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Congress complains about sharp increase in headcount in Rajasthan voters' list

A delegation of Congress leaders, including the party's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, on Tuesday met Election Commission officials and raised issues related to alleged irregularities in the voters' list in the state. 
Aug 14, 2018 14:52 IST

Supreme Court to hear plea of 300 army personnel challenging police cases against them in AFSPA areas

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on August 20 a plea filed by over 300 army personnel challenging the filing of police cases against them for operations in areas where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is in force. 
Aug 14, 2018 14:50 IST

2 Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army in J&K's Kupwara

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Jammu & Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here on Tuesday. 
Aug 14, 2018 12:35 IST

Supreme Court to hear Tamil Nadu's plea against NGT order giving Vedanta Limited access to Tuticorin plant

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on August 17 the plea of Tamil Nadu government challenging an order of the National Green Tribunal giving Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin. 
Aug 14, 2018 12:34 IST

Somnath takes his saddest day to grave, family tells CPM: 'N-O. No'

Somnath Chatterjee made his last journey wrapped in the maroon and green of Mohun Bagan, not the red of the Marxists.
Sandip Chowdhury Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul dares Modi to Rafale debate

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to an open debate on the Rafale aircraft deal.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

February polls on table

The Narendra Modi government and the BJP are toying with the idea of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and 11 Assemblies, most of them BJP-ruled, primarily to undercut anti-incumbency and to derive political advantage by selling the idea in "national interest", sources said.
J.P. YADAV Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Gun-wielders with protectors in high places

Monday's suspected assassination bid on former JNU student Umar Khalid in the heart of the capital has shocked politicians and academics but not surprised too many of them.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Shiv Sena 'communist propaganda' jab at Modi

BJP ally Shiv Sena claimed on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent interviews to two English dailies had been given over email, comparing the alleged practice to "propaganda seen in communist countries".
Arnab Ganguly Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

'Do-not-donate' hate messages in Kerala

Communal and anti-Left messages have been posted on social media asking people not to donate to the Kerala chief minister's relief fund at a time the Opposition Congress has extended full support to the Left government's efforts to tackle the flood situation.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP Rafale 'lie' cry

The BJP on Monday accused Rahul Gandhi of spreading a "blatant lie" on the Rafale deal but rejected the Congress president's offer of a debate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

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