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Headley deposes before Mumbai court for second day

09 Feb 2016 | 8:41 AM

MUMBAI: Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today continued his deposition for the second consecutive day before a court here. Headley, appearing from an undisclosed location via video conferencing, continued to spill the beans on LeT involvement with the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

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Headley deposes before Mumbai court for second dayPakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley.
Mumbai, February 9 
Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today continued his deposition for the second consecutive day before a court here.
Headley, appearing from an undisclosed location via video conferencing, continued to spill the beans on LeT involvement with the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.
In his first deposition yesterday, Headley had told the court that Pakistani terrorists attempted to attack Mumbai twice before the 26/11 strikes that killed 166 people but failed both times.
Describing himself as a "true follower of LeT", Headley also admitted during his examination by special prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam that he joined the ranks of LeT after getting "influenced and motivated" by the speeches of terrorist outfit's founder Hafiz Saeed.
Headley, who is serving 35-year prison sentence in the US for his role in the Mumbai attacks, spoke about the role of Saeed, another LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as well as his handler in the outfit Sajid Mir. PTI
Net neutrality wins in Facebook faceoff

Net neutrality wins in Facebook faceoff

09 Feb 2016 | 2:10 AM

NEW DELHI: In a big win for activists in favour of “net neutrality”, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today prohibited discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content and ordered that tariff cannot vary on the basis of the website/ application/ platform/ or type of content being accessed.

Siachen miracle: Jawan found alive after 6 days

Siachen miracle: Jawan found alive after 6 days

09 Feb 2016 | 8:47 AM

JAMMU: An Army jawan who was buried under 25 feet of snow following an avalanche in the Siachen glacier was today miraculously found alive in critical condition after six days of rescue efforts.

Car with 7 falls into Sirhind canal

Car with 7 falls into Sirhind canal

09 Feb 2016 | 1:38 AM

SAMRALA: A car with seven passengers, all relatives, fell into the Sirhind canal near Machhiwara early this morning.

Shah, Akalis to talk coordination today

Shah, Akalis to talk coordination today

09 Feb 2016 | 8:44 AM

NEW DELHI: With allies pointing towards “lack of coordination and consultation” on issues in the NDA coalition, the BJP has decided to hold one-on-one meetings with partners, beginning with the Akali Dal and the TDP tomorrow.

Madhesis call off border blockade

09 Feb 2016 | 1:38 AM

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Madhesis, protesting against a new Constitution, today called off their nearly five-month-long crippling blockade at the border with India that led to severe shortages of fuel, medicine and other essentials in the landlocked nation and strained Indo-Nepal ties.

No plans to vacate Leh air base: IAF

No plans to vacate Leh air base: IAF

09 Feb 2016 | 8:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force has no plans to vacate the strategically important airbase at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pak hockey coach Rehan Butt turns out as player in Guwahati

Pak hockey coach Rehan Butt turns out as player in Guwahati

09 Feb 2016 | 1:38 AM

KARACHI:Pakistan’s retired hockey international Rehan Butt, who was appointed coach of the national team taking part in the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati, has turned out as a player in the team’s first two matches, including today’s game against India.

Soulful poetry endeared the poet-lyricist to massesNida Fazli 1938-2016

Soulful poetry endeared the poet-lyricist to masses

09 Feb 2016 | 8:21 AM

Poets are immortalised in collective public memory. They don’t die. Lyricist Nida Fazli (born in 1938) - remembered by many for the song 'Kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahan nahin milta, kahin zameen to kahin aasman nahin milta" - died of heart failure in Mumbai on Monday.


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Haryana panchayats more inclusive now

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Aye to Net neutralists, but work has just begun

Aye to Net neutralists, but work has just begun

09 Feb 2016 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI: On Monday afternoon, India's telecom regulator finally put to rest the fiery net neutrality debate in India — by ruling against zero rating and differential tariffs.

CITY FOCUS

Brace for a power shock

Brace for a power shock

09 Feb 2016 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Brace for a shock in your next power bill! The Electricity Department has decided to levy fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges on consumers in the bill to be issued during the February-March period this year.

Khadoor Sahib lags in education, health, but focus on Panthic issues

09 Feb 2016 | 1:36 AM

KHADOOR SAHIB:Two core issues concerning the voters -- health and education -- are not even a part of the political rhetoric for a backward constituency that goes to the polls on February 13.

Cashless insurance scheme fails to benefit govt employees

09 Feb 2016 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Having been introduced in the state with an aim to fulfil desired health needs of government employees, the cashless health insurance policy has proved a non-beneficial to employees as empanelled hospitals have refused to accept cases under the scheme.

42 down with jaundice, Batala authorities jittery

09 Feb 2016 | 1:36 AM

BATALA: With 42 persons having contracted jaundice in the past three days in Batala, the district administration has gone into an overdrive to check the spread of jaundice.

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No sale of beef at any cost: Khattar

No sale of beef at any cost: Khattar

09 Feb 2016 | 1:03 AM

KARNAL: Clarifying the government stance over the issuing of permits for beef, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today that the government would not allow the sale of beef at any cost.

Rain, snow boon for rabi crop

Rain, snow boon for rabi crop

09 Feb 2016 | 12:51 AM

SHIMLA: The widespread rain and snow in different parts of the state during the past 48 hours has not only ended the prolonged dry spell but also given a lease of life to the rabi crop which was affected by dry weather and rising temperatures, particularly in lower hills of the state.

10 lakh take dip in Ganga on Amavasya

10 lakh take dip in Ganga on Amavasya

09 Feb 2016 | 12:54 AM

HARIDWAR: More than 10 lakh devotees took a dip in the chilling holy waters of the Ganga on the occasion of Somwati Amavasya in the Ardh Kumbh amid unprecedented security arrangements after terror threat here today.

35 migrants drown in accidents off Turkey

35 migrants drown in accidents off Turkey

09 Feb 2016 | 12:58 AM

ISTANBUL:At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea today as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said.

PSBs write off bad loans worth Rs 1.14 lakh crore in three years

09 Feb 2016 | 12:23 AM

NEW DELHI: A whopping Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad loans have been written off by 27 public sector banks (PSBs) during FY 2012-15, with the last fiscal alone witnessing a steep 53% rise in write-offs as part of the balance sheet clean-up.

NoJoshna Chinappa in action against Pakistan’s Maria Toorpaki Wazir in the women’s squash final in Guwahati on Monday

Wrestlers, archers have a field day

09 Feb 2016 | 2:02 AM

GUWAHATI: The Indian grapplers annihilated their opponents, scooping 14 gold medals out of total 16 as the wrestling competition in the South Asian Games ended here today.

Need A game in semis against Lanka, says Dravid

09 Feb 2016 | 2:02 AM

MIRPUR: Rahul Dravid, India U-19 coach, said his team will have to produce a good all-round performance to outwit Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup semifinals tomorrow.

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Confident India face Lanka in T20I opener

09 Feb 2016 | 2:02 AM

PUNE: Ahead of the opening game of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the non-stop T20 matches in the coming days will help the team prepare well for the forthcoming World T20.

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LIFE+STYLE
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    So what is your opinion of Facebook or its recent clones, cousins? A scrapbook for college kids? Platform for silly banter? Or have the opinions been invaded by sheer excitement of handing over your privacy.

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