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UPSC aspirants clash with police, burn vehicles in North Delhi

Police detain UPSC protestors

The vehement protests by Union Public Service Commission aspirants demanding the scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) continues today with the police detaining several protestors. Yesterday, after an evening of high drama in the national capital where over 20 students were arrested during their protests, the demonstrators said that they will march to Parliament on Friday. There has been a demand to scrap the CSAT calling it discriminatory against students from the Hindi medium. A ..., 11 minutes ago
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Should you roll over your FMPs for 3 years?

Fund houses are offering investors in one-year fixed maturity plans the option to roll over their investment for two more years, to reduce redemptions. They say this would also help investors avoid taxes they would otherwise have paid, by redeeming after one year, under new tax rules. Experts believe investors contemplating the extension should also take into account the schemes’ liquidity profile and the change in interest rate cycle during the proposed period of investment, not only the ...
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India summons Pakistani diplomat over 26/11 trial

India on Friday summoned Pakistan's deputy high commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the adjournment of the ongoing Mumbai terror attack case trial in Pakistan. While the Pakistan deputy high commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, the Indian deputy high commissioner went to the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad and lodged a similar protest. According to informed sources, Indian officials in their meetings with Pakistani officials ...
 Rediff.com15 minutes ago 26/11 trial delay: India summons Pak envoy to lodge protest  Rediff.com29 minutes ago Irfan wants Pakistan, India to resolve all issues  Daily Messenger13 hours ago

Whoa! Kawasaki ZX-14R goes from 0 to 100 in 2.8 seconds!

Here's the world's fastest accelerating bike. Which means, the Kawasaki ZX-14R zooms from 0 to 100 km/hr in lesser time (2.8 seconds) than any other bike! Kawasaki brings yet another special edition of its flagship bike, the ZX-14R, says Faisal Ali Khan of Since the launch of the Suzuki Hayabusa in 1999, Japanese automakers have been battling it out amongst themselves to keep the title of producing the fastest bike in the world. Please click NEXT to continue ...
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Ishant Sharma: Indian cricket's Mr Inconsistent!

Some say the lanky cricketer is an enigma, but most swear that Ishant Sharma is the country's best death bowler ("because he can kill India from any position"). On July 21, jokesters, of course, held their peace. As England lost six wickets for 50 runs at Lord's to lose the second Test against India, Sharma, who bagged five wickets that afternoon for a total of seven in the innings, became the toast of India. For a country that has woefully little to show in the pace department over 82 years of ...
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Ruckus in Parliament over UPSC issue

The Opposition today created a ruckus in Parliament over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice during Question Hour following the Opposition's demand for a clarification by no other than the Prime Minister or the Leader of the House on the issue. The matter figured in Lok Sabha too though it did not lead to any adjournment. As soon as the Upper House ...
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10 beauties who are getting hotter with age!

These women aren't the only ones defying age. Meet ten (more) celebrities who, like wine, are only getting better with time. We start with Padma Lakshmi who is, and you might have to sit down for this, 43! Perhaps in the best shape of her life, the Top Chef host also cooks up a mean feast and can pack a knockout punch! ALSO SEE Padma Lakshmi's seductive new mag cover Have you seen our Glamour section yet? You should! Please click NEXT for more ...
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Heavyweights drag markets lower; Sensex down over 100 points

Benchmark indices slipped over 0.5% each retreating from its record highs hit in the previous trading session. Profit taking in Reliance Industries, Infosys, ICICI Bank and Wipro dragged markets lower in late morning trades. At 1155 hours, the Sensex was down 124 points at 26,147 and the Nifty slipped 40 points to trade at 7,791. In the broader markets, the smallcap index was down over 1% and the midcap index slipped nearly 1%, underperforming the Sensex. On the macro front, the International ...
 Rediff.com50 minutes ago Sensex, Nifty touch new high (Roundup)  NetIndia123.com13 hours ago

PM walks China-Japan tightrope

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lined up back-to-back summit meetings with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping in a tightrope walk between two crucial allies that are both trying to wean India away from the other.  ...
 Rediff.com51 minutes ago Hong Kong REIT market bolstered by new SFC measures  Asia Asset Management13 hours ago Japan's GPIF signs up private equity expert  Asia Asset Management13 hours ago

India's first aerotropolis is mired in controversies

While BAPL's bosses suggest that this project will help build a community of residents, their critics claim that this actually a real estate project is masquerading as an airport, point out Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Mohammad Ghazali. It's a unique project boasting of a number of 'firsts'. Coming up at Andal near Durgapur in West Bengal is India's first aerotropolis, a tongue-twister meaning airport-cum-metropolis. What has been showcased as a grandiose scheme that would assist in the ...
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