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Will continue to write, paint to fund Trinamool's campaign: Mamata Banerjee

21-Nov-2014, Kolkata

Notwithstanding the opposition's strident attack on the sales proceeds of her paintings during the Lok Sabha poll campaign, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would pen books and take to the canvas yet again to fund her party's election expenses in the coming years."I openly ...

First engineering college for women gets AICTE nod: Smriti Irani

23-Jul-2014, New Delhi

An engineering college exclusively for women to be set up in Maharashtra has got approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday."According to the information furnished by the All India Council for Technical E...

BJP decries Telangana honour for Sania Mirza

23-Jul-2014, Hyderabad

The BJP Wednesday criticised Telangana for appointing tennis star Sania Mirza its brand ambassador and giving her a grant, saying she is a non-local and "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan.K. Laxman, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the Telangana assembly, alleged the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)...

Sports Minister asks IOC to intervene in 'patka' row

23-Jul-2014, New Delhi

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from 'patkas', a head covering in place of a turban, at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China.Two Sikh players, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot ...

23 more killed in Israeli offensive, Gaza toll 650

23-Jul-2014, Gaza

Israel's large-scale offensive continues to wreak havoc on the Gaza Strip, killing 23 Palestinians and wounding around 230 others Wednesday and pushing the toll in the coastal enclave to over 650.Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the health ministry in Gaza, told reporters that 23 Palestinians were kill...

Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata Banerjee

23-Jul-2014, Kolkata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday veteran actors Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal would also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by her government.The names of both stars were missing during the announcement of West Bengal's top cine award a day earlier.Sen, a Trin...

Couple jumps on Delhi Metro track, injured

23-Jul-2014, New Delhi

A couple received injuries after they jumped on a Metro track here Wednesday morning, police said.The incident was reported at 10.27 a.m. from the Chhatarpur Metro station in south Delhi.Amit Chauhan, 28, and Mohini, 25, jumped on the track when a Metro train, heading towards Huda City Centre in Gur...

Had no idea staffer was Muslim: Shiv Sena MP

23-Jul-2014, New Delhi

Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who was seen in a video clip trying to put food into the mouth of a Maharashtra Sadan staffer observing Ramadan fast, Wednesday defended his action, saying he had no idea about the man's religion.He also said he was protesting the bad quality of food served at the state g...

Alia Bhatt too young to team up with Khans

23-Jul-2014, Mumbai

Bollywood's reigning Khans are in their late 40s and 21-year-old Alia Bhatt feels she needs to look more matured to look convincing with the superstars.When asked if she thinks she is too young to be paired with the Khans, Alia said: "I am right now definitely (young) because I look small not age wi...

Temperature rise affecting India's wheat production: Study

23-Jul-2014, London

The recent rise in temperatures is taking a toll on India's wheat production, an alarming study by geographers at the University of Southampton in Britain said.A rise in night time temperatures is negatively affecting crop yield the most, the findings showed."Our findings highlight the vulnerability...

 

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