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  • Adarsh scam: CBI seeks to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed an application in a special court seeking to drop former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's name from the list of accused in Adarsh housing society scam. The move came after Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan refused to sanction prosecution of Chavan. Sources...
  • White House unveils plan to save domestic helps of diplomats January 15, 2014

    In the wake of the worst diplomatic spat with India over the arrest of an Indian diplomat for allegedly underpaying her nanny, the White House has come out with a strategic action plan for human trafficking "victims". The plan does not name Devyani Khobragade, India's then consul general in New York,...
  • Obama looks forward to meeting Pope in near future: White House January 15, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is looking forward to meet Pope Francis in the near future, the White House said today, without giving details of the meeting. "The President looks forward to meeting with the pope in the near future," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. "I do not have...
  • Michelle Obama to celebrate 50th birthday on Friday January 13, 2014

    Nearing a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama exuberantly describes herself as "50 and fabulous." The US first lady hits the half-century mark on Friday and, by her own account, she feels more relaxed now that President Barack Obama's days as a candidate are over. "It gives me a little more room to breathe,"...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes a dig at Kejriwal over his demand for a 'smaller house' January 19, 2014

    'The Week That Wasn't', in this episode takes a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has turned down his five-bedroom duplex flat in search of a 'smaller' haven. ...
  • Woman returns home as husband finally builds her a toilet January 10, 2014

    A Dalit woman, here in Indore district, who stayed away from her husband's house for about two years because it did not have a permanent toilet, returned on Friday as her demand was fulfilled. "I am happy that my husband has finally constructed the toilet in the house after agreeing to...
  • Man arrested for looting riot victims' houses January 10, 2014

    Household items and cash belonging to riot victims were recovered after police arrested one person for allegedly looting houses during last year's September clashes which displaced thousands of people. Ankur Kumar was arrested on Thursday at Lisad village under the Phugana police station in Muzaffarnagar for looting goods from victims' houses...
  • Obama believes in further cementing ties with India: US January 10, 2014

    Washington: Describing America's relationship with India as an "extremely important" one, the White House on Friday said that President Barack Obama believes strongly that ties need to continue and must be further cemented. "This is an extremely important relationship and that has many aspects to it and cultural ties, political ties,...
  • Eat before you come to my birthday party: Michelle Obama to her guests January 8, 2014

    Washington: Michelle Obama has asked guests attending her 50th birthday bash at the White House next week to wear comfortable shoes, practice their dance moves and eat before coming to the party as there will be no meal provided. In a save-the-date email guests have been advised to dine before coming...
  • Michelle Obama's Bollywood dance among top White House Photos January 7, 2014

    Michelle Obama's rhythmic dance moves to peppy Bollywood numbers during a Diwali bash has made it to one of the top White House photos for the year 2013. Taken by Chuck Kennedy, the 49-year-old First Lady is seen doing Bollywood dance in the State Dining Room along with choreographer Nakul Dev...
  • Even as CM Kejriwal hunts for a 'smaller' house, Sisodia opts for a 3-bedroom flat January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Drifting from the party's stand to end "VIP culture" in Delhi, Delhi Urban Development Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia chose a three-bedroom apartment in Mayur Vihar as his official residence. The AAP had earlier come under fire after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal decided to...
  • BJP slams Chavan government for ignoring Adarsh committee report January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday lambasted the Maharashtra government and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for ruling out action against politicians involved in Adrash Housing Society scam. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Chavan government saying, "Despite Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's clear stand the report was...
  • India builds 10,000 homes for IDPs in Sri Lanka December 31, 2013

    The Indian government built 10,000 houses this year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces and 33,000 more will be constructed in the next two years. The housing project funded by New Delhi made significant progress during 2013, the Indian High Commission said in Colombo on...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 30, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 December 30, 2013

    Keeping up its pre-poll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20,000 litres of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1, 2014. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20,000 litre of water will...
  • Pakistan: Explosives found outside Pervez Musharraf's house December 30, 2013

