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  • PM Modi completes 1 month in office, says he didn't enjoy a honeymoon period June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modiled NDA government which came to power with a thumping win completes one month in office on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose first month in office has drawn applause and criticism as well, wrote a blog where in he thanked the general public for reposing...
  • Core infrastructure growth jumps to 8 per cent in September October 31, 2013

    Eight core infrastructure sectors that include power, coal, steel and cement, posted an impressive 8 percent growth in September, government data showed on Thursday. Electricity generation that has 10.32 percent weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered a growth of 12.6 percent during the month under review, data released...
  • My book was inspired by my travels around India: Alex Rutherford July 12, 2013

    This is the fifth in a series of novels about the ruthless warrior emperors who ruled much of central Asia through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Moghul emperors are still bloodthirsty and entirely ruthless; they control a quarter of the world's population and have wealth beyond imagining. But this...
  • Vodafone seeks allotment of spectrum for 14 circles won in November February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Alleging delay in allocation of airwaves, Vodafone India has asked government to "immediately allot spectrum" for 14 circles secured in the November 2012 auction for which it has already made required payments. The company has also sought clarification if the 20year licence period will commence from date of...
  • Facebook stock jumps as as lockup period expires November 15, 2012

    San Francisco: Shares of Facebook Inc jumped as much as 11.2 per cent on Wednesday, even as the biggest block of shares held by insiders became eligible for sale for the first time since the social media company's disappointing debut in May. Facebook shares were up 8.8 per cent at...
  • Colonial period's archival information now online November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Looking for an online archive of primary research material on South Asia? Now, here's a resource to uncover the history of the region with digital access to over five million pages of primary and secondary sources. Named South Asia Archive, the resource spanning from 1750s to 1950s brings together...
  • Facebook shares fall as lockup period expires November 1, 2012

    San Francisco:<?b> Facebook Inc shares fell nearly 4 per cent in busy trade on Wednesday as the company allowed employees to start selling roughly 230 million shares less than six months after its rocky market debut. The world's largest social network waived a provision that prevented employees from selling shares...
  • Kochi Metro safety: DMRC guarantee period limited August 23, 2012

    Bagging unfettered rights on the proposed Kochi Metro Rail project, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has deftly incorporated a clause wherein the responsibility for safety shall be restricted to the day of handing over of the project with a current outlay of Rs 4,238 crore.The draft agreement submitted to the...
  • Does Hollywood trivialize menstruation? July 13, 2012

    Sydney: Hollywood culture trivializes menstruation, raising concerns about whether it is frightening girls into believing the experience is worse than the reality, according to a study. Researcher Lauren Rosewarne, from the Melbourne University's School of Social and Political Sciences, analyzed hundreds of representations of menstruation in film and TV. "The presentation...
  • England extend qualifying period for overseas players April 30, 2012

    London: England, who regularly include several overseasborn cricketers in their Test team, have extended the qualifying period for players from four to seven years. Players who start living in England or Wales after their 18th birthday will now need to complete a residence period of seven consecutive years, the England and...
  • Periodic Table etched on professor's hair! December 23, 2010

    London: Scientists have written, on a strand of human hair, what they believe is the world's smallest periodic table showing the power of nanowriting. Experts at Nottingham University created the table, which is so small that one million of them could be replicated on a standard PostIt note, using a...
  • Picasso masterpiece auctioned in Britain June 25, 2010

    London A masterpiece from Picasso's "blue period" sold for 34.7 million pounds ($51.8 million) at a major auction of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie's in London Wednesday. The 1903 painting, Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto, had been expected to fetch between 30 and 40 million pounds at the evening...
  • Abhi's 'Khelein Hum...' to release on Dec 3 April 24, 2010

    Ashutosh Gowariker's forthcoming period thriller Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey will have a worldwide release on Dec 3 and the producers describe this Abhishek Bachchan starrer as an 'inspirational movie'. The film is jointly produced by Sunita A. Gowariker, Ajay Bijli and Sanjeev Bijli and presented by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt....
  • Growth to pick up from Oct, no deflation: Govt March 21, 2009

    New Delhi: India's economic growth will start picking up from October as government stimulus measures kick in and fears of deflation were unfounded, a junior finance minister said on Friday. Pawan Kumar Bansal said the cumulative impact of last year's pay hike for government employees, a rural job scheme...
  • Why your girlfriend, wife has mood swings October 27, 2008

    You have probably seen her happy one second and cranky the next, at least 132 times, in the same day. Yes, it is that time of the month again. She is going through PMS (Pre Menstrual Stress) or as it is for many men, Please Make Sense. Don't Panic....
  • Mad Men, John Adams make Emmy record book September 22, 2008

    Los Angeles: Two period dramas set 200 years apart in American history Mad Men and John Adams claimed a place in the Emmy record books on Sunday while a satire of network TV itself, 30 Rock, dominated the comedy side of the awards. Mad Men, the critically acclaimed...
  • Nano effect: Big waiting period for small car January 16, 2008

    New Delhi: After the hype and frenzy over Tata Nano, now the dampener. Tata Motors' Rs 1 lakh car is seen to be creating such a huge demand that experts feel the waiting period for a Nano may go up to at least one year when it actually hits the market...
  • US FDA approves 'no period' pill May 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Can woman imagine a world without PMS, without cramps and without periods? There is news that could actually be a medical breakthrough. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved an oral contraceptive, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' pill Lybrel for continuous use. And the pill is expected to...
  • Elementary change in periodic table October 19, 2006

    Moscow: Russian and US chemists have added element number 118 to the Periodic Table at Russia's Dubna Institute of Nuclear Research. Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency reported that sources told the Voice of Russia that it only appears in lab conditions for a few seconds by "bombarding" Californium with calcium ions. Elements...
  • Inauspicious week lulls Congress September 19, 2006

    New Delhi: In the uncertain world of politics, no one is willing to take any chances. Certainly not the Congress, which knows that the rug can be pulled from under its feet by its coalition partners. The party has postponed key decisions because the present period is considered to be...