

India’s biggest tax reform initiative — the Goods and Services Tax  — could see a staggered implementation, starting with a nationwide unified tax system for goods from April 2016 and extended to services later.

Delhi: Satyarthi NGO tip leads cops to traffickers

The police finally managed to nab wanted child traffickers Panna Lal Mahto and his wife Sunita Devi on Sunday. The investigators have managed to glean from them the details of more than 10,000 girls the duo had trafficked.

Ebola risks ‘lost generation’: Liberian leader

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa risks unleashing an economic catastrophe that will leave a “lost generation” of young West Africans, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Sunday, urging stronger international action.

Earphones drown horn, 2 Noida bikers run over

The victims, identified as Shahwaz, 24, and Maange, 21, were riding a Hero Splendor bike and reportedly had earphones on when the accident took place. Police said both the bodies were recovered with the earphones still dangling from their ears.

70-year-old woman found murdered in Delhi home

In yet another incident where women senior citizens have been targeted in the Capital, a 70-year-old woman who retired from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) was found murdered at her east Delhi home.

Bihar: Youth dies after his eyes gouged out

In a shocking and barbaric incident, a youth was badly beaten up, one of his eyes gouged out and his private parts were crushed mercilessly in West Champaran district, about 205 kilometres northwest of the state capital, on Saturday. He succumbed to the injuries.

Entry-level IT pay may dip this hiring season

 IT companies may hire more freshers from campuses next year than they hired this year. However, salary offers may not be revised, and in some cases it may even come down, compared to previous years.

Hong Kong protests: Critical moment after clashes

Pro-democracy protesters on Sunday accused police of using excessive force against them after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a 'critical moment'.

Russian tourist molested, robbed on Goa beach

A 23-year-old Russian woman was molested, beaten up and robbed at Baga beach, one of Goa's most popular beaches, police said Sunday.
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