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Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda convicted in coal scam case

Koda, Basu and two accused public servants conspired to favour VISUL in the coal block allocation, the agency alleged.

Amid war of words, Modi meets and shake hands with Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh on Wednesday greeted each other with folded hands as they came face to face at an event to mark the 2001 parliament attack anniversary.

Alabama Democrat edges past Roy Moore in US senate race

Doug Jones scored a stunning upset in the Alabama Senate race as he defeated accused paedophile Roy Moore, in a huge blow to US President Donald Trump.

When Mamata achieved political immortality

'Never before in Bengal had a single party been re-elected with two-thirds of the assembly,' notes Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien.

'Not enjoying dealing with Pakistan, ties have drifted'

The US Secretary of State said the two countries should find ways as to how they could work together to bring stability and peace to the whole region.

Meet India's Mona Lisa

One of the best stories coming out of Bihar is about a place where Chandragupta Maurya, Buddha, Ashoka, Sher Shah Suri and India's Mona Lisa meet.

Stunning photos: Kashmir turns into a snowy wonderland

It's the time of snowball fights and snowmen in Srinagar as the Kashmiri capital witnessed its season's first snowfall on Tuesday.

Uttam's Take: Sea plane and Gujarat Vikas

As the campaign for the Gujarat assembly election ends, Uttam Ghosh takes a look at how the campaigners -- including Prime Minister Narendra D Modi -- flew away from from the sea of issues, seeking refuge in accusations and allegations.

Why a victory for BJP in Gujarat could still be a loss

If the BJP falls sizeably short of the 115 mark -- the seats it won in 2012 -- it will be hard to deny the party hasn't suffered a telling reverse.

Sharad Yadav moves court against disqualification from RS

He sought interim stay of the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.

'Shame on you, prime minister': Oppn, Sena slam Modi for linking Pak to Gujarat polls

Modi, while speaking at a poll rally in Gujarat on Sunday, had sought to link the dinner meeting hosted by Aiyar for Pakistani dignitaries and attended by Manmohan Singh, among others, with the ongoing assembly polls and a conspiracy against the BJP.

Sheena Bora Trial: The Elusive Mr Rai

In the 25 odd days that he has appeared before CBI Special Judge Jayendra Chandrasen Jagdale, you have experienced the entire range of emotions just observing him.

Rahul, best choice to lead the Congress

'For the Congress, the family is the final court of appeal.'

Modi's seaplane ride on Sabarmati river

The prime minister took the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat polls.

Women lawmakers seek probe into Trump's sexual misconduct allegations

In a letter sent to Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reforms, 54 lawmakers wrote, "We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations against Mr Trump. With that said, the President should be allowed to present evidence in his ...

Bangladeshi bomber arrested after attempted 'terrorist attack' in New York

"Terrorists won't win," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a blast at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan during the morning rush hour on Monday, which injured four.

Uttam's Take: Uff! What an election campaign!

How the Gujarat elections are keeping the political parties pulling each other.

Rahul Gandhi: From reluctant heir to Congress chief

Can Gandhi handle the rough and tumble of 24X7 Indian politics with aggressive rivals such as Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to counter?

Modiji talks of Pakistan, China but not Gujarat: Rahul

Gandhi said Modi was frequently shifting his campaign plank in Gujarat.

All the Congress presidents: From family to foreigners

Of the 15 people who led the 132-year-old party post independence, four have belonged to the Gandhi-Nehru family.

'Pained' Manmohan asks Modi to apologise over Pak conspiracy charges

Singh issued a statement on Monday, listing those who attended the dinner, and stressed that the election was not discussed during the meeting.

Congress entrapped in Blue Whale game, final episode on Dec 18: PM

Modi targeted Congress's president-elect Rahul Gandhi, saying he was born with a "golden spoon" and has not seen poverty.

Rahul Gandhi elected party chief unopposed

Rahul Gandhi succeeds his mother Sonia Gandhi, who remained in the post for 19 years.

REWIND: India in the last 48 hours

Here's a recap of moments captured in India in the past 48 hours.

Pakistan is many years behind us in everything

'Islamabad is only as big as a Delhi suburb.'

How India must counter the Chinese threat

'The military aim in a future conflict, if it can't be avoided, should be to cause maximum damage to the adversary's war waging capability and capture limited amount of territory as a bargaining counter,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal .

