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Aishwarya Rai, Michael Douglas at UN to mark International Peace Day


Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Friday joined UN chief Ban Ki-moon and American actor Michael Douglas to commemorate the International Peace Day, describing it as an 'absolute honour'.


Golconda diamond expected to sell for over $15 million


A 76-carat diamond billed as one of the most famous in the world is expected to fetch well over $15 million when it hits the auction block in November, Christie's said on Friday.

The colossal gem, wh

Walmart hopes to open first India store within 18 months: Report


Walmart Stores Inc has said it is capable of opening stores within 12 to 18 months in India, a media report says.

"The company is capable of opening stores within 12 to 18 months and would be see

HP employees indicted in German graft probe


Current and former Hewlett Packard employees have been indicted in Germany as part of a nearly three-year probe into bribes paid for a multimillion-euro Russian contract, the US firm said.

"The Germa

One year on, about 150 held in Occupy protests


Protesters from Occupy Wall Street hit New York City streets again on Monday to mark their one-year anniversary, disrupting access to the stock exchange and prompting police to detain about 150 people

Feds ask NY court to block anti-terrorism ruling

The US Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to immediately halt the effects of a New York judge's ruling finding an anti-terrorism law unconstitutional for being too broad.


Apple rallies past $700 amid iPhone euphoria


Apple shares traded above $700 for the first time on Wall Street Tuesday, amid optimism on the tech giant as it launches its new iPhone 5.

Apple rose as high as $701.44 in early trade, a day after th

Rare vase of Ming dynasty sold for $1.3m

A rare Chinese vase from the Ming dynasty which was discovered being used as a doorstop has sold for $1.3 million here.

Giant super-magnetic star found

Scientists have discovered a new star that has a magnetic field 20,000 times stronger and a mass 35 times than that of the Sun.

Warren Buffett finishes cancer treatment


Warren Buffett says he's done with cancer treatments, and the Oracle of Omaha seems eager to move on.

The billionaire investor broke the news on Friday while speaking to a group of executives from n

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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.