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India, Nepal agree to boost security, connectivity, trade ties

After months of stress in ties, India and Nepal agreed to crank-up cooperation in connectivity, trade, agriculture and border security as Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an assurance that New Delhi remains committed to strengthening the partnership as per Nepal's priorities.

BJP strikes its own level; Chief Shah calls political rivals dogs, cats and snakes

The sudden desperation of the party with a difference is showing what with its chief and Modi’s charioteer Amit Shah spoke the language which obviously he is comfortable with. Seldom has the president of a national party in history has chosen to allude to his political adversaries as dogs, cats, snakes and other animals. Is it his Animal Farm moment?

Bengal’s Raniganj limps back to normal; Bihar town tense

Parts of Raniganj in West Bengal's Paschim Burdwan district that remained tense for most of this week following clashes over Ram Navami rallies limped back to normalcy even as large number of police and para-military forces continued to be deployed in the area to prevent any breach of peace. Meanwhile, communal tension gripped Bihar's Nawada town on Friday after a religious idol was found damaged.