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UP CM to attend Pravasi Bharatiya conclave

Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) Led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh will participate in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Jan 9, 2015 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan…

MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi

Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president AAsaduddin…

Female Russian tourist molested, robbed at Goa beach

Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) A 23-year-old Russian woman was molested, beaten up and robbed at Baga beach, one of Goa’s most popular beaches, police said Sunday. The victim was…

Elderly woman murdered in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A 70-year-old woman, who lived alone, was found beaten to death in her home Sunday evening, police said. The body of Suman Bala Bhatnagar,…

BJP wins power on own in Haryana; to rule Maharashtra

BJP wins power on own in Haryana; to rule Maharashtra

Mumbai/Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) The BJP Sunday created history in Haryana by getting a clear majority on its own for the first time and said that it would form…

Delhi Police arrest three drug peddlers from Chennai

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested three people, including two Sri Lankans, from Chennai for peddling contraband drugs, police said Sunday. Delhi Police Special Cell sleuths…

Eden Gardens centurions relive their odyssey with ground

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Deepak Shodhan, the oldest living Indian Test cricketer, and Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the first One-Day International (ODI) centurion for India at the Eden Gardens, Saturday re-lived…

Freed from jail, Jayalalithaa returns home to rapturous welcome

Freed from jail, Jayalalithaa returns home to rapturous welcome

Bangalore/Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday walked out of a Bangalore jail after bail formalities were completed and reached Chennai to a spirited…

MTNL gets cabinet nod for financial support

MTNL gets cabinet nod for financial support

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The union cabinet Saturday approved a proposal of the department of telecommunications to provide financial support to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), an official…

On eve of results, hectic politicking in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) On the eve of the counting of votes in the Maharashtra assembly elections Sunday, hectic politicking was underway over the prospects of various parties, possible…

Diesel prices deregulated, cheaper by Rs. 3.37 a litre

Diesel prices deregulated, cheaper by Rs. 3.37 a litre

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government Saturday deregulated diesel prices by linking the fuel cost to market-based pricing. The decision was taken by the union cabinet at a…

Productivity linked bonus for railway employees

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government Saturday said that it has approved payment of productivity linked bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages for 2013-14 to all eligible…

Direct benefit transfer for cooking gas subsidy in 54 districts

Direct benefit transfer for cooking gas subsidy in 54 districts

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government will be implementing direct benefit transfer for LPG (cooking gas) subsidy in 54 districts from Nov 10 to Jan 1, 2015, Finance…

Cabinet approves highway project worth Rs. 1,476.56 crore

Cabinet approves highway project worth Rs. 1,476.56 crore

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government Saturday approved upgrading of the Chandikhole-Dubari-Talcher section of the national highway in Odisha under the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP) phase three…

Blogs

This Robin Hood Army feeds the homeless

This Robin Hood Army feeds the homeless

By Shilpa Raina  New Delhi Every Sunday, at around 8.30 p.m., a group of volunteers…

Kolkata’s iconic Writers’ Buildings in landmark restoration

Kolkata’s iconic Writers’ Buildings in landmark restoration

By Sahana Ghosh  Kolkata Restoring Victorian-era layers shrouded by paint and cement to bring out…

It’s ladoos over chocolates for Indians during Diwali

It’s ladoos over chocolates for Indians during Diwali

By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi Despite stiff competition from attractively packed imported chocolates, fancy cookies,…

Madison Square like event planned for Modi in Sydney

Madison Square like event planned for Modi in Sydney

By Sandeep Datta  New Delhi With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to visit Australia for…

JOHN ROBERTSON MP – MEDIA BRIEFING 5.30PM TOMORROW – NSW LABOR’S PLEDGE TO INCREASE COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOL FUNDING

JOHN ROBERTSON MP – MEDIA BRIEFING 5.30PM TOMORROW – NSW LABOR’S PLEDGE TO INCREASE COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOL FUNDING

NSW Labor has announced the largest ever funding boost to the Community Language Schools in…

Victoria moves on medicinal cannabis trials

Victoria moves on medicinal cannabis trials

· Nationwide approach to medicinal cannabis trials · Formation of a Victorian Expert Advisory Committee…

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA — $1,000 for deliberately altering a number plate

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA — $1,000 for deliberately altering a number plate

Drivers caught deliberately obscuring their car or motorbike number plates will be fined $1,000. The…

Gladys Berejiklian Med Rel: Florence hot on the heels of Elizabeth as second North West tunnel boring machine arrives

Gladys Berejiklian Med Rel: Florence hot on the heels of Elizabeth as second North West tunnel boring machine arrives

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the second North West Rail Link tunnel boring…

Hon Helen Morton MLC — Minister congratulates Consumers of Mental Health

Hon Helen Morton MLC — Minister congratulates Consumers of Mental Health

Mental Health Minister Helen Morton has congratulated mental health advocacy group, Consumers of Mental Health,…

Matthew Mason-Cox med rel: New reforms for the motor industry

Matthew Mason-Cox med rel: New reforms for the motor industry

Tougher penalties for odometer tampering will be introduced under sweeping new reforms for the motor…

Presentation of Meritorious Unit Citation to Force Communications Unit Cambodia

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), today presented…

Gladys Berejiklian Med Rel: Cheaper fares for taxi customers as new transport Act passes

