Bags

  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • Sugar bags stolen from truck on Delhi-Dehradun highway July 16, 2014

    Over 320 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from a truck by unidentified men at the Delhi-Dehradun highway near here, police said. According to the FIR lodged by the driver, 321 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from the truck by the assailants at gun-point, while the truck was on its way to...
  • Turmeric bags destroyed in fire in Salem June 9, 2014

    Salem: Thousands of bags of turmeric were on Monday destroyed in a fire in a private turmeric godown in Thukukanour village in the district, police said. The fire occurred in the wee hours and 15,000 bags were destroyed. The fire was brought under control by fire force personnel. Police are...
  • A teenage girl's campaign for a polythene-free India May 28, 2014

    The death of a cow after swallowing a polythene bag was the trigger that led Divya Jain, 15, to start a campaign against its use in Rajasthan and beyond. She also encourages people to fabricate water troughs to save birds from the searing desert summer. Divya Jain, a class 10 student...
  • 12-year-old 'activist' appeals to stop use of plastic bags March 31, 2014

    The 12-year-old Jaipur boy, Abdul Muqeet, who recently got an NRI award from a leading TV news channel for promoting use of paper bags, on Monday appealed to students to stop use of polythene bags to save environment. Muqeet, who has also received 'Abu Dhabi Award' for his contribution in 2011,...
  • Victor Banerjee's 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare' bags audience choice award in US fest March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Victor Banerjee starrer 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare', a socio-political Assamese thriller set in the river island of Majuli, has won the audience choice award in the North Carolina film fest. The film also stars Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi, Preeti Jhangiani and Bidita Bag. "The Audience Choice Award for 2014...
  • 5000 bags of cement sold in name of leading companies seized January 19, 2014

    Police on Sunday seized around 5000 bags of cement packed in the name of leading companies like Lafarge and Birla from a store house in Patna town. Acting on a tip-off received by Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj, a police team raided a store house in Chamanchak locality and seized...
  • Woman returns home as husband finally builds her a toilet January 10, 2014

    A Dalit woman, here in Indore district, who stayed away from her husband's house for about two years because it did not have a permanent toilet, returned on Friday as her demand was fulfilled. "I am happy that my husband has finally constructed the toilet in the house after agreeing to...
  • Rajeev Shukla offers to return land allotted in Mumbai December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Union MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan offering to return two plots in Andheri allotted to his firm after a controversy broke out over their allotment to a society co-founded by him to start a school. Shukla claims he sent...
  • CJ Show: How heavy are school bags? September 29, 2013

    Cj Riddhi Verma is appealing you to sign the petition that will lighten the weight on students shoulders. She is out on the streets weighing school bags and realizes that our children are carrying weight close to 7-8 kgs everyday. ...
  • CJ Show: Save my back September 22, 2013

    Ansh,a 9 year old student is bogged down by a heavy school bag that he carries everyday. This, he says, is putting strain on his back and shoulders. He says, 'it weighs around 8 kgs'- quite cumbersome for a school kid of his age. He wants to save his back....
  • Modi blames Congress for 'ignoring' primary education June 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday blamed the past Congress governments for ignoring primary education in the state. "Past governments (Congress) in the state have sinned by keeping society in the dark and ignoring the primary education in the state," Modi said at the time of inaugurating the...
  • Now, a pair of shorts, sleeping bag to charge your mobile June 13, 2013

    London: Scientists have developed a pair of shorts that charge your mobile while you take a stroll wearing them. The shorts use the energy generated by an average person when they are on the move to power up a battery for four hours. Along with the shorts, researchers have also developed...
  • Sanjay Dutt to make paper bags in Yerwada jail June 1, 2013

    Pune: Jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will be trained to make paper bags at the Yerwada Central Jail, official sources said Saturday. He is likely to be paid Rs 25 a day. Dutt is undergoing his 42-month prison sentence after being linked to the 1993 Mumbai terror attack. It is his...
  • Marathon bombs believed carried in dark, heavy bags April 17, 2013

    Boston: Authorities suspect whoever perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings carried heavy devices made out of pressure cookers in dark-colored nylon bags or backpacks before dropping them near the finish line, causing the worst attack on US soil since September 11, 2001. The twin blasts on Monday killed three people including an...
  • Human remains found stuffed in bags on Hirakud Express March 27, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Human remains stuffed in a suitcase and two bags were found from Hirakud Express on Tuesday in Visakhapatnam by Government Railway Police (GRP), an official said. "The remains were found stuffed in a suitcase and two bags which were found abandoned in S7 and S8 compartments of Hirakud Express...
  • Now, a smart bag to charge all your gadgets November 22, 2012

