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Everything you need to know about Nungambakkam High Road: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Malaysian Indian leader cremated with state honours

April 21, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS) Malaysian Indian politician Karpal Singh, who was killed in a a road accident Thursday, was cremated Sunday with full state honours.

Full state honours for Malaysian Indian leader's funeral

April 19, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Kuala Lumpur, April 19 (IANS) The funeral of Malaysian Indian politician Karpal Singh, who was killed in a a road accident Thursday, will be conducted with full state honours on Sunday, it was announced here.

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.

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.

Congress prepares for defeat, as smaller parties build castles around it (Comment: Special to IANS

April 11, 2014 at 5:48 PM

I thought election 2014 would come with nailbiting suspense until I turned up at the Foreign Correspondent's Club on Mathura Road where the Congress whiz kid from Chicago, Sam Pitroda, was holding court in a Tarpauline Tent which looked like a parking lot for camels.

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.

INS Vikrant finally sold for scrap, activist moves apex court

April 9, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) India's first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant has finally been auctioned to a ship-breaker for Rs.60 crore and an activist Wednesday moved the apex court in a last ditch bid to save the vessel which saw action in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Divorce in 68 seconds for Appleton, Gallagher

April 9, 2014 at 2:28 AM

London, April 9 (IANS) Singer Nicole Appelton was granted a divorce from rock musician husband Liam Gallagher in just 68 seconds after he admitted adultery with US journalist Liza Ghorbani, reports

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.

Ensure all kids with special needs admitted to schools: HC

April 3, 2014 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the city government to ensure that all children with special needs in the capital are admitted to schools equipped with infrastructure and personnel to handle them.

Kingfisher Airlines captain moves HC for unpaid salary

April 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A captain of Kingfisher Airlines has moved the Delhi High Court, seeking recovery of around Rs. 31 lakh, his outstanding salary for five months from the grounded airline.

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.

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.

Pak special court indicts Musharraf on treason charges

March 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Islamabad, Mar. 31 (ANI): Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has been indicted in the high treason case by a special court.

Iraqi electoral commission withdraws resignation

March 31, 2014 at 5:25 AM

Baghdad, March 31 (IANS) Avoiding repercussions of their move on the country's political process, the commissioners of Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Sunday withdrew their mass resignation.

BJP, Congress survive on black money: Sisodia

March 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Both the BJP and the Congress survive because of black money or illegal foreign funding, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said Saturday.

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.

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.

Iraq PM warns of delay in elections

March 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Baghdad, March 26 (IANS) Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warned Wednesday of delaying the April 30 parliamentary elections after electoral commission members quit over political interference.

French consumer watchdog file lawsuit accusing Facebook, Twitter of 'abusive', 'illegal' practices

March 26, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Washington, Mar. 26 (ANI): France's top consumer watchdog has accused social media giants of 'abusive' and 'illegal' practices.

Government defends move to cap condom prices

March 25, 2014 at 9:58 PM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The central government Tuesday defended its decision to bring condoms under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), which has put a cap on prices of all male contraceptives in the country.

ISI chief summoned by Islamabad court

March 25, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) The director general of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) has been summoned by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) following a petition by a woman that her husband had gone missing after being allegedly picked up by the spy agency.

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.

Complete Tejpal trial in 60 days, prosecution tells court

March 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Panaji, March 21 (IANS) The prosecution in the Tehelka rape case Friday moved a formal application seeking to fast track the trial within 60 days.

British Sikh group plans free faith school

March 20, 2014 at 6:51 PM

London, March 20 (IANS) A Britain-based Sikh group has been working on a proposal to set up a free faith school in the London borough of Redbridge area in Greater London with nearly 1,500 parents extending their support to the cause, media reported.

Russia hands out first passports to Crimean residents

March 20, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Moscow, March 20 (IANS) Moscow has begun issuing Russian passports to residents in Crimea as the peninsula has signed an accession treaty with Russia, head of Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) said Wednesday.

Naked woman jogging down busy London street caught on camera

March 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

London, Mar.16 (ANI): A naked woman was recently spotted jogging down a busy London high street and a bus passenger caught it all on camera.

'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.

Australian, Indian acrobats scale new heights at New Delhi's Kamani Auditorium

March 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM

New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI): Audiences were treated to a spectacular display of aerobatic mastery by Australian and Indian aerial and acrobatic dance artists at New Delhi's Kamani Auditorium on Thursday evening.

Gulaab Gang - Movie Trailer

March 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Here we introduce the Bollywood movie Gulaab Gang released on 7th March 2014.

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.

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".

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.

Woolmark company and Raymond announce launch of 'Cool Wool' in India

March 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM

New Delhi, March 6 (ANI): The Woolmark Company and Raymond have launched a complete new 'Cool Wool' collection, which was showcased during a fashion show at the Australian High Commission.

