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Ganga cleaning takes off; toxin sensors to keep tabs, beep alerts

The Modi government will over the next six months install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to monitor industrial runoff from about 700 units, the first steps towards the long and daunting task of cleaning the 2,510-km river.

Drunkest state decides to go dry in a decade

The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled in 4 yrs; Indian went there to die in 2011

Germans and Britons make up the bulk of the numbers opting to come to Switzerland to end their lives through assisted suicide, while the case of one Indian 'suicide tourist' has also been recorded in 2011, according to a new study.

Haider: Watch Shahid, Shraddha in Bismil

Gulzar is creating magical lyrics even at the age of 78. The latest proof of his sheer genius is the brand new song Bismil from director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider.

Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.

British stuntman hangs from crane, captures breathtaking view of Bangalore

It may seem scary, but James Kingston scaled the crane with effortless ease and continued to climb the less-than-a-foot-wide strip of metal in a video released by Epic TV as part of the adventure series 'On the Edge'.

Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

The face of terror: What is Islamic State and what it wants

Key questions and answers about the Islamic State group that beheaded American journalist James Foley, and that US President Barack Obama described as a 'cancer'.

Movie review: The Expendables 3 runs out of steam

Sylvester Stallone and his numerous comrades ensure that the film is packed with enough action and firepower. It is the story, screenplay, performances and dialogues which lack muscle.

Thermal ventures worth Rs. 36,150 crore stalled while Modi launches new projects

Modi inaugurated the the 1000-MW Mouda super thermal power project at Mouda in Nagpur and commenced work for 1980-MW North Karanpura super thermal power project at Ranchi in Jharkhand.

#InstaFamous: World's 'selfie queen' posts 200 self portraits a week!

Do you know who is the world's selfie queen? Forget Kim Kardashian, and rather meet a mysterious Thai woman who has posted over 12,000 selfies on various social media platforms and can be considered for the top post.

New software to warn drivers against making phone calls

Scientists have developed a new facial recognition system that detects when drivers are using their mobile phones and warns them to put the devices down. The software makes use of a dashboard camera to warn the drivers.

Porsche drives in Cayenne Diesel Platinum at Rs. 86.5 lakh

Luxury sports car maker Porsche today launched a select edition of its sports utility vehicle Cayenne priced at Rs. 86.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Surfing the Net for long is not a bad habit but an addiction

According to the findings of a survey on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US, the internet is a kind of stimulant for these kids and social networking sites along with online video games provide the perfect outlet to these children.
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