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At ICJ, Pakistan rejects India’s plea for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

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Pakistan on Wednesday rejected India’s plea for consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav, claiming provisions for the same only applied to “legitimate visitors”, not “spies”. Jadhav, an Indian national who was arrested by Pakistan in the…

PM Modi to commission INS Kalvari, India’s first Scorpene submarine, today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission India-built INS Kalvari into the navy at Mumbai on Thursday, the first conventional submarine to join the fleet in 17 years, the government announced on Wednesday. The navy commissioned INS…

Mumbai doctors separate conjoined twins after 12-hour surgery

Nearly a year after a set of conjoined twins were born to a 26-year old mother at Parel-based Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital on September 19, 2016, doctors separated them on December 12, with a series of complex surgeries. In what…

Rohit Sharma breaks a host of records with double ton vs Sri Lanka in Mohali

Nobody can pace an innings better than Rohit Sharma, and, on Wednesday, the opener and stand-in Indian cricket team skipper gave Sri Lanka a taste of his talent with a mammoth knock of 208 in 153 balls that included 13 fours and 12 massive…

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Rohit Sharma’s double century powers India to big win vs Sri Lanka in Mohali

India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front, notching up his career’s third ODI double century and helping his team win against Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Mohali. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA 2nd ODI HIGHLIGHTS) Rohit, under fire…

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Gujarat elections: Poll panel orders FIR against violators after Rahul’s TV interview

The Election Commission directed the chief electoral officer of Gujarat on Wednesday to file an FIR against violators after complaints regarding the telecast of Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi’s interview to a television channel…

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WTO struggles to hone global trade vision after US turnabout

Trade ministers looked set to wrap up their biennial World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting without having reached a single agreement on Wednesday, still reeling from criticism brought by the United States, once the WTO’s driving force.…

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Gujarat elections: BJP threatening journalists for airing Rahul interview, Congress tells EC

The Congress on Wednesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was threatening journalists in Gujarat for airing Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi’s interview, and urged the Election Commission (EC) to take notice of it.…

Kobad Ghandy, Doon School-educated Maoist leader, released from Vizag prison on bail

Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, who is facing trial in several cases of murder and sabotage, was released on bail from Visakhapatnam central prison on Tuesday night. According to official sources, 66-year-old ideologue of the outlawed CPI …

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Tour de France winner Chris Froome faces questions over drugs test

Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication in his system during the Vuelta race in September, cycling’s governing body UCI said on Wednesday. An anti-doping test that the British…

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Temple run, corner meetings, rallies: How Rahul Gandhi fashioned his Gujarat campaign

Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi led the party’s election campaign from the front in Gujarat, criss-crossing the western state for more than two months during which he visited 26 temples. This is the third such time during his…

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Modi and Manmohan greet each other at Parliament attack ceremony after war of words

The bitter slugfest ahead of the Gujarat assembly election receded into the background on Wednesday as political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh, gathered to pay homage to the martyrs of…

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Fortis hospital row : Why FIR against one doctor only, HC asks Haryana; seeks report

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday questioned the Haryana government as to why it has booked only one doctor into an incident of a Gurgaon hospital charging Rs 18 lakh from a family for the treatment of dengue. The high court…

Supreme court halts government takeover of management of realty firm Unitech

The Supreme Court halted a government takeover of the management of top realty firm Unitech Ltd on Wednesday, saying the court is already seized of the matter. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) last week allowed the government to…

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India’s telecom subscriber base dips to 120 crore in October: TRAI report

Telecom subscriber base in the country dipped marginally to 120.1 crore as telecom firms lost over 1.75 crore customers in October, telecom regulator TRAI said in a report released today. The impact was, however, mitigated to some extent…

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On a high note: Soprano’s success gets Nigerians into opera

A live performance of an aria from an Italian opera, sung by a professional soprano, isn’t a common sound in Nigeria’s bustling commercial and entertainment capital, Lagos. But it’s not the most surprising thing for the performer, Omo…

Having fertility problems or gaining weight rapidly? Blame it on sleep deprivation

In our hectic lifestyle, there’s a great temptation to short-change sleep. But sleep is a vital driver of physiological systems in the human body, and when we’re deprived of shut-eye, our health and well-being can suffer in many ways.…

