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Republican leader's stunning primary defeat jolts party

June 12, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Washington, June 12 (IANS) A day after his stunning defeat in a primary sent shock waves through the Republican party, House majority leader Eric Cantor announced his decision to quit the second top job in the party hierarchy.

US House majority leader to step down

June 12, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Washington, June 12 (IANS) US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he would resign his leadership post by July 31, after he was defeated Tuesday in a primary election to newbie David Brat, a Tea-Party backed rival, in Virginia state.

Indian author collaborates with American thriller writer

June 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Indian author Ashwin Sanghi has collaborated with American thriller writer James Patterson for the "Private" series, and together the two have unravelled Mumbai's dark underbelly, Bollywood glitz and empowered business class.

US not mulling missile defence systems in Ukraine, Georgia

June 10, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Kiev, June 10 (IANS) The United States Tuesday categorically ruled out deployment of its missile defence systems in Ukraine or Georgia

President's parliament address a constitutional requirement

June 9, 2014 at 2:55 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The president's address to a joint sitting of the two houses of parliament, immediately after each general election, is a constitutional requirement provided for under Article 87(1) and lists the policies ahead of the new government.

Japan to ban possession of child pornography except comics

June 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Tokyo, June 5 (IANS/EFE) Japan, the only country among the G7 nations that does not prohibit possession of child pornography, has taken an important step towards making it illegal although the law does not include comics, animated drawings or digital simulations.

House prices in Britain reach new high

June 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM

London, June 4 (IANS) The house prices in Britain saw a record-high increase annually, to hit 11.1 percent in May, said one of the country's largest mortgage lenders.

Petition calls on British leaders to consider Diwali, Eid holidays

June 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM

London, June 1 (IANS) An online petition to the British House of Commons has urged the politicians to create a bank holiday for Hindu Diwali and Muslim Eid festival in the country, a media report said.

Clinton warns Republicans against exploitation of Benghazi tragedy

May 31, 2014 at 4:35 AM

Washington, May 31 (IANS) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is offering in her new book a detailed account of the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi, warning congressional Republicans against repeated exploitation of the tragedy.

Obama, Hillary Clinton lunch privately at White House

May 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Washington, May 30 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton had an "informal" and private lunch together at the White House, media reported.

Biden to visit Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic

May 30, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Washington, May 30 (IANS) US Vice President Joseph Biden will travel to Brazil, Colombia and the Dominican Republic next month to discuss a full range of issues, the White House said Thursday.

Myanmar MP warns of political crisis

May 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar parliament member Thura U Aung Ko has warned of the country heading towards a political crisis if the administration turns a blind eye to constitution amendment, local media reported Thursday.

Obama puts off review of deportations

May 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Washington, May 29 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama's decision to postpone the completion of the deportation policy review until August, was received with criticism by activists and scepticism by Republicans.

Row over Article 370 escalates

May 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Srinagar/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The row over Article 370 of the Constitution escalated Wednesday, with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asking the central government to come clean on the "stakeholders" it was talking to and the RSS stressing the state would remain integral part of India.

Who are stakeholders on Article 370, Abdullah asks centre

May 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday asked the central government to come clean on who are the "stakeholders" it was talking about on the contentious issue of revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution.

US to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after 2014

May 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he planned to leave 9,800 American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Obama plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

May 28, 2014 at 2:05 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Obama pledges support for Ukraine's president-elect

May 28, 2014 at 1:09 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday called Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledging "full support" for his efforts to resolve the crisis facing the Eastern European nation.

White House reveals name of CIA chief in Kabul

May 27, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Washington, May 27 (IANS) The White House inadvertently revealed the name of the Central Intelligence Agency's top officer in Kabul during President Barack Obama's weekend trip to the Afghan capital.

Obama vows to work with new Modi government

May 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Washington, May 26 (IANS) As Narendra Modi became the new Indian prime minister, President Barack Obama congratulated him and vowed to work closely together with his government to "strengthen and expand the US-India strategic partnership".

