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  • Famous refugees of the worldFamous refugees of the world

    On World Refugee Week, we take a look at personalities forced out of their countries, who went on to make it big on the global stage.

  • War muscle in French capitalAircraft dazzle at the Paris Air Show

    Along with 150 aircraft display, many of them taking part in the daily flight display, over 2,100 exhibitors from 50 countries are taking part in the exhibition in Paris

  • China's worst floods in 56 yearsFloods displace millions in China; 175 dead

    Floods in southern China triggered by heavy rains have left 175 people dead and 86 missing during June, the civil affairs ministry said.

  • Marooned in JuhuFate unclear for MV Wisdom

    Efforts to salvage the cargo vessel MV Wisdom, stuck on the Juhu beach for the past one week, were abandoned for the third day Sunday with officials stating that operations have been hampered for at least a fortnight.

  • Hot pictures of the weekHot pictures of the week

    From a suspended violinist to people who went shopping in their underwear, here are the hot pictures of the week.

  • Monsoon lashes City of JoyMonsoon lashes City of Joy

    One person died on Friday as heavy rains pounded the city and its adjoining districts since Thursday night caused by a deep depression that lay centred 80 km from here.

  • India 4th most dangerous place for womenIndia 4th most dangerous place for women

    The high number of female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking prevalent in India has placed it as the fourth most dangerous place for women in the world, according to a survey.

  • Century's longest and darkest lunar eclipseWhen the Moon turned flaming red!

    The moon's bright white glow turned crimson brick red when it delved into the dark centre of the earth's shadow during the century's longest and darkest lunar eclipse on Wednesday night. The awesome spectacle was visible all over the country, including the national capital.The full moon appeared much dimmer than usual, but sunlight passing through the earth's atmosphere gave the lunar surface a deep reddish hue.This was the century's longest and darkest total lunar eclipse as the moon immersed deeply inside the umbral (darker) shadow of the earth.

  • Chile volcano still rumblesChile volcano still rumbles

    Several Latin American countries in the path of volcanic ash unleashed from a Chilean Andean crater are facing critical shortages of water, agricultural collapse, disruptions in transportation and growing risks to human and animal health. The volcano, which has been erupting since June 4, has threatened marine life in the region and also hit the tourism industry pretty hard.

  • World's shortest man is a FilipinoWorld's shortest man is a Filipino

    A poor Filipino blacksmith's son who stands less than 2 feet (60 centimeters) tall was declared the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records on his 18th birthday Sunday, sparking a celebration in his hometown. The previous title holder is Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal who measures 26.4 inches (67.06 cm), being 2.9 inches (7.36 cm) taller.

  • Rains cause waterlogging in several Mumbai suburbsRains cause waterlogging in several Mumbai suburbs

    Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash the city for the third consecutive day, causing water logging in several parts of the metropolis.

  • When Mumbai went nose-deep in waterWhen Mumbai went nose-deep in water

    Several areas of Mumbai and Thane were waterlogged as heavy rains lashed the city for the third consecutive day Saturday.

  • The last 24 hours: A recapThe last 24 hours: A recap

    A quick look at events in the last twenty-four hours that made news across the nation

  • Around the worldAround the world

    Here are the hot pictures of the day from the past 24 hours....

  • When elephants run amokTwo wild elephants on rampage in Mysore, kill man

    Wild elephants, separated from their herd, ran amok in the city on Wednesday, killing a 55-year-old man and a cow, police said.

  • Of politicians, shoes, and eggsOf politicians, shoes, and eggs

    Right now, after taking a look at protest fashions across our country and abroad, we find 'hurling a shoe' has become a fad and is on its way to reach a cult status. Something we all have witnessed and it has now become pretty much a part of our lives. Don't we just take the elevator every day; well it now might seem a part of our daily lives. Let us trace back this phenomenon, for a better understanding of why this medium of protest has become a powerful tool of expression.

