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  • newManny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94
    Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Cafş Wha?, has died. Roth, who gave early breaks to such future superstars as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen, died July 25 at...
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:21am -
  • newOpposition not allowed to raise issues, says Stalin
    The tradition of Chief Ministers according respect to leaders of the Opposition parties during debates in the Assembly has been given a short shrift by the AIADMK government, DMK treasurer M.K. St...
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:18am -
  • new100, and counting
    Madras has always had a deep relationship with higher education. It has sown the seeds for institutions of repute that impart learning to students; these institutions are still standing tall,...
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  • newArmy Chief warns Pakistan on beheading-like incident
    In a terse message to Pakistan, India’s new Army Chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday said the response to any provocation by Pakistani rangers as in the past-- beheading of Indian soldier or i...
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:04am -
  • newOn anniversary, PLA battles graft problem
    When investigators turned up at the gates of a sprawling mansion in a village in Henan in central China before an anti-corruption raid, they brought along two heavy-haul trucks to carry out the co...
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:00am -
  • newFishermen firm on ‘sail to Katchatheevu’
    To protest against Centre’s ‘inaction’ in securing confiscated boats
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:56am -
  • newKrishna water to arrive in a few days
    A thirsty city staring at water shortage can heave a sigh of relief as the much-anticipated Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh is finally on its way to Chennai. Water released from the Kanda...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:52am -
  • new‘Nehru-Gandhi legacy facing its biggest crisis’
    In an interview with Varghese K. George and Suhasini Haidar, Mr. Singh explains the context of his book.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:52am -
  • newDon’t know whether Sonia wanted to be PM or not: Natwar
    Adding a twist to his account of the circumstances that led Congress president Sonia Gandhi to turn down the post of Prime Minister in May 2004, her estranged friend and former party colleague Na...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:52am -
  • newMore small bus routes likely for the south
    Rapidly expanding areas of the city may be preferred for the 100 new services
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:51am -
  • newIndia women hockey team finishes fifth
    India finished fifth for a second time running, defeating Scotland 2-1 in the women’s hockey classification match here on Friday.All the goals came in the second half. The match began with...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:49am -
  • newSharath Kamal on course in singles; in doubles final with Amalraj
    Also teams up with Anthony Amalraj to enter the gold medal match
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:48am -
  • newPolice seek footage of Arundhati’s speech
    She was accused of denigrating Gandhiji
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:47am -
  • newGMR to sign pact for power project in Nepal
    Much-delayed pact will come through during Modi’s visit tomorrow
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:44am -
  • newA-G to suggest steps to evolve justice delivery
    Pace of criminal justice system saddens CJI
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:43am -
  • newYellur issue: Supreme Court voices concern
    Decades’ old boundary tensions between Maharashtra and Karnataka touched a peak last week
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:41am -
  • newKashyap and Sindhu enter semifinals with ease
    Indian medal hopes P. Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu made their way into the men’s and women’s singles semifinals without facing much trouble in the badminton event here on Friday.Pitted against N...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:41am -
  • newSeema Punia takes discus silver
    Seema Punia gave India a second track and field medal by clinching the silver in women’s discus throw of the athletic events of the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.The Indian had a season...
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  • newTaslima should get permanent residency, says Katju
    "There is nothing in it (Lajja) against Islam."
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:38am -
  • newBeing too defensive costs Pinki dear
    Pinki Rani, her usual aggression missing, was a pale shadow of herself as she lost to Michaela Walsh of Northern Ireland in the semifinals of the women’s 48-51kg flyweight category on Friday....
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  • newMaxis appeals to Jaitley to accord it fair treatment
    Arbitral Tribunal rejected Sivasankaran’s claim on breach of obligations
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:35am -
  • newModel to undergo polygraph test
    A Mumbai-based model who lodged a case of sexual harassment against the Deputy Inspector-General of police Sunil Paraskar has given her consent to undergo a polygraph test.A senior police of...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:31am -
  • newAnderson and Jadeja declared not guilty
    The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis A.M. declared that England’s James Anderson and India’s Ravindra Jadeja were not guilty of breaching the ICC’s Code of...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:31am -
  • newCongress protests over Pune landslide
    The Congress on Friday raised slogans in the Lok Sabha after they were not allowed to seek a clarification on the relief offered by the Centre following the Pune landslide. Shortly after Uni...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:29am -
  • newAll Indian nationals told to return from Libya
    India has made arrangements to fly out 58 nurses from Libya and has asked all its nationals to consider returning home since the condition in the country has “deteriorated.” On Friday, Mini...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:27am -
  • newAnisa geared up for hectic season ahead
    Defending champion Anisa Sayyed may have swapped her Commonwealth Games gold for silver with compatriot Rahi Sarnobat this time around but that has not affected the 33-year-old’s enthusiasm.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:27am -
  • newFear grips villages near Malin
    Lull over Bhimashankar hills as villagers struggle to reconcile themselves to tragedy
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:26am -
  • newNatasha to fight it out with Peangtarn
    The fourth-seeded Natasha Palha recovered from the brink of defeat to get past the former Asian junior champion Snehadevi Reddy 5-7, 6-4, 4-1 (retired) in the semifinal of the $10,000 ITF women’s t...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:24am -
  • newDipa reaps the reward of hard work
    At a time when Indian gymnastics is fighting a war within itself, 20-year-old Dipa Karmakar’s bronze medal winning feat at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has put things in perspective.Fo...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:22am -
  • newChange in TN Ranji captaincy likely
    Tamil Nadu, in all probability, will have a new skipper in the Ranji Trophy competition this season. The State team failed to qualify from its group last season.L. Balaji has been a lion-he...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:20am -
  • newLoss leaves India saddled with headaches
    The young team needs to embrace traits of the Lord’s triumph to find its mojo
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:18am -
  • newMPs claim far lower campaign expenses than legal limit
    Despite pushing for and getting the ceiling on election expenditure raised, MPs continue to declare election expenses far below the amount they are legally allowed.On an average, winning can...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:11am -
  • newContradictory claims on grant of permission
    Even as J&K senior officials claimed on Friday that the authorities had neither issued nor cancelled the permission to the controversial Kousar Nag yatra, documents accessed and obtained by
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:09am -
  • newCentre offers extra security for Kousar Nag yatra
    Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to review its decision to not allow Kashmiri Pandits to undertake the annual pilgrimage to Kasuar Nag and ensure that...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:09am -
  • newSeparatists close ranks to resist yatra
    Usually divided on various issues, Kashmir’s separatist leaders on Friday joined hands to put up sustained resistance to a Kashmiri Pandit group’s efforts to start a fresh yatra to the valley’s Ko...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:08am -
  • newAn ancient haven for refugees sees signs of strain
    A Syrian boy stood on a white stool under a giant Turkish flag in Taksim Square, selling cold water one hot evening last week. His sales efforts went mostly unnoticed, until a Turkish teenager appr...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:08am -
  • newUproar in Parliament over UPSC row
    Parliament witnessed uproarious scenes on the UPSC examination row on Friday with the entire Opposition walking out of the Rajya Sabha and a member of the Lok Sabha tearing up a paper and throwing...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:05am -
  • newRampant militarisation of state apparatus
    Sri Lankan army is reluctant to recover from its victory hangover, not realising that the resulting anxiety among its people threatens the relief that came at the end of the civil war
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:05am -
  • newSelect panel must study Insurance Bill: Opposition
    The fate of the controversial Insurance Bill hangs in the balance with nine Opposition parties, including the Congress, giving a joint notice on Friday in the Rajya Sabha for referring the Bill to...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:03am -
  • newWTO: India to push for permanent peace clause
    Hours after the deadline of July 31 passed after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) failed to agree on global customs rules due to Indian opposition, senior officials said here on Friday&nbsp...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:02am -
  • newAt WTO, India wanted permanent solution
    India does not agree with the “spin” being given by some Western countries as well as the observation by World Trade Organisation Director-General Roberto Azevedo that there will be “significant c...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:01am -
  • newArea under Kharif crops comes down
    The area under kharif crops is lower by 114.2 lakh hectares owing to the delayed and erratic south-west monsoon. The cumulative rainfall in the country till July 30 was 23 per cent below the long...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:00am -
  • newSpiceJet resumes flights to Kabul
    SpiceJet will resume its service connecting Delhi and Kabul from Saturday. The service was suspended from July 18 after repeated rocket attacks on the Kabul airport.SpiceJet officials said...
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:00am -
  • newHow top leaders spent poll money
    The Hindu does an analysis of poll expenditure statements
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:55am -
  • newSBI smart card for Metro commuters
    The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has given an in-principle approval for the State Bank of India’s proposal for using its credit or debit cards by commuters in Metro Rail stations. The...
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:48am -
  • newDamage already done, says Jayalalithaa
    Sri Lankan Minister Web post critical of Tamil Nadu fishermen
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:47am -
  • newBlue cloth over their conscience
    Despite abuses from the Israeli government, the U.S. political class is fully supportive of its acts in Gaza
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:44am -
  • newAddress food security concerns: Modi
    As the trade talks collapsed in Geneva, Mr. Modi emphasised that developed countries needed to understand the challenges of poverty
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:42am -
  • newBt moment

