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  • newMaudany's bail extended
    The Supreme court extended the bail term of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case, Abdul Nasser Maudany by one more month on health grounds...
    - 12 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:46pm -
  • newModi selfie case: Court accepts closure report, drops proceedings
    A magistrate court on Friday accepted the Ahmedabad Crime Branch’s closure report and dropped proceedings against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a case related to violation of the model code of c...
    - 14 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:44pm -
  • newACA’s goal-directed move
    By roping in Mohammed Kaif and Ramakrishna Sridhar, the ACA hopes to pump in the much-needed vigour in Andhra Ranji team
    - 17 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:41pm -
  • newRooted in natya
    Dance is an inseparable part of my being, says this budding lawyer
    - 18 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:40pm -
  • newModi asks IITs to develop defence, health sectors
    Mr. Modi asked them to come out with projects that can provide innovative solutions to the common people in their day-to-day lives
    - 20 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:38pm -
  • newA rare tree’s journey from Madagascar to Madurai
    Three majestic Baobab trees, a species belonging to Africa, add to the rich biodiversity at The American College
    - 24 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:34pm -
  • newNoodles: Friend or foe?
    A new U.S. study links instant noodles consumption to heart disease in South Koreans
    - 27 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:31pm -
  • newWaiting to shine again
    Key players still feel the time is right to revive Tiruchi’s once-thriving synthetic gems industry
    - 31 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:27pm -
  • newSupport orangutans
    Before it is too late
    - 31 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:27pm -
  • newUkraine calls Russian aid convoy movement ‘direct invasion’
    Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine calle...
    - 34 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:24pm -
  • newBarfi! releases in Japan
    After garnering appreciation in countries like South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, Ranbir Kapoor-starrer “Barfi!” hit the theatres in Japan Friday.The UTV Motion Pic...
    - 36 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:22pm -
  • newSC to interpret LoP provision for Lokpal selection
    Chief Justice R. M. Lodha said the Leader of Opposition (LoP) conveys the voice of a representative different from the Government in the House.
    - 37 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:21pm -
  • newMemories to define life
    Nancy Stearns Bercaw’s “Brain in a Jar” describes the journey of her father who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease
    - 38 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:20pm -
  • newTaking flight
    “Airlines”, a new show on Star Plus, is all set to change gender perceptions
    - 40 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:18pm -
  • newA new fashion destination
    Deepa Goyal talks about the launch of her first retail store, her new collection, and the rules that make up her design aesthetics
    - 42 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:16pm -
  • newWaging war for clean water
    Aligarh Muslim University embarks on a holy war for waste water reuse
    - 43 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:15pm -
  • newLoP issue: SC view vindicates our stand, says Congress
    Latching on to the Supreme Court’s observations on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, Congress on Friday said it “vindicates” the party’s stand and alleged that the Speaker’s decision to deny t...
    - 44 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:14pm -
  • newIrom Sharmila re-arrested
    Police entered her make-shift shelter and forcibly picked her up, on charges of attempt to commit suicide.
    - 46 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:12pm -
  • newNASA to send rats to space to test micro-gravity
    NASA is planning to send rats to the International Space Station (ISS) for a longer duration of up to three months to better understand the long-term effects of micro-gravity on living organisms.
    - 48 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:10pm -
  • newWords as dancers
    At 80, Lakshmidhar Malaviya continues to write and reflect on the past, present and future of Hindi. A grandson of Mahamana Madanmohan Malaviya, he has been living in Japan for more than four decad...
    - 50 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:08pm -
  • newNifty ends above 7,900-mark; Sensex up 59 points
    The benchmark Sensex on Friday rose over 59 points to close at 26,419.55, near its record high, and the Nifty settled above the 7,900-mark for the first time, boosted by gains in banking and IT st...
    - 50 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:08pm -
  • newAlluring flavours
    Singh Sahib gets everything right, well almost…
    - 51 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:07pm -
  • newAcross the border
    Sahibjit Singh Bindra provides a platform to Pakistani designers in Delhi
    - 53 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:05pm -
  • newOn a sweet note
    Try out this one for an elaborate gourmet to impress a special guest
    - 58 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • newKirti Azad questions cricketers’ commitment to nation
    The same bunch of our cricketers have always given their best while playing for their franchise in the IPL season after season, says the former cricketer
    - 58 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • newSigns of the times
    Arun C. Rao on what set him to design dictionaries for Indian Sign Language
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:58pm -
  • newHamas kills 18 suspected informers for Israel
    The suspected informants were killed in the Gaza City police headquarters and near a Gaza mosque, a day after an Israeli airstrike killed three top Hamas military commanders.
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:57pm -
  • newDesign and disability
    Accessible cabs for the disabled, talking ATMs, Braille and audio signage, barrier-free educational institutes and apartments, hand-gesture controlled remotes, audio modules for mobile phones, a camera mouse...a lot seems to be happening in the field of Universal Design in India lately
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:55pm -
  • newIrula woman killed by wild elephant near Kotagiri
    A woman was killed by a wild elephant near Kotagiri on Thursday.According to the District Forest Officer, the Nilgiris North Soundarapandian, the victim Nagammal (46) who belonged to the...
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:54pm -
  • newA fond box of hope
    Biryani Box is run by Salman who is related to some well-known bawarchis of Old Delhi
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:51pm -
  • newThere will be no let up in Aussie aggression: Harris
    The Australian pacer says his team would seek to extend India’s woeful away-from-home record when they kickstart the four-match series on December 4
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:48pm -
  • newAs trust deficit is over, GST will be reality soon: Gujarat FM
    With the change at the Centre, Gujarat government on Friday said the “trust deficit” between Centre and states, which was delaying GST roll out, has been removed and hoped the new indirect tax reg...
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • newUndisclosed income of Rs. 90,000-cr detected in 2013-14
    Undisclosed income to the tune of Rs. 90,000 crore was detected during 2013-14 in various searches and surveys conducted by the Income Tax department, a top official from the Central Board of Dire...
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:33pm -
  • newKatiyabaaz: Current affairs
    A tragicomic take on the power crises in Kanpur, Katiyabaaz connects us to the everyday reality of mofussil India where people equate electrical energy with divine power. Directors Fahad Mu...
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:30pm -
  • newKannada writer Ananthamurthy in ‘critical’ condition
    The 82-year-old Jnanpith awardee is undergoing treatment on multi-support system, a senior doctor at Manipal Hospital said on Friday.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:26pm -
  • newThe Expendables-3: Brawn wave
    In a franchise that tells guys that there is life over the hill, director Patrick Hughes has once again assembled the geriatric army of action stars with a sprinkling of new faces.The lo...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:26pm -
  • newMardaani: Packs a punch
    We find its mention in history books to describe Jhansi Ki Rani but we seldom find ‘mardani’ being used in a positive sense in everyday life. Yash Raj Films takes a break from the escapist fare an...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:21pm -
  • newMiley Cyrus banned from performing in Dominican Republic
    Singer-actress Miley Cyrus’s concert has been banned in the Dominican Republic because her act violates country’s ‘morals and customs’.The 21-year-old singer was scheduled to perform in...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:18pm -
  • newStreet treats
    Head to the food street near Car Street for a taste of sinful local delicacies
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:13pm -
  • newAn unconventional take
    Amateur group in Mangalore makes a 45-minute film, Chithra
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:11pm -
  • newLow lying areas inundated following heavy rains in Manipur
    Most of the major rivers in Manipur are flowing above the danger level as a result of torrential rains in the past few days. Low lying areas in the valley districts are inundated.People...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:08pm -
  • newAre you ready for the challenge?
    The Ice Bucket Challenge video has taken the internet by storm and also spread to cities across India
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:01pm -
  • newLaser device may end pin pricks for diabetics
    Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.Princeton Unive...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • newArvind Subramanian all set to be the CEA
    The Modi Government is likely to name Arvind Subramanian, the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and senior fellow at the Centre for Global Dev...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:58pm -
  • newSyria civil war death toll tops 191,000, says UN
    Men comprised 85 per cent of the victims, women more than 9 per cent, while the sex was unknown in the remaining cases. Records show at least 8,800 child victims.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:58pm -
  • newA Chinese affair
    Food lovers can relish not only an array of special Chinese delicacies at Vihar but also enjoy the sea view
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:55pm -
  • newNew algorithm lets drones monitor their own health
    MIT scientists have developed a new algorithm that lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions.To ensure safe, timely, and accurate delivery, drones need t...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:52pm -
  • newTNA delegation meets Sushma
    The delegation comprising 6 TNA MPs held discussion on various issues and complained about the alleged attempts by the Sri Lankan govt. to change the democratic composition of the Northern Province
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:49pm -
  • newCuisines from the island nation
    The Park’s Sri Lankan food festival dishes out a range of lip-smacking delicacies
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:47pm -
  • newThe helping hand
    Depression is a reality that can’t be ignored anymore
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:43pm -
  • newIndia will not be cowed down by anyone, says BJP chief to Pakistan

