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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.

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.

Modi may pitch for Netaji files declassification: Bengal BJP

February 3, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Declassification of secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may be a major point to be taken up by BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi during his Feb 5 rally in the city, the party's state leadership said here Monday.

Impulsive buying takes backstage at India Art Fair (Review)

February 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) In first two years since its inception in 2008, the India Art Fair(IAF) was flooded with "impulsive" buyers who didn't hesitate to invest in art, but the economic slump reversed this trend, leading to "cautious" buying.

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.

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.

Governor ribs Bengal ministers for ignoring Mahatma

January 30, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday expressed regret over the absence of any state ministers at a government function to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 66th death anniversary, which is also observed countrywide as Martyrs' Day.

Congress, CPI-M, BJP will be routed: Mamata

January 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Attacking the erstwhile Left Front government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the Congress, the Left and the BJP - "which have forged an alliance" - will be routed in the Lok Sabha polls.

'Chalo Dilli' clarion call to Trinamool cadre from Mamata

January 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) India wants neither dynastic succession in politics nor communalism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday, adding that her Trinamool Congress offered the alternative to the BJP, Congress or Left Front in Delhi.

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.

Andhra Pradesh celebrates R-Day with patriotic fervour

January 26, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) The 65th Republic Day was Sunday celebrated across Andhra Pradesh with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm.

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.

Iraqi authorities execute 11 convicted terrorists

January 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Baghdad, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Iraqi authorities Thursday executed 11 people convicted in different terrorism cases, the country's justice ministry announced in a communique.

Liam, Noel to write autobiographies

January 24, 2014 at 4:38 AM

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Singers Liam and Noel Gallagher are planning to write their respective autobiographies that will give details about their split.

Shiv Sena pledges to 'grab power' in 2014 polls

January 23, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Thursday led a pledge to "grab power" along with the National Democratic Alliance in the 2014 elections and said the country's next prime minister will be from its ally, the BJP.

Shiv Sena to pledge to 'grab power'

January 23, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Lakhs of Shiv Sainiks are expected to assemble in Mumbai Thursday evening to take a pledge: "We shall grab power". The day marks the 88th birth anniversary of the Sena's founder-patriarch late Bal Thackeray.

Tamara Ecclestone loses case against ex-beau over Lamborghini

January 22, 2014 at 11:29 AM

London, Jan 22 (ANI): A High Court has passed a written judgement against Tamara Ecclestone who was fighting with her former boyfriend, Omar Khyami, over a Lamborghini Aventador.

Controversy over Ugandan official's letter to AAP

January 20, 2014 at 9:53 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A controversy erupted Monday over a purported letter handed over by a Ugandan High Commission "official" to Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, with the external affairs ministry revealing that the Ugandan mission staff are not in town and "not to give credence to rumours".

Indian student numbers in Australia continue to climb

January 20, 2014 at 1:37 PM

New Delhi, Jan.20 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, has welcomed a sharp increase in the number of Indians applying for student visas to Australia.

Israel develops laser-based air defense system

January 20, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Jerusalem, Jan 20 (IANS) Israel is developing a laser- based air defense system for intercepting short-range rockets and other airborne threats, local media said.

Bahamas to stage test run for IAAF World relays

January 18, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Nassau (Bahamas), Jan 18 (IANS/CMC) A test event has been planned at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas ahead of the IAAF World Relays to be staged here in May.

'Black woman' judge to preside over Pistorius trial in March

January 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Johannesburg, Jan 18 (ANI): A woman judge has reportedly been appointed to hear the case of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which re-opens in early March.

Types of alcohol that'll give worst hangovers revealed

January 16, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Melbourne, Jan 16 (ANI): You might have your own theory about which alcohol gives you the worst hangover, and that theory may now be backed up by science.

Over 90 percent Egyptians support new constitution

January 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Cairo, Jan 16 (IANS) Over 90 percent of Egyptians approved the country's new draft constitution in a referendum, a media report said Thursday, citing preliminary results.

Vote counting in Egypt's constitution referendum begins

January 16, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Cairo, Jan 16 (IANS) Vote counting of Egypt's constitution referendum has been underway after polling stations across the country closed Wednesday evening, according to a statement of the High Electoral Committee.