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Terming the recent arrest of five Tamil Nadu fishermen in mid-sea by the Sri Lankan Navy as an “inhumane” act, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today urged the Centre to take up the matter with the highest authorities of the island nation. In...

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Yoga no religious activity, a global mass movement: Modi

Yoga is no religious activity and people must embrace it for better mental and physical health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday to mark the International Day of Yoga. Addressing some 30,000 yoga enthusiasts at the Capitol Complex, Modi also said that the UN-declared International Day of Yoga had become the biggest global mass movement. “Yoga is not about the other life....

Modi leads second International Yoga Day celebrations

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined over 30,000 people here for the second International Yoga Day celebrations as he pitched for treating diseases like diabetes through the ancient spiritual discipline. Modi, dressed in a white-coloured t-shirt and trouser along with a scarf, led over 30,000...

India’s first three women fighter pilots commissioned

Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh on Saturday were commissioned as India’s first three women fighter pilots. On completion of successful training at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad, the trio were formally commissioned...

AYUSH ministry releases song for International Yoga Day

The AYUSH Ministry on Friday released a Yog Geet (song) in connection with the celebration of the second International Day of Yoga. The three-minute-15-seconds song in Hindi, is written and produced by Deeraj Saraswat and has been voiced by Gandhar T.D. Jadhav and Gatha...

Salma Hayek’s husband is an ‘angel’

Salma Hayek's husband is an 'angel'

Actress Salma Hayek doesn’t go “very long” without seeing her husband Francois-Henri Pinault and has called him an “angel and a saint”. Talking about the 54-year-old businessman...

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‘Bajirao Mastani’ sweeps technical awards at IIFA gala

'Bajirao Mastani' sweeps technical awards at IIFA gala

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical love saga “Bajirao Mastani” has kept its golden run going at IIFA too. The period drama scooped the maximum awards in technical categories at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala here. “Bajirao Mastani” brought Bollywood’s talented trio — Deepika Padukone, Ranveer...

‘R.D. Burman a futuristic genius who knew pulse of masses’ (R.D. Burman’s 77th birth anniversary on June 27)

Over two decades have passed since the charismatic music director R.D. Burman ascended from the realm of the mortals to heavens, but his legacy continues to live on. He was a “futuristic genius”, who knew the “pulse of...

Some romance and plenty of career, happiness tips

Bury yourself in the difficult ardent romance of a young guy who falls madly in love with a married milph, explore the life of a TV journalist and cast an eye over some significant career and happiness tips. The IANS Bookshelf has some...

Hope more Indian A-listers take chances in Hollywood: Deepika

Many big Bollywood stars may have featured in Hollywood films, albeit mostly in small roles but actress Deepika Padukone, set for her international feature debut, hopes more A-listers from India now take the plunge in the west. Deepika...

British astronaut headed back to earth

British astronaut Tim Peake headed back to earth

Britain’s first astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is heading home following a historic six-month mission to the space station. A Soyuz capsule carrying Peake, 44, and two...

NASA to build electric-powered airplane ‘Maxwell’

NASA to build electric-powered airplane 'Maxwell'

In a move to achieve more efficient, quieter and environmentally friendly aircraft compared to a conventional one, the US space agency has unveiled plans for an electric-powered airplane designated as...

India ranks fourth in hacked servers: Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab researchers have investigated a global forum where cyber criminals can buy and sell access to compromised servers for as little as USD 6 each. The xDedic marketplace, which appears to be...

Smart light that tracks human behaviour

Using the power of the light around us, researchers have significantly improved an innovative light-sensing system that tracks a person’s behaviour continuously and unobtrusively in real time. The...

There’s a ‘fishy’ way to add years to your life!

There's a 'fishy' way to add years to your life!

You may want to add cold-water fish to your diet as a recent study has found that omega-3s can help reduce mortality. The meta-analysis supported a link between EPA and DHA omega-3 intake and a reduced...

Smartphone gazing in the dark can make you ‘blind’

Smartphone gazing in the dark can make you 'blind'

In a warning to those who sleep with their devices next to them, researchers have found two women who were affected by transient smartphone “blindness” – a condition where they went blind...

PM Narendra Modi announces two yoga awards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced two yoga awards – one international and another national – to be given away on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Modi said this while...

Yoga no religious activity, a global mass movement: Modi

Yoga is no religious activity and people must embrace it for better mental and physical health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday to mark the International Day of Yoga. Addressing some...