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Airlines cut fares to cope with lean season
29 Jan 2015 04:00 - News Post

Airlines have dropped fares by up to 50% in an attempt to fill up seats in the lean travel season that will last up to mid-April....

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Spectrum sale: Govt likely to get Rs 1 lakh cr
28 Jan 2015 21:00 - News Post

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a base price of Rs 3,705 crore per megahertz (MHz) for 3G spectrum auction, a move which would help the government garner over Rs 1 lakh crore along with sale of othe [ ... ]

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Coal India stake sale: Govt to get Rs 24,000cr
28 Jan 2015 20:00 - News Post

The government will sell up to 10 per cent stake in the blue chip Coal India Ltd (CIL) through offer for sale on Friday and is expected to mop up around Rs 24,000 crore at current market price....

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Govt to sell 10% stake in CIL on January 30
28 Jan 2015 19:00 - News Post

The government will sell up to 10 per cent stake in the blue chip Coal India Ltd (CIL) through offer for sale on Friday and is expected to mop up around Rs 24,000 crore at current market price....

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Mumbai’s bottled water found highly toxic
28 Jan 2015 14:00 - News Post

High levels of certain carcinogens were found in bottled drinking water samples in Mumbai, according to a study conducted by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Trombay....

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High tox levels found in Mumbai’s bottled water
28 Jan 2015 13:00 - News Post

High levels of certain carcinogens were found in bottled drinking water samples in Mumbai, according to a study conducted by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Trombay....

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Low-fare race: SpiceJet offer half million seats
28 Jan 2015 12:00 - News Post

Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday joined the low fare race in the domestic market putting on the block half a million seats with ticket prices starting at Rs 1,499 under a limited period promotiona [ ... ]

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Indian flyers make Dubai world’s busiest airport
28 Jan 2015 10:00 - News Post

With more than a little help from Indian travellers, Dubai has emerged the busiest international airport in the world....

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India wants to keep US chicken legs out
28 Jan 2015 10:00 - News Post

India has challenged a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling, asking it to lift a ban on the import of poultry from the US, a move aimed at helping check shipment of low-cost chicken legs, which are d [ ... ]

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ISIS assault Tripoli hotel, at least nine dead
28 Jan 2015 04:00 - News Post

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Tripoli popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people, including five foreigners, before blowing  [ ... ]

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India will succeed so long as it is not splintered on sectarian lines: Obama
28 Jan 2015 03:00 - News Post

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday waded into the raging conversion dispute as he reminded the Indian government and people that they ought to ensure freedom of religion as enshrined in Article 25 o [ ... ]

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PM Modi, Obama share 'Mann ki baat', talk of their humble beginnings
27 Jan 2015 22:00 - News Post

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama together on Tuesday scripted another history as they addressed the nation together in a special edition of 'Mann ki baat'...

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Padma Bhushan for Jahnu Barua
26 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday approved giving the Padma Bhushan to Assamese filmmaker of international repute Jahnu Barua for his contribution to the field of art....

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‘NE’s rice beer has therapeutic value’
26 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

The humble rice beer, which is brewed in many ethnic households across the northeast, has been found to have many nutritional values including antioxidant properties that may be beneficial in fighting several diseases....

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Eight-yr-old gets bravery award
26 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

Eight-year-old girl Mhonbeni Ezung was among the 24 children to receive the national bravery award for rescuing her drowning grandmother from a river at Chudi village in Wokha district of Nagaland. She is the youngest recipient of the bravery awards this year....

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Kamrup (M) installs new system to issue land deeds
26 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

For Kartick Das, a resident of Guwahati, it has always been difficult to get his work done at the office of district administration of Kamrup (Metro). He was one of many citizens of the metropolitan area to face such troubles time and again. But soon the citizens will be spared the ordeal....

