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  • Aamir Khan launches waste free Jodhpur campaign 4 days ago

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Friday launched ambitious waste collection project in the Jodhpur and said that waste management was the first thing that comes to the mind when we think of various urban problems. The actor, who launched 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project from the Umaid Singh Stadium here, said waste accumulation...
  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister July 30, 2014

    The state government on Wednesday assured the House that the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme launched by the previous dispensation in government-run hospitals would not be closed but would be linked with a health insurance scheme. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore categorically rejected the supplementary questions of Opposition Congress MLA, Pradhyuman...
  • Idea offers '2,00,000 hours of free Internet' for Opera Mini users July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular is giving away 2,00,000 hours of free Internet access, over the next 20 days, to its users through the web pass service on Opera Mini. Idea Web Pass is a Opera solution that allows consumers to buy customised data packs within the Opera Mini browser itself....
  • Tata Power Solar partners Bajaj Finance for selling products July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Power Solar has partnered with Bajaj Finance to provide interest-free loan options for solar products of about Rs 2.5 lakh to consumers. "This national financing tie-up will help make solar much more attractive and an affordable alternative to conventional power sources," Tata Power Solar said in a statement. The...
  • Taliban survivor Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls July 13, 2014

    Abuja: Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of school girls abducted by Islamist militants. On Sunday, 16-year-old Malala met with parents of the more...
  • Yahoo unveils a lineup of free streaming concerts July 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo continued its shift to online content with a line-up of free streaming concerts by music stars such as Usher, Michael Franti, and The Dave Matthews Band. A Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen promised to serve up a new live concert daily beginning on July 15 when The...
  • NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing July 3, 2014

    With mass killings allegedly related to witchcraft continuing in Jharkhand despite a law to prevent it, an NGO on Thursday strongly advocated for an act at national level to check the menace. The demand for a national law was made by the Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC) at a function organised...
  • Jayalalithaa government to distribute 5.5 lakh free laptops this year June 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to expedite the distribution of free laptops to high school and college students. According to state government officials over 17 lakh free laptops worth Rs 2,500 crore have been distributed to the students since 2011. 5.5 lakh free laptops worth Rs 1,100 crore...
  • Prisons made smoking-free zones in Kerala June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prisons in Kerala have been made smoking-free zones in compliance of the Supreme Court order banning smoking in public places. A circular in this regard has been issued by DGP (Prison) T P Senkumar, directing jail officials to enforce the ban within the prison compounds. "Though smoking in public...
  • Delhi becomes first kerosene-free city in India June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government announced that the national capital has become the first 'kerosene-free city' in the country. "With the successful implementation of 'Delhi: A Kerosene-Free City Scheme, 2012', no subsidised kerosene is being issued in the national capital and the country can save upto Rs 200 crore every year,"...
  • Free checkup for Foot and Mouth Disease in Punjab June 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday instructed Animal Husbandry Department to provide free vaccination to check the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the state and asked farmers to get their cattle vaccinated in the nearest veterinary hospitals. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Minister for Animal Husbandry, said here that...
  • This is awesome! Starbucks to provide free college education to thousands of its workers June 16, 2014

    In a move that will definitely improve the lives of its employees, US coffee chain Starbucks will provide a free college education to thousands of its workers through an arrangement with the Arizona State University, the New York Times reported adding that the company and the university will announce this...
  • Grumpy? Now, a free online course on happiness! University of California, Berkeley, will teach 'The Science of Happiness' May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Bookstores, online shopping websites and social media are full of quotes, excerpts and videos about happiness -- or the quest for happiness. According to Huffington Post, there are over 75 million Google search results for the term and 40,000 happiness-related books available for purchase on Amazon.com. It is clear...
  • TN: Government to give six lakh goats free to poor in 2014-15 May 21, 2014

    The ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu is all set to distribute six lakh goats to 1.5 lakh rural poor in the state during 2014-15 and Rs 198.25 crore has been sanctioned for its procurement. A total of 1.5 lakh landless beneficiaries, predominantly women in rural areas, will be given four...
  • South Africa's ruling ANC takes lead in election May 9, 2014

