• Javed, Shabana urge fans to donate organs

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 13 Aug, 2015 6:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi and her husband poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar have urged people to sign up for organ donation. Shabana took to micro-blogging website Twitter on World Organ Donation Day on August 13 to share that she and her husband have already signed up for the same. "Sign up today as an organ donor on http://www.organdonationday.in both @Javedakhtarjadu and I have donated ours," Shabana tweeted on Thursday. More »Javed, Shabana urge fans to donate organs

  • 7 Bollywood Divas Who Were Pregnant Before They Got Married

    Bollywoodshaadis.com - Thu 13 Aug, 2015 5:05 PM IST

    Probably that is the reason, even a lot of our Bollywood beauties got married in a hurry, so that they could cover their pre-marital pregnancy news. This dazzling diva is probably the only Bollywood actress who publicly accepted that she got pregnant before marriage. The two got married after Boney Kapoor got a divorce from his first wife. More »7 Bollywood Divas Who Were Pregnant Before They Got Married

  • What Makes Sundar Pichai Incredibly Successful?

    Astroyogi - Thu 13 Aug, 2015 7:44 AM IST

    Sundar Pichai, the new Google CEO is the man of the moment. The 43-year-old unassuming man who hails from Chennai has now joined the list of Indian CEOs heading the world's top companies. He studied Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at IIT Kharagpur and also bagged a silver medal for being the highest scorer in the department. Later, he went to Stanford and Wharton for his MBA. In 2004, he joined Google and played a pivotal role there as he is the man behind the success of Chrome and Android. The rest as they say is history. ... More »What Makes Sundar Pichai Incredibly Successful?

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    Tarla Dalal - Thu 13 Aug, 2015 7:30 AM IST

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  • Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain

    Reuters - Thu 13 Aug, 2015 4:42 AM IST

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, the scientists said people going for surgery should be allowed to choose the music they'd like to hear to maximise the benefit. "Music is a non-invasive, safe, cheap intervention that should be available to everyone undergoing surgery," said Catherine Meads from Brunel University, who co-led the research. More »Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain

  • McDonald's sorry after French workers forbidden to feed vagrants

    Reuters - Thu 13 Aug, 2015 12:10 AM IST

    McDonald's has apologised for an incident in which workers in one of the U.S. burger chain's French franchises appeared to be threatened with the sack for feeding homeless people. A photograph circulating on social media showed a notice pinned up at the McDonald's in Hyeres near Marseille in southern France, reading: "After an incident on July 25th, it is absolutely forbidden to provide food to vagrants, as a reminder, the team's meals should be eaten on the premises. Meals for team members are a personal benefit and are to be enjoyed only by the worker in question." The notice went on to say: "McDonald's is not in the business of feeding all the hungry people in the land," and concluded: "Any diversion from the procedure cited above will result in sanction that could lead to dismissal." A statement from McDonald's France said the notice was put up after a "serious incident" involving two homeless people in front of the restaurant in question, and that it was aimed at keeping the premises safe for its customers. More »McDonald's sorry after French workers forbidden to feed vagrants

  • Miraculous Bhuteshwar Shivling That Is Growing Every Year On Its Own

    Astroyogi - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 11:52 PM IST

    One such site is the world’s biggest natural Shivling called Bhuteshwar Nath whose length increases by six to eight inches every year. This miraculous Shivling is situated amidst the forests of Maroda village, Gariaband district in Chhattisgarh. The most surprising feature of this Shivling is that it keeps on increasing in height and width on its own. More »Miraculous Bhuteshwar Shivling That Is Growing Every Year On Its Own

  • Goats and herbs: Germans get back to basics in deserted Bulgarian village

    Reuters - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 8:03 PM IST

    The quiet appeals to Stefan Gumbrich, the pony-tailed consultant who quit his job in 2013 and left a girlfriend behind. The group originated in Germany when Juergen Hummes, a 57-year-old carpenter-turned-shaman from Moenchengladbach, gained a following for healing through spiritual counseling, meditation and administering herbs and mineral stones. More »Goats and herbs: Germans get back to basics in deserted Bulgarian village