UN chief urges Lebanon to elect new president

May 26, 2014 at 5:24 AM

United Nations, May 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Sunday regretted that the Lebanese parliament was unable to elect a new president within the timeframe set by the constitution and called on the country's leaders to select a new one "without delay."

Thai coup leader dissolves Senate

May 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Bangkok, May 24 (IANS) Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, who effected a coup Thursday, dissolved the Senate Saturday and transferred a few important government officials to inactive posts.

Donald Sterling allows wife to negotiate Clippers' sale

May 24, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to let his estranged wife Shelly Sterling, an alternate governor of the team, negotiate a forced sale of the team.

Arrest of disabled Delhi professor against UNCRPD: Rights group

May 23, 2014 at 8:12 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The arrest and confinement of wheelchair bound Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba for his alleged links with Maoists is against United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), a rights group said Friday.

US condemns terror attack in China

May 23, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US condemns the " horrific" terrorist attack in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur region, the White House said Thursday.

Biden starts Romania tour with Ukraine crisis on agenda

May 21, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Bucharest, May 21 (IANS) The NATO nations are never alone, US Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday, soon after his arrival in Bucharest for a two-day visit.

'Libyan parliamentary polls' date undecided'

May 21, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Tripoli, May 21 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner at Libya's electoral committee Tuesday denied that the date for the new parliament vote has been set.

PMO changes Twitter handle, BJP cries foul

May 20, 2014 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office Tuesday changed its Twitter handle, two days before BJP leader Narendra Modi takes oath as the next prime minister, provoking the BJP to term it "disgraceful, unethical and illegal".

PMO changes Twitter handle, BJP terms it 'unethical, ungraceful'

May 20, 2014 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office Tuesday changed the Twitter handle of the PMO - two days before BJP leader Narendra Modi takes oath as the next prime minister, provoking the BJP to term it an "ungraceful and unethical" move by the outgoing establishment.

Obama to meet New Zealand PM

May 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet New Zealand Prime Minister John Key next month at the White House over bilateral and regional issues, the White House said Monday.

Talked about boosting India-US ties with Obama, tweets Modi

May 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) During his telephonic talk with US President Barack Obama, prime minister-to-be Narendra Modi said the two talked about boosting bilateral strategic ties.

Karnataka CM wishes Modi best of luck

May 19, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Bangalore, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Monday wished BJP's prime minister-designate Narendra Modi best of luck in leading the NDA government at the centre.

Spacey: Didn't get millions for selfie with Mexican president

May 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Actor Kevin Spacey, who is seen dealing in political payoffs all the time in his TV show "House of Cards", rubbished reports claiming he was paid millions for a photo with Mexico's President Peña Nieto.

(FOR SUNDAY) India exciting market for foreign brands: London-based designer

May 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) London-based designer Henry Holland, a young and bright face of the international fashion world whose creations have been flaunted by the likes of Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne, has collaborated with an India-based brand. He believes the country has immense potential for global brands.

A phone call to reset India-US ties

May 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Washington, May 17 (IANS) In the end it just took a phone call from President Barack Obama to Narendra Modi with an invitation to visit Washington to reset a US policy that had shunned India's next prime minister for over a decade.

Obama invites Modi to visit US; vows to work closely with him

May 17, 2014 at 1:38 AM

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Ending a decade long boycott of Narendra Modi, President Barack Obama Friday congratulated him on BJP's "success in India's historic election" and invited him to visit Washington "to further strengthen our bilateral relationship".

US lawmakers, business body hail Indian polls

May 16, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Washington, May (IANS) Congratulating India on "successfully completing the largest exercise of democracy in the world: several US lawmakers as also a US-India trade body have called for continued US-India partnership with new Indian government

Kerry congratulates Modi; ready to work with new government

May 16, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Washington, May 16 (IANS) Congratulating the Bharatiya Janata Party on its "historic" poll victory, the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry Friday said they look forward to working with the new Indian government.