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  • newInteresting facts
    Former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh’s soon to be released book One Life is not Enough: An Autobiography could fly off the shelves, if the stunning revelations contained in it o...
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:24am -
  • newInsightful analysis
    The series on rape was insightful. The important analysis brought to light the extent to which caste and religion are responsible in turning a young couple’s marriage into a devastating experience...
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:23am -
  • newDisturbing
    The editorial “Irrational prejudice” (Aug. 1) made disturbing readin...
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:23am -
  • newKumbakonam tragedy
    This refers to the editorial “Closure to a tragic episode” (Aug. 1). The verd...
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:23am -
  • newA new template for India-Nepal ties
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely indicate that India stands ready to substantially augment its development partnership with Nepal without dictating its destination or determining its degree. His visit will set the tone for a significantly upgraded relationship
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:12am -
  • newPrisoner uses cellphone to keep tabs on ‘trainee’
    A 23-year-old rowdy-sheeter, lodged in the Central prison at Parappana Agrahara on the charge of double murder, is now under the scanner after one of his ‘trainees’ was caught in connection with a...
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:55am -
  • newReligion, culture and values
    Dinanath Batra seems to be a man with a mission: he is in a hurry to “Indiani...
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:54am -
  • newLokayukta registers case, examines records at tahsildar’s office
    The irregularities came to light during checks by the Commissioner of Survey Settlement and Land Records a few months ago
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:54am -
  • newThis is an exciting victory: Vikas Gowda
    Bangalorean won a gold at the Commonwealth Games in the discuss throw event
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:49am -
  • newAlert gangmen save 800 lives on Mysore-Bangalore train
    Alert gangmen averted a probable train accident on Friday morning with the timely detection of a major crack on the Mysore-Bangalore railway track. At stake were the lives of 800 passengers on the...
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:48am -
  • newBescom to resolve complaints in 5 minutes
    ...once Distribution Automation System becomes operational in 2015
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:47am -

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  • newCeasefire crumbles Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

    Ceasefire crumbles Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

    Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered ceasefire
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:52am -
  • newTension in Kashmir over Kausar Nag yatra

    Tension in Kashmir over Kausar Nag yatra

    Kashmir remained tense on Friday following separatists call for postFriday prayers protests against the Kausar Yatra which the state government halted on Thursday from the Aharbal route in the valley
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:37am -
  • newNepal PM sees an opportunity in Modis visit stresses trust building

    Nepal PM sees an opportunity in Modis visit stresses trust building

    Asserting that there had been gaps on Indias side in dealing with neighbours Nepals Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said PM Narendra Modis visit to Nepal from Sunday offers an opportunity to rebuild trust
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:20am -
  • newKatju never wrote to me that justice Kumar was corrupt RC Lahoti

    Katju never wrote to me that justice Kumar was corrupt RC Lahoti

    Former chief justice of India RC Lahoti has refuted exSupreme Court judge Markandey Katjus accusations that he gave in to pressure from the UPA 1 government to allow a tainted Madras HC judge to continue in office
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:07am -
  • newDelhi Tomatoes to stay pricey till monthend

    Delhi Tomatoes to stay pricey till monthend

    From Rs 10 per kilogram two months ago tomatoes have been selling at Rs 80 a kilo and above in the past few days despite Delhi government insisting on July 20 that theres no shortage and supply is better than last year Traders say that the vegetable may become affordable again only after a month
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:02am -
  • newPM Modi begins twoday Nepal visit on Sunday

    PM Modi begins twoday Nepal visit on Sunday

    Continuing with its neighboursfirst foreign policy approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on Sunday for a twoday visit with a strong political message of friendship
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:36am -
  • newApex court tells govt to fasttrack criminal cases

    Apex court tells govt to fasttrack criminal cases

    The Supreme Court Friday asked the government to fasttrack the criminal justice system in India for ensuring good governance and gave it four weeks time to come out with a comprehensive framework on how the task could be achieved
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:27am -
  • newModi urges states to make provisions for selfcertification

    Modi urges states to make provisions for selfcertification

    In a move to simplify processes and bridge governance deficit Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday put his weight behind an initiative to encourage departments to accept selfcertified documents rather than insisting that citizens file affidavits
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:18am -
  • newInsurance Act Modi govts first acid test in RS

    Insurance Act Modi govts first acid test in RS

    The Narendra Modi government will face its first acid test on Rajya Sabha floor management on Monday when the insurance Act amendment bill comes up in the House
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:54pm -
  • newCSAT row Examination may be held as scheduled

    CSAT row Examination may be held as scheduled

    The CSAT row may continue as Arvind Varma committee report is learnt to have backed UPSCs contention that it is too late now to postpone the examination scheduled for August 24
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:22pm -
  • newJK Cong picks deceased to select poll candidates

    JK Cong picks deceased to select poll candidates

    A redfaced Congress had to revise its screening committee for the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections after being informed about the recent death of one of the five leadersnbsp tasked with the onerous responsibility of selecting candidates
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:15pm -
  • newMangalyaan on track no path correction in August

    Mangalyaan on track no path correction in August

    There will be no correction manoeuvre on Mangalyaan in August and the spacecraft is on track Indian Space Research Organisation has said
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:55pm -
  • newBelgaum Newborn baby stolen act caught on CCTV