Bombay High Court gets notice over salary

March 6, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Panaji, March 6 (IANS) The Goa State Human Rights Commission has asked the Bombay High Court bench here and the Goa chief secretary to say in a week why salaries were not paid to over 150 court staffers for a month.

Delhi High Court notice to Centre, AirAsia

March 5, 2014 at 7:53 PM

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and Malaysia-based AirAsia on a plea by the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) seeking quashing of the approval granted to it to start flight operations in India.

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.

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.

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.

Learn how cosmic 'seeds' grow into massive stars

February 27, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Debunking earlier theories that big stars form within very massive, isolated 'cores' weighing at least 100 times the mass of the sun, research offers insights into how cosmic seeds can grow into massive stars.

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.

Sri Lanka rejects UN report ahead of resolution

February 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's government has rejected a call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanetham Pillay to establish an international inquiry to investigate alleged war crimes as the country prepares to face a fresh resolution in Geneva next week, a statement said Tuesday.

Can't let schools be run as 'teaching shops', LG tells court

February 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has defended his decision to cancel the "management quota" in the criteria for nursery school admissions, and told the Delhi High Court that "commercialisation of education" cannot be allowed.

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.

BJP, Congress purportedly caused price rise in Delhi: AAP

February 22, 2014 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, Feb.22 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress had caused price rise in Delhi on purpose and added that the party has called for a CAG enquiry in the matter.

Accused of fomenting terrror, Pakistan to train Nigerians in counter measures

February 22, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Accra, Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan, which has been accused by India and many other countries of promoting terror, including the deadly 26/11 Mumbai attack that claimed 166 lives, is to train 20 Nigerian police officers in counter measures and bomb-disposal tactics.

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".

Regular road safety audits sought

February 19, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Gurgaon, Feb 19 (IANS) The International Road Federation (IRF) has welcomed the Delhi High Court's consent for removing the Delhi border toll plaza on Gurgaon Expressway, but cautioned that "this should not become a trend across the nation".

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.

Journalists criticise Tejpal's defence in rape trial

February 19, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's likening of his rape trial to a secular versus communal battle has been criticised by his journalistic peers on Twitter.

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.

NCW Chief seeks stern action against Tarun Tejpal

February 18, 2014 at 7:03 PM

New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief, Mamta Sharma on Tuesday sought stern action against founder and former editor of investigative magazine Tehelka,Tarun Tejpal, who has been in judicial custody over allegations of sexually assaulting his woman colleague, a case that went viral and turned the focus back on crime against women.

'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.

Abdul Basit appointed new Pakistan envoy to India

February 17, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan has appointed Abdul Basit, a career diplomat, as its High Commissioner to India.

Decoded: Why you remember dreams

February 17, 2014 at 6:06 PM

London, Feb 17 (IANS) Don't know why you can't remember the dreams while your wife can recall most of those?

Centre forms six-member committee to oversee welfare of northeast people

February 15, 2014 at 4:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb.15 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry has recently formed a six-member committee to look into the concerns of people from the north east residing across the country.

Shimla, Manali get more snow

February 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali Saturday received more snow, giving them a picturesque look.

Soon, count whales from above the sky

February 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM

London, Feb 13 (IANS) Marine mammals are extremely difficult to count on a large scale and through traditional methods. Here comes a new satellite technology that can be used to count whales, and ultimately estimate their population size.

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".

Petitioned UN in marines case, says Italy

February 12, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Rome/New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Italian government said Tuesday it has petitioned the United Nations over the case of two Italian marines accused of murder in India while awaiting charges for two years.

Tejpal's judicial remand extended by 14 days

February 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) A court here Monday extended Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's judicial remand by 14 more days.

Home buyers' confidence turns positive again (Comment, Special to IANS)

February 9, 2014 at 10:14 AM

The new year has held some hope for realtors as the sentiments and confidence levels of home buyers have turned positive, shedding their reluctance to invest in residential real estate. This is in sharp contrast to last year when their mood had taken a severe beating amid high property prices, rising interest rates and large defaults in delivery. With low sales and high inventory, both end-users and investors stayed away.

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.

High court provides relief to Modi, setback for ED

February 7, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday directed the Enforcement Directorate to provide documents to sacked IPL chief Lalit Modi based on which the central agency had issued him show cause notices in July 2011 and March 2013 for alleged foreign exchange violations in the Indian Premier League held in South Africa in 2009.

HC dismisses plea against ordinance on convicted lawmakers

February 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking quashing of the government's decision to bring an ordinance to shield convicted lawmakers from being unseated.

Why women find wider-faced men more attractive for short-term relationships

February 6, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study suggests that women may perceive men with wider faces as more dominant and more attractive for short-term relationships.

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.

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.