Gifts

  • Man builds a bedroom spaceship for his four-year-old son August 2, 2014

    New York: Have you ever thought of building a spacecraft for your kid? Learn from this man who gifted his four-year-old son a NASA spaceship simulator - right in his bedroom! The spaceship has controls, switches, LED readouts, sound effects, a robot arm and other realistic-looking stuff. A joystick controls lights and...
  • Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift July 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on August 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website. "We'll be using everything we learned from Gifts to explore new ways to help businesses and developers drive sales on the...
  • Narendra Modi's pet project GIFT likely to create 10 lakh jobs June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) has the potential to generate over 10 lakh jobs by 2022, an official said. GIFT city, which is being developed by the Gujarat government, aspires to cater to India's large financial services potential by offering global firms a...
  • Modi's parting gift: Rs 21 lakh for educating Gujarat staff's daughters May 24, 2014

    As a parting gift to the cause of girl education in his home state, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has donated Rs 21 lakh from his personal savings to create a corpus fund for educating daughters of drivers and peons working with the Gujarat government. A foundation would be set up for...
  • Beni Prasad Verma unapologetic about distributing gifts to scribes February 5, 2014

    Facing criticism for distributing cash and gifts to journalists in Lucknow, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma was on Wednesday unapologetic and even said those attacking him were "fools" as he was only "investing money to get good returns". Addressing a press conference here, Verma accepted that he had distributed cash and other...
  • Happy Holidays: Headphones, speakers top gift lists December 24, 2013

    Atlanta: Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans. Audio equipment is among the top-selling electronics gifts this holiday season, accounting for 13 per cent of the $8 billion in consumer electronics sales between November 24 and December 7, according to research firm...
  • Christmas 2013: The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts December 21, 2013

    New York: It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas. Here's a roundup of some of the season's most offbeat offerings. While these items...
  • Woman's secret Santa turns out to be Bill Gates December 20, 2013

    One woman's secret Santa this holiday season turned out to be one of the richest men in the world: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The gift exchange happened through the website Reddit's secret Santa event, in which users swap presents across the country. A spokesman for Gates confirmed he participated. Spokesman John Pinette...
  • Pratibha Patil returns all 155 official gifts to Rashtrapati Bhavan December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President Pratibha Patil has returned all the gifts received by her in official capacity after they were displayed at a school owned by her family in Amravati in Maharashtra. "155 gifts received by the former President Pratibha Devisingh Patil in her official capacity were loaned to Vidya Bharati...
  • If you have a camera on your phone and a great idea then shoot it: Rajkumar Hirani November 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani, who is here to watch his son Vir's directorial debut film 'Return Gift', expressed his desire to direct films for children someday. 'Return Gift', a four-minute film made by the teenaged son of '3 Idiots' director, is based on a true story of his grandmother. It...
  • Rajkumar Hirani's son turns director with 'Return Gift' November 15, 2013

    Hyderabad: Popular Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani's son Vir turns director with 'Return Gift', which will be screened here during ongoing 18th International Children's Film Festival, India (ICFFI). "The movie is on how a person throws out garbage from his house's window without caring about neighbours," Monica Wahi, curator of 18th ICFFI,...
  • Gujarat: Congress to gift Rs 1,001 to babies born on Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary August 20, 2013

    The district Congress unit has decided to offer monetary gift to babies born on Tuesday in the city, on the 69th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The babies born today would be presented Rs 1,001 cash by Vadodara district Congress committee president Vinubhai J Patel. "I have extended an...
  • Brad Pitt gifts Angelina Jolie lingerie on birthday June 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has gifted his actress-girlfriend Angelina Jolie 3,000 pounds worth of slinky underwears for her birthday. The actress recently underwent double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. The 49-year-old actor made an extra fuss about her birthday and bought her a stack of knickers and...
  • Vikramaditya Motwane gifts Ranveer the 'Lootera' bike June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Vikramaditya Motwane has gifted Ranveer Singh the vintage bike he is seen riding in the upcoming period-drama 'Lootera' after the actor fell in love with it. Ranveer is seen riding an Ariel bike in the film set in 1950s Kolkata. These bikes have stopped manufacturing and only a few...
  • BJP slams HP government for hike in power tariff April 29, 2013

    Shimla: State unit of BJP has criticised the government for steep hike in power tariff, saying it has burdened 18 lakh domestic consumers with over Rs 500 crore. "For the first time, power tariff has been hiked by 70 paise per unit and even domestic consumers have not been spared,"...
  • Gujarat HC issues notices to government on land allotment April 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday sought replies from the state government, Centre, Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City Company and private companies on five PILs challenging various land allotments. The division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala has fixed the next hearing in June...
  • Seva Cafe serves generocity on a platter April 15, 2013