  • Baba to keep date with fastBaba Ramdev keeps govt on menu, goes on fast

    Despite UPA government's firefighting, talks with Baba Ramdev failed. The government seemed unwilling to say yes to all the demands put forward by the yoga guru. Despite the government deputing two senior ministers — Kapil Sibal and Subodh Kant Sahay — Baba remained steadfast on his demands. For now, the fast is on.

  • Dwarf matadors stand tallDwarf matadors stand tall

    This is bullfighting like you have never seen it before. These dwarfs or "Little people," as some prefer to be called, have been entertainers for centuries. They have being excluded by discrimination or their height handicap from many everyday professions. However, this is one fight where they have used the height to their advantage!!

  • Getting the story, no matter whatShooting under fire: A journalist's tale

    Ever wondered how the news travels from conflict zones to your newspapers and browsers in the matter of minutes? It's because of journalists who are willing to put their lives on the line in the pursuit of truth. The news always comes out safe, but, sometimes, the journalists don't.

  • Endeavour is finally homeEndeavour is finally home

    Cape Canaveral, US: Endeavour's flying days are over, and its next destination is a science center in California.

  • Tihar: Jail for the rich and famousTihar: Jail for the rich and famous

    Bollywood biggie K M Morani has now made it to Tihar, thanks to his involvement in the 2G spectrum scam. Tihar jail, once infamous for holding inmates such as Charles Sobhraj and also hosting Opposition voices during the dark days of Emergency. Since UPA-II came to power, it has been hit by a swarm of corruption scandals.

  • Sarah Palin: Motorcycle mamaSarah Palin: Motorcycle mama

    Palin fueled speculation of a 2012 presidential run Sunday by launching a tour that is expected to bring the Republican rock star to the key early voting state New Hampshire. Palin participated in the annual "Rolling Thunder" Memorial Day holiday weekend rally in which tens of thousands of motorcyclists, many driving iconic Harley-Davidsons, ride through the nation's capital to honour US war veterans.

  • Around the worldAround the world

    From wild cycle fans to zombie walkers, from frolicking with Dolphins to watching a baby sloth, we have it all in the latest addition of weird pictures

  • Focus: Say no to drugsFocus: Say no to drugs

    Every year, the world over, anywhere between 2 and 5 million people die from drugs directly or indirectly. People die for their money to buy drugs, from over dose, and because of accidents while intoxicated or being hit by someone who was. It's time to stand up to this menace and say 'No' to drugs.

  • Tornado terror ravages MissouriTornado terror ravages Missouri

    Several tornadoes strike midwest-US; death toll rises to 125, over 900 injured

  • 10 killed as air ambulance crashes near Delhi10 killed as air ambulance crashes near Delhi

    At least 10 people, including seven on board a chartered air ambulance carrying a critically ill patient, were killed when the aircraft crashed in a densely populated area of Faridabad city of Haryana on the outskirts of the national capital late Wednesday night.

  • Barack Obama's State Visit to EnglandBarack Obama's State Visit to England

    US president Barack Obama arrived in London after a trip to Ireland, on a two-day State Visit at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. Obama plunged back into the complex security debates over Afghanistan, Libya and uprisings in the Middle East, while trying to reassure European allies that they still are valued partners in U.S. foreign policy.

  • Fire & Ice: Volcanic ash creates chaos yet againIceland volcano disrupts air traffic in Europe

    The spread of dense ash from the erupting Iceland volcano could force the cancellation of up to 500 commercial flights in Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of Scandinavia, the European air traffic agency said.

  • Tornado rips apart US town, kill 89Tornado terror rips through US killing 116

    A devastating tornado killed at least 116 people in US' Joplin city in the state of Missouri, and left over 2,000 homes in ruins, officials said. President Barack Obama has extended his condolences to the families of the city.

  • Fire & Ice: Iceland to close airports nowIceland volcano's belly has fire, not fury

    The volcanic eruptions at Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull that disrupted air travel for nearly a week across Northern Europe, are subsiding. The volcano underneath the glacier is still on fire and emitting ash, but less of it and less explosively, report scientists.The volcano may go to 'sleep' again soon.

