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  • Kanpur: 2 dead, 4 injured in land dispute 25-10-2014 09:22 AM

    Kanpur: Two persons were on Friday died while four were injured, including one seriously, when two groups opened fire on each other over a land dispute in Nathapurva village, police said. SSP, Kanpur, K Emanuel said a dispute occurred between groups of village head Ramdas and Pappu Katre this evening...
  • Microsoft drops Nokia name from Lumia smartphones, new devices will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' 25-10-2014 07:47 AM

    Washington: US software giant Microsoft said it will now start selling Lumia smartphones as 'Microsoft Lumia' device instead of calling them Nokia Lumia. "Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too...
  • Indian Air Force personnel, families asked not to use Xiaomi phones 25-10-2014 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the grounds that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company. "F-secure, a leading security solution company,...
  • PM Modi congratulates TV channels for showing dirt on streets left by Diwali celebrations 25-10-2014 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated TV channels for showing dirty streets after Diwali celebrations, saying telecasting such visuals would create awareness among people about the importance of cleanliness. The Prime Minister, who launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, also congratulated the people who participated...
  • I want to be a qualified father: Jackie Chan after his son's arrest 25-10-2014 07:22 AM

    Beijing: Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges. The film star said in his first comments in person after the arrest: "I am always a father. I used to be an unqualified father. Now, after this event, I want...
  • Pakistan institute shows Manmohan Singh as president of Pakistan 24-10-2014 11:38 PM

    Islamabad: In an embarrassing blunder, a leading Pakistani economic institute invited "President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Manmohan Singh" to preside over its annual convocation next week, a media report said on Friday. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), located in the capital, is holding its convocation on October 28...
  • English experience to help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman 24-10-2014 11:35 PM

    Kolkata: VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure we'll do well in Australia. The reason I believe this because they have got the talent and the potential. You have seen...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, shells forward LoC posts 24-10-2014 11:33 PM

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers. "There was no casualty reported as last report came in," a Defence spokesman said. The Pakistan soldiers resorted...
  • Pankaj Advani stuns Peter Gilchrist to clinch World Billiards Championship 24-10-2014 11:19 PM

    Leeds: King of Indian cue sports Pankaj Advani added yet another jewel to his glowing crown, outplaying former champion Peter Gilchrist in the 150 up points format World Billiards Championship final and pocket his 11th world title on Friday. Advani, 29, conquered Singapore cueist Gilchrist 6-2 in a high quality...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters 24-10-2014 11:17 PM

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday. Kashyap, who had upset World No.4 Kenichi Tago of Japan, worked hard against Wang but finally went down 21-15, 13-21, 21-13 in one hour...
  • Contributions to Swach Bharat Kosh come under CSR ambit 24-10-2014 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: Contributions made by corporates towards Swach Bharat Kosh and Clean Ganga Fund will be considered as social welfare spending under the new companies law, according to the government. Swach Bharat Kosh and Clean Ganga Fund are among the key initiatives unveiled by the Narendra Modi-led government as part...
  • ISL 2014: NorthEast United FC stun nine-man Mumbai City FC 2-0 24-10-2014 10:49 PM

    Mumbai: NorthEast United struck twice in the second half in a remarkable turnaround to stun Mumbai City FC 2-0 in an Indian Super League match which saw the home side reduced to nine men in the end on Friday. The home side, who had thrashed Pune City FC 5-0 in...
  • Sardar Patel's birth anniversary to be marked as National Unity Day 24-10-2014 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Modi government on Friday declared October 31 as "Rashtriya Ekta Diwas" (National Unity Day) to mark the birth anniversary of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, continuing its policy of recasting the way national icons are to be commemorated. Prime Minister Narendra Mod as Gujarat Chief...
  • Government advertises for appointment of new Chief Information Commissioner 24-10-2014 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: Giving up convention of appointing the senior-most Information Commissioner as the Chief of the Central Information Commission, the Centre on Friday advertised the position inviting applications from the general public. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal ministry for RTI matters, has invited applications from the...
  • Burdwan blast case: All arrested accused members of Bangladesh terror group JMB, says NIA 24-10-2014 10:02 PM

