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SC stays TN govt’s move to free Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

by Harsha Iyer - 20 February 2014

The Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo and suspended the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam said it will examine the procedural lapse in the Tamil Nadu government’s...

Movies

Never thought of Juhi as my competitor: Madhuri

The two contemporaries did not work together in the past, both shinning in their respective careers, but years later Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla are set for an interesting face-off onscreen as the avenger and the villain in ‘Gulaab Gang’. In her interviews, Juhi has said that the reason they probably did not work together was because there was lot of competition between actresses at that time....

Sports

Sochi Games: Ligety is king of giant slalom, India’s Thakur 72nd

 American Ted Ligety won the men’s giant slalom gold at the Sochi Winter Games here Wednesday. The 29-year-old world champion clocked 2 minutes 45.29 seconds in two runs, beating Frenchmen into second and third place. Steve Missillier was 0.48s behind for the silver and Alexis Pinturault took bronze with a further 0.16s behind. For Ligety, the giant slalom gold is a long dream come true. ‘This...

Automotive

Tata Motors unveils two new models

Looking to cover lost ground in the car market, auto major Tata Motors unveiled two new models, which it plans to start selling in the second half of the year. The cars – Zest, a compact sedan, and Bolt hatchback, will be powered by the company’s new Revotron engine series. These two new products are based on the company’s enhanced X1 platform, on which the existing Vista and Manza models...

Life & Style

Give your hair a glamorous makeover this Valentine’s Day

Celebrity hair maestro Asgar Saboo suggests the types of hairstyle one should opt for depending on the plans for Valentine’s Day: Intimate dinner for two Vintage curls: Use volume spray before drying your hair, then insert hair rollers working your way from the top of the head. Leave the rollers in for at least an hour. Make sure to brush out the curls with a comb and use plenty of hairspray for...

Business

Excise duty on automobile segments cut

  Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday reduced excise duty on many segments of the automobile industry which has seen a recent downturn due to high fuel and interest costs and low economic growth. The finance minister reduced the central excise on small cars, scooters/two-wheelers from 12 to 8 percent. He also reduced the central excise from 30 percent to 24 percent on SUVs, and medium segment...

Health

Have omega-3 rich diet for a super brain

Include omega-3 fatty acids in your daily diet if you want a better developed brain. In a study conducted on monkeys with highly connected and well organised neural networks similar to humans, researchers found that monkeys that ate a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids had more developed brains than those who had a diet deficient in the fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty...

Technology

Facebook to buy messaging startup in $19 billion deal

Facebook said Wednesday that it would acquire WhatsApp, a messaging startup, for $19 billion in cash and stock. The eye-popping price is Facebook’s largest acquisition by far and represents a new height in the frenzy to acquire popular technology startups. Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion worth of Facebook shares for WhatsApp. An additional $3 billion in restricted stock...

Careers

Scholarships exclusively for Indians in UK

The UK has launched 370 scholarships worth Rs 10 crore exclusively for Indian students. The scholarship amount is the largest ever allocated for India, and was announced on Friday as part of the ongoing GREAT Britain campaign to bolster the country’s global reputation. The scholarships will be made available to Indian students applying to 260 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering,...

Women

Give your hair a glamorous makeover this Valentine’s Day

Celebrity hair maestro Asgar Saboo suggests the types of hairstyle one should opt for depending on the plans for Valentine’s Day: Intimate dinner for two Vintage curls: Use volume spray before drying your hair, then insert hair rollers working your way from the top of the head. Leave the rollers in for at least an hour. Make sure to brush out the curls with a comb and use plenty of hairspray for...