HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014


Now charging phone as easy as walk in park

Two 15-year-old school boys have developed a device that will enable a shoe to charge a mobile phone while walking. Students of south Delhi’s Mount Carmel school have invented a compact attachment, which, when attached to the heel of the shoe, will automatically act as a portable mobile charger.

Court in MP orders lodging of FIR against Aamir Khan, nine others

A court in MP directed the town inspector of Adhartal police station in Jabalpur on Wednesday to lodge an FIR against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and nine others over publication of the movie PK's poster.

TVS Motor launches Scooty Zest at Rs. 42,300

Two and three-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company today launched upgraded variant of its popular scooterette, the Scooty Zest, expanding its portfolio in the segment.

Four-horned sheep leads this yatra in Himalayas

A four-horned sheep is leading a 280 kilometre religious procession named Nanda Devi Rajjat Yatra, which will course through tough Himalyan terrain of Uttarakhand in the coming week.

Watch: Covered up Aamir Khan in PK’s second motion poster

The second motion poster of the film is out now, and it shows Aamir in traditional Rajasthani attire and a trumpet which wears the name Bhairosingh Band. This is in stark contrast with the first poster which displayed Aamir in a nude avatar with an old world transistor covering his private parts.

With nine surgeries, Delhi woman fights rare disease

Life could not have been more cruel to Payel Bhattacharya, a patient of Von Hippel-Lindau, a rare autosomal genetic condition. Bhattacharya has undergone nine surgeries and is still suffering as tumours continue to spread in her body.

Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies in Pune, he was 96

World renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraja (BKS) Iyengar passed away in Pune wee hours on Wednesday following the poor heart functioning coupled with renal insufficiency, doctors operating him said. He was 96.

India remembers Rajiv Gandhi on 70th birth anniversary

India fondly rememebred former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary on Wednesday, with president Pranab Mukherjee and vice president Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tribute to the departed leader.

Team India coach Duncan Fletcher's exit looks a matter of time

The BCCI has finally wielded the axe on the coaching staff. The second innings capitulation at The Oval, in just 29 overs, was the last straw although the message was clear about Fletcher after the first morning at Old Trafford.

111-year-old Japanese recognised as oldest man

A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan, Sakari Momoi, has been recognised as the world's oldest living man. Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday.

‘Except Sonika's body, not a single item in the room was burnt’

Sonika was burnt by her in-laws who demanded more dowry even after her family had satiated their greed with Rs. 2 lakh at the time of her marriage itself.

Indo-Pakistan ties: Needed tact, not tantrums

Waging peace is way more difficult than waging war in these times of conflict. That explains the Narendra Modi regime’s safer, short-term option of calling off talks with Pakistan, writes Vinod Sharma.

Some netas get lucky, given lavishly redone bungalows

For some ministers in the Modi cabinet, the scramble for official Lutyens’ bungalows and a long wait may give way to some surprises. The reason: some of the ex-ministers in the UPA regime had done up their bungalows quite lavishly.

Eye in the sky: Army eyeing IIT-made UAV for border patrolling

The aircraft, called P1, is commanded by a computer pilot on the ground. It can fly for more than 10 hours continuously at an altitude of up to 5,000ft and has a wide operating radius of 150km.

What is so grand about the Bihar alliance!

People across the country are keenly watching the coming together of old rivals Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar in Bihar. Despite the hugs in public, I really doubt if the rivalry is finally over, writes Sunita Aron. Kurakani in Kathmandu

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