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17-Oct-2017

Another kind of role: Tom Hanks' tales of common and uncommon lives

Known for frequently essaying ordinary, likable and good-natured characters facing extraordinary situations in his films, Tom Hanks brings the same aspect to his story-telling. A man is exhausted by his energetic girl friend-turned-girlfriend, the teenager...

16-Oct-2017 Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy commissions INS Kiltan - 'silent killer on the prowl'

India's naval defence got a boost on Monday with the commissioning of the indigenously-developed anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan, nicknamed "silent killer on the prowl", which is capable of fighting in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.Defence...

16-Oct-2017

Averting the end of the world with a motley crew's help

Being with the cosmic forces of good is not always a happy situation for, at some time, you are going to be called in to save the world, while the gods will only render advice -- if they feel like it. Though your team has seven other brave warriors, it doesn't...

15-Oct-2017 San Francisco

WhatsApp for Android beta version brings major updates

The newest Beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a feature that would notify the contacts when you change your number, a media report said.According to technology website Teknepolis, the latest package...

15-Oct-2017

A timely work on black money and tax havens

Black money and tax havens are the flavours of the day or months. So a book on the subject comes at the right time. Just how much black money is there in India? According to the book's jacket, estimates vary from 10 to 20 percent of our GDP. Conservatively,...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Would love to make women oriented film : Divya Khosla Kumar

Filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar, who has made films like "Yaariyan" and "Sanam Re", says she would love to make women oriented films as women are now in every field and doing wonders."I would love to if I get an amazing script," said Divya. However, when it comes...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Vaani Kapoor doesnt consider herself 'fashionable' actress

Vaani Kapoor, who walked the runway for designer Payal Jain at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018, says she is not one of the fashionable actresses in Bollywood."I don't think I am one of the fashionable actresses in Bollywood...

14-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Norwegian seafood industry eyes Indian gourmet market

For well over two decades, Norwegian seafood is being served at high-end eateries in India but the imports have been significantly small due to high customs duties.Now, there is a push to promote it in India, thanks to the efforts of the body which promotes...

14-Oct-2017

The unknown lyrical side of Trump -- with help from a fiction writer

What can we make of Donald Trump? While history will be the ultimate judge of his presidency, despite all the ominous signs, attempts to be articulate, and gaffes so far, he may claim (with some unsolicited help) to challenge illustrious predecessors -- eloquent...

13-Oct-2017

'Babu Samjho Ishare': Kishore Kumar's onscreen talent

A complete entertainment package in Bollywood -- a playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter, he was also its biggest eccentric. And that is why while Kishore Kumar's mellifluous, versatile voice still permeates some...

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Indian Naval Ships visit Japan

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt reached Japan's Sasebo on Thursday, and will be there till October 15 in pursuance of India's 'Act East Policy', an official statement said."The visit of these ships is part the Indian Government's initiatives to strengthen...

12-Oct-2017 Noida/Allahabad

Allahabad HC corrected CBI mistake: Aarushi book author

Avirook Sen, the author of the book based on the 2008 murder of Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj, welcomed the Allahabad High Court judgement acquitting her parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, saying the wrong done by the CBI has been corrected.The couple...

12-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Facebook unveils 'Oculus Go' standalone VR headset

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new virtual reality headset (VR) called "Oculus Go" VR headset at a starting price of $199."Our first standalone product is "Oculus Go" -- the easiest way to jump into VR. It ships early next year, starting at $199....

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Google India launches new AdWords features

Aiming to help advertisers reach customers in a better way, Google India on Thursday launched new AdWords features that will load pages 20 per cent faster to provide instant information."With the new AdWords, there is less clutter and more intuitive workflows,...

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Burma Burma: Haven for vegetarians, surprise for meat lovers

Pure vegetarians usually have limited options at fine dining restaurants. Not so at Burma Burma. Though Burmese cuisine is known for its seafood and meat preparations, the restaurant has given these a miss. But the vegetarian spread they have on offer comes...