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Manipuri officer to unfurl Tricolor
26 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

A young Manipuri woman officer, Lieutenant Haobam Bella Devi, will conduct one of the most important and prestigious activities during the Republic Day parade — unfurling the national flag — at Rajpath in New Delhi on Monday....

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5 NDFB(S) cadres arrested in joint op
26 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

The author has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jan 26, 2015, 06.00AM ISTPage 1 of 4GUWAHATI: In yet another blow to the Songbijit faction of NDFB, five of its cadres were apprehended in a joint operation by the troops of Army's Red Horns Division and police on Sunday in the Ripu reserve fores [ ... ]

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Forest man of Assam bats for environment
26 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

Jadav Payeng, popularly known as the forest man of Assam, wants the Union government to make environment education an integral part of school curriculum and inculcate the importance of tree plantation as one of the focuses of education across the country....

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IED blast in Imphal eighth in 5 days
25 Jan 2015 22:43 - News Post

An IED exploded at Imphal on Sunday. There is no report of any injury due to the blast that took place at Keishamthong area in Imphal West around 9.30 am, police said....

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Subansiri dam: Experts focus on downstream impact
25 Jan 2015 18:44 - News Post

The author has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jan 25, 2015, 06.44PM ISTPage 1 of 4Guwahati: Experts and several other organizations are of the view that the Subansiri dam should be constructed after taking into consideration the impact in the downstream areas.They made this observation while [ ... ]

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Gogoi flaunts cash scheme to save girl child
25 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

Guwahati: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'beti bachao, beti padhao' call, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has chipped in with his own scheme to save the girl child by announcing cash incentive to below poverty lines (BPL) mothers who give birth to girl child.At a function on National Girl [ ... ]

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Parl secys’ resignation accepted by Naga CM
25 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

The author has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jan 25, 2015, 06.00AM ISTPage 1 of 4Kohima: Nagaland CM T R Zeliang has accepted the resignations of two parliamentary secretaries and three advisers in the state government.The five include Kropol Vitsu, parliamentary secretary, art and cultur [ ... ]

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Minor killed in police firing in Manipur
25 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

The author has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jan 25, 2015, 06.00AM ISTPage 1 of 4Imphal: Tension gripped Lilong town in Manipur's Thoubal district after police shot dead a minor boy and injured two people while dispersing a group of protesters on Friday evening.Taking preemptive action, the  [ ... ]

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Lift suspension on NE trade policy: FINER
25 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

The author has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jan 25, 2015, 06.00AM ISTPage 1 of 4Guwahati: The Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), one of the largest trade bodies in the region, has asked the Centre to lift the suspension of registration of new units under th [ ... ]

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Arohi warms hearts with childhood plea
25 Jan 2015 06:00 - News Post

Audiences have given a warm welcome to Arohi, a thought-provoking film which deals with parents’ and teachers’ rising expectations from their wards...

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Boy killed in Manipur police firing
25 Jan 2015 04:00 - News Post

Tension gripped Lilong town in Manipur’s Thoubal district after police shot dead a minor boy and injured two people while dispersing a group of protesters on Friday evening...

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‘I have not come across any election manifesto whi...
24 Jan 2015 23:17 - News Post

Activist Miguel Das Queah tells Gaurav Das of TOI the state would become a graveyard for children if the government remained indifferent to the plight of the victims the next time violence erupted in Assam...

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Knotty affair: Thailand plays perfect host
24 Jan 2015 16:36 - News Post

The trend of tying the knot overseas is fast catching up with Indians and Thailand is playing the perfect host, wooing couples to its exotic locales....

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HC notice to govt over allotment of houses
24 Jan 2015 16:34 - News Post

The Gauhati high court on Thursday issued a notice to the state government to reply on its inaction against allegations of corruption in allotting Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) houses in the Hajo area....

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Technology News

Redington expects to continue benefiting from Appl...
28 Jan 2015 17:12 - News Post

Redington (India) Ltd has today said that the new distribution initiative by Apple to expand and grow the business would benefit Redington, helping it to continue its position in the market in the future...

