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Mobile services to benefit 7 crore farmers in India: Report

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 08:56

The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty, says the report.

'Smokers are three times more at risk of diabetes than non-smokers'

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 14:40

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which falls on May 31, Dr K Vijay Kumar, MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Multi-speciality hospitals, Bangalore, talked to Salome Phelamei of Zee Media Corp on why tobacco use is particularly bad for people with diabetes.

Heatwave killed people, numbers killed conscience

By Garima Dutt | Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 15:40

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” — “Let them eat cake” – quipped Queen Marie- Antoinette, bride of France’s King Louis XVI, some where around in 1789 when she was told that her French subjects were d

How Nehmat battled dyslexia to score a 100 in CBSE

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 17:16

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PM Narendra Modi's 'selfie diplomacy' a big hit in China: Harsh Pant

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015 - 08:38

The six-day, three-nation tour that took Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China, Mongolia and South Korea in May 2015 was full of new beginnings.

When Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister…

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 16:13

May 26, 2014 is a day that Narendra Damodardas Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party will not forget in a hurry.

IPL 2015: 'MI'nd blowing story of a spectacular comeback

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 23:20

Sachin Tendulkar. Ricky Ponting. Anil Kumble. Jonty Rhodes. Robin Singh. Shane Bond. John Wright.

Is it time for Djoker to dethrone the King of Clay?

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 20:12

“For the first time in many years (Rafael) Nadal will not be the favourite going into Roland Garros. That role is now firmly occupied by Novak Djokovic.

Sushma Swaraj: From fierce tigress to a quiet achiever

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:57

The ‘Sushmaism’ from the political hullabaloo is being missed by many these days. Mainly those who have in the past seen 'fiery' Sushma Swaraj taking on opponents with her powerful oratory.

How cinema studies changed my perspective of 'film viewing'!

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 13:38

“Good cinema is what we can believe, and bad cinema is what we can't believe”—Abbas Kiarostami

Trust issues with KP: Team in shambles, ECB still gambles

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 20:47

Kevin Pietersen is devastated. He has every right to be so. A 'massive trust issue' has been cited as a reason why he can't be brought back into the England squad.

French Open: Rafael Nadal's slump could be Novak Djokovic's moment of triumph

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 23:06

The players who turn out at Roland Garros every year, despite the best preparation, are aware of the fact that it's more of a formality.

Cannes flatgate: Of high heels, feminism and conformity

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 17:08

A hundred years ago, the time was World War 1, men in Europe and America went to war and women took to wearing their husbands' trousers to take up jobs and sustain families.

Land allocation verdict to push up housing price in Noida, Greater Noida

By Reema Sharma | Last Updated: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 23:06

The recent judgement by Supreme Court, on acquisition of land between 2006 and 2009 in 65 villages of Noida and Greater Noida, adjacent to the national capital has brought respite to thousands of home buyers besides pushing aside a cloud of uncertainty looming over the real estate sector in that region.

Info kiosks benefit thousands in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 13:22

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Five unexpected highlights of IPL 2015

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 19:29

Before the start of eighth edition of the Indian Premier League, fans of slam-bang version across the globe expected batsmen to dictate terms.

Gareth Bale, David de Gea set to headline 2015 summer transfer window

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 09:54

The 2015 European summer transfer window is expected to be an exciting one as several world class names are being linked with big moves across the continent.

What Andrew Strauss can learn from Sir Alex Ferguson

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 08:51

Kevin Pietersen’s on-again, off-again relationship with the England cricket team has brought to the fore England Cricket Board’s ineptitude at man management.

Centre's proposed amendments in Child Labour, JJ law imperfect: Activist

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 19:05

The National Democratic Alliance, which is in power at the Centre, has recently proposed crucial amendments in two major laws - Child Labour Act and Juvenile Justice Act – concerning the large popu

Know your body Prakriti

By Dhriti Sharma | Last Updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 16:20

A human body is often described as pious and pure as a temple. The fact remains that in order to maintain the sanctity of this 'temple', we must understand our own body type.

Narendra Modi's South Korea visit: Key points of focus for India

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 16:16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's last leg of his three-nation tour will be in South Korea. The PM will land in Seoul on May 18 after concluding his trips to China and Mongolia.

Sikkim: Flowers, mountains and snow - a trip to remember

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 19:03

Planning a trip and checking boxes while travelling has never been my forte. What I do like is stuffing a few T-shirts in a backpack and taking off whenever I can get some days off. Alas!

Renault Lodgy will redefine MPV segment in India: Sumit Sawhney

By Reema Sharma | Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:49

With the aim of further consolidating its brand in the MPV segment, Renault recently launched the Lodgy MPV in India.

'India, Pakistan report least inclusive growth in Asia-Pacific'

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:24

In terms of inclusive growth, developing countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh rank at the bottom in the Asia Pacific region, says a report by the UNESCAP.

PM Modi's Mongolia visit – what it holds for India

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 16:13

Though China is most likely to remain at the centre of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour, which he began on May 14 by visiting the Communist State first, his visits to Mongolia and S

iPhone 6, Galaxy S6 and smartphones that failed the bend test

By Rd. Alexander | Last Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 17:37

They are the smartest of the smartphones, literally! With their brand and features to envy for, affording them is a dream for many, considering their high prices. But all that glitters is not gold, goes the saying. And that is where these smartphones viz. Apple iphone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9) and the likes have failed – the bend test or bendgate - as it is known in some.

The rise and rise of 'Queen' Kangana Ranaut!

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:07

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness”

—Oprah Winfrey

Will Ranbir Kapoor get back his lost ground with `Bombay Velvet`?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 14:47

When Anurag Kashyap's dream project `Bombay velvet` is unveiled this Friday, all eyes are going to be set on Ranbir Kapoor to see how he fares in his solo performance after a long gap.

India and China - Friends, rivals, competitors, partners?

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 15:56

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to China from May 14 to May 16. Despite the fact that India and China have been making efforts to lower tensions apropos of disputed border, maritime security, New Delhi and Beijing have a kind of “love me or hate me, you can’t ignore me” attitude for each other.

Wondering what happiness is? Read what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has to say

By webmaster | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 09:48

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pens his thoughts on happiness.

Here’s what the spiritual guru feels about this emotion: