• Ex-VC M M Kalaburgi who had run-ins with hardliners shot

    The Indian Express - 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    A renowned Kannada scholar, Sahitya Akademi award winner and former vice-chancellor of Karnatak University M M Kalburgi, 77, was shot dead by two unidentified assailants at his residence in Dharwad in north Karnataka on Sunday morning. A straight-talking, rationalist researcher of ancient Kannada literature, Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi had over the years had a few run-ins with radical elements within his own Lingayat community and the Hindutva fringe over his writing and speeches. Based on eyewitness accounts of the killing, including that of Dr Kalburgi’s wife, police sources in Dharwad said two youths, aged between 20 and 30, showed up on a motorcycle at the residence of the scholar, located in the narrow lanes of the Kalyannagar area of Dharwad. More »Ex-VC M M Kalaburgi who had run-ins with hardliners shot

  • Powerhouse of history

    The Indian Express - 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    The Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sector 12, has around 10-12 pieces of furniture that were designed by Pierre Jeanneret. The chair that is being used by the principal of the college, Pradeep Kumar Bhagat, was designed by Le Corbusier. In addition to this, a heritage table designed by Jeanneret was earlier used in the college library, but is now kept in a museum that has been set up at the college, and is no longer used. More »Powerhouse of history

  • Panjab University Syndicate approves fresh funds

    The Indian Express - 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    The Panjab University received much needed funds after recommendations of the university’s Board of Finance (BoF) were accepted by the PU Syndicate during its monthly meeting. Funds from the Centre have been delayed this year after a complaint from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABV) reached the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) in April this year. The BoF made certain budgetary proposals, which were all approved by the Syndicate. More »Panjab University Syndicate approves fresh funds

  • Take a seat, relax

    The Indian Express - 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    “It’s one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture, one that I use with both pride and care,’’ smiles Dominique Waag, Director, Alliance Francaise, pointing to the LC4 Chaise Longue or the long chair signed by Le Corbusier. In 1927, Charlotte Perriand was invited to join the Le Corbusier studio, as the architect’s attention was drawn to the anodised aluminum and chromed steel furniture that Perriand had designed for a rooftop bar. For the next 10 years, Perriand collaborated with Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in the designs issued from the Le Corbusier studio. More »Take a seat, relax

  • Jessica Biel's daily workouts

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Jessica Biel got her pre-pregnancy figure back by working out "almost every day". More »Jessica Biel's daily workouts

  • Hong Kong shares flat at open, Shanghai retreats

    AFP - 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    Hong Kong stocks were flat in the first few minutes of trade Monday while Shanghai retreated on profit-taking after surging almost five percent at the end of last week. More »Hong Kong shares flat at open, Shanghai retreats

  • Panchkula Sector 12 murder, suicide: Relatives named in ‘suicide note’ join probe

    The Indian Express - 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    Two people named in the suicide note purportedly left behind by 30-year-old Neeraj — a resident of Railla village who allegedly committed suicide after murdering his wife and three minor daughters — have joined police investigation. While the cause behind the murders and suicide remains unknown, the post-mortem report has deepened the mystery further. A native of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, Neeraj had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the roof of his house, after murdering his wife and three daughters, aged 5 years, 2 years and 7 months, on August 28. More »Panchkula Sector 12 murder, suicide: Relatives named in ‘suicide note’ join probe

  • Police claim to have found Sheena Bora’s ‘father’ Siddharth Das

    The Indian Express - 3 hours ago

    Investigators probing the alleged murder of Sheena Bora claim to have tracked down Siddharth Das, the man believed to be her father. Das, who remarried after divorcing Sheena’s mother Indrani Mukerjea, who is now the prime accused in the murder case, lives in Kolkata, sources said. The Mumbai Police will be getting in touch with Das soon to record his statement. More »Police claim to have found Sheena Bora’s ‘father’ Siddharth Das

  • French sailors end Calais port blockade

    AFP - 3 hours ago

    Protesting French seamen ended their blockade of the northern port of Calais in the early hours of Monday, after stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in Britain. Sailors from the bankrupt firm Scop SeaFrance who had used lifeboats to block the busy hub on Sunday will now hold talks with government officials, a senior union official told AFP. "I lifted the blockade because the prefect (of the Pas-de-Calais region) allowed us to unload equipment belonging to SeaFrance," Eric Vercoutre told AFP, adding that sailors would now hold talks with government officials. More »French sailors end Calais port blockade

