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Miss India World 2013 ready to act, but no intimacy please!

Miss India World 2013 ready to act, but no intimacy please!

New Delhi, May 31  She can dance but believes she can act better – Pond’s Femina Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon is ready to follow in the footsteps of her predecessors and break into the acting world. She however says she won’t be comfortable with intimate scenes. Dhillon is currently gearing up to […]

Fiscal 2012-13 economic growth slowest in a decade

Fiscal 2012-13 economic growth slowest in a decade

New Delhi, May 31  The Indian economy grew by a sluggish five percent in the financial year ended March 31, 2013, the slowest levels in 10 years, official data showed Friday. According to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by just five percent from 6.2 percent […]

First puff of smoke: Age of onset falling (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)

First puff of smoke: Age of onset falling (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)

New Delhi, May 30  Vulnerable and curious youngsters make for a “soft target” for tobacco companies who glamourise their product, said experts as the age of onset of experiment with cigarettes or other form of tobacco worryingly fell to a startling 11-12 years. WHO’s theme for the World No Tobacco Day this year on strengthening […]

IPL scandal ‘shocking’, says Sachin

IPL scandal ‘shocking’, says Sachin

New Delhi, May 31  Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar Friday described the spot fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League (IPL) as “shocking and disappointing”. Speaking out for the first time on an issue that has taken cricket by storm, Tendulkar said: “It has always hurt me when the game of cricket is in […]

Mother’s failing eyesight prompted son to design 6-ft diameter clock

Mother’s failing eyesight prompted son to design 6-ft diameter clock

Shikohabad (Uttar Pradesh) May 30  Concerned over his mother’s failing eyesight a state government employee here designed a wall clock with a diameter of 54 inches. Now he’s gone a step further and designed a six-foot diameter clock that is three inches taller than he is. “I was pained to see my ageing mother straining […]

Cuba seeks healthcare cooperation with India

Cuba seeks healthcare cooperation with India

New Delhi, May 30  Cuba, which has made rapid advances in medical care and sent thousands of doctors to work in Africa and other countries, is looking to match synergies with India in medical services and biotechnology engineering, Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla says. Parrilla, whose country has been the target of tough economic […]

India, Thailand want FTA ‘at the earliest’

India, Thailand want FTA ‘at the earliest’

Bangkok, May 30  Emphasizing that India and Thailand stand to benefit from increased trade, the prime ministers of both countries Thursday directed their respective commerce ministers to work out the India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) “at the earliest”. Senior officials said here that the FTA could be in place before October, reflecting the seriousness of […]

After two decades, India, Thailand sign extradition treaty

After two decades, India, Thailand sign extradition treaty

Bangkok, May 30  Marking an end to over two decades of tiring negotiations, India and Thailand finally inked an extradition treaty that will pave the way for extradition of those involved in terror and other crimes in both countries. The much awaited extradition treaty between India and Thailand was signed here Thursday during Prime Minister […]

Rituparno Ghosh: A critique of human relationships

Rituparno Ghosh: A critique of human relationships

Kolkata, May 30  Rituparno Ghosh, one of the country’s best and versatile filmmakers in the post-Satyajit Ray generation, mastered depiction of human relationships which he often dissected with a surgical knife against contemporary or periodical social contexts. Time and again he called Ray his mentor and inspiration, and the master and student had certain traits […]

Dances and songs are now technically better: Madhuri Dixit

Dances and songs are now technically better: Madhuri Dixit

Mumbai, May 30  When it comes to dancing, Madhuri Dixit is inimitable. The 1980s and 1990s dancing diva, who is creating magic again by teaming up with current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor in the song “Ghagra”, says that dance forms haven’t changed, but have gotten better technically. “Nothing has changed much. I don’t see that much […]

Rituparno Ghosh dies of heart attack : Amitabh Bachchan grieves

Rituparno Ghosh dies of heart attack : Amitabh Bachchan grieves

Kolkata, May 30  Rituparno Ghosh, one of India’s best and versatile filmmakers in the post-Satyajit Ray generation, who started a new wave in Bengali cinema exploring human relationships with bold depictions of sexuality against social themes, died following cardiac arrest at his city residence Thursday. Winner of 12 national and several international awards during a […]

The new Telstra Explorer Bundle brings a blockbuster deal to families in Australia

The new Telstra Explorer Bundle brings a blockbuster deal to families in Australia

With the launch of the new Telstra Explorer Bundle, streaming your favourite movie masala and staying connected with family has never been easier. Telstra GM of Niche Marketing, Alister Park, said customers will love the high speed broadband offer and the family calls benefit. “For just $80 per month there are no upfront fees and […]

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