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TDP loosing tie-up with BJP


Hyderabad, January 05: TDP and BJP set to see a battle over water distribution from Godavari River to Krishna, through Polavaram Right Main Canal, for domestic and industrial use. BJP is also miffed over sanction of 1,300 crore for diversion of water. BJP and other opposition parties alleged that with this way of water distribution would deprive the irrigation and ... Read More »

25-year-old girl commits suicide in UP


Muzaffarnagar, Jan 2 (PTI) A 25-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping before a train at Gandhi Colony level crossing near Muzaffarnagar railway station, police said today. The body has not been identified yet and has been sent for post-mortem, GRP SHO, Niranjan Sharma said. According to an eyewitness, the girl seemed to be disturbed over some issue and was roaming ... Read More »

Three events that may change India forever


From the national security perspective and its long-term effect, three events changed India in 2014: A return of a majority government and the end of the coalition era at the Centre. First steps towards India-USrapprochement. India’s spectacular success in sending a probe to Mars, the Mangalyaan. Image: India successfully placed its spacecraft in orbit around Mars, becoming the first country ... Read More »

Girl killed by her father for honour in UP’s Muzaffarn


Muzaffarnagar, January 02: In a case of honour killing, a 19-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her father and other family members who were opposed to her relationship with a boy belonging to a different community in Baroda village of the district. The girl was murdered by her family members on New Year’s eve following a heated argument, SHO, Anand ... Read More »

Do not create fresh myths: Historians tell Modi


The Indian History Congress has, in a resolution, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statement that an ancient plastic surgeon must have attached the head of an elephant on the body of Ganesha. At its ongoing 75th session here, it criticised attempts in “influential quarters” to rewrite history through “ancient mythology”, “speculative chronology” and “fresh myths”. “Unfortunately even the Prime ... Read More »

Rahul could go, PM Modi may have a Vajpayee moment: Political predictions for 2015


Circa 2014 was Narendra Modi’s non-stop party. He invited us all with promises, shibboleths, slogans, dreams, hopes; anything he could conjure. For a long time, Rahul Gandhi hung around, even after being told that the music, the slogan, the chorus was all Modi’s and there was no chance he could dance on the poll floor. Sometime in the middle he slipped ... Read More »

AirAsia crash: Plane landed safely on water before sinking?


Jakarta, January 01: The AirAsia flight QZ8501 that met with disaster over the Java Sea on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore Sunday, may have made a safe landing on water before being consumed by high waves, amid a raging storm, experts say. The Daily Mirror reported Thursday, citing aviation experts, that the absence of any crash transmission ... Read More »

Modi to continue ‘ordinance raj’ in New Year – this time for E-rickshaws

Modi's rally in Hazaribagh

The New Year will witness the promulgation of yet another ordinance by the Modi government. This one, taking the total tally of recent ordinances to 10, is aimed at the Delhi assembly elections. A draft ordinance on amendments for the regularisation of battery-operated E-rickshaws and easing of norms for drivers has been sent by the road transport ministry to the ... Read More »

Pirate Akhilesh: UP CM says he ‘downloaded’ PK, gets ridiculed on Twitter


It was yesterday that we learnt that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after watching Aamir Khan-starrer PK had made the film tax free in Uttar Pradesh. However, a report in the Times of India quoting him saying he ‘downloaded’ the film to watch it has made him the butt of all jokes on Twitter The report quotes him as saying, ... Read More »

Chinese Police bust ‘breastfeeding prostitution ring’


Chinese police recently racked up around 15 adults involved in the breastfeeding prostitution ring. Police forces from Beijing, Hebei, Hubei and Jiangxi found out that, men with a breastfeeding fetish used to pay around 5,000 pounds a month for access to database of milk-producing mums after Beijing News exposed the racket, the Mirror reported. The gang was exposed in a ... Read More »