    The milieu at Shantivan, a garden in Mumbai's tony Malabar Hill area, on February 17 was like a hangover from Valentine's Day. Placards displaying messages like 'Love is all we need' were tied to tree branches and hearts were chalked with bounty throughout the green sprawl. Except that it wasn't...
  • Kannada movie 'Myna' to be released on Feb 22 February 21, 2013

    Kannada movie 'Myna' is all set to be released on February 22, 2013. Sathya Hegde who is noted for his cinematic frames has been roped as the cinematographer for the film. The film is directed by Nagashekhar and is produced by NS Rajakumar. The film will be released over 125...
  • Facebook starts selling retail gift cards on website February 1, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook introduced gift cards on Thursday that consumers can use at Target Corp and a handful of other businesses in the social network's latest move into the retail market. Consumers in the United States can buy the cards for their Facebook friends and choose from four different businesses: Target,...
  • Gift guide to full-size tablets November 24, 2012

    New York: Tablets are at the top of many wish lists this holiday season. But what to get? The choice used to be pretty limited, with the iPad dominating the latecomers. But this year, the field is more even, as tablets from Apple's competitors have matured. In addition, Google and...
  • Sena MLA cherishes rare gift from Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Thane: Vasai's Shiv Sena MLA and chief of the Shramajivi Sanghatana, Vivek Pandit has a prized possession - a gift which he claims nobody ever received from Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray who passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. "Do you know? I got a very important gift from Balasaheb...
  • Facebook rolls out Gifts service to send real-life gifts September 28, 2012

    New York: Facebook is rolling out a service called Gifts which, as its name suggests, lets users send chocolate, coffee, socks and other real-life presents to one another. Facebook Gifts launched on Thursday to a subset of users in the US and will roll out to more over the coming months...
  • In India, gift-giving drives drug makers' marketing September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Sales representatives for Abbott Laboratories Inc's Indian subsidiaries know what it takes get a doctor to prescribe the drugs they market: a coffee maker, perhaps, or some cookware, or maybe a vacuum cleaner. These are among the many gifts for doctors listed in an Abbott sales-strategy guide for the...
  • Jassie Gift ties marital knot with Athulya September 13, 2012

    Popular young composer and singer Jassie Gift tied the marital knot with Athulya at Kottackkattu Convention centre, Thiruvananthapuram on September 11. Athulya is a research student in Kannur University, where Jassie is also continuing with his doctoral research. Jassie Gift, who shot into fame with the song 'Lajjavathiye...' in Jayaraj's '4...
  • Saina gifts Paralympian Girisha Rs 2 lakh September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has set an example for the country's rich sportsmen as the start badminton player gifted Paralympic silver medallist HN Girisha Rs 2 lakh from her own earnings, Times Of India reported on Friday. In awe of Girisha's medal in the high-jump event, Saina...
  • Man couriers himself to girlfriend, almost dies August 31, 2012

    London: A Chinese man decided to surprise his girlfriend by couriering himself to her and nearly suffocated to death when the delivery was delayed. Hu Seng, from Chongqing city in southwest China, made a friend tape him into a box that he had paid a courier firm to deliver to...
  • Onam: A rare guest for Kochi cops on festival eve August 29, 2012

    Kochi: Amidst the Onam festivities and the security checks in place, the policemen of the Central Police station rescued a 11-month-old girl early in the morning on Tuesday. The girl child was found on the roadside by a few policemen, who then brought her to the station. The men in...
  • Onam sees Kerala govt reach out to migrant workers from N-E August 23, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to reach out to people from the North-East and reassure them of their safety, the Kerala government has decided to give free of cost 'Onam festival Kits' containing food provisions to migrant workers. "It is an Onam gift and greetings to migrant workers and to assure them...
  • Musician Jassie Gift to tie knot with Athulya August 11, 2012

    Not much has been written about Jassie Gift, the young musician, who is shuttling between Karnataka and Kerala for his music and singing assignments. The musician has been setting tunes to many a films, the latest in Malayalam being 'Naughty Professor' and 'Nidhra'. ...
  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to wed this weekend? August 10, 2012

    Paris: Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sparked speculation of getting married at their French house this weekend. The couple, who had said they would tie the knot in late September, have organised a bash at Chateau Miraval in Marseille in the south of France to celebrate 50th wedding...