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IS claims responsibility for twin attacks in Iraq

August 11th, 2015 (0)
Baghdad, Aug 11 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in eastern Iraq’s Diyala province which killed over 50 people, the media reported. The attacks took place on Monday. In an online ...

Jacqueline Fernandez turns 30, promotes ‘Brothers’

August 11th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who turned 30 on Tuesday, spent her day promoting her forthcoming release here, while her friends from the Hindi film fraternity took to social media to wish her good luck for the ...

2005 Ashes-winning England side better than 2015’s: Pietersen

August 11th, 2015 (0)
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen has hailed his side’s Ashes win against win against Australia as “brilliant”, but not as good as the one he won the coveted series with in 2005 which had stronger batting ...

India inked 18 defence deals with foreign vendors in 2014-15

August 11th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India has inked 18 defence deals with different countries in the last one year, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. In a written reply, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the foreign vendors were from ...

Bill on GST introduced in Rajya Sabha amid ruckus

August 11th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday introduced a constitutional amendment bill to enable implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) in the country in the Rajya Sabha amid ruckus on Tuesday. The bill was ...

Canada’s biggest South Asian festival, draws record crowds

August 11th, 2015 (0)
Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bollywood Monster Mashup, Canada’s biggest South Asian festival, drew record crowds of thousands of people for two days of dance, music, yoga, fun, food, shopping and laser blasts at the Celebration Square in Mississauga here. ...

Todays Headlines – 11 August 2015

August 10th, 2015 (0)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Brampton East yesterday where once again he chalked out his plan if re-elected. NDP leader Tom Mulcair is in Quebec today where he talked about reducing taxes for small businesses but informed bigger ...

US credibility at stake over Iran nuclear deal: Obama

August 9th, 2015 (0)
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) President Barack Obama on Sunday warned that a scuttling of the Iran nuclear deal would fray international unity, but would not say if it may lead him to use military force to prevent Tehran from getting ...

Badal seeks centre’s help to save agriculture

August 9th, 2015 (0)
Chandigarh, Aug 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged the central government to set up a committee for making agriculture a profitable venture. Seeking immediate central intervention and a “concrete action plan to bail out the ...

Modi targets Nitish, Lalu, warns of ‘jungle raj’

August 9th, 2015 (0)
Gaya, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his RJD ally Lalu Prasad, saying they together represented “jungle raj” and “poison” – and urged people to vote the BJP to ...