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Diwali break for Maha politics

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | TN Raghunatha/Deepak Upreti | Mumbai/New Delhi

The ice between the two erstwhile saffron alliance partners the BJP and Shiv Sena has been broken with the latter making the first move towards mending fences and expressing its readiness to be part of the new BJP-led Government in Maharashtra. Post-Diwali break, from Monday onwards, formal talks will begin between…

CBI names Saradha chief, TMC MP Ghosh; who next?

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

The CBI on Wednesday filed the first chargesheet in the Saradha mulit-crore chit fund case naming three prime accused Sudipto Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and suspended Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh and their companies. The CBI said more names would be added in the supplementary chargesheets that would follow “in due course.” Though…

Jilted daughter of DPS principal ends life

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Sakshi Chand | New Delhi

In a shocking incident, the daughter of the principal of a prestigious Delhi school allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday night. The body of 29-year-old Anjana Saini, daughter of DR Saini, principal of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, was found on Tuesday night at their home located on the school campus. Anjana, who was…

Hospital shields Burdwan terrorist, NIA moves court

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday moved the court alleging non-cooperation against Bengal’s biggest State-run health facility SSKM Hospital, where one of the prime accused in the Burdwan bomb blast Abdul Hakim was undergoing treatment after a bomb accidentally went off last month killing one terrorist and injuring another…

Walsh to stay on as SAI pledges to amend itself

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Much to the relief of the country’s hockey fraternity, Hockey India coach Terry Walsh, who had tendered his resignation from the post on Tuesday, has decided to stay on. The U-turn came after Walsh had a discussion with the top officials in the Sports Ministry and the Sports Authority of India…

Sarita Devi suspended for protest against ‘injustice’

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

International Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi from competitions for rejecting her Asian Games bronze medal at the podium following her controversial semifinal loss against a South Korean boxer at Incheon. The amateur boxing world governing body announced on Wednesday it was also barring coaches Gurbaksh…

Surat diamond baron spreads his wings

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Nayan Dave | SURAT

Ahead of the festival of lights 50-year-old Surat-based diamond baron Savji Dholakia grabbed eyeballs around the world when news of his company Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd giving Fiat Punto cars, two bedroom flats and diamond jewellery to 1200-odd employees as Diwali bonus, appeared everywhere. Now, on Diwali, Dholakia and…

Golden coach of Indian hockey quits in disgust

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Just over a fortnight after guiding the Indian hockey team to a historic Gold medal in the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, chief coach Terry Walsh has tendered his resignation citing “difficulty in adjusting” with the country’s “sporting bureaucracy” and over “pay dispute” with the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Walsh…

Backroom boy comes upfront

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | Amitabh Shukla | Chandigarh

Sixty-year old Manohar Lal Khattar, a bachelor, will be the first BJP Chief Minister of Haryana. Specially brought in from the organisation and given a ticket to contest the Assembly polls, Khattar has a four-decade old association with the RSS. He was chosen by the newly elected BJP legislators as…

Speculation rife as Gadkari supporters lobby for him

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Supporters of senior BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari began to lobby intensely for his candidature as Maharashtra’s next Chief Minister on Tuesday, even as the party deferred the Government formation exercise till Monday next, owing to the ongoing Diwali festivities. Within hours of the BJP’s former…

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Pakistan’s Kashmir gambit

19 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd)

It is clear that India is in a position to manage status quo in J&K. It is also evident that Pakistan is in no position to alter it...

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Govt sanctions order for four new police stations

23 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd)

The state Government on Wednesday sanctioned four new police stations for Ghaziabad and Meerut districts. Briefing mediapersons here on Wednesday, Home Secretary Kamal Saksena said the Government cleared three new police stations for Ghaziabad and one for Meerut district...

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We cannot become a generation lost. I ask all countries all around the world: Let us say no to wars. Let's say no to conflicts.

Nobel laureate | Malala Yousafzai

I just want him (estranged husband) to be happy. I don't care whom he goes out with and I don't know whom he's dating.

Reality TV star | Kris Jenner

I am not keen to return to Maharashtra. I am happy in New Delhi. But I'll follow the party leadership's order.

Union Minister | Nitin Gadkari
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