  • The Taliban's revenge: Pak naval base under seigeThe Taliban's revenge: Pak naval base under seige

    Fierce gunbattle between Pak commandos & terrorists in Karachi after the latter stormed Mehran air base killing at least 12 securitymen

  • Death at Daybreak in MangaloreDeath at Daybreak in Mangalore

    One year after the horrific crash at Mangalore, where 158 people lost their lives, relatives and friends are yet to come to terms with the tragedy. In a recall, here are pictures from the crash site. Some of the images are disturbing and we advise you caution while viewing them.

  • Magnetic boy amazes everyone!Magnetic boy amazes everyone!

    A young boy in the town of Koprivnica, Croatia, is gaining worldwide attention for an unusual talent. Six-year-old Ivan Stoiljkovic appears to be able to attract metal to his chest - including silverware, coins and even a frying pan.

  • Hot pictures of the dayHot pictures of the day

    From Dharamsala to New Delhi, here are the pictures that made the news in the past 24 hours. Notable among them are Kanimozhi's hearing in New Delhi court, Rajiv Gandhi's 20th death anniversary, dust storms in UP, clash in Bhopal and the IMF chief.

  • Fighting politicians: Some things never changePoliticians at war

    What happens when our politicians do not agree? They debate for starters, then argue, then if no solution is found by either of the parties, they pull each other's hair out. Well, that's the sane part of it. For the insane, check out this gallery.

  • Queen Elizabeth's historic Ireland visitIn Ireland, to look at the Queen!

    The Queen set foot on Irish soil at the start of a historic state visit which will herald a new era in relations between Britain and the Republic. Politicians on both side of the Irish Sea have described the four-day event as momentous.

  • Chief Ministers' day out: Jaya and Mamata all smilesChief Ministers' day out: Jaya and Mamata all smiles

    J Jayalalithaa took oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the third time today as a triumphant Mamata Banerjee headed to 10 Janpath to finalise a seat sharing formula with ally Congress, before her swearing as CM on Friday. Meanwhile, in Puducherry, N Rangaswamy took oath as Chief Minister.

  • The Mamata Express chugs into BengalThe Winner takes it All!

    Exeunt Left, enter Mamata and Jayalalithaa, stay on Congress. Frenzied celebrations erupted across West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry as electoral history was created

  • Spain shaken by deadly earthquakesSpain shaken by deadly earthquakes

    Thousands found themselves sleeping outdoors on Wednesday after two 5-magnitude earthquakes shook the southeastern city of Lorca in the dead of the night

  • The Mighty Mississippi ragesThe Mighty Mississippi rages

    New Orleans gets flood help, Memphis breathes easier; Spillway opened to ease Louisiana danger, while Tenn. city expects worst is over. The river rose to levels not seen in Memphis since the 1930s, swamping homes in low-lying neighborhoods and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.

  • The scars refuse to healBhopal gas tragedy: 27 years on

    In the early hours of December 3, 1984, 40 tonnes of a deadly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal. Twenty seven years later, the Supreme Court is all set to pronounce its verdict on who is responsible. The fatal gas leak claimed around 3,500 lives, according to government estimates, while rights activists have claimed that 25,000 people have died so far. In the trial of one of the world's most horrific industrial disasters, a total of 178 prosecution witnesses were examined and 3,008 documents were produced, while eight defence witnesses deposed in the court.

  • Celebrating the BuddhaCelebrating the Buddha

    Buddhist monks, believers mark the 2,600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment

  • 26 11 in pictures: Sixty hours of terrorTotal recall: Sixty hours of terror

    26/11- horrifying sixty hours when Mumbai was under seige. India's financial capital terrorised by ten young men from Pakistan.

