‘Housing for All’ scheme launched, interest relief for urban poor

New Delhi: Government Wednesday launched its ‘Housing for All by 2022’ mission and approved a substantial increase in interest relief on loan for the urban poor to promote affordable homes. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to increase interest subvention to 6.50 percent on housing loans to beneficiaries belonging to ... Read More »

Brazil vs. Colombia, Copa America 2015: Time, TV schedule and team news

Surely this won’t be as nasty as their match last summer. After a surprise opening match, Colombia have their backs against the wall. The World Cup quarterfinalists fell to Venezuela last week, and now find themselves in a bad position — needing to get points against Brazil. While Brazil weren’t great in their first game, they did get all three ... Read More »

Kolkata house of horror: Police, representatives from Mother House question Partho De

Kolkata: Senior Kolkata Police officers along with Mother House representatives on Wednesday spoke to Partho De in connection with the probe into the mystery surrounding the house on Robinson Street. Police officers and representatives from the headquarter of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity went to Pavlov Mental Hospital this morning and questioned Partho, who spent the past six months with ... Read More »

KFC refutes it served ‘fried rat’ instead of chicken after US man posts picture on Facebook

  California: In what can send a chill down the spine of chicken lovers, a US citizen has claimed on social media that he was served fried rat instead of chicken at a California outlet of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). The Facebook wall of Devorise Dixon is flooded with an array of reactions after he shared the picture of the ... Read More »

to boycott the game if Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson makes front cover

    FIFA 16 fans are angrily threatening to boycott the 2016 version if Jordan Henderson wins the vote to appear on the front cover. Over the years the FIFA cover has become synonymous with the world’s best footballers, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and even Ronaldinho appearing on the UK version of the release. ... Read More »

Nokia is going to buy Alcatel

The U.S. Department of Justice has given a green light to Nokia’s deal to buy French rival Alcatel-Lucent, the two companies said on Wednesday. “Early termination of the U.S. antitrust waiting period takes us one important step closer to the closing of the pending transaction,” they added in a statement. The transaction announced in April remains subject to approval by ... Read More »

77 killed in Iraq attacks

  Baghdad: Iraqi security forces and allied militias on Wednesday clashed with Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, as the extremist militants gained ground in Salahudin province, security sources said. In Iraq`s northern central province of Salahudin, IS militants took control of Tal Abu Jrad area east of the battleground town of Baiji, some 200 km north of Iraq`s capital ... Read More »

Swiss prosecutor says seized 9 terabytes of FIFA evidence

Berne: Switzerland`s attorney general said on Wednesday his office had seized around nine terabytes of data as part of a sweeping investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption at world soccer`s governing body FIFA. Michael Lauber told journalists he would not rule out interviewing FIFA President Sepp Blatter and General Secretary Jerome Valcke, though no individuals were being targeted at ... Read More »

Kashmir killings raise fears of new bloodletting

    After years of sharply reduced political violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the gunning down of four men with links to militants has fanned fears of a new wave of bloodletting. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings, but the police blame a breakaway faction of Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest group in the region, which has been fighting for ... Read More »

Google teams up with orchestras to target classical music

    Google teamed up with five leading orchestras Monday in a bid to draw more classical music lovers to digital music as the streaming sector booms. Dubbed Classical Live, the initiative will offer exclusive recordings through the Internet giant`s Google Play service from orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. Also involved are the Boston Symphony ... Read More »