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The Nehru that the BJP chooses to ignore

The Nehru that the BJP chooses to ignore

As the Parliament debates/discusses the history of the Constitution, here's a look at one of India's finest leaders -- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru -- who was part of the committee chosen to form the Constitution. The picture show the then Prime Minister with Albert Einstein while visiting his home in Princeton, New Jersey, 1949. Einstein had previously written this in a 1947 letter to Nehru: "May I tell you of the deep emotion with which I read recently that the Indian Constituent Assembly has ..., 13 minutes ago

Sena offers Rs 1 lakh 'reward' to anyone who slaps Aamir

Shiv Sena’s Punjab unit has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh per slap for anyone slapping actor Aamir Khan for his recent remarks on growing intolerance in India. The announcement was made during the Sena’s protest outside hotel MBD Radisson Blu in Ludhiana where Aamir is staying for the shooting of his film, Dangal. During the protest, Shiv Sena workers burnt Aamir’s effigies and used derogatory language against the actor. Rajeev Tandon, Punjab chairman, Shiv Sena, claimed ...
 Rediff.com28 minutes ago Sena has nothing to do with 'slap Aamir-get Rs 1 lakh' call: Thackeray  Rediff.com53 minutes ago

Nitish's shocker: Bihar to be dry state from April 2016

Keeping one of his promises made before the Bihar assembly elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced ban on sale of alcohol in the state. Alcohol will be banned in Bihar from April 1 next year, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Thursday. “In 1977-78 we tried to impose prohibition but it was not effective. But I feel women are suffering more than others (because of alcohol abuse)... I have instructed my officials to start working towards this and implement this from ...
 Rediff.com37 minutes ago Bihar may become dry state from April 2016  Rediff.com1 hour ago

PIX: Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail celebrate dad Salim Khan's 80th birthday

The entire Khan family came together to celebrate Salim Khan's 80th birthday on November 24. One of Bollywood's premiere writers, Khan has scripted blockbusters like Sholay, Deewaar, Dostana, Shaan, Mr India and Naam, with his partner Javed Akhtar. A look at the inside pictures of the celebrations:   Photograph: Arpita Khan Sharma/Instagram Arpita Khan posted a picture of the party, and captioned it with: 'This is where he gets his good looks from.' Photograph: Arpita Khan ...
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Day-night match could be 'outstanding' for Tests: McCullum

'If we have that final session on the fifth day under lights, and a Test match result is in the balance, then I think that it could be anything for Test cricket. This could be something that is outstanding for the game moving forward' IMAGE: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum inspects the pink ball. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters A successful debut for day-night Test cricket in Adelaide this week could be "outstanding" for the game and the spark needed to reinvigorate the longest ...
 Rediff.com48 minutes ago PHOTOS: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2  Rediff.com2 hours ago Indian batting was below par apart from Murali Vijay: Gavaskar  Rediff.com15 hours ago All-rounder Jadeja to India's rescue yet again!  Rediff.com16 hours ago

Good news! You can expect 10.8% salary hike next year

Indian employers are expected to shell out an average salary hike of 10.8 per cent to their staff in 2016 despite being less upbeat on the business outlook, but the inflation will end up eroding much of the increments, says a Towers Watson report. According to the Towers Watson 2015-16 Asia-Pacific Salary Budget Planning Report, "India is expected to see an overall projected salary increase of 10.8 per cent. Factoring inflation at 6.1 per cent, the net salary increase in 2016 is expected to be ...
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How to improve your English skills

Collins Learning publisher Elaine Higgleton's advice to students in India is to read, read and read. Collins Learning publisher Elaine Higgleton is in awe of the way people in India create Hinglish words. She also feels that majority of students in India have strong understanding skills especially when they read English, but some find difficultly in comprehending and expressing. "I like the way people create Hinglish words that fill semantic gaps in the vocabulary of English. For example, the ...
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Sensex aims 26,000; midcaps under pressure

Top gainers from the Sensex pack are Sun Pharma, Tata Motors, Hindalco, ICICI Bank, Wipro and HUL. Markets climb higher with positive bias as investors have turned cautious ahead of the derivatives contracts expiry for the month of November. Further, the winter session of the Parliament, which kick-starts on Thursday, will also prove to be an important trigger for the markets. The National Democratic Alliance government was unable to get the key legislations such as Goods and Services Tax and ...
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Shah Rukh to meet Salman on Bigg Boss 9

After sharing a warm birthday hug and dancing on each other's famous songs, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan will finally share screen space. Well, SRK will be entering Bigg Boss 9 house pretty soon to promote his upcoming movie Dilwale, scheduled to release on December 18. It is being said that the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star invited Shah Rukh to his reality TV show with a heartfelt message.  Colors TV's spokesperson said that Salman and SRK will be shooting inside the Bigg Boss house ...
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Dance bars:SC asks Maharashtra to decide in 2 weeks on licence

The Supreme Court today asked the Maharashtra government to implement its earlier order on dance bars and decide within two weeks the hoteliers' application seeking grant of licence for running them in the state. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant expressed unhappiness that the state was yet to implement its earlier order. Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Maharashtra, however, said that any direction of the court will be respected and adhered to. The bench, meanwhile, ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Dance bars: SC asks Maha govt to take decision on licences  Rediff.com1 hour ago
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