Bypolls called on Nov 25 in 3 assembly seats

Election Commission on Saturday announced bypolls in three assembly seats in Delhi that were left vacant after their occupants became MPs in General Elections this year.

Sharif envoy calls for revival of back channel talks

India and Pakistan must revive the back channel to resolve thorny issues between them, says Shahryar Khan, Nawaz Sharif’s special envoy for India.

Modi's bonanza for safai karamcharis

After launching Swachh Bharat mission now the government proposes to protect the livelihood and interests of sanitation workers (safai karamcharis).

Techie’s cyber battle with cancer wins UN prize

In August 2013, when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma—a rare type of blood cancer —Rahul Yadav went online to check how long he had. He was 28, had been doing very well at an IT company, and had just tied the knot with his girlfriend; he was just getting started. “I read survival is about two years,” he says and adds laughing, “We’re techies. What we see online we tend to believe.”

Study says RTI act being weakened by reluctance to impose penalties

Information commissioners across the country are using a light touch to tackle RTI complaints sparing imposition of penalty in over 96% of the cases according to an independent study.

Modi brings down ‘wall’ between media and him

There was always a curtain of mistrust between the Delhi media and Narendra Modi as he smarted under the feeling of having been unfairly targeted.

Govt to get Constitutional amendment bill for border deal with Dhaka in winter session

The government is hopeful of bringing the Constitutional amendment bill for land border agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh in the winter session of Parliament, beginning in the last week of November.

New Hampshire’s Tight Senate Race Keeps Focus on Baggage

Scott Brown has gained traction in a potentially pivotal Senate race by lashing the Democratic incumbent, Jeanne Shaheen, to President Obama.

Insat-3D helps limit Hudhud's 'extent of damage'

The 'extent of damage' caused by the cyclone is part of the report, prepared by the IMD's Cyclone Warning Division on Hudhud.

After harrowing journey, teen in migrant limbo

Teen who survived kidnappings and walk through desert now awaits fate in court.


Millions volunteer for Make A Difference Day

The nation's largest day for volunteerism, Make A Difference Day helps millions in need


Election Commission announces poll dates for J&K, Jharkhand

Sounding the bugle for the fourth face-off between Congress and BJP in the space of a year, the Election Commission on Saturday announced a five-phase assembly poll in Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand from November 25 to December 20.

NSA to oversee terror probe in WB, get Mamata govt on board

Doval will be accompanied by IB chief Asif Ibrahim during his visit, signalling the importance the government is giving to these developments.

Raw: NYC mayor eats at The Meatball Shop

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had lunch at The Meatball Shop in Manhattan, four days after Dr. Craig Spencer ate there. Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday. (Oct. 25)


RSS distances itself from Godse article

The clarification came after the article written by Gopalakrishnan, a BJP candidate in the recent Lok Sabha elections in Kerala, led to a political uproar.

Congress Telangana MLA accuses Chidambaram of betraying Sonia, Rahul

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram's statement that Sonia Gandhi and Congress need to speak more and act swiftly to lift party's morale, does not seem to have gone down well with all his colleagues.

Voices: Volunteer doctors protect us from Ebola

Hospital workers may be at high risk, but the average American is not.


Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

Using a law designed to help catch drug traffickers, racketeers and terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners.

Millions volunteer for Make A Difference Day


Marine's death in Iraq under investigation

The fatality is the second of a Marine supporting efforts to combat Islamic State.


102 Air India pilots found flying with lapsed licences

Air India has discovered that as many as 102 pilots of its Boeing fleet have been flying without clearing a mandatory test that helps keep their licences valid.

Ebola-free nurse blasts treatment she received at airport

Hickox returned to the United States on Friday after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.


Experts: Quarantines may dissuade Ebola volunteers

Ebola has infected more than 10,000 people in eight countries.


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Here's the latest news for Saturday, October 25th: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000; School worker tried to stop Washington shooting; Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town; Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island.


Akhilesh cracks the whip, sacks 70 ‘lal batti’ ministers for non-performance

Reasserting his authority, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, in a sudden move on saturday evening, sacked 70 persons holding the minister of state (mos) rank allegedly for non-performance and serving their own interests.

Airbus may partner Tatas for manufacturing defence transport aircraft

French aircraft giant Airbus is likely to tie up with the Tatas to manufacture transport planes for the defence sector, sources familiar with the development told TOI.

PwC to hardsell ‘Brand Andhra Pradesh’ to Far East

In his maiden visit to the Far East after taking over as chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu will don the role of chief executive officer of Andhra Pradesh in clinching business deals and attracting investors to the state.

Narendra Modi govt clears defence projects worth Rs 80,000cr

If the first two meetings of the defence acquisitions council (DAC) cleared proposals worth Rs 40,000 crore, the third one on Saturday gave the nod to projects totalling around Rs 80,000 crore.

Battle of thrones: Tussle over CM post may hit BJP’s image, fears RSS

BJP chief ministerial contender Devendra Fadnavis and Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, who has caused rumblings within the party because his supporters are demanding that he be made the CM, separately met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur within a few hours of each other on Friday night and Saturday.

Modi, CMs of BJP-ruled states to attend Khattar’s swearing-in today

The swearing-in ceremony of Haryana’s first BJP chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, will be a big event with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several union ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, BJP president Amit Shah and several other important people likely to attend the ceremony on Sunday.

Opinion: The Dangers of Eating Late at Night

The increase in acid reflux may partly be due to dinners after 8 p.m.

Calif. mourns 2 officers killed in crime spree

Two officers die in crime spree.


Opinion: Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights?

Why African-Americans and the National Rifle Association should be allies.

NYC police: Hatchet attack was terrorist act

It appears the attacker — who converted to Islam two years ago — became "self-radicalized."


Contrasting Portraits Emerge of Shooter at Washington School

When Jaylen Ray Fryberg pulled out a handgun in the school cafeteria on Friday, according to witnesses, he did not randomly target fellow students, nor authority figures, but friends.

Andhra Pradesh capital to come up in five years

The Andhra Pradesh state capital spread over 30,000 acres near Vijayawada will be ready in five years, the state government announced on Saturday.

High school cafeteria worker tried to stop gunman

Relative says victims were friends, cousins with gunman.


Nurse in Newark Tests Negative for Ebola

The nurse, who had recently worked with Ebola patients in West Africa, was placed under quarantine shortly after she landed in Newark.

In New York, Bringing a Comforting Message During a Chaotic Time

Thrust into the limelight, the health commissioner, Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, has proved a calming presence as the city grapples with a confirmed case of the Ebola virus.

Akhilesh sacks 82 people holding rank of junior minister

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday evening sacked 82 people holding rank of minister of state, including advisers and chairmen of various corporations.

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