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After Mobile, Reliance Unleashes JioFiber to Disrupt Home Broadband

No industry has ever seen the kind of competition unleashed by Reliance with the country’s richest man steering the wheel to disrupt the future of India’s telecom sector that had robbed consumers indiscriminately since the beginning of this century in 2000. The market leader Airtel swayed the market with free now pay later schemes but other players followed highly indigenous ...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Missed Diwali

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was in Delhi addressing a Townhall in Delhi IIT last month, wished everyone a “Happy Diwali” but said on his Facebook account that he missed being in India at this time. Diwali is India’s largest festival of lights and many Americans are familiar with Diwali, which is held within Indian communities across the nation. Mark ...

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Pro-Hindu groups seek Diwali holiday in New York City schools

Hindus are urging New York City (NYC) Department of Education to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu festival to be declared a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond. In a statement today, pro-Hindu lobbyist Rajan Zed said that it was not fair with Hindu pupils and their families as they had to attend school on their most ...

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India Records Highest Sale of Tablets in Q3 Due to Festive Season: IDC Report

Owing to robust festive buying for Diwali and Dussehra in Q3, and strengthening commercial demand, India’s tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) on Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 percent making it a 0.94-million-unit market. “The initial phase ...

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‘India Never Violates Ceasefire’, says Rajnath Singh

India has never violated the 2003 ceasefire with Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday attacking Pakistan for its repeated violation of ceasefire along the international border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. While responding to the allegations of Pakistan, the minister said, "India never violates the ceasefire. It is ...

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PM Modi Declares 745 Crore Aid for Jammu and Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces 745 crore relief fund for the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, after celebrating Diwali with the soldiers at Siachen. Modi had begun his celebrations on Diwali by a visit to soldiers on Wednesday. He has tweeted, "After the Siachen visit I will continue with my scheduled visit to Srinagar to spend time with those ...

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Modi Leaves for Srinagar, Separatists Under Arrest

The separatist leaders who gave a call for strike regarding Modi’s visit to Srinagar were put under house arrest on Thursday. A shutdown called by separatists has affected life here and in the Kashmir Valley Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Jammu and Kashmir. On Diwali, Modi had visited the soldiers at Siachen and was scheduled to move ...

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Devendra Fadnavis Meets Nitin Gadkari on Diwali

In the midst of discussions and allegations on the chief ministerial race in Maharashtra, BJP President Devendra Fadnavis met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at his residence on Diwali, on Thursday. Sources have described the visit as a courtesy call by Fadnavis to extend Diwali greetings to the senior BJP leader at his residence. Meanwhile, after the Central BJP leadership sticks ...

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PM Modi to Celebrate Diwali in Srinagar, Meet Soldiers at Siachen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Diwali day celebration with a visit to the soldiers at Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Wished President Pranab Mukherjee a very Happy Diwali from Siachen! Am sure this would be among the most unique greetings Pranab Da received — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 23, 2014 Government sources ...

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Modi to Light Diwali at Siachen Glacier as Obama Sends Out Greetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join Indian soldiers at Siachen Glacier in Himalays to celebrate Diwali while the US President Barack Obama in a video message wished a “Happy Diwali” and “Saal Mubarak” saying the festival was a reminder that light will ultimately prevail. Indian prime minister will first arrive at the Siachen Glacier to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers ...

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Delhi Metro Relents, To Stop Trains on Diwali at 10 PM, Not 8 PM

Delhi Metro services will be curtailed by only one hour on Diwali Thursday, with the last trains leaving various terminal stations at 10 p.m., it was announced Wednesday. It was stated Tuesday that the last trains that day will depart from the terminal stations at 8 p.m., instead of the normal 11 p.m. But this was extended Wednesday till 10 ...

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Take Care of Scared Pets on Diwali : Some Tips

One of the most common and perhaps the cruelest sights during Diwali is a frightened dog running blindly on the road, terrified of the loud noise coming from the firecracker strip tied to his tail by mischievous children. This scene might provide entertainment to many children, who would giggle and clap at the helpless mute creature, but in reality the ...

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Modi rules in a cracker of a Diwali in Bihar

Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) – firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar. "Modi’s name is not only dominating politics, it has become top selling brand for firecrackers ...

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No Delhi Metro On Diwali after 8 PM

The Delhi Metro will stop its services at 8 pm on Thursday on account of Diwali and resume only the next day at 6 am, said a statement. The airport line will, of course, resume at 4:45 am, it said. “The last metro train service Oct 23 will start at 8 p.m. from all the terminal stations of metro lines ...

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Dhanteras Today: Gold at 3-yr Low, 50% Hike in Demand Foreseen

Today, Tuesday October 21 being a Dhanteras day, gold traders and jewellers are confident to see at least 50 to 60 percent hike in demand for gold and silver marking the precious pre-Diwali occasion as gold prices are at the lowest in three years now. Dhanteras sees gold rush in India, especially by women, as the popular belief is that ...

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Diwali: TV actors share childhood memories

For television actors like Shivin Narang and Shashank Vyas, Diwali does not only mean decking up their house with lights, flowers or making elaborate rangolis. It makes them nostalgic and gives them a reason to look back at their childhood memories associated with the festival of lights. From gorging on homemade sweets to the bursting of crackers, hereÂ’s what they ...

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Jayalalithaa Returns to Chennai; AIADMK Cadres Celebrate Early Diwali

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, who was released on Saturday from a Bangalore jail after bail formalities were completed,  went straight to the airport and took a chartered flight to Chennai where she was greeted by her AIADMK cadre and supporters, bracing the heavy rain lined up to chant “Amma, Amma”, besides a drum beat reception. Jayalalithaa has spent ...

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Telugu ‘i’ Audio Release Next Week: Jackie Chan, Chiranjeevi, KCR to Attend

The audio release in Telugu for director Shanker’s ‘I’ film featuring Vikram and Amy Jackson that had Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger fly down to Chennai early this month will see Jackie Chan rubbing shoulders with Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi, while Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will attend the function. Confirming the news, N.V.Prasad, who has bought the Telugu rights for ...

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Diwali: Remembering Sivakasi where fire crackers are made

By R. Chandrasekaran SIVAKASI: At least on one autumn night each year, a mid-sized industrial town in southern Tamil Nadu owns the Indian skies. Nearly all firecrackers that dazzle the firmament across the length and breadth of the country on the Diwali night come from Sivakasi, the country’s pyrotechnic capital, located more than 500 kilometers to the south of Chennai. ...

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