Diversion

  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Delhi-NY Air India plane diverted to Tashkent due to medical emergency November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An Air India plane to New York from here with 253 people on board was diverted to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, due to a medical emergency. The national carrier's non-stop flight AI-101 took off at its scheduled time from Delhi airport at 1.30 AM with 241 passengers...
  • Amitabh Bachchan presented with Global Diversity Award September 12, 2013

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2013 at the State Room of Britain's House of Commons here. Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP presented the ornately sculpted glass Award to the 71-year-old actor describing him as 'a Bollywood icon...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to get Global Diversity Award September 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the Global Diversity Award by the British Parliament. "Tomorrow (Wednesday) there is more activity and honour coming my way, by meeting up with the Speaker of the Parliament and to be taken around to the most private and secure parts of the structure,...
  • Hyderabad: Fog disrupts flights at airport November 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: Dense fog disrupted flight operations at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here early on Saturday. At least five flights, two of them international, were diverted to Bangalore due to poor visibility and an equal number of flights could not take off, an airport spokesperson told IANS. The fog hit the...
  • Chennai: Anna Arch splits traffic in all directions September 3, 2012

    Chennai: Work to demolish the Anna Arch to make way for a subway and two flyovers threw traffic out of gear at Aminjikarai, as vehicles had to make a long detour, either through Shenoy Nagar or through Koyambedu to reach Anna Nagar or Ayanavaram. “With buses having to take smaller...
  • AP CM to meet PM over gas diversion August 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: With the diversion of gas meant for the power-starved Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra becoming a prestige issue, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is leaving for Delhi on Monday to pour out the state’s power woes to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. What has hurt the Chief Minister more is...
  • Exotic species threaten Kerala's fish bio-diversity July 30, 2012

    Thrissur: Another exotic fish species from North-East India, Bangladesh and Myanmar - Parambassis lala - which is found in the kole wetlands of Thrissur is posing serious threat to the state’s fish bio-diversity. Earlier, there were reports that exotic fish species from South America and Africa like the red piranha,...
  • DU students to study national diversity by train July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: One thousand students and teachers from Delhi University (DU), all women, will travel throughout central and western India in a train to study the national diversity. The train, called Gyanodaya Express, a brainchild of DU vice chancellor Dinesh Singh, will take the passengers to Ahmedabad, Wardha, Mumbai, Goa and...
  • Delhi throws open Mughal Garden to public February 7, 2009

    New Delhi: If you love flowers then the place to be in right now is Delhi. The lush Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhawan will be thrown open to the public for the next 30 days. The annual month long exhibition is a features flower beds laid out in intricate...
  • Mystery epidemic puts gharial on the brink June 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The banks of the river Chambal resemble a mortuary. Already on the critically endangered list, the Indian gharial is fighting a mystery disease. Over 100 gharials have died in the last six weeks. Well-known wildlife film-maker Naresh Bedi, among the first to reach the spot, was shocked at...
  • Oscars get truly global this year February 25, 2007

    New Delhi: All the world's a stage - Shakespeare might have said it centuries ago, but it's only now that the Academy for the Oscars is realising it. With African-American, Japanese, Spanish, Asian, Argentinean and Mexican Oscar nominees, never before has the list looked so diverse, as this year, with...
  • Reporter's Blog: Chasing crocs in dacoit land June 18, 2007

    I am here to investigate why the Indian gharial the top water predator of the river Chambal is facing extinction. ...
  • SIT: Gharial faces extinction | Blog June 18, 2007

    Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary (Madhya Pradesh): The Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) - a species of crocodile - is today as endangered as the tiger, maybe 20 times more so. Their numbers have shrunk from 1,200 in 1983 to an alarming 200. So what happened to the thousands of gharials that were...
  • Nooyi assures safety of Pepsi products December 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Referring to the clean chit given to soft drinks manufacturers by a government-commissioned study, PepsiCo President and Chief Executive Indra Nooyi on Monday termed Pepsi products as "safest in the world". Seeking to completely undo the damage done by a pesticide controversy, Nooyi said in a press conference in...
  • CEO Nooyi to diversify PepsiCo October 25, 2006

    New York: PepsiCo Inc's new chief executive, Indra Nooyi, said on Tuesday that the snack food and beverage company's diverse portfolio would enable it to extend its growth and that she did not see a need for any drastic shift in strategy. Nooyi spoke to analysts and investors in her first...