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  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama wore a sparkly tiara with girl scouts who attended the annual White House science fair. The photo was taken in May but the White House photographer released it as a special Christmas treat. ...
  • Manchester City bullish after cutting financial losses December 4, 2014

    Manchester City cut their financial losses en route to the Premier League title last season, leaving the English champions to believe they will not fall foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations again. City's annual report published on Wednesday revealed a loss of 23 million pounds ($36.1 million) in 2013-14, substantially...
  • Financial Fair Play is a contradiction, says Jose Mourinho December 2, 2014

    UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules are "a contradiction" and only serve to protect big clubs with a long history of success, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho's club spent heavily in the close season to sign Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa but, after losing a number of players, had...
  • Man arrested for molesting at Delhi trade fair November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A 50-year-old man was arrested for molesting a young girl at the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) here, police officials said on Thursday. Om Prakash Jain, a resident of south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area, was arrested Nov 23 after he molested a female visitor in her early 20s...
  • Camel trading at Pushkar fair hits a new low, concerns raised over the declining number November 13, 2014

    Pushkar: For years, camels have been the main feature of the Pushkar fair. However, the biggest takeaway of the 2014 Pushkar Fair which recently concluded seems to be the declining numbers of camels spotted at the event. Photographers outnumbered the beasts leaving a question mark on the fair's identity centered...
  • Delhi Metro stations to sell Trade Fair tickets from November 14 November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start selling the entry tickets of India International Trade Fair for business days from November 14 and for the general public days from November 19. The business days for visiting the India International Trade Fair (IITF) are November 14-18 and for the general...
  • Delhi: 34th India International Trade Fair opens on November 14 November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the India International Trade Fair, 2014 on November 14 in which over 6,500 companies from India and abroad are expected to participate. "The 34th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Delhi University holds job fair for undergraduates November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Offering an opportunity to over 5,000 students to secure employment, Delhi University conducted a job fair for the students graduating in 2015. "Three companies came to hire around 100 students during the first placement drive of the session. 35 students have successfully secured jobs for themselves," JM Khurana,...
  • Uttar Pradesh determined to promote tourism: Akhilesh Yadav October 22, 2014

    Agra: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said his government was determined to promote heritage tourism in the state and develop infrastructure to accelerate growth in the sector. Yadav made the comment while addressing a function at the famous Bateshwar cattle fair, 70 km from here. He said the cattle...
  • ISL 'Fair Play Award' trophy unveiled October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As the popularity of the Indian Super League (ISL) continues to grow by the day, the event's 'Fair Play Awards' trophy was unveiled here on Tuesday. Standing at a height of two feet and designed in the shape of a gold-coloured whistle, the trophy is being presented by ISL...
  • 'Isolated Pakistan wants to bring Kashmir back into limelight' October 12, 2014

    Jammu: The recent breach of ceasefire by Pakistan was aimed at infiltrating LeT cadres into Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the polls and to bring Kashmir issue back into limelight, as the neighbouring country was feeling isolated with the growing clout of India in the international forum, according to security...
  • 230 Indian pharma firms in CPhI Worldwide fair in Paris October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 230 Indian companies are participating in the three-day CPhI Worldwide fair of pharmaceutical sector in Paris. The pharmaceutical trade exhibition was inaugurated by Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher on Tuesday. "The Indian pharmaceutical industry stands with the full support of the government of India. For instance,...
  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the worldrenowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the fiveday engineering fair in Germany to be held from...
  • 16yearold from Panipat's breathtospeech device takes him to Google Science Fair global finals September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: 16yearold Arsh Shah Dilbagi's invention is the only entry from Asia in the 15 global finalists at the Google Science Fair 2014. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that Dilbagi developed is called 'Talk' and can be used by people with developmental disabilities whose communication abilities are...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations. In a bid to improve the...
  • Rajasthan gears up for season of fairs and festivals July 13, 2014

    It's that time of the year again, and Rajasthan is gearing up for a series of annual fairs and festivals that draw a large number of visitors from across the state as well as the country and abroad. From last week of this month till the year end, Rajasthan will play...
  • Benefiting the unemployed, Uttar Pradesh government to organise job fairs July 8, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will soon organise job fairs across the state, Labour and Employment Minister Shahid Manzoor said on Tuesday. The state government is in the process of involving private players in the fairs, Manzoor told reporters on Tuesday. The result of such job fairs organised in the past has been...
  • Kanwar fair: Uttarakhand police seek adequate security in 6 states July 4, 2014

