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The BJP lands in Bengal. But can a hundred lotuses bloom?

What Basirhat-on-the-border thinks today, can Bengal think tomorrow? The BJP says Basirhat is its beachhead into Bengal. Trinamool scoffs dream on. #Badal Bhattacharya #Basirhat #BJP in Bengal #Chandan Mitra #Derek O' Brien #Derek O'Brien #Mamata Banerjee #Matua #PoliticalPlay #Samik Bhattacharya #Trinamool Congress

5 mins ago

After Obama speech, Islamic State gets an influx of recruits in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 162 people had joined Islamic State training camps in Aleppo province since September 10, when Obama said he would not hesitate to strike Islamic State in Syria. #American government #Barack Obama #Bashar al-Assad #Ghouta #Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #journalists #NewsTracker #Peter Theo Curtis #Sarin gas #Syria #Syrian civil war #United Nations #US

5 mins ago

India, China sign three pacts within hours of Xi’s arrival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the visiting dignitary and his wife at the entrance of the Hyatt Hotel after which the prime minister showed them an exhibition of various Buddhist artifacts and slides. #Ahmedabad #Anandiben Patel #China #diplomacy #Economy #Guangzhou #India #NewsTracker #OP Kohli #Xi Jinping

12 mins ago

Live: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Modi ink three key MoUs in Ahmedabad

Tracking live updates of China President Xi Jinping's visit to India, the third by any Chinese President to India. #Ahmedabad #Arunachal #Border dispute #China #Gujarat #India #India-China trade #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Xi Jinping

14 mins ago

US Congressional panel holds first open hearing on Benghazi attacks

It was unclear whether the big allegations that prompted the probe will be examined — that US forces were directed not to respond and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. #2012 Benghazi attacks #Benghazi #Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council #DawnofLibya #Egypt #Islamist extremism #Khalifa Hifter #Libya #Misrata fighters #Muanmar Gaddafi #NewsTracker #Tripoli #Zintan fighters

30 mins ago

Part of Kashmir wouldn’t have been with Pak if Patel had handled issue: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah said Pakistan would not have been holding a part of Kashmir would not have existed had Patel handled the Kashmir issue. #Amit Shah #Article 370 #BJP #BJP President #India #Jammu and Kashmir #Jawaharlal Nehru #PM Narendra Modi #Politics #Sardar Vallabhai Patel #TheySaidIt

31 mins ago

Bypoll reverses, don’t feel depressed: Amit Shah to party workers

Putting up a brave front after a setback in by-polls, Amit Shah asked party workers not to feel depressed and said they would win upcoming assembly polls. #Amit Shah #Assembly Elections #BJP #BJP party workers #by-poll results #India #Karnataka #Maharashtra #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt

40 mins ago

Nirbhaya centers will solve half of the problems, says Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi said that setting up 'Nirbhaya centers' for women in distress, and women helpline will solve half of the problems of women in the country. #BJP #brutality against women #India #Maneka Gandhi #NewsTracker #Nirbhaya #Nirbhaya Centres #Rape #TheySaidIt

47 mins ago

Ukraine to screen a million civil servants for loyalty

A new law on "lustration" - meaning a purge of the ranks of power - was passed by parliament on Tuesday under grassroots pressure from lobby groups representing protesters who brought down Yanukovich in February after months of unrest. #2014 Crimean crisis #Eastern Europe #European Union #MH17 #NewsTracker #Petro Poroshenko #Russia #Sanctions #Ukraine #US #US-Russia relations #Western Democracy #White House