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  • 'PK' surpasses Rs.25 crore mark on opening day, becomes the second highest non-holiday opening after 'Dhoom: 3' Yesterday

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan did it last winter with 'Dhoom: 3' and now with 'PK', the versatile actor once again seems to be setting the box office on fire. His latest release, which is riding high on word of mouth, has minted over Rs.25 crore in the domestic market on its...
  • Health paralysis hits the working young 4 days ago

    A major population in India today belongs to the working class, with over 45 percent people belonging to the age group of 22-35. According to experts and various surveys conducted, a trend of younger population getting hit by lifestyle diseases has been witnessed. With the epidemic of 'lifestyle diseases' hitting...
  • 'Kick' scored at the Box Office in an other wise low-lying year in Bollywood in 2014 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The year started on a positive note with young guns bringing in the moolah, but overall, 2014 has so far turned out to be a disappointing one for the Bollywood box office, say trade gurus, pointing out at how only seven of the nearly 180 releases surpassed the Rs.100...
  • Google to close engineering office in Russia: Report December 14, 2014

    Google has plans to shut down its engineering office in Russia amid a crackdown on internet freedoms and a law regarding data-handling practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal said that the internet search engine company might retain some employees to assist in sales, business partnerships, user support, marketing and...
  • Anil Kumar Sinha takes over as the new CBI Director, succeeds Ranjit Sinha December 3, 2014

    Newly appointed CBI chief Anil Kumar Sinha has taken charge. Sinha is a 1979 batch IPS Officer of the Bihar cadre and has become the first CBI chief to be selected by a PM-led panel. Anil Sinha was the special CBI director and succeeds Ranjit Sinha who retired on Tuesday. ...
  • Gmail users can now edit Microsoft Office files straight from their inbox December 3, 2014

    Google has added a new feature in Gmail that lets users edit Microsoft Office files that come to them as attachments in emails - right from the mailbox. The Gmail attachments now have an edit button that automatically converts Office documents to corresponding Google formats.With the new update, Google has...
  • Rising Corruption December 1, 2014

    Bhupinder Mehta turned CJ to expose corruption in the Ghaziabad Post Office. ...
  • Ferguson police officer who killed black teenager steps down November 30, 2014

    Ferguson: The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb has resigned, his lawyer said on Saturday, as activists set out on a 120-mile march to protest the killing and a grand jury's decision not to indict him. The resignation of Darren Wilson from...
  • James Joseph's 'God’s Own Office' demystifies the concept of working from home November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As far as I knew, companies in India were slowly adapting themselves to the global culture of working from home. In my opinion, working from home comes with its own pros and cons. At one point, you feel this is the best thing that could have ever happened...
  • Hindi not being used in government offices even after 67 years of Independence: Rajnath Singh November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Although three-fourth of the Indian people know or speak Hindi, it is ironic that the language is not used more extensively in official work, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday as he pitched for its use regularly in government offices. Addressing a function here to felicitate different ministries...
  • UP: Station officer beaten up by constable, his companions November 10, 2014

    Greater Noida: A station officer in Greater Noida was beaten up in his office by a subordinate. A constable from the Sikandrabad station is believed to have gotten into a heated discussion with the Station Officer regarding a recommendation - following which the constable, along with his companions, attacked the...
  • Odisha IAS officer arrested in recruitment scam November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The anti-corruption vigilance wing arrested an IAS officer on the charge of irregularities in the recruitment of Revenue Inspectors and Amins when he was collector of Balangir district. Debraj Mishra, who was placed under suspension in September last after prime facie evidences were received against him, was arrested from...
  • Twitter to open office in Hong Kong early next year: Report November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter plans to open an office in Hong Kong early next year to serve greater China and tap advertising revenue from Chinese companies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The office is set to open in the first quarter of 2015 and will mainly house sales staff, Shailesh Rao, Twitter's vice...
  • Microsoft releases Office apps for iPhones, iPads November 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favoured by many newer companies seeking success online. Give away a basic version of a popular service, and the world may beat a path to...
  • Microsoft promises to release a new version of its Office software package for Macs next year November 1, 2014

    San Francisco: After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year. Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year....
  • Government offices in New Delhi area to close at 2 PM today for 'Run for Unity' October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Government offices located in New Delhi's central area, including North Block and South Block, will be closed from 2 PM on Thursday till 9:30 AM on Friday in connection with the 'Run for Unity' to be flagged off by Prime Minster Narendra Modi. The buildings to be closed in...
  • Task Force on India Post to submit report by year-end: Centre October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Task Force set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to leverage post office's network in the country in a bid to enhance the role of India Posts in the financial inclusion, among others, will submit its report by the end of this year, a top government official...
  • Photos: Scooter breaks at work and incredible secret reading rooms: Inside a Google office in New York October 29, 2014

