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BJP to discuss Centre-stakeholder dialogue in Kashmir: Shah (13 minutes ago)
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party will discuss the possibility of a dialogue between the Centre and all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary, says President (13 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.

India files appeal with Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case (15 minutes ago)
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) India on Wednesday filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua over the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage.

10 arrested in Charlie Hebdo, Paris store attacks probe (15 minutes ago)
Paris, April 26 (IANS) Ten persons suspected of providing arms for the 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a supermarket in Paris have been arrested in France and Belgium.

Country must come first in battle of ideologies: Congress (17 minutes ago)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that the country must come first in the battle of "ideologies" and all the regional parties should now realise that blind "anti-Congressism" is not the way ahead.

Bangladeshi freedom fighters get 5-year Indian visas (17 minutes ago)
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi freedom fighters will from Wednesday get five-year multiple-entry visas in line with New Delhi's announcement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India.

Mamata having BJP phobia: Amit Shah (23 minutes ago)
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Taking a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she has been suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal.

Future technologies will reshape geopolitics: Ansari (23 minutes ago)
Yerevan/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics.

Trump, Trudeau discuss dairy, lumber trade (27 minutes ago)
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone and discussed issues of bilateral trade after the US earlier this week announced its intention to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports.

China urges S. Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment (29 minutes ago)
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Hours after the deployment of a US advanced defence shield went into full swing in South Korea, Beijing on Wednesday strongly urged Seoul and Washington to pull back the equipment, warning that the installation would further heighten tensions in the region.

Action being taken against cow vigilantes: Amit Shah (14:58) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that action is being taken against cow vigilantes and the party maintains that no one should take the law into their own hands.

Ransomware to double in 2017 unless governments act (14:56)
London, April 26 (IANS) The growth of ransomware is likely to double in 2017 unless the governments decide to crack down on all potentially illegal payments, a European cyber security firm warned on Wednesday.

Amsterdam Arena to be renamed in honour of Johan Cruyff (14:56)
The Hague, April 26 (IANS) Dutch football club Ajax has announced that the Amsterdam Arena is to be renamed in honour of the legendary Johan Cruyff.

No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot: Jaitley (Lead) (14:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, putting to rest recent speculations on a politically sensitive issue.

Parineeti doesn't need auto tune for singing (Lead) (14:52) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for "Maana ke hum yaar nahin" in the forthcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu", says the song has no auto tune.

Shraddha Kapoor 'honoured' to play Saina Nehwal in biopic (14:52) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen playing Saina Nehwal in an upcoming biopic directed by Amole Gupte, says she is really honoured to essay the role of the Indian badminton star in the film.

Modi thanks Delhiites for municipal poll victory (14:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the people of Delhi for their "faith" in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it headed towards a sweep in the Delhi civic polls.

China launches first home-grown aircraft carrier (Second Lead) (14:48)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Adding to its growing naval might, China on Wednesday launched its first home-built aircraft carrier, amid high tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea.

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, set to win over 170 wards (Fourth Lead) (14:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain its hold on Delhi civic bodies, winning 143 and leading in 31 of the 270 wards, while the AAP was at a distant second with 35 wins and 16 leads, according to State Election Commission officials.

Congress appoints Gehlot as party in-charge of Gujarat (14:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed party leader Ashok Gehlot as in-charge of Gujarat, where assembly elections are due later this year.

10 Maoists surrender in Jharkhand (14:36)
Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) Ten Maoist guerrillas, including three of their commanders and three women, surrendered before the police in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district on Wednesday.

Gurudas Kamat quits all Congress posts (14:34) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit all posts in the party, according to a statement here on Wednesday.

Sporting drop points at home in 1-1 draw with Espanyol (14:30)
Gijon (Spain), April 26 (IANS) Sporting played a 1-1 draw with Espanyol, missing out on two points that would have bolstered their dwindling hopes of avoiding relegation from La Liga.

Injured Carrasco to miss Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid (14:28)
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) Atletico Madrid will be without the services of Belgian international winger Yannick Carrasco for at least the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid after it was confirmed he has suffered a twisted shoulder.

Obese kids at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes later (14:28)
London, April 26 (IANS) Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes later, compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, warns a new study.

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