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  • Sun Pharma open to large acquisitions post Ranbax 5 days ago

    Mumbai: India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd will look at making more large acquisitions even as it winds up a $3.2 billion deal to buy smaller rival Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. The Ranbaxy deal, which closed on Tuesday, was the largest acquisition in the pharmaceutical industry in Asia in 2014, and...
  • 'Big Hero 6' named highest-grossing animated movie of 2014 March 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Big Hero 6' has scored a new achievement as it has been named the highest-grossing animated movie of 2014, taking in USD 620 million globally. The Oscar-winning movie earned a total of USD 221 million in the US alone, thus becoming Walt Disney Animation Studios' third biggest domestic release...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to reach All England final March 7, 2015

    Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships final after beating her Chinese opponent Sun Yu on Saturday. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-13, 21-13 in a 5--minute contest against the 18th seed. It was an impressive performance by Saina in her semi-final match as she got past Sun...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Against The Sun' and 'Coffee Bloom' March 7, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Against The Sun' and 'Coffee Bloom'. ...
  • Against The Sun' review: Little to admire in a film that is handsomely mounted but lazily scripted March 7, 2015

    Director: Brian Falk Cast: Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton, Jake Abel 'Against the Sun' is the latest entry in the 'ocean survival movie' genre, which includes such superior films as 'Life of Pi', the Robert Redford starrer 'All is Lost', and even the recent Angelina Jolie-directed biopic 'Unbroken'. Based on a true-life...
  • Nifty rises to record high above 9,000; Sensex at over 1 month peak March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Rising for the fourth session, the benchmark Sensex on Tuesday jumped 134.59 points to end at over one-month high of 29,593.73 and the NSE's Nifty breached the 9,000-mark for the first time on the back of foreign buying in RIL, Cipla, Sun Pharma and TCS shares. The Nifty, after...
  • Sun has maximum impact on climate when Earth is cooler March 2, 2015

    London: The impact of the Sun on Earth's climate has greater significance when our planet is cooler, a new study has found. An international team of researchers shows that, during the last 4,000 years, there appears to have been a close correlation between solar activity and the sea surface temperature in...
  • Mysterious plume on Mars could be cloud of ice particles February 17, 2015

    Washington:: A mysterious plume that appeared on Mars in 2012 can either be a cloud of ice particles or a Martian aurora, a team of astronomers have said. Amateur astronomers spotted the bizarre feature rising off the edge of the Red Planet in March and April, 2012. It looked like a puff...
  • Is the opposition to Surya Namaskar in schools justified? February 3, 2015

    After Madhya Pradesh made Surya Namaskar voluntary in schools, another BJP-ruled state has gone a step further. The Rajasthan government has made it mandatory for school students to meditate and perform the Surya Namaskar. ...
  • A new app that provides real-time sun protection advice February 1, 2015

    Washington: A smartphone app that provides personalised, real-time sun protection advice can improve some sun protection behaviour, according to a new study. The app provides sun-protection advice based on UV Index forecasts and personal information from the users, as well as alerts to apply or reapply sunscreen. The Solar Cell app was...
  • See: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory releases its 100 millionth photo of the sun January 23, 2015

    Washington: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has released a mind-boggling 100 millionth photo of the sun for public viewing.Using its Advanced Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument, the space-based Sun-watching observatory hit the photo milestone January 19, the US space agency said in a statement.The AIA uses four telescopes working parallel to gather...
  • SpiceJet extends flight cancellations till January 31 December 30, 2014

    Chennai: As it awaits the much-needed capital to come out of the persisting financial crunch, air carrier SpiceJet has extended its flight cancellations till next month, affecting at least 329 flights. This follows cancellation of over 1,800 flights, announced earlier this month by the Chennai-based airline,...
  • Sun Network COO C Praveen arrested in a sexual harassment case December 26, 2014