White House ready to work with the new Indian government

May 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Washington, May 16 (IANS) Congratulating the Bharatiya Janata Party on its "historic" poll victory, the White House Friday said it looks forward to working with the new Indian government without mentioning the architect of the victory, Narendra Modi.

Hollywood hard if you have integrity: Robin Wright

May 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Actress Robin Wright says Hollywood is a difficult place to get good roles if one has integrity.

Christian woman faces death in Sudan for her faith

May 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Washington, May 15 (IANS) A 27-year-old Sudanese woman was Thursday facing death sentence if she refused to renounce her Christian religion.

Thai army chief warns protestors of action

May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Bangkok, May 15 (IANS) The Thai army chief Thursday warned anti-government protestors of military action if they did not stop indulging in violence.

Three killed in Thailand violence

May 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Bangkok, May 15 (IANS/EFE) At least three people were killed and 24 wounded in various attacks against anti-government camps near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, medical services and local media said Thursday.

77 abducted Nigerian girls identified in video

May 14, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Abuja, May 14 (IANS) Out of the over 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, 77 have been identified in a video posted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, an official said Wednesday.

Obama warns of 'narrow window' to achieve immigration reform

May 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Washington, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Time is running out to pass immigration reform before the approach of the mid-term elections effectively precludes congressional action, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday during a meeting with leaders of law enforcement.

Judgment doesn't obviate need to discipline bureaucracy (Comment: Active Voice)

May 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Last week was exceptional. For the first time one saw a hole in the iron wall of protection the bureaucracy has been accorded in this country. A landmark judgment by the Supreme Court, declaring Section 6-A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act as unconstitutional, is something to be celebrated.

Military still in charge of Government House: Thai army

May 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Bangkok, May 11 (IANS) Security forces have not withdrawn from Thailand's Government House and were still in charge of the compound, Maj. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, 1st Infantry Division commander, said Sunday.

Michelle Obama outraged over abducted Nigerian girls

May 10, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Washington, May 10 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama appeared Saturday on the White House weekly address to express her outrage over the recent kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria.

Thai protestors launch final battle to topple government

May 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Bangkok, May 9 (IANS) The anti-government protestors Friday marched to various locations in Bangkok in a "final battle" to oust the caretaker government and to usher in reform before the next election.

Two arrested for throwing objects at White House

May 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Washington, May 9 (IANS/EFE) The US Secret Service Thursday arrested two men for throwing objects at the White House, the perimeter around which was locked down for an hour as a precaution.

Obama to host Chilean president in June

May 9, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Washington, May 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet at the White House June 30, the president house said Thursday.

Russia reaffirms troop withdrawal, Ukraine to continue operation (Roundup)

May 8, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Moscow/Kiev, May 8 (IANS) Russia Thursday said that it has pulled back all its troops from near the Ukraine border even as Ukraine affirmed that it will continue its operation against anti-Kiev activists in the country's eastern region

Ousted Thai PM to face impeachment over rice-pledging

May 8, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Bangkok, May 8 (IANS) Thailand's anti-corruption watchdog Thursday opted unanimously to suggest the impeachment of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her decision-making in a costly rice-pledging scheme.

Two Indian-Americans among White House 'Champions of Change'

May 8, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Washington, May 8 (IANS) Two Indian-Americans have been named by the White House among 11 Champions of Change that have focused on ensuring that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) fully benefit from health reform.

US to withdraw Russia from trade benefits programme

May 8, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Washington, May 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday notified the Congress of his plan to drop Russia from a programme that allows duty-free imports of certain goods, known as the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), the White House said.

Cameron to discuss mango ban with new Indian PM

May 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

London, May 7 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday said that he is "looking forward" to discussing the recent European Union (EU) ban on Indian mango imports with the country's new prime minister, a media report said.

Affair with Clinton was consensual: Monica Lewinsky

May 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Washington, May 7 (IANS) Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down the then US president, says her boss took advantage of her, but the affair was consensual.

