National School of Drama to get regional centres

NEW DELHI - Union Minister of Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said her ministry was working on a proposal to set up five new regional centres of the prestigious National School of Drama (NSD) at Bengaluru and Kolkata and in Maharashtra/Goa, Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast.

CWG scam: Bhanot, Verma sent to Tihar Jail till Mar. 15

NEW DELHI - A Delhi court on Tuesday sent former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi's key aides Lalit Bhanot and V.K.

Zardari says PPP will play democratic role in Pak Punjab

LAHORE - Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) will continue to play democratic role in Punjab.

PPP will expose Shahbaz’s drama of good governance: Raja Riaz

LAHORE - Raja Riaz, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader in Punjab has claimed that his party has "documentary proof" of the so-called "good governance" of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and will bring facts before the people.
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Propose Day Celebrated With Pomp
KOLKATA, INDIA ( Today is the second day of the Valentine's week, which is better knows as the Propose Day.
Rose Day Celebrated Worldwide
SAN FRANCISCO ( The Valentine's week kick started from today, and so did the new romance that are yet to blossom.
Tehelka Magazine Names 15 Tax Evaders
NEW DELHI, INDIA ( The Tehelka Magazine, revealed the names of 15 individuals, including three trusts, who "had stashed black money" in LGT Bank in Liechtenstein, to evade taxes.
Baby Orphaned in a Car Accident
VEGREVILLE, CANADA ( -- A baby girl who lost both her parents in a Christmas Eve car crash has been released from hospital.
Dead Birds Dropping In Louisiana
LABARRE ( After Arkansas, it was time for the poor birds of Louisiana, to follow the same fate.

India allows Pakistani team access to 26/11 witnesses

NEW DELHI - India has agreed in principle to allow an investigating team from Pakistan to question Mumbai witnesses of the 2008 terror attack, Home Minister P.

Chhattisgarh spends Rs.1,200 crore on roads in Maoist areas

RAIPUR - Chhattisgarh, one of the worst Leftist insurgency-hit states of India, has spent a whopping Rs.1,223 crore for creating a road network since 2003-04 in areas hit by Maoist militancy, a senior minister told the state assembly Tuesday.

Taliban kill four alleged spies in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The bodies of four men apparently killed by the Taliban for working as informers for the US, were found Tuesday in Pakistan's lawless tribal zone, officials said.

Maoists blow up mobile tower in Bihar

PATNA - Maoists blew up a mobile tower of a private telecom operator in Bihar's Jamui district early Tuesday as they enforced a two-day strike in the eastern part of the state to protest the killing of six guerrillas in a gunfight, police said.
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Bugatti Veyron Driver Goes Crazy

Bugatti Veyron Driver Goes Crazy
BERLIN, GERMANY ( Owning a powerful Sport sedan or SUV is something and getting the chance to drive the car at its maximum speed are two different things.

2,400-year-old ’soup’ Discovered by Chinese Archaeologists near Xian

2,400-year-old ’soup’ Discovered by Chinese Archaeologists near Xian
SHAANXI, CHINA ( -- According to State Media reports, Chinese archaeologists have discovered what they believe is a 2,400 year old pot of 'soup' within a sealed bronze cooking vessel.
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State not informed on clean chit to Karmapa: Dhumal

SHIMLA - Even as the central government is believed to have given a clean chit to Tibetan religious leader Karmapa on the recovery of unaccounted currency from his monastery, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday said the state was not informed in this regard.

Temples shut down to protest pollution in Yamuna

GOKUL - In an unprecedented display of solidarity with the movement launched by the ascetics and Sri Krishna devotees of the Braj Mandal, temples here were shut down for two hours to protest the pollution in the river Yamuna.
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CBSE board exams on; physics paper disappoints students

NEW DELHI - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations started Tuesday on a disappointing note to many, with several class-12 students complaining that the physics paper was too lengthy to finish in three hours.

Sibal calls for attention on adolescents

NEW DELHI - Adolescents in the country need immediate attention in terms of their educational needs, Human Resource Development Minster Kapil Sibal said here Tuesday.
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Top 10 Vacation Destinations for Christmas

Top 10 Vacation Destinations for Christmas
KOLKATA, INDIA ( -- With the chilly weather creeping our body, Its already time for the Christmas season to arrive with its abundant joy and excitement.
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