• Most Nepalese now unhappy with Modi

    Kathmandu, Oct 6 (IANS) Just a year ago when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed 10 agreements with Nepal and launched a bus service between the two countries, his popularity soared and soared. The reason is not hard to comprehend after talking to locals facing the brunt of blockages at the country's entry points along India's border that has caused widespread shortages in the landlocked nation. "It's a self-managed economic blockade by our long-time friend India," said Deepak Shah, a shopkeeper in Kathmandu.

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  • SRK, Sallu, RK turn to Ajay Devgn for VFX - Mumbai Mirror -

    Actor-producer-director, Ajay Devgn has added another feather to his cap. The 44 year old, who flies off to film his next production, Shivaay, in Mussoorie, in November, has invested in a VFX studio named after his 12-year-old daughter Nysa and five-year-old son Yug. The company's special effects wing has a line-up of films for 2015, beginning with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone's upcoming movie, which opens next month. The company is also working on Christmas releases like Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, featuring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, and Rohit Shetty's Dilwale, with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. His new company will manage

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  • Harbhajan Singh And Geeta Basra’s Royal Wedding Card!

    The invitation card also includes a admit card which the guests are expected to carry at a wedding reception held at a five star hotel in Delhi. Since many years there have been rumours about Geeta Basra’s secret relationship with Harbhajan Singh but now its no more a secret and the amazing couple are all set for their D-day. Well, It’s another big fat wedding in Indian cricket team after cricketers Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and Suresh Raina tied the knot with childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary, this year.

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  • IRCTC extends e-ticketing timing by 15 minutes

    New Delhi, Oct.5 (ANI): In yet another passenger-friendly initiative, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has extended the time for e-ticket booking on its portal by 15 minutes - till 11.45 p.m. Before the introduction of the new timing, passengers were allowed to book tickets through e-ticketing till 11.30 p.m. Under the earlier arrangement, the IRCTC used to shut down its main server for one hour every day - from 11.30 p.m. to 12. With the introduction of the new system on September 20, IRCTC's main server will be closed for 45 minutes only-from 11.45 p.m. to 12.30 a.m. It is because of such an arrangement that passengers can now avail e-ticketing facility for an extra 15 minutes. Recently, IRCTC, a 'mini Ratna' PSU of Indian Railways, had imported five new HP Itanium servers from Singapore to speed up e-ticketing operations on its digital platform.

  • Cricket: Cuttack faces ban calls after crowd trouble

    New Delhi, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - India great Sunil Gavaskar led calls on Tuesday for Cuttack to be banned as a cricket venue after crowd trouble twice brought a halt to play in a Twenty20 international against South Africa.

  • Rahul Gandhi claimed pay, allowance during leave of absence: RSS

    In its recent edition, RSS mouthpiece Organiser has alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi claimed his salary and allowances during his 56-day “leave of absence” earlier this year. In its report, “Expose: Rahul gets pay without work”, in the edition released on Sunday, Organiser has claimed to have accessed official documents to show that Rahul availed these benefits during the Budget Session. Rahul had left before the Budget Session began on February 23, and returned on April 16.

    The Indian Express
  • PAN Card to be mandatory for cash transactions beyond threshold, says Jaitley

    New Delhi, Oct. 4 (ANI): The Centre is at an advanced stage to make it mandatory for people to furnish PAN (Permanent Account Number) Card details for cash transactions beyond a certain limit to check generation of domestic black money. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in a Facebook post, said the government is at an advanced stage in considering the requirement of furnishing PAN Card details if cash transactions beyond a certain limit are undertaken.

  • India takes 17 percent more Iran oil in Sept than in Aug - shipping data

    By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India imported 17.3 percent more crude oil from Iran last month than it did in August as its top refiner made its first buy from Tehran for a new plant, according to ship tracking data and a report compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Research and Forecasts. Indian Oil Corp, India's biggest refiner, accounted for most of September's rise from the previous month, taking a very large crude carrier carrying two million barrels of oil for its recently commissioned 300,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Paradip refinery on the nation's east coast, the data showed. IOC's first purchase of Iranian crude in four months helped lift imports of the oil to 233,200 bpd in September compared with 198,800 bpd in August, the tanker arrival data showed.

  • Think before selling your gold jewellery

    I T IS very often seen in India that when in dire need of cash, people turn to monetising gold holdings, especially jewellery. In order to avoid further disappointment, following are the few checks before selling gold ornaments. Since there are no standardised methods which can be used to determine the selling price, there can be quiet some difference between the quotes procured.

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  • Cops issue notice to Flipkart for joining phone theft probe

    Delhi Police Monday sent a notice to Flipkart and asked them to join a probe into the sale of hundreds of mobile phones stolen by agents registered with the e-tailer. The notice, addressed to the CEO of Flipkart, came following the arrest of six persons and recovery of stolen high-end mobile phones worth around Rs 1 crore, said sources. The police recovered 209 of the 600 mobile phones stolen from a cargo hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, the sources added.

