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  • Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song for 'Unbroken', says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film 'Unbroken'. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track 'Miracles' for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths,...
  • Vital pages of Vadra-DLF land deal not missing but detached, claims Ashok Khemka 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With two pages of a file pertaining to DLF-Robert Vadra land deal missing, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has asked for a criminal investigation into the case. Khemka has also filed a complaint to present Chief Secretary saying that the file went to certain officers who were not...
  • Pages of file pertaining to Robert Vadra-DLF land deal missing from Haryana government records 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal, two pages of a file pertaining to the case are missing from government records. The issue of missing pages came to light when former director general (DG) Consolidation and whistle blower IAS officer Ashok Khemka got the copy...
  • Lucky Ali allegedly threatened by land mafia in Bengaluru over property dispute 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Claiming that his life is under threat by the land mafia, singer, composer Lucky Ali has approached the Bengaluru Police. He has filed two complaints after some men allegedly barged into his house with sickles and knives and threatened his staff. The reason for the threat is reportedly a...
  • Delay in Land Acquisition Bill likely, Centre drops plans to table amendments in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Land Acquisition Bill, which was to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament, could face further delay. Sources on Wednesday suggested the governmnet had dropped plans to table amendments in the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament as it needs more time to get the opposition parties on...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites is simple. They won the coveted trophy four years ago at...
  • Final hearing of Singur land allocation case in SC today November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hold the final hearing in the case related to the land allocated for the Nano plant. Tata Motors had moved the Supreme Court seeking an order to restrain the West Bengal government from taking back and distributing land to farmers earlier allocated...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • First in space exploration, European Philae lands on comet but fails to anchor November 13, 2014

    Space missions in the past have landed on planets, moons and asteroids but they have never landed on a comet till yesterday that is. In a historic first, the European Space Agency, with additional support from NASA, successfully landed a spacecraft on a comet last night - the first man-made...
  • Centre to push through amendments to land purchase Act: Jaitley November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go ahead with amendments to the Land Acquisition Act even if the opposition does not support it, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "Some changes may be necessary (to the land laws). We will first try to reach a consensus and if that is not...
  • Air India pilot's prompt action, medical treatment save passenger's life November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: An Air India pilot's action has saved a passenger's life who was onboard to a Mumbai bound flight. The pilot of an Air India Bangkok to Mumbai flight contacted the Kolkata Air Traffic Control (ATC) and informed about a passenger' who was serious and needed a medical advice quickly....
  • Mumbai bound Air India flight from Bangkok makes emergency landing November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India flight en route to Mumbai from Bangkok made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here this evening, after the pilot reported an on-board medical emergency, airport sources said. The pilot first contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) shortly after 9 PM and...
  • Reforming the economy not an easy process but will overcome hurdles soon, assures Arun Jaitley November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Emanating optimism regarding a positive investment environment in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that he is satisfied with the beginning that the government has made. He also said that reforming the economy is not an easy process and will take considerable time. "The pit...
  • Congress leader Durgadas Kamat apologises for Robert Vadra's angry snap November 3, 2014

    Panaji: A Congress leader from Goa has offered apologies on "behalf" of his party for Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra snapping at a TV reporter after being questioned over land deals. Congress organising secretary Durgadas Kamat said on Sunday night that since no party leader has apologized for Vadra's reaction to...
  • Vadra incident, 9 PM justice and a few unanswered questions November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: While some in the media had a field day sitting in judgment and pronouncing guilt, yet again, with respect to Robert Vadra here are few very simple factoids, I'd like to point out, that expose the blatant double standards of those who consider themselves to be the custodians...
  • Cartoon of the day: Robert Vadra November 3, 2014

    Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra stirred controversy after he lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and...
  • Judiciary will do its work and Haryana government its own: Khattar on Vadra November 2, 2014

    Speaking on the land deals of businessman Robert Vadra, the newly-elected Chief Minister of Haryana said, "judiciary will do its work and Haryana government will do its own work." ...
  • Security beefed up at Vadra's residence November 2, 2014

    Security has been tightened outside the residence of businessman Robert Vadra's house following the controversy over 'assaulting' a reporter who questioned about his land deals in Haryana. ...
  • BJP's Subramanian Swamy calls Robert Vadra a thug, says society needs to be protected from him November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Leaders of various political parties have hit out at businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra for losing his cool and pushing the reporter's mic away from him at an event in the national capital. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy went to the extent of calling...
  • Robert Vadra has exposed himself, shows that he is guilty: Shaina NC November 2, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP spokeperson Shaina NC said that Robert Vadra has exposed himself and has proved that he is guilty. "Its gross violation from both sides. Nothing justifies bad behaviour. She accuses media of making allegations without any substance," said Renuka Choudhary. ...
  • ANI Editor rubbishes Robert Vadra's claims that he didn't know it was a journalist November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's claims that he did not know the reporter whom he had pushed away for questioning about his land deals was from a news organisation has been rubbished by the Editor-in-Chief of ANI. "It is there in the visual where you...
  • Robert Vadra loses cool, pushes aside reporter, mic when questioned on his involvement in land deals November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and pushed the...
  • Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain October 30, 2014

    Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain. The Queen will be at the business park for the opening of the 500 million pound factory in wolverhampton. Full scale operations will start early next year. ...
  • Sri Lanka: 10 killed, nearly 300 missing in landslide October 29, 2014

    Colombo: At least 10 persons were killed and up to 300 missing on Wednesday after a massive landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck central Sri Lanka, forcing authorities to deploy the army to conduct rescue operations. The landslide struck in the morning and wiped out 120 workers' homes at the Meeriabedda...
  • Kanpur: 2 dead, 4 injured in land dispute October 25, 2014

    Kanpur: Two persons were on Friday died while four were injured, including one seriously, when two groups opened fire on each other over a land dispute in Nathapurva village, police said. SSP, Kanpur, K Emanuel said a dispute occurred between groups of village head Ramdas and Pappu Katre this evening following...
  • Some clarifications to allegations against Robert Vadra October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: For the past few days, the front pages of leading newspapers have dedicated their space to stories on Robert Vadra. Now let us for a moment ignore the previous bit of hit & run journalism done by some of them, conveniently timed during the Haryana elections, which Mr...
  • Robert Vadra land deal a 'dead issue', raked up only for polls: Congress October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday downplayed reports that "relaxations" were extended to Robert Vadra in a land deal in Haryana and said that a "dead issue" cannot be flogged indefinitely while claiming that similar contentions have been rejected in the past by court. "We have discussed the issue many times. For...
  • EC clears Vadra land deal Congress demands apology from Modi October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A war of words erupted today after the EC order that there was no poll code violation by Haryana Government in clearing the land deal involving Robert Vadra with Congress demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP slamming its government in the state. The BJP sought...
  • Haryana government did not present full facts on Vadra deal: BJP October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After Election Commission rejected its complaint against Haryana government on Robert Vadra's land deal, BJP on Thursday charged the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government with not presenting full facts of the case before the poll panel. The party also charged the Haryana government with "speaking in two voices" in...