• No excuses please, say India after clinching series

    Captain Virat Kohli said there were no demons in the pitch after his India team beat South Africa inside three days for the second time in the series to take a winning 2-0 lead in the four-match contest on Friday. In a repeat of the opening game in Mohali, India wrapped up victory in the third test at Nagpur's VCA Stadium with more than two days to spare after their spinners claimed all 20 South African wickets. India opener Murali Vijay's first-innings 40 was the highest individual score in the match but Kohli believed there was nothing wrong with a track that saw 40 wickets tumble in three days.

  • Mumbai gangrape seen by victim's aunt on WhatsApp

    Four pupils from an Indian high school have been detained after a clip showing them gang-raping a younger student was seen by the victim's aunt after being circulated on WhatsApp, police said Friday. The traumatised 15-year-old had kept quiet about the assault at the beginning of the month in Mumbai after being threatened with reprisals by her attackers who then uploaded the clip on the video messaging service. "The aunt rushed to the girl's home after seeing the clip on WhatsApp and the girl broke out of her shell to narrate the whole story.

  • Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon fail to impress in ‘Manma Emotion Jage’ from ‘Dilwale’

    After treating fans to Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol's electrifying chemistry in Dilwale's first song 'Gerua', film's second song 'Manma Emotion Jage' is out. But the latest song, which is picturised on young couple Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, fails to impress. (Read: SRK will promote 'Dilwale' on Salman Khan's Bigg Boss, confirms Varun Dhawan)

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  • ‘Thanks for stopping by, Rahul Gandhi. You were inspiring’

    Those ‘No Ragging’ posters you vaguely see around educational institutions could be put to good use this week. They must all be collected and sent to Indian media houses country-wide. It has arisen to be the need of the hour, considering the events of November 25, 2015 - the day we would fondly remember as 'Mr. Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mount Carmel College'. If I had a few hashtags to throw around, they would be on the lines of #Misconstrued and #Exaggerated.

    The Indian Express
  • Viramgam municipality elections: Cong already 5-0, no end to BJP woes

    The BJP has not put up a single candidate in eight minority-dominated seats in the 36-member Viramgam municipality. The Congress will be fighting on its poll-symbol for the first time in a decade and it has already won five seats uncontested. The Viramgam municipality which has about 55,000 voters in nine wards, with a total of 36 seats, has been under the BJP rule for the last three terms since 2000.

    The Indian Express
  • Liquor ban in Bihar: Nitish Kumar’s poll promise to women comes at a high cost

    When the first phase of the Bihar assembly polls made it clear that women had outvoted men, political pundits looked into the reasons for it. Another reason was Nitish Kumar being able to create a constituency - a caste neutral one - among women in an otherwise casteist Bihar. Bicycle scheme for girls, 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayats, a gender budget and several women-centric moves have earned Nitish Kumar instant popularity.

    The Indian Express
  • Andhra MP Mitun Reddy booked for 'slapping' Air India official

    Tirupati/ New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): YSR Congress MP Mithun Reddy was booked on Friday for allegedly slapping an Air India official at the Tirupati Airport after the latter refused to accept the MP and his relatives on the flight for which boarding had been closed. Reddy, however, denied the charge and has instead accused the Air India official of misbehaving with him. The incident occurred yesterday when Reddy reached the Tirupati airport about 20 to 25 minutes before flight's departure time with some of his relatives to board a flight to Delhi.

  • Aamir Khan’s answer at RNG awards an innocent one: PK director Rajkumar Hirani

    Coming out in support of under fire actor Aamir Khan, director Rajkumar Hirani stoutly defended his 'PK' star. When we asked Raju for his take on Aamir Khan's statement, the director said, "Aamir Khan didn't call for a press conference. For Raju, the most distressing factor was linking Aamir's statements to his Muslim identity.

    The Indian Express
  • Ashwin Had AB de Villiers For Breakfast This Morning

    The world's best batsman had no clue how to counter the India off-spinner.

