Akhilesh Yadav takes on Narendra Modi at his own game


LUCKNOW, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi out-campaigned all-comers in the 2014 general election but, as he faces his biggest mid-term test, he is up against a rival determined to beat him at his own game.

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Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade 9:00am IST

A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be "highly intoxicated" plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said.

Australia hails the Pune win no one saw coming 7:53am IST

SYDNEY Australia hailed the extraordinary victory by their cricketers in the first test against India in Pune on Sunday, the plaudits just about drowning out the expressions of stunned surprise at a triumph almost no one expected.

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities 7:59am IST

BEIJING The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defence budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.

Trump decides to skip White House press dinner 8:02am IST

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would not attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, a high-profile event that draws celebrities, politicians and journalists.

Kansas shooting raises fears with local Indian-Americans 25 Feb 2017

The shooting death of an Indian engineer and the wounding of another man in a possible hate crime at a Kansas bar has raised fears among members of the area's fast-growing Indian-American community.

TCL carries flickering BlackBerry flame with new phone launch 8:54am IST

BARCELONA, Spain Blackberry Ltd may have exited the device business, but fans of the pioneering email machine need not despair as Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communication has introduced its first Blackberry-licensed phone with the physical keyboard that was long its key allure.

Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks 9:46am IST

GENEVA A United Nations peace envoy said a militant attack in Syria on Saturday was a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides traded blame and appeared no closer to actual negotiations.

'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards with six wins ahead of Oscars 9:10am IST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. "Moonlight" triumphed at the Film Independent Spirit Awards with six wins on Saturday, besting grief drama "Manchester by the Sea" ahead of Sunday's Oscars ceremony.

Farah coach used prohibited drug infusions, says newspaper 10:10am IST

Britain's Olympic champion Mo Farah's coach has been accused of using prohibited drug infusions to improve the performance of his runners, the Sunday Times reported citing a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report.