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  • Yahoo bolsters local search with Zofari recommendation app 1 week ago

    New York: Yahoo said Tuesday it was bolstering its local search capabilities by absorbing the team from the smartphone recommendation app Zofari. "Zofari and Yahoo share a common goal to make the world an easier place to explore for as many people as possible," California-based Yahoo said in an email. "We're thrilled...
  • 'Gap widening between Muslims, advantaged sections in education' March 1, 2014

    The gap between Muslims and the advantaged sections of Indian society in the field of education has been widening since the 80s, according to a report presented at a seminar at Aligarh Muslim University. In the paper presented today at the seminar on 'Traditional versus Modern education in Muslims', chairman of...
  • 10 books actress Gul Panag loves and wants you to read February 19, 2014

    If you have lauded Gul Panag for her acting prowess, you'll also admire her for the books she loves reading. When we asked Gul, also a winner of the Miss India title (1999), she named 'The Prodigal Daughter', 'Love in the Time of Cholera', 'The White Tiger' as her favourite...
  • 10 books actor Manoj Bajpayee loves and wants you to read February 13, 2014

    Ever wondered what books movie stars read and who their favourite authors are? We asked actor Manoj Bajpaye, a veteran of critically acclaimed films such as 'Satya', 'Pinjar' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', what his favourite books were. Among Manoj's list were 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Midnight's Children'. Let's share the...
  • CVC, Centre at loggerheads over appointment of CBI Additional Director February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government and the Central Vigilance Commission are once again at loggerheads over a high profile appointment, this time in the CBI. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the CVC will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that it does not recognise the appointment of Archana Ramasundram as the CBI's...
  • Sports Ministry recommends Dhyan Chand, not Tendulkar, for Bharat Ratna July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The sports ministry recommended hockey legend late Dhyan Chand over cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar for the Bharat Ratna saying it was a logical choice. The ministry had to name only one sportsperson for the Bharat Ratna to the Prime Minister's Office for the highest civilian award and for them...
  • Facebook bug exposes phone numbers, email addresses of 6 million users June 22, 2013

    California: Facebook says a bug in its system caused 6 million users' contact information to be inadvertently exposed. The social media company said Friday that a bug led to users' contact information, such as email addresses or phone numbers, to be accessed by other users who either had some contact information...
  • Amazon plans to buy book recommendations site Goodreads March 30, 2013

    New York: Amazon.com Inc said it plans to acquire the book recommendation website, Goodreads. In buying Goodreads, Amazon gets a community of bibliophiles primed to buy and recommend books - one of its key areas of business. "Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss books and, with Kindle,...
  • Justice Verma panel's recommendations mark a true shift in the paradigm: Kavita Krishnan January 25, 2013

    Will Justice Verma panel's recommendations go a long way in ensuring gender justice? Women's rights crusader Kavita Krishnan shared her perspective on this subject with IBNLive readers. Q. How will you consider cyber stalking as an offence... means if a person sends a friends request to anyone, will you consider it...
  • UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam: Recommended books July 16, 2012

    Paper I: General Studies 1. History (Indian History and Indian National Movement) Essential: a. NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII b. Modern India by Bipin Chandra Additional: History of Modern India by A.C Banerjee 2. Geography (Indian and World Geography) Essential: a. NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII b. General Principals of World Geography by Charles Farro c. School Atlas Additional:...
  • BCCI set to ratify domestic cricket suggestions July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI working committee will meet here Monday to discuss and ratify the technical committee's recommendations for overhauling domestic cricket. The technical committee headed by Sourav Ganguly and the special committee comprising of another former captain Anil Kumble, among others, had recommended some sweeping changes in the domestic cricket...
  • Will BCCI recommendations help domestic setup? June 13, 2012

    In February, the technical committee – note the flatness of that first word – of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met inside the corridors of Indian cricket's headquarters in Mumbai for a session that carried plenty of importance in these times of Twenty20 bonanzas. The agenda...
  • Do away with Duleep, Deodhar trophies: Chopra February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes that "meaningless" tournaments like Duleep and Deodhar trophies should be done away with to improve the domestic cricket structure of the country. Chopra, who is a key member of Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan, also advocated the need to introduce points for batting and...
  • DVD recommendation: 'The kid stays in the picture' July 23, 2011

    The Kid Stays in the Picture is a captivating documentary that places a revealing camera into the life of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans, and has him narrate his acclaimed biography in a gravelly-low, matter-of-fact tone. It's a tale of enterprise, relationships, scandals and tragedy, yet what this film beautifully...
  • India tweaks navy's rules for combating pirates March 11, 2011

    New Delhi: India, making all out efforts to seek the safe release of 53 sailors held by Somali pirates, on Friday also tweaked its navy's rules of engagement against pirates in the Indian Ocean, widening the scope of its offensive operations but within the framework of international laws of the...
  • Nandan Nilekani, Aravind Adiga top bestseller lists December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Corporate honcho Nandan Nilekani's Imagining India dominates non-fiction this week while Aravind Adiga's White Tiger continues to roar on the top two slots in the fiction category of bestsellers. That is something for India to smile about as terror has sapped away enthusiasm. The top 10 in the...
  • UPA readies for polls, takes action on Sachar report September 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The UPA Government's preparations are going on backstage as the snap polls loom large. The action-taken report on the Sachar Panel recommendations was presented in Parliament clearly with an eye on the minority vote bank. With the possibility of a mid-term election looming large, the UPA government is...
  • Centre unveils plan on Sachar report May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday spelt out its action plan on the Sachar Committee recommendations, a day after the Union Cabinet approved the report. Explaining the government's proposed action plan on the recommendations, the Government said targeted intervention was proposed for the improvement of basic amenities and to create employment...
  • Why politicos are cops' best friend June 18, 2007

    Mumbai: A police force that eats out of politicians' hands is a hard reality in Maharashtra today. Startling details have emerged in response to an RTI application filed by activist Shailesh Gandhi, which say politicians have a hand in the lives of hundreds of policemen in the state. In fact, Maharashtra politicians...
  • Sachar report to be enforced in toto December 28, 2006

    New Delhi: The debates and Opposition offensive over the Sachar Committee report fails to deter the Union Government from its ‘resolve’ to go ahead with the recommendations of the panel, which was formed to study the socio-economic status of Muslims in the country. Among other things, the Sachar Panel has advocated...
  • RBI asks states to publish liability data October 13, 2006

    Mumbai: In a bid to bring about fiscal discipline in states, a RBI working group on Thursday came out with far reaching recommendations including mandatory publishing of information regarding their liabilities in the budget. In its report, the working group said that the state government budget documents should give total...