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Union Budget 2014-15 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Full text of spe...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden budget. Here is the text of the full speech.     Click here for the full text of speech of Union Finance Minister Arun... read more »


Budget 2014: Achche din aane wale hain, but terms and conditions apply

This disclaimer is required because there are many Indians who feel the achche din (good days) will come immediately. They will not, as the promise is only that achche din ‘aane wale hain’ which translates to ‘are coming’. There has been no specific date attached to the... read more »


Union Budget 2014-15 : Highlights of finance minister Arun Jaitley’s ...

* PSU banks to raise Rs. 2.40 lakh crore capital by 2018 * Keeps rules of Retrospective Taxation unchanged * MSME sector – Rs. 10,000 crore fund by way of attracting further private equity. * All governement departments and ministries will be integrated through e-platform by December 31 this... read more »


Amit Shah is new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief

Amit Shah, who is credited with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s spectacular victory in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha election, was on Wednesday named the next party president. Mr. Shah’s elevation marks the rise and influence of Gujarat in the ruling party after Narendra Modi took over as Prime... read more »


Indian American made interim president of US varsity

Nagi Naganathan, an alumnus of the National Institute of Technology at Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, has been appointed interim president of the University of Toledo, a public research university in Ohio. A member of the Toledo faculty since 1986, Naganathan who had led the College of Engineering... read more »

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How IBM’s Watson Will Make Your Meals Tastier

Coleslaw is a fairly straightforward dish to make. And yet, Dawn Perry, Bon Appetit’s senior food editor, recently found herself staring at list of ingredients for a Fourth of July slaw that included a strange array of flavors: cabbage, tamarind, mayo, buttermilk,... read more »


Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment

The closest any of us who might have participated in Facebook’s huge social engineering study came to actually consenting to participate was signing up for the service. Facebook’s Data Use Policy warns users that Facebook “may use the information we receive about... read more »


Yahoo Is Keeping Community Alive for a 6th Season

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CBI questions West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper...

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Supreme Court to hear plea on Vodafone tax dues on July 1

The Supreme Court will hear a PIL July 1 seeking directions to the government to discharge its statutory obligation by recovering Rs.20,000 crore tax dues from telecom giant Vodafone. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kriti Singh said they... read more »


Karan Johar is not Pushing my career: Sidharth Malhotra

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Sangeeta Bijlani’s maid raped by Shah Rukh Khan’s driver, arrested.

Mumbai: Pintu Mishra, 34 years driver of Shah rukh khan’s driver was arrested on Wednesday by the Bandra Police allegedly for raping a 17-year-old maid of Sangeeta Bijlani, after he waylaid her on the pretext of finding her a better job. The accused was a driver... read more »

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“Bombay Velvet” made Anushka Sharma pile on 35 kilos ...

New Delhi – Much has been written about the interesting and unusual casting of Anurag Kashyap`s `Bombay Velvet`. The film still has some months ahead of its release but the buzz around it... read more »


Riteish Deshmukh bags Bank Chor!

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Travel advisory for foreign tourists a worry for Easter...


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This monsoon, make bombils Parsi-style!

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Personal trainer and outdoor fitness expert Rob Jones shares five tips to achieve the toned stomach, reports femalefirst.co.uk.It’s not all about sit-ups: Sit-ups and ab crunches work your... read more »


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Main accused in North 24 Parganas student murder arrested

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Railway budget smacks of privatisation: Opposition

The Congress and the Left parties termed the Railway budget “pro-privatisation” even as the Trinamool Congress took to agitation in the Lok Sabha to press for a “rollback.” Railway... read more »

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Klose breaks World Cup scoring record

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