• 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.

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    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Akshay Kumar Delivers Another 50 Crore Weekend With Singh Is Bliing - NDTV Movies

    Diwali has put in an early appearance for Bollywood, what with Akshay Kumar's Singh Is Bliing lighting up the box office in its opening weekend. The action-comedy has made almost Rs 55 crores in its first three days, with opening Friday figures adding up to Rs 20 crores and Sunday bringing in almost that much. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who had predicted an escalated Sunday, tweeted: This is Akshay's second 50 crore weekend in a row after Brothers, which released in August. Singh Is Bliing, which also stars Amy Jackson and Lara Dutta, is Akshay's fourth hit this year after Baby, Gabbar Is Back and Brothers, and also his biggest opener. (Also Read: Less Bliing For Akshay and More for Talvar on

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • South Africa bag T20 series after Cuttack crowd trouble

    South Africa's fiery bowling and electric fielding restricted India to their second-lowest score in Twenty20 internationals as the visitors won the second match by six wickets amid crowd trouble to bag the series on Monday. All-rounder Albie Morkel marked his return to the South Africa team after 18 months with bowling figures of 3-12 as the hosts were skittled for 92 in the 18th over, their lowest after being bundled out for 74 against Australia in Melbourne in 2008. Supporters at the sold-out Barabati Stadium threw bottles during the change of innings and again when South Africa were batting, forcing the players off with the visitors 70 for three in 13.2 overs and closing in on victory.

  • 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.

  • Meat and murder threaten Modi's inclusive agenda

    By Rupam Jain Nair BISARA, India (Reuters) - The murder by a Hindu mob of a Muslim man rumoured to have slaughtered a cow has thrown a spotlight on the hardline, polarising agenda of some followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, undermining his promise of development for all. On a tour of Silicon Valley last month where he was feted by U.S. tech gurus and Indian emigres, Modi won a pledge from Microsoft to provide low-cost Internet for 500,000 villages to back his vision of a globally networked "Digital India". One such village is Bisara, 50 km from the capital New Delhi, where a crowd of assailants broke into Mohammed Akhlaq's home last Monday night, beat him to death and dragged his body out into the street.

  • ‘ If you’re right, Indians will stand by you’

    "MY FATHER only named me Malala, he did not make me Malala," said youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in an exclusive interview to India Today Television’s Consulting Editor, Rajdeep Sardesai on Saturday. A resident of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, she was shot in the head in 2012 for advocating women’s right to education in Pakistan.

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  • 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.

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  • Dadri lynching: Women residents throw stones, chase media out of village

    Fresh violence erupted in Bisara on Saturday — five days after Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death and his son severely injured — when a mob of women residents from the village pelted stones at journalists and damaged media vehicles. Sources said a meeting had been held in the village on Friday, where residents had expressed their concerns about media presence in the area.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • French carmaker Peugeot says no plan for swift return to India

    NEW DELHI/PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen has no plans to re-enter India's car market any time soon, a company spokesman told Reuters, after an Indian newspaper reported that the French carmaker is in talks with Tata Motors to form a local partnership. The tie-up between Peugeot and Tata Motors could include the Indian company producing and distributing the French carmakers' vehicles in the country, the Economic Times reported, quoting several people close to the development. The two firms may also share engine technology and vehicle platforms, the report said, without specifying a timeline for Peugeot's entry.

  • 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.

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  • Won't let 'NRI Gujaratis' destroy Bihar, says Lalu'

    Patna, Oct. 5 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah over his 'jungle raj' remark and said the 'NRI Gujaratis' do not know Bihar better than him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "Who knows Bihar better than the Bihari pair of Lalu and Nitish?

  • 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.

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  • Kill cops instead of committing suicide: Hardik to Patel youth

    "If you have so much courage, then go and kill a couple of policemen. Patels never commit suicide," Hardik said in Surat on Saturday.

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