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Sonia springs a surprise hug on Sush

Sonia Gandhi surprised Sushma Swaraj with a hug at Parliament’s Central Hall this morning soon after the BJP had stalled the Houses again demanding the heads of two controversy-hit ministers....   | Read..
 

Before result, hat in Bangalore ring

The leaders of Karnataka’s major political parties are working out the scenarios ahead of Wednesday’s counting for the Assembly polls....   | Read..
 

CBI waits for court pointers

CBI officers hope the Supreme Court will set guidelines on how the agency should “interact” with the government when it makes observations on the coal probe t...   | Read..
 

Bansal plays camera-shy

The cameras panned, but “MR Clean” had gone....   | Read..
 

Drink and get derailed

Delhi Metro will soon be out of bounds for those who have been getting off their cars and hopping on for a ride home after a drink too many. ...   | Read..
 
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Tents gone, not border ‘pinpricks’

China proposed a border defence cooperation agreement (BDCA) a month before the Raki Nala incid...   | Read..

Sarabjit used as avenger: Pak

Sarabjit Singh was used by the Research and Analysis Wing to avenge Islamabad’s alleged s...   | Read..
 

CBI lines up Sajjan appeal

The CBI will appeal against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh riots case in which five membe...   | Read..

Kerala tongue tied to Iceland

India’s Dravidian languages evolved from a parent tongue that was the first to branch out about 15,000 years ago f...   | Read..

Court agrees to hear Bhullar wife’s plea

The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a fresh plea seeking a stay on Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar...   | Read..

Cigarette VAT cut

The Uttar Pradesh government today slashed value added tax on cigarettes/cigars from 50 per cent to 25 per cent....   | Read..

Scan on more rail big fish

Not just Mahesh Kumar, some other railway bigwigs too are under the CBI’s scanner in the bribes-for-jobs case, age...   | Read..

‘Rs 120-a-year’ clean water

A water purification technology based on a synthetic sand-like material developed by scientists in Chennai could, they s...   | Read..

Plea in SC to send Sanaullah home

The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear a plea for the repatriation of seriously injured Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranja...   | Read..

China puts ‘loss of face’ above Ladakh row

In the end, it was cultural sensitivities, not any military strategy that brought about an end to a face-to-face stand-o...   | Read..

The tin-pot icebreaker

One among the many whispers that cloak any deal with China is that the face-off at Raki Nala was resolved “for the...   | Read..

Bangla bill seized from Khurshid

Two Asom Gana Parishad MPs today snatched from Salman Khurshid a bill to ratify the land boundary pact with Bangladesh, ...   | Read..