• Indian Army to increase indigenous rocket regiments
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Indian Army, which currently operates two regiments of the indigenously-developed truck-mounted Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) systems, hopes to induct another eight by 2022 and is looking at increasing the number to 22 within a decade to add firepower to its artillery, an official said.

  • Winter skincare: Avoid exfoliation, stay away from heater
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Winter is a season when your skin needs extra attention as avoiding it even for a day can take away your glow. Dropping the usage of scrubs to once a month and staying away from the heater to avoid dryness are some of the basic steps one should take for that radiant and beautiful you, suggest experts.

  • Flamengo approach ex-Brazil midfielder Romulo
    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 7 : City based football club Flamengo are in talks with former Brazil international midfielder Romulo as they seek to strengthen their squad for next year's Copa Libertadores, according to media reports.

  • I choose comfort over style: Vaani Kapoor
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Actress Vaani Kapoor, who is seen sporting stylish ensembles in the forthcoming film "Befikre", says that in real life she chooses comfort over style.

  • Equities markets surge on rate cut hopes
    Mumbai, Dec 7 : Indian equity markets on Wednesday surged on the back of increased hopes of an easing of the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), coupled with broadly positive global cues and value buying.

  • Bayern beat Atletico 1-0 in UEFA Champions League
    Munich, Dec 7 : Bayern Munich moved past Atletico Madrid by a 1-0 margin with centre-forward Robert Lewandowski scoring the winner in a Champions League group stage match here.

  • Balancing act in cell membranes to sustain vision
    Kolkata, Dec 7 : Shedding light on the balancing act necessary to maintain size of cell membranes, researchers have found a critical link -- an enzyme named Phospholipase D or PLD -- that is essential for proper recycling of membranes to sustain normal sight.

  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' role both a blessing, curse: Dev Patel
    Los Angeles, Dec 7 : Actor Dev Patel says his role in the film "Slumdog Millionaire" was both a blessing and a curse.

  • Non-smartphone users can also go cashless with Paytm
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : To enable millions of feature phone users to go cashless, Paytm on Wednesday launched a service with which consumers and merchants can pay and receive money without an internet connection.

  • Autodesk announces e-store in India for designers
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : A 3D design technology firm, Autodesk, on Wednesday announced that its flagship software will now be available for purchase online on a monthly subscription model for Indian customers.

  • SC to hear plea against Asthana's appointment
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a PIL by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

  • UP shivers as mercury plummets, icy winds blow
    Lucknow, Dec 7 : Most parts of Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver under a cold wave on Wednesday as the mercury plummeted to season's lowest at 10 degrees Celsius at midnight, a Met official said.

  • Tamil film industry salutes Cho
    Chennai, Dec 7 : From actress Shruti Haasan to actor R. Madhavan, the Tamil film industry on Wednesday expressed shock over the death of the legendary journalist and actor Cho Ramaswamy.

  • Tell people to embrace cashless economy, Modi to BJP MPs
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked BJP MPs to campaign against black money and encourage people to embrace a digital and cashless economy.

  • Punjab Police crackdown on radical leaders
    Chandigarh, Dec 7 : Punjab Police have detained senior leaders and activists of radical Sikh organisations ahead of 'Sarbat Khalsa', officials said on Wednesday.

  • PM pained by Cho's death
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he was pained by the death of actor and journalist Cho Ramaswamy, whom he described as a "towering intellectual".

  • Feeling much better now: Dilip Kumar
    Mumbai, Dec 7 : Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre here on Wednesday morning after he complained of swelling in one of his legs, says he is feeling much better.

  • From ADD to Wimpy Kid: Jeff Kinney bonds with Indian audience
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : A stadium here was packed with students, kids, children and even their parents -- all enthusiastic fans of Wimpy Kid and his creator Jeff Kinney -- as he came to India for the first time.

  • Sleep loss may up appetite for sugary, fatty foods
    Tokyo, Dec 7 : Is it hard for you to avoid gorging on sugar-laden sweets and oily samosas? Your lack of proper sleep is to be blamed.

