Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pak PM Sharif, Zardari meet; discuss Musharraf, politics

Pak PM Sharif, Zardari meet; discuss Musharraf, politics


Pak PM Sharif, Zardari meet; discuss Musharraf, politics

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today met former President Asif Ali Zardari here, amid unease in civil-military relations due to the trial of erstwhile military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

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An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country`s capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.

Musharraf not singled out in treason case: Prosecutor

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Pervez Musharraf`s claim that he was being singled out in the high treason trial was Wednesday described as premature by the prosecution, which said evidence was only found against the former Pakistani military dictator for imposing an emergency in 2007.

Nepal govt files murder case against 13 Maoists

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Nepalese government has filed a case against 13 Maoist cadres for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 16-year-old school boy in 2004 during the decade-long civil strife in the country, prompting the Maoists to obstruct the Parliament Wednesday.

Afghan Taliban local commander killed, 4 injured

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Afghan security forces during operations against Taliban militants in the northern Badakhshan province killed a local commander and injured four others, Ahmad Naved Frotan, provincial government spokesman, said Wednesday.

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

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The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police said today.

Musharraf singled out in treason case: Lawyer tells court

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Pervez Musharraf`s lawyer on Tuesday claimed that the former Pakistan president was being singled out in the treason trial and all those involved in the imposition of the emergency in 2007 should be tried together.

South Korea: 295 Missing After Ferry Sinks

South Korea: 295 Missing After Ferry Sinks


South Korea: 295 Missing After Ferry Sinks

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:27 AM PDT

A huge rescue operation is continuing into the night after a ferry carrying hundreds of children and their teachers sinks.

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Pistorius Trial: Reeva Bullet Wound Evidence

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 05:57 AM PDT

Oscar Pistorius holds his head in his hands as a witness tells how bullets he fired caused devastating injuries to his girlfriend.

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Ukraine: Nato Bolsters Forces In Eastern Europe

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:03 AM PDT

As armoured vehicles flying Russian flags enter a Ukrainian town, Nato increases its military presence on its eastern borders.

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Coulson Tells Trial He Heard Hacked Voicemail

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 05:38 AM PDT

The ex-NOTW editor says he was "shocked" to hear a message left on David Blunkett's phone, viewing it as a "breach of privacy".

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Drug Charges For Former Co-Op Boss Flowers

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 04:43 AM PDT

The former Co-Op bank chairman and Methodist minister is charged with possession of class A and class C drugs.

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Thousands Miss Out On First Choice School

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 05:03 AM PDT

Parents are trying to plan for the future after missing out on school places. One school had 4,000 applicants for 40 places.

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Ed Balls Facing Police Probe Over Car Prang

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 04:05 AM PDT

The shadow chancellor says he did not realise he had damaged a car after hitting the vehicle during a constituency visit.

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William And Kate Touch Down For Oz Trip

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 05:26 AM PDT

The royal visit comes as a poll reveals Australians are increasingly keen on keeping the Queen as their head of state.

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AC/DC Star Speaks Out Over Retirement Rumours

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:08 AM PDT

Speculation surrounds the future of the rock band amid concerns about the health of guitarist Malcolm Young.

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The App That Hides Game Of Thrones Spoilers

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 05:54 AM PDT

The Silencer extension allows users to type in specific terms, which are then blocked from Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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Cong accuses Modi, BJP of using black money in poll campaigns

Cong accuses Modi, BJP of using black money in poll campaigns


Cong accuses Modi, BJP of using black money in poll campaigns

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Narendra Modi`s election campaign would cost a whopping Rs 5,000 crores, most of which is black money, Congress on Wednesday alleged and sought a probe into the origin of these funds.

650 schemes in one family`s name, BJP hits back at Congress

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Under attack for pursuing personality-based politics by making Narendra Modi a fulcrum of its campaign for 2014 general elections, the BJP on Wednesday charged Congress with glorifying contributions of one family by launching a staggering 650 schemes in the name of Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

Online spoofs: Parties battle it out in virtual world

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"Kattar soch nahi yuva josh" is replaced by "Koi Soch Nahi, Khali Pili ka Josh" in an online spoof of a Congress advertisement, one of the many parodies flooding the digital space as political parties mock each other in a no-holds barred slugfest.

