• S.Korean parliament begins vote to impeach President
    Seoul, Dec 9 : South Korean lawmakers on Friday began a historic vote on a bill to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye for a corruption scandal involving her longtime confidante.

  • BookMyShow upgrades its app to ease user experience
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow on Friday rolled out the newly designed and improved version of its app to ease user experience.

  • Six tips on men's make-up
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Men are no longer shying away from make-up and grooming products to conceal their blemishes, dark circles or oily shine. Follow six steps to look good and feel confident, says a make-up expert.

  • Aditya Chopra taught me to love movies: Karan Johar
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised Aditya Chopra and says it was the "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" director who taught him to love the movies.

  • Bangladesh PM likely to inaugurate memorial park in Tripura
    Agartala, Dec 9 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina likely to inaugurate the Bharat-Bangladesh Maitri Udyan being built over 20 hectares in Chottakhola in southern Tripura to commemorate the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, a Tripura minister said on Friday.

  • Dressing your baby in winter? Take a few basic steps
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : A babys skin is delicate and sensitive and also loses moisture upto 5 times faster as compared to adult skin, making it more dry and vulnerable to damage in winter season. Hence, the utmost need for moisturisation is more important for your baby along with a few other precautions.

  • 107 trains running late due to fog
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : At least 107 trains were running behind schedule and four were cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Friday morning, railway officials said here.

  • Big B wishes Shatrughan Sinha on 71st birthday
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wished actor and close friend

  • Look Sabha disrupted again
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Lok Sabha was disrupted again on Friday over the issue of demonetisation. The house witnessed two adjournments even before noon.

  • Manmohan, Congress leaders greet Sonia on her birthday
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and several senior Congress leaders on Friday greeted party President Sonia Gandhi on her 70th birthday and wished for her a long life.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on Friday as the Opposition criticised the government for reducing import duty on wheat to zero per cent.

  • India ranked 7th among countries most hit by terror
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : India was ranked 7th in the list of countries most impacted by terrorism in 2015, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), 2016, released by the Institute for Economics and amp; Peace, a Sydney-based think-tank.

  • Butler takes England to 385/8 (Lunch report)
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : A resilient Jos Buttler guided England to 385/8 at lunch against India in their first innings on the second day of the fourth cricket Test match here on Thursday.

  • Vijay Mallya's twitter account hacked
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The official twitter handler of controversial liquor baron Vijay Mallya appeared to be hacked on Friday morning.

  • Understanding Ukraine through its complex history and demography (Book Review)
    Title: In Wartime - Stories from Ukraine; Author: Tim Judah; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 259; Price: Rs 599

  • `The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger welcomes 8th child at 73
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : Mick Jagger's girlfriend Melanie Hamrick recently gave birth to the couple's first baby together, making the 73-year-old 'The Rolling Stones' frontman a father for the eighth time.

  • 'Trust my plan INDIA,' says Dwayne on PeeCee's short appearance in `Baywatch` trailer
    New Delhi [India], Dec.9 : If you are also wondering about Priyanka Chopra's blink-and-miss appearance in the recently released trailer of 'Baywatch,' then read on, as The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson himself has clarified that PeeCee is all set to slay!

  • UP: Cold wave tightens grip, claims 16 lives in 24 hours
    Lucknow [India], Dec. 9 : The steadily worsening weather has begun its onslaught in North India as 16 people have been killed in the last 24 hours from the severe cold wave in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Not disrupting Parliament, just demanding debate for people who are suffering: Congress
    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : Rejecting the Centre's charges of holding the Parliament hostage, the Congress on Friday reiterated their demand of a debate on the issue of demonetisation and asserted that it was not disrupting the House proceeding, but simply wanted a healthy debate to discuss the grievances of the people suffering because of the currency swap.

  • What happens when your number is mistaken as Aamir Khan's!
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Superstar Aamir Khan was in for a shock when an insurance agent's number was mistaken as his which got circulated amongst the actor's fans in no time!

  • Rohini goes crowd-funding way to complete 'Appaavin Meesai
    Chennai, Dec 9 : Actress Rohini Molleti, known for working across all the four southern industries, needs to raise Rs. 40 lakh through crowd-funding to complete the post-production of her Tamil directorial debut "Appaavin Meesai".

