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Last updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:42:28 PM

Sisters and brothers, proud to be India's partner: Obama
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) "Sisters and brothers of India", is how US President Barack Obama addressed a town hall style gathering here Tuesday, stressing that the ties between the two countries can be the "defining partnership of the century".

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:36:19 PM

Security alarm triggers panic in Shimla
Shimla, Jan 27 (IANS) A technical snag in the security alarm, which has been operating since the days of the British Raj, triggered panic in this Himachal Pradesh capital early Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:18:03 PM

India-US ties a defining partnership of the century: Obama
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Tuesday the India-US relationship could potentially emerge as the defining partnership of the century.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:46:18 AM

CBI files progress report in coal block case
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a progress report with the statements of various people recorded during the probe in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:22:17 AM

Sunny Tuesday likely in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) It was a pleasant morning here Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling at 10.2 degrees Celsius, slightly above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a sunny day.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:22:14 AM

State funeral for cartoonist Laxman
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan 27 (IANS) In a rare honour, the Maharashtra government has decided to accord a state funeral to legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic "The Common Man", here Tuesday, an official said.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:10:04 AM

State funeral for Laxman
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan 27 (IANS) In a rare honour, Maharashtra government has decided to accord a state funeral to legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic "The Common Man", an official said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:40:04 AM

Three youth run over by train in Mathura
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) Three youngsters were run over by a speeding train in Mathura late Monday when they were trying to click pictures and got too close to the railway track, police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:12:10 AM

Woman, her four children murdered in Meerut
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) A woman and her four children were among the six people hacked to death in Meerut, police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:58:04 AM

Politically Incorrect! Political satire in Urdu poetry (Column: Bookends)
"Here richly, with ridiculous display,/The Politician's corpse was laid away/While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged/I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged", was prolific English author Hillaire Belloc's caustic send-off to an unnamed politician. The verse also exemplifies the vibrant, universal tradition of political satire that exists alongside organised government - from the plays of Aristophanes in ancient Athens to TV shows like "Yes Minister" and "Saturday Night Live" now. And closer to home, both Hindi and Urdu literature used it to devastating effect.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:26:07 AM

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