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  • Advani praises PM Modi, but says nobody has matched Vajpayee 01-10-2014 11:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday lavished praise on Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister but said the country hadn't seen another Premier like Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "I feel immense pride in saying that Narendra bhai has showed wonderful ability (as Prime Minister). I am saying with pride...
  • More than 2,500 government school students to take 'Swachhta Shapath' with Modi 01-10-2014 10:47 PM

    New Delhi: More than 2,500 students from close to 50 government schools in Delhi will take the 'Swachhta Shapath' tomorrow along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurates his ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' here. Around 2,700 students from 44 government schools will read from the 'pledge paper' along with...
  • For October 2, Kejriwal to wield broom in PM's backyard 01-10-2014 10:36 PM

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Thursday, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal would be leading a clean-up drive by his party in the vicinity of the former's official residence on Race Course road. Kejriwal, along with his party's volunteers, will take part in the...
  • PM Modi returns home after hectic US visit 01-10-2014 10:21 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the Capital on Wednesday night after a five-day visit to the US. Modi left Washington on Tuesday at the end of his visit and returned home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt in Frankfurt. Union Minister Ram...
  • Sania should have continued with singles for more time: Vijay Amritraj 01-10-2014 10:20 PM

    Mumbai: Former Indian tennis star Vijay Amritraj says Sania Mirza should not have quit playing singles so early in her career. Sania switched to doubles in 2013 after undergoing three surgeries due to various injuries she suffered. "I think she had one good year of singles and I would really...
  • Asian Games: Some in Indian team not happy with Sarita's emotional outburst 01-10-2014 10:07 PM

    Incheon: Indian boxer Sarita Devi's emotional refusal to wear the bronze medal at the Asian Games podium inside the Seonhak Gymnasium on Wednesday has not gone down well with some members of the national contingent. Sarita, who lost a controversial 56 kg semi-final bout against South Korea's Jina Park, did...
  • Bihar temple purification case: Villagers attack probe team 01-10-2014 10:06 PM

    Patna/Madhubani: Angry villagers on Wednesday allegedly attacked Darbhanga Divisional Commissioner Vandana Kini and zonal IG AK Ambedkar, who had gone to Madhubani district to probe whether a village temple located there was washed after the visit of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, police said. Two police personnel were injured...
  • CISF to launch cleanliness drive at country-wide locations 01-10-2014 09:48 PM

    New Delhi: Personnel and families of paramilitary CISF will join the 'Swatchh Bharat' movement on Thursday by launching a large-scale cleanliness drive at its 312 working units and other locations spread across the country. The force will initiate a host of activities to join the Prime Minister's clean India initiative...
  • BJP may have post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra: Kalraj Mishra 01-10-2014 09:43 PM

    Mirzapur: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday claimed that the BJP will emerge as the largest party in the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra and said there may be a post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena in the state. The Union Minister for MSME (micro, small, medium enterprises) expressed his views...
  • We have sought report from IOA on Sarita incident: Sports Minister 01-10-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: Three Union ministers on Wednesday came out in support of boxer Sarita Devi as sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal sought a report from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on pugilist's controversial loss against Korean boxer in the semi-final of the Asian Games in Incheon. "We have sought a report...
  • Jayalalithaa spends time in jail eating simple food, reading newspapers 01-10-2014 09:17 PM

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa is keeping good health and eating simple food besides reading newspapers at the Parapanna Agrahara Central prison where she is lodged after conviction in the disproportionate assets case, according to a jail official. "Everything you are hearing outside, it is not true. She is stable and...
  • Had Rajnath been BJP chief, alliance would have remained: Uddhav Thackeray 01-10-2014 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: In a veiled attacked on BJP chief Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that he had told Rajnath Singh to continue as BJP President till the Maharashtra assembly elections and had he been at the helm of affairs the alliance would not have broken. Thackeray...
  • Subrata Roy moved back to jail, special facilities withdrawn 01-10-2014 08:44 PM

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Wednesday was sent back to his cell in Tihar jail at the end of the period granted by the Supreme Court to stay at an air conditioned facility in the complex to negotiate sale of his overseas luxury hotels. The court had extended...
  • Telangana CM urges PM to implement 33% reservation for women 01-10-2014 08:36 PM

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to implement 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament as well as state legislatures. In a letter written to the Prime Minister, Rao also sought 33 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC)...
  • Chavan's decisions will be probed if NCP comes to power: Ajit Pawar 01-10-2014 08:32 PM

