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Indian-origin NBA player Sim Bhullar to visit India in May

Mumbai , April 27

Sim Bhullar, who became the first Indian-origin player to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the US, will visit India from May 2 to 7 to promote basketball and inspire children to stay active and healthy by playing the game.

German envoy, Khurshid music video goes viral

New Delhi , April 27

A remake with a twist, a new video of popular Bollywood track "Kal ho naa ho", featuring German Ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife Eliese and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has gone viral online, garnering over 600,000 views within three days of going live on Youtube.

Prayers in 'mini' Pashupatinath in Varanasi for quake-hit Nepal

Lucknow , April 27

A special 'puja' is being held in the Pashupatinath temple in Varanasi for an end to the misery in Nepal after the recent earthquakes that killed thousands of people.

App to help boozers fight the urge to drink

Melbourne , April 27

A smartphone app has been designed to help people reduce their dependence on alcohol.

Remedies for hair problems during summer

New Delhi , April 27

Take extra care of your tresses in summer. Using coconut milk for lifeless hair and undergoing a regular trim for people who are suffering from thin hair, during this season will help, says an expert.

Gay union supporter elected mayor of Tokyo district

Tokyo , April 27

Hasebe, a politician who proposed recognition of same-sex unions in Tokyo's Shibuya district, became its new mayor on Monday, Efe news agency reported.

(TUESDAY) 'E-commerce has given book industry a boost'

New Delhi , April 27 E-commerce has given the book industry a substantial boost by bringing books closer to rreaders, said an online retail portal that has been actively reaching out to an audience that demands Hindi translations of popular English books and classical Hindi novels.

Turn selfies into 3D models with this app

New York , April 27

Want to see yourself riding a bike or playing a guitar? Just click a selfie and insert the image into this app, which will transform it into a 3D avatar of yours.

'I'm Sorry' written across Brisbane sky

Brisbane , April 27

An unidentified person on Monday left a message across the skies of Australia's Brisbane city saying, 'I'm Sorry'.

Supportive parents help keep youth away from violence

New York , April 27

Youth with supportive parents and other family members are significantly less likely to be involved in or to witness violence, says a study.