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IS executes 15 Iraqi police officers

Baghdad , Aug 3

The Islamic State radical group on Sunday executed 15 Iraqi police officers and kidnapped four journalism students accused of collaborating with the foreign press in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Himachal's apple business juicy with bumper crop

Shimla , Aug 2 The apple business in Himachal Pradesh, one of India's major producers of the fruit, is heading to be juicy this season with the state eyeing a bumper production of 37.5 million boxes of 20 kg each, or 750,000 tonnes, horticulture experts say.

Demystifying Iran, a complex country of contradictions

New Delhi Winston Churchill once described Russia as a "riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma" - which is what most people recall - but he also went on to say "...but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest". This quote also seems valid for another long misunderstood country: Iran.

Fix your fuzz with DIY kits, wax or laser

New Delhi , Aug 2 In the desire to flaunt polished bodies, clean and smooth arms and legs, well-heeled Indian men and women are thronging salons and beauty clinics to shear off ungainly fuzz with waxing, hair removal products and technology. There are also do-it-yourself kits to help wherever you go.

Where whiff of Kashmiri food revives fading memories of migration

New Delhi , Aug 2 A small cafe in Delhi is providing people from Jammu and Kashmir a space to sit, eat and talk. Otherwise, the fractured politics and the chequered history of the state do not always make it easy for people belonging to its different regions to brush shoulders with one another.

Special status for Bihar to be key assembly poll plank

Patna , Aug 1
Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will rake up the issue of centre's denial of special status to the state as one of the top agendas to counter BJP in the upcoming state elections, several party leaders said.

Congress weighing legal options before action against Nagaland MLAs

New Delhi , Aug 1
Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
Even as the budget session of the Nagaland assembly is on, the Congress leadership in the capital is all set to take action "very soon" against all its eight MLAs who have joined the state's Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) coalition government of which the BJP is a part.