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US text book row: California not to replace 'India' with 'South Asia'

A California commission -- mandated with recommendation and revision of school text books -- has rejected demands of replacing India with South Asia for pre-1947 references, which had become a......

GWU cancels suspension of student who displayed Hindu swastika

Following outcry from several groups, a prestigious American university has decided to rescind its suspension order against a student who displayed a Hindu swastika on his residence hall's bulletin......

California declares October as month for Hindu awareness

It was a historic moment for California’s Hindu American community, when the senate floor at the Capitol unanimously passed the resolution on Monday designating October 2013 as Hindu American......

Four Americans killed in drone strikes, admits US

In a shift from its long-held policy, the Obama administration has admitted for the first time that four American nationals have been killed in the Central Intelligence Agency’s drone strikes......

US court summons ISI chief in 26/11 case

A US court has issued summons to senior officialsof Pakistan'sInter-Services Intelligence including its powerful chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha, along with Mumbai attack masterminds and Lashkar-e-Tayiba......

Knocking economics has become a popular sport

'But the world would be much poorer without economics' contribution to understanding how societies function and without economists’ suggestions as to how politicians might improve them. 'And......

Why are vegetable prices going through the roof?

The fruit size of average kharif vegetables remained lower, due to lack of irrigation   Vegetables are steadily slipping out of the common man’s plate, due to skyrocketing prices. Since......

Why vegetable prices are going through the roof

Traders fear crop damage due to excess rain in producing regionsVegetable prices shot up sharply in the last one month due to supply disruptions in major producing centres following heavy rainfall......

Why vegetable prices are on the boil

Expected delay in harvesting might keep commodities elevated for a monthWhile the wholesale price index might have turned negative primarily due to a steep decline in the prices of non-food......

Why are vegetable prices going through the roof?

Image: A vendor rests as he waits for customers at a vegetable market in Mumbai. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters Vegetable prices have risen steeply in the past month, due to reduced......

Box Office: De De Pyaar De gets some love, opens well

The hits and misses of the week. De De Pyaar De has a slow opening at the box office but does well over the weekend. The film will have to continue to hold its own and become a hit.  Vinod......

Box office: Student of the Year 2 is average

The hits and misses of the week. After his Kalank failed at the box office, Karan Johar's Student of the Year 2 remains average. Sunday collections were affected to some extent by the IPL final and......

PIX: Mouni, Karishma, Abhishek party with Ekta Kapoor

Jeetendra is a grandfather once more! Ekta Kapoor became a mom on January 27 through IVF and she shared this joyous moment with the world through her social media accounts.  She has named her......

'I cannot spend as much time with my baby as I'd like to'

Samir Soni, who was last seen in Color's Parichay, returns to television with the supernatural thriller Ringa Ringa Roses. The show premiered on the Life......

Manisha Koirala: I am what I am because of Ashok Mehta

Manisha Koirala treated cinematographer Ashok Mehta as her mentor, guide and philosopher from the time she came to Mumbai to be an actress. In fact, the actressManisha attributes all the right......

National squash: Smooth sailing for men's seeds

The top 16 seeds in the men's section, including Saurav Ghosal and Gaurav Nandrajog of Delhi, sailed into the second round, evens as the women side saw a few upsets in the 55th Senior ICL National......

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