• WATCH: Railways conducts trial of Spanish train Talgo between Bareilly and Moradabad

    The Indian Railways on Sunday conducted the first trial run of Spanish train Talgo between Bareilly and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh as part of its strategy to increase the speed of trains. Nine Talgo coaches were hauled by a 4,500 HP diesel engine for a trial run from Bareilly at 8.50 am at a speed ranging between 80-115 km per hour, a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the Talgo train trial, said. The Talgo train trial will be conducted with empty coaches and after filling those with sand bags.

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  • Newly-weds Karan, Bipasha Open to Working Together

    Mumbai: Newly-weds Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover are open to working together in a film if both like the script, and haven't decided on any clauses such as no kissing or no lovemaking in films. Present at 'The Kapil Sharma Show' on Saturday, Karan and Bipasha were asked if they would act in a film together after marriage. Bipasha said, "If we like something; we are two different individuals. Definitely we want to work with each other. But both have to like it." Incidentally, there are some actor couples, who didn't work with each other after their marriage. Kareena Kapoor-Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar-Twinkle Khanna, Soha Ali Khan-Kunal Kemmu to name a few. Reportedly actors add clauses in

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  • Amitabh Bachchan’s UNEXPECTED Reaction Over Censor Board Bans Udta Punjab

    Mega Star Amitabh Bachchan on Friday spoke in the support of Censor Board who has been in light for its unreasonable censorship. Censor board who gave 40 cuts to Udta Punjab, faced lot of criticism. In their support Amitabh Bachchan said, that their are some rules made by government and the censor board has to abide by those rules.

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  • Iran has a growing drug problem, and young, well-educated women are among its biggest victims

    The young woman’s dark bangs cover her brows. She’s wearing a purple hoodie and a sweatshirt bearing, above her baby bump, the simple question: “What’s up?” Standing amid the remnants of some wooden furniture and a few pieces of rolled-up carpet, she says she’ll quit crystal meth before the baby is due, and her husband…

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  • Arnab Goswami-style journalism is killing the essence of debates

    On the Monday edition of Times Now's show The Newshour, editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami referred to journalist Asad Ashraf as a 'cover for the Indian Mujahideen'. The following is Asad's own take on that particular situation and the present state of journalism as a whole: As I sit to write this piece, images from the day Arnab Goswami called me a 'cover for the Indian Mujahideen' in his studio, return to my mind. If it's merely the thought of being called a terrorist that scares me, I wonder what it would be like for those who are implicated in cases of terrorism on false charges. The takeaway from the events of that day not only jolt me, but also present a very grim picture of the time in which

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  • Scary…need to know someone in govt to do business in India: US Governor Nikki Haley

    At a time when the Centre is looking to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the US Republican party’s rising star and Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, said on Friday that a “powerful” official system and a need for foreign companies to “know someone” in the government was making US companies “nervous” about investing in India. Speaking to journalists at her office in Columbia, Haley said: “Firms who want to do business in India very much realise that in India you have to know people to get things done. The Indian-American politician’s comments come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the US for a few days starting June 7.

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  • IPL 2016 Final: RCB or SRH, who will be first time lucky?

    Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Shane Watson and AB de Villiers of the Royal Challengers and David Warner, Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan of Surnisers Hyderabad, the outcome of the IPL final — with both sides eyeing their first title — could be fashioned by a singular demonstration of genius by one of them. Not to forget some of the stars who haven't been at their effervescent best, most notably Chris Gayle, who one would assume by law of averages, is due for a whirlwind knock.

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  • Cincinnati gorilla killed after boy falls into zoo enclosure

    (Reuters) - A male gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo was killed by keepers on Saturday after he dragged around a 4-year-old boy who fell into the enclosure, a zoo official said. The boy crawled through a barrier and fell about 12 feet (3.7-meters) into a moat surrounding the habitat, where Harambe, a 400-pound (181-kg) western lowland gorilla, grabbed him, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard told reporters. Two female gorillas were also in the enclosure at the time of the incident.

  • 65-yr-old man onboard IndiGo flight dies of cardiac arrest

    A 65-year-old passenger died of cardiac arrest on an IndiGo flight to Chennai on Saturday afternoon. Ganesh Thapathi was boarding the IndiGo flight, 6E-279, from Mumbai to Chennai, when he suffered a cardiac arrest in the aircraft. In response, three passengers identified themselves as doctors who, along with the IndiGo crew, administered medical aid, including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to Thapathi.

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  • In Jaipur, a Pakistani girl faces big test: How to take medical exam

    TWO YEARS after her parents moved from Sindh province to Jaipur in an effort to escape alleged religious persecution in Pakistan, as also to make their daughter a doctor, 20-year-old Mashal is seeing her dream fall apart — bit by bit. If the CBSE class XII results announced last week was a time of celebration for the family, with Mashal scoring 91 per cent, the days in the immediate aftermath are back to being tense. According to Mashal’s doctor-parents, they decided to quit their jobs in Sindh and move to India after the Narendra Modi government came to power at the Centre.

