The Delhi government would form mahila suraksha dals (MSDs) to curb the crimes against women in the national capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said.
An Indian-born US woman has been asked to return to the US along with her toddler daughter by the Delhi High Court which left it to the jurisdiction of American court to decide the child's custody...
A hotel in Tamil Nadu's Trichy allegedly denied a room to an activist with disabilities Rajiv Rajan on Thursday night on the grounds that he would "soil their bed".
The distance between Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram is 500 Kilometers and usually takes over 13 hours to cover by road. But Wednesday night, for one heartwarming cause, it played out differently.
Chaotic scenes at the Delhi airport are soon going to be a thing of the past, the Bureau of Immigration has told the Home Ministry. Wait times have already cut down to 10 minutes from 22 minutes...
For the second time in as many weeks, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has come out in support of Rahul Gandhi and hit out at the government saying the BJP is "scared" of the Congress vice-president and has...
A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Kendrapara today, the first such incident in the coastal district of Odisha, the police said.
Tamil film music director Santhosh Narayanan, who scored music for the Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kabali', accused the Sydney Airport authorities today of racial profiling and alleged that a "rude" officer...
Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. institute...
Censured by the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority or EPCA for having done "too little" to augment the city's public transport, the Delhi government today announced that...
Discussions are underway between India and Japan on making use of space segment for providing inputs on weather-monitoring parameters and also on a joint lunar mission, ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar...
The Supreme Court has set up a medical board comprising doctors from the AIIMS to ascertain the health condition of a 28-week-old foetus and the pregnant woman who wanted to abort it on the ground of...
The family of a 28-year-old man agreed to donate five of his organs; liver, corneas and both kidneys which gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday.
A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army tomorrow over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996 by security forces during the internal conflict with the...
Data captured by a 'lost' satellite mission has provided scientists with vital information about gases in a galaxy cluster 240 million light years from Earth.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday with Canada and Mexico seeking to show more flexibility about addressing hard line U.S.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a Japanese-drafted resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but diplomats said Russia opposed the measure. A Syrian woman walks past damaged buildings in Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh It was not clear if Russia would cast its second veto in as many days or abstain

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar was lower on Friday along with Wall Street stocks as investors pulled back from technology stocks and were skeptical President Donald Trump’s Republican party would succeed in its efforts at overhauling U.S. tax law

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LONDON (Reuters) - Four people were killed on Friday after a mid-air collision between a light aircraft and a helicopter in southern England, police said. The incident took place just after 1200 GMT at Upper Winchendon, near the village of Waddesdon, about 45 miles (72 km) to the northwest of London. "Officers are in the process of working to locate and support their next of kin.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar was lower on Friday along with Wall Street stocks as investors pulled back from technology stocks and were skeptical President Donald Trump’s Republican party would succeed in its efforts at U.S. tax reform.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co (F.N) to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to end the week on a muted note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly, as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans’ tax cut plan. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 16, 2017.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

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WOLFSBURG/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) approved a 34 billion euro ($40 bln) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars. The world’s largest carmaker by unit sales will spend the money on electric cars, autonomous driving and new mobility services by the end of 2022, it said after a meeting of its supervisory board. “With the planning round now approved, we are laying the foundation for making Volkswagen the world’s No.

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As Delhi reels under thick smog again, there is still no combat strategy beyond an emergency plan to deal with extreme duress.
The One Belt, One Road is rapidly expanding China's presence in the South Asian region. How can New Delhi respond?
The direct benefits of demonetisation remain difficult to pin down, at least in hard data but the drawbacks of the policy are far easier to spot.
The Party Congress on October 24 stamped Xi Jinping's authority over the party. What does the prospect of Xi as China's permanent strongman mean for his home country and India?
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A high court verdict indicts the police, CBI and trial judge for pursuing a biased investigation against the Talwars.
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar return to freedom, and an uncertain afterlife.
China's military is set to undergo its most sweeping leadership change in history as Xi readies to stamp his authority over the PLA at the October 18 party Congress.
The replacements for MiG-21 jets, the mainstay of the IAF since the 1970s, have been marked by delays stretching over a decade.
The PLA has fortified its presence there and is settling down for the long haul. A close-up of the game of high-altitude Himalayan chess.
There's both hope and doubt in the Congress as the 'reluctant' dynast overhauls his image before taking over as party president.
India's military machine-the world's third largest army, fourth largest air force and seventh largest navy-performs a vital role of deterring conflict in a rough neighbourhood. There is palpable relief within the armed forces over the appointment of a full-time defence minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's most comprehensive cabinet reshuffle till date is marked with surprises.
With cyber crime opening up a new battlefront, India needs to fortify its information networks against malware.
At the centre of the trial was the intense personal drama of Muslim women's lives, caught in the clash between tradition and modernity, religion and law.
Mukul Roy, once West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's poster boy for all occasions, is in the doghouse. What will be his next move?
Whether or not the Blue Whale Challenge, a bizarre online 'game' that originated in Russia, is to blame, a recent series of teen suicides is causing parents a great deal of worry.
Amit Shah would be at the helm of expansion moves in the BJP, but it was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Sushil Modi who lured Nitish Kumar back to the party, leading to one of the biggest political coups in recent times.
With Nitish leaving him in the lurch, Lalu will have to fight time and the CBI to stay afloat and establish his children as his political heirs. But the RJD chief could still have a few aces up his sleeve.
Chamling, in an interview with India Today, opened up about how Sikkim is facing injustice due to Gorkhaland agitation in West Bengal.
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