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10 intense hostage situations from the past

An armed gunman on Monday took several people hostage at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney and forced 2 people to hold what appeared to be a black flag bearing Islamic slogans written in Arabic in......

Veteran journalist M V Kamath no more

Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati Chairman Madhav Vittal Kamath died at a private hospital in Manipal on Friday. He was 93. Kamath, who was admitted to Kasturaba Hospital last night......

US Open PHOTOS: Ivanovic stunned by Czech; Serena Djokovic sail through

Image: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their US Open women's singles second round match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center......

Sitharaman, Javadekar take oath in Rajya Sabha

Union ministers Prakash Javedkar and Nirmla Sitharaman and senior Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav and Nationalist Congress Party's Praful Patel on Monday took oath as members of Rajya Sabha.......

Freed US prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl returns home

American soldier Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in Afghanistan before being controversially released recently returned home on Friday after undergoing......

Tata Steel faces tough choices in Europe

Tata Steel last fortnight announced it has initiated talks with Geneva-based Klesch Group to sell its European long products business. The assets include Scunthorpe steelworks, an engineering......

Wipro has strong succession plans in place: CFO

Suresh Senapaty, the city-based company’s long-time chief financial officer, who will attain the retirement age of 58 in March next year, says the succession plan is nearly foolproof and has......

The economics of happiness

This does not mean isolating parochialism but of new way of thinking about economic systems, says Rajni Bakshi.What might an “Economics of Happiness” look like? This question brought......

Get ready to order to from a virtual menu

Take the waiting out of the waiter service at restaurants and let your fingers order your favourite dishes over the touchscreen tabletops with interactive menus. Jiby Mathews, director of Touch......

A look at the sleek and stylish gadgets in 2011

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcased smartphones, tablets, 3D- and Internet-enabled TVs that are expected to make the biggest splash in 2011. The battle for recession-weary......

MAMI Diaries: Must Watch Cinema, now playing in Mumbai!

Brilliant cinema at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival, raves Sukanya Verma. In all its 16 years, this is my first trip to the Mumbai Film Festival. For some reason or another, I always found myself......

Celebrating Zohra Sehgal

Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal passed away into the ages on July 10, in Delhi. The actress, who celebrated her 102nd birthday in April, was last seen in films like Saawariya and Cheeni Kum (both......

Birthday Special: Zohra Sehgal turns 100!

Like most memorable stories, this one too, begins long, long ago. On April 27, 1912, to be precise when a naughty little girl was born. She loved to climb trees and engage in all sorts of antics to......

Review: War Horse is schmaltzy but Superbly Shot

Steven Spielberg's War Horse is a mixed experience says Shaikh Ayaz, he recommends it for the striking imagerySteven Spielberg's new film War Horse that tells the tale of a boy and his unbridled......

PIX: Celebs rock their outfits at Cannes

Apart from being one of the most revered and famous film festivals in the world, Cannes also makes headlines for the style statements celebrities from around the world bring to the red carpet in......

World Cup: Klose inching towards breaking Ronaldo's record but it may have to wait...

Veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose arrived in Brazil with the most World Cup goals record in his sights but any hopes he had of a helping hand from coach Joachim Loew to break it were dashed on......

Veteran Haas ends Djokovic dominance in Miami

Germany's Tommy Haas recorded the upset of the tournament when he stunned two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round of the Sony Open at Miami on Tuesday. Haas, who......

Ferrari axe veteran car designers in structural shake-up

Ferrari have parted company with chief designer Nikolas Tombazis and engineering director Pat Fry, two of the men responsible for designing this year's car as the team endured their first season......

Van Gaal's Manchester United - A Clockwork 'Oranje'

Van Gaal came to Manchester United with a reputation. Seven league titles in three different countries, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) were among his many achievements.......

Champions League PHOTOS: Messi treble sets goals record; Chelsea, City win

Photos from the Champions League matches played across Europe on Tuesday. Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates on scoring enroute to breaking the Champions Leaague record for most goals on Tuesday.......

  People speak for veteran germany

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Q. Why the silence kept on somebody\'s memory is alwayss for TWO minutes ?
:  A. Hi Lucky,The practice of silently remembering the dead was already established. The death of King Edward VII, in 1910, was marked by a minute's...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-the-silence-kept-on-somebodys-memory-is-alwayss-for-two-//answers/14018760

Lucky
Q. Why was it so difficult to rescue French and British troops stranded on the beaches at Dunkirk? Why did Hitler not pass the order to wipe them out, considering they were sitting ducks for the Germans?
Lucky :  A. The real reasons will never be known, Hitler having taken it with him on that fateful day on 30th April when he put a gun to his head and with it...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-was-it-so-difficult-to-rescue-french-and-british-troops-/14018685/answers/8458229

nargis  bhambi
Q. What is `Armistice Day' about?
Nargis Bhambi:  A. Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-armistice-day-about/8377437/answers/3519589

Alka
Q. What was the main cause of French Revolu
Alka :  A. The French Revolution (17891799) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-was-the-main-cause-of-french-revolu/3519478/answers/1994698

anupnanda
Q. when is father\'s day
Anupnanda :  A. Father's Day is a primarily secular holiday inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/when-is-fathers-day/1994480/answers/1497743

  Web results for Veteran Germany
56 PM Israel Navy To Be Trained On Dolphin-Class Submarines The Israel Navy is expecting to put two new advanced Dolphin-class submarines - INS Crocodile and the INS Rahav, into...

The Israel Navy is expecting to put two new advanced Dolphin-class submarines - INS Crocodile and the INS Rahav, into service in 2014. Submariner... ...

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US Policy of No Ransom Closes Off Other Options

Gaziantep, Turkey: For a fleeting moment last year, Louai Abo Aljoud, a Syrian journalist, made eye contact with the American hostages being held... ...

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A solemn canvas

Even though the Indian art scene was not particularly high on spirits, it was not without some exciting moments. Giridhar Khasnis gives us the... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/450148/a-solemn-canvas.html
American Homeowner Preservation Forecloses To Keep Family In Home

This week, American Homeowner Preservation helped a struggling cancer survivor and Gulf War veteran keep their family home of 47 years by finding a... ...

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12 bizarre things that happened in 2014

Going beyond Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Iraq on the brink, the Hong Kong protests and the Peshawar school Taliban... ...

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