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Soon, a film on Satyajit Ray's character Shonku

May 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Late filmmaker Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray said on his father's 92nd birth anniversary Wednesday that he will make a film on Professor Shonku, a character created by his father.

Some dinosaurs 'were already dying out before mass extinction'

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Few dinosaurs were already on road to extinction before a massive asteroid strike ended their long reign, according to a new study.

Hillary Clinton rejected my casting offer, reveals Jason Segel

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Jason Segel has revealed that Hillary Clinton turned down his offer to work with him onscreen.


Hillary Clinton rejected my casting offer, reveals Jason Segel

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Jason Segel has revealed that Hillary Clinton turned down his offer to work with him onscreen.

Rave parties back in Goa?

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Late night rave parties may again become the rage in Goa as the state government is trying to create special tourism zones where stringent sound pollution norms could be relaxed, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here Monday.

Whitney's ex Bobby Brown avoids jail time with DUI plea deal

April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Washington, April 26 (ANI): Late Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown will not be going to jail.

Asteroids hit earth more frequently than thought

April 26, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, US space agency NASA said Wednesday.

Facebook buys AOL patents from Microsoft

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 AM

San Francisco, April 24 (IANS) Facebook will buy a portion of AOL patents from Microsoft for $550 million, it was announced Monday. The software giant had bought the patents from AOL recently.

Ex bowler Nawaz says security 'not only reason for postponement of Bangladesh's tour of Pak'

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Karachi, Apr 22(ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said the Bangladesh Cricket Board's decision to postpone its tour of Pakistan was not based purely based on security reasons and believes some political pressure may have played a role.

Obama to appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

New York, April 22 (ANI): President Barack Obama will appear as a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next Tuesday, NBC has announced.

British working women quitting for childcare

April 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) A rising number of working mothers in Britain are quitting their jobs for childcare since its cost is going through the roof.

Tigers maul, kill Maharashtra forest guard

April 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Nagpur, April 22 (IANS) In a gory tragedy, a forest guard was killed by a family of tigers when he had gone to replenish their watering holes in the deep forests of Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, around 45 km from here, officials said.

Jealous teens lashing out at pretty faces

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Wellington, April 22 (ANI): Teenage girls are attacking the faces of pretty victims as jealousy, boys and violent films drive fighting among women.

Collector's abduction: Agnivesh asks Maoists to come forward for talks

April 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Sunday condemned the abduction of the Collector of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District, Alex Paul Menon, and asked the Maoists to come forward for talks.

Political slugfest over 'no more reforms' remark

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A political slugfest was sparked off Friday over chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's reported remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general elections in 2014, with the BJP accusing the government of "policy paralysis" and a senior minister hitting back saying the opposition's non-cooperation had prevented bills from getting passed.

Kaushik's remark triggers political slugfest

April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Finance ministry chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general elections kicked off a slugfest between the government and the opposition Friday, the BJP accusing the government of "policy paralysis" and a senior minister hitting back that the opposition's non-cooperation prevented bills from getting passed.

PM inaugurates linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Guwahati, Apr 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati.

Who grounded Tata bid to start an airline?

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In 1997, then civil aviation minister C.M. Ibrahim acted under pressure from Jet Airways to thwart the Tata group's bid to start an airline in India in association with Singapore Airlines, a former top bureaucrat has said in a tell-all book.

Security beefed up in Assam for PM's visit

April 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Guwahati, Apr 20 (ANI): With the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Paresh Baruah calling for a 12-hour shutdown in Assam to protest against the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, security has been stepped up in the state to avoid any untoward incident.

Olympic qualifying: Men paddlers top groups, Ankita in second stage

April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) All the three Indian men paddlers topped their groups to move a step closer and enter stage two of the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong Thursday afternoon.

PM to inaugurate linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati tomorrow.

Bollywood actress's headless body found in Allahabad septic tank

April 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Allahabad, April 18 (IANS) A team of Mumbai police aided by Allahabad cops traced the headless torso of Meenakshi Thapa, a budding Bollywood actress who was abducted on March 30, to a septic tank here, police said Wednesday.

ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan's visit foiled

April 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been foiled and three rebels arrested, police in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district have claimed.

