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No-nonsense EC makes TN polls a drab affair
With the Election Commission keeping a hawk's eye on affairs, the usually flamboyant campaigns for Tamil Nadu polls have turned somewhat colourless, finds A Ganesh Nadar In southern Tamil Nadu,......
Politicians beware! EC has found new ways of watching you
The Election Commission has decided to set up call centres across the five poll-bound states -- Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry -- which will operate round the clock.......
On Now: Biggest bash on Indian culture in US
As part of a mega-celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy's inauguration, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC is mounting a Maximum India festival, featuring......
Is Cameron willing to take a risk with India?
A new India-UK relationship would need to include an annual strategic dialogue, cooperation on counter terror and enlarging the role of the G-20, writes Rahul Roy-ChaudhuryWithin three months of......
Images: Plane crash kills over 100 in Libya
A passenger flight has crashed in Libya, killing 104 people on board, reports say. A child has miraculously survived the crash. The reason for the crash is not yet...
What to do if your debit card fails you
Debit cards may have made it easy for us to forgo carrying any cash. Only, these cards have transactional hazards and are known to have let down their users on occasions. Hitesh Vora, an......
Demand for H-1B visa falls as US software scene changes
The scene for H-1B visas, issued by the US government to bring in temporary skilled workers to meet the domestic shortage, appears to have undergone a change. This is a matter of importance to......
Corruption: How it corrodes Brand India
For a civilisation that prided itself throughout its history on being rooted to dharma, the current state of affairs prevailing in the country is indeed appalling. Within six decades of......
Why global oil demand has surged
The quick growth of emerging economies is leading to a surge in global oil demand and that of other commodities too, a top US official said on Wednesday without mentioning countries like India,......
The world's 20 largest buildings
The Abraj Al Bait Towers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, presently under construction is set to be largest building in the world upon completion. It will also have the largest floor area of any structure......
Heroes who fly high, and look GOOD!
Bollywood have seen many on-screen professions, but none is more dashing than that of a pilot. There have been quite a few who have played the role. The latest to take to the......
When SRK checked out SRK!
Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Trust Dabboo Ratnani to bring in the New Year in style. The photographer launched his 2011 calendar featuring Bollywood's......
The sexiest belly dancers of Bollywood
Katrina Kaif makes a sexy belly dancer in Sheila Ki Jawani, and some of the credit goes to choreographer Veronica D'Souza. Tees Maar Khan is Veronica's first film but her belly dancing classes......
Do you know these star kids?
It's easy to spot the stars. But how much do you know about their children? Not much, we suspect, which is why we've come up with this fun quiz. Click through this quiz, and see how many star......
10 must-see Hollywood movies this fall
It is difficult to think of any film this fall that is more eagerly awaited than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh film in the world's most successful franchise. The......
Afridi stars as Pak survive Canada scare
Skipper Shahid Afridi led from the front with a scintillating five-wicket haul to help Pakistan notch up a 46-run victory over Canada in a Group A World Cup match in Colombo on Thursday. -......
WC Warm-ups: Aus lose again, SL destroy Windies
Half centuries by the South African openers set up a surprisingly easy seven-wicket victory over Australia on Tuesday in a World Cup warm-up match giving the holders' skipper Ricky Ponting much......
Pride on the line as Brazil meet Portugal
Pride not pragmatism will be the watchword when soccer powerhouses Brazil and Portugal meet in a mouth-watering World Cup clash on Friday to decide the winners of Group G. Although whoever tops......
Twenty20 comes of age in Caribbean feast
Twenty20 cricket came home with England's impressive World Cup win on Sunday and the game, which began as a crowd-pleasing thrash, really came of age over the past three weeks in the Caribbean.......
China's crushed 'Golden Flowers' to bloom again
China's hopes of a first grand slam finalist were crushed by two of the greats of the women's game on Thursday but Li Na and Zheng Jie's brilliant Australian Open run marked another step in the......
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