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18 hours ago
S. Korea hockey coach takes blame after Winter Olympics loss

Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 17 (IANS) South Korean men's Olympic hockey head coach Jim Paek put the blame squarely on his own shoulders after his squad was routed by Switzerland 0-8 on Saturday at the 2018 Winter Games. Switzerland scored five times in the third period of the Group A contest in the men's tournament at Gangneung Hockey Centre here. A three-goal deficit heading i...

5 days ago
Was exciting to reunite with Salman: Sonakshi

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Bollywood star Sonakshi Sinha says it was exciting to share screen space with her Dabangg co-star Salman Khan once again for a song in her forthcoming movie Welcome To New York. Sonakshi and Salman have recreated their magic in the film's song Nain phisal gaye, which was shot in New York. It was really exciting to be reuniting with Salman for our third film ...

5 days ago
Pranay Pachauri's best wrap-up party

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor Pranay Pachauri says he had the best wrap-up party ever with his Tere Liye Bro co-stars. Tere Liye Bro is based on true friendship and bromance. It features Prabal Punjabi, Nikhil Khurana and Malhar Rathod. Our vanity van could accommodate only two people, but the entire team barged into the van. We put on some good music, switched off the lights and ...

6 days ago
How Darul Umoor is turning madrassa graduates into change agents of society

Srirangapatna (Karnataka), Feb 11 (IANS) Surrounded by a cluster of coconut trees and at a stone's throw from the tomb of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan in this town near Mysuru, Darul Umoor at first glance looks like a farmhouse. But inside, it is a unique coming together of science and spirit, imparting scientific knowledge and nurturing multiple skills and abilities while promoting Islamic kno...

8 days ago
In the footsteps of Hollywood, homoeroticism hits Bollywood

In the West it's Armie Hammer and Timothy Chalamet giving interviews as a couple for their gay love story Call Me By Your Name. We haven't reached that nirvanic stage in India. But Ranveer Singh and Jim Sarbh's homoerotic act in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat comes closest to obtaining a kind of legitimacy for same-sex relationships that this country has so far only seen in fringe fil...

9 days ago
'Padman': Akshay shines in this public service film

Film: Padman; Director: R. Balki; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte, Amitabh Bachchan; Rating: ***1/2 The concept for this film, Padman, is credited to Twinkle Khanna for the story that is based on the short tale in her book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. This story has been inspired by the life of Arunchalam Muruganantham a social activist from Tamil Nadu who revolu...

9 days ago
Old chemical compounds may lead to new antibiotics: Scientists

London, Feb 8 (IANS) Chemical compounds identified in the 1940s but discarded for having weak antibiotic properties could now be used for developing new antibiotics against drug-resistant infections, researchers say. During the mid-20th century, many different chemical compounds with antibacterial properties were examined, but only a small proportion were selected for development into dr...

11 days ago
Ozone layer still depleting: Study

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, the ozone layer which protects life on Earth from high-energy radiation is actually thinning out in the lower stratosphere, new research has found. In the 20th century, when excessive quantities of ozone-depleting chlorinated and brominated hydrocarbons were released into the atmosphere, the ozone layer in the stratosphere -- at altitudes of...

14 days ago
Bharathiyar University VC arrested for bribery

Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Vice Chancellor of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, was arrested by the anti-corruption officials while demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 30 lakh, an official statement said. In a statement issued here, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) said 67-year-old A. Ganapathy was caught redhanded while receiving bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday...

14 days ago
Bharathiyar University VC arrested for bribery

Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Vice Chancellor of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, was arrested by the anti-corruption officials while demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 30 lakh, an official statement said. In a statement issued here, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) said 67-year-old A. Ganapathy was caught redhanded while receiving bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday...

14 days ago
Bharathiyar University VC arrested for bribery

Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Vice Chancellor of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, was arrested by the anti-corruption officials while demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 30 lakh, an official statement said. In a statement issued here, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) said 67-year-old A. Ganapathy was caught redhanded while receiving bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday...

14 days ago
Bharathiyar University VC arrested for bribery

Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Vice Chancellor of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, was arrested by the anti-corruption officials while demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 30 lakh, an official statement said. In a statement issued here, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) said 67-year-old A. Ganapathy was caught redhanded while receiving bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday...

14 days ago
Bharathiyar University VC arrested for bribery

Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Vice Chancellor of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, was arrested by the anti-corruption officials while demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 30 lakh, an official statement said. In a statement issued here, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) said 67-year-old A. Ganapathy was caught redhanded while receiving bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday...

15 days ago
International students asked to solve Taj Mahal's yellowing

Moscow/Agra, Feb 2 (IANS) Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains off the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have been posed this problem at an international science contest underway in the Taj city. The eighth International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) of Russia is underway in Agra with India being re...

15 days ago
International students asked to solve Taj Mahal's yellowing

Moscow/Agra, Feb 2 (IANS) Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains off the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have been posed this problem at an international science contest underway in the Taj city. The eighth International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) of Russia is underway in Agra with India being re...

18 days ago
Madame Tussauds's wax figure was a dream as a child: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is the youngest name from Bollywood to have a wax figure at Hong Kong's Madame Tussauds. The actor says this was one dream that he has always had since childhood and he is happy to see that it is coming true now. It is a massive honour. It's a kind of love and appreciation that I am getting my figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Also, I am the youngest...

18 days ago
Madame Tussauds's wax figure was a dream as a child: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is the youngest name from Bollywood to have a wax figure at Hong Kong's Madame Tussauds. The actor says this was one dream that he has always had since childhood and he is happy to see that it is coming true now. It is a massive honour. It's a kind of love and appreciation that I am getting my figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Also, I am the youngest...

18 days ago
Madame Tussauds's wax figure was a dream as a child: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is the youngest name from Bollywood to have a wax figure at Hong Kong's Madame Tussauds. The actor says this was one dream that he has always had since childhood and he is happy to see that it is coming true now. It is a massive honour. It's a kind of love and appreciation that I am getting my figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Also, I am the youngest...

18 days ago
Madame Tussauds's wax figure was a dream as a child: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is the youngest name from Bollywood to have a wax figure at Hong Kong's Madame Tussauds. The actor says this was one dream that he has always had since childhood and he is happy to see that it is coming true now. It is a massive honour. It's a kind of love and appreciation that I am getting my figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Also, I am the youngest...

18 days ago
Madame Tussauds's wax figure was a dream as a child: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is the youngest name from Bollywood to have a wax figure at Hong Kong's Madame Tussauds. The actor says this was one dream that he has always had since childhood and he is happy to see that it is coming true now. It is a massive honour. It's a kind of love and appreciation that I am getting my figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Also, I am the youngest...

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