    Belgaum Newborn baby stolen act caught on CCTV

    In an audacious act caught on CCTV a woman has stolen a newborn baby after entering the labour room at a well known hospital in Belgaum
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:58pm -
  • newNot afraid of Israeli assault Gaza people say war must go on

    Not afraid of Israeli assault Gaza people say war must go on

    After bombardment gutted his home in central Gaza Nidal alKhaldi says he has nothing left to lose and will support the resistance against Israel even if it means more vicious fighting
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:47pm -
  • newWTO deal not dead can sign in Sept if concerns addressed saysnbspIndia

    WTO deal not dead can sign in Sept if concerns addressed saysnbspIndia

    India is willing to sign a global trade deal which it has torpedoed if other WTO members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food senior officials in New Delhi said on Friday Why India stood firm at WTO trade talks
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:12pm -
  • newICC lets Anderson off Jadeja fine also revoked

    ICC lets Anderson off Jadeja fine also revoked

    Englands James Anderson and Indias Ravindra Jadeja were both found not guilty on Friday of breaching the ICCs code of conduct the global governing body announced in a statement
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:54pm -
  • new58 Indian nurses in Libya on way back home Govt

    58 Indian nurses in Libya on way back home Govt

    Fiftyeight Indian nurses from Libya are on their way back home the government said on Friday while making a fresh appeal to all Indians in the strifetorn African nation to leave in view of the deterioration in situation
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:22pm -
  • newJailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel deal

    Jailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel deal

    The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to use Tihar jails conference room for 10 working days for talks with potential buyers of his three luxury hotels in New York and London
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:02pm -
  • newWhy India stood firm at WTO trade talks whats next

    Why India stood firm at WTO trade talks whats next

    India withstood mounting pressure to ratify a trade pact from the developed countries which blamed Indias hard bargain strategy for the eventual collapse of the talks Indias refusal to sign pact sends wrong signal Kerry
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:56pm -
  • newIndias WTO stand The fight is for countrys hungry millions

    Indias WTO stand The fight is for countrys hungry millions

    India has come under attack for ditching a pact to facilitate global trade but New Delhi is far from playing partypooper having taken a stand to provide a modicum of decent life to its poor who still often go hungry Vote Are Western powers armtwisting India
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:27pm -
  • newSri Lanka offers apology over Modi Jaya article

    Sri Lanka offers apology over Modi Jaya article

    Sri Lanka tendered an unqualified apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday after an article posted on its defence ministry website triggered a furore in India
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:16pm -
  • newUS court ruling on Bhopal tragedy disappoints many

    US court ruling on Bhopal tragedy disappoints many

    Several NGOs working for survivors of 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster have expressed dismay over a New York courts decision that Union Carbide Corporation cant be sued for contamination
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:12pm -
  • newFast track criminal justice system suggests SC

    Fast track criminal justice system suggests SC

    The Supreme Court on Friday told the central government to take steps to fasttrack criminal justice system so that cases can be decided expeditiously instead of lingering for years
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 4:10pm -
  • newSL govt website article says Jaya hampering ties

    SL govt website article says Jaya hampering ties

    An article on the Sri Lankan defence ministrys official website alleges that Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is destroying the strong ties between Sri Lanka and India
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:47pm -
  • newAnatomy of the CSAT controversy who wants what

    Anatomy of the CSAT controversy who wants what

    Protesters claim the second paper of the CSAT which tests logical reasoning analytical ability basic numeracy and English language comprehension puts rural students and those from nonEnglish medium schools at a disadvantage
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:29pm -

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  • newPM Narendra Modi highlights trade opportunities
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his appreciation for US President Barack Obama’s thoughtful and detailed letter which conveys that Mr Obama “attaches great priority to relations with India,” and that he is looking forward to a “productive and fruitful” summit in Washington in September to set an ambitious new agenda.He also asked both sides to prepare for “concrete outcomes” during the Summit that he will have with Mr Obama in September in order to “take the relationship t…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newBaby’s cries saved Malin family
    Though the catastrophe at Malin brought bitter memories for many, the Limbhe family was among the lucky ones who survived the landslide and were removed from the mud slush on the first day. Manohar (55), wife Tanubai (40), relative Meena (30), daughter-in-law Pramila (25) and her baby Rudra (3 months) were admitted to a rural hospital in Manchar for minor injuries. The first three of the family were recovered from the site. Manohar received a fracture, but the baby’s survival was a miracle, as…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • new66 bodies found, 100 still feared trapped

    66 bodies found, 100 still feared trapped

    Chandrakant Zanjare, who said he lost 13 family members to the landslide, cries near the site where his house stood — APWind accompanying heavy rains made the presence of decomposing bodies felt at Malin hamlet on the third day of the landslide disaster. Till evening 66 bodies were recovered and 100 were feared trapped.Even NDRF chief Shailendra Awasthi admitted that the rescue operation was reasonably tough, as the terrain and weather condition were not favourable. The operation will go on…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newAbu Salem plea against conviction rejected
    The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal of underworld don Abu Salem challenging his conviction and seven-year jail term for possessing fake passport.A bench of justices F.M.I. Kalifulla and S.K. Singh rejected the appeal filed by Salem in which he contended that he was wrongly convicted. Salem, 46, was convicted and awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment by a special CBI court in Hyderabad in a fake passport case in 2013. He was held guilty under different sections of Indian Penal Co…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newSeparatist leaders in house arrest ahead of protests
    A group of Kashmiri pandit activists submitted a memorandum to the home minister against the state govt’s decision of not allowing them to relocate to the lake using Aharbal routeThe police in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday detained or placed under house arrest several separatist leaders ahead of planned protests against the government’s allowing a Hindu pilgrimage to the high-altitude glacial lake of Kounsar Nag in southern Kulgam district.Meanwhile, a group of Kashmiri Pandit activists on…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • new58 nurses head home from Libya
    As 58 India nurses head home from strife-torn Libya, India has once again called upon its nationals to return home in view of the deteriorating security situation in the north African country. The government is busy making arrangements to execute a large-scale evacuation effort from Libya in case it is needed. The government is making arrangements for a special flight as well as a ferry and is also taking other steps to evacuate those who wish to return. “We are reiterating our view that all…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • new‘Centre must fast-track justice delivery system’
    The top court also directed the Centre to improve judicial infrastructureLamenting that the slow pace of the country’s criminal justice system is not a good sign for democracy and good governance, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to come up with a proposal within a month to fast-track the process justice delivery system. The top court also directed the Centre to improve judicial infrastructure.A bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said that the solution of the problem do…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newGen. Dalbir Singh Suhag warns Pakistan on beheading

    Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag warns Pakistan on beheading

    New Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and his wife in New Delhi on Friday. — Pritam BandyopadhyayIn what is being seen as a stern warning to the Pakistan Army, new Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday said the Indian Army’s response to any incident such as the beheading incident in January, 2013, of an Indian soldier at the LoC would be “intense and immediate”.“I can tell you that our response to any such act will be more than adequate in future. It will be intens…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • new23 year old gangraped in Jaipur
    A 23-year old girl from Kolkata who had come to Jaipur in search of work alleged to have been raped by four persons when she was about to leave her hotel for Ajmer.The police has arrested two accused after the victim lodged an first information report against four persons on Thursday. Of the two accused one lives in the same vicinity where the victim had been staying in a hotel while the other one is from Kotputali a town about 130 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Delhi national highway. Two other ac…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newGovernment hints at delay in bringing judicial bill
    Union law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha on Friday that a proposal to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of the Supreme Court and high courts requires “further consideration”. The government also indicated that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future.Referring to the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill moved by the erstwhile UPA government, Mr Prasad said the bill had la…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:00am -

