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Radhastami celebrations in full swing

Barsana (Uttar Pradesh)

Barsana (Uttar Pradesh) Sep 2 (IANS) The birthday celebrations of Radha, consort of Lord Krishna, began here early Wednesday with special "darshans" and musical performances being conducted at the picturesque hill-top temple of Radha.

Indian-born researcher at Stanford wins prestigious award

Bangalore , Sep 2 Himanshu Asnani, 27, an Indian-born mathematics researcher at Stanford University Electrical Engineering School in the US, is the winner of the Marconi Society Paul Baran young scholar award for 2014.

Family dinners protect kids from cyber-bullying

Toronto , Sep 2

Make it a point not to miss family dinners to connect with your kids and help them cope with cyber-bullying.

A born rebel who died a lonely death

New Delhi

Title: The First Naxal: An Authorised Biography of Kanu Sanyal; Author: Bappaditya Paul; Publisher: Sage Publications; Pages: 249; Price: Rs.550

Lena Dunham condemns naked photo leak

Los Angeles , Sep 2

Actress-writer Lena Dunham has condemned a mystery hacker who leaked nude photographs of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence.

President Mukherjee to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi shrine

Jammu , Sep 2

President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday arrived in Jammu region's Katra town to pay obeisance at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.

Korean pop music finds growing following in India

New Delhi , Sep 2 After having regaled Indian fans with a first-of-its-kind performance in the capital, members of South Korean band N-Sonic hope more artists from their homeland get to perform K-POP in the country.

Want to ruin your selfie? Try this app

Moscow , Sep 2

Russian developers have created a new anti-selfie mobile app that tracks your face in real time and applies filters that obscure your face in funny ways.

Spain returns Colombian treasure

Bogota , Sep 2

Spain has returned to Colombia 691 indigenous artefacts seized in a police operation 11 years ago.

Jennifer Aniston eases exercise regime

Los Angeles , Sep 2

Actress Jennifer Aniston, who admits she's "eased up" her workout regime, says it's important to take time off from working hard in the gym to simply enjoy life sometimes.