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  • '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...
  • Nearly 1/3 Lok Sabha MPs from 2009 have criminal records 12-03-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: In response to a PIL filed by Public Interest Foundation, the Supreme Court on March 10, 2014 directed that the criminal cases against MPs and MLAs should be completed within a year from the date of framing of charges by the trial court. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)...
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet 11-03-2014 02:16 PM

    A Sikh from Canada, Sarwan Singh, displays his 8.25 feet long beard during a news conference in Ahmedabad. Singh has his name in the Guinness Book of World Record since 2008. ...
  • LS polls: 1/3rd candidates declared till March 2 have criminal records 10-03-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: According to an official press release by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), one-third of the candidates announced by all political parties till March 2 have a criminal record. A total of 203 candidates were announced by various political parties as on March 2, 2014. Out of these,...
  • On its silver jubilee, Limca Book of Records celebrates Women's Day 08-03-2014 09:56 PM

    On the International Women's Day Limca Book of Records and CNN-IBN bring a special show on 'Empowering Women'. It's been been 25 years of Limca Book of Records celebrating India at its best. ...
  • Dehradun professor sets world record, delivers non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours 06-03-2014 08:53 PM

    A professor of a city-based deemed university set a world record on Thursday by delivering a marathon non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours at the varsity auditorium. 26-year-old Arvind Mishra, an assistant professor at Dehradun's Graphic Era University where he teaches Mechanical Engineering completed 130 hours of his lecture...
  • TN: Engineering students create record for making pollution masks 03-03-2014 05:59 PM

    Coimbatore: Students of a local engineering college on Monday created a world record by making 2,493 handmade pollution masks in 30 minutes. Three hundred students of the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology entered into the UK-based 'Elite World Records' on achieving the feat, for which they were awarded...
  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man 28-02-2014 05:59 PM

    A 111-year-old Italian has been crowned the world's oldest living man by the Guinness Book of World Records. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, has been awarded the title after officials checked his birth papers and marriage records. The Italian has been declared the world's oldest living man after reaching the...
  • Karnataka: Family of 13 siblings with combined age of 880 years claims to be world's oldest living family 17-02-2014 03:00 PM

    With a family of 13 siblings in Karnataka claiming a combined age of over 880 years, it has staked claim with the Guinness World Records to be the oldest living family in the world. 68-year-old Ramakrishna Manja, who is the eighth among the siblings, said Sunday he has approached the...
  • Tsunami centre can detect quakes within 10 minutes: Jaipal Reddy 10-02-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) is capable of detecting tsunamigenic earthquakes within 10 minutes of their occurrence and can disseminate advisories to authorities concerned within 20 minutes through various modes of communication. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, S Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Earth Science...
  • This McDonald's employee sounds like a recorded voice! 10-02-2014 02:18 PM

    There's a McDonald's employee who sounds exactly like a voice recording. You need to listen to this to believe that he's not. This hilarious talent may one day help him have a career in Hollywood. ...
  • MS Dhoni now Indian captain with worst away Test loss record 09-02-2014 11:05 AM

    India skipper MS Dhoni, the only captain to have won all three ICC limited-overs trophy to go with the Test mace, now holds the unfortunate record of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas. The 40-run loss to New Zealand in the Auckland Test on Sunday was Dhoni's 11th...
  • Lionel Messi assists keep Barcelona on course for trophies 27-01-2014 04:00 PM

    Lionel Messi has set the bar so high for himself that even a brief dip in scoring form immediately raises eyebrows but it also allows other aspects of his game to be recognised. The Argentina forward's incredible goals tally in recent years - he has netted 47, 53, 73 and...
  • RBI to digitise its old records 26-01-2014 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: To preserve delicate and brittle documents, the Reserve Bank will digitise old records running into 1.5 lakh pages and make them available online. The archival records of the Reserve Bank of India publications are in the form of books, bound volumes and accession registers. The objective is "digitising...
  • Man refuses to take bath for 60 years, says cleanliness brings sickness 20-01-2014 05:52 PM

    An 80-year-old Iranian man may have set a 'stinky' new world record - he has not taken a bath in 60 years because he believes cleanliness brings him sickness. Amou Haji, who lives in Dejgah village in the southern Iranian province of Fars, feasts on rotten porcupine and has not...
  • Bihar's 'environment friendly' Bhabua town to be declared 'Green city' today 16-01-2014 12:42 PM

    A Bihar town is painting itself green to send out an environment friendly message, an official said. Bhabua, district headquarters of Maoist affected Kaimur district, known for the Mundeshwari temple - one of the oldest centrally-protected monuments in the country - has changed as the facades of most of the...
  • New Dish Hopper setup can record 8 shows at once 07-01-2014 01:38 PM

    Las Vegas: Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once. The catch is that four of those shows have to be from the broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. The system involves Dish's Hopper digital video recorder and a...
  • Do India deserve to be the No. 2 Test team? 04-01-2014 09:49 AM

    This may sound a bit harsh but this question is not just a reaction to India's loss in South Africa. Indian players, batsmen in particular, did a good job in South Africa. A 0-1 loss against the formidable South Africa was not that bad considering that India were just getting...
  • Is Dhoni's unimaginative captaincy costing India Tests abroad? 03-01-2014 08:57 AM

    We have often heard people sing praises of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for what he has achieved as India captain over the years. And quite rightly so. The 32-year-old rose from oblivion to reach the top echelons of India as well as world cricket. In the last six years, Dhoni helped...
  • Dubai celebrates New Year with record setting display of fireworks 01-01-2014 08:03 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six minutes, with...
  • Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record 01-01-2014 05:21 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said on Wednesday. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six...
  • Shahid Afridi hails new ODI century record holder Corey Anderson 01-01-2014 02:36 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi on Wednesday hailed New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson, who broke his long-standing record for the fastest one-day century - but admitted he had never heard of him before. Anderson bettered Afridi's 17-year-old record by one ball, reaching the three-figure mark off just 36 balls against...
  • Fastest ODI hundreds in cricket history 01-01-2014 12:30 PM

    New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson scored the fastest one-day international century ever on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against West Indies at Queenstown to break the record held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi. List of the 10 fastest centuries in one-day internationals: 36 balls- Corey Anderson New Zealand vs West Indies...
  • New Zealand's Corey Anderson hits fastest-ever ODI century 01-01-2014 10:52 AM

    Queenstown: New Zealand's Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket - from 36 balls - as the hosts reached 283 for 4 from only 21 overs in Wednesday's rain-shortened third one-dayer against the West Indies. The young allrounder hit 12 sixes and four fours...