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  • Ghaziabad resident acquitted of rape charge after victim tells court 'sex was consensual' June 20, 2014

    A man has been acquitted of charges of raping and beating his girlfriend, whom he later married, by a Delhi court after she retracted her statement. The court freed the Ghaziabad resident while noting that the woman had deposed that physical relations between them were consensual. "It is clear that the evidence...
  • Russia pokes fun at itself by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in closing ceremony February 24, 2014

    Russia proved to the world it had a sense of humour by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In the closing ceremony, dancers mimicked the expanding rings of the Olympic logo. However, similar to what the...
  • The Veer campaign: Herself blind, Bertha creates braille code for Khasi language February 3, 2014

    52-year-old Bertha from Meghalaya was born with a failing eyesight which she lost completely while pursuing her masters in Bangalore. Bertha G Dkhar has created a braille code for the Khasi language - making her a visionary in the true sense. According to the World Health Organization almost 10 per...
  • Shweta Punj's 'Why I Failed' is more about success August 19, 2013

    In her debut book "Why I Failed," business journalist Shweta Punj interviews leaders from all walks of life - filmmakers, entrepreneurs, a fashion designer, an athlete - about how they handled a significant moment of failure in their lives. In this, Punj at first comes off as a latter-day...
  • Delhi and KKR bowler Pradeep Sangwan fails dope test July 18, 2013

    Sangwan, 22, plays for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy and has represented Kolkata Knight Riders during the last two editions of the IPL. ...
  • KKR bowler Pradeep Sangwan fails dope test July 18, 2013

    New Delhi The sixth edition of IPL, which was rocked by the spot-fixing scandal, has now been hit by a doping fiasco with Delhi and Kolkata Knight Rider's promising left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan failing a random dope test during the cash-rich league. Sangwan is only the second cricketer in the history...
  • British woman fails driving test for 105th time! November 6, 2012

    London: Third time's the charm? Not for this British woman, who managed to fail her driving theory test for the 105th time. The hapless motorist is believed to be UK's most incompetent candidate to date, according to data supplied by the Driving Standards Agency. The woman's latest unfortunate tilt at...
  • Chennai: Midnight bid to rob bank fails April 28, 2012

    CHENNAI: A midnight heist was attempted at the branch of a nationalised bank in Pallikaranai on Friday.  Police said that Punjab National Bank’s manager Ravi went to open the bank on Velachery main road near a private engineering college at 8.40am. Inside, he noticed that the grill of one of...
  • Narcissists aren't good leaders say study August 11, 2011

    Washington: Narcissists--people with excessive self-love are supposed to make good leaders, seemingly because of traits like self-confidence, authority and self-esteem. But that doesn't seem to be true, says a new study. "Our research shows that the opposite seems to be true," says study co-author Barbora Nevicka, a doctoral scholar in organisational...
  • GSLV engine ignited for a second: Scientists April 18, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: A team of Indian space scientists has established that the indigenously built cryogenic engine had ignited for a second during the failed GSLV mission on Thursday. "This took place for a second and then the fuel supply to power turbo got blocked. The (Indian Space Research Organisation) chairman and we...
  • Chandrayaan develops snag July 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The survey spacecraft of India's mission to the moon, Chandaryaan 1 has developed a navigational problem. Chandrayaan's star sensor has failed, creating doubts on whether it will continue to work for the next two years. The spacecraft which entered the lunar orbit last November can no longer...
  • Pakistan takes top slot among 10 failed nations June 29, 2009

    Washington: Pakistan, split in the middle with terrorist attacks and facing an economic crisis, remains among the top 10 failed states, says an index prepared by the renowned Foreign Policy journal. The country, placed ninth among all countries last year in terms of its overall achievement, has improved its position only...
  • Four girls attempt suicide after failing exams, 3 die June 1, 2009

    Lucknow: In an apparent suicide pact, four teenaged girls dejected after failing Class 10 exams allegedly consumed poison in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Three of them died while the fourth is in critical condition, police said Monday. "Four girls this (Monday) afternoon consumed tablets of Sulphas in the Vidhuna town...
  • Taare Zameen Par out of Oscars, no nomination January 14, 2009

    New Delhi: India's pride, musician A R Rahman may have just scored a Golden Globe but India's Aamir Khan starrer Taare Zameen Par has not been that lucky at the 81st Academy Awards. The much touted and acclaimed film Taare Zameen Par, directed by Aamir Khan has failed to make it...
  • US warned: next terror attack will come from Pak December 3, 2008

    Washington: Describing Pakistan as "the intersection of nuclear weapons and terrorism", a top US Congressional panel has warned that the next terror attack on America is likely to originate in its ally's tribal areas. While observing that Pakistan is a US ally, the commission on weapon of mass destruction (WMD) and...
  • Kerala's tsunami-hit hamlets complain of failed promises December 26, 2007

    Kollam: With increasing complaints of failed promises and frustration over slow pace of rehabilitation of tsunami victims, Kerala on Wednesday observed third anniversary of the tragedy that wiped out many villages, claiming 140 lives. While people in worst-hit Arattupuzha here observed the day as "deception day"...
  • 73-yr-old fails, vows not to marry June 28, 2007

    Jaipur: A 73-year-old farmer who vowed not to marry before passing his high school exams has failed to get through for the 38th time. Shiv Charan Yadav has been taking the exams - normally given to schoolchildren at the age of 15 - every year since 1969, without success. He was in...