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  • People drink more alcohol on gym days: study 23-09-2014 04:20 PM

    Washington: People drink more alcohol on days when they are more physically active, according to a new study. The research by Northwestern University in US found that on days when people exercise more - typically Thursdays to Sundays - they drink more alcohol, too. This is the only study to...
  • Vrindavan widows angry with Hema Malini, to talk to Mamata Banerjee 23-09-2014 04:18 PM

    Vrindavan: Worried about their future in the holy town of Vrindavan after local MP Hema Malini's "outsider" remarks, a group of widows on Tuesday left for their home state West Bengal where they want to discuss the matter with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "What Hema Malini has said is scary....
  • Provide status on list of Prisoners of Wars, efforts made for their release from Pakistani jails: SC to Centre 23-09-2014 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme asked the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday to provide current status on the list of Prisoners of Wars and efforts being made for their release from Pakistani jails. The apex court has given six weeks time to the Centre to reply. More details are awaited. ...
  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls 23-09-2014 03:20 PM

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development...
  • I use a lot of variations in my bowling in T20's: Thisara Perera 23-09-2014 02:56 PM

    Chandigarh: Admitting that T20 is a game where bowlers often find themselves at the receiving end, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera feels that its good to have a few variations in order to surprise the batsmen. The 25-year-old Perera, who has been the pick of the bowlers for Kings XI...
  • Asian Games 2014: India suffer defeat in men's and women's Sepaktakraw 23-09-2014 02:42 PM

    Incheon: Indian men's team went down fighting 1-2 to Japan, while their women counterparts were blanked 0-3 by Myanmar in the preliminary round of the Sepaktakraw event of the 17th Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indian men had grabbed an impressive lead after the first regu but they found the...
  • 36 per cent increase in Delhi's dengue cases; total reaches 75 23-09-2014 02:36 PM

    New Delhi: A total of 75 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital so far this year with an increase of 36 per cent noted over the last one week, as per a report. A total of 55 cases were reported in Delhi till September 13, the...
  • We're trying to figure out what makes the most sense: Charlie Sheen on approaching the makers of 'Two and a Half Men' 23-09-2014 02:07 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Charlie Sheen says there have been talks between him and the makers of hit comedy drama 'Two and a Half Men' for his possible return on the show. Sheen, 49, was on 'Two and a Half Men' for eight seasons before his infamous exit in 2011, reported...
  • 11 killed in road mishap on Delhi-Mathura road 23-09-2014 02:07 PM

    Lucknow: Eleven people were on Tuesday killed and as many injured when a speeding truck rammed into a stationary canter in the wee hours in Mathura district. The accident occurred on Delhi-Mathura road in Kosi Kalan area, about 100 km from the national capital. Eleven people died on the spot,...
  • Is Bryan Singer slated to direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'? 23-09-2014 02:06 PM

    Los Angeles: Bryan Singer will reportedly helm the eighth instalment of the 'X-Men' series. The director, who worked on the first two instalments and recently was back for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', has been attached to the position since a while but now he has closed the deal with...
  • 5th swine flu case detected in Indore 23-09-2014 02:03 PM

    Indore: With a 25-year-old woman testing positive for swine flu, the number of those infected with the H1N1 virus in the district this year has risen to five, a senior health official said. The woman, a resident of Manikbagh area, was admitted to a private hospital on September 18 after...
  • I will re-assess my level before taking a call on World Cup participation: Abhinav Bindra 23-09-2014 02:03 PM

    Incheon: After capping off his remarkable career as a full-time marksman by winning two bronze at the Asian Games here on Tuesday, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra said he will only be a "hobby shooter" from now on. Having broken the Asiad jinx with a bronze in...
  • Over 3,500 babies born in hospitals in Kashmir during floods 23-09-2014 02:00 PM

    Srinagar: More than 3,500 babies were born in government hospitals in Kashmir at the peak of devastating floods that affected most of the tertiary care hospitals in the Valley. Nearly 2,300 normal deliveries and 1,260 Caesarean sections were conducted from September 4 to 20 in various hospitals of Kashmir which...
  • CLT20: Our players need to challenge their own levels, says KXIP coach Bangar 23-09-2014 01:52 PM

    Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab may have shown their mettle, winning two games so far in the Champions League T20, but the team coach Sanjay Bangar said that there is still a scope for improvement. "I just feel there is a scope for lot of improvement. I believe that our players...
  • Asian Games Cycling: Deborah, Vargheese finish ninth and tenth in women's sprint 23-09-2014 01:37 PM

