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  • Photographer Victoria Will photographs celebrities using a tintype camera and chemical development 2 days ago

    A tintype is a photography medium form the mid 1800s. Remember looking at really old photos that almost look like they are sketches rather than photographs? Well that's tintype photography. This outrageously outdated form of photography was brought to life again at the Sundance Film Festival by photographer Victoria Will,...
  • Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society: Maneka Gandhi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them. The competition, a first-of-its-kind initiative taken by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, would be held on...
  • Rs 1,273 crore Nirbhaya Fund lying unused 4 days ago

    New Delhi: As much as 1,273.31 crore is lying unused under Nirbhaya Fund set up two years back in the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a young girl on December 16, 2012, Parliament was informed on Friday. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...
  • Supreme Court asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was "fast approaching". "In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation...
  • Facing all round flak, Maharashtra drops Mumbai Development Plan 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday scrapped the controversial Mumbai Development Plan that could have shrunk the city's open spaces and led to increased congestion, in the face of stiff opposition from political parties and social activists. The decision to shelve the Development Plan 2034 was taken at a meeting of the...
  • Maneka Gandhi for country-wide ban on cow, buffalo slaughter April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Pitching for a country-wide ban on cow and buffalo slaughter, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Monday Night said that it would be wrong to give a religious colour to such a move. "I think cow slaughter and buffalo slaughter should be banned the reason...
  • CBI suspects scam of over 4,000 crore in railways April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Sniffing a major scam of at least Rs 4,000 crore in the railways, CBI is likely to file a case soon into alleged under-reporting of the actual weight of loaded goods wagons through the manipulation of software by officials. CBI sources said that in the financial year 2012-13, railways...
  • The name of the proposed China-Pakistan think tank is so bad that we can't mention it here April 20, 2015

    Pakistan and China, according to pakistantoday.com.pk, have decided to start a think tank for the benefit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, called 'Research and Development International'. And while the name of this think tank is seemingly harmless, it is the acronym that takes the cake. 'Research and Development International' has the...
  • India close to picking candidate for New Development Bank April 20, 2015

    Washington: India is in the "final stages" of nominating candidate for the President's post of the USD 100-billion New Development Bank (NDB) to be headquartered in Shanghai, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has informed fellow members of the five-nation BRICS bloc. "As regards the President of the...
  • Lack of green cover makes Delhi vulnerable to air pollution April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi, which was once considered the 'Garden city', is now known as the world's most polluted city. Air pollution in the city is likely to be 60 times higher than the safe levels. Senior advocate Kailash Vasdev has filed a series of reports highlighting the ruthless felling...
  • Lok Janshakti Party leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Smriti Irani April 18, 2015

    Patna: A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger. "An FIR was lodged with us (over vulgar pictures of Irani) and it made LJP leader Umashankar Mishra as the...
  • Google's new program will develop family-friendly apps April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Google Play has introduced a new program for developers to design apps which are family-friendly. The 'Designed for Families' program is Google's aim at developing apps that are focused on families and children. Developers will be required to carefully tailor their apps to provide high quality, age appropriate...
  • Apple bans selfie sticks: Any one found using one may be thrown out April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple is making it absolutely clear that it will not tolerate any person attending its upcoming WWDC developers conference who gets into a selfie-clicking mode using a telescoping stick. The company has issued a attendance policy for its June event banning professional photography and GoPro wearable cameras. While it...
  • Arun Jaitley leaves for US on April 14 to attend IMF-World Bank meet April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is leaving for the US on Tuesday night to attend the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and other senior officials of the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank will participate in the meeting that is likely to focus on the...
  • Doha talks critically important for developing countries: UN April 13, 2015

    Geneva: Underling the "critical importance" of the successful completion of the Doha Round of talks, the UN in Monday said "multilateral solution" to outstanding issues at the WTO remain extremely important for agriculture dependent countries like India. Speaking at the sixth Global Commodities Forum in Geneva, the Secretary General of UN...
  • Bizarre decision sees USACA T20 Trophy change hands after 40 minutes April 7, 2015

    Cricket is known as the gentleman's game but incidents like these suggest controversies are increasingly becoming an integral part of the game. Any championship would be boring without a few controversies to spice up the action and it looks like even in the United States of America, where the game is...
  • India's missile interceptor fails in 10th test April 7, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India's ballistic missile interceptor failed on its tenth test on Monday, being unable to reach its target, a senior defence official said. The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the coast in Odisha's Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here, but plummeted into...
  • Include farmers as equity partners in industrial projects: Abdul Kalam April 6, 2015

    Thanjavur: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has stressed the need to include farmers as equity partners in industrial projects if their land was to be acquired for industrial development. If a nation has to develop, then so should its farmers. To achieve this, they should get the right to fix remunerative...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Central Vigilance Commission forms panel to fast-track prosecution sanction April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A six-member panel of experts has been formed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to review pending cases, referred to it by CBI for sanction of prosecution against corrupt government officials. CVC tenders advice in respect of officers coming under its jurisdiction against whom the CBI has sought sanction...
  • UGC failed in fulfilling its responsibilities, should be scrapped, suggests HRD panel April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a scathing criticism of the University Grants Commission (UGC), a review committee has suggested that the UGC has not been able to fulfil its responsibilities and recommended that "if possible, it should be scrapped". The review committee panel has recommended that the UGC should be replaced by a...
  • Facebook sheds more light on its virtual reality, artificial intelligence plans March 27, 2015

    San Francisco: Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...
  • WhatsApp and Messenger: Facebook explains how the two apps could coexist March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the biggest announcements made at the ongoing F8 - Facebook Developer Conference is the opening up of the company's Messenger app to outside developers. Facebook had spent $22 billion last year to buy WhatsApp, a competing mobile messaging service with more than 700 million users. Ever...
  • Facebook likely to add third-party app support to its Messenger service March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook's Messenger is reportedly set to get third-party app support and thus have added features. The social networking giant is expected to announce the news at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco in the coming week. Sources have indicated that Facebook will be announcing about 20 third-party services...
  • Rajasthan Lakes Authority bill passed in Assembly March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Saturday passed the Rajasthan Lakes (Protection and Development) Authority Bill, 2015 for the protection and conservation of lakes in the state. Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat moved the bill which was passed by voice vote. He said that aim of the government was...
  • India needs to become competitive in infrastructure, tax policy: Arun Jaitley March 21, 2015

    Gurgaon: Advocating easing of entry barriers for global corporations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India needs to become globally competitive from infrastructure to taxation. In his convocation address at the Management Development Institute (MDI) here he underlined the need for relaxing norms for...
  • Om Puri: Abusive language has become a fashion in movies March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, a former chairman of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), says he's against the use of abuses in Indian movies. The actor, who will be seen in a political comedy film "Jai Ho Democracy", was asked if the Central Board of Film Certification is becoming too...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear PIL on developing new capital city of Andhra Pradesh March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL questioning the decision to develop new capital city of Andhra Pradesh on the southern side of river Krishna near Vijayawada without adequate environment clearances. "Only at the time of construction activities, environment clearances are required and not before that,"...
  • Unskilled workers not to be allowed to take up foreign jobs March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: With a significant number of unskilled Indian workers facing trouble and legal action abroad, government on Friday said it has decided not to allow people without skill certificates to leave the country for overseas employment. Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy told the Lok Sabha...
  • US working on projects to empower women in India March 19, 2015

    Washington: The US is working on a number of projects, including basic education, in India to empower women, a senior Obama administration official has said. "We have a number of programs aimed at empowering women starting with basic education, creating an environment where women have the opportunity," Alfonso E Lenhardt,...