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Dope hits Narsingh’s Rio dream

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Karthik Raman | New Delhi

After successfully fighting a long legal battle with Olympian Sushil Kumar for a spot in the 74kg category for the Rio Olympics, wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s world came crashing down on Sunday after he failed a dope test conducted by NADA almost dashing his hopes of flying to Rio. But Narsingh...

Rajnath asks forces to avoid fatal guns

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to Kashmiris to help in restoration of peace and normalcy in the Valley. Asserting that the issues of disagreement and conflict can be resolved through dialogue, he urged the youth not to indulge in stone pelting and asked security forces to refrain...

Govt may heed Cong’s demands on GST

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

The Government is contemplating to list the crucial GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bill for discussion in the Rajya Sabha this week after a key meeting of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Finance Ministers of States on Tuesday. By then the Government is also expected to make some breakthrough with the...

2 AAP MLAs held; one over murder bid charge, other in sacrilege case

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi/Chandigarh

AAP MLA from Okhala Amanatullah Khan and party MLA from Mehrauli Naresh Yadav were arrested in Delhi on Sunday — former over the allegation of murder attempt and the latter for Punjab’s Malerkotla sacrilege incident of June 24. Punjab Police IG (Patiala Zone) Paramraj Singh Umra Nangal said in Chandigarh,...

BJP suspends Bihar MLC nabbed for misbehaving with minor in train

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | PNS | PATNA

Caught for allegedly sexually harassing a minor girl in a running train, Bihar BJP MLC Tunna Pandey was on Sunday arrested by the railway police and later on suspended from party. Pandey was arrested on the basis of a written complaint from the parents of the 12-year-old girl, said BN...

Monsoon fury, depth of sea to slow down AN-32 search ops

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

By the time this newspaper reaches the readers, 72 hours would have been over since the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force that took off from Tambaram Air Station near Chennai on Friday went missing. Even at the time of going to Press at midnight on Sunday, there is...

Caste concerns Maya; protests called off

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Biswajeet Banerjee | Lucknow

Pushed to the back foot over fear of losing support of the upper caste, BSP national president Mayawati on Sunday called off her party’s proposed anti-BJP and anti-Government protests scheduled for Monday. The BSP chief said she was not expecting “justice” from the Government and would take matter to people’s court...

Ghar wapsi of Indians in distress

Sunday, 24 Jul 2016 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi

For the last two years, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been conducting “ghar wapsi” of a different kind — ensuring the return of Indian hostages back home from different war-torn regions across the globe. With Indian aid worker Judith D’Souza being the latest to be rescued from Taliban captivity...

ISIS kills 80 Hazaras in Kabul

Sunday, 24 Jul 2016 | AFP | Kabul

ISIS claimed responsibility for twin suicide blasts on Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shia Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in their first major attack in the Afghan capital. The bombings, apparently aimed at sowing sectarian discord in a country well known for Shia-Sunni...

20 ships, 10 jets scouring Bay of Bengal for plane

Sunday, 24 Jul 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

The massive search and rescue operation to locate the AN-32 transport aircraft of IAF with 29 personnel on board that went missing on Friday while flying from Chennai to Port Blair continued for the second day on Saturday. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flew to Chennai to take stock of the...

Sunday Edition

Apocalypse now

24 Jul 2016 | Ananya Borgohain

A cloudburst can paralyse a megacity like Delhi, a cyclone can wreak catastrophe in Mumbai, that also has a nuclear facility, and an epic flood can decapacitate Kolkata anytime. All threats posed by climate change are no more in the future...

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Survey exposes poor state of farmers in State

25 Jul 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan (GASS) had recently conducted a survey on the farmers’ suicide in the State in eight districts — Cuttack, Jajpur, Khordha, Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada, Baleswar and Kendrapada. According to the survey report released here on Sunday, small and marginal farmers, landless agricultural workers, women and children from dalit and tribal communities are the worst victims of drought...

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The Modi Government is not concerned about the people of Kashmir as he was not present either in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha when the issue was discussed.

Congress leader | Ghulam Nabi Azad

I just enjoy what I do, I don't really strive for perfection, I don't feel pressurised by the competition.

TV Actor | Shakti Mohan

In preventive diplomacy and resolution of conflict, the UN’s role is to put people together. Hopefully, we will resolve this (Kashmir) conflict.

UN counter-terrorism official | Jean-Paul Laborde
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