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Modi is a juggernaut. The country needs to know there's an alt...

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has sounded an early alarm for the national Opposition saying Narendra Modi is an "electoral juggernaut" who will be tough to defeat in 2019."People do want an alternative but we are not giving them one," Abdullah said. "Someone has to bite the bullet."He was also critical of the way the Congress is conducting itself: "A Band-Aid is not going to work, the Congress requires drastic surgery." Abdullah spoke to ..., 6 minutes ago

Asha Kumari meets Sonia Gandhi

Asha Kumari, who was appointed Congress in-charge of poll-bound Punjab, today met party chief Sonia Gandhi amid indications that she may not be removed in the wake of a controversy over her conviction in a land grab case. Kumari, who is an MLA from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, was given one-year imprisonment by a Chamba court in February this year but is currently on bail. "Kumari will continue to be in-charge of Punjab and would focus on the poll-bound state. However, she would not ...
 Rediff.com16 minutes ago Congress appoints scam-tainted MLA as Punjab in-charge  Rediff.com17 hours ago

Mahindra's got its Mojo back!

Mahindra is an automotive brand which is not exactly 'world renowned' for its two-wheelers. However, this has not stopped the Indian company from coming up with handsome looking, Mahindra Mojo, a touring motorcycle, says MotorBeam. MotorBeam decided to add the motorcycle to their long term fleet in order to test out the real 'mojo' of the touring bike. Mahindra as an automaker is primarily known for its utility vehicles. Thus their offerings often go largely un-noticed by the general ...
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Banned tennis star Sharapova is off to Harvard Business School

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is putting her time away from tennis to good use. While the 29 year old is seeking to have her two-year doping ban wiped out or reduced as she lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), she's decided to keep herself busy in the interim by enrolling in the prestigious Harvard Business School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Russian tennis star posted a picture on her official Twitter page of herself at the Harvard Business ...
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Modi has no say, RSS has set Swamy on Jaitley to cut him down to size

The insurrection against Arun Jaitley in the BJP and the larger divided Hindu family of the Sangh was waiting to happen.With Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy's daily onslaught against the Union finance minister, a deathly silence from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and his cabinet colleagues is eloquent testimony to his lack of support.Jaitley who lost from Amritsar in Lok Sabha 2014 by a huge margin, despite the Modi wave, has no political base of his own. Read ...
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Bizarre! Foul-mouthed pet parrot is a murder witness in US

In a bizarre case, a foul-mouthed parrot may provide key evidence in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing her husband in the United States. Glenna Duram, 48, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Martin Duram, who was found shot five times in May last year at their home in Sand Lake, Michigan. Glenna was found lying next to Martin with a gunshot wound to her head. Martin's family claims the couple's pet parrot, Bud, likely witnessed the murder after the bird was ...
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Pakistan in search of new lobbyist to improve US relations

Pakistan is looking for a lobbyist in the US after two recent diplomatic disasters when America refused to subsidise an F-16 deal and openly campaigned to induct India into the NSG, a media report said on Monday. The ties between the two countries have plummeted over differences about how to deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan and allegation by the US that Pakistan failed to root out militants groups. Nadeem Hotiana, Pakistan Embassy spokesman in Washington, confirmed the country was now ...
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IIFA 2016: Salman, Mouni have a BLAST in Madrid

Apart from putting the best foot forward fashion wise and enthralling the crowd with their performances, Bollywood had a gala time exploring the city of Madrid. From shopping to hanging out with friends to visiting zoos and of course partying, celebs made the most of their Spanish outing on and off the camera.   IMAGE: Mouni Roy/Instagram Television hottie Mouni Roy parties with Salman Khan. She posted this picture on Instagram and wrote, 'A fangirl for life.'   IMAGE: Mouni ...
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Wanted 2nd division but 'chacha' made me top, Bihar 'topper' tells cops

Arrested BSEB 'topper' Ruby Rai has told the Bihar police about the links between her father and toppers scam 'kingpin' Bachcha Rai. M I Khan/ reports from Patna. Ruby Rai, the Class 12 ‘arts topper’ who aced the Bihar School Examination Board exams this year, told the police during preliminary interrogation that her dream was merely to clear the exam with a second division. Rai, who was arrested on Saturday, had earlier described political science as ...
 Rediff.com42 minutes ago Bihar toppers scam: Ex-BSEB secretary arrested  Rediff.com45 minutes ago Bihar 'topper' Ruby Rai sent to judicial custody  Rediff.com17 hours ago

Germany's Draxler is only missing piece in Loew's puzzle

Draxler was key in gluing Loew's midfield and attack, which looked disjointed in their previous games ‘I am happy to have helped the team. I have worked hard in training and am thankful for the coach's trust’ IMAGE: Julian Draxler of Germany reacts during the Euro 2016. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images. Germany's coach Joachim Loew looks to have found the last piece of his jigsaw as they eye a fourth European crown, with Julian Draxler sparking the attack into life in ...
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