Tuesday, Dec 12

India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma under pressure, tricky conditions expected in Mohali

As Rohit Sharma walked to the middle of the PCA Stadium in Mohali on a gloomy Tuesday afternoon, he stopped to have a look -- not at the covered pitch but the moisture-laden dark clouds. The 24th Indian ODI skipper has only three games to…

Apple India sales rise 17% in 2016-17, set to cross $2 billion

Apple Inc., the maker of iPhones, is now within touching distance of crossing $2 billion in sales from India, although the world’s most valuable technology company faced significant headwinds late last year because of the impact of…

Airtel launches 4G services in Ladakh including Kargil, Dras and Leh

On Tuesday, India’s largest telecom company Bharti Airtel announced the launch of 4G services in Dras, Kargil and Leh in the Ladakh region, saying that it has become the first operator to provide the high speed data services in the area.…

Govt takeover of Unitech: Company law tribunal should have taken our leave, says SC

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the company law tribunal, NCLT, should have taken its leave before allowing the Centre to take over the management of embattled realty firm Unitech Limited. A bench comprising chief justice Dipak Misra and…

Monday, Dec 11

TV channels can show condom ads only between 10pm and 6am: I&B ministry

The government has ordered television channels not to air condom advertisements before 10pm and after 6am, a decision prompted by complaints of explicit content in such ads. The information and broadcasting ministry said these ads should…

Alwar: Another shootout between police and men carrying cattle, second in a week

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Police in Rajasthan’s Alwar shot at a truck being allegedly used to smuggle cows early on Monday, officials said, claiming people in the vehicle were the first ones to open fire. This is the second such case in days. Last week, a man was…

Security, trade to figure in Russia, India, China foreign ministers’ meeting

Security issues, including India’s efforts to counter Pakistan-based terror groups and the situation in Afghanistan, and regional trade are expected to top the agenda at a meeting between the foreign ministers of India, China and Russia in…

Congress to name Rahul Gandhi as president today

Rahul Gandhi will officially be declared Congress president on Monday, the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers for the top post in the grand old party. He takes over the reins from his mother Sonia Gandhi who remained at the…

Sunday, Dec 10

CPI(M)’s Karat, Yechury factions fail to reach consensus on Congress at politburo meet

Two factions of the CPI(M), led by general secretary Sitaram Yechury and his predecessor Prakash Karat, failed to arrive at an understanding on the party’s tactical line towards the Congress at a two-day politburo meeting that ended on…

India’s first anti-trafficking bill likely to get cabinet nod soon

The Union cabinet could soon consider and approve the country’s first anti-human-trafficking law, according to a senior government official familiar with the matter. The law, two years in the making, proposes punishment of up to 14 years…

3 caparisoned elephants run amok during procession at Sri Krishna temple in Kerala

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Three elephants ran amuck at the famous Sri Krishna temple here during ‘Kazhcha seeveli,’ a daily procession of caparisoned elephants on Sunday, causing injuries to at least two persons, including a mahout. The incident took place around 7…

CRPF constable who killed five colleagues in Chhattisgarh ‘driven by grudge’

The CRPF constable who allegedly killed four troopers at the force’s Basaguda camp in Chhattisgarh on Saturday evening opened fire to slay a platoon commander against whom he held a grudge, a preliminary probe revealed. A senior officer of…

Saturday, Dec 9

Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse. In a hectic day on Thursday, bitcoin leapt from…

After Pune fiasco, Dharamsala curator tight-lipped on pitch

Pandurang Salgaonkar, a former Maharashtra first-class player, suddenly came under spotlight during the India-New Zealand ODI series in October for all negative reasons. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA FULL COVERAGE) A TV sting showed Salgaonkar, the…

Can’t call Pakistan’s gesture as consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

Pakistan’s gesture of allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife to meet him in the jail in the presence of an Indian diplomat is a “positive development” but cannot be called consular access as of now, the external affairs ministry (MEA…

‘Day of rage’: Two Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in Israeli air strikes; US isolated at UN

Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Friday in violence linked to US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In the latest…