Let taxpayers fund political parties with democracy cess: CII

April 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has proposed imposition of a "democracy cess", according to which individuals and corporates can give 0.2 percent of their income tax to any political party of their choice for funding its activities and elections.

US hails India's growing role in Asia

April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Against the backdrop of tensions in South China Sea and China's assertiveness, India and the US Tuesday held their fifth regional dialogue on Asia-Pacific, with US Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell lauding India's "enormously important" role in the region.

India's role in Asia-Pacific enormously important: US

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday held their fifth regional dialogue on Asia-Pacific to take stock of the present strategic, economic and security situation in the region, amidst rising tension in South China Sea over territorial disputes and a defiant North Korea's failed attempt at a rocket launch.

Bloggers: Latest brand ambassadors to sell products

April 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A friend asks you to try a product she vouches for. Chances are you will go ahead and buy it the next time you see it on the store shelf. It's all about credibility - a factor that's making brands turn to a new medium, blogging, to market their products.

Kerala Police officer held for attack on journalist

April 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Kochi, April 16 (IANS) The CBI, probing the role of some Kerala Police officials in the 2011 murderous attack on a Kollam-based senior journalist, Monday arrested a deputy superintendent of police, the second such high ranking official to be taken into custody in the case.

Opposition attacks government on NCTC, PM reaches out (Afternoon Lead)

April 16, 2012 at 4:51 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday used the annual meet on security to attack the government over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, claiming it was against federalism even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to them saying the issue will be discussed separately May 5.

New drug may help detect marker for Alzheimer's disease early

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists believe use of a new drug to detect the beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that are hallmark signs of Alzheimer's disease may help doctors diagnose the disease earlier.

Mukherjee embarks on US visit to take part in IMF, World Bank meet

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a four-day official visit to the USA on Wednesday to attend the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Funds (IMF).

Three minor quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes in western and coastal Maharashtra and one in the Bhuj region of Gujarat shook large parts of the two western Indian states Saturday, officials said.

Woman doctor stabbed in Beijing

April 13, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Beijing, April 13 (IANS) A woman doctor at a hospital in Beijing was Friday stabbed by a knife-wielding masked man, the second such incident in China within a month.

Day after assault on journalist, Maharashtra minister visits spot

April 13, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Taking a serious view of Thursday's manhandling of a senior Mumbai journalist, Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday visited the site of an illegal canteen near Dadar railway station to take stock of the situation, an aide said.

It was nice, as it always happens, says Shah Rukh

April 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

New York, April 13 (IANS) Unfazed by his detention at a New York airport by US immigration authorities for a couple of hours, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, joked about the incident later at Yale University, where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.

Meant for private, national channels, Aamir's show to make history

April 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) "Satyamev Jayate" is Aamir Khan's first television project and the star says that the reality show will create history by becoming the first ever programme to go live simultaneously on a private channel and national broadcaster DD1.

Wary of fourth girl child, man poisons wife, daughters

April 13, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Durgapur (West Bengal), April 13 (IANS) Afraid of having a fourth girl child, a man Friday allegedly poisoned his seven-month pregnant wife and three daughters to death in West Bengal's Burdwan district. Enraged locals beat him up so badly that he later died, police said.

Morkel helped CSK clinch a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore

April 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Albie Morkel helped CSK in achieving the unachievable as they sealed a thrilling 5-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Intellectuals protest against Mamata regime

April 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Upset over various incidents ranging from the Park Street rape case to attack on human rights organisations, intellectuals of Kolkata, including a Trinamool Congress MP, Thursday hit the streets in protest against the 11-month-old Trinamool regime in the state.

Former Playboy playmate Jenny McCarthy 'dating' Brian Urlacher

April 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM

London, Apr 12 (ANI): Jenny McCarthy, who had earlier said that she wouldn't mind dating a bald man with a big nose after being having had relationships with Hollywood hunks, was spotted on a date with American football player Brian Urlacher.

Habitat loss and tropical cooling could be behind mass extinction

April 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): The second-largest mass extinction in Earth's history coincided with a short but intense ice age during which massive glaciers grew and sea levels plunged.

Latest analysis claims Apple iPad set to rule tablet market until 2016

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

London, Apr 11(ANI): Latest analysis from Gartner has revealed that Apple's iPad will dominate the tablet computing market for years to come, as it is expected to maintain a more than 45 per cent worldwide share of the booming sector until 2016.

