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16 hours ago
Prosenjit's priority changed from 'screen time to substance'

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) National Award-winning Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee says he is more interested in being a part of content-driven films where his role offers more substance than the length of his screen presence. He won the Best Actor award at the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018 on Saturday for his work in the film Mayurakshi. The story of the film revolves around the journey ...

2 days ago
For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper

For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening. They must be wondering what could have gone wrong when the BJP was looking forward to not only a comfortable victory in 2019 but was also planning to celebrate the 75th year of India's independence in 2022. The talk...

3 days ago
Delhi Lit Fest returns with diverse speakers

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The sixth edition of the three-day Delhi Literature Festival is all set to kick off from February 23 at Dilli Haat. Featuring a diverse mix of writers of commercial and literary books, the upcoming literary gathering promises to be a lively affair for book lovers in the national capital. We are delighted to come up with the sixth edition of Delhi Literature Festi...

5 days ago
BJD will win Bijepur by-poll by good margin: Naveen

Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday expressed confidence that his party will win the by-election for the Bijepur Assembly seat by a good margin. Our development works and several welfare schemes will work for us and the ruling party will win the Bijepur by-poll with a good margin, said Patnaik while leaving for ...

5 days ago
Rohit reveals reason for quiet century celebration

Port Elizabeth, Feb 14 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma revealed the reason for his quiet celebration despite having slammed a century in the fifth One Day International match against South Africa here. Rohit, who was involved in two run outs, that of skipper Virat Kohli and middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, said two batsmen before him were run out so the pressure had mounted on him t...

5 days ago
Rohit reveals reason for quite century celebration

Port Elizabeth, Feb 14 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma revealed the reason for his quite celebration despite having slammed a century in the fifth One Day International match against South Africa here. Rohit, who was involved in two run outs, that of skipper Virat Kohli and middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, said two batsmen before him was run out so the the pressure had mounted on hi...

5 days ago
Abducted kid's body found in Bihar, one arrested

Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) A five-year-old boy, who was abducted two days ago, was found dead on Wednesday in a village near Patna, police said, adding that a woman was arrested in the case. Shivam Kumar was abducted from Hulasitola village by a neighbour on Monday when he was playing. The child was later killed. His body was found in a drain outside the village on Wednesday, police said. <...

6 days ago
Rohit, Kuldeep guide India to unprecedented series win in South Africa

Port Elizabeth, Feb 14 (IANS) India clinched their maiden ODI series win on South African soil, taking an unbeatable 4-1 lead after outclassing the hosts by 73 runs in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) at the St. George's Park here on Tuesday. Opener Rohit Sharma led the tourists striking his 17th ODI century before chinaman Kuldeep Yadav returned figures of 4/51 to bowl the Proteas ...

6 days ago
Centurion Rohit guides India to challenging 274/7 in 5th ODI

Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Feb 13 (IANS) Opener Rohit Sharma scored his maiden century on South African soil as India posted 274/7 against the Proteas in the fifth One-Day International at the St. George's Park here on Tuesday. Rohit (115) who notched up his 17th ODI century hit 11 boundaries and four sixes in his 126-ball innings. It was also his second ton against South Africa, the...

6 days ago
New cancer-fighting nanorobots to shrink tumours

New York, Feb 13 (IANS) In a major advancement in nanomedicine, an international team of scientists has successfully programmed nanorobots for the first time in mammals, that potentially shrinks tumours by cutting off their blood supply. Each nanorobot is made from a flat, rectangular DNA origami sheet that is 90 nanometres by 60 nanometres in size. Once bound to the tumour bloo...

7 days ago
Two students mowed down by train while clicking pictures

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) Two college students died and another was critically injured after getting hit by a local train while clicking pictures standing on the railway track in Kolkata on Monday afternoon, the Railway Police said. Two boys have died after getting hit by a moving local train between Dumdum and Belgharia railway station in north 24 Parganas district at around 1 p.m. on Mond...

7 days ago
Warner given mini-break before New Zealand trip

Melbourne, Feb 12 (IANS) David Warner, Australia's stand-in captain for the triangular Twenty20 International series, was on Monday given a mini-breather before the Kangaroos' next encounter against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday. The remainder of the T20I squad will head to New Zealand on Tuesday, but Warner, who was on Monday crowned as Australia's ODI Player of the Year, is flying ...

8 days ago
Kohli-Shastri combine could do well with Dravid inputs

Rahul Dravid is the man Indian cricket is looking at today. Never has a coach of the junior India team received so much attention as he is getting after India won the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. A victorious team will have a lot to talk about its success just as a losing team has in trotting out excuses. That's the difference between the Dravid-inspired India juniors and the senio...

9 days ago
Novel tool may identify drugs for asthma, hypertension

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that could evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, such as asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy. According to the researchers, the tool named fluorescently labeled elastomeric contractible surfaces (FLECS) can measure the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster th...

9 days ago
With his Parliament speech, Modi undermined his own case

There are three aspects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in parliament -- which was probably his most combative in recent times -- that deserve attention. First and foremost is the undeniable fact that he is today by far the most effective speaker in Indian politics. His oratory has the potential, therefore, of carrying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) well ahead of the others.

14 days ago
Doritos to launch ladies' crisps

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Bosses at tortilla chips maker Doritos have revealed they are to launch a new lady-friendly version of the snack which are quieter to eat and a lot less messy. Women's campaigners though have slammed the unusual move as a tired gender stereotype, media reports said. It's not a male and female as much as 'are there snacks for women that can be designed and p...

14 days ago
Doritos to launch ladies' crisps

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Bosses at tortilla chips maker Doritos have revealed they are to launch a new lady-friendly version of the snack which are quieter to eat and a lot less messy. Women's campaigners though have slammed the unusual move as a tired gender stereotype, media reports said. It's not a male and female as much as 'are there snacks for women that can be designed and p...

14 days ago
Doritos to launch ladies' crisps

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Bosses at tortilla chips maker Doritos have revealed they are to launch a new lady-friendly version of the snack which are quieter to eat and a lot less messy. Women's campaigners though have slammed the unusual move as a tired gender stereotype, media reports said. It's not a male and female as much as 'are there snacks for women that can be designed and p...

14 days ago
Doritos to launch ladies' crisps

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Bosses at tortilla chips maker Doritos have revealed they are to launch a new lady-friendly version of the snack which are quieter to eat and a lot less messy. Women's campaigners though have slammed the unusual move as a tired gender stereotype, media reports said. It's not a male and female as much as 'are there snacks for women that can be designed and p...

14 days ago
Doritos to launch ladies' crisps

New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Bosses at tortilla chips maker Doritos have revealed they are to launch a new lady-friendly version of the snack which are quieter to eat and a lot less messy. Women's campaigners though have slammed the unusual move as a tired gender stereotype, media reports said. It's not a male and female as much as 'are there snacks for women that can be designed and p...

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