12-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Google to 'permanently remove' Home Mini's faulty recording feature

Google has decided to "permanently remove" the feature that led its smart speaker 'Home Mini' accidentally record several times a day without being given any command from the user.The company said that it has made the decision because it wants people to have...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Maintain healthy weight to curb risk of cancer

The problem of weight gain is not to taken lightly, even though the unending and often too-good-to-be-true solutions coming from the ever burgeoning weight management industry seem to suggest so. Be warned -- for a few extra kilos today can multiply tomorrow,...

11-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Twitter launches 'Happening Now' feature for new users

Twitter has launched a new feature called "Happening Now" that will showcase newcomers on its platform tweets about events."Happening Now" will highlight groups of tweets about a topic -- starting with sports -- and will expand to other areas like entertainment...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Stigma barring Indian workers from seeking mental health care

Chronic stress stemming from the workplace can lead to mental health disorders, but they often stay untreated because of the social stigma attached to it, causing damage to an individual's health and career, health experts have warned.The National Mental Health...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Watch your waistline as you binge-watch

On-demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are leaving no stone unturned to increase their Indian subscriber base. Their library of movies and shows forces you to binge-watch. So do TV channels with their marathons, but don't let watching shows or...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Madhu Jain to celebrate three master weaves at AIFW

Madhu Jain says she is going to celebrate three master-weaves and motifs at the forthcoming Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018. The ace designer says they are a glorious offering to Indias rich and diverse textiles tradition."Internationally...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Two Indian peacekeepers in Congo injured in attack on post

Two Indian peacekeepers in Congo were injured when an armed militia attacked their post in the troubled North Kivu province, a statement said on Monday.The attack on the post in Lubero on Friday by around 30 members of the Mai Mai group was repulsed, with...

09-Oct-2017 Shimla

GST: Trucks go off road in Himachal

Truckers went on a day-long strike in Himachal Pradesh on Monday over various demands, including a revision of the GST rates and an end to daily revision of diesel prices."We are observing the day-long strike on the call for a nationwide strike," Truckers' association...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'Millions of weavers vulnerable due to GST'

Millions of India's poor artisans and craftspeople, struggling to keep alive their traditional crafts and livelihoods, have been hit hard by the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that has pitted them in an unequal battle against machine-made products,...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Dive into dairy rich Amritsari delights in Delhi

Ghee, butter or cream manage to find their way into Punjabi's rich and robust dishes. So wipe out the weighing scale and calories from your mind, and head to Vivanta by Taj-Dwarka for a hearty Amritsari meal.Delhi boasts of umpteen restaurants serving Punjabi...

08-Oct-2017 Hindon Air Force Base

A vertical climb to glory: Tejas enthralls at Air Force Day

With vertical climbs, loops, turns and more, indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Sunday left spectators spellbound as it flew over the Hindon airbase at a function to mark the 85th Air Force Day.Poor visibility failed to play spoilsport for the indigenous...

08-Oct-2017 Kasauli

Anupam Kher meets Air Force officers in Kasauli

Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he felt delighted to meet Air Force officers in Kasauli.Anupam on Sunday morning tweeted a photograph of himself along with the officers, and captioned it: "Delighted and proud to meet these young Air Force officers on Air Force...

07-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Strictly non-veg! These meat delicacies will have you craving for more

When was the last time you witnessed an array of 12 non-vegetarian dishes on the same platter? Well, Veda is currently offering a specially-curated mouth-watering non-vegetarian thali -- from starters to the dessert -- which will never fail to end your craving...

