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  • Kolkata slum children to get 'Santa' gifts this Durga Puja 22-09-2014 12:13 AM

    Kolkata: In a unique initiative during the Durga Puja festivities, the 'Have Nots' will be showered with gifts by the privileged to make true the axiom "Joy shared Joy Doubled." Called 'Daan Utsav' (the festival of giving) the week will be Kolkata's contribution to the National Philanthropic Movement where 2,500...
  • Four Indian cities in Asian Top 10 destinations list 22-09-2014 12:01 AM

    Mumbai: Four Indian cities - Agra, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Panaji - feature among the Asian Top 10 list of a global survey, when it comes to last-minute bookings for luxury destinations, which are also affordable. Amongst the Asian Top 10 luxurious but affordable destinations, four Indian cities have been listed,...
  • West Bengal government decides to form probe panel on Jadavpur University's molestation case 21-09-2014 11:53 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the...
  • CLT20: Gambhir, spinners extend Kolkata's winning run 21-09-2014 11:29 PM

    Hyderabad: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident half-century after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a four-wicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match, on Sunday. Gambhir (60) anchored the 152-run chase with his...
  • Jordan arrests 11 alleged IS members over 'terror plan' 21-09-2014 11:14 PM

    Amman (Jordan): Jordan has arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning "terrorist operations" in the kingdom, a security official said today. IS jihadists have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, both of which border Jordan, declaring a "caliphate" and imposing...
  • PM Modi welcomes agreement on government formation in Afghanistan 21-09-2014 11:11 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday welcomed the agreement on government formation in Afghanistan and said India will stand steadfastly with the new dispensation in that country as it continues the task of building a strong, developed and peaceful nation. "We wholeheartedly welcome the agreement between the two...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda writes to Modi on problems of rice growing farmers 21-09-2014 11:07 PM

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing his attention to "heavy losses" being suffered by farmers in the state due to the "sudden drop" in the purchase price of rice. In the letter, Hooda pointed out that the scanty...
  • Maharashtra: CM Chavan snubs NCP over 'ultimatum', says is firm in saddle 21-09-2014 11:02 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday snubbed NCP over an "ultimatum" given by party leader Praful Patel on its demand to contest 144 seats in October 15 Assembly elections, saying that such discussions are not held through press conferences. "Such discussions are not held through press conferences. Talks...
  • J&K: Flood-victims slam government for failing to provide healthcare 21-09-2014 10:32 PM

    Pulwama: Residents of one of the worst flood -affected villages in Pulwama district have complained about state government's failure to provide adequate healthcare facilities to them after the calamity hit the region. The flood victims in Gulzarpura village, where more than 90 per cent houses have collapsed in the calamitous...
  • Gujarat government launches helpline to build toilets at home 21-09-2014 10:30 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday launched a toll free number for people in Valsad district through which they can seek government's assistance in building toilets at home. The service was launched by Patel at a function at Nanapodha village in Kaparda taluka of Valsad. As per the...
  • Decomposed body of private financier found in east Delhi 21-09-2014 10:08 PM

    New Delhi: The decomposed body of a 34-year-old private financier was found inside his office at Geeta Colony in east Delhi on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Amit. His family members had registered a missing complaint on Saturday. "The matter came to light when some locals today complaint...
  • Christian faith enriched composite Indian identity: Hamid Ansari 21-09-2014 10:07 PM

    Mangalore: Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Sunday said the Christian faith had strengthened the country's secular fabric and enriched the composite Indian identity. The contribution of the Christian church in social and charitable work in India, especially in education and health sectors has been particularly noteworthy, he said. Inaugurating...
  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 35 lakh seized from passenger 21-09-2014 10:03 PM

    Kozhikode: About 1.27 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 35 lakh was seized on Sunday by Customs officials from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport. The man had arrived here from Sharjah on an Air India Express flight. The gold was found concealed in a loudspeaker in...
  • Muslim cleric's remarks on Navratri an attempt to malign Hinduism, says VHP; seeks his arrest 21-09-2014 09:54 PM

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday took strong objection to what it termed as "provocative" remarks on Navratri festival by Maulana Mehdi Hasan, saying it is a deliberate attempt to "malign" Hinduism and demanded his arrest. VHP has also called for a statewide movement in Gujarat to bar Muslim youths...
  • Pakistan: 18-year-old girl and family attacked with acid by jilted lover 21-09-2014 09:49 PM

    Lahore: An 18-year-old Pakistani girl and two other members of her family were injured on Sunday in an acid attack allegedly carried out by two men, one of them her spurned lover in Punjab province. Shabnam Bibi, along with her mother and brother, were attacked on Saturday while they were...
  • Younis Khan makes the cut among probables for Australia series 21-09-2014 09:48 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors have retained senior batsman Younis Khan in a shortlist of 20 players they have finalized for the Test and ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the selectors told PTI on Sunday that Younis was shortlisted for the series despite initial...
  • PM Modi to meet US-based Jewish groups in New York 21-09-2014 09:44 PM

