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Everything you need to know about Chirakadavu Centre: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Bad governance worse than diabetes: Modi

June 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Stating that bad governance is worse than diabetes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India needs a fresh international image.

Modi-led government not easing Delhi power crisis: Congress

June 10, 2014 at 5:19 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely Tuesday took on the BJP for failing to do enough to solve Delhi's power crisis and said the Narendra Modi-led union government should take responsibility for it.

Social media important tools for governance: President

June 9, 2014 at 2:55 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the government will work for digitisation of its records, establish wi-fi zones in critical public areas and use social media as a tool for participative governance.

Centre to ensure real integration of northeast: Javadekar

June 6, 2014 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The central government will ensure real integration of the northeast region and engage in constant dialogue with the region, union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

Centre urged for proactive agenda on environment

June 4, 2014 at 5:06 PM

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) On the eve of World Environment Day, an environmental think tank Wednesday presented its action plan and urged the central government to initiate proactive and positive agenda for environmental change.

British sailor may have seen missing MH370 on fire

June 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Sydney, June 4 (IANS) A British woman on a sailing trip may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 streaking through the night sky on fire, media reported Wednesday.

Johnson, Carter lift HPC to challenging total

June 3, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 3 (IANS/CMC) Half-centuries from left-handers Leon Johnson and Jonathan Carter helped West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) to a challenging total on the opening day of their second four-day Test match against Bangladesh A here.

Centre to intervene on UP governor's report: Kalraj

June 2, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Describing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh as "very grave" where women were not safe even in their homes, union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra Monday said the central government would step in if UP Governor B.L. Joshi sends a report on the situation in the state.

Modi greets Telangana people, first chief minister

June 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Assuring his full support to India's 29th state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said Telangana was born due to years of struggle and sacrifices and congratulated its first Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao.

Soulful sitar recitals at capital music fest

May 31, 2014 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) An annual two-day music festival will begin here Monday to keep alive the soulful melody of the sitar.

43 injured in China quake

May 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted a county in China's Yunnan province Friday, injuring 43 people and forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people.

Self-help group to advocate rights of people with spinal injury

May 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Advocating and facilitating the right to rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries, a pan-India self-help group was launched here Monday.

Modi will not discriminate against anyone, says head of Muslim institution

May 23, 2014 at 6:04 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The head of a prominent Muslim institution has welcomed Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India and feels that the BJP leader will provide better administration and government and "take everybody with him".

Air-conditioned helmets to help soldiers beat the heat

May 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Washington, May 20 (IANS) Soldiers may soon get a breath of cool air, literally.

India Islamic centre condemns Boko Haram terror activities

May 15, 2014 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) Thursday "strongly condemned the terror activities" of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram which has been holding more than 200 schoolgirls hostage for over a month.

Mercedes launches SUV ML 63 AMG at Rs.1.5 crore

May 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India Thursday launched its high-performance sports utility vehicle (SUV) ML 63 AMG priced at Rs.1.49 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Even neighbour's foreclosed property can give you BP

May 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM

New York, May 13 (IANS) Are you living next to a property that is caught in legal tangles? Go get your blood pressure checked as living near foreclosed property may increase your risk of higher blood pressure, an alarming research indicates.

Genes decide if medicine will work for you or not

May 12, 2014 at 6:10 PM

London, May 12 (IANS) Ever wondered why a particular medicine is effective for certain people but not for others? That is largely decided by genes, research reveals.

Myanmar urges Asean leaders to address climate change

May 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Nay Pyi Taw, May 11 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein urged Asean leaders to address the impact of climate change along with other relevant issues as the 24th summit of the group began in the country Sunday.

Rwanda plans to eliminate malaria deaths by 2018

May 7, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Kigali, May 7 (IANS) The Rwandan government Tuesday launched a $329 million plan to stop malaria deaths in the country by 2018.

Allocate more gas for Bawana plant, Delhi to Centre

May 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Delhi government will ask the Centre to allocate more gas to its Bawana power plant which can help it reduce power tariff in the national capital.