  • Simple tests for seniors good predictors of fit old age

    Reuters - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 7:33 PM IST

    Dr. Michele Olson, professor of exercise science at Auburn University at Montgomery in Alabama, said the tasks show older people how much muscle and joint function they have. “If you can’t walk six minutes at a comfortable pace," Olson explained, "it becomes quite obvious that your cardio fitness needs attention.”   The 30-second chair-stand gauges lower body strength by the number of sits to full stands than can be done without using the arms. Other tests include a two-minute step-up task and a 30-second arm curl.   Dr. C. Jessie Jones, co-author with Dr. Roberta Rikli of “Senior Fitness Test Manual, Second Edition,” said six tests can measure upper and lower body strength, upper and lower body flexibility, aerobic endurance and overall mobility. More »Simple tests for seniors good predictors of fit old age

  • Shankar Mahadevan, Loy's sons work on song for 'Katti Batti'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 7:04 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) While music lovers in India have been treated to many wonderful songs by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio, this time around, it will be for the first time that their children will be working together on a song for the Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Katti Batti". A very peppy and catchy number, "Sarfira" from the film, has been worked upon by Shankar Mahadevan and Loy Mendonsa's sons Siddharth and Shane, respectively. More »Shankar Mahadevan, Loy's sons work on song for 'Katti Batti'

  • Historic spots to visit in India on Independence Day

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 6:50 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Why not spend the Independence Day weekend at destinations with a historic importance? Visit places like Amritsar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Kottayam, which have a connect with India's freedom struggle. Hotels.com, an online accommodation booking website, suggests travel enthusiasts take a walk down memory lane by visiting historic destinations across India to experience the richness of culture, heritage and history: * Amritsar: Famous for its Golden Temple, Amritsar has some of the most prominent places that reflect the historic post-Independence era of India. More »Historic spots to visit in India on Independence Day

  • Love Compatibility Guide for Leo Woman

    Astroyogi - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 6:34 PM IST

    A Leo woman can be proud, vain, self-centered, arrogant, never the one to surrender lightly. Leo will lionise her Aries mate. Sharing the limelight will be important for Leo, as Aries too will feel the need to be in the limelight once in a while as well. More »Love Compatibility Guide for Leo Woman

  • My character Ali in 'Shaandaar' is very intelligent: Alia Bhatt

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 6:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who was trolled on social media for her general knowledge, rather the lack of it, when she called "Prithviraj Chauhan" the country's President on a chat show, says her namesake character in the film "Shaandaar" is "very intelligent". "Between Alia (Bhatt) and Alia of 'Shaandaar' there is a very thin line joining them together. "Archana Walavalkar did the costume for me. More »My character Ali in 'Shaandaar' is very intelligent: Alia Bhatt

  • Give your eyes a tricolour twist

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 2:52 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) For Independence Day, when people from different parts of the country come together to celebrate the spirit of unity, try to flaunt a different you by opting for eye make-up in the tricolour. More »Give your eyes a tricolour twist

  • Don't compare action in Bollywood with Hollywood, says Akshay

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 1:12 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Hindi cinema's very own action star Akshay Kumar, a trained martial arts expert, finds it unfair when people compare fight sequences in Hollywood films with those in Bollywood. Akshay is geared up for his new film "Brothers", in which he promises to show off some novelty in action -- considering he and actor Sidharth Malhotra dedicated 52 days to shooting the climax alone. Talking about "Brothers", Akshay shared that they invested a lot of practice for the fight sequences for the movie. More »Don't compare action in Bollywood with Hollywood, says Akshay

  • Don't want to always play a foreign girl: Kristina Akheeva

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 11:36 AM IST

    Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Australian model-turned-actress Kristina Akheeva says she likes to challenge herself with all kinds of roles and doesn't want to restrict herself to playing only a foreigner in Indian films. Kristina, who was introduced as a foreign face in Bollywood entertainer "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2", is gearing up for her forthcoming Kannada film debut "Uppi 2". The reason I love playing these roles is because they are not going to come to me easily," Kristina told IANS. More »Don't want to always play a foreign girl: Kristina Akheeva

  • Arjun surprises fans with surprises Galaxy chocolates

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 9:28 AM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal was in mood to spread some sweetness when he surprised a few fans by giving away packs of Galaxy chocolates, which he endorses. "I have been a chocolate lover since childhood," Arjun said in a statement. Fans were even seen taking selfies with the "Roy" actor, and were happy to get chocolates from him. More »Arjun surprises fans with surprises Galaxy chocolates

