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  • Nepal billionaire to construct 10,000 houses for earthquake victims 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: A Nepalese billionaire will construct 10,000 transitional homes for the earthquake victims here and has sought technical support from a non-profit organisation in India. Chaudhary Group will construct 1,000 homes with its own resources and will partner with other donor organisations to construct remaining 9,000 homes in the next six...
  • Take a look from a stray dog's eyes, and see just how cruel the world is Yesterday

    Stray dogs in our country have a tough life. They get thrashed, without a reason. They have no steady source of food. They are attacked by other dogs. They are sometimes tortured just for fun.The animal welfare group World For All made a beautiful and saddening video about the world...
  • ICC investigates Essel Group's attempt to split world cricket 4 days ago

    The ICC confirmed it was investigating the registration of company names which it regarded as of "concern to the sport of cricket" as reports of a rebel organisation which might split the game continued to emerge on Friday. The Guardian newspaper reported last weekend that Indian media conglomerate, the Essel Group,...
  • Clarke, Warner targets of new rebel cricket league: reports 5 days ago

    Australian cricket duo Michael Clarke and David Warner would be offered $50 million contracts to join the lucrative new T20 league, backed by the Essel Group, according to reports in Sydney Morning Herald. Both players could be offered 10-year contracts to join the league but neither player was available for...
  • Little-known apps from Facebook and why you might need them 6 days ago

    New York: You probably already use Facebook on your phone, along with its Messenger app for chatting with Facebook friends. You might also have Instagram and WhatsApp, two services Facebook bought in recent years. Not content with those successes, Facebook wants to be an even bigger part of your mobile life....
  • ICL organisers mulling another 'rebel' cricket league? April 28, 2015

    The infamous Indian Cricket League (ICL) may return in a new avatar, developments with the Essel Group led by Subhash Chandra, have suggested. In a report published by The Times of India, the company is indeed making moves to rekindle its interest in cricket, including a move that involves...
  • Essel Group denies to set up parallel cricket boards April 27, 2015

    Mumbai: The Essel Group today rebutted news reports that it was setting up parallel cricket boards across different countries in collaboration with Ten Sports Network but said it was now geared up to enter the sports business at a global level, focusing on cricket. "Our research reflects that there is an...
  • International aid groups rush to reach Nepal earthquake victims April 26, 2015

    Paris: International aid groups rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1,000 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts. "We do not yet know the scope of the damage, but this could be one of the deadliest and most devastating earthquakes since...
  • Attacks on religious places shakes human conscience, needs to be stopped: Delhi High Court April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday said that attacks on any kind of religious structures shake the human conscience of all and such practices should be stopped. "This is something which shakes the human conscience and agitate all of us. There should not be any attack of any kind...
  • Haryana: Basai's cow shelter home to 1,000 stray cows, those rescued from butchers April 22, 2015

    This is a report of a cow shelter in Haryana where over 1000 stray cows and those rescued from butchers are provided rehabilitation. This is part of the state's Gau Raksha Dal or Cow Protection Group. ...
  • India beat Philippines, enter Fed Cup Group I April 18, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Sania Mirza-led Indian women's tennis team came out with a gritty performance to beat Philippines 2-1 in the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania promotional playoff final here on Saturday night to enter Group I, where they will play in 2016. In the all-important playoff, India won the first singles...
  • Serena Williams beats Camila Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy April 18, 2015

    Italy: Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which...
  • PM Modi has raised India's profile on the world stage: Swraj Paul April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Saturday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "raising" India's profile on the world stage and his efforts towards educating the girl child. Paul, the chairman of UK-based Caparo group, said that the last Indian leader to have the stature of Modi was...
  • Muslims to surpass Jews as second largest US religious group April 18, 2015

    Houston: Muslims are expected to surpass Jews as the second largest religious group in the US in 2050 owing to their continuous migration and the highest fertility rate, according to a study. Two trends that are already underway the decline of Christians and the growth of religiously unaffiliated people as a...
  • IS releases 200 Yazidis after 8 months in captivity April 14, 2015

