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America Ferrera was sexually assaulted at 9

Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) “Ugly Betty” actress America Ferrera says she was sexually assaulted when she was all of 9. Her story comes in the wake of the ‘Me Too’ social media movement, which began in response to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s scandal, and sees women sharing their sexual harassment experiences via social media. Ferrera posted her story on ... Read More »

Taj Mahal important, doesn't matter who built it: Adityanath

Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) In a move to stem controversy over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the 17th century marble mausoleum is an important tourist draw and it was immaterial who built it and for what reason. “It does not matter who built it and for what reason. It was built by the ... Read More »

Ready to probe Kannur murders: CBI tells HC

Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday told the Kerala High Court it is ready to probe all the political murders that took place in Kannur in the past one year, officials said. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel told this to the court, when a petition by a Kannur-based trust came up, demanding CBI probe into the ... Read More »

Google viewed as most authentic brand in India: Survey

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian consumers regard Google as the most authentic brand, even though tops the list globally, reveal results of a new survey on Tuesday. In India, Google is followed by Microsoft,, Maruti Suzuki and Apple. “Consumers today want to buy from companies that engage with them in a genuine way. Our research shows a ... Read More »

Nearly 300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar: HRW

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 17 (IANS) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said nearly 300 Rohingya villages have been torched in Myanmar since the current spate of violence began in late August. The rights group used satellite images to identify 288 partially or completely burned villages in Rakhine state, where tens of thousands of structures were destroyed, reports Efe ... Read More »

Fassbender, Vikander get married

Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander have got married. Fassbender, 40, and Vikander, 29, exchanged vows over the weekend in Ibiza, reports The news comes after the couple was photographed sporting wedding bands on their ring fingers on October 15. In some photographs, the couple was seen showing off their wedding rings while enjoying ... Read More »

'India's Next Top Model' to have transgender participant

Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) “MTV Splitsvilla 8” contestant Gaurav Arora, who came out about being a transgender in public last year and changed his name to Gauri Arora, is among the participants of “Indias Next Top Model”. Gauri will be seen walking down a ramp in a bikini in the first episode of the show. “This is the first time ... Read More »

Google Photos to now recognise your pet

San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Photo sharing and storage service Google Photos is introducing a feature that automatically recognises the photographs of the users’ dogs and cats alongside people. “Rolling out in most countries today, you’ll be able to see photos of the cats and dogs now grouped alongside people and you can label them by name, search to quickly ... Read More »

Work is on to link public health with ayurveda: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and said his government was focusing on integrating the public healthcare system with ayurveda and yoga. “Ayurveda is not just a method of treatment. It encompasses social health, public health and environmental health,” Modi said while inaugurating the institute ... Read More »

Diwali gift from scientists: Cosmic clues to gold's origin

By Sahana Ghosh & Gokul BhagabatiKolkata/New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Celebrating Dhanteras? Have you ever wondered where did the gold in your jewellery come from? A cosmic cooking pot may hold the answer. This emerged when scientists detected for the first time light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars located about 130 million light-years from ... Read More »

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