    Five packets of explosives were found on Monday near former Pakistani military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf's farmhouse here, days after explosives were discovered on the road he was to take to a court. According to the police, explosives were recovered from the green belt on Park Road near Chak Shahzad farmhouse....
  • Barack Obama appoints record number of Indian-Americans in 2013 December 30, 2013

    Indian-Americans never had it so good in the US, as a record number of members from the over three million-strong community were appointed to key positions in the White House in 2013. Reflecting his special affection, President Barack Obama appointed a record number of Indian-Americans in the first year of his...
  • NCP pressures Chavan regime, says it's open to review Adarsh report January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress is under more pressure by its coalition partner in Maharashtra, the NCP, which has said that it is open to reviewing the decision to reject the Adarsh Housing Society Commission Report. NCP spokesperson Nawab Mallik said that action could be initiated against those indicted in the report. Four...
  • Congress should identify who put it in spot over Adarsh: NCP December 27, 2013

    Mumbai: In a veiled swipe at Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, NCP on Friday said Maharashtra Congress should identify those who were responsible for putting it in a spot over the Adarsh Society probe commission's report. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said in Delhi that he did not agree with state government's decision...
  • 2002 riots: BJP euphoric over clean chit to Modi, Zakia vows to fight on January 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In an order viewed as politically crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Ahmedabad magistrate's court on Thursday upheld the clean chit to him by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Gulbarg Society massacre case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra...
  • 2002 riots: BJP hails verdict, accuses Congress of falsehood December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Buoyed by a Gujarat court upholding the (Special Investigation Team) SIT clean chit given to its prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the killings that took place at Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad during the 2002 riots in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Deora disagrees with Maharashtra government stand on Adarsh report December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader and South Mumbai MP Milind Deora has questioned the Maharashtra government's rejection of the judicial commission of inquiry report on Adarsh Housing scam which indicted several politicians including three former Chief Ministers for "blatant violations". "If the Adarsh Committee report raises questions, we should investigate, answer...
  • Is Congress protecting the guilty in the adarsh scam? January 6, 2014

    Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including former chief...
  • BJP slams Maharashtra governor over decision on Adarsh report December 23, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded Maharashtra Governor be recalled for his decision not to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing society scam. Governor K Sankaranarayanan had exercised his report not to prosecute Chavan even after Adarsh commission report indicted the former chief minister along...
  • We knew Adarsh report will be rejected, says Justice Patil December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including...
  • My New Year's resolution is to be nicer to White House Press, says Barack Obama December 21, 2013

    American President Barack Obama said that his New Year resolution is to be nicer with the White House Press Corps. "My New Year's resolution is to be nicer to the White House Press Corps," Obama said amidst laughter on Friday at his year ender news conference. "You know?  Absolutely," said the...
  • BJP targets Maharashtra CM over Adarsh Commission report December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been indicted along with other leaders in the Adarsh Commission report which was tabled in the Maharasthra Assembly on Friday. Other prominent politicians include Sushilkumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh who the reports claims facilitated the illegal allotment of flats. The much-awaited report by...
  • Adarsh Commission report tabled in Maharashtra Assembly December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government finally tabled the much-awaited report by the two-member Commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam in the state Assembly on Friday. The report was tabled by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with an action taken report (ATR). The Adarsh report has named high profile bureaucrats including former...
  • Christie's holds its maiden auction in India, earns Rs 102 crore December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: International Art auction house Christie's held its maiden auction in India of Indian and South Asian art on Thursday. Artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde's untitled painting fetched a whopping Rs 20.5 crore, which is a record of its kind for any Indian work of art sold in India. Tyeb Mehta's...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Armaan returns to the house, confirms Colors' spokesperson December 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Armaan Kohli, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting British singer-actress Sofia Hayat in the 'Bigg Boss - Saath 7' house, has resumed his stay in the reality show after completing legal formalities Tuesday, said a spokesperson of channel Colors. "Armaan Kohli had to leave the 'Bigg Boss' house last...