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  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh May 26, 2014

    Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh, is the lone representative from the state to be sworn in as Minister of State in the Narendra Modi government. 50-year-old Sai, a fourth time MP, represents Raigarh constituency. Sai, a tribal leader, was crucial in ensuring BJP's victory in Chhattisgarh Assembly and...
  • Kiren Rijiju, a youth leader from Arunachal Pradesh May 26, 2014

    From a grassroot worker to the post of BJP national secretary and now to Parliament, Kiren Rijiju, a youth leader from Arunachal Pradesh, has travelled a long way. Born in November 19, 1971 at Nakhu Village under Nafra circle in West kameng district, Rijiju is a firebrand young leader who has...
  • Sudarshan Bhagat, from a student leader to MoS May 26, 2014

    A Vidyarthi Parishad leader during undivided Bihar in the early 1990s, two-time MP Sudarshan Bhagat is the lone face from Jharkhand in the Narendra Modi government. The 45-year-old Bhagat, elected as MLA in the 2000 Assembly elections held during the undivided Bihar, became Minister of State in the Babulal Marandi-led NDA...
  • Upendra Kushwaha, an anti-Nitish force in Bihar May 27, 2014

    A former close supporter of outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Upendra Kushwaha helped NDA make inroads in backward castes voters in Bihar in the current Lok Sabha poll. Elevated to the post of Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly in 2004 in his very first outing as MLA from Jandaha...
  • VK Singh, former Indian Army chief now a minister May 27, 2014

    Controversial former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, who was made the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government, has somewhat of chequered past with one episode being a long unsuccessful battle with the UPA government over his age issue. Singh, 63, lost the legal battle over his age...
  • Harsimrat Kaur, Akali Dal's face in Parliament May 26, 2014

    Daughter-in-law of Punjab Chief Minister Parakash Singh Badal, Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal is a prominent face of the party in Parliament. Belonging to the powerful political family of Punjab, she was elected for the second time from Bhatinda Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections after defeating...
  • Uma Bharti, former Madhya Pradesh CM and Hindutva mascot May 26, 2014

    A firebrand leader and Hindutva mascot, Uma Bharti has always hogged the limelight whether she was with BJP or out of it. This is the second time that the saffron clad leader, often referred to as 'sadhvi', has become a Union minister in an NDA government. Raised by Vijaya Raje Scindia of...
  • Arun Jaitley, former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha May 26, 2014

    Few people in the central leadership of BJP could claim to have the ears of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Arun Jaitley can. Jaitley (61) defended Modi vigrously when future appeared uncertain for the then Gujarat Chief Minister following 2002 riots and played a crucial rule in his rise to the top...
  • Nitin Gadkari, former BJP president and an able administrator May 26, 2014

    Firmly ensconced as a key member of Narendra Modi's core group, Nitin Gadkari, who earned the distinction of being the youngest BJP president, is known as an able administrator with innovative approaches. A first-timer in Lok sabha, Gadkari, 57, has had a long innings in Maharashtra as minister and Leader of...
  • Rajnath's seamless journey from party President to Modi's cabinet June 14, 2014

    Rajnath Singh, the teacher- turned politician, is returning to government in a seamless journey from a party president, under whose stewardship the BJP has returned to power with highest ever tally. 62-year-old Singh, who steadfastly announced Modi's name as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate despite opposition from seniors like L K Advani,...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan, a prominent Dalit face of Narendra Modi government June 14, 2014

    A seasoned politician, Ram Vilas Paswan is credited with removing the tag of 'political untouchability' from Narendra Modi by being the first to rejoin the NDA which he had quit following the 2002 Gujarat riots. Known in political circles for correctly judging which way the wind was blowing, the 67-year-old Lok...
  • Twitter's new redesigned profile review: Bigger but not necessarily better April 25, 2014

    Now that Twitter is letting all its users get a feel of its new profile design overhaul, here is an updated version of the review that was first posted two months ago, when Twitter let only a few users test the new super-sized Twitter profile. In the initial review, I didn't...
  • Review: Twitter's new profile redesign is bloated but rich in information February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A few days ago Mashable assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted a major overhaul of his Twitter profile page and this morning it was my turn to be surprised with a super-sized Twitter profile. I would have thought it to be some CSS error, if I wasn't already aware...
  • Profile: New chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen November 23, 2013

