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  • No legal bar on Ashok Chavan to contest Lok Sabha elections: Sonia March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday defended the party's decision to give election ticket to Adarsh housing scam accused Ashok Chavan who will be contesting from Nanded. "The decision to give Ashok Chavan the ticket has been taken by the CEC. As far as we know, he has not...
  • LS polls: Congress fields Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan from Nanded March 25, 2014

    The Congress party fielded former Maharashtra chief minister and accused in the Adarsh Housing scam case Ashok Chavan from Nanded. After getting the ticket Chavan said, "There is no case against me. It was just the media that was saying this. The people are with me." ...
  • Beyonce Knowles, husband Jay Z visit Anne Frank House in Amsterdam March 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Beyonce Knowles paid a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam along with her rapper husband Jay Z. The 32-year-old singer visited the house recently just hours after performing at the city's Ziggo Dome, reported E!Online. Representatives of the museum posted about the singer's...
  • Russian Upper House approves annexation of Crimea March 21, 2014

    Moscow: The upper house of the Russian parliament has approved Moscow's annexation of Crimea. The Federation Council voted unanimously to incorporate Crimea after Sunday's hastily called Crimean referendum, in which residents of the Black Sea peninsula overwhelmingly backed breaking off from Ukraine and joining Russia. Ukraine and the West have rejected...
  • White House stands by Vivek Murthy as 'America's doctor' March 20, 2014

    In the face of strong opposition from the powerful gun lobby, the White House is standing by President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, Indian American Vivek Murthy, an ardent supporter of Obama's healthcare law. However, it is "recalibrating our approach" as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney put it, to...
  • Chiki Sarkar to head publishing at Penguin Random House India March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, currently Publisher at Penguin Books India, has been appointed as Publisher, Penguin Random House India with overall responsibility for building the local publishing programme in both English and local languages. Milee Ashwarya and Meru Gokhale have both been appointed to the role of Publishing Director, Penguin Random...
  • Photos: Is this the craziest house in the world? China's weird 'upside down house' has entry through an upstairs window! March 19, 2014

    An upside-down house is under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, South of Shanghai. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the 'China Folk Painting Village'. Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open to the...
  • Once a media favourite, Kejriwal mocks journalists, earns their ire March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal whose fame is often credited to media is under severe criticism for his volley of attacks on journalists. Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju lashed out at Kejriwal saying that his remarks about media were irresponsible. While admitting that paid news was...
  • Is the Aam Aadmi Party's criticism of the media overdone? March 14, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party has been attacking the media over a volley of issues. Is the Aam Aadmi Party's criticism of the media overdone? ...
  • Kejriwal seeks extention to stay in official flat March 14, 2014

    Delhi Government has sent former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's reply, in which he has sought an extension to stay in his Tilak Lane residence, to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for the next course of action. Kejriwal has sought an extension to stay at his C-II/23 flat at Tilak Lane till his...
  • Obama to meet Ukrainian PM on Wednesday March 10, 2014

    President Barack Obama will meet this week with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the White House said Sunday, in a prominent show of US support for Ukraine's fledgling new government. Vice President Joe Biden cut short his trip to Latin America, nixing a planned stop in the Dominican Republic so he...
  • Sales of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy reach 100 million mark March 6, 2014

    The Fifty Shades trilogy, written by EL James, who shot to fame because of her fan fiction writing, is now celebrating double milestones. The trilogy has officially sold a hundred million copies worldwide, and has also seen its hundredth week on the New York Times Bestsellers list. According to Random...
  • Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP March 3, 2014

    Lucknow: After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order...
  • Four family members killed in house collapse March 2, 2014

    Four members of a family were killed and one seriously injured when part of a mud house collapsed in Jafarganj area in Fatehpur, police said on Sunday. Puja (30), her three daughters Gayatri (10), Priya (6), and Gudiya (1) were killed when the room in which they were sleeping collapsed due...
  • Ellen DeGeneres' house is haunted? March 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Stand-up comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly being disturbed by ghostly goings on in her new house. DeGeneres and her wife Portia Di Rossi bought The Brody House in Holmby Hills area for $40 million in January. But they haven't been able to get a good night's sleep...
  • Ambareesh may be shifted to Singapore for treatment March 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Ailing Kannada actor-turned-politician MH Ambareesh, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital here for breathing-related problems for over a week, may be shifted to Singapore Saturday for further treatment. He is currently at Vikram Hospital here. Ambareesh, Minister for Housing, has been undergoing treatment at the hospital since Feb 21....
  • Opposition slams government for inaction on Adarsh Commission report March 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Opposition BJP legislators slammed the state government over its "inaction" on the Adarsh Commission report, saying the government was trying to save a former chief minister involved in the housing scam. BJP MLC Ashish Shelar, who demanded a debate under Rule 289 in the Council, said the government was biased...
  • Miscreants rob house, shoot owner March 1, 2014

