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  • Delhi government hires 6,000 teachers to fill shortage in schools September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To overcome the problem of shortage of teachers in the government schools in the national capital, Delhi government has hired more than 6,000 guest teachers and 10,000 more are expected to join soon, a senior official said. "Several initiatives are being taken to fill the gap of shortage...
  • Kerala set to implemenmt new liquor policy, bar owners eyes on SC September 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala is all set to implement the new liquor policy by Thursday night, there is some air of hope for the bar owners as the Supreme court will consider their case. The state government had decided on August 21 to close down all bars other than the five...
  • 'Die Hard' star James Shigeta dies at 81 July 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor James Shigeta, best known for playing the role of an illfated chief executive in Bruce Willisstarrer 'Die Hard', has passed away at the age of 81. Shigeta died on July 27 in LA, said The Hollywood Reporter. The actor, who originally hailed from Hawaii, was a top AsianAmerican...
  • London Underground train network set for contactless bank card payments July 28, 2014

    London: Travellers on the London Underground train network will be able to use nocontact bank cards at the gates to pay for their journeys from September, the transport group said on Friday. The contactless payment scheme will be launched on the Tube on September 16 following a successful trial of 3,000...
  • No plans for exporting LCA, missiles for now July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no proposal at present to export the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) or BrahMos missile, parliament was told on Friday. "There are no proposals at present to export the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and BrahMos supersonic cruise missile," Jaitley told the Lok Sabha in a written...
  • News 360: 6yearold raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6yearold girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • Four killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 13, 2014

    Shimla: Four passengers were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the pit at...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar 'thrilled' to be a part of 'Doctor Who' July 12, 2014

    London: Sanjeev Bhaskar, best known for starring "The Kumars at No. 42", is set to appear in an upcoming episode of "Doctor Who". The comedian will play an "important" role in the final episode of the new series, reports dailystar.co.uk. Sanjeev had previously lent his voice to "Doctor Who" audio stories,...
  • Sweet nostalgia: Watch Zohra Sehgal reciting 'Abhi toh main jawaan hoon' on her 101st birthday July 11, 2014

    In an old video released by Doordarshan, Zohra Sehgal is seen emoting and reciting 'Abhi toh main jawaan hoon' at her 101st birthday celebration. The actress, who passed away of 10 July in New Delhi at the age of 102, was known to be feisty woman who lived life to...
  • Arun Jaitley says drought report is 'no cause to panic' July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday there was no cause to panic about the possibility of higher inflation, after a private forecasting agency said there was a 60 percent chance India would face a drought this year. Speaking less than a week before his first budget speech to...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha discusses the 'advantages' of cigarette smoking June 22, 2014

    While Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, to increase the rates of cigarettes, Cyrus Broacha in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' discusses the 'advantages' of smoking. ...
  • Trying to quit smoking? On World No Tobacco Day, here are 10 tips from people who have successfully quit the habit May 31, 2014

    'I'm going to quit smoking soon.' How often have you heard a smoker say that? The 'soon', however, is illusive. It's an urge most find difficult to curb once you've picked up the habit. In every tense situation your hand automatically finds the cigarette in your pocket. Have you been...
  • Bruce Willis' daughter's topless tweets spark Instagram debate May 30, 2014

    Reuters: Scout Willis, the daughter of Hollywood actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, said on Thursday she wanted to empower women with her topless social media protest against popular photosharing site Instagram's nonudity policy. Willis, 22, sparked a debate on social media about Internet standards after posting photos of herself topless...
  • Rajasthan government seeks 'undertaking of nosmoking' in direct jobs May 23, 2014

    Anyone seeking a job through direct recruitment process in Rajasthan government services will now have to submit an undertaking of "nonsmoking and nongutka use" with the application. State Personnel and Training Department, in an order, circulated to all departments, corporations, agencies, public service commission and district collectors, has asked to get...
  • Black Keys score Billboard No. 1, hold off Jackson and Parton May 22, 2014