  • Three held for making extortion call to builder

    The Indian Express - 3 hours ago

    The Panchkula Police Sunday arrested three men for allegedly demanding Rs 20 lakh from a local builder and threatening to kill his two children if he failed to pay up. The accused, identified as Vipin (24) Jitender (23) and Jaipal (24), are from Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, and have been living at Rally village in Sector 12 A of Panchkula for the past several years. The accused had allegedly made a telephone call to Satpal Singla at his house in Sector 6 on August 24. More »Three held for making extortion call to builder

  • Auto racing: IndyCar Sonoma Grand Prix results

    AFP - 3 hours ago

    Results on Sunday in the IndyCar Sonoma Grand Prix, final race of the 2015 season: More »Auto racing: IndyCar Sonoma Grand Prix results

  • Corinthians stay on top in Brazil with 3-1 victory

    Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Corinthians won 3-1 at Chapecoense on Sunday match to maintain a four-point lead atop the Brazilian league. More »Corinthians stay on top in Brazil with 3-1 victory

  • 'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage

    AFP - 3 hours ago

    A new film made by a gay Muslim pilgrim offers a English-speaking Western audience a warts-and-all view of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in a documentary that has attracted death threats and an online hate campaign. It is a rebuke of Saudi Arabia and its strict Wahhabi form of Islam, but it is also deeply personal -- a man trying to reconcile his faith with his sexuality. From that perspective which includes footage of his wedding to his American husband in New York, millions of Muslims will likely find "A Sinner in Mecca" provocative if not offensive. More »'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage

  • Lula dives into Brazil's political 'perfect storm'

    AFP - 3 hours ago

    When an assault on a huge blow-up doll makes front page news, you know Brazil's already surreal political crisis is heading into ever wilder territory. The doll depicts ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from the ruling leftist Workers' Party in jail garb and it has become a rallying point for right wing demonstrators trying to bring down Lula's successor President Dilma Rousseff. Last Friday, an ardent Workers' Party supporter in Sao Paulo ran up and punctured the effigy, which is 12 meters high when inflated, prompting headlines about the now famous dummy being "knifed" and a hate campaign on social media against the assailant. More »Lula dives into Brazil's political 'perfect storm'

  • Fighting mosquito with mosquito: A GM-size bite against dengue

    The Indian Express - 3 hours ago

    Should an ongoing experiment in Jalna, Maharashtra, have the same success as it has achieved in Brazil, India might be rid, to an extent at least, from disease-causing mosquito species. A little-known private company, Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Ltd, or GBIT, is testing a British technology that is aimed at controlling populations of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that is responsible for transmitting dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The technology, using genetically engineered male Aedes aegypti, was developed a few years ago by Professor Luke Alphey of the Department of Zoology at Oxford, who started a commercial company, Oxitec, to market his creation. More »Fighting mosquito with mosquito: A GM-size bite against dengue

  • Venezuela rejects US interference in border issue

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 3 hours ago

    Caracas, Aug 31 (IANS) Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Monday urged the US to stop interfering in Venezuela's temporary closure of its border with Colombia. Rodrigueze made the appeal known via her Twitter account and accused John Kirby, the spokesperson for the US State Department, of "meddling" in the issue on the current situation of Venezuela-Colombia border, Xinhua reported. "We demand that the United States government not meddle in issues of a strictly bilateral nature between Venezuela and Colombia," said Rodriguez. More »Venezuela rejects US interference in border issue

  • Blame Game: Only two SPCA hospitals, one shut

    The Indian Express - 3 hours ago

    It’s the middle of the week and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s office in Green Park is buzzing with activity. The control room for stray dogs has processed the complaints from the previous day and vans have left to catch the animals to be handed over to NGOs for sterilisation. The SPCA person on the other end refuses to take in the dog, citing “lack of staff, space and rules”. More »Blame Game: Only two SPCA hospitals, one shut

  • No decision yet for Hayne, 49ers coach says he's impressed

    Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Without saying whether former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne will earn a spot on the 53-man roster as a return man, first-year 49ers coach Jim Tomsula continues to be impressed with the rookie in his switch to the NFL. More »No decision yet for Hayne, 49ers coach says he's impressed

  • A day in the life of dog-catcher: ‘Every month, we try to sterilise 300 dogs’

    The Indian Express - 3 hours ago

    Carrying a plate full of dog food, 32-year-old Sanjay beckons to a three-legged dog named Tina. While the Rottweiler limps towards him, three other dogs wag their tails and surround Sanjay as he puts down the plate. A dog-catcher in the morning, Sanjay juggles various roles at Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) — a dog care centre in Vasant Kunj area — from cleaning the shelter home to assisting in the sterilisation process, cooking food and feeding rescued strays. More »A day in the life of dog-catcher: ‘Every month, we try to sterilise 300 dogs’

  • Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

    Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. More »Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

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