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Mumbai: One of four Kalyan boys suspected to have joined ISIS in Iraq reported to be dead
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:19:42 +0530
In a disturbing turn of events, one of the four boys suspected to have joined terror outfit ISIS in Iraq is reported to have died. Arif's family in Kalyan allegedly received a phone call informing them of his death.

Odisha likely to experience heavy rainfall
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:47:29 +0530
Odisha's southern and coastal districts are likely to experience heavy rainfall in view of a low pressure being created in the Bay of Bengal, a Met office bulletin said.

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:03:30 +0530
The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia.

Alleged forced conversion: Tara Sahdev's husband denies charge, says he's a Sikh
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:48:22 +0530
The husband and mother-in-law of national level shooter Tara Sahdev were arrested in New Delhi on Tuesday night. Tara's husband Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan has now denied all charges saying he belongs to a Sikh family.

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Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
2011-08-02T10:39:19Z
Noida, Aug 2 (ANI): Civil society activists met in Uttar Pradesh's Noida area on Tuesday to discuss various strategies, which includes the probable venue for the upcoming protest against the draft Lokpal Bill proposed by the government.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after opposition ruckus
2011-08-02T10:28:06Z
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Tuesday as opposition members continued demanding a discussion on price rise under rules which provide for voting.

Man immolates self in Maharashtra
2011-08-02T10:19:28Z
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 2 (IANS) A 30-year-old man set himself afire Tuesday in front of a municipal corporation office in Thane district, police said.

Day 2 Monsoon Session: Protests Stall Parliament
2011-08-02T10:09:23+00:00
Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and the opposition seemed headed for a stalemate over the nature of debate on rising prices and corruption.

IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 plane crash
2011-08-02T09:56:34Z
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday lost a combat pilot when a MiG-21 fighter jet he was flying crashed near Bikaner in Rajasthan.

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India's coal crunch - a chance to revamp, reallocate and revive
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:38:34 GMT
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - A Supreme Court ruling this week that India's decades-old method of granting coal mining concessions is illegal could herald much-needed reforms in a sector long dogged by the inability of state-run Coal India to raise output fast enough.







Afghan forces battle for control of symbolic Kunduz province
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:53:09 GMT
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces are battling the Taliban for control of the northern province of Kunduz, where insurgents are threatening to overrun the capital and terrorising residents who have fled to nearby districts.







Modi slams whispering campaign against Rajnath Singh
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:51:03 GMT
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday denied reports that the son of a top minister was involved in influence peddling, seeking to staunch the type of corruption allegations that sent the country's last government to election defeat.







Afghan election audit disrupted as Abdullah Abdullah threatens to walk out
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:04:05 GMT
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdrew observers from a U.N.-supervised audit of votes on Wednesday, a member of his team said, after threatening to pull out of an agreement to resolve a deadlocked election.







Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base - social media
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:01:59 GMT
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on the Internet and on Twitter by supporters showed on Wednesday.







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PMO defends Rajnath, says reports against his son 'plain lies'
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:47:22 GMT
"If any allegation, even the smallest one, is proved against either me or any of my family members, I will give up politics and public life," Rajnath Singh said.

SC on ministers with criminal cases: 'It is for PM to decide'
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:33:37 GMT
However, the SC bench said that both the PM and CMs owe it to the constitutional morality not to appoint persons with criminal background as ministers.

On 'Air India Day', airline's site crashes over 'tickets for Rs 100' offer
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:25:34 GMT
Air India's website crashed on Wednesday, on a day the national carrier is celebrating 'Air India Day', unable handle the heavy traffic following its tickets for Rs 100 offer.

IMF's Lagarde under investigation in French fraud case
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:04:48 GMT
Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed on Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.

Banking services through SMS, without using internet
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:32:30 GMT
Fund transfer, balance inquiry in savings account, change of PIN, mini statement, cheque book request, etc, will be possible with simple text messages from ordinary handsets and without accessing the internet.