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Vidya Balan's 'Shakuntala Devi' to premiere on Prime Video

16 May 2020

Vidya Balan's 'Shakuntala Devi' to premiere on Prime Video

Vidya Balan-starrer Shakuntala Devi is all set to release on Amazon's streaming arm Prime Video.

With 6-feet long hair, Gujarat teenager breaks own world record

21 Jan 2020

With 6-feet long hair, Gujarat teenager breaks own world record

In what might remind you of the classic children's story of Rapunzel who had hair as long as a tower, an Indian girl has set the world record for the longest hair on a teenager.

Five interesting facts about Golden Retrievers you should know

06 Nov 2019

Five interesting facts about Golden Retrievers you should know

One of the most popular dog breeds around the world, Golden Retrievers are utterly gentle, loyal, and family-friendly companions.

The top 5 fastest cars in the world

06 Aug 2019

The top 5 fastest cars in the world

While electric cars are making headway in autonomous driving and futuristic designs, automakers are also putting equal energy into achieving record-breaking power figures on regular gasoline-powered cars.

Five people who became the youngest-ever doctors in the world

12 Jun 2019

Five people who became the youngest-ever doctors in the world

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many and it is one of the most sought-after professions.

Hyderabad: Man sets world record by feeding over 1,000 people

27 May 2019

Hyderabad: Man sets world record by feeding over 1,000 people

On Sunday, Gowtham Kumar from Hyderabad made a new world record by single-handedly feeding more than 1,000 people in a day.

Mumbai youth solves pyramid-shaped Rubik's cubes underwater; sets Guinness Record

19 May 2019

Mumbai youth solves pyramid-shaped Rubik's cubes underwater; sets Guinness Record

While the rest of us would struggle with a regular 3x3 Rubik's cube, a 20-year-old Mumbai resident has set a new Guinness world record by solving the maximum number of pyraminx (pyramid-shaped Rubik's cubes) underwater.

Girl dances for 5 days non-stop; sets Guinness World Record

05 May 2019

Girl dances for 5 days non-stop; sets Guinness World Record

A Nepali teenager has broken the world record for dancing.

Andhra cricketer arrested for impersonating selector MSK Prasad: Details here

04 May 2019

Andhra cricketer arrested for impersonating selector MSK Prasad: Details here

In a first of its kind incident, a cricketer from Andhra has been arrested for duping people by impersonating chief Indian selector MSK Prasad.

Prince Harry and Meghan launch Instagram account, break followers' record

04 Apr 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan launch Instagram account, break followers' record

Britain's royal couple, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle launched their Instagram account, 'sussexroyal', on April 2, and in less than six hours they crossed the 10 lakh followers' mark.

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

20 Mar 2019

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

Uttar Pradesh holds high importance for BJP. Banking on the Ram Janmbhoomi emotions and the sensitive Ayodhya issue, the party rose to national prominence in the late 80s and early 90s.

'World's largest seed' becomes center of attraction at Kumbh Mela

10 Feb 2019

'World's largest seed' becomes center of attraction at Kumbh Mela

An exhibition by the Ministry of Environment, which among other things displays a double coconut palm seed weighing a whopping 30 kg, is attracting eyeballs at the Kumbh Mela, the largest congregation in the world.

Andhra's Polavaram Dam just broke world record for weirdest reason

08 Jan 2019

Andhra's Polavaram Dam just broke world record for weirdest reason

The concrete work of the much-awaited Polavaram dam in Andhra Pradesh began at 8am on January 6, and concluded at 8am on January 7.

This 76-year-old man is obsessed with breaking Guinness world records

27 Oct 2018

This 76-year-old man is obsessed with breaking Guinness world records

What would you do for fame? Or for getting your name into the Guinness Book of Records?

Five lesser known WWE records

26 Oct 2018

Five lesser known WWE records

It is said that records are meant to be broken, as that is how new epics are penned and heroes emerge.

Man says Mumbai has 27,366 potholes; BMC calls 'publicity stunt'

31 Aug 2018

Man says Mumbai has 27,366 potholes; BMC calls 'publicity stunt'

A Mumbai resident has claimed to have collected 27,366 photos and videos of potholes as part of his campaign to highlight poor condition of roads in the metropolis.

#PolicyExplainer: All about Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

30 Jul 2018

#PolicyExplainer: All about Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

The Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) back in 2014 as a financial inclusion mission aimed at providing basic financial services.

82-year-old Indian man to finally cut fingernails after 66 years

11 Jul 2018

82-year-old Indian man to finally cut fingernails after 66 years

Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from Pune, will finally perform an ordinary chore that he hasn't done in the last 66 years - cut his fingernails, the longest in the world.

Indore man creates world-record of Yoga session at highest altitude

07 Jul 2018

Indore man creates world-record of Yoga session at highest altitude

An Indore-based trainer has claimed to have set a world record by holding a Yoga session at the highest altitude.

Nashik doctor removes whopping 4,100 gallstones after intense 4-hr surgery

28 May 2018

Nashik doctor removes whopping 4,100 gallstones after intense 4-hr surgery

Setting a record of sorts, a Nashik-based surgeon removed a whopping 4,100 gallstones from a man's gallbladder after a tough four-hour operation.

13-year-old Ludhiana boy becomes India's youngest drone developer

14 Apr 2018

13-year-old Ludhiana boy becomes India's youngest drone developer

Aryaman Verma, a 13-year-old boy from Ludhiana, Punjab, has become the youngest developer of a drone in the country.

Mumbai: On Women's Day, Matunga Rd station gets all-women staff

07 Mar 2018

Mumbai: On Women's Day, Matunga Rd station gets all-women staff

After Matunga station on the Central Line of the Mumbai suburban network, Matunga Road will become the next station to have an all-women team.

Toast to the world's largest whisky bar

04 Mar 2018

Toast to the world's largest whisky bar

The idea was neat, so to speak. A young man from Switzerland was suffering from a tummy bug in Mumbai when an Indian friend told him how to deal with it.

Air India and one man's stand against political hooliganism

06 Apr 2017

Air India and one man's stand against political hooliganism

The very people we choose to represent us are often the ones who turn tyrants, forgetting they were chosen to serve the people.

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

02 Nov 2016

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

PM Modi awarded a Rs.4 crore cheque to India's first Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik in Haryana; she won a silver medal in shot-put at the Rio Paralympics.

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

13 Sep 2016

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

Deepa Malik from India became the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics by bagging a silver in the shot-put F-53 event.

Paralympic medallist suffers humiliation at airport

02 Sep 2016

Paralympic medallist suffers humiliation at airport

Aditya Mehta, a two-time silver medallist at the 2013 Asian Paralympics was made to strip twice at different airports.