BUCHAREST Romania moved a step closer to ruling out the possibility of legalising same-sex marriage on Wednesday when its top court paved the way for a referendum on defining marriage in the constitution as a union strictly between a man and a woman. The nine judges on the Constitutional Court ruled unanimously that a proposal signed by 3 million Romanians this year to change the constitution's definition of marriage was valid
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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday effected a reshuffle in his cabinet by inducting one Cabinet-rank minister and two ministers of state with Independent charge, taking its strength to 14.
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The Amarnath yatra attack has shocked the nation. Seven persons were killed in the most brutal fashion by terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. It was an act of desperation by the Lashkar which finds itself cornered in the Valley. There are three [...]
A four-month-old Pakistani baby, who has a complicated heart problem, underwent a heart surgery in a Noida based hospital on Wednesday. Toddler Rohaan was granted a medical visa on humanitarian grounds by New Delhi recently, after his father Saadiq requested India's [...]
Some parties are making it appear as if the atrocities are happening because of NDA government at the Centre, while it is a well-known fact that law and order is a state subject.
The Medical Council of India has warned the doctors of action if they fail to adhere to its guideline on using only generic names of drugs in their prescription. MCI has come out with a notification highlighting that strict [...]
Even the old Soviet Aeroflot had occasional human moments (Aeroflot official: No one wants overweight crew, 26 April). One of the most eloquent and, indeed, elegant flight attendants I have ever seen was on an Aeroflot flight from Tashkent to Leningrad in the 1980s. A tall, dignified, central Asian woman, she had conformed to Aeroflot stereotype by appearing impassive as she went about her work. As the plane made its approach to Leningrad airport, she was faced with a group of noisy, elderly American tourists who were ignoring the seatbelt signs. At one point she looked across at my wife and me and raised one eyebrow a couple of millimetres. It said more than words ever could and I have remembered it for 30 years.Rev Dr Peter PhillipsSwansea• Join the debate – email firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading... [...]
Bollywood Diaries is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by K. D. Satyam. It features Raima Sen, Salim Diwan, and Ashish Vidyarthi in lead roles, along with Karuna Pandey and Vineet Kumar Singh. Produced by Dr. Sattar Diwan under the banner of Rehab Pictures Private Limited
Bollywood Diaries (2016)
123 min|Drama|26 Feb 2016
5.8Rating: 5.8 / 10 from 169 usersMetascore: N/A
The passionate journey of three Bollywood fanatics who wish to make it big in the industry.
Director: K.D. SatyamCreator: K.D. Satyam (dialogue), K.D. Satyam (screenplay), K.D. Satyam (story), Anand V.R.S. Tomar (dialogue)Actors: Raima Sen, Salim Diwan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Karuna Pandey
The story is about three unrelated individuals – Rohit (Salim Diwan), a guy working at a call-center in Delhi, Vishnu (Ashish Vidyarthi), a retired middle-aged government servant from Bhilai and Imli (Raima Sen), a prostitute from Sonagachi, Kolkata. All three of them aspire to become Bollywood actors and the story captures their journey and struggles. [...]
The agitation by farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur spread to other parts of the country on Thursday with farmers of Maharashtra and Karnataka attempting similar protests. The focus of the farmers' agitation, however, remained in Mandsaur where Congress vice president Rahul [...]
The brand’s cars will be heavily based on existing Volvo models, but will not carry the Volvo logo. [...]
The 35-year-old Federer is seeking a 19th Grand Slam title and bidding to become the oldest champion at the All England Club. [...]
Reacting to the arrest of its MLA Naresh Yadav on Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said AAP-ruled Delhi was locked in a "holy war" with the central government, like the "Kauravas and Pandavas"
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Mohammad Yousuf has played 90 Test matches for Pakistan. (Source: AP)
Former captain and top batsman, Muhammad Yousuf has warned the Pakistan Cricket Board to stop hosting its  [...]
Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the New York Times are among the sites already banned in China. Illustration by: C R Sasikumar
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The name of railway minister Suresh Prabhu is doing the rounds and sources say that he is likely to be made the defence minister of India. A crucial Cabinet reshuffle is on the cards after the end of the Parliament session [...]
