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A post on the website SaveAmericanITJobs.com called ‘Welcome to Columbus Ohio suburbs - Lets take a walk to Indian park’ features a video of Indian families hanging out in a public park in suburban Ohio.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim, leader of the religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda, claimed in a recent interview that he has a major role to play behind Virat Kohli’s success as a cricketer. Kohli scored his fourth double century in the one-off Test vs Bangladesh in Hyderabad on Friday
Any step to reform the H-1B visa program may adversely affect the Silicon Valley, which sources many of its top executives and skilled workers from India, and hurt the job prospects of thousands of IT professionals looking to work in the US.
Rogue One strips away the mythical powers, the political wrangling, the magical weapons and titular heroes. In doing so director Gareth Edwards probably tells the most human of all Star Wars stories.
Logging in to a platform designed by coders to select for the user the news stories that he/she is most likely to find psychologically pleasing to click on and share is not a good way to obtain information about the world
The website and database of India’s consulate in New York have allegedly been hacked by the same hacker who dumped data from seven Indian missions in Europe and Africa online last week.
The websites and databases of seven Indian missions in Europe and Africa were hacked and data from their servers were allegedly dumped online on Monday.
As reactions to the government’s move to block porn sites rose to a crescendo on Monday, top communications ministry officials said it was merely meant to comply with the Supreme Court’s observations and not to curtail internet freedom.
Updated on Aug 04, 2015 09:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByM. Rajendran, Bhadra Sinha & Siladitya Ray, New Delhi
A woman has alleged that the driver of a TaxiForSure cab she was travelling in last week masturbated while driving the vehicle through the streets of the national capital, the latest in a string of controversies involving app based taxi services.
Updated on Jul 07, 2015 09:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByTuba Ahmed and Siladitya Ray, New Delhi
Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken British presenter of the Top Gear motoring show, has been suspended by the BBC after he was involved in a 'fracas' with a producer.
Copies of the documentary “India's Daughter” posted by users on YouTube have been removed following a request from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which said they were violations of copyright.
The government is unlikely to be able to fully keep the controversial documentary on the December 16 gang-rape out of reach for Indian users for long, as the video spread far and wide on the internet within hours of its telecast in Britain.
The IPL-8 auction in February once again saw teams splash out a large amount of money in an effort to build their respective squads.
The Star Sports' marketing team has been on a bit of a roll lately. When you have the broadcast rights to the Cricket World Cup, marketing is not a huge necessity but Star has put out a series of hilarious ads featuring cricket fans with a catchy tune.
With Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, the BJP has decided that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address fewer public meetings in the Capital in the run-up to the February 7 elections, sources said.
Updated on Jan 22, 2015 11:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNeelam Pandey and Siladitya Ray, New Delhi
It's the big date you just cannot afford to forget. And you don't have to be a hardcore shopaholic to feel that adrenaline rush. The annual shopping extravaganza, called Black Friday, promises some of the most outlandishly cheap deals the click of a mouse.
Google has rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop, the biggest update in Android's history. If you carry a Nexus device, a Moto X or G, you are in luck as you'll be among the first to be able to upgrade to the swanky new OS. Review
Aussie legend McGrath blamed 'horrendous' fielding and batting for India's 3-1 defeat during their England tour and said 'a lot has to change' between now and when India visit Australia for them to stand a chance.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's fortunes are in the doldrums after another series defeat away from home. The Indian team put up an embarrassing show in the last three Tests to be crushed 3-1 by hosts England. Vote: Yet another Test defeat abroad: is it time for MS Dhoni to be replaced as captain?
Ashwin in all likelihood will play on Thursday. India will hope he will enter with an uncluttered mind and do a Moeen Ali. He will also want to prove that he can be equally effective away from home.
The best praise and/or criticism one can offer for this Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum starrer is that it often feels like a playlist of funny viral videos on YouTube being played at a random.
While the Messis, Robbens and Mullers have stolen the headlines, the World Cup in Brazil has seen the rise of many young stars. These are the men who will dominate the headlines four years from now in Russia.
Argentina have made it through to the World Cup final after an excruciating 24-year wait. All eyes have been on the captain, Lionel Messi, who has put on an exhibition of supreme skill and netted 4 goals.
Twenty-four teams have been eliminated from the tournament so far. Only eight sides remain in the fight for football's biggest prize. Here is a look at the quarter-finalists.
Updated on Jul 02, 2014 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVignesh Radhakrishnan and Siladitya Ray, New Delhi
Ever since Lionel Messi stepped into the world of professional football, he has had to contend with the burden of being viewed as the second coming of the legendary Diego Maradona.
The beautiful game exhibited its sense of irony on Tuesday night, as the Greeks survived the ‘Euro crisis’ taking place in Brazil. Three European giants, Italy, Spain and England, have been knocked out of the World Cup in the first round and Portugal are hanging on by a thread.
For all the strategy, artistry, strength and speed, football ultimately boils down to goals. On that front Brazil 2014 has not been found wanting. The 100-goal mark was breached on Monday by Brazilian superstar Neymar.
Spain joined an unfortunate list of defending World Champions who have been knocked out of the tournament in the group stage. They are the 5th side after Italy (1950 and 2010), Brazil (1966) and France (2002) to recieve this dubious honour.
The national football team and German golfer Martin Kaymer registered fabulous wins. Interspersed was the joy brought by news of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher coming out of coma.
The World Cup has been off to an exciting start with a lot of goals and some surprise performaces. The crowds have been lively and the tournament has lived up to the hype so far. We look at the 11 defining elements of the 11 games so far.