US-based NRIs land in India to campaign for Narendra Modi

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BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has found supporters away from India, as a group of US-based non-resident Indians, who had raised funds for Barack Obama during the 2012 US Presidential Elections, have come to India to root for him.

Salman`s father, Salim Khan, launches Narendra Modi`s website in Urdu

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Superstar Salman Khan`s father and veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan on Wednesday launched the Urdu version of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s official website www.narendramodi.in/.

Lok Sabha elections fail to revive up SUV sales this year

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Unlike in the past, this time around SUVs and utility vehicles seem to be losing lustre, putting paid to hopes of those in the auto industry who were banking on improved sales of these vehicles during the election time.

Narendra Modi running away from giving an apology: Congress

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Lashing out at Narendra Modi for sidestepping the issue of apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Congress on Wednesday said that he is someone who "runs away" from giving an apology.

Kapil Sibal urges EC to file FIR against Subramanian Swamy

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With the poll battle heating up, Law Minister Kapil Sibal lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the BJP and its leader Subramanian Swamy.

Kiran Bedi to take on Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi?

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With Arvind Kejriwal moving on to fight bigger battles after 49 days in power, the BJP seems to have sensed an opportunity to weaken him in his citadel, Delhi.

Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan likely to take over as next Navy Chief

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Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan is most likely to be the next chief of the Indian Navy with reports on Wednesday suggesting that the Defence Ministry has recommended his name to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the coveted post.

Congress must account for its sins first: Narendra Modi on Gujarat riots apology

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has once again sidestepped the issue of him apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Amnesty welcomes Supreme Court`s transgender verdict

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A millions lives would improve thanks to Supreme Court of India`s recognition of transgender people`s human rights, a right body has said.

Rahul Gandhi takes cue from Arvind Kejriwal to attack Narendra Modi?

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Rahul appeared to have taken a cue from Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal when he said that Vajpayee-Advani partnership of yesteryears has now been replaced by Modi-Adani one.

Left parties to help provide alternative government, says CPM

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CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that the left parties can help to provide an alternative non-Congress and non-BJP government at the Centre.

Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted two-year leave for child care:SC

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness.

More than PM, Congress responsible for scams under UPA-2: BJP

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Congress leadership has to take responsibility for all the alleged scandals during UPA-2 as it wielded real power, BJP said on Tuesday as it used contents of two just-released books to target the ruling party and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

NIA accuses Delhi Police of frustrating probe in terror cases

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday argued in a court here that Delhi Police was trying to "frustrate" their ongoing probe against Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives by seeking further custody of top IM men Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas.

Priyanka Vadra, Varun Gandhi war of words escalates

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In sharp escalation of their war of words, Priyanka Gandhi fired yet another salvo at Varun Gandhi saying the Lok Sabha elections is "an ideological war".

Muslims fear Narendra Modi, Rajnath`s image like Vajpayee: Maulana Kalbe Jawwad

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Prominent cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad on Tuesday said there was some fear among Muslims as far as BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was concerned, but its national president Rajnath Singh`s image was emerging like former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Rahul justifies his `toffee` barb against Gujarat model

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi tonight justified his `toffee` barb against the Gujarat model of development, saying it was prompted by the Narendra Modi government giving away land to industrialists at Re 1 per sqmetre, the price of a toffee.

No differences of opinion among NDA parties; Vijayakanth says

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DMDK leader Vijayakanth on Tuesday said there are no differences of opinion in BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu and alleged their opposition was trying to paint a "false" picture of disunity within the fold.

Amnesty International welcomes SC verdict on transgender

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Amnesty International welcomed the Supreme Court`s ruling to recognise transgenders or eunuchs as the third category of gender.

If Modi loses in Varansai, no one will make him PM: Arvind Kejriwal

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AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said if the people of Varanasi defeat Narendra Modi in the elections then no one will make him the next prime minister.

