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  • Haryana paanwala gets Rs 132 crore power bill Yesterday

    Chandigarh: A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of...
  • A costly error: New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill as he inadvertently hit a fourth digit 4 days ago

    Albuquerque, NM: A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. The Public Service Company of New Mexico says it could take weeks to get him his money back. KOB-TV reports that Rio Rancho attorney Ira Karmiol overpaid...
  • Revised GST Bill in Winter Session: Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the revised Constitution Amendment Bill to roll out GST would be introduced in the forthcoming Winter Session of Parliament. He also said the first "tranche" of compensation to states for their revenue loss arising due to phasing...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins twitter 5 days ago

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, has joined twitter. She described herself as a social activist and public speaker among other things. ...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: On day 5, comedians talk about social media's cool new generation of stars in Alia and Parineeti 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The past few years, whenever I've attended the Mumbai Film Festival, I've watched most of my films on the weekends. Sundays, in particular, are extremely crowded, because there are many who buy a pass specifically for that day. This was evident to me at 1 am on Saturday when I...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • Bill Murray sang with Bono at George Clooney's wedding October 12, 2014

    New York: 'Ghostbusters' actor Bill Murray reportedly teamed up with U2 frontman Bono to sing at George Clooney's wedding last month. The unlikely pair joined forces with model-actress Karen Duffy at a post-wedding brunch during the four-day celebrations in Venice, Italy, and they serenaded Clooney and his new bride Amal Alamuddin...
  • CA lauds Bill Lawry on Australia Hall of Fame induction October 10, 2014

    Melbourne: The catch cry of "it's all happening" coming out of the television screens made Bill Lawry a commentating phenomenon across the world and Cricket Australia on Friday lauded the veteran player and expert for being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. CA on Friday congratulated the former Aussie...
  • Clean Up India: Bill Gates appreciates Modi's toilet initiative October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring sanitation into focus. "Narendramodi has India talking about toilets-and that's a great thing," Gates said in a tweet, which was re-tweeted by the Prime Minister. Gates, along...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer: Christian Bale as Moses will change the world October 7, 2014

    20th Century Fox has released a trailer for 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'. The film has been directed by Ridley Scott and written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Steven Zaillian. With Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley in key roles, the film promises to offer an...
  • NYC Mayor, Modi discussed need for strong working relationship October 7, 2014

    New York: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi importance of a strong working relationship between India and the US, underscoring that such ties are critical for democracy and security around the world. The Mayor said he was honoured to have spent time with the...
  • Impressed by PM Modi's commitment to fighting poverty: Bill Gates October 7, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to improve health services and his focus on ending open defecation has "impressed" Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who said it is "inspiring" to see India move to the forefront of providing such services to the underprivileged. "Modi has India talking about toilets. This is...
  • Government looking at merging FMC with Sebi October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to merge the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with capital market regulator Sebi to ensure better monitoring of the commodity futures market. "One of the options being considered by the government is merging FMC with Sebi," said a...
  • Haryana elections: Congress may bag more votes by passage of Gurdwaras Management Bill October 2, 2014

    Kurukshetra: Ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trying hard to woo the Sikh vote bank in the state where one of the significant vote share comes from over 10 lakh Sikhs. Earlier in the year, the state government had passed a bill creating a separate...
  • Five Indian-Americans in Forbes list of US' richest September 30, 2014

    New York: Five Indian-Americans have been named among the 400 richest people in the US by Forbes, a list topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the 21st year in a row with a net worth of $81 billion. Founder of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat Desai, entrepreneur John Kapoor, Symphony Technology...
  • In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 30, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 29, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Both the Prime Minister and Swaraj warmly welcomed the...
  • It's a girl! Hillary and Bill Clinton are grandparents to little Charlotte September 28, 2014

    Washington: Hillary and Bill Clinton's only daughter Chelsea announced in the early hours Saturday on social networks that she had given birth to her first child, a baby girl called Charlotte. "Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton...
  • Minister resigns over Spain's failed abortion reform September 24, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's justice minister resigned over a failed bid to restrict women's right to abortion, which had sparked mass protests and international condemnation. The reform claimed the first scalp in Spain's conservative government since it took power in 2011, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, 55, a top member of the ruling Popular Party...
  • Progress is being made on developing a 'nextgeneration' ultrathin, skinlike condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, says Bill Gates September 19, 2014

    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday progress is being made on developing a "nextgeneration" ultrathin, skinlike condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, help population control and be financed by firstworld investors. Last year, the Microsoft cofounder and one of the world's richest men offered inventors $100,000 in startup grants to...
  • Action plan launched to check under5 deaths September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With 13.3 lakh under5 children dying every year, over half of them in their first month, Government on Thursday launched an action plan aimed at reducing such deaths from 29 per thousand live births to single digit by 2030, ahead of global deadline of 2035. Flanked by billionaire philanthropist...
  • New mines bill to be brought in next Lok Sabha session September 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that the Narendra Modiled government is making all efforts to introduce a new mines bill in the next Lok Sabha session and bring out guidelines to remove bottlenecks in the mining sector in a week's time. "We are making all...
  • Road sector set for a turnaround in 2 years, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has taken a slew of steps, including making projects of Rs 50,000 crore ready for award, clearing Rs 1.5 lakh crore projects and setting a target to build 30 km of roads a day, for turning around the sector, Minister Nitin Gadkari...
  • New Motor Bill: Steep penalties, 7year jail for child death September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to come down heavily on traffic offenders, government on Saturday proposed steep penalties of up to Rs 3 lakh along with a minimum 7year imprisonment for death of a child in certain circumstances, besides huge fines for driving violations. The new Road Safety and Transport Bill 2014 also...
  • Centre puts Road Transport Safety Bill in public domain to invite suggestions September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first major bill to realise his vision of an enabled India the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, will be put in public domain to invite people's suggestions. The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 provides for a permit system for national and interstate transport...
  • Relationship between NDA and the judiciary sours within four months September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The relationship has soured within four months between the Narendra Modi government and the Judiciary. The two are on collision course with the flashpoint being the National Judicial Appointments Bill that alters the process of appointing judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court. While the Bill has...
  • Insurance Bill in Winter session of Parliament: Arun Jaitley August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Optimistic of passing the Insurance Bill in the next session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday hoped Congress which mooted the hike in FDI cap to 49 per cent in the sector will not oppose it. "I am reasonably confident. Any political party which have mooted the...
  • SC admits pleas challenging Judges Appointment Bill, to be heard on Monday August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointment Bill passed by Parliament last week, now faces a challenge in the Supreme Court. The apex court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a...