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  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara Yesterday

    US President Barack Obama wore a sparkly tiara with girl scouts who attended the annual White House science fair. The photo was taken in May but the White House photographer released it as a special Christmas treat. ...
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment to release 'The Interview' on Christmas Yesterday

    Sony Pictures Entertainment will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas Day after the White House welcome the decision. So far over 200 independently-owned theaters have agreed to show the film. Sources say the number could go up to 300. ...
  • Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India 6 days ago

    Washington: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry. 46-year-old Verma is the first ever Indian-American to be the top US diplomat in New Delhi. He is scheduled to arrive in India ahead of Kerry's visit to Delhi...
  • At least 1 armed offender holds several hostage at Sydney's Chocolate cafe December 15, 2014

    Nearly 50 people have been taken hostage in a Sydney cafe by at least 1 gunman. A black flag with Arabic writing has been put up on the shop window. Major landmarks in the city such as the Sydney Opera House have been evacuated. ...
  • Australia: Several held hostage by armed gunman at Sydney cafe, key landmarks evacuated December 15, 2014

    Sydney: A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag believed to contain an Islamic declaration of faith. Four hours after the incident first erupted inside the Lindt...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • CIA misled public on torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. ...
  • CIA misled White House about brutal torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    Washington: The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. The Senate Intelligence Committee's five-year review of 6.3 million pages...
  • Online freedom declines in growing number of countries but India's position improves December 5, 2014

    Washington: Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. The report by the non-government watchdog group Freedom House said online freedom declined in 36 of 65 countries surveyed. In some cases, governments use...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • No discrimination based on caste, religion, food preference now to rent a flat in Mumbai November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: In a major relief for home buyers, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday passed a resolution to revoke permission to developers who discriminate amongst buyers. The new proposal will invite revoking of occupation certificates of housing societies that discriminate buyers and prefer selling flats to only a particular community,...
  • BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah Kolkata rally November 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the fire department denying permissions, the BJP on Thursday said it will go ahead with the proposed on November 30 city rally of its national president Amit Shah. Claiming that West Bengal Chief Minister was "afraid" of rise of the party, Bharatiya Janata...
  • Kolkata: Amit Shah denied permission to hold rally November 27, 2014

    BJP has been denied permission to hold the rally at Victoria House, where the ruling Trinamool Congress usually organises its annual martyrs' day rally. The BJP state unit had moved the bench of Justice Debangshu Basak alleging discrimination by the city police. ...
  • 25,000 winners allotted houses in DDA's mega housing scheme 2014 draw November 26, 2014

    The much awaited draw of lots for the Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' is over and the list is out on the website. Over 25000 flats were in the fray for which more than 10 lakh people applied. ...
  • Delhi: DDA announces winners of mega housing scheme November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited draw for the mega 'Housing Scheme 2014' of Delhi Development Authority concluded on Tuesday, leaving thousands of applicants ecstatic after they found their names amongst those who landed flats even as others rued their luck at missing out in the lottery. The flagship scheme offering 25,040...
  • No quota for Delhites in DDA Housing: HC says 'nothing wrong' in provision November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With the much-awaited DDA Housing draw finally out, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that there was "nothing wrong" in DDA's regulation which holds that a person, who already owns a flat or plot in Delhi, was ineligible to apply. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini...
  • Chuck Hagel resigns as US defense secretary November 24, 2014

    Washington: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago. Obama announced the resignation at a White House event with Hagel at his side. Hagel will remain in the job until a...
  • Delhi: Much-awaited DDA housing scheme draw on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited and delayed draw of lots for Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' will be held on Tuesday, deciding the fate of over 10 lakh applicants. The process of draw, that will start at 11.30 AM will be completed in less than two hours, DDA's official...
  • India needs 25 million housing units, will touch 38 million by 2030 November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has launched its much awaited biggest housing scheme offering 26,000 flats of which 24,000 are one room sets meant for the lower income group. However, despite the scale of the scheme it is unlikely to bridge the housing gap in the city....
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Night operation starts at Rampal's ashram in Hisar, death toll stands at 6 November 19, 2014

    Violence escalated in Hisar on Wednesday when several cars were set on fire near the self-styled godman Rampal's ashram. The local police is yet to identify the accused persons. Six people have lost their lives so far in clashes between the supporters of self-styled godman Rampal and the Haryana Police...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to...
  • Spanish lawmakers pass symbolic motion on eventual recognition of Palestine November 19, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognise Palestine as a state, albeit only when the Palestinians and Israel negotiate a solution to their long-running conflict. The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, received the backing of all the political groups of the...
  • Barack Obama will not change policy against paying ransom for hostages November 19, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama, who has ordered a comprehensive review of US policy governing efforts to free American hostages, still opposes the payment of ransoms, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama ordered the review last summer in light of the increasing number of US citizens taken hostage by the Islamic...
  • West Africa nowhere near end of Ebola crisis: Barack Obama November 19, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that West Africa was still "nowhere near out of the woods" in its fight against Ebola. Obama spoke on Tuesday at the White House while meeting with his national security and public health teams on Ebola, Xinhua reported. "As long as the outbreak continues...
  • DDA puts off housing scheme draw after last-minute hiccups November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing last-minute technical hiccups on Sunday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has postponed the draw of lots for its flagship Housing Scheme 2014, which was scheduled to be held on Monday. The decision comes in the wake of technical problem encountered by the housing body while holding the...
  • DDA to hold housing scheme draw on Monday; to webcast live November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The draw of lots for DDA's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014', offering over 25,000 flats across various categories, will be held on Monday to decide the fate of over 10 lakh applicants. The draw would be held DDA headquarters 'Vikas Sadan' at 11:30 AM and officials said the date has...
  • National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel November 13, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'. "Our PM Narendra Modi gave us a target to provide houses to all the citizens by 2022. I...
  • US, China reach 'understanding' on IT tariff cuts: White House November 11, 2014

    Beijing: The United States and China have "reached an understanding" on an agreement to reduce tariffs on information technology trade, the White House said, in what Washington called a boost to WTO efforts to slash trade duties. Washington hopes the move would "contribute to a rapid conclusion" of negotiations in Geneva...
  • Need some inspiration? Read Sudha Menon's 'Gifted' November 7, 2014

    Reading a Sudha Menon book is always a delight. All her books with their subjects carefully chosen and weaved with extreme intricacy radiate warmth. 'Gifted' is a book that brings in light on some of the most inspiring stories of people with disabilities that I have read in recent times....