Don't drag us into your domestic politics: Pakistan to India

"India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible," Pakistan's foreign office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter.

Cyclone Ockhi: Search ops for missing fishermen on as 67 return to Kochi

Out of 67 fishermen, 49 are from Tamil Nadu, 13 from Kerala, four from Assam and one from Andhra Pradesh, they said.

Ahmedabad cops deny permission to Rahul, BJP to carry out roadshows

The BJP had sought permission for the roadshow from Dharnidhar Derasar to Bapu Nagar in the city, while the Congress wanted the nod for its roadshow from the Jagannath temple to Menco area.

Acche Din? Not for BJP's Gujarat campaign

'This is a negative campaign, of slurs and fears.'

Mumbai man, who molested Zaira Wasim on board flight, arrested

The 39-year-old Vikas Sachdev kept nudging Zaira Wasim's shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down her back and neck during the two hour flight.

Visiting temples won't help Rahul

You'd wonder what madness seized Rahul that he has decided to play to the BJP's strengths, says Shekhar Gupta.

Kansas shooting hero Ian Grillot honoured by Time magazine

Grillot has been honoured by Time Magazine in the feature '5 Heroes Who Gave Us Hope in 2017'.

Modi claims Pakistan trying to influence Gujarat polls

The prime minister also raised questions over the alleged appeal by former director general of the Pakistan Army, Sardar Arshad Rafiq, that senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel be made chief minister of Gujarat.

FIR filed against Fortis Hospital in dengue death case

Both civil and criminal action was being initiated against the hospital which was severely indicted of lapses by a probe panel in its report pertaining to the death of the seven-year-old girl, an official spokesperson said.

Why is Pakistan interfering in assembly polls, asks Modi in Gujarat rally

The prime minister also raised questions over the alleged appeal by former director general of the Pakistan Army, Sardar Arshad Rafiq, that senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel be made chief minister of Gujarat.

Rahul set to take over Congress's reins on December 16

The 47-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family will face the daunting task of restoring lost glory to the party whose fortunes have been dwindling in the recent past.

PHOTOS: Snow bomb hits UK, road, air travel disrupted

England has been blanketed in snow, plunging Britain's transport network into chaos with crashed cars, grounded planes and cancelled trains.

Modi talking only about himself on campaign trail: Rahul

Gandhi accused the prime minister of not talking about his future plans for the state and keeping mum on the issue of "corruption."

Max Hospital's licence cancellation leaves patients in disarray

While few of the relatives of the patients claimed the hospital had always given them the best treatment for free, others were concerned about the consequences of shutting the hospital would lead to.

Rahul's temple run continues, seeks blessings at Ranchhodji mandir

Rahul is scheduled to address rallies at Kheda, Banaskantha, Aravali and Gandhinagar as part of his campaign for the second phase of polling in Gujarat.

Is the Taj safe?

'Given the growing animus against the Mughals in the Sangh Parivar, only a brave person will be ready to bet that no harm will ever be done by Hindutva storm-troopers to the Taj,' says Amulya Ganguli.

Dangal actor Zaira Wasim molested on Mumbai-Delhi Vistara flight

The Dangal actor alleged, in an Instagram video, that a middle-aged man sitting behind her on the flight tried to molest her.

'The government is perceived with fear'

'No government should be viewed as authoritarian, rather as a collective institution of people,' says Pinarayi Vijayan.

CRPF jawan shoots 4 colleagues dead, injures another

The jawans reportedly had a brawl before the fatal incident took place.

Respect PM's post, will fight on issues: Rahul in Gujarat

The Congress has reportedly instructed its spokespersons to refrain from personal attacks on the PM.

PM talking about Aiyar's remark after getting exposed: Rahul

He promised a complete loan waiver to farmers as soon as the Congress formed government in the state.

Let Cong netas asking about my family know, I'm son of Bharat Mata: Modi

Modi said he will serve the country till his last breath.

Gujarat polls: 1st phase ends with 68% voting, complaints of EVM tampering

Voting in the first phase began with reports of multiple faulty electronic voting machines at various booths, prompting Congress leaders to request quick action from the poll body.

Festival of democracy sees voters of various hues

Voters from different sections of society queued up on Saturday morning outside the polling boots in 89 seats spread over south Gujarat and Saurashtra.