    A grandmaster at 13 and a world champion at 22 - Magnus Carlsen certainly knows how to breach a fortress with carefully planned and timed moves, that take him to an unarmed King and his throne. With his victory over five-time world champion from India, Viswanathan Anand, in Chennai, the baby-faced...
  • Manmohan Singh turns 81: 20 Most hilarious tweets from detractors to PM September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced his decision to not celebrate his 81st birthday in the wake of the twin terror attack in Jammu, nothing can deter his detractors from mocking him. From observing September 26 as 'Maun Diwas' (a direct jab at his reluctance to...
  • CLT20: Chennai Super Kings favourites to win their second title September 20, 2013

    Despite their loss to Mumbai Indians in the IPL6 final and failure to bag their third IPL title, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will enter the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) 2013 as one of the hot favourites. The MS Dhoni-led side was the first Indian team to win the event in...
  • Navy Yard shooting suspect's past shows flashes of violence September 17, 2013

    Signs that Aaron Alexis had a violent streak surfaced at least as far back as 2004, when he removed a gun from his waistband, chambered a round and shot out a man's car tires in a burst of anger triggered by what he said was "disrespect." What drove 34-year-old Alexis, the...
  • Your Facebook posts hint at your feelings of self-esteem September 15, 2013

    Washington: People with lower self-esteem are more concerned with what others post about them on Facebook and continuously monitor their wall, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. However, users with higher self-esteem are more interested in adding information to their personal profiles on the social network, researchers said. According...
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad out to impress once again September 15, 2013

    After their spirited display in the sixth season of the IPL, the upbeat Sunrisers Hyderabad will once again look to impress their fans when they start their campaign in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20). Hyderabad finished fourth in the IPL 6 points table after being eliminated by Rajasthan Royals,...
  • Youth arrested for making fake Facebook profile of woman August 30, 2013

    Cyberabad Police have arrested a youth from Bangalore on the charge of creating fake profile of a city-based woman on Facebook and threatening her for rejecting his love proposal. N Santosh Kumar alias Kiran, working in a private company in Bangalore and a native of Pavagada in Tumkur district of Karnataka,...
  • Forensic experts explain how the dead will be identified in U'khand June 26, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Subhajit Sengupta speaks to forensic experts who explain how the dead bodies will be identified in Uttarakhand through DNA profiling. ...
  • LK Advani: The rise and fall of BJP's 'Loh Purush' June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: It's been a long and eventful journey for the Loh Purush (Iron Man). Lal Krishna Advani has held just about every position in the government and was responsible for building the party up from the grassroots. Today, as the Rath Yaatri of Indian politics resigned from all positions he...
  • Is Modi BJP's biggest strength as well as its weakness? June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: He has been called the "Hindu Hriday Samrat", "Maut Ka Saudagar" (Merchant of Death), Great Dictator and a "Polarising Politician" and yet Narendra Modi's election victories continue to pile up. The latest sweep in Gujarat by-elections has also bolstered his image as the supreme vote catcher - he...
  • Facebook may boost your self-esteem and affect your behaviour June 2, 2013

    Washington: Having a profile on the social networking site Facebook may help boost your self-esteem and even affect your behaviour, a first-of-its-kind study has found. A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances, researchers said. ...
  • Hyderabad: Youth held for creating obscene Facebook profile of a woman May 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: A youth from Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh was arrested on Sunday for creating a fake Facebook account of a female student and posting her morphed pictures, the police said. The youth, allegedly created a Facebook account of the girl and uploaded her morphed images along with obscene as...
  • Who is Femina Miss India 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon? March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The star studded night with some stellar performances by Bollywood actors made Femina Miss India all the more a memorable affair. With 23 beauties from across the country fighting out for the most coveted beauty pageant, it was Patiala's Navneet Kaur Dhillon who was crowned Femina Miss India...
  • 'Facebook profile may expose mental illness' January 27, 2013

    Washington: A person's Facebook profile may reveal signs of mental illness that might not necessarily emerge in a session with a psychiatrist, a new study suggests. According to researchers from the University of Missouri, the social media activity when used as a tool in psychological diagnosis can remove some of...
  • Mumbai: Minor arrested for making fake Facebook profile January 11, 2013

    Mumbai: A 15-year-old was arrested in Mumbai on Thursday for making a bogus Facebook profile of a model and demanding money from the people on the page of the social networking site, police said. He was arrested under the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology act,...
  • Haryana puts rapists' profiles on Internet January 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: Haryana Police on Friday began putting names and details of convicted rapists on a government website even as two youths were arrested in Jind district for allegedly recording and circulating the obscene MMS of a teenager. Haryana police have started a process to put names, addresses and crime details...