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Irom Sharmila arrested for attempted suicide two days after her release

Anti-Afspa activist Irom Sharmila was re-arrested in Imphal on Friday on charges of attempt to commit suicide. She was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening

SC says 'LoP issue cannot be prolonged', asks govt to explain

The SC remarked that the LoP is a very important component under the Lokpal law and needed an objective consideration. The LoP conveyed the voice different from the government in the House, the SC said.

ISIS is the most dangerous group, never seen anything like this: US

Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it, but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq.

Ganga cleaning begins; toxin sensors installed

The sensors will self-monitor the levels and nature of effluents and pollutants. They will send real-time data on discharges from factories to a central server and will automatically send alerts when effluents breach permissible limits.

Govt raises sugar import duty to 25% from 15%

India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, raised import duty on the sweetener to 25% from 15%, a finance ministry source said on Friday, in an attempt to support local mills struggling to make cane payments.

Dina Nath Batra's books now travel to MP

Controversial books authored by Dina Nath Batra were distributed to students at a science fair in Ujjain by the district education department. Some of the stories in the book had raked up controversies.

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again

The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu on Friday morning, a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu.

Maharashtra CM skips Modi's events in Nagpur

Chavan's decision came after crowds heckled Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, the third instance of public humiliation of opposition leaders.

BJP gets ready for Tamil Nadu assembly polls

The BJP, which contested 18 seats in Tamil Nadu in 2009, more than doubled its vote share in the 2014 LS polls despite fielding candidates in just nine seats. But, the state election will be a different challenge.

Soon, foreign bank, trip details could be in I-T returns

The first report of the SIT on black money has sought changes in I-T return forms whereby taxpayers would be required to give details of their foreign bank accounts or foreign trips undertaken by them.

Japan landslide death toll feared to double

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed Friday, as fears of a fresh collapse halted the search for 51 people still missing.

'Israel air strikes kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza'

Israeli air strikes killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday, two in Deir al-Balah and two in Nusseirat, an emergency services spokesman said.

Suspected glitch forces AI flight to land in Jaipur

An Air India flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad carrying 103 passengers was forced to land in Jaipur after a suspected problem in its landing gear.

Centre stops release of film on Indira assassination

The information and broadcasting ministry’s 'no' to releasing Kaum de Heere’ came after the home ministry objected to the movie, saying that it may affect communal harmony in Punjab and other northern states.

Assam, Nagaland CMs agree to resolve border row

The state governments of Assam and Nagaland have mutually agreed to resolve the border row and to form a joint mechanism to work out a solution. The decision was taken in Guwahati at a meeting between the CMs of both states in the presence of Union minister of state, home affairs, Kiren Rijiju.
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