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Mamata born rebel, has an aura impossible to ignore, says Pranab

Pranab recalled how she once stormed out of a meeting, leaving him feeling "humiliated and insulted".

Let's fight on development and ideology: Shah's challenge to CPI-M

Shah also attacked the Congress and said "the party was finished in the country due to corruption and family rule."

BJP, Congress spar over Vadra's links with absconding arms dealer

The BJP asked the Gandhis to speak up over the issue.

Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal

'The Indian battalion had played an important role in keeping the community safe as well as encouraging local peace efforts'

HC stays removal of central forces from Darjeeling

The West Bengal government had written to the Centre seeking extended deployment of CAPF till December 25, but was told that out of the 15 companies present, 10 would be withdrawn on October 15 and the rest by October 20.

Taj Mahal was made by blood and sweat of Bharat Mata's sons: Yogi

UP CM said 'it does not matter who built it and for what reason; it was built by blood and sweat of Indian labourers'.

Girl starves to death as family denied ration for no Aadhaar

The family was struck off from government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with Aadhaar.

Time for Ayurveda-led 'health revolution': Modi

He said the Ayush ministry would ensure that there was a good Ayurveda hospital in each district.

Som's right: Foreigners built the Taj

How much do you know about Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal and the Taj Mahal?

Aadhaar Act contravenes right to life and personal liberty

Aadhaar-related schemes and the Aadhaar Act exist on the assumption that Right to Privacy is not a Fundamental Right.

Xi wants to become the most powerful leader on earth

'At the previous 18th party congress, Xi vowed to protect China's 'core' interests.'

Why our history and culture are so important

'Culture is our asset. Culture is our identity.'

Why did Kiltan join navy without sonar, copter?

'An ASW corvette without towed array sonar and an ASW helicopter is nothing more than a feeble joke,' says a retired navy commodore.

Nuclear war may break out any time, warns North Korea

North Korea had recently called on its citizens to be ready for a nation-wide struggle against 'war thirsty' Trump.

'US-India relationship is not only about trade'

'They are geopolitical, commercial, educational, cultural and about innovation.'

'The politics of secularism is dead'

'Secularism is associated either with corruption, malgovernance or minority votes.'

Not food poisoning, kids vomiting caused unease on Tejas Express: Railways

The report said that the food served on board the premium train was "satisfactory".

7 killed in building collapse in Bengaluru

Eye-witnesses said the blast took place at around 7 am. They said a noise of the blast was heard and the 20-year-old building was reduced to rubble.

After 4 years, Talwars walk out of jail

Police escorted the couple to Nupur's parents' house in Noida's Jalvayu Vihar.

Woman alleges attack for complaining against slaughterhouse

Nandini, 45, who works as a software engineer along with her friend Sejil, was accompanying police to an illegal slaughterhouse.

Terror module unearthed in Kashmir, three arrested

3 terrorists -- two from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and one from the Hizbul Mujahideen -- were arrested over the past three days.

Sitharaman commissions made in India INS Kiltan

"INS Kiltan strengthens our defence system and will be a shining armour in our 'Make in India' programme," Sitharaman said.

Aarushi case: HC castigates CBI for theory on Hemraj's murder

The court said the theory was based on the hypothesis that the Noida Police would not be able to find the body on the terrace on May 16, 2008 when Aarushi was found dead in her room.

Talwars refuse Rs 49,000 for dental services to jail inmates

The Talwars have been attending to patients since November 2013, when they were put behind bars.

CBI showing complete 'lack of interest' in Najeeb case: HC

The HC said it was 'very unhappy' with CBI after contradictions appeared in what was orally submitted and what it has indicated in its status report.

BJP MLA: Taj Mahal built by traitor, not part of our history

"If these people are part of our history, then it is very sad," Som said.

6 killed in building collapse in Bengaluru

Eye-witnesses said the blast took place at around 7 am. They said a noise of the blast was heard and the 20-year-old building was reduced to rubble.

Yashwant Sinha wants JP-like movement to check Modi sarkar

Referring to socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan, Sinha appealed for a lokshakti movement which will keep a check on raj-satta .

Can BJP win Gujarat without Modi as CM?

The coming elections seem a tough battleground for the BJP in the wake of anti-incumbency, Patidar and Dalit agitations and implementation of the GST.

'In 3 years, I haven't heard Modi ranting against Pakistan'

'I like him as a person, and as a politician.'

Why I don't support the cracker ban on Diwali

'How will one day's crackers change pollution levels?'

Somalia: Over 300 killed in twin truck bombings

The toll is expected to rise as emergency crews are still pulling out bodies from burned cars and demolished buildings.

Ram temple in Ayodhya by next Diwali: Swamy

The Rajya Sabha MP said for electoral success 'it is essential that the ideology of Hindutva is never lost sight of'.

Days before polls, Himachal minister quits Congress, joins BJP

"I have been given BJP ticket from Mandi and the party has informed me about this," he said.

Have told scientists to work on 'zero-pollution' crackers: Vardhan

"We can find a solution to keep everyone happy," he said.

Congress' Jakhar wins Gurdaspur bypoll by over 1.9 lakh votes

The Congress won this seat after the 2009 Lok Sabha poll when Congress candidate Partap Singh Bajwa had won.

Oscars Academy votes out Weinstein for 'sexually predatory behaviour'

In its 90-year history, the Academy has expelled only one other member, and only because 83-year-old Carmine Caridi, an actor, violated specific written rules about sharing screener copies of films in 2004.

Why Pranab was reluctant to join UPA govt

Manmohan Singh, reveals the former President, was keen that either P Chidambaram or Montek Singh Ahluwalia be the finance minister.

How successful were surgical strikes?

The strategic success of the surgical strikes has not matched their brilliant tactical achievement, says Shekhar Gupta.

Zero's Homecoming

The Indian high commission in London is making efforts to take the manuscript to India for display.

5 men thrashed on suspicion of carrying cow meat in Faridabad

Later, it emerged during the initial investigation that it was buffalo meat.

No power in world can stop us from resolving Kashmir issue: Rajnath

Singh said the NDA government has given a free hand to the Army to act against terrorists.

My govt implements schemes on time: PM Modi

Modi deplored "the thinking of many political leaders" that projects like roads were not meant for the poor.

Power and money are being used to muzzle Oppn's voice, says BJP ally Sena

Though Sena is part of the ruling BJP-led coalition in Maharashtra and at th centre, it has been critical of its ally on a number of issues.

Pak will have 'real relationship' with US: Trump

Trump had slammed Pakistan for its continued support to terrorist groups

PM Modi shares stage with Nitish for 1st time after alliance

Modi praised Kumar for his "commitment" to state's development.

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT releases suspects' sketches

The police didn't confirm if the weapons used in murder of writer M.M. Kalburgi and Lankesh were similar.

Top LeT terrorist, 'don of Heff', killed in Kashmir

Waseem Shah, who was wanted in various terror-related cases, was killed along with Naseer, another local boy who had joined the insurgency in May this year.

Soumya Swaminathan: Just what the doctor ordered

Her appointment as World Health Organisation's deputy director offers an opportunity to push for improving the medical research environment in India.

Arvind Kejriwal's missing WagonR found in Ghaziabad

The car was found abandoned in Ghaziabad.