Kids

  • Amber Heard encourages Johnny Depp to perform with rock band The Kids 11-04-2014 12:40 PM

    London: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp is reportedly planning to reform his old rock band The Kids, after being encouraged by his fiance Amber Heard. The 50-year-old star is apparently planning on putting his acting career on hold so that he can get back together with his former band, who he...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk 31-03-2014 01:02 PM

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours...
  • One Direction, Ariana Grande win at Kids' Choice Awards 30-03-2014 03:55 PM

    Reuters: The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon. Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in a river across the stage, everything and...
  • Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman's adopted son Connor says his relationship with Kidman is good 18-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Los Angeles: Connor Cruise says his relationship with his adopted mother Nicole Kidman is fine despite rumours that they were no longer close. The actress adopted Connor, 19, and daughter Isabella, 21, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, but she has been rarely photographed with the two since she split with Cruise...
  • A new app that helps parents communicate better with kids 02-02-2014 04:00 PM

    London: A new smartphone app that can help parents communicate better with their tots by offering them cues in real time has been developed. The smartphone-based system listens to and analyses the conversation between parents and their child. It then gives parents clinically relevant nudges to guide the interaction and...
  • Short film made by Mumbai kids to be screened at the opening ceremony of MIFF 31-01-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: 17 kids from 13 schools were trained to conceptualise, direct, shoot and edit a film of their own. And, now the young filmmakers are ready with their film, which will be screened at the opening ceremony of Mumbai International Film Festival. Activities around the festival began with a...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey 28-01-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: Only 50 per cent of the 35,000 seats reserved in private schools for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and the economically weaker sections were filled last year in the national capital, a survey done by an NGO has found. The main reason for the above was a lack...
  • 40 per cent parents learn how to use technology from kids 26-01-2014 05:51 PM

    Washington: Scientists have found that between 30 to 40 per cent of parents learn how to use the computer and Internet from their children. Researchers from University Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, conducted in-depth interviews with 14 parent/child sets and surveyed 242 parent/child sets. They found that youth influence their...
  • Eddy tablet for kids with drop safe bumper launched at Rs 9,999 22-01-2014 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Metis Learning introduced Eddy, which is claimed to be India's first Android-based learning tablet for kids, in India. Priced at Rs 9,999, the tablet is targeted at children aged between 2-10 years. According to the company, Eddy comes with educator-selected learning content, a kid-safe environment and high-quality hardware....
  • Apple to refund consumers at least $32.5 mn in disputed kids' app purchases 16-01-2014 11:00 AM

    Washington:/b<> Apple Inc will refund consumers at least $32.5 million to settle a longstanding complaint that the technology company billed US consumers for charges incurred by children through mobile apps without their parents' consent. Under the terms of the settlement, announced on Wednesday by the US Federal Trade Commission, Apple...
  • Why that tablet PC might not be a good gift for your 3-year-old 26-12-2013 01:49 PM

    New York: Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some paediatricians and other health experts worried. Since navigating a tablet generally doesn't require the ability to type or read, children as young as toddlers can quickly learn how to stream...
  • Video games boost social skills in kids 15-12-2013 11:39 AM

    Melbourne: Kids who play video games have better social skills, a new study has found. Research has found that games offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers, Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Mark McMahon, an expert in gaming, said. The key is to ensure the game...
  • Polio outbreak in northeast Syria risks spreading: WHO 29-10-2013 06:55 PM

    Polio has broken out among young children in northeast Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday, and could spread inside and outside the country, where civil war has led to falling vaccination rates. The highly contagious crippling disease, transmitted via contaminated food and water, can spread rapidly among...
  • Kids India 2013: The Toy Fair starts in Mumbai 25-10-2013 04:30 PM

