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Pune landslide: Hopes of finding survivors fade, toll 41
31 Jul 2014 22:00 - News Post

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had put the number of those trapped at 160 and, going by that figure, up to 110 people could still be under the debris....

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Natwar continues attack on ‘ruthless’ Sonia, Cong hits back
31 Jul 2014 22:00 - News Post

Natwar Singh came out with more attacks on Sonia Gandhi when he raked up her Italian origin, suggesting that her "ruthless" side came from it....

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India's 26th Army chief tilled land as a child
31 Jul 2014 22:00 - News Post

Believe it or not, General Dalbir Singh, who took over as the 26th Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) from Gen Bikram Singh on Thursday, tilled his land in a remote Haryana village in his childhood....

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Petrol prices slashed, diesel prices hiked
31 Jul 2014 21:00 - News Post

State-owned oil marketing companies today decided to cut retail petrol prices by Rs 1.09 a litre and increase retail diesel price by 56 paise a litre with effect from midnight of July 31....

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US says it’s hopeful of WTO deal with India
31 Jul 2014 21:00 - News Post

The United States today said it was hopeful that differences between India and much of the rest of the world over a major trade agreement could be resolved in time, with only hours remaining before th [ ... ]

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US to restock Israel’s dwindling ammunition supplies
31 Jul 2014 20:00 - News Post

Washington said it had agreed to restock Israel's dwindling supplies of ammunition, despite increasing international concern over the death toll in Gaza....

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3rd Test: England beat India by 266 runs to level series
31 Jul 2014 20:00 - News Post

After 10 Tests without a victory, England conjured up the perfect Test at the Ageas Bowl to snap the streak where India were never given an inch....

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S&P downgrades SAIL’s credit ratings, then backtracks on company’s request
31 Jul 2014 20:00 - News Post

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on Steel Authority of India Ltd to 'BB+' from 'BBB-' and then withdrew the ratings on co [ ... ]

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US to restock Israel’s dwindling ammunition supplies despite global concern
31 Jul 2014 19:00 - News Post

Washington said it had agreed to restock Israel's dwindling supplies of ammunition, despite increasing international concern over the death toll in Gaza....

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Rajiv sent troops to Lanka without consulting Cabinet, Natwar Singh says
31 Jul 2014 19:00 - News Post

Estranged Gandhi family loyalist Natwar Singh claimed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi sent troops to Sri Lanka without consulting his Cabinet....

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Third Test: England beat India by 266 runs to level series 1-1
31 Jul 2014 19:00 - News Post

After 10 Tests without a victory, England conjured up the perfect Test at the Ageas Bowl to snap the streak where India were never given an inch....

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Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
31 Jul 2014 19:00 - News Post

Speaking in a very frank interview published in the Argentine weekly "Viva", the Pope drew on his personal experiences to come up with his own lifestyle guide with a humble, anti-consumerist twist....

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Congress affirms trust in speaker
31 Jul 2014 13:35 - News Post

"As far as we know, besides CLP members, MLAs of other political parties also have faith on the ability and impartiality of the honourable speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi," Deka stated....

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Accident-prone highway to get monitoring squad
31 Jul 2014 13:35 - News Post

"Several fatal accidents have taken place on the road in the last couple of years.We want to reduce the number of accidents....

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State govt caught napping as encephalitis death to...
31 Jul 2014 13:34 - News Post

While the state government also considers a proposal for an adult-vaccination drive to cover the remaining districts, the death toll for JE and AES stood at 96 and 218, respectively, as on Wednesday....

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Landslide kills 5 in Cachar
31 Jul 2014 13:33 - News Post

A heavy landslide killed five workers in the remote Kangpung village of Assam's Cachar district.Though the incident occurred on Monday, police said three bodies were found on Wednesday....

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Special corporation to build roads in NE
31 Jul 2014 13:25 - News Post

The Centre is thinking of floating a special corporation to speed up road work in the northeast, where construction to improve road connectivity is progressing slowly....

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Locals seek bridge over Brahmaputra
31 Jul 2014 13:24 - News Post

The Samiti launched a signature campaign on Sunday, aiming to collect at least 10,000 signatures, in support of the demand.The signed letter will be sent to Modi....

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Guwahati wakes up to three incidents of murder
31 Jul 2014 13:18 - News Post

On Wednesday morning, the state witnessed three incidents of murder in which at least two women, a minor girl and an infant were killed in three separate households....