  • Top picks of the weekTop picks of the week

    Pakistan anger at US covert operation; honouring the famed Swiss Guard; violence in Afghanistan; revisitng the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster; remembering the Allied victory over Germany and much more

  • The Republic of Scams (VK Krishna Menon)The Republic of Scams

    2010 was The Year of Scams: The 2G spectrum scam, the CWG scandal, the Adarsh Housing Society debacle, all contributed to shatter India's image on the global stage. Yet, scams are not new to this part of the world. In fact, since Independence, India has seen so many cases of high-profile fraud, it's a wonder why we haven't already been renamed the Republic of Scams.

  • Pious starsCelebrities seeking the divine

    The who's who of the country descended on Puttaparthi over the past week to pay their respects to the late Sathya Sai Baba. We take a look at pious celebrities from across the country.

  • 12-year-old boy is Jaipur's new maharaja!12-year-old boy is Jaipur's new maharaja!

    Sawai Padmanabha Singh was crowned the new king at a solemn yet regal ceremony at the Pink City's Royal Palace

  • Sai Baba: The last ritesSai Baba: The last rites

    Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away on Sunday, was laid to rest at the Sai Kulwant Hall in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh amidst full state honours on Wednesday. The final rites which were performed as per the Hindu customs commenced at around 9 am. Number nine was considered to be lucky for Baba.

  • Final pranams, spiritual guruFinal pranams, spiritual guru

    Indian spiritual leader Sai Baba, one of the country's most famous gurus, died in hospital on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He passed away at the age of 85 due to cardio-respiratory failure after spending more than three weeks in critical condition, even as millions grieved. Leaders, celebrities, cricketers all showed up to pay homage to the spiritual guru. Here is a glimpse:

  • Happy Easter everyone!Happy Easter everyone!

    MSN India wishes everyone a very happy Easter. Go ahead, feast your eyes on the colourful, yummy, mouth-watering eggs!

  • India observes Good FridayIndia observes Good Friday

    People observed mourning and fasting on the day of Jesus's crucifixion. Christians today thronged churches to hold special prayers and observed fasts as a way of renunciation of earthly comforts to commemorate Good Friday, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. On Thursday, the Vatican commemorated the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with Maundy Thursday mass.

  • Top 20 Indian AmericansTop 20 Indian Americans

    From across mediums, some Indians have gone the extra mile. We bring you 20 such names from across industries, professions and profiles. These Indians have made a name for themselves and their country in the US.

  • Solar Impulse: Preparing for historySolar Impulse: Preparing for history

    The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, which has 12,000 solar cells built into its 64.3-meter (193-foot) wings, is a prototype for an aircraft that its creators hope will carry out its first circumnavigation of the globe from 2012.

  • Inking ThoughtsTattoos: Inking Thoughts

    Body art is no more just a way of beautification but is also proving to be a way of expression.

  • Extreme FoodExtreme Food

    It seems cobra can cure skin diseases, asthma and increase sexual virility. Or so believe the Chinese! More exotic food includes turtles, mealworms, boiled rats, fried bandicoots, guines pigs and what not! Go on, take a look.

  • Broke Mexicana Air hostesses pose for PlayboyBroke Mexicana Air hostesses pose for Playboy

    Six former flight attendants posed for Playboy after heavily indebted Mexicana suspended all flights in August 2010. Mexicana was one of Mexico's two major airlines and left thousands of ground workers, pilots and flight attendants with no jobs. The flight attendants had previously done a calendar showing them striking sensual poses, though without quite so much erotic content.

  • No 'niqab' in FranceFrance bans face-covering Islamic veil

    France's new ban on Islamic face veils was met with a burst of defiance Monday, as several women appeared veiled in front of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral and two were detained for taking part in an unauthorised protest.

  • In pictures: 24 hoursIn pictures: 24 hours

    An 8-hour non-stop 'Yogathon', the world's tallest Lego tower and the largest painting ever made: The past 24 hours were exciting!

