Gifts

  • Beni Prasad Verma unapologetic about distributing gifts to scribes 05-02-2014 08:49 PM

    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...
  • Happy Holidays: Headphones, speakers top gift lists 24-12-2013 01:27 PM

    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 21-12-2013 11:09 AM

    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 20-12-2013 04:18 PM

    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...
  • Pratibha Patil returns all 155 official gifts to Rashtrapati Bhavan 01-12-2013 02:32 PM

    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...
  • If you have a camera on your phone and a great idea then shoot it: Rajkumar Hirani 17-11-2013 10:21 AM

    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....
  • Rajkumar Hirani's son turns director with 'Return Gift' 15-11-2013 11:58 AM

    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...
  • Gujarat: Congress to gift Rs 1,001 to babies born on Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary 20-08-2013 02:11 PM

    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...
  • Brad Pitt gifts Angelina Jolie lingerie on birthday 06-06-2013 02:57 PM

    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...
  • Vikramaditya Motwane gifts Ranveer the 'Lootera' bike 03-06-2013 05:25 PM

    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...
  • BJP slams HP government for hike in power tariff 29-04-2013 01:15 AM

    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 27-04-2013 12:58 AM

    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 15-04-2013 03:45 PM

    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...
  • Gift guide to full-size tablets 24-11-2012 12:49 PM

    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 18-11-2012 05:30 PM

    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...
  • Gift in Green: poem of land, beauty and pain 13-10-2011 04:11 PM

    Earth, water, sunlight and sweat made the seed sprout. A seed entrusted to the earth sprouted. That truth was simple enough. The farmer anchored his life on that truth and made it yield a hundredfold harvest. All that Dinakaran ever wanted, and all that he ever knew, was to be...
  • Jayalalithaa gets relief in gift case 30-09-2011 06:31 PM

    Chennai: In a relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Madras High Court on Friday quashed proceedings against her in the Rs two crore 'birthday gift' case. The order quashing the proceedings was passed by Justice K N Basha. The CBI in its charge sheet stated that on the...
  • Centre asks VIPs not to accept strange gifts 20-07-2011 01:42 PM

    New Delhi: VIPs beware ! Do not accept gifts from strange and unknown persons as they could be explosives wrapped neatly. The Centre has sent an advisory to all states asking them to alert prominent persons in their areas not to accept any gifts from unknown persons as there may...
  • Gifting lingerie leads to a lawyer's arrest 23-03-2011 06:14 PM

    Mumbai: A 54-yr-old male was arrested from a female colleague's house for allegedly gifting her flowers, love letters and 'more'. Two city-based advocates are pitted against each other, but not for reasons you would normally imagine. One is a spurned lover and the other, the victim of his relentless pursuit...
  • Bad gifts may be history with Amazon's idea 30-12-2010 12:43 PM

    San Francisco: For some, it's the red reindeer Christmas sweater. For others, it's the diamond-encrusted dreidel. Whatever your worst gift nightmare might be, Amazon may soon give you a reason to cheer. Amazon.com Inc., the source of many presents good, bad or ugly, has patented a system that would let...
  • Gift fancy hi-tech gadgets this Diwali 05-11-2010 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: If you are bored of gifting sweets and chocolates and are looking at treating your friends to something special on Diwali then there are many gadgets that are on offer in the market. For the Apple lovers, check out the new range of beautiful iPods! Steve Jobs has...
  • Ganesh Utsav: It's raining gifts 27-09-2010 03:07 PM

    The Ganesh Utsav is over, but the gifts continue to pour in. Even a week after the festival, members of the Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal are counting gifts from devotees that include gold, silver and cash. ...
  • Feel the love: Iranians celebrate V-Day 14-02-2010 07:45 PM

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  • Free V-Day gifts for folks without job in US 11-02-2010 08:24 PM

    Many shops especially in US come up with innovative idea to ease out the pain of recession. A jewellery store has formulated a 'pressure relief plan' for Valentines Day. ...