06-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Indian naval ship thwarts piracy attempt on Indian merchant vessel

Indian Naval Ship Trishul on Friday thwarted a piracy attempt on an Indian merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Navy said.All 26 Indian crew on board the Indian ship are safe."INS Trishul thwarts piracy attempt on Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 1230 hrs...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Two lakh shell firms deposited, withdrew Rs 4,550 cr post note ban

Two lakh suspicious companies had done account operations and post-demonetisation transactions depositing and withdrawing over Rs 4,550 crore, the government said on Friday, claiming a major breakthrough in the fight against black money and shell companies...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Of bosses, relationships and sexual encounters

1.Book : Learn how to effectively manage your relationship with the boss as you navigate your career in a corporate environment; read the interesting love story of two very different people; flick through writings on a woman's experiences with her physicality...

06-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Facebook's new button to aid users identify fake news

In a move to help identify stories to read, share and trust on their News Feed, Facebook is testing a button that users can tap to access additional information about where the stories came from.The additional information about a news article will be pulled...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

First women fighter pilots by year-end : B.S. Dhanoa

 IAF's first three women fighter pilots are set to be commissioned by the end of this year, and a second batch of three more women pilots are now being trained for the role, Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa said on Thursday."Last year we took a step forward...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

How Google Pixel 2 can threaten Apple, Samsung in premium segment

Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai is a big fan of artificial intelligence (AI). No doubt these are early days for AI, but for him it is the most promising New-Age technology -- one that can potentially change the way enterprises work and grow.Now, AI in smartphones...

04-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Local police units should be trained on NSG pattern : Arup Raha

State police forces should have a component trained on the lines of National Security Guard as local intelligence is important in combating terrorism, former Chief of the Air Staff Arup Raha said here on Wednesday."Every police force should have a small component...

04-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Google extends Bengali support to AdWords and AdSense

In a bid to help advertisers create relevant content in regional languages in India, Google India on Wednesday announced support of the Bengali language for Google AdWords and Google AdSense.It will allow publishers and advertisers to reach a larger audience...

04-Oct-2017 Mumbai

RBI lowers 2017-18 growth projection to 6.7 per cent

 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday lowered the country's growth projection for 2017-18, pegging the gross value added (GVA) to fall to 6.3 per cent.The central bank had earlier estimated India's GVA in 2017-18 to grow at 7.3 per cent.Taking into...

04-Oct-2017 San Francisco

All 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013: Yahoo

Revealing last year that its one billion user accounts were affected by a data breach in 2013, Yahoo has now announced that all of its users -- nearly 3 billion at that time -- were impacted by the massive data breach.Yahoo, now part of Oath -- a subsidiary of...

03-Oct-2017 San Francisco

WhatsApp unveils iPhone-like emoji set in beta version

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has released a beta version of a new emoji set for Android OS that appears quite similar to Apple's designs.Apart from Apple, Facebook and Twitter have their own custom emoji set within the app."At a glance these could...

03-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

Rapper 50 Cent sued over Instagram photographs

A photographer has claimed that rapper 50 Cent lifted his photographs without permission and used them to promote his products on Instagram.In the lawsuit, Christopher Pasatieri, who says he is a professional photographer, claims that he photographed 50...

03-Oct-2017 San Francisco

10 million people in US saw Russian election ads: Facebook

 An estimated 10 million people in the US saw the Russian ads that were present on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election, the social media giant said while finally handing over nearly 3,000 Russian political ads worth $100,000 to the US Congress.acebook...

02-Oct-2017

The cold, brutal world of Cold War espionage and its hard legacy

Old soldiers never die but fade away but what about spies? Do they live in the same secretive anonymity of their careers or dread the spooks' curse: "May I read about you in the papers" coming true as archives open, revelations pour out and a new regime...

02-Oct-2017 Noida

Noida gets another taste of Punjab and its varied cuisine

Amidst the glitter of Noida's Mall of India is this upscale eatery that takes you a step closer to Punjab, known as much for its varied cuisines as for its traditions. A meal here is an experience that evokes an unmatched desire to revisit the state.Aptly named...

02-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Reserve Bank of India may opt for status quo on rates

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to keep its key interest rate unchanged in its next monetary policy review on Wednesday, in view of the consumer price index (CPI) inflation in August shooting up to 3.36 per cent, according to latest official...

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