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People would pay to maintain positive image on social media: Study

London, Mar 18: How far would you go to portray a positive image on social media? A study suggests that many people are prepared to pay to "filter out" unfavourable information about themselves.

Participants took part in a cooperative situation with an anonymous person, earning real money during the experiment.

They could be "good" and cooperate a lot,...

India ranks 133 in World Happiness Report

London, Mar 15: India continues to lag behind most of its neighbours, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, ranking 133 in the latest World Happiness Report released by the UN.

The report ranked Finland as the happiest country, closely followed by Norway and Denmark. Burundi was listed as the least happy country.

According to the report produced by the United...

India not really prepared for Electric Vehicles at the moment: Volkswagen

Geneva, Mar 15: German auto major Volkswagen says India is not "really prepared" for a leap towards full electric vehicles (EVs) although the government's move to put it on the agenda is a good step.

The company, which has announced plans to expand production of EVs worldwide on a massive scale with 16 locations to produce battery-powered vehicles by...

Twitter account hacker announces end to all Air India flights

Bengaluru, Mar 15: Karnataka’s capital and India’s IT capital is at rock bottom of the chart of 23 major Indian cities in terms of urban governance, according to the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 by the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation.

The survey, released on Wednesday, evaluated quality of governance...

ISRO aims to launch Chandrayaan-2 by April

Chennai, Mar 11; The ISRO today said it is aiming for an April launch of the Chandrayaan-2 satellite to the moon, this time it plans to send a rover to explore the lunar surface.

If the April launch of the Chandrayaan-2, the country's second mission to the Moon, is not possible, then the ISRO will aim for a launch...

Acid attack survivors take to ramp to celebrate womanhood

Thane, Mar 8: Their faces and bodies may bear the ugly scars of acid attack, but their determination to overcome the stigma and have a dignified existence has not been dented.

Several women acid attack survivors tried to spread this message as they walked the ramp at a fashion show here yesterday to sensitise people to stop such crimes...

RBI slaps Rs 3 crore penalty on Axis Bank, 2 crore on Indian Overseas Bank

Mumbai, Mar 6: The Reserve Bank on Monday said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 crore on Axis Bank for violation of NPA classification norms, and Rs 2 crore on Indian Overseas Bank for not complying with the KYC regulations.

RBI said it had carried out a statutory inspection of private sector player Axis Bank with reference...

They kill people and then hold govt responsible: Ramanath Rai hits back at BJP

Mangaluru, Mar 5: Retorting to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s so called Jana Suraksha Yatra, Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai said that the saffronists are known for disrupting peace and then taking political advantage of the situation.

Addressing a media conference at the district Congress committee office in the city on Monday, the minister said that those...

Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash to wed diamond king’s daughter soon?

New Delhi, Mar 4: Is Shloka Mehta, the youngest daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta, the girl Akash Ambani, the scion of India's richest family, slated to marry later this year? The answer is yes if sources are to be believed.

While the two families have refused to comment on the wedding, if sources are to be believed an announcement...

Mahatma Gandhi's original letter on Jesus Christ up for sale

Washington, Mar 1: A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi, in which he discusses the nature of existence of Jesus Christ, is up for sale and could be purchased for USD 50,000.

The letter dated April 6, 1926 written by Gandhi from his Sabarmati Ashram in India.

Typed in faint ink and with a bold, unaffected signature, the letter...