Honda admits under-reporting serious US accidents since 2003

Detroit/New York - Honda Motor Co failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday.

Honda said in a statement that its count of underreported claims came from a third-party audit.

Honda cited "various errors related to data entry" and also said it used an "overly narrow interpretation" of its legal reporting requirements. The company said it is taking steps to remedy these shortcomings.

McIlroy sets target on 'Green Jacket' after trophy-laden 2014 season

Rory McIlroyWellington, Nov 24 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy is eyeing the 'Green Jacket' in 2015 after he picked up the European money list trophy for the second time in three seasons on Sunday.

The US Masters has been the only major championship to elude the Northern Irishman and he has set sights to bag the Green Jacket now.

McIlroy, who tied for second at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the European Tour season-ender, said that it's not something he thought possible, adding that he would work hard and make sure he is ready for that, Stuff. co. nz reported.

Toxic chemical linked to leukemia found in 'hookah smoke'

hookah smokingWashington, Nov 24 : A new study has found that hookah smoke contains toxic benzene, which has been previously linked to an increased risk for leukemia.

Nada Kassem, associate director of the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health at San Diego State University, said that in contrast to what has been believed hookah tobacco smoking was not a safe substitute to smoking other forms of tobacco, CBS News reported.

Researchers analyzed levels of S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA), a metabolite (byproduct) of benzene, in the urine of 105 hookah smokers and 103 nonsmokers exposed to smoke from the water pipes.

Irani upset with media for bringing her personal life under scanner

Smriti IraniNew Delhi, Nov 24 : Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani, who stoked a controversy following her meeting with an astrologer, lashed out at the media on Monday for bringing her personal life under the scanner.

"I recognise that I bring TRPs. I recognise that and I appreciate the effort to continue to keep me in the headlines," Irani told the media here.

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla , however, refused to comment on the issue.

"I think 80 percent politicians approach astrologers and astrologers approach them. So, why do you single out one lady? Let her go," he said.

Norwegian ace Carlsen beats Indian grandmaster Anand to retain World Chess Championship title

Magnus Carlsen Viswanathan AnandNew Delhi, Nov 24 : Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen defeated Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand in the 11th game of the World Chess championship to retain the title which he had won in Chennai last November.

The 12 game Match went Carlsen's way with a 6.5-4.5 score making the last round redundant.

NIIT MindChampion, Anand, might have lost the game but won admiration from everyone for converting the usually dull and dry Berlin defence position into an entertaining and exciting duel.

Nicole Kidman loves playing the 'bad girl'

Nicole KidmanLondon, Nov 24 : Nicole Kidman has admitted that she is always happy to play the villain.

Speaking at the premiere of 'Paddington' the movie in central London, the 47-year-old Australian beauty, who plays a sinister taxidermist in the film, said as a child too she loved the wicked witch in 'The Wizard Of Oz', so it was obvious that she grew up to be the one who loved playing the bad girl, Sky News reported.

Judi Dench didn't get to go on exotic locations during Bond films

Judi DenchNew York, Nov 24 : Judi Dench may have starred in Bond films, but she is disappointed that she didn't get to travel to exotic location in any of the seven films.

The 79-year-old Oscar winner, who played the role of M in James Bond franchise, says in her book " Behind the Scenes " that all she got was "Stowe School, very nice, but not abroad, and a trailer labeled Innsbruck," the New York Post reported.

Swaraj meets UNESCO DG Bokova, discusses issues on empowerment

Swaraj meets UNESCO DG BokovaNew Delhi, Nov 24 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Irina Bokova, the Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), here on Monday during which the duo discussed issues related to exclusion and empowerment.

"Women to the fore in diplomacy.Minister @SushmaSwaraj and Irina Bokova DG of @UNESCO discuss 'exclusion and empowerment'," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted about the meeting.

Pregnant Kourtney K hints at another boy with 'blue baby clothes'

Pregnant Kourtney KWashington, Nov 24 : Kourtney Kardashian may have spilled the beans on the upcoming baby's sex, as she was recently spotted buying adorable blue colored baby items, hinting she might be expecting a boy.

The 35-year-old reality TV star, who's a mom-of-two, Mason, 4, and Penelope, 2, with partner Scott Disick, and is expecting her third in December, had joked to keep her gynaecologist close by since had Mason arrived 10 days earlier than expected, Radaronline. com reported.

Robin Thicke may be dating 19-year-old model

Robin ThickeWashington, Nov 24 : Robin Thicke might be dating a 19-20 year-old model, April Love Geary, it has been reported.

Geary was spotted with the 37-year-old singer recently and has also shared some questionable photos on social networking site that have many wondering if she's shacking up with him, TMZ. com reported.

The model has posted several photos that line up perfectly to the interiors of Thicke's house. (ANI)

Veggie diet triumphs over medicines in beating Type 2 diabetes

Veggie dietWashington, Nov 24 : Veggie diet is better than medicines when it comes to treating Type 2 diabetes, says a new study.

According to the George Washington University researchers, a healthy vegetable-based diet could notably boost blood sugar levels and study's author Dr Neal Barnard said that "no drug came close to offering those with diabetes this kind of relief," the Daily Express reported.

