Russia orders fresh military exercises on border

MOSCOW In a move which Russian Defence minister rates as "provoked", Russian authorities have ordered… [more]

Russia orders fresh military exercises on border Russia orders fresh military exercises on border

Boko Haram still holding school girls captive

KANO Its over a week and 187 school girls are still in custody of Boko Haram kidnapppers after the… [more]

Boko Haram still holding school girls captive Boko Haram still holding school girls captive

Super Kings beat Royals by seven runs

DUBAI (IANS) Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in an Indian Premier League… [more]

Super Kings beat Royals by seven runs Super Kings beat Royals by seven runs

Mastram’ trailer crosses 16 lakh hits on YouTube

NEW DELHI The fate of erotic thriller "Mastram" will be decided May 9, but its trailer, interspersed… [more]

Mastram’ trailer crosses 16 lakh hits on YouTube Mastram' trailer crosses 16 lakh hits on YouTube

First look: Kareena in Singham 2

MUMBAI First look of stars in Rohit Shetty's sequel of Singham which pairs Kareena opposite Ajay Devgn… [more]

First look: Kareena in Singham 2 First look: Kareena in Singham 2

Changing faces and flavors of AAP leaders

NEW DELHI AAP has again shot to headlines playing its favorite sport  'goofing-up stuff'. This… [more]

Changing faces and flavors of AAP leaders Changing faces and flavors of AAP leaders

Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress on display

LOS ANGELES Singer Gwen Stefani's wedding dress is to go on display at a prominent museum in London… [more]

Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress on display Gwen Stefani's wedding dress on display

Olivia Wilde fancies Eva Longoria’s style

LOS ANGELES Actress Olivia Wilde admires Eva Longoria's style, but says she can't emulate the "Desperate… [more]

Olivia Wilde fancies Eva Longoria’s style Olivia Wilde fancies Eva Longoria's style

Tom Hanks preparing to reunite with Steven Spielberg

LOS ANGELES Actor-director Tom Hanks is reportedly looking forward to reuniting with "Jurassic Park"… [more]

Tom Hanks preparing to reunite with Steven Spielberg Tom Hanks preparing to reunite with Steven Spielberg

MARRIED AT LAST!

MUMBAI Rani Mukherjee and Aditya Chopra are a couple finally.                              … [more]

MARRIED AT LAST! MARRIED AT LAST!

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30 Indian builders to showcase properties in US

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM A 15-day property show is being held in the US at which 30 builders from India will showcase their latest projects.                                                                                                             A real estate business group based in the US told IANS over phone that the eighth annual edition of the India Property Show would be held in Edison, New Jersey, ...

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100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

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WASHINGTON An Indian-American community organization has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.                                                                Only 37 of the detainees at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) El Paso Processing Centre in Texas had ...

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Indian gay student granted asylum in Australia

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SYDNEY A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status in Australia.                                                          The 25-year-old commerce graduate, who lives with his ­boyfriend in New South Wales (NSW), was granted asylum by Australia’s Refugee Review Tribunal, The Australian reported Wednesday. He ...

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Tendulkar celebrates 41st birthday by voting

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MUMBAI Placing responsibility to nation uppermost, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar Thursday cast his vote here before celebrating his 41st birthday.                                                                         Tendulkar voted in Mumbai’s North Central Lok Sabha constituency and tweeted later to his fans: “I have voted, have you? A wonderful start to my birthday, as a responsible citizen of our ...

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Modi files nomination from Varanasi

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VARANASI In a rare show of strength and among huge crowds, BJP’s prime-ministerial candidate went on to file his nomination papers from Varanasi.                                                                        Modi who has won the hearts of many across India has been portrayed by the party   as the best choice and the only alternative to free the country from ...

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Star-studded voting

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MUMBAI The voting in Mumbai has brought out many film-stars who took time from their tight schedules to register their presence in the building our democracy.                                                             Although Mumbai has recorded very low voter turnout, but the participation of these public figures was quiet a boost for the local population to be inspired ...

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103 countries to attend Sri Lankan youth conference

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COLOMBO A total of 103 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, the country’s youth ministry stated Tuesday.  The confirmed list of invitees include senior ministers and senior government officials from over 40 countries, national youth delegates representing 103 ...

