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  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif to meet today: What to expect June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif post-noon at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Sharif visited India to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Issues expected to be raised by India in the meeting: India to thank Pakistan for fishermen's release and future approach to be discussed Terrorism -...
  • PM Narendra Modi to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Hyderabad House in the national capital on Tuesday. The two leaders will hold goodwill talks to build confidence among the two nations. The meeting will take place despite protests from all Tamil allies including MDMK and...
  • Man walks up to US Secret Service personnel outside the White House, strips naked in bizarre form of protest May 24, 2014

    US Secret Service personnel sprang into action Friday outside the White House when a man stripped naked in what appeared to be a bizarre form of protest. On one of the hottest days of the year so far in the US capital, where temperatures hit at least 26 degrees Celsius (78...
  • Woman, 3 sons charred to death in house fire May 24, 2014

    A 35 year-old woman and her three children were killed in a fire that broke out in their house under mysterious circumstances in a village in Mirzapur. Rekha and her three sons, aged between 4 and 8 years, were asleep on Friday night when the incident took place in Katra Gadhchirauli...
  • Police arrest man who stripped naked outside the White House fence May 24, 2014

    Secret Service police on Friday arrested a man who stripped naked outside the White House fence and fought with officers. A Secret Service spokesman identified the man as Michel Bechard and said he was charged with assault and indecent exposure. Bechard had approached uniformed Secret Service officers at a White House security...
  • Minor fire breaks out in Parliament House May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Friday morning on the third floor of Parliament house in New Delhi, an official said. The fire was reported at 8.40 am and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. "The fire broke out from the air-conditioners on the floor," a fire...
  • I would love to come back on TV but want to do something challenging: Rohit Roy May 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular TV actor Rohit Roy wants to do a show like 'House of Cards' which he feels is challenging and out-of-box. Rohit, known for his role in serials like 'Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand' and 'Swabhimaan', was last seen as Kabir in Zee TV's fiction show 'Hitler Didi'. "I would love...
  • Assocham suggests steps to give boost to affordable housing May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to facilitate affordable housing in the country, Assocham has suggested measures like grant of infrastructure status to housing sector, digitization of land records, easing of norms for FDI in real estate and allowing insurance and pension funds to invest in the sector. "Given the slowdown in the...
  • Adarsh-tainted top bureaucrats Jairaj, Pradeep reinstated May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has reinstated senior bureaucrats Jairaj Phatak and Pradeep Vyas, who were suspended two years ago for their alleged role in the Adarsh housing scam. Chief Secretary JS Saharia said that the two officials were reinstated on Monday. Postings will be given to both the bureaucrats later....
  • Huma Qureshi wants to add a 'personal touch' to her new house May 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi, who recently bought a new house, is trying her hand at being an interior designer for her place. She wants to give it a "personal touch" of her distinct taste. The 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' actress wants to lend an eclectic style to her new residence and so...
  • Narendra Modi is welcome to visit US: White House May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After a historic win of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections, the White House on Friday said that Narendra Modi is welcome to visit the US. It also added that the US President Barack Obama would be reaching out to Modi. Obama also called and congratulated...
  • US supports journalists in reporting freely on countries: White House May 14, 2014

    The US supports the ability of journalists to freely report on countries around the world, the White House said on Wednesday on being asked about the Pakistan government's decision asking the two Indian journalists based in Islamabad to leave the country within a week. "Well, I'm not familiar with the specifics...
  • Horrible Bosses 2: Kevin Spacey tries not to 'lose his cookies' at the shoot May 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Kevin Spacey is having a fun-filled time shooting for "Horrible Bosses 2" as the cast, including Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, makes everyone laugh their hearts out while they were "riffing" and "improving". The 54-year-old actor says the sequel of the 2011 film "Horrible Bosses" is...
  • Rich political parties of taking control of media houses: Mamata Banerjee May 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the role of a section of media and accused "cash loaded" political parties of have taking control of media houses to serve their narrow political interests. Alleging that the run up to the Lok Sabha elections has manifested an alarming role...
  • Barack Obama's daughters followed, White House locked down for 1 hour May 7, 2014

    Washington: Access to the White House complex was halted for about an hour on Tuesday after a vehicle followed a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama's daughters through the gates. Uniformed agents immediately stopped the vehicle after it trailed in behind the motorcade at about 4:40 pm EDT, the Secret Service said. The...
  • Monica Lewinsky speaks out on affair with Bill Clinton May 7, 2014

