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  • Obama to honour Satya Nadella with 'Champion of Change' award 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the 'Champions of Change' award for bringing about change within his company to support working families. "Microsoft recently announced that over the next year it will make changes to ensure that a wide variety of suppliers that...
  • Stop Thinking, Start Acting 3 days ago

    The first step towards making a change. Citizen Journalist Team helps you take the first step. ...
  • Sneak peek: Twitter's new home page for logged-out users 3 days ago

    New Delhi: For those who visit Twitter but don't sign up for it, the microblogging site has decided to woo you with its new home page that marks a shift from the earlier simple log in page with a background photo. Even as we acknowledge the fact that there are 288...
  • Tasmanian mother re-paints dolls to make them more relatable for little girls April 8, 2015

    How often have you looked at a Barbie doll and wondered about their unrealistic looks? While little girls play with doll and like dressing them up, most parents worry about unrealistic impression of woman that doll manages to create in a young girls mind. A Tasmanian mother, Sonia Singh, scientist by...
  • PM Modi slams developed nations for questioning India's green norms April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at the developed countries for questioning India's credentials in curbing environmental pollution and said those who "lecture" the country "refuse" to provide nuclear fuel for clean energy". Asserting that India was committed to promoting clean energy including nuclear, he said India...
  • Sneak peek: Meiyang Chang's home exudes warmth, has a strong Feng Shui influence April 4, 2015

    For actor Meiyang Chang, home is a place that brings as much comfort to the mind and soul as to the body. In addition to a good price, breathtaking views of the sunset, and the huge space it offers, the place clams the singer down. It cuts him off from...
  • Goa: Fabindia intentionally focused camera towards the trial room, claims complaint April 4, 2015

    Panaji: After HRD minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room of a Fabindia store in Goa, the complaint registered claims that the management intentionally focused the camera at the changing room to capture images of those going inside to try on clothes. Four Fabindia employees including...
  • Four arrested after Smriti Irani spots CCTV camera in Fabindia's trial room April 4, 2015

    Four employees of Fabindia outlet in Goa were arrested after Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani complained about a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room. The culprits have been booked for voyeurism and for intruding into someone's privacy. The top bosses at Fabindia are also likely to be questioned regarding...
  • Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Climate change will have a "considerable" impact on the dynamics of the river Ganga, affecting a major portion of north India which is directly dependent on it for its agriculture and industrial needs, a recent study said. In a study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of...
  • 15 logos that will make you doubt your ability to recognize popular brands March 18, 2015

    Can you recognize brands by just seeing only 2% of the logo? Proud of your ability to observe and recognize brands left, right and center? Well these these images are going to make you feel very very uncomfortable.Feel yourself drowning in self doubt and getting that unsettling feeling when you...
  • China to launch moon mission with private investments before 2020 March 12, 2015

    Beijing: For the first time, China will launch its Chang'e-4 lunar probe with private investments before 2020, the government said on Thursday. The probe will conduct technical experiments and collect data. The lunar mission will pilot a program that uses private investment from individuals and enterprises for the first time, a...
  • The second trailer of 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' ups the curiosity level a notch higher March 10, 2015

    The second trailer of 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' raises the viewers curiosity level a few notches higher. The trailer features Sushant Singh Rajput in the title role and also features singer-actor Meiyang Chang along with Anand Tiwari, debutant Divya Menon and Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee. The trailer also shows glimpses of...
  • Sun has maximum impact on climate when Earth is cooler March 2, 2015

    London: The impact of the Sun on Earth's climate has greater significance when our planet is cooler, a new study has found. An international team of researchers shows that, during the last 4,000 years, there appears to have been a close correlation between solar activity and the sea surface temperature in...
  • RK Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief after sexual harassment allegations February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Environmentalist RK Pachauri on Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment even after denying the accusation. The decision of Pachauri, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman employee of TERI, was made public by the...
  • Implement green laws to protect environment: Prakash Javadekar February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked his Ministry officials to "impose" the green laws to protect country's air, water and forest resources. "We have the laws, but we don't implement (them)...We must impose... and the new government's commitment is on compliance," Javadekar...
  • India among most at risk of climate change: Global Commission February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Future growth in both Indian cities as well as in the agricultural sector is at risk from climate change,...
  • 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 6': Rohit Shetty to introduce a horror element in the show January 31, 2015

