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  • I correct 'God's mistake', says South Korean sex change doctor 02-04-2014 04:57 PM

    As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries 29-03-2014 04:58 PM

    London: Lights will be switched off in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30 p.m. Saturday for an hour to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Millions of people around the globe will participate in the celebration of the eighth edition of the Earth Hour to show their support for environmental...
  • 60 pc of workforce want job change in next 6 months: Study 19-03-2014 10:36 PM

    Mumbai: Nearly 60 per cent of workforce is looking to change their current job in next six months and about 58 per cent of them are seeking growth from the new assignment, according to a study. Moving up the corporate ladder and holding a leadership position matters to the workforce...
  • New Zealand man gets 99-character name after losing drunken bet 13-03-2014 09:12 AM

    Melbourne: A 22-year-old man in New Zealand has changed his name to a 99-character tongue twister after he lost a drunken bet in a poker game. The man from Dunedin is now officially known as 'Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With...
  • CNN-IBN journalist wins Laadli award for gender sensitivity 21-02-2014 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN's Akansha Pradeep has won the National Laadli Media award for gender sensitivity. She has been awarded for her report on the now-banned 2 finger test. The report was part of the Citizen Journalist Agenda for Change campaign on CNN-IBN. After being awarded in the category of best...
  • Ohio mom officially changes her name from Sheila to Sexy 12-02-2014 11:22 AM

    Newark: A central Ohio woman who loathed being named Sheila and wanted a moniker that reflected her personality has legally changed her first name to Sexy. A judge approved the request Tuesday from the 41-year-old Pataskala (puh-TAS'-kuh-luh) woman, formerly named Sheila Ranea Crabtree. In her application, Crabtree called her given...
  • Has Manju Warrier changed her name? 27-01-2014 12:09 PM

    Kochi: Actress Manju Warrier, who is making headlines for shooting for comeback Malayalam film 'How Old Are You?' has reportedly dropped her married name. As reports suggest, the 'change of name' ad which appeared in a regional daily hasn't gone unnoticed. Manju, who will be seen in 'How Old Are...
  • Taylor Swift won't feature in Ed Sheeran's album 10-01-2014 02:58 PM

    Los Angeles: British singer Ed Sheeran confirmed that his good friend Taylor Swift won't make a guest appearance in his new album like she did in his previous record. Sheeran, 22, announced earlier this week that he wants to surprise people with his upcoming album and explains that another collaboration...
  • Uttarakhand’s action plan to minimize effects of climate change 25-12-2013 09:06 PM

    Smarting under the effects of an unprecedented natural calamity in June, the Uttarakhand government is working on a Rs 9,000-crore action plan to minimize the impact of climate change in the state. The plan was presented on Tuesday by the State Council for Climate Change to chief secretary Subhash Kumar,...
  • CNN-IBN gets Laadli award for gender sensitive reportage 21-12-2013 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN on Friday won the Laadli award this year for gender sensitive reportage which aims to popularise gender-sensitive reporting and advertising in the country. Akansha Pradeep won the award for her work on the two-finger test that rape survivors are subjected to. The test was banned but is...
  • My looks my disadvantage, says Meiyang Chang 17-12-2013 04:29 PM

    Mumbai: Singer-actor Meiyang Chang, who is Chinese and grew up in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, feels he is offered only a few film projects due to his different looks. Last seen on the celluloid in the 2010 release 'Badmaash Company', Meiyang, a former 'Indian Idol' contestant, is hopeful something interesting would come...
  • HTC names CFO Chialin Chang as head of sales 16-12-2013 04:37 PM

    Taipei: Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has named current CFO Chialin Chang as global head of sales, according to a statement released by the company on Monday. The announcement comes amid waning fortunes for the once-dominant phone maker. In the most recent quarter, HTC posted its first-ever quarterly loss, while...
  • Corporate India taking more steps against harassment at work: survey 16-12-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: A year after the December 16 Delhi gangrape, awareness is on the rise in the corporate world as well. A study conducted by industry body Assocham has found that there has been a rise in Corporate India putting in place institutional mechanisms to deal with sexual harassment cases....
  • December 16 Delhi gangrape: How the case unfolded 16-12-2013 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: It has been a year since that horrific gangrape of the Delhi braveheart. The sheer brutality of the crime shook the country and the nation saw unprecedented protests. On many occasions, the police even used force to stop the growing protests. Under intense media coverage, a fast-track trial...
  • December 16: Recounting the Delhi gangrape as a reporter 16-12-2013 08:33 AM

    I still remember that day vividly, it was exactly a year ago. I was a newbie reporter and had finished a month into reporting when the Delhi gangrape took place. We got to know about the Delhi gangrape late at night, when our crime reporter informed us about the story....
  • IIM-B: Officer dismissed after sexually harassing doctor for months 14-12-2013 03:40 PM

