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NRIs to sue San Francisco zoo

Two Indian-origin brothers, who survived the deadly Christmas day tiger attack at a San Francisco zoo, plan to sue its publicists for suggesting that they had "provoked" the big cat. After a......

Indian consulate caught dumping visa applications

The Indian Consulate in San Francisco was caught in a controversy when the San Francisco Chronicle reported that it dumped documents and paperwork submitted along with the visa application, in the......

California SC cancels gay marriages

The California Supreme Court has cancelled about 4000 gay marriages sanctioned in San Francisco last spring, ruling that the city's Mayor exceeded his authority when he allowed such unions to take......

Kamala Harris elected DA of San Francisco

Kamala Devi Harris on Wednesday morning was elected district attorney of San Francisco, CA. She got over 56 per cent of the votes in the run off held on Tuesday. She beat two-time DA and her former......

REWIND: 'Our politics is so sad, if I hadn't been a cartoonist, I'd have committed suicide'

On January 26, 2015, noted cartoonist RK Laxman passed away into the ages. On this occasion, Rediff.com goes back in time to June 27,1998 and finds this interview where the cartoonist spoke of how......

Uber, Baazee.com redux?

The Information Technology Act needs another tweak to allow a different kind of information intermediary to flourish, says Ajit Balakrishnan. This is the story so far: on a recent day in December,......

Apple wants to buy electric car company Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors Inc has had "conversations" with Apple Inc, Chief Executive Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg TV on Thursday, responding to speculation that the iPhone and iPad maker had shown interest......

How to automate money to get rich

Within days of publication last month, Ramit Sethi's book I will Teach You to be Rich became a bestseller. That is a feat, given that books on personal finance are a dime a dozen. But the......

Silicon Valley pushes for H-1B visas

Reflecting the mood of the Silicon Valley, prominent media outlets from California have come out openly in support of the H-1B work visas and opposed increasing the "hire Americans" call in the......

Google's clean energy plan for US

America will have to shell out $4.4 trillion if it needs clean energy, according to a plan drawn by Google Inc that calls for a big push in wind, solar and geothermal power to replace fossil......

The Indian connection in Devotion

Indian music has always fascinated the West. And the latest to fall under its spell isAlgerian-born San Francisco DJ Cheb i Sabbah.The practicing Jew, who discovered Vedic culture in India in the......

Now showing: When Jesus came to India

A new play looks at how Jesus might have spent his adolescent years backpacking in India, writes Arthur J Pais. Playwright Lloyd Suh has read and heard a lot of stories about the missing years in......

Will Toy Story 3 be the biggest hit of 2010?

Just as Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland was ending its eventful run yielding about $1.1 billion worldwide, its producer Disney received over the weekend great news. Its newest venture with......

A dilemma for Americans, Kites or Kites Remixed?

Kites certainly did not soar last weekend in North America -- what the heck, according to the actual figures released on Monday evening, it did not even gross $1 million even though it was the......

Will Hurt Locker grab more Oscars than Avatar?

As the mindboggling success of Avatar continues worldwide with the film reaching the $2 billion benchmark, everyone connected with it must be ecstatic.Yet, there must be a bit of anxiety of its......

McCarron accuses Mickelson of cheating

Emotions ran high at the San Diego Open on Friday when Phil Mickelson was accused of cheating by fellow American Scott McCarron and double major winner John Daly said he was quitting the game.......

Montgomery announces retirement

Former world 100 metres record holder Tim Montgomery has announced his retirement from athletics, one day after receiving a two-year doping ban from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)."I'm......

Montgomery made his name with world record

For a long time, Tim Montgomery, who faces doping charges in a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing on Monday that could bring a lifetime ban, seemed destined to be a footnote in the story......

Nightmares may just be beginning for Jones

Courteous as always but with her unsmiling face betraying the nightmares threatening to crush her career, Marion Jones completed a fleeting and unsuccessful European visit on Wednesday. The woman......

FBI searches BALCO head's home

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation have conducted a new search of the home of Victor Conte, the head of the BALCO lab at the center of a global steroid scandal, a spokeswoman said on......

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Q. I am a Mumbaikar now in US 4 my studies&read in San Francisco Chronicle paper dat Mumbai schoolsI 4 admissions r getting more & more challenging. The latest demand - asking parents for character certificates from local police stations which is totally unfair that d schools is asking chracter certificate from the parents.Since der is no department that controls them, they are doing anything they want. This will be d first time that parents will have to approach police authorities for character certificates that d parents do not have criminal record. Is it justified and something weird going on?
:  A. u have just gone to usa and have started criticising your own city and country. if this can happen in 15 days what will happen after u spend one...... more

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cyrus irani
Q. When does a rainbow look like upside down...?
Cyrus Irani:  A. What looks like an upside-down rainbow is actually a rare atmospheric spectacle called a circumzenithal arc. According to the San Francisco...... more

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Dil Se
Q. Which is your favourite movie about a mother? Why do you like it?
Dil Se:  A. I Remember Mama (1948)Loosely based on Kathryn Forbes' book -Mama's Bank Account-, this film actually contains richer detail and more intricate...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-is-your-favourite-movie-about-a-mother-why-do-you-like/18305785/answers/14410943

Mitali Choudhury
Q. what are the news papers circulated in USA...?
Mitali Choudhury:  A. Wall Street Journal (New York)USA Today (Virginia)New York Times (New York)Los Angeles Times (California)Washington Post (District of Columbia)New...... more

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bhaskar erram
Q. Who is the inventor of Television ? Year?
Bhaskar Erram:  A. Television was not invented by a single inventor, instead many people working together and alone over the years, contributed to the evolution of...... more

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Mayor Accuses Homeless People Of Meth Use, Closes Park To Get Rid Of Them

A California mayor has closed a city park in an effort to rid the area of homeless residents. Starting on Monday, Boyd Park in San Rafael is closed... ...

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Highlights for Children and MEGA Brands a Great Fit in New Kids Puzzles Partnership

From the Wires New Licensed Products to Feature Highlights' Popular Hidden Pictures(TM) Illustrations Jan. 28, 2015 08:38 AM COLUMBUS,... ...

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California Straight Chiropractor Fights Disney Measles Mania

Northern California straight chiropractor contests alleged danger of Disney measles outbreak, talking of danger of the measles vaccine (MMR), and... ...

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SXSW Interactive Reveals Finalists for 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The South by Southwest Interactive Festival today announced the finalists for the 18th annual SXSW... ...

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