Daily National News Updates

Wonderful to have family rally around me: Hema Malini

Hema MaliniHema Malini

Mathura , April 18 Hema Malini, who is busy campaigning as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, says she feels "wonderful" to have the support of her family members.

'Mary Kom' shoot harder than hardest for Priyanka

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra

Mumbai , April 18 Months of toil and turmoil for "Mary Kom" have been "harder than the hardest for Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the title role in the biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom.

Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi

Lalu PrasadLalu Prasad

Patna , April 18 Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions

Samajwadi PartySamajwadi Party

Agra , April 18 A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime minister's post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Friday said if her supporters voted intelligently, a "Dalit ki beti" could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government.

DMK MP resigns after conviction in cheating case

Central Bureau of Investigation

Chennai , April 18 DMK Rajya Sabha member T.M.Selvaganapathy resigned from parliament Friday after being convicted in a cheating case and being sentenced to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment.

Agraites show no pride in Taj city's rich heritage (August 18 is World Heritage Day)

Agra , April 18 While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy.

Four must eat white vegetables

New York , April 18 If white coloured clothes have a soothing effect on people, eating white vegetables is beneficial too and you should include more of cauliflower and garlic in your diet.

Javia to clash with Boopathy in U-12 tennis meet final

Bangalore , April 18 The top two seeds Dev Javia of Gujarat and S. Boopathy of Tamil Nadu set up a title clash in the KTPPA-AITA National Series Under-12 tennis tournament posting contrasting wins in the boys singles semi-finals here Friday.

Odisha polling figure pegged at 74 percent

Bhubaneswar , April 18 The final voting percentage in Thursday's polling in Odisha has been pegged at 74 percent, up from 65.3 percent in 2009, an official said Friday.

Seven killed, several missing in Indonesian boat accident

Jakarta , April 18 At least seven people were killed and several others went missing Friday after a boat sank in the waters off East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia.

NHRC seeks report on artificial ripening of fruit

Bhubaneswar , April 18 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the health ministry on the action taken to stop the use of calcium carbide for the artificial ripening of fruit, a petitioner said Friday.

Thin eyebrows out, bushy ones in

Los Angeles , April 18 Bushy eyebrows have elbowed out thin ones. If earlier Brooke Shields and Cindy Crawford flaunted big brows, new age celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins have made the look chic again.

Admitting Delhi 'mistake', Kejriwal has dialogue with voters

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal

Varanasi , April 17 AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi.

Peaches Geldof's funeral on Easter Monday

London , April 18 Late model and TV journalist Peaches Geldof's funeral will take place on Easter Monday.

Nigerian filmmakers seek tie-ups with Indians to take on Hollywood

Accra (Ghana) , April 18 Nigeria, one of Africa's largest nations and its most populous, is keen to collaborate with the over $2-billion Indian film industry to promote better understanding between the two countries and provide competition to Hollywood.

Friends, family priority for Indian youth: Study

Mumbai , April 18 Be a rebel - the line from the "Rang De Basanti" song does not seem to resonate with today's youth in the country. They are now all for caring for their family, according to a new study conducted by youth channel MTV India.

Thai New Year death toll reaches 322

Bangkok , April 18 At least 322 people were killed and 3,225 injured in road accidents during the one-week Thai New Year (Song-kran) celebrations, the country's disaster prevention and mitigation department said Friday.

Westwood maintains lead at Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur , April 18 English golfer Lee Westwood set his sights on ending a two-year title drought by shooting a dazzling six-under-par 66 to take a commanding four-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Maybank Malaysian Open Friday.

Chennai Super Kings set 206-run target for Kings XI Punjab

Abu Dhabi , April 18 Chennai Super Kings made a mammoth 205 for four in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here Friday.

'Four-year undergrad programmes need of the hour'

Delhi UniversityDelhi University

New Delhi , April 17 Ashoka University, a philanthropic higher-education initiative of a group of entrepreneurs and business leaders, is set to open its doors in August with four-year undergraduate programmes in the liberal arts. Similar term courses in Delhi University have led to widespread resentment and criticism.