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Embarrassment for NDA, ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:26:13 +0530
Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the Union Finance Ministry to answer questions over his alleged involvement in a multi crore drug racket in Punjab.

RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:54:06 +0530
The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda.

Coal scam: CBI searches private firm's offices in Jharkhand, Bengal
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:13:41 +0530
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday carried out searches at five locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal after registering a fresh case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.

ISRO's unmanned crew module reaches Chennai
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:05:06 +0530
Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the module from the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands the same day and proceeded to Chennai.

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Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
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
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
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
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
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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Two N.Y. police officers slain in apparent retribution attack
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:44:30 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men.

Four militants hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:09:26 GMT
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week.

Australia captain Smith fined for slow over rate
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:04:07 GMT
(Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane.

RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:52:02 GMT
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of India's most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda.

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:01:06 GMT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.

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Modi upset, VHP puts 'ghar wapsi' events on hold, Togadia defiant
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:48:04 GMT
Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists across the country have been verbally instructed by their seniors to discontinue ?ghar wapsi? events after its programme at Arnai village in Valsad on Saturday?where at least 500 tribal Christians were ?reconverted??created a controversy.

Govt working on a quick Obama visit to Varanasi
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:57:39 GMT
The Modi government and Obama administration are working to explore whether the US President can find time to visit Varanasi during his visit here next month.

I had TB in 2000, now completely cured: Big B
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:25:11 GMT
Taking the stigma against tuberculosis head-on, actor Amitabh Bachchan disclosed publicly for the first time that he had tuberculosis just when he had begun shooting for a television game show in 2000.

CAG sniffs anomaly in R-Infra toll collection
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:30:17 GMT
The Comptroller and Auditor General has indicted Reliance Infrastructure Ltd of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group for collecting Rs 662 crore as toll on two projects of 6-laning of highways and allegedly investing Rs 303 crore out of this in its own mutual funds even before commencement of work.

IITians give up fat pay for social work
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:35:35 GMT
Fellowships, social start-ups attract GenNext