Crews find suspected area of radiation leak

Federal official told a community meeting that the government hopes to know more next week.

Dust storm kills at least 27 in Uttar Pradesh

At least 27 persons were killed and more than 30 injured in a strong dust storm that lashed Uttar Pradesh, district officials said.

Mulayam Singh soft on rapists, Narendra Modi says 

Modi's statement comes after Mulayam Singh at a rally last week said that "death penalty in rape cases is unfair as boys make mistakes".

Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi

 Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late al-Qaida leader, announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

Good Friday observed in Kerala

Christians in Kerala today observed Good Friday as a day of prayers and penitence shunning all worldly comforts to commemorate the sufferings and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

EC has done 'injustice' to Azam Khan, SP says

While Amit Shah was "face of communalism", Azam Khan is "face of secularism" and should be allowed to campaign, a SP leader said.

AAP to EC: Ajit Pawar for 'threatening' villagers

AAP has alleged that Pawar issued the threat of cutting off water supply during an election speech at village Masalwadi village under Baramati constituency of Pune district on April 16.

TDP-BJP stalemate: Javadekar meets Chandrababu Naidu to save alliance

Naidu had said that the alliance is proving costly for the TDP as the BJP has fielded weak candidates from majority of the 15 assembly and 5 LS constituencies.

Croatia extradites ex-top spy to Germany

Croatia extradited a former Yugoslav spy chief, Zdravko Mustac, to Germany on Thursday to face charges for the 1983 murder of a dissident on German soil.

German court jails Somali pirate for 12 years

A German court has sentenced a Somali pirate chief to 12 years in jail for hijacking a ship off the Horn of Africa and tormenting its crew during an eight-month ordeal.

PM not silent, made more than 1000 speeches in last 10 years, says his adviser

PM's communication adviser said, "It's not that the PM has not been talking, but because of the nature of the media, his messages have not reached the general public."

Obama's day: American Legion

President Obama welcomes the Navy football team to the White House.

TDP-BJP stalemate continues; Javadekar-Naidu meet likely

The stalemate over electoral alliance between TDP and BJP in Andhra Pradesh continued even as the former reportedly offered one Lok Sabha seat in lieu of six assembly seats to the latter.

Dust storm kills 18 in Uttar Pradesh

At least 18 people were killed and property worth several million rupees damaged in a dust storm that hit Lucknow and other parts of Uttar Pradesh late Thursday, officials said Friday.

Militants kill sarpanch in Kashmir

Separatist guerrillas killed a sarpanch (village headman) in south Kashmir's Pulwama district late Thursday, an official said on Friday.

My sister is her own person, she’ll chart her own path as she sees fit: Rahul Gandhi

"My sister is her own person, and she will chart her own path as she sees fit. I have always encouraged and supported her in her decisions and will continue to do so," Rahul said.

National Briefing | Military: Another Charge in Navy Bribe Case

A Navy enlisted man was charged in a complaint unsealed Thursday with accepting $1,000-a-month in cash, trips and consumer electronics for supplying a Malaysian contractor with sensitive Navy ship schedules.

National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Young Immigrant Gets 5 Years in ‘Jihad Jane’ Conspiracy

A Pakistani immigrant was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday by a federal judge after pleading guilty to taking part in a plot to kill a Swedish artist.

National Briefing | West: California: Spouse Convicted in Killing Once Thought to Be a Hate Crime

A jury in El Cajon convicted an Iraqi immigrant on Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that was initially considered a hate crime.

Kejriwal target of stones in Varanasi

Kejriwal was on his door-to-door campaign when the attack took place while he was at the famous Keshav Paan shop at Lanka around 8pm.

An Arrest Is Made in Road Shootings

The police have arrested a male suspect in a string of random Kansas City-area highway shootings that have wounded three people.

Two Indian peacekeepers injured in attack on UN base in South Sudan

Two Indian peacekeepers have been injured in a "deadly and unprovoked" attack by a mob of armed men on civilians sheltering inside a UN base in the war-ravaged town of Bor in South Sudan.

Sebelius Says She’s Not Interested in Senate Run

Kathleen Sebelius, who is ending her tenure as health and human services secretary, had been sought out to challenge Senator Pat Roberts, a Republican.

Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.

Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

Clinton Backer Pleads Guilty in a Straw Donor Scheme

Sant Singh Chatwal, who owns the Chatwal and the Dream hotels and the Bombay Palace restaurant chain, admitted illegally funneling $180,000 to three candidates.

BJP rides the Modicycle in western UP

Travelling through Mathura , Agra, Firozabad and Etah, one gathers that BJP has emerged the team to beat. 

Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate

The 12-12 tie vote on Thursday leaves the current law intact and New Hampshire as the lone state in New England that allows the execution of anyone convicted of a capital crime.

We politicians have betrayed nation: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

BJP nominee from Bihar’s Saran parliamentary constituency Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Thursday, “We politicians have betrayed the nation. We don’t contest election on the basis of any candidate’s merit but purely on caste, religion lines.”

Fearing for livelihood, Rudraprayag and Sonprayag not bothered about polls

World’s biggest show of democracy hasn’t really excited over one lakh residents of Rudraprayag and Sonprayag who are directly dependent on the Kedarnath yatra for their livelihood. 

'Unwell' Advani cancels Lucknow visit

BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani cancelled his visit to Lucknow on Thursday.

Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

A battle for filmmaking tax credits has begun in several states — including in California, the home of Hollywood — and has led to cutbacks in others like Maryland.

RSS man in Rae Bareli supports Sonia as MP, but wants Modi as PM 

On her turf Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi is getting support from unexpected quarters. Rooting for her this time is RSS ideologue and former district VHP president, Sheetla Shankar Mishra.

Jayalalithaa pricks Gujarat model with sharp figures

Is Jayalalithaa’s claim on Gujarat's development valid ? TOI did a quick study of some key indicators of both states and found that on most counts TN does perform better. 

Sharp Questioning on Marriage Ban

Judge Jerome A. Holmes of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, in Denver, is seen as the swing vote in a case challenging Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex unions.

Study Chides U.S. Over Loan Default by Solar Business

The critical report was issued as the Obama administration prepared to offer as much as $8 billion in additional loan guarantees.

Confidence building with Pakistan essential for Amritsar: Amarinder Singh

He also called for a comprehensive national drug policy to fight scourge of drugs that is eating into vitals of the young generation in Punjab.

Arun Jaitley's Delhi team guides his poll campaign in Amritsar

GK said there was a wave in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the party would translate it into votes.

Talks on with TDP, still hopeful of amicable settlement: BJP

The BJP leadership was hopeful that cracks in its fledgling alliance with the TDP would be filled by late Thursday night or Friday as discussions were on.

Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

As more people use their local libraries to connect to the Internet, libraries are requesting funding for better services.


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