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Biggest phase in Battle 2014: voting in 121 seats across 12 states

  People queue up to vote in Rampur, Uttar PradeshNew Delhi: Voting has begun in 121 constituencies spread across 12 states in th...

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Madhu Yaskhi fires on KCR

Hyderabad: Madhu Yashki Goud, the sitting Congress Party member of Lok Sabha from Nizamabad co...

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Congress alone can develop T-State: Sonia

THE HINDUCongress Party president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Karimnagar on Wednesday. PHOTO. THAKUR AJAYPAL SINGH INFOGRAPHIC ...

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BJP must disclose whose money it is using for campaign blitz: Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma alleged that about Rs 10,000 crore was being spent on Narendra Modi's campaign. Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand ...

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Over one-third of temporary workers in US from India: report

Exchange visitors made up another 12 per cent of the total resident non-immigrant population and the remaining four per cent were diplomats...

Psych Out

Understanding human mind and its influence on behaviour can sure be an intriguing science. Patricia Mascarenhas finds out why psychology as a career is catching up

If you think you are compassionate and have a keen sense of observation then you have what it takes to explore a career in psychology. India as a nation is slowly warming up to the idea of having mental health professionals in almost all job settings. “The demand is rising as people have begun to understand the skills that psychologists offer,” says Janavi Doshi, psychologist, programme head- The Foundation. The government’s new rule making it Read more

Reviving a career

Saba Adil, Head Talent, Aegon religare Life Insurance Co Ltd.takes time out to guide you on how to revive a dipping career

Most careers undergo peaks and troughs at some stage or the other, the starting point is really an awareness and understanding of the situation. You can only do something about it provided there is a level of introspection, reflection and a burning desire to do what it takes to change. Afterall, you are responsible for your own career! In these matters you cannot go with the flow but shape the direction of the flow to meet your aspirations. Once Read more

Something to chew

Food technology is not about duck confitand jacket potatoes. Ignorance about the courseand its scope has led to a huge skillgap in the industry. Prachi Rege stirs up a tastybroth

Food is the soul for the stomach and everyone loves to eat. The professionals involved in the process of manufacturing and packaging of food products are called food technologists. This job comes with high risk responsibility. However, the job market is relatively untapped in the industry, which is expected to grow by nearly 40 percent of its current market size by 2015. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI) Read more

Nuture an inspired workforce

Jayantika Dave, vice president, HR, talks to Gauri Rane about changes in the profession and how Ingersoll Rand has nurtured talent

How has the HR department of today’s corporate changed?
The role of an HR department has developed significantly today from being an administrative necessity to a critical business function. There are several reasons for this change including technology, legislation, diversity, and globalisation. Organisations have now realised that having a strong employee engagement programme is integral for any business, and understanding the human resource function is essential to manage them. Business plans, strategies and implementation of these plans are dependent on how Read more

Over one-third of temporary workers in US from India: report

india-flag-medium Exchange visitors made up another 12 per cent of the total resident non-immigrant population and the remaining four per cent were diplomats and other representatives. (Reuters) Non-immigrants from Saudi Arabia, China and Korea were more likely to be in the US on student visas, the report said.

More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report.

Of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US in 2012, India accounted for the maximum number of 430,000 Read more

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins the 2014 Pulitzer Prize

vijay-medium Seshadri won the Pulitzer, considered the most prestigious awards in journalism, for his work ’3 Sections’. (AP) The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his witty and philosophical collection of poems while The Washington Post and Guardian were awarded for their reports on America’s secret global surveillance programmes.

The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced yesterday by Columbia Read more

‘More TV time means less sleep for kids’

KIDS-TV-MEDIUM The presence of a television in the room where a child sleeps also was associated with less sleep. (Reuters) Each additional hour of television viewing was associated with seven fewer minutes of sleep daily, researchers found.

Attention parents! Children who watch more television may be losing out on their sleep, a new study has warned.

Each additional hour of television viewing was associated with seven fewer minutes of sleep daily, researchers found.

The study following more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration.

The presence of Read more

Couples who sleep less than an inch apart are the happiest: report

The research found Insomnia raised the likelihood of subsequent hospitalisation for stroke by 54 per cent over four years. (Reuters) The research found that the closer couple sleep, stronger their relationship. (Reuters) The further apart the couple spent the night, the worse their relationship, revealed the study.

Partners who sleep less than an inch apart are more likely to be happy in their relationship than those maintaining a wider gap than 30 inches, a new study has found.

