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Everything you need to know about D.a.college: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

BJP upset at Mumbai principal's 'anti-Modi' advice

April 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday complained to the Election Commission against a college principal for sending an email to students allegedly criticising the Gujarat model of development and advising them to "choose well".

Sex, lies and Goa's massage parlours (Feature)

April 23, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Mapusa (Goa), April 23 (IANS) What V. More (name changed), a tourist from Mumbai, was fantasizing about was soft, feminine hands kneading his shoulderblades and his back, slick with aromatic oil.

Speed-reading apps may impair reading ability: Study

April 23, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Washington, April 23 (IANS) Even if you have downloaded a speed-reading app on your smart phone or ipad, wait a bit before you sell off your books or newspapers.

12 killed in attacks across Iraq

April 21, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Baghdad, April 20 (IANS) Twelve people were killed and 39 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq Sunday, police said.

China army seeks more college students

April 20, 2014 at 2:08 AM

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China Saturday kicked off its army recruitment drive for this year with a focus on drawing youngsters with higher education background.

Jabari Parker to enter NBA draft

April 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Washington, April 18 (IANS) Duke freshman scorer Jabari Parker would enter the 2014 NBA draft after a year of college basketball.

Assamese student beaten up by Delhi college mates

April 15, 2014 at 9:12 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A 21-year-old Delhi University undergraduate hailing from Assam was Tuesday beaten up by his fellow students inside the college canteen over a petty issue, police said. The main accused has been arrested.

Promises galore in Congress manifesto for Telangana

April 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) The Congress Saturday released its election manifesto for Telangana, promising creation of one lakh government jobs in the first year if the party comes to power in the yet to be born state.

Facebook leading women to eating disorders!

April 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) Are you hooked all the time to Facebook in anticipation of another 'like'? Stop this habit as increased time on Facebook could lead women to negative body images - and possibly eating disorders later.

Asian Americans 'too busy' to vote in US

April 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) About three-in-ten Asian-American eligible voters, including Indian Americans, have cast ballots in midterm elections since 1998, a much lower turnout rate than that of whites and blacks, according to a new report.

Ford weds Buckley after 27 years of relationship

April 9, 2014 at 3:08 PM

London, April 9 (IANS) Fashion Designer Tom Ford has shared that he has exchanged vows with his partner Richard Buckley after a 27-year relationship.

Nearly 1,700 US teens turn mothers per week: Report

April 9, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) Births to younger teens aged between 15 and 17 have declined over the past 20 years in the US, but still account for about a quarter of teen births, or nearly 1,700 births a week, a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.

Fear of losing leads to aggression among video gamers

April 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM

New York, April 8 (IANS) It is not how violent or non-violent a game is, but the feelings of failure or frustration arising from losing a game that may make video gamers aggressive, a study finds.

150 killed in Nigeria attacks

April 8, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Abuja, April 8 (IANS) At least 150 people were killed during the weekend in separate attacks in northwest and northeast regions of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, officials and witnesses said Monday.

Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified

April 2, 2014 at 5:25 PM

New York, April 2 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a gene that is behind a rare balding condition called 'atrichia with papular lesions'.

'Rey' to finally release May 9

March 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) After being postponed for nearly a year, actor Sai Dharam Tej-starrer Telugu romantic-drama "Rey", is finally hitting the screens May 9, says its director Y.V.S. Chowdhary. He says it will be a summer treat for the youth.

Women burn more calories when they exercise after taking protein

March 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Washington, March 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women should follow a high-protein meal with half an hour of moderate exercise as it burns more calories as compared to exercising on an empty stomach.

How religion, spirituality influence health

March 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Washington, March 29 (IANS) Do you know that religion helps regulate behaviour and health habits while spirituality regulates your emotions?

21-yr-old Oculus founder Palmer Luckey 'never imagined' $2bn Facebook deal

March 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

New York, Mar. 27 (ANI): Acquiring startups might not be a big deal for Facebook, but for Oculus' young founder, it was something he never had imagined.