Climate change likely to get worse for US: White House

May 7, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Washington, May 7 (IANS) Climate change is no longer a "distant threat" and it is affecting every region of the US and daily lives of the people, a White House report has warned.

Inattentive driver sets off alarms near White House

May 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Washington, May 7 (IANS/EFE) An apparently inattentive driver who began following the motorcade carrying President Obama's daughters near the White House set off alarms and forced security authorities to lock down the presidential mansion for an hour as a precaution.

Obama pledges to help Nigeria find kidnapped schoolgirls

May 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Washington, May 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday said his administration will do its best to help Nigeria find more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by an extremist group in mid-April this year.

UN's Pillay seeks peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis

May 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Geneva, May 6 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Tuesday called on all sides to make greater efforts for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis.

RTE Act valid, but not for minority schools: SC

May 6, 2014 at 9:46 PM

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday, while upholding the validity of the Right to Education Act, 2009, said that it was not applicable to the aided or unaided minority schools.

Government sanction for probing senior officers not needed: SC

May 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday quashed Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act that mandates the CBI to take prior sanction of the government before investigating an officer of the rank of joint secretary and above in corruption cases.

US is helping find kidnapped Nigerian girls: White House

May 6, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Washington, May 6 (IANS) The US is assisting the Nigerian government to find and free more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by militants, the White House said Monday.

Obama says South Asians face suspicion; pushes immigration reform

May 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Saying that even today South Asian Americans are targets of suspicion and violence, President Barack Obama is pushing for "commonsense immigration reform" to bring the "American dream" within their reach.

Obama threatens broader sanctions on Russia

May 3, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Friday that the US and Germany were prepared to impose broader sanctions on Russia if it continues to destabilise Ukraine.

Kevin Spacey's self-distributing documentary

May 2, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has decided to distribute his theatre documentary project himself.

Bolivia to hold presidential election Oct 12

May 1, 2014 at 1:35 PM

La Paz, May 1 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia will hold its next presidential election Oct 12, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal has announced.

Obama to visit Poland, Belgium, France in June

May 1, 2014 at 5:18 AM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama will visit Poland, Belgium and France in June as part of ongoing consultations with US allies, the White House said Wednesday.

EU imposes sanctions on 15 Russian officials

April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Brussels, April 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) said Tuesday it has imposed travel bans and assets freeze on 15 Russian officials.

US urges Egypt to end mass trials

April 29, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) The US Monday urged Egypt to stop mass trials and sentencing of its nationals, as a court handed down death sentence to another 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Moscow threatens retaliation for new US sanctions

April 29, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Moscow, April 29 (IANS) Russia will retaliate for the new sanctions imposed by the US over alleged Moscow involvement in the crisis prevailing in Ukraine, deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday.

US imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

April 28, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) The White House announced fresh sanctions Monday against Russia, targeting seven government officials and 17 companies.

Thailand to convene extraordinary parliamentary session

April 28, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Bangkok, April 28 (IANS) The Thai caretaker cabinet Monday approved a draft royal decree to convene an extraordinary session of parliament May 2-10, deputy government spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said.

Lamp that secretly tweets your conversation!

April 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Next time you plan a private dinner with your beloved, check the lamp kept next to your table as it may be secretly listening in to your conversation and sending live tweets about whatever you say!

Court notice to YouTube, Facebook over Owaisi speech

April 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here Saturday issued notice to YouTube, Facebook and a TV channel on a plea by a lawyer seeking permanent restraint on an alleged hate speech by Andhra Pradesh legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi, saying it was hurting the sentiments of various religious communities.

US intends to impose fresh sanctions on Russia

April 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday called leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Britain, informing them of the US intent to impose fresh sanctions on Russia over its failure to help ease tension in eastern Ukraine, the White House said.

Justin Bieber detained in Los Angeles

April 25, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Justin Bieber's return to US from Japan hit a roadblock Thursday when the pop star was detained at Los Angeles International Airport.

Nepal's former PM set to lead constitution drafting process

April 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Nepal's former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai is set to take the leadership of Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (PDCC), a powerful committee on Nepal's constitution drafting process.

