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  • Sathya Saran's 'Sun Mere Bandhu Re' is not a traditional biography maintaining linearity of the narrative 4 days ago

    Sachin Dev Burman passed away in 1975 nearly four decades back. He was one of the tallest that the Hindi cinema could ever produce. Interestingly there aren't many books on him or his music - whatever are there are mostly in vernacular including Khagesh Dev Burman's Sachin Kartar Ganer Bhuban...
  • Sensex ends 68 points down; HPCL, BPCL slip 4-6 per cent on excise hike November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The market has ended lower. The Sensex was down 68.26 points or at 27940.64 and the Nifty slipped 25.45 points at 8357.85. About 1334 shares advanced, 1716 shares declined and 105 shares were unchanged. Tata Power, Sesa Sterlite, ONGC, GAIL and Hero Moto were major laggards. On the gaining...
  • NASA rocket to click 1,500 images of Sun in 5 minutes November 3, 2014

    Washington: A sounding rocket fitted with technology to gather 1,500 images of the Sun in flat five minutes is set for launch on Monday. Capturing five images per second, the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment (RAISE) mission will focus in on the split-second changes that occur near active regions on the...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from October 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna on Friday, said officials. "In view of the burgeoning crowds waiting to head home to...
  • Why Sun's corona is hotter than its surface decoded October 18, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have finally decoded why the Sun's million-degree corona or outermost atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface, which has baffled astronomers for decades. A team led by Paola Testa of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (CfA) has found new clues to the mystery of coronal heating using observations...
  • NASA findings brighten up Sun like never before October 17, 2014

    Washington: New findings by NASA spacecraft about how the Sun's atmosphere or corona or what causes solar winds that can impact technological infrastructure in space and on Earth has given the scientific community an unprecedented amount of information about our Sun. The new findings by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)...
  • Dark matter in Milky Way half of what was thought: Study October 10, 2014

    Melbourne: A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought. Australian astronomers used a method developed almost 100 years ago to discover that the weight of dark matter in our own galaxy is 800,000,000,000 times the...
  • NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun October 4, 2014

    Washington: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which keeps a tab on the sun 24 hours a day, has observed a snaking, extended filament of solar material on the front portion of the sun, NASA said in a statement.The SDO has observed the gigantic filament for several days as it...
  • Indian-American billionaire Vinod Khosla loses battle to keep beach private September 26, 2014

    Washington: Vinod Khosla, Indian-American co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has lost a court battle against a coastal protection group to keep the public out from a popular beach in northern California with the victorious attorney saying that "great wealth cannot be used to circumvent and ignore the law". San Mateo County Superior...
  • Asian Games 2014: Park against Sun set to light up pool, South Korea top table September 21, 2014

    South Korean sharpshooters snatched two early golds to put the hosts top of the Asian Games medals table on Sunday, but the highlight of the second day's action will come later in the pool when China's Sun Yang takes on local hero Park Taehwan in the 200 metres freestyle final. Sun,...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch September 19, 2014

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Taehwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Smallest known galaxy with supermassive black hole found September 18, 2014

    Washington: Astronomers led by an Indianorigin scientist have discovered a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest and densest galaxies ever known located 54 million light years from Earth. Though the black hole is five times the mass of the black hole at the Centre of our Milky...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • SD Burman wrote 'Yeh dil na hota bechara' after watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai': New book shares rare details from the musician's life September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hitandmiss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and return to Kolkata when he was persuaded by Ashok Kumar to stay back. Kumar was shooting for 'Mashaal' at...
  • CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran, eight others in AircelMaxis case August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed chargesheet in the AircleMaxis deal case in a special 2G court. Nine people have been named in the chargesheet including former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran. Court has fixed September 11 for consideration of the...
  • Massive solar flare can damage communications on Earth August 29, 2014

