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Dussehra 2017: Ravana did not have 10 heads — Some unknown facts about Dashanan

Dussehra 2017: Some unknown facts about demon king Ravana

Dussehra, which marks the victory of good over evil is being celebrated on Saturday. The festival is celebrated to commemorate Lord Rama's victory over demon Ravana. So as you gear....

Watch: Prince Harry's adorable moments with baby girl as she 'steals' his popcorn

Watch: Prince Harry's adorable moments with baby girl as she 'steals' his popcorn

  Adorable moments were created when a cute baby girl was found 'stealing' a handful of popcorns from Henry Charles Albert David or better known as Prince Harry, who is....

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Mehroonisa mother features on BBC's 100 Most Influential Women list

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s mother Mehroonisa features on BBC's 100 Most Influential Women list

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's mother Mehroonisa Siddiqui has been named by BBC in its 100 Most Influential Women list. Nawazuddin Siddiqui used micro blogging site Twitter to share this new, he wrote,"A....

Gold saree-clad Durga idol in London-themed pandal takes internet by storm

Gold saree-clad Durga idol in London-themed pandal takes internet by storm

It is that time of the year when the city of Kolkata turns into a bride with grandeur and creativity all around. The grand festival kick started on the 'Panchami'....

Silent Garba — A great initiative to curb noise pollution this Navratri

Silent Garba — A great initiative to curb noise pollution this Navratri

In a new initiative to keep a check with the pollution control norms, Rajmahal Banquets in Malad West has introduced the concept of 'Silent Garba' nights. Garba is an important....

Guwahati: 101-feet tall Durga Idol to enter 'Guinness book of records'

Guwahati: 101-feet tall Durga Idol to enter 'Guinness book of records'

The Hindu festival Navratri which celebrates the victory of good over evil begins with the end of Pitra Paksha and beginning of Devi Paksha. This festival of worshipping Goddess Durga....

Kolkata's most expensive Bahubali-themed Durga Puja pandal is crowd favourite

Kolkata's most expensive Bahubali-themed Durga Puja pandal is crowd favourite

West Bengal is all set and geared up for the biggest festival of the year, Durga Puja. The festive season has begun in the capital with all the local clubs....

Kiwi leaders read aloud mean tweets before General elections

Kiwi leaders read aloud mean tweets before General elections

New Zealand is all set to witness the 2017 General Elections to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament, to be held on Saturday, September 23. The elections....

Worried about single youth, China pushes for blind dates

Worried about single youth, China pushes for blind dates

Worried over the growing number of youth who are single at their "marriageable" age, the Chinese government is encouraging them to go on organised blind dates. The government thinks that....

Ukraine Ambassador’s phone snatched inside Red Fort premises

Ukraine Ambassador’s phone snatched inside Red Fort premises

A shocking incident of pick pocketing took place on Friday in the Red Fort area of New Delhi. The phone of the Ukraine Ambassador Igor Polikha was snatched by a miscreant....

Google celebrates 308th birthday of lexicographer Samuel Johnson with a doodle

Google celebrates 308th birthday of lexicographer Samuel Johnson with a doodle

Search engine giant Google is today celebrating the 308th birthday of British lexicographer Samuel Johnson. A lexicographer is a person who compiles dictionary and Dr Johnson is a prominent English....

Man gets penis stuck in 2.5 Kg gym weight plate, rescued after 3 hours

Man gets penis stuck in 2.5 kg gym weight plate

A German man invited a lot of trouble for himself when he tried to stick his penis into the hole of a 2.5 kilogram gym weight plate. The entire episode....

Jain couple to give up Rs 100 cr business and 3-year-old daughter to attain monkhood

Jain couple to give up Rs 100 cr business and 3-year-old daughter to attain monkhood

A Jain couple from Madhya Pradesh has decided to give up their Rs 100 Cr business and their 3-year-old daughter to attain monkhood. Sumit Rathore, 35, and his wife Anamika,....

Flash mob on ‘Aunty ki ghanti’ organised across the country after video goes viral

Flash mob on ‘Aunty ki ghanti’ organised across the country after video goes viral

Internet generation is reaching newer heights of craziness every day, and with awesome singers like Dhinchak Pooja and Omprakash Mishra getting the fame, the fate of homo sapiens seems to....