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  • newMalin tragedy: Heavy rain hampering recovery of bodies - Times of India

    Malin tragedy: Heavy rain hampering recovery of bodies - Times of India

    NDTVMalin tragedy: Heavy rain hampering recovery of bodiesTimes of IndiaPUNE: Despite the best efforts of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the removal of all bodies at the site of the landslide in Malin village is likely to take at least three or four more days. The NDRF personnel, who are working round-the-clock at the ...The village devastated by a deadly landslide in IndiaBBC NewsPune landslide toll 62, hope of finding more survivors fadesEconomic TimesDeath toll rises to 60 in l…
    - 23 mins ago, 2 Aug 14, 4:06am -
  • newWhy only MPs? Why not fast-track all criminal trials, Supreme Court asks - Times of India

    Why only MPs? Why not fast-track all criminal trials, Supreme Court asks - Times of India

    Times of IndiaWhy only MPs? Why not fast-track all criminal trials, Supreme Court asksTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: In a critical response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion for fast-tracking trials in criminal cases against MPs, the Supreme Court on Friday said good governance needed an efficient criminal justice delivery system and not picking up ...Don't fast-track only MPs' cases, says SCCalcutta TelegraphAG to suggest steps to evolve justice deliveryThe HinduApex court tells govt to f…
    - 23 mins ago, 2 Aug 14, 4:06am -
  • newSri Lanka apologizes to Modi, Jaya over 'letter' post on its defence website - Times of India

    Sri Lanka apologizes to Modi, Jaya over 'letter' post on its defence website - Times of India

    Economic TimesSri Lanka apologizes to Modi, Jaya over 'letter' post on its defence websiteTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: Sri Lanka on Friday apologized to Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa for an article which appeared on its defence ministry website, describing the latter's communications to the PM over the fishermen issue as "love letters".Lanka apology after 'love letter' rowCalcutta TelegraphAfter Sri Lankan net affront, angry J Jayalalithaa writes to Narendra ModiEconomic TimesSri Lank…
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  • newModi first reform push, Insurance bill, may get pushed into backburner - Times of India

    Modi first reform push, Insurance bill, may get pushed into backburner - Times of India

    Times of IndiaModi first reform push, Insurance bill, may get pushed into backburnerTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: The passage of the Insurance Amendment Bill in this session looked distinctly uncertain on Monday with the Congress joining a determined move by the Trinamool and Left to thwart the passage of the contentious legislation by getting it referred ...Insurance hopes rest on Opposition splitCalcutta TelegraphSelect panel must study Insurance Bill: OppositionThe HinduInsurance Act: Modi govt's…
    - 44 mins ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:45am -
  • newWTO deal: India blames use of a comma for creating ambiguity - Economic Times

    WTO deal: India blames use of a comma for creating ambiguity - Economic Times

    Economic TimesWTO deal: India blames use of a comma for creating ambiguityEconomic TimesNEW DELHI Under attack for its tough stand at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Geneva that led to the collapse of the talks about a global trade deal on Thursday, some officials sought to justify its position by blaming the use of a comma as ...WTO fails to reach trade facilitation agreementBusiness StandardWhy India stood firm at WTO trade talks, what's nextHindustan TimesAt WTO, India wanted p…
    - 44 mins ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:45am -
  • newModi drives WTO bargain with Kerry - Calcutta Telegraph

    Modi drives WTO bargain with Kerry - Calcutta Telegraph

    Calcutta TelegraphModi drives WTO bargain with KerryCalcutta TelegraphNew Delhi, Aug. 1: The US for the first time today hinted at willingness to speed up WTO negotiations on food security to “unblock” New Delhi's opposition to a key trade pact, after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and secretary of state John ...India's refusal to sign global trade pact sends confusing signal, Kerry tells ModiHindustan TimesPM raises India's trade concerns with USChandigarh TribuneDIPLOMATIC…
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:10am -
  • newMPs claim far lower campaign expenses than legal limit - The Hindu
    MPs claim far lower campaign expenses than legal limitThe HinduDespite pushing for and getting the ceiling on election expenditure raised, MPs continue to declare election expenses far below the amount they are legally allowed. On an average, winning candidates in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election claimed ...and more »
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:12am -
  • newContradictory claims on grant of permission - The Hindu

    Contradictory claims on grant of permission - The Hindu

    The HinduContradictory claims on grant of permissionThe HinduEven as J&K senior officials claimed on Friday that the authorities had neither issued nor cancelled the permission to the controversial Kousar Nag yatra, documents accessed and obtained by The Hindu made it clear that the Deputy Commissioner of Kulgam ...Protests, clashes in Srinagar, Shopian, SoporeGreaterKashmir.comAmid tension, yatra via Reasi concludesKashmir ReaderBehind the Kousar Nag YatraRising Kashmirall 79 news articles »
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:09am -
  • newSonia, Rahul Gandhi rule Congress; no number two or three in party: Natwar Singh - Zee News

    Sonia, Rahul Gandhi rule Congress; no number two or three in party: Natwar Singh - Zee News

    Times of IndiaSonia, Rahul Gandhi rule Congress; no number two or three in party: Natwar SinghZee NewsNew Delhi: Former external affairs minister and a staunch Congress supporter Natwar Singh on Friday put a stamp over the much talked about 'dynastic rule' in the Congress party by saying that there is no 'number one, two or three' in the grand old party as ...Sonia was hostile to Narasimha Rao: Natwar bookFirstpostInteresting factsThe HinduSonia, Rahul Should Take a 2 Year Break: Ex- CWC Member…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:14am -
  • newSC rejects Abu Salem plea in fake passport case - Times of India
    SC rejects Abu Salem plea in fake passport caseTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea by underworld don Abu Salem, challenging his conviction in a fake passport case by a special court in 2013 and seven year rigorous imprisonment sentence imposed on him. A bench of Justice ...and more »
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:42pm -

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  • newWTO fails to reach trade facilitation agreement
    Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) Negotiations at the World Trade Organisation(WTO) has failed to agree on the implementation of the trade facilitation agreement as the deadline of July 31 passed. The agreement, a global reform of customs procedures, aimed to improve efficiency of trades across borders that were agreed at the WTO's 9th ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia in December last year, was unable to get into the organisation's rule book by the deadline of Thursday midnight. Roberto Azevedo, WTO…
    - 53 mins ago, 2 Aug 14, 3:36am -
  • newPallikal-Chinappa enter women's doubles squash finals
    Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) India's star squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa lived up to their names and potential to enter the women's doubles final at the Commonwealth Games here Friday.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:32am -
  • newSharath-Amalraj settle for silver
    Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis after they lost 1-3 to Singapore's Hu Li and Ning Gao in the title clash of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday. Sharath, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 111-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33 minutes to the Singaporean pair at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. The Indians started off well by winning the first game but performed badly in the se…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:22am -
  • newFour Indian boxers in final, Pinki takes bronze
    L. Sarita Devi, L. Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh -- made it into their respective gold medal bouts after Pinki Jangra lost her semi-final to settle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. To start the proceedings, former World Champion Sarita proved too good for Mozambique's Maria Machongua to win all four rounds of two minutes each in the women's 57-60 kg semi-final at the SECC Hall.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:20am -
  • newGaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

    Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called his security cabinet into special session and publicly warned Hamas and other militant groups they would "bear the consequences of their actions". The 72-hour break announced by U.S. Secretary of St…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:49am -
  • newDiscus thrower Seema earns silver, pugilist Pinki bronze
    Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Woman discus thrower Seema Punia grabbed a silver, boxer Pinki Jangra brought home a bronze, while pugilists and paddlers assured the nation of at least three more silver medals on day eight of competition at the Commonwealth Games here Friday.
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:40am -
  • newCommonwealth Games medals tally
    Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) England lead the medals tally Friday at the 20th Commonwealth Games with 47 golds, 46 silvers and 43 bronzes followed by Australia and Canada.
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:52am -
  • newIndia qualify for women's 4X400m relay finals
    Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Defending champions India qualified for the women's 4X400 metres relay finals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday.
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:52am -
  • newDiscus thrower Seema wins silver, Krishna fifth
    Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Seema Punia won the silver medal with her season's best performance while her compatriot and defending champion Krishna Poonia finished a disappointing fifth at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. It was the second medal for India from track and field, a day after men's discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the historic gold at the Hampden Park Stadium. Seema had also won the silver in the 2006 Melbourne Games. The gold went to 2009 World Champion Dani Samuel…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:38am -
  • newBoxers Sarita, Devendro enter final, Pinki wins bronze
    Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Former world champion L. Sarita Devi and her state-mate L. Devendro Singh came out with stupendous performances in their respective bouts to enter the Commonwealth Games boxing finals after Pinki Jangra had lost her semi-final and settled for the bronze medal at the SECC Hall here Friday. Mozambique's Maria Machongua was no match for Sarita who won all the four rounds of two minutes each in the women's 57-60 kg category semi-final. In the final Saturday, the 32-year-old Man…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:34am -
  • newFacebook restores service after outage in many countries

    Facebook restores service after outage in many countries

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said service to the world's largest online social network was fully restored on Friday, following a widespread outage that affected users in multiple countries. "Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook for a short time. We quickly investigated and have fully restored service for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience," Facebook said in an emailed statement.
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:08am -
  • newSRK to host 'Got Talent World Stage Live'
    Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is all set to host "Got Talent World Stage Live", says talent has no competition and a host is as good as the show's content. I am glad to associate with 'Got Talent World Stage' as a host. I feel a host is as good as the show content is and this show is bigger than the host," Shah Rukh told reporters during the announcement of the show. "Got Talent World Stage Live" is first of its kind global on ground extension of the Got talent fra…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:56pm -
  • newBoxer Sarita enters final, Pinki wins bronze
    Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Former World Boxing Champion L. Sarita Devi came out with a stupendous performance to enter the Commonwealth Games final after Pinki Jangra had lost her semi-final bout to settle for the bronze medal at the SECC Hall here Friday. Mozambique's Maria Machongua was no match for Sarita who won all the four rounds of two minutes each in the women's 57-60 kg category semi-final. In the final Saturday, the 32-year-old Manipuri cop will take on Australia's Shelley Watts for the gol…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:52pm -
  • newKerry seeks Qatari, Turkish help to find Israeli soldier

    Kerry seeks Qatari, Turkish help to find Israeli soldier

    By David Brunnstrom RAMSTEIN Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, fearing an escalation of violence in Gaza, called on Turkey and Qatar on Friday to use their influence to secure the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier whose abduction led to the breakdown of a short-lived ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.     Kerry called Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu soon after being told of the abduction and the kil…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:25pm -
  • newAnderson and Jadeja found not guilty by ICC

    Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty by ICC

    England fast bowler James Anderson and India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have been found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct and are free to play in next week's fourth test. The ICC made the announcement after a six-hour video-conference hearing on Friday into an alleged incident during the first test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The ICC added the hearings were also attended by the two team managers, representatives of the England and Wales Cricket Boa…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:13pm -
  • newIndia make strategic move in Chess Olympiad
    Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian men's chess decided to continue with success strategy of the Asian Nations Cup by fielding the stronger player at the lower board and lower rated players at the top two boards in the 2014 Chess Olympic starting Saturday in the Norwegian city of Tromse. As per the board order published by www.chess-results.com, India Grandmaster (GM) K.Sasikiran, the highest rated Indian player with an elo rating of 2,669 points, will be playing on the third board. Grandmaster Par…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:12pm -
  • newCricket: Anderson gets go-ahead to target Botham record
    SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Aug 01, 2014 (AFP) - James Anderson will head to his Old Trafford home ground for the fourth Test against India hoping to close in on Ian Botham's record for the most Test wickets by an England bowler.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:56pm -
  • newChina manufacturing gathers pace, Europe falters, U.S. steady

    China manufacturing gathers pace, Europe falters, U.S. steady

    By Koh Gui Qing, Jonathan Cable and Rodrigo Campos BEIJING/LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Manufacturing activity in China and most of Asia gathered pace in July, while expansion slowed in Europe but remained healthy in the United States. Measured by manufacturing purchasing managers' indices (PMIs) published on Friday, economic stimulus measures are gaining traction in China, the world's second-largest economy. China's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose to 51.7 in July, the stro…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:44pm -
  • newPaddler Sharath in men's doubles final, singles semis
    Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal still remains India's brightest table tennis star among all others as he led from the front to come out on top in both singles and doubles categories at the Commowealth Games here Friday. To start with, Sharath and Anthony Amalraj earned a facile 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 win over Singapore's Zi Yang and Jian Khan in the semi-finals to enter the men's doubles final at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. They will take on another Singaporean pair Ning Gao and…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:42pm -
  • newDouble ton by Bravish Shetty
    Bangalore, Aug 1 (IANS) Bravish Shetty hammered 219 (212b, 31x4, 5x6) as Dr DY Patel Academy piled up 467 for seven at stumps on the first day against Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association in the KSCA's All-India invitational cricket tournament here Friday that saw almost all the scheduled matches affected by monsoon rain.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:32pm -
  • newCricket: Anderson and Jadeja cleared over Test spat
    SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Aug 01, 2014 (AFP) - England's James Anderson and India's Ravindra Jadeja were both found not guilty on Friday of breaching the International Cricket Council's code of conduct, the global governing body announced.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:10pm -
  • newRajasthan takes a big leap in highways construction
    Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) The Rajasthan State Highways Bill, 2014 was passed in the assembly Friday, seeking to provide for a network of modern and safe highways across the state. This follows Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's budget announcement to build 20,000 km of state highways over the next five years through public-private partnership mode. According to the bill, a new State Highways Authority will be constituted within a month to initiate this programme in a time-bound manner. The authority wi…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:06pm -
  • newDoubts surface about Modi after trade deal scuppered

