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  • Kashmir protests
    Apr 18, 2015 10:41 IST

    J-K police admit procedure violated in firing that killed Class 9 student

    A Class 9 student was killed on Saturday after security forces opened fire at protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Narbal after top separatist leader Masarat Alam's arrest for allegedly hoisting a Pakistan flag at a Srinagar rally.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 18, 2015 07:51 IST

    Seen and heard after 2 months: Rahul Gandhi meets farmers in Delhi

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who returned on Thursday after his much talked about 57-day sabbatical, will be meeting delegations of farmers from different states on Saturday and hear their views on the changes being brought in the UPA's land law by the Narendra Modi government.

  • Farmer, wheat crop, Delhi farm
    Apr 18, 2015 13:06 IST

    In village near Delhi, farmers put a question mark on Modi

    The country's poor farming lobby flocked to BJP at the general election last May, but anger in rural areas is now mounting over his government's bid to overhaul land purchasing laws, compounding woes over extensive damage to winter crops due to unseasonal rain across northern India.

  • Maruti 800
    Apr 18, 2015 09:27 IST

    First Maruti 800 rusting, India steps up to restore the grand old car

    People across India have offered to restore the first Maruti car after Hindustan Times reported that the vehicle, now a piece of history, is dying a slow death after its owner Harpal Singh and his wife Gulshanbeer Kaur passed away. Many showed an interest in buying the car built in 1983.

  • Afghanistan: Jalalabad suicide blast
    Apr 18, 2015 10:36 IST

    Afghanistan: Suicide blast in Jalalabad kills 35, injures over 100

    Twenty-two people were killed and more than 50 injured as at least two explosions rocked the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, media reports said.

  • Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav
    Apr 18, 2015 08:43 IST

    AAP issues notices to rebel leaders, Yogendra Yadav calls move a joke

    The Aam Aadmi Party has issued show-cause notices to rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav for alleged anti-party activities, taking final steps towards their expulsion, even as Yadav said the move was against the principle of natural justice.

  • India China flag
    Apr 18, 2015 01:01 IST

    Closeness with Pakistan should not bother India: China

    The Sino-Pakistan economic corridor project that is likely to run through Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir should not be of any concern to India as it is outside the scope of bilateral disputes that the two South Asian neighbours have, Beijing said Friday.

  • Yamuna, pollution
    Apr 18, 2015 00:50 IST

    Yamuna a dead river, says report, even as focus on Clean Ganga

    The Yamuna is almost dead, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said, even as the government single-mindedly pushes to clean the Ganga and overlooks the filthy river at its doorstep. It’s not just the Yamuna, whose water quality is as bad as sewage, but many rivers across the country are reeling under an unprecedented load of urban waste and industrial effluents, says a CPCB report.

  • Clashes erupt in Kashmir
    Apr 17, 2015 09:18 IST

    Clashes erupt after Alam's arrest, separatist sent to 7-day custody

    Police fired tear gas shells and caned stone-pelting protestors on Friday as violence erupted on the streets of Srinagar barely hours after top separatist leader Masarat Alam was arrested in the latest face-off between pro-Pakistani groups and the government in the restive state.

  • Indian currency notes
    Apr 17, 2015 19:16 IST

    Taxpayers to disclose bank accounts, foreign travel to Income Tax dept

    The government notified new forms on Friday that will require the taxpayer to give details of foreign trips, bank accounts, passport and Aadhaar number while filing returns.

  • child marriage
    Apr 17, 2015 22:23 IST

    13-yr-old Ranchi girl writes to school principal to save her from marriage

    A 13-year-old girl named Duli Hembrom has written a letter to the principal of her school to save her from becoming a child bride.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad
    Apr 17, 2015 20:24 IST

    Internet is for everybody: Telecom min on net neutrality

    The Internet is for everybody and should not benefit just a few, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday, as the government weighs its options on a raging debate over whether telecom firms should influence access to websites.

  • Botox
    Apr 17, 2015 19:27 IST

    Age-defying Botox reaches brain, but does no damage: Study

    Botox, a potent neurotoxin which is used to paralyse nerves to smooth out wrinkles and treat several illnesses, can reach the brain without causing side effects, which shows its use is safe, Australian researchers report in the Journal of Neuroscience.

  • Masarat Alam
    Apr 17, 2015 18:16 IST

    Masarat Alam's politics: Corner Mufti Sayeed, lead separatist charge

    His latest move--a welcome rally for Syed Ali Geelani that saw pro-Pakistan slogans and Pakistan flags--has the potential to derail the chief minister's moves to engage separatists.

  • Modi gurudwara
    Apr 17, 2015 08:53 IST

    Protests at gurdwara, temple in Canada sore points in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed at a gurdwara and a temple in Vancouver on Thursday and also remembered the 1914 Komagata Maru incident when Canada did not let in hundreds of Sikhs, a community acknowledged as a major contributor to the country's economy today.