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In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a tit-for-tat response.

Air Algerie flight vanishes over Northern Mali, 116 on board

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Air Algerie flight vanishes over Northern Mali, 116 on board

Algiers: An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, the plane's owner and a French government official s...


NSG says no to VVIP security duties in the future

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NSG says no to VVIP security duties in the future

New Delhi: The NSG, which protects the most 'vulnerable' VVIPs of the country, has decided to stop taking any more protectees under its elite 'black cat' commando security cover.The special force has ...

WB: Eight-year-old allegedly gang-raped, body found hanging from tree

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WB: Eight-year-old allegedly gang-raped, body found hanging from tree

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and murdered in Nandakumar in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Her body was later found hanging from a tree.Subsequently, a 60-year-old man suspec...

Miles to go before rural India can be improved: Arun Jaitley

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Miles to go before rural India can be improved: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the country has "miles to go" to improve investment flows into farm sector, rural infrastructure and housing in villages."I don't wan...

Mumbai: Model accuses IAS office Sunil Paraskar of rape, probe ordered

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Mumbai: Model accuses IAS office Sunil Paraskar of rape, probe ordered

A Mumbai model has accused an IAS officer in the city of rape and has filed a complaint against him.NDTV reports that "the officer, Sunil Paraskar, has been accused of assaulting the woman when h...

PM Modi condoles death of students in Telangana mishap

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PM Modi condoles death of students in Telangana mishap

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the students who lost their lives when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned railway ...

India's schizophrenic vote on Gaza: Why we made a mistake

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India's schizophrenic vote on Gaza: Why we made a mistake

The Indian government's seemingly schizophrenic attitude to the Israeli pounding of Gaza is a classic case of the head and the heart being seriously misaligned. In its heart, the BJP-led NDA would lik...