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In new sting, Kejriwal abuses Bhushan, Yadav; threatens to form new party

Yogendra Yadav alleges fake campaign

AAP leader Yogendra Yadav today alleged that a fake campaign to remove Arvind Kejriwal was being run in his name.In a news conference, Yadav claimed that National Council member Mohit Sharma got a call asking him to support a proposal to remove Kejriwal as the National Convenor and anoint Yadav in his name."When we investigated, we found that the number from which I got the call is of the administrator of AAP MLAs whatsapp group," Sharma claimed, who was also present at the press ..., 1 hour ago

ISRO chosen for Gandhi Peace Prize

Indian Space Research Organisation has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country’s development through space technology and satellite-based services. The award, comprising Rs one crore and a citation, was decided after the jury for the prize met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening. Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, leader of the single largest opposition Party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, senior member of ...
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Gunfire, blast as militants attack hotel in Somali capital

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu. Gunfire could be heard inside the Maka-Mukarramah Hotel, but it was not clear if any gunmen had managed to penetrate the hotel's gate, said Somali police Captain Mohamed Hussein. He said there was no information yet on casualties and it was not clear who was being targeted. ...
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2 missing, 25 injured in massive explosion in New York building

Two persons are still unaccounted for following a massive “gas-related” explosion that razed three buildings to the ground and left 25 injured, four of them critically, in New York City’s Manhattan neighbourhood. New York City Fire Department firefighters battle fire at a residential apartment building in New York City's East Village. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters Initially, more people were missing, but they have since been accounted for, leaving two still missing, ...
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Swedish Nobel literature laureate Transtromer dies

Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, has died, daily Svenska Dagbladet reported on Friday, citing a member of the Swedish Academy. Transtromer won the prestigious award in 2011, pleasing many in the prize's homeland which had not celebrated a winner since Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson took home the prize in 1974. ...
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Why AIADMK is in a catch-22 situation

The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu doesn’t really want to antagonize Karnataka in any way that could have any sort of bearing on the case against party chief Jayalalithaa. However, it is under pressure back home over backing a farmers’ bandh call against check dams being proposed by the neighbouring state. contributor R Ramasubramanian reports. The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is in a tight spot over whether it should support a statewide shutdown ...
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Germanwings crash: 400-600 pieces of human remains found

Between 400-600 pieces of human remains have been retrieved from the crash site in the French Alps said the French police, adding that there are no intact bodies. The Germanwings plane with 150 people onboard crashed on Tuesday after it emerged that the co-pilot intentionally began the descent of the ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago Germanwings crash: 'No medical note presented'  Rediff.com3 hours ago Torn-up doc's note allowing co-pilot time off from work on day of crash found  Rediff.com6 hours ago German police find no 'smoking gun' in crash pilot's home  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Katara case: HC grants week-long parole to Vikas Yadav

The Delhi high court on Friday granted seven days custody parole to Vikas Yadav, serving 30 years jail term without remission for the murder of Nitish Katara, saying the convict will not move out of the territorial jurisdiction of the national capital. “The petitioner (Vikas) is granted a custody parole for a week. He be taken into custody to his south Delhi farm house and even to meet his lawyer,” Justice A K Pathak said, adding that police will always accompany him in plain ...
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Let's not make 50-over game like a T20, says Dhoni

‘We have not seen double hundreds in ODIs and now in three years' time you see three double hundreds being scored’ ‘You might as well bring all 11 inside the circle to have more dot balls’ 'Let's not make 50-over game like a T20 game because I feel even a lot of sixes and a lot of fours also makes it very boring' Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of India looks on. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images A staunch critic of the ICC's four-fielder theory which has led to ...
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India Open: Saina in semis; Sugiarto stuns Lin Dan

Saina Nehwal sailed past Indonesia's Hana Ramadhini 21-15, 21-12 for her maiden entry into the semi-finals at the India Open Super Series, while giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt went down fighting in the quarter-finals at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, in Delhi, on Friday. Prannoy, who sent the top seed and world No 2 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark packing out of the tournament, conjured up hopes of another upset before losing to world No. 6 Viktor Axelsen 21-16, 9-21, 18-21 in 58 minutes.
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