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Narendra Modi bonds with Xi in Ahmedabad, ties on upswing

The choice of Ahmedabad as Xi's first stop in India, rather than New Delhi, marked a departure from protocol that many see as part of an effort to put a positive gloss on bilateral ties that still suffer from lingering distrust, despite growing trade. India-China ties under the Mahatma’s shadow

Gujarat turns prime hunting ground for PMO, other departments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy building his team of civil servants in Delhi. And it has a strong Gujarat connection. Two more Gujarat cadre IAS officers were appointed to the Centre this week.

Chapter on Medha Patkar out of children’s book after govt letter

Government-funded publisher National Book Trust has decided to drop a chapter on Narmada Bachao Andolan activist and Aam Aadmi Party leader Medha Patkar from a book after an NGO raised an objection, saying Patkar was a political person and, therefore, should not be included in the book.

Widows from other states should not crowd Mathura: Hema Malini

Actor-turned politician Hema Malini has stoked a controversy with her remarks that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan, the holy city in Uttar Pradesh and home to thousands of destitute women.

US Fed to end bond-buying, won't change interest rate

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it would end its bond-buying scheme in October, but will leave the interest where it is now, near zero, for “considerable time”.

Delhi: Woman drugged, gang-raped in moving car

A 24-year-old woman was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by two men in a moving car on Tuesday night. Police said they arrested two men who are reportedly known to the victim. A medical examination of the woman confirmed sexual assault.

Saradha cloud: Ex-DGP dead, suicide suspected

A former Assam director general of police, who was under the CBI scanner in connection with the Saradha scam, allegedly committed suicide at his residence on Wednesday.

Shah shrugs off loss, says rivals have grown wings

Making his first public statement following the bypoll debacle, Shah told cheering party workers in Gorta village on Wednesday that the BJP will sweep the assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.

Maneka wants bigger role for Varun in UP

A day after the BJP’s disastrous performance in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls, Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi quipped about her son, Varun Gandhi, to be brought back into the UP political scenario.

Katju to write tell-all book about Indian judiciary

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said on Wednesday that he is writing a tell-all book about the Indian judiciary which will offer solutions to the problems of corruption, pendency and delayed justice plaguing the country’s legal system.

KCR says no to Telangana Day, kicks up storm

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao’s refusal to celebrate officially the ‘Telangana Liberation Day’ on Wednesday has disappointed Telanganites and has also raised a storm in the state.

Badaun case: Eye-witness flunks lie-detector test

In a fresh twist, the main eyewitness in the case related to the alleged rape and murder of two minor girls in Badaun in May, Nazru, has allegedly flunked the polygraph test conducted on him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Delhi University highest ranked varsity in country

Placed between 421 and 430 on the QS World University Rankings, the performance is still far from satisfactory but there are a few positive signs. In the overall world ratings, DU has moved up by 20 ranks as compared with the previous year’s ranking.

Cops rough up agitating Jadavpur varsity students

On Tuesday night blows, kicks and lathis rained freely on agitating students who had gheraoed VC, Abhijit Chakravarty, demanding drawing up a new committee to examine the allegation of sexual assault on a student of BA second year (history).

New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

Hours after the US raised prospects of sending ground troops to fight IS, the militant group released a video threatening to target them. The 52-second video entitled 'Flames of War' shows militants blowing up tanks, wounded US soldiers and others about to killed.
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