• Sonam Kapoor Headed To San Francisco!

    Actress and international fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor, has been invited to the South Asian Fashion Gala in San Francisco, an initiative by ‘Make A Wish Foundation’, to walk the ramp for a charitable cause. The gala dinner and fashion show will raise funds that will make a difference to children battling with life threatening diseases. Sonam Kapoor will fly to San Francisco to attend the South Asian Fashion Gala dinner, post which she will walk the ramp for international designer Amita Bal.

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  • PAN to be must for transacting cash beyond set limit: Jaitley

    New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The government will soon make it mandatory to furnish the tax department-allotted Permanent Account Number (PAN) details for cash transactions beyond a certain threshold, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "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," he said in a Facebook post. The minister also said the monitoring regime of the income tax department has been strengthened and its capacity to access information and apply technology-driven tools to expose evasion has been enhanced.

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  • Hindus also eat beef, says Lalu

    Amid outrage over the lynching of a man in Uttar Pradesh following rumours that he and his family were storing and eating beef, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Saturday stoked a controversy by saying that Hindus also eat beef and accused the BJP of “communalising” the issue.

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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).

    The Indian Express
  • ‘ 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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  • Ponting and I could have solved 'Monkeygate': Kumble

    Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Recalling the infamous 'Monkeygate' incident during India's tour of Australia in 2008 which involved Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, then Indian captain Anil Kumble on Saturday said a lot of problems could have been solved with just Australia captain Ricky Ponting and him sitting and talking about the matter. During the second Test of the four-match Test series in Sydney, Symonds' said he was racially abused by Harbhajan as the Indian off-spinner allegedly called the Australian all-rounder 'monkey'.

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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.

    The Indian Express
  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • How to Double Your Money Every Four Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • 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.

  • High value transactions by politicians under FIU scanner

    The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has stepped up its surveillance on high value transactions by politicians, senior bureaucrats and their immediate relatives who fall under the “politically exposed persons” (PEP) category. According to sources, the FIU generated 17 suspicious transaction reports (STRs) related to PEPs in the last one year. In January, a bank transaction of a Union minister from the BJP was reported to the FIU by the Punjab National Bank.

    The Indian Express
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: Bigger, faster and smarter than the S6

    South Korean electronics giant Samsung is still leading the Android race and its launch of the S6 edge+ has again helped it claim the top slot at least in the smartphones category. The Galaxy S6 edge+, as the name suggests, is obviously bigger than its predecessor and hence weighs 153 grammes, a tad little more than the Galaxy S6 edge (138 grammes).

  • 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.

  • Lightning, thunderstorm claim 28 lives in Maharashtra

    Mumbai, Oct. 4 (ANI): At least 26 people were killed in different incidents of lightning and thunderstorm across Maharashtra in the past 24 hours. Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning have been lashing various parts of the state for the past three days. At least 13 people were killed when struck by lightning in the Marathwada region, while lightning claimed eight lives in Vidarbha - including four in Nagpur district, three in Yavatmal and one in Wardha district.

  • Manohar will do a good job as BCCI president: Sourav

    Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Ahead of Board of Control for Cricket in Indias' (BCCI) special general meeting on Sunday, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said he believes Shashank Manohar, who has emerged as the sole candidate for the board's top post will do a good job. The post of president fell vacant after death of incumbent Jagmohan Dalmiya, and Manohar is all set to be re-elected as the president of the cricket board in Sunday's meeting. "A lot of important people have led BCCI in the past and Manohar has also done it quite well.

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  • Cricket: Zimbabwe v Pakistan ODI scoreboard

    Harare, Oct 3, 2015 (AFP) - Scoreboard at the close of play for the second one-day international between Zimbabwe and Pakistan on Saturday:

  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • Apollo Hospitals' bed strength set to cross 10,000

    Hyderabad, Oct 3 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals will open four more hospitals in four to five months, taking its total bed strength to over 10,000, Apollo Hospitals chairman C. Prathap Reddy said on Saturday. The hospitals at Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai and Guwahati will add over 1,000 beds to the group's present bed strength of 9,000. The largest private hospitals chain is investing Rs.1,400 crore on construction of these four hospitals, new clinics and also on Apollo Homecare, the new division of the group.

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  • German Chancellor to arrive tomorrow for three-day trip

    New Delhi, Oct. 3 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be visiting India from October 4-6 for the third Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) between India and Germany. The Chancellor will be accompanied by a large delegation, including several Cabinet Ministers and a high-profile business delegation, during her visit.

  • DLF to decide rental business roadmap on October 8

    New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Realty major DLF on Saturday said that its board will meet on October 8 to discuss the recommendations made by a committee on ways to drive growth of company's Rs.2,400 crore rental business. "A meeting of the board of directors has been scheduled to be held on October 8, 2015 to consider and deliberate on the recommendations, if any, of the audit committee which is scheduled to meet on October 8, 2015," the company said in a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing. The audit committee was authorised by the board on August 29, 2014 to inter alia evaluate, review and recommend various strategic and financial options to drive sustainable and long-term growth and development of rental business and resolve conflict of interest in the ownership of DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd (DCCDL) with inter-se affiliated persons/entities.