    The Islamic State released over 200 Yazidis after 8 months in captivity. The people recount the horror that they suffered under the terror group. They fear not just for themselves, but for their loved ones who are still captive with IS. "They forced us at gunpoint into big trailer trucks....
  • Robert Vadra's calm handling of hoax 'bomb' scare earns him kudos at Delhi's Lodhi Gardens April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Off late Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is in the news only for the wrong reasons. But on Thursday morning was entirely different. His calm and sensible handling of a 'bomb' scare at the elite Lodhi Gardens in Lutyen's Delhi has earned him kudos by...
  • Lapsed tenders hurt Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian firms have spurned some $15 billion worth of government tenders to make a range of weapons since 2013, Defence Ministry officials say, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his drive to wean the country off imported arms. Executives cited unrealistic quality demands from a military...
  • Somali Islamists kill 147 as troops end Kenya varsity massacre April 3, 2015

    Garissa (Kenya): At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. Hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles, the masked gunmen stormed the university in the northeastern town...
  • 147 people killed in Kenya's Garissa University attack, over 70 injured April 3, 2015

    At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. ...
  • Chinese weapons being supplied to Northeast terror groups: NIA April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough, National Investigation Agency interrogation of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songibjit) terrorists has revealed that Chinese made weapons come to Manipur through the China-Myanmar-India border. According to the interrogation report accessed by CNN-IBN, arms consignments are smuggled from the China border to South Myanmar by...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation March 30, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group as...
  • Australia's IAG to up stake in joint venture with SBI March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Insurance Australia Group Ltd will raise its stake to the maximum allowed 49 per cent in a general insurance joint venture with State Bank of India, the lender said on Thursday, following rule changes in March IAG currently owns 26 per cent of SBI General Insurance, with SBI, India's largest...
  • SC notice to Essar group, Centre, CBI on plea seeking SIT probe into Essar email leak case March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Essar group, Central government and Central Bureau of Investigation on an NGO plea seeking a court-monitored probe into Essar email leak case. The move came after a PIL sought a probe by an Special Investigation Probe into nexus between corporate...
  • BJP government cut funds to welfare schemes, favoured corporates: P Chidambaram March 22, 2015

    Tamil Nadu: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has charged the BJP government with cutting funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore for various welfare schemes, including the noon meal scheme and Indira Group House scheme. "BJP government cut funds to the tune of Rs 75,000...
  • Kashmir rail project cost overrun at Rs 17000 crore March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway project has been delayed by over 16 years which would result in cost overrun of Rs 17,065 crore, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The project is now expected to be completed by December 2018, in place of November 2002 as the initial commissioning target for the...
  • More than nuances, analytics means business in cricket, says CIO Sanjeev Kumar March 18, 2015

    Analytics has been the hot topic in business circles. CIOs are curious on what's new in analytics and how it will impact business outcomes. But given the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Firstpost reached out to one of the well-known CIO in the industry to understand how new analytics...
  • Nun gangrape case: Process of investigation is very slow, says Archbishop March 17, 2015

    Archbishop of Kolkata has questioned the slow pace of investigation in the nun gangrape case. "Process of investigation is very slow. Its been 48 hours and not a single arrest has been made. My appeal is that these culprits are arrested and justice should be granted," said the Archbishop. ...
  • Watch: All about the coal scam saga March 11, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Associate Editor Arunima explains the alleged conspiracy in the coal block allocation scam. ...
  • No officials, Birla pursued any unlawful means: Hindalco March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: After an NGO approached Supreme Court against Aditya Birla group flagship firm Hindalco on Wednesday for alleged fraud. The company said none of its officials, including Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla had pursued any unlawful or inappropriate means to secure allocation of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha. Reacting to the...
  • IS shot teen recruit for allegedly spying on terror group for Israel March 11, 2015

    19-year-old resident of Jerusalem, Mohamed Musallam, was reportedly shot and killed by an ISIS child soldier in Syria for allegedly spying on the terror group for Israel. "ISIS lured Mohamed with money and cars. After he trained with ISIS, he discovered they had nothing," said the victim's father. ...