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27-Mar-2017 Jammu

JKACL celebrates World Theatre Day

J&K Academy of Art Culture and languages (JKACL) today celebrated the World Theatre Day by organizing a panel discussion on the present scenario of theatre in Jammu and new trends and styles evolving in contemporary theatre with regards to the Indian and...

27-Mar-2017

A classic on meditation

There are many books, indeed good books, on meditation. But this one stands out.The author, Om Swami, is no run-of-the-mill holy man. Before his renunciation, this MBA product from Sydney ran a multi-million dollar company. It was then he decided to embrace...

27-Mar-2017

Marilyn Monroe's mentoring to smoothen a messed-up life

We left this modern-day Cinderella quite happy with a smoking-hot actor dating her and a livelihood in something she enjoys doing, instead of the dead-end acting career her mother has foisted on her. However, good times can end rather abruptly -- and solace...

26-Mar-2017 Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu)

No plans to introduce new denomination notes : RBI

The Reserve Bank of India currently has no plans of introducing new denomination currencies, a senior RBI official said on Sunday."Presently RBI has no idea to introduce currencies of new denominations. The central banking institution wants to encourage...

26-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Exchange of Rs 4,500 in old notes allowed in Nepal : RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will allow exchange of up to Rs 4,500 in banned Indian currency notes to each Nepali national, a visiting team of the Indian central bank here hinted on Sunday.The Indian proposal has sent waves of nervousness among the Nepali...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Denims are universal favourite apparel : Masaba Gupta

Fashion designer Masaba Gupta, who has collaborated with an ongoing Denim Festival here, says denims are loved the world over.The Denim Festival at the High Street Phoenix here, is exhibiting the evolution of denims in collaboration with Masaba and other brands...

26-Mar-2017 Gurugram

Punjab Grill Tappa, a 'fun' take on a classic favourite

Giving a new twist to a classic is sometimes tolerated, even enjoyed, and sometimes met with harsh criticism. But the Punjab Grill Tappa, an offshoot of the famous North Indian Punjab Grill restaurant chain, is sophisticated and vibrant but still maintains...

26-Mar-2017

Lawmakers and gallant rescuers: Kipling's other child heroes

Mowgli, the wolf-raised child in a central Indian jungle, and Kim, the orphan drawn into the "Great Game", may be his most enduring child characters, but Rudyard Kipling is responsible for other irrepressible young heroes too. Changing literary politics have,...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Marketing is all about storytelling: Indo-British author Vish Dhamija

Marketing is all about storytelling, says London-based writer of Indian origin Vish Dhamija, who once aspired to be a doctor and then a lawyer and who today successfully combines the career of a digital marketer with that of a bestselling author, having churned...

25-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments."Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments. So we are about to start testing...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Not just 'Adarsh Bhartiya Nari', Sita was a warrior : Amish Tripathi

He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.Now,...

23-Mar-2017

Capability of ISRO to Launch Satellites

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has the capability of launching  1700 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit (600 km) and has proven its versatility in launching multi-satellite/multi-orbit missions as well as lunar (Chandrayaan-1) and interplanetary...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Undernutrition makes children susceptible to TB : Experts

With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five, for developing tuberculosis (TB), experts have said.Tuberculosis is one...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Farm loan waiver affects credit discipline : RBI

Echoing State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya's views, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra on Thursday expressed concern over farm loan waiver affecting credit discipline."The RBI's views has always been that farm loan waiver affects...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people : Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, who has achieved superstar status after his role as a passionate jazz musician in "La La Land", says Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people but not the consequence of it.Gosling was a star attraction here at the Adobe annual summit...

23-Mar-2017 Basar (Arunachal Pradesh)

A taste of uniqueness for gastronomes in extreme northeast

Starting with the locally-famous "achin pinam" (spiced rice) to smoked beef platters, or the "amin" made out of rice cake and chicken, every dish cooked in Arunachal Pradesh's Basar town gives out a flavour of the hills and wilderness that surrounds the place.The...