    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:42pm -
  • newMentally challenged child raped in Belgaum
    The victim was sent back home to her parents in Bangalore by school management, stating that she has been keeping well for many days.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:41pm -
  • newKapil to make his Bollywood debut with Abbas Mustan's film

    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:40pm -
  • newKareena Kapoor's Wax Figure Turns 'Chammak Challo'

    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:40pm -
  • newWoman abducted, gang-raped by three
    She escapes from farmhouse, files complaint
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:38pm -
  • newStories from the seashore
    Photojournalist Selvaprakash Lakshmanan freezes frames of struggling fishermen, vanishing beaches and the polluted sea along the coastline of Southern India
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:38pm -
  • newGold declines by Rs 140 on weak global cues
    Extending losses for the seventh straight session, gold prices fell by Rs 140 to Rs 28,140 per 10 grams in New Delhi on Friday on weak cues from the global markets amidst subdued demand from jewel...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:37pm -
  • newCurfew relaxed for few hours in violence-hit Assam

    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:31pm -
  • newPolicy on swapping of coal linkages on cards
    The Coal Ministry has said it is planning to formulate a policy for swapping of coal linkage between State utilities and Central power utilities, a move that may help in augmenting the fuel availa...
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:29pm -
  • newKingfisher Airlines to pay over Rs. 45k for deficient service
    Kingfisher Airlines Ltd has been asked by a consumer court to pay over Rs. 45,000 to a family for failing to refund their cancelled tickets even after seven years.New Delhi District Cons...
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:21pm -

Hindustan Times

  • newJDU lawmaker who proposed right to bribe suspended

    JDU lawmaker who proposed right to bribe suspended

    Rajiv Ranjans suspension comes exactly five days after he had told HT that corruption had pervaded public life in Bihar to such an extent that it would be best to legalise it
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:49pm -
  • newModi govts cleanup drive no dust no paan stains in offices

    Modi govts cleanup drive no dust no paan stains in offices

    The cabinet secretary has asked all secretaries to improve the overall ambience of offices and ensure punctuality of officials especially in departments with major public interaction
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:39pm -
  • newKannada writer Ananthamurthy critical hospitalised

    Kannada writer Ananthamurthy critical hospitalised

    Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy hospitalised for infection and fever is in a critical condition and undergoing treatment on multisupport system a senior doctor said on Friday
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:28pm -
  • newBuilding collapses in Srinagar 6 rescued

    Building collapses in Srinagar 6 rescued

    An old twostorey private building which was in the process of being demolished in Parraypora area of Srinagar collapsed on Friday morning police said
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:15pm -
  • newPak antigovt protests continue amidst deadlock

    Pak antigovt protests continue amidst deadlock

    The antigovernment protests in Pakistan entered the ninth day on Friday amidst serious differences between the negotiators and the protest leaders who are demanding nothing less than Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs resignation as a precondition for talks
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:45pm -
  • newHush up rape slap the suspect instead Panchayat

    Hush up rape slap the suspect instead Panchayat

    In a bizarre decision the family members of a rape victim were told not to register a police complaint against the accused and settle the matter by slapping him instead by a village panchayat in Uttar Pradeshs Bijnore district
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:04pm -
  • newFlood situation remains grim in parts of UP Bihar

    Flood situation remains grim in parts of UP Bihar

    The flood situation in some parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continues to be grim on Friday with the rivers Ghagra and Rapti flowing in High Flood Situation
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:56pm -
  • newAid column starting to move toward Ukraine Russia

    Aid column starting to move toward Ukraine Russia

    Russia said on Friday it was tired of waiting for Kievs permission and has decided to start moving its disputed aid column toward the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Lugansk
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:44pm -
  • newMP BJP leader 5 others held for raping minor girl

    MP BJP leader 5 others held for raping minor girl

    Six persons including a local BJP leader were arrested here in connection with alleged trafficking and rape of a minor girl from Assam police said on Friday The accused were caught on Thursday evening during a routine checking on Ujjain road
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:30pm -
  • newJapan landslide death toll feared to double

    Japan landslide death toll feared to double

    The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double a police tally showed Friday as fears of a fresh collapse halted the search for 51 people still missing
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:58pm -
  • newSC notice to centre poll panel over Congress plea

    SC notice to centre poll panel over Congress plea

    The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a petition challenging a Delhi high court direction to investigate the Congress partys foreign funding
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • newGovt raises sugar import duty to 25 from 15

    Govt raises sugar import duty to 25 from 15

    India the worlds biggest sugar consumer raised import duty on the sweetener to 25 from 15 a finance ministry source said on Friday in an attempt to support local mills struggling to make cane payments
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:43pm -
  • newSC remark vindicates our stand on LoP Congress

    SC remark vindicates our stand on LoP Congress

    The SC had asked the Modi government why the post of LoP in the Lok Sabha remained vacant It also remarked that the post is a very important component under the Lokpal law
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:59am -
  • newIsrael air strikes kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza

    Israel air strikes kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza

    Israeli air strikes killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday two in Deir alBalah and two in Nusseirat an emergency services spokesman said
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:51am -
  • newMalaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead

    Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead

    Blackclad Malaysians observed a minute of silence and a nationwide day of mourning on Friday as the first remains of the countrys 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster returned home
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:30am -
  • newSuspected glitch forces AI flight to land in Jaipur

    Suspected glitch forces AI flight to land in Jaipur

    An Air India flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad carrying 103 passengers was forced to land in Jaipur after a suspected problem in its landing gear
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:58am -
  • newIrom Sharmila rearrested for attempted suicide

    Irom Sharmila rearrested for attempted suicide

    AntiAfspa activist Irom Sharmila was rearrested in Imphal on Friday on charges of attempt to commit suicide She was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:35am -
  • newJammu Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again

    Jammu Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again

    The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Border Security Force BSF posts on the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu on Friday morning a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:57am -
  • newDeath toll could double to over 80 in Japan landslide

    Death toll could double to over 80 in Japan landslide

    Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:47am -
  • newViolence against Iraqis worst in this century UN

    Violence against Iraqis worst in this century UN

    The violence against children women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century a UN spokesperson said on Thursday citing information from Unicef
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:35am -
  • newISIS is the most dangerous group US

    ISIS is the most dangerous group US

    Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq What is Islamic State and what it wants
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:08am -
  • newUS judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

    US judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

    A US federal judge struck down a Florida ban on gay marriage Thursday but stayed the ruling pending further appeals
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:07am -
  • newGanga cleaning begins toxin sensors installed

    Ganga cleaning begins toxin sensors installed

    The sensors will selfmonitor the levels and nature of effluents and pollutants They will send realtime data on discharges from factories to a central server and will automatically send alerts when effluents breach permissible limits
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:46am -
  • newSoon foreign bank trip details could be in IT returns

    Soon foreign bank trip details could be in IT returns

    The first report of the SIT on black money has sought changes in IT return forms whereby taxpayers would be required to give details of their foreign bank accounts or foreign trips undertaken by them
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:32am -
  • newField trial of GM crops to begin soon Javadekar

    Field trial of GM crops to begin soon Javadekar

    The NDA government has decided to allow scientific trials of some GM crops which it had put on hold but it would ensure these would strictly adhere to all norms governing such field evaluation
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:12am -

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  • newJharkhand Chief Minister too is booed at PM Modi event

    Jharkhand Chief Minister too is booed at PM Modi event

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren at the inauguration of a power projectJharkhand’s Hemant Soren on Thursday became the third chief minister to be booed and jeered by crowds as he shared a stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at an event in Ranchi, Jharkhand’s capital, to inaugurate a power project.Prior to that, Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda had to face the humiliation of being booed as he appeared on a platform with Mr Modi at a highway projec…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newSC questions Centre, says Leader of Opposition important for appointment of Lokpal

    SC questions Centre, says Leader of Opposition important for appointment of Lokpal

    Lok Sabha (Photo: PTI)The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to interpret Leader of Opposition (LoP) provision for the purpose of appointment of Lokpal in which LoP is a selection committee member and asked the Centre to make its stand clear within two weeks, saying the legislation cannot be put in "cold storage".Emphasising the importance of the post, a bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said Leader of Opposition conveys the voice of a representative different from government in the House.I…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newActivist Irom Sharmila re-arrested, forcibly taken away by police

    Activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested, forcibly taken away by police

    Activist Irom Sharmila being forcibly taken away by police (Photo: Twitter)Two days after she was released on court orders, civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was today re-arrested by the police on fresh charges of attempt to commit suicide and forcibly taken away to a city hospital from a makeshift shelter where she was continuing her fast."We have re-arrested her this morning and will produce her in the CJM court later in the day on charges of attempt to commit suicide (Section 309 of…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newGoa CM Manohar Parrikar sorry for racial slur in Goa Assembly

    Goa CM  Manohar Parrikar sorry for racial slur in Goa Assembly

    Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday apologised for using the word “negro” in one of the answers tabled on the floor of the House here after the alleged racist slur evoked strong reactions from the members.“Negro has two meanings. One is about a river in Amazon, and second is (in a) derogatory (sense). For that purpose, if someone is hurt, I apologise for that,” he told the Goa Assembly.The CM blamed a clerk in the police department for the mistake in the written reply on t…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newTalent boom: Narendra Modi asks IITs to develop defence, health products

    Talent boom: Narendra Modi asks IITs to develop defence, health products

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)Noting that India is dependent on imports in several sectors including defence and health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the IITs to take up the challenge of developing products in these critical fields.He also asked these premier institutes to contribute towards user-friendly innovations in Indian Railways and fulfilling the vision for "housing for all" through technology that would enable rapid construction of economical, eco-friendly and structu…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newGoverment blocks film on Indira assassination

    Goverment blocks film on Indira assassination

    Kaum De Heere stopped from being released this weekThe Centre on Thursday decided that the Punjabi film Kaum De Heere — based on Indira Gandhi’s October 31, 1984 assassination — will not be released on Friday as scheduled. This decision was taken after a home ministry report expressed fears that its release on Friday could lead to law and order problems in Punjab and elsewhere in North India.Officials of the home and information and broadcasting ministries and the Central Board of Film C…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newArun Jaitley terms Delhi rape 'small incident that cost billions in tourism'

    Arun Jaitley terms Delhi rape 'small incident that cost billions in tourism'

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Photo: PTI)Much to the disappointment of the family members of the Delhi gangrape victim Nirbhaya, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley callously termed rapes as disastrous, saying such incidents have cost billions of dollars to the tourism industry.While addressing a conference of state tourism ministers, Jaitley said that due to several reasons, including rapes and law and order situation, the tourism sector is not booming as much as it should."As a part of the…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newJudges’ Bill: PILs in Supreme Court on Monday
    The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission was proposed to be put in place.When advocates appearing for petitioners, challenging the NJAC measure, pleaded that urgent hearing should be given to them, a bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said that the matter is coming for hearin…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newAssam, Nagaland Chief Ministers strike deal

    Assam, Nagaland Chief Ministers strike deal

    Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland CM T.R. Zeliang during a meeting on the Assam-Nagaland border conflict in GuwahatiAssam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and his counterpart in Nagaland, Mr T.R. Zeliang, agreed here on Thursday to work out a joint mechanism to handle the situation arising from the issue of territory disputed between Assam and Nagaland to avoid the recurrence of any clashes.Minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju, who said the discussion took place in a very cord…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newCongress sitting MLAs may not get tickets
    The Congress, which is facing an uphill task in the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls, would not be renominating its sitting MLAs. The party is expected to announce its candidates by September 10.The Congress party will be going alone in this electoral battle against the BJP, INLD and the Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) of Kuldeep Bishnoi. But the role of newly-formed parties — Venod Sharma’s Jan Chetna Party and Gopal Kanda’s Haryana Lokhit Congress — could bring colours in the multi-corner…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -

Google India News

  • newIrom Sharmila re-arrested - The Hindu

    Irom Sharmila re-arrested - The Hindu

    The HinduIrom Sharmila re-arrestedThe HinduSocial activist Irom Sharmila was rearrested on Friday morning by about 30 women constables from the shed of the Save Sharmila Organisation where she has been undergoing fast along with other women activists. "She has been rearrested on charges of ...Sharmila resumes fast after release, is arrested againCalcutta TelegraphFamily Members, activists, human rights bodies condemn re-arrest of Irom ...SikhSiyasat.NetPolice forcibly remove Irom Sharmila from…
    - 11 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:47pm -
  • newArun Jaitley stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape case - Daily News & Analysis

    Arun Jaitley stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape case - Daily News & Analysis

    Daily News & AnalysisArun Jaitley stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape caseDaily News & AnalysisIndian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faced criticism on Friday for making light of the gang rape of a Delhi woman in 2012 and her subsequent death by saying it was a small incident that had cost India billions of dollars in tourism. Jaitley, who is also defence ...One small rape remark: Sorry Mr Arun Jaitley, your apology does not cut itFirstpostJaitley on the backfoot after 'small-rape' comment…
    - 29 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:29pm -
  • newRemove encroachments within "No Construction Zone" along Kaliasot river ... - Economic Times

    Remove encroachments within "No Construction Zone" along Kaliasot river ... - Economic Times

    Economic TimesRemove encroachments within "No Construction Zone" along Kaliasot river ...Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Stressing that "protection" and "improvement" of the environment is need of the hour, the National Green Tribunal has directed Madhya Pradesh to remove all encroachments within a 33-metre "No Construction Zone" (NCZ) along the entire ...and more »
    - 41 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:17pm -
  • newBritain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to Announce Major Investments ... - NDTV

    Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to Announce Major Investments ... - NDTV

    NDTVBritain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to Announce Major Investments ...NDTVDeputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam attend a candlelit vigil and prayer service to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War at Westminster Abbey in London, August 4, 2014. Associated Press. London: Britain's Deputy ...PM Modi urges IITs to indigenously make products that India importsFirstpostPresident asks IITs to work on Narendra Modi's 'Make In India' visionLivemintCle…
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  • newChennai`s 375th anniversary: Historic coastal city celebrates `Madras Day` - Zee News

    Chennai`s 375th anniversary: Historic coastal city celebrates `Madras Day` - Zee News

    Hindu Business LineChennai`s 375th anniversary: Historic coastal city celebrates `Madras Day`Zee NewsChennai: A name that kindles the old world charm, 'Madras,' in its latest avatar Chennai, turned 375 on Friday as festivities marked the birthday of this historic coastal city in South India. In the run up to Madras Day, a long list of programmes devised by a set of ...Happy 375 Years: Madras, More Beautiful With Each YearNDTVMadras Day fever to celebrate 375 years of glory grips netizensIndia T…
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  • newLoP issue: SC view vindicates our stand, says Congress - The Hindu

    LoP issue: SC view vindicates our stand, says Congress - The Hindu

    The HinduLoP issue: SC view vindicates our stand, says CongressThe HinduLatching on to the Supreme Court's observations on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, Congress on Friday said it “vindicates” the party's stand and alleged that the Speaker's decision to deny the LoP status to it in the Lok Sabha appeared “coloured by ...SC questions status of LoP post in ParliamentChandigarh TribuneSupreme Court agrees to interpret LoP provision for Lokpal appointmentLivemintCong latches on to SC'…
    - 57 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:01pm -
  • newPak targets two BoPs, villages in Jammu, civilians injured - Business Standard

    Pak targets two BoPs, villages in Jammu, civilians injured - Business Standard

    IBNLivePak targets two BoPs, villages in Jammu, civilians injuredBusiness StandardViolating the ceasefire for the 14th time in the past 12 days, Pakistani troops today targeted two border out posts (BoPs) and border hamlets injuring a villager and damaging some houses along the International Border in Jammu sector drawing retaliation from ...For a Good Night's Rest, They Huddle In Bunkers: Life At the LoCNDTVPoliticos condemn Fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu s RS Pura ...ANINEWSPa…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:47pm -
  • newKannada writer Ananthamurthy 'critical', hospitalised - Hindustan Times

    Kannada writer Ananthamurthy 'critical', hospitalised - Hindustan Times

    Times of IndiaKannada writer Ananthamurthy 'critical', hospitalisedHindustan TimesJnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy, hospitalised for infection and fever, is in a critical condition and undergoing treatment on multi-support system, a senior doctor said on Friday. His nephrologist, Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, told ...Eminent writer UR Ananthamurthy in a critical condition, put on life supportIBNLiveUR Ananthamurthy hospitalizedTimes of Indiaall 5 news articles »
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:04pm -
  • newArvind Subramanian all set to be the CEA - The Hindu

    Arvind Subramanian all set to be the CEA - The Hindu

    The HinduArvind Subramanian all set to be the CEAThe HinduThe Modi Government is likely to name Arvind Subramanian, the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and senior fellow at the Centre for Global Development as its Chief Economic Advisor (CEA). Soon after ...Arvind Subramanian likely to be chief econ adviserReuters IndiaArvind Subramanian set to be India's next chief economic adviserdomain-BWho is Arvind Subramanian?Times of IndiaWall Stree…
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  • newA Delhi Debut For Vibrant Gujarat. And For Modi's Successor Anandiben Patel - NDTV

    A Delhi Debut For Vibrant Gujarat. And For Modi's Successor Anandiben Patel - NDTV

    NDTVA Delhi Debut For Vibrant Gujarat. And For Modi's Successor Anandiben PatelNDTVNew Delhi: Narendra Modi is now in Delhi and his pet event - Vibrant Gujarat - is coming to town too. At least a curtain raiser is. As Gujarat chief minister Mr Modi used the biennial event, his brainchild, to display his marketing savvy and drive investment in his ...Energy tops US-India agenda: EnvoyTimes of IndiaUS stresses need for practical solution to energy deficiencyBusiness Standardall 14 news articles …
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:50pm -

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  • newIndia can increase FII limit in G-Sec: Report
    Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) India can easily increase the limits of FIIs in G-Secs by $5-$30 billion to shore up its foreign exchange reserves thus providing a cushion against potential volatility in the global currency markets, an expert report said Friday. According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) report, the central government can also do away with separate limits for sovereign wealth funds (SWF) within the overall $81 billion foreign institutional investors' (FIIs) debt limits. The BA…
    - 26 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:32pm -
  • newJina Khumukam, the face of women's entrepreneurship in Manipur
    Imphal, Aug.22 (ANI): Manipuri Jina Khumukam is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the state, and she owes all of her success to her homemade soaps. Under the brand name 'Ma- ngal', Khumukam uses the extracts of locally available fruits for her soaps, like lemon, xylosma, aloe vera and cucumber. The National Innovation Foundation of India recognized her work in 2007, and recently, the Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) has come forward to help her start large scale…
    - 27 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:31pm -
  • new'Dracula Untold' set to release on October 17 in India
    New Delhi, August 22 (ANI): 'Dracula - Untold' is set to release in India on October 17 in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.
    - 27 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:31pm -
  • newArun Jaitley stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape case