  • Jantar Mantar turns into carnival siteJantar Mantar turns into carnival site

    Waving tricolour and singing and dancing to the tunes of drums, people on Saturday made Jantar Mantar a carnival site as Gandhian Anna Hazare broke his fast after the government gave into activists’ demands on Lokpal Bill.

  • Infamous Berlusconi's Famous WomenItalian PM in lady trouble!

    For 2 years the Italian PM made headlines for his role in sex scandals, link-ups with escorts and most recently underaged girls.

  • Sathya Sai Baba's celebrity visitorsSathya Sai Baba's celebrity visitors

    He is known as India's most famous holy man. Prime Ministers, Presidents, politicians, actors have all sought his blessing at least once in their careers. Here are some of India's who's who with Sathya Sai Baba.

  • Catch the Will-Kate fever!Catch the Will-Kate fever!

    From perfumes to books to coffee mugs and even chocolates, the UK's most loved royal couple-to-be have caught the world's fancy

  • Sachin gets a promotion on Gudi PadwaSachin gets a promotion on Gudi Padwa

    Mumbaikars elevated Sachin Tendulkar to divine status on Gudi Padwa (New Year) by depicting him as a god. The god of cricket became a poster god with Australians and others bowing to him. Here are Lord Sachin's pictures and celebrations of Gudi Padwa:

  • Let it rrrrrip!Let it rrrrrip!

    From Brazil to New York, the world celebrated International Pillow Fight Day with great enthusiasm

  • A day when India did not sleepThe night when India did not sleep

    After a night of fireworks, dancing and loud cheering, the World Cup win ecstasy continued in Sunday

  • When 1.2 bn people cheered for IndiaWhen 1.2 bn people cheered for India

    We bring you images from across the country as a festive spirit takes hold of India.

  • When India went to MohaliWhen India went to Mohali

    This was the time when India and Pakistan stood still, when the streets emptied and employees bunked work en masse. The Delhi government gave its staff a half-day holiday, as did the Madhya Pradesh government and private sector firms, big and small. The Madhya Pradesh government even ensured that there would be no power cuts between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.

  • Odd images from around the worldOdd images from around the world

    From a freaky tortoise to a man who is 82 tattoos of actress Julia Roberts to carnival views from around the world...

  • 2011's Royal Affair!2011's Royal Affair!

    The hype and hoopla has hit its peak. Prince William and Kate Middleton will tie the knot on April 29. So, mark your calendars. Get ready to witness the royal wedding of the decade!

  • 60 minutes for Earth's sakeEarth Hour 2011: In pictures

    Displaying concern towards the environment, people in India along with those in 131 other countries switched off lights for an hour Saturday to observe Earth Hour, a global initiative to spread awareness on climate change.

  • Overloaded? NahhhhhhOverloaded? Nahhhhhh

    If you thought all seats were taken, think again. There just might be a space for two more people. Believe it or not, people find all kinds of ways and spaces to make room for themselves. Go on, take a look!

  • BARPETAConstituency map of Assam

  • Constituency map of Tamil NaduConstituency map of Tamil Nadu

  • BANKURAConstituency map of West Bengal

  • KARAIKALConstituency map of Puducherry

  • ALAPPUZHAConstituency map of Kerala

  • Switzerland's record-breaking tunnelThe world's longest tunnel

    Excavation work on the world’s longest rail tunnel under the Gotthard was completed on Wednesday, with the breakthrough of the second tube.

  • War comes to LibyaOperation Odyssey Dawn: Liberating Libya

    Europe emerges the strongest supporter of a war against Libya on a day UN Secretary appeals for peace and is attacked in Cairo. Security analysts echo Col Gaddafi's fiery promise that the battle will be long and hard even as the air raids continue near Tripoli.

  • Holi celebrations from across the countryHoli celebrations from across the country

    Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across the country on Sunday and on Saturday with the usual gaiety, fevour and tradition associated with it.

  • A night dominated by supermoonA night dominated by supermoon

    A snapshot of the past 24 hours where people `went over the moon' and played with colours

  • The brute force of waterWhen giant waves attack!