He added that their analysis showed that a simple prescription could help reverse diabetes, improve blood sugar, and lower weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and improved insulin sensitivity.

Kohli admits 'down under' Indians will focus on 'composure, concentration' against Oz

Virat KohliSydney, Nov 24 : Indian cricket team's stand in captain Virat Kohli has admitted that it can be very hard in a place like Australia to come back if one is down in the series so the focus would be to have the composure and the concentration in those important moments.

Kohli says India must motor from the outset to find elusive series success in Australia.

However wicketkeeper-batsman Ryan Carters said that the Cricket Australia XI aims to start the rot for the visitors in back-to-back tour matches starting on Monday at Glenelg Oval.

Barca coach Enrique believes Messi will leave 'unreachable' goalscoring record in La Liga

London, Nov 24 - Barcelona football team manager Luis Enrique feels that their star striker Lionel Messi's Spanish goalscoring record would never be beaten.

Telmo Zarra's 251 goals had been the record since 1955 but Messi is now up to 253 La Liga strikes following Saturday's hattrick in Barca's 5-1 win over Sevilla.

Enrique said that Messi is a unique player, adding that there'll never be anyone like him and Barca is lucky to enjoy his presence there, The BBC reported.

He believes that the Argentine would leave the record unreachable for anyone else.

Enrique added that Zarra beat it in an age when there were more forwards than defenders.

Lily Allen reveals why she turned down Band Aid 30's charity single

London, Nov 24 - Lily Allen has opened up about why she chose not to be a part of Band Aid 30's Ebola charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas.'

The 29-year-old singer said that she had her own way of doing charity by donating actual money and instead of joining some "success club," the BBC reported.

Allen added that she didn't think that she was too above or below it, but still found something "smug" about the whole group, which featured One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Jessie Ware and Rita Ora among others.

But the songstress did praise organiser Bob Geldof for his efforts saying that she didn't mind him as he was "grumpy" like her.

Google Doodle marks 150th birthday of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

London, Nov 24 - Google has celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec with its doodle.

According to the Independent, the post-Impressionist, who had died due to alcohol abuse and venereal disease only at the age of just 37, was one of the most celebrated characters of La Belle Epoque.

Lautrec, whose legs had stopped growing when he was a child and hence stood at 1.54m (5ft 1in), had painted as a series of famous posters for Paris' Moulin Rouge club, and was known for his wild social life and constant visits to the brothels.

Sensex, Nifty extend record-breaking spree

Mumbai - Continuing their record-breaking spree, markets on Monday hit new highs with the BSE Sensex scaling another peak of 28,514.98 and the NSE Nifty breaching the 8,500-mark for the first time in opening trade on sustained capital inflows buoyed by positive domestic and global cues.

The benchmark BSE Sensex climbed 180.35 points, or 0.63 per cent, to trade at a new high of 28,514.98, breaking its previous record of 28,360.66 reached on November 21.

The benchmark index had gained 301.78 points in the previous two sessions.

Rupee gains 8 paise at 61.68 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai - The rupee strengthened by four paise to 61.68 against the dollar in early trade on Monday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amidst sustained foreign capital inflows.

Forex dealers said apart from increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks, the dollar's weakness against some currencies overseas, supported the rupee.

A higher opening in the domestic equity market, which soared to new highs, too supported the rupee, they added.

Cameron Diaz, Bruno Mars appear on 'Saturday Night Live'

Los Angeles, Nov 23 - Actress Cameron Diaz is all set to host the latest edition of 'Saturday Night Live'.

New promos show Diaz perfectly willing to strike a pose on the stage of Studio 8H, with her musical guests Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, reported E! online.

Diaz is hosting the late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show for the fourth time, while Mars is back for his third appearance.

Ronson, who is making his SNL debut, has tweeted about his excitement to appear on the long-running sketch comedy series.

"I have pretty much watched every episode of SNL since I turned 14. The fact that i get to play on that '30 Rock' stage..." (PTI)

Gareth Bale reveals only thing he misses in Madrid is Nando's chicken

London, Nov 23 - World's most expensive footballer Gareth Bale, who has his own personal chef and dines at the finest restaurants in Spain, has revealed that the only thing he is missing in Madrid is chicken restaurant 'Nando's'.

The Welsh wizard, who plays for European champions Real Madrid, is just 300 miles from the food chain's home of Portugal, but his weakness for chicken can't be nullified. Even his own personal chef reportedly can't conjure up the same piri-piri taste.

And the father-of-one longs for nothing more than a visit to the chain, which is a favourite of footballers and other sports stars, The Daily Express reported.

Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High Commissioner

Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High CommissionerNew Delhi, Nov 22 : British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan on Saturday told senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly that Britain is keen to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

Sir Bevan said this while the two leaders met over tea at the British envoy's residence in the national capital.

During the meeting, Sir Bevan recalled that the British Government was the first to re-engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 22, 2012 which had led to the strengthening of economic, educational, social and diplomatic ties between Gujarat and Britain.

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