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  • The ‘Joint Operation’ by Mars-Saturn-Rahu-Ketu before Sep ’16 will create more troubles for Sonia

    The Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and her political career have never been free of controversies. But the gritty leader has remained unaffected by all the troubles and still continues to reign supreme in the grand old party. Let's get to know how things may shape up for her in the near future.

  • Spanish national with bipolar disorder found after a week: He was naked… phone, watch, passport gone: Wife

    Nearly a week after he left his wife in a huff at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, a Spanish national suffering from bipolar disorder was found wandering in and around Sewri, early Friday morning. Soon after, the Spanish man, identified as 54-year-old Damian Vidal, was admitted to the psychiatric ward of the state-run JJ Hospital, where doctors say he is now stable. Vidal and his wife Elizabeth, residents of Spain’s Galicia region, had arrived in India two weeks ago for a vacation.

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  • Nation's heaviest baby born in Karnataka' Hassan

    Hassan (Karnataka), May.28 (ANI): A mother in Karnataka' Hassan gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6.8 kilograms, considered to be India's heaviest new-born. A 19-year-old woman, Nandini, gave birth to the infant after a caesarean section at a hospital in Hassan district on Monday The surgery was conducted as the mother was a diabetic. Baby is doing well," said Doctor Venkatesh Raju, who supervised the delivery.

  • She’s Got the Buzz

    This is the point where the similarity between Rashmi Sharma and the principal characters of her shows ends. Unlike the characters of her shows such as Tum Aise Hi Rehna, Swaragini and Sasural Simar Ka, who plod on and on, Sharma’s rise in the industry has been swift. Sharma, whose father was a school principal and mother a housewife, was born in Jaipur and brought up in Mumbai, where she graduated in commerce and had plans to enroll for MBA.

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  • Nowhere in national capital temperatures rise as high or as fast as in Delhi zoo

    As Delhi complains of the heat, try being in Riaz Khan’s shoes. If curator Khan is getting through his 29th summer at the National Zoological Park, New Delhi, it is on the strength of over 70 large coolers, 20 kg of glucose daily, some Ayurvech sometimes have uncomfortable parallels with ours.

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  • Gold at three-month low after Yellen hints at possible rate hike

    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold slid 1 percent to a three-month low on Friday, extending losses after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates within months if the economy continues to improve, boosting the dollar. "The economy is continuing to improve ... growth looks to be picking up," Yellen said in remarks in Boston. "You couldn't really say it was uber hawkish, but it keeps the door open for a July hike, and as far as gold is concerned, that means that there was a bit of a higher cost of carry in U.S. dollar terms," said Bart Melek, head of commodity strategy for TD Securities in Toronto.

  • Naseeruddin Shah denies remark over Anupam Kher's Kashmiri Pandit campaign

    New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Amidst the reports of bitter war of words between the veteran actors, Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah, over the Kashmiri Pandit campaign, the former has informed that Shah has denied making any such statement. When ANI contacted Kher, he said, "I have contacted Naseeruddin Shah. All the spotlights went on the two actors when Shah reportedly took a potshot at the 'Saaransh' actor during the promotion of his new flick 'Waiting.' He questioned the authenticity of Kher's campaign for Kashmiri Pandits, saying "A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits.

  • Dombivali blast: How prepared is Mumbai for a chemical disaster

    While fire tenders and water tankers reached the site of Thursday’s blast at Probace Enterprises, Dombivli, within 10 minutes, experts are looking at whether the damage could have been mitigated by better preparedness. Simultaneously, officials too are looking at whether Mumbai is better prepared for such an incident. At least four small-scale industries and three residential buildings in the vicinity of the factory were impacted by the blast.

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  • CBSE 10th result 2016: 96.21 per cent students pass, girls on top again

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the results of class 10 examinations 2016 on its website. Although the class 10 results were expected around 2 pm, the scores were posted on the website around 12:30 pm itself. Students can log on to cbseresults.nic.in, results.nic.in, cbse.nic.in websites to view their scores.

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  • ISRO to Launch Record 22 Satellites in Single Mission in June

    Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation on Saturday said it will launch a record 22 satellites in a single mission in June. "After the current reusable launch vehicle, the next experiment what we have to do we have to worry about that. Other than that, next month we have a launch where we will be launching about 22 satellites. Also one of a cartographic series satellite will be launched," ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar said. Speaking on the sidelines of an event organised by Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), he said that of the 22 satellites, three are Indian and the rest all commercial. "The launch is scheduled during the end of next month," he added. Earlier,

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