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  • 74 per cent accounts in Jan Dhan Yojana are with zero balance November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Around Rs 5,400 crore have been deposited in banks in over seven crore bank accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana of which 74 per cent accounts are with zero balance, according to an RTI reply. The data provided by Department of Financial Services says that as on...
  • Eight-year-old prodigy of Indian origin to address summit on cyber security November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: An eight-year old Indian-origin child prodigy is among experts who will address a cyber security conference starting on Friday where Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is also listed as a keynote speaker. In his address at the summit on November...
  • Custodial violence a serious issue: Court July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A court has observed that custodial violence in any form is a serious issue and the judiciary must exhibit zero tolerance for such offences. Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau made the observation while dealing a complaint regarding custodial violence in the Tihar jail premise which left under trial prisoner...
  • Book a seat for zero gravity experience in space! May 30, 2014

    London: Have Rs 1.5 crore in your kitty? You can get a seat on Richard Bransonowned Virgin space travel's flight for a 'Zero Gravity' (ZeroG) experience in space. But if you are not born rich, at approximately Rs 1.58 lakh, you can still get the 'ZeroG' experience, courtesy Swiss Space Systems...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South April 15, 2014

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • News 360: Telangana row leaves Andhra in blackout October 8, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh continues to be deeply divided over Telanagana with total shutdown of Seemandhra completing five days in October 9. The situation in 13 districts across Seemandhra where antiTelangana protests are going on is getting worse. ...
  • Coal scam is 'monumental', says BJP; targets PM in Rajya Sabha September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Main opposition BJP on Monday once again targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha on missing files pertaining to coal mines allocation saying the scam is "monumental" and demanded that he clarify on it. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Prakash Javadekar (BJP) said two days back the...
  • Sonia Gandhi to launch 'Zero Landless Project' on September 8 August 31, 2013

    Kerala government's ambitious 'Zero Landless Project' aimed at providing land to all landless people in the state by 2015, will be launched by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Thiruvananthapuram on September 8, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash has said. In the first phase, title deeds would be distributed to 17,260 identified beneficiaries...
  • Bring back Indian prisoners dying in Pakistani jails, says BJP MP August 23, 2013

    Raising concerns over the plight of Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails who are dying there, BJP on Friday made a strong plea to the government for making efforts to bring them back soon. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Avinash Rai Khanna (BJP) also demanded that India should...
  • MPs demand strong steps to prevent Chinese incursions August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Voicing serious concern over repeated Chinese incursions into the Indian territory, members from various parties in Rajya Sabha on Thursday asked the government to take stringent measures to prevent such incidents. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Jagat Prakash Nadda (BJP) said, "Chinese troops recently intruded 20 km into...
  • Ronit Roy regrets not being part of 'Zero Dark Thirty' June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ronit Roy regrets rejecting Hollywood film 'Zero Dark Thirty' for Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year'. The 47yearold became a household name after acting in TV shows 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and 'Kasauti Zindagi Kay'. 'Zero Dark Thirty', a 2012 war film directed by Kathryn Bigelow,...
  • Nikhil Advani's 'DDay' makes its way to Pakistan May 24, 2013

    A Bollywood film by Nikhil Advani that makes its way to Pakistan, on the lines of Oscarwinning film 'Zero Dark Thirty', is scheduled to release on July 19. Starring Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Irrfan Khan and Huma Quereshi, DDay is about the mission to capture India's most wanted man from...
  • Solarpowered plane wraps first leg of flight across US May 5, 2013

    The flight from San Fransisco to Phoenix took 18 hours and 18 minutes on Saturday and didn't use a drop of fuel. A solarpowered airplane that developers hope eventually to pilot around the world landed safely in Phoenix on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the...
  • Sridevi: Tough to maintain zero figure in real life May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: She will turn 50 in a few months, but actress Sridevi can still give several younger Bollywood beauties a run for their money with her glowing looks and svelte figure. However, she says it is difficult to maintain a size zero figure in real life. Sridevi, who made her comeback...
  • HP: Zero tolerance towards corruption, says Virbhadra May 3, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said the state would adopt zero tolerance towards corruption. "Anyone found involved in corruption, including government employees, would be dealt with strictly," the chief minister said while laying the foundation stone of a bridge on the Lander rivulet on the SohariChaksarai...
  • Watch: Hyundai Motor's controversial suicide ad April 27, 2013

    South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co has been forced to apologise for an advertisement that sought to promote the zero carbon emissions of one of its cars by featuring a man failing to commit suicide using a hose attached to the exhaust. The ad debacle is the latest to hit the...
  • Rahul Gandhi a big zero, Congress afraid of Modi: BJP April 23, 2013