    Doubts surface about Modi after trade deal scuppered

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the world's biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country's socialist past. Now potential investors, some of them foreign firms hoping to exploit new opportunities in India's vast consumer market, are scratching their heads after Modi's party walked away from a major deal to reform customs rules and make g…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:46pm -
  • newKerala Tourism, Unesco ink 'Spice Route' promotion deal
    Kochi, Aug 1 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Friday signed an agreement with Unesco to cooperate in promoting and protecting the ancient "Spice Route". "The 'Spice Route' project is a new milestone in the growth of tourism in Kerala. He said the project needs the support of all the 31 countries to be a success and hence the state has sought the cooperation of Unesco. Kerala Tourism secretary Suman Billa and Unesco director and representative to India, Shigeru Aoyagi signed the MoU.
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:40pm -
  • newAnderson, Jadeja found not guilty by judicial commissioner
    Southampton, Aug 1 (IANS) England fast bowler James Anderson and India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were found not guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct during their alleged altercation at Trent Bridge, by judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis at a hearing here Friday. Lewis overturned the 50 percent fine slapped on Jadeja by Match Referee David Boon at a previous hearing. India appealed against the fine and Jadeja was found not guilty. The ICC in a statement said that Lewis has found both Anderso…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:26pm -
  • newICC judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty

    ICC judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty

    James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja found not guilty of charges
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:25pm -
  • newUnited States- India Strategic Dialogue announces projects in energy and aviation
    New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): During the annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which was concluded today in New Delhi by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced two new projects that demonstrate the strength of the Agency's public-private partnerships in energy and aviation. USTDA signed a grant agreement with Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO), a leading electrical company in Gujarat to support the integration of renewable energy source…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:58pm -
  • newPR campaign for Startup Village firm's 'smart ring' wins international award
    New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): A three-month-long Public Relations (PR) blitz that catapulted a group of young engineers from the Kochi Startup Village and their wearable technology innovation came to global attention, and has won a top prize at the 2014 SABRE Awards South Asia. Delhi-based MD Niche Media Consultants has bagged the Diamond SABRE Award for Excellence in Public Relations in the Superior Achievement in Measurement and Evaluation category. MD Niche Media Consultants, which has offices in T…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:58pm -
  • newPM Modi to visit Nepal from Sunday: MEA
    New Delhi, Aug. 1 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Kathmandu from Sunday and added that the visit indicates the high priority that India places on relations with its neighborhood. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be traveling to Kathmandu on the 3rd and 4th August. "On 3rd of August, the prime minister will have delegation level talks with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala. Earlier, External…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:58pm -
  • newJavadekar promotes low carbon innovative technologies
    New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today awarded five small and medium enterprises with the Climate Solver Award 2013 and also released the report titled, 'RE+: Renewables beyond Electricity - Solar Air Conditioning and Desalination in India', to promote low carbon innovative technologies in the country.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:58pm -
  • newIndia says WTO deal not dead, can sign in Sept if concerns addressed

    India says WTO deal not dead, can sign in Sept if concerns addressed

    By Manoj Kumar and Tom Miles NEW DELHI/GENEVA (Reuters) - India is willing to sign a global trade deal, which it has torpedoed, if other World Trade Organization members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food, senior officials in New Delhi said on Friday. The deadline to sign the WTO pact to ease worldwide customs rules lapsed at midnight in Geneva on Thursday after India demanded that the group also finalise an agreement giving it more freedom to subsidise and stoc…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:50pm -
  • newJailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel sales

    Jailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel sales

    By Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court has granted jailed business tycoon Subrata Roy an office, a phone, Internet connection and three secretaries in the Delhi prison that has been his home for five months so he can sell two of his company's iconic hotels to help pay bail. Roy, head of the Sahara conglomerate, was jailed on March 4 for failing to appear in court in a legal battle with India's capital market's watchdog. The Supreme Court gave him 10 working days from Monday…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:33pm -
  • newIndia miss out on bronze in lawn bowls
    Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India narrowly missed on a medal in lawn bowls losing out to Australia in the men's fours bronze medal play-off match in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Kelvingronve Lawn Bowls centre here Friday.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:00pm -
  • newISL domestic players draft analysis: Kerala Blasters

    ISL domestic players draft analysis: Kerala Blasters

    Indian Super League domestic players draft analysis: Kerala Blasters
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:47pm -
  • new100 percent telecom subscriber verification not achieved: CAG
    New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Telecom service providers have failed to achieve 100 percent subscriber verification due to ineffective monitoring and weak control by the Department of Telecom (DoT) headquarters and the Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring Cells, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has said in a report. The verification process was initiated seven years ago. The CAG report, tabled in Parliament Friday, relates to matters arising from compliance audit of the financ…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:44pm -
  • newObjectionable article against Jayalalithaa removed from Sri Lankan Defence Ministry site: MEA
    New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed here on Friday that the objectionable article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is no longer on the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry site. "The moment we heard about this, the government of India has acted with alacrity, we immediately activated diplomatic channels, our high commission in Sri Lanka took this matter up immediately and we were assured that action would be taken forthwith. T…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:39pm -
  • new58 nurses at Libya's Ras-al jadir border to hopefully reach Tunis by late night: MEA
    New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said here on Friday that 58 Indian nurses are at the Ras-al-jadir border, waiting for the prayer time in Libya to end. "Its prayer time in Libya, they are waiting for it to end, once that is over they will cross over after completion of formalities, our ambassador in Libya himself is present at that border point. He also said that arrangements have been made for those in Benghazi and the surrounding region in…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:39pm -
  • newIndia's artistic gymnast Ashish disappoints
    Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's artistic gymnast Ashish Kumar had a disappointing finish at the Commonwealth Games as he ended eighth and last in the men's vault final here Friday. Canada's Scott Morgan won the gold with an average score of 14.733, England's Kristian Thomas took home the silver with 14.499 while Singapore's Wah Toon Hoe clinched the bronze with 14.195 at the SSE Hydro.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:24pm -
  • newAlliance Air resumes Shillong, Tezpur, Lilabari services
    Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) Alliance Air Friday resumed its services between Kolkata and Shillong besides Tezpur and Lilabari in Assam, an official said Friday.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:14pm -
  • newFord India total sales up 24 percent in July
    Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Ford India, the Indian subsidiary of US auto major Ford Motor Company, closed last month with 24 percent increase in total sales, the company said Friday. "There are several indicators to suggest a gradual revival in customer sentiment in the past few months, including cues from the stock market and a steady improvement in manufacturing index," executive director, marketing, sales and service, Vinay Piparsania, was quoted as saying in the statement.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:06pm -