23-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook Live available to desktop users now

Facebook users can now go live directly from their desktops using their webcams and also broadcast gameplay from their computers.According to a Facebook blog post on Wednesday, Facebook live on desktops was earlier available for pages only, but now the status...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

SBI-Mahila Bank merger on April 1 : RBI

The Bharatiya Mahila Bank will be merged with the State Bank of India on April 1, along with five associate banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Wednesday."All branches of Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) will function as branches of the SBI from April...

22-Mar-2017 Washington

Facebook COO pens a self-help book

The first woman to serve on Facebook's board, who is now the Social media giants Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg has announced the release of her latest book, which focusses on finding meaning and happiness after an adversity.Titled "Option B: Facing...

22-Mar-2017 Agartala

India-Bangladesh joint army cycling expedition flagged off

The joint cycling expedition of India and Bangladesh armies aimed at reinforcing friendship among the two armed forces was flagged off in Agartala on Wednesday.The 11-day joint cycling expedition, which was flagged off by Gajraj Corps commander Lt. Gen....

22-Mar-2017 Jammu

World Water Day : ‘Save Water’ campaign from April 6

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is going to launch ‘Save Water’ campaign in Jammu and Kashmir from next month.Being part of nationwide movement, during the campaign NABARD would hold awareness campaigns to educate the people about...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

World Water Day celebrated in Srinagar

To highlight the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and to draw attention towards sustainable management of freshwater resources, a function was held here to celebrate ‘World Water Day’ in which Deputy Commissioner...

22-Mar-2017

The incredible journey from Dalip Rana to The Great Khali

From living under circumstances where getting two meals a day seemed difficult, a man decided to fight against his destiny and overcome the hurdles to win the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) championship. This is the story of The Great Khali."The Man...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

From water consumers to conservers

Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalayas, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in, says a woman...

22-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter shut six lakh terror-related accounts in 18 months

Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, media reported.According to a report in CNET on Tuesday that quoted Twitter's 'Transparency Report', the micro-blogging site has suspended a total of...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Cash transaction limit proposed to be cut to Rs 2 lakh

In yet another move to curb black money in India, the government on Tuesday proposed a fresh ceiling of Rs 2 lakh on cash transactions, which is lower than the Rs 3 lakh proposed in Budget 2017-18.An amendment to this effect, was one among the 40 amendments...

21-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Vidya Balan wore unironed outfits in 'Begum Jaan': Designer Rick Roy

To add authenticity to her look for the forthcoming period drama "Begum Jaan", National Award winning actress Vidya Balan donned unironed outfits, says designer Rick Roy.The film sees Vidya play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Yogi Adityanath's arrest changed him, claims upcoming book

Even as most people are still trying to come to terms with the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, an upcoming book on him and his Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) claims that his arrest in January 2007 changed him to a large extent.Yogi...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'60s were a time of extraordinary cultural, social, political change'

The author of a romantic fiction that transports readers to the late 1960s sixties and subtly captures the little nuances of the time has said that 60s was an era of extraordinary cultural, social, political change."I grew up in the 1960s. It was a time...

21-Mar-2017 New York

New Facebook tool curbs sharing fake news

In a battle against fake news, Facebook has started to roll out a new tool that fact-checks the stories a user shares.According to a report in Telegraph on Monday, some users in the US saw a pop-up window appearing when they shared a story on their profile,...

21-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter to launch Live video API later this week

In a bid to make easier for media firms to post live video broadcasts, micro-blogging website Twitter will launch Live video application programming interface (API) later this week."The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video...

21-Mar-2017 Srinagar

ICSC observes World Arbor Day

To generate awareness on the importance of plantation and to encourage more and more people to plant trees, a function was held here at Islamia College of Science & Commerce (ICSC) to observe World Arbor Day.As many as 160 saplings of different varieties...

20-Mar-2017 Jaipur

Jaipur food fest to revive Persian delicacies for Nowruz

The "forgotten recipes" of Persia are about to be revived at a 13-day food festival that promises an authentic culinary fare through the subtle flavours that originated in Iran centuries ago.Heralding Nowruz, the dawn of the Persian New Year, Fairmont Jaipur...

20-Mar-2017

Amish’s Book 2 of the Ram Chandra series to release in May/June

Amish has redefined the way Indian authors are perceived time and again with the success of the Shiva Trilogy and Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra series).The author is leaving no stone unturned to create history with the announcement of the Book...

