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  • Obamas give rare insight into preWhite House days June 24, 2014

    Washington: Giving a rare insight into their preWhite House days, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have spoken about their family life when both of them were in jobs and found it tough to spend time together. "Barack was in Springfield; then he was in Washington. I was in...
  • Iron ore scam: Nine business houses under CBI scanner June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has initiated 11 preliminary enquiries against nine Chhattisgarh business groups for allegedly exporting iron ore worth Rs 72 crore meant for consumption in domestic market. CBI sources said the agency has started these inquiries for alleged duty evasion in the exports of 7.28 lakh metric tonnes of iron...
  • Bombay HC fixes final hearing on PIL against CM's housing quota June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday fixed for July 28 the final hearing on a PIL challenging double or multiple allotment of houses from the Maharashtra Chief Minister's discretionary quota. A bench, headed by Justice Abhay Oka, asked petitioner Ketan Tirodkar to file an additional affidavit within a week...
  • Photo: Incredible! Man builds a 26feet tall house of cards using 1100 decks of cards and no tape or glue June 23, 2014

    This 26feettall freestanding house of cards is like a castle turned into a mini apartment building. Built by Bryan Berg using 1100 decks of cards, this stands by itself. He's not used tape, glue or any sort of folding. The only thing not allowed next to it is a fan!...
  • 'Inauspicious' Delhi government bungalow to be turned into guest house June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The sprawling bungalow at 33, Shamnath Marg in Delhi's Civil Lines area will soon be turned into a state guest house as no senior official or political leader is willing to live there given its "inauspicious" past. The Delhi government's spacious fourbedroom bungalow is considered to be worth several...
  • OMG! Tom Cruise to shoot inside Britain's Houses of Parliament for 'Mission: Impossible 5'? June 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise will reportedly shoot scenes for the next installment of 'Mission: Impossible' inside Britain's Houses of Parliament. The actor has reportedly been granted permission to shoot the fifth installment of the action franchise inside the home of British politics, the House of Commons, reports contactmusic.com. A source tells...
  • Kejriwal to move to new house in Civil Lines June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will move to a rented house from the one which was allotted to him after he became Delhi chief minister. "I have finally decided upon a house offered by Sh. Naren Jain in Civil Lines area. Thanks Naren ji," Kejriwal tweeted on Friday. The house,...
  • Iraq crisis: Sending 300 military advisers to train Iraqi forces, says Obama June 19, 2014

    Washington: Holding back from more robust options, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the...
  • EC conducts final hearing in Chavan 'paid news' case June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission today conducted the final hearing in the case of alleged "paid news" and furnishing of "incorrect" election accounts against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. The full bench of the EC comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and...
  • CJ Shyam Sunder appeals the new government for housing rehabilitation June 15, 2014

    Shyam Sunder, a resident of Delhi's Chandini Chowk has been living in a community hall after his house was brought down by a builder who had taken over the ownership of the building without any prior intimation to the occupants. He has now turned a CJ to appeal the government...
  • Blow to Noida buyers: Who is at fault authorities or the builders? June 11, 2014

    In worrying news for home owners, 30,000 flats owners in Noida face uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The apex court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the ecosensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Construction around the ecosensitive Okhla Bird Sanctuary...
  • Noida: 30,000 flats face uncertainty as SC upholds Green Tribunal order June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In worrying news for home owners, 30,000 flats owners in Noida face uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The apex court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the ecosensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Construction around the ecosensitive Okhla...
  • White House to host event to discuss state of working dads June 10, 2014

    Washington: In an endeavour to explore policies and best practices for men to maintain balance between work and family, the White House will hold an event to explore the state of "working dads". "We are hosting an event to explore the state of working dads, including the challenges dads...
  • We were 'dead broke' after White House, says Hillary Clinton June 9, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton's family was "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when she and her husband left the White House, the former first lady said in an interview that aired on Monday. Republicans immediately seized on the comment and said it demonstrated that Clinton, the Democratic Party's strongest contender...
  • About 265 former MPs asked to vacate houses by June 18 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: To accommodate newly elected Members of Parliament, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has sent notices to about 265 former MPs asking them to vacate their houses by June 18. Describing the exercise as "routine", Lok Sabha Secretary General P Sreedharan said, "The secretariat has informed all former MPs to vacate...
  • Major administrative reshuffle in Rajasthan, 26 senior IAS officers transferred June 7, 2014

    In a major administrative reshuffle, 26 senior IAS officers including three Additional Chief Secretary and 11 Principal Secretary level officials were on Friday transferred in Rajasthan. Chief Election Officer Ashok Jain was transferred to Urban Development and Housing Department as ACS who would replace DB Gupta who was shifted to Public...
  • Vasundhara Raje orders ACB probe into Jodhpur's JDA irregularities June 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday ordered a probe by state AntiCorruption Bureau into the alleged irregularities and corruption in the projects under taken by the Jodhpur Development Authority. In an order to the Principle Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department, the Chief Minister has directed that all such issues...
  • Sahara chief to remain in jail as SC lifts freeze on assets June 4, 2014

    Sahara group chief Subrata Roy will remain in jail even as the Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted the freeze on the group's moveable and immovable assets so it could raise Rs.10,000 crore for part repayment to investors. The apex court March 26, 2014 had said Sahara Group will deposit Rs.10,000 crore...
  • Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings June 4, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama defended on Tuesday the prisoner swap deal that freed a U.S. soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, and the Army pledged to investigate the circumstances of his capture after fellow soldiers said he had deserted. Trying to defuse concerns of members of Congress who said the president...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders June 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator K Jana Reddy has been unanimously elected leader of the Congress party in Telangana Legislative Assembly. Another veteran D Srinivas has been elected leader of the party in the Telangana Legislative Council. The newlyelected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...
  • Rajasthan 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 on Friday. "Delhi government is not giving the possession of Udaipur House to the Rajasthan government. It has been vacated...
  • Barack Obama discloses daughter attended first formal dance May 30, 2014

    Washington: A teenage rite of passage has come through the White House, with President Barack Obama disclosing daughter Malia recently attended her first prom, the formal endofyear dance of US high school students. Obama wouldn't say whether his older daughter had a date or went with friends. He joked it's...
  • Housing for all by 2022 government's motto, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Highlighting the priorities of his ministry, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that private sector as part of their social responsibility should go for housing for their staff. "Employment is going to be a major challenge before the country, no government can...
  • 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...