• Bank strike to hit operations on Friday

    Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Banking operations will be impacted across the country on Friday with around 10 lakh bankers of 40 private and state-run banks striking work in protest against the central government's banking policies, a union leader said on Thursday. The unions in the banking sector had given the strike call protesting against the merger of the five associate banks of the State Bank of India (SBI) with SBI and the privatisation of IDBI Bank.

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  • Ranbir mocks himself for repeatedly shifting houses in the last one year

    See what the actor had to say when asked about his housewarming party

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  • Maruti Suzuki to foray into LCV with Super Carry priced Rs 4.1 lakh

    The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) will start selling its first Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) under the Super Carry brand priced up to Rs 4.11 lakh from the end of next month, marking its foray into the segment in the domestic market. Initially, the vehicle will be sold in three cities - Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana - priced at Rs 4.03 lakh, Rs 4.11 lakh and Rs 4.01 lakh respectively, MSI said in a statement. "Super Carry is designed and developed on basis of detailed research and understanding of customer requirements. We are confident Super Carry will enhance the profitability of our customers," MSI Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), R S Kalsi said. The vehicle

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  • You Won’t Believe What Salman Khan Gifted His Sister Arpita Khan Sharma!

    Being the youngest member of Bollywood’s famous Khan family, Arpita Khan Sharma is pampered all the time by her brothers Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz Khan. Well Arpita, who has always been showered with gifts and love, has received another amazing yet touching gift by Salman. After Arpita delivered a baby boy, Salman Khan could not gift anything to her as he was very much engrossed with the shooting of his recently released film Sultan.

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  • Modi ‘frustrated’, could get me ‘killed’: Kejriwal

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched his fiercest attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi yet, warning his legislators and volunteers that Modi's "frustrated" government wishes to wipe out the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and get Kejriwal "killed". This is the sharpest censure Kejriwal has thrown Modi's way since December last year, when he had tweeted that the PM is a "coward" and "psychopath" after the CBI raided the CM's office. In the course of nearly 10-minute long video in a spartan setting, Kejriwal said, "I want to tell all (AAP) volunteers, MLAs and ministers that this is a very critical period. You think it over, talk to your families. This is going to get worse in the

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  • Monsoon rainfall likely to be normal this year: IMD

    PUNE: With reduced chances of La Nina weather event, the monsoon rainfall this year is likely to be normal and not 'above normal' as was predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). However, a CRISIL report says that there is still risk of excess rains and a good spread of rains over time and region in August can help increase GDP growth rate to 7.9% in FY 17, revive rural consumption and cool down the inflation. IMD in its second stage forecast issued in June had forecast the average rainfall to be 106% of the normal monsoon rainfall of 89 mm (with +/-4% model error). The met department will issue its second stage forecast in a couple of days. The July climate outlook issued by IMD's

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  • Oil hits 3-month lows below $43 as oversupply weighs

    Oil prices fell to three-month lows on Thursday as producers continued to pump more than needed, filling inventories, and economic growth prospects darkened. Brent crude oil was down 50 cents at $42.97 a barrel by 1010 GMT, after touching $42.88, its lowest since April 20. The build added to an already huge global refined product glut just as slowing economic growth dents the demand outlook.

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  • Purab Kohli Becomes The Owner Of A Rare Bike!

    Purab Kohli is someone who has always been an adventure lover, who has also hosted a lot of travel shows in the past. Riding bikes is what Purab has always loved. It is an adventure bike meant for tough routes and trips and Purab has booked it because he is planning to go on to some adventurous trips in the forthcoming months.

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  • Muttiah Muralitharan controversy: Off-spinner steps down from Cricket Australia role

    Legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who was at the centre of a heated controversy ahead of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has reportedly stepped down from his spin-bowling consultant post, thus ending the spat that cropped up between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and him. The Sri Lankan legend who is Test cricket's highest wicket-taker with 800 scalps, was employed by Cricket Australia to assist their spinners and help them prepare for the Test series. This did not go down well with SLC who accused him off berating the team manager and conducting a centre-wicket training session at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium without permission.

