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FICCI writes to EC on environment and forest clearance process

April 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

FICCI has requested Election Commission of India to issue clarification to Ministry of Environment & Forests on the continuation of the grant of environment and forest clearances for projects while the Model Code

Hamilton's tactical team switch proving correct (Column: High Toss)

April 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Lewis Hamilton shocked the Formula 1 caravan in September 2012 by announcing he would be leaving McLaren, the team he grew up with, to join Mercedes in 2013 as the retiring Michael Schumacher's replacement.

Appoint special prosecutor for sex crimes against children: HC

April 16, 2014 at 8:48 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city government to appoint special public prosecutors within four weeks in the special court set up to handle cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Freeman excited to work with his favourite actor Depp

April 16, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actor Morgan Freeman has teamed up with Johnny Depp in sci-fi movie "Transcendence" and confessed that he always wanted to work with him.

Polling officials reach remote booths for April 17 polls

April 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Siliguri, April 15 (IANS) Polling officials Tuesday night reached 16 remote booths in the mountainous terrain of Darjeeling constituency for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal April 17.

Campaigning for Bengal first phase Lok Sabha polls ends

April 15, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Darjeeling, April 15 (IANS) The campaign drums fell silent Tuesday for the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, covering the four constituencies of Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling that go to the hustings Thursday.

Lacking basic services, Rammam celebrates new polling booth (Election Special)

April 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Siliguri, April 15 (IANS) Situated nearly 2,600 metres above sea level, Rammam lacks conventional power, landphone and TV connectivity. For the inhabitants, recharging their mobile phones involves an arduous four-five-hour trek into neighbouring Sikkim. But this village in north Bengal is now elated - at least they have a new polling booth.

Forest fire destroys over 100 homes in Chile

April 13, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Santiago, April 13 (IANS) A massive forest fire in Chile's port city of Valparaiso has destroyed more than 100 homes and caused evacuations of thousands of residents.

Mars has a volcanic 'heart'!

April 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Washington, April 13 (IANS) After the discovery of "Australia" by NASA's Curiosity Rover, scientists have now located a heart shape on Tharsis Bulge, a region home to some of the Red planet's biggest ancient volcanoes.

High voter turnout shows people's desire for change: Modi

April 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) High voter turnout in the third phase of general election Thursday shows the people's unhappiness with the resent government and their desire for change, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Friday.

Girls having 'normal sex' via lab-grown vagina!

April 11, 2014 at 2:12 PM

New York, April 11 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists are now growing specialised organs such as vagina in the lab and successfully implanting them in patients.

Deana Uppal loses case against 'Big Brother' fellow contestant

April 10, 2014 at 6:36 PM

London, April 10 (IANS) Indo-British model Deana Uppal, who rose to fame after participating in British reality show "Big Brother" in 2012, has lost her court battle for damages after being dubbed "a piece of s***" by Conor McIntyre.

Pistorius breaks down in tears during cross examination

April 10, 2014 at 1:56 AM

Pretoria, April 10 (IANS) Murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears at the Pretoria High Court Wednesday as the prosecution started cross examining him.

EU to create support group for Ukraine

April 10, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Brussels, April 10 (IANS) The European Commission Wednesday decided to create a support group for Ukraine with the objective of providing a structure, overview and guidance for the Commission's work to support the country.

India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore

April 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

London, April 4 (IANS) India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons.

Dellhi High Court allows nursery admission process to begin

April 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ending the stalemate over the nursery admission process, the Delhi High Court Thursday allowed schools to begin admitting toddlers who have been selected in draw of lots.

This protein can resist weight gain despite high-fat diet

April 2, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Johannesburg, April 2 (IANS) Not been able to fight off excess belly fat despite exercise and diet control? High levels of a particular protein can help.

UN concerned over deteriorating situation in CAR

April 2, 2014 at 5:09 AM

Geneva, April 2 (IANS) Two UN organisations Tuesday expressed deep concern on the escalation of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).

High BP, sugar in teenage may lead to dementia

April 1, 2014 at 2:53 PM

New York, April 1 (IANS) Watch your diet and exercise regularly before it is too late as a new research suggests that young adults with high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels are at greater risks of developing dementia later in life.

High temperature reduces length of pregnancy: Study

April 1, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Toronto, April 1 (IANS) If you are pregnant and wish a full-term delivery, it is better to shift to a colder place before the mercury goes up as high temperature may reduce the length of your pregnancy, research indicates.

