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Katrina steps down as IPL Royal Challengers brand ambassador

Actress Katrina Kaif has stepped down as the brand ambassador of Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore because she feels she will not be able to do justice to her responsibilities towards the team due to the IPL-4 matches clashing with her shooting schedule. The Banglaore IPL team had extended her appointment as the brand ambassador for seasons three and four, but she is unable to... 

DMDK in talks with AIADMK for poll tie-up

Chennai, Feb 24: It’s official. Actor-turned-politician Vijayakant-promoted DMDK has decided to ally with Tamil Nadu’s major opposition party AIADMK to fight the ensuing assembly polls against the ruling DMK, which is supported by the Congress. Representatives of the DMDK and the AIADMK met at the latter’s party headquarters Thursday to explore a poll alliance. ‘Yes, in principle... 

Vaiko urges world leaders to condemn Colombo’s desecration of Parvathi Amma

Chennai, Feb. 24: Vaiko, the genral secretary of MDMK, on Wednesday condemned Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Sri Lanka for having carried out a “barbaric act” allegedly by letting his troops to desecrate the ashes of the late Parvathi Amma, the mother of LTTE leader V. Pirapaharan. Vaiko urged the world leaders to condemn the act. The MDMK... 

23 yrs old gang-raped in moving car

New Delhi, Feb 24: A 23-year-old woman was gangraped in a moving car and dumped at Rajghat after 5 hours. She was allegedly offered a ride by an acquaintance from South Extension earlier on Wednesday morning. Police said they received a call around 4 am from the woman, who works at a shoe factory. “We have not received any complaint. On the basis of the PCR call, we are examining what action we can... 

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Once the religious capital of Chandela dynasty, one of the powerful Rajput dynasties of Central India, Khajuraho is now famous for it’s enchanting temples and it’s legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The week- long festival of classical dances is held every year in February/March against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit temples. This cultural festival highlights the richness... 

HRPL to invest Rs 500 cr to double McDonald’s outlets in 3 yrs

NEW DELHI, Feb. 24: Hardcastle Restaurants Private Ltd (HRPL), which runs McDonald’s outlets in West and South India, today said it will invest Rs 500 crore over the next three years to double the number of restaurants in operation. The company, which has been operating the fast food chain through a joint venture with McDonald’s Corporation, also said it has converted the partnership into... 

Rural Tourism in India – Rajastan

If a hamlet looks bleak, it is hardly surprising: the resources for building these homes, which are the most eco-friendly living unit, are made with what is available at hand, and in Rajasthan, and particularly so in its western desert regions, this can mean precious little. A village that is even a little larger may have pucca houses, or larger living units, usually belonging to the village zamindar... 

Sex and myths of men!

There are many myths surrounding men and their physiques, right from the size of their feet to their sex lives. Dr. Aaron Carroll of Indiana University and co-author of ”Don’t Swallow your Gum: Myths, Half-truths and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health” reveals the truth behind the myths. 1. Men think about sex every 7 seconds “That is as many times as we breathe everyday.... 
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Mahatma Gandhi On The Gita – Part Il

Desirelessness or renunciation does not come for the mere talking about it. It is not attained by an intellectual feat. It is attainable only by a constant heart-churn. Right knowledge is necessary for attaining renunciation. Learned men possess a knowledge of a kind. They may recite the Vedas from memory, yet they may be steeped in self-indulgence. In order that knowledge may not run riot, the author... 

2G scam: CBI questions Tata, S Tel, Spice top officials

New Delhi, Feb. 24: Seven top executives of major organisations including the Tata group were today questioned by CBI in connection with its probe in the 2G spectrum scam. CBI officials said R Krishna Kumar and Sanjay B Ugale, Chairman and Managing Director respectively of Tata Realty and Infrastructure, Dilip Modi, Managing Director, Spice Telecom, S Sarvana, Director and V Srinivasan, Group Chief...