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Still with UPA but disagree on govt functioning: NCP

New Delhi, July 20: The NCP’s stand-off with the Congress leadership continued on Friday with the party saying it has “serious issues” over the functioning of the government and the coalition but remained vague on reports of resignation by Union Ministers Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel.

After a meeting...

'Porno' depiction of Kali in game leads to protest

New Delhi, July 20: Hindu groups are protesting against Hi-Rez Studios, a US-based company, which has launched an online game, SMITE, with a slutty, femme-fatale portrayal of Hindu Goddess Kali. SMITE is an online battleground of mythical gods and features a number of other Hindu gods and goddesses such as Vamana and Agni.


NCP-UPA trouble live: Congress in damage control after Sharad Pawar quits

New Delhi, July 20: 11:15 am: The UPA is reportedly making all possible efforts to placate Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar after he and party leader Praful Patel sent their resignation letters to the Prime Minister. The Congress has said that the NCP is important to it.


Vegetable prices shoot up in Delhi, Bangalore

New Delhi, July 20: There has been worrying news that is affecting all households. The prices of vegetables, fruits and pulses have shot through the roof in major metros.

The chief reasons behind such escalating prices are poor production monitoring and abysmal storage facilities which...

Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel quit Cabinet posts

New Delhi, July 20: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and party member Praful Patel sent in their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sources said on Friday.

Pawar was said to have been upset over not being made number two within the UPA...

8 police personnel injured as ban on ritual triggers violence

Salem, July 20: Villagers turned violent and indulged in stone-throwing when the police tried to stop ‘eruthuattam’ (bull dancing), an age-old ritual, at the annual festival of their village temple at Neikkarapatti, near here on Thursday.

Their action forced the police to resort to lathi...

Retd major says SpiceJet staff insulted him for being Muslim

New Delhi, July 19: A former major-rank officer has alleged that he was discriminated against and harassed by the staff of SpiceJet because of his being a Muslim, a charge denied by the airline which said a "religious colour" was being given to the incident.


Rahul Gandhi hints at playing proactive role in party and govt

New Delhi July 19: Breaking his silence on the growing clamour in Congress, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday indicated he will play a proactive role and the decision on the timing will be taken by party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

He said...

Mulayam first 'votes' for Sangma, then votes for Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, July 19: BJP presidential candidate P A Sangma's polling agent Satya Pal Jain on Thursday wrote to the returning officer requesting him for cancellation of vote cast by Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav during the polls here at Parliament House.

The Samajwadi...

Grandson Aarav lights Rajesh Khanna's pyre

Mumbai, July 19: The last rites of Rajesh Khanna were performed by his grandson Aarav at the Vile Parle crematorium Thursday with family, friends and fans bidding the superstar a tearful adieu.

The actor's nine-year-old grandson thrust a torch into the pyre with the help...