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Why blue LEDs are worth a Nobel Prize

Blue light-emitting diodes help create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs and promises to revolutionise the way the world lights its homes and offices. Shivanand Kanavi reports......

Trio win Nobel in physics for invention of blue LEDs

Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, and US scientist Shuji Nakamura are seen on a screen after being announced as the 2014 Nobel Physics Laureates at the Royal Swedish Academy of......

4 things the Dalai Lama told Mumbai

The Dalai Lama is a huge charmer, knowing how to say things that will please an audience in his gentle avuncular manner. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com reports on Mumbai's encounter with His......

Abdullah Abdullah emerges front-runner in Afghan poll

P B Chandra reports from Kabul on the Afghan presidential election, that has entered a run-off stage for the first time. The battle now is between the two frontrunners Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf......

It's an incredible win, but victors must show humility

'They must bow their head before the people's might and start their work immediately. Now nothing can help them, but a show of sincerity and a life without cosmetic frills.' 'They don't have any......

RIL sparkles as 9 blue-chips add Rs 59,720 cr in m-cap

Nine of the 10 most valued companies in the country together added Rs 59,720 crore (Rs 597.2 billion) in market capitalisation over the past week, with Reliance Industries, ITC and Bharti Airtel......

FIIs raise Sensex exposure; buy shares worth $5 billion

Enamoured by the large blue-chip stocks of Indian market, the foreign institutional investors have raised their exposure to five out of every six Sensex companies with purchase of shares worth an......

Coffee Day Holdings to buy Gopinath Andaman resort

Coffee Day Holdings, fresh from raising Rs 1,200 crore (Rs 12 billion) from global blue-chip private equity investors, is concluding a move to acquire a luxury resort in the Andaman Islands, partly......

i-bankers sink in marriage mart

Considered, till recently, the "blue-chips" of the estimated $15 billion Indian matrimonial market, the marriage value of non-resident Indian (NRI) and India-based investment bankers is rapidly......

Rs 50,000 crore sink with Sensex!

Investors on Friday lost a staggering Rs 50,000 crore (Rs 500 billion) in the stock markets as prices of most of the blue-chip shares fell sharply pulling down the Sensex by 220 points, the single......

Box Office boost for Oscar-winning movies?

Arthur J Pais analyses Oscar 2014 big wins and losses.  For months now, audiences have been watching the riveting 12 Years a Slave with palpitating hearts and seething emotions at......

Sports Shorts: Frenchman Champagne to fight Blatter for FIFA president post

Jerome Champagne speaks during a news conference. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp......

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valiente nahu
Q. What do you like most on holidays ,,,? I like sleeping ;-P Goodnight people ;-p;-))
Valiente Nahu:  A.  more

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Ghost Singh
Q. Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles kya hota hai ?
Ghost Singh:  A. For Happy Journey during Holidays by Walk-car-bus-railways- Air-Travel or any other means this Slokam will definitely help.', Margabandhu...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/billions-of-blue-blistering-barnacles-kya-hota-hai-/26034671/answers/27111830

Farhaan
Q. There is something beautiful about a billion stars held steady by a God who knows what He is doing. (They hang there, the stars, like notes on a page of music, free-form verse, silent mysteries swirling in the blue like jazz.) And as I lay there, it occurred to me that God is up there somewhere. Of course, I had always known He was, but this time I felt it, I realized it, the way a person realizes they are hungry or thirsty. The knowledge of God seeped out of my brain and into my heart. I imagined Him looking down on this earth, half angry because His beloved mankind had cheated on Him.Ur vws?
Farhaan:  A. It doesn't really "mean" anything, being just a made-up exclamation coined by the author (Herge) so as not to offend anyone. But it'll...... more

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Sreemanti Chakrovorti
Q. Do you like reading Tintin comics?
Sreemanti Chakrovorti:  A. same as yours more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-like-reading-tintin-comics/21914559/answers/22510378

Sreemanti Chakrovorti
Q. this distinguished Indian was born 1937 in Bombay. He has completed the advanced management Program at Harvard Business School, USA. He turned down a job offer from IBM to join his family business. He started on the floor along with other blue-collar employees, shoveling limestone and handling the blast furnaces. Today he is the face of his family business conglomerate and his personal holding is valued at 1 billion US$. Whom are we referring to ?
Sreemanti Chakrovorti:  A. Ratan Naval Tata more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/this-distinguished-indian-was-born-1937-in-bombay.-he-has-co/21914559/answers/19728530

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Warburg Pincus picks up minority stake in Kalyan Jewellers for Rs1,200 crore

The investment by Warburg Pincus in a brick and mortar jewellery chain comes at a time when most private equity firms are pumping money into online... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/FBGfPa4s6omNkY1HQH65RM/Warburg-Pincus-set-to-invest-200-million-in-Indias-Kalyan.html
Faster 'cloud' orders for SAP hurt 2014 profit outlook

A SAP logo is seen at its offices in the CityWest complex, Dublin September 5, 2013. … FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German software maker SAP cut its... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/sap-cuts-profit-outlook-more-customers-switch-cloud-052703424--finance.html
6 Latest Mobile Launches and Innovations Of 2014

2014 is about to end and will talk about the recent and newest mobile innovations and launches in mobile world. South Korea’s mobile... ...

http://www.rediff.com/gadgets/report/6-latest-mobile-launches-and-innovations-of-2014/20141020.htm
Chandilya's grand plans to make AirAsia top airline in India

Former model and entrepreneur Mittu Chandilya wants to make AirAsia India's leading airline. Does he have it in him? Image: AirAsia India, CEO... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/report/pix-chandilyas-grand-plans-to-make-air-asia-top-airline-in-india-/20141020.htm
Pressure mounts

In the last week, we saw markets under pressure on the back of weak global cues. Foreign investors in seller mode added concerns. Nifty closed down... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/pressure-mounts/15696196

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