Electing to bat, RCB rode on de Villiers' unbeaten 46- ball 89-run unconquered innings laced with as many as nine sixes and three fours to post a modest 148-4 after being reduced to 22-3 in 5 overs. [...]
New Delhi, April 21: As the MCD elections in the national capital are just 48 hours away, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the BJP is a dengue and Chikungunya party. On the micro-blogging site Twitter, Kejriwal said, [...]
Chhattisgarh has been a hotbed of naxal violence for over a decade. The government has failed to find an effective way out to tackle what was described by a former Prime Minister as the single biggest threat to internal security of India. [...]
Bangladesh’s sterile, poisonous politics do a disservice to its peopleBangladesh’s impressive run in the Champions Trophy, though terminated by a thrashing from India in the semi-final last week, highlighted the cricket team’s striking progress and won deserved applause. This relatively young nation – which only won independence from Pakistan in 1971 – usually gets little credit for its triumphs against the odds. Those obstacles have been numerous, including the legacy of colonialism and the war of independence, and the challenges of safeguarding the world’s eighth-largest population when it is crammed into a delta: at least 150 people are thought to have died in floods and landslides last week. Yet the country has slashed cyclone deaths through better shelters and warning systems, and made impressive strides on health, literacy and poverty alleviation.Its greatest enemy has arguably been the folly of its own politicians who remain locked in a vicious and sterile feud which has claimed too many lives and squandered opportunities to strengthen the country. Since 1991, leadership has swung between the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist party, each led by dynastic leaders, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia. The last elections, in 2014, were scarred by widespread violence and have been followed by further attacks on the opposition. Few believe that politics have not played a part in the legal cases against Ms Zia and her son and heir apparent, Tarique Rahman. Earlier this month the former prime minister Moudud Ahmed and his wife, the poet Hasna Jasimuddin Moudud, were evicted from their home after it was seized by court order. Mr Ahmed, 77, is not only a BNP party elder – but also a lawyer who defended Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina’s father and the country’s founding leader, when what was then West Pakistan charged him with sedition pre-independence. It says much about how Bangladesh’s leaders have wasted its original hopes as they obsess over divisions and ignore common interests. Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, Jun 26: Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan, the Union home ministry has said. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan, both countries for which they dont need visas, if they [...]
Guwahati, July 15: It has been close to two months since Assam is fighting floods. According to latest reports, a total of 15 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts of the state. Unfortunately, the death toll too [...]
The massive deployment of military might is in northern Tibet, but it will take only six to seven hours for the troops to move to China's side of Nathu La in the Sikkim section. [...]
Only launched in Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Kolkata, for now.
Maruti has launched its first ever commercial pick up in India – the Maruti Super Carry. For now it’s only launched in Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Kolkata, and priced at INR 4.03 Lakhs, INR 4.11 Lakhs and INR 4.01 Lakhs (all ex-showroom) respectively.
For India, the Maruti Super Carry is available only in a diesel variant.
The Tata Ace-rival has a payload capacity of 750 kg. It measures 3.8 meters long and 1.56 meters wide, has a load deck measuring 2.18 x 1.49 meters, a ground clearance of 175 mm and a turning cycle of 8.6 meters diameter.
The suspension system comprises of independent MacPherson struts and coil springs in the front and a rigid axle with leaf springs at the rear. It sources the 793 cc two-cylinder diesel engine from the Maruti Celerio, producing 24 KW (32 hp) at 3500 RPM and 75 Nm at 2000 RPM. It is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and capable of fuel efficiency of 22.07 Km/L as well as a top speed of 80 Kmph.
The Maruti Super Carry has a top-speed of 80 km/h.
As standard, it is equipped with a mobile charging socket, dual assist grip, odometer, trip meter, fuel meter, digital clock, provision for a stereo, integrated rain guard, sliding back window glass, and spare wheel.
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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Source: PTI Photo)
There is some heartburn in the Congress over the pecking order in the Rajya Sabha. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was surpris [...]
Disappointed with the decision, Rohit walked up to the umpire and protested angrily, a move for which he was fined 50% of his match fee. [...]
The 2-series Coupé and Cabriolet models receive subtle design changes; more powerful engines get optional xDrive four-wheel-drive system. [...]
The India-bound seven-seat SUV gets 92% for adult occupants, 77% for child passengers. [...]