    Indore: In a fresh salvo ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to Madhya Pradesh, ruling BJP on Monday said the Congress VicePresident pales in comparison to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "In comparison to Modi, Rahul is a big zero and the Congress leaders have a fear of Modi. They are...
  • World's first 'solar plane' to fly across US April 3, 2013

    Houston: A first of its kind ultralightweight plane powered completely by the sun is set to fly coasttocoast this spring. The Solar Impulse plane will stop in Dallas city in Texas during its historic crosscountry journey that begins on May 1, 2013 its creators announced on Tuesday. The plane, which...
  • Jessica Chastain to play 'Jane' in 'Tarzan' remake? March 8, 2013

    New York: 'Zero Dark Thirty' star Jessica Chastain could play 'Jane' in a new retelling of Tarzan's story. The 35-year-old actress, who recently got an Oscar nomination for her potrayal of a CIA agent in 'Zero Dark Thirty' is said to be the first choice for the role in a...
  • 'Lincoln' to 'Argo': History alive and kicking at 2013 Oscars February 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: History is alive and kicking at this year's Oscars in an unusually rich year for movies that plumb the distant and recent American past and have resonated with both audiences and voters. Four of the nine Best Picture nominees at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony - Iran hostage drama 'Argo,'...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Too controversial for Oscars? February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Just three months ago, 'Zero Dark Thirty' looked like a strong contender for the movie industry's biggest prize. But when the Oscar for Best Picture is handed out on Sunday, the thriller about the decade-long U.S. hunt for, and 2011 killing of, Osama bin Laden is unlikely to...
  • Oscars in Hollywood cliffhanger over Best Picture, Director February 21, 2013

    Sunday's Oscar ceremony is set for a cliffhanger ending after a topsyturvy awards season that has left the two top prizes Best Picture and Best Director too close to call. With just days to go before the movie industry's highest honors are handed out on February 24, awards watchers are keyed...
  • Little audience for 'Zero Dark Thirty' in Pakistan February 21, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan stars in 'Zero Dark Thirty', from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama Bin Laden. But the Academy Award nominated film about the hunt for the AlQaeda leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of...
  • Oscar movies are hits too, for a change February 19, 2013

    New York: How accurate is 'Zero Dark Thirty'? Is 'Lincoln' an epic of historical recreation or a high school history lesson? What did you think of 'Django Unchained'? Can we get Anne Hathaway something to eat, already? As a crop, this year's nine best picture nominees has been one of the...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Argo' win top Writers Guild Awards February 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: U.S. film and television writers gave their top two movie awards on Sunday to 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Argo' in the final Hollywood guild awards show before next week's Oscars. Writer Mark Boal won the Writers Guild of America award for Best Original Screenplay for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' which...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Murder 3', 'Zero Dark Thirty' February 16, 2013

    Sex, crime, and supernatural thrills have been staple ingredients of the films produced by the Bhatts, otherwise known as Bollywood's favorite Bmovie merchants. In his directorial debut Murder 3, Vishesh Bhatt, son of longtime producer Mukesh Bhatt, relies on all three of those staples, but blends them with some bizarre...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' review: A masterful account of the dark side of the war on terror February 15, 2013

    Cast: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt Director: Kathryn Bigelow Chances are that you've read or watched several news reports about the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad in May 2011. Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, not only shows us what might have actually happened that night, but...
  • Dolby Theatre turns up the volume for Oscars 2013 February 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Dolby is ready for its first date with Oscar. The Academy Awards will be broadcast from the Dolby Theatre for the first time since the audiovisual technology company plastered its name and logo on the awards venue last summer. While the 11yearold space mostly looks the same as...
  • Friday releases: 'Murder 3', 'Zero Dark thirty' February 15, 2013

    At theatres this weekend, Randeep Hooda takes on Vivek Oberoi. And from Hollywood we have the Oscarnominated 'Zero Dark Thirty'. Mahesh Bhatt's nephew Vishesh Bhatt makes his directorial debut with 'Murder 3'. The third in the Murder series, this one's about a fashion photographer played by Randeep Hooda and his...
  • Hope 'Zero Dark Thirty' will win Oscar: Manimajra residents February 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: The residents of Manimajra town here, where large parts of Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar nominated film 'Zero Dark Thirty' were shot, are hoping that the film will win the prestigious award. A bunch of residents of the place, a suburb which falls on the edge of Chandigarh on way to Panchkula,...