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

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.

'Sports can empower women'

April 18, 2014 at 9:36 AM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Social pressures shouldn't restrict any woman to pursue a career in sports, said a former international volleyball player who believes sports has the power to empower women.

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.

New York Police ends spying on Muslims

April 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Washington, April 16 (IANS) New York Police Department has disbanded a controversial surveillance unit started after the September 11, 2001, attacks to catalogue information on Muslim businesses and mosques across the New York region.

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.

Spark in Delhi Metro coach causes panic, no fire reported

April 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A spark in a Delhi Metro coach Friday caused panic and passengers were deboarded on the track between two Metro stations, an official said, but clarified no fire was reported.

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.

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.

Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly' to open New York Indian film festival

April 1, 2014 at 10:05 PM

New York, April 1 (IANS) The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will open with Anurag Kashyap's "Ugly", a sensational tale of corruption, indifference, and systemic violence that begins with the disappearance of an aspiring actor's 10-year-old daughter.

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

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.

Elvis had genetic heart condition, DNA analysis shows

March 27, 2014 at 7:09 AM

London, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Elvis Presley had a genetic heart defect that may have contributed to his premature death, a British documentary series reported, citing a DNA analysis of a sample of the singer's hair.

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.

Missing jet: Malaysia receives French satellite images

March 24, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Kuala Lumpur, March 24 (IANS) Malaysia said it received Monday morning a set of French satellite images "captured by cameras" Sunday that might be related to the missing Malaysian airliner.

Missing airliner: No trace but hope sustains search (Roundup)

March 23, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Canberra, March 23 (IANS) Search for a missing Malaysian airliner yielded no result even more than a fortnight after it disappeared but Australian acting Prime Minister Warren Truss Sunday said the hunt will continue as long as there is hope. Search continued in the southern Indian Ocean after sightings of debris believed to be from the plane.

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.

Jet hunt: Search resumes in cloudy weather

March 23, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Canberra, March 23 (IANS) The search operation for the missing Malaysian airliner resumed Sunday morning with eight aircraft being tasked to search the area in the southern Indian Ocean in cloudy weather.

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.

Missing jet: No trace but weather conditions improve

March 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Perth, March 21 (IANS) The lead Royal Australian Air force (RAAF) search plane has returned from the remote Southern Indian Ocean Friday with a squadron captain reporting no trace of the missing Malaysian airliner .

Missing jet: Search may last several days

March 21, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Canberra/Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Australian maritime authorities said Friday that the search in the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian airliner may last several days due to bad weather.

Benegal happy with exhibition on Mumbai's bond with cinema

March 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal attended the Cinema and the City - Lecture Series, Film Screenings and Guided Walks exhibition here and is happy as it tells the story of Mumbai's connect with films.

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.

Objects possibly related to missing jet located

March 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Canberra/Kuala Lumpur, March 20 (IANS) Two objects possibly related to the Malaysian airliner that went missing March 8 have been spotted, with the large one about 24 metres long, Australian authorities said Thursday.

Possible debris of missing jet located

March 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Thursday that objects possibly related to the Malaysian airliner that went missing March 8 have been found in the southern Indian Ocean.

Australia locates possible debris of missing airliner

March 20, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Australia Thursday dispatched an aircraft to a remote area in southern Indian Ocean where two objects possibly connected to the Malaysian airliner that went missing March 8 have been reported.

Australia narrows down search area for missing jet

March 19, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Canberra , March 19 (IANS) The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said Wednesday that the search operation for the Malaysian airliner that went missing March 8 is being conducted in a smaller area closer to the Western Australian coast.

Man found hanging in Delhi Metro parking lot

March 18, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Gurgaon, March 18 (IANS) An unidentified man was Tuesday found hanging in the parking area of a Delhi Metro station here, police said.

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.

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.

Oath taking ceremony in Philippines cancelled over graduates' 'revealing' attire

March 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Dubai, Mar.16 (ANI): A ritual oath-taking ceremony for new pharmacists in central Philippines was recently called off after an official saw some female participants in "revealing" outfits.

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.

Syria's political process must be re-energised: UN chief

March 15, 2014 at 2:35 PM

United Nations, March 15 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again appealed to the international community to help bring the rival Syrian parties closer on concrete measures to end the conflict, saying "it is not enough for representatives of the government and opposition to be in the same room, what matters most is what they do there."

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.

Hamas millitants seize crashed Israeli drone in Gaza

March 11, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Gaza, March 11 (IANS) The armed wing of the Hamas movement that is in power in Gaza said Tuesday it has seized an Israeli drone that crashed near the Gaza-Israel border fence.

