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  • Golden Globes nominations: 'Homeland' dumped, new and edgy 'Masters of Sex' make the cut December 13, 2013

    Television favorites of seasons past such as 'Mad Men' and 'Homeland' lost out to new, edgy shows like 'Masters of Sex' and 'House of Cards' in the Golden Globes nominations announced on Thursday, as voters seek out TV's next big thing. In the category of best TV dramas, Netflix's political thriller...
  • Adarsh report to be tabled in Maharashtra Assembly December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: After months of delay, the Maharashtra government has decided to finally table the Adarsh Housing Society inquiry commission report in the Assembly during the ongoing winter session. The state government informed the Bombay High Court on Tuesday in connection with a petition filed by BJP MLAs. Two Maharashtra BJP leaders...
  • US: No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers December 10, 2013

    Madison: Wisconsin's ultraliberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs. For $60, customers at the Snuggle House can spend an hour hugging, cuddling and...
  • SUVs, stay arrangements ready for new MLAs December 8, 2013

    Fortytwo SUVs have been kept ready for new ministers in Rajasthan while accommodation arrangements for 199 MLAs have also been made, a senior official said on Sunday. "We have made temporary arrangements for the stay of MLAs in Circuit House, Officers' Training School, Panchayati Raj Bhawan and Indira Gandhi Canal Board...
  • J&K: Police officer killed in a terror attack in Chadoora, Budgam December 2, 2013

    Chadoora: The Chadoora Station House Officer (SHO) on Monday succumbed to injuries following an attack by a terrorist in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir. Two other police officials were also injured in the attack outside police station in Chadoora. No terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far but...
  • 26/11: Nurse Sandra, who saved baby Moshe recounts horror November 26, 2013

    Nurse Sandra rescued Baby Moshe when terror struck Nariman House on November 26, 2008. ...
  • Microsoft to take over Nokia's Espoo headquarters in 2014 November 22, 2013

    Helsinki: Nokia says its headquarters near the Finnish capital will be taken over by Microsoft on completion of the sale of its cellphone and services division to the US software company, expected in early 2014. The majority of the 1,900 workers, in the devices and services unit, will remain in the...
  • Mumbai: SC asks Campa Cola complex residents to vacate premises till May 31 November 19, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the residents of the Campa Cola Housing Society to provide an undertaking that they will vacate the premises till May 31, 2014. After the complex was at the centre of an eviction row, the apex Court asked its residents to promise that the BMC...
  • Obama nominates IndianAmerican actor Kal Penn for key post November 19, 2013

    IndianAmerican actor Kal Penn has been nominated by US President Barack Obama for a key post in his administration to promote arts and humanities. Penn, 36, served in the White House during the Obama's first term and played a key role in his reelection campaign last year, in particular attracting the...
  • House of Commons congratulates Sachin Tendulkar November 18, 2013

    London: A Motion was laid in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom on Monday congratulating batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on his "magnificent" career. The Early Day Motion, moved by Indianorigin MP Keith Vaz, said that Tendulkar served as an inspiration for millions around the world and recognised his "selfless...
  • No home for housemaids: We have failed them November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: I was browsing through some of the blogs which came up on my timeline when I stumbled upon one which read A woman is not a woman's worst enemy. Patriarchy is. To be honest I didn't end up reading the whole post but the title somehow got...
  • Pearson teaching awards: Honouring true heroes of classrooms November 17, 2013

    Students and faculties of the many streams of sciences, arts and commerce are constantly on the lookout to improve their learning curve and it is here that Pearson comes into play making inroads into higher education by book publishing and by forming a resource base for all concerned making them...
  • Campa Cola demolition stayed: Will the allpowerful builder lobby get away? November 13, 2013

    After two days of high drama, the residents of the Campa Cola society in Mumbai's Worli area can heave a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court stayed demolition of illegal flats at the complex. Even as the apex court took suo moto cognizance of the matter and passed an...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 13, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Residents of Campa Cola society fight for their home November 12, 2013

    The standoff between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to...
  • Betsy Woodman's simple writing makes the reader love the book November 12, 2013

    I had read Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes, the first book by the author of the Jana Bibi's Adventure series and it was an impressing piece of work. I have been telling this to a lot of people lately that Betsy Woodman's writing has a certain sense of calmness which leaves...
  • A Cool Dark Place by Supriya Dravid is a brilliant debut November 12, 2013

