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Titanic's last lunch menu for sale at auction

Titanic's last lunch menu for sale at auction

No-one who attended what turned out to be the final first-class luncheon on the Titanic is likely to have gone away hungry. The meal consisted of corned beef, dumplings, grilled lamb chops, and other delights such as veal and ham pie and a cheese board consisting of eight separate varieties. There was chilled Munich lager to wash it all down.This week it was announced that menu from the lunch, saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "money boat' lifeboat before the ..., 12 minutes ago

RBI identifies SBI, ICICI Bank as systemically important banks

Reserve Bank of India, on Monday, identified state-owned State Bank of India and private sector ICICI Bank as systemically important banks and subjected them to higher levels of supervision to prevent disruption to financial services in event of any failure. As per the framework for dealing with D-SIBs, RBI will determine a cut-off score beyond which banks will be considered as D-SIBs. A few banks assume systemic importance due to their size, cross-jurisdictional activities, complexity, lack of ...
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Definitive answers are scarce in MH370 probe

Investigators may have hit a dead end in their quest to say with certainty whether a piece of airplane debris found in the Indian Ocean comes from a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared mysteriously in 2014. The Malaysian PM said a few weeks ago that the debris clearly is from MH370, which disappeared with 239 people aboard in March 2014. Investigators in France said there were "very strong presumptions" that the debris, called a flaperon, was from MH370, but that ...
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Utterance of 'Om' can trigger controversy, says PM Modi

Months after a major row over Yoga Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said utterance of the word 'Om' can be a reason for controversies in the country, which has seen "ups and downs" in the realm of ideology. Modi, while releasing the digital version of Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas in New Delhi, wondered whether there would be a controversy over the epic also even though there has been none so far. "Hamare desh mein kai utaar chadav hain, vaicharik dharatal par bhi utaar ...
 Rediff.com38 minutes ago In blow to reforms agenda, govt to let land Bill lapse  Financial Express20 hours ago Modi ready to amend controversial land reform bill  Arab News20 hours ago Land ordinance to lapse: Government had to bow down, says Sonia  Indian Express20 hours ago

PHOTOS: India seven wickets away from series win in Lanka

- Middle and lower-order batsmen swell second innings total to 274, as India set Sri Lanka 386 for victory - Sri Lanka reeling at 67-3 at stumps on Day 4 IMAGE: India's Ishant Sharma appeals successfully for the wicket of Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga on Day 4 of the third and final Test in Colombo on Friday. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters India are seven wickets away from a series-clinching victory after setting Sri Lanka a formidable 386-run victory target on the penultimate day ...
 Rediff.com52 minutes ago India on threshold of historic Test series win in Sri Lanka  Rediff.com2 hours ago A million plus raised for rural cricket by Standard Chartered and SLC  DailyFT20 hours ago

I cannot have my own preferences, it's a team game: Rohit Sharma

India's Rohit Sharma tosses a ball during a practice session. Photograph: Reuters There was a lot of criticism from all quarters when Rohit Sharma was moved down the batting order from one drop to No 5 but the talented right-hander is of the opinion that "no one owns any particular batting slot" in this team. Rohit ended the Test series as the second highest run-getter (202 runs) behind skipper Virat Kohli with his second half-century in the series.  Asked ...
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Discrimination against Muslims has to be corrected by State: Vice President

Identity and security, education and empowerment and fair share in decision making are the principal problems confronting India’s Muslims and the default in terms of exclusion and discrimination have to be corrected by the state, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Monday. He also cited the official objective of “sab ke sath, sab ka vikas” (with everyone, for everyone’s growth) calling it commendable and added a pre-requisite for this is “affirmative action” ...
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Violence in Manipur over Innner Line Permit, houses of 3 MLAs burned down

Just in: Violence erupted in Manipur's Churachandpur district this evening over the Inner Line Permit issue. The houses of three lawmakers have been set on fire, reports NDTV. Mobs have prevented the police and fire engines from reaching the spot. The Inner Line Permit is an official travel document issued by the Government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period. It is obligatory for Indian citizens from outside those states to obtain ...
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Ratan Watal is new finance secretary

Ahead of beginning of work on the Budget for 2016-17, the government today designated Ratan P Watal as the new finance secretary even as a new team of officials took charge at the finance ministry. Shaktikanta Das, 58, took charge as the secretary for department of economic affairs after Rajiv Mehrishi on his last day in office was appointed home secretary for a two-year tenure. Das, who was the revenue secretary, held discussions at length with his successor Hasmukh Adhia. "Yes, ...
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Gavaskar slams on-field rows during India-Lanka series

'The kids are watching and international players are role models. This is just a sport which should be enjoyed. You don't want the parents to tell their kids that you should not play this sport' IMAGE: Umpire Nigel Llong, centre, cautions Ishant Sharma, left, and Ravichandran Ashwin (second from left, as Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, second right, leads Dhammika Prasad away on Day 4 of the third Test. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar condemned ...
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