    Arun Jaitley stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape case

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faced criticism on Friday for making light of the gang rape of a Delhi woman in 2012 and her subsequent death by saying it was a small incident that had cost India billions of dollars in tourism. Jaitley, who is also defence minister and a key lieutenant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, denied he was trying to lessen the magnitude of the crime which shook the country and turned the spotlight on women's safety. She later died of her injuries, provoking an outpouring…
    - 28 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:30pm -
  • newZimbabwe's Utseya latest to have action reported
    By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has become the fourth off-spinner to be reported for an illegal bowling action by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in recent months as the governing body continued their crackdown on the issue. The off-spinner's action raised concerns during Zimbabwe's seven-wicket loss in the third and final one-day international against South Africa in Bulawayo on Thursday, the ICC said in a statement on Friday. Utseya made his in…
    - 36 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:22pm -
  • newGold steadies, set for 2nd weekly drop on rate speculation

    Gold steadies, set for 2nd weekly drop on rate speculation

    Bullion has been hit hard after minutes from the Fed's July meeting on Wednesday showed policymakers debated whether interest rates should be raised earlier given a surprisingly strong job market recovery. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,280.60 an ounce by 1129 GMT, not far from a two-month low of $1,273.06 hit on Thursday.
    - 39 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • new'Injured' Prior planning to make England comeback against Windies in April
    Johannesburg, Aug 22 (ANI): England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions that his international career is over and has targeted April's series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles problem. Prior will undergo surgery next month on the injury, which has dogged him for two years, and flared up in the home series against India, forcing him to step aside after England lost the second Test last month. Many were quick to write off the right-hander because of the…
    - 51 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:07pm -
  • newTwo Indians to feature at Tatarstan ethnic festival
    Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Two Indian artists will feature at the sixth edition of Tatarstan's Krutushka ethnic festival that began in the village of the same name and will showcase the culture of different parts of Russia and the world. Parul Mishra will sing mantras in Sanskrit and Dhruv Bedi will perform on the sitar during the three-day event that will comprise performances of the ethnic music of Tatars, Russians, Maris, Chuvashs, Mordovians, and Udmurts, screening of ethnographic films, art work…
    - 56 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:02pm -
  • newMarkets Weekahead - Sideways trading for shares expected after record highs

    Markets Weekahead - Sideways trading for shares expected after record highs

    REUTERS - The Nifty could trade range-bound after climbing to record highs four times in the week ended Aug. 22. The expiry of monthly derivatives contracts on Thursday expected to raise caution. India also due to announce April-June current account deficit data sometime in the next week and GDP data on Friday. Global factors will also be key with U.S. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due to give a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, later in the day. ...
    - 59 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:59pm -
  • newNifty touches record high; software stocks gain

    Nifty touches record high; software stocks gain

    By Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Nifty rose on Friday to a record high for the fourth time this week as software stocks gained after upbeat U.S. and German data raised optimism about the sector's business outlook, while higher global shares also helped. U.S. data, including a jump in existing home sales and a drop in initial jobless claims helped push the S&P 500 to a record high on Thursday. European shares also gained in the previous session after better-than-expected German private…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:49pm -
  • newHunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested - police

    Hunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested - police

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities, was arrested again on Friday two days after being released from hospital detention. "Sharmila has been re-arrested. It is clear that she is attempting suicide and we cannot allow her to do so," said M.C. Singh, a police official in Imphal, capital of Manipur. Sharmila, 42, went on hunger strike in 2000 in protest against a law originating in the British co…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:25pm -
  • newIndian junior squash team finish fifth
    Windhoek (Namibia), Aug 22 (IANS) India went down 1-2 to England to finish sixth in the World Junior team squash championship here.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:18pm -
  • newFix airfares ceiling, Kerala asks Centre
    Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The central government should take appropriate steps to fix a ceiling on airfares in the Middle-East sector, said a Kerala minister. State Minister for Diaspora K.C. Joseph told reporters here Thursday that over the last many years airline companies have been exploiting those who travel to and from the Middle-East and this is all the more during the peak season when fares are jacked up eight to ten times as compared to the off-season. "The Centre should step in…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • newRape is an attack on women's rights: AIPWA secretary Kavita Krishnan
    New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): All India Progressive Women Association (AIPWA) secretary Kavita Krishnan criticized Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday for his choice of words during his statement on rape yesterday. She had also said that rape is an attack on women rights. We would like tell the Finance Minister that when women are raped, it is an attack on their rights. She said that Arun Jaitley is talking about the loss to tourism but unable to see the loss of woman's life.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:07pm -
  • newPM Koirala to political leaders: No agreement with India against national interest
    Kathmandu, Aug.22 (ANI): Nepal's Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala, has said no agreements would be made with India against the nation's interest. They further asked him not to sign the power trade agreement (PTA) and the project development agreement (PDA) for the Upper Karnali project with India, in haste. Prime Minister Koirala assured the delegation that no agreement would be signed in which Nepal's interest would be compromised, according to Prakash Adhikari, the Prime Minister's media advisor…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:07pm -
  • newAgartala reaps the benefits of peace in the state
    Agartala, Aug 22 (ANI): Tripura has witnessed a decline in insurgency led violence in the past few decades which has given a momentum to development work in the state. The capital, Agartala, has also been undergoing a major transformation with the growth in business, infrastructure and other sectors. Tripura was once reeling under the impact of insurgency which had hampered its development. Agartala city is a proof of this change.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:07pm -
  • newDisney Channel India to launch 'Kahani Masters' for young filmmakers
    New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Disney Channel India is coming up with an initiative 'Kahani Masters', which would give children opportunity to direct their own films.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:07pm -
  • new'Mardaani' won't hit Pakistan theatres
    New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Yash Raj Films' Rani Mukerji-starrer "Mardaani", which released in India Friday with an Adult certification, won't hit the screens in Pakistan due to demands for a few changes. A spokesperson for the film said that when the Pakistan Film Censor Board saw the film that addresses the issue of human trafficking, they gave it an 'A' certificate too. These changes were leading to the message of the film being distorted and the essence being diluted, the spokesperson added. Ev…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:04pm -
  • newISL's Mumbai franchise sign former German international Friedrich
    Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Former German international Manuel Friedrich, who has played for Bundesliga sides like Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Mainz 05, was Friday signed up by the Mumbai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) for the inaugural edition of the football league Oct 12-Dec 20. The 34-year-old Friedrich is the only overseas player in the ISL with the experience of playing the 2014 UEFA Champions League football for quarter-finalists Borussia Dortmund.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • newIndian Grand Prix excluded from 2015 season