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  • Gold close to lowest in nearly six years on stronger dollar

    Gold was trading near its lowest in nearly six years on Thursday, as the dollar held at multi-month highs after U.S. economic data reinforced expectations of an interest rate rise this year. The U.S. currency was also supported against the euro, weighing on dollar-denominated gold, as European Central Bank officials told Reuters they were considering options such as whether to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt. Spot gold was up 0.2 at $1,072.86 an ounce by 1153 GMT, not far off $1,064.95 hit last week, the lowest since February 2010.

  • Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant

    By Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals this week in Sanya, on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan.

  • Indian hackers deface Pakistani websites on 26/11 anniversary

    Cyber crime experts' claim several hacking groups carried out a mass defacement operation on key Pakistani websites to pay "homage to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks".

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  • Indians lured by Islamic State now want to return home

    According to recent intelligence reports, there are 15 Indians who are still part of ISIS, but killings of six fellow Indians and ill treatment meted out to them by the ISIS top brass - mainly comprising Arabs - has left them dejected.

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  • Pot belly now common among Indians on low incomes too

    London, Nov 27 (IANS) Traditionally thought to be a mark of prosperity, obesity is no longer confined to the rich in India. The study published in the online journal BMJ Open showed that women are more likely to carry a spare tyre. Fuelled, in part, by India's rapid economic growth in recent years, obesity has trickled down to all levels of society, the researchers said.

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  • New Bluetooth speakers from Genius you won't like to miss

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Blending high performance with sleek design and affordability, Genius, one of the global leaders in computer and phone accessories, has unveiled its new range of Bluetooth speakers. The two new Bluetooth speakers SP-925BT - an ultimate stereo music cube - and SP-906BT which has a sweet acoustic effect in puck size are like ear candies for the music geeks. "Our new range of Bluetooth speakers are designed for the discerning customer who demand things while on the move and is equally particular about style, performance and affordability," Kumaravel Viswanathan, regional manager, Genius India, said in a statement.

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  • Indian salaries to rise by 10.8 percent in 2016: Towers Watson

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Global professional services company Towers Watson on Thursday forecast an overall salary increase of 10.8 percent for Indian companies in 2016.

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  • 10 Dying Professions Job Hunters Should Avoid

    The U.S. job market is steadily improving, yet many Americans are still struggling to get hired. And if they work in dying professions, that may be the case not only today but also in the years ahead. ...

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  • Top 10 quotes from PM Modi’s speech on the Constitution in LS

    Addressing the Lok Sabha on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said 'India first' is the only religion of his government and Constitution is the only holy book while asserting his commitment to work for the welfare of people of all sections and religions. 2. If Constitution simply becomes a document to be followed by the Govt then democracy will suffer, that's why it needs to reach the roots. 3. Don't remember any PM saying from the Red Fort that this nation is what it is due to contribution of all Govts & PMs.

    The Indian Express
  • Dabhol power plant restarts generation

    New Delhi Nov 26, (IANS) The Dabhol power plant in Maharashtra recommenced electricity generation on Thursday after remaining shut for nearly two years, an official statement said. "The Dabhol power plant, owned by Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL), restarted electricity generation this morning after having been shut for nearly two years due to shortage of domestic gas," said a power ministry release here. "The electricity generation will be further scaled up in the coming months.

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  • Satisfied we did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat: Sudheendra Kulkarni

    A month-and-a-half after his face was smeared with ink, Sudheendra Kulkarni, former BJP leader and aide to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said Friday that he feels satisfied that he did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat. Speaking at Pakistan High Commission in Chanakyapuri, Kulkarni advocated a possible bilateral visit to Pakistan by PM Narendra Modi before SAARC summit in Islamabad next year. Last month, Shiv Sainiks smeared Kulkarni’s face with ink over him hosting the launch of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book Neither a Hawk nor a Dove in Mumbai.

    The Indian Express