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  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the worldrenowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the fiveday engineering fair in Germany to be held from...
  • 16yearold from Panipat's breathtospeech device takes him to Google Science Fair global finals September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: 16yearold Arsh Shah Dilbagi's invention is the only entry from Asia in the 15 global finalists at the Google Science Fair 2014. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that Dilbagi developed is called 'Talk' and can be used by people with developmental disabilities whose communication abilities are...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations. In a bid to improve the...
  • Rajasthan gears up for season of fairs and festivals July 13, 2014

    It's that time of the year again, and Rajasthan is gearing up for a series of annual fairs and festivals that draw a large number of visitors from across the state as well as the country and abroad. From last week of this month till the year end, Rajasthan will play...
  • Benefiting the unemployed, Uttar Pradesh government to organise job fairs July 8, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will soon organise job fairs across the state, Labour and Employment Minister Shahid Manzoor said on Tuesday. The state government is in the process of involving private players in the fairs, Manzoor told reporters on Tuesday. The result of such job fairs organised in the past has been...
  • Kanwar fair: Uttarakhand police seek adequate security in 6 states July 4, 2014

    With the annual Kanwar fair round the corner, Uttarakhand Police has sought adequate deployment of security personnel at sensitive locations in six states through which the 'kanwariyas' (Shiva devotees) pass. "This year, the Kanwar fair coincides with the month of Ramzan and participation by youth in the event is going up...
  • Watch: 'Absolut Kapoor' unveils at India Art Fair 2014 May 26, 2014

    India Art Fair is South Asia's leading art fair for modern and contemporary art from across the world. Absolute Kapoor is a work emerged as was the negative of a photo, is the chemistry between the different elements that redefine the relationships between object and transform, viewer, sculpture and space. ...
  • PSG, Manchester City face squad caps, fines over FFP breaches May 6, 2014

    London: Paris St Germain and Manchester City face fines of 60 million euros ($83.3 million) and limits on their Champions League squads for next season for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, a source close to the process told Reuters on Tuesday. UEFA said last week that nine unnamed clubs faced...
  • BJP appeals to EC to deploy adequate forces in east UP booths for fair poll May 2, 2014

    BJP on Friday asked the Election Commission to ensure adequate deployment of central security forces on all polling booths in eastern Uttar Pradesh for a "free and fair" election. "BJP very earnestly requests the Election Commission to deploy adequate number of central forces on all booths of UP's Poorvanchal region (eastern...
  • SpiceJet launches another limitedperiod low fare scheme April 30, 2014

    Nofrills airline SpiceJet on Wednesday launched yet another round of limitedperiod low fare offers to fill its seats for travel between July and September when air travel generally slumps. The allinclusive fares start from as low as Rs 1,899 and Rs 1,999 targeted for travel to some TierII destinations and eastern...
  • Left seeks EC's intervention in West Bengal for fair polls April 1, 2014

    Accusing Trinamool Congress of creating widespread fear psychosis through "terror and intimidation" in West Bengal, Left parties today sought Election Commission's intervention to ensure free and fair polls. A Left Front delegation, comprising senior leaders of CPM, CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc, met top EC officials here and said the commission...
  • Six people from UP go missing after a boat capsized in Bihar March 29, 2014

    Six persons from Uttar Pradesh have gone missing after a boat capsized in Karmanasa River near Khajuri Ghat under Nuwaon block, official sources said on Saturday. The boat carrying over 60 pilgrims was coming from Akhani village, where a religious Urs fair is going on, when it sank late night on...
  • Watch: 'Gore Gote', India's first testicular fairness cream, mocks the industry and our morbid obsession with fairness products March 18, 2014

    The pitch for fairness creams in India is a tad overdone. There are creams that allegedly help a woman not only hook a husband but also snag the best jobs in town. A father is seen despairing about his dusky daughter's marriage prospects as she stands in front of the...
  • Stand-up comedian Aditi Mittal's hilarious rant about why she can't be anyone's 3 AM fairness cream friend March 8, 2014

    Bad skin can be pretty traumatic. So when a close friend points out the dry skin on my nose, I spiral into a self-loathing because I have gleefully ignored the cleanse-tone-moisturise routine that screams from magazines all my life. My mother had given me some of the soundest advice on...
  • Licences of 60 fair price shops suspended March 4, 2014

    Licences of 60 fair price shops in four districts of Rajasthan was suspended after grave irregularities were found in their operation. A surprise inspection at 72 fair price shops was conducted in Karauli, Dausa, Sawaimadhopur and Alwar between February 9 and 18, ACS (Food) Ashok Shekhar said on Tuesday. Out of which,...
  • 'The Hindu' and Penguin: Unfolding of a protest February 16, 2014

