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2 LET MILITANTS GUNNED DOWN IN KASHMIR'S SOPORE

SRINAGAR, Dec. 14 -- Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in north Kashmir's Sopore, the police said on Thursday. The encounter took place whe... Read More


Interpol notice against Choksi

NEW DELHI, Dec. 14 -- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has managed to secure an Interpol Red Notice against fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi, in what is seen as a big boost to its efforts... Read More


13 feared dead after illegal coal mine collapses

SHILLONG, Dec. 14 -- Thirteen miners were feared dead after an illegal coal mine they were digging collapsed on them in Meghalaya's coal-rich East Jaintia Hills, an area where illegal mining is rife a... Read More


Sabarimala protester sets himself afire, dies

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Dec. 14 -- The ongoing Sabarimala agitation claimed its first victim on Thursday when a man said to be an Ayyappa devotee set himself ablaze in front of the Kerala secretariat wher... Read More


Facebook popularity doesn't ensure win

NEW DELHI, Dec. 14 -- Do engagements with politicians on Facebook reflect on-ground sentiment? If we go by the results of the five states that went to polls in November and December, the answer is: no... Read More


Outgoing Raj govt allots Raje her CM bungalow as MLA

JAIPUR, Dec. 14 -- Outgoing Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje was on Thursday re-allotted her official residence, 13, Civil Lines, in Jaipur. The bungalow was in the midst of controversy after ... Read More


Chouhan to take out 'Abhar' yatra to express gratitude

BHOPAL, Dec. 14 -- Ruling out his new role at the Centre after the BJP's defeat in assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, officiating chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan confirmed that he would take out a... Read More


KCR takes oath as T'gana CM for 2nd time, cabinet expansion soon

HYDERABAD, Dec. 14 -- Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao was sworn in as the chief minister of India's youngest state amid the chanting of vedic hymns at 1:25 p.m.... Read More


Upper castes still dominate heartland

JAIPUR, Dec. 14 -- Congress victories over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the key Hindi belt states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are the biggest political upset since the 2014 Lok Sabha electi... Read More


Low-profile leader emerges front-runner

JAIPUR, Dec. 14 -- When Ashok Gehlot, born to a family of professional magicians, became chief minister of Rajasthan for the first time in 1998, it came as a surprise. The low-profile politician had h... Read More