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Manipur CPI joins ILP stir
31 Jul 2014 13:17 - News Post

Joining the popular demand to implement the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) in the state, a large number of CPI's Manipur unit members staged a demonstration at their Irabot Bhavan office complex here on Wednesday....

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Arunachal govt passes law to curb bandh culture
31 Jul 2014 13:15 - News Post

With Arunachal Pradesh experiencing frequent bandhs which adversely affect the economy, the state assembly on Wednesday passed the ?Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Bill, 2014, to curb the menace....

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70-yr-old convicted of rape, murder
31 Jul 2014 13:14 - News Post

The district and sessions court of Aizawl convicted a 70-year-old man for the rape and murder of a minor and sentenced him to life....

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Police station ransacked in Hailakandi
31 Jul 2014 13:10 - News Post

An irate mob ransacked the Kalacheera police outpost near Lala in Hailakandi district on Wednesday.The mob damaged the building, furniture and other property....

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World's 'tallest' railway bridge coming up in Mani...
31 Jul 2014 13:10 - News Post

The Northeast Frontier Railway's (NFR) construction organization has started constructing a bridge, which is slated to be the world's tallest after completion, at Noney in Manipur....

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Congress-INPT alliance comes to an end after 30 ye...
31 Jul 2014 13:07 - News Post

The three-decade old alliance of Congress and Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) came to an end on Thursday following the poor show in the just-concluded three-tier panchayat election in the state....

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Discarded bomb explodes, 1 killed
30 Jul 2014 09:35 - News Post

A man lost his life while trying to extract lead from a discarded bomb at Mandaling village near Tawang bordering China, police said....

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792 sqkm of Arunachal faces boundary dispute: Byal...
30 Jul 2014 09:34 - News Post

Arunachal Pradesh is involved in controversial boundary disputes over the 792 square kilometers that it shares with the neighbouring state of Assam, said home minister Tanga Byaling....

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Arunachal health department takes measures to driv...
30 Jul 2014 09:33 - News Post

Officials of the state health department on Tuesday began spraying areas in and around Itanagar with malathion insecticide to check the spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE)....

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10-day UNC ban on nationall projects
30 Jul 2014 09:33 - News Post

Intensifying its campaign for Alternative Arrangement (AA) for Nagas in Manipur, United Naga Council (UNC) has imposed a 10-day ban on construction-related work for all national projects in the state's Naga areas....

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Self-taught programmer designs unique website
30 Jul 2014 09:32 - News Post

A humanities graduate from Cotton College, Talukdar taught himself coding using the internet and developed the website....

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Twitter assuages growth concerns, shares soar 35%
30 Jul 2014 08:38 - News Post

Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked....

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LG G3: A great phone if you can live with the form...
27 Jul 2014 22:40 - News Post

LG was slow to join the flagship party this year...

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HTC One E8: The ONE for everyone
27 Jul 2014 22:39 - News Post

With the pace HTC has been launching smartphones at, it almost feels strange if you do not see a new gadget on the block every fortnight...

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Flipkart's digital move to flip the game
27 Jul 2014 22:38 - News Post

One of the first of a promised range of digital devices sourced and sold in the country by Flipkart...

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XIAOMI MI3: Little things make great impact
27 Jul 2014 22:37 - News Post

Flipkart crashing when sale of Xiaomi's Mi3 opened proves the phone has generated much interest...

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Good news shared via text and Twitter, bad news on...
27 Jul 2014 13:59 - News Post

People prefer communicating good news via text and Twitter while bad news is shared through a more intrusive medium such as telephone, according to a new study....

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Essential travel kit
26 Jul 2014 00:13 - News PostEssential travel kit

You have to leave town on short notice and while you ponder about what to carry along, the author lists some essential gadgets that will stand you in good stead without adding bulk to your baggage...

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Microsoft Ventures announces fifth accelerator bat...
25 Jul 2014 17:08 - News Post

Microsoft Ventures today announce its fifth batch of 12 technology startups that will be incubated between July and November 2014 under its accelerator program....

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Virus Bladabindi in Indian cyberspace
25 Jul 2014 00:06 - News Post

CERT-In is the nodal national agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security defences of the Indian internet domain...

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Mastek reports losses at operational level in June...
24 Jul 2014 20:12 - News Post

Mastek, an IT solutions player having focus on insurance and government verticals worldwide, saw its consolidated net profit tumble 88 percent year-on-year to Rs 0.85 crore in the quarter ended June because of increased expenses, fall in revenues ......

