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9 hours ago
Bekele, Degitu victorious in Kolkata 25K marathon

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner and current world record and Olympic record holder Kenenisa Bekele strolled past the finish line in his maiden appearance at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon on Sunday. In the elite national section, winner Avinash Sable set a course record of 1.15.17, breaking the previous course record of G. Lakshmanan, who came third with a timi...

1 day ago
Lakshmanan aims to defend crown at 25K race

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Defending champion and course record holder G. Lakshmanan and L. Suriya, who just scorched the Delhi Half Marathon, could be the top Indian contenders in the TSK 25K here on Sunday. The Indian elite contingent consists of 12 men and 11 women with Lakshmanan, Kalidas Hirave and Avinash Sable leading the men's event. You improve when you go up against a good ...

6 days ago
Bollywood condemns teenage actor's alleged mid-air molestation

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Taapsee Pannu denounced the alleged molestation involving a teenage actress as sad and shameful. The 17-year-old actress said she experienced the ordeal -- wherein a middle-aged man seated behind her moved his foot up and down her neck and back -- while she was travelling from Delhi to Mumbai on a flight...

6 days ago
I have been an athlete since childhood: Urvashi

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela says fitness is very important for her to achieve goals in life. She also says that she has been an athlete since childhood and she loves running. Physical fitness is extremely important to me. Only if you are fit will you be able to achieve whatever you want to achieve in life, you will be able to pursue your dreams, your ambition, you goals...

8 days ago
Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications: Study

London, Dec 9 (IANS) Anti-impotency Viagra drug used to prevent serious growth complications affecting babies in the womb is ineffective, finds a study. Foetal growth restriction, commonly called intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), is a complicated pregnancy condition, in which a baby does not grow to normal weight. The condition develops when the placenta fails to develop c...

25 days ago
Google doodle celebrates Hindu woman who fought child marriage

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of medico Rukhmabai Raut, who proved instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire. The Hindu woman also excelled as one of the first practicing woman medicos during an era when even sending girls to s...

27 days ago
'Padmavati' row: Thackeray speaks to Bhansali

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In a new twist to the 'Padmavati' row, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his upcoming film, a top party official said here on Monday. Thackeray's conversation with Bhansali came during a meeting with some top Rajput community leaders who called on the Sena chief on Monday, seeking his intervention in the ...

27 days ago
'Perfect' Sheeran wins the hearts of Mumbaikars

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Dressed in blue kurta and jeans, hanging the guitar with the logo of his latest album Divide painted over it, the blue-eyed English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran touched all the right cord to make thousands of Mumbaikars to sing their lung out on a cold Sunday evening on the occasion of his much-awaited India Tour of the year. Shareen, who landed in this magical city...

1 month ago
Natasha Suri to launch fitness, beauty app

Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Miss India World and actress Natasha Suri is geared up to launch her fitness and beauty app. Natasha's app will provide tips on a daily basis for women, a statement said. Through this I aim to communicate with the youth and women across the globe to give away beauty, make-up and fitness tips -- all things healthy yet glamorous, Natasha said in a stat...

1 month ago
Shooting for 'Hate Story 4' wrapped up

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The shooting for the fourth instalment of the Hate Story franchise has been wrapped up. The film's director Vishal Pandya on Saturday tweeted a photograph of the entire cast and crew, and captioned it: Hate Story 4! It's a wrap! 'Hate Story 4' Urvashi Rautela, T-Series. The erotic thriller will release in India on March 2, 2018. Actress Ihana Dhillon...

1 month ago
Natasha Suri shoots film with Urvashi Rautela

Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Former Miss India World Natasha Suri, alongwith model-actress Urvashi Rautela, is on board for a yet untitled film, co-produced by Zee TV. Natasha, who won the crown in 2006, forayed into cinema as an actress with Malayalam film King Liar and has also acted in a yet-to-be released Bollywood comedy thriller Baa Baaa Black Sheep featuring Anupam Kher, Maniesh Paul, An...

1 month ago
IUDs may prevent cervical cancer risk

New York, Nov 8 (IANS) Intrauterine devices (IUDs) -- considered as a safe and highly effective contraception method -- may also offer protection against cervical cancer, says a recent study. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 528,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide in 2012, and 266,000 women died from the disease making it the third-most-...

1 month ago
Uddhav met em to discuss 'alliance of like-minded parties': Sharad Pawar

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 7 (IANS) Raising the political temperatures, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday revealed that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray recently met him and they discussed the need for an alliance of like-minded parties in the country. Uddhav, accompanied by (party leader) Sanjay Raut, met me at my Mumbai residence 10 days ago, Pawar told media ...

1 month ago
Uddhav met me to discuss 'alliance of like-minded parties': Pawar

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 7 (IANS) Raising the political temperatures, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday revealed that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray recently met him and they discussed the need for an alliance of like-minded parties in the country. Uddhav, accompanied by (party leader) Sanjay Raut, met me at my Mumbai residence 10 days ago, Pawar told media ...

1 month ago
Ranaghat nun rape case: One of six accused convicted of rape

Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday pronounced one of the six accused guilty of rape in the sensational Ranaghat nun rape case, while convicting all the six of criminal conspiracy and dacoity. The city sessions court would announce the quantum of punishment for all the six on Wednesday. We collected all the scientific evidence and witnesses and produced the charge sheet...

1 month ago
'Hate Story 4' based on real life incident: Ihana Dhillon

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Actress Ihana Dhillon, who is making her Bollywood debut with upcoming film Hate Story 4, says it's based on a real-life incident. It is not a love triangle, it is a revenge story. This is a thriller movie, like the previous parts, but this part is different as the story is based on a true incident. That is probably the reason I was excited to work on the film, Ihana...

1 month ago
Shiv Sena's surprising praise for Rahul Gandhi

One of the oddities of the current political scene is the compliments which the Shiv Sena has been paying to Rahul Gandhi. The party's spokesman, Sanjay Raut, noted recently how the Congress vice-president's body language has changed for the better and expressed faith in his credentials to lead the country since the Modi wave has faded away. As an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Par...

1 month ago
Urvashi Rautela's Twitter account hacked

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Model-actress Urvashi Rautela says her Twitter account was hacked and misused. I love being so popular and a b***h, read a post on Urvashi's account on the micro-blogging site on Tuesday. Urvashi later clarified through a tweet that the post was not made with her consent. My Twitter has been seriously hacked and we are looking for the perpetrators, U...

1 month ago
3,000-year-old graves found in Norway

Oslo, Oct 23 (IANS) Archaeologists have found 3,000-year-old graves in central Norway, media reports said on Monday. The archaeologists, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Museum, found the graves under two meters of slide deposits in Sandbrauta in South Trondelag, where a new section of the European route E6 is to be built, Xinhua news agency reported. There...

2 months ago
India had 97mn underweight kids in 2016: Lancet

London, Oct 11 (IANS) Nearly 97 million of the world's underweight children and adolescents lived in India in 2016, a new study by science journal Lancet said. The findings showed that India had the highest population of moderate-to-severely underweight children and young adults aged between 5-to-19 years in the past four decades. Although the number remained high, there was a d...

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