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Gas leak from Vizag chemical plant kills 11, affects 1,000

Gas leaked from a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam in the early hours of Thursday and quickly spread to villages in a five-kilometre radius, killing at least 11 people and impacting about 1,000,......

How dangerous is Styrene, Vizag's killer gas?

Styrene, the gas that leaked from the LG Polymers’ plant in Visakhapatnam in the wee hours of Thursday, killing eight people and affecting more than 100, affects the central nervous system,......

Govt places urgent orders for 11.45 cr HCQ tablets

India has placed urgent orders for at least 11.45 crore tablets of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). This drug is being directly procured by HLL Lifecare, on behalf of the Union health ministry.  ......

'Three musketeers' convicted for plotting terror strikes in UK

Four British Muslims believed to be of Pakistani origin are facing lengthy jail terms after being found guilty of terrorism charges by a United Kingdom court on Wednesday. Mohibur Rahman, Khobaib......

Inside the dazzling, weird world of bodypainting

Adorned in colour and make-up, these models look like they’ve sprung from the pages of a fantasy novel. Welcome to the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria. The festival is......

How to rewrite India's toy story

While there might be no disputing India’s rich toy-making tradition, the industry is langu­ishing for lack of investment and technology, and also owing to competition from cheap......

Why environmentalists are worried about rubber plantations in Northeast

These plantations are not only eating into the land occupied by the region’s native forests, they could also disturb the ground water reserve and soil quality, says Ankur Paliwal. Rubber......

PHOTOS: Have you seen these amazing toy factories?

Manufacturing toys is a big business. Those associated with the industry keep pace with the rapidly changing society and provide youngsters with appropriate playthings that cater to their......

Indian Chamber of Commerce seeks lowering corporate tax to 25%

Indian Chamber of Commerce, in its pre-budget memorandum, has asked for corporate tax rate in India to be brought down to the global average of 25 per cent to regain the growth momentum. The......

Can a condom maker churn out vaccines for the nation?

HLL, formerly Hindustan Latex Ltd, has been attempting to protect the nation against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies for decades -- its Nirodh condom is arguably one of the......

What's Mrunal Doing In Kashmir?

Aditi honoured in Dubai... Sonal turns poet...Kalki goes surfing... Photograph: Kind courtesy Mrunal Thakur/Instagram Mrunal Thakur shoots for an ad in Gulmarg.   Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Going for a party? Tips from Bollywood

Here's some sexy, stylish, inspiration. Whether it's a success bash, a festive gathering, a wedding or a birthday celebration, nobody gives us greater wardrobe goals than B-Town celebs. Want to......

Shape of Water Review: Spellbinding Ode to Impossible Love

'Del Toro hits a cinematic nerve in capturing an enduring love for the oddball, the beauty in the bizarre and, most importantly, reminding what it's like to have what one wished for since a kid --......

The Engineer who designed Deepika, Ranveer, Shahid's looks

Preetisheel Singh lets us into some star secrets. IMAGE: Ranveer Singh looks unrecognisable as he poses with Preetisheel Singh. Were you amazed at Nawazuddin Siddique's look in Mom? Did Ranveer......

On the Red Carpet: Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry at the VMAs

The 34th MTV Video Music Awards may have been boring but it saw a lot of interesting fashion on the red carpet. Held in Inglewood, California, the awards night saw its share of surprises and big......

'Paris 2024 beds are built for comfort, not romance'

IMAGE: A view shows a flat prepared for athletes inside the Olympic and Paralympic Village ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine near Paris. Photograph: Sarah......

Are Nicki Minaj and Lewis Hamilton dating?

IMAGE: Nicki Minaj wears a bold pink latex suit. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images Singer Nicki Minaj and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton have seemingly confirmed their......

Brazil is Brazil and will hopefully remain Brazil

Claude Arpi captures the fan's passion for football in an ongoing e-mail exchange with Ivan Crasto, Rediff.com's Sports Editor. Read Claude's first e-mail hereHis second hereHis third hereHis......

Condoms to make hockey sticks better

When condom is being promoted as a major contraceptive tool and a means to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, a sports goods manufacturerinJalandharhas found out a novel use of it -- to make......

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