Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief Guest at Republic Day...
New Delhi: For the first time in 45 years, the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a private member's bill to accord equal rights on transgenders. "It is a unanimous decision of the house... This is a rare thing," Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien announced after the bill was passed by voice vote. The government,...
New Delhi: In a fresh crackdown on foreign fundings to NGOs, the Union Home Ministry has put the Ford Foundation of the USA on its "watch list" and ordered that all funds coming from the international organisation have to be routed only with its nod due to "national security concerns". The Home Ministry said...
Thiruvananthapuram: The Lok Ayukta has directed the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) to submit a confidential report to it on the present status of investigation in the bar licence bribery scam by June 22. The direction was given on a complaint by one Khalid Mundappilly, seeking a directive to the VACB to register...
Mumbai: Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes was blessed with a baby girl here on Thursday afternoon. The cricketer, with wife Melanie, decided to name their daughter ‘India’. Rhodes, now the fielding coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians, tweeted Thursday night that he has become a...
Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI-M State committee will meet here on Saturday for the first time after the 21st Party Congress, primarily to elect the...
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Licking lollipop is perhaps one of those activities that you want to do eternally. Thanks to your slippery saliva, the candy wears out eventually, leaving you a lot disappointed. Now an interesting study says that it takes at least 2500 licks to...
The biggest music awards show on the planet had a little bit for whichever generation you represent. And, Indians who have started expecting booty since the Mozart of Madras A.R. Rahman bagged two Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionnaire in 2010, had...