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Kerala CM to Centre: Bring home nurses stuck in Libya

Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy has sought the Centre’s help to bring home 118 nurses from his state stranded in strife-torn Libya.

Saharanpur peaceful, curfew eased further

Id ul-Fitr was celebrated in a subdued manner in riot-torn Saharanpur Tuesday, with curfew relaxed in the morning for eight hours in two shifts.

BJP plans MPs’ ‘report cards’

In his bid to make BJP MPs perform better in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning “report cards” on his legislators.

Caste may spoil RJD, JD-U hopes

The two arch-rivals in Bihar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and former chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, coming together with an aim to take on the “communal” BJP may look formidable on paper, but

SP minister designated for bypolls

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav has designated senior ministers for each of the 12 Assembly constituencies where by-elections are to be held probably in October.

BJP stress on House etiquette

“There is no question of any minister trying to cling to his or her post. This has been a practice in Bharatiya Janata Party since Vajpayee days,” a BJP functionary said.

Government puts genetically-modified crop trials on hold

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 86th ICAR Foundation Day function in New Delhi Tuesday.  	— PTI

Bowing to Sangh Parivar pressure, the Centre on Tuesday put on hold its decision to allow field trials of GM crops.

Two Bengaluru gym teachers held for rape of 6-year-old

In a fresh twist to the Vibgyor child rape, the police arrested two gym teachers, Lalgiri, 21, and Waseem Pasha, 28, who allegedly raped the Class 1 student on July 3 at the school gym after all other

Blow to Congress as Haryana minister quits

Blow to Congress as Haryana minister quits

The rebellion against Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ahead of the Assembly polls escalated on Tuesday with state power minister Ajay Yadav resigning from his post and attacking the CM fo

John Kerry praises Narendra Modi on eve of Delhi dialogue

John Kerry praises Narendra Modi on eve of Delhi dialogue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley over US talks

The collective moral might and high-mindedness of the Communist parties of India miserably failed the country in the critical battle of 2014. Their numbers in Parliament dropped drastically and their presence as an ideological force is dwindling day by day.

Here is something for Dinanath Batra to chew on. While he leads the charge against cakes and candles on birthdays, all things Western, including English language education, millions of Chinese college students take the country’s many standardised English tests every year, hoping to embellish their resumes with language certificates.