Mysterious flying saucer-shaped object spotted hovering over UK college

March 26, 2014 at 11:25 AM

London, Mar 26 (ANI): A woman in UK has revealed that she spotted a flying saucer-shaped object hovering over a nearby college on a live weather webcam feed.

This app to bust stress for you!

March 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Washington, March 25 (IANS) If you are getting stressed out and depressed owing to studies or relationships, there is an app that helps tide over mental tireness.

Now, electrical 'thinking caps' for better learning

March 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Washington, March 24 (IANS) Do away with coffee-dependent cram sessions! A mild electrical current to the brain is what you need to improve learning, says a study.

Journalist killed in Iraq

March 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Baghdad, March 22 (IANS) A journalist was shot by Kurdish security forces near a presidential site in Iraq's capital Baghdad Saturday, the police said.

Purab Kohli urges youth to vote in LS elections

March 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli, also the ambassador for a campaign that engages the urban youth in governance and voting, Monday said the country's youth should "actively" participate in understanding the nuances of democracy.

Google chairman shuts tech critics saying 'college not worth it'

March 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Washington, Mar. 17 (ANI): Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has reportedly slammed tech critics who opine that college is overrated and 'not worth it'.

Victoria Beckham shares fashion knowledge at design college

March 13, 2014 at 4:19 PM

New York, March 13 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham headed back to school to share her style tips with students at the Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design here.

Indian financial aid for Nepal health institute

March 11, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated the newly- constructed college block of B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) at Dharan in eastern Nepal Tuesday.

Bengal school observatory to function again after 120 years

March 10, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Restored and revamped, the astronomical observatory - one of the oldest in Asia and the largest among educational institutions in India - at the St. Xavier's College here may be soon opened to the public on weekends, the college principal said Monday.

Delhi's Daulat Ram College gets court' nod to appoint principal

March 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday cleared the way for Daulat Ram College of Delhi University to appoint a regular principal in place of its acting principal who is the sister of BJP leader Vijay Goel, and accused of various acts of misconduct.

Student rowdiness helps Cambridge University earn over $28,000

March 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

London, March 10 (IANS) Weird acts and indiscipline among students helped one of the most reputed centres of learning in Britain earn 17,000 pounds (nearly $28,300) by way of fines over the last two years.

35 UP girls ill after consuming iron pills

March 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Thirty-five girls at an Uttar Pradesh college fell ill Monday after they were administered iron pills following lunch, officials said.

Delhi law student beaten, dies

March 8, 2014 at 7:29 PM

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A law student died here Saturday after being beaten up by two other students over a row over parking outside their college, police said. The assailants were arrested.

Preschoolers can outsmart grown-ups at figuring out gadgets

March 7, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect.

Have always been a loyal Congressman: Actor Jagadish

March 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) Amid reports that ace comedian and character artist Jagadish would likely be fielded by the Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, the actor has said none has approached him so far.

Home ministry seeks report on Meerut incident

March 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The union home ministry Thursday sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government after reports that police in the state's Meerut city registered a case of sedition against Kashmiri students accused of celebrating Pakistan cricket team's victory over India.

Woman, lover get death for killing seven in Haryana

March 6, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Rohtak (Haryana), March 6 (IANS) A young woman and her boyfriend were Thursday sentenced to death by a court in Haryana for poisoning and strangling seven people of the woman's family in September 2009.

Kashmiri students in UP face sedition charge for cheering Pakistan

March 6, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Srinagar, March 6 (IANS) Kashmiri students expelled from a Uttar Pradesh university after they were accused of celebrating Pakistan cricket team's victory over India Thursday alleged victimisation by administration officials and police.

Anal sex latest craze to hit US college campuses

March 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Washington, Mar.6 (ANI): Despite being a taboo topic in colleges, anal sex is the latest rage among students, it has been revealed.

Facebook 'Likes' linked to eating disorders: Study

March 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Washington, Mar. 06 (ANI): Facebook shares and likes are reportedly linked to eating disorders, a new study has revealed.

New SAT to have 1600-point scale with optional essay in 2016

March 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Washington, March 6 (ANI): SAT college admissions test in 2016 will bring back the 1600-point scale and will also have an optional essay section.

