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  • Arjun Rampal on award shows: It's a money making business; National Award is the only non-commercial event 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With the season of award shows on, actor Arjun Rampal says such functions are money making businesses except the National Award. "I think it's a money making business. National award is the only award which is not a commercial event and it's the only award function which has got any...
  • UN estimates 14,000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram violence 12 hours 52 minutes ago

    Libreville: More than 14,000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a United Nations report on Thursday. The report by the UN's Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) put the daily arrivals rate at 774 and said...
  • BJP, PDP move closer; enter seat sharing deal for Rajya Sabha elections in J&K Yesterday

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared on December 23, 2014 throwing up a badly fractured mandate. More than a month has passed since the results but the state is yet to get a government. It seems now the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two...
  • Pakistan opposes US support for India's bid to UN Security Council Yesterday

    New Delhi: A day after US President Barack Obama assured that they will push for India's permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan has opposed the bid. Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said US support for India's permanent seat in the UNSC...
  • Emergency declared in New York as 'life-threatening blizzard' creates havoc 2 days ago

    New York: A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. The potentially historic storm which could affect 20 per...
  • Watch: Amitabh Bachchan singing national anthem at Ravindranath Tagore's residence 3 days ago

    On the 66th Republic day, actor Amitabh Bachchan sang the Indian national anthem at Ravindranath Tagore's residence. ...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the Senior National Snooker Championship 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Pankaj Advani added one more title to his glittering career when he eased past an inexperienced Varun Madan 6-3 to win the Senior National Snooker Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club on Saturday. 24-year-old Delhi lad Madan, who made his maiden senior national final from the qualifiers, won the third,...
  • National Snooker: Pankaj Advani, Varun Madan set up title clash 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Twelve-time World Champion ace cueist Pankaj Advani of PSPB relied on his temperament to earn a hard-fought victory in the ninth and deciding frame over Dharminder Lilly of Punjab in the semi-finals of the Senior Snooker category in the National Snooker and Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club...
  • Congress asks Parrikar to apologise for alleging ex-PM's role in compromising national security 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Objecting to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that a former Prime Minister compromised India's assets on national security, the Congress on Friday demanding the Minister to clarify his statement. "Such a statement should not be made without evidence. The Defence Minister should apologise for his statement," Congress leader...
  • Some ex-PMs 'compromised' India's deep assets, says Manohar Parrikar 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might...
  • Progress on Ebola but no scope for complacency: India to UN 1 week ago

    United Nations: India has lauded the progress made by the international community in containing the Ebola epidemic - that has claimed over 8,000 lives so far - but said there is "no scope for complacency" since the crisis is not over yet. "It is reassuring to hear of progress made in...
  • HC refuses urgent hearing of PIL on Sunanda death case probe 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea seeking its intervention in the ongoing probe into the mysterious death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. A bench of Justices BD Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva declined the request of NGO Anti-Corruption...
  • Omar Abdullah hits out at Centre over delay in giving special package to J&K January 21, 2015

    Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect". "Now when the state is under the direct control...
  • Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report January 21, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Investigators are expected to submit the preliminary report...
  • India world's second most trusting nation, says survey January 20, 2015

    Davos: Moving up the ranks, India has emerged as the second most trusting country in the world in terms of faith reposed on its institutions even as globally trust levels have fallen, says a survey. As the world's rich and powerful gather in the Swiss resort of Davos, a study...
  • BJP promoting 'Hindu Nation', says Congress January 20, 2015

    Shillong: Congress on Tuesday alleged that the BJP led NDA government was trying to make the country a 'Hindu nation' subverting the Constitution. "Secularism is the key word in the Constitution but the BJP led government at the Centre is trying to totally subvert it by using the hardline Hindu...
  • NCW 'paralysed' under Modi government: Mamata Sharma January 20, 2015

    Bundi: National Commission for Women has become "paralysed" under the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, its former chairperson Mamata Sharma has alleged. "NCW at New Delhi is now a deserted and isolated place as there is no one to receive you nor anyone to visit the Commission," she said. "In my...
  • Snapshot: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha interacts with National Bravery Award winners January 19, 2015