    A youth was on Friday gunned down after he resisted unidentified gunmen from looting valuables at his house at Birsanagar in Jamshedpur, the police said. The 18-year-old youth, Rahul Shukla, put up strong resistance against the looters after they entered his residence and was shot dead, Senior Superintendent of Police Amol...
  • Sahara Chief Subrata Roy put in Forest department guest house February 28, 2014

    Sahara Chief Subrata Roy was on Friday evening lodged in a guest house of the Uttar Pradesh Forest department after the state police was directed by a local court to keep him in its custody till March 4 when he will be produced before Supreme Court. Police sources said Roy was...
  • Over 50,000 women cleared to work as domestic maids February 26, 2014

    A total of 53,616 women have been granted emigration clearance to work as domestic workers in the Middle East in the last three years, the government said on Wednesday. The clearances were given by the ministry of overseas Indian affairs. On receiving complaints from women workers, Indian missions abroad are immediately taking...
  • Five of a family killed as house collapses after heavy rain February 22, 2014

    At least five people were killed near Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri town when a roof of a house collapsed following heavy rain, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place at Auna village on Friday past midnight when the family of two women, two teenaged girls and a man was fast asleep.Neighbours...
  • Three children charred to death, five sustain burn injuries February 22, 2014

    Three children were burnt to death and five sustained burn injuries when their thatched house in a Bihar village caught fire, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday at Kusi village in Muzaffarpur district, about 70 km from here. "All the victims were of the same family," a...
  • Obama to meet Dalai Lama at the White House today February 21, 2014

    US President Barack Obama will meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel peace laureate, at the White House on Friday. "The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader," National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said. Obama met the...
  • Maharashtra: CBI gives clean chit to exCM Shivrajirao in Adarsh scam February 20, 2014

    Mumbai: In a relief to former Maharashtra chief minister and revenue minister Shivajirao Nilangekar, the Central Bureau of Investigation has given him a clean chit in the Adarsh society housing scam. The CBI was filing its reply to the application in the Bombay High Court seeking to make Nilangekar an...
  • Lok Sabha issues statement, says live telecast stalled due to technical glitch February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After Speaker Meira Kumar received severe criticism for stalling the live telecast of Lok Sabha proceedings during debate on Telangana Bill, the Lok Sabha has now issued a statement saying that the blackout was a result of technical glitch. "The proceedings of the Lok Sabha could not be...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold cabinet meeting in Bharatpur today February 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will on Tuesday hold the cabinet meet in Bharatpur for the first time away from the state capital, after crisscrossing the division for 11 days along with several ministers. The cabinet meeting will be held at the Collectorate Building in Bharatpur around 2 pm, a CMO...
  • 'The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring' is definite winner February 17, 2014

    David Michie has written several books on Buddhism, with his primary focus being the hectic urban brigade, and those who would like to know more about the concepts behind this spiritual practice. His books have been very successful, and have explained Buddhism in a relatable, practical manner. The Dalai Lama's...
  • Good progress in India assisted housing plan in SL, says Chidambaram February 4, 2014

    Chennai: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said, there was "satisfactory progress" in the India assisted programme of constructing and repairing 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka. By December 31 last year, construction of 10,250 houses was completed under the programme of building houses for the internally displaced persons in the...
  • India built 10,250 houses in Sri Lanka in 2013 February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government has built 10,250 houses last year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces. "Another 27,750 houses will be constructed under the same scheme. The funds are being released directly to the beneficiaries," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said...
  • AAP demands SIT for 1984 riots, Cong MLA asks why ignore Batla encounter January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the government is likely to deliberate on modalities for a possible SIT into the 1984 antiSikh riots, there are calls to do the same for the 2008 controversial Batla House encounter in Delhi's Jamia Nagar. Congress MLA from the area Asif Mohammad Khan on Thursday disrupted Arvind...