Koramangala I Block

Everything you need to know about Koramangala I Block: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Koramangala I Block: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

PM has a busy first Sunday in office

June 1, 2014 at 8:36 PM

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first Sunday in office was a busy one with a packed schedule which included both official and party meetings.

Modi's hectic day one in office

May 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first day in office began on a hectic note Tuesday as he had back-to-back meetings with dignitaries and delegates from the SAARC nations, as well as his cabinet ministers.

Team Modi takes charge, promises clean, effective governance (Roundup)

May 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A new Indian government took charge Tuesday with most ministers visiting the offices of their allotted portfolios, some even to two-three offices, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who began with an early meeting at his South Block office.

Government committed to restore investors' confidence: Jaitley

May 27, 2014 at 3:01 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Reviving economic growth, containing inflation and repairing public finances would be among the top priorities of the new government, India's new Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.

Need to rebuild confidence in Indian economy: Jaitley

May 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Indian economy is passing through a very challenging time and there is need to re-build confidence of global and domestic investors in it, newly sworn-in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday after taking charge.

Modi to formally take charge Tuesday

May 26, 2014 at 3:40 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Narendra Modi, who will take oath as India's 14th prime minister Monday evening, will formally take charge in his South Block office at 8 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.

Now an award show to felicitate ETV Kannada artists

May 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) The launch of ETV Kannada Anubandha Awards 2014, aimed at celebrating the togetherness of the channel's family while felicitating the artists for their talent and dedication, was announced here Thursday.

PM gets standing ovation on last working day in South Block office (Roundup)

May 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given a standing ovation by his staff during a farewell hosted for him Tuesday, his last working day at his South Block office, when the cabinet also met and cleared the elevation of the Indian Army vice chief, Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag, as the new head of the force.

Prime Minister to give farewell address May 17

May 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will give a farewell address to the nation May 17 after he submits his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee, bringing the curtains down on a decade in power, officials said.

PMO staff give Manmohan Singh standing ovation (Lead, with Images)

May 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given a standing ovation by his staff at South Block during a farewell they hosted for him Tuesday, a day after the general elections ended. It also saw some moist eyes.

Manmohan Singh gets standing ovation at PMO farewell

May 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given a standing ovation by his staff at South Block Tuesday during a farewell they hosted for him. It also saw some moist eyes.

Reliance consortium serves arbitration notice on gas pricing

May 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The consortium led by Reliance Industries has served a notice of arbitration on the Indian government, seeking the implementation of the natural gas pricing guidelines notified in January this year.

A story of Manipur when it started to simmer (Book Review)

May 6, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Title: On A Clear Day You Can See India; Author: C. Balagopal, Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India; Pages: 203; Prices: Rs.299

Fire breaks out in PMO

April 29, 2014 at 9:02 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A fire broke out Tuesday at a room in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the South Block here, officials said. There was no injury to anyone or damage to property.

Fire breaks out in PMO

April 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A fire broke out Tuesday morning at a room in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the South Block here, officials said.

Fire breaks out in PMO

April 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Fire broke out Tuesday morning in a room of the Prime Minister's Office. There was no damage or injury reported, an official said.

12 held over post-poll violence in Odisha

April 22, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) A dozen people were arrested in Odisha's Kendrapada district in connection with Friday's post-poll violence, police said Tuesday.

Prohibitory orders in Odisha town after post-poll violence

April 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Police Saturday clamped prohibitory orders in the district headquarter town of Kendrapada in Odisha after post-poll violence in the area, an official said.

When WhatsApping becomes a secret!

April 11, 2014 at 5:16 PM

New York, April 11 (IANS) Don't want to let your friends know whether you have read their latest WhatsApp posting - especially ones who get angry soon?

Anne Hathaway slightly drunk at the Oscars

April 9, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway made an appearance on TV show "Live With Kelly And Michael" and said that she snuck a flask of tequila into the Oscars.

Backstreet Boys keen to team up with Spice Girls

March 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Los Angeles, March 25 (IANS) US band Backstreet Boys is reportedly in talks with the 1990s British girl band Spice Girls to join them on their tour.

Joe Cornish to direct spy thriller 'Section 6'

March 20, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Joe Cornish has signed up to direct spy thriller "Section 6".