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday interacted with the National Bravery Award winners at Air House in New Delhi. A total of 24 awardees have been nominated including four posthumous. ...
  • Pankaj Advani trounces Dhruv Sitwala to annex National Billiards title January 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian ace Pankaj Advani routed his PSPB colleague and 'friend' Dhruv Sitwala 5-0 in a flawless display of potting en route to his seventh Senior National Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club, here on Saturday. The holder of 12 world titles in various categories faced some resistance in the...
  • J&K: Terrorists open fire at NC MLA in Kulgam January 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Suspected terrorists opened fire outside National Conference MLA Abdul Majid Lari-gami's home in Kulgam district on Saturday. Zahoor Ahmad Dar, posted as a PSO to MLA-elect of Homeshalibugh constituency in Kulgam, was critically injured in the attack near his home in Redwani area of Kulgam, police said. Dar was taken to...
  • National Billiards: Advani in semis, Kothari out of contest January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Defending Champion Sourav Kothari was eliminated in the pre-quarters while Pankaj Advani, Siddharth Parikh, B Bhaskar and Dhruv Sitwala moved into the semi-finals of the BRC Gloster National Billiards Championship here Thursday. In the quarter-finals at the Bengal Rowing Club, Advani (PSPB) beat Brijesh Damani (PSPB) 4-1 in a high-quality...
  • Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal pledges his stake to PNB January 14, 2015

    Jet Airways' main promoter and chairman Naresh Goyal has pledged his entire shareholding in the carrier of 51 per cent, valued at over Rs 2,600 crore, to state-run Punjab National Bank. ...
  • Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal pledges his entire 51 per cent stake to PNB January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Jet Airways' main promoter and chairman Naresh Goyal has pledged his entire shareholding in the carrier of 51 per cent, valued at over Rs 2,600 crore, to state-run Punjab National Bank. The airline, in a regulatory filing this evening, said Goyal has pledged his entire 57,933,665 shares constituting 51 per...
  • Rs 5,000 for littering: Can fines clean-up Yamuna? January 13, 2015

    In a move to clean the rivers, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday decided to set up a committee to plan on cleaning up River Yamuna. It has ordered that people who throw pooja material into the Yamuna should henceforth be fined. ...
  • National Green Tribunal to charge Rs 5,000 as fine for discarding religious items in Yamuna January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to clean the rivers, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday decided to set up a committee to plan on cleaning up River Yamuna. It has ordered that people who throw religious items into the Yamuna should henceforth be fined. The defaulters caught in the act...
  • London lights up in French tricolour to mark terror deaths January 12, 2015

    London: London's famous landmarks were lit up in the colours of the French national flag in tribute to the 17 people killed in the Paris terror attacks on Sunday night. The Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and National Gallery in central London were streamed with the blue, white and red of the...
  • Sri Lankan poll results: A new chapter in Indo-Sri Lanka relations? January 9, 2015

    Sri Lankan voters on Friday ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power, ending a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations of family rule, corruption and authoritarianism and chose his one-time minister Maithripala Sirisena in his place. ...
  • New President in Sri Lanka: Tamil Nadu leaders want to 'wait and watch' January 9, 2015

    Chennai: Events in Sri Lanka have often had a political and emotional echo in Tamil Nadu. And with the island-nation now voting out Mahinda Rajapaksa, CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena means for Lankan Tamils and for politics in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Jodhpur National University chairman arrested in fake degree racket January 9, 2015

    Jaipur: A private university chairman of Jodhpur has been arrested for allegedly providing fake degrees to students without their appearing in examinations, officials said. Kamal Mehta, chairman of Jodhpur National University was arrested by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police from outside a hotel in Delhi, for his involvement in...
  • Charlie Hebdo attackers hold at least one hostage in Paris, operation to nab killers underway January 9, 2015

    Paris: Shots were fired during a car chase and at least one hostage was taken to the north-east of Paris on Friday, in the same area police were hunting for two brothers accused of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist assault. The hostage drama was underway at a business in...