Ending speculation, ND Tiwari says he will not contest LS polls

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Anguished over being neglected by a party he served like a "loyal soldier", Congress veteran ND Tiwari on Tuesday said he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls putting at rest speculation that the octogenarian could stage a political comeback.

IM suspects planned to bomb Delhi in 2012 with LeT: Police

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Indian Mujahideen suspects Tehsin Akhtar alias Monu and Pakistani national Waqas alias Zia-ur-Rehman were planning to carry out blasts in Delhi in 2012 with the help of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Delhi Police Tuesday told a court here.

Cong should answer issues raised in Parakh`s book: BJP

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BJP today asked Congress to answer the issues raised in the book of former Coal Secretary P C Parakh on coal blocks allocation scam and claimed CBI did not carry out proper investigations in the matter.

Delhi Congress protests outside Subramanian Swamy`s residence

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Scores of Congress workers on Tuesday staged a violent protest outside BJP leader Subramanian Swamy`s residence in Nizamuddin area of South Delhi demanding an "unconditional apology" for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Priyanka Gandhi and top party leaders.

Pak says it wants sustained comprehensive dialogue process

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Describing terrorism as a common challenge, Pakistan on Tuesday pitched for deeper Indo-Pak engagement to resolve various contentious issues including Jammu and Kashmir and said both the countries must take advantage of economic opportunities to improve relations.

Cong rejects charge that Sonia stepped in campaign after Rahul failed

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Congress on Tuesday dismissed BJP`s charge that Sonia Gandhi came to the fore in campaigning through her televised appeal as Rahul Gandhi has "failed" to reach out to people in Lok Sabha polls.

Campaign ends for 5th phase of LS polls in 121 seats

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Electioneering on Tuesday drew to a close in 121 Lok Sabha seats spread across 12 states going to polls on Thursday in the fifth phase of elections, crossing the half-way mark of the nine-phase exercise.

`UK prince refused to back Rushdie over Satanic Verses fatwa`

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Prince Charles had turned his back on India-born Salman Rushdie after a fatwa was issued against him for his controversial novel `The Satanic Verses` because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims, a British author has claimed.

Varun has assets worth nearly Rs 20 crore, 3 firearms

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BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Tuesday declared assets worth nearly Rs 20 crores and three fire arms in his name.

Will review Indo-China border defence agreement if elected: BJP

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Attacking the incumbent Manmohan Singh government over signing a Border Defence Cooperation Agreement with China, BJP president Rajnath Singh today said if voted to power his party would review it and asserted they would give a "befitting reply" to any neighbouring country which tries to intimidate India along the border.

Varun Gandhi, Viswas, cricketer Kaif enter poll fray

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BJP`s Varun Gandhi, AAP candidate in Amethi Kumar Vishwas and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan were among the prominent candidates who filed nominations on the fourth day for the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha election covering 64 seats in seven states.

CBI chief refuses to be drawn into debate with Parakh

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CBI Director Ranjit Sinha today refused to be drawn into any debate with former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, who had accused him of not applying mind while registering a case against the ex-bureaucrat in the coalgate scam.

Congress, BJP spar over Rajnath`s meeting with Muslim clerics

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Congress and BJP on Tuesday sparred over Rajnath Singh`s meeting with Muslim clerics in Lucknow with the ruling party accusing BJP of "double-speak" and the opposition party hitting back.

Subramanian Swamy calls Priyanka Vadra `alcoholic`, Congress workers protest in Delhi

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Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy for his comments against Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka Gandhi, Congress leader Ajay Maken on Tuesday said that Swamy`s statement has crossed all limits.

Lok Sabha polls: Preneet hits out at Modi

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Slamming BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Union Minister Preneet Kaur on Tuesday said it would be wrong to describe him as the "economic saviour" who alone can usher in prosperity in the country.

Frenzy to bring to helm sectarian bigotry: Gopalkrishna

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Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi today slammed the "frenzy" to bring to India`s helm the reign of an "ethnic majority, sectarian bigotry and denominational autocracy" in the name of "strength".

