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Standoff ends as China pulls out troops from Ladakh
New Delhi, May 5
A file photo of Chinese troops showing a banner to their Indian counterparts in Daulat Beg Oldie sector in Ladakh Ending tension of three weeks, India and China this evening asked their troops to end the standoff in northern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which marks the border between the two nations.

A file photo of Chinese troops showing a banner to their Indian counterparts in Daulat Beg Oldie sector in Ladakh

Cong rules out resignation of Bansal, Ashwani Kumar
New Delhi, May 5
Firmly backing Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, the Congress on Sunday ruled out the possibility of their resignations. While Bansal is facing heat after his nephew was arrested in a bribery case, Ashwani Kumar is in the eye of a storm over the coalgate controversy.

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2 more held in bribery case
New Delhi, May 5
Taking forward investigations in the Railway Board bribery case, the CBI on Sunday effected two more arrests, taking the total number of those taken into custody to eight, including now suspended Railway Board member, Mahesh Kumar and Vijay Singla, nephew of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

65% turnout in Karnataka; polling passes off peacefully
Bangalore, May 5
Over 65 per cent of nearly 4.36 crore electorate cast their votes in the largely peaceful Assembly elections in Karnataka today. Election Commission officials said the polling figure was estimated to be around 65 per cent by the close, but the exact figure would be available only when the compilation from all the segments had been received.

Israel warplanes pound Syria, target Iranian missiles cargo
Beirut, May 5
Israel carried out its second air strike in days on Syria early on Sunday, a Western intelligence source said, in an attack that shook Damascus with a series of powerful blasts and drove columns of fire into the night sky. Israel declined comment but Syria accused the Jewish state of striking a military facility just north of the capital - one which its jets had first targeted three months ago.


PUNJAB: Anti-Pak protest by BJP at Attari

HARYANA: Mentally challenged woman raped in Sirsa

J&K1,329 fail to establish industrial units on allotted land

HIMACHAL: Buy equity power, avoid cuts: SERC

CHANDIGARH: Police uses force on protesters

LUDHIANA: Riot victims' protest hits rail traffic

DELHI: Missing girl, man found dead
BUSINESS: ADB to lend $6 bn to India
OPINIONS: Threatened Bilawal

NATION: 23 Indian prisoners in Pak jails mentally ill: Judicial panel

SPORTS: Ojha, Johnson wreck Chennai
WORLD: If elected, Nawaz to probe Kargil war


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UK Deputy Speaker arrested on rape charges, released
British Conservative MP and Deputy Speaker, House of Commons, Nigel Evans, reacts during a news conference in Pendleton, northern England, on Sunday.The UK has been rocked by another sex scandal following the arrest and subsequent release of Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans. Unlike recent rapes in Delhi and other parts of North India, the latest allegations of sex crimes in the UK are all connected to high-profile members of the social and political establishments.
British Conservative MP and Deputy Speaker, House of Commons, Nigel Evans, reacts during a news conference in Pendleton, northern England, on Sunday. — Reuters

If elected, Nawaz to probe Kargil war
Vowing to review Pakistan’s relations with the United States, Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said he would order a comprehensive probe into the Kargil episode after coming to power.

Sanaullah critical, Pak envoy to meet him at PGI today
Chandigarh\New Delhi, May 5
Salman Bashir, Pakistan High Commissioner The condition of Sanaullah Khan, the Pakistani prisoner who was brutally attacked in a jail on the outskirts of Jammu three days ago, continues to be critical. Though his metabolic parameters are now settling, PGI officials say he has not shown any neurological improvement. He is in deep coma.
Salman Bashir, Pakistan High Commissioner



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