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Former counter-terror chief to investigate 'Islamist plot'

Peter Clarke headed the police investigation into the July 7, 2005 London bombings
EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove sent in a former counter-terror chief to investigate claims of an Islamist plot to take over schools in Birmingham. Peter Clarke, who headed the police investigation into the July 7, 2005 London bombings, was appointed to conduct a probe into the allegations. The former head of Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command w...




Opinion poll gives absolute majority to BJP

THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are set to win a narrow majority in the world's largest democratic election, the latest opinion poll showed on Monday (April 14).   India's oppposition party, led by prime-min More Real life news »

Top court recognises transgenders as third gender

THE Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 15) recognised India's long marginalised transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment lauded by human rights groups, called on the government to ensure their equal treatment. &n More Real life news »

Rajnath Singh rules out major change to nuke policy

THE HEAD of India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tipped to win ongoing national elections, has ruled out any change in the country's “no-first-use” nuclear weapons policy.   The BJP sparked speculation More Real life news »

India PM in office but 'not in power', claims book

A TELL-ALL book by an ex-aide to India's Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh depicting him as a powerless political puppet hit bookstores this weekend, stirring new controversy in the midst of a bitterly fought election.   The boo More Real life news »
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