    Mumbai: Kids India 2013, the Indian edition of the world's biggest trade fair in the toy industry started on Friday with a grandeur opening at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The exhibition will see a representation of more than 100 companies showcasing latest products and technologies till the...
  • I was so confused before I had kids: Reese Witherspoon 11-10-2013 03:41 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Reese Witherspoon, a mother of three, says that motherhood helped her in knowing herself better. The actress has a 14-year-old daughter Ava and nine-year-old son Deacon with actor Ryan Phillippe, and 12-month-old son Tennessee with husband Jim Toth. Femalefirst.co.uk reports that the actress told Elle magazine that...
  • Idol Chat: Tigmanshu Dhulia talks about 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' 03-10-2013 05:45 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia said that 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' changed his life. ...
  • School kids taking banned drugs to excel in sports: report 24-09-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: While Indian sports fight to erase the doping blot off its face, cases of school kids resorting to performance-enhancing drugs to excel in sports is on the rise, a report in the Hindustan Times said. The report in HT said the number of positive tests at school competitions...
  • Kid Krrish: Are you ready to meet Krrish's animated avatar? 18-09-2013 10:36 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan, who Tuesday unveiled 'Kid Krrish', the animated movie based on Bollywood movie 'Krrish', says the animated version is better than the latter. "The only difference between the two is 'Kid Krrish' is better than Krrish," Hrithik told reporters at the unveiling. 'Kid Krrish' will be premiered...
  • Samsung launches 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet 28-08-2013 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: Adding a new variant to its Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio, Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet built specifically for kids with the educational tools and safety features parents want. The tablet also offers parents the ability to select the apps they...
  • Indian school kids to design Android apps 25-08-2013 03:14 PM

    Bangalore: School students in the age group of 10-13 years will design mobile applications on Android platform in a countrywide contest. "Students from schools across the country will participate in the first all-India Android mobile applications (app) design competition," Global Discovery Academy's chief product officer Vipul Redey said here Saturday....
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices 24-08-2013 02:45 PM

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Apple asks developers to prepare for the new Kids category in the App Store 18-08-2013 11:38 AM

    Mumbai: Apple is going all out to please kids using the iOS platform with the new iteration of the operating system. With iOS 7, a new section will debut in the App Store, catering only to children. 9to5 Mac has reported that Apple is starting to send out reminder mails...
  • 42 per cent Indian kids under five years of age are underweight 09-08-2013 05:55 AM

    A total of 42 per cent children under five years of age in India are underweight. While in urban areas 32.7 per cent were underweight, in rural India the corresponding figure was 45.6 per cent, parliament was informed. Giving this information in the Rajya Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister...
  • Delhi helps Afghan teenagers acquire handicraft skills 12-07-2013 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi is helping Afghan teenagers, who want to move away from war, to acquire handicraft skills as an alternate profession. It is a three-month special skill development programme. One of the teenagers Pervez who lost his two brothers in the war does not want to serve the Afghan...
  • Any story should come from your heart: author Shuchi Naum 14-06-2013 05:19 PM

    Bugsie, a 10-year-old bunny rabbit, packs his backpack and runs away from home, scared and unsure of his destination. He has inadvertently created a big trouble for his country Macadamia, a country specially created for small animals and has put a question mark on his father's reputation. While on the...
  • Balaknama: a newspaper through which street kids tell their stories 10-06-2013 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: A unique newspaper called 'Balaknama' is brought out by street children. It publishes heart felt stories and editorials by children who work on the streets and in factories. Jyoti lives under a bridge at a bus stop in Delhi. A rag picker in the morning, she works as...
  • '80 pc migrant kids in Mahrashtra have little or no education' 09-06-2013 08:50 PM

    Mumbai: As many as 80 per cent children of migrant labourers in the state either drop out of schools or have no education at all as they get sucked into the labour workforce, a study released here Sunday reveals. According to the study by a noted NGO, while Maharashtra government's...
  • Video games may boost heart health in kids 20-05-2013 03:32 PM

    Melbourne: High-intensity active video games may improve cardiovascular health in children, according to a new study. While other studies have assessed children's energy expenditure and physical activity while playing active video games, this is the first study to measure the direct health benefits of high-intensity gaming on children's arteries. Researchers...
  • Mumbai: Three kids suffocate to death inside parked car 25-04-2013 10:40 AM

    Thane: In a tragic incident, three children, including two siblings, died of suffocation after they got locked inside a car parked at a godown near their house while playing, police said on Thursday. The incident occurred at Kalher village in Thane district. The deceased were identified as Dileep Amar Maji...