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Writers, artists 'In-Residence' call on president
Monday, Sep 22 2014 5:02PM IST
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said if artists and writers are able to make any difference in their respective fields under the Rashtrapati Bhavan''s "In-Residence" venture, the programme''s objective would be fulfilled. The programme launched...
Gene-editing method to kill antibiotic-resistant bugs
Monday, Sep 22 2014 4:40PM IST
Washington: US engineers have developed a new gene-editing system that can selectively kill bacteria carrying harmful genes that confer antibiotic resistance or cause disease. "We have been interested in finding new ways to combat antibiotic resistance and ...
Irrfan opens Jagran film fest, says exposure is very important
Monday, Sep 22 2014 4:38PM IST
Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who Monday graced the opening ceremony of the fifth Jagran Film Festival here, said it''s vital for Indian movies to travel to get exposure. Jagran Film Festival is a travelling movie gala held in 14 Indian cities including Mumbai...
Shashi Kapoor hospitalised due to chest infection
Monday, Sep 22 2014 4:36PM IST
Mumbai: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was admitted to the Kokilaben hospital here Sunday, his doctor said. The actor''s condition is stable. "He had chest infection. He is now on antibiotics, but is stable right now," Ram Narain, executive director at the Kok...
Will leave no stone unturned to safeguard borders: Rajnath
Monday, Sep 22 2014 3:44PM IST
New Delhi: The government will leave no stone unturned to safeguard borders and will address all important issues related to security, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here Monday. He was addressing senior officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) ...
Goodbye summer! Tuesday heralds autumn
Monday, Sep 22 2014 3:43PM IST
New York: Tired of hot days and sweaty nights? Well, autumn is here! At 7.59 a.m. Sep 23, autumn will officially begin in India and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. This also marks the start of spring in the southern half of the globe, space.com reporte...
Mumbai artist to judge global art, music competition
Monday, Sep 22 2014 3:37PM IST
Mumbai: Mumbai''s renowned artist Prakash Bal Joshi has been named to the jury of an international art and music competition to promote global peace organised by World Citizens Artists (WCA). "It is a worldwide art movement in partnership with London-based ...
Busy with 'Bigg Boss 8', Upen Patel to miss 'I' promotions
Monday, Sep 22 2014 3:36PM IST
Mumbai: Model-turned-actor Upen Patel is upbeat about making his debut in Tamil films with the magnum opus "I", but he may not be able to promote the movie full-fledgedly because he''s now locked inside a house for a reality show. Upen is one of the 12 cont...
Japan developing first fighter since World War II
Monday, Sep 22 2014 3:35PM IST
Tokyo: The Japanese government has begun working on a jet fighter, the first such aircraft to be built in the country since World War II, tas per reported Monday. The prototype is a joint venture between the Japanese government and defence contractors Mitsu...
OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Monday, Sep 22 2014 3:33PM IST
Vienna: The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $94.44 a barrel Friday, compared to $95.19 a barrel last Thursday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Al...