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Indian court sentences five to death for 2006 train blasts

AN INDIAN court sentenced five men to death on Wednesday (September 30) for a series of bomb blasts that ripped through packed trains in...

In-house probe panel finds ‘no substance’ in sexual harassment allegations against CJI

An In-house Inquiry Committee of the Supreme Court headed by Justice S.A. Bobde "has found no substance" in the allegations of sexual harassment levelled...

Debate with me, I’m also a Gujarati: Pitroda

Congress leader Sam Pitroda on Thursday said the BJP-led government at the Centre had failed on all sectors and challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Sports minister rues over fixing scandal

INDIA’S sorts minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday (May 23) said he has been forced to hang his head in shame due to the IPL...

Kashmir militants threaten surge in attacks

KASHMIRI militants are threatening an “unprecedented” surge in attacks on Indian targets as deadly skirmishes imperil any rapprochement between Pakistan’s new government and New...

Village in Gujarat bans mobiles for single women

A VILLAGE in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat has banned single women from using mobile phones, with elders deeming the...

India’s farmer suicides blamed on fertiliser over-use

THE AGRICULTURE minister of Madhya Pradesh today blamed a recent spate of farmer suicides on over-use of chemical fertilisers and urged the country to...

Anna Hazare wins battle to launch public fast

SOCIAL activist Anna Hazare won a bitter fight against Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to hold a two-week public fast from today, stepping up...

Sikhs protest outside UN head quarters over Indo-Pak tensions

Several members of the Sikh community held a protest outside the UN headquarters in New York to raise their concerns over the escalating tensions between India and...

India reaches ‘broad consensus’ on land acquisition bill

  INDIA’S main political parties have struck a ‘broad consensus’ on a contentious land acquisition bill to better reward landowners whose property is bought for...