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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Top Headlines: Dadri lynching: We want justice, not politics, says Akhlaq's son Sartaj

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Dadri lynching: We want justice, not politics, says Akhlaq's son Sartaj
A week has passed since his father was brutally murdered by a mob, but Sartaj, a corporal in Indian Air Force and the hapless son of Mohammed Akhlaq, remains restless and disturbed. He feels that instead of ensuring justice to his father, people are playing politics with the family's tragedy.
80% in Bihar OK with cash for vote: Survey
A recent survey commissioned by the office of Bihar's chief electoral officer (CEO) reveals that almost 80% people feel taking money or gifts to vote for someone is not wrong.
After 5 years, top speechwriter to leave PMO
The Prime Minister is losing one of his top speechwriters. Jawed Ashraf, who has been joint secretary to the Prime Minister for almost five years — spanning Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi — will be moving out to take an overseas posting.
Now showing in Ahmedabad: Nostalgia
The atmosphere changes suddenly as air makes transition from balmy to familiar musty cool where the smells of popcorn, samosa and cold drinks get merged.
Christian outrage stumps activist in Mumbai
The lone "activist" who has been demanding a ban on the play 'Agnes of God' backed down under a hailstorm of criticism on Tuesday.
A nip in Delhi air, so guard against swine flu: Doctors
New Delhi: At a time when Delhi is grappling with a sudden spike in dengue cases, another health crisis—swine flu—is looming over the city.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives: 10 new features
Here we take a look at 10 of the features you can look forward to with the next build of Android…
Microsoft launches Lumia 950, 950XL, 550 smartphones
Microsoft unveiled two phones, the Lumia 950 and 950XL, with prices starting at $549 and $649 respectively.
Buying second-hand smartphones? 7 things to remember
Thinking of buying a used smartphone because it's an awesome deal? Keep the following 7 tips in mind before you buy a second-hand smartphone to get the best deal...
T20s in the US will help globalise the game: Tendulkar
Come November, 'Sachin's Blasters' will take on 'Warne's Warriors' in a three-match T20 series 'Cricket All-Stars Series 2015'.
Gavaskar a commentator, cannot decide on venue: OCA
"Gavaskar is not the authority to take a decision about venue of international cricket matches. He is just a commentator," OCA secretary Behera said.
ISL: Kerala Blasters thrash NorthEast United 3-1
Kerala Blasters FC got their campaign off to a rollicking start, recording a convincing 3-1 win over NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League match.
Mercedes looks to topple Audi from No. 1 in 2015
Mercedes Benz India has reported sales of more than 10,000 units in the first three quarters of this year — close to the number it sold in the whole of last year, and Roland S Folger, the company's new MD & CEO, said it will snatch the leadership position from compatriot Audi at 2015-end.
Adidas India's top sports goods maker
German sportswear maker Adidas has emerged as the top sport goods maker and one of the largest international brands in the country by revenue, surpassing direct rivals such as Puma and Nike.
ICICI raises spread, offers new home loans at 9.6%
Following a 35-basis-point reduction in its base rate last week, ICICI Bank on Tuesday increased the spread on its home loans. The bank now offers home loans at 9.6% and 9.65% (100 bps = 1 percentage point).
Mumbai stands up for freedom of expression
Agnes of God, an original play by John Pielmeier based on a true story, has been earlier made into a Hollywood film and has been performed many times across the world including at the Broadway.
Meghna: It is not the black-and-white case
It was fitting that the team of Talvar, the film based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case, were in the city of the crime, so to speak, when they discussed what the case revealed about Nyodda (this was supposed to be the film's title initially). The movie shows, among other things, a fundamental cultural divide between the UPwallahs investigating the case and the upper middle-class, urban family they were looking at, in this uneasy suburban mingling of gaon and sheher.
Dance to the beats of Prem Leela this Navratri
Salman Khan-Sonam Kapoor-starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) is all set to launch its first song, 'Prem Leela', today.
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