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  • Government to move SC for possession of 'Udaipur House' in Delhi May 30, 2014

    Rajasthan government has decided to move Supreme Court against Delhi government to take possession of the 'Udaipur House' located in Civil Lines area in the national capital, a senior official said. "Delhi government is not giving the possession of Udaipur House to the Rajasthan government. It has been vacated by them...
  • Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had private lunch at White House May 30, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton has slipped into the White House for a private lunch with President Barack Obama. The White House is confirming the president and his former secretary of state dined, just the two of them. But aides to both are keeping the details under wraps. The White House will...
  • Blow for Sahara, request for house arrest of Subrata Roy rejected May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no relief for Sahara group chief Subrata Roy. The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the idea of putting Roy under house arrest for the time being. The apex court has directed the Sahara group to get valuation of three properties which have been mortgaged with the...
  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • Two children die, two injured as house collapses May 28, 2014

    Two children died and two others were injured when a newly built house collapsed at Giddha village under Alauli police station in Bihar's Khagaria district on Wednesday. The victims were inside the house when it collapsed, police said. The house collapsed under the affect of sudden storm and the matter is...
  • 'Indianomix' full of multiple gems which makes it a must read May 27, 2014

    I will begin this review by saying that this book is not 'Freakonomics'. Due to the success of books such as 'Freakonomics' and 'The Undercover Economist' which in turn has spawned off a multitude of metoos, most reviews of the book tend to be focusing on comparisons with the above...
  • PM Modi begins work with foreign affairs, meets Pak PM, other leaders May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the seven SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • PM Modi meets Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, seeks speedy trial of 26/11 attacks case May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the eight SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif to meet today: What to expect May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif postnoon at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Sharif visited India to attend Modi's swearingin 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 May 27, 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 yearold 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 airconditioners 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 outofbox. 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...
  • Adarshtainted 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 16, 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 funfilled 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 54yearold 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 scamtainted 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...