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India in 'sweet spot', poised for double-digit growth: Economic survey
28 Feb 2015 03:00 - News Post

The Indian economy is likely to grow at somewhere between 8.1% and 8.5% next year and “seems poised for propulsion”, the government’s Economic Survey for 2014-15 released on Friday said....

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India placed orders worth Rs 83,858cr for arms
28 Feb 2015 01:00 - News Post

India have spent big from the 2011 to the last fiscal year on the Army, Air Force and Navy for procuring arms, weapons and other defence-related systems....

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India placed orders worth Rs 83,858 crore for the military from 2011 to 2014
27 Feb 2015 22:00 - News Post

India have spent big from the 2011 to the last fiscal year on the Army, Air Force and Navy for procuring arms, weapons and other defence-related systems....

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Sebi cancels Sahara's mutual fund license
27 Feb 2015 19:00 - News Post

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said it has cancelled the fund management license held by Sahara Asset Management Company Pvt Ltd, saying the firm did not comply with its "fit and pr [ ... ]

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Rail Budget 'pragmatic', to improve ease of doing business: India Inc
26 Feb 2015 23:00 - News Post

India Inc welcomed the larger role envisaged for the private sector and said various measures proposed would bring in higher efficiency....

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S&P says India 'bright spot', ups GDP forecast
26 Feb 2015 22:00 - News Post

Terming India as the "bright spot" in Asia Pacific, Standard & Poor's on Thursday sharply revised upwards country's GDP forecast to 7.9 per cent next fiscal....

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This is what it's like to be dead
26 Feb 2015 17:00 - News Post

A man who died twice for about two minutes at a time, once from a motorcycle accident, once from an overdose of painkillers, gave an AMA on Reddit today and fielded questions on his experience....

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Rail Budget: No fare hike, no new trains, but more investment
26 Feb 2015 16:00 - News Post

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday spared passengers from any hike in fares but made changes in freight rates to rake in more money while ruling out privatisation....

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26 Feb 2015 12:00 - News Post

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Indians to benefit most from immigration reforms
26 Feb 2015 10:00 - News Post

Kusuma’s long hard winters of discontent in America, six of them in fact, are drawing to a close....

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Teenage girl leaves for ISIS, and others follow
25 Feb 2015 14:00 - News Post

The authorities are investigating possible links between Mahmood, who goes by the name Umm Layth (meaning Mother of the Lion), and the disappearance last week of three teenagers from London....

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5 urgent reform priorities for Modi in Budget
25 Feb 2015 13:00 - News Post

The government's upcoming annual budget will be a test of just how many big ideas Prime Minister Narendra Modi can squeeze into a narrow fiscal space....

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AGP sounds out oppn leaders on dams, influx
26 Feb 2015 06:10 - News Post

A delegation of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Wednesday met several senior leaders of opposition parties in New Delhi as part of its ‘Assam Bachao Abhiyan’....

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NE expects infra boost from rail budget
26 Feb 2015 05:13 - News Post

The northeast expects railway minister Suresh Prabhu to focus on building railway infrastructure in the region in this year’s railway budget scheduled to be presented in the Lok Sabha on Thursday....

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Wanted NDFB-S militant arrested
26 Feb 2015 05:13 - News Post

Acting on a tip off by Gajraj Intelligence, security forces nabbed one of the most-wanted National Democratic Front of Boroland-Songbijit (NDFB-S) militant, Habel Basumatary, from the Kachugaon area of Kokrajhar district on Tuesday night...

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National Science Day celebrated in Jorhat
26 Feb 2015 05:11 - News Post

The CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST) celebrated National Science Day, 2015, at Dr J N Baruah auditorium here on Wednesday...

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Rly budget: NE hopes on a high
26 Feb 2015 04:15 - News Post

People of the northeast have high hopes from this year’s railway budget with the Modi government promising to give special emphasis on the region’s development...

