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Jammu and Kashmir Flood: Massive Rescue Operation Continues

A massive rescue mission has been launched by the Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Two teams of NDRF, equipped with 30 boats have reached Srinagar, to rescue people who are affected by the disaster. While about 10,470 people were rescued by the NDRF till the time of reporting, 150 have been killed ...

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Jammu & Kashmir Floods Update: Telecom Stuff Airlifted to Restore Phone Lines in Srinagar

The Indian Armed Forces have used their military skill-sets to undertake massive rescue and relief operation in the flood affected area of Jammu and Kashmir deploying first time BSNL loads and other communication equipment from Jammu and Bangalore. 3G towers numbering 90 have started working. 10 VSAT systems are being air lifted to restore critical telecom towers. Sattelite link from ...

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Australia, Malaysia to Spend AU$60 million to Locate Missing MH370

Not relenting in their joint mission to locate the missing Malaysian flight MH370, Malaysia and Australia have committed to spend AU$60 million (RM180 million) for the elusive Malaysia Airlines aircraft that went missing somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean on March 8. Announcing it, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the contribution will be used to undertake new underwater search ...

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Manchester United Backs Off on Vidal Transfer Deal; Jurgen Klopp Tapped to Replace Van Gaal ?

Manchester United is negotiating withdrawal of £42 million deal to sign Arturo Vidal, the Juventus mid-fielder who had his knee injury aggravated last week to serious one. The 27-year-old Chilean midfielder for the World Cup in Brazil this year was slated to join the Manchester United heating up the transfer season but the deal collapsed at the lat minute. Vidal ...

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Land Rover Freelander 2 Sterling Makes India Landing Despite Tough Competition

Having completed five years of operations in India, the Tata-owned British SUV manufacturer has introduced an exclusive Land Rover Freelander 2 Sterling edition in Indian market. This special edition model comes with a range of sporty exterior upgrades including a new Anthracite finish 17-inch five-split spoke alloy wheels, dark atlas grille, dark atlas fender and side vents, tailgate spoiler, front ...

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Internet Spying: Beware Indian Surfers, Big Brother Watching You!

Those who think that they are surfing online without fear far away should now be careful in their browsing pattern as the Indian government is spying on internet users, said a report by the Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC) titled "India’s Surveillance State at the Internet Governance Forum", which is in Istanbul, Turkey. The report said the Indian government is ...

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Joan Rivers, Known for anti-Palestine Remarks, Dies aged 81

Joan Rivers, known for off-the-cuff remarks on TV live shows, died on Thursday, September 4. She was aged 81 and ran into controversy last month for her rude remarks on Palestinians, which she regretted immediately. She was among the first generation of comedians who entered the male-dominated arena of late-night talk shows and set right many celebrities who never dressed ...

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Vijayawada Region to be new Andhra Pradesh Capital, Rayalaseema Up in Arms; Seeds of Another Division Sown Again?

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced the region between Vijayawada and Guntur (Mangalagiri) to be the new capital of the Andhra Pradesh in the state Assembly defending his move as popular sentiment, with opposition YSR Congress members shouting and staging strong protests for not including Rayalaseema people’s wishes to set it up in their region. YSR Congress ...

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Why South Korean Conglomerate Samsung Seeks to Restructure Now ?

South Korea’s largest conglomerate Samsung has embarked upon a major restructuring plan in view of withstanding mounting competition both in electronics and engineering markets all over the world . The mergers within the group will see the shipbuilding and engineering businesses merge, with Samsung Heavy Industries absorbing Samsung Engineering in a share swap plan of issuing 2.36 new shares for ...

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Ex-Chief Justice of Supreme Court P. Sathasivam Appointed Governor of Kerala in Shiela Dixit’s Place

For the first time in Indian history, an ex-chief Justice of India has been appointed governor, despite several objections from the bar and the public when the news began to trickle down the media on Justice P. Sathasivam as Governor of Kerala. Brushing aside the objections, the NDA government on Wednesday appointed Justice P. Sathasivam as Governor of Kerala, triggering ...

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‘America’s Got Talent’ 2014 Semifinals Round 2: Where to Watch Live Performance of 12 Contestants

“America’s Got Talent” 2014 season 9 has reached an exciting stage with 12 remaining semifinalists to perform live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Tuesday. The contestants will perform live to find a place in the next round of 12. Where to Watch Live: The “America’s Got Talent” Semifinals Round 2 live performance will start at ...

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USPS stamp on ANR a Hoax; Indian Media a Blind Copy Cat?

Indian media was taken for a jolly hoax ride when the news of US issuing a stamp in memory of late Akkineni Nageswara Rao went around, including ours reporting in awe that the most-loved Telugu actor was honoured by a distant country. The news quoting fans of ANR in the US called the Akkineni Foundation of America (AFA) proved wrong ...

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