    Like everything else nowadays, it started with a Facebook comment where Brinda Bose, who teaches at the Department of English, University of Delhi, suggested that this outraged lot could meet outside the Penguin stall and read out excerpts from books once banned. So a few students, unlike the mammoth number of...
  • New Delhi World Book Fair to focus on children's literature February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Literature for children is the focus of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which begins on February 15 with Poland as the guest country and participants from 25 countries aiming to promote the habit of reading. President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to inaugurate the 9day fair themed on "Kathasagara:...
  • Harish Rawat assures more funds for tourist circuit at Piran Kaliyar February 10, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government will give Rs 51 crore in place of Rs 11 crore announced earlier for development of a tourist circuit at Piran Kaliyar, the famed dargah of a 13th century sufi saint, near Roorkee in Haridwar district. Giving an assurance to this effect to a delegation of Islamic scholars...
  • CBSE to host World Book Fair to encourage reading habit February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: CBSE will be hosting this year's World Book fair in New Delhi beginning on February 15 to encourage and inculcate among children the habit of reading books. The objective behind such an initiative is for teachers, school librarians and parents to motivate children to enjoy reading and enable them...
  • Mamata Banerjee a bestselling author at Kolkata Book Fair January 31, 2014

    Guess who is the hottestselling author at the ongoing Kolkata Book Fair? Not Chetan Bhagat or Vikram Seth, but West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sales figures at the annual book fair, deemed one of the largest in the world, demonstrate that Mamata has emerged quite a literary sensation. "The response has...
  • Bihar: Two killed as stampede breaks out at Mandar Mahotsav in Banda January 15, 2014

    Banka: At least two people were killed in a stampede at the ongoing 'Mandar Mahotsav' in Bihar's Banka district. "Preliminary inquiry suggest that stampede was caused after either a clash between two groups or rumours of fire when hundreds were watching vulgar dance at a theatre in the fair after Tuesday...
  • Chelsea comply with FFP rules despite USD81m deficit January 1, 2014

    London: Roman Abramovich's Chelsea will comply with new European Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules despite returning to loss for the year ending June 2013. "Although the Europa League was won, a reduction in income from that success compared with winning the Champions League in 2012 contributed to a loss for the...
  • Undeterred by cold, devotees reach Naudi fair to offer prayers to goddess Anusuya December 17, 2013

    Braving biting cold, devotees thronged Naudi fair to pay obeisance to Mother Anusuya at the famous Himalayan temple named after the goddess in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The fair began on Monday with scores of men and women undertaking a long trek to reach the high altitude shrine about 15 km...
  • EC asks states to ensure errorfree electoral rolls December 15, 2013

    Kicking off preparations for the Lok Sabha elections due next year, the Election Commission on Sunday asked all states and Union Territories to prepare error free electoral rolls, saying these constitute the cornerstone of free and fair polls. In detailed instructions issued to Chief Electoral Officers, the EC said errorfree electoral...
  • DMRC gears up for Trade fair beginning November 19 November 15, 2013

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken a host of measures to facilitate commuters visiting the India International Trade Fair from next week, including additional token counters and trains to meet the rush. To review the special arrangements, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh on Friday inspected the Pragati Maidan Metro station. He...
  • Google faces antitrust probes in India, Europe, 3 other jurisdictions October 31, 2013

    Washington: Internet major Google is facing probes by fair trade regulators in India, Europe and three other jurisdictions for alleged anticompetitive practices. Competition authorities in Argentina, Brazil and Taiwan have also opened investigations into certain aspects of Google's business, according to the company. Fair trade watchdogs have the mandate to...
  • WB: Child marriage fairs a hit in West Midnapore October 21, 2013

    Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoisthit Jangalmahal area, it is child marriage fairs which are drawing large crowds. Such tribal child marriage fairs are held each year during this festive season. With the decline in Maoist violence, more tribals...
  • Chhattisgarh: 2 boys kidnap, rape minor sisters in a moving van for 2 weeks; arrested October 11, 2013

    Two minor sisters were allegedly kidnapped from Bilaspur and repeatedly raped by two men in a moving van for over two weeks, police said on Friday. The accused, Mahendra Soni (28) and his accomplice Ishwar Soni (32), have been arrested and a case registered against them, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police...
  • 'Rajasthan textiles garnering interest from Latin America and Africa' October 4, 2013

    Jaipur:Rajasthan's textiles have garnered interest from new markets like Latin American and Africa through the state's annual textile fair, a state government official said on Friday. "The effort is in keeping with the policy of the union government to explore new markets under the focus market scheme," said Naveen Mahajan, managing...