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Ditched once, Nitish Kumar wary of Samajwadi Party in UP grand alliance
Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is learnt to be apprehensive of entering into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party despite SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's clarion call for a 'Mahagathbandhan' ahead of UP assembly elections.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:47:23 GMT)

If I die or get hurt, blame Ram Gopal: Amar Singh
"Let Mulayam Singh say that I have said anything against Akhilesh..there is a new breed of people who are with the CM as he is in power.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:48:28 GMT)

Signs of thaw as Samajwadi Party’s feuding factions hold out olive branch
After days of squabble in SP's first family, the Yash Bharti awards on Thursday gave an opportunity to UP CM Akhilesh Yadav for a rapprochement with his father and SP boss Mulayam Singh when he went to the latter's house along with some of the awardees and requested him to personally honour them. Mulayam couldn't attend the function because of a toothache.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:42:40 GMT)

Espionage case: Pak official held, expelled for spying; ties take another hit
The already dim prospects of any improvement in India-Pakistan relations were dealt another blow on Thursday with Delhi Police busting an espionage ring whose 'kingpin' is a Pakistan high commission official.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:00:31 GMT)

After schools, LeT targets banks in Kashmir valley
After schools, the Lashkar-e-Taiba has now threatened banks in the Kashmir valley.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:57:16 GMT)

BJP fields ex-CM Dasanglu Pul's widow for Arunachal bypoll
Party names candidates for Nov 19 bypolls to LS, assembly seats in various states
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:54:51 GMT)

2 senior Rajasthan BJP netas join Congress
Former Union minister Subhash Maharia and former MP Hari Singh joined Congress on Thursday.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:53:27 GMT)

Pakistan to not to take part disaster risk conference in India
Only last week, Pakistan had withdrawn its senior representative from an international event on voter education hosted by the Election Commission of India, and sent a junior official instead.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:52:12 GMT)

Air India plane hit by truck in Jeddah, grounded
An Air India jumbo jet was hit by a food catering truck at Jeddah airport on Thursday morning when it was preparing to fly to Mumbai.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:50:01 GMT)

China: Boycott of our goods will hurt Indians
Amid talks about boycott of Chinese goods in India, China on Thursday warned India that such a boycott would not just affect Chinese investments in India but also bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:40:38 GMT)

Government to declare Zakir Naik's NGO 'unlawful' outfit
An 'unlawful' association is different from a 'terrorist' organisation listed under UAPA.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:21:11 GMT)

Plea against Sonia Gandhi's election from Rae Bareli
A voter from Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi’s constituency, approached the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking trial of the Congress president for allegedly resorting to corrupt practices by making an appeal to electors on the ground of religion in the 2014 parliamentary elections.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:24:54 GMT)

India snubs China, says Dalai Lama can go to Arunachal Pradesh
'He's Our Guest, Can Visit Any Part Of India'
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:10:19 GMT)

Secularism not aloofness to religion: SC
Amid a high-voltage legal debate on curbing use of religion to seek votes, the Supreme Court asked on Thursday whether secularism meant complete separation of politics from religion and said it would attempt to give a pragmatic interpretation of the law dealing with using religion and caste to promote hatred during elections.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:10:07 GMT)

#Sandesh2Soldiers campaign: PM Modi retweets people's Diwali wishes to soldiers
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:31:05 GMT)

Identity of group behind Uri attack 'still under investigation'
In the wake of Lashker-e-Taiba declaring one of the four fidayeen behind the Uri attack as “its lion-hearted warrior”, contradicting the Indian Army’s initial claim pinning the blame on Jaish-e-Mohammad, home ministry said identity of the group behind the strike “is still a matter of investigation”.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:16:41 GMT)

Espionage case: Pakistan retaliates, asks Indian embassy official to leave country in 48 hours
In a tit-for-tat move, Pakistan on Thursday declared Indian high commission official Surjeet Singh as 'persona non-grata' and asked him to leave the country in next 48 hours. Earlier in the day, India had declared Pakistan high commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar 'persona non-grata' for spying.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:55:00 GMT)

Espionage case: Man, whose Aadhar detail was stolen, shocked
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:31:00 GMT)

PM forms 10 groups of secretaries to focus on specific sectors
The PM has decided to form 10 groups of secretaries which will work on sectors like agriculture, energy & transport and submit their reports by the end of next month. The decision was announced as PM Modi met all secretaries, Cabinet ministers and ministers of state for independent charge in Delhi.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:42:49 GMT)

Ex-Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria examined by CBI in Sheena Bora case
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:05:21 GMT)

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