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Resolve Devyani Khobragade issue to revive ties, India tells US

NEW DELHI: Foreign secretary Sujatha Singhon Wednesday asked visiting US assistant secretary of state for South Asia Nisha Biswal to address the issue of diplomat Devyani Khobragade to help bring the strategic relations back on track. As TOI reported earlier, US energy secretary Ernest Moniz is ...

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Kejriwal’s detention in Gujarat sparks AAP-BJP clashes across cities

AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: Gujarat policedetained Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwalon Wednesday for all of half-an-hour in Radhanpur town, halting his four-day tour of the state to expose BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi’s claim of model state. It triggered massiveAAP protests outside BJP offices and violent ...

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BJP likely to field Rajnath from Lucknow

NEW DELHI: BJP chief Rajnath Singh is likely to contest from the prestigious Lucknow seat in Uttar Pradesh in the coming Lok Sabha elections, shifting out of Ghaziabad which he now represents in Parliament. The announcement is expected after the party’s central election committee ...

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UP doctors on strike, 8 more die

LUCKNOW/KANPUR/ VARANASI/ALLAHABAD: Eight more patientsdied in medical colleges across UP in the past 24 hours as residents of super-specialty medical institution like Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences joined the junior doctors’ strike which entered its fourth day on Tuesday. At least 30 patients have reportedly ...

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After Penguin, another publisher recalls Wendy Doniger’s book

BANGALORE: Within weeks of Penguin controversially recalling Wendy Doniger’s book, ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’, another publisher, Aleph, pulled out the American author’s previous work, ‘On Hinduism’, on Tuesday. Bookshops across Bangalore received calls from representatives of Aleph Book Company, ...

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New Delhi vs Washington: India hardens stance against US protectionism

NEW DELHI: Trade minister Anand Sharma on Tuesday accused the United States of excessive trade protectionism, launching a broadside that coincided with the visit of a top US official to patch up a stormy bilateral friendship. Trade friction between the ...

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Rohit may not be legitimate enough to inherit ND Tiwari’s property

DEHRADUN: Veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari may have accepted Rohit Shekhar as his biological son in a TV interview, but according to legal experts, the “confession” does not necessarily mean that Rohit now has a claim over Tiwari’s ancestral property estimated to be worth ...

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John Kerry arrives in Kiev, Putin says no need yet to send troops to Ukraine

MOSCOW/KIEV: Russia has no need yet to send troops into Ukraine but reserves the right to use “all means” to protect citizens should the necessity arise, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “We reserve the right to use all means to protect” ...

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‘Unhappy’ SC sends Sahara boss Subrata Roy to Tihar Jail

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it was totally unhappy with Sahara chief Subrata Roy’s proposal to refund money to investors. The apex court sent him to Tihar Jail where he will remain in judicial custody “till he comes up with ...

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TRS ‘backtracks’ on merging with Congress, says no such assurance given

NEW DELHI: The possibility of TRS merging with Congress seemed to have hit a roadblock today with the regional party of Andhra Pradesh saying there was no such move but said it was open to an alliance. Congress claimed TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed ...

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