    New York: The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported. The sun is going through an 11year cycle which at its peak is...
  • Team Chennai replaces Sun Group in ISL August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Team Chennai has replaced the Sun Group promoted Bangalore franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament set to be held tentatively between October 12 and December 20, the organisers announced here on Thursday ahead of the International Player Draft featuring 49 players. "The eighth team in the ISL would...
  • Scientists closer to understanding birth of the Sun August 10, 2014

    Melbourne: Researchers have investigated the solar system's prehistoric phase to better understand the events that led to the birth of the Sun. The team led by Dr Maria Lugaro and Professor Alexander Heger, from Monash University, used radioactivity to date the last time that heavy elements such as gold, silver, platinum,...
  • Scientists use Justin Bieber's 'big bang' hairstyle to teach children about the ill effects of the sun on the skin July 9, 2014

    Justin Bieber may often be blamed for bad influences, but there is something he has taught researchers. His "big bang" hairstyle has come in handy while teaching kids about the ill effects of the sun on one's skin. Teenagers who copied his hairstyle, with the hair falling across the forehead, had...
  • Saina, Sindhu progress to second round of Australian Super Series June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal fought her way back from a game down to win her opening round match, while compatriot PV Sindhu crushed her opponent to storm into the second round of the Australian Super Series here on Wednesday. Saina will now take on compatriot PC Thulasi, who hardly...
  • Kalaignar TV MD, former Sun TV official appear before CBI June 7, 2014

    Chennai: Kalaignar TV's managing director Sharad Kumar and a former COO of Sun TV Network on Saturday appeared before CBI here in connection with the illegal telephone exchange case. Kumar and former Sun TV Chief Operating Officer Hansraj Saxena appeared before the AntiCorruption Bureau of the CBI for enquiry, CBI...
  • Watch: Stunning NASA video shows a gigantic solar eruption June 1, 2014

    NASA's sunobserving IRIS spacecraft has captured its first stunning closeup of a colossal coronal mass ejection (CME) erupting from the sun. The field of view for this imagery is about five times the width of earth and about sevenandhalf times its length, a tremendous sheet of solar material can be seen...
  • Andhra HC lifts stay on merger between Ranbaxy, Sun Pharma May 24, 2014

    The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Saturday vacated a status quo order it had issued earlier on Sun PharmaRanbaxy merger process, paving the way for the pharma giants becoming a single entity. While vacating the status quo, Justice G Chandraiah also disposed of the petition filed by two investors requesting the...
  • Andhra Pradesh HC verdict on Sun PharmaRanbaxy merger plea on Saturday May 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court will on Saturday decide on the petition filed by two investors requesting it to restrain the BSE and NSE from giving any clearance to the scheme of amalgamation or merger between Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy. After hearing the arguments from the counsels of the petitioners,...
  • SC asks Andhra HC to decide on RanbaxySun Pharma merger May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Andhra Pradesh High Court, which had passed an interim order staying the $4 billion merger of Ranbaxy with Sun Pharma, to decide the issue within two days. Hearing appeals filed by Sun Pharmaceutical, Ranbaxy Laboratories and Daiichi Sankyo Company against HC interim...
  • NASA discovers squareshaped hole in Sun May 13, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists have discovered a strange coronal hole, almost square in its shape, on the surface of the Sun. The coronal hole is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the Sun at superfast speeds, researchers said. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured a video of...
  • 'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly' is a story of hope, determination April 17, 2014

    Sun-Mi Hwang is writer based in South Korea. She has written over 40 books which cover a variety of genres and themes. She has written books for children as well as adults, and has also won numerous accolades for her prolific writing. "The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly" is...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 13, 2014

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than...
  • Opposition of Mars: Tonight Mars, Earth and sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: On the night of Tuesday April 8, Mars, Earth, and the sun are arranged in a nearly-straight line. Astronomers call this event an 'opposition of Mars' because Mars and the Sun are on opposite sides of the sky. Oppositions of Mars happen every 26 months. Mars rises in...