It is possible to tell how happy a couple are together by measuring the distance between them as they sleep, scientists said. The research carried out by University of Hertfordshire psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman, involved asking over 1000 people to describe their preferred Read more

Polling begins in Karnataka

Single-phase polling for 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka began this morning to decide the fortunes of 435 candidates in a close fight between the ruling Congress and BJP. PTI File Photo

Single-phase polling for 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka began this morning to decide the fortunes of 435 candidates in a close fight between the ruling Congress and BJP.
Nearly 85,000 security personnel drawn from the state and central forces have been deployed across the state for free and fair polls, officials said. Armed police force from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra are also on duty.

About 4.62 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.

Of the 54,000 odd polling stations, 11,424 have been declared hypersensitive and 14,968 sensitive, officials said. As many as 6,072 video cameras have been installed at various Read more

State goes to polls today

Polling officials checking the EVMs and newly introduced Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine which shows voting details, before leaving for their deputed polling station, at RPC Layout Government College in Bangalore on Wednesday. DH photo Karnataka will go to polls in a single phase on Thursday with 4.62 crore people eligible to exercise their franchise to elect representatives for the 28 Lok Sabha seats. A total of 434 candidates are in the fray. The Election Commission (EC) and the State government said that elaborate arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the polls.  As many as 60,000 security personnel, including Central forces, will provide security cover for 54,294 polling booths spread across the State.
While the EC has declared that a paid holiday has to be given to all employees in government and Read more

Siva Sena counters congress for Modi

Siva Sena counters congress for Modi

Recent news of Narendra Modi’s marital status turned out to be a new

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point for the UPA government rack up in the fight for the Prime Ministerial position. They raised issue on the consealed information about his wife, Jashodaben and complained to the election commission about the information in the earlier poll affidavits.

In a counter to the UPA, the Shiv Sena, an ally of the NDA has come on focus. They said,”First get the congress Vice-president Raul Gandhi married and then raise questions about Modi’s marriage”. They also said, “Those who feel they can get Read more

Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Assets value

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Hyderabad: Nandamuri Balakrishna mentioned the details of his assets in the affidavit filed as the TDP candidate for Hindupur Assembly segment.

Balakrishna: Rs 170,47,15,135 (170 crore)

Wife Vasundara Devi: Rs 130,78,66,967 (130 crore).

Son Mokshagna: Rs 122,92,84,929 (122 crore).

Before filing the nomination, the actor-turned-politician offered prayers at Hanuman temple along with his wife, two daughters and Son-in-Law Sri Bharat. Later, He went to file the nomination in 3 sets with a huge rally and completed the procedure by 11.50 AM.

Speaking to media, Balayya informed Renaming Hindupur as NTR District after Read more

“Do we need Andhra Parties in Telangana” , Questions KCR

“Do we need Andhra Parties in Telangana” , Questions KCR

The coming elections may result to be the last for the undivided Andhra Pradesh. The state is going to be bifurcated by June 2nd and the Telangana State would be the 29th state of India.

K.ChandraShekar Rao, known to be the architect of Telangana, is busy in conducting rallies across Telangana  state. Chandrashekar Rao who is an expert in giving gripping speech is now in a call for his supporters and public. He urged the Telangana people and rest of Telangana supporters to throw-out the Andhra Parties. He said that the Andhra Read more

Modi instead of Joshi at Kanpur meeting

Modi instead of Joshi at Kanpur meeting

On recent statement made by the BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi that

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Modi has no wave in the country. Relating to the statement, many party workers and supporters raised their voices and slogans of Narendra Modi, and rushed to a function which Joshi attended at Kanpur.

Joshi is actually contesting from Kanpur Lok Sabha seat. He is invited to Kanpur as a chief guest to a function organized by the BJP unit on B.R.Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.

The unit here was at shock when they heard the slogans hailing name of Modi Read more

Congress alone can develop T-State: Sonia

Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Karimnagar on Wednesday. PHOTO. THAKUR AJAYPAL SINGHTHE HINDUCongress Party president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Karimnagar on Wednesday. PHOTO. THAKUR AJAYPAL SINGH INFOGRAPHIC  Constituency watch: Andhra PradeshTOPICS India Andhra Pradesh
election national elections AICC president Sonia Gandhi tried to win the hearts of people of Telangana by vowing to stand by them in reconstruction of the 29th State of the country.

“The time of struggle is over and now the time has come to have a responsible government. The Congress alone can do it and it has the conviction to take every section along with it. On the other hand, the TRS holds out threats and Read more

Boats to ferry polling officials, material

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politics election politics Booth has been allotted for Tummileru for the benefit of 300 voters Boats will be pressed into service to carry polling personnel and material to Tummileru, a riverside village in V R Puram mandal during the ensuing general elections slated for April 30.

