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  • Cache of explosives recovered after policemen-naxal face-off

    Raipur: A fierce gun-fight today broke out between security forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district following which a huge cache of explosives and Maoist-related material was recovered.

  • Fire breaks out in slum cluster;houses, shops gutted

    New Delhi: Hundreds of houses and shops were gutted in a major fire that broke out in a slum cluster in outer Delhi’s Mongolpuri area today. However, there were no casualties reported in the incident, said fire officials. According to Delhi Fire Service, the fire was reported around 2 AM and as many as 28 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was doused around 7 AM, after which a cooling operation was launched. The fire

  • Sensex up

    Sensex starts to falter, but still up 67 pts

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex lost some of its early gains on mild profit-booking, but was still trading higher 67 points following good buying support, mainly in oil and gas, realty, healthcare, technology and IT sectors amid positive global cues.

  • Rajiv Shukla condemns attack on BCCI office by Sena workers

    New Delhi: IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla today strongly condemned the attack on the BCCI’s headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai by Shiv Sena workers protesting against the Board president Shashank Manohar’s scheduled meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan.

  • Shiv Sena protest, BCCI

    Shiv Sainiks protest at BCCI office in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A group of Shiv Sainiks on Monday morning protested at BCCI president Shashank Manohar’s office here against his move to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shahryar Khan to resume cricket ties between the two countries. The Shiv Sainiks, numbering over 70, carried a black flag and shouted slogans of ‘Pakistan murdabad’ and ‘Shashank Manohar murdabad’. Later, police detained more than two dozen activists and whisked them away, even as Manohar quietly

  • Nepal Dy PM Kamal Thapa likely to meet PM Modi today

    New Delhi: Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Thapa, who is on his three day official visit to India, met the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday and discussed range of issues of mutual interest including the present border blockade. According to sources, Swaraj asked Thapa about the roadmap to resolve the political deadlock in Nepal, and told that the Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister that

  • Angela Merkel hails refugee progress with Turkey, vows to push EU bid

    Istanbul: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hailed progress in helping Turkey deal with the refugee crisis and vowed to push forward its long-stalled EU membership bid, as Slovenia warned it would have to slow a rising influx of migrants.

  • Shiv Sainiks storm BCCI office, protest against PCB chief

    Mumbai : The Shiv Sena workers on Monday stormed into the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office to protest against the meeting with the Pakistan Cricket board to discuss the India-Pakistan bilateral series slated for December. The Shiv Sainiks charged into the office chanting ‘vande matram’ and slogans against PCB chief Shahryar Khan. They cornered BCCI president Shashank Manohar and protested saying they will not allow any cricket ties with Pakistan.

  • Indian Rupee

    Rupee cuts early gains, still up 2 paise vs dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee pared its early gains, but was still trading up by 2 paise at 64.79 against the US currency in late-morning deals on bouts of dollar selling by banks and exporters.

  • England coach Trevor Bayliss feels team needs ‘more luck’ to win

    Johannesburg : England head coach Trevor Bayliss has admitted that his team has performed really well during their first Test against Pakistan, adding that if luck favors them they will definitely win against the latter in the upcoming matches.

  • Improving Lamar Odom completely off ventilator

    Washington DC : It’s a good news for Lamar Odom’s fans as his condition continues to show positive signs. According to sources, the 35-year-old basketball player is now breathing on his own and is alert and stable, reports Entertainment Tonight. Insiders further revealed that the former NBA star is now completely off the ventilator, but is still in the Intensive Care Unit. A hospital source said that Odom is showing improvement in his condition, however,

  • Morne Morkel bowled well despite sore leg: AB De Villiers

    Rajkot: Lanky speedster Morne Morkel, who stymied the Indian run-chase with some superb death bowling, had carried on with a sore leg to bowl South Africa to victory in the third One-Day International, revealed the visiting team’s skipper A B de Villiers.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni backs struggling Suresh Raina

    Rajkot: Struggling for runs in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, under-fire Suresh Raina has got the much-needed backing of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who advised the middle-order batsman to give himself a bit more time before unleashing his big shots.

  • State govts answerable for incidents in Dadri, Karnataka: Amit Shah

    Patna: With BJP on the backfoot over beef controversy and the writers’ protest against “rising intolerance”, its chief Amit Shah today said BJP cannot be blamed for incidents which occurred in states ruled by other parties.

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    Hardik Patel booked for sedition

    New Delhi : Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel has been booked today in Surat under the charges of sedition over alleged remarks on ‘killing cops’. Earlier this month, Hardik had spoken to a Patel youth who had threatened suicide in a letter to the police if his demands were not met and allegedly told him, “If you have so much in you, kill 2-5 policemen but no Patel will die

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