    Always in motion, water packs large amounts of energy. Never underestimate its sheer force

  • Barack ObamaWorld's Most Powerful People

    In the Forbes list of World's most powerful people, Sonia Gandhi has overtaken leaders like Bill Gates, Nicolas Sarkozy, Steve Jobs to become the ninth most powerful person in the world. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is at 18th place. Reflecting China's growing influence, President Hu Jintao dethroned Obama from the top spot. Even Zhou Xiaochuan, who is the governor of People's Bank of China, also features in the Top 20.

  • The 'Million March' for TelanganaThe 'Million March' for Telangana

    Telangana fury hits normal life in Hyderabad, thousands take to the streets in protest

  • Discovery completes final flightDiscovery completes final flight

    The Discovery touched down in Florida Wednesday, returning from its final voyage and becoming the first of the remaining three space shuttles to go into retirement.

  • Carnival craziness in Germany!Carnival craziness in Germany!

    Parades, merriment, revelry mark end of carnival season in western Germany

  • The Influentials: Top 50 India's Power WomenThe Influentials: Top 50 India's Power Women

    We were hard-pressed to narrow down a very diverse list of inspiring women achievers into a concise 50. Ranging from prominent faces in the fields of politics, science, sports, business, entertainment and the arts, we felt each of these women could be best described by the people who know them personally or professionally. So here they are in no particular order. Read on...

  • Parading sexy, wild & free!Parading sexy, wild & free!

    Thousands of Brazilians and foreign tourists are partying in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, where the city's famed Carnival festivities are in full swing.

  • The past 24 hours...Around the world, in pictures

    From bombings in Libya to carnivals in Latin America; from protests in Hong Kong to a spectacular ski race; here's a look at the what the world went through in the past 24 hours.

  • Parading sexy, wild and free!Brazil celebrates wild Carnival!

    Rio de Janeiro: Carnival was underway in Rio with millions set to take to the streets for days of rowdy, joyous parades and festivities, bringing the nation to a halt for its annual wild party.

  • Rebuilding ChristchurchRebuilding Christchurch

    Search for survivours called off, authorities estimate ten years to rebuild quake-hit city in New Zealand

  • Maha Shivratri celebrated across IndiaMaha Shivratri celebrated across India

    Hindu devotees from across the country celebrated Maha Shivratri with ritual bathing and prayers. It is said that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on Mahashivratri. While young girls and women observe a day-long fast, it is also believed that sincere worship of Lord Shiva on this day absolves one of all sins. People offer milk, bilva patra (Bel leaves), Gangajal (Ganga river water), flowers and sweets to Shivalingams on this day.

  • Bloodbath over Blasphemy lawsPakistan: When Intolerance reigns

    Gunmen shoot dead Christian Pakistan government minister Shahbaz Bhatti in Islamabad

  • Art attack!Art attack!

    Giant sculptures take shape in New York's Times Square giving all a reason to smile amidst the bustle

  • Feb 2, 2011In pictures: February

    February 2011 will always be remembered for the upheaval in the Arab world. However, there were other events that went by largely unnoticed, though they affected thousands of people. Here's a round up of the February that was.

  • Hot pics of the dayHot pics of the day

    India can't seem to get of the finance minister...Gujarat CM in tribal mode, protests around the country and more...

  • Hot pictures of the dayHot pictures of the day

    From the bizarre to the mundane, 24 hours is a lot of time for some events to occur.

  • Nice carnival in FranceNice carnival in France

    The 127th edition of the Nice's Carnival, celebrating the "Mediteranean King", which started on February 18, will run until March 8. About 20 floats are participating in the Carnival.

  • Hot pictures of the dayHot pictures of the day

    From the streets of Libya to Discovery last flight, here is the past 24 hours in a nutshell.

  • Discovery's off for its final frontierDiscovery's off for its final frontier

    Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era. Packed aboard Discovery is Robonaut 2, or R2, set to become the first humanoid robot in space.

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