A polling booth has been allotted for Tummileru to enable more than 300 voters of four island settlements inhabited by Konda Reddi Adivasis to exercise their franchise. Tummileru gram panchayat falls under the ST reserved Bhadrachalam Read more

‘All of Hyderabad’s revenue for Telangana’

AICC president Sonia Gandhi arriving at a public meeting after formation of Telangana at an election meeting at Ambedkar Stadium in Karimnagar on Wednesday. Photo: Thakur Ajaypal SinghTHE HINDUAICC president Sonia Gandhi arriving at a public meeting after formation of Telangana at an election meeting at Ambedkar Stadium in Karimnagar on Wednesday. Photo: Thakur Ajaypal SinghTOPICS India Andhra Pradesh
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parties and movements political parties economy, business and finance politics Congress president promises slew of development, welfare programmes for the new State. She said Hyderabad’s image would be safeguarded, while giving the necessary thrust for development of other areas in Telangana. AICC president Sonia Gandhi said revenue generated from Hyderabad would go to the new State of Telangana.

Addressing a Read more

TDP BJP Alliance has been cancled- Chandrababu Naidu

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HYDERABAD: The eleven day old pre-poll alliance between TDP and BJP, clinched after prolonged discussions, fell flat after TDP abruptly called off the alliance Thursday accusing its partner of fielding weak candidates.

TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu who is under tremendous pressure from party’s rank and file to revoke the deal with BJP as it pose great threat to party’s winning prospects in Lok Sabha constituencies has finally decided to call off the alliance in Seemandhra.

Speaking at a public meeting in Gajapatinagaram of Vizianagaram district on Thursday Mr. Naidu categorically declared that the pre-poll seat sharing deal with BJP stands annulled.

TDP wished Read more

Jagan wave will benefit cousin

  INFOGRAPHIC  Constituency watch: Andhra PradeshTOPICS Battleground 2014/ South India Andhra Pradesh
election national elections It was YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy all the way in 2012. He set a record with a massive victory of 5,45,672 votes — the third highest majority in the country — in the by-election, within months of launching his party from Kadapa parliamentary constituency. Now, Mr. Jagan Reddy is not in the Lok Sabha fray.

But he pitchforked his paternal uncle Y.S. Manohar Reddy’s son Yeduguri Sandinti Avinash Reddy, an engineering graduate, presently YSRC Kadapa district youth wing president, into the poll arena to see Read more

Biggest phase in Battle 2014: voting in 121 seats across 12 states

 Biggest phase in Battle 2014: voting in 121 seats across 12 states

People queue up to vote in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: Voting has begun in 121 constituencies spread across 12 states in the fifth and biggest round of India’s nine-phase national elections. (India Votes: full coverage)

Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Union minister Veerappa Moily, Supriya Sule and Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti are among the 1,769 candidates in the fray in fifth phase of election. (Read: top 10 heavyweights in phase 5)

Of the total seats, Congress has 36 while its main challenger, the BJP, has 40.

Voting is taking place in 28 seats in Karnataka, followed Read more

Mini-sub completes first full mission in hunt for missing Malaysian jet

Mini-sub completes first full mission in hunt for missing Malaysian jet Perth:  A mini-submarine hunting for wreckage of a missing Malaysian airliner has completed its first full mission at the third attempt, officials said on Thursday, as seabed data it retrieved was being analysed.

The first two attempts to scan the deep Indian Ocean off western Australia failed to produce any results.

The first dive began Monday night but aborted automatically after breaching the sub’s maximum operating depth of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet).

The second was launched Tuesday night and cut short Wednesday morning due to unspecified “technical” troubles.

“Overnight Bluefin-21 AUV completed a full mission in the search area and is currently planning Read more

10 big fights: featuring Nandan Nilekani, Lalu’s daughter, Bhaichung

Top 10  high profile battles Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Updated: April 17, 2014 08:50 IST

 

From left: Bhaichung Bhutia, Nandan Nilekani and Misa Bharti

New Delhi:  121 constituencies across 12 states and union territories are voting today in the fifth and biggest round of India’s nine-phase national election.

Former corporate Nandan Nilekani, seven union ministers and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda are among the 1,769 candidates in this round.

Here is a look at the most high profile battles:

In Bihar’s Pataliputra, Lalu Yadav’s oldest daughter Misa Bharti is fighting her first election against the BJP’s Ram Kirpal Yadav, a man Read more

Elections 2014: Top 10 heavyweights in phase five

Top 10  Heavyweights Cheat Sheet | Written by Devesh Kumar | Updated: April 17, 2014 07:10 IST

 

In the fifth and biggest round of India’s nine-phase national elections, 121 constituencies across 12 states and union territories will vote today.
Here’s a look at the top 10 heavyweights:

Jyotiraditya Scindia: The Union Power Minister faces a stiff challenge in Guna from the BJP’s Jaibhan Singh Pavaiya, former president of the Bajrang Dal, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, or the RSS. Mr Pavaiya is a former MP, who had forced Jyotiraditya’s father Madhavrao to shift to Guna from Gwalior after forcing him to Read more

Narendra Modi says ‘excellent ties’ with Sharad Pawar, who attacks him at rally

 Narendra Modi says 'excellent ties' with Sharad Pawar, who attacks him at rally

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Mumbai: Shortly after Narendra Modi spoke about his “excellent personal relations” with him, Maharashtra politician Sharad Pawar directed a sharp jibe at him, saying he had never seen a prime ministerial candidate who sought votes for himself.

