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Bashir new Pak envoy

Islamabad : Pakistan Saturday formally announced the appointment of Salman Bashir as its new high commissioner to India.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan said the government has appointed former Pakistani foreign secretary Salman…

Comic book shows Darth Vader as loving dad

Can you imagine the Star Wars villain playing a doting dad? Well, a new book, Darth Vader and Son by comic artist Jeffrey Brown re-imagines the Dark Lord of the Sith playing Lego and telling bedtime stories to a cute 4-year-old Luke…

Maya to come out of oblivion on Ambedkar Day

Agra : A mass marriage, thousands of people and illuminations in a 10 km area... the stage is set for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati to make her first public appearance, after her defeat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, at…

Cartoon row: Four held for assaulting professor

Kolkata : Four people were arrested Saturday following a counter police complaint by a Jadavpore University professor, who was earlier arrested for allegedly circulating allegedly defamatory cartoons of some Trinamool Congress leaders…

Nirmal baba moves HC against site

New Delhi : Faced with adverse online publicity, Nirmaljit Singh Narula alias Nirmal Baba has moved the Delhi high court against a website and an unknown hubber to protect his reputation.Justice Manmohan Singh has restrained…

Stay away from my parks, statues, Maya warns SP

Lucknow : BSP chief Mayawati, who had drawn flak from the Supreme Court for wasting taxpayers' money by building parks and installing her statues, today warned the ruling SP in Uttar Pradesh that any move to make changes in the memorials…

SRK detaining: India tells US sorry won’t do

New York/New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained at a New York airport for two hours Thursday, sparking outrage in India. The US immigration authorities apologized for the incident, but an unpacified New Delhi reacted…

Mass grave case: Court slams Gujarat, spares Teesta

New Delhi : In a relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court Friday stayed all the proceedings against her in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case involving exhumation of unidentified bodies buried at Lunawada in the…

First ever wedding held at North Pole

Moscow : : Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland and his bride Helge became the first couple ever to get married at the North Pole.According to Russian expedition Barneo-2012, the couple, accompanied by a pastor and around 30 guests, arrived at…

Five face slimming hairstyles

New Delhi : Tried out every facial exercise you know, and still can't get the perfectly chiselled face you crave for? This summer shed the extra weight from your face by sporting the right hairstyle. Those with round, fuller or a pear…

Assange-hosted TV show to debut in Russia

Moscow : A 10-part political discussion hosted by Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, will be broadcast on the Russia Today television channel starting April 17."The programme 'The World Tomorrow' will be…

Nupur Talwar moves SC against warrant

New Delhi : A day after she was reported missing, dentist Nupur Talwar, an accused in the 2008 murder of her teenaged daughter Aarushi, Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay of the non-bailable warrant issued against her by a…

HAL chopper lands atop building; pilots safe

Bangalore : A chopper of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's training academy Thursday made an emergency landing atop a building in the eastern suburb of the city, with both of its pilots escaping with minor injuries, the defence…

US budget deficit hits $198 bn in March

Washington : The US federal government has registered a budget deficit of about $198 billion in March, the second largest monthly budget gap in the current fiscal year, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.The figure was lower than the…

PM greets nation on Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu

New Delhi : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of the traditional harvest festivals Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu.The prime minister said in his message that these traditional new year festivals coinciding…

Five killed, four hurt in Indonesia quakes

Jakarta : Five people were killed and four injured in Aceh province Wednesday after two massive quakes struck off Indonesia, officials said on Thursday."Five people were killed... one in Banda Aceh, three in Aceh Besar and one in…

Odisha: Maoists release Italian hostage Bosusco

Bhubaneswar : Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, officials said as the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka,…

Brooklyn Decker flashes knickers in sheer dress

Brooklyn Decker, who appears to be doing a pretty good job at trying to attract attention from Rihanna on herself on the red carpet of 'Battleship', showed up at the premiere in Seol, South Korea wearing a black lace dress which left almost…

If you’re a nice guy, thank your genes

Washington : Part of the reason why some people are kind and generous may have more to do with their genes than their mother's precepts, says a new psychology study.The study, co-authored by Anneke Buffone of University at Buffalo and E.…

Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake

Hong Kong : A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia on Wednesday.An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale was felt off the west coast of northern…

Tremors in Kolkata

Kolkata : People came out of homes and offices and Metro services were halted Wednesday as tremors from the massive earthquake that hit Indonesia were felt in Kolkata and its outskirts."Yes there have been tremors of the earthquake, which…

Red is the colour of my sole

When meeting someone who's basically the shoe god of the world, the least you expect is for him to judge your shoes. But seeing Christian Louboutin sun himself at a Delhi hotel poolside, dressed in a white Lacoste T-shirt and striped…

Carrying India abroad in foreign brushstrokes

New Delhi : The tag "expat artist" sits on them like misnomers. Meet this band of painters who are of foreign origin but have been carrying indelible images of India abroad through their fascination with the mysteries, faiths and colours of…

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