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  • Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass for faster check-ins, to improve customer experience 13-04-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: Ever heard of an airline staff receiving and checking in a passenger at the counter using cutting-edge technology like Google Glass or a smartwatch? Yes, this is now a reality. The facility is being tested by British carrier Virgin Atlantic and global transport communications and IT firm SITA...
  • V Sanjay Kumar's 'Virgin Gingelly' is a well-crafted piece of work 30-03-2014 11:29 PM

    A lot of books categorized under the literary fiction genre are not easy reads. In my opinion, they are not meant to be easy reads. A reader has got to be patient and must try and soak in what the author is trying to say through his words. Virgin Gingelly,...
  • Is your name Simran? Virgin Atlantic to offer discounted tickets to people with 12 most famous Bollywood names 21-03-2014 10:41 AM

    Do you share your name with some of the most famous film characters which have been brought to life by Bollywood actors and actresses? If so, you can get a discount on air tickets. With a view to paying homage to iconic Indian cinema, Virgin Atlantic airline has decided to...
  • Book Extract: Virgin Gingelly by V Sanjay Kumar 03-03-2014 03:41 PM

    V Sanjay Kumar is the author of Virgin Gingelly. He owes this book to his baniya lineage that three generations before him have tried to obliterate by staying in Tamil Nadu. In language both gritty and humorous, and often surprisingly poetic, V Sanjay Kumar's narrative, set in modern middle-class, housing...
  • Virgin America's sassy safety video is branding at its best 30-10-2013 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: There is no denying the fact that airlines use multiple gimmicks to help customers pay attention to their safety instructions. But roping in a nun and using robot rap and contortionists to jazz up a pre-flight safety video does sound a bit hilarious, right? To have an edge...
  • 600 people sign up for Virgin's 'Galatic' flight to space 30-09-2013 12:16 PM

    More than 600 people have signed to Virgin 'Galatic' flight to spend up to a quarter million dollars for just minutes in space. Passengers will get three days of training and health checks, then a few hours in flight with about three minutes weightless in space. ...
  • MP: 350 women allegedly put through virginity, pregnancy tests 09-06-2013 08:29 AM

    Betul: Close to 350 women were allegedly asked to go through virginity and pregnancy tests during a mass marriage programme in Betul. Sources said that the tests were apparently ordered by the government officials. The incident took place at Harad village in Betul, a tribal-dominated district. About 90 women who...
  • MP: 350 women put through virginity, pregnancy tests 08-06-2013 11:36 PM

    Betul (MP): As many as 350 women were allegedly put through virginity and pregnancy tests during a mass marriage programme organised by the Madhya Pradesh government at Harad village in the tribal-dominated district. Sources said that the tests were apparently ordered by the government officials. A day after the alleged...
  • Snapshot: Why is business magnate Richard Branson dressed as a woman? 12-05-2013 04:28 PM

    Virgin goup's founder Richard Branson sporting shaved his legs and wore AirAsia airline's stewardess' uniform to hounor a bet he had lost in 2010. The business magnate was seen serving orange juice on an AirAsia flight from Perth to Malaysia in red mini skirt and heels as he had lost...
  • Indian man loses bid to buy Brazilian woman's virginity 25-10-2012 04:37 PM

    New York: A Japanese man fended off strong competition from an Indian to secure a date with a 20-year-old Brazilian student, who sold her virginity for a USD 780,000 after putting it up for on-line auction for "charity". Catarina Migliorini, sold her virginity to Natsu, from Japan, who won the...
  • Egyptian court bans military 'virginity tests' 29-12-2011 08:11 AM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the country's military rulers to stop the use of "virginity tests" on female detainees, in a rare condemnation by a civilian tribunal of a military practice that has caused an uproar among activists and rights groups. The virginity test allegations first surfaced after...
  • Qantas to ground all aircraft over labour dispute 29-10-2011 12:50 PM

    Sydney: Australia's Qantas Airways said on Saturday it was grounding all aircraft over a labour dispute, a move that would cost it $ 21.4 million a day. The airline said in a statement that from Monday evening it would lock out all employees over a protracted industrial dispute with the...
  • Can space elevators be a reality in 2100? 08-09-2011 11:27 AM

    Think of a day in the year 2100. The walls of your room light up like screens and your chosen software program, a familiar face named, say, Molly, wakes you up in the morning and lays out the day's plan. As you enter the bathroom, DNA and protein sensors in...
  • Rape a weapon of war in Libya: Hillary Clinton 17-06-2011 09:34 PM

    Hillary Clinton has accused Libya's Muammar Gaddafi of using rape and violence against women as 'tools of war.' The rebels claim they have proof of these allegations. ...
  • The 5 guys every woman should have

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    I have always believed that Draupadi was lucky. After all, she was legalized as the wife of five men. She really didn't need to fake...

  • Egyptians decry 'virginity tests' on protesters 01-06-2011 07:50 AM

    Cairo: Activists and bloggers are pressing Egypt's military rulers to investigate accusations of serious abuses against protesters, including claims that soldiers subjected female detainees to so-called "virginity tests". Bloggers say they will hold a day of online protest on Wednesday to voice their outrage, adding to criticism of the Supreme...
  • Virginity test controversy: UK govt to apologise? 11-05-2011 08:39 AM

    London: It took two Australian legal academics to unearth old skeletons lying in the British government's cupboard. While submitting a university paper they disclosed that the British government's official records on virginity tests on Indian and Pakistani women - entering Britain to marry - was on a far larger scale...
  • 2G: ED files chargesheet against telecom firms 09-04-2011 04:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday filed a chargesheet against telecom firms for violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to the tune of Rs 4,300 crore in the 2G spectrum scam case. In the chargesheet filed in a Delhi court the Enforcement Directorate has named Swan Telecom, Loop...
  • Bizzare requests made by flight passengers 02-02-2011 10:30 AM

    London: It's too noisy, could you please turn off the engines? Could you please open the window? These are some of the 'foolish' and 'bizarre requests' flyers often make to flight attendants, according to a new survey. The survey of some 3,000 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew members found that while...
  • WikiLeaks: British businessmen overeducated 21-12-2010 11:14 AM

    London: Virgin group owner Richard Branson, who left school at 15 and ran his own business when others his age were studying, believes that "British entrepreneurs are overeducated", reveals a US cable that was put out by WikiLeaks. In January 2008, the multi-billionaire Branson was at a lunch hosted by...
  • 106 years old and still a virgin! 04-09-2010 12:05 PM

    London: A 106-year-old woman in Britain is not only a virgin, she has never ever been kissed. Isa Blyth, who turned 106 on Saturday, puts her longevity to being a virgin, The Sun reported. She is of the opinion that being single has made her stay strong. "I'm not sure...