Apr 30

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks
Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks LONDON: Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter while cold, wet and humid surroundings generally spoil the mood, leading to less frequent social media outings, an interesting research has revealed.Based on the analysis of billions of Twitter and Facebook posts, the team

Dia Mirza wows at Environmental Summit in San Francisco
Dia Mirza wows at Environmental Summit in San Francisco

Dia Mirza wows at Environmental Summit in San Francisco. Actress-activist Dia Mirza, the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, flew to San Francisco earlier this week to participate in an all-women’s panel discussion on the environment at the Steve Jobs Theatre.Dia brainstormed on stage with three distinguished women — Vien Troung (CEO of Green For All

Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad face off in Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad face off in Jaipur

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Royals’ desire to move up the pecking order got a boost following an incredible win a week ago, and the mid-table team would look to keep the momentum going in its IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad here tomorrow. The Royals are aware of the challenges facing them at the Sawai Mansingh Stadum, a

Tennis player Ankita Raina included in TOPS
Tennis player Ankita Raina included in TOPS

NEW DELHI: Tennis player Anikta Raina, who has displayed good form this season both in the Fed Cup and the profesional circuit, was on Saturday included in the government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).“Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours, Ankita! Hope you continue making the nation proud. Many congratulations @ankita champ !

‘AVENGERS: Infinity War' gets ‘marvel' lous opening in India
‘AVENGERS: Infinity War’ gets ‘marvel’ lous opening in India

“AVENGERS: Infinity War”, which brings together 22 superheroes to fight one super-villain Thanos, minted over Rs 30 crore on the first day of its release on Friday, thereby getting a good start at the box office. The Marvel Studios film made Rs 40.13 crore as gross box office collection and Rs 31.3 crore as net box office

PM Modi-Xi's 'chai pe charcha' moment on Wuhan lake
PM Modi-Xi’s ‘chai pe charcha’ on Wuhan lake

PM Modi-Xi’s ‘chai pe charcha’ on Wuhan lake. After resuming the Day 2 of their ‘informal talks’ with a walk along the East Lake here today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping enjoyed a boat ride. On the second and last day of the informal summit, the two leaders were seen riding

Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika to add Bollywood glamour to 'Cannes Fest'
Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika to add Bollywood glamour to ‘Cannes Fest’

Come May and Bollywood actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will be heading to Cannes to add glamour at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 8-19. The actresses will be walking at the red carpet as L’oreal Paris brand ambassadors.Deepika will

Asia Badminton Championship: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy qualify
Asia Badminton Championship: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy qualify

WUHAN (CHINA): Top Indian shuttlers, including P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, qualified for the prestigious badminton World Championships to be held in Nanjing, China from July 30 to August 5. Sindhu and Saina who won the silver and bronze medal respectively at the Glasgow edition last year will be joined by World No 5

Afghanistan wants Indian players for its T20 league, BCCI unlikely to allow
Afghanistan wants Indian players for its T20 league, BCCI unlikely to allow

NEW DELHI: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) today launched its very own franchise-based T20 league, to be held in the UAE in October, but the BCCI is expected to maintain its current stand of not allowing Indian players to turn freelancers. The ACB claims that 40 overseas cricketers have showing interest in the league to

Skipping breakfast may cause weight gain, obesity: Study
Skipping breakfast may cause weight gain, obesity: Study

WASHINGTON: People who skip breakfast are more likely to gain weight and have larger waists, according to a study. Researchers from Mayo Clinic in the US found that 26.7 per cent of people who skipped breakfast were obese, compared with 10.9 per cent of those who ate it frequently. People who never ate breakfast self-reported

Kazakhstan introduces 72-hour free transit visa for Indian citizens
Kazakhstan introduces 72-hour free transit visa for Indian citizens

Kazakhstan introduces 72-hour free transit visa for Indian citizens. Visa-related cooperation between Kazakhstan and India will undergo a further positive change with the Government of Kazakhstan introducing a 72-hour-long transit visa free regime for Indian citizens from April 17 to December 31, 2018.Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to India Bulat Sarsenbayev told ANI on Wednesday only those citizens

Video games can help learn new language: Study
Video games can help learn new language: Study

LONDON: Popular video games can be used to teach a new language, say scientists who have used the ‘ssin’s Creed II’ to teach the Italian language to a class of students. Simone Bregni, associate professor at Saint Louis University in Spain, started playing video games in 1975 when he was 12.By the mid-1980s, he was

Last Sikh Queen's earrings fetch nearly 6 times auction estimate
Last Sikh Queen’s earrings fetch nearly 6 times auction estimate

LONDON: A pair of gold pendant earrings from the collection of last Sikh Queen of Punjab Maharani Jind Kaur fetched 175,000 pounds, nearly six times the guide price, at an auction here. The earrings, the highlight of the Islamic and Indian sale at Bonhams yesterday, were estimated to attract bids between 20,000 and 30,000 pounds.

British Sikh MP launches campaign for direct Amritsar-London flights
British Sikh MP launches campaign for direct Amritsar-London flights

LONDON: Britain’s first turbaned Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, along with two NGOs, has started a campaign for the launch of a direct flight between London and Amritsar, a long pending demand of the British-Punjabi diaspora. The Labour party MP for Slough joined hands with the UK-based NGO, Social Education Volunteer Association (SEVA) Trust and

Indian Motorcycle Recalls Over 3000 Units In USA
Indian Motorcycle Recalls Over 3000 Units In USA

Indian Motorcycle Recalls Over 3000 Units In USA. American motorcycling giant, Indian Motorcycle, has issued a recall of 3,341 units of various motorcycles manufactured in the USA this year. The affected motorcycles are suspected to house a faulty switch on the right side of the switchgear, which is prone to corrosion and can potentially lead

Dads pay more attention to baby girls than boys: Study
Dads pay more attention to baby girls than boys: Study

NEW YORK: Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice as far as dads are concerned. Fathers are more responsive and attentive to their young daughters than they are with their sons, a new study has found. Researchers from Emory University and the University of Arizona analyzed dads’ brain scans and recordings of

Pak cricketer trolled for heckling soldiers at Wagah
Pak cricketer trolled for heckling soldiers at Wagah

New Delhi/Amritsar – Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali was trolled on social media after a video showed him heckling Indian soldiers at the Attari-Wagah border Sunday. The undated video, which circulated on social media and was picked up by several news organisations, showed Ali flexing his muscles at Indian soldiers not pictured in the video-amid hoots and

Hockey India names 61 players for senior women national camp
Hockey India names 61 players for senior women national camp

NEW DELHI: Hockey India on on Saturday named 61 players for the senior women national coaching camp that commences tomorrow at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. The 61-member group, which features all the 18 players of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games squad, was picked on the basis their recent performances in tournaments that include

Turban integral part of Sikhism: Sukhbir
Turban integral part of Sikhism: Sukhbir

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the turban was an integral part of Sikhism and that the party would take up the query raised on this issue by the Supreme Court with the central government to ensure this issue was resolved once and for all. In a statement

N. Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

N. Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in an announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men. Pyongyang’s declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a