Gladys Berejiklian Med Rel: Cheaper fares for taxi customers as new transport Act passes

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian announced taxis would become cheaper and easier for customers to…

Hamburg lose, Augsburg win in German Bundesliga

Hamburg lose, Augsburg win in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Sep 15 (IANS) Hamburg suffer their second straight loss while Augsburg grab their first victory…

Priyanka Chopra meets president at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Priyanka Chopra meets president at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee…

‘Modi visit, Tokyo Declaration give new dynamism to India-Japan ties’

‘Modi visit, Tokyo Declaration give new dynamism to India-Japan ties’

New Delhi The Tokyo Declaration taking India-Japan relations to the next level – a Special Strategic…

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Entertainment

‘Court’, ‘Chauranga’, ‘Killa’ bag awards at Mumbai film fest

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The 16th Mumbai Film Festival came to a close Tuesday evening with films “Court”, “Chauranga” and “Killa” bagging the top honours. Actor Aamir Khan was…

‘Monster-in-Law’ returns as TV series

‘Monster-in-Law’ returns as TV series

Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) TV series based on popular romantic comedy “Monster-In-Law” is in works. According to a report in Deadline.com, the “Carrie Diaries” developer and executive producer…

Noel Gallagher says no to autobiography

Noel Gallagher says no to autobiography

Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has turned down offers to write his autobiography because penning a book seems like a “load of homework”. Gallagher…

Robert Downey Jr. joins ‘Captain America 3′ cast

Robert Downey Jr. joins ‘Captain America 3′ cast

Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly set to reprise his “Iron Man” role in the upcoming “Captain America 3”. The Oscar nominee is in…

Aishwarya flags off the 16th Mumbai Film Festival

Aishwarya flags off the 16th Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Tuesday declared the 16th Mumbai Film Festival open, calling it a “honour” to be given the privilege. “Kudos to the team…

Amber Rose feels ‘true heartache’ after filing divorce

Amber Rose feels ‘true heartache’ after filing divorce

Los Angeles, Oct 8 (IANS) Actress Amber Rose, who recently filed for divorce from husband and rapper Wiz Khalifa, is heartbroken. She says she feels like “she has lost…

Christopher Nolan ‘miffed’ with Al Pacino?

Christopher Nolan ‘miffed’ with Al Pacino?

Los Angeles, Oct 8 (IANS) Actor Al Pacino feels director Christopher Nolan is “miffed” with him after he turned down a role in one of his earlier films. The…

Jessie J supports ‘amazing’ Justin Bieber

Jessie J supports ‘amazing’ Justin Bieber

London, Oct 8 (IANS) Singer Jessie J says she sent a message of support to Justin Bieber during the pop star’s turbulent period earlier this year. As Bieber’s legal…

McIntosh determined to win back Brook

Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) Actor David McIntosh is hell bent on winning back his ex-girlfriend, actress-model Kelly Brook who dumped hium after growing suspicious of his contact with…

Adele digging gold: Earns 80k pounds a day

Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) Singer Adele is reportedly “earning 80,000 pounds a day” despite the fact that she hasn’t released an album in four years. Her music career…

Selena Gomez’s oops moment

Selena Gomez’s oops moment

Los Angeles, Oct 2 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez was recently caught walking through Los Angeles International Airport with her zipper undone. Gomez seemed completely oblivious to the fact, flashing…

Lifestyle

71 new dengue cases in Odisha

71 new dengue cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (IANS) The authorities Friday confirmed 71 new cases of dengue in Odisha, taking the total number of people suffering…

FIFA will not ban travel to Ebola-hit countries

Madrid, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) The medical committee of world soccer’s governing body, FIFA, decided Tuesday not to impose a ban on travelling…

Congo confirms six Ebola cases

Congo confirms six Ebola cases

Brazzaville, Aug 28 (IANS) Six cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Health Minister Felix…

Sports

Youth suffers cardiac arrest during ISL match

Youth suffers cardiac arrest during ISL match

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old spectator suffered a cardiac arrest during the Indian Super League game between Delhi Dynamos and Atletico de Kolkata here Sunday. His condition…

Diaspora

Democratising journalism: Giving remote tribal areas a voice

Democratising journalism: Giving remote tribal areas a voice

The story is a bit topsy-turvy these days as far as journalism education goes, especially in the tribal areas in Central India. Instead of rural students coming…

Technology

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus now available in India

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus now available in India

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The much-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here in India for sale from Friday. The phones were unveiled at Apple headquarters…

Health

71 new dengue cases in Odisha

71 new dengue cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (IANS) The authorities Friday confirmed 71 new cases of dengue in Odisha, taking the total number of people suffering from the disease in the state…

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

English as she is spoke

English as she is spoke

What’s “puncher” got to do with “shock observer”? Well, one explanation is that since the car’s shock absorber was defective, the tyre punctured when the vehicle went…

Blogs

This Robin Hood Army feeds the homeless

This Robin Hood Army feeds the homeless

By Shilpa Raina  New Delhi Every Sunday, at around 8.30 p.m., a group of volunteers in green t-shirts heads out in different directions with packed food like…

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