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Sarah Jessica angers homeowners association

New York , Oct 22

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has come under fire from a homeowners association here after she staged a photoshoot for her shoe line on the steps of the house that featured in her hit TV show "Sex And The City".

E-business modernising rail travel in India

New Delhi , Oct 21 Gazing at the far-away tracks searching for signs of train arrivals might bring in nostalgic memories as a host of e-companies are providing everything from tracking minute-by-minute locomotive locations to details of taxi availability or the best deals at hotels to make rail journey in India a more pleasant and less taxing experience.

Pakistani film industry witnessing rebirth: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

New Delhi , Oct 21 Pakistan's first Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chenoy hopes that her efforts to make animation mainstream in her home country herald a new era in the country's film industry, which is witnessing a "rebirth" with "bold and socially conscious cinema".

Britain sends drones to fly over Syria

London , Oct 22

The British defence ministry Tuesday confirmed that unmanned drones would fly in surveillance missions over Syria.

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Shoot like a pro this Diwali with DSLR camera

New Delhi , Oct 21 For 22-year-old student Ridhima Shukla, taking pictures like a professional in the run-up to Diwali is pure fun - for she cannot resist capturing the colourful lanterns, diyas and lights that fill the air.

Be compassionate to animals this Diwali

New Delhi , Oct 21 One of the most common and perhaps the cruelest sights during Diwali is a frightened dog running blindly on the road, terrified of the loud noise coming from the firecracker strip tied to his tail

Tolerance and India's plurality

New Delhi

Amit Kapoor The world is becoming increasingly connected, both physically and digitally. It has raised the fundamental 'death of distance' debate. According to the debate, the pro-side believes that the world is becoming increasingly flat while the opponents point to the relative non-availability of data about internationalization to conclusively say that distance is dead. While we believe that, 'distance' still matters, we do feel that increasingly there is a movement towards distance becoming irrelevant over a longer time frame.

Interrogating a male's body the Broota way

New Delhi , Oct 20

In the early 1980s, it was with the "Man Series" that Rameshwar Broota received much adulation for the solitary monochromatic naked male figure representing a "universal man" who has been suffering since ages and became corrupt in the process. The vulnerabilities and insecurities of men were exposed through his works.

Presidential visit helps India establish presence in key Arctic region

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
New Delhi , Oct 20 With the resource-rich Arctic region becoming the focus of heightened attention, President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the two Nordic countries of Norway and Finland last week was a crucial step by India to assert its "willingness to have a strong presence in the Arctic Council and to work closely with" the eight countries of the region.

Modi rules in a cracker of a Diwali in Bihar

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
Patna , Oct 21 Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) - firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.

Palestine seeks UN action to end Israeli occupation

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United Nations , Oct 22

A Palestinian envoy to the UN Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to support its initiative to end Israel's occupation within a time frame and protect the Palestinians.

Falling oil prices may spur Modi for more reforms

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
New Delhi One single international development that has not received the kind of play it deserves in the Indian media but is keenly watched in policy-making and strategic circles is the falling prices of oil - despite the geopolitical uncertainties in the Middle East and Nigeria - whose impact could be felt in government finances, business, trade and consumer spending, if the trend continues.

Protecting, securing your pets on Diwali

New Delhi
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Pitbull to host 2014 American Music Awards

Los Angeles , Oct 22

Singer Pitbull has been finalised to host the 2014 American Music Awards (AMA) again.

Indian hockey back in feel good zone

New Delhi Indian hockey could not have asked for a better Diwali gift than two gold medals in the space of three weeks to set the mood for the Festival of Lights.

Election results shocker for Congress, likely to impact its revival

Rahul GandhiRahul Gandhi
New Delhi , Oct 20 The results of the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls came as a shocker for the Congress and made its revival even more difficult as the party has been defeated in the states that had been its traditional strongholds. The Congress finished third in both the states.

Haryana gets a relatively young legislature

Chandigarh , Oct 20 The newly elected 13th legislative assembly of Haryana is a relatively young one, with the youngest just 29.

BJP's first CM in Haryana M.L. Khattar - a no-nonsense man

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
Chandigarh , Oct 21 In Haryana's political arena, the name of BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar, who is Haryana's chief minister designate, does not ring a bell with many. The low-profile, 'behind-the-scenes' organisational man of the RSS and BJP is considered to be a no-nonsense man and a tough task master.

Don't make life serious, Modi to medical students (To go with: India lagging in medical research: Modi (Lead))

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
New Delhi , Oct 20

"Why are you so serious"? This was how Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the ice with 500-odd students graduating from the AIIMS attending their convocation Monday.