• Ruckus in Lok Sabha as CPI-M nails Rajnath's 'first Hindu ruler after 800 years' remark

    New Delhi, Nov. 30 (ANI): There was uproar in the Lok Sabha on Monday after CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim targetted Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for allegedly describing Prime Minister as India's 'first Hindu ruler after 800 years'. If Rajnath Singh is denying it, then let him send a legal notice to the publication," said Salim. "Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that for first time in 800 years, a Hindu has become India's PM," he added.

  • Pulkit Samrat’s Special Birthday Wishes For Yami Gautam

    Pulkit Samrat was surely being labeled as the promising newbie of the tinsel town. Pulkit got hitched to Shweta Rohira who is also a rakhi sister of actor Salman Khan. Pulkit Samrat and Shweta Rohira got married a year back and soon after getting hitched, they encountered problems.

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  • 'We will bring back Aamir Khan if he goes out of India' - News18.com

    Days after actor Aamir Khan's 'intolerance' remarks kicked up a storm, Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on

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  • No written exam for police recruitment, announces CM Akhilesh Yadav

    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday announced that there will be no written examinations for recruitments in police and the selection will done on the basis of marks obtained by the applicants in high school and intermediate examinations. “There will be no written examination for police recruitment. Addressing a function here to flag off 500 ambulances under Samajwadi Ambulanace Seva Scheme at his residence here, Akhilesh launched a veiled attack on BJP saying those who were ahead in publicity have been exposed and people would “give second chance only to those who work”.

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  • Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Tamasha’ earns Rs. 24.04 cr in two days

    After Salman Khan's staggering collections with 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', all attention is now focused on Imtiaz Ali's directorial, 'Tamasha', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

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  • Indian rupee slumps ahead of RBI review, more weakness seen

    By Neha Dasgupta MUMBAI (Reuters) - Heavy sales in equity and debt by foreign investors ahead of an expected Fed rate hike triggered a 2.4 percent fall in the Indian rupee this month, the worst performer among emerging Asia currencies, pushing it to its weakest level in more than two years. Foreign funds have sold a net $1.5 billion in bonds and shares so far this month, their biggest since August, marking a reversal from big purchases since early 2014 that had seen India outperform many emerging markets rivals. The magnitude of the selling, and the impact on the rupee, raise the stakes for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is widely expected to hold rates on Tuesday, as central banks across emerging markets gear up for the U.S Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy as early as December.

  • New Zealand await clarification on DRS controversy

    By Ian Ransom ADELAIDE (Reuters) - New Zealand are awaiting clarification from the International Cricket Council regarding Nigel Llong's contentious third umpire decision in the day-night test against Australia after the ruling had an "impact" on the game, coach Mike Hesson has said. Llong's reprieve of Australia's Nathan Lyon on day two was widely criticised and sparked debate over the proper use of the decision review system. After Lyon survived the review for caught behind, Australia piled on 108 runs for their final two wickets to reel in New Zealand's lead and ultimately won the match by three wickets late on day three.

  • France, India to launch global solar alliance

    French President Francois Hollande and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch an international solar alliance aimed at eventually bringing clean and affordable solar energy within the reach of all. The launch will coincide with a summit of world leaders at the start of two weeks of talks on the outskirts of Paris to seek a new global deal on curbing climate change, by shifting from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. An Indian government statement on Sunday said there were well over 100 solar-rich countries in the tropics that could be members of the International Solar Alliance to develop clean and affordable solar energy.  "Solar energy is a practical and efficient way to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions," it said.

  • Obama and daughters purchase prose and ice pops on Small Business Saturday

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his teenage daughters Malia and Sasha shopping on Saturday for books and a sweet treat to promote Small Business Saturday, an annual event designed to boost holiday shopping at mom-and-pop shops. In the tiny Upshur Street Books in northwest Washington, the casually dressed Obama and his daughters browsed for books with the help of the store manager, Anna Thorn. The Obamas bought nine books that spanned age brackets, including three young-adult novels by Cynthia Voigt, “Purity: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8” by Jeff Kinney, and “Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life” by Rachel Renée Russell.

  • Madrasa row: Was abused by ustad, says Kerala filmmaker Ali Akbar

    Challenging the claim of Sunni Muslim leader Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar that Kerala madrasas were free from sexual abuse, a Malayalam film director said he was sexually exploited by an ustad (teacher) during his time in madrasa. Film director Ali Akbar said that when he studied in Class IV at a madrasa in Wayanad district, the then ustad had sexually abused him.

