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Thick fog hits life in Punjab, Haryana

Thick fog hits life in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) Cold weather and thick fog affected normal life in most parts of Punjab and Haryana Monday. Officials said the fog hit air, rail and…

AAI’s non-aeronautical revenue up 52 percent

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Monday said the non-aeronautical revenue of state-run Airports Authority of India has increased 52 percent in three years from Rs.819.10 crore…

Coldest Dec 22 in Delhi in five years

Coldest Dec 22 in Delhi in five years

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) It was the coldest Dec 22 in five years in the national capital, with the minimum temperature dipping four notches below average to…

Sonia Gandhi’s condition improving: Doctors

Sonia Gandhi’s condition improving: Doctors

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is “feeling better” and her “condition is improving”, the hospital treating her for an infection in her lower respiratory…

States told to use funds meant to curb encephalitis: Nadda

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The central government will ask of all five states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu – where Japanese encephalitis…

Protest against government over conversions, unfulfilled promises

Protest against government over conversions, unfulfilled promises

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Thousands of people from different parts of the country thronged the national capital Monday protesting against the central government over various issues, prominent…

Conversion row continues to rock parliament

Conversion row continues to rock parliament

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The row over religious conversion continued in parliament Monday, with the Rajya Sabha being stalled again, while the Congress staged a walkout in…

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Probe all fraudulent chit funds, Left tells Modi

Probe all fraudulent chit funds, Left tells Modi

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A Left delegation Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

Badal rules out Majithia’s resignation

Badal rules out Majithia’s resignation

Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said there was no…

President hospitalised after stomach pain

President hospitalised after stomach pain

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee was Saturday admitted to the Army Hospital…

Rajinikanth thanks Modi, fans for birthday greetings

Rajinikanth thanks Modi, fans for birthday greetings

Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his good friend…

BSF officer attacked by smugglers near Bangladesh border

BSF officer attacked by smugglers near Bangladesh border

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A BSF officer was Friday attacked by cattle smugglers near the…

Delhi government bans e-rickshaws on 236 roads

Delhi government bans e-rickshaws on 236 roads

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday banned the plying of e-rickshaws on…

Three former IPS officers join BJP in Bihar

Three former IPS officers join BJP in Bihar

Patna, Dec 10 (IANS) Ahead of the 2015 Bihar assembly polls, three retired IPS officers,…

Ready-to-bid projects worth Rs.3 lakh crore in the offing

Ready-to-bid projects worth Rs.3 lakh crore in the offing

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The central government is creating 500 ready-to-bid projects worth Rs.3…

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Entertainment

Vikram Bhatt’s scripts to turn into novel

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s three scripts, including forthcoming “Khamoshiyan”, will now be available in a novel form. The writer of “Khamoshiyan” is “simply thrilled”…

‘Roy’ music to be launched on Hungama.com

‘Roy’ music to be launched on Hungama.com

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) The music and videos of Ranbir Kapoor-starrer “Roy” will be launched on on-demand digital entertainment store-front Hungama.com, making it accessible to users of Hungama’s…

Mel B turns to Eddie Murphy for advice

Mel B turns to Eddie Murphy for advice

Los Angeles, Dec 22 (IANS) Singer Mel B’s former husband Eddie Murphy has advised her to ”stay classy” following her split from Stephen Belafonte. According to a source,…

Ticket price not hiked for ‘PK’

Ticket price not hiked for ‘PK’

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The “PK” team have decided not to hike the ticket price for the Aamir Khan-starrer, which is coming out Dec 19. “The team…

Andrew Garfield may not play ‘Spider-Man’ anymore!

Andrew Garfield may not play ‘Spider-Man’ anymore!

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Emails from the recent hacking operation on Sony Pictures have revealed that if Marvel makes a deal with Sony for creative control, they…

Lifestyle

Heart harvested in Bengaluru, transplanted in Chennai child

Heart harvested in Bengaluru, transplanted in Chennai child

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (IANS) The heart of a brain dead one year and 10-month-old infant was harvested here and flown to…

‘Meghalaya’s Khasi flute losing out to western music invasion’

‘Meghalaya’s Khasi flute losing out to western music invasion’

Flute is an eminentptart of tribal Khasi folklore, but the musical instrument is still struggling to gain momentum. Tribal Khasi flute…

Kochi Biennale: Topic for British cultural programme

Kochi Biennale: Topic for British cultural programme

Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala has become a major topic for this year’s prestigious Chevening Clore Leadership…

Sports

Yuvraj, Gambhir dropped from BCCI contract list

Yuvraj, Gambhir dropped from BCCI contract list

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) A few weeks after they were left out of the 30-member preliminary squad for the 2015 World Cup, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh…

Diaspora

Six gecko lizards missing from Assam zoo

Six gecko lizards missing from Assam zoo

Guwahati, Nov 16 (IANS) Six endangered gecko lizards have gone missing from their cage at the Assam State Zoo here, officials said Sunday. Authorities at the zoo…

Technology

Probing manufacture of generic drugs without testing: Nadda

Probing manufacture of generic drugs without testing: Nadda

ew Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The government is investigating reports of generic versions of some medicines being manufactured without proper testing, Health Minister J.P. Nadda Friday told…

Health

Heart harvested in Bengaluru, transplanted in Chennai child

Heart harvested in Bengaluru, transplanted in Chennai child

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (IANS) The heart of a brain dead one year and 10-month-old infant was harvested here and flown to Chennai Friday by a special aircraft…

International Business

India’s spices exports rise by 32 percent

India’s spices exports rise by 32 percent

India’s spices exports jumped by 32 percent to $1.39 billion in the April-November period of the current financial year, according to data released by the Spices Board…

Living

‘Lakshaya…’ not made for entertainment: Niret Alva

‘Lakshaya…’ not made for entertainment: Niret Alva

 “Lakshaya: EK Living Planet” is not meant to entertain, but to educate and to create awareness about environmental issues, says its host Niret Alva. “Lakshaya: EK Living…

Interview

Irani stresses convergence of industry and academia

Irani stresses convergence of industry and academia

Greater Noida, Nov 20 (IANS) Stressing the need for greater convergence of industry and academia, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Thursday asked the Confederation of…

Blogs

Probe all fraudulent chit funds, Left tells Modi

Probe all fraudulent chit funds, Left tells Modi

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A Left delegation Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to have all fraudulent chit funds operating in eastern…