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Charaideo limps in race for heritage tag
25 Feb 2015 07:31 - News Post

As the race for the Unesco World Heritage Site tag gets hotter, Charaideo Maidam’s leap from the tentative to the permanent list seems to be getting increasingly difficult. It is the only manmade site from the northeast to have made it to the tentative list, but the state government is yet to  [ ... ]

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CBSE asks Manipur for spl committee to control che...
25 Feb 2015 06:38 - News Post

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the Manipur government to install a special monitoring committee for the upcoming Class X and XII board examinations in the state...

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Residents battle parking woes as GMC flounders
25 Feb 2015 06:36 - News Post

Parking in the city remains one of the major worries for residents in spite of initiatives taken by the administration and Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC)...

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Agartala glows red ahead of CPM meet
25 Feb 2015 06:33 - News Post

The state capital of Agartala, ahead of the 21st state conference of CPM on Wednesday, looks like a red bastion with party flags fluttering all round the place and festoons in every nook and corner of the town...

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CM to induct three sacked ministers
25 Feb 2015 05:37 - News Post

A month after reshuffling his ministry, chief minister Tarun Gogoi is bringing back three sacked cabinet ministers to his team as advisers in the rank of cabinet ministers...

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Property wars claim 650 lives since 2010
25 Feb 2015 05:35 - News Post

Property disputes have led to the maximum number of murders in the state since 2010. At least 650 people have been killed as a result of property wars since 2010....

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Intellectuals, guv bat for rhino protection
25 Feb 2015 05:34 - News Post

Intellectuals of the state, led by governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, have appealed to the state government to make people living near rhino habitats the first line of defence against poachers...

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Irom refuses award till Afspa repeal
25 Feb 2015 05:32 - News Post

Rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu has returned an award, saying she would accept it only after the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (Afspa) is repealed...

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7 killed, 23 injured in Nagaland blast
25 Feb 2015 05:29 - News Post

At least seven people were killed and 23 others wounded in a powerful blast at Wokha town in Nagaland’s Wokha district at 11.30 am on Tuesday...

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Assamese film to get int’l award
25 Feb 2015 04:30 - News Post

Assamese film ‘Rodor Sithi’ has earned the distinction of becoming the only Indian movie to be chosen for the award of excellence in filmmaking and screenwriting in the best foreign film category at the Canada International Film Festival...

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Ulfa trying to regain lost ground, says DGP
24 Feb 2015 06:36 - News Post

State DGP Khagen Sarma said the Paresh Baruah-led, anti-talks faction of United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa) has been carrying out subversive activities in upper Assam districts with the support of militant groups like Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) and Kamtapur Liberation Orga [ ... ]

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Border tense after Naga attacks
24 Feb 2015 06:32 - News Post

Tension prevailed in the bordering areas of Golaghat and Jorhat districts on Monday due to frequent attacks by Nagas on Assamese villagers...

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Gogoi tweets support to Hazare
24 Feb 2015 06:32 - News Post

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi said the state government extends ‘full support’ to social activist Anna Hazare’s fight against the land acquisition ordinance...

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Govt, education projects to help India tab market ...
26 Feb 2015 18:28 - News Post

During the fourth quarter, iBall led the market with 15.6% share, followed by Samsung at 12.9%...

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UK's Fly Mobile launches 3 smartphones on Snapdeal
25 Feb 2015 18:27 - News Post

UK-based Fly Mobiles on Wednesday launched a range of smartphones in the country in collaboration with e-commerce portal Snapdeal....

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Only 13% Indian subscribers on 3G/4G networks: Fac...
25 Feb 2015 17:50 - News Post

Only 13 per cent of subscribers in India are using 3G and 4G networks even as high speed mobile data services are being around for over two years, a study by Facebook-led internet.Org said today....

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First batch of nine start-ups graduates out of Cit...
25 Feb 2015 16:38 - News Post

US-based technology major Citrix on Wednesday announced the graduation of the first batch of its Startup Innovator's Program in India, which was launched in August 2014 and included nine teams.The program, which was focused on both entrepreneurs and ......