20-Mar-2017 Bangalore

Manipal Girl Ashna Gurav Wins The Santoor Femina Style Diva South 2017

The winners of this year’s Santoor Femina Style Diva South were declared at a glittering ceremony attended by who’s who of the Hindi and Kannada film industry. The evening witnessed 14 gorgeous girls take over the stage at the 5th edition of Santoor Femina...

19-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Struggles for environmental justice on rise in India, China : Book

Exploring struggles and innovations for environmental sustainability in India and China, a new book nudges stakeholders to "rethink" pressing ecological concerns arising in these nations in the context of current rapid industrial expansion and rise in number of...

19-Mar-2017

Bad words : Fiction's worst opening and its unique legacy

Literary legacies can be strange and unpredictable. Most popular and best-selling in his time, this 19th century British writer coined phrases like "the pen is mightier than the sword" and "the almighty dollar", influenced both theosophists like Annie Besant...

18-Mar-2017 New York

Impulsive Facebook use may cause brain imbalance

Do you have the habit of constantly checking Facebook or other social media sites while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times? Beware, it could lead to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, researchers warn.The findings showed...

14-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook, Instagram ban developers from using data for surveillance

To curb spying by authorities and other law enforcement agencies, Facebook has banned developers from using data obtained from them to provide tools that are used for surveillance.In a post on Monday, social networking giant that also own Instagram explained...

13-Mar-2017 Kolhapur (Maharashtra)

Armyman vents ire against politicians in video and banner

Angry over certain derogatory remarks made by a Maharashtra politician targetting army men, an Indian Army soldier has vented public ire at politicians and bureaucrats in a video and a large banner in his home village on Monday.The soldier, Ranjit Gawde, a...

13-Mar-2017 Mumbai

All cash withdrawal limits go back to pre-demonetisation era

All limits on savings bank cash withdrawals post-demonetisation ended on Monday, as had been announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last month.In a two-stage process, the weekly withdrawal limit per account had been raised to Rs 50,000, from Rs 24,000,...

13-Mar-2017 Chennai

Savour sub-continental food at Hilton Chennai

After India's frontiers got realigned during partition in 1947, the cuisine of the countries beyond our borders got confined within their own boundaries. To overcome that, the Hilton Chennai's Ayna restaurant is hosting an "India-Beyond Borders" food festival...

13-Mar-2017 Bangalore

ABB YuMi Wishes everyone a very Happy Holi

YuMi® is the world’s first truly collaborative robot, able to work side-by-side on the same tasks as humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it. Capable of handling anything from a watch to a tablet PC and with the level of accuracy that could...

11-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India test-fires BrahMos missile with 450 km range

India on Saturday successfully test-fired the BrahMos missile with an extended range of 450 km, with officials calling it a "text book launch".The enhanced version of the supersonic cruise missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range off the Odisha...

10-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook launches 'Messenger Day'

Facebook has launched "Messenger Day" that let users share with the public or a custom friend decorated photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.Messenger Day is rolling out for everyone at the top of Facebook's chat app on both iOS and Android. "You are...

09-Mar-2017 Kolkata

INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar

INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, at Karwar today.INS Tillanchang is the third ship of four follow-on WJFAC...

09-Mar-2017 Mumbai

RBI to issue new Rs 10 notes, old ones to remain valid

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it will shortly issue new Rs 10 denomination currency notes, while clarifying that the old Rs 10 notes will also remain valid."The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the...

08-Mar-2017

Power and its practitioners: A witty but disturbing look

Power, according to Henry Kissinger, is the ultimate aphrodisiac, but it seems more akin to a drug -- it is irresistible for many people, creates dependence and causes a range of rather deleterious effects. What is worrying is that it is mostly these people,...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

DCW honours 30 on International Women's Day

A fiesty Indian Police Service officer, a Bollywood actress and three Delhi UNiversity students were among 30 women honoured by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday on the International Women's Day -- apart from men who helped women in distress."In...

08-Mar-2017 Jammu

Women's day celebrated across Jammu

The International Women’s Day was celebrated here today across Jammu region with great enthusiasm and fervor.At Kathua, District Development Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, today chaired a workshop for women organized by district administration to mark International...

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