    Washington: Monica Lewinsky says there's no question her boss - Bill Clinton - "took advantage" of her when he was president. But she says their affair was consensual and if there was any abuse involved, it came afterward, when Clinton's inner circle tried to discredit her and the president's opponents used...
  • US hit by climate change, White House calls for urgent action May 6, 2014

    Washington: The US, severely hit by climate change, today called for urgent action to prepare the world's largest economy to combat the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and erratic weather. "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the National Climate...
  • Six armed men rob family at gunpoint in a house in Ghaziabad May 3, 2014

    At least six armed men barged into a house and looted jewellery and cash after making the family hostage in Loni area of the district, police said on Saturday. The robbery took place on Friday night at Pappu's home in Harmarpur area, police said, adding that the assailants entered the house...
  • Construct toilet or get divorce, rural woman warns husband May 3, 2014

    A woman in a Bihar village has demanded a divorce from her husband for not constructing a toilet in their house. Alakh Niranjan of Sadeshopur village near Bihta town in Patna district is a worried man as his wife is upset over being forced to make her way to an open...
  • Bombay HC rejects Adarsh Society's plea opposing title suit by MoD May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected an application made by scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society opposing the title suit filed by Ministry of Defence claiming ownership on the land in South Mumbai. The Ministry in December 2012 had filed a title suit in the High Court stating that the...
  • Karnataka minister spends crores on house renovation, upsets Governor May 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has expressed dissatisfaction over state PWD minister Dr HC Mahadevappa spending Rs 2.5 crore on the renovation of his house. Governor has told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that he should not have allowed such lavish spending. He said that the government must focus on providing clean...
  • No house for Indians in Singapore, situation may get worse May 2, 2014

    Singapore: If you are an Indian in Singapore and looking for a house on rent, it is highly likely that you won't get one. Most Singaporean landlords don't rent their house to Indians and people from mainland China. According to local media reports, many landlords are open about it. The...
  • House of Commons to discuss EU's ban on Indian mangoes May 2, 2014

    London: The 28-member European Union's ban on the import of Indian mangoes will figure in a debate in Britain's House of Commons next week, amidst widespread criticism of the ban from exporters and consumers. "The Speaker of the House of Commons has granted a parliamentary debate on the EU ban...
  • Tewari apologises to Gadkari for naming him in Adarsh scam April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the Congress, its leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for allegedly defaming him in the Adarsh scam case. "Manish Tewari has submitted a written apology to Gadkariji before the court. Gadkariji has accepted and requested the...
  • Kevin Spacey reportedly alarmed by illegal viewing of Netflix series 'House of Cards' in India April 28, 2014

    Kevin Spacey might be dancing happily to the tunes of 'Lungi dance', but he was reportedly alarmed by the Indians' obsession with his latest show, 'House of Cards'. Spacey, who plays the drama's leading character Francis Underwood, made the comments at the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) which took place...
  • From 'House of Cards' to 'lungi dance': Kevin Spacey dances a jig with Deepika Padukone April 27, 2014

    Tampa Bay: Hollywood actor-director-producer Kevin Spacey was the show stealer at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards - he danced on the stage to "Lungi dance" number with Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone. The occasion was the IIFA Awards night Saturday when the show's hosts Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor requested...
  • This is the future: 3D printing an eco-friendly house that could be built in a few hours and cost less than Rs 3 lakh April 27, 2014

    Beijing: In what could make the dream of owning a house a reality for a large section of people in developing countries, a Chinese company has devised a method of 3D printing a house. If the Shanghai-based WinSun has its way, the eco-friendly house that could be built in a matter...
  • Centre recommends dissolution of AP Assembly, extension of President's rule April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Government on Friday recommended dissolution of Andhra Pradesh assembly and extension of the President's rule there beyond April 30, circumventing the need for convening a special session of Parliament to ratify central rule in the state. The Union Cabinet at its meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,...
  • White House names Indian-American 'Solar Champion of Change' April 19, 2014

    Washington: White House has named Indian-American professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America. Rajendra Singh is D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson University's Centre of Silicon Nanoelectronics in South...
  • Row over Jaitley's house purchase, Amarinder writes to EC April 14, 2014

    A house bought by BJP leader Arun Jaitley, contesting Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar, today became a centre of a row, with his Congress rival Amarinder Singh filing a complaint with the Election Commission, calling the purchase as "part of his election campaign". Amarinder reasoned that the move of purchasing the...