Sonia Gandhi`s role will be undiminished: Veerappa Moily

Sonia Gandhi's role in the Congress will remain "undiminished" even after Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president and she will continue to guide it, senior party leader M Veerappa Moily said as per the PTI report. Moily said the Congress would take "aggressive and sustained steps" to ensure that Rahul Gandhi becomes the prime minister in 2019, asserting that &quo

Chilly winds in Delhi, mercury plummeting to 9.4 degrees

Delhiites braved chilly winds in the city this morning with mercury plummeting to 9.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal, reported PTI. The minimum temperature, in areas falling under Lodhi Road and Ridge weather stations, however, was recorded at 8 and 8.7 degrees Celsius respectively, a MeT Department official said. "The weather is quite chilly and the minimum temperature tomo

Law, movie world should put stop to usury: Kamal Haasan

 With political voices raised over his silence on the suicide of movie co-producer Ashok Kumar due to pressure from a loan shark, actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday said the law and movie industry has to put a stop to usury.

In his tweet Kamal said usury affects poor farmers and also people in the movie world who are considered rich.

He also said there should be no repeat o

Three coffees a day may have health benefits

Moderate coffee drinking is safe and three to four cups a day may have some health benefits, a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) showed.

The University of Southampton researchers collected data on the impact of coffee on all aspects of the human body, taking into account more than 200 studies - most of which were observational, the BBC reported on Thursday.


Today`s songs lack longevity: Bappi Lahiri

Its time for Bollywood music lovers to go down memory lane as they recall the lyrics of old songs through their remixes today. Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who has given music to over 650 films in an over four decade-long career, feels this is happening because todays lyrics lack the "catching power", which make them forgettable.

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Hardik Patel announces support for Congress

Patidar leader Hardik Patel today declared his support for the Congress in the Gujarat elections next month and said the opposition party had accepted its demand for reservation for the Patel community, reported PTI. The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader said the Congress will include the extension of reservation benefit to Patidars in its election manifesto.

"The Congr

Congress, BJP spar over delay in Parliament`s winter session

The Congress and the BJP on Tuesday sparred over the delay in convening Parliament's winter session with the opposition party claiming that the government was doing so to avoid a debate on "scams", including the Rafale deal, during the Gujarat polls, reported PTI. The BJP, however, rejected the Congress's tirade as a "chorus of baseless allegations" and insisted that

Students working overtime to build Apple iPhone X: Report

Struggling to meet the demand after production delays, Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly employed thousands of students to assemble iPhone X who are being forced to work overtime, media reported.

According to The Financial Times, students in the age group 17-19 were hired as interns in September and were told to work at the assembling unit in Zhengzhou, China, to work for thr

Delhi High Court refuses to pass order against Abdullah over PoK remarks

The Delhi High Court today refused to pass any order on a PIL seeking action against National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah over his alleged remarks on Pakistan occupied Kashmir, reported PTI. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the petitioner to approach the ministry concerned, which will decide the issue on merits.

The court was hearin

Oldest stars in our galaxy discovered: study

Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities, reported PTI. Just like humans, stars have a life span: birth, youth, adulthood, senior and death. Scientists at Georgia State University in the US focused on old or "senior citizen" stars, also known as cool subdwarfs, that are much older and cooler in temperatu

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

 NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced.

The Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investigating evidence in place and by catching drilled samples of Martian rocks for potential fu

Majidi and I belong to elite society, says A.R. Rahman

Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he and Iranian auteur Majid Majidi belong to an elite society as they both have got fatwas.

The Oscar-winning composer brought back the memories of the time when fatwa was issued against the duo in 2015 for "Muhammad: The Messenger of God", the movie on the life of Prophet Muhammed, when he got onto the stage to talk about their next c

Minimum temperature plummet in Rajasthan , Mount Abu records low of 5.4 degrees

Minimum temperature plummeted by 1 to 4 degrees at various places in Rajasthan since yesterday with Mount Abu recording a low of 5.4 degrees Celsius, reported PTI. According to the MeT department, minimum temperatures dropped at most places in the state due to northerly winds. Till 8.30 am today, Churu recorded a low of 5.7 degrees Celsius, followed by 7 degrees Celsius in Sikar, 7.8 degrees Ce

Rahul Gandhi`s elevation: CWC meet underway

A crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is underway here today to clear the decks for the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president, reported PTI. The meeting, chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is being held at her 10 Janpath residence. The decision on the schedule of party organisation poll at the meeting will pave the way for elevation of party vice president Ra

HP introduces new lineup of OMEN gaming notebooks in India

At a time when online gaming is gaining a foothold in the country, HP on Monday introduced a new line-up of its fastest growing OMEN gaming notebooks.

