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Sarpanch shot dead by suspected militants in Kashmir

Suspected militants killed a sarpanch affiliated to opposition People's Democratic Party in Pulwama district of Kashmir, police said today. PTI File Photo. For Representation Only.

Suspected militants killed a sarpanch affiliated to opposition People's Democratic Party in Pulwama district of Kashmir, police said today.

Transgenders feel rejected as voters list reduces them to 513

Transgender voters, estimated to be around 5 lakh in West Bengal, feel left out of the electoral process with only 513 of them registered in the voters list as the third sex. AP File Photo

Transgender voters, estimated to be around 5 lakh in West Bengal, feel left out of the electoral process with only 513 of them registered in...

Alagiri factor continues to haunt DMK in southern TN

The rumblings within DMK that rocked the party after dismissal of M K Alagiri, its South Zone Secretary seems far from over, as the 63-year-old...

EC lifts ban on Amit Shah's campaign in UP

In a major relief to Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah, the Election Commission today lifted its ban on his participation in Lok Sabha poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh after he assured the poll body that he would not disturb the public tranquility and law and order. PTI File Photo

In a major relief to Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah, the Election Commission today lifted its ban on his participation in Lok Sabha...

Good voting, too, across 11 states

A good turnout of voters marked the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections held at 121 parliamentary constituencies across 11 states on Thursday.  DH photo

A good turnout of voters marked the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections held at 121 parliamentary constituencies across 11 states on Thursday...

Tribunal refuses to halt Kalasa-Banduri project

The Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal on Thursday refused to stop the Kalasa-Banduri Project and directed Karnataka to plug the vents to prevent automatic flow of flood water from Mahadayi to Malaprabha. PTI file photo for representation only

The Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal on Thursday refused to stop the Kalasa-Banduri Project and directed Karnataka to plug the vents to prevent...

DMK MP, four others convicted in cheating case

DMK Rajya Sabha member and former minister in the AIADMK government, T M Selvaganapathy, and four others including two retired IAS officers, were convicted by a CBI court here and sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment in a cheating case. DH graphic

DMK Rajya Sabha member and former minister in the AIADMK government, T M Selvaganapathy, and four others including two retired IAS officers...

CAG can audit private companies dealing in natural resources

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was empowered to examine the accounts of even private companies if they dealt with natural resources, in a judgement that will have far-reaching consequences. Reuters file photo

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was empowered to examine the accounts of even private...

Dhowan is new Navy chief

Newly appointed Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. K. Dhowan salutes after inspecting a guard of honour during his taking-over ceremony in New Delhi April 17, 2014. REUTERS

Admiral R K Dhowan on Thursday became the new chief of Indian Navy as the Central government finally ended a 50-day stalemate over finding a...

Prez rule in Delhi can be revoked anytime: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday explained the February 16 legal position taken by the Union Cabinet to impose President's Rule and keep Delhi Assembly...

Tamil Nadu seeks Cauvery Board, moves apex court

Tamil Nadu on Thursday approached the Supreme Court reiterating its plea for direction to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee for implementation of 2007 award on the river water dispute. PTI file photo

Tamil Nadu on Thursday approached the Supreme Court reiterating its plea for direction to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery...

Fresh plea in SC to stall Lokpal appointment by Centre

A fresh application was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday to stall a seemingly last bid by the UPA government to appoint the country's first Lokpal following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's letter to all members of the selection committee to hold a meeting between April 24 and 28. DH photo

A fresh application was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday to stall a seemingly last bid by the UPA government to appoint the country......

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