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Karnataka: Will CM Sadananda Gowda be replaced by Yeddyurappa loyalist Shettar?

New Delhi, July 1: The BJP's Parliamentary unit will on Sunday decide whether to replace Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda with BS Yeddyurappa loyalist Jagadish Shettar.

The decision comes after nine ministers in the Gowda government, including Shettar himself, resigned on Friday demanding change of leadership....

Congress's delay to stake claim to form government in '04 stunned Kalam

New Delhi, July 1: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has expressed surprise that Congress did not stake claim to form the government for three days after its stunning victory over NDA in the 2004 elections.

In an account of his innings in Rashtrapati...

Congress lawmaker assaulted for converting to Islam

Karimganj, June 30: A woman Congress legislator from Assam was thrashed by a mob at a hotel in Karimganj town late Friday night after she converted to Islam and married a Muslim friend, police said Saturday.

Rumi Nath and her husband Jacky Jakir, who were...

Fire at agrichemical plant in Andhra Pradesh, 17 injured

Hyderabad, June 30: At least 17 workers were injured after a chemical factory caught fire in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district this morning, according to District Collector Venkatrami Reddy. The fire broke out after a blast inside the Nagarjuna Agrichemical factory. Mr Reddy said the injured have been shifted to the local RIMS...

Agatha Sangma skips third event in 10 days to avoid medi

New Delhi, June 30: For the third time in 10 days, Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma skipped an event Saturday, apparently to avoid media scrutiny on her father, P.A. Sangma, contesting the presidential election as a candidate of the BJP and some other opposition parties.

Agatha Sangma was...

Floods swamp eastern India, 1.3 million displaced

Guwahati, June 30: India: Torrential monsoon rains triggered floods which swamped villages in eastern India and forced at least 1.3 million people to leave their homes for higher ground, officials said yesterday.

The death toll from flood-related accidents in worst-hit Assam rose to 31 with...

Air India website puts flight chartered for BSF on 'sale'

Kolkata, June 30: For a few hours between Thursday night and Friday noon, a website error dissolved one of the world's great divides - between civilian and military.

An Air India flight chartered for the Border Security Force (BSF) found its way into the regular...

Kalam was ready to make Sonia PM

New Delhi, June 30: President Abdul Kalam raised no objection to Sonia Gandhi becoming Prime Minister in 2004. Instead, he had been prepared to swear her in despite intense pressure from various parties and politicians, as that was the only “Constitutionally tenable” option available to him if the Congress chief had staked...

Malegaon blast: Did Army go wrong in Lt Colonel Purohit's case?

New Delhi, June 30: The Indian Army appears to be caught in the cross-hairs of a big new controversy - in 2008, it may have acted too quickly in accepting that a serving military intelligence officer, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, was linked to a right-wing terror group.

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Sarabjit embraced Islam, has a Muslim name Sarfaraz: Surjeet

Amritsar, June 29: Freed after a high decibel drama following Pakistan’s alleged flip-flop of first announcing the release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh and later clarifying that it was Surjeet Singh who was to be repatriated, Surjeet Singh — who on Thursday crossed over to India from Pakistan after spending more...