STREETS

  • Google appoints Morgan Stanley's Ruth Porat as new CFO 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Google has lured away Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, to be its CFO at a time when the Internet search leader and its Silicon Valley peers are under fire for hiring and promoting too few women. The appointment announced Tuesday fills a void that opened earlier this...
  • Gay-rights activist Harish Iyer, writes a heartfelt eulogy for the Park Street rape survivor March 15, 2015

    Gay-rights activist Harish Iyer, wrote a heartfelt eulogy on Facebook, for Suzette Jordan - the Park Street rape survivor who passed away on 13th March, of meningoencephalitis at a hospital in Kolkata. Iyer, who is a rape survivor himself, writes about what an amazing person she was, and how they...
  • Sona Mohapatra remembers 'brave' Kolkata rape survivor March 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Reminiscing about her meeting with the "feisty" and "brave" Park Street rape survivor, who died here of encephalitis, singer Sona Mohapatra said the news of her death is "upsetting, depressing and very heartbreaking." "Upsetting, depressing and very heartbreaking news. The feisty, brave and wronged Jordan is dead. Met her during...
  • Aamir Khan salutes Park Street rape victim's courage March 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Condoling the passing away of the Park Street rape survivor, who died here of encephalitis, a "shocked" and "deeply distraught" Aamir Khan said he was "overwhelmed" by her "courage to stand up against all odds". "I am shocked and deeply distraught on hearing that (the rape survivor) has passed away....
  • Why do we Momo? The snack that has become THE street food of Delhi March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Whenever you think in terms of street food in Delhi, there is only one thing that comes to you mind. Momo. Boiled, fried or baked in a tandoor, with a dash of red chili sauce, mayonnaise and a little chaat masala. And filled with chicken, paneer, mushrooms or...
  • Google allows armchair tourists visit Nepal's Everest region March 13, 2015

    Kathmandu: Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the toughest and most inaccessible places on earth, home to the world's highest mountain. The Street View project takes viewers into the heart of the stunning Sagarmatha national park, where...
  • Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor dies due to multiple organ failure March 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor died due to multiple organ failure on Friday. She was suffering from Encephalitis. The woman was raped at gunpoint in a car in the early hours of February 6, 2012, by five young men who picked her up from Park Street area. The police in its...
  • Tipu Sultan's arms and armour to be auctioned in London March 12, 2015

    London: A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the erstwhile King of Mysore, will go under the hammer in London next month. The items will be sold by Bonhams as part of the Islamic and Indian art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on April...
  • These Pakistani Bieber fans sing 'Baby' in the streets and it is just next level March 10, 2015

    Bieber fans, or 'Beliebers' can be found all around the world. But few of them are as majorly talented. These street singers from Pakistan sing the hit Bieber song 'Baby' and man, are they good! The had the perfect accent and they hit all the right notes. I'm no Bieber...
  • Delhi Government: Hawkers and vendors not to be removed February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief for street vendors and hawkers, Delhi government has ordered civic bodies and police not to remove them if they have been doing their business for years at a particular place. The government's move comes after several street hawkers complained to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Kolkata turns first WiFi enabled metro city February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The West Bengal capital, Kolkata, has turned into India's first WiFi enabled metro city. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday evening informed through her Twitter account. The CM tweeted "All my WiFi friends, I am tweeting using #WiFiKolkata. So proud to be first WiFi Metro city...
  • The Food Show: Street foods at home February 1, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Food Show', we tell you, how street foods can be recreated in your kitchen. ...
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry fined for failing to remove snow outside his home January 30, 2015

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined a penalty of USD 50 by the Boston City officials for not removing snow dumped on the side street in front of his house which was formed due to the massive snowstorm this week. The city officials slapped Kerry with a USD...
  • Facebook beats Wall Street's revenue targets in 4th quarter, earns 54 cents a share January 29, 2015

    Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 per cent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. But revenue growth was the weakest since the start of 2013, and spending rose faster. Facebook shares fell about 2.6 per...
  • McDonalds restaurant in Pune throws out street child, says such people not allowed, govt to probe January 17, 2015

    Pune: Maharashtra government will probe the shocking incident where a homeless child was thrown out of the McDonalds restaurant in Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet." Describing the incident...
  • Pune: McDonalds staff throws street child out of restaurant, says 'these kind of people aren't allowed' January 17, 2015

