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‘I was shown less on Bigg Boss’

Serbian model-actress      Natasa Stankovic,      who has been evicted from Big Boss 8, says she was very active on the show but was not shown much in the episodes. Stankovic is the third contestant to have been eliminated from the controversial reality show, after Sukirti Kandpal and Deepshikha Nagpal. The 37-year-old beauty said people perceived her as passive and boring but she did [Full Article...]

India lagging in medical research: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and more work should be done in this area. “India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and much more needs to be done… We should focus on research, particularly on case history. This can be a big contribution to humankind,” Modi said while [Full Article...]

Dhaula Kuan gangrape case: All five convicts get life term

New Delhi:  A Delhi court on Monday awarded the maximum punishment of life sentence to five convicts in the sensational 2010 Dhaula Kuan gangrape case in which a BPO executive from the North-east was the victim. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of them while directing them to pay it to the victim as compensation. “Life [Full Article...]

Maharashtra polls: BJP’s vote share double than last time

New Delhi: The BJP may have fallen short of the majority mark in Maharashtra but its vote share nearly doubled in the just-held Assembly polls compared to that in 2009. The party, which contested this election after parting ways with its 25-year-old ally Shiv Sena, recorded a huge jump in its tally of seats from 46 to 122 in a five-cornered contest. However, it [Full Article...]

National Nuggets

WWII vintage bomb found in Andaman islands Kolkata: An unexploded bomb of World War-II era was found by tribals living in an island of Andaman after which it was disposed off safely by defence commandos, officials said on Monday. Last week, locals had spotted the bomb in Tamaloo village of Car Nicobar island and the matter was reported to the defence tri-service Andaman Nicobar [Full Article...]

AICC seeks to revitalize NECCC to revive fortunes in N-E

New Delhi: With an eye on the crucial assembly polls in Assam after a year and with a string of defeats in the assembly polls almost everywhere, the AICC is considering revitalizing the long forgetting and never recognized North East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC) to revive the party’s future in the remote region. There was a time when Congress was in power all the [Full Article...]

BJP may govern Maharashtra with NCP support

Mumbai: The BJP could rule Maharashtra after finishing as the single largest group in a hung house Sunday after the NCP offered unexpected “outside support” to it, leaving the runner up Shiv Sena high and dry. There was no official response from the Bharatiya Janata Party to the NCP decision but it reduced the BJP’s need to patch up with its estranged and long-time [Full Article...]

Not many takers for NOTA in Maharashtra, Haryana polls

New Delhi:  There were few takers in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls for the ‘None of the Above’ option which was introduced by the Election Commission last year following a Supreme Court judgement. According to figures made available by the poll body, 4,60,741 voters opted for the NOTA option in Maharashtra, which has 288 Assembly constituencies, while 53,381 electors used the provision in [Full Article...]