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'TN's finances are a mess, it's not going to be easy'

'We have about Rs 4 lakh crore debt on a state budget of about Rs 1.5 lakh crore.''We are in a debt two-and-a-half times our annual budget,' says the banker who would have been Tamil Nadu's finance......

Drought Tales: Humanity triumphs in parched times

Drought or no drought... life goes in water-starved Beed district in Maharashtra's Marathwada region. As Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com and Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com travelled more than 1,000 kilometres......

Jaya breaks the ice, assures no disrespect during swearing-in

In a significant gesture seeming to put behind poll rivalry, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday thanked Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Treasurer M K Stalin for attending her swearing-in......

'Shunt out usual faces': Singhvi calls for a revamp of Congress

After the party’s near washout in assembly polls, the demand for a overhaul is growing with spokesman Abhishek Singhvi arguing for younger state leaders, reports Kavita Chowdhury.......

Taliban leader Mansour used Pak passport for abroad visits: Report

Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, killed in a United States airstrike in Balochistan, was a frequent flyer and used a Pakistani passport for his visits abroad for over nine years, a media......

Despite a rough patch, Tata's portfolio power still just about adds up

Tata Consultancy Services, the $73 billion IT group, is India's biggest company by market value and four times the size of any other listed Tata entity IMAGE: Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry pays......

In tough times, Vijay Mallya's luxury jet awaits a buyer

The 25-seater aircraft is interspersed with plush sofas, a cushioned bed, bars, showers and a bathrobe Waiting to be auctioned off by tax authorities for recovery of their dues, the erstwhile......

Royal gains: Lals sell 4.2% in Eicher for Rs 2,100 crore

At Rs 18,400 per share, value up 100 times since Lehman crisis Royal Enfield motorcycles-maker Eicher Motors’ shares, which have scaled Himalayan peaks over the past few years, went downhill......

Petrol prices slashed 32 times, hiked 21 times since 2013

Most of the state governments have also increased VAT on petrol and diesel.     Prices of petrol were reduced 32 times and increased 21 times while diesel prices were slashed 19 times......

The king of good times on the not-so-good times

'One of the businesses I was involved in failed, sadly. There were other businesses that still exist, which are hugely successful. Should I, therefore, be a hypocrite?' 'No more dreaming big'......

Vote! The MOST outrageous look at Cannes!

Apart from celebrating the best of movies and talent from around the world, the Cannes Film Festival is also known as a fashion ground where celebs are expected to WOW each time they walk the red......

Like the poster of Phobia?

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Radhika Apte took to social media to share the latest poster of her upcoming film Phobia. ‘Presenting official poster......

Pix: When Magneto met Aamir

If you are not a Hollywood buff, the name Sir Ian McKellen might not ring a bell. But Magneto of X-Men fame? Or Gandalf of The Lord Of The Rings? Aah! Now, that's a different story, isn't it? But......

'Everyone has a mouth and every mouth has an opinion'

Ram Gopal Varma, who has been explicitly tweeting his opinion on whatever comes to his mind, doesn't really care what people think about him. He believes in the right to expression and seems to......

The truth about Salman's wedding plans

You really want to know... Well, there is no marriage. There are reports everywhere of Salman Khan getting married at the end of the year, on his birthday on December 27. However a close friend......

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich secure record fourth straight title

‘It is no small feat to win the league four times in a row’ IMAGE: Bayern Munich's players celebrate after match. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters. Bayern Munich secured a......

Ronaldo declares himself fit for Champions League final

IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo reassured Real Madrid fans he will be fit to play in Saturday's......

Zidane praises Simeone ahead of Champions League final

IMAGE: Head coach Diego Simeone of Club Atletico de Madrid reacts during the La Liga match. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images. Zinedine Zidane had few equals as a player but heading into his......

'Very few people knew me before the IPL'

'I was a nobody two months ago. Now people want to see me play for India.''Isn't it a giant leap?' IMAGE: Krunal Pandya celebrates Virat Kohli's wicket. Photographs: BCCI Krunal Pandya was a......

KKR start as favourites against Sunrisers in IPL Eliminator

IMAGE: Manish Pandey and Gautam Gambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad. Photograph: BCCI. Two-time champions......
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Wow! So You Think You Can Dance has a 'Housefull' of celebrity guests this time!

With Housefull 3 to release in just 10 days, the cast seemsto be busy as bees while promoting it. Seems the actors are hopscotchingfrom one reality... ...

http://www.pinkvilla.com/tv/news-gossip/355271/wow-so-you-think-you-can-dance-has-housefull-celebrity-guests-time
Egyptian head of forensics denies reports of explosion on EgyptAir plane

Egypt's head of forensics denied reports that an initial examination of human remains belonging to victims aboard the EgyptAir jet that crashed in... ...

http://thehimalayantimes.com/world/egyptian-head-forensics-denies-reports-explosion-egyptair-plane/
Civil society members seek release of Rs 17,000 cr as first tranche for MGNREGA

Pursuant to the Supreme Courts order dated May 13 related to adequate and timely release of funds for the rural job scheme, MGNREGA, civil society... ...

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/civil-society-members-seek-release-of-rs-17000-cr-as-first-tranche-for-mgnrega/article8641239.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
NGT seeks details of groundwater use by Delhi Metro

The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) use of groundwater for washing of metro trains and... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-ngt-seeks-details-of-groundwater-use-by-delhi-metro-2216053
Re-looking at India operations, says Toyota

With the ban on diesel vehicles with engines above 2,000 cc extended to Kerala, Japanese auto major Toyota is "re-looking" at its Indian operations... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-effect-of-ban-on-diesel-vehicles-re-looking-at-india-operations-says-toyota-2216044

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