    Reuters:Grammywinning rockers the Black Keys debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 weekly album chart on Wednesday, coming in ahead of an album of original songs from late singer Michael Jackson and country music star Dolly Parton's latest album. "Turn Blue," the eighth studio album from the Ohio duo, sold...
  • Celina Jaitly: 'No Entry 2' will be very funny April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly, the goodwill ambassador of United Nations' Free and Equal Campaign, says her debut single on the rights of homosexuals gave her a unique opportunity to help the community. Celina, 32, a leading voice for the rights of the LGBT community in India, has...
  • Heena Sidhu happy but doesn't want to stop April 11, 2014

    By virtue of consistent performances, shooter Heena Sidhu has become world No.1 in the 10 metres air pistol event. ...
  • No-pregnancy clause makes sense, it's professional: Sonam Kapoor April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Young and outspoken actress Sonam Kapoor finds nothing wrong in signing a film contract with a no-pregnancy clause. "It makes sense...it's professional," Sonam said here when asked of her views on a no-pregnancy clause for actresses in Hindi filmdom. "I don't think there's anything wrong in that. It's professional. I think...
  • Running a government is no child's play: Sonia Gandhi tells Kejriwal March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first ever attack by Sonia Gandhi on Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, the Congress President on Sunday targeted the new party on its 49-day-long rule in Delhi. Addressing a rally in Delhi's Karol Bagh, Sonia said, "Some people think, running a government is a child's play. Running a government...
  • Bihar polling stations declared no-smoking zones March 29, 2014

    The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday declared all polling stations in Bihar as non-smoking zone under section 4 of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA). Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said, "Polling stations and booths...
  • Indian NGO starts 'wear a white bindi' project to campaign against child marriage March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Sporting a white bindi might make for a style statement but the quirky trend is now being used to speak up against the practice of child marriages. To mobilise public opinion against child marriages, an NGO today kickstarted a 'No Child Brides' campaign here by unveiling an interactive...
  • Cinema reflects society, society rarely reflects cinema: Kajol March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol Wednesday attended a special session at the 15th edition of FICCI Frames 2014 and said it's unfair to say that one gets influenced by watching cinema. The star of films like 'Dushman' and 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', was speaking on the ideas behind censorship guidelines. "My kids are in...
  • I'm re-writing 'No Entry' script for Bipasha Basu: Anees Bazmee March 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Anees Bazmee is re-writing the script of a sequel to his 2005 hit comedy 'No Entry' to fit in actress friend Bipasha Basu. Currently, Anees is working on 'Welcome Back' but he is rewriting certain portions to the script of 'No Entry Mein Entry'. "Bipasha's role ended in...
  • Shaadi Ke Side Effects: Raising a toast to fidelity February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: We have had Bollywood make fun of marriage too many times now. And in most cases, the jokes have been clichéd and to a point of being regressive. From 'No Entry' to 'Masti' to the horrid 'Grand Masti' all have highlighted the side effects of being a married...
  • Twoweekold Harish Rawat government survives notrust vote February 19, 2014

    The fledgling Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand on Tuesday survived the opposition sponsored notrust motion as it was defeated on the floor of the House. After holding a marathon sixhour debate on the noconfidence motion moved by the leader of Opposition Ajay Bhatt, Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal put it to secret...
  • Two weeks in office, Rawat government survives notrust vote February 18, 2014

    The fledgling Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand on Tuesday survived the opposition sponsored notrust motion as it was defeated on the floor of the House. After holding a marathon sixhour debate on the noconfidence motion moved by the leader of Opposition Ajay Bhatt, Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal put it to secret...
  • Snapshot: Sonakshi Sinha shares a no makeup selfie on Twitter February 16, 2014

    With the paparazzi chasing and hounding them, actresses are forced to look phenomenal and stylish all the time. From layers of foundation to flawless eye makeup and impressive ensemble, they have to pay adequate attention to every bit. Despite the pressure to look perfect which even Sonakshi Sinha has to...
  • 'No man's land' is all about strong characters February 16, 2014

    Let me start this post by quoting Mark Twain "Buy land, they're not making it anymore." and this is what explains the basis of Nilesh Shrivastava's debut book No Man's Land. The cover of the book is intriguing and its blurb will definitely push you to pick the book up. The...