    Washington: Researchers claim to have developed the 'world's first smart bag' that can charge your electronic devices like mobiles and laptops besides storing them. A Kickstarter project is helping to raise funds for the bag called 'Phorce', website Mashable reported. The bag has a waterproof shell and specially designed pockets...
  • UK: Indian diplomatic bag with visa stickers stolen September 22, 2012

    London: In a security breach, three Indian diplomatic bags containing 6,000 visa stickers have been stolen in London during transit from the airport to the Indian High Commission. The High Commission was informed on September 3 that four Category 'B' diplomatic bags, including three bags that contained 6,000 visa stickers,...
  • Delhi: Complete ban on plastic bags practical? September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Efforts are being made in Delhi yet again to ban plastic and the Sheila Dikshit government says no one will be spared this time. But is a complete plastic ban possible? Many say the ban on plastic bags is a move that was much needed for a cleaner...
  • Karnataka mulling total ban on plastic September 4, 2012

    Bangalore: With rampant use of plastic adding to the garbage problem in several cities, the state Environment Department is contemplating several measures, including a complete ban on the manufacture and use of all kinds of plastic carry-bags, irrespective of their thickness. At present, there is a ban in the state...
  • France hands over bag found near 1966 AI crash site September 3, 2012

    Paris: A 46-year-old diplomatic bag, found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps last month, was handed over to India by France but the contents were not immediately known. The jute bag, stamped "Diplomatic mail" and "Ministry of External Affairs", was recovered by a mountain rescue worker on August 21 on...
  • Review: 'From Sydney with Love' is very cheesy September 22, 2012

    Cast: Bidita Bag, Prateek Chakravorty, Sharad Malhotra, Karan Sagoo, Evelyn Sharma, Sabyasachi Chakraborty Director: Prateek Chakravorty Romantic comedy appears like a relatively simple genre at the first glance, but coming up with an innovative story line within the constraints of the genre is not every filmmaker’s cup of tea. The director...
  • TN: Mom tries to throw newborn girl out of train August 9, 2012

    Chennai: Most parents welcome their newborns with affection and much joy. However, this baby girl was not. Hours after she was born, the infant’s mother packed her in a polythene bag and tried to throw her out of a moving train. But the baby was saved. Commuters, who were alerted...
  • Friday Release: Rom-com 'From Sydney with Love' August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Films are normally the showcase window of popular culture. They feature the transitions happening in a society. Director Prateek Chakravorty’s romantic comedy ‘From Sydney with Love’ shows the difficulties and dilemmas faced by Indian student in Australia. Sharad Malhotra is playing one of the pivotal characters in the...
  • Mumbai: BMC sells plastic bags for profit July 30, 2012

    Mumbai: In a world of plastic intentions, plastic promises and plastic bags, while the latter are the city’s civic agency’s obvious priority, the other two components cannot be overlooked. Why else would Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which recently ran a campaign between June 17 and July 18 against plastic less...
  • Mumbai: Woman lures thief back with a 'bribe' July 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Instead of waiting for cops to retrieve her valuables for her, a 39-year-old woman who had her bag stolen, devised a clever ruse to lure the thief into a trap. She simply called the accused on her phone that he had stolen, and offered him Rs 1,000 in exchange...
  • What is your style March 20, 2012

    A Pick of the best, the latest, the greenest, the quirkiest, the most luxurious... that money can buy. Style Watch This The Hamberge by Cecil Purnell is defined by a newly designed case with an increased aperture on the dial and decoration on the case. The custom CP rubber strap and anti-reflective sapphire...
  • 11-year-old reviews Sudha Murty's latest book March 2, 2012

    Here is a review of Sudha Murty's 'Grandma's Bag of Stories' by an eleven-year-old, Vidur Bahl, the book is published by Penguin India. 'Grandma's Bag of Stories' is a lovely book written by Sudha Murty. It is neither a novel nor a short stories book it is a mix of the...
  • The most luxurious things that money can buy October 20, 2011

    A pick of the best, the latest, the greenest, the quirkiest, the most luxurious things that money can buy. Bling it on! DKNY’s Glitz collection of crystal encrusted watches is the queen of bling. The NY8315, for instance, has more than a hundred clear crystals in its polished silver stainless steel bracelet...
  • Taiwan city offers to turn dog poo into gold July 28, 2011

    Taipei: A city in northern Taiwan is trying the Midas touch to persuade reluctant residents to clean up after their canines: offering a chance to win gold bars to anyone handing in bags of doggy deposits. Starting from Aug. 1, dog owners and other residents of New Taipei City,...