  • Three-year-old boy becomes mayor of small town in Minnesota

    Reuters - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 8:17 AM IST

    A freckled-faced three-year-old boy has gotten a few valuable pieces of advice from his six-year-old brother since he succeeded his elder sibling as mayor of a small town in northern Minnesota. "I told him to be nice when you talk to people and don't say any poopy talk," Robert Tufts said, relaying the conversation he had with his younger brother James after he became ceremonial mayor of Dorset, Minnesota, on Aug. 2. More »Three-year-old boy becomes mayor of small town in Minnesota

  • South Korean 'love hotels' clean up act to woo youthful clients

    Reuters - Wed 12 Aug, 2015 8:06 AM IST

    By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The grimy windows, racks of adult videos and red bedroom lights are disappearing from South Korea's short-stay hotels as they move upmarket to lure young people who are shedding conservative attitudes in favour of more openness about sex. At the Hotel Yaja Wangsimni in Seoul, part of a growing franchise chain, amorous couples can enjoy rooms with whirlpool baths, laptops, brand-name amenities and fresh bedsheets, all for 30,000 won ($26) for three hours. More »South Korean 'love hotels' clean up act to woo youthful clients

  • Tired, speeding driver held responsible for 2014 Tracy Morgan crash

    Reuters - Tue 11 Aug, 2015 11:40 PM IST

    A speeding Wal-Mart truck driver who had been awake for 28 hours was held responsible on Tuesday for a 2014 highway crash that left "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan with brain injuries and killed a fellow comedian, U.S. transport regulators said. The National Transportation Safety Board also concluded in a review that the injuries to Morgan and other passengers were exacerbated by their failure to wear seat belts. Morgan, 46, suffered a serious brain injury and broken bones and was left in a coma. More »Tired, speeding driver held responsible for 2014 Tracy Morgan crash

  • Alia's father gets 'jealous' about anybody in her life

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 11 Aug, 2015 10:28 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt says father-daughter relationships are "really cute", and that was one of the reasons why her father Mahesh Bhatt gets jealous about people in her life. Alia, director Vikas Bahl, Shahid Kapoor, producer Karan Johar were present at the trailer launch of their film "Shaandaar". The resemblance of "Shaandaar" to Alia's father and sister Pooja's film "Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahi" was pointed out, over the father-daughter dynamics shared between Alia and Pankaj Kapur in the film. More »Alia's father gets 'jealous' about anybody in her life

  • Love Compatibility Guide for Leo Males

    Astroyogi - Tue 11 Aug, 2015 7:03 PM IST

    Aries would find that letting her Leo mate hold the centre stage satisfies him. Sharing the limelight will be important for Leo, as Aries too will feel the need to be in the limelight once in a while, as well. Leo admires the aggressive tendencies of his fiery companion. More »Love Compatibility Guide for Leo Males

  • Indian element our 'X' factor in US: Dance troupe Desihoppers

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 11 Aug, 2015 4:52 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian dance troupe Desihoppers -- a group of 10 dancers from across the country -- are geared up to compete in the World of Dance competition to be held in Los Angeles later this week. Shantanu Maheshwari, a member of the troupe, says they will weave the uniqueness of India into their performance by "mixing Indian and international dance style". "We will add Indian elements into our dance style, and that will help bring out the uniqueness of India. More »Indian element our 'X' factor in US: Dance troupe Desihoppers

  • Salman considers audience's love his National Award

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 11 Aug, 2015 4:26 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) In his over two decade-long career in films, Salman Khan is yet to get a National Film Award for his acting, but the superstar, who has received immense appreciation for his latest release "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", says the audience's love is a big award in itself. Following a success party for "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" here, Salman was asked for his reaction to the fact that his fans have been demanding a National Film Award for him. To this, Salman said: "It's really sweet of them. More »Salman considers audience's love his National Award

  • eeping kids from 'sexting, internet' top health concerns

    ANI - Tue 11 Aug, 2015 2:21 PM IST

    Washington DC, Aug 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that sexting and internet safety have climbed up the top 10 list of child health concerns in the US. Childhood obesity, bullying, and drug abuse remained the top three child health concerns for a second year in a row, while child abuse and neglect ranked fifth. Matthew M. Davis of the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit said that the major health issues that people were most worried about for children across the country reflected the health initiatives providers, communities and policy makers should be focused on. More »eeping kids from 'sexting, internet' top health concerns

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