Why are women in Chennai shaving their heads?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Head Shave

Chennai : Why would you shave off your head for someone you haven’t met and probably don’t know of? Yet Rennee Saradha didn’t think twice. It wasn’t for fashion; it was for a cause. Read on why women in Chennai have been donating their hair all of this month. When something as simple as a […]

Airlines warned to beware of possible shoe bombs

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Shoe Bomber

Washington : The U.S. government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people familiar with the situation. The officials stressed there is no specific threat or known plot. Intelligence collected by the United States and other […]

Syrian girl stoned to death for joining Facebook

Monday, February 17th, 2014
siriyan girl

New Delhi : While you were busy liking someone’s post or uploading that cute photograph of your puppy, a young Syrian girl was reportedly being stoned to death in Syria. Her crime? She had opened a Facebook account. The incident took place in the Syrian city of Rakka. The girl, Fatoum Al-Jassem, was sentenced to […]

US to get a Kannada speaking surgeon general

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy

Bangalore: After a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka is set become the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one more interesting development. The 36-year-old Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy or Dr […]

Bangalore ATM attack: Banks seek more time to upgrade security

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bangalore: Nearly two months since the brutal attack inside a Bangalore ATM left a lady partially paralyzed, there have been no arrests. What’s more is that banks have sought more time to implement the strict guidelines recommended following the incident. The Bangalore police reviewed security at ATMs after the 45-day deadline to banks to comply […]

Karnataka MLAs to get laptops

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bangalore:  If the members of the 13th Legislative Assembly were beneficiaries of computer tablets, those of the 14th Assembly will get a laptop each. Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa said that all members have been asked to purchase laptops not exceeding Rs. 60,000 each. Members have been given the option to buy […]

Has Sushant Singh Rajput secretly married girlfriend Ankita Lokhande?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Mumbai : ‘Kai Po Che’ actor Sushant Singh Rajput has reportedly tied the knot to longtime ladylove and Ankita Lokhande. The couple have been in a live-in-relationship for the past five-year courtship. Rumours suggest that Ankita and Sushant decided to marry owing to family pressure and kept their marriage a secret due to their respective […]

Three Khans and three parties

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
three khans

New Delhi: The three Khans of Bollywood have gone three different ways – Shah Rukh Khan is seen as a Rahul Gandhi backer, Aamir Khan is for Aam Aadmi Party and now Salman Khan is pulling strings for Narendra Modi in public gaze. None of them have made any official endorsements but all three have […]

Australian man lets internet name his baby girl

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Melbourne:  An Australian man has set up a website to allow people to vote for his daughter’s first and middle names. Stephen McLaughlin, a web developer, created the website called namemydaughter.com, where netizens can vote for their favourite name for the baby which is due on April 2. “My name is Stephen and much to […]

Indian men smoking less but no change in women: Global study

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
smoking women

Pune: The proportion of Indian men who smoke every day has fallen from a third to a little over a fifth over the last three decades, but the percentage of women smokers has remained largely unchanged. Given the country’s population, this means in absolute numbers India has more women smokers than in every country except […]

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