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Armed forces have freedom to respond on LoC: Antony


Under attack from opposition parties over his response on the killing of Indian soldiers, defence minister A.K. Antony Monday said the armed forces have the freedom to respond appropriately to a developing situation along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan.

Jagan resigns as MP, his mother quits Assembly: Telangana

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRC) president and Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Saturday tendered resignation from his Lok Sabha membership, protesting the manner in which the Congress party sought to divide Andhra Pradesh.

Don't write off Viru & Gauti, says More


The odds are stacked against Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir from making a comeback, but former BCCI selection committee chairman Kiran More says it would be premature to write off the chances of the Delhi duo. The dashing performances of Sehwag and Gambhir are in danger of fading away from fans’ memory because both of them haven’t played for India in recent times.

RTC tie-up put on hold over Telangana


Hyderabad: Senior bureaucrat D. Lakshmi Parthasarathy’s comments on the state’s division in a note file relating to the inter-state transport permits have kicked up a row.

Case filed against SRK for gender test of surrogate child


A complaint has been filed in a local court seeking action against actor Shah Rukh Khan, his wife Gauri and others under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act in connection with a child born through surrogacy to the couple.

Jaya wants Centre to include SC Christians in SC list


Noting that social tensions of unbalanced growth between Hindu scheduled castes and Christian converts have only “aggravated” over time, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa Friday said the Centre should treat scheduled caste Christians on par with Hindus, Sikhs or Buddhists and include them in the SC list.

B’luru police unearths a new terror module

In one of the biggest breakthroughs in terror investigation in south India, the Tamil Nadu police and the central crime branch, Bengaluru police, have stumbled upon a new terror module — “Al Muntaqim

Rupee bounces back from record-low close to 60.88 vs dollar; Sensex up 124 points


Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday recovered from all-time closing low, adding 42 paise to end at 60.88 against the dollar amid expectations the government would announce fresh steps to support the local

Indians work illegally for US Army in Afghan?

In a shocking revelation, a 30-year-old Keralite has told this newspaper that he had been working in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a support-staff member for the US Army for four years without a valid vis

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