Tales from a bygone era

If you compile a list of most memorable one-liners of Hindi cinema, there is a chance that eight of those first ten entries will be from a film that has been penned by the writing duo of Salim-Javed. In fact, if you widen the search, eighty out of a hundred would come from words penned […]

Ants as super pest controllers

Sooner or later the world is going to have to stop using chemical pesticides. The statistics in India WHO says cancer shows an increase of 60% in just 15 years (1998-2013) and this could only be due to the chemical pollution caused by these unnecessary and vicious compounds that simply create money for their sellers […]

‘Thunder’ in Saudi desert as major war games end

HAFAR UL BATIN (Saudi Arabia): Warplanes roared overhead, tanks rumbled across the desert and smoke filled the sky on Thursday for the final day of what Saudi Arabia billed as the region’s biggest-ever military exercises. The 12-day ‘Northern Thunder’ manoeuvres in the kingdom’s northeast included 20 nations from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Saudi […]

Mideast wars totally political:Khamenei

TEHRAN:- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the ongoing wars in the Middle East are “totally rooted in political motivations.” According to Press Tv,the Leader on Thursday called on clerics to thwart “the American and Zionist plot to create divisions” and avoid touching on divisive issues among Shia and Sunni Muslims. […]

Fight Between Attendants Hold Up Air India For 2 Hours

NEW DELHI : An altercation broke out yesterday between two flight attendants–a female and a male–inside the cabin of a Thiruvananthapuram-bound Air India flight with 158 passengers including MPs and bureaucrats on board, delaying its departure by two hours and leading to their suspension. Taking a serious note of the incident, Air India suspended the […]

Not Just Length, RSS Might Even Change Colour Of Shorts

JAIPUR : Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh will consider replacing its khaki coloured knickers with trousers at the annual meeting of Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest decision making body of the outfit, beginning tomorrow. “Several proposals have come up for change in Ganvesh (uniform) and this will be discussed in the annual meeting of ABPS. This […]

Consensual Relations Do Not Amount To Rape: Bombay HC

MUMBAI — An educated woman is mature enough to understand the consequences of having physical relations with her partner and such cases will not fall under the ambit of rape, the Bombay High Court said today while granting anticipatory bail to a 25-year-old man. Justice Mridula Bhatkar was hearing the anticipatory bail plea of the […]

This penguin swims 8,000km every-year to visit man who saved his life

A penguin has struck an unlikely friendship with a Brazilian pensioner and swims 8,000 kilometres every year to visit him since he saved his life four years ago. The South American Magellanic penguin named Dindim was found covered in oil and close to death in 2011 by a bricklayer and part-time fisherman, Joao Pereira de […]

Valley Jewellers observe shutdown, Stage sit-in against GOI

Srinagar: The Valley jewellers Thursday observed complete shutdown and staged sit-in to protest against 1 per cent levy of excise duty on Gold by Government of India.  The jewelers pegged their tents in different places in the Valley especially in Srinagar city and also organized a signature campaign to mark the protest against GoI. While […]

Principal Secretary Tourism interacts with travel trade fraternity

SRINAGAR, MARCH 10: Principal Secretary Tourism, Mr. Sandip Naik, today held another interactive session with the travel trade bodies including TAAK, TASK, AKTO, PILTOF, JKTA, Shikara Union and IMF here at SKICC to discusses various issues pertaining to tourism sector. The Travel Trade Fraternity demanded night flights at Srinagar Airport to boost the tourist influx. […]

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