HSSPP Recruitment 2014 for Block Resource Post: Apply Online

March 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Haryana School Shiksha Priyojna Parishad, Haryana has published the notification for the the 260 Posts of Block Resource Persons (BRP)

Leah Remini's best friend JLo's her 'spiritual adviser'

February 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Washington, February 28 (ANI): Leah Remini has revealed that her best friend Jennifer Lopez has been giving her spiritual advice.

Google says employees hired on 'cognitive ability' not IQ

February 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Sydney, Feb. 24 (ANI): Google has reportedly said that the company only looks for certain qualities in a person while hiring.

Blocking unwanted members now possible on LinkedIn

February 22, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Washington, Feb. 22 (ANI): Social networking site LinkedIn has announced a new feature, which enables users to block unwanted members from their profiles.

Official trailer of crime thriller STATION released

February 21, 2014 at 4:56 PM

New Delhi, February 21 (ANI): The official theatrical trailer of Bangalore based crime thriller STATION has been launched at PVR Forum Mall, Bangalore.

Oil spills can cause heart attacks in dolphins, turtles

February 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Scientists have in a study drawn attention to the previously under-appreciated risks to marine animals from crude oil exposure, and said oil spills can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death of dolphins, turtles and tunas.

GoM gives final shape to Telangana bill

February 4, 2014 at 9:58 PM

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana Tuesday gave final shape to the Telangana bill with minor amendments, said official sources. It will now be sent to the union cabinet for its approval.

GoM gives final shape to Telangana bill

February 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana has given final shape to the Telangana bill with minor amendments and it will now be sent to the union cabinet for its approval, official sources said Tuesday.

Andhra division must be peaceful: PM

February 4, 2014 at 3:18 PM

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday met a delegation of TRS leaders and appealed to them that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh "should be peaceful".

Ghulam Nabi Azad lays foundation stone for new facilities in AIIMS

February 3, 2014 at 4:38 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad laid the foundation stone of Mother and Child Block, and Surgical Block at AIIMS, here today.

Congress nervous, Chidambaram planning retirement: Jaitley

January 31, 2014 at 9:02 PM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Targeting the Congress, BJP leader Arun Jaitley Friday claimed the party is exhibiting signs of nervousness with the general elections approaching, and said union Finance Minister P.Chidambaram "appears to be planning life after the North Block".

Kargil NGO keeps women active in winter

January 30, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Kargil, Jan 30 (ANI): Eight kilometers away from the town of Kargil, a silent battle is on in the village of Akchamal. The battle, headed by a 36-year-old housewife Fiza Banoo, is being fought by the women of the area to participate in the process of empowerment.

Beating Retreat ceremony makes welcome break with martial tradition

January 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The Beating Retreat ceremony here Wednesday that brought the curtain down on the annual Republic Day celebrations marked a welcome break with tradition, making it more of a concert that the public could relate to rather than a strictly military affair.

Want to make gharara in vogue in Indian fashion: Pakistani designer

January 24, 2014 at 5:34 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistani designer Huma Nassr, who recently opened her first store in the country, says she wants to bring new fashion elements in the Indian market and ghararas are one of them.

India, Mozambique to sign MoU on oil, gas cooperation

January 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Greater Noida, Jan 15 (IANS) India and Mozambique Wednesday agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector.

India's national security cries out for defence reforms (Comment, Special to IANS)

December 29, 2013 at 1:38 PM

At a juncture when party ideologues are starting to write the first draft of election manifestoes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech to the Combined Commanders of the three services last month provided much food for thought. Certain significant points made by him deserve special attention; not just of the political parties or the intelligentsia but also the aam aadmi, because national security concerns us all.

India evacuates OVL staff in South Sudan, oilfields shut

December 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India has evacuated all its employees from South Sudan and shut down oilfields due to the escalating violence in the African nation.

Rahul Gandhi, Shinde decline to meet US delegation

December 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday declined to meet a US Congressional delegation to highlight India's strong disapproval of the arrest and handcuffing of an Indian diplomat in New York last week.

Speaker, NSA decline to meet US Congressional delegation

December 16, 2013 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) In a snub, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon Monday cancelled their meeting with a visiting US Congressional delegation Monday to protest the arrest and handcuffing of an Indian diplomat in New York last week.

