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  • Sharapova follows Serena out the door

    Melbourne :  Slovakia’s Dominika Cubulkova knocked out third seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. The four-time major-winner was knocked out in the fourth round by Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, the second upset in less than 24 hours after world number one Serena Williams was sent packing.

  • Agni-IV successfully test fired, ready for induction into Army

    Balasore (Odisha) : India on Monday successfully test fired its 4000-km range nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-IV’, making it ready for induction into the Army. “The test firing was a total success. The missile travelled its full range,” M V K V Prasad, director of Integrated Test Range, told PTI.

  • Jains granted minority status

    New Delhi : Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Jain community was on Monday accorded minority status by the central government which will enable them to avail of benefits in government schemes and programmes. The decision to grant minority status to the community of about 50 lakh was taken at a meeting of Union Cabinet here, a day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took up this issue with Prime Minister

  • Nadal, Federer, Murray march into quarters

    Melbourne :  Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray marched into the men’s singles quarterfinals while defending champion Victoria Azarenka breezed past America’s Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-2 and will face next the winner between Agnieszka Radwanska and Garbine Muguruza.

  • Drug overdose cause of Sunanda’s Death, reveals autopsy report

    New Delhi : Drug overdose appears to be the cause of the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, last Friday, according to the findings of doctors of AIIMS, who had conducted the autopsy on her.

  • Remand of fishermen extended till Feb 3

    Rameswaram (TN): A court in Sri Lanka today extended till February 3 the remand of 15 fishermen, arrested on January 2 by naval personnel of the island nation off Katchathivu islet.

  • Digvijay criticises Kejriwal, says govt not run by dharnas

    Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his dharna demanding action against police officials for alleged dereliction of duty, saying government is not run “on the streets”.

  • Shinde rejects Kejriwal’s demand to suspend police officers

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday indirectly rejected the demand of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to suspend police officers for dereliction of duties in an alleged drugs and sex racket case.

  • Modi began personal attacks, says Aiyar on tea-vendor taunt

    Chennai: Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar, who stirred up a controversy with his “tea-vendor” taunt against Narendra Modi, today accused the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate of starting personal attacks against leaders and said he had only given a “fitting reply”.

  • Telangana bill not comprehensive, needs amendments: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today said the Telangana Bill providing for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was not comprehensive and that amendments are needed in it so that concerns of Seemandhra region could be addressed.

  • Kejriwal should remember he is protector not protestor: Kirti Azad

    New Delhi: Commenting on the protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Monday said that he had great respect for Kejriwal but at the same time he should understand that he was now a protector of the constitution and not a protestor.

  • Kejriwal should wait for judicial inquiry’s report against Delhi cops: Shinde

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday reassured that a free and fair probe is being conducted against the three cops, who allegedly defied the orders of the Delhi Cabinet Ministers Somnath Bharti and Rakhi Birla, and said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should wait for the report of the probe before staging a protest.

  • Shinde dares R K Singh, AAP to give proof of corruption

    New Delhi: Facing allegations of corruption levelled by former Home Secretary R K Singh and the Aam Aadmi Party, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today dared them to substantiate the charge and make it public.

  • Court acquits man in rape case

    New Delhi: A man, accused of raping his niece and forcibly marrying her, has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the woman said she had voluntarily married him.

  • Two Independent LS members join BJP

    New Delhi: BJP got a shot in the arm today with two sitting Independent members of the Lok Sabha from Bihar- Putul Kumari and Om Prakash Yadav- joining the party ahead of the general elections.

  • Kejriwal protest is anarchy: Tewari

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Monday termed the protest sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues as “constitutional anarchy” and “gimmickry”.

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