LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for AIIMS in Bhatinda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for AIIMS in Bhatinda, Punjab. The Prime Minister had earlier spoken about the demonetisation scheme at a book launch in Delhi, flew to Punjab for the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) project in Bhatinda.

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7 reasons shopping on Black Friday isn’t worth it

Black Friday crowds

Black Friday isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

While the day after Thanksgiving has long been considered the biggest shopping day of the year, in recent years Black Friday has lost its luster. And shoppers are catching on.

Last year, Black Friday sales fell 12% to $10.2 billion compared to a year before, according to ShopperTrak. Looking at the entire four-day weekend, brick-and-mortar retail sales fell by 10.4%, to $20.4 billion last year.

Here are seven reasons why you should feel free to kick back and skip the lines on Black Friday this year.

Many Black Friday deals simply aren’t worth it.

While there are some opportunities to save money on Black Friday, you can often find some of the most popular Black Friday items at lower prices at other times during the year, according to Kyle James, founder of

James says fitness equipment and winter clothing will always be cheaper later in the winter, with fitness deals peaking in January and winter apparel prices plummeting as the weather gets warmer. Toys are actually significantly less expensive nine to 10 days before Christmas. And, though you may see dozens of television deals, now isn’t the best time to get a new TV.

“The problem is the brands you’ll find on sale are typically unrecognizable,” James said. “If you’re a college student and looking for a disposable TV from Best Buy for your dorm room you’ll want to head out Black Friday morning. If you’re looking for a quality TV that will hold up for the long run, you’ll want to look for deals right after Christmas through Super Bowl Sunday.”

Doorbusters are overrated.

Doorbusters are those heavily-hyped deals retailers offer on a limited number of products for a brief period of time. But those go really fast.

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Raiders didn’t discuss Aldon Smith reinstatement with Goodell

ALAMEDA — Raiders coach Jack Del Rio confirmed that he had a pre-game chat with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell prior to their Monday night victory over Houston in Mexico City, but the subject of linebacker Aldon Smith’s reinstatement did not come up.

“I did not speak with the commissioner about that,” Del Rio said. “It was just a brief, quick conversation on the field before the game with commissioner Goodell, but that subject did not come up.”

Smith became eligible for reinstatement last week following a 10-week suspension to start the year, but Del Rio said, “I don’t have anything to add. I don’t have an update for you.”

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Holiday TV 2016: Where and when to watch your favorites


Deck the halls and rev up the DVR. Television programmers are once again making merry by unleashing a veritable blizzard of holiday-themed fare.

The lineup includes a vast array of variety specials, festive movies and animated treats that celebrate the so-called most wonderful time of the year.

To help you get with the program, we’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of the highlights arriving from now until New Year’s Eve. Please note that many programs re-air multiple times. With a few exceptions, we have listed only the initial telecasts that occur in evening hours.

If you don’t spot a favorite here, consult your listings. Our rundown starts with new programming and is followed by a list of air dates for the perennials.

Music, comedy and good cheer

Nov. 24

“The Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration” — Julianne and Derek Hough host a two-hour, music-filled special from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. (8 p.m., ABC).

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Nov. 28

“CMA Country Christmas” — Jennifer Nettles and pals celebrate the holiday from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. (8 p.m., ABC)

Nov. 30

“Christmas in Rockefeller Square” — The big tree in the Big Apple gets its shine on with performances by Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and others. (8 p.m., NBC).

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” —Watch contestants get all amped up as they compete in this crazy home-decorating contest. (8 p.m., ABC).

Dec. 8

“Taraji’s White Hot Holidays” — The “Empire” star spreads some cheer and goodwill. Guests include Taye Diggs, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and more. (8 p.m., Fox).

Dec. 14

“A Pentatonix Christmas” — The vocal group stars in its first holiday special, along with guests Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson. (8 p.m., NBC).

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