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Sunita Williams takes off for 2nd space mission

"Becoming an astronaut was a little bit of happenstance for me," says Sunita Williams, an Indian-American astronaut who took off on her second space journey today onboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

US economist warns of tough times for economy


American investors need to prepare for an upcoming stock market crash that will be worse than 2008, a noted US economist has warned.

The stock market collapse we experienced in 2008 "wasn't the real

Former Pak minister detained at US airport

Former Pakistani minister Shaikh Rashid, known for his pro-LeT leanings, was detained at Houston airport on arrival for his possible links with the terror group's founder Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind o

Facebook vanishing in 2020, predicts an analyst


The world without Facebook sounds unbelievable, but after its sliding stocks a hedge fund manager has predicted that Facebook will 'disappear' in five to eight years.

According to Eric Jackson, the

Mark Zukerberg's fortune dips


The fortune of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of the world's largest social-networking company Facebook, fell to USD 14. billion on Tuesday from USD 16.2 billion on Friday, as shares dropped 9.6 per

US student drinks his urine to survive after police left him in cell for five days

An American engineering student, left forgotten in a holding cell by federal drug agents without food or water for five days, said he survived the ordeal by drinking his own urine.

Daniel Chong, a st

AOL to sell over 800 patents to Microsoft for $1bn

Internet company AOL on Monday said it will sell over 800 of its patents to software giant Microsoft for $1.056 billion.

"The agreement with Microsoft represents the culmination of a robust auction

India fairs badly in regulating money in politics: Report

India is among the lowest scoring countries on political finance regulation, according to a new report.

Global Integrity Report for 2011 released on Friday, indicates that developing as well as devel

Indian American mother accused of drowning baby

A 30-year-old Indian American pharmacist, suffering from postpartum depression, allegedly killed her one-year-old son she hated by drowning him in a bathtub.

According to police reports, Neha Patel,

Brack Obama: 'America is coming back'


Raising campaign cash in Republican territory, President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a rebounding economy and accused Republicans of banking on voters having ‘amnesia’ about the steps that led to a

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.