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Widows better off on wellbeing index: survey
Widows better off on wellbeing index: su...

Widows better off on wellbeing index: survey

Sydney – Being a widow is tough, right? Wrong! Widows and widowers actually enjoy the highest levels of well-being while singles are the worst when it comes to personal relationships, home and safety. In a latest survey by National Australia Bank Wellbeing Index, widowed people have higher... read more »

Books and videos commemorate Mao
Books and videos commemorate Mao

Books and videos commemorate Mao

Beijing – A number of books and videos on former Chinese leader Mao Zedong – founder of the People’s Republic of China – were released to commemorate his 120th anniversary. A 50-part television series, co-produced by the publicity authorities of central China’s Hunan... read more »

Transition year for Indian telecom's growth story
Transition year for Indian telecom’...

Transition year for Indian telecom’s growth story

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi – With over 900 million telephone connections, India remained the world’s second largest telecommunications market in 2013, recovering from the bumpy ride the year before, but made little progress to jump to the next generation of services. The year under... read more »

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attraction
British-era Town Hall to relive history,...

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attraction

New Delhi – The capital’s British-era Town Hall in old Delhi is to be converted into an international tourist destination, complete with a museum, food court, souvenir shops, library and an open air theatre where families can have “wholesome entertainment and... read more »

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Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

Sand sculpture marks Tagore’s Nobel Prize centenary

Bhubaneswar – The embassy of Sweden marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in literature by unveiling a sand sculpture of him in Odisha, the embassy said Thursday. The... read more »

Decoding mysteries with international authors

Decoding mysteries with international authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf... read more »

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German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

Berlin – Some 1,500 works by artists like Picasso, Nolde and Matisse believed to be stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s were found at an elderly man’s apartment in the German city of... read more »

Tripura's 83-year-old lake palace to be restored

Tripura’s 83-year-old lake palace to be rest...

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala – Tripura’s Communist government has drawn up a Rs.50-crore plan to restore the 83-year-old Neermahal, the... read more »

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Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

Dimapur – The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through Ikali Sukhalu, who has got a chance to represent India at a fashion show... read more »

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds at UK auction

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k po...

London – Mahatma Gandhi’s personal Charkha, which he used whilst imprisoned at Yerwada Jail, is set to go under the hammer this Tuesday 5th... read more »

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist’...

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist's eyes

New Delhi – Contemporary issues like safety of women and the indifferent attitude of mankind towards nature have found place in artist Aparna... read more »

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

With festivities in the air, it’s time to be with your family and dear ones. But in all this hustle-bustle, don’t forget to give yourself some... read more »

Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

London – An exhibition of ink paintings by Chinese contemporary artists opened at the Henry Moore Gallery in London. “The paintings are different... read more »

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Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

New Delhi – Pained at the brutal assault and gang rape of a young Delhi woman last year, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has penned some poems to pay “tribute to her... read more »

International seminar to mark Tagore's Nobel centenary

International seminar to mark Tagore’s Nobel centenary

Kolkata – The eastern metropolis is hosting music scholars from seven countries along with international musicians as part of Rabindra Bharati University’s celebrations to mark... read more »

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharata

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharata

Panaji – Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar likes reading in the loo, even if the book is based on an epic, like the Mahabharata. Speaking at a book release function in Panaji,... read more »

Remove make-up with care

Remove make-up with care

New Delhi – Pop colours can brighten up your face, but to improve your skin ensure that you clean it with mild face wash once you get back home from your outings. Makeover expert... read more »

Aleph to publish 'A Suitable Boy' sequel

Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Boy’ sequel

New Delhi – Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth’s much-awaited “A Suitable Girl”, sequel to the 1993 bestseller “A Suitable Boy”. The... read more »