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After 9 years, Lt Col Purohit walks out of jail

The Indian Army's military police and quick response team escorted Colonel Purohit out of the jail.

US warns Pakistan: Act against terrorists or else!

'We have put people on notice that if you're harbouring terrorists, be warned, be forewarned that we're going to engage with those who are providing safe haven and ask them to change what they're doing.'

Daredevil dangling his fiance over cliff isn't quite what it seems

A woman appears to risk her life to capture a breathtaking engagement photo, however the incredible snap is actually just an optical illusion.

Uttams Take: What the triple talaq verdict means

Uttam Ghosh offers his take on the triple talaq issue.

Trump defends Charlottesville response, targets 'dishonest' media

Trump said he strongly condemn neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan members."

Row over Article 35A nears flash point in Kashmir

'Underestimating its potential implications, in the event of an 'adverse' verdict, could turn out to be a huge political blunder,' says Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir.

Kaifiyat Express derails in UP, 25 injured

This is the second rail accident in the state in four days.

'AIADMK is vomiting all the poison out'

'When someone gives you one kilo of gold you have some obligations to them'

MLAs loyal to Dinakaran revolt against CM; DMK demands trust vote

We don't have confidence in the chief minister, the MLAs said.

'Huge, giant step for women': SC verdict on instant talaq hailed

Leaders across the political spectrum, social activists and top jurists on Tuesday hailed the landmark Supreme Court verdict banning the practice of instant divorce among Muslims.

SC verdict on instant talaq hailed across political spectrum

PM said the judgment will serve as a powerful measure for women empowerment.

Pro-Dinkaran MLAs demand CM's ouster; DMK seeks trust vote

We don't have confidence in the chief minister, the MLAs said.

Dinakaran removes MP who said steps will be taken to oust Sasi

'It is not a merger. It is a commercial agreement reached for self-interest,' he said.

The Strange Bedfellows of Triple Talaq

'As long as true Hinduism survives in India, we need not let the Hindutva fear factor keep us from accepting a change in Muslim personal law with a ban on triple talaq,' says Najid Hussain.

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Shahabuddin charge-sheeted in journalist murder case

Ex-RJD MP has been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the killing of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan.

Victory for Muslim women, say victims of instant talaq

The decision, they said, has given new hope to Muslim women.

SC strikes down practice of instant talaq

The apex court by 3:2 verdict held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of Quran.

Legalities dog AIADMK reunification

The two rival factions of the AIADMK may have merged, but there are problems staring at it on all fronts -- governmental, political, electoral and organisational, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

Is boarding an airline first the right way of honouring the soldier?

'The Indian soldier will fight where he is asked to, and he always has.'

I felt a little fear: Indrani's driver

Lawyer: 'Did YOU not ever feel scared?'

Gujarat RS polls: HC issues notices to EC, Ahmed Patel

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Balwantsinh Rajput challenged the EC's decision to invalidate the votes of two rebel Congress MLAs in Rajya Sabha polls.

Doklam standoff: It is NOT China's time to fight India

Beijing should remember the advice of its celebrated military strategist Sun Tzu: 'Fight not unless the position is critical.'

Clown's cap on Tamilians' heads: Kamal Haasan's reaction to AIADMK merger

The actor said the "clown's cap" was now being foisted on the head of Tamils and urged them to "erupt".

Amid Doklam standoff, govt plans to speed up roads along China border

The CAG had taken a strong objection to the long delays by the BRO in constructing 61 strategically important roads.

3 newborns die in Raipur hospital; kin blame it on disruption in oxygen supply

On the directions of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the government has constituted a team of specialist doctors to probe the deaths that occurred on Sunday at Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital.

Dinakaran camp poses obstacle for newly-merged AIADMK, to meet governor on Tuesday

Key Dinakaran aide and legislator P Vetrivel said they would meet the governor at 10 am on Tuesday.

The solar eclipse is here!

Here are some of the best moments from the 'event-of-a-lifetime.

No terror angle so far in UP train derailment: Police

The railways has sent on leave its three top officials, including a secretary-level Railway Board official, suspended four and transfered one in the wake of Utkal train derailment incident which appeared to have been caused by negligence.

Revolts, split, merger: The ups and downs of the AIADMK

Since the demise of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo and chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December last year, Tamil Nadu's political scenario has witnessed unprecedented drama.

PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate at India Day Parade in New York

The 37th India Day Parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations.

AIADMK merger done, OPS sworn in as deputy CM

A smiling K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam shook hands signifying the formal merger of both the factions

'We are in India because of compulsions, not out of choice'

Rohingyas settled in Jammu tells how they are facing a battle for survival

6 authors make it to Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize shortlist

Judges Kamila Shamsie, Rohini Mohan and Margaret Mascarenhas will announce the winner in November.

Why Chinese politics should concern India

India needs to be alert on how the Doklam standoff plays into the factional infighting in China's Communist Party, says Ambassador Shyam Saran, the former foreign secretary.

Video shows Sasikala stepped out of jail in civilian clothes

ex-deputy inspector general of police-Prisons D Roopa submitted the footage on Sunday as part of her statement to the ACB of the Karnataka Police.

The struggle for Gorkhaland won't end soon

'When I look at the faces of people around me, they have a certain energy, as if unemployment, food scarcity and infrastructural breakdown are small sacrifices for our agitation for Gorkhaland,' a Gorkha based in Delhi tells Geetanjali Krishna.

The attack on Parliament and Osama's escape

'Jaish aided by LeT attacked Parliament knowing mobilisation of Indian military assets would be the consequence.'

The Ladakh Scouts, Indian Army's snow warriors

President Ram Nath Kovind presents the President's Colours to the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre today, August 21.

Malegaon blasts case: Lt Col Purohit gets bail after 9 years

The apex court said it has imposed certain conditions on Purohit while granting bail.

Authorities hint negligence caused UP train tragedy

Investigators were on Sunday looking into what caused one of the deadliest train accidents in recent times as rescue operations continued

'Mere thought of accident terrifies me': UP train crash survivors recount horror

Survivors thanks almighty for saving them from the tragedy.

A good decision will be attained shortly: OPS on AIADMK merger

Party sources indicated that there may be a meeting at the party headquarters on Monday where decisions could be made by the Palaniswami camp on the question of the "formal expulsion" of V K Sasikala.

Post note ban, separatists and Maoists feel 'fund-starved', says Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said demonetisation left Maoists in many parts of India and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir "fund starved".

Indian Army to add more teeth to T-90 battle tanks

the army has decided to install a third generation gun-launched missile

Pak must ensure its soil is not used for terror activities: US

US Central Command commander General Joseph Votel conveyed this to Islamabad during a visit last week.

UP train crash: Prabhu asks rail board to 'fix responsibility'

Investigators were on Sunday looking into what caused one of the deadliest train accidents in recent times as rescue operations continued

SP MLC resignations give Yogi and Co a lucky break

The BJP is seeking backdoor entry for Yogi and four of his ministers to the state legislature.

'Core issue: Qatar's support for terror'

'Qatar has been funding and supporting terrorist organisations.'

Mangled coaches pose tough challenge for track clearance

Two heavy duty 140-tonne cranes were pressed into service at the crack of the dawn to clear derailed coaches, from which the survivors were rescued and bodies pulled out till late Saturday night.