Europe

Former BBC presenter Savile ‘interfered with dead bodies’

LONDON (TIP): Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused vulnerable patients in scores of British hospitals over decades and claimed to have performed sex acts on dead bodies, investigators said on June 26. Savile, one […]

Europe

MILITANTS TAKE IRAQI GASFIELD TOWN

BAGHDAD (TIP): Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gasfields on June 26, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and […]

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Now, Assange on a catwalk

LONDON (TIP): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy for over two years is expected to make his London Fashion Week debut this September. Assange will model for Vivienne […]

India

ATTACKING GOVT, GOPAL SUBRAMANIUM OPTS OUT OF JUDGESHIP

NEW DELHI (TIP): Accusing the government of ordering the CBI to dig up dirt on him and expressing disappointment with the judiciary for letting him down, former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium on JUne 25 withdrew […]

Education

SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS SHOULD BE BANNED: HEALTH MINISTER

NEW DELHI (TIP): After suggesting that to prevent AIDS fidelity in marriage was better than use of condoms, health minister Harsh Vardhan has generated another controversy – this time by stating in his website that […]

India

COURT SUMMONS SONIA, RAHUL IN NATIONAL HERALD CASE

NEW DELHI (TIP): A court here Thursday issued summons to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi for misappropriating the funds of the National Herald newspaper that was shut […]

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India

Delhi University Gets Fresh Letter to Roll Back Four-Year Course

NEW DELHI (TIP): The University Grants Commission has once again sent a letter to Delhi University asking it to roll back the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) and immediately begin undergraduate admissions even as it sought […]

India

India to relax tourist visa norms for Bangladeshi nationals

NEW DELHI (TIP): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said that India would relax tourist visa norms for Bangladeshi nationals below 13 and above 65 years of age. He also said […]

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First batch of Amarnath Yatra flagged off in Jammu

JAMMU (TIP): The first batch of Amarnath Yatra was on June 27 flagged off by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir from Jammu. He said that due to heavy snowfall at Pahalgam- Chandanwari […]

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14 KILLED, 15 INJURED IN GAS PIPELINE BLAST IN ANDHRA PRADESH

KAKINADA (TIP): In a major blast in a gas pipeline 14 people were burned alive and 15 others received severe burns at Nagaram village of Mamidikuduru mandal of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh on […]

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BJP A ‘CHALU’ PARTY, SAYS AKHILESH

LUCKNOW (TIP): Lok Sabha poll debacle still not out of his mind, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday called Bharatiya Janata Party a “chalu” (fast) party for its anti-Samajwadi Party campaign. He also chided opposition […]

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SRINIVASAN TAKES OVER AS CHAIRMAN OF ICC

MUMBAI (TIP): India‘s N. Srinivasan was confirmed as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Melbourne on Thursday, giving the 69-year-old industrialist the most powerful role in the governing body’s restructured organisation. Srinivasan, who […]

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RAIL BUDGET LIKELY TO FOCUS ON PASSENGER SAFETY

NEW DELHI (TIP): On the back of two train accidents within a month of Modi government taking charge, railway minister Sadanand Gowda is likely to announce a slew of measures in his July 8 budget […]

United States

Rebuking Obama, US top court limits presidential appointment powers

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US Supreme Court reined in presidential power on June 26, ruling that President Barack Obama went too far when he filled senior government posts without seeking US Senate approval, but the justices […]

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United States

Tech template: FB staffers too mostly white & male

WASHINGTON (TIP): When it comes to the gender and ethnic diversity of its work force, Facebook‘s record is on par with the rest of Silicon Valley. It’s overwhelmingly male, white and Asian. And white men […]

United States

COLORADO GUN RESTRICTIONS UPHELD

DENVER (TIP): Colorado gun laws that mandate background checks on private sales and limit ammunition magazines to 15 rounds are constitutional, federal judge Marcia Krieger ruled Thursday, June 26. The state’s Democratic-majority legislature passed the […]

United States

USIBC’s 39th Anniversary Leadership Summit postponed until October, 2014

WASHINGTON (TIP): “Due to the recently released dates of the combined Budget and Monsoon Sessions of the Indian Parliament, the U.S.-India Business Council’s 39th Anniversary Leadership Summit has been postponed to October. Exact dates are […]

Europe

US SAYS RUSSIA HAS ‘HOURS’ TO EASE UKRAINE CRISIS

PARIS (TIP): The United States warned Russia on june 26it had only “hours” to prove it was helping disarm Ukrainian insurgents whose separatist drive has reopened a Cold War-style chasm in East-West ties. US Secretary […]

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United States

White House sends $60 billion war-funding request to Congress

WASHINGTON (TIP): The White House sent Congress a 2015 war-funding request on Thursday of nearly $60 billion, a drop of $20 billion from the current fiscal year after President Barack Obama decided to withdraw all […]

United States

Michelle Obama criticised for allegedly using racial slur

WASHINGTON (TIP) : Michelle Obama has come under some fire for allegedly using a racial slur during a recent interview. The First Lady of the USA was being questioned about her experience as a working […]

Europe

Nigerial singer offers her virginity in exchange for abducted girls

A total of 276 girls were taken from the Christian northeastern town of Chibok by the rebels in April. The majority of the schoolchildren remain missing, despite international pressure for their safe return — including […]

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Savile sexually abused hospital patients for 4 decades

LONDON (TIP): Investigation reports unveiled to the public for the first time on June 16 confirming that renowned DJ and presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abuse patients in National Health Service hospitals across the UK for […]

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Chinese activist freed after Tiananmen anniversary

BEIJING (TIP): A leading figure of a small citizen movement in southern China was released on bail on June 25, nearly one month after he was taken into police custody, his lawyers said. Wang Aizhong […]

Entertainment

Humshakals

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannah Bhatia, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta Direction: Sajid Khan Genre: Comedy Duration: 2 hours 39 minutes Story: Ashok and Kumar are fraudulently declared mad by evil Kans […]

Entertainment

BIPASHA BASU TURNS FITNESS TRAINER

Bipasha Basu is known for her chiseled figure. While women are known to take pointers from DVDs on ways to stay healthy, the actress is now turning personal trainer for her family and close friends […]