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From holding forth on Climate Change at international fora to becoming incharge of the more humble Human Resource Development ministry – for Prakash Javadekar the change has been sudden, despite his happy elevation as cabinet minister. On Monday, Javadekar,...

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Mahasweta Devi put on ventilator

Critically-ill veteran author and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Mahasweta Devi was on Thursday put on life support after her condition worsened, a doctor said. Suffering from various ailments, the 90-year-old has been undergoing treatment at a city hospital for nearly two months now. “She was put on non-invasive ventilation after her condition worsened. She is under constant observation,”...

156 evacuated from South Sudan reach Thiruvananthapuram

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One hundred and fifty six persons who were evacuated from South Sudan arrived on a special Indian Air ForceC-17 aircraft at the international airport here early on Friday. Among those rescued included 46 Keralites, two Nepalese nationals, seven women and three children. The remaining passengers...

Goa Crime Branch raids newspaper, printing press in illegal lottery case

In a late development, the offices of local English daily and its printing press were raided by the Crime Branch of the Goa Police in connection with an allegedly illegal housie lottery operation. According to Crime Branch officials, the raids were conducted late Thursday...

Order from Pizza Hut on Twitter, Facebook now

Pizza Hut has announced a new social ordering platform or “chatbot” which will allow conversational ordering of pizzas and other menu items on Facebook Messenger and Twitter. The platform, which will be available across Pizza Hut social media accounts...

Arjun Kapoor trained by NBA experts for basketball scenes in ‘Half Girlfriend’

Arjun Kapoor trained by NBA for ‘Half Girlfriend’

Actor Arjun Kapoor says that people associated with the popular NBA from America helped him fine-tune his basketball skills for the film “Half Girlfriend”. “In the book, basketball is a crucial element...

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Kamal Haasan hospitalized due to leg fracture

Kamal Haasan fractures leg, hospitalised

Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan has been hospitalised after he fell in his office and suffered a fractured leg here today.  A close associate of the actor said that the 61-year-old “Papanasam” star sustained a fracture on his right leg when he slipped and hurt himself at his office in Alwarpet this morning. “He has been admitted to a private...

‘Sultan’ earns Rs 150 million in Pakistan in five days

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer “Sultan” has earned Rs 150 million on the first five days of its release, setting a new record of doing the best business on Eid days. According to the Geo Films, the...

SRK wants Aryan to see old classics before entering B-town

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he has made a collection of some old classic English and Hindi films which he wants to show to his son Aryan, who aspires to enter the filmdom. Aryan would soon begin his formal education in films at a prestigious...

Ranbir, Katrina will together promote ”Jagga Jasoos”

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and actress Katrina Kaif will promote their much talked about movie “Jagga Jasoos” together. Gossip mills were abuzz that since Ranbir and Katrina have ended their long-term relationship, they...

Pokémon Go pips Twitter, Facebook in terms of daily users

Pokémon Go pips Twitter, Facebook in terms of daily users

The newly-launched famous Augmented Reality (AR) game Pokémon Go has overtaken Twitter in terms of daily users and has seen people spending more time on its app than on Facebook. Citing report from tracking...

Electrically-powered bicycle provides meaningful exercise

Electrically-powered bicycle provides meaningful exercise

If you find it hard to set aside time specifically for exercise, riding an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide you with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular...

Chinese Palace Museum gets its own mobile game

Chinese internet firm Tencent will launch a new version of its most popular video mobile game themed around Beijing’s Forbidden City — Palace Museum, under a deal with the management of the...

Talk to your shirt or blanket with smart sensors

What if your shirt or trouser can detect moisture in the air and gauge the outside temperature or your new-born baby’s diaper can alert you that it is time for you to change it? To make these thoughts...

Dangerous taiga tick found in Sweden

Dangerous taiga tick found in Sweden

The feared taiga tick, a parasite that can carry a dangerous form of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), has spread to Sweden, local media reported on Wednesday. According to Swedish Television, the range of...

Want to live happy, eat more fruits and vegetables

Want to live happy, eat more fruits and vegetables

Apart from reducing the risk of cancer and heart attacks, consuming up to eight portions of more fruit and vegetables a day can substantially increase people’s happiness levels in life, finds a new...

Kerala to be declared open defecation-free state in November

Kerala will be declared an open defecation-free state on November 1 this year, state Finance Minister Thomas Issac said on Friday. November 1 is celebrated as Kerala Piravi (formation) Day every year as...

Food insecurity predicts obesity for young women

Females are prone to obesity in early adulthood owing to prolonged periods of food insecurity and harsh parenting practices, suggested a study. According to the study published in the Journal of Adolescent...