    Chennai: A senior employee of a private television channel was arrested on Friday following a complaint of sexual harassment against him by a former woman staffer, police said. A team of Central crime branch police officials arrested C Praveen, Chief Operating officer of Sun TV Network, from his home. "We have booked...
  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 December 25, 2014

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • SpiceJet presents revival plan to government December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling budget carrier SpiceJet has presented a revival plan to the government, which will be discussed with oil companies and banks before taking a final decision regarding the airline, official sources said on Monday. The airline's original investor Ajay Singh is in discussion with two US-based private equity...
  • Sathya Saran's 'Sun Mere Bandhu Re' is not a traditional biography maintaining linearity of the narrative December 18, 2014

    Sachin Dev Burman passed away in 1975 nearly four decades back. He was one of the tallest that the Hindi cinema could ever produce. Interestingly there aren't many books on him or his music - whatever are there are mostly in vernacular including Khagesh Dev Burman's Sachin Kartar Ganer Bhuban...
  • Sensex ends 68 points down; HPCL, BPCL slip 4-6 per cent on excise hike November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The market has ended lower. The Sensex was down 68.26 points or at 27940.64 and the Nifty slipped 25.45 points at 8357.85. About 1334 shares advanced, 1716 shares declined and 105 shares were unchanged. Tata Power, Sesa Sterlite, ONGC, GAIL and Hero Moto were major laggards. On the gaining...
  • NASA rocket to click 1,500 images of Sun in 5 minutes November 3, 2014

    Washington: A sounding rocket fitted with technology to gather 1,500 images of the Sun in flat five minutes is set for launch on Monday. Capturing five images per second, the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment (RAISE) mission will focus in on the split-second changes that occur near active regions on the...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from October 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna on Friday, said officials. "In view of the burgeoning crowds waiting to head home to...
  • Why Sun's corona is hotter than its surface decoded October 18, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have finally decoded why the Sun's million-degree corona or outermost atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface, which has baffled astronomers for decades. A team led by Paola Testa of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (CfA) has found new clues to the mystery of coronal heating using observations...
  • NASA findings brighten up Sun like never before October 17, 2014

    Washington: New findings by NASA spacecraft about how the Sun's atmosphere or corona or what causes solar winds that can impact technological infrastructure in space and on Earth has given the scientific community an unprecedented amount of information about our Sun. The new findings by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)...
  • Dark matter in Milky Way half of what was thought: Study October 10, 2014

    Melbourne: A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought. Australian astronomers used a method developed almost 100 years ago to discover that the weight of dark matter in our own galaxy is 800,000,000,000 times the...
  • NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun October 4, 2014

    Washington: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which keeps a tab on the sun 24 hours a day, has observed a snaking, extended filament of solar material on the front portion of the sun, NASA said in a statement.The SDO has observed the gigantic filament for several days as it...
  • Indian-American billionaire Vinod Khosla loses battle to keep beach private September 26, 2014

    Washington: Vinod Khosla, Indian-American co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has lost a court battle against a coastal protection group to keep the public out from a popular beach in northern California with the victorious attorney saying that "great wealth cannot be used to circumvent and ignore the law". San Mateo County Superior...
  • Asian Games 2014: Park against Sun set to light up pool, South Korea top table September 21, 2014

    South Korean sharpshooters snatched two early golds to put the hosts top of the Asian Games medals table on Sunday, but the highlight of the second day's action will come later in the pool when China's Sun Yang takes on local hero Park Taehwan in the 200 metres freestyle final. Sun,...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch September 19, 2014

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Taehwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Smallest known galaxy with supermassive black hole found September 18, 2014

    Washington: Astronomers led by an Indianorigin scientist have discovered a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest and densest galaxies ever known located 54 million light years from Earth. Though the black hole is five times the mass of the black hole at the Centre of our Milky...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • SD Burman wrote 'Yeh dil na hota bechara' after watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai': New book shares rare details from the musician's life September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hitandmiss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and return to Kolkata when he was persuaded by Ashok Kumar to stay back. Kumar was shooting for 'Mashaal' at...