German military flight to Iraq starts with hiccup

Military trainers flew to northern Iraq from Germany on Friday, ahead of a huge delivery of weapons from the German military, but things didn’t initially go as planned.

CBI probing Chidambaram role in Aircel-Maxis deal

The investigation has revealed that Dayanidhi Maran did not raise objection to the proposal of foreign investment by the Global Communication Services Holding Ltd in Aircel Ltd in 2006.

Ajit Singh to leave official residence on September 24

RLD leader Ajit Singh said that he would surrender his government bungalow by September 24 and move to a three-bedroom house in south Delhi.

PM reviews Mission Swacch Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Mission Swachh Bharat, to be launched on October 2, with the aim of creating a clean India by 2019, should take the form of a mass movement.

Gates Foundation announces $7 lakh for J&K flood relief

American business tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Friday announced an emergency relief fund of $700,000 for the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir.

Driver, 18, ploughs into school pupils

An 18-year-old drove into a group of students outside a school in western Germany on Friday morning, injuring several.

Centre joins hands with Gates for universal sanitation

With the objective of addressing sanitation related health concerns, the urban development ministry and the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation have agreed on a partnership to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in the country.

Munich gets four Euro 2020 matches

UPDATE: Munich will play host to four Euro 2020 games, European football’s governing body Uefa announced in Geneva on Friday, but London was the real winner.

Mahasweta attacks Mamata; retracts soon

Padma Vibhushan awardee Mahasweta Devi asking chief minister Mamata Banerjee to "ensure that she performs her political duties properly" came as a stunning rejoinder.

Naidu and Gates discuss user friendly toilets

Union Ministry of Urban Development in India M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday agreed on a partnership with the Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in India with the objective of addressing the importance of sanitation.

Scotland’s referendum stirs Kashmiri demands for vote on future

Kashmiri separatist leaders have seized on Scotland's referendum on independence to demand that India follow through on a promise to grant a similar vote in the disputed Himalayan region.

Xi keeps tradition alive, meets family of Dr Kotnis

It has been a tradition with visiting Chinese leaders to meet the family of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis and President Xi Jinping followed it by meeting the sister of the famed physician and recalling "the fine representative who gave his precious life in China".

India has agreed to work with China to resolve border dispute, Beijing says

China today said New Delhi has agreed to work with Beijing to properly handle the border issues and find a way to resolve them as soon as possible.

India agreed to work with China to resolve border dispute, Beijing says

China today said New Delhi has agreed to work with Beijing to properly handle the border issues and find a way to resolve them as soon as possible.

Mandolin Srinivas will always be remembered, Modi says

The Prime Minister recalled the mandolin maestro’s dedication & long-standing contribution towards music.

Did Kiren Rijiju skip bilateral talks due to Chinese sensitivities over Arunachal Pradesh?

At least two government officials told ET, on condition of anonymity, that the reason for not inviting Rijiju may be related to not ruffling Chinese feathers over its sensitivities as he represents Arunachal Pradesh, a disputed territory according to China.

Capital Field Notes: Congressional Conservatives Tip Scales to the Right on the Sunday Shows

Members of Congress from the conservative end of the ideological spectrum have made 57 percent of the appearances, versus 42 percent for liberals.

HPCC chief asks BJP to remove Harsimrat Kaur Badal from cabinet

“Why don’t they remove her (Harsimrat Badal) from the ministerial berth?'' Tamwar asked.

SC directs Centre to submit IT report of meat exporter Moin Qureshi by October 17

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Union government to submit the income tax appraisal report on meat exporter Moin Qureshi by October 17.

Alternative route to Mansarovar pilgrmage against religious sentiments: Uttarakhand CM

Opposing the India-China pact on seeking an alternative route to Mansarovar through Nathula in Sikkim, Harish Rawat on Friday said it goes against the religious sentiments of people across the country.

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest's beer

The Local's Oktoberfest guide chugs some of the Bavarian tipple fueling this whole shindig.

J&K facing shortage of 12 lakh measles vaccines: Omar

Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said the state is facing a shortage of nearly 12 lakh measles vaccines, which will be purchased from the open market.

Madras high court stays TN govt's defamation proceedings against Times of India

Justice V Ramasubramanian granted the interim stay on a writ petition filed by the printer and publisher of the newspaper’s Chennai edition.

Berlin squat ripped apart by fire

UPDATE: One of Berlin’s biggest squats was torn apart by a fire on Thursday night following an argument.

Bungalow row: Ajit Singh slams govt

RLD chief Ajit Singh on Friday attacked the government for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial to his father, former Prime Minister Charan Singh.

Mandolin U Srinivas, a rebel who silenced his critics with music

Srinivas was always courteous, soft-spoken, unassuming. But whenever he wanted to prove a point, he would simply let his mandolin do the talking.

DD anchor calls Chinese president 'Eleven' Jinping, sacked

Xi left India on Friday after a visit to boost trade and economic ties that have been marred by a long-standing border dispute.

'In a globalized world we don't need more loners'

UPDATE: The German government welcomed the result of the Scottish independence referendum on Friday, with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier calling it the "right decision".

Indian Muslims will live and die for India, PM Narendra Modi says

"Indian Muslims will live for India, they will die for India — they will not want anything bad for India," PM has said in his first interview after assuming office.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh call on Xi Jinping

They were also accompanied by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Xi Jinping invites Prime Minister Modi to visit his hometown Xi’an in China

Xi’an is the home of Wild Goose Pagoda, built to highlight Xuan's efforts to visit India in 645AD.

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance of 25 years on verge of collapse

The 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena was on the verge of collapse with both parties adopting a tough stance on the issue of seat-sharing.

Sterilized woman gets pregnant, sues doctors

A woman who gave birth after becoming sterilized has tried and failed to sue the hospital which carried out the operation.

Pupils catch teacher and mum speeding

UPDATE: A nationwide operation against speeding drivers ended on Friday morning, with police hailing their "Blitzmarathon" as a success. One child in Düsseldorf caught his own mother driving too fast, while another driver hit 238 km/h.

Thousands queue for Apple's iPhone 6

Apple’s new iPhone 6 went on sale on Friday morning, leading to long queues outside stores across Germany.

Air India loses Nirmala Sitharaman's baggage on way to Australia

"Landed in Sydney to take a connecting flight to Cairns. My checked in luggage not traceable," Sitharaman tweeted after landing in Sydney on Friday morning.

Chinese troops begin withdrawing from Indian territory hours after Xi-Modi meet

After heightened tension in Chumar area in Ladakh for four days, Chinese troops on Thursday night began withdrawing from Indian territory, sources said.

Mandolin U Srinivas, popular Carnatic musician, passes away

​Popular carnatic musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away at a private hospital in the city on Friday.

Mandolin U Srinivas, popular carnatic musician, passes away

​Popular carnatic musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away at a private hospital in the city on Friday.

Punditry and Predictions: Scotland’s No Vote: A Loss for Pollsters and a Win for Betting Markets

Prediction markets give much more reliable forecasts than pollsters, as do surveys of what voters expect will happen.


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