• Delhi zoo to return jaguar from Kerala that is ‘too fat to breed’

    Salman was borrowed on a “breeding loan” from the Thiruvananthapuram Zoological Garden last October, but has since shown “complete disinterest” in pairing up with the lone female jaguar in the National Zoological Park here, say Delhi zoo officials. “He was brought on a breeding loan but it has been over a year and Salman has shown no interest in mating.

    The Indian Express
  • PM Narendra Modi calls Lalu Yadav ‘big boss’, Nitish Kumar ‘arrogant’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called Lalu Prasad the “big boss” who wants to run Bihar by “remote control” and asked people whether they want such a government. Modi was addressing a massive rally organised at Suara airstrip, 5 km from Dehre, where people, mostly young men, had gathered since morning. “If Bihar is ahead, it is ahead in apradh (crime), apharan (kidnapping), and in firing incidents and it is the sin of the governments here,” Modi said.

    The Indian Express
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Hosts Special Jazbaa Screening

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is making a comeback on the silver screen with her next ambitious movie, ‘Jazbaa’ opposite the critically acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan. The star of the movie might be Aishwarya Rai thanks to her huge popularity but the audience now days trust and admire Irrfan Khan for his wonderful taste in choosing films. The much talked about Sanjay Gupta movie has finally released and is being well received by the critics as well as the audience.

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  • Air India festive scheme offers free return tickets

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Buying Air India or Alliance Air domestic flight tickets in business and economy class online between October 15 and December 31 will enable fliers to win free domestic return tickets, Air India announced on Friday. The "Web Loyalty Bonus" scheme launched for the festive season for passengers booking tickets exclusively on www.airindia.in for six business class and eight economy class sectors will qualify for one free return ticket in the respective category, said an Air India statement. The free return ticket can be availed for any domestic sector while Delhi-Mumbai is one of the six business class sectors which make the fliers eligible for the scheme, the statement added.

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  • Agarkar questions Dhoni's place in India team

    Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has called for the selectors to scrutinise Mahendra Singh Dhoni's role not just as limited overs captain, but as a player as well. Agarkar said that the selectors should look at Virat Kohli's performance as Test captain by comparison, and take a call on Dhoni's role in the limited overs format after the ongoing South Africa series. India lost the Twenty20 International (T20I) series 0-2 against South Africa after the third match was washed out at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

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  • CBI, ED conducts joint raid on north Delhi branch of Bank of Baroda (Update)

    New Delhi, Oct. 10 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted a joint raid of a north Delhi branch of the Bank of Baroda in connection with an alleged foreign exchange act violation worth over Rs.6,000 crores. The transfer of the money was made to Hong Kong, as per preliminary investigations between August 1, 2014 and August 12, 2015. The Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come clean on the black money issue and asked him to explain why a formal police complaint was not filed against the alleged errant bank officials.

  • Three Indians feature in Forbes 'Asia's Richest Families' list

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): The inaugural list of the Forbes' 50 richest families in Asia witnessed as many as 14 Indian families, including that of the Ambanis, who ranked third with a net worth of USD 21.5 billion. The business dynasties include the Premji family ranked at the seventh spot with a net worth of USD 17 billion, and the Mistry family at the 10th place with a net worth of USD 14.9 billion. The other Indian families in the coveted list, include Godrej family at 15th place with a fortune of USD 11.4 billion, Arcelor Mittal, Birlas with a net worth of USD 7.8 billion, Bajaj's, Dabur India's Burmans and others.

  • Actress Ashley Benson Sorry For “Cecil The Lion” Costume

    ‘Spring Breakers’ Ashley Benson has issued a groveling apology after posting a photo on Instagram of her wearing a “Cecil The Lion” costume. In her caption on the photo, Benson wrote “Can’t decide on my halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this cecil the lion costume?”. The 25-year-old actress has now written a lengthy apology to her followers, saying: “Yesterday’s post was in poor taste and I absolutely regret all of the hurt that photo caused.

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  • Pepsi wants out of IPL, sends notice to board saying game in ‘disrepute’

    Beverage giant PepsiCo has sent a notice to the Indian cricket board expressing its intention to withdraw from the IPL as title sponsor because of the controversy surrounding the spot-fixing case. Sources said the company has said in its notice that the decision was related to issues that have brought the game into “disrepute”. It is reliably learnt that PepsiCo has informed the IPL’s chief operating officer Sundar Raman about its intention to withdraw from the title sponsorship for which it had paid Rs 396 crore ($71.77 million) for the period 2013-2017. Raman is believed to have informed newly elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar about the development.