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Hike Messenger introduces free voice calling on ap...
28 Jan 2015 17:04 - News Post

Less than a month since it acquired free voice-calling application Zip Phone, Kavin Bharti Mittal-led Hike Messenger on Wednesday said it has launched free calling on its app over 2G, 3G and wi-fi across over 200 countries. The service is currently ......

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Xiaomi launches Mi4 in india, to go on sale on Feb...
28 Jan 2015 16:23 - News Post

Xiaomi on Thursday launched its flagship smartphone, Mi4 and unveiled the MIUI6 operating system based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat in New Delhi....

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Google gets competition in new search engine
28 Jan 2015 14:00 - News Post

People using SciNet can get relevant and diverse search results faster, especially when they do not know exactly what they are looking for...

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Facebook, Instagram face worldwide outage for half...
27 Jan 2015 14:38 - News Post

Social networking website Facebook and photo-sharing network Instagram encountered technical issues on Tuesday morning, which stopped millions of users across the world from accessing the websites for close to 30 minutes....

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Shaadi.com to pick 25% in dating start-up Thrill
27 Jan 2015 12:22 - News Post

Anupam Mittal-led People Group owner of matrimonial portal Shaadi.com has invested Rs 6 crore in popular dating app Thrill. This investment will give shaadi.com 25% minority stake in the app...

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BlackBerry Classic: QWERTY days are here again
25 Jan 2015 22:30 - News Post

In the Classic, QWERTY lovers might have finally found a device to look up to...

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Oppo R5: Size-zero obsession
25 Jan 2015 22:29 - News Post

Oppo R5 is a good smartphone, but the company has made some compromises to make the device look sleek...

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Technically sound audio
25 Jan 2015 22:28 - News Post

Music on the go has almost become a necessity for many of late. And that has called for good headphones, which offer a remarkable audio experience. Most smartphone producers have understood this fact and have been providing a decent pair of ......

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New app may help parents check child abuse
25 Jan 2015 17:44 - News Post

A new app claims to help parents protect their children from sexual abuse....

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Trai's android app for feedback on telecom service...
25 Jan 2015 11:18 - News PostTrai's android app for feedback on telecom service quality

Mobile phone subscribers can now give instant feedback on quality of services provided by operators to regulator TRAI through online or through an Android based mobile application. Operators will invite penalty if they fail to meet minimum service ......

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DoT sets up committee for net neutrality
23 Jan 2015 19:38 - News Post

Department of telecommunications (DoT) has set up a committee on net-neutrality to examine economic impact on the sector...

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Microsoft to release Office 2016 later this year
23 Jan 2015 13:08 - News Post

The company is planning to preview Office for Windows 10 in the coming weeks...

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India to have largest Facebook users on mobile by ...
22 Jan 2015 16:14 - News Post

India will surpass the US to lead the global tally of the largest Facebook userbase on mobile by 2017, market research firm eMarketer said in a report....

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Sterlite Technologies Q3 net at Rs 23 crore
22 Jan 2015 14:56 - News Post

Sterlite Technologies, service provider to the telecom and power sector, reported a net profit of Rs 23 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014 up almost five times from Rs 5 crore in the corresponding quarter last financial year. The ......

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Has Facebook hit bulls-eye with WhatsApp Web?
22 Jan 2015 12:52 - News Post

The new service allows users to access the chat service on their desktop after syncing their phone-based WhatsApp account...

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WhatsApp adds messaging from Web
22 Jan 2015 06:25 - News Post

The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook last year for nearly $22 billion, has unveiled a new service for sending messages from a Web browser....

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Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'
22 Jan 2015 04:20 - News Post

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens....

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:32
Sooraj Pancholi arrested in Jiah Khan suicide case
The Juhu police Monday evening arrested Sooraj Pancholi, son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina...
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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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