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Two Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district."Based on specific intelligence about presence of terrorists in Ratsuna area of Tral, a joint operation was launched by Rashtriya Rifles units of Army and the Special Operations Group (of Police) resulting in the killing of two hardcore terrorists," a Defence Spokesman said in Srinagar today. The operation was launched last night and ended in wee ..., 3 minutes ago

Here come the Bajaj Pulsars

And they, sure as hell, going to get your attention... Homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer, Bajaj Auto, announced to launch 6 new motorcycles in the next six months, out of which, the upcoming Pulsar line-up has already been unveiled. The future portfolio of the brand will include four new models including supersport-styled Pulsar 200SS and 400SS, adventure bike Pulsar 200AS and the new Pulsar 150. Now, new reports suggest that the launch of these models will start March and the 200SS can be the ...
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Highlights of the Union Budget

  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 on Saturday.Highlights: FM Jaitley says outlook for India positive, reiterates partnership with states  India is set for a faster growth trajectory Real GDP growth to jump to 7.4%, making India the largest growing economy in the world  The govt wants to improve quality of life and to pass benefits to common man GST will put in place a state of art taxation system The rupee has become stronger by 6.4%  ...
 Rediff.com9 minutes ago Credibility of Indian economy has been reestablished: Jaitley  Rediff.com12 minutes ago WATCH LIVE! Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents Budget 2015  Rediff.com2 hours ago Budget: Modi govt set to make tax payers happy  Rediff.com14 hours ago

Spock's Voyage Home: Farewell To Leonard Nimoy

When Leonard Nimoy titled his 1975 autobiography I Am Not Spock, some Star Trek fans took it as an insult, thinking Nimoy was trying to distance himself from the role that made him famous. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Rarely does an actor get a chance to play a character as memorable as the starship Enterprise's Mr Spock: a superior intellect with a cool demeanor, a casual courage, and a fierce sense of loyalty.Nimoy appreciated the opportunity when he was cast in the ...
 Rediff.com17 minutes ago Leonard Nimoy 'Spock' showed us what it truly means to be human  Rediff.com1 hour ago Leonard Nimoy's final tweet: 'A life is like a garden'  CTV News11 hours ago The long and prosperous life of Leonard Nimoy  CTV News11 hours ago

Upmove continues on D-Street; Union Budget eyed

Markets have opened on a firm note as investors hope for economic reforms in order to put India on a long-term high-growth rate. The finance minister Arun Jaitley will present his first full-fledged Budget on Saturday.At 10.50 AM, the 30-share Sensex has surged 217 points at 29,428 and the 50-share Nifty has soared 58 points to 8,902.Shares of real estate and infrastructure companies have firm up further on hopes the forthcoming budget may include sops to the housing and infrastructure sectors ...
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5 things you want to know about Hyundai i20 Active Crossover

  We have already talked about the i20 based crossover from Hyundai whose spied images have leaked in the past.  But now the company has officially released sketches of the new SUV lookalike i20 Active crossover. With the launch of this much anticipated crossover coming near, Hyundai has started to be a lot more up close regarding the design. From the sketches, the design looks quite aggressive and muscular which makes sense since the competition which the vehicle would be going ...
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Boris Nemtsov, Putin critic and Russian opposition leader, shot dead

Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was a harsh critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead near the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Image: A view shows the covered body of Boris Nemtsov, with St Basil's Cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow. Photograph: Pavel Bednyakov/Reuters An unidentified attacker in a car shot Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police said. He died ...
 Rediff.com37 minutes ago Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka

Lasith Malinga. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters The toe-crusher is hitting the target, the bouncer is coming out well and, most importantly, the wicket column is swelling again. Three games into the World Cup and Sri Lanka's calculated gamble on Lasith Malinga appears to be paying off. Sanath Jayasuria knew exactly what he and his colleagues on the selection committee were doing when they picked the paceman with bleached, straw-coloured hair in the World Cup squad even though he was still ...
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Nadal crushes Delbonis to reach Argentine Open semi-final

Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot during his tennis match against Argentina's Federico Delbonis at the ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters Rafael Nadal, working his way back to top form after wrist problems last year, screamed with delight on reaching the Argentine Open semi-finals with a 6-1 6-1 rout of Federico Delbonis on Friday. Nadal, who went down to a first defeat in 53 consecutive semi-finals on clay at the Rio Open last weekend, pumped his fist ...
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Budget 2015: What the 'aam junta' expects from Jaitley

Apart from lower taxes and schemes that can motivate the 'aam aadmi' to  save more, there is a long list of interesting expectations which the masses want finance minister Arun Jaitley to include in his Budget announcement. Without their knowing it, in the days leading up to the Budget, the chattering classes in New Delhi were the subject of my secret research project that aims at generating new tax income and plugging the fiscal deficit. I've been sending feelers to the mandarins of the ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago
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