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Farewell 2012: Best pics of the year

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Pune landslide: Toll rises to 41, rain hampers rescue efforts

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Pune landslide: Toll rises to 41, rain hampers rescue efforts

The death toll in the landslide at Malin village near here rose to 41 this morning even as rescue workers resumed operations, which were hampered during the night due to rains and poor visibility.Acco...


Will WTO standoff take the sheen off John Kerry's meeting with Modi?

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Will WTO standoff take the sheen off John Kerry's meeting with Modi?

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time today, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington.Kerry, who he...

Gujarat Cong hopeful after BJP's loss in Uttarakhand by-polls

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Gujarat Cong hopeful after BJP's loss in Uttarakhand by-polls

Ahmedabad: The Congress has begun seeing a ray of hope after the BJP lost the Uttarakhand by-elections recently, which according to Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) leaders, reflect an "...

Taiwan: Five gas explosions kill 24, injures 271

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Taiwan: Five gas explosions kill 24, injures 271

Kaohsiung, Taiwan: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air...

Gaza: Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour truce; Cairo to host peace talks

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Gaza: Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour truce; Cairo to host peace talks

New Delhi: Hours past midnight on Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a ceasefire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pu...

Beas tragedy: Ex-gratia given to kin of engineering students who drowned

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Beas tragedy: Ex-gratia given to kin of engineering students who drowned

Hyderabad: Telangana Home Minister N Narasimha Reddy distributed ex-gratia payments of Rs 1.50 lakh each to families of students of an engineering college in Hyderabad, who were washed awayin the Beas...