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  • News 360: 5 Congress MLAs suspended for heckling Maharashtra Governor, BJP wins trust vote November 12, 2014

    Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra won the confidence motion in the state Assembly on Wednesday, the Congress and Shiv Sena demanded a fresh trust vote on technical ground. While the government won the trust vote through a voice vote, the two opposition parties questioned the outcome saying...
  • e Lounge: SC puts an end to gender discrimination in Bollywood, quashes law prohibiting women make-up artists November 12, 2014

    In a progressive step undertaken by the Supreme Court, the six decade long law prohibiting women make-up artists in Bollywood was successfully quashed, thus ending gender discrimination in Bollywood. ...
  • Bihar, UP, Bengal our focus states, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy November 11, 2014

    Lucknow: After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. "Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal are our focus states," Rudy...
  • Watch: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fumbles in Hindi! November 10, 2014

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The Minister who fumbled in Hindi assured that he would work on it in the coming days. ...
  • Allow women make-up artists in Bollywood, can't discriminate on grounds of gender: SC November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed women make-up artist, hairdresser to work in Bollywood and said that there should be no discrimination on ground of gender and domicile. The apex court also quashed provision which puts restriction on women make-up artists and hair dressers from becoming the members of...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from UP November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge as the Union Defence Minister on Monday filed his nomination papers for upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. Talking to the reporters after filing nomination papers, Parrikar said, "I am proud to have filed my nomination from Uttar...
  • Mathura MP Hema Malini adopts Raval village in UP under Adarsh Gram Yojana November 10, 2014

    Mathura: Actress-politician Hema Malini has adopted Raval village in Uttar Pradesh under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address. "People keep chanting Radhe Radhe in the entire Raval but no one has ever thought of developing this village across the Yamuna river....
  • Watch: Akhilesh Yadav refuses to comment on accepting PM Modi's challenge November 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday nominated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take up the Clean India challenge. But Yadav refused to comment on Modi's challenge. ...
  • Jawbone Up3, Up Move: Jawbone launches new wearable fitness trackers November 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Wearable device maker Jawbone unveiled a set of new fitness trackers called "Up Move" and "Up3" that track details of workouts, hours slept and heart rate. Up Move, which comes with an LED display to view the number of steps and time taken, will be available at $50, and Up3...
  • Music video dedicated to PM Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' crosses 1 million hits on YouTube November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A music video dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" (Clean India Campaign) has crossed one million hits on YouTube. Produced and sung by Ravindra Singh, managing director of R-Vision India, the video, titled "Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat", lays emphasis on making the country a clean place for...
  • Littering is just as bad as anti-nationalism: Chetan Bhagat on PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Dressed in a simple pink shirt and a black half Nehru jacket, popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat mopped his brow as he blinked in the harsh lights. He was chatting with a few professors and media persons on a balmy evening here, in Delhi. In the city to promote...
  • UP policemen blame cellphones, western clothes for rapes: Is the Indian police system caught in a medieval mindset? October 31, 2014

    In a bizarre explanation for the rise in rape cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Police have now blamed mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women as reasons behind it. ...
  • Mobile phones, indecent dressing, vulgar advertisements lead to rape cases: UP Police October 30, 2014

    In a bizarre explanation for the rise in rape cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Police have now blamed mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women as reasons behind it. ...
  • UP Police shares same views as their political masters, says activist Kavita Srivastava October 30, 2014

