HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014


MNF government in Mizoram to be sworn-in today

The Zoramthanga-led ministry retained power in the state after winning a simple majority in the Nov 20 assembly polls.

Should I reveal my banking details on email?

Neither, it is the largest fraud perpetrated on the Internet. Falling for the bait may endanger your life. Do a search for '419 spam' in google and prepare to get overwhelmed.

AIDS' youngest sufferers left behind in drive to scale up treatment

Anti-retroviral medicines can give AIDS' youngest sufferers a chance to grow up healthy, but doctors say most are being left behind in the drive to scale up treatment on the world's most infected continent.

A glorious tradition

First it was Reita Faria who did India proud in 1966. And after Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World title in 1994, it virtually let the floodgates open. Diana Hayden in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000 followed in quick succession. In exclusive interviews, Yukta and Priyanka told us what it means to be a world-winning beauty.

EC allows Mizo refugees in Tripura camps to vote

EC has decided that Bru voters lodged in Tripura refugee camps and enlisted in Mizoram voters list, would exercise their franchise inside Mizoram.

How can I fortify my PC against virus?

You seem to be following your defense strategy by the book. The computer industry realises downloading up-to-date virus patterns and security patches constantly is nearly impossible. A fundamental solution is yet to be found. However, most viruses target Windows-based computers. So a good interim solution is to use a dual-boot machine with Windows and GnuLinux. Unlike Windows, GnuLinux is not affected by win-targetted viruses. Use GnuLinux to dial into the Internet. Use Windows for all your other work. If you don't wish to partition your hard disk, boot up with the Knoppix CD instead to run GnuLinux. Once finished, just pop out the CD and reboot into Windows.

How do I know my PC is infected by the Blaster virus?

Symptoms: Your PC constantly reboots, or reboots unexpectedly every couple of minutes you access the Internet. You receive error messages about failures caused by the svchost.exe file. You get an error message about RPC service failure. You may also find the files, Msblast.exe, Teekids.exe or Penis32.exe in your Windows system directory, usually in the folder C:\Windows\Systems32. Solutions: To regain access to the Internet, find and rename the TFTP file in the above folder. Also check the dllcache subfolder in the above path. Visit or for free removal utilities and instructions. Install ZoneAlarm, available from, and secure ports 69, 135, and 4444, which are used by the virus. The most important step: Download the Microsoft patch to eliminate the DCOM RPC vulnerability else your PC is still in danger. You can also get a link to it from the kaspersky site.

Sylvan delights of Chamba beckon

If you?re looking for a getaway from the madding crowd then Chamba is the place to head for.

New Mizoram Govt to be sworn in on Thursday

Zoramthanga-led MNF ministry would be sworn in today. MNF retained power after winning 21 seats in 40-member house.

The designer touch

Seetu and Nitin Kohli have given Manoj and Usha Gupta?s home a distinctive designer appeal.

Sunny's work funda

?If you trust people they deliver nine out of 10 times. Of course, goof-ups will happen as nothing in life is foolproof,? says Sunny.

Ruling MNF wins North Vanlaiphai seat

The ruling MNF candidate D Thangliana defeated his nearest Congress rival Lalkhama by a margin of 105 votes.

Heni's love for Hindi melody

In the country under the French Embassy?s Residency programme, Pascal Heni wants to bridge cultural gaps.

Fit for a Queen

Built like a Spanish hacienda, Naina Balsaver?s home is a dream come true.

At an all the high

Rohina and Vivek Kakaria?s high-rise apartment has been designed by Alpana Gujral keeping in mind the constraints of space as well as the height.
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