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UN chief asks Gambia parties to observe restraint
United Nations, Dec 31 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday called on all parties in Gambia to exercise restraint and refrain from further violence after an attempt to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh was foiled Tuesday.
Five arrested from two Agra hotels
Agra, Dec 31 : Five people were arrested Wednesday night from two hotels here, police said.
Last-gasp winner from Dudu helps East Bengal win
Margao, Dec 31 : East Bengal left it late, a little too late but in the nick of time to deny 10-man Royal Wahingdoh a morale-boosting draw in a tightly fought Group A Hero Federation Cup match here at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Wednesday (December 31, 2014).
Russia plans to increase borrowings from reserve fund
Moscow, Dec 31 : The Russian government would ask for permission to increase borrowings from the reserve fund in 2015, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Wednesday.
Russia says NATO responsible for Afghan security situation
Moscow, Dec 31 : Russia said Wednesday NATO continues to bear responsibility for maintaining security in Afghanistan after it withdraws troops from the country.
Shailesh Nayak given additional charge of secretary, DoS
Chennai, Dec 31 : Shailesh Nayak, secretary, ministry of earth sciences, has been given the additional charge of the secretary of department of space (DoS). He will hold the additional charge of secretary of DoS for a period of one month effective from Jan 1, 2015, or until the new incumbent is ...
Wheelchair-bound couple get married in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 : Weddings are happy occasions, and even more unique if both the bride and the groom are on wheelchairs.
Delhi man held for killing property dealer
New Delhi, Dec 31 : A man has been arrested for allegedly killing a 73-year-old central Delhi-based property dealer to whom he owed some money, police said Wednesday.
PAHAL on LPG to cover entire country from Jan 1
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The direct benefit transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme - Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh (PAHAL) - which was re-launched in 54 districts Nov 15, will be started in the rest of the 622 districts of the country from Jan 1, 2015.
AirAsia crash: Seven bodies recovered so far
Jakarta, Dec 31 : Seven bodies have been recovered from the Java Sea site, where the crashed AirAsia flight is believed to have gone down, at the end of the search operations Wednesday.
Zimbabwe appoint Whatmore new coach, eye 2015 World Cup
Harare, Dec 31 : Newly appointed Zimbabwe national cricket team coach Dave Whatmore has said he is targeting the Super Eight stage of the 2015 World Cup, to be held in Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14.
The World That Was: Flashback 2014
By Supriyo Hazra, 31 December 2014: From a deadly disease spreading panic across the globe to a plane disappearing mysteriously and never been found, 2014 witnessed some of the major events. TWF correspondent Supriyo Hazra looks back
212 survivors from gutted Italian ferry join families
Rome, Dec 31 : A total of 212 people rescued from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic ferry landed at the port of Brindisi in southern Italy Tuesday night, Italy's navy said Wednesday.
Delhi's acid attack victim to undergo eye transplant
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The 30-year-old doctor who sustained burn injuries after acid was hurled at her at a crowded market here will undergo an eye transplant to save her from complete blindness, hospital authorities said Wednesday.
Omkar Goswami retires from Infosys
Mumbai/Bengaluru, Dec 31 : Global IT major Infosys said Wednesday that Omkar Goswami will retire from its board of directors effective Dec 31 in accordance with its retirement policy.
Hyundai clocks record domestic sales in 2014
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Wednesday reported a record domestic sales at over 4.10 lakh units in 2014 from 3.80 lakh units sold during 2013.
Omkar Goswami retires from Infosys Board of Directors
Bangalore, Dec 31 : Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation solutions, on Wednesday announced that in accordance with the retirement policy of the company's Board of Directors (Board), Omkar Goswami, Independent Director, will retire from the Board ...
Uttar Pradesh CM makes PK tax free in his state
Lucknow/Mumbai, Dec 31 : Amid several protests against Aamir Khan starrer PK, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday decided to exempt the movie from entertainment tax in his state.
AirAsia flight: Pilot says he saw bodies of victims 'holding hands'
Surabaya, Dec 30 : As the search operation to recover more bodies from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 continued on Wednesday, a pilot from the rescue team who discovered the flight's debris said the bodies that were recovered from the site were holding hands.
Nationwide monitoring of use of toilets will be launched from Jan: ...
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will launch a Nationwide Real Time Monitoring of use of toilets from January 2015.
2007 disappointment strengthened my resolve to win World Cup: Sachin ...
Dubai, Dec 31 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has said the disappointment of India's early exit from the 2007 World Cup strengthened his resolve to prove many of his detractors wrong.
Balachander donated talent to Tamil cinema: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Dec 31 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who paid tributes to his late mentor and veteran K. Balachander Wednesday, said the auteur donated talent to Tamil filmdom and that nobody can equal him.
Defence agents to be regularised by mid-February: Parrikar
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Changes in the Defence Procurement Procedure to regularise representatives from foreign defence firms will be done in another month and a half, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
70 crude bombs found in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 31 : At least 70 crude bombs were found and seized from two places in West Bengal's Birbhum district Wednesday, police said.
IS militants damage ancient citadel, shrines in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 31 : The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group damaged an ancient citadel and destroyed two shrines in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, an official from the provincial government said Wednesday.
Ready to thwart infiltration attempts by militants from Pak: GOC 15 ...
Sopore, Dec.31 : The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Indian Army's 15 Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, on Wednesday said the army is ready to thwart infiltration attempts by militants from the other side of the border.
20 crude bombs recovered in Birbhum
Birbhum (West Bengal), Dec. 31 : The West Bengal Police on Wednesday recovered 20 crude bombs from Sattar village of Parui area in Birbhum district.
Global performance artists to hit Kolkata Jan 23
Kolkata, Dec 31 : Over 20 performance artists from India and countries like Switzerland, Serbia and Japan will put up interactive and intriguing live acts and installations here as part of a festival beginning Jan 23.
PK' tax free in UP, Akhilesh says film a 'must watch'
Lucknow, Dec 31 : The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday announced that Aamir Khan's movie "PK" will be exempted from tax, as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said it was a "very nice" film.
I have never taken any money from anyone, says Gwyneth Paltrow
Washington, Dec 31 : Gwyneth Paltrow has recently admitted that she has earned everything on her own and has never taken any money from anyone.