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When children got back their cricket ground in Kashmir

Ganderbal (Jammu And Kashmir) , Feb 1 It is difficult to believe such an audience would ever be granted. It is even more difficult to believe it would provoke prompt administrative action.

Erect R.K. Laxman memorial in Mumbai: Family

Mumbai , Feb 1 The proposed memorial to legendary cartoonist R. K. Laxman, announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Pune last week, must be erected in Mumbai, his family has urged.

Tweeting helps women cope with sexism

Toronto , Feb 1

Publicly tweeting about sexism could improve wellbeing of women as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel like and can make a difference, says a study.

Tales of a drum-playing, safe-cracking physics Nobel laureate

New Delhi Scientists are perceived as absent-minded geniuses on some exalted plane of existence, oblivious to their appearance or ordinary matters in their quest to understand and explain the mysteries of nature. Perhaps that is why their lives are more recounted in a biography than autobiography - which most never got around to writing or wouldn't have been very intelligible to laymen.

65 husbands jailed for violating court orders

Riyadh , Jan 31

Courts in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh have sentenced more than 65 men to prison terms ranging from two days to three months for their refusal to implement court rulings in favour of their former wives, the ministry of justice said.

Craigslist hookups behind rise in HIV: Study

New York , Feb 1

Entry of the popular website Craigslist in a community is linked to 16 percent increase in HIV in that area, say researchers, including an Indian-origin professor Anindya Ghose from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Impossible to live up to expectations as a star: Kajal Aggarwal

Chennai , Feb 1 Stardom comes with its own baggage, believes leading actress Kajal Aggarwal, who works in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. She says the expectations that come with being a "star" are not easy to live up to.

Italian restaurant Prego in a new avatar

Chennai , Feb 1 Prego, the 56-cover fine dining Italian restaurant at the Taj Coromandel hotel, has literally turned on its head - morphing into an informal joint, anchored by a new and young Italian chef with his brand new menu.

Kendall, Kylie Jenner set for Topshop range?

London , Feb 1

Celebrity sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner are set to launch a Topshop clothing range.

279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014

Doha , Jan 31

A total of 279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, up from 241 deaths in 2013, according to data released by the Indian embassy.