Nothing wrong in Rajnath meeting Muslim clerics: BJP

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BJP on Tuesday saw "nothing wrong" in party chief Rajnath Singh meeting Muslim religious leaders in Lucknow, saying candidates should meet voters across his constituency.

Congress calls Modi a `dictator` over his "shivering" remark

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"Har har Modi should be dar dar Modi," the Congress on Tuesday said as it mocked at the BJP`s PM candidate`s statement that the ruling party was "shivering" at the prospect of his coming to power and called him a "dictator".

Reliance Industries a parallel state: Former Bengal governor

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Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday dubbed Reliance Industries as a "parallel state" that exercised power "brazenly" over natural and financial resources.

Priyanka Vadra takes on cousin Varun Gandhi, says he `betrayed` family

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Priyanka Gandhi fired yet another salvo at her cousin Varun Gandhi, saying the Lok Sabha elections is "an ideological war and not a family tea party".

SC recognises transgenders as third gender, eunuchs hail verdict

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In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted recognition to transgenders as third category of sex.

एक फेकू एक्सप्रेस गुजरात से चलती है, तो दूसरी MP से: नगमा

एक फेकू एक्सप्रेस गुजरात से चलती है, तो दूसरी MP से: नगमा


एक फेकू एक्सप्रेस गुजरात से चलती है, तो दूसरी MP से: नगमा

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 12:56 AM PDT

फिल्म अभिनेत्री और मेरठ लोकसभा सीट से कांग्रेस की प्रत्याशी नगमा ने कहा कि देश में नरेन्द्र मोदी की कोई...


बिहार में दूसरे चरण का मतदान गुरुवार को

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 12:48 AM PDT

बिहार में छह चरण वाले लोकसभा चुनावों के दूसरे चरण में गुरुवार को सात सीटों के लिए मतदान होगा. राज्य...


सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने कहा, एन श्रीनिवासन के खिलाफ बीसीसीआई ही करे जांच

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 12:43 AM PDT

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने बुधवार को सुंदर रमन को आईपीएल सात के मुख्य संचालन अधिकारी (सीओओ) के पद पर बने रहने...


सुंदर रमन बने रहेंगे आईपीएल 7 के सीओओ: सुप्रीम कोर्ट

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 12:43 AM PDT

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने बुधवार को सुंदर रमन को आईपीएल सात के मुख्य संचालन अधिकारी (सीओओ) के पद पर बने रहने...


भ्रष्टाचार के आरोपों के बीच 'तमाशाई' IPL का आगाज आज

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 12:26 AM PDT

स्‍पॉट फिक्सिंग प्रकरण के बाद क्रिकेटप्रेमियों का भरोसा फिर जीतने की कोशिश में जुटी विवादित इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग (आईपीएल) में...


मां के लिए प्रचार में उतरीं प्रियंका, उठाया विचारधारा का मसला

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 12:09 AM PDT

कांग्रेस की स्टार प्रचारक प्रियंका गांधी वाड्रा ने आज परोक्ष रूप से भारतीय जनता पार्टी (बीजेपी) पर व्यक्तिवाद से ग्रस्त...


क्रिकेटर उमर अकमल के खिलाफ केस

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 11:49 PM PDT

पाकिस्तान के बल्लेबाज उमर अकमल की परेशानियां खत्म होने का नाम नहीं ले रही हैं. अब उनके खिलाफ पंजाब सरकार...

द. कोरिया में नौका हादसा, 450 लोग डूबे!

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:50 PM PDT

दक्षिण कोरिया ने दक्षिणी तट पर एक नौका के पलट जाने के कारण डूबे लगभग 450 यात्रियों को बचाने के...


गृहयुद्ध की कगार पर यूक्रेन, रूस ने दी चेतावनी

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:45 PM PDT

यूक्रेन में गहराते राजनीतिक संकट के बीच रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लादमीर पुतिन ने गृह युद्ध की चेतावनी दी है. साथ...