    Indian Grand Prix excluded from 2015 season

    Indian GP will not feature in the 2015 F1 season.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:30pm -
  • newMilkha, Bishen join online petition against FIBA's patka ban
    New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Sports personalities Milkha Singh and Bishen Singh Bedi have joined hands with Kalgidhar Society to launch an online petition to protest against discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players wearing patkas.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:04pm -
  • newArmed forces will give a fitting reply to Pakistan: BJP
    New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): Commenting on the series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan this week, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli said today that the government, and in particular Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, have made it clear that the armed forces will give a fitting reply. Kohli told ANI, "Whether it is the matter of their high commissioner preferring to speak with separatists rather than encouraging talks between the two countries, or whether it is the continued violation of…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:01pm -
  • newHousing sector needs innovative loan: RBI
    Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Providers of housing loans should introduce innovative products like savings-linked loans while the credit risk in case of low ticket accounts should be internalised through insurance covers, a senior RBI official said Friday. Stressing the need for financial innovation in case of housing loan products Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor R. Gandhi said one such product could be savings induced home loans or home loan deposits. Speaking at a conference on Banking and…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:00pm -
  • newRBI to lower ceiling on bank loans to a single corporate group

    RBI to lower ceiling on bank loans to a single corporate group

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plans to impose stricter limits on how much a bank can lend to a single corporate group, a move aimed at curbing risk in the banking sector at a time when bad loans are on the rise. Currently, banks are allowed to lend up to 40 percent of their core capital to a single corporate group. The ceiling can rise to a maximum 55 percent including infrastructure loans and bank board approvals in what are deemed "exceptional circumstances". The RBI said in its annual repor…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:00pm -
  • newULFA leader Chetia wants to return to India: daily
    Dhaka, Aug 22 (IANS) ULFA leader Anup Chetia, now in a Bangladesh jail, has reportedly expressed a desire to return to India where he is wanted for murder, abduction and extortion, bdnews24.com reported Friday. An Indian diplomat, identified as J.P. Singh, reportedly met Chetia at the Kashimpur High Security Central Jail Thursday, the report said. Asked if he was interested in repatriation to India, Chetia said "yes". Jailor Jannatul Farhad was quoted as saying that the Indian diplomat spoke to…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:46pm -
  • newIndians keep faith with Modi, best hope for economy - poll

    Indians keep faith with Modi, best hope for economy - poll

    More than 70 percent of Indians are satisfied with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took office nearly three months ago, an opinion poll showed, seeing in him the best hope to put the economy back on track. The 'Mood of the Nation Poll' by India Today-Hansa Research stands out in contrast with the disappointment that top political economists, including those who advised the Modi campaign, have voiced over his failure to announce big bang reforms. The poll of 12,430 people…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:33pm -
  • newRBI to conduct frequent term repos for flexible cash management

    RBI to conduct frequent term repos for flexible cash management

    By Neha Dasgupta and Suvashree Choudhury MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it would conduct more frequent term repos but retained the overall borrowing limit for lenders, in a bid to make borrowing more flexible without injecting additional liquidity into markets. By issuing more frequent term repos, the RBI addresses a key complaint by banks, which had said irregular auctions of these cash-for-loan transactions had made it difficult to manage near-term cash needs. Term rep…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:16pm -
  • newIndia blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

    India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

    India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:09pm -
  • newIndia to hike iron ore royalty, miners may struggle to pass on extra cost

    India to hike iron ore royalty, miners may struggle to pass on extra cost

    SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The cabinet has agreed to raise the royalty rates for iron ore and other minerals, a mining ministry official said, raising the cost for domestic miners, and potentially making imported ore more attractive. There is a danger for miners that they will be unable to pass on the cost fully to steel mills due to weaker global prices, and the competition from imports, traders said. The royalty on iron ore, or the percentage of sales paid to state governments, would incr…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:08pm -
  • newArun Jaitley's comment unacceptable and disgusting: D Raja
    New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja has termed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comments on the Nirbhaya case as "unacceptable and disgusting". The CPI-M leader told ANI, "I really feel sorry that a person like Arun Jaitley has said such a thing. He happens to be the finance minister, he can talk of tourism industry or any other industry, he can talk about how to strengthen them and how to make them more profitable, but it doesn't mean that he can stoop to this l…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:03pm -
  • newArun Jaitley should apologise to female fraternity: Shobha Oza
    New Delhi, Aug. 22 (ANI): Congress leader Shobha Oza said on Friday that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should apologise to the entire female fraternity of this country for his remark on women. Jaitley, while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers on Thursday, had said, "One small incident of rape in Delhi advertised world-over is enough to cost us billions of dollars in terms of lower tourism." Oza told ANI, "It is a shameful as well as idiotic statement. Mr. Jaitley should in fact a…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:03pm -
  • newGovt raises sugar import duty to 25 pct from 15 pct

    Govt raises sugar import duty to 25 pct from 15 pct

    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, raised the import duty on the sweetener to 25 percent from 15 percent as part of efforts to help regional mills struggling with lower prices and higher stocks. In June, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said the import duty could be raised to 40 percent from 15 percent if mills pay farmers' dues, estimated at nearly 50 billion rupees. Mills say a 70-percent jump in the price that they have to pay to farmers in the biggest c…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:52pm -
  • newGold near two-month low; set for weekly drop on interest rate fears

    Gold near two-month low; set for weekly drop on interest rate fears

    By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold ticked up slightly on Friday after a five-day losing streak but held near a two-month low and was headed for its worst week in five, hurt by strong U.S. Bullion was hit hard after minutes from the Fed's July meeting on Wednesday showed policymakers debated whether interest rates should be raised earlier given a surprisingly strong job market recovery. "The stronger dollar isn't helping either." Spot gold edged up 0.2 percent at $1,279.74 an ounce b…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:46pm -
  • newWater reservoirs at 65 pct of capacity in past week

    Water reservoirs at 65 pct of capacity in past week

    Water levels in India's main reservoirs in the week to Aug. 21 were at 65 percent of capacity, down 12 percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:45pm -
  • newPakistan media flays India for axing talks
    Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Two Pakistani newspapers Friday denounced India's decision to call off talks between their foreign secretaries, saying it had dealt "a serious blow" to the bilateral peace process.
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:02pm -
  • newUnruly Air India passenger tied to seat from Melbourne to India
    An unruly flyer on board an Air India flight was tied down using ropes and wires after he had too many drinks and was uncontrollable.
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:56pm -
  • newAmerica's Fatburger now in India
    Gurgaon, Aug 22 (IANS) American burger chain Fatburger is set to launch in the country, with its first location being in the busy Cyber Hub area here. It has incorporated chicken and lamb burgers in its menu as well as given a significant emphasis on vegetarian options. "Though Fatburger is famous for its freshly made burgers, we have so much to offer to our global fans in terms of variety and flexibility in our vegetarian and non-vegetarian flavour options," Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn said i…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:50pm -
  • newNirbhaya's parents express disappointment over Jaitley's comments
    New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been pilloried by various politicians and activists for calling the Delhi gangrape a "small incident of rape", today also faced heavy condemnation from Nirbhaya's parents. Nirbhaya's mother told ANI, "It is a very wrong statement. I have been deeply hurt by his statement." "When they wanted votes, all political leaders were talking about Nirbhaya's case. While addressing a conference of state tourism ministers on Thursday, Jaitley h…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:35pm -
  • newAir India flight with failed engine makes emergency landing in Jaipur
    Jaipur, Aug. 22 (ANI): An Air India flight form Delhi to Ahmedabad had to make an emergency landing in Japiur today after its left engine stopped working. A passenger told ANI, "We got message from the captain that the left engine has failed and the plane will land at Jaipur." Another passenger, Vinay Chaturvedi, told ANI that the staff handled the situation badly. The way Air India staff handled the situation was pathetic.
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:35pm -
  • newSupreme Court gives Centre a month to explain why there is no LoP
    New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday asked the NDA Government at the Centre to explain why there is no Leader of Opposition in Parliament, and gave the former a month's time to come up with an answer on how it proposes to select Lokpal members, if such a post remains vacant or does not exist. The committee to select the nine members of the Lokpal is meant to include the Leader of the Opposition along with the Prime Minister and others. The apex court pointed out that the make-up…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:29pm -

