Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren at the inauguration of a power project

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland CM T.R. Zeliang during a meeting on the Assam-Nagaland border conflict in Guwahati

Kaum De Heere stopped from being released this week

Security personnel try to stop Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti protesters inside the Assam Assembly in Guwahati on Wednesday. — PT

DK Sikri tipped to be the next chief vigilance commissioner

Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Bunny Smith

A function was organised to commemorate 70th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Roads bear a deserted look as the Telangana Government begin the 'Intensive household survey' a day early in Hyderabad -PTI

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US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water.

India

Jharkhand Chief Minister too is booed at PM Modi event

Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren on Thursday became the third chief minister to be booed and jeered by crowds as he shared a stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at an event in Ranchi, Jharkhand’s capital

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Australians seek to extend India’s woeful away-from-home record

India’s tour of Australia might be over three months away but mind games have already started with pacer Ryan Harris saying they will not tone down their aggression and the Indians may face a brutal s

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America, Britain need to be tough

Whether the United States has been right in not succumbing to ransom demands by terrorists — unlike the leading Europeans that have coughed up hefty sums — can be debated.

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