    Bangalore: There is no end to crime against women who are subject of sexual harassment even at work places in prestigious institutions. A lady doctor with more than 20 years of experience in reputed hospitals was invited to join IIM-Bangalore in 2008 as a resident doctor and then began a...
  • Guwahati molestation victim recounts horror, culprits out on bail 13-12-2013 01:45 PM

    Guwahati: In July 2012, a young girl was sexually assaulted by a mob on the streets of Guwahati for almost an hour as the city just looked on. Only one man stood up for her. The victim finally broke her silence and recalled her horrific experience. Guwahati, on the banks...
  • China launches lunar probe carrying 'Jade Rabbit' buggy 02-12-2013 09:40 AM

    China tonight successfully sent an unmanned lunar probe with a robotic rover to soft land on the Moon and explore its surface, a major milestone for the Communist giant's maiden attempt to land on an extra- terrestrial celestial body. The probe Chang'e-3 was launched into orbit aboard an enhanced 56.4...
  • Poor finish by Indians, Lee wins berth to Augusta Masters 27-10-2013 07:54 PM

    Longkou City (China): Trishul Chinappa and Viraj Madappa, two of India's most promising youngsters, struggled on the final day and ended with rounds of 76 and 80 to finish tied 34th at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) at the Nanshan International Golf Club, here on Sunday. All four Indians, who...
  • Innovative changes needed in higher education system: Pranab Mukherjee 22-10-2013 03:28 PM

    Maintaining that delivery of higher education in India cannot be allowed to continue in a "routine fashion", President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there has to be an "elevated level of urgency" among administrators and academicians to introduce innovative changes. He also regretted that no Indian university has found place...
  • Indian climate change activist wins Commonwealth Youth Award 19-10-2013 04:19 PM

    A Indian climate change activist who works with local communities and governments for environmental change has been awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award. Priti Rajagopalan, 23, received a 5,000-pound grant towards her work at a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters in London, the Commonwealth said today. "This award inspires...
  • Dew factor prompts BCCI to change timings of India-Australia ODIs 06-10-2013 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: Dew factor has prompted the BCCI to revise the match-timings of the upcoming seven-match ODI series between India and Australia starting October 13 in Pune. The match-timings have been preponed by an hour to ensure that dew does not hamper the side batting second even though the BCCI...
  • From dud to dude: The style evolution of Saif Ali Khan 04-09-2013 05:14 AM

    New Delhi: Whether it is because of cosmetic surgery or natural aging changes, actor Saif Ali Khan's looks have changed significantly in over 20 years he has spent in Bollywood. From sporting long curly locks in early 90s to looking darn perfect in 'Dil Chahta Hai', shocking supporters with his...
  • KBC 7: Seven new changes on the show this season 03-09-2013 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: As Amitabh Bachchan gears up to don the quiz master's hat once again for 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', the shows undergo a few changes in tune with the changing times. The show, in its seventh season, is bigger in terms of its prize money and overall set up. So...
  • Four killed as car overturns on Yamuna Expressway 29-08-2013 06:58 PM

    Four people were killed on Thursday when a speeding car from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh heading towards New Delhi toppled after one of its tyres burst, police said. Police and the Expressway Authority shifted the three who were seriously injured to a hospital in Noida. The tragedy took place at...
  • Heatwaves projected to double by 2020, says study 16-08-2013 06:21 AM

    The areas of the world hit by heatwaves are set to double in size by 2020 and continue to grow in coming decades, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases warm the global climate, scientists in Germany and Spain said on Thursday. The projections, based on new computer models and reviewing what the...
  • 'Film for Change' is a health guide for children 06-08-2013 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Multiplex chain operator PVR has created a film-based health education programme titled 'Film for Change' to spread awareness amongst children about the benefits of good health. PVR is doing this through its social programme and registered foundation PVR Nest, and Agro Tech Foods Limited. Around 400 students from...
  • Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger 03-08-2013 10:23 PM

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Bangladesh High Commissioner Tariq A Karim holds talks with Modi 28-07-2013 06:18 AM

    Bangladesh High Commissioner Tariq A Karim on Saturday held talks with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar over strengthening of ties with the state. "High Commissioner of Bangladesh Tariq A Karim met the Chief Minister in Gandhinagar on Saturday and held fruitful discussions to strengthen mutual relationship between Bangladesh...
  • Air pollution kills over two million people each year: Study 14-07-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: Human-caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide - a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia - each year, US researchers have said. A study, published in the journal 'Environmental Research Letters', has estimated that around 4,70,000 people die each...