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Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi with his supporters at a meeting in Patna on Saturday.
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Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi with his supporters at a meeting in Patna on Saturday.

Manjhi launches front to ‘expose’ Nitish

His Hindustani Awam Morcha is being seen as the first step to counter the Bihar CM ahead of the State Assembly elections this year. »
Prices of petrol and diesel have been raised by Rs. 3.18 and Rs. 3.09 a litre (ex-Delhi) respectively, effective Saturday midnight. File photo

Petrol, diesel prices hiked by over Rs. 3 a litre each

Follows steep increase in international crude prices, Indian Oil announced. »
A file photo of Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy (right) with party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The party removed Mr. Roy post of national general secretary on Saturday.

Mukul Roy removed as Trinamool general secretary

The decision was taken at a Trinamool working committee meeting at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence in south Kolkata. »
New Delhi, February 28, 2015
Corporate espionage

More secretaries, assistants to bureaucrats to be probed

Names of private secretaries and assistants of bureaucrats have cropped up in corporate espionage case which need to be probed, Delhi police told a court in New Delhi, which extended by three days... »
Washington, February 28, 2015

India must take the call on joining anti-IS coalition: U.S.

India would have to decide for itself whether to “formally” join the international coalition fighting against Islamic State, the militant jihadist outfit, a senior State Department official said h... »
NEW DELHI, February 28, 2015

Rape videos: SC orders CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to arrest culprits and launch a probe into the circulation of two rape videos on WhatsApp. The court passed the or... »
Rice Intensification, a method of rice cultivation, ready for demonstration at a farm show that will begin at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode, in Kasaragod on Thursday.
NEW DELHI, February 28, 2015

Liberalise FDI in retail for farm sector: Survey

The Economic Survey said that by adopting what it called the JAM Number Trinity — Jan Dhan Yojana accounts seeded with Aadhaar numbers and operated through mobile numbers — would allow the States... »
NEW DELHI, February 28, 2015

SC moved for CBI probe into Essar leaks

The Centre for Public Interest Litigation, NGO which successfully fought the 2G Spectrum scam case, on Friday moved the Supreme Court for a CBI investigation into the nexus between multi-billion d... »
JAIPUR, February 28, 2015

Rajasthan MLA brings infant to Assembly

Sona Devi, a young legislator, adopted novel means to sensitise the State government to difficulties faced by working women with young children, when she came to the Vidhan Sabha carrying her infa... »
LUCKNOW, February 28, 2015

Three killed, Rs. 50 lakh looted from ATM

In a sensational case of robbery, three armed men shot dead three persons and decamped with the cash that was being transferred to an ATM in the busy Daliganj area here on Friday afternoon. ... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought Opposition support in removing the infirmities in the land acquisition law.
New Delhi, February 27, 2015

Your law was not flawless, Modi tells Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mocked the Congress’s opposition to the changes in the land acquisition law, pointing out that farmers had rejected the party even after it hurriedly passed... »
New Delhi, February 27, 2015

Make law to ‘break hands and legs of rapists’, demands MP

A Rajya Sabha MP on Friday demanded that Parliament should enact a law to “break the hands and legs of rapists” as he expressed concern over the growing number of rapes and incidents of women atro... »
Srinagar, February 27, 2015

Moderate quake jolts Jammu and Kashmir

A moderate-intensity earthquake on Friday jolted Jammu and Kashmir although no loss of life or property has been reported so far, an official said. “A moderate-intensity earthquake measur... »

Batra-led panel to advise Haryana schools on Gita

Swamy asks CBI to file FIR against Amartya Sen

President clears Amitava Roy’s elevation as SC judge

2 more arrested in corporate espionage case

The political wedding of the season

Varanasi loses fizz, cola giant to move new unit out

Swine flu toll nears 1000

In its 20th year, The Hindu website wins major award

No plans to legalise prostitution: Govt.

Ruckus over comments on Mother Teresa; Rajya Sabha adjourned

Coastal security was strengthened with the indcution of four new Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) on Friday. The vessels were commissioned by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Photo: Special Arrangement
MUMBAI, February 28, 2015

Navy inducts four Immediate Support Vessels 

  The Navy inducted four new Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) on Friday, strengthening the coastal security. The vessels were commissioned by Maharashtra Chief Minister Deven... »
Kolkata, February 28, 2015

Woman gang-raped in Howrah

A woman in West Bengal’s Howrah district was gang-raped on Thursday night, and her husband forced to watch at gunpoint, police said. The alleged incident took place near the Mourigram station. »
Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale
NEW DELHI, February 28, 2015

Break the arms and legs of rapists: Athawale

Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale has demanded that apart from the punishment courts award to rapists, there should be stringent action like social boycott of the convict. The “arms and legs [of rap... »
BEIJING, February 28, 2015

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday formally backed a trilateral partnership with India and Sri Lanka to establish a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and promote the rise of Eurasia.Responding to a question from Th... »
Pune, February 28, 2015

Charge sheet filed in Dalit family murder case

Four months after the gruesome triple murder of a Dalit family, the Maharashtra police have filed a charge sheet against three persons in a local court in Ahmednagar district.Police sources... »
RAIPUR, February 28, 2015

Meteoric rise of two Maoists poses new challenge for security forces

The meteoric rise in the Maoist ranks of two leaders, one tribal and the other Dalit, may force the government’s anti-Maoist think-tanks to do a rethink on their strategies.Hidama, 35, a tr... »
NEW DELHI, February 27, 2015

Stop glorification of Godse, Congress MP Dalwai tells Modi

Rajya Sabha MP Husain Dalwai criticised the government for allowing tributes to be paid to Nathuram Godse and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify why the ideology of “the country's first... »
File picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
New Delhi, February 27, 2015

‘India first’ is govt.’s religion: Modi

Combative and conciliatory by turns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday underlined that he would brook no derailment of his “development agenda’’, either by those making divisive statements to... »
Fisherfolk at work in Mathagal, along the northern coast of Jaffna peninsula. Photo: Meera Srinivasan
COLOMBO: , February 27, 2015

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 86 Indian fishermen; talks postponed

Signalling a departure from its recent decision to be lenient with Indian fishermen allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday night arrested 86 Indian fisher... »
PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed arrives at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in New Delhi for a meeting on Friday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
New Delhi, February 27, 2015
J&K govt. formation

PDP-BJP Ministry to be sworn in on Sunday

Decks were cleared for the first ever formation of a BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following a “historic” meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP chief Mufti Moham... »

Wait and see, says Sonia Gandhi

‘Chidambaram entitled to Z-category security’

No stay on spectrum auction

United Opposition forces Venkaiah to clarify remarks

Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets border post near Jammu

SAD, BJP sweep Punjab civic polls

India bans Islamic State terror group

Govt. digs in heels on land ordinance

Two more held in corporate espionage case, sent to five-day police custody

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