  • Akhil's engagement a very private affair
    Hyderabad, Dec 9 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's younger son Akhil's engagement to city-based designer Shriya Bhupal on Friday here will be a very private affair, a source said. Except for the family and very close friends of the couple, nobody will be present.

  • LA, Budapest, Paris voted candidates to host 2024 Olympics
    Lausanne, Dec 9 : Los Angeles, Budapest and Paris have successfully passed the second round of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Candidature Process for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the IOC has said.

  • Chinese inflation up 2.3 per cent in November
    Beijing, Dec 9 : China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, grew 2.3 per cent year on year in November, up from October's 2.1 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.

  • Two killed, 10 feared trapped in Hyderabad building collapse
    Hyderabad, Dec 9 : Two persons were killed and 10 feared trapped when a multi-storied under-construction building collapsed in Hyderabad late on Thursday, officials said on Friday.

  • Six teachers killed in Punjab road accident
    Chandigarh, Dec 9 : At least six teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab due to dense fog on Friday morning, police said.

  • PIA pilot refuses to fly 'faulty' plane in Pakistan
    Islamabad, Dec 9 : A Pakistan International Airlines pilot refused to operate an aircraft, which was to fly from the Jinnah International Airport Karachi to Mohenjodahro, an archeological site in Sindh province.

  • Blood protein paves way for potential Alzheimer's drug design
    Kolkata, Dec 9 : Opening up new horizons in designing drugs for Alzheimer's disease, Indian researchers have discovered that fibrinogen, a protein that is essential to stop bleeding by helping form blood clot, may arrest the damage caused to nerve cells in the devastating neuro-degenerative disorder.

  • Indian Navy chopper makes emergency landing in Goa
    Panaji, Dec 9 : An Indian Navy helicopter on Friday made an emergency landing after oil leakage was detected, officials said. All the persons aboard are safe.

  • JK: Indian Army launches Swacch Bharat Abhiyan
    Srinagar [India], Dec. 9 : In Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is sending the message of cleanliness and 'swatchta' to the nation from the frontiers of Kargil.

  • England bowled out for 400
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : England were bowled out for 400 runs in their first innings on the second day of the fourth cricket Test match against India here on Friday.

  • Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development
    London, Dec 9 : Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can disrupt the development of brain and increase risk of substance use disorder later in life, a study says.

  • Cash crunch to dampen merry-making in Himachal's icy heights (Human Interest Feature)
    Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 9 : Locals in this landlocked town and nearby villages in the picturesque Lahaul Valley, known worldwide for growing virus-free seed potatoes, are worried.

  • Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in Myanmar amber
    Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 9 : In one-of-a-kind discovery, a tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber in Myanmar, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated earth for more than 160 million years, a media reported on Friday.

  • People stage road blockade in Hyderabad over cash crunch
    Hyderabad, Dec 9 : Protesting the severe cash crunch, people on Friday staged a road blockade in busy Toli Chowki area here, leading to massive traffic jam on the old Mumbai highway.

  • Four killed in Bengal accident
    Kolkata, Dec 9 : Four persons were killed and another severely injured in a road accident in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Friday morning, police said.

  • Shah Rukh to sport three looks in 'Raees'
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : Costume designer Sheetal Sharma, who has done the look for Shah Rukh Khan for his film "Raees" says that the superstar will be seen in three different looks in the film.

  • Rishi thanks Gauri Khan for 'beautifully' doing Ranbir's home
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has thanked Gauri Khan, entrepreneur and wife of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, for turning actor Ranbir Kapoor's house to a home.

  • 'Super Mario' comes to life in smartphone market
    New York, Dec 9 : Video game publisher Nintendo is soon launching Super Mario Run -- its first smartphone game -- for the iPhone.

  • TN to continue to get 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Supreme Court on Friday continued its interim order directing Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu every day as it rejected the Centre's stand that the Court had no jurisdiction to intervene in inter state river water disputes.

  • NASA Saturn probe beams back first images from new orbit
    Washington, Dec 9 : Since beginning the latest phase of its mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturns atmosphere -- showing scenes from high above the planet's northern hemisphere, including an intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream.

