• Akbaruddin Owaisi likely to be arrested for controversial speech

    Kishanganj (West Bengal) Oct. 7 (ANI): The West Bengal Police on Wednesday reportedly ordered the arrest of AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi for his controversial remarks at a recent rally held here. "The police has formed a team to arrest Owaisi, but there are police provisions for the arrest. An FIR was lodged against Owaisi on Monday by the Kishanganj District administration for allegedly making an inflammatory speech at an election rally here last Sunday.

  • ‘Kicked by nurse’, pregnant woman, baby die in hospital

    A pregnant woman and her unborn child died after being allegedly kicked and slapped by a nurse at a government-run hospital in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district. Debjani Singh (25), who hailed from Kainsali village under Mayurbhanj’s Badasahi block, was allegedly kicked by the nurse and forced to sleep on the floor on Monday, claimed her sister-in-law, Astami Singh, in an FIR. Debjani was admitted to the district hospital at the Baripada town on Sunday.

    The Indian Express
  • Salman Khan And Sonam Kapoor Look Hotter Than Ever On Magazine Cover

    We have no doubt that Salman Khan is indeed the hottest star of our industry. Just when we thought that Salman Khan could not look better and hotter than ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ he has given his fans a surprise appearance. You will be delighted and certainly awed by seeing Salman and Sonam portray and flaunt such natural chemistry.

    Business of Cinema
  • Amrita Rao Loses Her Luggage At Jaipur Airport

    Actress Amrita Rao, who is currently shooting in Jaipur, could not find one of her bag when she landed at the Pink City. Amrita is in Jaipur for The Jaipur Jewellery Show. According to a source, Amrita has filed a complaint about her luggage with the airlines in Jaipur.

    Business of Cinema
  • 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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  • Singing Kohli�s tune

    WHEN India�s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined the team after a three- month break, he immediately took a dig at Test skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Ishant Sharma for their over- aggressive attitude during the series against Sri Lanka which saw the pacer being banned for a match. Dhoni went on to explain how aggression wasn�t about exchanging words or physical contact. In the first match of the T20I series against South Africa, opener Rohit Sharma was seen engaging in a verbal duel with pacer Kagiso Rabada.

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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.

  • LPG subsidy transfer: Centre’s savings not more than Rs 143 cr, while it claims Rs 12,700 cr

    A study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) states that the government’s claims of savings due to a shift towards direct benefit transfer (DBT) for LPG (also called PAHAL) are “large overestimates”. IISD has shown that as against the publicly touted figure of Rs12,700 crore of savings for the financial year 2014-15, the actual savings cannot exceed Rs 143 crore, or just 1.12 per cent of the claimed number. “Our calculations suggest that the savings from DBTL in the last fiscal year are likely to be large overestimates.

    The Indian Express
  • Fearing mother’s death due to dengue, daughter attempts suicide

    THE fear of losing her mother to dengue infection drove a 23-year-old Colaba-resident towards suicide — with the woman popping in 15 paracetamol tablets and drinking phenyl — after her mother’s health did not improve even after 10 days of treatment. What followed were frantic attempts by doctors to save her life even as her mother, aged 50, claimed she underwent no test to confirm the dengue infection. The woman is now recuperating at the state-run Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) hospital’s intensive care unit and is out of danger, confirmed doctors.

    The Indian Express
  • Lokniti-CSDS pre-poll survey: Advantage BJP as Bihar gets ready

    A week before the first vote is cast in Bihar for the assembly elections, the BJP-led NDA seems to have a definite advantage over the Maha Gathbandhan or the Grand Alliance led by Nitish Kumar. The findings of a pre-poll survey conducted in the last week of September by Lokniti-CSDS, exclusively for The Indian Express, indicate that the BJP alliance is poised to surge ahead of the Maha Gathbandhan by a margin of at least four per cent. The support the two alliances are getting has a very clear social profile: Expectedly, the NDA is supported by upper castes, lower OBCs and sections of Dalits, mainly the Paswan community.

    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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  • 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
  • 'Swadhu' Ramdev is a dealer of medicines, says Lalu

    Patna, Oct. 6 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday alleged that Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who follows the stance of the ruling BJP at the Centre, is a dealer of medicines. "He (Ramdev) follows the stance of BJP.

  • Shashank Manohar moves treasurer’s office to Mumbai

    BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary currently stays in Delhi and the board had hired rooms a few years ago in the city's ITC Maurya hotel to function as the treasurer's office. There is another office in the premises of MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. The BCCI is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act and the Chennai office holds all the important financial documents related to the board.

    The Indian Express
  • After crowd trouble at Barabati, security beefed up at Eden Gardens

    Kolkata, Oct 6 (IANS) A day after unruly crowd scenes were witnessed during the second game of the ongoing India versus South Africa T20 internationals, security was being intensified at the Eden Gardens, the venue for the upcoming final fixture of the three-match series, to prevent any recurrence, the authorities said on Tuesday. The top brass of the Kolkata Police, including city commissioner Surojit Kar Purokayasta, held a meeting with the local organisers Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) during the day to discuss ways and means of preventing any breach of peace. "We had a meeting with the top brass of Kolkata Police.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • U.S. comedian Steve Rannazzisi apologises for 9/11 lies

    Speaking publicly for the first time since admitting that he lied about his personal experience of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, comedian and actor Steve Rannazzisi apologised on Tuesday and said he feels awful about what he called a "dumb mistake." Rannazzisi, star of the FX comedy series "The League," had described in many interviews his memories of working for Merrill Lynch in Manhattan's World Trade Center when hijacked planes were flown into the buildings. "My dumb mistake created a story that hit a wound that should have never been touched," Rannazzisi told Howard Stern on Stern's daily radio show.

  • VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers - source

    Volkswagen has not found any evidence against three top engineers suspended as part of its internal investigation into the rigging of U.S. emissions tests, a source close to the company's supervisory board told Reuters on Monday. Two sources said the German carmaker's internal inquiry had found employees began to install software designed to cheat diesel emissions tests in 2008, after realising a new engine developed at great cost would fail to meet both U.S. emissions standards and in-house cost targets.

  • Danish company to 'Make in India' small solar pumps

    Chennai, Oct 5 (IANS) Danish company Grundfos is likely to launch its India designed and manufactured solar pumps next year, said a top official of the company's Indian subsidiary. The company is also mulling an assembly plant in Gujarat to save on logistics cost. "We plan to launch the small solar pumps during the first quarter of 2016-17.