  • Proper houses not a dream any more for Gujarat's slum dwellers (Societal Feature)
    Ahmedabad, Dec 7 : As they turn their backs on the miserable lives they once lived and head to the two-room apartments they received in lieu of their shacks, they have much to cheer about.

  • I miss Hindi films: Priyanka Chopra
    Mumbai, Dec 7 : Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently creating waves internationally with her stint in the American drama series "Quantico", says she misses acting in Hindi films and cannot wait to do her next.

  • Sikh NRIs to join Guru Gobind Singh's 350th birth anniversary celebrations in Patna
    Chandigarh, Dec 7 : Scores of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are expected to join the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh to be held in Patna and the main Sikh shrines in Punjab.

  • Instagram adds long-requested features
    New York, Dec 7 : Instagram has added long-requested features that include giving users more control over comments on any post.

  • India puts remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A into orbit
    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 7 : India on Wednesday morning successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2A in a text book style.

  • Google Doodle marks determination of speed of light 340 years ago
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Google Doodle has celebrated the occasion of determination of speed of light 340 years ago with a Doodle on Wednesday.

  • Demonetisation woes: Stock accumulation, production cuts worry FMCG sector
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : With limited liquidity in the economy following the government's demonetisation move, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is resorting to production cuts due to accumulation of stock.

  • India's PSLV rocket with Resourcesat-2A lifts off
    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 7 : An Indian rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully on Wednesday morning with the country's earth observation satellite Resourcsat-2A.

  • India's PSLV rocket with Resourcesat-2A lifts off
    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 7 : An Indian rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully on Wednesday morning with the country's earth observation satellite Resourcsat-2A.

  • Rajinikanth, Suriya pay last respects to Cho Ramaswamy
    Chennai, Dec 7 : Superstar Rajinikanth and actors Ajith and Suriya were among the first celebrities from Tamil filmdom to pay homage to well-known actor, playwright and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy, who breathed his last here on Wednesday.

  • ISRO to launch PSLV C36 Resource-2A today
    Sriharikota [India], Dec. 7 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A today at 10.25 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

  • Maharashtra Dr Death case: DNA samples of three victims match kins'
    Satara (Maharashtra), Dec 7 : The DNA samples from the mortal remains of three of the six victims of the infamous medico Santosh Gulabrao Pol -- who earned the moniker of 'Dr. Death' -- and his nurse Jyoti Mandra, have matched with their relatives, an official said here on Wednesday.

  • Majority of Americans did not want Donald Trump: Michael Moore
    Los Angeles, Dec 7 : Filmmaker Michael Moore says people should feel good about the fact that "majority of Americans did not want Donald Trump as their President".

  • Hat-trick for Turan as Iniesta's return boost Barca
    Barcelona, Dec 7 : Arda Turan scored a hat-trick as FC Barcelona ended the group stage of the Champions League with a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.

  • Lok Sabha disrupted over demonetisation, functions despite din
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed protests again over demonetisation as the Opposition insisted on a debate with voting even as the house had taken up a debate under Rule 193 on Monday.

  • Former Spain defender Dominguez announces retirement
    Berlin, Dec 7 : Former Spain international Alvaro Dominguez Soto has decided to hang up his football boots, the defender has said in an official statement.

  • Rostov hold PSV, through to Europa League
    Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Dec 7 : Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven finished a disappointing Champions League campaign with a 0-0 draw against Russian side FK Rostov, ending up at the bottom of Group D.

  • Indian killed in UAE vehicle pile-up
    Dubai, Dec 7 : A 60-year-old Indian man was killed in a pile-up traffic accident in Ras Al Khaimah city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

  • Tweeting emoji at Google will surprise you
    New York, Dec 7 : If you tweet an emoji at Google, it will interpret it and show you relevant results.

  • Rural women are increasingly accessing government hospitals (Special to )
    There was a 24 per cent rise in rural women accessing public healthcare between 2004 and 2014, according to a new report by Brookings India, a think tank, significant in a country where half the rural population uses private healthcare, which is four times costlier.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 over demonetisation
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Rajya Sabha witnessed two quick adjournments before lunch on Wednesday as the logjam on the demonetisation issue continued.