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  • Rupee tumbles by 90 paise vs dollar in late morning trade
    The Indian rupee dropped sharply by 90 paise to 66.90 against the American currency in the late morning trade on Tuesday on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of firm dollar in overseas amidst sudden fall in equity market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:15pm -
  • Rupee tumbles by 90 paise vs dollar in late morning trade
    The Indian rupee dropped sharply by 90 paise to 66.90 against the American currency in the late morning trade on Tuesday on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of firm dollar in overseas amidst sudden fall in equity market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:14pm -
  • SC admits judgement on CIC mistake of law, recalls verdict
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled an order and admitted that it committed a "mistake of law" by directing that only sitting or retired high court chief justices or an apex court judge could head the central and state information commissions.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:11pm -
  • Asaram sent to jail, to move bail plea on Tuesday
    Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur, was behind bars after he was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:07pm -
  • 2G: SC rejects pleas for recalling its orders
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the pleas of the accused in the 2G spectrum case seeking recall of its two orders barring the high court from hearing the matters arising out of the scam.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:06pm -
  • 2G: SC rejects pleas for recalling its orders
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the pleas of the accused in the 2G spectrum case seeking recall of its two orders barring the high court from hearing the matters arising out of the scam.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:06pm -
  • Microsoft to acquire Nokia's handset biz for USD 7.17 bn
    Software giant Microsoft said it will acquire Finnish handset maker Nokia's handset business for 5.44 billion euros (USD 7.17 billion) in cash, in an effort to strengthen its position in the smartphone market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:01pm -
  • Microsoft to acquire Nokia's handset biz for USD 7.17 bn
    Software giant Microsoft said it will acquire Finnish handset maker Nokia's handset business for 5.44 billion euros (USD 7.17 billion) in cash, in an effort to strengthen its position in the smartphone market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:01pm -
  • Federer stunned while Nadal rolls on at US Open
    Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round while Rafael Nadal captured his 19th hardcourt win in a row to reach the quarter-finals without having allowed a service break.
    - 3 Sep 13, 11:25am -
  • Divij Sharan bows out of US Open
    Divij Sharan's US Open came to an end after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Yen-Hsun Lu went down fighting to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the men's doubles third round in New York.
    - 3 Sep 13, 11:11am -
  • Asaram sent to jail, to move bail plea on Tuesday
    Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur, was behind bars after he was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court.
    - 3 Sep 13, 10:50am -
  • Landmark Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod
    Ushering in the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger, Parliament on Monday gave its nod to the landmark Food Security Bill which seeks to provide highly subsidised foodgrains to the country's two-third population as a right.
    - 3 Sep 13, 10:49am -
  • Runners-up finish for India in Asia Cup
    India made a spirited fightback in the second half but failed to earn a direct berth in next year's hockey World Cup as they lost the high-scoring summit clash 3-4 to defending champions South Korea, in Ipoh on Monday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 9:00pm -
  • Nat Sports Awards presented; Sodhi conferred Khel Ratna
    The National Sports Awards were presented on Saturday to the country's top athletes and coaches with shooter Ronjan Sodhi getting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - India's highest sporting honour, while cricketer Virat Kohli was among the Arjuna awardees.
    - 2 Sep 13, 9:00pm -
  • First time in 50 years: Eng to host India for 5 Tests
    England has agreed to host India for five Test matches, for the first time in 50 years, when the team lands in London for a long series which will also include five ODIs and a Twenty20 International next year.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:50pm -
  • Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 38
    At least 38 people have been killed in weekend attacks in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, and another 34 are missing, local officials said on Sunday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:40pm -
  • Obama backs strike on Syria but wants Congress approval
    In a surprise move, US President Barack Obama has sought congressional approval for limited military intervention in Syria to win more support for his plan to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:40pm -
  • Hasina hints at polls in Bangladesh before January 24
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday hinted that Bangladesh's next general election could be held at any time in the three-month period before the term of parliament ends on January 24.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:35pm -
  • Daunting task ahead of Rajan as new RBI governor
    Declining value of Rupee, widening Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the impact of likely tapering of US bond purchases are some of the key issues which will keep Raghuram Rajan busy after he takes charge as RBI Governor on Wednesday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:29pm -
  • Daunting task ahead of Rajan as new RBI governor
    Declining value of Rupee, widening Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the impact of likely tapering of US bond purchases are some of the key issues which will keep Raghuram Rajan busy after he takes charge as RBI Governor on Wednesday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:29pm -
  • Brotherhood demands fact-finding panel for detainees
    Amid a security crackdown on its members, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has demanded the formation of an independent fact-finding committee to carry out surprise inspections of detention centres and investigate all violations committed against prisoners.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:26pm -
  • C-17 heavy-lift transport plane inducted into IAF
    Giving a major thrust to IAF's capability to swiftly move troops and tanks to battle fronts, Def Min A K Antony formally inducted its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base on Monday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:26pm -
  • Moily: No proposal for night curfew at petrol pumps
    Slammed over a proposal to shut petrol pumps at night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday beat a hasty retreat, saying there is no move to limit petrol and diesel sales at retail outlets.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:25pm -
  • Moily: No proposal for night curfew at petrol pumps
    Slammed over a proposal to shut petrol pumps at night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday beat a hasty retreat, saying there is no move to limit petrol and diesel sales at retail outlets.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:24pm -
  • Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: President
    Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee has stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:24pm -
  • Telangana issue rocks Parl, 9 MPs suspended
    Parliament was rocked by Telangana issue again on Monday, prompting Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take the unprecedented step of suspending nine members from Andhra Pradesh for five days, the second time in the same session.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:24pm -
  • Telangana issue rocks Parl, 9 MPs suspended
    Parliament was rocked by Telangana issue again on Monday, prompting Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take the unprecedented step of suspending nine members from Andhra Pradesh for five days, the second time in the same session.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:23pm -
  • Sahara blames SEBI in SC for imbroglio in paying investors
    The Sahara group today blamed SEBI for acting in haste against it on the issue of refunding Rs 24,000 crore to investors and asked the Supreme Court to pass an order to help it get out of the imbroglio.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:53pm -
  • 2G case: Court dismisses joint trial pleas
    A Delhi court on Monday dismissed separate pleas of Essar Teleholdings Ltd (ETHL) and another accused in 2G spectrum scam case seeking a joint trial in the case.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:52pm -
  • Subbarao to bid adieu after 5 stormy years
    Career bureaucrat-turned-banker D Subbarao demits office on Wednesday after a 5-year stint as RBI Governor during a tumultuous period of global financial stress that has left rupee plumbing new depths, falling economic growth and high inflation.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:40pm -
  • RBI zeroes in on 5 for panel to screen applications of new banks
    The Reserve Bank is understood to have zeroed in on five names for setting up a high-level panel of experts from the banking and financial sector to screen applications of the 26 aspirants for new banking licences.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:32pm -
  • SC seeks Centre's reply on plea to ban pentavalent vaccine
    The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking its direction to ban use of pentavalent vaccine, which prevents diseases like Hepatitis-B and diphtheria in children.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:26pm -
  • Merkel hits out at Russia and China over Syria stand
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at Russia and China over their stance in the Syrian crisis, saying in an interview published on Saturday that their action weakened the United Nations.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:17pm -
  • Sri Lanka turning authoritarian: UN human rights chief
    UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay on Saturday criticised the Sri Lankan government, saying the country is becoming "increasingly authoritarian" despite the end of a civil war four years ago.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:17pm -
  • Syria asks UN to prevent aggression against it
    Syria has appealed to the United Nations to try to "prevent any aggression" against it, even as US President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied with war-weary lawmakers to convince them for a limited military strike.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:15pm -
  • Tornado rips through eastern Japan, injures dozens
    A tornado ripped through parts of eastern Japan on Monday, injuring several dozen people, tearing off roofs and uprooting buildings.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:15pm -
  • Tornado rips through eastern Japan, injures dozens
    A tornado ripped through parts of eastern Japan on Monday, injuring several dozen people, tearing off roofs and uprooting buildings.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:14pm -
  • Lal Masjid operation: Case filed against Musharraf
    In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:14pm -
  • Syria asks UN to prevent aggression against it
    Syria has appealed to the United Nations to try to "prevent any aggression" against it, even as US President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied with war-weary lawmakers to convince them for a limited military strike.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:14pm -
  • Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: President
    Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee has stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:13pm -
  • Bhatkal took advantage of free passage at Indo-Nepal border
    Arrested Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal and his associate used to take advantage of the unhindered passage on the Indo-Nepal border, 110 km of which lay in Bihar.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:06pm -
  • Lal Masjid operation: Case filed against Musharraf
    In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:05pm -
  • Economic deceleration on expected lines: Planning Commission
    The Planning Commission on Friday said the deceleration in economic growth in the first quarter was on expected lines and it may improve in the second half of the fiscal.
    - 2 Sep 13, 5:41pm -
  • Mumbai gangrape: Cops want accused to undergo TIP soon
    Mumbai police plans to conduct test identification parade of the five accused in the photojournalist gangrape case as soon as they are remanded in judicial custody.
    - 2 Sep 13, 1:53pm -
  • Obama backs strike on Syria but wants Congress approval
    In a surprise move, US President Barack Obama has sought congressional approval for limited military intervention in Syria to win more support for his plan to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
    - 2 Sep 13, 1:43pm -
  • Hyderabad Hotshots clinch inaugural IBL title
    Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots emerged as the champion of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) when they downed Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the final matches which was held at the NSCI Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday.
    - 1 Sep 13, 8:13am -
  • US for "narrow" strike against Syria; Russia dismisses chemical weapons use
    The US moved closer to military intervention in Syria with President Barack Obama saying he was considering a "limited, narrow" strike without involving ground forces even as Russia dismissed claims about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime as "utter nonsense."
    - 31 Aug 13, 9:35pm -
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Reuters India