  • 13 teachers killed in Punjab road accident
    Chandigarh, Dec 9 : In a tragic accident due to dense fog, thirteen teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab on Friday morning, police said.

  • Nervousness never lets me be over-confident: Vaani Kapoor
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : She ventured into Bollywood in 2013 with Yash Raj Films' "Shuddh Desi Romance" and now, three years later, has bagged a film directed by Aditya Chopra. Actress Vaani Kapoor says that she does get nervous about her movies doing well or not, but added that it's this nervousness that ensures she does not become over confident.

  • England reach 385/8 at lunch
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : England were 385/8 at lunch in their first innings on the second day's action of the fourth cricket Test match here on Thursday.

  • Time for India, China to become manufacturing hub again: Akbar
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The time has come for India and China to regain the reputation of being a global manufacturing hub, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said on Friday.

  • Pakistan, Iran look to revisit gas pipeline agreement
    Islamanad, Dec 9 : Pakistan has shared with Iran amendments to gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA) to extend implementation schedule and revise pricing under the $1.35-billion gas pipeline project.

  • Andaman crisis: Six Navy ships, three IAF choppers kick into action to rescue stranded tourists
    Port Blair [Andaman Nicobar Islands], Dec. 9 : With almost 1000 tourists stranded in Havelock Island due to bad weather, out of which over 300 are foreign nationals, the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force has stepped up its efforts to rescue the stranded tourists.

  • Aamir Khan denies being Mr. Perfectionist!
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Aamir Khan, also known as Bollywood's 'Mr. Perfectionist,' does not think himself to be so. Instead, he thinks himself to be 'Mr. Passionate.'

  • 'Fear' keeps Aamir Khan 'going'!
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : By now, we all know Aamir Khan has again taken up smoking, after quitting early this year, and it is due to the pre-release nervousness and fear of 'Dangal.'

  • Parrikar writes scathing letter to Mamata over dragging Army into controversy
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday wrote a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, expressing his disappointment in her over dragging the Indian Army into controversy over a routine matter, adding that her allegation in this regard run the risk of adversely impacting the morale of the country's armed forces.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 11.30 a.m.
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11.30 a.m. minute after the house met on Friday, as opposition created ruckus once again.

  • Twitter rolls back changes after 'confusion'
    New York, Dec 9 : Twitter timelines were full of complaints against the experimental change where the names mentioned would be stripped from the start of replies in the notification tab and would not be counted towards the character count in replies.

  • Did Rajinikanth turn down Aamir's offer?
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : Superstar Rajinikanth reportedly turned down Aamir Khan's request to dub for his character in Tamil for the dubbed version of upcoming wrestling drama "Dangal", a source said.

  • The great vanishing is an event of mythic proportions (The Funny Side)
    My children: "We'll only eat it if it's Haagen-Dazs." Me: "When I was a child I lived on dirt until I was eight and I was deeply grateful."

  • Indian Navy makes another attempt to rescue tourists from Andaman island
    New Delhi/Port Blair, Dec 9 : Six ships of the Indian Navy and two Indian Coast Guard ships sailed on Friday morning to evacuate about 800 tourists from Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar (A and amp;N) Islands, a statement said.

  • Gunfight erupts again in south Kashmir
    Srinagar, Dec 9 : Gunfight between holed up militants and security forces near south Kashmir's Bijbehara broke out once again early on Friday. Even as police on Thursday claimed three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in the firing exchange that entered day three.

  • Thrills, bad habits and mystery (Books This Weekend)
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Flick through a thrilling tale of a former police inspector, know how to work on your own bad habits, read the intriguing tale of a girl who reappears 20 years post her sudden disappearance and wade through the story of a man dealing with the repercussions of his ego and his carefree demeanour.

  • Six teachers killed in Punjab road accident
    Chandigarh, Dec 9 : Six teachers were killed in a road accident near Fazilka in Punjab due to fog on Friday, Officials said.

  • Modi greets Sonia Gandhi on birthday
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her 70th birthday. Modi wished her a long life.

  • Fog continues to take massive toll on train, air services
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : The gorwingly severe fog conditions in the national capital have taken a majot hit on operations at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and have also delayed several Delhi-bound trains.