    Four years ago Google bought a giant building in New York City for $1.9 billion. The 111th Eighth Avenue, former Port Authority building, is spread over nearly 3 million square feet. Michael Peggs, an ex-Google employee, shared a video 'Google, I Quit!' on YouTube where he gave everyone a virtual...
  • 'Happy New Year' sets new record at Box Office, earns Rs 108.86 crore over the weekend October 28, 2014

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's big Diwali release 'Happy New Year' has set new record at the Box Office. The film which was released across a record 500 screens on October 23 is now Bollywood's biggest opener. The film, according to its makers earned Rs 108.86 crore over the weekend,...
  • 'My mother-in-law is hospitalised, I'll leave early': 10 excuses to escape work on a Monday morning after the Diwali long weekend October 27, 2014

    It takes a long time to shake off the hangover that comes with a long weekend. Every working individual can write essays on how Monday mornings are the worst few hours in a week and could even scrap the concept of Monday altogether. However, all of us still turn up...
  • Horror film 'Ouija' spells out win on the US and Canadian movie charts October 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK: "Ouija", a horror film inspired by the board said to contact the dead, haunted the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, collecting $20 million in weekend ticket sales and knocking Brad Pitt's "Fury" out of first place. Another new entry, action thriller "John Wick"...
  • Swimming pools, racing tracks, and driving ranges: 30 photos of the most extravagant corporate IT campuses in India October 19, 2014

    An engineering student's journey towards Infosys or TCS begins from the campus placement interviews. There are popular jokes and memes about most engineers eventually landing up at these two tech companies by default. But it's only when you enter these campuses that an engineering student realises all those sleepless nights...
  • Army officer goes missing in Spain, declared absconder October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Forces officer, who was serving as an Aide de Camp (ADC) to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, has been declared an "absconder" by the Indian Army after he went missing while on a vacation in Spain in August. Army sources said that Major Sharyf Bhonsle had gone to...
  • Mysore: Female IAS officer attacked after government official's alleged suicide October 16, 2014

    Mysore: In a shocking incident in Mysore, a female IAS officer was attacked after an employee was found dead. The attacked officer, Rashmi Mahesh, is the Director-General of the Administrative Training Institute. She was attacked by a group over the suicide of an employee. The group claimed that the employee...
  • Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif's 'Bang Bang!' crosses Rs.150 crore in India October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The out-and-out entertainer 'Bang Bang!' has flown past the Rs.150-crore mark in India. The Siddharth Anand-directorial's collection stands at Rs.154.68 crore nett (approximately Rs.221 crore gross) and the total worldwide collection soars to Rs.290.97 crore gross, read a statement. Released Oct 2, 'Bang Bang!' collected $11.3 million (Rs.70 crore) in...
  • Jayalalithaa's health condition as usual is good: Jail officer October 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's health condition is "as usual good", a top police officer said on Wednesday, a day after Karnataka High Court rejected her bail plea in the disproportionate assets case. "Jayalalithaa's health condition as usual is good," Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) K V Gagandeep said. The...
  • 'Bang Bang' outshines actor Shaan's 'Operation 021' in Pakistan October 8, 2014

    Karachi: Bollywood's latest blockbuster 'Bang Bang' has outgunned the much hyped Pakistani film 'Operation 021' during the Eid holidays with exhibitors being forced to take down the local offering from single screen cinemas after adverse reactions from the audience. 'Operation 021', which stars Pakistani superstar Shaan, was expected to emulate the...
  • Ten IAS officers transferred in Bihar in an administrative reshuffle October 7, 2014

    Patna: In a minor administrative reshuffle, the Bihar government transferred eight IAS officials and released two others for Central deputation, an official notification said. Sunil Kumar, who is an additional member of the Revenue Board with additional charge of inter-departmental enquiry commissioner, has made posted as Munger Divisional Commissioner and...
  • Don't want to go to work? Post a 'sick selfie' to get a leave from office! October 7, 2014

    New York: Not feeling like going to office? Post a "sick selfie" to prove to your boss that you are not feeling well. According to a survey, more people are posting images pretending to be unwell with the Twitter hashtag #sickieselfie. "Showing off a hangover and to prove illness to friends or...
  • Andhra CM Naidu gets office four months after he assumed charge October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Four months after he assumed charge, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday finally got an office to function from. On the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dasami, Naidu formally stepped into his official chamber on the 8th floor of L Block in the AP Secretariat amid Vedic chants....