• 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.

  • 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.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan’s Hot Photo Shoot With Victoria’s Secret Angel Shanina Shaik

    Bollywood’s superstar Shah Rukh Khan is who is currently making headlines for his much talked film ‘Dilwale‘, will be seen with a top Victoria’s Secret Angel, Shanina Shaik. Well, before you brainstorm your mind, we let you all know that Shah Rukh Khan and Shanina Shaik are coming together to feature in the Vogue magazine. The superstar actor who had an awesome photo shoot with Shanina shared a picture of him with Shanina from the photo shoot.

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  • Salman Khan reacts to PRDP poster's comparison to ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’

    The first poster of Salman Khan’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ with Sonam Kapoor has not only got the fans exciting but has also sparked a debate on the social media.

  • After call for beef protest outside BJP office, cops search Metro commuters

    After a Delhi University student announced a “Beefy Picnic” protest outside the BJP office, commuters exiting Patel Chowk Metro station Sunday were stumped when police went through their bags at the station gates citing “security reasons”. Police detained three persons, including the DU student, who were going to protest by consuming beef outside the BJP office at Ashoka Road. Police were on the lookout for Gaurav Jain, a DU law student and freelance journalist, after he announced the protest against the Dadri lynching on Facebook.

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  • ‘ If you’re right, Indians will stand by you’

    "MY FATHER only named me Malala, he did not make me Malala," said youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in an exclusive interview to India Today Television’s Consulting Editor, Rajdeep Sardesai on Saturday. A resident of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, she was shot in the head in 2012 for advocating women’s right to education in Pakistan.

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  • Mahesh Sharma’s wisdom: Danish injury shows no desire to lynch, 17-yr-old girl wasn’t touched in Dadri incident

    Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma has said that the nature of Danish’s injuries prove that the intention of the mob that attacked his home and murdered his father was not to lynch him. Danish’s father Akhlaq was lynched allegedly by their neighbours in Bisara village in Dadri outside Delhi late on September 28 evening, following rumours that the family had consumed and stored beef. “You must have seen that whenever there is any buzz about cow slaughter, media, people all rush (to the spot).

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  • 25 years of Mandal protests- His struggle changed India’s politics: Rajeev Goswami’s daughter

    At 16, Simran Goswami has seen it all — her father’s death, her parents’ separation, shifting of homes, and even countries. The elder child of Rajeev Goswami — the face of the anti-Mandal protests who attempted self-immolation in 1990 and died 14 years later — lives in Michigan, US, with her younger brother, grandfather and paternal aunt, “to get away from India’s divisive politics”. Simran works in her aunt’s salon alongside studying fashion designing while her brother Aditya is a Class VI student.

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  • 7\/11 Mumbai train blasts: Defence lawyers of convicts meet AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, seek support

    THE defence lawyers of the 12 convicts, five of whom were sentenced to death and 12 to life imprisonment for the 2006 serial blasts on Mumbai local trains, met All Indian Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi Saturday, seeking support and stressing that all the men were innocent and had been framed. Leading the team was advocate Wahab Khan who said the meeting lasted for at least two hours. “We discussed with Owaisi the minute details of the case.

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  • India look to bounce back in second T20 against South Africa - The Economic Times

    CUTTACK: Handed a defeat in the first Twenty20 International, a determined India will look to plug the loopholes in bowling and bounce back in a must-win second T20 of the three-match series against South Africa here tomorrow. It's an unfamiliar situation for India to start a home series on a losing note, and the manner of the defeat in Dharamsala would put the hosts under tremendous pressure, especially the bowlers. Back after a break of three months, the onus would be on limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bring the team out of the rut and ensure India get back to winning ways. Unlike Dharamsala, the conditions are expected to be ideal for Dhoni's men here and the third T20 in Kolkata as the surface is likely to be low and slow in nature with rains and thundershowers in past few days.

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  • Bishops’ forum seeks ban on play, says it hurts religious sentiments

    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has sent a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking a ban on ‘Agnes of God’, saying that the play hurts religious sentiments of millions of Christians. The Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), which released the letter, sought an FIR against director Kaizaad Kotwal. “A misinterpretation of religious belief of the Christian community, a wrong portrayal of the character of lakhs of the clergy committed to a life of celibacy, and a mockery of lakhs of religious sisters working selflessly with dedication and generosity, this play will deeply hurt the sentiments of Christians, who are made easy targets, for no fear of retaliation and taken for granted for their peace loving nature,” the letter of CBCI Cardinal, Baselios Cleemis reads.

