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  • WB panchayat polls violence continues; 1 killed, 2 TMC workers injured 21-07-2013 12:20 PM

    Murshidabad: Violence continues to rock West Bengal panchayat elections on Sunday with at least one person killed in Murshidabad ahead of Monday's fourth phase of polling. In Basnti area of South 24 Parganas, alleged TMC workers torched about 50 houses and ransacked another 50 houses in CPM dominated village. Meanwhile,...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'D-Day', 'Ship of Theseus', 'White House Down' 20-07-2013 11:11 AM

    This week CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviewed Rishi Kapoor starrer 'D-Day', 'Ship of Theseus' and 'White House Down'. He also spoke to the newcomers on their journey so far. ...
  • Write your review: 'White House Down'

    Rajeev Masand says 'White House Down' is a waste of time and money. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes. ...
  • 'White House Down' review: It's a waste of time and money 19-07-2013 11:28 PM

    Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx Director: Roland Emmerich Even the corniest action blockbusters must possess a smidgen of logic, or credible characters, in order for you to be invested in its thrills. 'White House Down' is the second movie this year - after the Gerard Butler starrer 'Olympus Has Fallen'...
  • Emmy Awards 2013: The complete list of nominations 18-07-2013 07:06 PM

    The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday. Here is the complete list of nominees: Lead Actor in a Drama Series Hugh Bonneville, 'Downton Abbey' Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad' Jeff Daniels, 'The Newsroom' Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men' Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards' Damian Lewis,...
  • Online series 'House of Cards' makes Emmy history 18-07-2013 06:40 PM

    Los Angeles: Netflix's 'House of Cards' made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television's top awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer. The nomination, one of nine nods earned by the...
  • Emmy nominations for actor in a TV drama series 18-07-2013 06:31 PM

    Los Angeles: The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actor in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Hugh Bonneville, 'Downton Abbey'; Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'; Jeff Daniels, 'The Newsroom'; Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men';...
  • TMC leader says 'burn houses' remark a slip of tongue 18-07-2013 03:54 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal on Thursday took a u-turn and said that the remark to attack the Opposition was a slip of tongue as he meant something else. While addrsesing a public rally in Bolpur on Wednesday, Mondal had urged the party members to burn the houses of...
  • WB panchayat polls: TMC supporters allegedly torch Independent candidate's house 18-07-2013 10:51 AM

    Birbhum: Violence continued in the poll bound West Bengal, where the state will vote in the third phase of the panchayat poll on Friday. An Independent candidate's house has been torched allegedly by the Trinamool Congress supporters in the Gopalnagar area of Birbum on Thursday. The TMC, however, has denied...
  • US vague on whether Obama will go to Moscow amid Snowden flap 18-07-2013 05:26 AM

    Washington: The White House is deliberately leaving it vague as to whether President Barack Obama will attend talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin if the saga involving former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is unresolved. Putin has invited Obama for face-to-face talks in Moscow ahead of a...
  • 'US still a long way to address large scale unemployment' 18-07-2013 03:31 AM

    Washington: Noting that the US still has a long way to go to address large scale unemployment, the White House today said the country's deficit is declining at the fastest pace since demobilisation after World War II. "We are seeing our deficits decline at the fastest pace since demobilisation after...
  • US celebrates 100 years of Sikh community 16-07-2013 02:12 PM

    Washington: The White House has acknowledged the contributions of the Sikh community to the US as it celebrates 100 years of their achievements and the immigrant success story in America. The occasion was an event last week to mark the centenary of the arrival in July 1913 of Bhagat Singh...
  • Batla house encounter: Accused claims he was not in the flat in which shootout took place 13-07-2013 04:36 AM

    Suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmad facing trial in the 2008 Batla House encounter case on Friday claimed before a Delhi court that he was not present in the flat in which the alleged shootout took place. The counsel for accused Shahzad, in his final arguments before Additional Sessions Judge...
  • Narendra Modi flags off Rath Yatra as UAVs keep vigil from top 10-07-2013 09:04 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad as thousands gathered to greet the chariot of Lord Jagannath. With about 10 lakh people witnessing the procession daily, the police have put up elaborate security arrangements in place. Over 20,000 security personnel, including the CRPF, RAF,...
  • U'khand: 3 killed as rains stall relief work, 4,700 still missing 09-07-2013 10:26 AM

    Dehradun: Three members of a family were killed in Dehradun on Monday when their house collapsed after a fresh spell of rains stalled relief work in Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said the number of missing people has mounted to over 4,700. Two women and a child belonging to one...
  • White House says will not immediately cut off aid to Egypt 09-07-2013 12:23 AM

