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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Top Headlines: How BJP is navigating Bihar's caste maze to trump Lalu-Nitish combine

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Thursday, September 17, 2015

How BJP is navigating Bihar's caste maze to trump Lalu-Nitish combine
Forty-three candidates cleared by the BJP leadership for Bihar polls on Wednesday represent 17 different castes.
Gurgaon rape case: Saudi govt calls back diplomat
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday withdrew its diplomat, accused of raping his Nepali maids, after it refused to waive his diplomatic immunity.
Krishna meets Godavari in first river linkage
With the formal launch of the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme in Andhra Pradesh, India on Wednesday took a step forward in its ambitious but long-pending goal to interlink major rivers to form a national water grid.
Solar rickshaws to beat Howrah traffic blues
The Howrah Municipal Corporation is planning to launch a solar powered e-rickshaw designed by IIEST, Shibpur.
Uber drivers vandalize Gurgaon office
Around 50 drivers of online cab service Uber attacked its Gurgaon office in Sector 29 on Tuesday, over non-payment of dues.
4 Mumbai teachers receive awards from President
Four teachers from city schools recently received the national award for dedicated and exemplary service to their profession, on the occasion of Teachers' Day.
8 interview questions engineers struggle to answer
Tech engineers are regarded as some of the smartest people in the world.
PM Narendra Modi to meet Apple CEO during his US visit
The showstopper of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit later this month may well be his meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook in San Francisco.
Coming soon: Samsung's foldable touchscreen phone
Being developed under the name Project Valley, Samsung's upcoming foldable touchscreen smartphone will have 3GB RAM, OLED display, microSD card support and non-removable battery. Samsung is testing it with Snapdragon 820 and 620 chipsets.
Sardar, Dwyer availability expected to spice up HIL auctions
With big tickets players like Sardar Singh and Jamie Dwyer going under the hammer, the HIL auction 2015 is expected to be a busy affair.
From Sehwag to Sarfaraz, plenty of movement ahead of Ranji
TOI Sports looks at the high-profile transfers ahead of the domestic season that starts from October 1.
SAFF Cup: No Plan 'B' if govt doesn't give nod to Pak
India-Pakistan relationships have not been at their best in the recent past and this has reflected in the sports arena.
India names 10 companies to set up microfinance banks
India's central bank has selected 10 companies to set up small finance banks aimed at giving loans to those who struggle to get finance from traditional banks, including farmers and small businesses, the Reserve Bank of India said on Wednesday.
NTPC, others in fray for subsidy on LNG for power plants
As many as 11 bidders including NTPC are in the fray on Wednesday for the Rs 298 crore government subsidy on offer for plants receiving inadequate domestic natural gas.
Hike in petrol, diesel prices put off due to Bihar polls
A Re one per litre hike in petrol and Rs 2.28 a litre increase in diesel prices necessitated due to firming global oil rates has been put off by state-owned oil companies apparently because of assembly elections in Bihar.
Why stars prefer vanity vans to makeup rooms
Vanity vans have become a mandatory part of Bollywood's shooting amenities in the last two decades. And in the last 10 years, they have gained so much importance as superstar arsenal, that Shah Rukh Khan recently built yet another state-of-the-art van for himself, at a cost of a one-BHK in Bandra.
Saif: Known Salman longer than Kareena
Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan have spent a lot of time together and have been friends in the past. But for reasons best known to only the both of them, their relationship has not remained the same over the years.
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