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Karwa Chauth: Most Indian men don't want wives to fast for them: Survey

Most Indian men don’t want wives to fast for them: Survey

Karwa Chauth: A majority of Indian men are against their wives keeping a fast for them on Karwa Chauth, which falls on Sunday, reveals a survey. Matchmaking service www.shaadi.com conducted a survey to understand men’s perspective on the fasting ritual. Shaadi.com #Fastforher also has an annual campaign during Karwa Chauth urging men to fast along

Shiv Raj Chouhan sits on fast in Bhopal 'for restoration of peace'

Shiv Raj Chouhan sits on fast in Bhopal ‘for restoration of peace’

Shiv Raj Chouhan sits on fast in Bhopal ‘for restoration of peace’. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sat on an indefinite fast at Dussehra Maidan here today for “restoration of peace” amid a farmers’ agitation in the state.The opposition Congress dubbed it as “drama”. Farmers’ organisations, which have been agitating for better support

Russia invites India to join fast-neutron reactor project

Mumbai: Russia has invited India to join in developing next-generation nuclear reactors and to participate in its fast-reactor research project, an official of Rosatom, the country’s state atomic energy corporation, has said. The multipurpose fast research reactor project, known by the Russian acronym MBIR, is coming up as the International Research Center in Dimitrovgrad located

Woman receives burns during Karwa Chauth fast preparation

  Jalandhar: In a tragic accident in Jalandhar, a woman was burnt badly during preparations of Karawa Chauth Fast on Wednesday morning. She was brought to Jalandhar Civil Hospital with seventy percent burns. Her condition is stated to be serious. As per the sources, Shanti of Basti Bawakhel was preparing food at 4 am in the

Feel guilty to see women fast on Karva Chauth: Big B

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is married to actress Jaya Bachchan, says it is overwhelming to see “the devotion and care” with which wives observe the Karva Chauth fast. But he also feels guilty to see them fast the entire day. On Karva Chauth, Hindu women mostly in north India, observe a day-long fast with

Minor girl dies after undertaking 64-day fast

Hyderabad:  A 13-year-old girl died here after her family allegedly compelled her to undertake a 64-day fast as part of a community ritual prompting the city police to launch an enquiry into the incident. According to B Sumathi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone), a case would be filed after a preliminary inquiry into the

Data breach threat is real and rising fast in India: Kaspersky Lab

New Delhi: If you are running an enterprise or planning a start-up in India, accepting the fact that cyber security threats are real and dangerous is the first step towards securing your data in the long run, a top cyber expert has suggested. India is among the top five countries in the world to be

Champ Kiplagat seeks fast victory in tough Chicago marathon

Nairobi: Chicago marathon champion Florence Kiplagat hopes to post a fast time on her return to defend her crown on October 9 against a spirited challenge from an Ethiopian legion. Kiplagat, who missed out in making the Kenya team to the Rio Olympics, is keen to run a faster time if challenged though her main

Neymar, Bolt in fast lane in Rio

Rio De Janeiro: Brazilian icon Neymar entered the record books with the fastest goal in Olympic football history as Usain Bolt prepared to take another step closer to triple gold immortality. As Rio was hit by more embarrassment which saw the arrest of veteran sports administrator Patrick Hickey, it was left to the Games marquee

We have fast hands but not fast feet: Hawgood

Rio de Janeiro:  “Bitterly disappointed” withthe Indian women’s hockey team’s tame ouster from the Olympics medal contention, coach Neil Hawgood said the side lacks players who are quick on their feet. Indian Eves were hammered 0-5 by Argentina -their third defeat in a row. The Indians logged just one point by virtue of their draw

Chaminda Vaas to spearhead SLC’s fast bowling feeder system

Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will be back with Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Coaching Staff, revealed SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday. According to Sumathipala, Vaas will be handed the responsibilities of training Sri Lanka’s fast bowling squad which will comprise fast bowlers coming through District, Provincial and Developments Squads. “We have requested

Breaking: Irom Sharmila to break fast

Imphal: Manipuri political activist Irom Sharmila will break her 16-year long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on Tuesday. Sharmila has been campaigning against AFSPA — which provides special powers to handle insurgents in the North East and Jammu and Kashmir also. The 42-year-old activist, also known as Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ had announced

Irom Sharmila to end fast, fight Manipur polls

Imphal: Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for the past 16 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), today announced her decision to end the fast on August 9 and contest state Assembly elections. “I will end my fast on August 9 and contest

City fast becoming crime capital of state

Ludhiana: Known as the Manchester of India, the Ludhiana city is turning as crime capital of the state, which is evident from the fact that the incidents of murder, firing, loot and snatching have become the routine affair in the city. The rise in crime incidents has raised the question mark on the functioning of