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UPA has no time for Marathi-speakers in Karnataka: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday criticised the Congress-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra for turning a blind eye to the state`s long-pending boundary dispute with Karnataka. The party mouthpiece, `Saamna`, said in today`s editorial that Congress deputed four of its top ministers to meet Baba Ramdev recently, but had never lent a sympathetic […]

BJP invokes Ram temple, Vajpayee to woo UP

Lucknow: BJP on Friday raked up the Ram Temple issue and invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as part of its strategy to make a comeback in Uttar Pradesh with party chief Nitin Gadkari ruling out having truck with any party for next year`s Assembly polls. "While in Lucknow, just about a few kilometers […]

Deepest-living land animal discovered in SA

London: Researchers have discovered a new worm in three South African gold mines, which they claim is the deepest-living land animal ever found on Earth. An international team, led by Princeton University, has found the new species, Halicephalobus mephisto, 2.2 miles below the surface. It had previously been thought that only single-celled bacteria could survive […]

Ramesh slams corporates on tapping renewable energy sources

New Delhi: Criticising big corporates for their reluctance in tapping renewable energy sources, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said they must change their "conservative approach" and the real job of developing green technology has to be done by the corporate sector. "Companies are conservative in their approach towards the solar energy. I don`t know […]

I feel fear, but do not let it get to me: Akshay

Mumbai Actor Akshay Kumar, known for his daredevil stunts, says that though he feels the fear while doing stunts, he does not let it stop him. "I do feel fear but I call it `good fear`. The fear of not being able to pull off the stunt carefully…the fear of losing my loved ones…if I […]

Bhangra is very popular in New York: DJ Neil Armstrong

New Delhi: DJ Neil Armstrong, who was the tour disc jockey for hip hop mogul Jay Z and performed at US President Barack Obama`s inauguration ball, says Bhangra is quite popular in New York and a big influence in music. Neil, who lives and works in the Big Apple said the Indian community has a […]

Girls Aloud Star Nadine Coyle splits from fiance

London: Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has announced her split from fiance Jason Bell, an American footballer, less than a year after they got engaged. The 25-year-old made the announcement on her Twitter page with a post saying, "A few weeks ago Jason and I broke up. We are great friends and decided we are […]

The best things in life are free!

London: Not money or fast cars. But laughs, friends and hugs – all these best things in life come for free, so says a study. For the study, researchers asked some 2,000 people what their most important pleasures were. Some 22 per cent of the respondents picked laughing, swiftly followed by eating good food with […]

Dubai among top 10 tourist destinations

Dubai: Dubai ranked at 9th position in terms of visitors arrival amongst 132 countries and is expected to receive 8 million tourists in 2011, according to a report. The research, conducted by MasterCard`s new index of Global Destination Cities, also highlighted that Dubai`s visitor arrivals would grow by 17.3 percent this year, sixth best growth […]

When Sarah Palin met Sarah Palin

Washington: US glamorous politician Sarah Palin is in the news again — this time for bumping into her lookalike, Cecilia Thompson, in Boston, and trying to recruit the professional impersonator as her press spokesperson. "Now you go talk to all these reporters. And you speak for me," the `Daily Mail` online quoted the 47-year-old former […]

Sonia launches National Rural Livelihood Mission

Banswara (Rajasthan): UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday unveiled the National Rural Livelihood Mission to reach out to BPL families through self-help groups and said the network of such groups comprising women will be strengthened. Terming the NRLM as an ambitious programme of the UPA government, she said its effective implementation all over the country […]

India to become USD 30 trillion economy by 2030: Ambani

Mumbai: India is poised to become a USD 30 trillion economy by the year 2030 from the current USD 1.4 trillion, industrialist Mukesh Ambani said today. "India is envisaged to grow from a USD 1.4 trillion economy to over USD 9 trillion by 2020 and over USD 30 trillion by 2030 in nominal terms," corporate […]

Govt constitutes task force to oversee RTI implementation

New Delhi: Nearly six years after the Right to Information Act (RTI) was enacted, the Government has constituted a Special Task Force to ensure effective implementation of the Act and to bring in more transparency and accountability in governance. The task force is mandated to seek ways for effective implementation of Section 4 of the […]

PIL on Posco does not come up for hearing

Cuttack: A PIL seeking stay on the ongoing land acquisition for the Posco steel project in Jagatsingpur district did not come up for hearing in Orissa High Court today due to paucity of time. A vacation bench comprising Justices Indrajit Mahanty and S K Mishra had on May 26 adjourned the hearing after asking the […]

Jairam requests France to procure manuscript copy

Bhubaneswar: Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh has requested the French Ambassador to India to get a copy of an old document on scientific survey of plants of Orissa available in a Paris museum, official sources said today. "I have been told that the oldest written document based on a scientific survey of plants of Orissa […]

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