• Is Make in India working, Rahul Gandhi asks Mount Carmel students; reply embarrasses Cong MP

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had an embarassing moment during his interaction with students at Mount Carmel in Bangalore on Tuesday. Slamming Modi government's Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, when the young MP asked the students if they saw India clean, the students responded in resonating 'yes'. It didn't end here as the Congress MP again asked the student if they thought the Make in India was really working and the students again gave the same reply, making the leader uncomfortable.

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  • Aamir Khan responds, says ‘Proud to be Indian, stand by what I said’

    Responding to the controversy over his intolerance remark, actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday said neither he nor his wife have any intention to leave the country. 50-year-old Aamir, who drew flak from BJP and a section of film fraternity for expressing his "alarm and despondency" over the rise in recent incidents of intolerance, came out with a statement, saying he is "proud to be an Indian". In a statement issued on Wednesday, Aamir said "First let me state categorically that neither I, nor my wife Kiran, have any intention of leaving the country.

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  • Bajirao Mastani New Poster: Deepika Padukone And Ranveer Singh Look Stunning!

    'Bajirao Mastani' is going to be one royal affair for sure. The film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is surely going to be high on class and elegance. The new poster of the film sees Deepika Padukone in a heavy laden costume, the mind blowing diva is looking no less than a dream.

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  • 2002 riots-convict Maya Kodnani's selfie goes viral, sparks angry reactions on social media

    New Delhi: Maya Kodnani, one of the chief accused in the bloody riots of 2002 in Gujarat, has once again come under the attack following a selfie of hers that has gone viral on social media. The former Gujarat minister, who had been granted bail last year on grounds of her delicate health, was seen in a selfie at a yoga camp, organised on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. According Kolkata: Cyrus Mistry of Tata Sons and Anil Ambani of the Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Group were among guests of honour in

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  • Land price in Hyderabad breaks all records

    Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Breaking all records, an acre of land in Hyderabad has fetched Rs.29.28 crore to the Telangana government in an e-auction conducted on Wednesday.

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  • Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra launch Viaan Mobiles

    Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra on Wednesday launched Viaan Mobiles, named for their three-year-old son. Five variants of the mobile phones, which come with a special personalised service, are priced between Rs.849 to Rs.12,999. The phones were launched at a ceremony held here with celebrity guests Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Manish Paul and Jeetendra in attendance.

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  • Women are #HappyToBleed, then what’s the problem?

    On November 20, Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Prayar Gopalakrishnan, the Devaswom chief of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Azad, with a few of her friends, started a week-long online campaign on Facebook titled "Happy To Bleed", which has garnered massive support from women across the country. It acknowledges menstruation as a natural activity which doesn't need curtains to hide behind," reads the description of the campaign inviting people to hold placards/sanitary napkins/charts saying Happy To Bleed, take their pictures, upload it to their profiles or post on the page.

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  • The Best Of B-Town At Masaba Gupta's Wedding

    The Masaba Gupta-Madhu Mantena wedding drew to a close on October 22 in Mumbai in what was a three-day gala celebration. The guest list included Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput, and many other prominent stars in the power list of Bollywood. Masaba Gupta was wearing a bridal outfit by Raw Mango along with jewels from Amrapali on her sangeet.

  • Sheena Bora murder case: Emails show Mekhail wrote to Indrani for money

    Emails, purportedly exchanged between Mekhail Bora and Indrani Mukerjea, reveal Mekhail wrote to Indrani regarding financial assistance. The CBI did not list Mekhail as a witness in the murder case of his sister Sheena, though they said he continued to stay in touch with Indrani after claiming there were two attempts to murder him, police said. Four weeks ago, the CBI made inquiries with Mekhail in their office at Nariman Point.

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  • My only task is development: Modi tells diaspora in Singapore

    Singapore, Nov 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought greater engagement of the diaspora in making the country strong, pointing to the large requirement of foreign direct investment and stating that his only task was development that wipes tears from the eyes of the poor. Addressing a gathering of the Indian diaspora at the Singapore Expo here, Modi spoke of his government's goals of providing round-the-clock power by 2022, generating 40 percent energy from non-fossil sources by 2030 and generating 175 GW of renewable energy. The prime minister was greeted by slogans of "Modi, Modi" many times during his speech.

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  • Sheena Bora murder case: Rahul sought legal advice, shows email

    Nearly a month after the mysterious “disappearance” of Sheena Bora, Rahul, in an email addressed to his father Peter Mukerjea, in which he has addressed Indrani as well, allegedly sought legal advice about circumstances in which Sheena went missing pointing something untoward might had happened. This concern has been shared by Rahul in an email sent to them on May 28, 2012.

