Nine dead as three coaches of Dehradun Express catches fire

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Mumbai: Nine passengers were reported dead and four others injured when three reserved coaches of Dehradun Express caught fire near Dahanu early this morning. Eyewitnesses said, fire first broke out in the rear portion of S3 coach, and then it spread to S2 and S4 coaches. Passengers who had shut the windows because of winter […]

BJP MLA from MP Usha Thakur performs Asaram Puja

Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Usha Thakur

Indore: Usha Thakur, a newly elected BJP MLA not only attended a bhajan programme organised by jailed godman Asaram Bapu’s followers on New Year’s Eve but also performed an aarti of Asaram’s portrait kept on the dais. This event took place in Narsingh Vatika, Indore on December 31. The lady MLA later said: “I know […]

Rakhi Birla, Aam Aadmi Party’s 26-year-old minister, gets cracking

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Rakhi Birla

New Delhi: The youngest minister in the Arvind Kejriwal Cabinet, Rakhi Birla, today said that the government was in touch with international NGOs with a view to ensuring holistic development of differently-abled children at various shelter homes in the city. The 26-year-old Ms Birla, who is the new Women and Child Development Minister, hoped that […]

Andhra HC asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam to return Padma Shri

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Mohan Babu Brahmanand

Hyderabad : The Andhra Pradesh High Court asked Telugu film actors Mohan Babu and Brahmanandam to return their ‘Padma Shri’ awards for violation of rules accompanying them. A bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothy Sengupta and Justice P Sanjay Kumar, while hearing a petition filed by BJP leader N Indrasena Reddy, took serious note of […]

Suzanne separates from Hrithik, ends 17-year-relationship

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Suzanne Hrithik,

Mumbai: Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan today issued a statement to announce that his wife Suzanne had decided to separate from him and end their 17-year-old marital relationship. The statement says: “Suszanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17 year relationship. “This is a very trying time for the entire family and I […]

US urges for united effort to break political logjam in B’desh

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Washington : The US has called for concerted effort at dialogue to bring the two major political parties of Bangladesh close together to find a way out for holding free, fair and peaceful elections there. “While we really welcome the announcement of elections on January 5th, we do think that there is an urgent call […]

Mumbai man rapes daughter for 11 years, fathers her child

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Mumbai: A 50-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his daughter for nearly 11 years and fathering a child with her, police said today. The accused identified as Ibrahim Shaikh was arrested yesterday after the 26-year-old victim claimed in her complaint that he is the biological father of their eight-year-old daughter, they said. Realising […]

Five years after 26/11, Intelligence services still crippled by staff shortage

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Five years after 26/11, Intelligence services still crippled by staff shortage

Mumbai :  Five years after 26/11, India’s intelligence services are functioning with staffing deficits of up to 40 per cent, highly placed government sources told The Hindu. The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), officials said, faces endemic shortages of personnel both with specialist language and area skills, and technology experts critical to modern espionage. The […]

Pushkar Fair gives a new breath of life to Indian traditional puppetry

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Rajasthan: As the renowned Pushkar fair kicked off on November 6, it is giving a lifetime experience to the tourists. But most importantly, this annual fair brought back the traditional Rajasthan art form of puppetry to the minds of people, which by the passage of time was losing its existence. Pushkar fair, that gave a […]

Worship of Tulsi in every Hindu’s home is beneficial

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Tulsi Pooja

Mangalore : Tulsi is a sacred plant which can be found in almost every Hindu’s home. Tulsi Pooja (Worship of Tulsi) is observed almost every day. Following things are required for Tulsi Puja. The sacred plant, Tulsi is regarded as the incarnation of the goddess Mahalakshmi. Tulsi represents duty, dedication, love, virtue and sorrow of […]

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