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38 in fray for Himachal’s four Lok Sabha seats

38 in fray for Himachal’s four Lok Sabha seats

Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A total of 38 candidates willbe in the fray for four Lok Sabha seats from Himachal Pradesh as the last day of withdrawal of nomination ended Wednesday. Polling for all the four seats will be held May 7. Twelve candidates will fight it out in Kangra, nine in Mandi, 10 in […]

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Katihar (Bihar), April 23 (IANS) After losing the Lok Sabha election the last three times, NCP leader Tarique Anwar is in the fray in Katihar in Bihar hoping to score a win. Anwar faces a tough challenge from BJP’s outgoing MP Nikhil Choudhary, who is seeking re-election, banking on what he says is a “wave” […]

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri’s young

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri’s young

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament thrice. Naziya Parveen, 25, a primary school teacher in Bhongaon, told IANS: “Mulayam is definitely not a hero for us.” Ironically, Yadav’s falling reputation among the […]

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Bangkok, April 23 (IANS) Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set […]

Tax officer’s wife booked for running sex racket

Tax officer’s wife booked for running sex racket

Gurgaon, April 23 (IANS) The wife of a tax officer has been booked here for running a sex racket, police said Wednesday. The racket operating out of a spa and massage parlour, located on the second floor of DT City Centre Mall here on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, was busted Tuesday evening. “The parlour was being […]

TRIBUTES TO SACHIN TENDULKAR

TRIBUTES TO SACHIN TENDULKAR

Sachin Tendulkar completes 41 bright years today (April 24, 2014). That is 14975 days, 3, 59,400 hours, 2, 15,64,000 minutes and 129, 38, 40,000 seconds. In another 25 days he will be completing 15,000 days, another milestone! As a tribute to this batting legend I shower the following encomiums on him: As Sachin is God […]

My wife also deserves ‘Race Gurram’ success: Surendar Reddy

My wife also deserves ‘Race Gurram’ success: Surendar Reddy

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Director Surendar Reddy, who is beaming with happiness following the success of his recent Telugu film “Race Gurram”, says his wife also deserves to be credited for the movie’s success. He says she was always there to support him. “I spent close to two years on this film. During this time, […]

Two-thirds of underwater search for missing jet completed

Two-thirds of underwater search for missing jet completed

Canberra, April 21 (IANS) Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Monday. The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) completed mission eight in the underwater search area and its ninth mission will […]

White House launches reader-friendly online privacy policy

White House launches reader-friendly online privacy policy

Washington, April 21 (IANS) White House has unveiled its online privacy policy in a sleeker, reader-friendly way. Much of the legalese has been knocked off and it is housed on an interactive page with subheadings rather than appearing as a long text document. “Our old privacy policy was just that – old. The last substantial […]

Separatist shutdown partially affects life in Srinagar

Separatist shutdown partially affects life in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) A separatist called shutdown partially affected life in Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar on Monday. Private transport, government offices, banks and post offices functioned normally. However, public transport, shops, educational institutions and other businesses remained closed in summer capital Srinagar because of the shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed […]

Tiger Shroff gives Chetan Bhagat a complex?

Tiger Shroff gives Chetan Bhagat a complex?

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Young actor Tiger Shroff, a fitness freak, has perhaps left author Chetan Bhagat with a complex. The duo caught up during a gym session recently, and Bhagat took to Twitter to share a photograph from there itself. He captioned it: “Do NOT work out next to this guy, he will only […]

Abdullah leading in Afghan presidential poll

Abdullah leading in Afghan presidential poll

Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah led in the Afghanistan presidential election with 49.75 percent of votes cast in the April 5 poll counted so far, chairman of the election commission Mohammad Yusuf Nuristani said Sunday. Nuristani said Abdullah was leading with 44.4 percent of the votes, followed by Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai […]

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