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With MBA from US, Indians return to do business at home

Mumbai, July 27: More and more Indians graduating from top global business schools, including Wharton, Harvard and Stanford, are spurning traditional job offers in favour of starting up new business ventures back home.

Wharton's MBA batch of 2012 had 70-80 Indians, of which 10-15 turned entrepreneurs. And...

India is world's capital for open defecation: Ramesh

New Delhi, July 27: Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in about 300 backward gram panchayats in the next two years at a cost of Rs 150 crore.

"We...

We are not encouraging sex workers, Supreme Court clarifies

New Delhi, July 27: The Supreme Court today modified one of its order on welfare and rehabilitation of sex workers on the Centre's submissions that the last year's order gave an impression that it seeks to legalize prostitution.

Allaying the Centre's fears that it was...

16 Amarnath pilgrims killed in road accident

Jammu, July 27: Sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 16 others injured when a truck carrying them plunged into a deep gorge in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir late last night.

The truck carrying 34 pilgrims, who were engaged in setting a community kitchen...

Marans got Rs 550cr bribe in Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI

New Delhi, July 27: The Central Bureau of Investigation is poised to file a charge-sheet against DMK leader and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi for allegedly receiving Rs 549 crore for their role in the acquisition of Aircel by Malaysia-based firm Maxis.

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Death toll rises to 44; situation improving, claims Gogoi

Kokrajhar, July 26: Clashes between Bodos and minority immigrants in four Assam districts continued for the seventh day today, leaving 44 people dead even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi insisted the situation was "improving" and rapped the media for portraying the state as "burning".

Prime Minister Manmohan...

Modi's 'hang me' remark reprehensible, says Moily

New Delhi, July 26: Congress ministers Thursday slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his remark "Hang me if I am guilty" with reference to the 2002 riots in the state, terming it "highly reprehensible and irresponsible".

In an interview to Urdu weekly Nai Duniya,...

Make Rahul Leader of Lok Sabha: Congress MPs to Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, July 26: Ten Congress MPs have written to party president Sonia Gandhi suggesting that Rahul Gandhi be appointed Leader of the Lok Sabha, a position vacated by Pranab Mukherjee, who is now President of India.

The letter, written by Odisha MP Bhakta Charan Das and...

Mayawati's statue 'beheaded' in Lucknow

Lucknow, July 26: A marble statute of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, installed at Amebkar Park in Gomtinagar, Lucknow, has been damaged. A little known political outfit UP Navnirman Sena has taken the responsibility of the incident. The Sena leaders held a press conference after the incident. They said that their...

Anna Hazare magic fails, low turnout at fast venue

New Delhi, July 26: The euphoria and massive crowds of Ramlila Maidan are missing as social activist Anna Hazare's associates sit on another indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar, the heart of New Delhi, demanding investigation against 14 Cabinet Ministers including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee.

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