  • Took me four films to appreciate acting: Prithviraj
    Kochi, Dec 7 : Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who made his acting debut at the age of 19 with 2002 film "Nandanam", says it took him four to five films to enjoy the process of acting and take his career seriously.

  • Trains delayed, cancelled due to Delhi fog
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Thousands of people were affected after a dense fog in parts of northern India on Wednesday forced authorities to cancel seven trains and reschedule 19 while 70 ran behind schedule, officials said.

  • Not easy to make films about climate change: Filmmaker Shyam Benegal ( Interview)
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Climate change and environmental degradation may have emerged as the most debated issues in contemporary times but veteran film director Shyam Bengeal rues that Indians are not taking these seriously because "it is not in our consciousness".

  • 40 killed in Indonesia quake
    Jakarta, Dec 7 : At least 40 persons were killed and 190 injured in a 6.4-magnitude quake in Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday, an official of the disaster agency said.

  • Two killed in Bengal train accident
    Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec 7 : Two persons were killed and six injured when the engine and two coaches of the Guwahati-bound Capital Express derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday.

  • Two decades on, tribals' repatriation to Mizoram from Tripura uncertain
    Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 7 : Despite Supreme Court directions and the Union Home Ministry's initiative, the repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram hangs in balance even after two decades.

  • Apple launches new tool for logging into TV apps
    New York, Dec 7 : Aiming to help you enjoy instant access to video apps that your pay TV subscription includes, Apple has launched a new iOS single sign-on tool to log in to your cable or satellite-TV provider on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV.

  • Jaitley dares opposition to begin debate over demonetisation
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday dared the Opposition to begin the debate over the demonetisation, the issue which has rocked Parliament since the winter session began on November 16.

  • Lok Sabha disrupted again
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Lok Sabha was disrupted again on Wednesday on the issue of demonetisation.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon as logjam over the issue of demonetisation continued on Wednesday.

  • Shimla warmer than Chandigarh, Amritsar
    Shimla, Dec 7 : Places in North India such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Hisar and Karnal remain colder on Wednesday than hilly tourist destinations like Shimla, Dharamsala and Palampur, the Met office said.

  • NASA building robot to repair, refuel satellites in orbit
    Washington, Dec 7 : NASA has awarded a $127 million contract to the California-based satellite company Space Systems/Loral for giving shape to its robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.

  • Digital payment providers at great hacking risk, need upgraded security: Experts (Tech Trend)
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : With more and more people logging into e-wallets or m-wallets for daily payments, the target for hackers has increased exponentially, experts warn, suggesting that upgraded security is the only way to safeguard millions of first-time users and small and medium businesses from losing their hard-earned money.

  • Two killed, six injured in West Bengal train accident
    Guwahati, Dec 7 : Two persons were killed and six injured when the engine and two coaches of a train derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday.

  • EU clears $26 bn Microsoft-LinkedIn deal
    San Francisco, Dec 7 : The European Commission has cleared the $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft and the deal will close in coming days, Microsoft said on Wednesday.

  • Syrian 'Twitter girl' safe amid heavy bombing
    Damascus, Dec 7 : The seven-year-old Bana al-Abed, whose tweets about bombing in Syria's Aleppo brought international attention, has fled her home amid intense fighting. But her father said she and her family was safe.

  • Navy sends ships to rescue 800 tourists from an Andaman Island
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Four ships of the Indian Navy were sailed on Wednesday morning to evacuate about 800 tourists from Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar (A and amp;N) Islands, an official said.

  • Solving a messy life - with Audrey Hepburn's advice (Book Review)
    Title: A Night in with Audrey Hepburn; Author: Lucy Holliday; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 400; Price: Rs 499

  • Karan Johar cannot sing, but has a good ear for music
    Mumbai, Dec 7 : As filmmaker Karan Johar will be a part of a music reality show as a judge, the multitalented Bollywood personality said he cannot sing, but has a good ear for music.

  • SC to hear Jallikattu matter today
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Supreme Court will hear the matter relating to bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu today.