Hunger for Facebook 'likes' propels eating disorder risk!

March 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

New York, March 6 (IANS) Apart from sharing party snaps, vacation videos and indefinite selfies, frequent Facebook users do run the risk of developing eating disorders, research shows.

US College Board announces SAT overhaul

March 6, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Washington, March 6 (IANS) Creators of the US college entrance examination SAT have announced an overhaul of the test, eliminating mandatory essays, ending penalty for guessing wrong and cutting obscure vocabulary words.

India can catch up with China in basketball: Former Lakers coach

March 5, 2014 at 3:21 PM

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Del Harris feels a well-defined, proficient youth programme can see India potentially catching up with China as a truly professional basketball nation.

Microsoft's new ad claims Apple Macs not good for weddings

March 3, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Washington, Mar. 03 (ANI): In its latest ad, Microsoft has reportedly aimed at Apple Macs, saying the lack of touch screen on the systems make them inefficient while planning a wedding.

Kirori Mal College building under Delhi HC scanner

February 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked Kirori Mal College to apprise it on the condition of its building while hearing a plea filed by a student who fell from a hostel balcony.

Treat illiteracy on par with security, says Jesse Jackson

February 26, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Legendary US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson Wednesday said battling illiteracy in India should be seen as important as the issue of national security.

It's safer to drink when you are 21

February 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Even though some advocates are pushing towards lowering the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law actually saves lives.

Collins first openly gay NBA player signed by Brooklyn Nets

February 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM

London, Feb. 24 (ANI): Veteran basketball player Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete to play in a competitive game for a major US professional sports league, after entering a 10-day contract with Brooklyn Nets.

Even affluent families skipping vaccination

February 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) To health experts' dismay, many parents who decide against vaccinating their children are not only from poor or marginalised communities but from well-off families too.

Woman gives birth in exam hall

February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) A woman in Bihar gave birth in the examination hall where she was appearing for her class 12 exams, an official said Friday.

College fests keep independent music alive: Raghu Dixit

February 21, 2014 at 2:48 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Raghu Dixit, lead vocalist of popular band The Raghu Dixit Project, has associated with new channel Pepsi MTV Indies, which promotes independent music and artists. He says the genre may have been popularised by the internet, but it is college festivals that have kept it alive.

Oprah Winfrey buys house for half-sister in Wisconsin

February 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey has bought her half-sister a new house in Wisconsin, it has been revealed.

Best memories are made till you turn 25!

February 20, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Researchers at University of New Hampshire (UNH) have found that when older adults were asked to tell their life stories, they overwhelmingly highlighted the central influence of life transitions in their memories.

Most people have their best memories when they are 25

February 20, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that by the time most people are 25, they have made the most important memories of their lives.

Why WhatsApp is so big in India (Comment: Special to IANS)

February 20, 2014 at 11:42 AM

While much of India slept Thursday morning, one news of a big-time sale spread in minutes through the country, on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, long before the mainstream media picked it up. Facebook was buying WhatsApp for $16 billion in stock and cash, going up to a likely $19 billion with restricted stock options.

Three children kidnapped, murdered in Andhra

February 20, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Three children were kidnapped and murdered by their relative in Andhra Pradesh, police said.

Now, smartphone app to aid college-age women in abusive relationships

February 19, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): In an effort to connect more young women with safety information, a team of researchers has develop the "One Love My Plan" smartphone application, an interactive tool that helps college-age women in abusive relationships clarify their priorities and customize personal safety plans.

Obama apologises to art history professor in handwritten note

February 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama recently sent a handwritten letter to an art history professor at the University of Texas, apologizing for his comments on people holding a degree in art history.

Chelsea Clinton opens up about her childhood in political household

February 18, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Chelsea Clinton has shed light on what growing up in a political family was like, claiming that she was raised in a family where inertia was not an option.

Plea of Kerala lecturers who sexually exploited student rejected

February 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Kochi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Friday dismissed a plea by seven accused, including three college lecturers, and upheld a lower court's verdict holding them guilty of sexually exploiting a girl student.

