April

  • Actor charged with murder due in Los Angeles court June 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Michael Jace is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday for arraignment on a murder charge filed after his wife's shooting death last month. The actor, who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield," did not enter a plea during his initial...
  • May inflation eases to 8.28 per cent from three-month high of 8.59 pc in April June 12, 2014

    Mumbai:Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) eased to 8.28 percent in May from a three-month high of 8.59 percent in April aided by lower food prices. Meanwhile, the industrial production (IIP) data for April 2014 stood at 3.4 percent versus a CNBC-TV18 poll of 1.6 percent, revealing a pick-up in manufacturing, electricity...
  • April WPI inflation at two-month low of 5.2 per cent May 15, 2014

    India's wholesale prices-based inflation in April slowed to a two-month low of 5.2 per cent, helped by a moderation in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Thursday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI) compared with a 5.73 per cent year-on-year jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • Google looking for the world's best 'Pokemon Master'. Here's how to apply April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: It's April Fools' Day and Google is back with its pranks. In one of its pranks for the day, Google welcomes people to apply for a new job opening - Pokemon Master - at Google. It says to have prepared a rigorous test to find the world's best...
  • Experts discover new truths in the Gujarat model compared to other state models April 1, 2014

    The Gujarat model trumped all other state models in new study aimed at taking a close look at all claims of superiority of the Gujarat model....
  • Congress, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party join hands to come up with joint manifesto ahead of Lok Sabha election 2014 April 1, 2014

    Fed up with divisive politics cutting into vote share and denting their credibility among a sizeable youth vote bank, India's three main political parties on Tuesday joined hands to launch a combined manifesto that touched upon the 'real' issues that affected the 'aam aadmi', including a revised list of national...
  • Odisha tracker: Naveen's BJD to win 10-16 seats, BJP 3-7, Congress 0-4 April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Odisha is witnessing a close fight between the ruling BJD and the BJP with Congress, the main opposition in the state, now slipping to third position. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal will...
  • Jharkhand poll tracker: BJP way ahead of Congress-JMM-RJD alliance April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP is leading by a huge margin in Jharkhand. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti election tracker, the main opposition BJP is projected to get 44 per cent of the votes. The ruling Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is likely to get 30 per cent of the votes while Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik is...
  • Bihar tracker: BJP-LJP to bag 21-29, RJD-Cong-NCP 7-13, JDU 2-5 seats April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's popularity is growing in the battle ground state of Bihar while the ruling Janata Dal United is facing a rout. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the BJP-LJP combine will bag 21-29, Congress-RJD-NCP 7-13, JDU...
  • Assam poll tracker: Big lead for Congress, BJP and AGP way behind April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There is some good news for the Congress from the Northeastern state of Assam. The Congress which has been in power in Assam since 2001 has maintained its lead over opponents even in the latest survey. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti pre-poll survey it is expected to get 44 per...
  • West Bengal tracker: TMC 23-29 seats, Left 7-13, Congress 4-7, BJP 0-1 April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The victory march of the ruling TMC led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee continues in West Bengal. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress will win 23-29 seats, Left Front 7-13, Congress 4-7 and BJP...
  • Lok Sabha Election Tracker: Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and Jharkhand April 1, 2014

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker in Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. ...
  • Election Commission changes Lok Sabha poll dates for Goa to April 12 March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday changed the Lok Sabha poll date for Goa and one seat in Jharkhand due to religious festivals following demands for the same. The date for the two constituencies going to Lok Sabha polls in Goa has been advanced from April 17 to April...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Goa votes on April 17 March 5, 2014

    Goa will votes for the Lok Sabha elections on April 17. There are two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections to be held in five phases starting from mid-April January 5, 2014

    Bracing for the big exercise, the Election Commission is all set to hold Lok Sabha elections starting mid-April and spread it over at least five phases till early May. The much-awaited announcement for the polls is likely to be made by the end of February or early March, for which work...
  • Railways profit up by 13 per cent during April-November December 10, 2013

    Railways have earned Rs 89,339.64 crore during April-November as compared to Rs 78,871.47 crore during the same period last year, registering a jump of 13.27 per cent. The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs 54,482.80 cr during April 1 and November 30, 2012 to Rs 60,150.41 crore during the...
  • Core infrastructure growth jumps to 8 per cent in September October 31, 2013

    Eight core infrastructure sectors that include power, coal, steel and cement, posted an impressive 8 percent growth in September, government data showed on Thursday. Electricity generation that has 10.32 percent weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered a growth of 12.6 percent during the month under review, data released...
  • I wanted to work with Rituparno Ghosh: A R Rahman September 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Oscar winning-composer A R Rahman regrets that he did not get a chance to work with director Rituparno Ghosh. "One Bengali director I really wanted to work with in any film project is Rituparno," Rahman told PTI over phone from Mumbai. Rituparno, who helmed 'Unishe April' and 'The Last...
  • Fitch revises India's outlook to stable from negative June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Bringing cheer to the government struggling to arrest rupee's slide, global rating agency Fitch on Wednesday revised India's sovereign credit outlook to stable from negative. Taking note of the government's efforts to contain fiscal deficit, Fitch Ratings revised India's Outlook to Stable from Negative and affirmed 'BBB-' rating. "The...
  • Bengali cinema's new wave pioneer Rituparno Ghosh passes away May 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Award winning Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away in Kolkata, he was 49. Heart attack is said to be the reason of his death. Ghosh was born on August 31, 1963 in Kolkata. His father was a well known documentary filmmaker. Rituparno Ghosh came to prominence with his 1994 film...
  • April inflation slows to 4.89 pc, lowest since Nov 2009 May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The headline inflation dropped to its lowest since 2009 in the month of April at 4.89 per cent, a level seen comfortable for the RBI to persist with monetary easing to revive a flagging economy. April's reading is well below the 5.50 per cent estimated by analysts in a...
  • Watch: Obama lets an 8-year-old take his place as April Fool's joke April 2, 2013

    US President Barack Obama did not pass a chance to play a prank on April Fool's day. Obama called for a press statement and let an 8-year-old take his place! ...
  • The Last Word: April Fool's Day: Are Indians too serious to take a joke? April 1, 2013

    On April Fool's Day, Karan Thapar asks a panel of experts if Indians are too serious or even supercilious to take a joke. ...
  • Is the April Fool dead? Has the corporate colossus strangled it? April 1, 2013

    London:Satire In the more traditional realm of news-based fun, Yahoo's French website led its front page with the announcement that, to save money, President Francois Hollande would move his offices from the Elysee Palace to one of Paris's grittier suburbs. "Nesta Vowles" had a story in Britain's Daily Mail about owls being...
  • The best April Fool's Day jokes, pranks and hoaxes of 2013 April 1, 2013

    The web is full of April Fool's Day jokes on April 1, 2013 and here is a collection of the goofiest and the best. ...
  • Snapshot: Oops! Sheila Dikshit's cake says Happy 765th birthday! April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: This isn't an April 1 prank. Although this photo is one of those that pranksters anywhere can pass off as a classic All Fools' Day gag. The person who ordered the cake for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's 75th birthday on March 31 was clearly unsure about her...
  • Google announces Gmail Blue on April Fool's Day April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Quite like on April 1 every year, Google has lined up a series of April Fool's Day hoaxes. Google released a YouTube clip declaring that the world's most popular video website will shut down till 2023 and also announced its olfactory new feature Google Nose. Google has introduced...