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  • Katra crash: The pilot who wasn’t

    All my dear ones called me and were panic stricken,” Sumita Vijayan told M AIL T ODAY over an email. With pictures showing her as the dead pilot, Sumita vented her angst on Facebook on Tuesday saying, “ Dear all, please do not be overwhelmed with the rubbish by media!! I m very much alive and breathing!! ( sic)”. “ My father was an employee with Indian Airlines engineering wing and that is all,” she said.

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  • A mayor murdered with husband, a nephew on the run

    The murder of Chittoor mayor Katari Anuradha and her husband Katari Mohan was, the police have concluded, an act of revenge by a nephew sulking at being ignored after he had worked alongside the couple as they rose in politics, a role that allegedly included attacks on rivals and murder. Chittoor police are hunting for Sriram Chandrasekhar Reddy, also known as Chintu, the nephew of the mayor who was shot dead along with her husband on Tuesday in her chambers at the Chittoor Municipal Corporation building. “Chintu led the murderous attack on the couple.

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  • Farmer from Aligarh claims Geeta is his sister, offers to undergo DNA test

    After the DNA sample of speech and hearing-impaired Geeta, who returned from Pakistan after more than a decade, did not match with a family from Bihar, who had claimed to be related to her, another family in UP’s Aligarh has made a similar claim and offered to undergo a DNA test to establish it. Narendra Singh, a farmer from Aligarh, has claimed Geeta is his younger sister ‘Dubbly’ who went missing from outside their house at Utra village on November 12, 2000.

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  • Child’s death in Hyderabad school: No checks and balances for lifts in schools

    In the absence of well-defined rules and regulations regarding use of lifts in schools, many multi-storeyed schools in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have installed lifts and allow students to use them disregarding their safety. Last week’s death of a four-year old girl in a school lift in Hyderabad has raised questions on the maintenance of  lifts in schools and the accountability of schools and municipal authorities, especially in primary schools. States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana have a Lift Act in which the rules are well-defined but there is no specific Act in Telangana or AP.

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  • Jammu chopper crash: Pilot was among first women pilots in IAF

    Captain Sumita Vijayan, who was killed in the helicopter crash at Katra in Jammu on Monday, was one of the first women pilots in the Indian Air Force. A native of Attingal in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district, 44-year-old Vijayan had retired from IAF as squadron leader in 2005 after 12 years of service. Sources from her family said Vijayan joined Himalayan Heli Services, which operated chopper services to the Vaishno Devi temple, as chief pilot a few years ago.

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  • Fake encounter: Sohrabuddin’s brother takes back plea against BJP president Amit Shah

    Rubabuddin Sheikh on Monday voluntarily withdrew his application that challenged the discharge of BJP president Amit Shah in the case over the alleged fake encounter of his brother Sohrabuddin Sheikh.When the Bombay High Court asked if he was sure about the decision, Rubabuddin answered in the affirmative. On October 20, Justice Anuja Prabhudessai had granted a month’s time to Rubabuddin to think over his decision. It was Rubabuddin who first wrote to Chief Justice of India on January 14, 2007, alleging that Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter by a team of Gujarat ATS in 2005.

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  • Mallya hints at retiring soon to enjoy life

    There is nothing wrong in that," Mallya told reporters on the margins of the 16th annual general meeting (AGM) of United Spirits Ltd (USL) here. On the appointment of Diageo's Asia Pacific and Africa head Nicholas Bodo Blazaquz as USL vice chairman, Mallya said Nicholas brought huge amount of value, being responsible for the region. Mallya's observations came in light of British liquor major Diageo, which bought majority stake (54.7 percent) in USL in 2012 and took control, asking him in April to step down from the board as chairman and director, as it had lost confidence in him.

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  • Conflict of other businesses challenge before media: Arun Jaitley at #RNGAwards

    Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, who was the chief guest at the function on Monday, gave away awards to 57 journalists who went the extra mile for their stories. Recalling Goenka's contribution to the struggle against the Emergency imposed from 1975-77, Jaitley said, "If there was one instrumentality that kept fighting the Emergency from outside the prison system, it was The Indian Express." Jaitley went on to add that the Excellence in Journalism Awards was a "fit tribute because no one could represent the values of fearlessness that Ramnath Goenka did".

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  • HOW DO THEY MAKE IT (Season 7): Cigarettes

    DISCLAIMER: Smoking is injurious to health. However, if you are still curious on how they manufacture cigarettes, watch the video here. Airline meals: When it comes to meals served on your flight, you are sure to get it fresh and arranged all neatly without any confusion. But do you know how do they prepare the massive amount of meals, and how do they get it fresh and in time to each aircraft? Here is a video on how they make airline meals. ATM machines: The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is an electronic telecommunications device that enables consumers to conveniently withdraw money, and perform various other banking tasks at the click of a button. Do you ever wonder how these banking machines

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