    Washington: The White House said on Monday that it is not in the best interests of the United States to immediately change its aid programme to Egypt. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the United States government will take the time it needs to determine whether or not to label...
  • Stop pensions of illegal occupants of government accommodations: SC 05-07-2013 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the unauthorised occupation of government bungalows by bureaucrats, ministers and judges. In the verdict delivered on Friday, the apex court laid down guidelines for the eviction of unauthorised occupants and said that their pension can be stopped if the person...
  • Five Indian-American kid chefs win White House challenge 04-07-2013 11:24 AM

    Washington: Five Indian-American kid chefs, who came out with a healthy menu, have made it to the exclusive list of 54 winners of the White House-launched national 'Healthy Lunchtime Challenge' as part of the US First Lady's 'Let's Move!' initiative. These 54 kids would be honoured by none other than...
  • Delhi: Tenant kills landlord over property issue 03-07-2013 05:03 AM

    New Delhi: Driven by greed to own a house, a 36-year-old tenant killed his landlord but was arrested after the victim's sister caught him red handed, police said on Tuesday. Rajesh, a driver, strangled his 55-year-old landlord to death in his east Delhi's Bhajanpura house on Monday night. "He was...
  • Susan Rice joins White House as National Security Advisor 02-07-2013 10:25 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's confidant Susan Rice, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined the White House as the National Security Advisor. Rice (48), who replaces Tom Donilon, would be the top advisor to President Obama on all national security and foreign policies. "Truly honoured to...
  • Penguin Random House merger, Gaurav Shrinagesh named India CEO 01-07-2013 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Publishing giants Penguin and Random House formally merged today and Gaurav Shrinagesh will be the head of India operations as the new global team executive was announced. Shrinagesh, previously managing director of Random House India, will be CEO of Penguin Random House India. The global senior executive team...
  • Every entrepreneur should read Dhandha 01-07-2013 05:54 PM

    I like reading about entrepreneurs. There is so much to learn from their experiences. I have read all the books by Rashmi Bansal because they were about entrepreneurs and their first hand experience about setting up their businesses and I think I will end up reading all the books by...
  • I believe in an exploitation-free northeast: Aruni Kashyap 01-07-2013 04:38 PM

    It is 2002 and young Pablo, a city boy who has mostly lived a sheltered and privileged life in Guwahati, is visiting his ancestral village for his aunt's wedding. This is his second time in Mayong, in rural Assam, since 1998, when he had come for a few days to...
  • UK Parliament to spend 1 lakh pounds to refurbish 2 toilets 30-06-2013 09:17 PM

    London: The British Parliament plans to spend up to 100,000 pounds to refurbish two toilets used by peers and VIP guests at the Palace of Westminster. The cost of refurbishing two toilets could cost up to 100,000 pounds, according to a Commons contract on a government website. Lavatories in the...
  • Rory McIlroy misery goes on as he misses Irish Open cut 28-06-2013 11:03 PM

    Rory McIlroy's hopes of picking up much-needed form before the British Open next month ended in more disappointment on Friday when he missed the cut in the Irish Open. The world number two improved his two-over par first round score to card a level par 72 but that was not...
  • Jeev, Chowrasia likely to exit early from Irish Open 28-06-2013 10:24 PM

    Kildare: Jeev Milkha Singh and SSP Chowrasia are sure to miss the cut after carding 75 and 73 in the first two rounds of the Irish Open at Carton House on Friday. The Indian pair was way down at four-over for 36 holes, where the cut looked likely at even...
  • US: Woman arrested after jumping over White House fence 27-06-2013 02:17 AM

    Washington: The US Secret Service says a woman is under arrest and in police custody on Wednesday after jumping over the White House fence during a protest. A Secret Service spokesman identified the woman, who wore an orange jumpsuit, as Diane Wilson. She was charged with unlawful entry and handed...
  • US Vice President Joe Biden to visit India in July 25-06-2013 09:55 AM

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden will visit India and Singapore in July to underscore the importance of relations with the two nations, the White House said. In India, Biden will discuss a full range of bilateral, regional and global issues, "with a focus on advancing the prosperity, security and...
  • Don't expect North Korea to disarm: Ex-Obama aide 25-06-2013 08:40 AM

    Washington: The former top White House official on counter-proliferation says diplomacy is unlikely to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and the best to hope for is a verifiable freeze in its production of fissile material. Gary Samore, who resigned from his White House position in January,...
  • Obama meets Indian-American business leaders on immigration 25-06-2013 07:59 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met a group of top business executives, including two Indian-Americans, to discuss with them the comprehensive immigration reform. Addressing this small group of nine top American CEOs in the Roosevelt room of the White House on Monday, Obama said that immigration reform would be a...