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  • Take a Nap Campaign 4 days ago

    In the demand for a true democracy, issues of women's safety and reclamation of public spaces have driven huge outcries. Citizen Journalist Jasmeen Patheja shows how taking a nap can be a reason for mounting queries and head-scratching. Shylaja Varma reports ...
  • Kiran Bedi calls for regulated debates during electioneering 6 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Wednesday called for regulated debates during electioneering and a system to keep a check on candidates making tall promises. She said the Election Commission should look at the way campaigns are held which cause "inconvenience to the voter who has no voice". "Look at the...
  • Hillary Clinton kickstarts campaign for 2016 US Presidential poll from community college in Iowa April 15, 2015

    Hillary Clinton kickstarted her campaign for the 2016 Presidential election from a community college in Iowa. She has chosen to connect with the voters at personal level first and kept the big rallies for later. "I have this new granddaughter and I want her to have every opportunity, but I...
  • Fully support net neutrality: Airtel April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel, on Tuesday, said it fully supports the concept of net neutrality and its 'Airtel Zero' platform is open to all on non-discriminatory basis. The comments follow e-commerce major Flipkart's decision to "walk away" from its proposed tie-up with Airtel that has been at the centre of...
  • Hillary Clinton surprises with early attack on CEO pay April 14, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said...
  • Hillary Clinton takes road trip to Iowa for first campaign event April 13, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the road as she starts her 2016 presidential campaign - quite literally. Clinton left on Sunday on a road trip from her home in Chappaqua, New York, in a van headed for Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucuses. The former secretary of state announced...
  • When even the Gods care about road safety, why can't we? April 8, 2015

    They are our protectors. They are our saviors. They are the almighty. But even they care about road safety. This exquisite road safety campaign video by the 'Indian Head Injury Foundation' shows us that even the Gods wear their 'mukuts' before riding their respective 'vahanas'. If they, the immortals, can...
  • Tinder tests first video ad on app April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Hopping on the bandwagon of offering promotional content through its service, Tinder has unveiled its first ad in the form of a video that promotes Budweiser's next #Whatever, USA campaign. Recently, Instagram and Twitter rolled out their own way of subtly inserting ads into their users' feed and similarly,...
  • Amit Shah asks BJP workers to focus on social issues April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The BJP national executive, the first-ever after the party came to power at the Centre, on Friday started with a call by party president Amit Shah to engage party workers in social campaigns like that on the girl child and train workers for political activism. Shah also lauded the 10-month...
  • Setback for anti-tobacco campaign, BJP MP says India can't rely on surveys on cancer done abroad March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The tobacco lobby has managed to have its way in India, at least for the time being. Smokers in India are unlikely to see an increase in the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets any time soon after the anti-tobacco campaign hit a major road block with...
  • Indian Navy organises coastal security awareness campaign in Kerala March 29, 2015

    Kochi: The Navy on Sunday organised a two-day coastal security awareness campaign (CSACs) along the coastal villages of Alappuzha district to spread awareness among the populace about threats from the sea and their role in thwarting it. The campaign will also include officers from Southern Naval Command giving awareness tips...
  • This amazing 1-inch all-in-one cube is the only smartphone accessory you will ever need March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Worried that your phone's battery will run out before you reach your destination? Bothered that clicking too many pictures at a party will eat up the phone's storage? Then this magical 1-inch cube accessory is a must have for you. The tiny device, rightly called WonderCube, offers up to...
  • Nicole Kidman face of Etihad Airway's new brand campaign March 16, 2015

    Dubai: Oscar-winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman has been appointed as the global brand ambassador of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways' new campaign. On the new TV commercial, the 47-year-old Hollywood beauty is both the star and narrator of the feature, which will be shown on global TV stations and social media. The still...
  • Grammy winner Rihanna to make her mark in the fashion world March 16, 2015