    September was a very good month in terms of reading. More because I read some of the finest books that I have read so far and A Cool Dark Place by Supriya Dravid is definitely one of them. With a very intriguing and heartwarming cover, this book again came with...
  • FTP: Is there an housing apartheid when it comes to castes and communities? November 11, 2013

    A leading property portal is in the line of fire after a broker posted an advertisement for the sale of a flat in Mumbai clearly mentioning that Muslims are not welcomed. The advertisement about a flat located at Dadar's Hindu Colony in Mumbai was put up on 99acres.com by broker...
  • Eviction notice given to Mumbai's Campa Cola society residents November 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The police on Sunday issued a notice to occupants of illegal floors of beleaguered Campa Cola Housing Society at Worli in Mumbai. The notice, issued by senior police inspector Deepak More, warned the occupants of action under section 149 of CrPc if any law and order issue is created during...
  • After Bollywood dancing, Michelle Obama hosts workshop on film careers November 10, 2013

    Washington: Days after doing a bit of Bollywood dancing to celebrate Diwali, US First Lady Michelle Obama hosted White House's first ever 'Careers in Film Symposium' for high school students from Washington, New York, and Boston. "Just a few days ago, we were doing some Bollywood dancing in the State Dining...
  • Narendra Modi invited to address Indian diaspora in US via satellite November 9, 2013

    Washington: The top Republican leadership in the US has congratulated Narendra Modi on being nominated as the prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition BJP, and has extended an invitation to address Congressional leaders and Indian Americans via satellite at the Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate you on winning the...
  • Pervez Musharraf granted bail, cannot leave Pakistan November 8, 2013

    Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on Thursday was freed on bail after nearly six months in house arrest but he continues to be barred from travelling out of Pakistan. Two days after a court in Pakistan granted him bail in the last major case against him over the killing of...
  • 30 Minutes: Why is Mumbai crumbling? November 2, 2013

    CNNIBN brings you how builderpoliticianbureaucrat nexus is choking Mumbai and why housing policies like slum, clusters redevelopment have failed? ...
  • White House mole fired for 'snarky tweets' is an IndianAmerican November 2, 2013

    It turns out that a White House mole fired recently for snarky anonymous tweets about top Obama administration officials and its policies was an IndianAmerican policy wonk. Jofi Joseph, 40, who served as a nonproliferation expert on the National Security Council, was a key aide of President Barack Obama, whose administration...
  • Barack Obama greets people on Diwali November 2, 2013

    US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists across the globe on the occasion of Diwali, saying the flame of the diya reminds that light will ultimately triumph over darkness. "The flame of the diya, or lamp, reminds us that light will ultimately triumph over darkness," Obama said in...
  • Michelle Obama to lead Diwali celebrations in White House November 2, 2013

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama would lead this year's Diwali celebrations the White House, which is expected to be attended by lawmakers, senior administration officials and eminent Indian Americans. "The First Lady will provide remarks at the White House Diwali celebration," the White House announced on Friday. A media advisory...
  • Woman denied of entering house for being HIV positive October 26, 2013

    The inlaws of a 21yearold wife in Nadia district allegedly refused to allow the her enter the house with new born baby girl as she is HIV positive patient. According to police sources the woman, a resident of Tehatta Duttapara village in Nadia district had given birth of a baby girl...
  • Merkel frosty on the US over 'unacceptable' spying allegations October 25, 2013

    Brussels: German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused the United States of an unacceptable breach of trust on Thursday after allegations that the US bugged her personal mobile phone, and she indicated data agreements with Washington may have to be revised. Arriving for a twoday summit in Brussels overshadowed by the allegations of...
  • Manna Dey: Kolkata's Coffee House weeps for its balladeer October 25, 2013

    Kolkata: There were the routine chat sessions around the tables, but in hushed tones. The waiters served customers in their usual sluggish manner, but seemed markedly slower. For Kolkata's famous intellectual hub Coffee House was in mourning at the passing away of Manna Dey who rendered the famous song that...
  • Pakistan not epicentre of terrorism, says Sharif October 22, 2013

    Claiming that Pakistan is "neither a source nor an epicentre" of terrorism, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Tuesday, said the US was in a position to help his country resolve its differences with India, including the "core" issue of Kashmir. A day ahead of his meeting with President Barack Obama at...