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  • Hot, spicy food rules online orders: Survey

    New Delhi: Food-lovers across India have been prefering hot and spicy foods when ordered online, said a survey conducted by Foodpanda, a global online food delivery marketplace. The finding, released on the occasion of International Hot and Spicy day, was conducted on the basis of food ordered online over the past eight months across the metro cities of India.

  • Bihar cabinet okays 35 percent job reservation for women

    Patna: The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday formally approved 35 percent reservation for women in all government jobs in the state, officials said. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

  • India looks to Africa afresh for strategic oil

    New Delhi: Energy-starved India, which imports around 75 percent of its crude oil needs, is looking afresh at Africa to tap the continent’s vast and yet unexplored hydrocarbon assets, for both exploration and production, as also long-term contracts, official sources said.

  • SC extends nursery admission deadline for Sanskriti School

    New Delhi: The Delhi government’s deadline of January 22 for accepting nursery admission forms was today extended till this month end for the prestigious Sanskriti School today by the Supreme Court, which also decided to set up a three-judge bench to hear the matter.

  • Respect for elders in India wins ‘Harry Potter’ star’s heart

    London: English actress Miriam Margolyes, who essayed Professor Sprout in the “Harry Potter” series, has found admiration towards Indian culture following a three-week stay in Jaipur. She says she is “aching” to visit the country again because of how well the people treat their elders, especially compared to that in Britain.

  • Chandila to request BCCI to reconsider life ban

    New Delhi: Banned Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila claimed innocence and said on Tuesday that he will request the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider its decision. The former Rajasthan Royals player was on Monday banned for life by BCCI for his role in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. Chandila, who was arrested by the police for spot-fixing during IPL matches in 2013, was “held guilty of misconduct and

  • Norwich sign Wolfsburg defender Klose

    London: English football club Norwich City has announced the signing of Switzerland defender Timm Klose from VfL Wolfsburg subject to governing body approval. Klose, who played an important role for Wolfsburg last season as they finished second behind Bayern Munich in Germany’s Bundesliga to qualify for the Champions League, joins the Canaries on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee, according to Norwich website on Monday.

  • Juventus sign Genoa midfielder Mandragora

    Turin: Italian football champions Juventus on Tuesday announced the signing of midfielder Rolando Mandragora on a five-year contract from Serie A rivals Genoa. “Juventus Football Club can today confirm the signing of Rolando Mandragora from Genoa,” Juventus said in a statement.

  • Pakistan,Russia to discuss USD 2 billion LNG project

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Russia are set to meet in Moscow today to discuss the course of action on implementing the 2billion dollars LNG project after the United States imposed sanctions against the Russian energy firm designated to build the pipeline. Pakistan Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lead the delegation, reports The Express Tribune.

  • Star of dolphin-killing film detained at Tokyo airport

    Tokyo: The star of an Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove,” about a dolphin-killing village in Japan, was detained today by immigration authorities at Tokyo’s Narita international airport. Ric O’Barry, the former dolphin trainer for the “Flipper”TV series, said immigration officials told him he wasn’t a tourist, the visa he was using to enter Japan, according to his lawyer, Takashi Takano.

  • Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in less than 2 yrs in Iraq: UN

    Geneva: Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in war-torn Iraq with a staggering total of over 55,000 casualties since 2014, said a new UN report released today. At least 18,802 civilians have been killed and another 36,245 wounded between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015, stated a new report jointly compiled by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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    Delhi Police ‘leaking’ details of Kejriwal’s security: AAP

    New Delhi: Amid a controversy over the ink attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP today alleged Delhi Police was “leaking” details of his security, even as it claimed that it had not asked for any kind of security cover for the party supremo.

  • Punjab Police officer undergoes lie-detector test

    New Delhi: After five days of questioning, senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh today underwent a lie-detector test in connection with NIA’s probe in the audacious 80-hour-long terror strike at Pathankot IAF base. Singh, at present posted as Assistant Commandant of 75th Punjab Armed Police after being shunted out as Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Gurdaspur, had agreed for a polygraph test after NIA informed a designated court about alleged “inconsistencies” in

  • Over 100 arrested under MCOCA in Mumbai in 2015: Police

    Mumbai: More than ten cases of MCOCA were registered in the metropolis last year and over 100 gangsters were arrested under this stringent Act, a senior police officer said here today.

  • Ivanovic powers into Australian Open second round

    Melbourne: Serbian tennis star and former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic began with a straight sets win, powering past Australian wild card Tammi Patterson 6-2, 6-3 in an Australian Open first round match here on Tuesday. The 2008 Australian Open finalist needed just over an hour to march into the next round.

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  • Gold slips on subdued demand, silver gains

    Mumbai: Gold prices slipped from its recent gains at the domestic bullion market today on stockist and investors’ selling as well as subdued local buying amid bearish global cues. While, silver gained further following sustained speculative offtake and industrial demand.

  • ‘Carol’ wins big at Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics awards

    Los Angeles: Cate Blanchett-Rooney Mara starrer “Carol” made a clean sweep at Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association’s awards Including gongs for film director, film actress and LGBTQ film of the year. The same-sex drama’s director Todd Haynes also took home the wilde  artist of the year award for his exceptional work besides Blanchett winning the film actress gong.

  • Sikh, 3 Muslims sue airline after being kicked off

    New York: A Sikh man along with his three friends, who were kicked out from an American Airlines flight because their appearance made the captain uneasy has filed a USD 9 million lawsuit against the airline. Shan Anand, a Sikh, along with three other friends – Faimul Alam besides a Bangladeshi Muslim and an Arab Muslim —all young US citizens, were ordered off the flight 44718 from Toronto to New York last month based upon their