Pakistan rejects accusation of involvement in Kabul attacks

April 1, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan Monday dismissed allegations that the country was behind recent attacks in Kabul ahead of the April 5 Afghan presidential elections.

Nursery Admission: HC extends stay till April 2

March 29, 2014 at 12:05 PM

On the issue of nursery admission, the Delhi High Court has further extended stay on the process and fresh draw of lots in the capital's schools till April 2.

150 acres devastated by fire in Puerto Rico

March 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM

San Juan, March 29 (IANS/EFE) About 150 acres of woodland were devastated before dawn in Puerto Rico by a fire in Adjuntas Forest in the central part of the island, authorities said.

Delhi HC extends stay on nursery admission till April 2

March 28, 2014 at 10:53 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday further extended stay on the nursery admission process and fresh draw of lots in the capital's schools till April 2.

Economic crisis blessing for Cyprus peace deal: UN envoy

March 28, 2014 at 2:53 AM

Nicosia, March 28 (IANS) An outgoing UN envoy in Cyprus said Thursday that the island's economic crisis may be a blessing in disguise regarding a peace deal eluding Greek and Turkish Cypriots for many decades.

Calcutta CAT bench head alleges phone tapping

March 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Justice Pratap Kumar Ray, a retired Calcutta High Court judge and current head of the Central Administrative Tribunal's (CAT) Calcutta bench, has complained to the home secretary that his mobile phone is being tapped.

Beer-marinated meat cuts cancer-causing chemicals

March 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM

London, March 27 (IANS) Cherish grilled meat marinated in your favourite beer? Bring it on. It can reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats, a new study suggests.

Protest in Himachal village over shifting of hydro project

March 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Chamba, March 26 (IANS) Hundreds of villagers Wednesday staged a protest in Himachal Pradesh against the arrest of woman activists who were demanding shifting of a hydropower project.

Delhi HC extends stay on nursery admission

March 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday extended its stay on the nursery admission process till March 28, asking the city government to file updated data relating to the available number of seats and candidates seeking admission after the inter-state transfer category was scrapped.

High-speed rails to run on sides of skyscrapers in near future

March 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Washington, Mar. 24 (ANI): Two British designers Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa have come up with a unique concept that might see high-speed trains running to the side of a skyscraper.

'Nine million people displaced by Syrian crisis'

March 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Beirut, March 15 (IANS) Visiting UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said that the crisis in Syria has led to the displacement of nine million people, media reported.

Over 200 killed in Nigeria attack

March 15, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Abuja, March 15 (IANS) At least 212 people lost their lives in a gunfight between rebels and military personnel in Nigeria on Friday, the media reported.

Forest Essentials launches facial care line for men

March 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Luxury Ayurvedic skincare brand Forest Essentials has ventured into men's facial care with a new product line.

Delhi HC stays nursery admission process

March 12, 2014 at 1:39 PM

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the nursery admission process.

Hiding place of deadly virus in body spotted

March 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM

New York, March 12 (IANS) A common yet deadly virus that hides in specific places in healthy people and is hard to find has now been discovered.

Springsteen teams up with Thom Zimny for new documentary

March 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Musician Bruce Springsteen will reunite with documentary director Thom Zimny for the making of a new film on his most recent record, "High Hopes".

India hands fresh list of insurgent camps to Bangladesh

March 9, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Shillong, March 9 (IANS) Bangladesh's border guards have promised firm action against insurgents from India's northeastern states taking shelter in that country, an Indian official said Sunday.

Exposure to synthetic compound BPA could promote breast cancer growth

March 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Researchers at UT Arlington are a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound bisphenol-A, or BPA, may promote breast cancer growth.

Delhi HC orders fresh draw of lots in nursery admission

March 6, 2014 at 6:41 PM

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday ordered a fresh draw of lots in the nursery admission process for all seats.

Concern over decline of world's rarest sea lion

March 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Wellington, March 6 (IANS) New Zealand's expanding fishing activities were again under fire Thursday with falling numbers reported of yet another of the country's endangered marine mammals.

Russia's Lavrov to meet EU's Ashton over Ukraine

March 4, 2014 at 5:13 AM

Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine with European Union's High Representative of Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton when both meet here Tuesday.

