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'Turbaned' Modi wins fashion war against the Obamas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi adorned a colourful Rajasthani bandhani turban at the Republic Day celebrations on Monday, having addressed the nation wearing a similar headgear on the Independence......

First time in 10 yrs, Internet, mobile services on in J&K on R-day

For the first time in a decade, mobile phone and mobile Internet services were not disrupted in Kashmir Valley as part of the security drill for Republic Day celebrations. Mobile phones and......

'Only a nation that respects its women can become a global power'

'Where have we failed, as parents, teachers and leaders, that our children have forgotten all tenets of decent behaviour and respect for women?' President Pranab Mukherjee asks the nation on the......

PHOTOS: India's goody bag for Obamas

A charkha for US President Obama, 100 Benarasi sarees for the First Lady and more! India is showering the couple with gifts.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents a reproduction of telegram......

What are we celebrating on Republic Day?

R-Day is a different sort of exercise for the defence forces and the security establishment. At one level it is an enormous tamasha, at another, it is a nightmare. BSF personnel practise......

Trai chief on how to build a fair, independent news media

Earlier this month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) put out a paper with recommendations on 'Issues relating to media ownership'.  The paper talks about private treaties, paid......

India, US announce steps to promote clean energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dismissed that there was any pressure to ink a pact similar to US-China agreement on emission cuts as India and the US announced important steps to promote......

Swiss banks lose sheen among Indians as secrecy ends

With the Swiss government showing eagerness to help India trace suspected black money hoarders, banks based in Switzerland appear to be losing traction among the wealthy Indian clients and could......

Markets cheer European bank stimulus; Sensex gains 273 points

Benchmark share indices scaled record highs for the fourth straight session, amid a rallly in global stocks, after the European Central Bank announced higher-than-expected monetary stimulus......

How Padmini helped Premier drive around hurdles

Despite government controls, Walchand Hirachand Group cracked the market Image: Premier Padmini; Photograph: Mr Choppers/Wikimedia Commons Long before the iPad got invented in Cupertino,......

Trailer Review: Byomkesh Bakshy! looks thrilling

Will this be yet another Dibakar Banerjee masterstroke? Raja Sen reviews the trailer of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! What is a detective? The theatrical trailer for Dibakar Banerjee’s......

Oscar nominees 2015: Everything isn't awesome (but that's okay)

'Something for everything may be fine for the Golden Globes, but the Oscars should (ideally) look for individual excellence' Raja Sen takes stock of the Oscar 2015 nominations.First things......

Vikram: I was looking pathetic during the shooting of I

'The weight-loss for I wasn't tough. But to do this for two-and-a-half years left me looking very strange. People started asking questions about my health. Going anywhere became difficult. Meeting......

Don't miss! Exciting Tamil releases this Pongal

It was going to be the clash of the titans this Pongal, with the phenomenal Shankar versus the critically acclaimed Gautam Menon, and Ajith vs Vikram. Much to the disappointment of movie buffs,......

Blake Lively tops Forbes' Under 30 power list

Check out this elite list!Forbes' annual list of 30 Under 30 is out and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively has topped the list.The rest of the celebrity names that figure on this list are just as......

It's time BCCI is brought under RTI ambit: Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi. Photograph: PTI Hurt by Supreme Court's intervention in deciding the fate of BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan, former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi said it is time the......

Srinivasan barred from contesting BCCI elections; SC says conflict of interest

Narayanswami Srinivasan suffered a major setback on Thursday as the Supreme Court barred him from contesting any election of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on grounds of conflict of......

IPL fixing scam: Judgement day for Srinivasan and Chennai Super Kings

The fate of the former India cricket chief and his Indian Premier League team will be known when the Supreme Court pronounces its verdict on Thursday N Srinivasan. Photograph: Rupak De......
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Q. Why our brethren in Srinagar hoist Pak Flags and celebrate Pak Independence day ?
Izaj Mohammedriyazuddin:  A.  more

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Q. Putting more pressure on Israel to revive the stalled peace talks with Palestine, several European countries are reportedly considering recognizing Palestine as an independent state, following the step taken by Sweden which became the first major EU country to do so.Were not going to wait forever, the Wall Street Journal cited a senior European official as saying on Friday, November 7.Other European countries are poised to follow Sweden, he added.According to senior US and European officials cited by the American newspaper, more European countries are expected to recognize the Pale
Kkkkkk:  A. Musharraf was boasting on TV that Pakistan exploits the Kashmiri emotions by instigating them against India on religious grounds more

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Q. WHAT HAPPENED IF SARDAR PATEL WOULDN'T BE A LEADER ...OR HAD NOT INVOLVE IN FIGHT FOR KASHMIR , HEYDERABAD & JODHPUR ....
KIRODIMAL LAKHICHAND:  A. Why do we have to do with this? It would be better if European countries de-recognise Pakistan as a nation state. more

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Q. It is only more than sixty five years since independence of India but many people seem to have forgotten Mahatma Gandhi. Is this fair?
Francisco:  A. Hyderabad & Jodhpur might have been independent states ......but Kashmir surely would have been in Pakistan....... more

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Q. If BJP is pure GOLD why it is fearing to come under RTI, delaying to appoint Lokpal, do not make CBI independent, why there is intervention of appointment of Judges.....?
Yogesh Jain:  A. jai shri ram they remember only on 2nd oct. just to pay homage and not to follow his principles of cleanilness,truth and honesty development of villages and swadeshi more

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Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o Sparks Romance Rumour with Flirtatious Behaviour at SAG Awards

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