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  • Schools to remain closed on Christmas, says CBSE 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of the controversy surrounding the observance of good governance day on Christmas day, the Central Board of Secondary Education on Monday made it clear that participation in the event was "voluntary" as schools will remain closed on that day and essays would be submitted...
  • Ram Gopal Varma is like a drug; You get easily addicted to him, says Telugu actor Nandoo December 2, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Nandoo, who was last seen in Ram Gopal Varma-directed Telugu thriller 'Ice Cream 2', says working with the filmmaker gives him a high as he's like a 'drug'. "Ram Gopal Varma is like a drug. You get easily addicted to him. Most of us fear taking drugs, but we...
  • Did you know? 'Fatal Attraction' star Glenn Close was raised in a cult October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Fatal Attraction' star Glenn Close says she lost out on a normal childhood due to her upbringing in a cult. Close, 67, says she spent part of her childhood in a religious cult known as the Moral Re-Armament, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "You basically weren't allowed to do anything,...
  • Asian Games 2014 end with enthralling cultural extravaganza October 4, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza on Saturday after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition. The formal closing...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Closing Ceremony October 4, 2014

    (For Live updates from the Closing Ceremony, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asian Games wrapped up on Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight. As the final events played out ahead of the closing ceremony, China had won 151 gold medals -...
  • JammuSrinagar highway closed for third day September 6, 2014

    Jammu: The 300kmlong JammuSrinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day due to landslides at various places on the road, police said. The highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, washing of road patches and flooding at various places, police said. Hundreds of vehicles,...
  • CWG 2014: Glasgow Games hailed best ever in a rousing closing ceremony August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Hailed as the best ever Commonwealth Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow 2014 celebrated the end of a memorable 20th edition with a colourful closing ceremony on Sunday. In a sporting festival recognised for the warmth of its welcome, the ceremony at Hampden Park fittingly celebrated the event...
  • CWG 2014: Seema Punia named India's flagbearer August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Woman discus thrower Seema Punia, who won a silver for India at the 20th Commonwealth Games, will be the flagbearer for the country during their closing ceremony. Seema had on Friday won a silver medal in the women's discus throw competition. All members of the Indian contingent who will take part...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final July 13, 2014

    (Scroll down for the Blog) Goetze scored a stunning goal in the extratime as Germany defeated Argentina 10 in the final to win their fourth World Cup title. Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil in Sunday's final against Argentina whose...
  • Delhi Metro again shuts one station June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Friday shut down its Race Course station for indefinite time due to the ongoing protest by UPSC aspirants against changes made in the pattern of the civil services examination. The Metro station was shut down at around 5 pm on Friday. "As nearly 1,200 protesters are still...
  • Central government offices to remain closed on poll days March 26, 2014

    All central government offices, coming under the area where upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections are scheduled to be held, will remain closed on the day of polling. "The relevant offices or organisations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the Lok...
  • Delhi: Metro service to remain close till 2pm on Holi March 15, 2014

    Delhi Metro services will not be available till 2 pm on Monday on account of Holi, an official said on Saturday. "Metro services will resume 2 pm onwards on all lines and will continue thereafter normally," said the official. The Metro feeder bus services will not be available for the whole day...
  • J&K: National Highway remains closed for 2nd day due to heavy snowfall January 1, 2014

    Kashmir Valley was cut off from rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Wednesday as the air traffic to and fro Srinagar Airport remained suspended while the SrinagarJammu National Highway was closed due to Tuesday's heavy snowfall. "The National Highway is closed as the road has been rendered...
  • Kashmir receives fresh snowfall, National Highway closed December 31, 2013

    Fresh snowfall across Kashmir in the wee hours on Tuesday brought much needed respite from the cold wave to the Valley residents and cheer for New Year revelers. The 300long SrinagarJammu National Highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country was shut for vehicular traffic due to...
  • Mumbai Police firm on 1.30 am deadline for hotels on new year December 30, 2013

    Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh on Monday said the 1.30 AM deadline for closure of eateries and restaurants on New Year eve would be strictly enforced. "My views are very clear in the matter. For women's safety and to prevent drunken driving among others, I took this decision," Singh said when...
  • Delhi: Three metro stations to close early on December 31 December 30, 2013

    In view of security restrictions, entry and exit from three key Metro stations Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba Road and Patel Chowk will be closed at 7.30 pm on December 31, an official statement said. "Sale of tickets at the above three Metro stations will stop at 7.15 pm and shutters...
  • JammuSrinagar highway closed for traffic due to snowfall December 22, 2013

    The 300kmlong JammuSrinagar national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, has been closed for vehicular traffic due to snowfall and slippery conditions. Due to snowfall at Jawahir Tunnel and Patnitop, the highway was closed during the night, an officer of Police Control Room (PCR) said...
  • Rupee ends 28 paise higher at 61.13 versus US dollar December 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The US dollar ended cheaper against the rupee at 61.13/14 per dollar and the Pound Sterling also finsihed lower at Rs 100.15/17 at the close of the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market (FOREX) today. The BSE Sensex ended at closing high of 21,326.42 with a gain of 329.89 points or 1.57...
  • Cricket Australia let me and the team down during Monkeygate: Ponting October 19, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels country's cricket board let him and the entire team down during the 2008 'Monkeygate' controversy, saying that CA officials acted as if the relationship with India mattered more than the national players. In fresh excerpts of his autobiography 'At The Close of Play' published...
  • Sensex regains 20,000 level after 3 weeks; up over 265 points October 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Paring initial losses, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Wednesday rose over 265 points to close above the 20,000 mark for the first time in three weeks on good buying in bluechips led by bank and interestsensitive stocks, amid trade deficit narrowing to the lowest level in 30 months. After a...
  • Rupee gains slightly, opens at 61.68 vs US dollar October 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee on Tuesday recovered by 11 paise to 61.68 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market amid a higher opening in the stocks. Sentiments turned buoyant after RBI on Monday cut the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate, at which it lends emergency funds to...
  • JammuSrinagar highway reopens after two days August 16, 2013

    JammuSrinagar national highway was reopened on Friday for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts of the state. The 300km long highway was reopened for vehicular traffic late Friday afternoon after clearance of landslides by men and machines...
  • Torrential rains prompt flood warnings in US Midwest June 27, 2013

    Chicago: Torrential rains slammed Illinois and other Midwest states on Wednesday, triggering flash flood warnings and causing flight cancellations, commuter train delays and road closings. Up to 5 inches (12.7 cm) of rain fell in some places and the National Weather Service warned residents in the region to brace for more...
  • Sneak peek: 'Closed Circuit' June 5, 2013

    'Closed Circuit' is an upcoming crime thriller film directed by John Crowley and written by Steven Knight. ...
  • Army plans to create close-to-real battlefield situation for training March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide a close-to-real battlefield situation for its troops to train, the Indian Army is working on a Rs 40-crore plan towards modernising infrastructure at two of its main field firing ranges in Pokharan in Rajasthan and Babina in Madhya Pradesh. "Under the plan, we are looking to...
  • Public anger against Delhi gangrape genuine: PM December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Breaking his silence on the Delhi gangrape issue amid continuing protests, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday night said the public anger is "genuine" and "justified" but appealed for peace while promising all steps to ensure safety of women in the country. He said everybody was concerned for the...