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Indian Muslims won't dance to the tune of al Qaeda, will live, die for India: Modi

In his first interview since he became Prime Minister, Narendra Modi told CNN that Indian Muslims will live and die for India. They will not dance to the tune of al Qaeda and they will not want anything bad for India, he said.

India and China remain cautious despite warmth and achievements

Policymakers are grappling with the implications of Xi’s visit. While some are underwhelmed, others point to the achievements. But all agree that border troubles dampened the mood.

Seat-sharing row: Shiv Sena, BJP try and hold on, for now

The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance was kept intact on Friday after senior leaders of both parties met and decided to begin negotiations with a new seat-sharing formula. The alliance had reached breaking point as the parties had suspended talks last week owing to differences over seat sharing.

New web, old tricks: JuD opens websites from US server

Recently when Jamat-ud-Dawa, the parent organisation of dreaded terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) resurfaced in the World Wide Web and launched its websites, it came as a real shocker for the law enforcement authorities.

Scotland stays, but a less united UK ahead?

Celebrations over Scotland rejecting independence by 55% to 45% on Friday were soon replaced by moves to devolve more powers not only to Scotland but also to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a gnawing sense that the road ahead may not be smooth.

CBI probing Chidambaram role in Aircel-Maxis deal

The CBI is probing the role of then finance minister P Chidambaram in allowing foreign investment by a Mauritius-based company, according to its charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

6 Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

Six Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" Friday and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said.

Delhi cop faces arrest for molesting rape victim

The 25-year-old woman, who is from Karnataka, has registered an FIR against the inspector at Karawal Nagar police station in northeast Delhi, where he earlier served as station house officer.

Poor monsoon pushes food output to 5-year-low

India’s summer foodgrain output may to fall 7%, a five-year low, after a patchy start to this year’s June-September monsoon period, as per the government’s first of the four annual projections.

SC to CBI: Don’t file coal scam closure reports

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Centre for its stand on NGO Common Cause’s application to remove CBI director Ranjit Sinha from supervising the coal scam probe, while restraining the agency from filing charge sheets or closure reports in the case until the plea wasn’t decided.

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

Direct benefit transfer plan set for expansion

To check rising public expenditure, the government’s two biggest money-spender schemes — subsidised ration for poor and job guarantee in rural areas — will soon be on the Aadhaar-enabled Direct Benefit Transfer platform.

AAP accuses Jung of stopping them to send J-K aid

AAP on Friday accused LieutenantGovernor Najeeb Jung of preventing its MLAs from sending relief package to Jammu and Kashmir by "raising an objection" to the transfer of Rs. 20 lakh from the funds of each of its 27 legislators to Jammu and Kashmir CM fund.

UP prepares plans to tackle 'love jihad'

Uttar Pradesh's home department is drawing up a strategy to deal with cases of so-called ‘love jihad’, a highly emotive issue that officials say is turning out to be a major law and order problem in various districts.

US nudge on WTO position continues

Not budging from its position, the US remains at the forefront of nudging India to give up its stand on farm subsidies for food stockpiling in order to clinch a trade facilitation pact at the World Trade Organisation.

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