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  • 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 Anti-Corruption Bureau of the CBI for enquiry, CBI...
  • Watch: Stunning NASA video shows a gigantic solar eruption June 1, 2014

    NASA's sun-observing IRIS spacecraft has captured its first stunning close-up 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 seven-and-half 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 Pharma-Ranbaxy 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 Pharma-Ranbaxy 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 Ranbaxy-Sun 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 square-shaped 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 18, 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...
  • News 360: Huge turnout on first poll phase in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam sealing the electoral fate of 51 contestants, including two union ministers in the first phase. ...
  • Sun Pharma to buy Ranbaxy in $3.2 billion deal April 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it will buy generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, which has hit regulatory snags in its key US market over quality issues, in an all-share deal with total equity value of $3.2 billion. Ranbaxy, India's No.1 drugmaker by sales and 63.4 per cent held by...
  • Denzel Washington wows critics on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 6, 2014

    Denzel Washington may be best known for his film roles, but the award-winning actor is dazzling theater critics in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun." "Heart-stopping," "a Broadway bulls-eye" and "nothing short of revelatory" are just a few of the accolades used to...
  • World's first solar-powered toilet set for India launch March 14, 2014

    A revolutionary waterless toilet powered by the Sun, developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people lacking safe and sustainable sanitation around the world, will be unveiled in India this month. Designed and built using a USD 777,000 grant from the Bill ~~amp;amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, the self-contained, waterless toilet...
  • Sensex ends 67 points up to end at record close March 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Wednesday extended gains by rising 67 points to end near its record close on sustained buying driven by positive global cues. Thawing of Ukraine crisis and upbeat economic data from China helped domestic markets, said traders. After gaining 263.08 points in the previous session, the Sensex...
  • Veer: Sun ITES encourages employment of people with disabilities February 10, 2014

    Sun ITES, an outsourcing firm in Bangalore is showing the way in not discriminating against those with disabilities. Almost 50 per cent of its staff comprises of people with some form of disability. ...
  • Sensex rises 66 points to end at 20,376.56 February 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Sensex on Friday rose for the fourth straight day and ended 66 points up at one-week high levels led by gains in Tata Steel, Sun Pharma and Sesa Sterlite, amid volatility ahead of advance growth estimates for 2013/14. The index, which had gained 101 points in the previous three...
  • 16 books to pre-order in 2014 January 16, 2014

    Heads-up for autumn/winter 2016, when Aleph will publish the much-anticipated novel A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth. Less than 24 months to give A Suitable Boy another go, people! 1. The Bone Clocks David Mitchell Hachette A new David Mitchell book is an event, at par with a Christopher Nolan release. Not much...
  • Sun's magnetic field about to flip any time now November 16, 2013

    A big solar event is about to happen and will impact the entire solar system, including Earth. According to NASA's calculations the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip and in August NASA said that it could happen in three to four months from then, which means the event...
  • Incoming comet ISON heading for close encounter with sun November 13, 2013

    A comet is heading for a close encounter with the sun later this month, and if it is not vaporized or torn apart, it should be visible to the naked eye in December. Comet ISON is expected to pass just about 621,000 miles (1 million km) from the sun's surface on...
  • Sun's magnetic field about to flip, could affect Earth's climate October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sun's magnetic field is soon going to flip by 180-degrees which could lead to changes in climate, storms and even disrupt satellites, scientists have warned. The Sun's magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years. It happens at the peak of each solar cycle as the Sun's...
  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity spies solar eclipse August 30, 2013

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity turned its cameras skyward to snap pictures of the planet's moon, Phobos, passing in front of the sun, images released on Thursday show. Curiosity landed on Mars in August 2012 for a two-year mission to determine if the planet most like Earth in the solar system has,...
  • Murdoch's UK unit could face corporate hacking charges: Sources August 17, 2013

    London police are actively investigating Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business for possible criminal violations over allegations of phone-hacking and illegal payments to public officials by its journalists, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Murdoch's News Corp said it was aware of the police inquiry but gave no further details. Until now,...
  • China's Sun wins 1,500 gold to claim distance treble August 4, 2013

    Barcelona: China's Sun Yang won a second consecutive world championship gold in the men's 1,500 metres freestyle to complete a rare treble of distance titles on Sunday. The Olympic champion and world record holder clocked a time of 14 minutes 41.15 seconds at the hilltop pool in Barcelona, matching American teenager...
  • Two more journalists from Sun tabloid under scanner July 9, 2013

    London: The head of news at Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorising illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul's newspapers to face criminal charges. Chris Pharo is to be charged with conspiring with prison...
  • Sharpest ever images of the Sun's atmosphere captured July 1, 2013

    London: Scientists have captured the sharpest ever images of the Sun's outer atmosphere, using an innovative new camera on-board a sounding rocket. An international team of scientists discovered fast-track 'highways' and intriguing 'sparkles' that may help answer a long-standing solar mystery. Researchers used a sounding rocket to launch the NASA High...
  • Sun will be our next power plant, says Punjab minister June 10, 2013

    Amritsar: Punjab would see a 10 per cent increase in solar power production by 2020 with the state government saying that it is looking at renewable energy sources to meet its power needs. The state government is planning to install solar voltaic panels on rooftops of houses and is offering...
  • UK: The Sun's politics editor charged over bribery May 14, 2013

    London: Britain's prosecutors say The Sun tabloid's politics editor Clodagh Hartley has been charged over a conspiracy to pay thousands of pounds worth of bribes to a press officer working in the British government's tax department. Prosecutors say The Sun paid bribes to press officer Jonathan Hall in return for...
  • Sindhu moves into quarter-finals of India Open April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The world No.16 PV Sindhu defeated Yu Sun of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter the quarter-final of India Open here on Thursday. In the two matches she has played at the event here, it has not been smooth sailing for the Hyderabad girl. After being one game down,...