London: Popular social networking site Facebook went down for over 40 minutes Tuesday, the longest in the website's history, though the site was later up and running. Not only Facebook, popular photo-sharing website Instagram went down as well as a result of technical difficulties, but started working again later. Facebook...
Pune: Legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital here Monday evening after a brief illness, a family member said. He was 94. Laxman, brother of late novelist R.K. Narayan, is survived by writer wife Kamala, retired journalist son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha...
New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said the state should be driven by policies which should be consistent so as to draw more investments, while revealing US investments in India jumped by 50 percent in the first six months of his government. "State should be policy-driven. That will help investment....
Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran communist V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday praised his arch political opponent R. Balakrishna Pillai for his stand against corruption, especially against Finance Minister K.M. Mani, facing a graft allegation. Ironically, Achuthanandan, as chief minister, sent his arch political opponent R. Balakrishna...
Jammu: The Indian and Pakistani armies Monday exchanged sweets on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on India's 66th Republic Day, an official said. "On the proud occasion of Republic Day, troops of India and Pakistan exchanged sweets at the Poonch-Rawalakot crossing point," defence spokesman Colonel Manish...
Thiruvananthapuram: Rubbishing the graft allegation against him, Finance Minister K M Mani Tuesday ruled out his resignation and asserted that he...
Creating a happy and confident persona on social media comes easy to many people. You only have to post a few ‘convincing photos’ and some seemingly ‘innocuous lies’. However, lying to make yourself sound more exciting could...
Do you have fear for flying after the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 recently? You are not alone. There are tens and thousands of people around the world live with this fear each day. Some of them might just get along with it, while many others give...
As bullying among students is on the rise, parents and teachers are groping in the dark. Blame the age-old disciplinary methods by both parents and teachers, says a parenting expert from Australia. Strict laws could make kids more aggressive, and as...
“I had a mother, but she died, and left me, Died prematurely in a day of horrors - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.” That is perhaps one of the saddest notes ever said in a poem. Charles Lamp, the great English essayist,...
Ancient Greek culture saw its glorious days in the 4 th century BC. That was its “Golden Age”. Art, theater, music, poetry, philosophy, and political experiments such as democracy flourished. Greek influence spread from the northern rim...