Woman arrested for slapping Army Jawan; FIR registered

Exclusive: Army Jawan who was slapped explains ordeal

A video of a woman slapping an Army Jawan on the streets of Delhi has gone viral on the internet and is receiving strong condemnation from all. The incident took....

3-year-old kid tied to artificial leaf on vehicle for more than 2 hours

Shocking! 3-year-old scorches after being tied to 'artificial leaf' in Kannur

A picture of a 3-year-old tied to artificial ‘peepal’ leaf in Kannur during Lord Krishna birth celebrations has taken the internet by storm. The toddler was dressed up as Lord....

Old age home inmates enjoy special ride in Lucknow Metro

Old age home inmates enjoy special ride in Lucknow Metro

The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) on Thursday organised a special ride for elderly people from an old age care centre, days after a similar arrangement was made for disabled....

Hyderabad: Woman spends night on street with son's body

Hyderabad: Woman spends night on street with son's body

A woman spent a night on the street and in rain with the body of her 10-year-old son here as the house owner did not allow the body inside the....

Delhi: 22-year-old beaten for speaking in English, 3 arrested

Delhi: 22-year-old beaten for speaking in English, 3 arrested

A 22-year-old was beaten black and blue by a group of men for speaking in English while having a conversation with his friend in Lutyens’ Delhi. Out of the five....

Researchers identify 27 states of emotion using statistical models

Researchers identify 27 states of emotion using statistical models

A new study challenges a long-held assumption in psychology that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust. Using statistical models to....

Delhi: Residential property fetches Rs 477 crore, becomes most expensive house in NCR

Delhi: Residential property fetches Rs 477 crore, becomes most expensive house in NCR

Purchasing a house in the current economy may prove a daunting task and going after a dream house can cost you a fortune. Proving it right, a plush residential property....

JNU votes to choose next student union representatives

JNU votes to choose next student union representatives

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday voted to choose its student representatives for the next one year. A total of 14 polling booths were set up for about 7,200....

Mumbai: Guy fined Re 1 for calling woman ‘chhammak challo’

Mumbai: Guy fined Rs 1 for calling woman ‘chhammak challo’

Sometimes justice delayed is not justice denied and this was proved after a Thane court passed its verdict on the complaint of a woman who alleged that the accused called....

Yawn-contagious

Decoded: Why is yawning so contagious?

Ever wondered why even if we are not tired, we yawn if someone else does? It is because the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes....

Jodhpur: Verbal spat between 2 doctors inside delivery room costs woman her baby

Jodhpur: Verbal spat between 2 doctors inside delivery room costs woman her baby

Two senior doctors at Umaid Women and Children Hospital in Jodhpur were removed on Tuesday after a video, in which they are seen fighting in the operation theatre, went viral....

Trans woman from Kolkata crowned first Miss Transqueen India

Trans woman from Kolkata crowned first Miss Transqueen India

Natasha, a trans woman who hails from Kolkata, was named the first Miss Transqueen India here on Sunday. Natasha, 26, is currently pursuing Masters in Business Management in Kolkata. Loiloi....

Wedding crashers: Best man pulls a prank on groom with PornHub’s assistance

Wedding crashers: Best man pulls a prank on groom with PornHub’s assistance

Imagine it’s your wedding, the time has come when people close to you start saying a few words about you and your partner. Well, that’s usually what happens in most....

Ex-CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to ban Donald Trump

This ex-CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to ban Donald Trump

Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Valerie Plame Wilson has a novel idea to block the "hate" tweets of Donald Trump -- buy Twitter and ban the President. "There's a....

Bizarre! Wife divorced for walking ahead of husband

Bizarre! Wife divorced for walking ahead of husband

In another bizarre news from Saudi Arab, a marriage was ended after a man divorced his wife for walking ahead of him and giving deaf ear to the prior warnings.....

Twitter trolls US President Donald Trump over 'heel'  vs. 'heal'

Twitter trolls US President Donald Trump over 'heel' vs. 'heal'

US President Donald Trump's "covfefe" nightmare recurred when he commented on the anti-fascist protest rally, saying the country will "heel" instead of "heal". Trump was commenting on the protest rally....