    The Indian Express
  • 10 Dying Professions Job Seekers 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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  • Ramdev’s retail push: Now buy Patanjali products at Big Bazaar

    Taking a big stride in the retail space, yoga guru Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved announced a tie-up with Future Group to make Patanjali products available on the shelves of Big Bazaar and other retail chains within the group. At a time when there is a nationwide ban on sale of Maggi following a row over presence of MSG and lead beyond the permissible limit, Ramdev said that Patanjali will launch its noodle on October 15, 2015 and by the end of the month it will be made available across the country. While Ramdev said that Patanjali's turnover will cross Rs 5,000 crore in the current fiscal, Kishore Biyani, group CEO of Future Group has set a target to generate a business of Rs 1,000 crore over the next 20 months for Patanjali.

    The Indian Express
  • Thane builder’s suicide note blames harassment by officials, bribe demands

    Suraj Parmar (46), a prominent builder in Thane who ended his life on Wednesday, is said to have alleged in his suicide note that he had been facing “harassment” by various government departments and was tired of repeated demands for bribes. A director with the Cosmos Group, Parmar shot himself with his licenced firearm on Wednesday afternoon inside a sample flat of an under-construction building. The police said Parmar left behind a 13-page suicide note in which he outlined the problems he was facing due to government departments as well as the bribes that he had to pay repeatedly.

    The Indian Express
  • Indian woman's hand chopped off in Saudi, EAM takes up issue with authorities

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday condemned the horrific incident, wherein an Indian woman's right hand was chopped off by her house owner in Saudi Arabia, saying that it was very disturbing and that the matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities. "Chopping of hand of Indian lady - We are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia.

  • Agnes of God premiere cancelled in Hyderabad

    A day before the controversial play, Agnes of God, was set to open in Hyderabad, the premiere was cancelled Thursday following protests from the Christian community. The play’s director, Vinay Varma, however, said he was not aware of the cancellation. The protest against the play was led by the Catholic Association of Hyderabad and the archdiocese.

    The Indian Express
  • Varanasi violence: Fearing ‘disturbance’, organisers ‘postpone’ Indo-Pak Mushaira

    An Indo-Pak Mushaira being organizsed in Varanasi in memory of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for the last 23 years has been "postponed" this year apprehending "disturbance" following the "tension prevailing" in the city over lathicharge on saints and seers and the violence during a protest march on October 5. The event was scheduled to be held at Beniabagh ground on October 10, its convener Ashfaq Ahmed Memon, a Congress worker, said. Memon said that he has been organising the Indo-Pak Mushaira for past 23 years in memory of the former PM who was assassinated in 1991.

    The Indian Express
  • Quote unquote: What Lalu said on beef

    On October 3, in an interview to Asian News International (ANI), Lalu Prasad had said: “Yeh poora desh ko communalise karna chahta hai. Jo khaata hai khaata hai beef. Hindu mein kya nahi khaata hai beef, jo bahar jaata hai woh beef kha raha hai ke nahi, Hindustan mein bhi beef kha raha hai. Apne ko Hindu keh raha hai, woh bhi to kha raha hai. Jo maans khaata hai, usko gaay aur bakra se kya farak hai bhai ? Yeh to communalise kar raha hai. Koi bhi sabhya aadmi maans nahi khaata hai bimari ki wajah se...”

    The Indian Express
  • On Navratri eve, beauty expert Shahnaz Husain shares fashion tips

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): Navaratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga, will be observed between October 13 and 22, and in anticipation of this much awaited annual event, world-renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain has shared some key fashion and lifestyle tips. Husain said that festivals like Navratri are associated with bright lights, and therefore, an individual's night make-up should be focused on bright colours to avoid the pale look. "For Navratri make-up, you should try gold, silver or bronze shadow to line the eyes over your eyeliner on the upper lid.

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  • Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's beef remark an insult to all Hindus: Giriraj Singh

    Patna, Oct. 10 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh on Saturday criticised Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's remark on beef, saying that it was an insult to all Hindus. First, Lalu Yadav tried to divide society on the lines of forward and backward (castes), then, he said that Hindus eat beef, and now, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is saying that even rishis and munis used to eat beef.

  • Tax laws to be simplified: Tax panel chief

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is focusing on simplifying tax laws to encourage timely tax payment by citizens, its chief said on Thursday. "The CBDT will focus on greater facilitation of the taxpayer and simplification of tax laws to alleviate confusion and clarify interpretation," said CBDT chairperson Anita Kapurat the third CII Global Tax Summit, according to a statement by the industry chamber. Highlighting that people avoid paying taxes as they believe the tax law is complexand the tax department does not facilitate tax compliance, she said, that in line with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget speech, CBDT is considering reducing tax rates and removing exemptions to effect tax laws simplification.

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  • Property Appreciation: Emerging residential destinations in Pune’s hot pockets

    Although Pune has seen consistent appreciation in the last decade, there have at all times been areas that have exceeded the average capital value (CV) appreciation rate due to reasons like infrastructure development, supply and absorption, the arrival of new IT offices/parks or their proximity to Pune’s central business district (CBD), etc. Demand for housing in this north-eastern sub-market is driven mainly by IT/ ITeS development in Viman Nagar, Kharadi and Nagar Road/ Off Nagar Road.

    The Indian Express