    Mumbai: The new season of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi: Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns', hosted by 'Chennai Express' director Rohit Shetty, will have a tinge of horror along with death defying stunts. The show will have a new segment 'Darr Ka Ghar' where fear will follow the 14 celebrity contestants -- Ashish Chaudhary,...
  • Urban climate resilience - The need of the hour January 27, 2015

    Rapid climate change is a challenge of the 21st century, displaying increasingly the evidences of highly erratic weather deviations and extreme events all over the world. While climate variability and change is irrespective of locational factors of urban and rural, its impacts on cities and towns are particularly of concern...
  • Modi and Obama must take action on climate change: RK Pachauri January 24, 2015

    Environmentalist Dr RK Pachauri has said that both President Obama and Prime Minister Modi see climate change as part of their legacy. He also said that climate change will be a substantial element of the Obama visit. ...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • Mumbai to host 'The Future of Fashion Forum' for fashion aspirants January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: 'The Future of Fashion Forum', a platform here, will give an overview of the industry to aspiring creative minds. Organised by Whistling Woods - Neeta Lulla School of Fashion (WWNL), the event will be held in Goregaon here on Saturday. National Award winning designer Neeta Lulla and filmmaker Subhash Ghai...
  • IPCC should go prescriptive at lower levels of governance January 20, 2015

    Science is central in understanding precise nature of the risks climate change poses. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the prime body reviewing and synthesising latest scientific knowledge on multiple dimensions of climate change has been pivotal in elevating the status of climate change as the key development and...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Aamir Khan, Bill Gates write to world leaders on climate change, poverty and inequality January 15, 2015

    India's leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, renowned directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and esteemed public figures came together in an unprecedented show of unity on January 15, 2015 to show their support via Twitter and Facebook for the launch of the historic action/2015 campaign. The campaign, billed as one...
  • Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible during Barack Obama's India visit January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: There could be progress on US-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when US President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, US officials said on Sunday. While stressing there were no guarantees that some of the most vexing economic issues between India and the United States would...
  • Six international players given Australian Open wild cards January 10, 2015

    Melbourne: Americans Denis Kudla and Irina Falconi were among the six players awarded wild-card entries on Saturday for the Australian Open beginning from January 19 at Melbourne Park. Kudla and Falconi finished first in their respective divisions of the USTA Pro Circuit Australian Open Wild Card Challenge standings. France's Lucas Pouille and...
  • UN talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015 December 15, 2014

    Lima: About 190 nations agreed the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures. Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national plans for reining in greenhouse gas...
  • Pink Floyd, David Bowie help UK vinyl sales cross million mark November 30, 2014

    London: This year, vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time since 1996, thanks to veterans Pink Floyd and David Bowie. Albums by the two have helped boost sales of the format, which achieved the one million milestone last weekend. Currently Bowie's new best...
  • Watch: 'Yes I Am The Change', a nationwide film-making movement November 30, 2014

    Mahatma Gandhi once said, be the change you want to see in the world. With this aim in mind, 'Yes I Am The Change', a nationwide film-making movement is mobilising the youth to participate in India's social transformation. ...
  • Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank November 24, 2014

    Washington: Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank has warned. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts...
  • Feel fortunate to work with Dibakar Banerjee: Meiyang Chang November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Meiyang Chang, who is returning to the big screen with a small role in Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi', says he has stayed away from movies as he was getting similar roles. The 32-year-old 'Indian Idol' star made his debut in Bollywood with Yash Raj's 2010 crime-comedy 'Badmaash Company' with...