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  • Table for one: Are single diners given a warm welcome?

    Gobbling down a greasy Chinese takeaway in the parking lot of a mall, occupying an obscure corner seat in a nameless Udupi restaurant or ordering a sandwich in the anonymity of her hotel room has never been her thing.

    The Indian Express
  • Nitish-Lalu ego clash to bring mid-term poll in Bihar: LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan - News18.com

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Grand Alliance (GA) will not complete its full term and force

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  • Peter Mukerjea’s polygraph test: Questions mostly personal, few on money

    The CBI may have told a Mumbai court it suspected financial deals behind Sheena Bora’s murder, but when it subjected Peter Mukerjea — former media baron, her stepfather and an accused in the case — to a lie-detector test in New Delhi Saturday, he was asked few questions on money matters, sources claimed. “Only a few questions were on the INX News Pvt Ltd sale deal and if Peter or his wife Indrani opened any overseas account/s in Sheena’s name and parked their ‘ill-gotten’ gains in her account/s. Most questions tried to glean information on Peter’s possible role in the conspiracy,” a senior CBI officer said. “Did you and Indrani hatch the plot to kill Sheena?”, “Were you told about the murder after it was committed?”, “Did you lie to Rahul that Sheena was alive?” were among the questions posed to Peter at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in New Delhi.

    The Indian Express
  • Mumbai Metro tariff to increase by a maximum of Rs 5 from December 1

    The Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), which has built and operates Mumbai first Metro on a public private partnership basis, has decided to increase the tariff of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro by a maximum of Rs 5. The new tariff structure would be effective December 1, and comes four months after a Union government-constituted Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) recommended a fare structure of Rs 10-110 for the 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro. Instead of the prevalent four distance-wise fare slabs on he 11.4-km corridor with a tariff structure of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 40, commuters will have to from December 1 pay as per five slabs.

    The Indian Express
  • Bhardwaj not in tune with Chidambaram, lauds Nehru's 'true image' Rajiv Gandhi

    New Delhi, Nov. 29 (ANI): Former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj on Sunday rubbished former union minister P. Chidambaram's assertion that it was wrong on part of Rajiv Gandhi-led government in 1989 to ban Salman Rushdie`s book 'The Satanic Verses', saying he is proud of the former prime minister who was true image of Jawaharlal Nehru. "I am proud of Rajiv Gandhi. What were you getting by selling the philosophy of Rushdie?

  • Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen

    By Eric Knecht LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century. Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiselled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalised in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.

  • Amid ‘strict VHP vigil’, cow sales at Pushkar down 94 per cent

    The famous cattle fair at Pushkar held earlier this month saw a drop in cow sales by 94 per cent over the past two years. The number of cows brought to the fair, an important event on the cattle trade calendar for its immense tourism value, saw a fall by 89 per cent during the same period, official data shows. In 2012-13, 4,270 govansh (the official umbrella term for cows, bulls and calves) were brought to the fair, while 2,178 were sold.

    The Indian Express
  • Satya Nadella to visit Hyderabad next month

    Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella will visit his home town Hyderabad next month, an official said on Saturday. A Telangana government official told IANS that Nadella will ...

  • After cop murder, Gzb personnel told to wear safety gear on duty

    The Ghaziabad police have instructed all on-duty personnel to make use of safety gear and also to be alert when on duty, to maintain safety and tackle unruly elements and miscreants. The renewed directions came after a constable, Suresh Yadav, was gunned down while on duty by three men on November 25 at the Banthla police post in Loni town. “The on-duty constables, especially sentries, are well-versed in the use of weapons as a training is provided for them,” said Dharmendra Singh, senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad. “We have reissued directions instructing them to wear bullet-proof jackets and also to keep weapons ready. They will take all required precautions,” Singh said. Currently,

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  • Bengal sets up Sixth Pay Commission

    The decision comes eight days after the central government constitutes the Sixth Pay Commission for its staffers and other employees. With the state employees lagging far behind their central counterparts in the dearness allowance component of their salary, there was much pressure on the West Bengal government to set up the commission. Indian Statistical Institute professor Abhirup Sarkar, who is a noted economist, would head the pay panel, official sources said.