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Why mentally ill women in India remain homeless

New York , Nov 26

Re-uniting wandering mentally ill women with their families is ironically the reason why many of them end up homeless again, says an award-winning study by an Indian-American researcher.

President condoles Sitara Devi's death

New Delhi , Nov 26

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday condoled the death of eminent danseuse Sitara Devi, saying the nation has "lost an accomplished veteran Kathak dancer".

Heritage Week? What's that, asks Agra

Agra , Nov 26 The annual "Heritage Week" observed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has just ended in the Taj city but most people gave it a miss, while activists mourned the conditions of monuments under threat by rampant neglect and encroachment by squatters.

Kate Hudson's fitness secrets

Los Angeles , Nov 26

If you desire to have an incredibly toned physique a la Kate Hudson, you've got to work your "a** off", says the actress.

Indian-American stores brace as Ferguson erupts into violence

Washington , Nov 25 Indian-American owned and other businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, Tuesday braced as the town erupted into violence after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

TV frequencies to deliver Wi-Fi internet in future

London , Nov 26

What if you could download songs or transfer movies at any given location with the help of a 'super Wi-Fi' network that reached your smartphone via TV frequencies?

Richard Verma's confirmation hearing as India envoy set for Dec 2

Washington , Nov 26 The Senate Foreign Relations committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing of Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama's nominee to be US Ambassador to India, on Dec 2.

Eating healthy tough for Cumberbatch

Los Angeles , Nov 26

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says he struggles to eat health food.

Lady Gaga shows skin in quirky dress

Paris , Nov 26

Singer Lady Gaga has done it again -- grabbed eyeballs with a revealing short dress with a plunging neckline.

Need to promote walking, cycling in cities: Naidu

New Delhi , Nov 25

Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said cycling and walking must be encouraged in urban areas to enable quick mobility.