    Incheon: Indian cyclists continued to struggle in the Asian Games as Deborah and K Vargheese finished 9th & 10th respectively in women's sprint qualifying at the Incheon International Velodrome on Tuesday. Deborah and Vargheese clocked 12.118 and 12.897 with an average speed of 59.415 and 55.826 respectively to occupy the...
  • Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapore 23-09-2014 01:37 PM

    Singapore: The Indo-Zimbawbwean combination of Sania Mirza and Cara Black became the fourth pair to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, next month. It would be Mirza's maiden appearance at the event, the WTA announced in a press release. Black would be making her 11th appearance in the...
  • Asian Games 2014: India lose to Philippines in basketball pre-round 23-09-2014 01:33 PM

    Incheon: After topping their group in the qualifiers, India had a disappointing outing in the opening game of the preliminary round as they went down against Philippines 76-85 in the ongoing Asian Games basketball competition here on Tuesday. The Amritpal Singh-led side struggled from the start against a clinical Philippines,...
  • India International Bullion Summit to be held in Mumbai 23-09-2014 12:45 PM

    Mumbai: The second edition of India International Bullion Summit (IIBS) will be organised by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association on October 4-5. To commemorate its 66th foundation day, India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd (IBJA), the apex body of bullion and jewellery associations in the country, will host the...
  • Man gets life imprisonment for burning to death wife in UP 23-09-2014 12:41 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife by setting her ablaze, with the court relying on her dying declaration though all the witnesses turned hostile during the trial. Additional District Sessions Judge Arvind Upadhaye convicted Nitu under Section 302 (murder) of IPC, according to...
  • Durga Puja pandals in UP raise issue of crime against women 23-09-2014 12:27 PM

    Lucknow: The Durga Puja pandals in Uttar Pradesh this year have chosen themes to raise voice against female foeticide and atrocities against women, issues which have been in focus after a string of such crimes in the state. Bondhu Mahal, a social organisation, has decided "Celebrate Girl Child" as its...
  • Police plan to turn Kerala capital 'tobacco-free' 23-09-2014 12:22 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala capital may turn into a tobacco-free city soon with city police taking several initiatives, including strict implementation of anti-tobacco laws. Close on the heels of the state government increasing the tax on cigarette, the city police has joined hands with "janamaithri" personnel, the community police wing of the...
  • Former IIM-Ahmedabad lecturer accuses her ex-boyfriend of raping her 23-09-2014 12:09 PM

    Ahmedabad: A former assistant lecturer of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Tuesday lodged a rape complaint against her former boyfriend, who used to be a PhD student of the same institute, the police said. The complaint was lodged at the Satellite area police station by a woman who...
  • Narendra Modi to undertake over 50 engagements during maiden US visit 23-09-2014 12:04 PM

    Washington/New York: From meeting President Barack Obama to delivering his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his hands full during his visit to the US, where he is expected to undertake more than 50 engagements over 100 hours of stay. A hectic agenda...
  • CLT20: It's Williamson vs Blizzard as Northern Knights face Hobart Hurricanes 23-09-2014 11:58 AM

    Raipur: New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia in a Champions League T20 match on Tuesday. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes'...
  • Rupee down 11 paise against dollar in early trade 23-09-2014 09:56 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee fell by 11 paise to 60.93 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from importers. Forex dealers said besides a lower opening in the domestic equity markets, increased demand from importers for the...
  • Cleaning of river Ganga will take 18 years: Centre tells SC 23-09-2014 09:31 AM

    New Delhi: After being rapped by the Supreme Court for its approach to clean Ganga, the Narendra Modi government has placed before it a blueprint of short, medium and long term measures that spread over 18 years and thousands of crore of investment to restore the glory of the holy...
  • Barack Obama exudes confidence in Secret Service to protect the First Family 23-09-2014 09:11 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence in the ability of the Secret Service to protect the First Family in the wake of two intrusions at the White House that raised concern over its security. "The Secret Service does a great job, and I'm grateful for the sacrifices that...
  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO 23-09-2014 09:05 AM

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee,...
  • Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut's new film 'Ungli' to release on November 28 23-09-2014 08:57 AM

    Mumbai: Karan Johar's new film 'Ungli', starring Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt and Randeep Hooda, will release on November 28. Directed Rensil D'Silva, the film is a sleek, edgy, vigilante drama and also stars Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and Neil Bhoopalam in key roles. D'Silva, who has also penned...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra guides India to 10m air rifle team bronze 23-09-2014 07:54 AM

    Incheon: Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra fired India to the men's team bronze in the 10m air rifle event while booking his berth in the eight-man finals with the fifth-best score in the qualifications on Day 4 of the Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indian team was comprised of...