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  • newPeat deposits hold geo-evolution clues
    Study focusses on history of climate change, rainfall pattern
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:32am -
  • newNo decision yet on MEMU service withdrawal
    Fate of service between Ernakulam and Kollam Junction stations hangs in the balance due to poor commuter patronage
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:29am -
  • newTesting selection issues for England
    The Test side is at this moment still unsure of almost everything, writes Ted Corbett
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:15am -
  • newThree officials among nine dead on polling day
    Eight died following heart attack
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:09am -
  • newMany first-timers vote for ‘change’
    Finger ink “selfies” seemed to be the last thing on their minds as young first-time voters (between 18 and 19 years) queued up to vote on Thursday. But, while everything from price rise to corrupt...
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:09am -
  • newSiddaramaiah goes home to cast vote
    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who exercised his franchise at his native village of Siddaramanahundi, around 30 km from here on Thursday, expressed confidence of a thumping Congress victory in the L...
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:06am -
  • newMuniyappa has his way, gets EVM’s direction changed
    A polling officer at a booth in Harohalli here was removed on Thursday after Congress candidate from the Kolar Lok Sabha constituency K.H. Muniyappa got the direction of the electronic voting mach...
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:04am -
  • newAccord reached on Ukraine
    Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a plan to resolve the crisis in Ukraine through a constitutional reform that would grant more powers to Russian-speaking re...
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • newMahesh’s tweet raises eyebrows
    Actor Mahesh Babu broke his silence and tried to bat for his brother-in-law Jayadev Galla, who is contesting on TDP ticket from Guntur Lok Sabha seat. On Thursday, the actor tweeted that tho...
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:58am -
  • newAnother hit combo beckons
    Karthi is likely to work with director Lingusamy to recreate ‘Paiyya’ magic
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:56am -
  • newBJP-TDP alliance runs into rough weather
    TDP reportedly considering change in the constituencies allotted to the BJP
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:50am -
  • newPulivendula comes to a halt as Jagan files papers
    Security personnel have a tough time preventing flowers from landing on him
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:49am -
  • newOfficials avert total boycott in Nijhota village
    Tribals refused to vote without assurances on their grievances
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:43am -
  • newProsthetics help dogs bounce back
    A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barrelled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp...
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:41am -
  • newRenovated Red Fort beckons on World Heritage Day
    Free entrance for public today: Archaeological Survey of India
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:39am -
  • new83 years of electric suburban rail
    Electrical trains between Beach and Tambaram began in 1931
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:39am -
  • newA special poll for transgenders
    Happy over being recognised as the third gender by the Supreme Court, as many as 230 trans-genders cast their votes here on Thursday. The apex All Odisha Eunuch Association had asked all...
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:36am -
  • newA roadblock to BJP in M.P.
    Party sees Guna and Chhindwara as the biggest obstacles to its ‘Mission-29’
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:31am -
  • newKejriwal’s appeal for clean money raises 1 crore in 2 days
    Of the Rs. 80 lakh, about Rs. 16 lakh was donated by people of Uttar Pradesh
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:28am -
  • newGujarat model is only 'hot air': Brinda
    Assailing Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model as mere ‘hot air’ that lacked substance, Brinda Karat, the CPI (M) leader and Polit Bureau member, campaigning for the Left party candidates in Tamil...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:26am -
  • newLadybird impresses
    Ladybird, Jager Bomb and Victoria Falls impressed when the horses were exercised here on Thursday morning. Inner sand 800m: Act Of Valour (V.Jodha) 51, 600/38. Moved well. Sea...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:26am -
  • newModi displayed sign of bigotry: Tharoor
    Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said here on Thursday that by refusing to wear a skullcap offered to him at a meeting, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate,...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:23am -
  • newA positive development from the Merlin affair
    For a brief while, Merlin K. Joseph virtually flew at the National Open in Ranchi last September. The 24-year-old Railway star shook the athletics fraternity with a blazing 11.35s run in the 100m...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:23am -
  • newFire in Mamata’s hotel room in Malda
    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had a narrow escape on Thursday after a fire broke out in the hotel room in which she was staying in Malda, where she is campaigning for the April 24 Lok...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:21am -
  • newBJP workers misbehaved with Kejriwal, says AAP
    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged here on Thursday that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers misbehaved with its party chief and candidate here, Arvind Kejriwal, and tried to block the way of its...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:21am -
  • newDjokovic, Nadal race into Monte Carlo quarters
    Defending champion Novak Djokovic raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals in dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-0, 6-1 in 47 minutes on Thursday.Eight-time champion Rafael...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:18am -
  • newArmy’s alleged role in Sri Lanka: SC quashes plea
    “We are deeply concerned over the killings… But this issue is beyond the domain of this court”
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:17am -
