• Nepal says no more foreign rescue teams needed in quake search

    By Ross Adkin and Andrew R.C. Marshall KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has told aid agencies it did not need more foreign rescue teams to come and help in the search for earthquake survivors, because its government and military could cope, the national head of the United Nations Development Programme told Reuters. "The search and rescue will go on but the message they wanted us to relay was they have enough to deal with it," Jamie McGoldrick said. If foreign rescue and medical teams are "in the air or just landed, they can come and help", McGoldrick said.

  • It’s Time For Virat Kohli And Katrina Kaif To Get Jealous

    Bollywood’s on screen jodi Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma as Balraj and Rosie in their upcoming film Bombay Velvet shared a crackling chemistry at the second trailer launch event of the film yesterday. Ranbir- Anushka shared a good rapport at the trailer launch yesterday. Ranbir Kapoor took Anushka Sharma in his arms, which grabbed everyone’s attention.

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  • Witty Twitter Battle Between Twinkle Khanna And Chetan Bhagat

    Actress Twinkle Khanna is known for her straight – forward and bold talks that she uses it has her powerful weapon. Recently Mrs.Funny Bones got into a witty spat with the judge of the reality dance show, Chetan Bhagat. A fuelled debate between Twinkle Khanna and Chetan Bhagat started on twitter yesterday.

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  • Kushal Tandon lashes out on fans for tagging him with his ex flame Gauahar Khan! | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    One such jodi was Kushal Tandon and Gauahar Khan, who fell in love during the seventh season of Bigg Boss and openly confessed their love for one another on the show. It soon head towards splitsville for the two love birds and the fight was a bitter one, as made obvious by Kushal Tandon. The model lashed out on Twitter, warning those who continue to tag him with his ex- flame in pictures. This isn’t the first time where Kushal has lost his cool.

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  • Maruti to launch compact 5-seater SUV in FY16 - The Economic Times

    NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki is set to launch its keenly awaited 5-seater compact Sports Utility Vehicle in the ongoing financial year, executive director, marketing and sales, RS Kalsi told ET Now. The country's largest car manufacturer had a critical gap in its product presence in the said segment, and the company wishes to mark its debut in the fast-growing category with the launch of the car, which it has conceptually named XA Alpha. Clearly elated by the company's sales performance last year, despite challenges like high interest rates and fuel prices, Kalsi expects lots of positivity in the new financial year, given that the macro economic parameters appear positive. He, however, was wary that the crop damage due to unseasonal rains may impact the rural markets for the company.

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  • Mahindra slashes electric car e2o price by Rs 92,000 - The Times of India

    Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra has slashed the price of its electric small car 'e2o' by Rs 92,000 following the launch of a central government scheme offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles.

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  • UK school girl posts picture from Syria, joins Islamic State - Firstpost

    London: One of the schoolgirls who had disappeared from London to travel to Syria has tweeted a picture that appears to confirm she has joined terror group ISIS. Amira Abase, (15), Shamima Begum,(15) and Kadiza Sultana,(16), have been missing for more than two months and are believed to be in the city of Raqqa. Amira and her friends paid in cash for flights to Istanbul before travelling by land and crossing the Syrian border in February and are thought to have joined Sharmeena who travelled to join Isis in December last. The picture, posted by Amira earlier this month, shows a huge take-out feast, including fried chicken, flatbread, chips, pizza, kebab and a soft drink.

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  • Spotted: Aamir Khan’s Son Azad Khan Breaks Into A Dance At Airport

    Bollywood Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan has returned back to Mumbai with his wife Kiran Rao and their son Azad Khan from their holiday at Disney Land, USA. Kiran dressed in casual attire, was spotted heading out of the airport with her son Azad, while Aamir Khan walked behind them. This vacation proved to be a spell breaker for Azad as the little toddler has finally stepped out of his tiny shell and is all cheerful and not camera shy any more.

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  • Karan Johar’s View On Salman Khan’s 2002 Hit And Run Case

    Recently at the trailer launch of Bombay Velvet, Karan Johar spoke to media regarding Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case. Karan Johar spoke straight from his heart for actor Salman Khan. At the trailer launch event Karan Johar was asked about his view on Salman Khan’s hit and run case judgment, which is on May 6.

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  • Twitter reacts: Sadhvi Prachi ji, I had chicken this weekend, what kind of calamity can I expect?

    After BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj propounded his wisdom claiming in a statement in Haridwar that the Nepal earthquake was not caused by interactions of tectonic plates but by Rahul Gandhi's visit to Kedarnath, Sadhvi Prachi has followed suit, creating a furore on Twitter.Their logic is as follows:Rahul being a non-vegetarian and hence, impure, shouldn't have visited the holy land of Kedarnath before purifying himselfthat is taking a dip in the Ganges."Rahul Gandhi eats beef, and goes to the holy shrine (Kedarnath) without purifying himself. The earthquake was bound to happen," The Times of India reported Sakshi Maharaj assaying.Also present at the conference was Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi.Jumping the queue, she made a similar statement saying, This ( earthquake) is due to the visit of Rahul Gandhi, who is a non-vegetarian.