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MH370 Mystery deepens

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AUGUSTA The Australian Transport Safety Bureau authorities after a thorough examination of the   photographs of the debris given by someone from public have concluded that they do not satisfy as any lead in the search for the plane. The same information has also been passed to the Malaysian authorities along with the ...

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Russia-led security bloc suspends cooperation with NATO

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MOSCOW The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has decided to suspend its contacts with NATO over the confrontation between the two blocs over Ukraine, the CSTO’s secretary general said Thursday.                                                                                                                    “We are stopping common efforts to jointly cooperate with NATO, taking into account the position NATO has taken during the Ukrainian crisis,” ...

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US special envoy lands in Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan James Dobbins has opened talks with Pakistani leaders on bilateral and regional issues, focusing on the situation in Afghanistan, officials here said Thursday.                                                                                                                                           It is Dobbins’s first visit to Pakistan after the April 5 presidential and parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, and officials said both ...

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‘Kaanchi’: Epic tale of women’s empowerment

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MUMBAI Film: “Kaanchi”; Cast: Mishti, Kartik Aaryan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor; Directed by Subhash Ghai; Rating: ****                                                                    Subhash Ghai loves the mountains. In many of his films, these are captured with the sobering imposingness of a climber gazing lovingly and reverently at the peaks he knows he must conquer. ...

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Had made prior commitment to IIFA, say Bollywood actors on missing voting

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FLORIDA Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Javed Akhtar, present on the second day of the ongoing IIFA awards and skipping voting – scheduled on the same date in Mumbai – regretted not exercising their franchise but said they had committed to the show six months back when elections has ...

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Mastram’ trailer crosses 16 lakh hits on YouTube

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NEW DELHI The fate of erotic thriller “Mastram” will be decided May 9, but its trailer, interspersed with a writer’s quest, adult content and adages like “the secret folder of your computer coming in the form of a feature film”, has got an overwhelming response on the internet.              Released Feb 14, the ...

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Knight Riders stun Royal Challengers, win by 2 runs

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SHARJAH A stunning catch by Australian Chris Lynn in the last over made the difference as Kolkata Knight Riders narrowly beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by two runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Thursday.                                                  Royal Challengers, looking for their third win on the trot, put ...

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Royal Challengers opt to field against Knight Riders

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SHARJAH Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Thursday.          Bangalore made two changes with Muttiah Muralitharan coming in place of Nic Maddinson and Yogesh Takawale for Sachin Rana. Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam ...

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Super Kings beat Royals by seven runs

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DUBAI (IANS) Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Wednesday.            Defending their total of 140/6, Super Kings bowled out the Royals for 133 in 19.5 overs with left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja picking up 4/33 from ...

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Do good-looking women have a better chance of getting the job?

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By Sabrina Almeida No matter how qualified or experienced a woman is, she still has to fight hard to be taken seriously in the work place. In a day and age where they are leading countries and making important global decisions, there are far too many instances where looks impact whether or ...

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Ethnic minorities should reasonably accommodate the mainstream

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By Pradip Rodrigues Nearly two decades ago I met a wealthy American banker on vacation in Nepal who I discovered accidentally in conversation was Jewish. There was no way of knowing he was a Jew, neither by appearance or his name which was Christian. We got talking about the Jewish experience and ...

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Is this the end of the Catholic school system?

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By Sabrina Almeida The Ontario Superior Court recently ruled that a student at a Catholic high school who is entitled to be excused from religious courses must also be excused, if they wish, from religious field trips and attending mass. The Ontario Education Act allows students of all faiths to attend Catholic ...

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South Asian seniors are busy working… for their children

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By Pradip Rodrigues Contrary to popular perception, South Asian seniors pull their own weight when it comes to being productive and earning income, not for them, but their families. You can see them working in factories, in stores mopping floors and mostly at home doing baby-sitting for not just their kids but ...

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Proven old school learning methods making a comeback

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By Sabrina Almeida A couple of weeks back my younger son shocked me when he said he would not be able to sign the application for a new passport. It wasn’t insolence or him exerting his free will, I might have been okay with that. The explanation I got was much worse. ...

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