  • newChandran appointed Lead Doping Control Officer
    Sports medicine expert Dr. P.S.M. Chandran was on Thursday appointed Lead Doping Control Officer, by the BCCI and the IDTM (International Doping Tests and Management, Sweden), for the seventh edit...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:15am -
  • new‘Left, secular parties the only option’
    Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Thursday that while voters across India had decided to oust the Congress from power because of corruption and anti-people policies, the country wou...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:15am -
  • newRR looks to put behind controversies
    One of the worst hit teams in last year’s spot-fixing scandal, Rajasthan Royals will be keen to clear its off-field image with good on field performances when it begins its IPL campaign by taking...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:15am -
  • newBeleaguered CSK takes on a revamped KXIP
    With a lot of potential off-field distractions, two-time former champion Chennai Super Kings will look to bring the focus back on its cricket when it takes on a revamped Kings XI Punjab in it...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:14am -
  • newIt’s a battle between two ideas of India: Rahul
    Taking the fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party to Madhya Pradesh, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday told a well-attended rally in Khandwa that the 2014 elections were an i...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:13am -
  • newPoll panel files case against Misa Bharti
    The Election Commission filed a case against the daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad, Misa Bharti, the party candidate for the Patliputra Lok Sabha seat, for allegedly dis...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:08am -
  • newDhowan's appointment a rare departure from principle
    The last departure from seniority principle in Navy was in 1990
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:06am -
  • newFresh Sahara plea to be heard on Monday
    Sahara on Thursday submitted a fresh proposal to the Supreme Court to secure the release of its chief Subrata Roy and two directors, from the Tihar jail. But the court declined to hear the matter...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:04am -
  • newChidambaram gave watches to voters: Modi
    The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, on Thursday accused Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram of distributing wristwatches to voters in nearby Sivaganga constituency, where the Mini...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:01am -
  • newI'll stake claim for PM: Mulayam
    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh on Thursday claimed that an alternative front would form the government at the Centre with the SP as its largest component, and said he would stake claim for...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:58am -
  • newRIL sends notice to <i>Gas Wars</i> authors
    It warns of legal action if the sale of the book is not stopped immediately
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:54am -
  • new11 acquitted in Kandhamal riot case
    A local court here acquitted 11 persons owing to lack of evidence in a case related to communal riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal district. Additional District Judge Phulbani Rajendra Kumar To...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:52am -
  • newDalmiya hails decision
    Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya called it a “sensible” decision for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to convene an emergent meeting of its working committe...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:50am -
  • newGerman Cup: Robben excels as Bayern storms into final
    Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 on Wednesday to set up a mouth-watering German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund. ...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:46am -
  • newBJP manipulated administrative machinery, complains Jaswant
    The high-stakes Barmer constituency, where BJP rebel Jaswant Singh is contesting as an Independent candidate, recorded a turnout of 71.53 percent, the second highest among the 20 constituencies th...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:45am -
  • newBCCI convenes Emergent Working Committee meeting on April 20
    The BCCI will hold an Emergent Working Committee meeting on Sunday (April 20) to take stock of the situation arising due to the Supreme Court’s observations against N. Srinivasan and the BCCI.
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:43am -
  • newKangaroo court orders villagers to shun family
    Tension prevailed at Amirpur Begawala in Bijnore district after a kangaroo court on Tuesday ordered villagers to shun a family for giving refuge to their daughter who had left her husband after a q...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:42am -
  • newSC stays HC order asking actors to return Padma Shri
    The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed an order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court asking actor-producer Mohan Babu and actor Brahmanandam to return their Padma Shri awards to the Centre. The f...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:40am -
  • newIt’s for Delhi Lt. Governor to take a call: SC
    Court cannot impose any opinion
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:38am -
  • newITF Asian Junior tennis: Mihika and Ojasvinee remain on course
    Continuing their run of convincing performances, Mihika Yadav and Ojasvinee Singh reached the girls’ singles semifinals of the ITF Asian Junior tennis championships here on Thursday.Although...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:36am -
  • newNational shooting trials: Bindra tops air rifle trials
    Former World and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra beat Olympian Sanjeev Rajput for the first place in air rifle on successive days in the ongoing National shooting trials at Tughlakabad.Abhi...
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:35am -
  • newPolitico families’ day out
    Soft power was in evidence in some choice Lok Sabha constituencies in the State with family members of leading politicians doing a quiet door-to-door campaign. Priya Dayanidhi Maran
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:33am -
  • newStrong regime need of the hour: Modi
    Seeking to strike a chord with the locals, Mr. Modi raised the problems faced by the firecracker industry in Sivakasi
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:32am -