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  • Nepal is not the big one: Next Himalayan earthquake maybe closer to home and far more serious - Firstpost

    The quake, which reduced large parts of Kathmandu to rubble, is not the 'great Himalayan quake' that the region has been bracing for. Down To Earth magazine quoted Roger Bilham, geologist with the University of Colorado Boulder who studies the seismicity of the Himalayan area as saying, "At a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale, the April 25 earthquake has caused devastation but it is not the anticipated “great Himalayan earthquake”. This does not qualify as a great earthquake which needs to be of magnitude 8".

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  • Before Rafale deal, IAF rang alarm

    Just ahead of the Union government’s decision to purchase 36 Rafale aircraft from France in fly-away condition, the Indian Air Force (IAF) had raised alarm with a Parliamentary panel that the already underway drawdown would bring the IAF to just 25 squadrons in the next seven years by 2022-thereby losing even the “slight edge” the IAF has over “rival neighbouring nation.” The standing committee on defence chaired by Maj Gen B C Khanduri (retd) on Monday presented a report before the Parliament pulling the government for delays in acquisitions which have affected the modernisation of the forces-mainly IAF and the Army. The IAF, which is down to 35 operational squadrons against its stipulated strength of 42 received a reliever when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his visit to France announced that 36 Rafale fighter jets would be bought from France in fly-away condition.

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  • SpiceJet's new offer: Travel with hand baggage and fly for just Rs 999

    SpiceJet is offering discount fares upwards of Rs 999 for passengers travelling only with hand luggage, in a limited advance purchase offer. A total of 150,000 seats are being offered on discount and available for customers travelling with hand (cabin) baggage, which are plus standard-sized laptop bag or ladies purse. A Finnair spokesperson said hand baggage only fares are 10-20 per cent cheaper than regular fares and are  available close to travel date as well. British Airways said these fares were only available on short haul routes but did not disclose whether these could be purchased closer to travel date.

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  • India a very good friend, China too has helped: Nepal

    Nepal Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, overseeing rescue work with the international community,  says ‘we are very grateful to the Indian government for the help’. How is the situation now? The situation is a bit improved.

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  • UFO caught on camera above streets of New York

    A UFO soaring over the Bronx in New York City recently led to multiple 911 calls from panicked and freaked-out residents, it has been reported. One terrified woman told a 911 operator that a "flying spaceship" was moving swiftly over East 149th Street and the Bruckner Expressway, the New York Post reported. Self-described UFO journalist Ryan Sprague said that East 149th Street was close to La?Guardia Airport, which could lead to "misidentifications, however, witnesses should not be discounted.

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  • Why life in Abu Dhabi reminds me of Punjab

    As I desperately tried to get any help I could after landing (yes, I know we’re spoilt and used to domestic help!) in a foreign country with two young kids, I actually felt that instead of being a prospective employer, I was the one being interviewed. It’s been a year since I shifted to Abu Dhabi; there’s been the summer, sand storms, crazy winds and whether you believe it or not – thermals and socks in the so called winter. My easiest conversations have actually been with taxi drivers from across the border; it gets more energetic once I tell them my family is from Lahore. Away from the turmoil in our neighboring country, Abu Dhabi is a quieter, and I think a prettier version of Dubai.

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  • Was there a specific founder of the religion (Hinduism?) Blog by Jhulan Chatterjee

    Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. There are these eternal principles, which stand upon their own foundations without depending on any reasoning, even much less on the authority of sages however great, of Incarnations however brilliant they may have been.

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  • Sorry, India is in Nepal to offer relief, not just evacuate stranded Indians - Firstpost

    The narrative in India’s ongoing relief, rescue, rehabilitation and evacuation efforts in the quake-hit Nepal under “Operation Maitri” has suddenly changed – and changed for worse. Why is the Indian media focusing on the evacuation aspects only of OP Maitri? The very objective of Indian efforts in Nepal has been lost due to the focus on evacuation – and that too of Indians “stranded” in Nepal. True, Indian Air Force’s IL-76 planes are bringing back stranded Indians from Nepal to India as it means putting IAF’s assets to better use.

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  • 10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week

    Also, when Michael Schumacher's son, Mick, makes his motor sport debut the photograph becomes worth more than a thousand words. Rediff.com has these, and a lot more exciting photographs of events from the week gone by, snapped right here. Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain virat Kohli celebrates with team owner Vijay Mallya after their win over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on April 26.

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  • Here's why Priyanka Chopra chartered a plane to Hyderabad

    A source says, “Priyanka has been shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 'Bajirao Mastani' in night shifts. Recently, she had to attend a brand event in Hyderabad during the afternoon and had only a four-hour break before she joined the film unit. During Salman Khan’s sister Arpita’s wedding in Hyderabad last year, Pee Cee had taken a chartered plane with her mother, Madhu to participate in the festivities.

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