• Kasuri’s new book: ‘US Senators asked how Pak would react if India attacked JuD’

    Before a lunch in Lahore shortly after the 26/11 Mumbai attack, US Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham had asked former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri how Pakistan would react if India carried out an aerial strike on Jamaat Ud Dawah’s Muridke headquarters. Kasuri has written about the conversation in his book Neither A Hawk Nor A Dove, which would be released in New Delhi Wednesday. In an interview to Karan Thapar on India Today Monday, Kasuri said he was certain that the US delegation had spoken to “someone very high in India” before asking him the question.

    The Indian Express
  • Bigg Boss 9: Look Who Might Increase The Hotness Quotient In Salman Khan’s Show!

    ‘Bigg Boss’ is the biggest controversial and the most awaited Indian reality television show where each and every person dreams of participating in the show. The anticipation level for ‘Bigg Boss 9‘ are going up day by day and with the latest buzz it is said ‘Hate Story 2′ actress Surveen Chawla might make many head turns. Reportedly, Surveen Chawla will be one of the contestants to enter the show, but no confirmation regarding the same has been made.

    Business of Cinema
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Modi’s schedule - Mumbai Mirror -

    In the second exciting leak of its kind in recent memory, hot on the heels of Rahul Gandhi's Hindi speech to the Indian Parliament that was scripted in Roman, an image of Mr. Narendra Modi's personal copy of his schedule has been making its way across select circles. Emblazoned with Mr. Modi's notes, here is a first exclusive look at this document before it makes its way to the powerbrokers in Lutyens' Delhi, and through them to passive-aggressive peddlers of snark on Twitter and assorted uncles who specialise in forwards on Whatsapp. Prepare for visit to Silicon Valley by watching tape of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, provided by Vikas Swarup, Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, GoI.

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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • We have adopted zero tolerance towards fake Indian currency racket: Bangladesh CJ

    Chief Justice of Bangladesh, Surendra Kumar Sinha on Monday said that fake Indian currencies are being 'manufactured' in Pakistan and are sneaked into India from Bangladesh. Justice Sinha, who is the first non-Muslim and Hindu Chief Justice of Bangladesh, also said ​​that jihadist group, Islamic State (IS) was creating a base in Bangladesh, like in some other Asian countries and recent killings of an Italian aid worker and four bloggers in Bangladesh was an evidence of the same.

    The Indian Express
  • 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.

    Mail Today
  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • 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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  • 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.

    Mail Today
  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Garba celebrations: After Gujarat High Court rap, VMC plans ‘religious’ tag for Navratri hoardings

    With Navratri round the corner, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is now contemplating to grant 'religious' tag for garba hoardings. This comes barely two months after the Gujarat High Court had issued a contempt of court notice for non-compliance of the General Development Control Regulations (GDCR) guidelines for size dimensions and locations of commercial hoardings across the city. Despite the HC order, Garba organisers — including politicians and the city police — have put up hoardings across the city.

    The Indian Express
  • Every photo taken by Apollo astronauts now available in hi-resolution on Flickr

    Over 8,400 high-res photographs taken by Apollo astronauts during their missions to the Moon have now been published in a Flickr gallery by the Project Apollo Archive repository.

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