    With the annual Kanwar fair round the corner, Uttarakhand Police has sought adequate deployment of security personnel at sensitive locations in six states through which the 'kanwariyas' (Shiva devotees) pass. "This year, the Kanwar fair coincides with the month of Ramzan and participation by youth in the event is going up...
  • Watch: 'Absolut Kapoor' unveils at India Art Fair 2014 May 25, 2014

    India Art Fair is South Asia's leading art fair for modern and contemporary art from across the world. Absolute Kapoor is a work emerged as was the negative of a photo, is the chemistry between the different elements that redefine the relationships between object and transform, viewer, sculpture and space. ...
  • PSG, Manchester City face squad caps, fines over FFP breaches May 6, 2014

    London: Paris St Germain and Manchester City face fines of 60 million euros ($83.3 million) and limits on their Champions League squads for next season for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, a source close to the process told Reuters on Tuesday. UEFA said last week that nine unnamed clubs faced...
  • BJP appeals to EC to deploy adequate forces in east UP booths for fair poll May 2, 2014

    BJP on Friday asked the Election Commission to ensure adequate deployment of central security forces on all polling booths in eastern Uttar Pradesh for a "free and fair" election. "BJP very earnestly requests the Election Commission to deploy adequate number of central forces on all booths of UP's Poorvanchal region (eastern...
  • SpiceJet launches another limitedperiod low fare scheme April 30, 2014

    Nofrills airline SpiceJet on Wednesday launched yet another round of limitedperiod low fare offers to fill its seats for travel between July and September when air travel generally slumps. The allinclusive fares start from as low as Rs 1,899 and Rs 1,999 targeted for travel to some TierII destinations and eastern...
  • Left seeks EC's intervention in West Bengal for fair polls April 1, 2014

    Accusing Trinamool Congress of creating widespread fear psychosis through "terror and intimidation" in West Bengal, Left parties today sought Election Commission's intervention to ensure free and fair polls. A Left Front delegation, comprising senior leaders of CPM, CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc, met top EC officials here and said the commission...
  • Six people from UP go missing after a boat capsized in Bihar March 29, 2014

    Six persons from Uttar Pradesh have gone missing after a boat capsized in Karmanasa River near Khajuri Ghat under Nuwaon block, official sources said on Saturday. The boat carrying over 60 pilgrims was coming from Akhani village, where a religious Urs fair is going on, when it sank late night on...
  • Watch: 'Gore Gote', India's first testicular fairness cream, mocks the industry and our morbid obsession with fairness products March 18, 2014

    The pitch for fairness creams in India is a tad overdone. There are creams that allegedly help a woman not only hook a husband but also snag the best jobs in town. A father is seen despairing about his dusky daughter's marriage prospects as she stands in front of the...
  • Stand-up comedian Aditi Mittal's hilarious rant about why she can't be anyone's 3 AM fairness cream friend March 7, 2014

    Bad skin can be pretty traumatic. So when a close friend points out the dry skin on my nose, I spiral into a self-loathing because I have gleefully ignored the cleanse-tone-moisturise routine that screams from magazines all my life. My mother had given me some of the soundest advice on...
  • Licences of 60 fair price shops suspended March 4, 2014

    Licences of 60 fair price shops in four districts of Rajasthan was suspended after grave irregularities were found in their operation. A surprise inspection at 72 fair price shops was conducted in Karauli, Dausa, Sawaimadhopur and Alwar between February 9 and 18, ACS (Food) Ashok Shekhar said on Tuesday. Out of which,...
  • 'The Hindu' and Penguin: Unfolding of a protest February 16, 2014

    Like everything else nowadays, it started with a Facebook comment where Brinda Bose, who teaches at the Department of English, University of Delhi, suggested that this outraged lot could meet outside the Penguin stall and read out excerpts from books once banned. So a few students, unlike the mammoth number of...
  • New Delhi World Book Fair to focus on children's literature February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Literature for children is the focus of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which begins on February 15 with Poland as the guest country and participants from 25 countries aiming to promote the habit of reading. President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to inaugurate the 9day fair themed on "Kathasagara:...