SC refers plea challenging SIMI ban renewal to larger bench

May 2, 2014 at 8:22 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday referred to a larger bench a petition challenging the latest renewal of the ban on the Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

58 arrested in Philippines for sextortion racket

May 2, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Manila, May 2 (IANS) As many as 58 people have been arrested in Philippines over involvement in a global sextortion network, the local police and the Interpol said Friday.

Killer tornadoes in US leave 20 dead

April 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) A new round of twister tornadoes ripped through South US killing five people in Mississippi and Alabama a day after another storm left a trail of destruction in Arkansas.

120 dancers to perform on International Dance Day in Delhi

April 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) At least 120 dancers from India and abroad will perform classical and contemporary dances here Tuesday to celebrate the International Dance Day and make people aware about various dance forms, organisers said.

Bluefin to search adjacent areas to focused underwater area: JACC

April 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Perth, April 27 (IANS) The planned air and surface search for the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 has been suspended for Sunday due to deteriorating weather conditions in the search area, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said.

British helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, 5 killed

April 26, 2014 at 9:26 PM

London, April 26 (IANS) A British helicopter crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

Odisha towns sizzle as mercury rises to 43 degrees

April 25, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Two towns in Odisha recorded maximum temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius Friday, as the heat condition further intensified in the state, an official said.

Two Odisha towns sizzle at 43 degrees

April 25, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Two towns in Odisha recorded maximum temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius Friday, as the heat condition further intensified in the state, an official said.

Gunman attacks military helicopter in Ukraine

April 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Kiev, April 25 (IANS) A sniper fired a single shot into the fuel tank of a helicopter in eastern Ukraine, causing a massive explosion and severely injuring the commander, authorities said Friday.

Bhubaneswar hottest in Odisha at 42.8 degrees

April 24, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) The capital city of Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 42.8 degrees Celsius Thursday, the day's highest in Odisha, an official said.

Sweden guest country of honour at UAE book fair

April 24, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Abu Dhabi, April 24 (IANS/WAM) Sweden will be the guest country of honour in the 23rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) April 30-May 5.

Life is like that: An Caricatures by Edua Szucs organized

April 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre organised organizing a graphics exhibition titled LIFE IS LIKE THAT, caricatures by Édua Sz?cs from Hungary who is an eminent graphic artist, cartoonist and illustrator.

Shape up for summer season

April 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) What better than beating the summer heat in a pair of comfortable shorts and a sleeveless top? But not without having a fit frame, and to achieve that, make sure you eat right and exercise even better, suggests an expert.

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission admits errors

April 17, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Kingston, April 17 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has conceded that some procedures carried out while collecting samples for testing last year were not consistent with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) international standards.

Ancient meteors reveal Red Planet's early atmosphere

April 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Washington, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to know whether life exists, or has ever existed, on Mars and and how water flowed there in the past, geologists have successfully analysed 40 meteorites that fell to earth from Mars.

Search for missing Malaysian jet resumes

April 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Perth, April 16 (IANS) Up to 14 aircraft and 11 ships will assist in Wednesday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, while the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Bluefin 21 was again deployed Tuesday night from Ocean Shield for underwater searching, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Wednesday.

An artist paints canvas using trash

April 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Thin strips of leather replicate strokes of oil paint in the canvases of artist Anita Ahuja, who has used waste products like seat belts and bottle caps to highlight the usability of such objects.

Underwater search for missing Malaysian plane continues

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Canberra, April 15 (IANS) A mini-sub hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was prepared to make a second mission to the remote Indian Ocean seabed Tuesday, officials said.

Italy to extradite mafia linked suspect from Lebanon

April 13, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Rome, April 13 (IANS) Italy is seeking to extradite ex-senator Marcello Dell'Utri, a mafia linked suspect and Silvio Berlusconi's former political ally, who was arrested in Lebanon, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Saturday.

Neanderthal were good parents: Study

April 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM

London, April 11 (IANS) Learn from our ancestors when it comes to good parenting.

