Jun 04

Why target me? I’m doing my job: Hema Malini

Mathura: Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini has lashed out at media reports and people who criticised her over posting images from a film’s shoot on social media while Mathura was engulfed by violence and tension. She says being a “sincere” person, she is doing her job and feels that people are “diverting attention from the main issue”.

Modi in Afghanistan’s Herat to inaugurate Salma Dam

Herat (Afghanistan):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Afghanistan city of Herat on Saturday where he will inaugurate along with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, also known as Salma Dam, rebuilt with Indian assistance. “Beginning with Afghanistan. PM arrives in Herat to launch Afghan-India Friendship Dam,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas

The Greatest is gone: Daily Post India tribute to Muhammad Ali

Arguably the greatest sportsman of all times, boxing legend Muhammad Ali is no more. Ali’s fame transcended sport during a remarkable heavyweight boxing career that spanned three decades. He had been hospitalized in the Phoenix, Arizona, area with a respiratory ailment this week. Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, Ali began training for a boxing career

UN expresses concern over killing of Congolese in India

United Nations: In the wake of the killing of a Congolese national in India and a spate of attacks on African students in recent days, the UN has voiced concern over the incidents saying it encourages tolerance and inclusivity in every country. “Well, we would be concerned of any information if that were the case. But…what

Former mentor UCLA gunman targeted had helped him graduate

Los Angeles: The kindly professor whom the gunman blamed for his ruin had, in truth, quietly seen to his academic success. As a shy graduate student struggling to secure his Ph.D., Mainak Sarkar had bristled at the doubts expressed by professors at UCLA’s engineering department. His dissertation, they told him, simply was not good enough.

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Google teaching its driverless car to honk

New York: Software giant Google, in its Self-Driving Car Project’s latest monthly report, has said that it has been experimenting with horn algorithms in the vehicle. The company is experimenting with the algorithm by playing the horn inside the car to make sure the honking does not confuse other drivers. “It is also an important

‘Tiffin bomb’ explodes setting afire lorry

Madurai:  An Improvised Explosive Device,packed in a tiffin box, exploded on Vaigai river bank here setting ablaze a stationary lorry, police said today. The IED, which exploded last night at around 10 PM, was not a powerful one and no one was injured in the incident, they said. The vehicle was partially damaged. It was

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Woman kills husband, son; commits suicide

Nagpur: A 25-year-old woman allegedly killed her husband and child and then committed suicide in Timki locality of the city, police said today. Nisha slit her husband and son’s throat with a sharp weapon and then ended her life in the wee hours of yesterday, they said. The incident came to light last evening when

Rousseff’s defence team to file petitions

Brasilia: The defence team for Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff said that it will file four petitions in the Supreme Federal Court on the impeachment process against her. Defence team head Jose Eduardo Cardozo said at a press conference on Friday that the petitions would be filed before Ricardo Lewandowski, Chief Justice of the Supreme

Nine US soldiers die in training mishap

Houston: Four US soldiers who were missing after their vehicle overturned in flood waters during a training exercise at the Fort Hood military post were found dead, taking the death toll from the accident to nine. The toll had stood at five early yesterday, but later in the day Fort Hood deputy commander Maj Gen

Michelle joins anti-Trump bandwagon;says US doesn’t build wall

Washington: Formally joining the anti-Trumpbandwagon, US First Lady Michelle Obama took a dig at the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by saying that America does not build “walls” to keep immigrants out. “Here in America, we do not give into our fears. We do not build up walls to keep people out because we know that

The Greatest, The Poet: A look at Muhammad Ali’s verse  

Phoenix (USA): Muhammad Ali enlivened many of his news conference and training sessions with poems. They caused many people to laugh, some to cringe.Ali could be Robert Frost in a robe; Maya Angelou with a championship belt, though his sometimes simplistic stanzas sometimes leaned more toward something out of a Dr. Seuss book. He was

Pick beauty courses to boost confidence

New Delhi: A career in beauty can boost your confidence and self-esteem. This is a field in which you can amalgamate starry glamour with social work for innate self-satisfaction, says an expert.”With numerous beauty and make-up courses available today, it becomes a cumbersome task to round upon a perfect one for you,” Bharti Taneja, aesthetician,

Can dietary supplements prevent Alzheimer’s?

Toronto: A dietary supplement containing a blend of 30 vitamins and minerals has the potential to slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, researchers say. The supplement has shown remarkable anti-ageing properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss, according to the study by Ontario’s McMaster University researchers.

Breaking: Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse resigns

Mumbai: Beleaguered senior Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday.  

Brazil sees ‘flower power’ as weapon against Zika-carrying mosquito

Rio de Janeiro: With global attention focused on the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries the Zika virus, researchers in Brazil are pursuing a way to battle the insect with flower power. The project, led by Mario Alberto Cardoso da Silva Neto, a professor at Rio de Janeiro Federal University, centres on the idea of injecting

Hillary Clinton should be in jail for email scandal: Trump

Washington: In a blistering attack on Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump has termed his Democratic rival as a “thief” and alleged that she should be in jail for her “terrible” email scandal. “Hillary Clinton is a weak person. Hillary Clinton is totally scripted. Hillary Clinton is a thief. And Hillary Clinton should

Girls drive themselves crazy to be perfect: Elle Fanning

Los Angeles: Actress Elle Fanning, who turned 18 in April, says girls her age are trying too hard to be beautiful and faultless but are destroying themselves in the process. “People’s obsession with beauty and perfection, it can really destroy you and wanting perfection it’s like ‘But what is perfection?’ It doesn’t exist. Perfect doesn’t

Japanese man, 96, becomes world’s oldest college graduate

Tokyo: A 96-year-old Japanese man is potty at the prospect of breaking more records after being recognised as the world’s oldest university graduate with his degree in ceramic arts. Spritely senior Shigemi Hirata received his Guinness World Records certificate yesterday after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kyoto University of Art and Design earlier

5 Seconds of Summer announce song for new Ghostbusters movie

London: Australian boyband 5 Seconds ofSummer have announced a new single “Girls Talk Boys”, which will feature on the soundtrack to the new “Ghostbusters” movie. The single will drop on July 15 and is already available for pre-order in selected countries, reported Digital Spy. Other artists to be featured on the soundtrack include G-Eazy ft.