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Modi, Obama talk deeper ties, joint anti-terror push

India and the United States on Tuesday announced significantly expanded cooperation in defence, trade, infrastructure and, especially, counter-terrorism action against the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, D company, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda.

Asian Games: Dodgy judging knocks  out Sarita Devi, Devendro

Two Indian gold contenders — L Sarita Devi and L Devendro Singh — were delivered the knockout blow by judges in the boxing arena on Tuesday that saw dubious scoring in favour of home boxers.

India, China border stand off, that cast a shadow on Xi’s visit, ends

The border stand-off between India and China that cast a shadow over Xi Jinping’s visit to India recently is said to have ended on Tuesday with Beijing announcing withdrawal of troops from the disputed area.

Don’t blame us for Cong-NCP split: Sonia

The alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra was not broken by Rahul Gandhi, said Congress president Sonia Gandhi, while responding to allegations by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

High court to hear Jaya’s bail plea today

The Karnataka high court has agreed to hear former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction on a priority basis. The matter will be heard on Wednesday by a specially constituted vacation bench.

Petrol price cut by 65 paise/litre from midnight

After accounting for the incidence of local sales tax, petrol rate in Delhi was reduced by 65 paisa to Rs. 67.86 per litre, according to Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation's largest fuel retailer.

Setback for AAP as Damania quits party posts

In a serious setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its state convenor and irrigation scam whistleblower Anjali Damani quit the party posts on Tuesday, deciding to distance herself from the political outfit.

Maruti to recall 69,555 units of Dzire, Swift, Ritz

The recall is only for the diesel variants of the three models. Out of the total, 55,938 units are of old Dzire, 12,486 units of old Swift and 1,131 units of Ritz, which were manufactured between March 8, 2010 and August 11, 2013, the company said in a statement.

Snoopgate fame IAS officer arrested over corruption

Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested by Gujarat police in a graft case. He had earlier raised allegations against Narendra Modi in the 'snoopgate' row.

Saradha group’s Rs. 2,460cr deposits worth just Rs. 40cr

The accused firms are suspected to have frittered away the collections over incorporating 160 firms, opening and maintaining 320 branches across eastern India and paying 30% commission to its army of around 2.21 lakh agents who got in touch with the investors to defraud them, said the source.

ED seals accounts of East Bengal, Mohun Bagan FC

The Saradha scam sounded its presence in one of the cradles of the nation’s football talent. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore scam, ordered the freezing of bank accounts of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan clubs on Tuesday.

‘Hooda dances to the tune of Gandhi family’

Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah Tuesday kicked up a storm by reportedly accusing Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda  of “dancing to the tune of the Gandhi family”.

Govt notices to 10,331 NGOs for not filing returns

In a major crackdown under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Union home ministry has issued notices to 10,331 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for not submitting their annual returns between 2009 and 2012.

Rajan holds interest rates, EMIs unlikely to dip soon

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept rates on hold on Tuesday despite pressure from industry and government hopes that the central bank would lower borrowing costs to aid an incipient economic recovery.

Hong Kong set for final face off

Defiant protesters set October 1st as the deadline for the government to respond to their demands for voting reforms even as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying rejected to meet or discuss the issue with the pro-democracy activists.
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