Speaker, NSA decline to meet US Congressional team

December 16, 2013 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) In a snub, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon Monday cancelled their meeting with a US Congressional delegation to protest the arrest and handcuffing of an Indian diplomat in New York last week.

India summons US envoy, protests treatment of Indian diplomat

December 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India Friday summoned the US envoy and conveyed its strong protest over the arrest and handcuffing of an Indian diplomat accused of visa fraud.

Army test fires advanced version of BrahMos missile

November 18, 2013 at 8:05 PM

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian Army Monday test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Rajasthan, piercing the designated concrete structure.

Brahmos supersonic cruise missile test fired successfully

November 18, 2013 at 2:21 PM

New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): An advanced version of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile system was successfully test fired by the Indian Army at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan at 10.55 a.m. on Monday.

OVL half-yearly net profit grows over 14.4 percent

November 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas arm of state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Wednesday posted a 14.37 percent increase in net profit during the first half of the current fiscal on the back of increased oil and gas output.

Aziz meets Khurshid, Menon

November 12, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Gurgaon, Nov 12 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on foreign affairs and national security Sartaj Aziz Tuesday met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon.

'Attack The Block' director Joe Cornish set to take over Star Trek 3

November 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM

London, November 3 (ANI): 'Attack The Block' director Joe Cornish is lined up to direct the upcoming Star Trek film, it has been revealed.

Three of the biggest financial miscalculations ever (The Funny Side)

October 25, 2013 at 10:03 AM

IT HAPPENS TO ALL of us. You slip some cash in a pocket, forget all about it, and a year or two later you find $43 million that you'd completely forgotten about.

RIL joins Venezuela oil block development plan

October 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) and Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA) have signed a joint study agreement for a development plan for the Ayacucho Block 8 in Orinoco oil belt of Venezuela, RIL said here Thursday.

'Terminator'-style box shaped robots 'surprisingly simple to make'

October 5, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Washington, Oct. 5 (ANI): Research scientists at MIT are set to present their paper on self-assembling robots to show that their designs are viable.

CCEA approves building of National Tax Headquarters in Delhi

September 24, 2013 at 9:24 PM

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the construction of the Rajaswa Bhawan at Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs.485.16 crore to be incurred over a period of next three and a half years (42 months) and Rs.15 crore as annual recurring expenditure after completion of the project.

India's new tax office to cost Rs.485 crore

September 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian government plans to develop a new building at a cost of Rs.485.16 crore that will house the head offices of the country's direct as well as indirect tax administration.

Toonz, Excel Home Entertainment tie up for DVD releases

September 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Toonz Animation, one of south India's top animation studio, has joined hands with Excel Home Entertainment to release a whole new range of DVDs.

US military successfully intercepts missile in defense test over Pacific Ocean

September 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Beijing, Sept. 19 (ANI): The US Department of Defense successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target during a missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean.

US military intercepts missile in defence test

September 19, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US military said Wednesday it successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target during a missile defence test over the Pacific Ocean.

India, Iraq sign pact to strengthen cooperation in energy sector

August 23, 2013 at 9:46 PM

New Delhi, Aug. 23 (ANI): India and Iraq on Friday signed an agreement on energy cooperation to boost the bilateral ties.

India, Iraq to cooperate in energy, water management

August 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India and Iraq Friday inked four agreements, including an MoU on energy cooperation and in the management of water resources following talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his visiting Iraqi counterpart Nouri al Maliki.

Rupee recovers a mite after falling to new record low

August 20, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian rupee recovered partially from its record low of 64 against a dollar early Tuesday and stood at 63.48 after an apparent intervention by the Reserve Bank oF India (RBI).

Buon appetito: Italian ristorante explores Indian taste buds (Foodie Trail)

August 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Antipasti is not pasta, ravioli is quite different from risotto and fettuccini and farfalle are two distinct dishes.. Italian food, to many in India, may be synonymous with pizzas and pastas but the discerning Indian foodie is rapidly unravelling the many nuances of the cuisine.

'Under pressure' Pakistan stepping up efforts to upgrade Air Force

August 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Rawalpindi, Aug. 8 (ANI): Pakistan Air Force has come under intense pressure after India stepped up efforts to upgrade its air force last year with a major order for fighters made by Rafale.