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  • Dadri lynching: Women residents throw stones, chase media out of village

    Fresh violence erupted in Bisara on Saturday — five days after Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death and his son severely injured — when a mob of women residents from the village pelted stones at journalists and damaged media vehicles. Sources said a meeting had been held in the village on Friday, where residents had expressed their concerns about media presence in the area.

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  • Google Nexus phones to arrive in India before latest iPhones

    New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Internet giant Google's newly-launched Nexus smartphones will start selling in India between October 10-14, two days before the latest iPhones go on sale in the country. According ...

  • ‘The Martian’ skyrockets on Twitter after Mars discovery

    The space saga, starring Matt Damon, received a boost from the Mars reports with users on the micro-blogging site talking about the movie. Ridley Scott-directed ‘The Martian’ recorded a spike in Twitter mentions after media reports came out about the discovery of water on Mars. The space saga, starring Matt Damon, received a boost from the Mars reports with users on the micro-blogging site talking about the movie, reported The Wrap. Prior to the news, “The Martian” was mentioned in 10,733 tweets but after the reports broke, the number of mentions sky-rocketed to 29,894. The number then peaked at 38,979 and dropped back to a still-high 29,689. By comparison, another sci-fi space saga Christopher

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  • Opening of Abu Dhabi's Louvre pushed back to 2016

    By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The opening of Abu Dhabi's branch of the iconic Louvre museum has been postponed until next year because building work still needs doing, a senior official said on Saturday, the latest delay to the high-profile project. Majed al Mansoori, chairman of state-owned Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), said authorities were now aiming for late 2016. "Attention will now turn to the remaining work on the underside of the cladding and the Louvre Abu Dhabi remains on track for opening in the second half of 2016,” he told Reuters by email.

  • Maharajas' Express flagged off for new tourist season

    New Delhi, Oct. 4 (ANI): Steeped in incredible opulence, Maharajas' Express, the world's leading luxury train, chugged out of a Delhi station on Sunday on a royal odyssey to take its patrons across the famed 'Golden Triangle', signaling the beginning of its first journey of the new tourist season. IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director Dr. AK Manocha, who was present at Safdarjung station from where the train steamed out, said plans are afoot to run Maharajas' Express during the off-season too (April-September) with some concession. The three-night/four-day trip, known as 'Treasures of India' will offer the guests an opportunity to explore and experience the rich cultural heritage of Incredible India, including the Taj Mahal, mighty fortresses and exquisite palaces (in Jaipur) and the Ranthambore National Park.

  • BCCI: East meets West, puts Shashank Manohar back in power

    Shashank Manohar is set to take over as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president all over again with the official coronation of his second reign scheduled to take place in Mumbai on Sunday. There had been a cloud of uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding the identity of Jagmohan Dalmiya’s replacement in the days following his unfortunate demise on September 20. There had also been fears that the new president would be elected on the back of a potentially bitter battle for power owing to the many factions riddling the BCCI’s corridors of power.

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  • Rain brings relief to Mumbai reeling under water cuts, heat

    Mumbaikars reeling under the scorching heat for the past few days were relieved with bursts of heavy rainfall lashing the island city and suburbs on Saturday. The island city received 25.8mm of rainfall on Saturday evening, while the suburbs received 8 mm rainfall as per the India Meteorological Department. The IMD said thundershower activity led to the rainfall.

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  • Siachen's demilitarisation: We don't need anybody's suggestion, says Parrikar

    Nadiad (Gujarat), Oct. 4 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday hits back at Pakistan over its suggestion that the Siachen Glacier should be demilitarised and said India doesn't need anybody's suggestion in this regard. When asked about Islamic States' (IS) presence in Pakistan and Kashmir, he said that he won't comment on what was taking place in Pakistan. Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, Parrikar said, "'Make in India' in the defence sector can generate at least 30-40 lakh jobs.

  • Motorsport memories: Nazir Hoosein

    Over the years my trips to Liberty Cinema have become something of an annual affair. I'd give my name to the guard downstairs, be escorted up to the first floor of the building ensconced in an elevator almost made entirely of Canadian Cedarwood, step out onto the red carpeted floor and be transported back in time. This, not only because the art deco building looked exactly as it did back in the day when the doors of the cinema were first flung open in 1949. It was also because, within a little office in the building, surrounded by motorsport... Read More

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