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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus...

From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

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From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

In Melbourne, after South Africa lost by 130-runs to India, AB de Villiers sat in the...

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

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Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

New Delhi: Individuals with an annual income of above Rs 10 lakh but below Rs 1 crore...

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

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Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

Finance minister Arun Jaitley's proposals on gold in his first full-year budget are...

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Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

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Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday passed a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to remove disparity between Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders.The Citizenshi...


US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu's US Congress speech

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US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu's US Congress speech

Montreux (Switzerland):Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, US and Iranian negotiators resumed work today on an agreement meant to cr...

Swine flu: 1,198 people dead, number of cases cross 22,000

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Swine flu: 1,198 people dead, number of cases cross 22,000

New Delhi: The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,198 on Thursday as 40 more deaths were reported while the number of cases of the disease has crossed the 22,000-mark.The Health Ministry said ...

Anna Hazare gets death threats on Faceook, FIR lodged against Canadian NRI

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Anna Hazare gets death threats on Faceook, FIR lodged against Canadian NRI

Thane: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, who is set to undertake a footmarch protesting the Land Acquistion Bill, has received life threats on social networking site Facebook, police said on Wednesday....

Watch this dramatic rescue: Skydiver has seizure mid freefall

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Watch this dramatic rescue: Skydiver has seizure mid freefall

In November last year, Christopher Jones had a seizure while he was sky-diving in Perth. He blacked out and couldn't open his parachute, but his instructor managed to reach out and pulled the chord in...

Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks

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Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposi...

Home min asks MEA, I&B min to ensure Dec 16 rapist interview isn't aired abroad

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Home min asks MEA, I&B min to ensure Dec 16 rapist interview isn't aired abroad

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reportedly asked the Ministry of External Affairs as well as the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to ensure that the controversial documentary titled India's Dau...