Patna, Oct 3 (IANS) India needs another Green Revolution, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday, after unveiling the much-awaited agriculture road map of Bihar.
Cairo, Oct 3 (IANS) India salutes the "Gandhian spirt" of Tahrir Square revolutionaries with a poster making contest themed "Did you sense the spirit of Gandhi in Tahrir Square?" This is being organised here by the Indian embassy to mark the 143rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri and Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla Tuesday jointly garlanded Gandhi's bust at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture here. Artists and journalists attended the function
London, Oct 3 (IANS) A gay couple in Britain has won the right to be recognised as the legal parents of twin boys after the Indian surrogate mother the couple paid to carry the babies disappeared. The woman, believed to be from Andhra Pradesh, handed over the boys last year to the two men without giving her formal consent to the handover, the Daily Mail reported
Zurich, Oct 3 (IANS) A job is cherished if it fits one's own signature strengths, traits linked with positive values such as self-control, teamwork or kindness, according to a finding. These findings are from the first ever twin study conducted by Claudia Harzer and Willibald Ruch, professor at the University of Zurich. Harzer and Ruch interviewed over 1,000 working people about whether they are able to apply their strengths at work and how positively they experience their work.
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) As President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney prepared hard for the crucial first presidential debate, a new national poll showed the race for the White House remains a close one. The overall head-to-head result among likely voters surveyed for the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll matched the latest CNN Poll of Polls, which is an average of this new poll and six other recent surveys conducted in the past week. The NBC/WSJ survey released Tuesday found that 49 percent of likely voters support Obama while 46 percent back Romney
Animator and charming douchebag/rich person Seth MacFarlane has been selected to host the 85th annual Academy Awards next year
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) After being selected as India's official entry to the Oscars in the foreign language film category this year, Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has added another feather in its cap - the film joins the Rs.100 crore club of Bollywood. The total cost of the movie has reportedly been Rs.30 crore and since its release Sep 14, the unique love triangle featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz has appealed so much to the moviegoers that it has raked in Rs.100 crore at the box office. "Ranbir Kapoor joins the much-famed Rs.100 crore club today (Tuesday) with `Barfi!` and this is Priyanka Chopra's second ton this year, after 'Agneepath'," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Agra/Mathura/Vrindavan, Oct 2 (IANS) It's that time of the year when pious Hindus pray to their ancestors. The fortnight-long 'pitra-paksh' began this week but an acute shortage of priests - with the younger generation no longer interested in carrying on this vocation -has forced families to bring them from other places in the country.
"Family Guy" and "Ted" star Seth MacFarlane has been selected to host the 2013 Oscars. Bob Mezan reports
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday said financial rules and procedures can not be by-passed for the sake of speedier decision-making