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PepperTap raises seed funding from Sequoia Capital
25 Feb 2015 15:42 - News Post

Mobile application-based grocery delivery service PepperTap has raised an undisclosed amount of seed-stage funding from Sequoia Capital, a company release said. The company will use the funds for growing its team, strengthening its products and ......

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SAP's tech head of security likely to join Sikka a...
25 Feb 2015 13:20 - News Post

Gordon Muehl, former executive board member and chief technology officer at the German enterprise software company SAP, set to join Infosys...

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India well behind US, Europe in software products
23 Feb 2015 17:24 - News Post

Despite having the "fastest growing" and "third largest" software product start-up system in the world, India remains far behind America and Britain when it comes to this technology segment. According to industry body Nassom's Strategic Review for ......

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Indian tablet market sees steady increase in Q4
23 Feb 2015 14:16 - News Post

iBall climbs to No.1 position, displacing Samsung...

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Canvas Hue: All smoke and no fire?
22 Feb 2015 22:50 - News Post

But for the huge battery backup in power saver mode, there is little in this iPhone-like Micromax device that can challenge its competitors...

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Cabzo: For Mumbai's black and yellow cabs
22 Feb 2015 22:49 - News Post

Cabzo has a fleet of around 300 cabs and is looking to expand quickly...

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Here celebrities speak frankly
22 Feb 2015 22:48 - News Post

The app was the talk of the town during the recent Delhi Assembly elections...

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Apple to allow users to help test upcoming iOS rel...
22 Feb 2015 16:56 - News Post

Apple is reportedly getting ready to allow users with public betas to test its upcoming iOS releases, a report said.Apple's iOS 8.3, which introduces support for wireless CarPlay, new emoji, and easier Google logins, is expected to be released in ......

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E-commerce cos firm up offline presence to woo cus...
22 Feb 2015 11:55 - News Post

Even as retail chains scurry to open online stores to cash in on the e-commerce boom in the country, firms like MakeMyTrip, CarTrade, FirstCry and Lenskart are planning to build their offline presence with brick and mortar stores to woo more ......

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TCS fastest growing IT brand for last 5 yrs: Brand...
19 Feb 2015 17:26 - News Post

India's largest IT services provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has been recognised as the fastest growing IT Services brand globally over the last five years by Brand Finance, the world's leading brand valuation firm....

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'Internet traffic in India grew 74% and 3G usage m...
18 Feb 2015 17:50 - News Post

Nokia Networks' Head of India Sandeep Girotra was quoting findings from the company's MBitIndex study...

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Payments Corporation develops unified payment inte...
18 Feb 2015 17:20 - News Post

With the rise in mobile banking transactions and lenders also focusing on building mobile applications to encourage consumers to transact via the digital medium, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched a unified payment interface ......

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TCS ties up with Startupbootcamp FinTech
18 Feb 2015 12:36 - News Post

TCS, India's largest IT services provider, today announced that it has partnered with Startupbootcamp FinTech, a leading accelerator focused on financial innovation, to host the Pitch Days in India...

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Washington attracts Indian startups to set shop
17 Feb 2015 19:08 - News Post

At a time when several Indian technology startups are struggling due to taxation and fund raising norms in India, a two-member team from Washington State Department of Commerce engaged with startups in Bengaluru on Tuesday to promote Seattle as a ......

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:32
Sooraj Pancholi arrested in Jiah Khan suicide case
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Monday, 10 June 2013 17:27
Priyanka Chopra's father passes away, celebs condole his death
National award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra's father, Dr Ashok Chopra, passed away today at a...
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:12
Bollywood mourns Jiah Khan’s untimely death
Calling her “full of life” and “high-spirited”, Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief and...
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:08
Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan commits suicide
Bollywood actor Jiah Khan has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in...
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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
New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto will sport Bollywood inspired looks as...
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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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