Hindustan Times

  • newChatwal pleads guilty to US polls laws breach

    Chatwal pleads guilty to US polls laws breach

    IndianAmerican hotelier SantSingh Chatwal on Thursday pleaded guilty at a court in New York to violating federal election laws by using straw donors to secretly funnel money to political campaigns and will pay a million dollars to the US as part of his plea agreement
    - 54 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:09am -
  • newSouth Korea ferry death toll rises to 25 hopes fade for missing

    South Korea ferry death toll rises to 25 hopes fade for missing

    The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 on Friday as parents of missing schoolchildren blamed the ships captain for the tragedy after he and shipping company officials made emotional apologies for the loss of life
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:41am -
  • newKejriwal mobbed cops disperse protestors

    Kejriwal mobbed cops disperse protestors

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday faced protest by people shouting slogans in favour of Narendra Modi in Varanasi prompting police to use force to disperse the crowd
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:39am -
  • newAnger boils over in search for missing S Korea ferry

    Anger boils over in search for missing S Korea ferry

    Worsening weather fuelled the sombre mood with persistent rain and choppy seas hindering dive teams already struggling with low visibility and strong currents
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:16am -
  • newGhaziabad 2 youth tear womans clothes for resisting molestation

    Ghaziabad 2 youth tear womans clothes for resisting molestation

    Two youth tore womans clothes when she tried to resist their molestation bid at Siyani Gate area in Ghaziabad on Thursday
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:15am -
  • newIts war but Rahul Gandhis young army missing

    Its war but Rahul Gandhis young army missing

    In May 2012 the Youth Congress boasted of being the only organisation in the world to have more than 13 crore members Two years later when Congress desperately needs this youth wing it has gone missing
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:01am -
  • newTrain deviates 700km arrives 26 hrs late

    Train deviates 700km arrives 26 hrs late

    Exhausted passengers of the OkhaErnakulam Express train finally reached their destination Ernakulam on Wednesday evening 26 hours later than the scheduled arrival time
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:40am -
  • newAt exit gate UPA government tries to sneak in lokpal

    At exit gate UPA government tries to sneak in lokpal

    Barely a month away from completing its term the UPA government is trying to push through the appointment of Indias first ever lokpal a corruption watchdog to probe allegations against public officers in high places
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:38am -
  • newCoalgate CBI questions Jharkhand exCM Koda

    Coalgate CBI questions Jharkhand exCM Koda

    CBI has questioned former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of a state coal block in 2008 to two firms of Congresss Lok Sabha MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:32am -
  • newSP leader Mulayam Singh dreams of PM post

    SP leader Mulayam Singh dreams of PM post

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that third front would form the government at the Centre with SP as its largest component and said he would stake claim for the Prime Ministers post
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:25am -
  • newModi mounts assault on Dravidian parties

    Modi mounts assault on Dravidian parties

    Modi is the first political leader posing a serious challenge to the two Dravidian parties in four decades since the Congress was edged out of power in the state in 1967
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:18am -
  • newEdward Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phonein

    Edward Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phonein

    Edward Snowden the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of US intelligence eavesdropping made a surprise appearance on a TV phonein hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the communications of millionsnbspnbsp
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:10am -
  • newBJP creeping up on Mamata expects 10 seats

    BJP creeping up on Mamata expects 10 seats

    From red to green to saffron Bengals political journey will look colourful if the BJP manages to push its vote share from a measly 6 in 2009 to more than 15 this time as is being claimed by its leaders
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • newSpitfire Mayawati keeps her calm speaks no evil