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  • Rupee tumbles by 90 paise vs dollar in late morning trade
    The Indian rupee dropped sharply by 90 paise to 66.90 against the American currency in the late morning trade on Tuesday on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of firm dollar in overseas amidst sudden fall in equity market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:15pm -
  • Rupee tumbles by 90 paise vs dollar in late morning trade
    The Indian rupee dropped sharply by 90 paise to 66.90 against the American currency in the late morning trade on Tuesday on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of firm dollar in overseas amidst sudden fall in equity market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:14pm -
  • SC admits judgement on CIC mistake of law, recalls verdict
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled an order and admitted that it committed a "mistake of law" by directing that only sitting or retired high court chief justices or an apex court judge could head the central and state information commissions.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:11pm -
  • Asaram sent to jail, to move bail plea on Tuesday
    Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur, was behind bars after he was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:07pm -
  • 2G: SC rejects pleas for recalling its orders
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the pleas of the accused in the 2G spectrum case seeking recall of its two orders barring the high court from hearing the matters arising out of the scam.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:06pm -
  • 2G: SC rejects pleas for recalling its orders
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the pleas of the accused in the 2G spectrum case seeking recall of its two orders barring the high court from hearing the matters arising out of the scam.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:06pm -
  • Microsoft to acquire Nokia's handset biz for USD 7.17 bn
    Software giant Microsoft said it will acquire Finnish handset maker Nokia's handset business for 5.44 billion euros (USD 7.17 billion) in cash, in an effort to strengthen its position in the smartphone market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:01pm -
  • Microsoft to acquire Nokia's handset biz for USD 7.17 bn
    Software giant Microsoft said it will acquire Finnish handset maker Nokia's handset business for 5.44 billion euros (USD 7.17 billion) in cash, in an effort to strengthen its position in the smartphone market.
    - 3 Sep 13, 12:01pm -
  • Federer stunned while Nadal rolls on at US Open
    Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round while Rafael Nadal captured his 19th hardcourt win in a row to reach the quarter-finals without having allowed a service break.
    - 3 Sep 13, 11:25am -
  • Divij Sharan bows out of US Open
    Divij Sharan's US Open came to an end after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Yen-Hsun Lu went down fighting to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the men's doubles third round in New York.
    - 3 Sep 13, 11:11am -
  • Asaram sent to jail, to move bail plea on Tuesday
    Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur, was behind bars after he was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court.
    - 3 Sep 13, 10:50am -
  • Landmark Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod
    Ushering in the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger, Parliament on Monday gave its nod to the landmark Food Security Bill which seeks to provide highly subsidised foodgrains to the country's two-third population as a right.
    - 3 Sep 13, 10:49am -
  • Runners-up finish for India in Asia Cup
    India made a spirited fightback in the second half but failed to earn a direct berth in next year's hockey World Cup as they lost the high-scoring summit clash 3-4 to defending champions South Korea, in Ipoh on Monday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 9:00pm -
  • Nat Sports Awards presented; Sodhi conferred Khel Ratna
    The National Sports Awards were presented on Saturday to the country's top athletes and coaches with shooter Ronjan Sodhi getting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - India's highest sporting honour, while cricketer Virat Kohli was among the Arjuna awardees.
    - 2 Sep 13, 9:00pm -
  • First time in 50 years: Eng to host India for 5 Tests
    England has agreed to host India for five Test matches, for the first time in 50 years, when the team lands in London for a long series which will also include five ODIs and a Twenty20 International next year.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:50pm -
  • Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 38
    At least 38 people have been killed in weekend attacks in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, and another 34 are missing, local officials said on Sunday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:40pm -
  • Obama backs strike on Syria but wants Congress approval
    In a surprise move, US President Barack Obama has sought congressional approval for limited military intervention in Syria to win more support for his plan to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:40pm -
  • Hasina hints at polls in Bangladesh before January 24
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday hinted that Bangladesh's next general election could be held at any time in the three-month period before the term of parliament ends on January 24.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:35pm -
  • Daunting task ahead of Rajan as new RBI governor
    Declining value of Rupee, widening Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the impact of likely tapering of US bond purchases are some of the key issues which will keep Raghuram Rajan busy after he takes charge as RBI Governor on Wednesday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:29pm -
  • Daunting task ahead of Rajan as new RBI governor
    Declining value of Rupee, widening Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the impact of likely tapering of US bond purchases are some of the key issues which will keep Raghuram Rajan busy after he takes charge as RBI Governor on Wednesday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:29pm -
  • Brotherhood demands fact-finding panel for detainees
    Amid a security crackdown on its members, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has demanded the formation of an independent fact-finding committee to carry out surprise inspections of detention centres and investigate all violations committed against prisoners.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:26pm -
  • C-17 heavy-lift transport plane inducted into IAF
    Giving a major thrust to IAF's capability to swiftly move troops and tanks to battle fronts, Def Min A K Antony formally inducted its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base on Monday.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:26pm -
  • Moily: No proposal for night curfew at petrol pumps
    Slammed over a proposal to shut petrol pumps at night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday beat a hasty retreat, saying there is no move to limit petrol and diesel sales at retail outlets.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:25pm -
  • Moily: No proposal for night curfew at petrol pumps
    Slammed over a proposal to shut petrol pumps at night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday beat a hasty retreat, saying there is no move to limit petrol and diesel sales at retail outlets.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:24pm -
  • Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: President
    Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee has stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:24pm -
  • Telangana issue rocks Parl, 9 MPs suspended
    Parliament was rocked by Telangana issue again on Monday, prompting Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take the unprecedented step of suspending nine members from Andhra Pradesh for five days, the second time in the same session.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:24pm -
  • Telangana issue rocks Parl, 9 MPs suspended
    Parliament was rocked by Telangana issue again on Monday, prompting Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take the unprecedented step of suspending nine members from Andhra Pradesh for five days, the second time in the same session.
    - 2 Sep 13, 8:23pm -
  • Sahara blames SEBI in SC for imbroglio in paying investors
    The Sahara group today blamed SEBI for acting in haste against it on the issue of refunding Rs 24,000 crore to investors and asked the Supreme Court to pass an order to help it get out of the imbroglio.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:53pm -
  • 2G case: Court dismisses joint trial pleas
    A Delhi court on Monday dismissed separate pleas of Essar Teleholdings Ltd (ETHL) and another accused in 2G spectrum scam case seeking a joint trial in the case.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:52pm -
  • Subbarao to bid adieu after 5 stormy years
    Career bureaucrat-turned-banker D Subbarao demits office on Wednesday after a 5-year stint as RBI Governor during a tumultuous period of global financial stress that has left rupee plumbing new depths, falling economic growth and high inflation.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:40pm -
  • RBI zeroes in on 5 for panel to screen applications of new banks
    The Reserve Bank is understood to have zeroed in on five names for setting up a high-level panel of experts from the banking and financial sector to screen applications of the 26 aspirants for new banking licences.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:32pm -
  • SC seeks Centre's reply on plea to ban pentavalent vaccine
    The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking its direction to ban use of pentavalent vaccine, which prevents diseases like Hepatitis-B and diphtheria in children.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:26pm -
  • Merkel hits out at Russia and China over Syria stand
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at Russia and China over their stance in the Syrian crisis, saying in an interview published on Saturday that their action weakened the United Nations.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:17pm -
  • Sri Lanka turning authoritarian: UN human rights chief
    UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay on Saturday criticised the Sri Lankan government, saying the country is becoming "increasingly authoritarian" despite the end of a civil war four years ago.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:17pm -
  • Syria asks UN to prevent aggression against it
    Syria has appealed to the United Nations to try to "prevent any aggression" against it, even as US President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied with war-weary lawmakers to convince them for a limited military strike.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:15pm -
  • Tornado rips through eastern Japan, injures dozens
    A tornado ripped through parts of eastern Japan on Monday, injuring several dozen people, tearing off roofs and uprooting buildings.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:15pm -
  • Tornado rips through eastern Japan, injures dozens
    A tornado ripped through parts of eastern Japan on Monday, injuring several dozen people, tearing off roofs and uprooting buildings.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:14pm -
  • Lal Masjid operation: Case filed against Musharraf
    In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:14pm -
  • Syria asks UN to prevent aggression against it
    Syria has appealed to the United Nations to try to "prevent any aggression" against it, even as US President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied with war-weary lawmakers to convince them for a limited military strike.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:14pm -
  • Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: President
    Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee has stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:13pm -
  • Bhatkal took advantage of free passage at Indo-Nepal border
    Arrested Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal and his associate used to take advantage of the unhindered passage on the Indo-Nepal border, 110 km of which lay in Bihar.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:06pm -
  • Lal Masjid operation: Case filed against Musharraf
    In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation.
    - 2 Sep 13, 7:05pm -
  • Economic deceleration on expected lines: Planning Commission
    The Planning Commission on Friday said the deceleration in economic growth in the first quarter was on expected lines and it may improve in the second half of the fiscal.
    - 2 Sep 13, 5:41pm -
  • Mumbai gangrape: Cops want accused to undergo TIP soon
    Mumbai police plans to conduct test identification parade of the five accused in the photojournalist gangrape case as soon as they are remanded in judicial custody.
    - 2 Sep 13, 1:53pm -
  • Obama backs strike on Syria but wants Congress approval
    In a surprise move, US President Barack Obama has sought congressional approval for limited military intervention in Syria to win more support for his plan to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
    - 2 Sep 13, 1:43pm -
  • Hyderabad Hotshots clinch inaugural IBL title
    Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots emerged as the champion of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) when they downed Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the final matches which was held at the NSCI Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday.
    - 1 Sep 13, 8:13am -
  • US for "narrow" strike against Syria; Russia dismisses chemical weapons use
    The US moved closer to military intervention in Syria with President Barack Obama saying he was considering a "limited, narrow" strike without involving ground forces even as Russia dismissed claims about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime as "utter nonsense."
    - 31 Aug 13, 9:35pm -
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Reuters India