    "The UP police doesn't make arrests because they think the same way as the rest of the society. So whenever a woman says that she has been subjected to sexual or other kind of violence they are programmed to say no you invited it," said activist Kavita Srivastava. ...
  • Shashi Tharoor thanks PM Narendra Modi for patting him on clean-up campaign October 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appreciating the clean-up campaign he launched in his constituency. The Lok Sabha member from the Kerala capital also lauded Modi for bringing the total sanitation drive to the forefront of national consciousness by enlarging the work done by the...
  • Living it up: Depression in children on the rise October 26, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on the rising depression in children. Irritability, continued sadness and social withdrawal are the various symptoms associated with it. Genetics plays a key role in protecting one from depression. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi praises media, says writing about Clean India drive is service to nation October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met journalists for the first time after assuming the office at the BJP headquarters in the national capital. Modi praised the media for their coverage and reporting on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Modi said, "You have turned your pen into a broom from my...
  • Shashi Tharoor dares Congress, to take up PM Modi's Clean India challenge today October 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: This is a further boost to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign but the move could spell trouble for Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. The Congress leader has decided to take up the PM's Clean India challenge and will take part in the campaign at a beach in...
  • Despite Congress's warning, Tharoor takes up PM Modi's Swachh Bharat challenge, to clean Thiruvananthapuram beach on Saturday October 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: He may have been axed as the Congress spokesperson for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has decided to take up the PM's Clean India challenge. Tharoor tweeted on Friday saying that he will take part in the campaign at a beach in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. "Vizhinjam...
  • Meerut: Bootlegger poses as Union Minister, UP Police escorts him October 22, 2014

    Meerut: An alleged bootlegger, who posed himself as a Union minister, was provided escort by local police when he went to attend a function in Meerut. The faux pas came to light when local BJP leaders created a hue and cry on seeing Tanzeem Abbas, a resident of Falawada, saying he...
  • Face-off between SP government, Governor over law and order in UP October 20, 2014

    Lucknow: It is a face-off between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. UP Governor Ram Naik on Monday sparked a row by saying that there was a need to improve law and order in the state. "As a Governor it is my job to ensure that government...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq October 19, 2014

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • Living it up: Polycystic ovarian syndrome on the rise October 18, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on the polycystic ovarian syndrome which has today become an epidemic. One in every 15 women have PCOS. PCOS is a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductic age. ...
  • Raj Babbar attacks UP government over 'deteriorating' law and order October 15, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Congress leader and former MP Raj Babbar on Wednesday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for "deteriorating" law and order situation in the district. The actor-turned-politician has expressed his concern to the UP Director General of Police Anand Lal Banerjee over the "deteriorating" law and order in the state, especially in...
  • Delhi: Shazia Ilmi joins BJP's cleanliness drive October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi on Wednesday took part in a BJP cleanliness drive as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Organised by the party's Delhi unit in Central Park in Connaught Place, the central Delhi commercial hub, Ilmi along with BJP president Satish...
  • Watch: Team TWTW takes part in PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' Abhiyaan October 12, 2014

    After Prime Minister started the 'Swachh Bharat' Abhiyaan, the The Week That Wasn't team also took part in the campaign to clean up the country. ...
  • Living it up: Prevent the sitting syndrome October 11, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on the sitting syndrome that leads to diabetes, heart diseases, nerve injuries, high cholesterol, insulin resistance and many other health related problems. ...
  • Netizens join Swachh Bharat Mission as it goes online October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to convert 'Swachh Bharat Mission' into a 'Jan Andolan', Urban Development Ministry has facilitated an online platform to enable the citizens network with each other to collectively take up cleanliness activities. In this regard, the Ministry is taking the help of...
  • Katrina Kaif: I'd love to do a film like 'Step Up' October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: She has proven her dancing skills in numbers like "Sheila ki jawaani", "Chikni chameli", "Kamli" and more recently, "Tu meri". Now, Katrina Kaif says she won't mind doing a full-fledged dance-based movie, provided the script is as good as Hollywood entertainer "Step Up". Fresh from the success of "Bang Bang!",...
  • Kerala Congress recommends disciplinary action against Tharoor for praising Modi October 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After Congress leader Shashi Tharoor supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, the Congress in Kerala has recommended disciplinary action against the former minister. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) is miffed at Tharoor after he said he was honoured to accept PM Modi's invitation to join the...