Himachal's afforestation 66 pc short: CAG

March 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Shimla, March 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has carried out afforestation in just 34 percent of the total area where infrastructure projects wiped out green cover in the past six years.

EU condemns terrorist attacks in China

March 3, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Brussels, March 3 (IANS) EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Sunday condemned the Kunming terrorist attacks and sent condolences to the victims' families.

'12 Years a Slave' wins big at Independent Spirit Awards 2014

March 2, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Washington, Mar. 2 (ANI): The Oscar-nominated film '12 Years a Slave' grabbed 5 awards including best feature and best director at the Independent Spirit Awards held on Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, California.

Noel Gallagher set to auction off signed gold disc for pal Russell Brand's charity

March 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Noel Gallagher is set to auction off a signed gold disc certifying the success of his debut solo album for Russell Brand's charity, it has been revealed.

Witnesses can object to audio-visual recording of testimony in Pistorius' trial, rules court

February 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Johannesburg, Feb 26 (ANI): The witnesses, who are due to testify in the murder trial of Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, will reportedly need to decide within 24 hours whether or not they object to audio-visual recording of their evidence.

Delhi scraps transfer points in nursery admission

February 26, 2014 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The city government Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has scraped the five additional points to be given to children of parents who come under the inter-state transfer category in nursery admissions.

Assam man kills self demanding land rights

February 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) A man died after setting himself ablaze outside the Assam capital complex in Dispur Monday, protesting the state's refusal to give land pattas (deeds) to people.

India, Canada to collaborate in film making

February 24, 2014 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India and Canada Monday signed an audio-visual co-production agreement which will enable film producers of both countries to utilise a platform for collaboration on various facets of film making.

Set top box market in India to grow at 29.3% by 2015: Study

February 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Mumbai, Feb. 24 (ANI): The Set Top Box (STB) market in India is reportedly said to grow at an annual growth rate of 29.3 percent by 2015, a new study has revealed.

Assam man sets himself ablaze demanding land rights

February 24, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) A man set himself ablaze outside the Assam capital complex in Dispur Monday protesting the state's refusal to give land pattas (deeds) to people.

New global monitoring system to track deforestation in `near real time`

February 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM

London, Feb 22 (ANI): A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.

Australia, India civil nuke talks progressing along expected lines: Envoy

February 22, 2014 at 9:13 AM

New Delhi, Feb.22 (ANI): Civil nuclear cooperation talks between Australia and India are progressing along expected lines, said Australia's High Commissioner to India Patrick Suckling.

HC suspends AAP's pending power bills waiver

February 21, 2014 at 1:28 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday suspended the AAP government decision to give 50 percent waiver on pending electricity bills of 24,036 consumers.

High fruits prices adding extra fat to your kid!

February 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Are fruit and vegetable prices linked to your kid's obesity? Yes.

High potency statins can add years to life following heart attack

February 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM

London, Feb. 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that treatment with high-potency statins offers a significantly improved chance of survival following a heart attack, slashing the risk of early death.

Australia sees India playing strong role in Sydney G-20 deliberations: Envoy

February 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

New Delhi, Feb.21 (ANI): Australia envisions India playing a strong contributing role in the Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' deliberations to be held on February 22 and 23 in Sydney.

Ecclestone wins 85 mln-pound damages claim over F1 stake sales

February 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

London, Feb 21 (ANI): Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly won an 85 million-pound damages claim against him by a German media group, although he admitted that he did pay a bribe over a sale of F1 shares.

Ecclestone wins damages case but deal was 'corrupt'

February 20, 2014 at 7:34 PM

London, Feb 20 (IANS) Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has won a $144 million damages case against German media company Constantin Medien over the sale of sport in 2005. A judge at the London High Court, however, said the deal was "corrupt".

Ecclestone wins damages case over 'corrupt' deal

February 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

London, Feb 20 (IANS) Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has won a $144 million damages case against German media company Constantin Medien over the sale of sport in 2005. A judge at the London High Court, however, said the deal was "corrupt".

Canadian Governor General David Johnston to visit India from Feb.22

February 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Canadian Governor General David Johnston will be on a week-long visit to India from February 22 to March 2.

Delhi High Court asks LG not to act on power bills issue

February 19, 2014 at 12:46 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung not to take any further decision on the AAP government's announcement to give 50 percent waiver on pending electricity bills of 24,036 consumers.

