Post-Economic Survey Impact: Jaitley to pursue ‘big bang’ reforms?

With the Economic Survey suggesting “big Bang” reforms, expectations run high on the national budget due Saturday, in an exercise being regarded as a test-case for Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s earnestness to provide policies for “double-digit growth”. “As the new government is to present its first full year budget, it appears India has reached a sweet spot and that ...

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Watch Budget 2015: Where to Watch Live, Online Live Streaming Information

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his first full-year budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016 on Saturday around after 11.00 am but it may be slightly delayed depending the opposition stand on allowing the budget to be presented on the floor. CLICK HERE to watch the budget live online. Where to Watch Live? The Budget 2015-16 Live Telecast will ...

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Kate Middleton Misses Japan Tour, Prince William on Solo Journey

Pregnant Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant is not accompanying her husband Prince William who is on his four-day tour to Japan currently. Prince William is expected to visit Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, both of which were damaged by the March 2011 Japan Earthquake and tsunami. One reason was that most airlines do not allow expecting mothers ...

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How coffee can reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis?

Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), in addition to the study that said it reduces the risk of Pakinson’s and Alzheimer’s too. “Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and our study shows that coffee intake may also protect against MS, supporting the idea that ...

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Why Suicide Rates Rising High in US?

In a warning to policy-makers and futurologists, a new study has warned about the rising numbers of suicides amid wi-fi-induced isolation and false pretensions in society. Suicide rates among those aged between 40 and 64 years in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007 when the country faced its worst recession in history. ...

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Movie review: ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ Gives Relief from Routines

Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra; Director: Sharat Kataria; Rating: **** Review: Set in the early 90s, Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmanm Khurana) from Haridwar, who runs a music library and spends most of his time in listening to Kumar Sanu is married to over-weight girl Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar) against his wishes. While the beginning may remind us of many such ...

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Worldwide 2013 Saw Less Hostilities but India Recorded High: PEW Report

Worldwide, social hostilities, especially over religion, declined in 2013 after reaching a six-year peak in 2012, though a quarter of the world is still reeling under high levels of religious hostilities, said Pew Research Center in its latest annual study. India had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion in 2013, it noted. The PEW study finds that the ...

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Sri Lanka wins over Bangladesh by 92 runs

With centuries from veterans Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka banished  Bangladesh by 92 runs in World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Thursday. The 1996 edition champions reached a mammoth 332 for the loss of only one wicket. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 240 in only 47 overs. With the win, the Lankans ...

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