India's 'power women': Can they be PM? (Comment) (Election Special)

April 9, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Elections in India are fascinating as they throw up interesting possibilities. As the nation votes to elect a new set of representatives in parliament, three of the country's top women political leaders -- J Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee and Mayawati-- have expressed the desire to become prime minister. Visible in the media more for their imperious style and so-called tantrums, the three "power women" actually share a few significant characteristics.

Mercury remains high in Odisha

April 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continued in several parts of Odisha Saturday with a town recording a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius, the day's highest in the state.

No confirmation pulse detected linked to MH370: China (Roundup)

April 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Beijing/Perth, April 5 (IANS) A pulse signal picked up by a Chinese patrol ship Saturday has not been confirmed as related to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, according to China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre even as the search operation for the lost jet in the southern Indian Ocean made no headway by the end of the day.

5.3-magnitude quake rattles Chinese town

April 5, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Authorities in southwest China said they are checking the losses after a 5.3-magnitude quake jolted a town early Saturday, Xinhua reported.

Congress will get only enough MPs to fill train coach: Trinamool

April 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Panaji, April 4 (IANS) The Congress will get only enough MPs to fill a railway compartment in the Lok Sabha election, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O'Brien said here Friday.

In sunny Goa, Russia sells icy Sochi as tourism destination

April 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Panaji, April 3 (IANS) In sunny Goa, Russians are selling icy Sochi, the Black sea resort that has just hosted the spectacular 2014 Winter Olympics as a possible destination in an Indian tourist's itinerary.

Lost jet: Criminal probe on as search continues

April 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Perth/Kuala Lumpur, April 2 (IANS) The search for the lost Malaysia Airlines flight resumed Wednesday in the Indian Ocean, while a top Malaysian police official said a criminal investigation is under way over the missing jet.

Katrina Kaif and Big B invited to literary and cultural conference in Lahore

March 31, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Karachi, Mar.31 (ANI): Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan have been reportedly invited as foreign dignitaries to attend the annual Literary and Cultural Conference being organized by the Lahore Arts Council in May.

Congress will join any 'secular party' to avoid BJP at Centre, says Antony

March 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Kasargod (Kerala)/New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and Defence Minister A K Antony has hinted at the possibility of the formation of a fresh secular front to keep the BJP out of power.

5.5 magnitude quake hits Tibet

March 31, 2014 at 2:37 AM

Beijing, March 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Tibet early Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.

Erectile dysfunction could be reversed sans medicines

March 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Washington, March 30 (ANI): Researchers have said that by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem

Water between rocks builds massive earthquakes?

March 28, 2014 at 6:05 PM

London, March 28 (IANS) Water pressure in the pores of the rocks making up the oceanic plates boundary zone takes the dominant role in determining how big an earthquake is, new research has found.

Mercury touches 40.5 degrees in Odisha

March 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Many parts of Odisha Thursday came under the grip of a heat wave condition, with a town recording the highest temperature in the state at 40.5 degrees Celsius, an official said.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar's mercy petition

March 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday said that there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife's plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar's mercy petition

March 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday admitted there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife's plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

Genetic regulators in blood cells located

March 27, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Washington, March 27 (IANS) In order to provide scientists a tool to determine how a healthy blood cell can turn cancerous, researchers have located the regions which determine if a particular gene would be active or silent in a blood cell.

How a cyclone looks from space in 3D!

March 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The first spacecraft designed to detect light rain and snowfall from space has now captured the first 3D images of precipitation on earth.

Myanmar to host ASEAN leadership forum in May

March 23, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Yangon, March 23 (IANS) Myanmar will host the ASEAN Leadership Forum related to the 24th Summit of the ASEAN in its capital Nay Pyi Taw in May, official media reported Sunday. The annual forum is slated for May 11-12.

Award for Indian journalist-activist

March 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

London, March 21 (IANS) Indian journalist-activist Shubhranshu Choudhary, who founded a hyper local mobile news platform in Chhattisgarh state, has been honoured with the prestigious Digital Activism Award at this year's edition of Freedom of Expression Awards in Barbican Centre in London.

