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  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families 12-07-2014 08:31 AM

    Bihar government would provide three-decimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 2009-10, 2.21 lakh families have...
  • Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: 42 not out 08-07-2014 11:51 AM

    Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, who turned 42 on Monday, chose to keep his birthday a low-key affair, even as a large number of fans and school children gathered outside his Behala residence since morning to greet the former India captain. In fact, Ganguly returned from Singapore early this morning after attending...
  • Crime in Delhi in upward trend; 1,636 rapes, 517 murders 02-07-2014 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: Crime in Delhi saw an upward trend when it comes to incidents like rape, murder and abduction with over 1,600 rape cases reported in 2013, more than double the previous year. According to a report of National Crime Records Bureau, 1,636 cases of rape were register in the...
  • Lucknow school gets NGO status from UN 28-06-2014 03:47 PM

    A city-based school chain with over 50,000 students in its various branches has been registered as an official NGO of the UN, the school said on Saturday. Jagdish Gandhi, founder of the City Montessori School, told reporters that the school was registered with the department of public information of the...
  • Five-year old wonder boy breaks world record in limbo skating 25-06-2014 01:16 PM

    Bangalore: A little boy is playing in the fountain in Bangalore's Cubbon Park on a Sunday afternoon. He runs in circles around the fountain as his mother runs after him with a towel. Like most kids his age, he too loves all those things that children indulge in. Playful, naughty,...
  • Drug trafficking: Kanpur, Kota in the top 5 cities; Ranchi, Aurangabad least affected 23-06-2014 11:16 AM

    According to data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), out of over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, Kanpur stands at the second position while Kota is at the fourth spot. Citing comprehensive data available for 2012, the NCRB said Mumbai registered...
  • Guinness records mass recital of devotional poem 21-06-2014 05:51 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mass recital of 'Njanappana', a devotional poem written by the 16th century Malayalm poet Poonthanam, has found place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The event, attended by a total of 46,660, was organised by the state chapter of the Art of Living Foundation in front of the...
  • Stuart Binny breaks Anil Kumble's 21-year-old ODI record 18-06-2014 12:31 PM

    Mirpur: Surprised to find his name among the top-10 bowling performances of all time after breaking Anil Kumble's 21-year-old record, Indian allrounder Stuart Binny said seaming conditions played a huge role in his haul of 6 for 4 against Bangladesh. Binny's brilliant performance helped India defend a meagre 105 against...
  • 17-year-old enters Limca Book of Records for mathematical prowess 18-06-2014 07:55 AM

    A seventeen-year-old youth from a village in Madhya Pradesh has entered the Limca Book of Records by solving complex mathematical sums correctly in a very short time. Rishabh Kaneria, who recently passed his 12th std examination, told reporters here that he set a record by solving ten arithmetical sums which...
  • June: All-time maximum temperature records in major Indian cities 17-06-2014 01:24 PM

    The month of June is considered to be the hottest month of the year in many parts of India. This graph takes a look at the all-time high temperature records in major cities of India in June - from a scorching 48.9 degrees in Bikaner to a relatively cool 29.5...
  • Swiss man breaks world record for 8,000 m jump without oxygen 09-06-2014 12:35 AM

    A Swiss man set a new world record on Sunday when he leapt from a hot-air balloon from an altitude of 8,000 metres (26,200 feet) without oxygen, the ATS news agency reported. Remo Lang, 38, threw himself out of the balloon early in the morning and landed around 10 minutes...
  • Annu, Manju set marks but short of CWG qualification 07-06-2014 10:57 PM

    Lucknow: Annu Rani of Uttar Pradesh and Manju Bala of Rajasthan set national records in women's javelin and hammer throws respectively but both fell short of Commonwealth Games qualifying standards on the penultimate day of 54th National Senior Athletics Championships here on Saturday. Annu sent the spear to a new...
  • Manuel Uribe, the world's heaviest man weighing 560 kg, passes away at 48 28-05-2014 11:39 AM

    Manuel Uribe, the Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest man weighing 560 kg, passed away at the age of 48. He belonged to Monterrey, Mexico, and broke the world record for being the heaviest man in January 2006. Manuel had been bed ridden since 2002 and was barely able...
  • Two young magician sisters make it to the India Book of Records 27-05-2014 06:16 PM