  • newArun Jaitley stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape case

    Arun Jaitley stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape case

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faced criticism on Friday for making light of the gang rape of a Delhi woman in 2012 and her subsequent death by saying it was a small incident that had cost India billions of dollars in tourism.
    - 28 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:30pm -
  • newMoscow defies Kiev, orders aid convoy onto Ukrainian soil

    Moscow defies Kiev, orders aid convoy onto Ukrainian soil

    DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING, Russia (Reuters) - Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine on Friday apparently without Kiev's permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation with the Ukrainian military which is fighting pro-Russian rebels.
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:55pm -
  • newHunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested - police

    Hunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested - police

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities, was arrested again on Friday two days after being released from hospital detention.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:25pm -
  • newEXCLUSIVE - Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling

    EXCLUSIVE - Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:50pm -
  • newIndians keep faith with Modi, best hope for economy - poll

    Indians keep faith with Modi, best hope for economy - poll

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than 70 percent of Indians are satisfied with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took office nearly three months ago, an opinion poll showed, seeing in him the best hope to put the economy back on track.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:33pm -
  • newMalaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims finally come home

    Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims finally come home

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:11pm -
  • newIndia to hike iron ore royalty, miners may struggle to pass on extra cost

    India to hike iron ore royalty, miners may struggle to pass on extra cost

    SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The cabinet has agreed to raise the royalty rates for iron ore and other minerals, a mining ministry official said, raising the cost for domestic miners, and potentially making imported ore more attractive.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:08pm -
  • newAmid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

    Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

    Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators.
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:22pm -
  • newArvind Subramanian likely to be chief econ adviser

    Arvind Subramanian likely to be chief econ adviser

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S.-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday.
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:14pm -
  • newIslamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen' - Pentagon

    Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen' - Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:03am -
  • newRobin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    SAN RAFAEL Calif. (Reuters) - Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:35am -
  • newIsraeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

    Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:29am -
  • newIslamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen' - Pentagon

    Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen' - Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • newBritish Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

    British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

    LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley, held hostage in Syria.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:23am -
  • newViolence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    LONDON (Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf.
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 11:49pm -
  • newPakistani protest leader says talks with government suspended

    Pakistani protest leader says talks with government suspended

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An opposition politician leading protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said talks with the government were suspended on Thursday, as the continuing impasse raised fears for the nuclear-armed country's stability.
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:41pm -
  • newMonsoon to display lull as floods ease

    Monsoon to display lull as floods ease

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's monsoon rains will be weak next week, weather officials said on Thursday, giving relief to cane- and rice-growing areas of northern and eastern regions that were recently hit by floods.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:39pm -
  • Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in new Indian league

    Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in new Indian league

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:21pm -
  • Protesters attack police as Assam, Nagaland fight over territory

    Protesters attack police as Assam, Nagaland fight over territory

    GUWAHATI India (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters in Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighbouring state.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:17pm -
  • Jackie Chan takes "bow of apology" after son busted for drugs

    Jackie Chan takes "bow of apology" after son busted for drugs

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Kungfu movie star Jackie Chan offered the public a "deep bow of apology" after his son, actor, singer and socialite Jaycee, was arrested in Beijing for drug use.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

    Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

    KABUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:24am -
  • Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi's 'buy India' pledge

    Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi's 'buy India' pledge

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:07am -
  • U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

    U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

    BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:16am -
  • U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

    U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:19am -
  • Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

    Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:32am -