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Assam: Nine militants nabbed
Guwahati, Mar 25 : Security forces on Monday apprehended nine militants from various outfit groups in Assam, officials said.
First images released from newest earth satellite
Washington, Mar 22 : NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11.
Why I love to listen to music through my nostrils (The Funny Side)
By Nury Vittachi : There's a scene in one of the Lord of the Rings movies when Bilbo Baggins blows a perfect smoke ring. "Your grandfather used to do that," I told the kids. My daughter's eyes widened: "He stole a magic ring from Gollum?" After a moment's thought, I nodded. Kids need to learn to ...
Telescope captures first light of universe
Paris, March 22 : The Planck space telescope has captured an image of the residual glow from the Big Bang, the European Space Agency reported Thursday.
Biden demands courage from US Congress on gun control
New York, March 22 : US Vice President Joe Biden Thursday demanded "courage" from Congress in approving gun control measures that would include a ban on assault rifles.
UP: Suspected terrorist arrested
New Delhi/Gorakhpur, Mar 22 : The Delhi Police on Friday said they have arrested a suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh.
Apex court wants 'well strategised' Coast Guard
New Delhi, March 21 : Batting for a well "strategised Coast Guards" to guard the country's coastline, the Supreme Court Thursday said the three-layer security system involving the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and custom officials had failed to live up to task and prevent the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.
Mining companies owe Rs.220 crore permit fee to Chhattisgarh
Raipur, March 21 : A total of Rs.220.9 crore permit fee for transportation of minerals is outstanding to the Chhattisgarh government from the 10 companies operating in the state, the assembly was told Thursday.
Custom officials' role in 1993 blasts devastating, says SC
New Delhi, March 21 : In a scathing indictment of custom officials of all levels, the Supreme Court Thursday said that but for their complicity, the perpetrators of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts would not have been able to smuggle the weapons under their conspiracy to bomb the city.
ULFA founder to return soon: Sources
Guwahati, Mar 21 : The Union government is hoping peace talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will reach a new level as the outfit's founder general secretary Anup Chetia is expected to return.
Sanjay Dutt gets 5 year in jail
New Delhi, Mar 21 : The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced for five years Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case on charges of illegal arms possession linked to the terror attack, invoking sad reactions from the film industry which even now rides on the 53-year-old for ...
Pakistan not preventing terror attacks from its territory: Supreme ...
New Delhi, March 21 : Noting there was a Pakistani hand in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, the Supreme Court Thursday said the neighbouring country was violating its international commitment to prevent terrorist attacks emanating from its territory and inflicting injuries to other states.
Committed to freedom of expression: Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said the government is committed to freedom of expression.
Somdev in second round of Miami Masters
Miami, March 21 : India's Somdev Devvarman came back from a set down to make his way to the second round of the ATP Miami Masters tennis tournament here.
Unique Lath Maar Holi draws crowds to Braj Mandal
Barsana (Mathura district) March 21 : Hundreds of pilgrims from many parts of India and some foreigners joined together Thursday to celebrate the famous Lath Maar Holi at Barsana, regarded as the birthplace of Radha, playmate of Sri Krishna, in Hindu mythology.
Mauritius seeks IT investments from India
Kolkata, March 21 : Mauritius Thursday sought investments from Indian information technology (IT) companies, promising them special benefits.
Sri Lanka group threatens attacks on Indians
New Delhi, March 21 : A Sri Lankan group has threatened tit-for-tat attacks on Indians from Tamil Nadu after two Buddhist monks were targeted in the Indian state.
'Verratti too expensive for Italian clubs'
Rome, March 21 : Few Italian football clubs have the resources to buy Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain, the player's agent said.
BJP walkout in Himachal assembly over budget reply
Shimla, March 21 : The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday staged a walkout from the Himachal Pradesh assembly, expressing dissatisfaction over the chief minister's reply to a discussion on the state budget for 2013-14.
Dragonair offers additional capacity on flights
Kolkata, Mar 21 : Dragonair on Thursday announced it will operate its 4 non-stop flights from Kolkata to Hong Kong using a larger Airbus A330 aircraft from May 15 until June 10.
10th Business of Fashion Yearbook released
Mumbai, Mar 21 : The Images Group on Thursday released the 10th edition of the Business of Fashion Yearbook (IYB) during the India Fashion Forum which is being held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon Park from Mar 20-23.
India's software/services market growing
Kolkata, Mar 21 : India's share in world software/services market in 2011-12 is estimated to have gone up to 9 per cent from 7.8 per cent in 2010-11, according to the data compiled by the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC).
High courts in Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya
Agartala, March 21 : Three separate high courts in northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya will start functioning from next week, an official said Thursday.
Andhra breaks jinx, looks to attract more auto majors
By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, March 21 : Japanese auto giant Isuzu's agreement to set up a manufacturing plant has finally brought some cheer to Andhra Pradesh, desperately looking for carmakers for nearly two decades, most of whom have set up shop in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
Why no Casamigos in Juba, Mr. Clooney! (Postcard from Juba)
By Rohit Bansal, Juba (South Sudan), March 21 : Two months ago, megastar George Clooney uncorked a signature tequila whose money will fund his pet project for South Sudan. "Casamigos" is the name he and co-investor Rande Gerber gave it, before launching a risque advert where Clooney was caught ...
Mika to judge Idea Rocks India
Mumbai, Mar 21 : Leading telecom brand Idea has announced the launch of the 5th edition of its popular series, Idea Rocks India (IRI), in a new avatar and on a larger scale.
Alstom concludes contract with BHEL
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Alstom, a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, has been awarded a contract worth approximately Euro85 million (USD 115 million) by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an Indian state-owned integrated power plant ...
Sanjay Dutt's jail shocks Bollywood
New Delhi, Mar 21 : The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced for five years Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, evoking reactions from Bollywood fraternity.
NASA begins new season of Arctic ice science flights
Washington, Mar 21 : NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed on Wednesday.
African States seek support to combat piracy in Gulf of Guinea
New York, Mar 21 : Representatives from three African sub-regional organizations focused on ways to cooperate to eliminate piracy in the Gulf of Guinea during a United Nations-backed meeting held this week in Cotonou, Benin.