Egyptians enjoy a slice of India

April 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Cairo, April 23 (IANS) For the Egyptian nation weary of a never-ending political turmoil that started three years ago, a slice of India in the form of a cultural festival came as a breath of fresh air.

Khloe Kardashian flaunts Montana's name around her neck

April 23, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian pays homage to her new boyfriend by wearing a necklace dedicated to rapper French Montana.

BJP to get absolute majority, won't need regional support: Modi (Roundup)

April 22, 2014 at 10:30 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The NDA will get an "absolute clear-cut mandate" to form the government in the general election, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Tuesday, dismissing speculation of any need to align with key regional parties that could object to his prime ministership.

Constitution will guide decision: Modi on Ram temple

April 22, 2014 at 9:50 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Constitution and not aggression will guide the country, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said when asked about his party's approach on issues like the Ram temple and Article 370.

Have taken moral responsibility for 2002 riots: Modi

April 22, 2014 at 9:26 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said he has always taken moral responsibility for the deaths in the 2002 Godhara riots.

Kerry urges Russia to help implement Ukraine deal

April 22, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to "take concrete steps" to help implement the agreement aimed at defusing tensions in Ukraine.

White House launches reader-friendly online privacy policy

April 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Washington, April 21 (IANS) White House has unveiled its online privacy policy in a sleeker, reader-friendly way.

Obama signs bill barring Iran's UN envoy-designate

April 19, 2014 at 1:44 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has signed a bill barring Iran's UN envoy-designate from entering the country, saying that he had engaged in "terrorist activities".

White House names Indian-American "Solar Champion of Change"

April 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) White House has named Indian-American professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America.

'PM hasn't got enough chances to speak in parliament'

April 18, 2014 at 3:28 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has always preferred to talk about politics on the floor of the House but in the last five years "parliament has not given him enough chances to speak", prime minister's media adviser Pankaj Pachauri said Friday.

Obama warns Russia of new sanctions

April 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday spoke cautiously about an agreement on the Ukraine crisis and warned that Russia could face additional sanctions if situation fails to improve.

Obamacare enrollment hits eight million mark

April 18, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that eight million

'Restrain government from going ahead with search for Lokpal'

April 17, 2014 at 11:12 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) NGO Common Cause Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the central government not to proceed with the selection process for the appointment of the Lokpal.

Innovative research work at IIT-Delhi Open House

April 16, 2014 at 8:48 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Waterless urinal technology, a wood cane crusher and a solar powered refrigeration system are some technologies that will be displayed at IIT-Delhi's Open House 2014.

SC recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

April 15, 2014 at 7:52 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday recognised transgenders as the third gender, directed the government to extend them reservations in the backward classes category in jobs and education and provide them healthcare and held that they enjoyed all the rights under the constitution.

Iran complains to UN about US visa refusal

April 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

London, April 15 (IANS) Iran has complained to the UN about the US denying a visa to Iran's UN envoy-designate, a media report said Tuesday.

McGrath, Perry to meet Prince William and Kate

April 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath and woman all-rounder Ellyse Perry will meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Wednesday in a special event at the Sydney Opera House here when the 2015 ICC World Cup and participating nations will be showcased.

President, PM pay tribute to Ambedkar

April 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari Monday paid tribute to B.R. Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary.

US vice president to visit Ukraine

April 13, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to meet officials and members of the public April 22, the White House said Saturday.

No replacement for new UN envoy: Iran

April 13, 2014 at 2:44 AM

Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Iran does not have any replacement for its newly-proposed UN ambassador who has been denied entry visa by the US, the Iranian government said Saturday.

Nursery Admission: BJP demands LG to form a monitoring Committee

April 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

For solving the serious problem of admission in nursery and primary schools, BJP Delhi Pradesh President Dr. Harsh Vardhan has demanded Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung that he should form a high level monitoring committee under his supervision to monitor the admission process in Delhi Schools