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Will Mahinda Rajapaksa be defeated?

As the island heads for elections, two major factors worry Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. One is the division in the Sinhala vote and the other is the prospect of the Tamils and Muslims......

Why not a Victory in Bangladesh Day?

'The failure to remember the martyrs on a grand scale is a national problem. As a nation-State, India time and again fails to honour its true heroes: The men in uniform, says Nitin A Gokhale. On......

Where is the reform-oriented India we keep hearing about?

Haven’t we all united behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our national saviour-cum-reform evangelist? How can we still be in thrall to regionalist impulses, asks Vikram Johri When Kiran......

Why India bashing no longer works in Pakistan

The India card is now almost obsolete. There are more pressing challenges. People of Pakistan are fed up with years of bad governance, corruption and broken promises of successive governments.......

Exclusive: 'The age of indecision has come to an end'

Prakash Javadekar enjoys being information and broadcasting and parliamentary affairs minister, but heading the green ministry is turning out to be thornier than he had expected. The minister spoke......

Crash exposes chinks in air ambulance services

The air ambulance industry has come under a spotlight in the wake of last night's crash, killing 10, including seven on board, at Faridabad near Delhi. The objective behind the service is to......

With Left routed, trade unions face tough times

With political equations changing in bastions of Left unionism, stiff challenges await the soldiers of strikes and bandhs.After the results of the Assembly elections, two bastions of......

I tipped Rajaratnam, says ex-Intel executive Rajiv Goel

Rajiv Goel, a former Indian American Intel executive, has said that he passed secret tips to his 'friend' Raj Rajaratnam, the main accused in the largest insider trading case to hit American courts......

Hyderabad: The convention hub of India

Circa 1993, Hyderabad: A major medical conference took place in what was then just a historic capital city of a southern state. A few hundred delegates thronged the Nizam-built Jubilee Hall - the......

Budget: Everything you wanted to know about it

The Union Budget is the single-most important event in India's economic and financial world, although many economists believe that it has lost, or is losing, its significance given that in......

Review: Indrajith shines in Mullamottum Munthiricharum

Paresh C Palicha says apart from Indrajith's perfromance the movie has nothing to offer. Actor Indrajith can be called the Mr Consistent of Malayalam cinema as he maintains a minimum standard in......

Quiz: Can you recognise these starlets?

Countless starry-eyed newcomers arrive in Bollywood hoping to make it big as actors in films but unfortunately only a small fraction of them gets to realize that dream. We bring here a couple of......

Amitabh apologises to Rajnikanth

Amitabh Bachchan didn't think that his twitter joke on Tamil superstar Rajnikanth would anger so many of his fans. 'Someone sent me this on mobile: "When Graham Bell discovered the telephone, he......

'The present generation don't know Disco Dancer'

US-based author Anuvab Pal feels Mithun Chakrabarty-starrer Disco Dancer is the worst film of the 1980s. Yet, he chose to write a book on this very film, with the screenplay, trivia, and interviews......

Mink gets a sexy makeover after Zor Ka Jhatka

To those watching Shah Rukh Khan-hosted Zor Ka Jhatka on Imagine TV everyday, you may have seen Mink Brar battle it out in the action-packed water sports game show with the other celebrities.......

Eng defenders looking to fill gap left vacant by Terry

England begin life without stalwart John Terry on Friday but San Marino are the perfect opponents for his yet unknown replacement to ease his way into the centre back's boots with all the goals......

Messi thwarted as Valencia hold Barca in Cup

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved early in the second half as Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia in a hard-fought King's Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Valencia snatched a......

Resurgent Australia ready for World Cup challenge: Clarke

The majority of cricket-loving fans and critics may be tipping India as the top favourite to win the World Cup, but Australia are also one of the contenders and are ready to win their fourth title......

Disciplined Roddick can emulate Agassi, says coach

Andy Roddick can emulate Andre Agassi and enjoy his greatest success in the latter years of his career, his coach Larry Stefanki said after watching the American win the Sony Ericsson Open on......

Images: India v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Bangladesh's openers were off to a rousing start. Tamim Iqbal (60) and Imrul Kayes (70) were particularly severe on India's opening bowlers Ashish Nehra and S Sreesanth. Nehra in particular was......

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Pacific Ocean
Q. when can things get troublesome?
Pacific Ocean:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/when-can-things-get-troublesome/26930843/answers/

The abuser
Q. WHY DO DRAGONFLIES HAVE FOUR WINGS INSTEAD OF TWO?
The Abuser:  A. Hi, this is a troublesome thing to mention, in fact Mengele makes your topic toxic anyway, but it is many times worse that he was working to a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-do-dragonflies-have-four-wings-instead-of-two/26446167/answers/26930894

The abuser
Q. WHAT'S THE POWDER ON A MOTH'S WINGS?
The Abuser:  A. Insects are arthropods and the basic arthropod body type is to have bilaterally symmetrical body segments with a pair of legs on each one. Segments...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/whats-the-powder-on-a-moths-wings/26446161/answers/26446262

Francisco
Q. Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds They hover in mid-air like mini-helicopters by rapidly flapping their wings up to 80 times per second. Have you seen these birds?
Francisco:  A. The powder is actually tiny scales made from modified hairs. Moths, like butterflies, belong to the order Lepidoptera, which means 'scale wing'....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/hummingbirds-are-among-the-smallest-of-birds-they-hover-in-m/26361153/answers/26446266

jafar
Q. what is known as butterfly effect..?
Jafar:  A. Yes I have seen them many times-Tiny ones too multicoloured more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-known-as-butterfly-effect../25160517/answers/26361167

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Bell Media Marks Bell Let's Talk Day with Slate of Special Programming

Mental health-themed programming to air across Bell Media properties on Jan. 28 Premiere of CLARA'S BIG RIDE anchors day of dedicated... ...

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Become the boss of birding

There are two kinds of birdwatchers—those who feel birding is an outdoor activity that needs just a pair of basic binoculars, and others who... ...

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Stocks eke out small gains after drifting most of the day

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Jan. … A woman waves a Greek flag during a speech by the leader... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/asia-stocks-down-anti-austerity-024727734.html
Has a Section of the Left Gone mad?

(Harsh Kapoor is founder and editor, sacw.net. He has lived in France for 30 years.) This article was first published on sacw.net We recently... ...

http://m.ndtv.com/article/opinion/has-a-section-of-the-left-gone-mad-653474
A walk in the woods

Artist Vera de Jong, who lives in Kodaikanal, derives inspiration from her many explorations of the hillside My parents immigrated to Canada. I... ...

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