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Nippon Life keen to hike stake in Reliance Life
Tokyo, Sep 3 : Nippon Life Insurance of Japan wants to hike its stake in its Indian joint venture Reliance Life Insurance to 49 percent from 26 percent, when India notifies the decision of higher foreign equity cap in the sector, a news report here said.
Sex hormones linked to sudden cardiac arrest
New York, Sep 3 : In what could lead to prevention of sudden cardiac arrest, a study led by an Indian-origin cardiologist has found that levels of sex hormones in the blood are linked to the heart rhythm disorder.
Charity rejects donations by people who saw nude photos
Sydney, Sep 3 : Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has rejected donations by Reddit users who tried to absolve themselves of the "sin" after having looked at hacked nude photos of Hollywood celebrities.
Canada joins NATO war game in Latvia
Ottawa, Sep 3 : Canada is participating in NATO's war game in Latvia, the Canadian Department of National Defence said.
BJP legislator shot at in Delhi, unhurt
New Delhi, Sep 3 : A Delhi BJP legislator Wednesday grappled an assailant who shot at him thrice. The bullets harmlessly whizzed past, police said.
Rain likely in Delhi Wednesday
New Delhi, Sep 3 : It was a pleasant Wednesday morning here with a minimum temperature of 26.1 degrees, average for this time of the season. The Met Office has forecast rain in the day.
PM Modi wraps up Japan visit, flies home
Tokyo, Sep 3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his five-day visit to Japan Wednesday and flew home. He is expected to arrive at New Delhi in the evening.
BJP legislator shot at in Delhi, unhurt
New Delhi, Sep 3 : A Delhi BJP MLA was called out of his home and thrice shot at Wednesday. The bullets whizzed past him and he escaped unhurt, the police said.
Markets hit record high
Mumbai, Sep 3 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday hit record high of 27,144.80 points, surpassing its previous high of 27,082.85 points Sep 2.
Indian-born scientist wins prestigious US award
Washington, Sep 3 : India-born scientist Dr Thomas John Colacot has won the American Chemical Society's ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, one of the top honours in the field.
Beheading of second journalist shocks US; White House in crisis mode
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Sep 3 : As the beheading of a second American journalist by the Islamic State (IS) terror group sent shock waves through the nation, US President Barack Obama authorised 350 additional troops be deployed to Iraq
1,000-year-old monastery to have Buddhist studies centre
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Sep 3 : Tabo, an ancient seat of Buddhist religion and culture in picturesque Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh in northern India, will now have an international learning centre.
10-day RSS conclave in Lucknow in October
Lucknow, Sep 3 : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold a 10-day conclave here in October, an official said Wednesday.
China's yuan weakens
Beijing, Sep 3 : The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, retreated 13 basis points to 6.1697 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said.
Miltos Yerolemou joins 'Star Wars Episode VII' cast
Los Angeles, Sep 3 : Miltos Yerolemou, who was seen as swordsman Syrio Forel in TV show "Game of Thrones", joins the cast of "Star Wars Episode VII".
No link between Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, DRC : WHO
Geneva, Sep 3 : The World Health Organisation Tuesday said the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is "a distinct and independent event", with no relationship to the epidemic in West Africa.
US warplanes drop leaflets on Iraqi city
Baghdad, Sep 3 : US warplanes Tuesday dropped thousands of leaflets on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, urging residents to keep clear of places occupied by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group that overran the city in June.
US CDC calls for global response against Ebola
Washington, Sep 3 : The head of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuesday warned of the risk that the Ebola outbreak could get out of control without a greater worldwide response.
Don't have a perfect body: Charlize Theron
Los Angeles, Sep 3 : Actress Charlize Theron says she doesn't have an ideal figure, but is happy with the way her body looks.
Mali mine blast kills four UN peacekeepers
Bamako, Sep 3 : Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 15 others injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in Mali Tuesday, security sources said.
Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne new faces of Burberry's latest fragrance
London, Sep 3 : Supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne have been roped in as the new faces of Burberry's latest fragrance.
Former Israeli PM on trial again for corruption
Jerusalem, Sep 3 : Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appeared before a Jerusalem court Tuesday after the state prosecution reopened a corruption case against him.
11 killed in Argentina van accident
Buenos Aires, Sep 3 : At least 11 people were killed Tuesday when a van carrying teachers collided with a truck in Argentina, police said.
Rebels seeking total independence from Ukraine
Kiev, Sep 3 : Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine urged Kiev Tuesday to recognise their independence and denied that peace proposals presented a day earlier in Minsk contemplated any plan to stay within Ukraine.
Diana Ross hosts 'barbecue' for son-daughter-in-law
Los Angeles, Sep 3 : Legendary singer Diana Ross hosted a "barbecue" for son Evan Ross and his wife Ashley Simpson.
Britney Spears spends $31,000 on pets
Los Angeles, Sep 3 : Singer Britney Spears' pets are living the life most humans would envy - she reportedly spent over $30,000 on her dogs.
UN says Gaza destruction 'unprecedented'
United Nations, Sep 3 : The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has caused "unprecedented" destruction, leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless, the UN said Tuesday, quoting the latest assessment after the ceasefire.
Over 7,200 killed in Syria in August
Cairo, Sep 3 : As many as 7,219 people have been killed in Syria in August as fierce fighting continued due to the three-year-old civil war in the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
US doctor tests positive for Ebola in Liberia
Washington, Sep 3 : An American missionary doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, his organisation SIM USA announced Tuesday.
Anastacia slams Kim Kardashian, Kanye West
Los Angeles, Sep 3 : Singer Anastacia slams reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West saying their need for attention is just so ill placed.