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India's mobile services market to touch $19.2 bn i...
24 Jul 2014 13:46 - News Post

Mobile connections in India will grow to 815 million in 2014, an 8% increase from 755 million connections in 2013...

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IT hiring growth pegged at 6% in FY15: Nasscom
24 Jul 2014 00:44 - News Post

8-11% is the wage increase that the IT sector will see this year, according to Nasscom's Annual HR Survey...

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Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise af...
23 Jul 2014 05:02 - News Post

Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade...

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Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong Ch...
23 Jul 2014 03:36 - News Post

Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6% rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, but revenue surged 28% in greater China despite stiff competition in its third-largest market...

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Google maps now in Hindi
22 Jul 2014 13:34 - News Post

As a part of its global initiative to make maps more useful for users locally, Google is launching Google Maps in Hindi....

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First impression: LG G3
22 Jul 2014 00:32 - News Post

Nifty features and big screen in a plastic body...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: A performing eye candy
20 Jul 2014 22:50 - News Post

With an impressive Super AMOLED screen and power-packed features, this device is one of the best Android tablets one can buy...

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Desire and Honor clash for mid-range smartphone pi...
20 Jul 2014 22:48 - News Post

Desiring too much?Recently, when I was asked to review the HTC Desire 616, the only reaction was: "Do they desire to launch a phone every other week?" The latest from the Taiwanese phone maker is here to strengthen its position in the budget ......

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:12
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Monday, 03 June 2013 13:57
Amitabh remembers his 'no fuss' wedding on 40th anniversary
Recalling his wedding 40 years ago, megastar Amitabh Bachchan today said that it seemed like...
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:44
Rituparno Ghosh's sudden death comes as 'shock' for industry
KOLKATA: Calling him a 'great genius', 'torchbearer of new wave Bengali cinema' and 'true...
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:36
Renowned Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away
Acclaimed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who charted a new wave in Bengali cinema with his thought...
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Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:50
Mumbai bomb blast inspired me to make 'D-Day', says Nikhil Advani
Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Adwani, who is gearing up for his film ‘D-Day’ says Mumbai bomb blast...
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:48
Sanjay Dutt shifted to high security Yervada jail in Pune
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was today shifted to high security Yervada jail in Pune from...
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Monday, 20 May 2013 17:09
Aishwarya Rai stuns in flowy gown, saree at Cannes
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked slim and elegant as she made her much awaited entry to the Cannes...
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Friday, 17 May 2013 08:08
Amitabh Bachchan impresses Cannes audience in Hindi
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who opened the 66th Cannes International Film Festival with his The...
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:49
Don't see 'The Great Gatsby' role as Hollywood debut: Amitabh Bachchan
New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan has called his belated Hollywood debut in 'The Great Gatsby' "just a...
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:20
Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh denies divorce reports
Reports of Chitrangada Singh and her golfer husband of 12-years Jyoti Randhawa filing a mutual...
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Sunday, 12 May 2013 13:53
Sanjay Dutt finishes work on some films, few still pending
Mumbai: With a few days left for actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 17:12
Voices in raunchy MMS clip are tampered, scenes original: Veena Malik
Claiming that the voices in a leaked MMS clip featuring her in a compromising position with a...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 17:05
DDLJ voted favourite Indian film of the past 100 years
London: Cinema lovers have voted Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) as their most favourite...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:51
'Shootout At Wadala' going strong at the box office
Mumbai: Crime thriller ‘Shootout At Wadala’ has collected approximately Rs.33 crore till Tuesday,...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:37
Hrithik Roshan feels he is blessed with the best body in Bollywood
Actor Hrithik Roshan, who has been working on his physique for a distinct look in 'Krissh 3',...
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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 19:00
Verdict in Salman's hit-and-run case on June 10
Mumbai: A Mumbai sessions court will deliver its verdict on June 10 on the admissibility of an...
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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:07
I am not a porn star, says Veena Malik
New Delhi: Veena Malik – who makes headlines for her bold acts on and off screen – has openly...
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Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:24
Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined 60k for customs violation
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor was on Saturday detained and fined about Rs 60,000 on undeclared...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:57
Aishwarya, Sonam, Freida to walk Cannes red carpet
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:32
Deaf Nehal Bhogaita crowned Miss India Worldwide
Britain's Nehal Bhogaita has won the title of Miss India Worldwide, making her the first deaf to...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:29
Salman's NGO comes to aid of drought-hit Maharastra districts
Bollywood star Salman Khan's Being Human foundation has come forward to offer help in the...
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