Carnatic Musician Mandolin Srinivas Dies at 45

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:17
Mandolin exponent U Srinivas died today in Chennai after an illness following a liver transplant. He was just 45. According to a source at Apollo hospital, Srinivas "passed away due to liver-related problems this morning at 9.30". Born Feb 28,…

Indian Muslims will live and die for India: Modi

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:17
News Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said that Indian Muslims will not respond to Al Qaeda's exhortations, and will live and die for the country.In an interview to CNN, Modi said: "If anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to…

IITs ranked higher than Harvard: Smriti Irani

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:16
New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Friday.Quoting the compilation by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity…

Bill Gates meets Modi, praises sanitation initiative

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:14
New Delhi: Microsoft founder Bill Gates called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his wife Melinda Gates Friday and praised the government's emphasis on community sanitation initiatives.Gates also lauded Modi's focus on sanitation as a critical driver of child…

Gates foundation to help India promote user-friendly toilets

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:13
New Delhi: The ministry of urban development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will promote user-friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in India."Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Bill Gates Friday held extensive discussions on the magnitude of…

Syndicate Bank case: Court order on voice sample Sep 23

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:13
New Delhi: A court here Friday reserved its order on the Central Bureau of Investigation's plea seeking voice sample of five accused in the Syndicate Bank bribery case.Special CBI judge Swarna Kanta Sharma fixed Sep 23 for delivering its order…

DD newsreader pronounces Xi Jinping as 'Eleven Jinping', removed

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:09
New Delhi: In an embarrassing goof-up, a newsreader on state-run Doordarshan mispronounced Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as "Eleven Jinping", apparently confusing the name with the Roman numeral, an official said Friday.The blooper was by a casual news reader during…

PM for institutionalising Mission Swachh Bharat

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:02
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday emphasised the need for creating a legal architecture to institutionalise "Mission Swachh Bharat" at all levels from the village upward, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.Chairing a high-level meeting to review…

CBI probing Chidambaram role in Aircel-Maxis deal

Friday, 19 September 2014 20:01
New Delhi: The CBI is probing the role of then finance minister P. Chidambaram in allowing foreign investment by a Mauritius-based company, according to its charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal.The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) submission came in its…
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