Russia hails EU readiness for free trade zone

February 19, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Moscow, Feb 19 (IANS) Moscow has welcomed the readiness shown by the European Union (EU) to create a free trade zone between the EU and Moscow-led Customs Union in future.

Forest department lodges cases against Ghaziabad civic officials

February 18, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Ghaziabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The Ghaziabad forest department has registered two criminal cases against the city's municipal corporation officials for damaging trees and concretising the ground surface, thereby harming the city's biodiversity.

'High price volatility driving world energy agenda'

February 18, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Johannesburg (South Africa), Feb 18 (IANS) High energy price volatility has replaced climate framework as the top critical uncertainty driving the world energy agenda, the World Energy Council (WEC) said here Tuesday

Australia a part of Asia, and a global success story, says envoy

February 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM

New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, has welcomed a new report which vividly illustrates why Australia is a great place to do business.

How our brain remembers dreams

February 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Washington, Feb. 18 (ANI): In order to understand why some people recall a dream every morning, whereas others rarely recall one, a team of researchers studied the brain activity of these two types of dreamers.

Seminar on Bamboo research and development held in Jorhat

February 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Feb.15 (ANI): A two-day national seminar on "Recent Advances on Bamboo Research and Development in India" was held recently at the Rain Forest Research Institute in Jorhat.

Vitamin C can help fight cancer, says study

February 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

London, Feb 13 (IANS) High doses of Vitamin C can help boost the ability of the chemotherapy process to kill cancer cells, says a new research.

Over 300,000 Iraqis displaced by violence: UN

February 12, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Baghdad, Feb 12 (IANS) Up to 300,000 people fled their homes in two major cities in Iraq after six weeks of fighting between anti-government militants and security forces, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday.

27 militants surrender in Afghanistan

February 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Kabul, Feb 12 (IANS) Twenty seven Afghan militants surrendered to the government Wednesday, the police said.

French ex-footballer to give lectures on anti-racism

February 12, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Quito (Ecuador), Feb 12 (IANS) Former French footballer Lilian Thuram is in Ecuador to give a series of lectures against racism and promote his foundation "Education Against Racism".

Now, adopt a crocodile or a tiger in Tripura zoo

February 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) Ever thought of adopting a tiger, a rhino or a crocodile? Here's your chance to do that at a Tripura wildlife sanctuary and zoo.

English Premier League results

February 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

London, Feb 9 (IANS) The following are the English Premier League results of matches held Saturday:

Women lead worse life than men after stroke

February 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM

New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Women who survive stroke have a worse quality of life than men, shows research.

NASA's balloon technology to track planetary targets

February 8, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Scientists who track planetary targets as they move in the solar system have a new device to carry out planetary observations.

Women have poorer quality of life after stroke than men

February 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Washington, Feb. 08 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who survive stroke have a worse quality of life than men.

IAF choppers douse Nagaland forest fire

February 4, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Dimapur, Feb 4 (IANS) For the first time in the country's history, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday carried out at least five sorties to douse a devastating forest fire in Nagaland, a spokesman said.

Canada mission to host fourth annual workshop for business journalists

February 4, 2014 at 5:18 PM

New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): The High Commission of Canada, in collaboration with SPS India/Dipayan Mazumdar Associates, will host the fourth edition of the annual workshop on "Reporting on business in a global world" on February 7 in New Delhi.

Canada keen to boost trade, investments with India

February 4, 2014 at 5:18 PM

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Canada is keen to boost trade and investments with India, Canadian High Commission to India Stewart Beck has said.

'Have asked Ugandan High Commission to provide counselor service to three women': MEA

February 4, 2014 at 4:14 PM

New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Tuesday said the ministry has written to the Ugandan High Commission regarding a complaint filed by three Ugandan women with the police indicating that they were allegedly brought to India under false pretenses.

New Zealand offers home to Syrian refugees

February 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Wellington, Feb 4 (IANS) Up to 100 refugees in need of urgent protection in Syria will be resettled in New Zealand, the government announced here Tuesday.

Civil society slams Moily, PMO's rush for green clearances

February 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM

New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): In a strong show of unity, representatives from social and environmental movements today slammed environment minister, Veerappa Moily and the Prime Minister's Office for ignoring environmental and social concerns and impacts on local communities, while granting speedy clearance to mining and infrastructure projects.

