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Infra growth will give Chennai realty a push: Experts
Chennai, April 18 : The development of infrastructure projects like Metro rail and the economic upturn will have positive impact on the residential, office and commercial real estate segments here, said a senior official of Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL).
Five arrested in Australia for alleged terror plot
Melbourne, April 18 : Australian counter-terrorism police on Saturday arrested five men in Melbourne for an alleged terror plot.
Five civilians shot dead in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 18 : Five civilians were shot dead in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.
Happy with girl-next-door tag: Sri Divya
Chennai, April 18 : Actress Sri Divya, who has mostly featured in simple, girl-next-door roles in her career in southern cinema so far, says she doesn't mind the tag as it suits her personality.
One killed in security forces firing in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 18 : One person was killed on Saturday in security forces firing on protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said.
India's diplomacy gaining direction with BJP's 'five pillars
By Arul Louis, New York, April 18 : While India's diplomatic efforts are focused on furthering the national goal of eradicating poverty through economic development, they are gaining a clear direction with the "Five Pillars of Foreign Policy" enunciated by the Bharatiya Janata Party's National ...
Kolkata civic polls under way
Kolkata, April 18 : Polling for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation was under way on Saturday with over 18 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise in the first two hours, an official said.
Has Rahul Gandhi shot himself in the foot?
By Amulya Ganguli : Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi's case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings.
Modi reaches Delhi after three-nation tour
New Delhi, April 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Delhi on Saturday after a three-nation tour of France, Germany, and Canada.
Gas line explosion injures 11 in California
Sacramento, April 18 : At least 11 people were injured in a gas line explosion in the central California city of Fresno, media reported.
Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 18 : It was a sunny Saturday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.8 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season. The Met Office has forecast a warm day ahead.
Over 25,000 flee military operations in Iraq
United Nations, April 18 : Over 25,500 people have fled Iraq's Ramadi district due to the ongoing military operations launched on April 8, a UN spokesperson said.
State Bank of India commits itself to financial inclusion
Washington, April 18 : The World Bank Group and a broad coalition of partners, including the State Bank of India, have made commitments that will help promote financial inclusion and achieve universal financial access by the year 2020.
11 killed, 134 injured during Myanmar water festival
Yangon, April 18 : At least 11 people were killed and 134 injured during Myanmar's annual four-day Thingyan Water Festival which started earlier this week, sources said.
Former NBA star Marbury applying for Chinese green card
Beijing, April 18 : Former NBA star Stephon Marbury has applied for a Chinese "green card", or permanent residence permit.
As Yemen fighting surges, UN issues urgent appeal for country's ...
New York, Apr 18 : The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for over two hundred million dollars to help Yemen's civilians with critical aid amid the country's intensifying conflict, the Organization's humanitarian wing confirmed on Friday.
Dire human rights situation in Ukraine likely to deteriorate further: ...
New York, Apr 18 : The United Nations human rights office said on Friday that it is increasingly worried that the dire situation in parts of the east of Ukraine is likely to deteriorate further due to breaches of the ceasefire and violations of the Minsk Agreement.
UN mission condemns murderous attack on civilians in DR Congo town
New York, Apr 18 : The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has strongly condemned Wednesday's deadly attack on civilians in North Kivu province and expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims.
Doha: UN conference weighs efforts to combat cyber-crime
New York, Apr 18 : Efforts to tame the fast-growing cybercrime threat took centre stage at the United Nations Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar, as a diverse group of experts in the field urged strong partnerships between the public and private sectors to create a safer digital landscape.
Burundi: UN refugee agency warns surge in people fleeing pre-election ...
New York, Apr 18 : The number of Burundians seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surged in recent weeks following an uptick in pre-election violence and intimidation throughout the African nation, a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
UNICEF urges Australia, Cambodia to protect rights of child refugees ...
New York, Apr 18 : The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) raised concerns on Friday regarding reported decisions by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.
Washington: Ban says, last mile of Ebola struggle may be most ...
New York, Apr 18 : While there has been important progress over recent months, the Ebola epidemic remains a pressing challenge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, stressing that on the road to eradicating the scourge the "last mile" may be the toughest.
Spate of deadly xenophobic violence in South Africa draws UN concern
New York, Apr 18 : The United Nations refugee agency has on Friday welcomed efforts by South Africa's Government to contain a recent wave of xenophobic violence that has accounted for the deaths of six people in the past three weeks in South Africa.
UN officials condemn murders of politician, journalist in Ukraine
New York, Apr 18 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over recent reports regarding the killing of prominent political and media figures in Ukraine.
Syria: UN appeals for $30 million for besieged civilians in Yarmouk ...
New York, Apr 18 : The United Nations agency tasked with the ensuring the well-being of Palestinian refugees is appealing for $30 million to carry out life-sustaining assistance to 18,000 civilians from besieged Yarmouk refugee camp, including 3,500 children.
Public, private sectors essential for progress on climate change: UN ...
New York, Apr 18 : United Nations Secretary-General, in his remarks to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting on climate change in Washington D.C., said that collaboration and bold leadership from both the private and public sectors is needed to progress on climate change at ...
Accurate and timely data vital to post-2015 agenda: UN Assembly ...
New York, Apr 18 : At an event on Friday where participants discussed the importance of the data revolution to sustainable development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed the importance of data to negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and on financing for ...
Ban appoints Director of UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research ...
New York, Apr 18 : The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Cindy Smith of the United States as Director of the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.
Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians
Mumbai, Apr 17 : Chennai Super Kings stormed past Mumbai Indians to achieve the target of 184 in 16.4 overs with 6 wickets in hand at an Indian Premier League match here at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.
Commodity-wise freight revenue earnings of Railways goes up by 12.67 ...
New Delhi, Apr 17 : The Indian Railways on Friday said it has generated Rs. 105312.09 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during the financial year 2014-15.