नैनीताल से चुनाव नहीं लड़ेंगे एनडी तिवारी

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:38 PM PDT

कांग्रेस के वरिष्ठ नेता नारायण दत्त तिवारी उत्तराखंड की नैनीताल लोकसभा सीट से चुनाव नहीं लड़ेंगे. यह जानकारी उनके करीबी...


कांग्रेस उम्मीदवार पर रुपये बांटने का आरोप

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:37 PM PDT

उत्तर प्रदेश कांग्रेस प्रमुख और फैजाबाद से सांसद निर्मल खत्री के रोड शो के दौरान कथित तौर पर रुपये बांटे...

प्रियंका और वरुण की 'जुबानी जंग' में कूदे राहुल गांधी

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:34 PM PDT

सियासत में गांधी बनाम गांधी की लड़ाई बढ़ती ही जा रही है. प्रियंका बनाम वरुण की लड़ाई में अब राहुल...


स्मृति ईरानी आज भरेंगी अमेठी से पर्चा

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:33 PM PDT

भारतीय जनता पार्टी (बीजेपी) की स्टार प्रचारक और राज्यसभा सांसद स्मृति ईरानी बुधवार को अमेठी संसदीय सीट से अपना नामांकन...


असम में पटरी से उतरी रेलगाड़ी, 45 घायल

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:30 PM PDT

असम में गुवाहाटी के नजदीक मंगलवार आधी रात को एक एक्सप्रेस रेलगाड़ी के 9 डिब्बे पटरी से उतर गए. अधिकारियों...

IPL ने उड़ा दी है शाहरुख खान की नींद!

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 09:36 PM PDT

इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग (आईपीएल) के लिए इन दिनों शाहरुख खान कड़ी मेहनत कर रहे हैं. वह रात-रातभर जागकर इसकी तैयारियों...


किरण बेदी को CM कैंडिडेट बताने से गडकरी का इनकार

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 09:30 PM PDT

पूर्व आईपीएस अधिकारी और एक्टिविस्ट किरण बेदी को बीजेपी की ओर से दिल्ली विधानसभा चुनाव में सीएम कैंडिडेट बनाने से...

सुपरमॉडल मिरांडा केर नए विज्ञापन के लिए हुईं न्‍यूड

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 09:09 PM PDT

सुपर मॉडल मिरांडा केर एक विज्ञापन के लिए न्‍यूड होंगी. यह यह विज्ञापन रीबॉक के स्‍काईस्‍केप ट्रेनर का है. मिरांडा...


12 साल की मां, 13 साल के पिता बने सबसे कम उम्र के अभिभावक

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 08:51 PM PDT

ब्रिटेन में 12 साल की बच्‍ची ने अपने बच्‍चे को जन्‍म दिया है. इस बच्‍चे के पिता की उम्र महज...


फेसबुक के जरिए दोस्ती की, फिर रेप

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 08:33 PM PDT

इंटरमीडिएट की छात्रा से एक युवक ने फेसबुक के जरिए दोस्ती की और परिवार से मिलवाने के बहाने घर बुलाया...

कर्नाटक: चित्रदुर्ग में बस पलटी, 6 की मौत

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 08:04 PM PDT

कर्नाटक के चित्रदुर्ग में एक बस पलट जाने से 6 लोगों की मौत हो गई, जबकि 3 लोग गंभीर रूप...


मोदी को हराने की जुगत तलाश रहे केजरीवाल

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 08:03 PM PDT

देश की हॉट सीट बन चुकी वाराणसी संसदीय सीट पर अपने चुनाव अभियान को गति देने काशी पहुंचे आम आदमी...

राजनाथ सिंह पर विरोधी दलों ने साधा निशाना

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 07:47 PM PDT

बीजेपी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष राजनाथ सिंह की मुस्लिम धर्मगुरुओं से हुई मुलाकात को लेकर विरोधी दल हमलावर हो गए हैं....

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Posted: 15 Apr 2014 07:17 PM PDT

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