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Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More


SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More


Major natural gas reserve found in Indian Ocean: USGS

Sri Lanka, July 26 -- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says it has assisted the Government of India in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal.

"Advances like the Bay of Bengal discovery will help unlock the global energy resource potential of gas hydrates as well help define the technology needed to safely produce them," said Walter Guidroz, USGS Energy Resources Program coordinator.

N... Read More


Tagore House wins Oak Grove Inter House Dramatics Competition with 'Kabuliwala'

Mussoorie, April 18 -- Inter House Dramatics of Oak Grove School was held under the roof of the school auditorium. Tagore House staged 'Kabuliwala', based on the famous story by Rabindranath Tagore. The play mesmerised the audience. Patel, Shivaji and Ashoka Houses performed 'Baal Majduri', 'Aladad Khan' and 'Daroga Ji Chori Ho Gaayi', respectively.The Chief Guest on the occasion was Principal JP Pandey. The event began with the school song by th... Read More


Mali : JT ORTM du 19 Janvier 2017

Mali, janvier 20 -- Les titres du journal

Source : ORTM... Read More


"The Founder" movie review, audience response and public talk

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- ***1/2

"The Founder" is fascinating and motivational movie but it is not inspiring as it leaves one vaguely unsettled with its feel-good underdog drama.

This biopic gives an insight into the life of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), the man who acquired the hamburger brand McDonalds from two brothers; Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick (Nick Offerman) McDonald, who were hard-working, quality-conscious, but unambitious and cautious... Read More


Here is how Pamela Anderson is helping Russian Orphans find homes

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- Pamela Anderson at the moment is busy heling Russian orphans find homes. She is doing it through a charity campaign from Change One Life charity.

Pamela Anderson appeared in a video hosted on the campaign's website and on YouTube in which she recites the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "Princess and the Pea" about a bedraggled princess, who is made to prove she is worthy of marrying her prince, reports femalefirst.co.uk.... Read More


Alanis Morissette manager stole more than $6.5 million

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- Alanis Morissette business manager has admitted that he stole more than $6.5 million from the singer and other celebrities.

Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Los Angeles, was charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax return for failing to report the embezzled funds, prosecutors said on Wednesday, reports pagesix.com.

Schwartz admitted stealing nearly $5 million from Morissette between May 2010 and January 2014. He used t... Read More


Full score board of India England 2nd one-dayer at Cuttack

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- Here is the complete scoreboard of the second-one-day international match between India and England. The match was played at the Barabati stadium in Cuttack.

India -

Lokesh Rahul c Stokes b C Woakes 5

Shikhar Dhawan b C Woakes 11

Virat Kohli c Stokes b C Woakes 8

Yuvraj Singh c Jos Buttler b C Woakes 150

MS Dhoni c D Willey b L Plunkett 134

Kedar Jadhav c J Ball b L Plunkett 22

Hardik Pandya not out 19

Ravindra Jade... Read More


Beyond the classroom

Nepal, Jan. 20 -- Unexpectedly bumping into a familiar face you haven't seen in years while you are going about your day can naturally throw you off guard. Recently, a friend wasn't just taken by surprise she confesses that she was actually filled with dread. The familiar face was one she hadn't seen in 15 years, not since she had passed out from school. But there it was, out of nowhere, smiling and walking towards her. As memories from her schoo... Read More