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Haqqani’s upcoming book to reimagine the idea of Pakistan

New Delhi:One of Pakistan’s most prominent public intellectuals and a renowned author, Husain Haqqanis upcoming book will take stock of the contemporary situation in the country and will attempt to reimagine its concept in a progressive way. Titled “Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State,” the book will release coinciding with the 70th anniversary of

Jitu settles for Bronze in shooting World Cup

New Delhi: Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai settled for the Bronze medal in the mens 10M Air Pistol event in the shooting World Cup at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Tuesday. Jitu finished behind reigning Olympic Champion Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam, who won Silver and former World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan,

Big B, Jackie Shroff look fierce in ‘Sarkar 3’ poster

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actor Jackie Shroff look fierce and intense in the poster of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film “Sarkar 3”. The poster features the angry faces of the lead actors Amitabh, Yami Gautam, Jackie, Manoj Bajpayee and Amit Sadh. “Mujhe jo sahi lagta hai main karta hoon… Ye poster ‘sahi’

Exoplanets with volcanic hydrogen may support alien life

New York: Exoplanets with hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources may have a warmer surface and provide a better target for scientists to find signs of life outside our home planet, says a study. “On frozen planets, any potential life would be buried under layers of ice, which would make it really hard to spot with

PM Modi meets Indian blind cricket team

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the Indian blind cricket team that defeated arch-rivals Pakistan to lift the Blind Twenty 20 World Cup earlier this month. Prime Minister said he was happy to interact with the members of the Indian blind cricket team. “Had a memorable interaction with our champion cricketers, the winners

Ovarian reserve depleting among urban women

New Delhi: The ovarian reserve — pool of eggs present in the ovaries — is depleting due the increasing sedentary lifestyle in women living in the metro cities, doctors said on Tuesday. Apart from the depletion in ovarian reserve, doctors also observed that women are having menopause at an earlier age than the usual, which

New computer method may predict time of body clock

New York: Researchers have developed a computer method called ZeitZeiger that uses a sample of human blood to accurately predict circadian time — the time of day according to a person’s body clock. “Our study demonstrates a method for predicting a person’s ‘internal’ time of day that could eventually be used to help diagnose and

Alia and I can say no to Karan Johar for a film: Varun

Mumbai: Karan Johar launched Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in 2012 with “Student of the Year” but the actor says it is not essential that they sign every film with the director-producer. Varun and Alia’s upcoming film “Badrinath Ki Dulhania” has been produced by Johar’s Dharma Productions. “It took a year-and-half to come up (with)

People think I’m a serious rapper: Raftaar

Mumbai: Rapper Raftaar, who collaborated with singer Anmol Malik to compose a single for popular comedy show “Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain”, says people often think of him as a serious rapper. The song will feature Raftaar rapping at a fast pace, while Anmol takes the lead on the main verse and chorus. The lyrics

LG assures ‘strict action’ over campus violence: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought the arrest of ABVP activists blamed for violence in Delhi University and said Lt Governor Anil Baijal had promised “strict action”. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader tweeted that he met Baijal and demanded the arrest of “those who caused violence in DU, shouted anti-India slogans

There’ll be challenges in any field you choose, says Kiara

Mumbai: Actress Kiara Advani, who made her debut in 2014 with the film “Fugly”, says people will find difficulty in any field in the initial years. “I think no matter what field you choose there will be challenges and it will always be difficult initially to get your foothold into it, but personally I have

Seized 160 kg gold given back to owner

Chandigarh: The 160 kg of gold, which was seized during high-stakes Punjab Assembly polls, has been released to its owner on the directions of a Mohali court, police said today. “The Mohali court passed directions yesterday to release the gold after the owner was asked to furnish a surety bond of Rs 10 crore,” Sohana

New ‘electronic’ rose plant can store energy

London: In a breakthrough, scientists have turned a rose into a super capacitor that may lead to systems harvesting energy from ‘electronic plants’ to power sensors. Researchers showed that they had caused roses to absorb a conducting polymer solution. Conducting hydrogel formed in the rose’s stem in the form of wires. With an electrode at

I’m a huge fan of Salman Khan: Gurmeet Choudhary

Mumbai: Actor Gurmeet Choudhary, who will next be seen in “Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana”, says he is a huge fan of superstar Salman Khan since childhood. “My character’s name is Veer and I would like to tell you that I watch each and every film of Rajshree, I am a big fan of

3 dead in California plane crash

Los Angeles: Three persons were killed and two injured when a small plane crashed into a residential neighbourhood in California, authorities said. The passengers were returning to San Jose city after a weekend cheerleading competition at Disneyland when the plane crashed in Riverside neighbourhood on Monday, setting two homes ablaze, Fire Chief Michael Moore said

Sexting bigger fear than drinking for UK parents: study

London: Four out of five parents in the UK are more concerned about their children sexting than drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes, according to a study. A new report by academic Professor Sonia Livingstone has been commissioned to provide up to date evidence of how young people are using the internet, the dangers they face,

State associations seek deadline extension from COA

New Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (COA) running the BCCI has received multiple pleas from various state associations to extend the deadline for submitting compliance report on Lodha recommendations till March 27. The COA on February 23 had written to all state associations to submit a compliance report adhering to all Lodha diktats by March

Arrest ABVP ‘goondas’, AAP tells police

New Delhi: The AAP on Tuesday urged the police to arrest “ABVP goondas” who attacked and made rape threats to women students at the Delhi University. “We urge you to take cognizance in this utterly despicable (conduct) and arrest these ABVP goondas who perpetrated violence on women in the garb of nationalism,” the AAP told

Dogs possess social skills similar to toddlers

New York: Dogs and two-year-old children show similar patterns in social intelligence, much more than one of our closest relatives — chimpanzees, says a study. The researchers looked at how two-year-olds, dogs and chimpanzees performed on comparable tests designed to measure various types of cognition. While chimpanzees performed well on tests involving their physical environment

Arjun Maini set for another GP3 season with Jenzer Motorsport

Bengaluru: Young Indian racer Arjun Maini will continue to drive for Jenzer Motorsport in the upcoming GP3 season. Nineteen-year-old Maini had made a switch from Formula 3 to GP midway into the last season, ending up 10th in the standings with a podium finish in Hungary. It was a decent debut GP3 season for the