    Mumbai: Taking on Congress after their bitter split, NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said some decisions taken by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be probed if his party came to power after the polls and ruled out any post-election truck with his estranged ally. The former Deputy...
  • Maharashtra polls to witness new arithmetic: Prakash Javadekar 01-10-2014 08:08 PM

    Mumbai: The October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra would see "a new arithmetic" emerging, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. "These elections are going to be different. A new arithmetic will be seen. People will vote for good governance," he told reporters. The two long-standing alliances...
  • 'Heady mix of power and wealth is the bottom line' in Jaya case: Court 01-10-2014 07:40 PM

    Bangalore: "Heady mix of power and wealth is the bottom line of this case," the Special Court that gave a watershed verdict sentencing AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and three others to four years in jail in the disproportionate assets case has said. "Huge accumulation of wealth in a short span of...
  • CLT20: Sunil Narine still has a long career ahead of him, says Trevor Bayliss 01-10-2014 07:26 PM

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday that his star West Indian import Sunil Narine, who has been reported for illegal bowling action, will work his way through the tough times as he is a strong character. Asked about Narine being reported for suspected illegal bowling action,...
  • 'Haider' is set amidst the Kashmir conflicts of 1995: Vishal Bhardwaj 01-10-2014 07:25 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, whose next 'Haider' has been written by Kashmiri journalist Basharat Peer, says the movie is set in the year 1995, which was the peak of militancy in the Valley. The 49-year-old director says it was with the help of Basharat, the author of Curfewed Night, an...
  • RBI has no bias either to cut or hike rates: Raghuram Rajan 01-10-2014 07:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank has no bias either to cut or hike the key rates and the direction of the monetary policy will be influenced entirely by data, Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Wednesday. "Our policy stance today is reasonable and we see no reason to alter it today based...
  • 2014 mild meteorological drought: Skymet; Not so, says MeT 01-10-2014 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: With the country receiving "below normal" rainfall, a private weather forecasting agency has termed monsoon 2014 as a "mild meteorological drought" but the MeT department dismissed it saying around 70 per cent of the country had normal rains. "Monsoon 2014 has ended in a mild meteorological drought. In...
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey 01-10-2014 07:02 PM

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a...
  • Asian Games: Annu Rani grabs a bronze in women's javelin throw 01-10-2014 06:48 PM

    Incheon: Indian athlete Annu Rani won a bronze medal in the women's Javelin throw event of the Asian Games, with a personal best effort of 59.53m, on Wednesday. Annu achieved the mark in her first attempt as she led the field for a while before being overtaken by China's Li...
  • Mafia don-turned-politician DP Yadav shares stage with Amit Shah in Haryana, Congress cries foul 01-10-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday targeted BJP chief Amit Shah over his sharing of the dais with mafia don-turned- politician DP Yadav during an election rally, saying birds of a feather flock together. DP Yadav is the father of Vikas Yadav who was convicted in the Nitish Katara and Jessica...
  • Katrina Kaif: If Isabel wants to get into Bollywood films then I am here for her 01-10-2014 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: Katrina Kaif is happy that her younger sister Isabel has decided to join films and says like any elder sister she will assist the budding actress in building her movie career in Bollywood. Isabel, 28, who has been modelling since the age of 14, recently made her film...
  • CLT20: Battle of equals as mighty Punjab take on Chennai in semis 01-10-2014 05:44 PM

    Hyderabad: A keen battle is on the cards when IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Thursday. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far...
  • 'Hidden agenda' behind NCP snaping ties: Congress 01-10-2014 05:27 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suspected a "hidden agenda" behind NCP parting ways with it in Maharashtra, a day after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accused his former alliance partner of having a pre-meditated plan to topple the state government. At the same time, party spokesperson Anand Sharma steered clear of...
  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series 01-10-2014 05:22 PM

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in...
  • Asian Games Hockey: We have psychological advantage over India, says Pakistan goalie 01-10-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan started the mindgames ahead of their high-profile summit clash against arch-rivals India with goalkeeper Imran Butt claiming that his team will enjoy "psychological advantage" over Sardar Singh's boys when the two teams square off on Thursday. "We have won against India in last match that will give...
  • Congress releases manifesto in Haryana; woos farmers, promises growth 01-10-2014 05:02 PM

    Chandigarh: Congress, seeking a third term in a row in Haryana, on Wednesday released its election manifesto for the October 15 polls, attempting to woo farmers and other sections, even as Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised to put the state on higher growth trajectory. Seeking mandate in the name...