    Pretoria: The ruling African National Congress (ANC) took a clear lead on Thursday in South Africa's first "Born Free" election, featuring voters with no memory of the white-minority rule that ended in 1994. Election officials said they were investigating a shooting death in rural KwaZulu-Natal, the home of President Jacob Zuma....
  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of white-minority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • Free Comic Book Weekend: Download comics for free on May 3 and May 4 May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Comic book enthusiasts and fans have something to look forward to this weekend: The second edition of the two-day Free Comic Book Weekend (FCBW), where enthusiasts can download a host of comic books from the Internet, will begin May 3. Online digital content provider readwhere.com has partnered with Comic...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's 'Bhoothnath Returns' now tax free in Uttar Pradesh May 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make Amitabh Bachchan's latest Bollywood film 'Bhoothnath Returns' tax free across the state, an official said Thursday. A decision to waive off tax on the film was taken at the highest level, he added. The film, co-produced by Ravi Chopra and Bhushan Kumar,...
  • Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi, takes on BJP in mining heartland April 4, 2014

    Taking potshots at Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused him of ignoring corruption in BJP-ruled states while harping on graft and trashed his "Congress free India" slogan, saying those who thought so themselves were wiped out. Launching an offensive against BJP in the mining heartland of Bellary, Gandhi tore into...
  • WHO declares India polio-free March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Completing three years without registering a single case of polio, the World Health Organisation on Thursday certified India as a country free of the deadly disease. WHO's declaration comes as a remarkable achievement for a nation that saw more than one lakh babies crippled every year. Until 2009, India...
  • Free Wi-Fi service launched at Chowrasta in Darjeeling March 6, 2014

    Darjeeling: Tourists visiting the Chowrasta, the main hub of tourist town Darjeeling, will now be able to access the internet on laptops, tablets and Smartphone with a free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi service has been launched at the Chowrasta also called the Mall by the Tourism department of the Gorkha...
  • Free pharmacy store, convergence block inaugurated at AIIMS March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Out-patients at AIIMS will be able to get free generic drugs from Monday, thanks to a pharmacy store that opened on its campus on Sunday. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a 'Free Generic Pharmacy Store' and a multi-storied Convergence Block that will house departments from the academics...
  • Somdev Devvarman's campaign ends after defeat to Malek Jaziri in Dubai February 26, 2014

    Dubai: A profligate Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the singles event of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after a straight set defeat against fellow wild card Malek Jaziri in the second round on Wednesday. Coming into the match following an upset win over second seed Juan Martin Del Potro, the 78th-ranked...
  • US company to beam free wi-fi to entire world from space February 26, 2014

    Washington: A US company is planning to build an 'Outernet - a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to all the people on the planet - for free. The idea is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of...
  • Dubai Open: Somdev Devvarman upsets Juan Martin del Potro to enter second round February 25, 2014

    Dubai: India number one Somdev Devvarman on Tuesday recorded the biggest win of his career by beating world number five Juan Martin Del Potro but the victory came when the Argentine retired mid-way into the first round match of the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Somdev, ranked 78, had won the first...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi enter quarters in Dubai February 25, 2014

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi progressed to the doubles quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after overcoming qualifiers Nikolay Davydenko and Victor Hanescu via Super Tie breaker, here. The second seeded Indo-Pak pair defeated the Russian-Romanian combo 6-1 5-7 10-8 in one hour and 28 minutes in the opening...
  • Mumbai's Bandra observes 'Car-Free Day', people switch to walking, cycling February 23, 2014

    The normally busy, Bandra's Carter Road in Mumbai wore a different look on Sunday morning. Vehicles were kept off the roads and instead people were seen either walking or cycling. All this was part of the 'Car-Free Day', an initiative taken by the Khar-Bandra-Santacruz foundation. The intent was to help...
  • Lt Governor asks DJB to ensure implementation of AAP's water scheme February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to ensure effective implementation of the water scheme launched by the previous AAP Government and also ensure that there is no water crisis in the city. "DJB was asked to plan for its (scheme's) effective implementations in...
  • TN decision to release Rajiv killers sets wrong precedent: Congress February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After many of its leaders including Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Rajeev Shukla criticised Tamil Nadu government for its decision to free the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the All India Congress Committee on Wednesday issued a formal statement condemning the state's move. The statement read, "The...