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US-based Jewish groups during his visit to the US this week followed by a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Israeli counterpart. According to sources, Prime Minister will be meeting Jewish groups on September 28, the day on which...
  • Puducherry: Opposition Congress demands probe into 'fake certificates' issue 21-09-2014 09:33 PM

    Puducherry: The opposition Congress on Sunday demanded a detailed probe into the fake certificates allegedly issued by Revenue department for students applying for admission to professional courses under government quota. Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee AV Subramanian said in a release on Sunday that a girl student from Dindigul in neighbouring...
  • 'Xi's visit to India shows China's neighbourhood diplomacy' 21-09-2014 09:29 PM

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India and three other countries highlighted China's sincerity and determination in advancing its neighbourhood diplomacy, official media said on Sunday. India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan which Xi visited are emerging countries struggling for prosperity, a commentary by state-run Xinhua news agency...
  • Pakistan developing sea-based and short-range N-weapons: Analysts 21-09-2014 09:24 PM

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan is developing sea-based missiles and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads to give it a "second-strike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear attack destroyed all its land-based weapons, according to a media report on Sunday. The next step of Pakistan's strategy includes an effort to develop nuclear warheads...
  • Ready to give few seats to NCP, sticking to a number won't work: Congress 21-09-2014 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: With NCP not budging from its demand, Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre on Sunday said his party was willing to give its ally a few seats but if it remains "inclined" towards a particular number then things "will not work out". State Congress leaders had a meeting at...
  • Pakistan water experts to inspect 120-MW Miyar hydropower project 21-09-2014 09:19 PM

    Shimla: A three-member Pakistani delegation will inspect the 120-MW Miyar hydropower project near Udaipur town in bordering tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti on Monday. "The delegation led by Pakistan's Indus Waters Commissioner Mirza Asif Beg, reached Manali in Himachal Pradesh this afternoon and would leave for Lahaul and Spiti tomorrow," said...
  • CLT20: Philander's no-ball was the turning point, says Aiden Blizzard 21-09-2014 09:16 PM

    Hyderabad: Hobart Hurricanes batsman Aiden Blizzard and Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams spoke in the same vein as both admitted that the 'no-ball' bowled by Vernon Philander in the 18th over proved to be the "turning point" as Aussie outfit won the CLT20 encounter between the two teams. "I think...
  • Mumbai: Suspended rape-accused DIG now charged with molesting a woman 21-09-2014 09:15 PM

    Mumbai: In what could spell more trouble for the suspended Deputy Inspector General of Police Sunil Paraskar, accused of rape by a model, the city police have registered a case against him and his brother for allegedly molesting and intimidating a woman. "We registered a case of molestation, intimidation, wrongful...
  • NCP core panel meet on Monday to decide on deadlock with Congress 21-09-2014 09:06 PM

    New Delhi: Putting pressure on ally Congress over the deadlock regarding seat sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, NCP on Sunday said a meeting of its core committee in Mumbai on Monday will take a final call on the matter even as it asserted that it is sticking to its...
  • Chinese pitch seven tents in Chumar; stand off continues 21-09-2014 09:01 PM

    Leh/New Delhi: The stand-off in Chumar area of Ladakh area took a new turn on Sunday with Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) pitching seven tents well within the Indian territory and showing no signs of withdrawing from the territory. The Chinese who had arrived in vehicles on Saturday in Chumar,...
  • Nitin Gadkari in J&K on Monday to review work in flood-hit areas 21-09-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to review repair and rehabilitation operations concerning roads and drinking water in the flood ravaged areas in the state. Gadkari, who also heads road transport and highways ministry, will arrive at Srinagar airport on Monday morning...
  • Modi's popularity sinking, BJP running away from polls: Congress 21-09-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday accused BJP of trying to avoid elections in Delhi, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity graph was "declining" and the saffron party was afraid that "Modi magic" may not work anymore. "The magic of Narendra Modi has evaporated. There is now fear among BJP and...
  • Former BJD MP joins BJP ahead of Kandhamal bypoll 21-09-2014 08:03 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the October 15 by-election to the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, former MP Rudra Madhav Ray on Sunday joined BJP sparking speculation about his possible candidature from the party. Ray, who was earlier suspended from the BJD, joined BJP along with his supporters in the presence...
  • Kolkata: College, university teachers lend support to Jadavpur University students 21-09-2014 07:58 PM

    Kolkata: After Sunday's massive student demonstration in the city, college and university teachers on Saturday lent a hand to their cause holding a protest-march against the Jadavpur University(JU) Vice-Chancellor's calling the the police inside the campus to break up a gherao. Teachers owing allegiance to the Left-minded West Bengal College...