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

Hockey India appoints Sukhvir Singh Grewal as Manager High Performance

July 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Taking forward the plan of developing hockey at grassroots level in the country, Hockey India today announced the appointment of former coach Mr. Sukhvir Singh Grewal as the Manager, High Performance (North Zone).

Turkey-Iran ties improved since Rouhani took office

June 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Ankara, June 10 (IANS) Since Hassan Rouhani became the president, bilateral ties between Iran and Turkey have improved, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the two nations endorsed 10 deals in several sectors, including banking, transportation, tourism and energy.

Suryadatta Institute's Participation in 51 st Africa Day

June 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Prof.Shantilal Hajeri HOD, Suryadatta Institute attended the '51st Africa Day', organized on at MVM Banquet Hall, Nariman Point, Mumbai by Indo African Chamber of commerce and Industries (IACCI).

Iranian president to visit Turkey to improve strained ties

June 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Ankara, June 7 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to pay his first visit to Turkey Monday in a bid to improve bilateral ties between the two countries that have been strained by the developments in Syria, media reported Saturday.

Defamation charges framed against Kejriwal

June 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A court Friday framed charges against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Telangana to support fish 'prasadam'

June 4, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) Telangana has decided to extend all support to the Bathini Goud family for administering the fish "prasadam" (medicine) for asthma patients here June 8-9.

Telangana's first CM reviews colourful parade

June 2, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) Telangana's first Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao unfurled the national flag and reviewed a colourful parade here to mark the formation of India's 29th state.

High BP medicines may increase vision loss risk

May 29, 2014 at 2:43 PM

New York, May 29 (IANS) Certain blood pressure lowering medications may have dangerous side effects as researchers have found a link between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that could lead to vision loss and blindness.

'Mental illness more potent killer than heavy smoking'

May 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

London, May 25 (IANS) Serious mental illness reduces life expectancy by 10-20 years - a loss of years that is equivalent to or worse than that caused by heavy smoking, a research has showed.

Funding needed to help CAR refugees: UNHCR

May 24, 2014 at 4:20 AM

Geneva, May 24 (IANS) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Friday said the agency and its partners needed more funds to help growing number of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).

Mercury soars to 45.5 degrees in Odisha town

May 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions, with the mercury soaring to 45.5 degree Celsius Friday in the state's Titilagarh town, the highest of this summer so far, an official said.

Reliance 'saddened' by ONGC chief's 'theft' remarks

May 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Reliance Industries Friday felt "saddened" by the remarks of the ONGC chief on alleged "theft" of gas in the Krishna-Godavari basin, and said as the matter was sub judice it called for restraint by both parties.

NASA orbiter captures new crater on Red Planet

May 23, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Washington, May 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered the largest fresh meteor-impact crater on Mars, NASA said in a statement.

This hormone 'ate' his finger bones!

May 22, 2014 at 2:16 PM

London, May 22 (IANS) You may have heard about a hormone called parathyroid but to your shock, excess of this hormone can even 'eat' your fingers!

Iraq's Maliki group leads in parliamentary elections

May 19, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Baghdad, May 19 (IANS) Tallies released Monday for Iraq's April 30 nationwide parliamentary elections show a strong lead by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's bloc, raising his chances to remain in the post for the third term despite fierce opposition and worsening security, according to election panel.

Drunk zebrafish shows why you go nuts after booze

May 19, 2014 at 1:22 PM

New York, May 19 (IANS) For a zebrafish, "don't drink and swim" warning may not work at all.

Russia feels UN report on Ukraine is biased

May 16, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Moscow, May 16 (IANS) The Russian government Friday accused the UN of intending to "whitewash" Kiev authorities with its new report on the situation in Ukraine, as it termed it biased.

Want to pick the right bikini? Here's how

May 15, 2014 at 6:34 PM

London, May 15 (IANS) Do you find bikini shopping a daunting task? Follow these tips and chose the right gear before setting off for a vacation.

Hundreds protest in Ghana for Nigerian girls

May 12, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Accra, May 12 (IANS) Hundreds of women here Sunday staged a peaceful protest against the kidnapping of the over 200 students from a school in Nigeria by extremist Islamic militant group Boko Haram.

80 private schools to refund excess fees to parents: Delhi HC panel

May 9, 2014 at 9:32 PM

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A panel set up by the Delhi High Court Friday recommended that 80 private schools have to refund the excess fees they charged in 2009 but did not pay salaries to their staff as per the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations.

Passenger car sales down 10 percent in April

May 9, 2014 at 3:01 PM

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) High fuel and interest costs dented domestic passenger cars sales by 10.15 percent in April, industry data showed Friday.