From London to Sirdargarh, a Guyanese Indian's journey

April 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Just about a hundred years after her father left India for Guyana, Enid Whitehouse made an emotional journey to a small village in Rajasthan's Ganganagar district to learn more about her father's life.

Eggs of enigmatic birdlike dinosaur discovered in Patagonia

April 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago in Patagonia.

Three publishing vets push English literary fiction in India

April 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The growing English language publishing industry in India has taken a step north with three veteran publishers - David Davidar, Ravi Singh and Kapish G. Mehra - joining ranks to push high-end literary fiction from the subcontinent to a wider cross section of readers in the country.

Turkey declares Syrian peace plan 'dead' as Assad's troops fire across border

April 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Ankara, Apr 10 (ANI): The Turkish government has declared a UN-backed peace plan to end the Syrian crisis was dead after President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces opened fire into Turkey and Lebanon.

Nikki Haley hit by Time, Twitter

April 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) After facing a "bizarre" and "insensitive" question about Sikh taxi drivers from a top editor, South Carolina's Indian American Governor Nikki Haley has become the latest victim of a rumour spreading as "news" on Twitter.

Herbal compounds increases the risk of kidney failure, cancer

April 10, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Aristolochic acid (AA), an herbal compound which is common ingredient of herbal remedies since ages, is one of the prime causes of kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer (UUC).

India well prepared in case of war: Antony

April 10, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) India is well prepared to defend itself in the face of a war, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday, dismissing as 'rumours' reports about a shortage of ammunition for the armed forces.

Mahi was hesitant to play 'Mona Darling'

April 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Apoorva Lakhia who has directed films like ?Shootout at Lokhandwala?, and busy finalizing the cast of his next movie, a remake of "Zanjeer", says Mahi Gill was initially not interested to play Mona Darling in the film.

Rare diseases are now highlighted by Indian cinema

April 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Progeria, autism, dyslexia, Alzheimer's, Asperger syndrome -- movies on these rare diseases would have typically been the themes of documentaries until a few years ago. But not any more.

'Mahi didn't want to play Mona Darling'

April 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Director Apoorva Lakhia, who is busy finalising the cast of the "Zanjeer" remake, says Mahi Gill was initially not keen on play Mona Darling in the film, which goes on the floors May 13.

Narrow escape for 30 kids in Gurgaon

April 9, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Gurgaon, April 9 (IANS) At least 30 school children had a narrow escape Monday when a tree under which they were studying caught fire because of a powerful power line carrying 11,000 volts.

Maharashtra government, opposition trade charges

April 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan Rane Monday claimed that he had a list of the state's opposition leaders who had allegedly acquired land for different purposes at "throw away" prices.

Legendary '60 Minutes' CBS newsman Mike Wallace dies at 93

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Mike Wallace, the '60 Minutes' pit-bull CBS reporter whose probing and brazen style made his name synonymous with a tough interview, died on Saturday. He was 93.

Boris Becker and his family spend Easter weekend at beach in Miami

April 9, 2012 at 3:15 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): Boris Becker, who has certainly been having a jolly good time with his family in Miami, was spotted relaxing with his youngest son Amadeus and wife Sharlely 'Lilly' Kerssenber on a sun lounger over the weekend.

Queen grants Camilla highest female rank in Royal Victorian Order

April 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Washington, April 9 (ANI): Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace has revealed.

AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa revokes party expulsion of close aide Sasikala

April 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Chennai, Mar.31 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J.Jayalalithaa on Saturday revoked the expulsion of close aide Sasikala, days after she apologised and disowned some members of her family for creating fissures with her "elder sister".


April 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM


President Zardari returns home after Indian pilgrimage

April 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari returned to Pakistan late Sunday evening after a day-long private visit to India during which he met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and paid obeisance at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's shrine in Ajmer.

Scientists discover T. Rex's feathered kin

April 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Paleontologists have known that small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, but now three specimens of new tyrannosauroid (T. Rex family) show that at least one much larger dinosaur had a feathery coat as well.