    Mangalore: Two young magician sisters from the city have made their way to the India Book of Records. Anjana Malli (8) and Apoorva Malli (6), daughters of magician couple Rajesh Malli and Shubha Raj have entered the India Book of Records as the youngest magicians, renowned magician Kudroli Ganesh said...
  • Snapshot: Emma Watson graduates from Brown University; tweets selfie wearing black cap, gown 26-05-2014 08:06 AM

    Providence: It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson. The British actress best known as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown. Watson graduated with a bachelor's degree in English...
  • Popular comic Tinkle enters Limca Book of Records 22-05-2014 10:05 PM

    Mumbai Children's monthly Tinkle, from the house of Amar Chitra Katha, has entered the Limca Book of Records for being the 'only all-comic magazine for children . The June issue of the magazine has been dedicated to this record along with a double spread proclaiming the entry into the record...
  • Every third newly elected MP has a criminal background 18-05-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown. An analysis of 541 of the 543 winning candidates by National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)...
  • Typing a 25-word paragraph in 18.19 seconds teen sets Guinness record for world's fastest text 17-05-2014 01:34 PM

    Washington: A 16-year-old boy from Brazil has set the Guinness World Record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word paragraph in just 18.19 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho set the record on April 25 in New York City, however he was officially crowned the texting king...
  • LS polls: Record voting in Varanasi for epic battle 12-05-2014 08:48 PM

    Coming out in record high numbers to vote despite scorching heat, people of Varanasi today sealed the fate of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal in a fierce Lok Sabha battle, where their rival Ajay Rai of Congress landed in trouble after wearing the party election...
  • Brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Lionel Messi's Champions League record 30-04-2014 07:01 PM

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday broke the record for the most goals in a European Cup or Champions League season in his side's 4-0 semi-final second-leg victory over Bayern Munich. Ronaldo picked up his 15th and 16th goals of the campaign to help put the Spanish side into the...
  • World's oldest man dies in Italy at the age of 111 27-04-2014 02:34 PM

    London: The world's oldest man has died in Italy at the age of 111, just days before celebrating his 112th birthday, Guinness World Records said. Arturo Licata was awarded the Guinness World Records title of oldest living man on February 28, 2014 at the age of 111 years and 302...
  • Watch: Adrenaline pumping video shows French duo setting a Guinness record for the highest base jump 24-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Two French thrill seekers have now registered their names in the Guinness Book of World Records as they broke the record for the highest Base jump off the Burj Khalifa. Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen performed this stunt on 21st April between 6 to 9 am in the morning. This...
  • '14 of 238 candidates in Rajasthan have criminal records' 11-04-2014 12:14 AM

    Only 14 out of 238 candidates, who have filed their nominations for Rajasthan's first phase polling on April 17 in 20 Lok Sabha seats, have criminal records as per their affidavits. According to a report published on Thursday by two NGOs -- Rajasthan Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms,...
  • 40% of AAP candidates in the state have criminal records, 30% are billionaires 09-04-2014 08:46 PM

    Strange as it may seem, 30 per cent of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh are billionaires, while 40 per cent have criminal records against them. This was revealed in an analysis of candidates for the second phase by the...
  • 'Captain America' becomes box office hero; sets April records at USD 96.2 million 08-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Los Angeles: It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. The comic-book-adapted sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel...
  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' 30-03-2014 07:26 AM

    Coimbatore: A nine-year old girl from the city has been conferred with honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records University for her achievement as "the fastest to dismantle and assemble a laptop". The degree was conferred on P Adarshini, a fourth-standard student in Koilpalayam, last week in Ho Chi Minh...
  • Charlton urges Rooney to break his Manchester United scoring record 25-03-2014 08:10 PM

    Former Manchester United great Bobby Charlton cannot wait for Wayne Rooney to break his club goalscoring record. Rooney's two goals in the 2-0 victory at West Ham United on Saturday took his tally to 212, putting him third on the all-time list behind Charlton (249) and Denis Law (237). "I...
  • Obama to propose ending NSA bulk collection of phone records 25-03-2014 11:45 AM

    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official said on Monday. If Congress approves, the Obama administration would stop collecting the information,...
  • Sri Lanka shoot out Netherlands for record lowest T20I total 24-03-2014 09:06 PM

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka shot out a hapless Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever T20 International innings total, in a Super 10 match of the World Twenty20 with Angelo Mathews and Ajantha Mendis wrecking havoc with three-wicket burst each on Monday. Put into bat, the Netherlands could survive for just...