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US President Barack Obama would cut short his trip to the Europe by a day and visit Dallas early next week, the White House said on Friday. Obama would travel to Spain on Saturday as scheduled but would return to Washington on Sunday and visit Dallas where 12 police officers were shot in an ambush on Thursday that left five of them dead, NBCnews repo...

The Kerala Police has been "verifying" the mysterious disappearance from Kasaragod district of about a dozen youth who are feared to have joined the Islamic State terrorist group. Asked about reports that some Muslims from Kerala have been missing and are feared to have joined the Islamic State, according to their own relatives, Poli...

Over one lakh people have been affected by to floods in seven districts of Assam for the last few days, an official said on Saturday. A total of 112,307 people in 213 villages of Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Golaghat, Morigaon, Biswanath, Barpeta and Jorhat districts were marooned by floods till late Friday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said. ...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Saturday indicated that the private sector can play a pivotal role in meeting the country's infrastructure and industrialisation deficit and added that the best of the sector is yet to come. "As we grow we are going to need lot of investment. There is infrastructure deficit and industrialisation deficit. The starti...

A social group on Saturday started an online petition to press for the release of Hamid N. Ansari, a Mumbaikar who is languishing in a Pakistani jail since nearly four years. An engineer-cum-MBA, Ansari, 31, a resident of Andheri suburb, had gone to Kabul, Afghanistan for a job interview in November 2012. He had befriended a Paki...

Pitching for stronger business and trade between India and South Africa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid emphasis on industry-to-industry ties between the two countries while thanking South African President Jacob Zuma for extending support to India's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group. ...

In a setback to the government and the armed forces, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled the army cannot use excessive force during counter-insurgency operations in areas declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and criminal courts do have the jurisdiction over cases of alleged excesses by security forces. ...