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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Vajpayee, Advani, Joshi dropped from BJP Parliamentary Board August 26, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has dropped its patriarchs LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Parliamentary Board. BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and JP Nadda, on the other hand, have been included in the Board. ...
  • Six years since 26/11 terror attacks: Chabad House then and now August 26, 2014

    Six years after the gruesome 26/11 terror attacks on the Chabad House in South Mumbai, the Jewish learning center reopened on Tuesday. The house now has a Jewish Museum on the fourth and the fifth floors. ...
  • Six years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Chabad House reopens August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Six years since the gruesome 26/11 terror attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, the Jewish learning centre reopened on Tuesday. The fully renovated sixstoreyed Nariman House in South Mumbai's Colaba area saw a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia. The sixstorey Chabad...
  • Six years after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Chabad House to reopen today August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Six years since the gruesome 26/11 terror attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, the Jewish learning centre will reopen on Tuesday. The fully renovated sixstoreyed Nariman House in South Mumbai's Colaba area will see a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia....
  • Manipur's Iron Lady vows to continue war on AFSPA after release August 20, 2014

    Imphal: The imagery is old, Irom Sharmila has walked out many times out of the Jawahar Lal Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal. But this walk is different, without the tag that here is a woman trying to commit suicide. Once out, an emotional Sharmila led by Meira Paibis, only asked...
  • Modi effect: Chhattisgarh to build toilets in 100 schools August 20, 2014

    Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Clean India' initiative and focus on school sanitation, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to construct toilets in as many as 100 schools. Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CHB) will execute the plan to build the lavatories. "A project has been prepared by Chhattisgarh Housing Board...
  • Telangana gears up for doortodoor survey tomorrow, shutdown likely August 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: India's newest state Telangana will be witnessing an unprecedented doortodoor survey on Tuesday. 'Telangana Samagra Kutumba Survey' or 'Telangana Intensive Household Survey' will cover over 84 lakh households in the state. The enumerators will visit all houses in all 10 districts of the state. The survey has generated a...
  • Sultan of Brunei bids for Sahara's New York and London luxury hotels: report August 18, 2014

    New York: The Sultan of Brunei has made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel, the Wall Street Journal's website edition reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation. An investment firm affiliated with Brunei has offered to pay $2 billion for the...
  • Hindu leaders in Pakistan demand renovation of temples August 17, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani Hindu community has asked the government to repair their places of worship in Punjab province, a media report said on Sunday. The community leaders demanded their worship places, lying in a dilapidated condition, be widened and renovated so that they could perform their religious rituals comfortably, the Dawn reported. They...
  • 57 killed as heavy rains lash Rajasthan August 14, 2014

    A total of 57 people were killed in rain related incidents in current spell of Monsoon since June in Rajasthan, relief department officials said. Of these casualties, 38 people died due to either drowning or wash away in stream of rainy water, 13 others died in house collapse incidents, and six...
  • Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM's house August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi on Tuesday, two police sources and local media said. "The suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint that leads to the prime minister's house," said one of the police sources. There was no...
  • Two minor sisters killed, four others injured in a house collapse in Rajgarh August 12, 2014

    Two minor sisters were killed and four other members of a family injured when their house collapsed due to heavy rains near here, a senior district official said on Tuesday. The twostorey house belonging to one Rajnarayan Sharma suddenly caved in due to heavy rains in Surajpol area of Narsinghgarh town...
  • Toddler squeezes through White House fence, causes brief commotion August 8, 2014

    Washington: A toddler squeezed through the White House fence, resulting in lock down of the residence of US President Barack Obama and a brief commotion among the Secret Service agents. The incident occurred on Thursday at around 8 pm (local time) when the toddler got away from his parents, squeezed...
  • Following a tipoff, police recover 4,200 detonators in Rohtas August 7, 2014

    Over 4,200 detonators were recovered on Thursday in Bihar's Rohtas district, police said. Rohtas Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said a huge quantity of explosives, including 4,225 detonators, 1,200 gelatin sticks and 15 kg ammonium nitrate, was recovered. Acting on a tipoff, a police team raided a house in Karbandia locality...
  • Allclear given after security alert at White House entrance August 4, 2014

    Washington: The US Secret Service cleared Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House earlier on Monday and closed one of its gates for more than an hour after a bombsniffing dog alerted them to a car in a nearby garage. A USSS spokesman later said the allclear was given at...
  • US House approves lawsuit against Barack Obama July 31, 2014

    Washington: A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan on Wednesday to launch a campaignseason lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • Woman dies at husband's house; father alleges murder for dowry July 27, 2014

    A 23yearold woman died at her husband's house in Sanjay Nagar locality here, after which her father has a lodged a case of dowry death against the inlaws, police said on Sunday. According to the statement of the victim Neetu's husband Jagdish, she was found unconscious on a bed on Saturday...
  • Somnath Chatterjee: Speaker should choose LoP even if there is no clear applicable rule July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lower House of Parliament as Leader of the Opposition even if "there is no clear applicable rule", feels one of her predecessors Somnath Chatterjee. "That will also put an end to the fact that Indian Parliament does...
  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasijudicial body, it will not defend its order holding exMaharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan guilty of failing to give his correct expenses in the 2009 assembly polls. Chavan, an MP from Nanded parliamentary seat, has been...
  • Aadhar Housing Finance forays into Rajasthan, opens branches in 7 cities July 17, 2014

    Aadhar Housing Finance Limited, a segmentfocused housing finance company, said it has entered Rajasthan with the simultaneous launch of branches at seven cities in the state. The branches were opened in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Alwar, Bikaner and Bhilwada. The company provides housing finance to lower income consumer segments both...
  • Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run July 16, 2014

    Washington: Louisiana's IndianAmerican Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party". "We've said it's something we're thinking about, praying about. It's something we're considering. But we won't make...
  • Budget 2014: Tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 2 lakh July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a minor relief to the individual tax payers, the Narendra Modi government in its maiden Union Budget raised the income tax exemption slab from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh. "I propose not to make any changes in the tax rate. However, with the view to provide...
  • US will deport child migrants July 8, 2014

    Washington: Most of the unaccompanied kids attempting to enter the United States through the southern border will not likely qualify for humanitarian relief and will be deported, the White House has said. "It's unlikely that most of the kids who go through this process will qualify for humanitarian relief, which...
  • Thousands live in incredibly cramped quarters in Hong Kong July 7, 2014

    Tens of thousands of people live in houses no bigger than a large king sized bed in one of the wealthiest cities of the world, Hong Kong. Apart from living in such dismal conditions, these people also have to pay high rents for such places. Families live in apartments as...
  • Speaker calls for an all party meet over indiscipline in Bihar House July 4, 2014

    Taking note of the angry exchanges between ruling JD(U) and BJP legislators during discussion on Food Security Act in the Assembly on Thursday, an all party meeting has been called on Friday to avoid such a situation in the future for smooth functioning of the House. As the House sat for...
  • ISIL poses serious security threat to Iraq, says White House July 4, 2014

    Washington: The ISIL which has gained control over a large part of Iraq and Syria poses serious security threat to the Iraq and Iraqi leadership should quickly come together to form a new government in the country, the White House has said. "The government formation process is not moving as...
  • PM Modi seeks Singapore's help in housing sector July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought Singapore's assistance for construction of lowcost and affordable housing in India. During a meeting with K Shanmugam, Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law, Modi said his government plans a major thrust in lowcost and affordable housing and sought Singapore's assistance...