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.

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.

Snag hits Delhi Metro services

February 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of commuters Friday reached their respective offices late following a technical snag in a Delhi Metro train that delayed services during the morning rush hour on the metro's yellow line, officials said.

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.

Snag delays Metro services

February 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A technical snag in a Metro train on the Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre line delayed services during the morning rush hour Friday, an official said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

China reports four more bird flu cases

February 22, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Four more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in two Chinese provinces Friday, authorities said.

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.

Can Venus be swallowed by space weather explosion!

February 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) When you pray to God for giving us life, include the earth's magnetic field too!

President attends KKM Memorial Sports Academy foundation ceremony in Murshidabad

February 20, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Murshidabad (West Bengal), Feb.20 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of KKM Memorial Sports Academy and Wellness Centre at Sagardighi, Murshidabad in West Bengal.

Khurshid calls on SAARC nations to focus on promoting regional trade

February 20, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Male, Feb.20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said SAARC nations should focus on promoting regional trade and deepening economic linkages with one another, and added that India has taken several measures to boost intra-regional trade.

UN Security Council condemns Beirut attacks

February 20, 2014 at 1:50 PM

United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN Security Council has condemned Wednesday's terrorist attacks in the Bir El Hassan neighbourhood in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which killed at least eight people and wounded more than 100.

Anxiety can put women over 60 in hospital

February 20, 2014 at 1:26 PM

London, Feb. 20 (ANI): Women over the age of 60 are likelier to be admitted to hospital for anxiety, health authority figures have shown.

'Delhi's nomination submitted for world heritage status'

February 19, 2014 at 7:50 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The nomination of Delhi's imperial capital cities has been submitted to the World Heritage Centre for inclusion in the world heritage list in January, parliament was told Wednesday.

6.7 quake strikes off Barbados

February 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck off the Caribbean island nation of Barbados at 9.27 a.m. Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Grapes to do away with acne, skin dryness

February 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With time, skin begins to lose its elasticity and moisture. Prepare packs made of grapes to combat skin problems, says an expert.

Nannie auction for domestic bliss in China

February 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Around 40 families showed up at an unusual auction in east China's Shandong Province to bid for the services of eight nannies.

Jamaica's bobsledders struggle at Olympics

February 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Sochi, Feb 17 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team finished bottom of the standings after the first day of competitions at the Winter Olympics being held at the Sanki Sliding Centre here.

More baby hatches for China despite criticism

February 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 25 baby hatches have been established in 10 provincial regions in China and more will be set up in another 18 regions, said the China Centre for Children's Welfare and Adoption.

Mulayam hints at possibility of alternative coalition govt. at Centre

February 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.16 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has appealed to voters in Uttar Pradesh to vote for him, while hinting at the possibility of a Third Front non-Congress non-BJP government at the Centre after the April-May general elections.

Italian PM Letta resigns amd bickering

February 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Rome, Feb 14 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta officially submitted his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano Friday.

Rajasthan Governor seeks Centre's support in countering security threats

February 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM

New Delhi, Feb.14 (ANI): The Governor of Rajasthan, Margaret Alva, has underscored the need for co-ordinated action by the Centre and the States on security threats, and sought the Centre's support to address some of the challenges before Rajasthan.

China's second lunar probe travels 70 mn km

February 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) China's second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, has traveled more than 70 million km into deep space in good condition, so far the longest voyage of any Chinese spacecraft, a senior engineer said Friday.

Metal implants hold promise for cancer patients

February 13, 2014 at 6:14 PM

London, Feb 13 (IANS) In a ray of hope for cancer patients, harmless metal implants at the cancer site can reduce side effects from chemotherapy.

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar

February 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Yangon, Feb 13 (IANS) UN human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Yangon Thursday on an eight-day visit to Myanmar to assess the current situation in the country, official sources said.

Shopping bags make a fine fuel: Indian-origin scientist

February 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Plastic shopping bags - an abundant source of litter on land and at sea - can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, shows a promising research led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Norway's Hattestad wins Olympic men's sprint gold

February 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Laura Centre (Russia), Feb 11 (IANS) Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad timed 3:38.39 to win the nordic skiing men's sprint final at the Sochi Winter Olympics here Tuesday.

Iran ready for serious talks on nuclear deal: Rouhani

February 10, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iran is ready for serious talks with world powers to reach a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani said here Monday.

UAE zoo celebrates successful breeding of endangered gazelle

February 10, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS/WAM) The Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully bred Speke's gazelle, following the introduction of two male gazelles from Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre in Dubai.