India Needs to Know: Arnab Goswami Quits Times Now

Arnab Goswami, Times Now editor-in-chief has finally quit the Times Group after 10 years of association since the launch of the news channel in 2006 but he is not hanging his boots right away and is keen to start his own venture. Goswami started his career with The Telegraph but in less than a year joined Pranay Roy’s New Delhi ...

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Mahesh Babu – Murugadoss Film to Hit Screens in 2017

Mahesh Babu’s next film in Telugu and Tamil to be directed by AR Murugadoss is likely to be the biggest action-thriller with record budget and starring Rakul Preet Singh to hit the screens in 2017 after the failure of ‘Brahmotsavam’ in 2016. Almost into its fifth month since the film hit the floor, the bilingual also stars actor SJ Suryah ...

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Why Mahesh Babu’s ‘Brahmotsavam’ Failed? Blame it on Post-Production ?

When Telugu actor Mahesh Babu’s 2012 film ‘Businessman’ failed despite following close on the heels of the success of ‘Dookudu’, the reason was attributed to rushing the post-production to fewer days than the industry average of months together. When Microfinance Monitor pointed out the real reason, few takers were there for the theory of less post-production time for some of ...

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How Did Lord Rama Return to Ayodhya After Killing Ravan?

For a change, mythology has been making headlines in India when border clashes with Pakistan and encounter killings near Bhopal are hitting headlines on Monday. Ravan was vanquished by Lord Ram on Dussehra returns home to celebrate the festival of lights or Diwali. The gap is just 18 days, so how is it possible to return in such a short ...

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SIMI Under-Trials’ Encounter: Contradictions Surface

It is surprising that eight Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists were killed within eight hours after the managed to escape from the high-security prison with the help of folded bedsheets and steel dinner plates as weapons. They allegedly killed a security guard and fled into Malikheda, a village nearby before they were challenged by the police and eliminated ...

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Mother of Missing JNU Student Meets Kejriwal

Watch Missing JNU Student Najeeb’s family met Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/9bOJYUz5H9 — AAP In News (@AAPInNews) October 31, 2016 More than 15 days after her son Najeeb Ahmed, studying in JNU, went missing mysteriously after a brawl with ABVP activists, the hapless mother met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday seeking justice to trace her son or find ...

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Quake of 6.6M Rocks Norcia, St Benedict Monastery Destroyed, Why Italy Again?

Today, October 30, 2016, a massive earthquake measuring 6.6 north of Norcia, Italy, occurred as the result of shallow normal faulting on a NW-SE oriented fault in the Central Apennines, said USGS. Two months ago, a major earthquake killed almost 300 people and destroyed several towns in Italy with aftershocks recorded last week. People have been evacuated after last week’s ...

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Himachal Pradesh declared India’s Second Open Defecation Free State

The State of Himachal Pradesh was today declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), making it the second State in the country (after Sikkim) to achieve the feat. The State government made the declaration today at a public event in Shimla, where the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, felicitated the respective District Administrators and Local Administrators for successfully achieving this ...

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Diabetes-Centric Ayurveda Day Tomorrow

On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, the Ministry of AYUSH is organizing a one day National Seminar on “Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda” tomorrow (28th October 2016) at New Delhi amid divergent opinions surfacing on some recent Ayurvedic medicines released in the market. PMO Minister of State Jitender Singh will inaugurate the seminar and Minister of AYUSH ...

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Now You Can Store Degree Certificates Online at Govt Depository (NAD)

The Union Cabinet has approved for setting up of a National Academic Depository (NAD) within the next three months, to be rolled out throughout the country in 2017-18. The Finance Minister’s Budget Speech of 2016-17, in February this year, mentioned the government’s commitment to establish a Digital Depository for school learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of Higher Education Institutions, ...

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Sports Digital Broadcasting to be Game Changer

Digital Media Broadcasting will play a critical role in bringing about change in Sports Broadcasting in India, said Sports Minister Vijay Goel at the Big Picture Summit 2016. With the increasing penetration of internet, mobile devices and cheaper data services (Jio ?) especially in rural areas will prove game changer in this direction and broadcasters must focus on how sports ...

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Hitler’s Treasure Hunter Found in Tact in Arctic Ice (Video)

Scientists have unearthed a secret Nazi base code-named ‘Treasure Hunter’ on Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle built on diktats of German dictator Adolf Hitler about 1,000 km from the North Pole, now in Russia. Built in 1942, a year after Hitler invaded Russia, the matereological station was bandoned in July 1944 when the crew were poisoned to death after ...

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Amazon, Harbinger of Fake Apple Products?

iPhone maker Apple has alleged that most of the iPhone and iPad charging cables and adapters available on Amazon are fake and they are counterfeit products. Apple has filed a lawsuit against Mobile Star, one of the supplier to Amazon, accusing it of trademark and copyright infringement, said Patently Apple. They were sporting Apple logo and images. Apple is seeking ...

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Japanese Curse? Tata Sons Sacks Cyrus Mistry, Ratan Tata is Back

In a shocking sensation to the business world, India’s Number One business conglomerate Tata Sons has ousted Cyrus Mistry as chairman and brought Ratan Tata back at the helm of affairs after the company lost a court case in a high-pitch battle in a case with erstwhile partner Japan conglomerate NTT Docomo. While the case is poised to make a ...

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2016 Ballon d’Or Football Award Nominees Are…

France Football announced the list of 30 players for the Golden Ball 2016 on Monday morning and the notable exception was Karim Benzema, who was nominated in the last two editions but missing this time, purportedly due to his suspension from Euro selection following the case of the sex tape. With Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the ...

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Roti Maker ‘Rotimatic’ Priced at Whopping US$1,069

The simple technology is becoming dearer and more than the utility value, the whooping price tag is turning off many aspirants of the new home appliance that otherwise would have made an instant hit in all Indian homes in Singapore and in India. Going by Rotimatic’s latest price tag of US$1,068, one would say the price is almost double or ...

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Obesity: Japan Scientists Find Way to Manipulate Brain to Burn Fat

A new mechanism in brain that regulates obesity, which can be targeted to treat obesity, was found by a Japanese researcher Makoto Fukuda. They studied the mouse Rap1 gene, which is expressed in a variety of tissues, including the brain but its role in energy balance was unexplored. The team of scientists selectively deleted the Rap1 gene in a group ...

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