Security personnel check a vehicle at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Wednesday during a high alert on the eve of PM Modi's visit. PTI

Union minister Nitin Gadkari is welcomed by supporters on his arrival at Nagpur airport on Tuesday —PTI

Haryana CM-designate M.L. Khattar meets the media in Chandigarh Tuesday. — PTI

Spurt in gold demand on Dhanteras due to lower prices

Amit Shah rejigs BJP portfolios: Om Mathur will handle Uttar Pradesh

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP president Amit Shah after their meeting in New Delhi on Monday. — PTI

Bar all who face serious charges in polls: V.S. Sampath

Anant Geete and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI/DC)

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Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

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Politically-linked firms face action

An unprecedented ban on India’s largest property developer from tapping capital markets has fuelled expectations of tougher penalties ahead, as the country’s regulators feel emboldened to take on even

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‘Government hardly took steps to help flood-hit victims’

Kashmir’s chief Muslim cleric and chairman of his faction of separatist Hurriyat Conference alliance, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has accused the state and central governments of being callous and adopting d

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Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattles South on Day One

East Zone bowlers, led by the seasoned Laxmi Ratan Shukla, rattled South Zone in the final hour reducing them to 236/9 despite Robin Uthappa’s well-crafted hundred on the first day of the Duleep Troph

Editorial

Nehru: Why the big fuss?

Members of the Nehru-Gandhi family being kept out of the official committee to observe the 125th anniversary of the birth of India’s visionary first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is no big deal.

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