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Sonia Gandhi’s Next Birth Day in Court? Issued Summons to Appear on Dec. 9 in National Herald Case

In a rare coincidence, a Delhi court on Thursday issued summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to appear in the court on December 9, which is going to be her 68th birthday, over the National Herald acquisition case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha on Thursday postponed the next hearing after Sonia Gandhi’s counsel informed ...

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Even FaceBook Bids Good Bye to Poonam Pandey !

It was Poonam Pandey’s irreversible three-year saga that went nearer to nudity on social networks and YouTube videos for actor Poonam Pandey but the social networks do not want to share her fame any longer. Joining the latest ban of Poonam Pandey was FaceBook, which has decided to delete her account full of semi-nude pictures right away and send the ...

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Ganesh Chathurthi: 10-Day Celebrations Begin, Pandals Erected

India is gearing up for 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi beginning Friday, August 29 with road-side pandals coming up in every of all metros and towns across the country, heralding the festive season of the year as performing puja to Ganesh is mandatory for all Hindu festivals and functions. The festival, which is mainly observed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and South India, ...

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Salman Khan hit-and-run case diary found, say Mumbai police

After raising several eyebrows over the mysterious disappearance of the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor salman Khan, the trial has taken several twists and turns and the retrial into homicide also has been initiated against the actor recently. Reports last month said the papers in the case were missing but today the police said they were able to trace them. ...

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Two Moons Visible Tonight Turns Hoax, Disappoints Many

Two moons wonder tonight is a hoax as many sky watchers realized that it was not going to happen, despite typical annual rumours to the effect in the month of August. But the social networking sites are abuzz with the phenomenon, increasing readers’ interest in such stories. The message initally began spreading on facebook and Twitter saying “On 27th August ...

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RBI Bans International Payments without 2-Way Authentication

Following reports of misuse of credit cards abroad through malicious online shopping, the Reserve Bank of India has moved quickly to fill the void by making all the global payment gateways to comply with the two-time authentication process that was restricted to India-based transactions so far. RBI said the rules need to be followed with respect to e-commerce credit card ...

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Dwaraka Shankaracharya Bans Saibaba Worship after ‘2-Day Dharma Sansad’; Is it Feasible?

In a major twist to an ongoing imbrolio over worshipping Saibaba in temples, the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth has banned the worship of the saint from Shirdi, bringing into force "Sanatan Dharma" verdict, reflecting similar diktats by Hindu preachers centuries ago. A two-day-long ‘Dharma Sansad’ convened by the Shankaracharya on Tuesday passed a resolution that Sai Baba, ...

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Ebola in India: 112 Indians from Virus-Affected Country Returning Home; Is India Ready to Handle it?

Amid report that a man suspected to have contracted with the Ebola virus was quarantined at a hospital in Mumbai, 112 Indians, who were evacuated by the Indian embassy from the virus-affected Liberia, will land in India on Tuesday. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) spokesperson said that seven flights – Ethiopian Airline, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways and ...

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‘Mardaani’ Box Office Collection: Rani Mukherjee’s Movie Earns ₹14 Crore; ‘Singham Returns’ Going Strong, Collects ₹127 Crore

As expected, Rani Mukherji’s first action film, “Mardaani” managed to pick up at the box office during the weekend after a slow start, earning ₹14.46 crore in the first weekend. The film produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Pradeep Sarkar collected just ₹3.46 crore on the opening day but pulled in more crowd in the weekend after receiving praises ...

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Liberian Doctor Dies Despite Experimental ZMapp Drug

Liberian doctor Abrahim Borbor, who contracted the Ebola virus and was given an experimental drug has died on Sunday evening, informed the Elwa Ebola Facility in Monrovia, Liberia on Monday. Dr. Abrahim Borbor was given ZMapp, but proved futile though it worked two Americans who had contracted Ebola and brought to an American hospital. Meantime, two people in Gera tested ...

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8 Quakes Hit California in Past 24 Hours, including 5 After Shocks

The record of earthquakes which preceded and followed the Napa Valley earthquake, according to the US Geological survey, show that nearly 19 earthquakes hit the region in a span of 24 hours and eight of them in California alone. The American Canyon in California witnessed a 2.8 magnitude earthquake before the major one at 6 magnitude hit the region. It ...

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What is SpaceX and Where Did it go Wrong?

#spaceX rocket blew up 🙁 pic.twitter.com/u41286gstr — Mandy (@EthansMommy17) August 22, 2014 SpaceX, founded in 2002, designs, manufactures and launches space rockets and spacecraft, in the private sector to enable people transport to other planets in the future. The latest test flight of falco9r, (Falcon 9 Reusable Dev-1) had 3 engines and exploded. SpaceX’s space vehicle Falcon 9 made history in ...

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Tourism Ministry delinks Hotels from Serving Liquor

To boost the tourism industry that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said took a beating over the Dec. 16 Delhi Rape Case, though he shockingly termed it a minor incident, other measures are underway. Considering the long standing demand of Hotel industry, the Ministry of Tourism has taken a progressive step for classifying 4 Star, 5 Star hotels in non-Heritage sector ...

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Ebola Outbreak Turns Ugly as Doctors Flee Hospitals, Days of ‘Plague Villages’ Resurface

More than fighting Ebola, lack of doctors to attend on patients is turning into a major challenge for international agencies, which are engaged in battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as local doctors have either left their posts or foreign doctors are reluctant to take risk to treat the victims, said Reuters quoting medical experts. In an online debate ...

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CERN to Organize Second TEDx Conference on Future, Innovative Projects

CERN, the centre for global particle physics, will be hosting a second TEDx conference on 24 September 2014 on the theme “Forward: Charting the future with science” and some 15 speakers will present their innovative projects, which apply science to respond to problems facing the world today. The symposium will be grouped into three themed sessions – “adapt”, “change” and ...

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Inter CA Exam (IPCC) results to be declared today; Where to check?

The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) will declare the results of Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) today, August 21 (Thursday) at 4 pm and the candidates can log in to the official website: http://www.caresults.nic.in/ Those who want to receive results by e-mail can register in advance at the official website and click on “Register here to receive the ...

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