Delhi varsity professor's email hacked

February 13, 2014 at 7:26 PM

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The email of a woman assistant professor of Delhi University was hacked and defamatory mails using her photographs were sent to senior professors of her college, police said Thursday.

33 killed in Nigeria attack

February 13, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Abuja, Feb 13 (IANS) Suspected Boko Haram members Tuesday killed at least 33 people in Konduga, a village 35 km from Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state, officials said Wednesday.

Priyanka is one-take artist: Ranveer Singh

February 12, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh lauds his "Gunday" co-star Priyanka Chopra for being professional and efficient on the set.

Do you smoke? Better call yourself a smoker

February 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

New York, Feb 12 (IANS) Are you among those who use cigarettes but don't consider themselves to be smokers? You then belong to the category of 'non-identifying smokers (NIS)'.

My main aim was to be a journalist: Meg Ryan

February 11, 2014 at 4:22 AM

Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Meg Ryan says that she has wanted to become a journalist since she was a teenager.

Merchandise, gaming section draw crowd at Comic Con

February 7, 2014 at 9:50 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Quirky and colourful boxers, t-shirts and shorts with various cartoon characters, and a big gaming enclosure with Play Station Portables (PSPs) and 3D games attracted a large audience on the inaugural day of Comic Con India here Friday.

Daniel equals T&T high jump record

February 6, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Washington, Feb 6 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago athlete Kashef Daniel has equalled his country's record for the men's high jump at a college meet in the United States.

Posh to talk about career during New York Fashion Week

February 4, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Washington, Feb. 04 (ANI): Victoria Beckham will take part in a live talk at Parsons The New School for Design during New York Fashion Week, where she will talk about her career.

Perceived control reduces mortality risk only for lower educated people

February 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Washington, Feb. 4 (ANI): Researchers have found that adults without college degrees live longer if they feel like they're in control of their lives and those who feel little control are three times as likely to die.

John Abraham not ready to judge TV shows

February 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) While a lot of Bollywood celebrities are experimenting with the small screen, especially judging reality shows, actor-producer John Abraham wants to stay away from it.

Indian Americans save most for children's college education

February 2, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Indian Americans, who have the highest income among America's multicultural groups, save much of their higher household income for their children's college education, according to a new study.

Kashmiri girl students develop Android app

January 31, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) A group of four Kashmiri girls, studying engineering in a Punjab college, claim to have developed an Android application (app) that will help their institution become a paper-free campus.

One injured in Florida college shooting

January 31, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) At least one student was reportedly critically injured during a shooting incident in the campus of a college in the US state of Florida, Xinhua reported citing college authorities Thursday.

Shooting at Florida college campus

January 31, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A shooting incident was reported on a college campus in the US state of Florida Thursday.

Academics, not politicians, in college governing bodies: Kejriwal

January 30, 2014 at 6:54 PM

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Thursday that five seats of the governing bodies in the 28 colleges of Delhi University fully funded by his government would be filled by academics and educationists, not politicians.

'Revenge' sex a real phenomenon

January 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

New York, Jan 30 (IANS) For a jilted lover, 'rebound' or 'revenge' sex is a real phenomenon, suggests research.

It's official! Alcohol use does lead to domestic violence

January 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has suggested that alcohol use is more likely to lead to violence between partners than marijuana.

Tibetan PM goes down memory lane

January 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Dharamsala, Jan 24 (IANS) It was a trip down memory lane for Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay here in Himachal Pradesh Friday as he released a biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo, the longest-incarcerated Tibetan political prisoner in China.

Indian-American filmmaker charged with campaign corruption

January 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Indian-American filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, whose documentary "2016: Obama's America" took a critical look at President Barack Obama, has been indicted on charges of using straw donors to illegally donate to a 2012 Senate campaign. And the man charging him is none other than Indian-American attorney Preet Bharara.

Parichay Sharma quit corporate job for acting

January 18, 2014 at 6:33 PM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Newcomer Parichay Sharma, who will soon enter TV show "Aur Pyaar ho Gaya", says he quit his regular corporate job as a human resource (HR) official for his love for acting.