Economic recovery visible, albeit fragile: CII snap poll (Update:CII)

February 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM

New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): Ruling out the possibility of any significant improvement in GDP growth in the second half as compared to that in the first half of the current fiscal, a CII CEOs' snap poll conducted at its National Council Meeting predicts GDP in the second half to grow in the range of 4.5-5.0 per cent.

CII snap poll suggests economic recovery visible, albeit fragile

February 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

New Delhi, Feb. 3 (ANI): According to CII CEOs' snap poll conducted at its National Council Meeting predicted that the GDP in the second half would grow in the range of 4.5-5.0 per cent, while ruling out the possibility of any significant improvement in GDP growth in the second half as compared to that in the first half of the current fiscal.

October-March GDP would grow at 4.5-5 percent: CII

February 2, 2014 at 5:26 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) India's economy is likely to grow 4.5-5 percent in the second half of the current fiscal, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Sunday said.

Kejriwal meets British envoy

February 1, 2014 at 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday met British High Commissioner James Bevan who invited him to visit his country and evinced interest in the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party government.

Govt. makes it mandatory for civil servants to spend 2 years at a posting

January 31, 2014 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Jan.31 (AN): The Union Government on Friday announced new rules to ensure that a civil servant spends a minimum of two years at each posting.

Indian High Commission in Pak enlightens country's businessmen on new visa regime

January 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Islamabad, Jan.31 (ANI): The High Commission of India in Pakistan reportedly answered queries of Pakistani business professionals, regarding procurement of business visa to India, during a workshop aimed at improving bilateral trade ties.

In Thailand, a close encounter with tigers (Travelogue)

January 30, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Sai Yok (Thailand), Jan 30 (IANS) It is certainly not routine when one is able to lie down with a tiger, pat it on its head, have a tiger's head on your lap, play with young tigers or to feed a tiger cub with a milk bottle. At the Tiger Temple sanctuary in Thailand, all of this is possible if you have the heart and courage for it.

Patrolling near Odisha's turtle nesting site resumes

January 30, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Authorities resumed patrolling near Odisha's Gahirmatha beach, one of world's largest turtle nesting sites, days after it was stopped following a row over the killing of a fishermen in the region, an official said Thursday.

Nigerian gunmen attack toll reaches 85

January 29, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Abuja, Jan 29 (IANS) The number of people killed in the Sunday's gunmen attack in Nigerian state of Borno reached 85, after more bodies were found, an official said Tuesday. However, 16 people remain missing in the incident.

SC dismisses review plea on homosexuality ruling

January 28, 2014 at 6:54 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a plea of the central government and NGO Naz Foundation for the review of its Dec 11, 2013, verdict holding homosexuality to be an offence.

Britain one of most business-friendly places: Envoy

January 28, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (IANS) Britain's Deputy High Commissioner to Eastern India Scott Furssedonn-Wood Tuesday said it takes just 13 days to set up a business in his country, which makes it one of the world's most business-friendly countries.

Land acquisition invalid if compensation not paid to owner, says SC

January 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court has held that if compensation for land acquired under the 1894 act has not been paid to the land owner or deposited with a competent court and retained in the treasury, then the acquisition would be deemed to have lapsed and would be covered under the 2013 law entitling the landowners to higher compensation.

Doordarshan's live streaming of R-Day gets 13,000 views

January 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In a first, national broadcaster Doordarshan Sunday broadcast on internet High Definition live streaming of the Republic Day Parade in the capital, fetching over 13,000 views.

Doordarshan's live streaming of R-Day gets good response

January 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In a first, national broadcaster Doordarshan Sunday broadcast High Definition live streaming of the Republic Day Parade on internet.

Fresh clashes uproot 140,000 people in Iraq: UN agency

January 25, 2014 at 3:42 AM

United Nations, Jan 25 (IANS) The UN refugee agency Friday said that more than 65,000 people had fled the conflict in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in central Iraq's Anbar province over the past week, bringing the total number of people uprooted since fighting began at the end of 2013 to more than 140,000.

SC declines to stay Delhi HC order on nursery admissions

January 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to stay, for now, a Delhi High Court order directing nursery admissions according to the guidelines issued by the Lt. Governor, giving no immediate relief to private unaided schools.

Fishing trawlers threaten turtle nesting in Odisha

January 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Fishing trawlers operating illegally off the coast of Odisha have threatened the annual mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles, an official said Friday.