    New Delhi/Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said the accused persons arrested in the Burdwan blast case and their associates were members of terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh, who were preparing IEDs for transporting them to that country for possible terror attacks. In a statement issued on Friday night,...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power to be fully restored in cyclone-hit areas by month-end 24-10-2014 09:02 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Power supply will be fully restored in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which were badly affected by severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', by the month-end. This was stated by Information Technology Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy, who said 80 per cent power supply has been reestablished in...
  • 'Dead' hearts transplanted into living patients in world first 24-10-2014 08:54 PM

    Sydney: In a breakthrough, a team of doctors, including an Indian-origin surgeon, on Friday said that they have successfully performed the world's first heart transplant in Australia using a "dead heart", a major development that could save many lives. The procedure, using hearts that had stopped beating, has been described...
  • BJP government should come clean on black money: TMC 24-10-2014 08:46 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Friday dared the Narendra Modi government to "come clean" on black money and reveal the names who stashed it at one go. "The BJP government must come clean on black money and reveal names at one go. The selective leaking, rumour mongering and innuendo will...
  • Pakistan sends Diwali sweets to President, PM 24-10-2014 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Despite the bitterness in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan has sent 'Diwali sweets' to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The sweets, by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and his wife, were also sent to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. According to sources, Basit sent the boxes to...
  • India's warning on pro-Pakistan group's rally on Kashmir in London 24-10-2014 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India on Friday warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies. However, it appreciated Britain's stand that the Kashmir issue was to be resolved only by...
  • IAF asks personnel not to use Xiaomi phones 24-10-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: IAF personnel and their families have been asked to desist from using Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones as these are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk. "F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently carried out a test of...
  • Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: SC 24-10-2014 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore...
  • AIR launches 'WhatsApp' number for overseas audience 24-10-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to stay connected with overseas audience, All India Radio (AIR) has launched a 'WhatsApp' number for its Urdu service. The new service was launched on the occasion of Diwali on October 23, a statement said. Listeners can send in their song request for 'Suraj Ke...
  • Mohammedan Sporting not shutting down, to play in all tournaments 24-10-2014 08:16 PM

    Kolkata: Just days after shocking the football fraternity by declaring they were shutting down for the season due to acute funds crunch, the city's 123-year-old club Mohammedan Sporting on Friday announced that they would play in all tournaments and resume practice on Saturday. "After the wide media coverage (of our...
  • Photo used on Modi's facebook page was publicly available: PMO 24-10-2014 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Friday suggested that a 'Dhanteras' photo used on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook page was publicly available and there was no need to take permission of the photographer. PMO sources said this in the wake of claims that the photograph was protected by...
  • Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project 24-10-2014 08:07 PM

    Kolkata: Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly. His best cricketing achievement happened on the hallowed Eden Gardens turf and VVS...
  • India warns Malaysian employers not to ill-treat Indians 24-10-2014 07:45 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: India on Friday warned Malaysian employers that it will withdraw their privileges if there is evidence of abuse and ill-treatment of Indian employees. Following complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers, the Indian Mission asked employers to cooperate in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of their labourers. "In...
  • Duleep Trophy: Gambhir hits ton, North Zone short of Central's first innings score 24-10-2014 07:44 PM

    Mohali: Skipper Gautam Gambhir's 37th first-class century might have made his case stronger for an India comeback but his knock could not help North Zone overhaul Central Zone's imposing first innings score on Day 3 of the four-day Duleep Trophy semi-final on Friday. Responding to Central's first innings score of...
  • Ethnic Indian crawls for 3 days after car crash in Malaysia 24-10-2014 07:30 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: A 33-year-old Indian man, who was seriously injured in a car crash that killed another ethnic Indian, crawled for three days in a Malaysian jungle before he finally found an isolated settlement to seek help. In the accident that occurred last Sunday near Bidor in Central Malaysia, the...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan meets FM Jaitley; wants import duty on edible oils to be hiked 24-10-2014 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed the issue of raising import duty on crude and refined edible oils to restrict cheap imports and protect domestic farmers, among other matters. Problems faced by sugar mills in availing of loans sanctioned through...