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Pakistan literary festivals tell a tale of cultural revival

Pakistan’s literary scene is seeing a spirited revival, with packed festivals attracting tens of thousands in a rock concert-like atmosphere that defies security threats in a growing cultural...

PTI | Feb 23, 2016 08:36 AM

Now, Railway hostess to welcome you on train

It will soon be a reality, with the Railways deciding to introduce train hostesses on soon to be launched Delhi-Agra Gatiman Express, the first train in India to run at a speed of 160 kmph.

PTI | Feb 21, 2016 02:21 PM

Half the world's population to be myopic by 2050: study

Half the world’s population - nearly five billion - will be short-sighted or myopic by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue,...

PTI | Feb 18, 2016 06:29 PM

Some interesting facts about these countries will blow your mind

A country is known for its people, geography, language, GDP, etc but there are some interesting facts also which make them famous in the world.

News Nation Bureau | Feb 17, 2016 01:32 PM

Meet Megan Hine: the woman behind Bear Grylls survival tactics

She is the woman who has been attacked by lions, chased through the woods and knows how to light fire using tampons. Yes! This is Megan Hine, a survivor, an expedition guide and one of Bear Grylls’...

News Nation Bureau | Feb 16, 2016 12:20 PM

Long-awaited Charlie Chaplin museum to open in April

A museum showcasing the life and works of Charlie Chaplin will finally open at his former Swiss home on April 17 after more than 15 years of planning, organisers announced today.

PTI | Feb 15, 2016 08:05 PM

Did you know about these toilet-themed restaurants in the world?

Restaurants worldwide have been trying different themes and colors to lure customers from time to time.

News Nation Bureau | Feb 15, 2016 07:24 PM

After e-books, cell-phone novels now await bookworms

In today’s digital age books are begun to be read on Kindle and desktop computers, but another installment to it could be the cell phone novel, where books can be delivered on cell-phones on a...

PTI | Feb 15, 2016 02:15 PM

Vasant Panchami/Saraswati Puja 2016: Tithi, Muhurt, Vidhi and Significance!

On Vasant Panchami, the Goddess of art, science and learning – Saraswati – is worshipped by millions across the globe. Dressed in white, the goddess bestows her devotees with knowledge and wisdom...

News Nation Bureau | Feb 12, 2016 01:54 PM

The beautiful Iranian women captured in their boregheh masks

Burqas or veil are a common sight among most of the Muslim communities around the world. The black veil is used to cover a woman’s hair or face but have you ever heard or seen women masks being used...

News Nation Bureau | Feb 11, 2016 06:44 PM

Titanic II, a fully functional replica all set to be launched in 2018

After 106 years, Titanic II will again set assail in 2018. The RMS Titanic sank into the North Atlantic Ocean during its maiden voyage in 1912. A fully functional replica of RMS Titanic will be...

News Nation Bureau | Feb 10, 2016 10:01 PM

Curiosity Rover makes a new discovery on Mars- a Monkey this time!

The Red Planet has been a source of mystery for many. Adding to it are the revelations by various scientists who have discovered a arrange of species on Mars including a woman, a spoon, water, the...

News Nation Bureau | Feb 10, 2016 12:15 PM

Space odyssey to broadcast people's messages to stars

Messages from around the world will be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time capsule, scientists say.

PTI | Feb 09, 2016 06:40 PM

Flying from Delhi to get cheaper from May 1

Flying out from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital will soon become cheaper, with regulator AERA directing the airport operator to discontinue levying development fee from...

PTI | Feb 09, 2016 02:10 PM

Travelling via British Airways? This new change will surprise you

British Airways females on Tuesday won a two-year long battle to swap out their skirts for pants.

News Nation Bureau | Feb 09, 2016 11:23 AM