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Modi Government Cleans House, Obsolete Laws Set To Go

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi<br>Press Trust of India<p><b>New Delhi:</b> If maintenance of law and order is a problem, one of the reasons could be a …

Blair Has Used His Connections to Change the World, and to Get Rich

FILE photo: Former British prime minister Tony Blair<p><b>London:</b> Not long after stepping down as British prime minister in 2007, Tony Blair had drinks at …

NDTV's Hamas Exclusive Is An International Headline

NDTV's report showing Hamas militants assembling and firing a rocket from deep within a civilian neighbourhood in Gaza has become an international …

'Scandalous' Charges Against Modi Not Ok: Supreme Court to Snoopgate Petitioner

The controversy was seized by the Opposition Congress in the campaign for the national elections to allege that Mr Modi broke the law. (File</b> …

Car Sales in India - Gainers & Losers of July 2014

Major carmakers Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota today posted growth in domestic sales in July signalling revival in the automobile …

Skoda India Introduces 24X7 Roadside Assistance Program Across Entire Line-up

Beginning August 1, 2014, Skoda Auto India's 24X7 Roadside Assistance program (RSA) has been made available to the Czech manufacturer's Indian …

Deep-Fried Pizza - Just Like They Make it in Naples

<i>The traditional Neapolitan way to make pizza was to fry it, says Bob Granleese. Now UK pizza obsessives are coming up with their own versions.</i> …

Same-Day Travel Apps Cater to Last-Minute Travellers

Procrastinating travellers who find it difficult to plan trips in advance could find some spontaneity and even bargains with last-minute travel apps …

Making Bollywood Movies With Dolby Atmos

Seated inside the plush Shree Balaji studios in the Mumbai suburb of Andheri, we were treated to a live demo of Dolby's latest sound technology for …

Indian Citizen ID Card: What You May Need To Get It

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh<p><b>New Delhi:</b> India is poised to create a massive database that will result in an identity card being issued to all …

RBI Holds Repo Rate, Cuts SLR by 0.50% to Boost Lending

The Reserve Bank of India kept its key policy repo rate unchanged on Tuesday as widely expected, but warned about inflationary risks should a …

New Qi Wireless Charging Technology Can Charge From a Distance

Current implementations of 'wireless charging' in smartphones and tablets are based on 'induction charging' technology, where the device needs to be …

If I Were a Dictator, Would Introduce Gita in Class 1: Supreme Court Judge

<b>Ahmedabad:</b> Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave on Saturday said that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata …

Jaguar XE's Debut in September; To Rival Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land rover will hold the global premiere of the new Jaguar XE luxury sedan in London on September 8 with which it is looking …

E-rickshaws Causing Accidents in Delhi, Traffic Police Tells Court

The capital's traffic police has informed the Delhi High Court that the uncontrolled plying of e-rickshaws in the city has led to more than 29 …

RSS Holds Workshop in Bhopal, Says 'No Need to Speculate on Agenda'

RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukha Manmohan Vaidya<p><b>Bhopal:</b> The leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS have gathered for a three-day …

Israel to Continue Gaza Campaign 'as Long as Necessary': PM

An Israeli artillery fires a 155mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the Palestinian enclave on …

US Vice President Joe Biden Praises Japan's New Military Policy

File Photo: US Vice President Joe Biden<br>Associated Press<p><b>Washington:</b> US Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions …

India Firm on Stand, WTO Fails to Reach $1 Trillion Deal on Customs Rules

World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general Roberto Azevedo chairs the opening of a meeting in Geneva on July 31, 2014.<br>AFP<p><b>Geneva, Switzerland:</b> …

Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent

<b>Cairo:</b> Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the …

Modi Government's First Big Reform Push: Insurance Bill in Parliament Today

<b>New Delhi:</b> The two-month-old Narendra Modi government is set to push its first big reforms; it is expected to introduce in Parliament today, the …

US Judge Approves LA Clippers Sale to Ex Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's attorney Max Blecher said after the ruling was read that he was "deeply disappointed." Sterling …

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Obama: Migrant youths without claims will be sent home

<b>President Barack Obama has told Central American leaders that migrant children flooding into the US without legitimate legal claims will be sent home.</b><p>The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador met Mr Obama at the White House on Friday to discuss the crisis at the US southern border.<p>More …

Curfew in Saharanpur After Clashes, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Asks UP Chief Minister to Ensure Communal Harmony

<b>Saharanpur:</b> Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the state in the wake of …

Suzlon Board Approves Rs 5,000 Crore Fund Raising Proposal

<b>New Delhi:</b> Suzlon Energy's board has approved a proposal to raise up to Rs 5,000 crore through the issue of securities.<p>It is an "enabling resolution …

Different Stages of Painful Procrastination Every Writer Faces at Work

There is no point denying it. Procrastination ails writers more than even caffeine addiction. Or perhaps that is debatable. But like Hemingway once …

Get Paid for Posts? Social Networking's New Twist

<b>San Francisco:</b> Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared - except the money those …

India Backs Anti-Israel Vote: Can't Support Violation of International Norms, Say Sources

Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of …