Revised Block Grant Scheme for funding to IITs, IISc. Bangalore

August 8, 2013 at 9:06 PM

New Delhi, Aug. 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for introduction of a Revised Block Grant Scheme for funding Non-Plan expenditure to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore, for the five financial years from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Sensitive to Sikh community concerns, says Italy

August 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Italy Thursday conveyed to India that it was sensitive to the concerns of the Sikh community in the wake of a controversy after a Sikh delegation was held up at Rome airport and members asked to remove their turbans.

Collaboration with One Direction can happen: Sykes

August 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

London, Aug 8 (IANS) Singer Nathan Sykes, who is part of The Wanted band, does not rule out a future collaboration with rival One Direction band. He says such tie-ups between rival bands have happened in the past.

Maoists extort money even from poor farmers, say Jharkhand Police

August 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Bokaro (Jharkhand), Aug.8 (ANI): In a shocking revelation, a senior police officer in Bokaro has said that Maoists are not even sparing poor farmers while extorting money, and, they kill those who do not pay up.

30 students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Chhattisgarh

July 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Raipur, July 21 (ANI): About 30 students have fallen ill after eating mid day meals at their school in Chhattisgarh's Bemetara District.

Inflation data will be factored in RBI policy: Subbarao

July 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will take into account the recent increase in inflation while formulating the policy later this month, Governor D. Subbarao said Monday.

Savour global cuisine with desi flavour at Haute Saute cafe (IANS Food Review)

July 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Soothing music, dim lights, mouth-watering delicacies and good company - what else could one ask for after a hectic day at work? Located in Greater Kailash, Haute Saute Cafe, is truly a place to relax and enjoy with friends while gorging on Mexican, Italian and French cuisines.

Jenny McCarthy 'dating' Donnie Wahlberg

July 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Washington, July 13 (ANI): Jenny McCarthy is dating 'New Kids on the Block' singer Donnie Wahlberg, it has been revealed.

160,000 service centres to implement national e-Governance

July 11, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Agartala, July 11 (IANS) India is building a network of over 160,000 Common Services Centres (CSCs) to take a gamut of public services to the very doorstep of the common man as part of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), a government official said.

Coalgate: CBI questions ex-coal secretary for seven hours

June 20, 2013 at 8:56 PM

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday questioned former coal secretary H C Gupta for over seven hours over alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks between 2006 and 2008 during his tenure.

Multi-Sectoral Development Programme to be revamped: K Rahman Khan

June 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM

New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): Union Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rahman Khan has said that Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (Ms-DP) is being revamped to avoid duplication of programmes.

Joe Cornish may direct 'Star Trek 3'

May 28, 2013 at 5:32 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Filmmaker J.J. Abrams' hands are quite full with his "Star Wars Episode VII" commitments, and so Paramount Pictures is said to on a hunt for a new director to take charge of the "Star Trek" franchise.

Brazil oil firm sells partial stake in Tanzania block

May 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said Friday it sold a 12 percent stake in an oil block off Tanzania's coast to Norway's Statoil.

Powerful tornado kills at least 51 in U.S. state of Oklahoma

May 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Beijing, May 21 (Xinhua-ANI): A powerful tornado attacked on Monday afternoon the southern suburbs of the Oklahoma City, capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma, killing at least 51 people and injuring at least 140 others, including about 70 children.

Govt. employees take pledge against terrorism

May 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Anti-Terrorism Day was observed throughout the country on Tuesday with employees in government offices, public sector undertakings (PSU) and other public institutions taking a pledge in this regard.

Coal Block Scam: CBI arrests chief investigator for taking bribe

May 18, 2013 at 9:42 AM

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested the chief investigator in the coal blocks allotment case for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.7 lakh to "settle" a land dispute for a businessman.

Russian state oil firm to invest $100 mn in Vietnam

May 16, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian state-run oil giant Rosneft has pledged to invest around $100 million in geological prospecting and drilling off Vietnam after it received approval for a new oil bloc there, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said.

India pitches for rating upgrade; says growth story credible

May 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India's growth story is credible and the government is making serious efforts to control subsidy and address other macro-economic problems, the finance ministry told rating agency Moody's Tuesday, making a strong pitch for sovereign ratings upgrade.

Italian gas giant discovers new field in Pakistan

May 7, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Rome, May 7 (IANS/AKI) Italy's oil and gas company Eni said it has made a new gas discovery in southern Pakistan that should ease the acute gas shortage for industry and transport in the South Asian country.

