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Mumbaicha Raja and a sea of devotees

On August 29, Mumbai welcomed its favourite God, the Elephant-headed Ganesha (catch our coverage here). Installed with love, pomp and ceremony in home and pandals, the cheerful God will reside with......

Defence ministry scraps Rs 6,000-cr tender for light choppers

The defence ministry on Friday scrapped a scam-tainted tender worth over Rs 6,000 crore to procure 197 light helicopters from foreign vendors and decided to allow indigenous players to manufacture......

Exclusive: 'The age of indecision has come to an end'

Prakash Javadekar enjoys being information and broadcasting and parliamentary affairs minister, but heading the green ministry is turning out to be thornier than he had expected. The minister spoke......

Can Modi unshackle Indian genius?

Rajeev Srinivasan on how India has continued to disappoint, but could outdo Singapore one day. In 2007, I wrote about how I had become disappointed by India: We had formal independence, but not......

Guns fall silent along IB in Jammu after 15-day-long firing

Guns fell silent along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu after a fortnight of continuous firing by Pakistani troops and shelling exchanges in which two civilians were killed and 17 others injured in 22......

Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts

Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in......

Jan Dhan: Bankers cross account opening targets on Day 1

Bankers have hailed the Prime Minister's call to end "financial untouchability" and opened millions of accounts on the inaugural day itself. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched......

Hopes of rating upgrade set to strengthen rupee

Expectations of a sovereign rating upgrade are set to see the rupee rise. Currently, Standard & Poor’s has a ‘BBB’ rating on India, the lowest in the investment grade, with a......

Investment recovery still quarters away

For the June quarter, finance ministry officials and economists have pegged GDP growth between 5.2 and 5.5 per centThough it is likely gross domestic capital formation increased in the quarter......

Sharp rate cuts by RBI possible from 2015

Sharp rate cuts are in store in 2015, as the Reserve Bank of India’s commitment to bring down inflation might make room for these, even if the US Federal Reserve starts raising interest......

Richard Attenborough's Gandhi: The key players look back

Sir Richard Attenborough, who gave us the greatest biopic on Gandhi that ever existed, passed away at the age of 90 on August 24. On the film's 30th anniversary in 2012, seven key members from its......

Review: Katiyabaaz is electrifyingly real

Katiyabaaz is as riveting and gritty as it is wildly funny at times; a must watch, says Sonil Dedhia.Power cuts aren't really new for Indians but the middle class tolerates them with characteristic......

Why you must see Katiyabaaz!

Katiyabaaz captures the electricity crisis in an Indian city. Filmmakers Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar tell Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com what went into making their powerful documentary, which......

PIX: Kailash Kher's I-Day celebrations in US

Snapshots from the singer's recent US sojourn.Singer Kailash Kher travelled to New Jersey, USA, to perform in a concert held to celebrate India's Independence Day.The show was held at the Ritz......

Air of deja vu in UEFA Champions League draw

Draw balls are shuffled during the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images Champions League holders Real Madrid will face former European champions......

Top 10 transfers in the English Premier League

Manchester United signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($98.76 million) on Tuesday. The transfer fee outstrips the 50......

PHOTOS: What are the Gen Next athletes up to in Nanjing?

The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world. These Games bring talented young athletes aged from 15 to 18 from around the world. The Youth Olympic......

IPL fixing: Mudgal panel says won't travel to England to probe Indian players

The Justice Mudgal committee, appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate charges of betting and spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League last year, will not be travelling to England to......

Boxer Manoj to sue Sports Ministry after Arjuna snub

Feeling 'insulted' after his name was not added to this year's list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday said he would sue the Sports Ministry for the 'injustice' meted out to him.The......
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  People speak for august 15

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Juliana
Q. If u could get ONE chance to go back to time of this particular day.. which hour would you want to go back and why?
Juliana:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/if-u-could-get-one-chance-to-go-back-to-time-of-this-particu/27084912/answers/

amitava duttamajumdar
Q. when Postal Index Number started in India?
Amitava Duttamajumdar:  A. 1947 August 15thWE SHOULD HAVE GOT IT EARLIER more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/when-postal-index-number-started-in-india/27012993/answers/27084954

Abhay Pandhare
Q. What is your mobile number?
Abhay Pandhare:  A. 15th August 1972 more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-your-mobile-number/26444592/answers/27012996

sigma
Q. What is the specialty of 27th Aug?
Sigma:  A. 0345....15 August 1947 more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-specialty-of-27th-aug/26291641/answers/26444634

Priya Tanwar
Q. If you could go back in time and witness any event in Indian history, what would it be?
Priya Tanwar:  A. 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/if-you-could-go-back-in-time-and-witness-any-event-in-indian/26283713/answers/26291644

  Web results for August 15
Indians thrash England

press trust of india Nottingham, 30 August: England squandered away a good start as the Indian spinners restricted the hosts to 227 all out in... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/74657-indians-thrash-england.html
BJP targets Bihar govt as under-construction bridge subsides in Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad took on the Bihar government on Saturday after a 98-metre long... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/bihar/bjp-targets-bihar-govt-as-under-construction-bridge-subsides-in-muzaffarpur_1462701.html
Once two often for P V Sindhu

PV Sindhu lost to Carolina Marin 17-21, 15-21. (Source: Reuters) It's for the second time in two months that PV Sindhu has allowed a player to get... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/badminton/once-two-often-for-sindhu/
What use is Local Self Governance Day?

VSS Nagar residents of capital Before 37 years, the Odisha State Housing Board constructed a colony behind the Utkal University, which is also... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhubaneswar/what-use-is-local-self-governance-day.html
Twice-a-day water supply adds to cheer in time of Ganeshotsav

NASHIK: With the beginning of the festive season, the civic body has decided to provide twice-a-day water supply from Monday. Mayor Yatin Wagh on... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Twice-a-day-water-supply-adds-to-cheer-in-time-of-Ganeshotsav/articleshow/41292676.cms

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