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A hand grenade today exploded and injured seven children who were playing with it in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said.


Chinese police have detained more than 11,000 suspects during the past two years for alleged misuse of citizens personal information.

Hong Kong

Leading multiplex operator PVR is scouting overseas destinations for expansion and plans to open its first project in Sri Lanka in next two years, a top company official has said.


As India and China today held special representative level talks on key aspects related to border issues, China said this mechanism has been operating well and is an important platform for strategic communication between the two countries.

Nantoo Banerjee

It is good to know that the government is now getting ready with a direct tax reform process, after a radical reform of the country’s indirect tax system with the rolling out of GST. With all probabilities, the country will have a new direct tax code by the middle of next year. A panel set up to formulate the direct tax code is believed to have prepared a draft for consideration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The focus is on easing the current direct tax system.

Anjan Roy

If ever an election was fought and decided on the undertones of economic issues, Gujarat one was.
The astute politician that Narendra Modi is, he had realized this and even stated it upfront. He was prepared to pay a political price for his economic policy decisions. The Gujarat election results vindicate that assessment. How?

Latest reports confirm that in air pollution, Kolkata has now ‘beaten’ Delhi. The air here is more poisonous than Delhi’s. A number of factors have contributed to the aggravation of the problem. Wanton felling of trees which goes hand in hand with any ‘development’, be it road or house building or building new routes of Metro rail, is a major cause. The ever rising number of motor vehicles consuming fossil fuels is another.


A video purportedly showing a senior police official assaulting a man has gone viral on social media, prompting the Cyberabad police authorities here to order an inquiry.


Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, Speaker of Assembly V Vaithilingam and host of leaders extended Christmas greetings highlighting the message of Jesus Christ.


Twenty-two years after K Karunakaran was removed as Kerala chief minister in the wake of the ISRO spy case, KPCC president M M Hassan has stirred a hornest's nest by saying Congress leader A K Antony was against the leader's ouster.


Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today accused his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar and state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa of trying to play out a 'drama' on the issue Mahadayi river water issue, keeping the coming assembly elections in mind.


A local court has quashed non-bailable warrants issued against Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Rana, BJP MLA Sangit Som and BJP MP Bhartendu Singh in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.


Uttar Pradesh minister of state (independent charge) for water supply and water resources Upendra Tiwari today alleged that efforts were made to save the accused persons in the 2G scam during the Congress-led UPA regime.


Sidelined AIADMK leader and independent candidate for the RK Nagar bypoll TTV Dhinakaran today took a virtually unassailable lead of over 35,000 votes against his AIADMK rival E Madhusudhanan at the end of 16 rounds of counting.


The BJP retained the Sikandra Assembly seat of bandit Phoolan Devi fame in a bypoll today by a margin of over 11,000 votes.

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P. Sreekumaran

The Janata Dal (United) in Kerala is impaled on the horns of a dilemma. The deepening crisis is due mainly to the sharp division on whether to remain in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) or to cross over to the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic front (LDF).


Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Prof Suranjan Das today alleged the discriminatory nature of funding by University Grants Commission (UGC) was causing financial constraints to state universities.


The BJP today wrested both the Pakke-Kessang and Likabali Assembly seats from the Congress in the by-elections to these constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh.


A Brahmin outfit stepped up its protest against senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today demanding his removal from the party for his alleged derogatory remarks on the community.


The ruling Left Front in Tripura, will formally kick off its campaign for the coming Assembly election here on December 31, party sources said on Saturday.


Resumption of peace parleys between Mizoram government and Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention (Democratic), proposed to be held before Christmas has been deferred, home department officials said.


A police constable was killed and two policemen were injured when the car carrying them collided with a pick up van coming from the opposite direction in Rohtas district, police said today. The accident occurred on NH 2 near Tekari village late last night.


Globally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today claimed to have created the world's biggest sand Santa face with message World Peace on the Puri beach of Odisha on Christmas eve.


RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who was convicted by a special CBI court on Saturday in a fodder scam case, is entitled to a newspaper and a television set at the Birsa Munda jail, a senior jail officer said.


A man allegedly killed his mother and injured his brother this morning at Dogachhi Darwanpara under Thanarpara police station area of Nadia district. Police said Mustapha attacked his mother Ashma Bibi with a sharp-edged weapon following an argument.


Wildlife personnel have arrested two poachers in Odisha's Chilika area and seized four bird carcasses from them, a senior forest officer said.


Demanding an error free National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, the All Assam Student Union (AASU) today said that no Bangladeshis coming to Assam after 1971 will be allowed to stay in the state.


Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) A K Joti today said the Election Commission (EC) was happy with the poll preparedness in Meghalaya where Assembly elections are due next year as he concluded the two-day review of the state election machinery here.