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Ten killed in Allahabad railway station stampede

At least 10 persons were killed and scores of others injured on Sunday evening in a stampede at Allahabad railway station teeming with thousands of Kumbh pilgrims.

Narendra Modi invited to European Parliament, his blog says

After European Union ended over a decade-long boycott of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, lawmakers from the region have invited him to attend the European Parliament in Brussels in November, according to a post on his blog.

Many feared dead as stampede breaks out at Allahabad railway station

According to TV reports, the stampede broke out after a railing on a footoverbridge collapsed at the platform number 6 of Allahabad railway station.

Two killed in Mahakumbh stampede as over 3 crore take holy dip

Two pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the Mahakumbh on Sunday as over three crore people converged for a holy dip on the occasion of "Mauni Amavasya".

Andhra CM bats for Telugu in state judiciary

Promotion of Telugu in the judiciary would benefit common people in a big way, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said.

Cauvery row: Protests continue, entry of tourists banned in Krishnaraja Sagar

Prohibitory orders which were in force in and around Krishnaraja Sagar Reservoir from February 7 till this morning, had been extended by another three days.

21 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants caught

The Special Branch of the city police arrested 21 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants, including nine women, who were employed in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai as labourers, police said.

Omar Abdullah slams Afzal Guru's hanging, says long-term implications 'far more worrying'

The J&K CM today slammed the execution of Afzal Guru and said this would reinforce a sense of alienation and injustice among generation of youth in the valley.

Over three crore take holy dip in Sangam on Mauni Amavasya

Over three crore devotees took a holy dip at Sangam on "Mauni Amavasya", considered the most auspicious day of bathing during the 12-yearly Kumbh congregation.

Russia remains a key defense technology exporter: Komardin

Russia is still a key defense technology exporter to India said deputy general director of Russia's state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, Viktor Komardin, on Friday, on the sidelines of AeroIndia 2013.

Don't indulge in factionalism, Antony tells Congress Kerala unit

Defence minister AK Antony on Sunday asked his partymen in the state to behave as factionalism has reached dangerous levels.

Congress rules out early general elections

The Congress on Sunday ruled out early general elections saying the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would complete its five-year term.

Sonia Gandhi's Mahakumbh visit cancelled due to 'want of cooperation' by UP govt

"This is not the first time when a non-Congress government in UP has tried to hinder Sonia Gandhi's visit to Mahakumbh," state Congress spokesman said.

Haryana couple to defy khap ruling annulling marriage

A newly-married couple in Haryana's Sonipat district, whose marriage was annulled by a 'Khap' (community) panchayat Tuesday, have decided to defy the diktat and have approached police, seeking protection.

Odisha to hand over 1554 acres of land to Posco

The Odisha government is all set to hand over 1554 acres of land to Posco-India for setting up its proposed mega steel project in Jagatsinghpur district, official sources said today.

Over 70% airline, CISF personnel flunk basic test on security

In a development that has serious portent for aviation security in India, almost three-fourths of airline and CISF personnel flunked a basic test conducted by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) last month.

Indo-French satellite set for launch

Indo-French space cooperation is all set to soar to new heights with the scheduled launch of a satellite to study changes in the environment soon after the visit of French President Francois Hollande here next week.

Rahul Gandhi set to tone up Congress party's functioning

Congress sources said Rahul, who has called a meeting of PCC presidents and CLP leaders here on February 15, could instead ask for elaborate procedures to make ticket distribution a foolproof affair.

Rumours send officials into tizzy at Mahakumbh

Officials at the Mahakumbh mela premises had a tough time Sunday as they found themselves caught between the incessant rush of devotees and the steady spin of rumour mills on Mauni Amavasya, the biggest bathing day.

Afzal Guru hanging: 13 booked for burning effigies of Sonia, PM

An FIR has been registered against 13 persons for allegedly burning effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi protesting the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Cold wave continues unabated in Punjab, Haryana

The cold wave continued unabated in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with the minimum temperature dropping by up to five degrees Celsius below normal at a few places in the region.

Post Afzal hanging, rights groups demand India end executions

In the wake of the hanging of Afzal Guru, global rights groups have asked India to end the use of executions and move towards abolishing the death penalty.

I was detained for talking with media: SAR Geelani

A day after he was detained following the hanging of Afzal Guru, Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani Sunday said his detention by police happened because he had spoken to the media.

Afzal Guru hanging: Kashmir under curfew for second day

Curfew continued in Kashmir for the second day today following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru in Delhi's Tihar jail.

Centre asks states to review cases of undertrials

Undertrials lodged in jails for longer duration may soon be released from detention with the Centre directing all states to review such cases saying only the poor continues to be in jails without availing bail.

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