    Pune: In a shocking incident, a street child in Pune was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant when he entered to buy a Fanta float. The boy was accompanied by a woman to the restaurant, who later discussed the incident on Facebook. Describing the incident, the woman said that she along...
  • Police detain fourth IM suspect from Mangalore in Karnataka, explosives recovered January 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Police on Saturday night detained a fourth Indian Mujahideen (IM) suspect from Mangalore in Karnataka. Reportedly, the police have also recovered explosives based on the interrogation of the first three IM suspects. The three IM suspects who were arrested earlier by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bangalore Police...
  • David Cameron asks new Sri Lanka president to aid UN rights probe January 10, 2015

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has asked Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country. In his congratulatory message released by Downing Street, Cameron expressed hope that the issues of the past will be addressed. In his statement, he said,...
  • Three Indian Mujahideen operatives arrested from Bhatkal in Karnataka, may be linked to Church Street blast January 8, 2015

    Bengaluru: Three Indian Mujahideen (IM) suspects have been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bangalore Police from Bhatkal. A large cache of explosives, bomb-making materials, circuitry and incriminating documents have been recovered from them. The three are being interrogated and they may be linked to the Church Street...
  • Two Indian Mujahideen men arrested by Bangalore Police, may be linked to Church Street blast January 8, 2015

    Bengaluru: Two Indian Mujahideen (IM) suspects have been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bangalore Police from Bhatkal. The two men being interrogated may be linked to the Church Street explosion that had taken place in December last year. Sources said CCB has recovered largest cache of explosives, bomb-making...
  • Delhi elections: BJP to start nukkad natak from January 12, target 50 lakh voters January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when social media and integrated communication technologies are being used to reach out to voters, BJP will take to a more traditional medium of street plays (nukkad-natak) to woo voters, aiming at reaching out to more than 50 lakh people in the national capital. The...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio ushers in the New Year at St Barts; girlfriend Toni Garrn was nowhere to be seen January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted partying with bikini-clad women at the beach in St Barts last week. The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star hit the beach last week for a little partying with friends, reported E!Online. Dressed in colourful floral-print swim trunks and sunglasses, the 40-year-old star celebrated New...
  • 'The Wolf of Wall Street' most pirated movie in 2014 December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: American black comedy 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is the most pirated movie this year according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. The film starring Leonardo DiCaprio earned its place on the list of most pirated movies with 30.035 million downloads by Torrent users following its release last Christmas. Trailing...
  • Watch: Christmas through street kid's eye December 24, 2014

    When the whole world is busy in celebrations of Christmas there are few who can just look at the whole festivity. ...
  • You can now 'visit' Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, on your browser December 10, 2014

    Armchair travellers can visit the world's tallest skyscraper and inspect one of the largest shopping malls with the addition of Dubai to Google Street View, Google said on Tuesday.The online pictorial map of the city - the first from the United Arab Emirates to appear on Google Street View -...
  • Kerala: Kozhikode's 'Kiss of Love' protest fails to take off, police drag protestors December 7, 2014

    Kozhikode: The 'Kiss of Love' protest against moral policing on Sunday was marred by sporadic violence in parts of the city with those for and against it coming to blows creating a tense situation, following which police chased them away with lathis and took few of them into custody. About 20-odd...
  • Bengaluru street assault case victims reassured as police arrests six November 26, 2014

    The victims of the Bengaluru street assault case say that they feel reassured after the police arrested 6 people for stalking and harassing five women in the heart of city. The police has slapped charges of criminal intimidation and assault to outrage the modesty of women, which will at least...
  • Construction of Delhi Police's new headquarters likely to begin soon November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After much delay, construction of swanky new headquarters for Delhi Police in the heart of the national capital is likely to begin soon as the project has got almost all environmental and height-related clearances. The 18-storey complex, which will come up at Jai Singh Marg behind the Parliament...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Woman seen harassed on NYC streets in video gets rape threats October 31, 2014

    New York: A woman featured in a video in which she is harassed more than 100 times on New York City's streets said on Thursday that she has received dozens of rape threats after the clip was posted on the Internet and watched widely. The two-minute video posted on YouTube depicts...