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  • 'PK' poster: MP court directs police to register case against Aamir 21-08-2014 06:55 PM

    Jabalpur: A local court has directed the police to register a case against superstar Aamir Khan, filmmakers Raju Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and others for publication of a controversial poster of their upcoming movie "PK". The directives were given on Wednesday by Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) RD Deharia to...
  • Terry Walsh confident about breaking Asian Games gold jinx 21-08-2014 06:48 PM

    New Delhi: It's been 16 long years that Indian men's hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but their chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singh-led side have a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon,...
  • Saradha scam: Court remands Sudipta Sen to CBI custody 21-08-2014 06:22 PM

    Kolkata: A court on Thursday remanded chairman of Saradha group Sudipto Sen to CBI's custody till August 26 as the agency plans to verify some more names of politicians who allegedly were beneficiary of the chit fund scam. Sen's custody was taken along with the official of East Bengal football...
  • Emraan Hashmi: Unlike other con films made in Bollywood, 'Raja Natwarlal' is real and dramatic 21-08-2014 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: After playing a man overpowered by witches and an amnesia patient in his last two ventures, actor Emraan Hashmi is back to playing a mischief-maker on-screen in 'Raja Natwarlal', which he says is not a superficial con film. The 35-year-old actor has donned the role of a scamster...
  • Good Asiad and early quota will boost confidence: Manavjit Singh Sandhu 21-08-2014 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: Ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu is eyeing an Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships and is also confident of winning a medal at the Inchon Asian Games. The World Cup gold winner says an early quota place and a good outing at Asiad will "boost...
  • F1 boss Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015 21-08-2014 05:51 PM

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016. Ecclestone was hoping the race organisers, Jaypee Group, will sort out...
  • Goa order banning Sri Ram Sene lacks teeth: Congress 21-08-2014 05:46 PM

    Panaji: Rajya Sabha MP and AICC Secretary Shantaram Naik on Thursday described the order banning Sri Ram Sene in Goa as 'toothless'. "The ban order imposed by the Goa Government on Sri Ram Sena is without teeth, unless the order is followed by a regular order by the Central Government...
  • Islamabad: Imran Khan suspends talks with government, calls for nationwide protest 21-08-2014 05:43 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday hardened his stand by withdrawing from dialogue with the government and vowed to continue his fight till the end, apparently buoyed by the Supreme Court's washing off its hands of the protests. Pakiatan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief cleric Tahirul Qadri whose thousands...
  • Atletico de Kolkata confident players would adjust to synthetic turf 21-08-2014 05:41 PM

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata officials are confident that the players they have drafted into their franchise for season 1 of the Indian Super League, including the foreign recruits, would be able to adjust to the synthetic turf at their home venue. "Ours is the only ground which has artificial turf,...
  • Hindu not a religious concept;its a cultural identity: Venkaiah Naidu 21-08-2014 05:36 PM

    Hyderabad: Amid a raging debate on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, Union Minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday slammed attempts to create controversies whenever there is a reference to the word "Hindu". "Hindu is a not a religious concept. Hindu is a cultural identity," the Urban...
  • Actor Robin Williams cremated privately, ashes scattered in San Francisco bay 21-08-2014 05:30 PM

    Actor and comedian Robin Williams has been laid to rest and and his ashes scattered in San Francisco bay. The document, issued yesterday in Marin County where he died, states Williams' cause of death as "pending investigation", reported TMZ. It also states that 'Mrs Doubtfire' star's funeral took place at...
  • Future smartphone screens could correct vision automatically 21-08-2014 05:29 PM

    Washington: You may soon be able to ditch your glasses and contact lenses, thanks to a new display technology that automatically addresses vision problems. Researchers are developing computer algorithms to compensate for an individual's visual impairment, and creating vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text and images clearly without...
  • 'Well-planned conspiracy' behind heckling of CMs, says Congress 21-08-2014 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday claimed there was an "orchestrated" and "well-planned conspiracy" behind the heckling of opposition chief ministers as it justified Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision not to attend events with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Nagpur. Targeting the Prime Minister over the issue, AICC general secretary...
  • Syndicate Bank bribery case: Court dismisses bail pleas of two 21-08-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the bail pleas of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Prakash Industries Ltd Ved Prakash Agarwal and its Director Vipul Agarwal, who along with others were arrested in the Syndicate Bank bribery case. Special CBI judge Swarana Kanta Sharma rejected the bail applications of...
  • Health Minister directs DHO to file case against Ebola rumour 21-08-2014 04:41 PM

