AXA wins India approval to raise stake in Bharti insurance joint ventures

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Europe's second biggest insurer AXA has won the Indian government's approval to raise its stake in two local insurance joint ventures with Bharti Enterprises to 49 percent, a government state…

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  • Bollywood star Salman Khan convicted of hit-and-run
    Bollywood star Salman Khan convicted of hit-and-run Reuters - 13 minutes ago

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - A court convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan on Wednesday of culpable homicide for the death of a homeless man in a hit-and-run, a verdict that could derail several big-ticket movie projects. Judge D.W. Deshpande of the Mumbai court upheld prosecution charges that Khan was driving under the influence of alcohol and lost control of his car in the 2002 accident. Four people were injured. The 49-year-old actor had denied being behind the wheel, in spite of several witnesses testifying against him. ... More »

  • Allu Arjun on a three-week holiday IANS - 15 minutes ago

    Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Relieved of all his current commitments, Telugu star Allu Arjun has taken a much needed three-week holiday and is headed to Britain with his family. More »

  • Change of mind observed in real-time IANS - 17 minutes ago

    Washington, May 6 (IANS) In a first such experiment, Indian-American scientist Krishna Shenoy and his team from Stanford University have recorded the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals that occur when a monkey making free choices has a change of mind. The findings result from experiments that focused on movement control and neural prostheses - such as artificial arms - controlled by the user's brain. "This discovery will help create neural prostheses that can withhold moving a prosthetic arm until the user is certain of their decision, thereby averting premature or inopportune movements," said Shenoy, professor of electrical engineering. The experiments were performed by neuroscientist Matthew Kaufman while he was a graduate student in Shenoy's lab. More »

  • Hollande's male politician friend prefers only big-busted female scribes! ANI - 19 minutes ago

    London, May 6 (ANI): A group of female journalists in France has said that it was time to end the "lascivious paternalism" to which women journalists were routinely subjected to in the French corridors of power. A lengthy article in Liberation listed examples of sexual harassment where it was also mentioned that a presidential candidate refused to answer questions from male journalists but spoke to a woman reporter because she wore a pretty dress, the Independent reported. The article said they thought that the Dominique Strauss Kahn affair had started a new era and the macho habits, which symbolise old fashioned politics and attitudes, were on the way to extinction. Another example cited was that politician and friend of President Francois Hollande claimed that he only liked journalists with big breasts. More »

  • Pacquiao sued over shoulder injury dishonesty claims ANI - 19 minutes ago

    London, May 6 (ANI): Phillipines boxer Manny Pacquiao is reportedly being sued in a court in Nevada after being accused of lying over a shoulder injury sustained before his fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, which ended in a 48th consecutive win for the latter. More »

  • Young people's sex attitudes witnessing dramatic generational changes ANI - 19 minutes ago

    Washington, May 6 (ANI): There has been a generational shift in people's take on sex and sexual relations, finds a new study. The research by San Diego State University Psychology Professor Jean M. Twenge shows that acceptance of premarital sex is at an all-time high along with an acceptance of homosexuality. The researchers analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of more than 33,000 U.S. adults taken between 1972 and 2012. They found substantial generational shifts in attitudes toward non-marital sex and number of sexual partners. More »

  • Reese Witherspoon officially launches lifestyle website Draper James ANI - 19 minutes ago

    Washington, May 6 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon has officially launched her lifestyle shopping website called Draper James. More »

  • Greenpeace faces shutdown after India freezes funds in charity crackdown
    Greenpeace faces shutdown after India freezes funds in charity crackdown Reuters - 22 minutes ago

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Greenpeace India is facing imminent closure after authorities froze its bank accounts leaving it with little funds, the environmental group's head said late on Tuesday, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of "strangulation by stealth". The home ministry last month blocked foreign funding to the local branch of Greenpeace and suspended its registration for six months. Officials said the charity was misreporting funds and using unaccounted foreign aid to stall development projects. Greenpeace India, which has campaigned against coal mining, genetically modified food and nuclear power projects, rejects the allegations. More »

  • Cricket: Bangladesh v Pakistan second Test scoreboard AFP - 26 minutes ago

    Dhaka, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Lunch scores on the opening day of the second and final Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday: More »

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