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IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified, observes Supreme Court

Uncertainty over the possibility of N Srinivasan continuing as cricket boss and the survival of the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL deepened on Thursday as the Supreme Court slammed the conduct of Srinivasan and questioned the lack of action against CSK.

WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history: easier customs rules

Ending months of deadlock, the World Trade Organisation on Thursday ratified a global deal to ease customs rules, making it the first agreement in the multi-lateral trade body’s history.

A boy from the bush who made it to the top: The story of Phillip Hughes

Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits. A left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was cut short after he was hit on the head by a ball.

One man, 98 voter cards: Delhi poll body lens on bogus electors

The electoral rolls of various assembly constituencies in Delhi show a number of registered voters with different names, fathers’ names and residential addresses but have one thing in common — the voter's photo.

Saarc summit salvaged after Modi-Sharif handshake

The handshake showed the utility and weakness of the Saarc platform. It got two leaders who haven’t been on talking terms together. But the fact that a mere handshake draws so much attention is a testament to the long way Delhi and Islamabad, and Saarc, have to go.

Jammu: 3 jawans killed in attack on army base

A day before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir, three Indian Army jawans and four militants were reportedly killed in a fierce gun battle near the international border in Jammu district's Arnia area on Thursday.

BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

The BJP said it would go ahead with its rally in front of Victoria House in Kolkata, to be addressed by party national president Amit Shah on November 30, despite the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and West Bengal Fire Services Department refusal to allow it.

Rahul Gandhi dares govt to run bulldozer over him

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited slum-dwellers of Israeli Camp in Rangpuri Pahari near Vasant Kunj — that was demolished by the forest department on Tuesday — and dared the Delhi government to run a bulldozer over him.

Ahead of Obama trip, US delegation to visit India

In the run-up to US President Barack Obama’s two day trip to the Capital in January, Washington is sending a nine-member delegation headed by Puneet Talwar, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs in December to finalise a set of “transformative defence technologies” for India under the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI).

France visa for Indians now in 48 hours

In a bid to increase the number of Indian tourists to France, the French government on Thursday made key announcements on visas and launched an app — ‘Chalo Paris’ for travellers.

Explosions, gunfire rock central Kabul

A large blast rocked Kabul on Thursday evening, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital's central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds, AFP journalists reported.

Ferguson looks for calm night after cleaning up

Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations, including a group that rushed into City Hall in St. Louis, the city neighboring Ferguson, Wednesday screaming "Shame, shame." Police locked down the building and called in more than a hundred extra officers. Three people were arrested.

9 soldiers indicted for Budgam shooting

A court martial awaits a junior commissioned officer and eight soldiers of 53 Rashtriya Rifles following their indictment on Thursday for shooting dead two teenagers at Budgam in central Kashmir early this month.

Shiv Sena may join government: Fadnavis

Nearly a month after the Shiv Sena opted to sit in the opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing to welcome its former ally to join the Maharashtra government, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis indicated in Mumbai Thursday.

'Never talked about bringing black money in 100 days'

Government on Thursday insisted in Lok Sabha that it had never claimed that all the black money stashed abroad would be brought back within 100 days even as opposition continued to target it over the issue.
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