“We have seen Prime Ministers like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and now Dr Manmohan Singh. But they never asked people to vote for themselves but for the country. But here is a person who is seeking votes for himself,” Mr Pawar said at an election rally in Mumbai yesterday.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader also questioned Mr Modi’s claims Read more

Village on the border pitch for Jaswant Singh

The village registered 4,500 voters in the recent assembly elections, out of which 3,600 cast their ballot in favour Jaswant’s son Manvendra. Jaswant Singh Jaswant Singh

It is the last village on the Indo-Pakistan border, 85 km away from Barmer town, but not untouched by the bustle of hectic political activity in the constituency.

Dominated by Pakistani Hindu migrants, the village has been a traditional BJP supporter until rebel leader Jaswant Singh came into the poll fray as an independent.

The village, a microcosm of the border stretch, points to shifting loyalties – a discouraging trend for the BJP that has found most of its Read more

The ‘Silli’ effect hold the surprise element in Ranchi

Cong, BJP and JVM(P), all of them had to rework their caste, tribal and religious vote bank calculations as soon as Sudesh Mahto entered the fray. Sudesh Kumar Mahto's political opponents say Mahto, who hails from Lagam village within the Silli police station limits, spares no effort to win elections. Sudesh Kumar Mahto’s political opponents say Mahto, who hails from Lagam village within the Silli police station limits, spares no effort to win elections.

Travelling from Ranchi, there is an area 6-7 km ahead of Silli town called Chordera — the place where thieves live, literally. However, on many buildings that have come up in the area since 2010 — a guest house and a multimedia theatre of the forest department, the area is called Read more

Everybody who has a right to vote should be in politics: Raman Singh’s son

‘Lots of people (Naxals) have surrendered in the last few years, development is reaching remote areas. ‘ Abhishek with the BJP campaign team in Rajnandgaon. (Photo: Ashutosh Bhardwaj) Abhishek with the BJP campaign team in Rajnandgaon. (Photo: Ashutosh Bhardwaj)

Making his debut in electoral politics as Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha candidate, Abhishek Singh is no stranger to  politics, being the son of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh. He speaks about his party, state and  constituency.

When did you decide to join politics?
When I turned 18. Everybody who has a right to vote should be in politics. What role they play can be decided by them or the organisation they represent. Fighting elections, getting a Read more

KTR demands Sonia to say sorry to Telangana people

KTRHyderabad: K Taraka Rama Rao (KTR), the son of KCR, on Wednesday demanded Sonia Gandhi to say sorry to the people of Telangana owning responsibility for the suicides of more than 1200 students in the region.

KTR said that it was due to the irresponsible and opportunistic politics of Congress Party only, so many students turned to be the martyrs by committing suicide for the sake of Telangana statehood.

Further, he said that it was then when Congress Party had no other option, just to gain votes in the general elections, the Congress Party has carved Telangana. He dared Ponnala as well, and Read more

Can YSRCP win Khammam MP seat?

ys-jagan-reddyKhammam: ‘TDP president N.Chandrababu Naidu joined hands with Congress and destroyed the state in all fields,” said YSRCP leader Y.S.Sharmila.

Speaking at the election roadshow at Mulkalapalli in Khammam district, she said, “The administration in the state was worsened after the death of Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy.”

The local people accroded a hearty welcome to the daughter of late chief minister.“It is very pathetic that Chandrababu, who had to find faults of the government as an opposition leader, saved Congress government,” said Sharmila.

“Please remind late YSR once before you vote,” Sharmila requested the voters.

She said, “Vote for ‘Fan’ symbol and help for the big win Read more

Kesineni Srinivas gets B form to Contest for Vijayawada Lok Sabha

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Hyderabad: Kesineni all Smiles with B Form. It was a virtual ‘Padmavyuh’ for travel Tycoon Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) to get the TDP ticket to contest for the high profile Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency. Having gone through a year-long laborious job of keeping the party vibrant in the constituency as prospective candidate for this hot seat, Kesineni had to fight a hair-splitting battle for more than 48 hours to get his seat confirmed by the party leadership. He had waged a tough Read more

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