    Grammy winner Rihanna is set to star in the upcoming Dior Secret Garden campaign. She'll be the first black woman to represent the fashion house. ...
  • On Lok Sabha poll result day, Modi saw no TV, took calls after noon March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: On the morning of May 16, 2014, when counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections was on, Narendra Modi was alone in his room meditating with no television on and took telephone calls only after 12 noon. "In the morning when the counting was going on, I...
  • Solar plane pilots urge India to adopt clean energy March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters in the western Indian city...
  • 'No proposal to raise, reduce retirement age of government employees': Lok Sabha March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: There is no proposal to either raise or reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 years, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. "No, madam," Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said in his reply to a question on whether government proposes...
  • Fashion has a universal appeal, can be a powerful instrument to raise awareness: Manish Malhotra February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Ace Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra will be involved in the launch of WEvolve global campaign at the forthcoming Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW). The campaign empowers young men and women to challenge norms that lead to gender violence. The show, featuring The Blue Fashion Runway, is a part of LFW's...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to take part in Andhra Pradesh Government's awareness campaign on maternal and child mortality February 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan would take part in an awareness campaign of Andhra Pradesh Government on health issues like maternal and child mortality. "The Principal Secretary (Health) is going to Mumbai next week. He will meet him (Bachchan) with regard to the campaign which would be mainly on maternal and...
  • Tihar jail launches health drive for inmates February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities who have launched a major drive to get the health check up of its over 13,000 inmates done. Named 'Chhupa Rustam', the general health check-up campaign was launched after it was detected that a large number of inmates suffer from hyper tension. The health camp was started...
  • Delhi elections: AAP takes out cycle rallies to woo voters February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a novel method to reach out to the young voters, AAP volunteers are taking out cycle rallies all over the city carrying placards and banners showcasing the party's specific promises to the youth. As the name suggests, the 'Cycle cum Cycle rickshaw campaign', involves the use of...
  • Narendra Modi leads BJP campaign, hits out at AAP, says Arvind Kejriwal back stabbed Delhi January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Urging the people of Delhi to vote for a BJP government as it can work in tandem with the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while addressing an election rally at CBD Ground near Karkardooma in East Delhi accused the Aam Aadmi Party of back stabbing the...
  • Ready to answer 500, 1000 questions face to face: Kejriwal January 30, 2015

    Continuing with its announcement made on Thursday, the BJP asked five questions on the second day from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • Delhi polls: BJP Union ministers, MPs given charge of constituencies January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: With less than two weeks to go for the Delhi polls, BJP today distributed charge of the constituencies here among as many as 58 Union ministers and MPs as it eyes a win here after a gap of 16 years. The charge of the constituencies was allotted by the...
  • Delhi polls: Throat infection hits Kiran Bedi on campaign trail January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Out to campaign in the BJP strongholds of Karol Bagh and Rajendra Place, the party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Wednesday had to keep mostly silent as she was suffering from a severe throat infection. All that Bedi, whom the party has said will hold as many as...
  • Shashi Tharoor accuses Modi of 'silence' on conversion, other issues January 23, 2015

    Jaipur: Attacked by detractors within the party of praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday accused Modi of maintaining "silence" on his ministers comments on controversial issues and conversion campaign by groups like VHP. "Modi has to realise that his ministers simply don't understand that they are...
  • Congress goes hi-tech, vans and videos to showcase Delhi's development to woo voters January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: With filing of nomination papers for Delhi Assembly elections over, the Congress has hit the ground with full force and has become very aggressive in its election campaign. Experimenting with technology, the Congress will flag off 45 vans having LED screens at 3 PM on Thursday. These vans will...
  • AAP relies on star campaigner Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi polls January 21, 2015

    While BJP and Congress have detailed campaign strategies to reach out to voters through various platforms, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is relying on its main face Arvind Kejriwal. They are focusing more on padyatras and direct interactions with voters. ...
  • India launches massive public health campaign to eliminate lymphatic filariasis January 14, 2015

    Washington DC: India was certified polio-free in 2014. Today, the country has the opportunity to achieve its next public health victory with the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population. To meet this ambitious goal, the Ministry of Health & Family...
  • Salman Khan fails to get votes for Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka January 9, 2015

    Colombo: Bad news for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. This time from neighbouring Sri Lanka. Salman Khan had campaigned for the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the final phase of the Presidential election campaign. Yet Rajapaksa lost by a big margin. He was roped in by Rajapaksa to woo Bollywood fans in Sri...