    Mangalore: Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader has asked the District Health Officer of Dakshina Kannada to lodge a complaint with the cyber cell police in Bangalore against persons spreading rumours on social media claiming Ebola virus had entered the city. Some people had spread a WhatsApp message last month that...
  • Arun Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector 21-08-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Advocating for low taxation regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection. "If tourism industry, state governments and the centre are loaded with higher taxes then we will have...
  • Court acquits man in 1984 Gurdwara Pulbangash riot case 21-08-2014 04:27 PM

    New Delhi: The lone accused in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case in which a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash in north Delhi killing three persons has been acquitted by a court which said CBI failed to establish his presence on the spot. The name of senior Congress leader...
  • Pakistan Parliament rejects demand for Nawaz Sharif resignation 21-08-2014 04:07 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the anti-government protesters' demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the Parliament. Protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri camping in the capital have demanded that Sharif should quit and assemblies be dissolved. The...
  • Captivity of Indians 'a searing impact of Arab instability' 21-08-2014 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday expressed concern over the continued captivity of 39 Indian workers in Iraq's Mosul city and Indian sea-farers by pirates in Somalia and said their plight reflects the "searing impact" of regional instability in parts of Arab world on ordinary Indians. "The...
  • Tough draw for Indian football teams in Asian Games 21-08-2014 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian men's U-23 national team will be playing Jordan and UAE in Group G while the women's senior national team have been placed in Group A with hosts South Korea, Thailand and Maldives in the upcoming Incheon Asian Games. The draw that was released on Thursday has...
  • Basketball federation fumes after Sikh player asked to remove turban 21-08-2014 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Basketball Federation of India on Thursday condemned FIBA Asia for forcing Sikh player Anmol Singh to remove his turban during an Under-18 Championship match in Doha, saying that the "unwarranted action" was discriminatory and humiliating. "The Basketball Federation of India strongly condemns the unwarranted action of Technical...
  • LFW, day 2: Jacqueline Fernandez struts on the ramp for Anju Modi 21-08-2014 02:10 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez turned up in a bridal lehenga as the showstopper for designer Anju Modi at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 here. Jacqueline was dressed in a glittering lehenga, fully embroidered long sleeved choli and net dupatta, along with beautiful jewellery to complement her look. Anju's...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 800 accused still absconding, says SIT 21-08-2014 12:25 PM

    A total of 800 accused found involved in riot cases in Muzaffarnagar last year are still absconding, Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials said. The SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots had found the involvement of 1550 accused in different cases. While 750 accused have been arrested so far, 800 are still...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused rejected 21-08-2014 11:48 AM

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of six persons accused of killing three locals in Lank village during the riots in the district in September last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of six accused Satbir, Arun Kumar, Ravinder, Ramvir,...
  • Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group surrender to police 21-08-2014 11:45 AM

    Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Naxal-hit Kondagaon district, police said on Thursday. The cadres were disappointed with "discrimination and exploitation by their seniors, particularly from Andhra Pradesh, in the outlawed outfit," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri said. Sada Mandawi (34),...
  • Scolded for not going to school, 11-year-old boy hangs self 21-08-2014 11:11 AM

    An 11-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after being scolded by his father for not going to school, police said in Ballia on Thursday. Satyam Singh hanged himself from the roof of his house in Dehri village on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police K C Goswami said that Satyam was scolded by...
  • Two persons killed as truck rams into a car, 2 others injured 21-08-2014 11:09 AM

    Two persons were killed and a similar number injured when a car rammed into a stationary truck in Sidhauli area, police said in Sitapur on Thursday. Deepak Khanna and Mohammad Tariq were killed when the car in which they were travelling rammed into the truck on the national highway near...
  • Team Chennai replaces Sun Group in ISL 21-08-2014 10:46 AM

    Mumbai: Team Chennai has replaced the Sun Group promoted Bangalore franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament set to be held tentatively between October 12 and December 20, the organisers announced here on Thursday ahead of the International Player Draft featuring 49 players. "The eighth team in the ISL...
  • US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs image 21-08-2014 10:46 AM

    Washington: Amidst increasing incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs, Gurdwaras in the US have decided to launch an intensive national campaign running into $5 million to improve the image of the community in America. Representatives from over 100 Gurdwaras in the US held a meeting here over the weekend to...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government 21-08-2014 10:43 AM

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports,...