    The Indian Express
  • Will the festive season bring good news for Bollywood?

    This year, so far, Bollywood has witnessed more flops than hits. But, as we enter the last quarter of 2015, film trade experts are hopeful. “All is not lost,” says Taran Adarsh, trade analyst, adding, “We have two big festivals coming up — Diwali and Christmas.” According to industry insiders, the upcoming festive period is expected to make up for all the duds that Bollywood has delivered in the last nine months. After all, the biggest stars are all set to hit the big screen. The films that will release this year include Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor), Dilwale (Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol), Bajirao Mastani (Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra), Tamasha (Ranbir

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  • Chinese President Jinping 'says no' to naming Mark Zuckerberg's unborn child

    Shanghai, Oct. 5 (ANI): Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was left disappointed when Chinese President Xi Jinping refused his request to name his unborn child at a White House dinner last week. With Facebook still banned in China, the President remained unyielding to Zuckerberg as he turned down his request for a Chinese name for his child, the shanghaiist.com said.

  • Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani ‘out of danger’, but drug overdose mystery deepens

    Deepening the mystery over what led to INX Media co-founder Indrani Mukerjea’s collapse inside the Byculla prison, JJ Hospital Dean T P Lahane claimed on Sunday that this was not a case of drug overdose. Relying on the Forensic Science Laboratory’s (FSL), Lahane said her blood samples did not show excessively high levels of Etizolam or Mirtazapine. While Etizolam belongs to the Benzodiazepine class of drugs that are used as an anxiolytic — medication to curb anxiety — Mirtazapine is a new class of anti-depressant that is generally used for depressed patients with significant sleep problems.

    The Indian Express
  • Ganguly & Pawar show interest in ICC top post

    SHASHANK Manohar is a shrewd tactician and immediately after taking charge on Sunday, he heaped praised on former BCCI chief N. Srinivasan as one of the best secretaries the Board had since Jagmohan Dalmiya. It boils down to the interest shown by Cricket Association of Bengal ( CAB) chief Sourav Ganguly and Mumbai Cricket Association ( MCA) president Sharad Pawar in representing India at the ICC.

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  • NRI couple donate USD 100 million to NYU School of Engineering

    New Delhi, Oct.5 (ANI): NYU President John Sexton and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, dean of the School of Engineering, today announced a USD 100 million gift from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon for engineering at NYU. The gift, which will principally support faculty hiring and academic programs, is intended to build on the engineering school's existing practice of cross-disciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship and achieve new levels of academic excellence in engineering. The school will be re-named the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in recognition of the Tandons' generosity and their belief in the school's mission and promise.

  • Jet Airways slashes international fares up to 30 percent

    New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Monday slashed fares on its international network by up to 30 percent on base fare, under a six-day special discount offer. The six-day discount fare ...

  • Kerala chutney powder's demand rising abroad

    Kochi, Oct 5 (IANS) The export of Kerala's traditional coconut chutney powder is on the rise. For the last fiscal, it has touched $85,949 value or about Rs.56 lakh, the Coconut Development Board (CDB) says. The figures for coconut chutney exports have been constantly rising over the past few fiscals, a report prepared by the CDB shows.

  • Dadri lynching: Eight of 11 named, detained are relatives of BJP worker

    Seven of the 10 youths named in the FIR into the mob attack on Mohammad Akhlaq’s house in Bisara village, leaving him dead and his son Danish seriously injured, belong to the family of district BJP worker Sanjay Rana. A Home Guard constable detained in connection with the lynching, Vinay, is also related to Sanjay Rana. The other three, Rupendra, Hari Om and Shri Om, he said, are their neighbours.

    The Indian Express
  • Ambala-Dappar railway track: Commissioning of double lane to hit 99 trains today, no rail traffic for 8 hours

    THERE WILL be no railway traffic on the Ambala-Chandigarh railway track for eight hours on Monday (0810 hours to 1610 hours) due to commissioning of the double lane of the Ambala-Dappar railway track. Northern Railway officials said that 20 trains (Express/Mail /Passenger) had been cancelled for Monday while 29 trains had been cancelled partially due to the closure of the track. “The trains that have been partially cancelled comprise 16 mail and express, and 13 passenger trains,” said an official.

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  • South Mumbai’s bustling Imamwada all set for a multi-million makeover

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sought the Maharashtra government’s nod for redeveloping a string of old residential buildings (standing on 3.5 acres) under the urban renewal or cluster redevelopment scheme. In a bid to modernise the locality, the BMC has now proposed redevelopment of the Bombay Improvement Trust chawls as per the state’s cluster redevelopment policy. A senior state official said that the Imamwada redevelopment is the first proposal to be submitted after the state government came out with it’s new cluster redevelopment policy last September.

    The Indian Express