Michelle Obama uses film to focus on helping disadvantaged kids

January 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Washington, January 17 (ANI): The American First lady has used a special film screening to focus on helping disadvantaged kids make it to college.

Michelle Obama uses film to focus on helping disadvantaged kids

January 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Washington, January 17 (ANI): The American First lady has used a special film screening to focus on helping disadvantaged kids make it to college.

Microsoft announces academia accelerator programme

January 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft India has announced the launch of the Microsoft Academia Accelerator, aimed at building a deep long-term association between industry and academia.

Sedentary lifestyles can kill women early!

January 16, 2014 at 6:49 PM

New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Women with sedentary lifestyles, it's better to remain active if you want to live long, claims a study.

Padukone says back to back movie hits made 2013 special for her

January 16, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Mumbai, Jan.16 (ANI): Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has unveiled the cover of an entertainment magazine in Mumbai.

Revealing the truth behind 'Oscar appeal' movies

January 15, 2014 at 6:01 PM

New York, Jan 15 (IANS) On the eve of the Oscar nominations, slated to be declared Jan 16, here comes a fascinating study that reveals the logic behind tough decisions studios make to get an Oscar nomination.

US college's new president's contract restricts love life

January 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Washington, Jan. 12 (ANI): Alabama State University's new college president's contract comes with an unusual restriction on her love life.

Strike an emotional cord online, via Lady Gaga!

January 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM

New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Lady Gaga is not just an entertainer; she not only helps her followers embrace differences but also lets them bind emotionally too.

New season of 'Band Baajaa ?' celebrates love: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

January 11, 2014 at 4:15 PM

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Upbeat about the new season of TV show "Band Baajaa Bride with Sabyasachi", ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says it will celebrate true love of brides and grooms.

President seeks radical change in education methods

January 10, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Malda, Jan 10 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday called for a radical change in education methods so as to contribute to innovation, discovery and research.

Jay Z raises $1m for charity

January 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Jay Z luxury label has raised more than 1 million dollars for charity from its six week limited run at Barneys department store in New York.

Sanju Samson's family owe everything to Dravid

January 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 5 (IANS) The Samson family here owes the phenomenal growth of their cricketer son Sanju to former India captain Rahul Dravid.

LiLo's boy-toy dumps her, gets ex's name tattooed

January 4, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Washington, January 4 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan's boyfriend Morgan O'Connor has reportedly broken up with her and has got his former girlfriend's name tattooed.

Yahoo's updated Sports app turns game highlights into GIFs

January 4, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Washington, Jan. 4 (ANI): Yahoo has reportedly updated its Sports app for iOS7 that offers short clips or GIFs taken from game highlights and allows users to overlay text.

Technical education attracting youth in Kashmir villages

January 3, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Baramulla (Kashmir), Jan.2 (ANI): Eyeing better future prospects for Kashmir youth, the state government has decided to take technical education to far flung villages of the Kashmir Valley by offering advanced set skills.

Government nod to 58 new medical colleges

January 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The government Thursday cleared a proposal to set up 58 new medical colleges in states with central assistance as well as upgradation of district hospitals.

Josh Hutcherson gets Mockingjay salute in hometown

January 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Los Angeles, Jan 1 (IANS) Actor Josh Hutcherson received a Mockingjay salute from thousands of his fans in his hometown Kentucky during a basketball game.

India-born educationist named for top British honour

December 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM

London, Dec 31 (IANS) Asha Khemka, an India-born educationist in Britain, has been named for the highest British civilian award for women for her services to education.

Tim Tebow hired as ESPN analyst under multi-year deal

December 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM

New York, Dec 31 (ANI): American football quarterback Tim Tebow has reportedly been hired as an analyst for US sports giant ESPN's upcoming SEC Network, under a new multi-year agreement.

Farooque Sheikh dead, Bollywood mourns loss (Roundup)

December 28, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Multi-faceted actor Farooque Sheikh's life came to an abrupt end late Friday night in Dubai following a cardiac arrest. He was 65.