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Achche Din Aa Gaye? Govt. hikes rail fares by 14.2 percent, opposition provoked

New Delhi, 20 June-2014, NDTV: The government today announced a steep hike in train fares in the first dose of the bitter medicine that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said was essential to revive India’s economy. The move provoked criticism from opposition parties who mocked the ruling BJP’s election slogan – “Achche Din Aane Wale […]

Canada has thrown out the refugee application of a white South African man

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20 June-2014: Canada has overturned the case of a white South African man who has sought refugee status in the North American country over “persecution” of his race by Spouth Africa’s black majority, Canada’s National Post reported. Canada has thrown out the refugee application of a white South African man The Canadian Federal Court has upheld […]

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Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindi-speaking states: Govt.

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New Delhi, 20 June-2014, PTI: Facing criticism from various sections, government today said the use of Hindi on social media is only for states speaking the language and is not being imposed on non-Hindi-speaking states. Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindi-speaking states: Govt. “Use of Hindi on government of India’s social media […]

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Do #Bollywood celebrities fake affairs to promote their films?

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20 June-2014, IE: Since the past couple of years, there’s been an interesting trend in Bollywood especially among the youngsters. At the time of promoting their films, the lead co-stars always seem to have a romance brewing between them. However, after the film’s release the sparks suddenly fizzle off. Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra, who […]

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TCS is one of the biggest job creators in India

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20 June-2014, Firstbiz: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT services company by far, with a turnover of Rs 81,809 crore in 2013-14 and profits of Rs 19,164 crore, is the toast for the job market. Or so it seems. TCS is one of the biggest job creators in India With over 3,00,000 employees – […]

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Tap brain’s self-repairing mechanism to fight diseases

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London, 20 June-2014: Forget drugs and neurogenesis, the self-repairing mechanism of the adult brain can help preserve brain function and can be targeted as a potential therapeutic intervention in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Prion or Parkinson’s, says a study. Tap brain’s self-repairing mechanism to fight diseases “This highlights a temporal window for potential therapeutic […]

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Lashkar leader arrested in Kashmir

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Srinagar, 20 June-2014: A senior leader of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit was arrested Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said. “He was also involved in the recent firing on a police party in Shopian in which five police personnel were injured, the officer added.” Lashkar leader arrested in Kashmir LeT district […]

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Everyone chill: BJP’s Naqvi says Hindi is mix of Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali. Don’t believe?

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New Delhi, 20 June-2014, PTI: BJP on Friday sought to defend the government’s move to promote Hindi, saying it seeks to bind the nation together and should not be construed as an “insult” to English. Everyone chill: BJP’s Naqvi says Hindi is mix of Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali. Don’t believe? “Hindi is the national language and […]

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Superstar Salman Khan’s friends and fans fondly call him BHAI

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Mumbai, 20 June-2014, IANS: It’s a known that superstar Salman Khan‘s friends and fans fondly call him ‘bhai’, but he says that only boys should address him that. At the launch of “Jumme ki raat” song from his forthcoming film “Kick” on Friday his fans were going berserk, especially the girls who started shouting “Sallu, […]

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Man acquitted of charge of raping girl whom he later married

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New Delhi, 20 June-2014, PTI: A man has been acquitted of charges of raping and beating his girlfriend, whom he later married, by a Delhi court after she retracted her statement. The court freed the Ghaziabad resident while noting that the woman had deposed that physical relations between them were consensual. Man acquitted of charge […]

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