Sufi shrine's priest all set to perform prayers for Pak President Zardari

April 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Ajmer, Apr 8 (ANI): With Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visiting Ajmer today to pay obeisance at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, one of the priests at the shrine of revered Sufi saint, Syed Iqbal Kaptan, has said that he was all set to perform prayers for the visiting dignitary during his visit to the mystic tomb.

Assam remains largely peaceful on ULFA raising day

April 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) Assam remained largely peaceful on the 33rd raising day Saturday of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), despite threats from the anti-talk faction of the banned outfit led by its commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom.

Thapa in quarters, Suranjoy out of Olympic qualifiers

April 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers suffered a major set-back after the vastly talented Suranjoy Singh (52kg) lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to old nemesis Nyambayar Tugstsogt of Mongolia in the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday.

Murder of youth engineer for ransom Rs. One crore

April 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Delhi Police arrested three youth who were charged with kidnap-cum-murder of his friend.

Delhi Daredevils beats Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 5

April 6, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Delhi Daredevils started their IPL 5 campaign with a 8 wicket win over host Kolkata Knight riders.

Can't quit IIT, reappear in entrance test: Court

April 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Leaving an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) course midway or after confirming the admission will now cost students dear as the Delhi High Court has held that this would bar them from reappearing in the entrance test in the following year.

Armed tribal youths arrested in Tripura

April 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms at a refugee camp in northern Tripura, police said here Thursday.

Armed tribal youths arrested in Mizoram

April 5, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms at a refugee camp in northern Tripura, police said here Thursday.

Minka Kelly and Wilmer Valderrama gaze lovingly at each other on romantic stroll

April 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM

London, Apr 5 (ANI): Minka Kelly and Wilmer Valderrama, who've attempted to keep their blossoming relationship on the quiet, were spotted taking a cosy walk together along the waterfront in Balmoral, Sydney, on Tuesday.

Baby girl abandoned in Noida

April 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Noida, Apr 5 (ANI): A three-day old baby girl has been found abandoned near a bus stand in Greater Noida town in Uttar Pradesh.

Mario Balotelli confesses having sex with Wayne Rooney's hooker

April 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM

London, Apr 5 (ANI): Mario Balotelli has admitted to having twice bedded the hooker who famously had a threesome with Wayne Rooney.

Big B says he was warned about Vidhu Vinod Chopra's bad temper

April 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) "Eklavya - The Royal Guard" was Amitabh Bachchan's first film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The megastar says his actress wife Jaya had warned him that the director abuses on the sets, but on the contrary he enjoyed working with him.

India, Virginia state agree to boost trade ties

April 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Washington, April 5 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao and Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell have agreed to take concrete measures to forge greater trade and investment ties between India and the state.

I also informed Antony on Tatra trucks: Jabalpur MP

April 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Jabalpur Rakesh Singh said Wednesday he had informed Defence Minister A.K. Antony that cheaper and better quality trucks were being produced in Jabalpur and there was no need to purchase the Tatra vehicles at double the price.

Fascism proving its meaning in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi

April 4, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Months after terming the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee 'fascist', Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Wednesday said the word is proving its meaning in the state.

PM, Antony rubbish report on army movement as baseless

April 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

New Delhi/Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called a media report on two key army units moving closer to the capital in January without prior notice to the government as 'alarmist' and said it should not be taken at face value.

IPL 5 opening ceremony: Stellar performances make the OPENING NITE unforgettable

April 4, 2012 at 12:36 PM

A glittering galaxy of Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor, US singer Katy Perry set the stage on fire at the dazzling opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the YMCA Ground here Tuesday night.

Trust deficit with army, PM must clear air: BJP

April 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must tell the nation what exactly happened, referring to a media report that suspicious movement towards Delhi by two key army units in January had created unease in the government.

Latest Breakthrough in the Treatment of Obesity

April 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Obesity has already reached to epidemic proportion in many countries and slowly becoming one of the major health threats. We will introduce here some of the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of obesity.

Two rescued Myanmarese sisters wait to return home

April 4, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Even as Myanmarese refugees from various parts of India are returning home to celebrate the political return of Aung San Suu Kyi, two sisters from Myanmar, rescued from the clutches of human traffickers in Mumbai, are spending sleepless nights at a shelter home in Guwahati, waiting for the Indian government to facilitate their return home.