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  • Govt. counters Rahul Gandhi, throws light on 'inflation mafia' during UPA

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday countered Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's assertion that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only make false promises and asked the latter to introspect the ten-year-rule of the former UPA regime which in nexus with the 'inflation mafia' harmed the interest of the common man. Meanwhile, Naqvi expressed hope that the crucial Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) Bill would be passed in the current parliamentary session as almost every political party has agreed on it.

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  • Feel offended when dancers are asked if they'll act: Shakti Mohan

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Popular contemporary dancer Shakti Mohan says she feels "offended" when people ask her if she is considering making her acting debut. While she is open to doing films, she is satisfied being a dancer. "I don't know why people don't ask actors that if they will become a dancer.

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  • 403 road projects worth Rs 3.85 lakh crore pending: Nitin Gadkari

    NEW DELHI: As many as 403 road projects totalling Rs 3.85 lakh crore initiated during the UPA rule are pending due to a variety of reasons, Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to supplementaries, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said by the next Parliament session, finality will be achieved regarding these projects -- either they will be restarted or terminated. He said work orders for the projects were issued before encroachments were removed or forest and environment clearance given. Gadkari said work has stopped in various projects and, in some cases, the companies given the contract are on the verge of being declared bankrupt. Banks were told to provide additional funds

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  • CST-Panvel fast line faces roadblock just ahead of bhumi pujan

    The CR's position will embarrass Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who recently declared that bids for the project would be invited soon. Even as the state government was planning a ground-breaking ceremony and the Railway Ministry was preparing to invite bids, the CST-Panvel elevated corridor has run into a road-block. Divisional Railway Manager Amitabh Ojha has written a letter to General Manager G C Agarwal, making it clear that the Rs 14,561-crore project cannot be executed, not at least with its current alignment. The letter, which has been reviewed by Mumbai Mirror, will come as a huge embarrassment to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who only recently declared that his ministry was in the process of inviting bids for the project.

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  • Why this generation won’t be as wealthy as the last one

    After nearly 70 years, America’s middle class is no longer growing.

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  • Rain claims 12 lives in West Bengal

    The situation in north Bengal remains critical with more than 70,000 people displaced and living in relief camps. While 12 people have been reported dead due to rising water levels across the region, the state government is in talks with Bhutan to prevent water flowing in from the hill kingdom. “We’re in the process of talking to the Bhutanese government and find out ways to drain out excess water from River Bali and see to it that water does not get accumulated downstream in north Bengal. Excess water from Bhutan is flooding Dooars and neighbouring areas, adding to the severe situation,” said north Bengal Development Minister, Rabindranath Ghosh. The minister, who visited the affected areas

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  • Dolly the sheep’s clones are perfectly healthy, which could be huge for the future of cloning

    When Dolly the sheep died of lung disease and severe arthritis in 2003 after a relatively short seven year life, many scientists speculated that perhaps cloning had something to do with it. Could cloning an adult mammal, they wondered, make the clone adult-like right from birth. Maybe clones were not meant to live very long.…

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  • Test Your Retirement IQ

    The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to take Social Security and how to anticipate your retirement expenses can make a big difference in your old age. Once you're in retirement, you'll need smart strategies for taking withdrawals and investing your resources so they last as long as you do. About 44% of workers take the benefit as soon as they are eligible, at age 62, and nearly 75% of retirees take benefits before full retirement age.

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  • There will be 1.8 billion Indians by 2050. GM crops are the only way to feed them all

    There’s a food crisis looming over India. Farmers in the country currently lose some Rs50,000 crore ($5 billion) every year to pests and diseases. Droughts, coupled with a lack of irrigation facilities, are exacerbating the problem. Prices for pulses—a category of grains that includes lentils and chickpeas, which are staples for Indians—have been rising lately.…

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  • AAP targets BJP’s Ashish Shelar

    Mumbai BJP chief and MLA denies allegations, asks CM to order probe Targeting yet another BJP leader, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused BJP MLA and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar of money laundering using Kolkata-based companies. AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon demanded a probe by the Enforcement Directorate. Mr. Shelar, who is the face of the BJP’s Mumbai unit, promptly denied the allegations, and claimed that this was done with political motives. In a media conference, Ms. Menon said that Mr. Shelar’s company Sarveshwar Logistics Private Limited, formed in 2010 with two other directors, had accumulated money through dubious sources and acquired property worth Rs 18 crore in five

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