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No cakewalk for anyone, Bihar votes from Monday

Patna , Oct 10 Some 66.8 million people will be eligible to vote from Monday in staggered assembly polls in Bihar in the biggest popularity test in the country since the BJP was routed in Delhi in February.

IOC to focus on rural areas to expand Indane base

Kolkata , Oct 10

With LPG (cooking gas) consumption poised to grow from the existing 18 million tonnes to 25 million tonnes by 2022, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is keen to expand its reach of cooking gas cylinders in rural pockets.

Shimla's garbage raises a stink in Chandigarh

Chandigarh , Oct 10 One is called the 'City Beautiful' and the other is the 'Queen of the Hills'. But Chandigarh and Shimla are currently battling it out for a completely different thing - garbage.

Delhi policeman dies of dengue

New Delhi , Oct 10

A Delhi Police official on Saturday died due to dengue, taking the toll due to the viral disease in the capital to 31.

Indian American arrested for paid sex with male student

Washington , Oct 10

An Indian-American former substitute teacher in Indiana state's Franklin township has been arrested on charges of patronising a prostitute after he paid money for sex with a teenaged male student, a media report said.

Assemblies have turned into battlefields: Himachal CM

Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) , Oct 10
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addresses during the monsoon session of the state assembly in Shimla, on Aug 26, 2015.

Legislative assemblies have been converted into an sphere of battle rather than debate, and "making remarks and shouting slogans" in institutions of democracy was a new practice, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Saturday.

Can gap between Modi's vision and Hindu hyper-nationalists be bridged?

New Delhi

Narendra Modi is probably learning the veracity of Stalin's insightful aphorism that while one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic. In a country which has seen innumerable communal riots over the decades, and a 25 percent rise in inter-faith violence since Modi came to power, the furore over the death of one Muslim in a village near Delhi must be something of a puzzle and also hugely disconcerting for the government because it cannot quite anticipate what the fallout will be over a period of time.