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In the Footsteps of Gandhi

Pictures in the News | June 23, 2015

Tuesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Iowa, where the northern lights create a spectacular backdrop for an early morning fisherman. Forecasters said the northern lights may be able to be seen as far south as Iowa and Pennsylvania because of a severe solar storm that is pushing auroras to places …

If Dhoni asks me to die on the field, I will do it: R Ashwin

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that the team is standing strongly behind beleaguered skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and there is no …

Indian Cricket

Army embarrassed as India peacekeepers face charges of sexual abuse

Indian peacekeeping forces were accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in three cases between 2010 and 2013, a recent United Nations report has …

Lakhvi release: India objects to China’s obstruction in UN action against Pakistan

China blocked India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi as it contended that India …

Meet Bangladesh's people smugglers

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh -</b> Torture, rape, corruption, and ransom demands - the horror experienced by migrants has been allowed to flourish for decades, according to a source inside the Southeast Asian trafficking industry.<p>Each year thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar to camps at Cox's Bazar …

The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Psychology

Facial recognition technology: Is Orwell’s fiction our reality?

Talks on a code of practice for facial recognition technology have fallen apart in the US. So, who is watching us and why?<p>Smartphones can track our movements, credit cards have a record of our purchases, and now, thanks to advances in facial recognition technology, companies and governments will …

Facebook can now detect and identify your face, even if it’s hidden

Indeed Facebook is watching over you. Intelligent algorithms can now spot you with fervour as much as investigation authorities in their hunt for …

Salman Khan 'Sultan' to clash with Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees' on Eid 2016

Salman Khan and SRK are all set to fight it out at the box-office with their respective films "Sultan" and "Raees" slated to release on Eid …

How India changed the English language

For hundreds of years, words have flowed along the routes of trade and empire. Rahul Verma follows some of their remarkable journeys.<p>They are in there, often unnoticed. The words that have become part of everyday English. Loot, nirvana, pyjamas, shampoo and shawl; bungalow, jungle, pundit and …

Language