Russian charged with selling classified maps to US

April 4, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former Russian serviceman has been charged with selling classified maps of Russia to the US Defense Department.

3,000 Sikhs to visit Pakistan on Baisakhi

April 4, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Around 3,000 Sikh devotees from India will visit Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak which is now in Pakistan, to celebrate Baisakhi festival.

Bollywood, Katy Perry open IPL-V (Roundup)

April 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood and cricket blended seamlessly to make for a glitzy opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Tuesday night with a special performance by Hollywood's India-lover Katy Perry.

IPL rides high on glamour quotient at fifth season's opener

April 3, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Chennai, April 3 (IANS) From a bevy of Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor, as also US singer Katy Perry, the glamour quotient dominated the glitzy opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the YMCA Ground here Tuesday night.

Priyanka makes Bhajji dance at IPL opener

April 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood's "junglee billi" Priyanka Chopra took the packed audience at the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by surprise here Tuesday when she went up in the air during her performance, and got cricketer Harbhajan Singh to dance a little jig with her.

US under secretary praises Nitish Kumar for 'positive change' in Bihar

April 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Patna, April 3 (IANS) Impressed by the positive change and development in the eastern Indian state of Bihar in the last few years, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Tuesday praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for this, officials said here.

Taking poetry to India's young readers - with Kamala Das

April 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prose has for long edged poetry to the margins of contemporary Indian literature. It is only natural that the new reader is not familiar with the late Kamala Das or her bold feminist oeuvre of poetry and short story that gave her cult status in India like Sylvia Plath in the West.

A judge couple gets divorced

April 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A Delhi court has granted divorce to a former civil judge of Haryana from his wife, who is a metropolitan magistrate in a south Delhi court, on grounds of cruelty.

CBI files chargesheet against Jagan and 12 others

April 1, 2012 at 3:16 PM

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filled a chargesheet in the disproportionate assets case against Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Late. YSR Reddy and 12 others in a Special CBI court in...

Mamata's honeymoon with media seems to be over (West Bengal Newsletter)

April 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems to have mastered the art of making unforced errors, to use a sports terminology, to hand down potent ammunition to her opponents.

BJP, Congress condemn Mamata's ban on newspapers

March 31, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Criticising the West Bengal government's move to ban leading dailies in state-funded libraries to promote "free thinking" among readers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress Saturday said a government has no right to decide what people should read.

Bangalore court sentences woman cyanide killer to death

March 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Bangalore, Mar.31 (ANI): The First Additional Rural Court in Bangalore has sentenced woman serial killer Mallika also known as "Cyanide Mallika" to death for killing Nagaveni, 35, of Allalasandra in Yelahanka.

Japanese cuisine and liquor showcased at Matsuri festival

March 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Six varieties of Sake, the Japanese rice wine, and two kinds of Shochu, a Japanese spirit made from sweet potatoes, were on offer to tempt the palate at a Matsuri, a Japanese style spring festival showcasing Japanese liquors and cuisine, in the capital.

Jayalalithaa revokes disciplinary action against Sasikala

March 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday revoked the disciplinary action initiated against her long time aide V.K. Sasikala, but reiterated that the action taken against her friend's relatives and close associates would continue.

14 Shiv Sena, BJP legislators in Maharashtra suspended for year

March 30, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A total of 14 opposition legislators - 13 of the Shiv Sena and one of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - were Friday suspended from the Maharashtra legislative assembly for a year after they stalled proceedings.

Tibetan youth who immolated himself cremated

March 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Dharamsala, March 30 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles gathered in this Himachal town Friday for the funeral of a man who immolated himself earlier this week in Delhi demanding freedom for Tibet.

Mewat tense after mob fury

March 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Mewat district of south Haryana after an angry mob Thursday evening torched two state transport buses and damaged other property to protest Haryana police high-handedness.

CID to probe Maharashtra legislators' 'fake signatures'

March 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra Legislative Council Thursday ordered a CID probe into allegations made by a Shiv Sena member claiming her signature had been forged on some papers.

Former DMK minister's brother murdered in Tiruchirapalli

March 29, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Businessman K.N. Ramajayam, the younger brother of former DMK minister K.N. Nehru, was found murdered Thursday near Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, police said.

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