High-earning bosses losing on sex life: Survey

May 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM

London, May 9 (IANS) Do you earn a moolah and have all good things in life? You may be losing out on your sex life, a fascinating survey suggests.

Breast cancer, hypertension on the rise in Goa

May 8, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Over 250 new breast cancer cases are detected every year and hypertension is playing havoc with the health of Goans, who are otherwise known for their laid-back lifestyle, a survey said.

Ratan Tata conferred one of UK's highest awards GBE

May 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Tata Group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata was Monday honoured with Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE), one of the highest civilian awards of Britain.

How to fight a fire (To go with '4,000 government schools flout fire rules, are at risk')

May 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Delhi Fire Service suggests the following measures to ensure safety in case of a fire incident:

Cricket Australia congratulates its No.1 ranked team

May 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Melbourne, May 1 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive officer James Sutherland has congratulated its men's team and support staff Thursday after it achieved the No.1 spot in the ICC Test and One-Day International (ODI) rankings.

High gas price will hurt fertiliser sector: FAI

April 30, 2014 at 7:26 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Contending that the government's new pricing guidelines stipulating much higher prices for domestic natural gas will make the Indian fertiliser industry uncompetitive, the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) Wednesday called for delinking domestic gas from the price of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG).

What kind of shopper are you?

April 26, 2014 at 3:50 PM

London, April 26 (IANS) Shopping can be fun and a challenge for some; tiring and frustrating for others; and for many, it can be filled with bargain pieces or indulgent purchases. A shopper can be differentiated in many ways according to their mindset and choices -- which one are you?

Encourage marginalised sections in higher judiciary, says outgoing CJI

April 26, 2014 at 12:14 AM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Outgoing Chief Justice of India P.Sathasivam Friday said that rules and criteria in the appointment of judges should be relaxed for giving proper representation to members of SC/STs, OBCs, minorities and women in the higher judiciary if they were deserving.

Maldives court not to annul election results

April 24, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Male, April 24 (IANS) The Maldives High Court hearing complaints filed over last month's parliamentary elections has against annulling any of the results.

Very much welcome Modi statement on relations: Pakistan envoy

April 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Dismissing seemingly tough statements by the BJP and its allies about Pakistan as "poll rhetoric", Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Wednesday said they "very much welcome" BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's latest statement that if he came to power, his government would follow a "balanced" foreign policy in which "no one should be able to intimidate us and neither should we do it".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Musical concert celebrates freedom of expression after court clearance

March 23, 2014 at 10:12 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Sunday gave clearance to a musical concert in the capital after it was cancelled at the last moment due to security reasons.

Mamata takes a jibe at Anna's clean comment

March 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Pailan (West Bengal), Mar 18 (ANI): Apparently taking a dig at anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday discounted Hazare's description of her as having a clean image.

No TMC-Anna alliance in near term: Saugata Roy

March 17, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Kolkata, Mar 17 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and Lok Sabha MP (Member of Parliament) Saugata Roy on Monday confirmed an end to a much hyped joint venture for the time being between TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and anti graft crusader Anna Hazare ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Musical concert to celebrate freedom of expression

March 15, 2014 at 8:03 PM

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Highlighting issues like gender bias, internet freedom and Naxal problems, artists from India and abroad will perform March 23 in the capital to celebrate the freedom of expression through music.

'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.

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.

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.

Sir Richie wants Antiguan youth to emulate knighted legends

March 5, 2014 at 1:21 AM

St. John's (Antigua), March 5 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies captain, Sir Richie Richardson, is encouraging the youth in Antigua & Barbuda to emulate the achievements of cricket legends who were knighted here Friday.

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.

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.

Post split, RedFoo to give solo performance in India

February 26, 2014 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Rapper RedFoo, best known as the popular member of LMFAO, is ready to take the country by storm with his debut tour. He will be performing here and Mumbai in March, and he is excited to offer "non-stop merriment" to his Indian fans.

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.

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.

'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.

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".

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.

Bengal political parties attack Modi

February 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) Flaying the BJP, its political rivals in West Bengal Wednesday faulted the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for dragging the nation's highest office into a controversy that also smacked of hypocrisy.

Modi left door open for post-poll talks with Mamata: Biman Bose

February 5, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) Left Front chairman Biman Bose Wednesday said Narendra Modi's soft stand on Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was a ploy to "keep the door open" for post-Lok Sabha poll negotiations.

Narendra Modi to address rally in Kolkata today

February 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Kolkata, Feb 5 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a rally here today.

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.

BJP banking on Modi magic for Bengal turnaround

February 4, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) Traditionally considered weak in West Bengal, the BJP is heavily banking on its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi -- scheduled to address a rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds Wednesday -- for a turnaround in the state.

'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.