HP OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 laptops feature the latest "NVIDIA 10 Series GTX" graphics, high-resolution display with optional G-Sync technology and a single-access service panel to upgrade RAM and storage.

The OMEN 15 lap

Get your skin glowing in winter

With the onset of winter wedding season, a number of unconventional treatments and methods have come up to achieve the perfect glowing skin. Try ‘bhasm (a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash) of the birthstones and Vitamin C serums, suggest experts.

Vandana Luthra, founder at VLCC, and experts at O3+, have given a few ideas:

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Cheteshwar Pujara achieves rare feat

India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara achieved a rare feat on Monday when he came out to bat with Lokesh Rahul on the fifth day of the first rubber against Sri Lanka.

The in-form Saurashtra man became the third Indian cricketer, after head coach Ravi Shastri and M.L. Jaisimha to have batted on all five days of a Test match.

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) p

India likely to have conditioning camp at NCA ahead of South Africa tour

The Indian cricket team will have a conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru ahead of the South Africa tour in January, a top BCCI official said here.

"Before the South Africa tour, we may have the Indian cricket team have a conditioning camp at the NCA," a top BCCI official told reporters on condition of anonymity on the sidelines of the India-Sr

Prime Minister seeks ideas for Mann Ki Baat on November 26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people to share their ideas for his November's Mann Ki Baat.

"What are your ideas for this month's Mann Ki Baat, which will be held on Sunday, 26th November? Share them with me on the Narendra Modi Mobile App. 

"Dial 1800-11-7800 and record a message for Mann Ki Baat. You can also write on the MyGov open f

Sonali, Naseeruddin Shah bond over Marathi cinema

Actress Sonali Kulkarni and veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will share screen space in the upcoming film "Hope Aur Hum", says they bonded over Marathi cinema.

Sonali, who is also a fan of Naseeruddin and his work, said in a statement: "It was an honour to work with Naseer Sir. He is an amazing and brilliant actor. We talk a lot about regional cinema. We discuss how

Billion Capture+: Long battery, AI-enabled personal experience

Giving birth to a new trend, e-tailer Flipkart has launched its very own smartphone, the "Billion Capture+" that houses artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities courtesy Smartron, the domestic IoT brand.

The 5.5-inch Flipkart device comes in two variants: The Rs 10,999 model with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and the Rs 12,999 handset with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.

Twitter testing `Tweetstorm` feature for Android, iOS

Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit for messages.

"Back in September, a developer discovered a hidden feature in Android's Twitter app that would allow you to type out several tweets and queue them to send one by one, making it easier to launch

Madras HC upholds 2-year jail to Natarajan, three others

The Madras High Court on Friday confirmed the two-year jail term awarded to M. Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, for evasion of customs duty on the import of a luxury car.

The court also confirmed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court 2010 ruling of two-year jail for three others in the case.

In 1994, Natarajan imported a n

Mahesh Bhatt inspired me to play Neela: Sayantani Ghosh

Actress Sayantani Ghosh, who plays a step-mother in Mahesh Bhatt's "Naamkarann", says the filmmaker convinced her to take up the role.

"I remember that initially I was very doubtful to take up this character. Later Bhatt saheb inspired me. He actually told me that if he can't do justice to Neela, he will fail in his life. These were his words, he actually r

Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of China Open

Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the China Open World Superseries Premier here on Friday losing her quarter-finals match to China's Gao Fangjie.

lost her quarter-final match to crash out of the China Open World Superseries Premier here on Friday.

The second seed Hyderabadi shuttler was outplayed by Gao 11-21, 10-21 in a one-sided affair which lasted 37 min