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Advani new chairman of Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee

Advani new chairman of Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee

BJP veteran L.K Advani is the new chairman of the prestigious Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha. 86-year-old Advani, who missed the bus to be a senior minister in the Narendra Modi government due to the decision to keep out those above 75, was appointed to the post by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Ethics […]

Financial crisis: Water tariff hiked by 50%

Financial crisis: Water tariff hiked by 50%

As a measure to tide over the prevailing financial crisis, the state cabinet on Wednesday, decided to raise the water tariff by 50 percent and also decided to hike the taxes on liquor and tobacco products. The water tariff has been raised by 50 percent. The cost of each additional litre of water above 10,000 […]

Players can wear religious head coverings: FIBA

Players can wear religious head coverings: FIBA

International basketball’s governing body said on Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world cup and voted to allow a two-year testing phase that would let players wear head […]

South actors’ counter to ‘ALS ice bucket challenge’

South actors’ counter to ‘ALS ice bucket challenge’

With Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan taking up the ‘ALS ice bucket challenge’ in a big way, actors down south, especially those in the Malayalam film industry, are challenging each other in a different way by planting trees. Malayalam superstar Mammooty launched the ‘My Tree Challenge’, an activity involving planting a sapling […]

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the sports ministry has finally accepted his nomination. Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, told that he was informed of the ministry’s decision on Wednesday. The controversial recommendation of boxer Jai Bhagwan […]

India home to 100 billionaires; retains 6th position globally

India home to 100 billionaires; retains 6th position globally

India has retained its sixth position in terms of number of billionaires with 100 such people collectively having USD 175 billion in networth, while globally the number of uber-rich has reached a record high of 2,325 persons. According to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released on Wednesday, though the number of billionaires in […]

5 channels to broadcast Indian Super League

5 channels to broadcast Indian Super League

Organizers of the Indian Super League (ISL) quite unusually chose cricket — T20 international between England and India — as the platform to release their promo. The broadcast happened on Star which is the partner of Indian Super league. The 100-second promo, ‘C’mon India, Let’s Football’, was first beamed prior to the start of the […]

Tourism sector’s concerns on liquor policy to be examined: Minister

Tourism sector’s concerns on liquor policy to be examined: Minister

The Kerala government said the concerns of the tourism sector on the impact of the new liquor policy would be looked into but asserted that it is not going to backtrack from the decision. The State government is of the view that a detailed study was necessary to know the impact of the liquor policy […]

Modi turns 64; meets mother to seek blessings

Modi turns 64; meets mother to seek blessings

On his birthday on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him. Modi, who turned 64, went to Gandhinagar, 23 km from Ahmedabad, alone in a normal vehicle without any security to meet […]

Semblance of normalcy emerges in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Semblance of normalcy emerges in flood-ravaged Kashmir

It will be a long, long haul for the people of Kashmir to resume their normal life but a semblance of normalcy is beginning to emerge with waters receding in various places and being pumped out from several other colonies. In a major relief, the Jammu-Sringar National Highway reopened for traffic after remaining closed for […]

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