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US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd wit...

US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

dward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the US government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden. He... read more »

Ram Jethmalani questions RSS chief Mohan...

Ram Jethmalani questions RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s quota remarks, wri...

Expelled BJP MP Ram Jethmalani has raised questions over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s views on reservation policy, saying these can be inferred as “an election bribe” to voters belonging to the upper castes in the Bihar elections. Jethmalani, a noted lawyer who was engaged as counsel... read more »

Destined to fail? Why Owaisi’s sec...

Destined to fail? Why Owaisi’s secular Muslim agenda may not work in ...

The debut of Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections — on 24 seats of the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region — has triggered an argument: that it would lead to a polarisation of votes on religious lines, which would ultimately... read more »

Modi-Abbas meet raises hope for captives...

Modi-Abbas meet raises hope for captives’ kin

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the leaders discussed the issue of Indians being held hostage in Iraq. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in New York before leaving for India on Tuesday. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup... read more »


UP horror: Mob kills man, assaults his son over rumour they were eating beef

His family reportedly never carried out sacrifices on Bakri-Eid to avoid any confrontation with other villagers, but on Monday night a mob surrounded the house of Mohammad Akhlaq in Uttar... read more »


Nine dead, over 30 injured in attack at Afghan volleyball match

Kabul: At least nine people were killed and 33 wounded Sunday in a bomb attack at a sports match in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, on the same day that Islamic State fighters launched... read more »


Thousands flee as `super typhoon` Dujuan nears Taiwan

Taipei: Evacuations were stepped up in Taiwan Monday as `super typhoon` Dujuan swirled towards the island, gathering strength on its approach to the east coast.Torrential rains and high... read more »

Successful Mars mission helps ISRO end year on high note

Isro successfully launches Astrosat, six other satellites

SRIHARIKOTA: Isro on Monday successfully launched India’s first astronomy satellite Astrosat, eleven years after the government cleared the project. A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle... read more »


In a first, France launches air strikes on Islamic State training...

Paris: Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria, President Francois Hollande said on Sunday, making good on a promise to go after the group that... read more »