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Crime branch to handle Laxman Dhoble rape case

Bombay High Court

The Maharashtra government on Friday informed the Bombay high court that the crime branch of the city police was probing the complaint of rape against former state minister and the sitting NCP MLA fro

Vishal Sikka roped in for Digital India plan

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As the ambitious Digital India programme is rolled out, telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad enlisted the support of Vishal Sikka, head of India’s second-largest IT services firm, to help the

Saina Nehwal, P.V.Sindhu to lead badminton challenge

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Spearheaded by Saina Nehwal, P.V.

Lifters aim to repeat Commonwealth Games show

Sukhen Dey

After burying the ghosts of the doping menace at the Commonwealth Games with an impressive show, Indian weightlifters will aim for a rich medal haul when their campaign begins at the 17th Asian Games,

George Bailey lauds pacers for team’s victory

George Bailey

Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey has credited his bowlers for setting up a five-wicket victory against Hobart Hurricanes in their campaign opener of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 here.

Women need legal protection: Delhi court

Women need legal protection from marital rape and all kinds of “sexual perversity” by their husbands, a Delhi court has said, while dismissing bail plea of a man who was accused of raping and forcing

Caribbean test for Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI leggie Karanveer Singh bowled impressively in the first match.  	— BCCI

Launching their campaign on a winning note, IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab will look to dish out another dominating performance when they face the formidable Barbados Tridents in a Group B match of the

Russia violated Ukraine’s sovereignty, says Barack Obama

Ukrainian Americans from the mid-west and eastern seaboard rally in front of White House as Ukrainian President met Obama—  AP

OSCE team of 700 observers to monitor polls

Voges-led Scorchers take on underdogs Dolphins

Dolphins coach Lance Klusener

Australia’s Perth Scorchers, boasting many a proven performer in their ranks, will start as favorites when they take on South African team Dolphins in a clash of two non-IPL teams in the Champion Leag

Three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone to curb Ebola spread

A World Health Organisation worker trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Thursday. —AP

Sierra Leone’s normally chaotic capital was transformed on Friday as residents were confined to their homes for the start of a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the deadly Ebola epidemic.

The kindest thing that can be said of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s indifferent performance in the series of byelections since the general election last May is that they are a pointer to the significant role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring the decisive Lok Sabha outcome.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.