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Shun screens at bedtime for better sleep

New York , Jan 27

Limit screen time and caffeine for your kids at bedtime if you want them to get quality sleep and perform better in life, says a study.

Owe my Padma Shri to god: Shillong Chamber Choir founder

Shillong , Jan 27 Neil Nongkynrih, founder of the world-renowned Shillong Chamber Choir that once performed for US President Barack Obama, says he owes his Padma Shri to god and the support of his ensemble and family.

'Facebook Lite' launched for low-end Android phones

New York , Jan 27

The social networking site has reportedly launched a simplified version called "Facebook Lite" for low-end Android devices used by customers in emerging markets.

Our society behaves horrendously with women: Author Amish Tripathi

Jaipur , Jan 27 Controversies in India are given greater prominence than pressing issues like the oppression of women that need to be brought out in public, says best-selling author Amish Tripathi, who "approaches the subject with a heart" to avoid unnecessary trouble while writing on religion.

SAARC literature festival in Agra from Feb 13

Agra , Jan 27

A three-day SAARC literature festival will begin in the Taj city Feb 13.

Pregnant Keira Knightley prefers loose clothes

Los Angeles , Jan 27

Pregnant actress Keira Knightley says her waist has "disappeared" due to the baby bump, and so she likes wearing loose clothes.

Miss Universe Paulina Vega wants to set right example

New York , Jan 27

Newly crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega feels she has set an example for young girls to become "intelligent" women "with a great heart"

B-Town mourns death of 'Common Man' R.K. Laxman

Mumbai , Jan 27

India has lost its morning smile, said Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor on the demise of legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic "The Common Man".

In an age of drones, kites a big draw in Goa

Panaji , Jan 27 In an age of bullet-spitting US drones, good old kites with traditional insignia still fly high.

State funeral for cartoonist Laxman

Pune (Maharashtra) , Jan 27

In a rare honour, the Maharashtra government has decided to accord a state funeral to legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic "The Common Man", here Tuesday, an official said.