  • newObama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

    Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques."
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 2:41am -
  • newGaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

    Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers.
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:49am -
  • newFacebook restores service after outage in many countries

    Facebook restores service after outage in many countries

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said service to the world's largest online social network was fully restored on Friday, following a widespread outage that affected users in multiple countries.
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:08am -
  • newAnderson and Jadeja found not guilty by ICC

    Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty by ICC

    LONDON (Reuters) - England fast bowler James Anderson and India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have been found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct and are free to play in next week's fourth test.
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:13pm -
  • newDoubts surface about Modi after trade deal scuppered

    Doubts surface about Modi after trade deal scuppered

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the world's biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country's socialist past.
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:46pm -
  • newIndia says WTO deal not dead, can sign in Sept if concerns addressed

    India says WTO deal not dead, can sign in Sept if concerns addressed

    NEW DELHI/GENEVA (Reuters) - India is willing to sign a global trade deal, which it has torpedoed, if other World Trade Organization members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food, senior officials in New Delhi said on Friday.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:50pm -
  • newJailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel sales

    Jailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel sales

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court has granted jailed business tycoon Subrata Roy an office, a phone, Internet connection and three secretaries in the Delhi prison that has been his home for five months so he can sell two of his company's iconic hotels to help pay bail.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:33pm -
  • newRescuers in Maharashtra landslide say hopes for survivors "bleak"

    Rescuers in Maharashtra landslide say hopes for survivors "bleak"

    MALIN India (Reuters) - Hopes of finding survivors in Maharashtra from a landslide that swallowed up more than 100 people faded on Friday as rescuers dug through mud and debris following heavy rains, with the death toll rising to 52.
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • newStudent starts global class action against Facebook

    Student starts global class action against Facebook

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian law student Max Schrems appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world on Friday to join a class-action lawsuit against Facebook's alleged violations of its users' privacy, stepping up a years-long data-protection campaign.
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 5:58pm -
  • newUgandan constitutional court strikes down anti-homosexuality law

    Ugandan constitutional court strikes down anti-homosexuality law

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's constitutional court struck down on Friday an anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences, citing procedural irregularities in the way the legislation was enacted.
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 5:35pm -
  • newCongress slams Natwar Singh's book challenging Sonia Gandhi

    Congress slams Natwar Singh's book challenging Sonia Gandhi

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Revelations in a new book by former Congress stalwart K. Natwar Singh have put Sonia Gandhi on the defense this week, in the latest challenge to her leadership of the embattled party and India's foremost political dynasty.
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 5:27pm -
  • newPressure mounts on Jadeja following week to forget

    Pressure mounts on Jadeja following week to forget

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - As India licked their wounds following the humiliating defeat to England at Southampton on Thursday, Ravindra Jadeja was probably hurting more than most after enduring a miserable week both on and off the field.
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:16pm -
  • newNine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

    Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

    GENEVA (Reuters) - India's tough diplomacy blocked a landmark world trade treaty late on Thursday, despite last-ditch talks to rescue what would have been the first global trade reform since the creation of the World Trade Organization 19 years ago.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:47pm -
  • newDisappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal

    Disappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal

    SYDNEY/GENEVA (Reuters) - Several member states of the World Trade Organisation voiced frustration after India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling led to the collapse of the first major global trade reform pact in two decades.
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:30am -
  • newSierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

    Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

    DAKAR (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:47am -
  • newMountain bikers eye $1 million in 'toughest race on earth'

    Mountain bikers eye $1 million in 'toughest race on earth'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mountain bikers tempted by the $1 million in prize money up for grabs in a new South African endurance race are given a warning before they sign up: "This could change your life, or end it".
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:40am -
  • newTata Motors bets on new sedan to revive weak India sales

    Tata Motors bets on new sedan to revive weak India sales

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tata Motors Ltd will launch a passenger car this month, its first new offering in four years, in a bid to regain market share and plug losses in its domestic business, which was also hard hit by the slowing economy.
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:45am -
  • newBlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

    BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

    TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:36am -
  • newIndia's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules

    India's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.
    - 22 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:22am -
  • In cat-and-mouse game, India uncovers new gold smuggling route

    In cat-and-mouse game, India uncovers new gold smuggling route

    NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - India is scrambling to crack down on a new gold smuggling tactic that it fears could accelerate a flood of illegal imports of the precious metal into the world's second-biggest buyer.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:41am -
  • Tata Motors bets on new sedan to revive weak India sales

    Tata Motors bets on new sedan to revive weak India sales

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tata Motors Ltd will launch a passenger car this month, its first new offering in four years, in a bid to regain market share and plug losses in its domestic business, which was also hard hit by the slowing economy.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:31am -
  • WTO fails to agree global trade deal, Azevedo says

    WTO fails to agree global trade deal, Azevedo says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a global deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:47am -
  • India, U.S. stress strategic ties but tensions remain

    India, U.S. stress strategic ties but tensions remain

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Aug 14, 12:38am -
  • Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

    Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:15pm -
  • Kenya charges 9 foreigners including two Indians over 377-kg heroin haul

    Kenya charges 9 foreigners including two Indians over 377-kg heroin haul

    MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:14pm -