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Canister launch of nuke-capable Agni-V missile successful
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) India Saturday successfully conducted the first canister-based trial of its most powerful and nuclear capable missile, the Agni-V, from a military base in Odisha, official said.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:58:03 AM

Under-pressure Natarajan claims she stopped mining in Goa
Panaji, Jan 31 (IANS) Former union minister for environment and forests in the erstwhile UPA government Jayanthi Natarajan Friday became the second senior politician to claim credit for the closure of Goa's tainted, multi-billon dollar iron ore mining industry, after former chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:34:03 AM

Reputation tarnished by low and dirty stories, says Sujatha Singh
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Two days after she was abruptly relieved of her post, former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said Friday that her reputation has been tarnished by adverse stories coming out about her on social media and that "it was not necessary to get low and dirty".

Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:16:07 AM

Jayanthi's charges against Rahul baseless: Digvijaya
Bengaluru, Jan 30 (IANS) Allegations by former central minister Jayanthi Natarajan that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had interfered in the functioning of the environment ministry were baseless, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:44:04 PM

Has compensation been paid to Bilaspur sterilisation camp victims, asks SC
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday inquired if families of 14 women who lost their lives Nov 11, 2014, following botched-up sterilisation operations at a Chhattisgarh government-sponsored family planning camp in Bilaspur hospital were paid compensation as directed by its 2005 order.

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:38:03 PM

Fiscal deficit exceeds budget estimates in 9 months
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Indian government's fiscal deficit has exceeded the budget estimate within the first nine months of the current fiscal, data showed Friday at a time it has recovered ground somewhat by earning over Rs.22,000 crore from disinvestment in Coal India.

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:22:17 PM

Elderly parents held for killing son
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) An elderly couple, long tormented by violent acts of their 27-year-old alcoholic son, killed him and dumped his body in a drain after chopping it into small pieces and sought to mislead police about his whereabouts but finally confessed to the crime, police said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:20:03 PM

Modi election rallies to be held in high security
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Following intelligence inputs of terror threats during Delhi elections, security has been stepped up for the upcoming four rallies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in separate parts of the national capital, an official said.

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:12:17 PM

Building smart cities is challenging but doable: Minister
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Friday asked the states to be ready to make their cities and towns "smart" under the central government's initiative of building 100 smart cities.

Friday, January 30, 2015 10:56:16 PM

SC upholds Kerala CPI-M leader's conviction for contempt
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader M.V. Jayarajan for using unparliamentary words against state high court judges but reduced the sentence from six months to four weeks simple imprisonment.

Friday, January 30, 2015 10:52:12 PM

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