The Chocolate Beetle: Heaven on earth for chocolate lovers

April 28, 2013 at 1:32 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Heavenly is the word to describe the experience at The Chocolate Beetle, a chocolate store in the capital named after the vintage Beetle car. Those with a sweet tooth will certainly go crazy after seeing the display of chocolates here.

Two prisoners who attacked Sarabjit booked

April 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the two prisoners who viciously attacked Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail, a media report said.

JLo supports Latina singer Becky G

April 26, 2013 at 4:20 AM

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez has displayed support to rising Latina star Becky G by featuring in her music video "Becky from the Block", which is a homage to JLo's popular single "Jenny from the Block".

Italy's Eni gets Mediterranean exploration block

April 23, 2013 at 5:16 AM

Milan, April 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's oil and gas giant Eni has been awarded a deepwater exploration block in Egypt's eastern Mediterranean, the company said.

Meghalaya hints at legal battle over dispute with Assam

April 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Shillong, April 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday hinted that it would approach the judiciary if the four-decade-old boundary dispute with Assam did not get resolved through other means.

'Shutdown' called by Maoists disrupts normal life in Bihar, Jharkhand

April 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Gaya, Apr 6 (ANI): Work and normal activity in Bihar and Jharkhand came to a standstill as Maoists called for a 48-hour shutdown on Saturday.

India, Kazakhstan to carry forward civil nuclear cooperation beyond 2014

March 5, 2013 at 8:27 PM

New Delhi, Mar.5 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of India and Kazakhstan on Tuesday agreed to carry forward their bilateral civil nuclear cooperation beyond 2014.

A festival to make Bangalore a top startup capital

March 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) A private-government initiative to make Bangalore, a known outsource hub, an attractive destination for startups kicks off March 7 here.

Govt. plans to install 2200 mobile towers in Naxal-affected states

March 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 5 (ANI): The Congress-led UPA Government, which plans to come up with a new surrender policy for Maoist cadres, will install 2200 mobile towers at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore in Naxal-affected states.

Need to resolve US missile defence dispute: Medvedev

February 24, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Havana, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Despite progress in Russia-US relations, Moscow and the West could face a serious crisis if the sides fail to resolve the standoff over the deployment of a US missile shield in Europe, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.

Wiring the ocean with new technologies

February 18, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Washington, February 18 (ANI): The sea is no longer a deep, dark mystery, as scientists find innovative ways to track the movements of ocean-going creatures.

Scientists wiring oceans to protect ecosystems

February 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists are wiring oceans to track the movements of deep sea creatures that could help protect marine ecosystems by revolutionizing how we understand their function, population structure, fisheries management and species' physiological and evolutionary constraints.

Rihanna snubs Chris Brown on Valentine's Day

February 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM

London, Feb 16 (ANI): Rihanna was out on Valentine's Day alone at The Block club in Hollywood with Chris Brown nowhere to be seen.

Homeland Security advises people to use 'scissors' to overpower mass murders in US

February 1, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Washington, Feb 1(ANI): United States Department of Homeland Security has advised citizens to use any available means, including a pair of scissors, to over power a mass murderer.

Dimoria festival promotes eco tourism in Assam

January 27, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Kamrup, Jan 27 (ANI): In an endeavour to promote the traditions and cultures of various tribes inhabiting in the region, a five-day long 'Dimoria Ethnic Festival' was recently organized in Dimoria Block of Assam's Kamrup District.

Subbarao meets finance minister ahead of policy review

January 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Duvvuri Subbarao Thursday met Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to discuss the macro-economic situation ahead of the Jan 29 monetary policy review of the bank.

Congress, BJP condemn killing of Indian soldiers by Pakistan troops

January 8, 2013 at 10:41 PM

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP Tuesday strongly condemned the ceasefire violation and the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops, saying the incident will have an impact on bilateral ties.

Ghana discovers more oil

December 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Accra, Dec 20 (IANS) Ghana has announced the discovery of more oil off the western shores of the country.

CAG not given full access to RIL's KG-D6 records

December 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Since full access by Reliance Industries (RIL) to KG-D6 block records was pending, the national auditor has asked the petroleum ministry to examine all issues carefully before considering any more approvals for capital expenditure, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily said Tuesday.