16 Killed in Stampede at Haridwar

Uttrakhand Chief Minister Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, who visited the site, announced a compensation of 200,000 rupees to the relatives of the victims, while the Sahntikunj Ashram which was holding the event also announced similar compensation. Will it help avoid future tragedies? Nov 8, 2011
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'Bigg Boss 5': Swami Agnivesh to Participate

In a reportedly self-professed bid to create social awareness and initiate dialogues with fellow Indians, spiritual leader Swami Agnivesh is set to enter the infamous "Big Boss" house in Lonavala, on Tuesday night. Nov 8, 2011

Mild Tremors Felt in North India

Mild tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of north India after an earthquake rocked the Hindu Kush region on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Nov 7, 2011
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Wherever They Go: Team Anna's Kejriwal Targeted Twice in a Month

The fact that Arvind Kejriwal, a high-profile member of Team Anna Hazare, has been targeted twice in a single month must force members of the public to ask why this is so. Why have the anti-corruption Team Anna and its campaigners been so targeted? Nov 7, 2011
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Star Worship: SRK's Fan Converts House to Shrine and Changes Name

It is said that passionate fans build temples for their film stars, write letters to them and even commit suicide after their particular idol dies. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, identified, in 2008, as one of the world's most powerful men by News magazine, is a perfect example of a film star over whom a fan can go crazy. One of his worshippers, a Vishal Singh, has turned his house into a veritable shrine for SRK. Nov 7, 2011
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Bhupen Hazarika's Funeral Arrangements

Massive funeral arrangements are being made in Guwahati, for the final rites of musical legend Bhupen Hazarika, 86. The singer passed away at the Kokilaben Hosopital in Mumbai, on Saturday, at 4.30 a.m. Nov 6, 2011
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AFSPA: People Against Inhuman Law

A number of organizations across the country came together on Saturday, to support Irom Chanu Sharmila in demanding the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1958. Nov 6, 2011
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Petrol Price Hiked at Wrong Time?

Sensing the country's already inflated economy, people from all quarters have raised concern over the decision of the oil companies to hike petrol price. Nov 5, 2011
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Pak Cricketers Butt, Asif and Amir Get Jail Sentence

Former Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were given jail sentences by the Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, after they were found guilty of taking bribes to fix a test match against England in 2010. Nov 3, 2011