Big Bang! New-wave discovery backs Einstein's relativity theory

March 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM

New York, March 20 (IANS) In a significant development that may have profound implications on understanding the origin of the universe, astronomers have identified an echo of so-called gravitational waves - reinforcing Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

Thailand revokes emergency decree

March 18, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Bangkok, March 18 (IANS) Thailand's caretaker cabinet Tuesday decided to revoke an almost two-month-old emergency decree imposed in Bangkok and adjacent provinces.

Next Holi will see NDA at the helm of affairs in Centre: Paswan

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar 17, (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday expressed hope yet again that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA will form the next government in Delhi.

Madonna dresses up as Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen for Purim

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Madonna dressed up as Game of Thrones heroine Daenerys Targaryen to celebrate Purim.

Paralympics: Switzerland wins first gold, Russia on podium

March 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Sochi, March 16 (IANS) Swiss skier Christoph Kunz won the first gold medal for his country while Russia joined the United States and Canada on the sledge hockey podium at the Winter Paralympics here.

We'll all soon know why babies laugh

March 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

London, March 16 (ANI): Scientists have recently launched a huge study to find out what makes a baby laugh and why.

Now, gluten-free crackers made from hemp flour and decaffeinated green tea leaves

March 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Washington, March 16 (ANI): Researchers found that hemp flour, a by-product of cold-pressed hemp oil, in combination with decaffeinated green tea leaves could be used to develop a gluten-free snack cracker with functional properties.

AAP shields Kejriwal, says 'paid media' sin for democracy

March 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday defended party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is at the centre of another controversy over his remark that he would send every compromised media person to jail if his party comes to power at the Centre.

A 9,000-year-old magic wand!

March 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM

London, March 13 (IANS) A 'magic wand' that is believed to be part of an ancient burial ritual 9,000 years ago in Syria has been unearthed by archaeologists.

India among world's 'worst online spies' in democratic countries

March 13, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Johannesburg, Mar. 13 (ANI): Shady agencies working in democratically elected governments are among the worst online spies in the world, a media watchdog has said.

Weak brain connection won't let you stop smoking!

March 13, 2014 at 12:03 PM

New York, March 13 (IANS) Despite umpteen resolutions that you are going to quit smoking, why do you succumb the very next day to that uncontrollable craving to light another one?

Study suggests female stars 'dramatically under-represented' in films

March 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

London, March 12 (ANI): A new study has found that female characters were "dramatically under-represented" in the biggest films of 2013.

70 per cent Czechs favour NATO membership: poll

March 12, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Prague, March 12 (IANS) About 70 per cent of the Czech people support their country's NATO membership, results of a poll released by the Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations Tuesday have shown, Xinhua reported.

Suggestion on spousal rape opposed in Bahrain

March 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Manama, March 10 (IANS) Bahrain's top legal authority's suggestion that spousal rape should not be treated as crime has been opposed, local media reported.

Fed Cup: Australia play Germany in Brisbane

March 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Brisbane, March 10 (IANS) The Fed Cup semi-final between Australia and Germany will be held at the Pat Rafter Arena, Queensland Tennis Centre, here in April, Tennis Australia said Monday.

Malala urges teens not to use Facebook to get likes but to highlight women's issues

March 9, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Islamabad, March 9 (ANI): Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai has reportedly asked teenagers to stop using social media to post pictures and get 'likes', instead the 16 year old has advised them to start using it to highlight women's issues.

China logs on to its first internet-themed museum

March 7, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China will build its first internet museum to chronicle the development of the net in the increasingly wired country, China's internet network watchdog said Friday.

Energy drinks may lead to substance use among kids

March 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Toronto, March 7 (IANS) Do you purchase energy drinks for growing children as these claim to increase alertness, improve mood and enhance mental and physical energy? Think again.

Deaths from flu rise to 79 in Greece

March 6, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Athens, March 6 (IANS) The outbreak of the flu in Greece has reached alarming levels with fatalities rising to 79 this winter, according to the latest data released Wednesday.

Chouhan threatens to call strike if centre fails to give relief package to MP

March 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Bhopal, March 4 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Tuesday threatened a state-wide strike if the Central Government failed to accede to his demand for a relief package for farmers, who suffered massive loss of rabi crop due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm.

Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study

March 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM

New York, March 4 (IANS) For breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga exercises can help regulate stress hormones and improve the overall quality of life.

Meteorite on earth another proof of water on Mars

March 2, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Washington, March 2 (IANS) After finding clinching evidence of the presence of water on Mars last month, NASA scientists have now unearthed a Martian meteorite in the Yamato glacier in Antarctica that features curved micro-tunnels consistent with moving water.

Centre seeks recall of SC verdict on commuting death sentence

March 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of its verdict holding that inordinate, unexplained and unreasonable delay in deciding a mercy petition by the president was a ground for commuting a death sentence to life imprisonment.

Importance of nutrients for coral reef survival revealed

February 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have highlighted the importance of nutrients for coral reef survival.

Powell to know his doping fate in April

February 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 28 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will know his fate in early April when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel announces its decision on his consuming banned substance.

Physicians' stethoscopes are teeming with bacteria

February 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Washington, Feb. 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that although it's believed that healthcare workers' hands are the main source of bacterial transmission in hospitals it may be physicians' stethoscopes who are culprit.

US hails Indian Americans - from Spelling Bee champ to Hotmail creator

February 26, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) From workers who built some of America's first railways in the West to the creator of Hotmail, a new exhibition here showcases the contributions made by Indian Americans to the country's culture beyond Bollywood.

New Age snow-measuring satellite set for launch

February 26, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists are eagerly awaiting the launch of a joint US-Japan satellite mission that should provide the most detailed global measurements yet of rain and snow.

World's most spectacular university buildings revealed

February 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): A list of the world's most spectacular university buildings have been compiled by Emporis.

Centre to take decision on Bhullar's mercy petition

February 26, 2014 at 3:52 PM

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The central government Wednesday told the Supreme Court it will decide on the mercy petition of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, convicted of terror strike at the Youth Congress office in Delhi in 1993.

New software to curb online banking frauds

February 26, 2014 at 11:28 AM

New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Have you ever been a victim of an online money transfer fraud? Read this.

Spotlight on Indian-American contributions to US culture

February 26, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood, curry and yoga may be the bywords for India in the West. But a new exhibition here showcases the contributions made by Indian Americans to the American culture beyond the glam and glitter of Bollywood.

India's fifth Innovation Hub opens in Mumbai

February 24, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The country's fifth Innovation Hub, aimed at fostering creativeness among students by stressing on inquiry-based learning, was started at the Nehru Science Centre here Monday.

Centre withdraws anti-piracy charges against Italian marines from Supreme Court

February 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): The Centre withdrew anti-piracy charges in the Supreme Court against the two Italian marines, charged with the killing of fishermen on Monday, an incident that soured diplomatic relations between both the countries.

SC seeks Centre's reply on AAP plea against imposition of President's Rule in Delhi

February 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre on a petition filed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) challenging imposition of President's rule in Delhi.

Zubkov wins Russia's second bobsleigh gold

February 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Sochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Russia's Alexander Zubkov sped to a gold medal in four-man bobsleigh Sunday, to give the hosts their second gold medal in this discipline.

Team sport helps post-menopausal women compensate for oestrogen loss

February 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Washington, Feb. 23 (ANI): Researchers have showed that interval-based team sport can make up for this oestrogen loss as it improves their conditions, reduces BP and thereby protects the cardiovascular system.

75pc workers feel they can be better bosses

February 22, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Sydney, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study shows that most workers feel they should be boss, as 75 percent of employees believe their workplace suffers from poor leadership and needs better management.

Vegetable heart mosaic in India sets Guinness record

February 21, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Ludhiana, Feb 21 (IANS) A heart-shaped mosaic measuring nearly 5,166 square feet has entered the Guinness World Records as the world's largest vegetable heart mosaic, organisers of a health event said here Friday.

Chronic illnesses haunt developing nations: Study

February 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) With changing diets, alcohol consumption, smoking and less physical activity, the developing countries are now facing the burden of chronic illnesses - already a major and expensive problem in developed countries.