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A file photo of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, who was executed by the Islamic State militants.

Islamic State beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

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Yves Daccord, Director-General, ICRC. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat

“Govt. must show persistence to get Indian hostages freed”

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Battle for the capital
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'Agni-V success a dream come true for me'

Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander says very few countries in the world had such capability and that the successful launch was a "dream come true" for him personally. »

IS link being probed as Turkey sends back Indians

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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh during a meeting with the State Congress leaders in Bengaluru on Friday.— Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

Siddaramaiah meets Digvijaya

In an effort to reiterate his position with the Congress high command, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, who is in charge of Karnataka, on Friday and expla... »
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"I have no issues with Rahul Gandhi"

In a press conference held at Chennai, she alleged that she has sufficient proof to what she has said in her letter and has no plans to join any political party now.

-> "I am not accusing anybody of corruption. My own party has treated me so badly."

-> "I welcome the BJP government to go through every single clearance given by me as Minister."

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Lakshmi Menon is bored stiff of paavadai-dhavanis and village stories. She tells that she wants to take a break and do all the things teenagers do »

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