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Former MLA targets Digvijaya Singh for Congress debacle in MP
11 Dec 2013 at 7:53am
The former chief minister has become the Congress' most targeted punching bag after its third electoral debacle in the state.
Anti-Cong wave sweeping the country, Mamata Banerjee says
11 Dec 2013 at 7:19am
"There is an anti-Congress wave in the country. Price rise has affected the common man," Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.
Prafulla Chandra, noted agriculturist and technologist, passes away
11 Dec 2013 at 5:16am
Well-known agriculturist and technologist Devangi Prafulla Chandra passed away at a private hospital today due to heart attack, family sources said.
Penal provision for homosexuality reflection of 'medieval mindset: ASG Indira...
11 Dec 2013 at 1:33am
A "historical opportunity" has been lost to expand constitutional values, additional solicitor general (ASG) Indira Jaising said on Wednesday reacting to the Supreme Court verdict holding gay sex as a punishable offence.
India's rating may come under pressure if polls end in hung Parliament: S&P
11 Dec 2013 at 1:28am
India's sovereign rating may come under pressure if general elections due by May next year end up with a hung parliament or with a government unable to push through reforms, Standard & Poor's said on Wednesday.
Kejriwal, Butalia, Krishnan among '100 global thinkers of 2013'
11 Dec 2013 at 1:23am
Founder of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal is among Foreign Policy magazine's leading Global Thinkers of 2013, a list of 100 people who have made "measurable difference" and are "pushing the boundaries of the possible".
Justice Buch takes charge as Gujarat Lokayukta
11 Dec 2013 at 12:44am
After a decade, Gujarat finally got Lokayukta as Justice (retd) D P Buch takes oath at a ceremony organized in Raj Bhavan banquet hall in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.
Obama, Castro handshake was not pre-planned: White House
11 Dec 2013 at 12:13am
Obama's cordial handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was not "pre-planned" and was just an exchange of greetings, the White House has said.
RBI to unveil steps to tackle financial stress: Raghuram Rajan
10 Dec 2013 at 11:16pm
The Reserve Bank of India will announce next weeks steps to recognise and resolve financial stresses, including making it more expensive for so-called wilful defaulters to borrow funds, governor Raghuram Rajan said on Wednesday.
Karzai heads to India waving wish list of military hardware
10 Dec 2013 at 10:32pm
Afghanistan is pressing India to supply military helicopters, tanks and artillery as it tries to shore up security through regional alliances before the withdrawal of most NATO-led foreign troops by the end of 2014.
Uruguay approves first national market for legal marijuana
10 Dec 2013 at 7:47pm
Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.
Uruguay OK's first national market for legal marijuana
10 Dec 2013 at 4:47pm
Uruguay's Senate has approved the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious and risky plan that puts the government in charge of growing, selling and using a drug that is illegal almost everywhere else.
Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: New York police
10 Dec 2013 at 4:03pm
The four attackers responsible for killing at least 67 people at a Kenyan shopping mall may have escaped due to lax security, according to a New York police report released on Tuesday.
CIA papers show Leon Panetta spilled Osama bin Laden secrets
10 Dec 2013 at 2:59pm
Newly declassified documents show that former CIA director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta's speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
US hopes India will persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai on troops
10 Dec 2013 at 2:46pm
The United States expressed hope Tuesday that India would persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay, as lawmakers voiced outrage at the delay.