    Spitfire Mayawati keeps her calm speaks no evil

    The provocative slogans that one associated the BSP with are missing perhaps indicative of the inclusive politics Mayawati adopted in the 2007 assembly polls
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:50pm -
  • newAmit Shah promises to behave EC allows him to campaign

    Amit Shah promises to behave EC allows him to campaign

    The Election Commission on Thursday allowed Amit Shah to resume his campaign in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP leader told the commission he would not use derogatory or abusive language
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:24pm -
  • newAfter Dhowan news top Admiral seeks retirement

    After Dhowan news top Admiral seeks retirement

    Hours after the government announced Admiral Robin Dhowan as the new navy chief Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha on Thursday applied for voluntary retirement after being passed over for the top job
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:48pm -
  • newPoll talk A NOTA vote is a copout

    Poll talk A NOTA vote is a copout

    Despite the allure of the none of the above button I voted for a candidate At least on voting day the aam aadmi can feel equal to a khaas aadmi Rajdeep Sardesai writes
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:03pm -
  • newBJP circulating fake thank you note to Ansari AAP

    BJP circulating fake thank you note to Ansari AAP

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday accused BJP of circulating a fake letter in which Arvind Kejriwal has purportedly thanked local Muslim strongman Mukhtar Ansaris Qaumi Ekta Dal for not contesting Lok Sabha elections
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:10pm -
  • newKejriwal faces fresh poster attack parties indulge in potshots

    Kejriwal faces fresh poster attack parties indulge in potshots

    Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday faced a fresh round of attacks through posters which wished for his speedy recovery along with prayers to give him a sound mind Kejriwal vs Modi AAP opens war room in Varanasi
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:58pm -
  • newUkraine says will restrict entry of Russian men

    Ukraine says will restrict entry of Russian men

    Ukraine said on Thursday it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country where proMoscow rebellions have broken out
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:07pm -
  • newDont talk about cash here Ramdev to BJP nominee

    Dont talk about cash here Ramdev to BJP nominee

    Yoga guru Ramdev faced embarrassment when at a press conference he didnt let BJP candidate Mahant Chandnath Yogi speak about the difficulty in getting money for electioneering A microphone that was on gave him away
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:39pm -
  • newCong digs out Uma Bharti CD to vilify Narendra Modi

    Cong digs out Uma Bharti CD to vilify Narendra Modi

    The Congress on Thursday released an old clipping that shows Bharataiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti calling the outfits prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi vinash purush a man who causes destruction
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:38pm -
  • newWipro Q4 net up 41 beats expectations

    Wipro Q4 net up 41 beats expectations

    Indias thirdlargest software services exporter Wipro on Thursday beat expectations with a 41 yearonyear growth in consolidated net profit to Rs 2230 crore for the quarter ended March 31 2014 aided by IT spending by customers
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:58pm -
  • newOverwhelmed by voters response in Bangalore Nilekani

    Overwhelmed by voters response in Bangalore Nilekani

    Nilekani cofounder of outsourcing giant Infosys is battling for a seat for the ruling Congress party in the southern city of Bangalore the countrys IT hub for giants such as Microsoft and Google
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:55pm -
  • newMaharashtra Faulty EVMs transfer votes to Cong

    Maharashtra Faulty EVMs transfer votes to Cong

    A malfunctioning electronic voting machine EVM reportedly transferred all votes cast to the Congress candidate in Sindhudurg district here in the second incident of its kind on Thursday
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:14pm -

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  • Modi: I want to do good things
    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, in an interview to ANI, said, “If the media had not  worked to malign Modi, then who would known about Modi today.”He claimed the 2014 Lok Sabha election would witness the worst performance of the Congress in its electoral history. “I am sure that the performance of the BJP and NDA will be the best in their history,” said Mr Modi.He also told ANI that he would not be vindictive if his party was elected to form a government at the Centre.…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at an election rally at Kukshi, in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, on Wednesday.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • RSS clout is likely to grow in a Modi govt
    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will have a major say in the BJP’s government formation next month if the saffron party gets more than 200 seats in the 16th Lok Sabha on its own as predicted by the opinion polls.This will be the first government to be controlled by the RSS directly. The RSS could not influence the Atal Behari Vajpayee government during 1998 to 2004 because of its over-dependence on allies and supporting parties. Besides, Mr Vajpayee too was seen as a “liberal” leade…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Shinde, Moily, Ananth in fray today

    Shinde, Moily, Ananth in fray today

    Karnataka, which has witnessed an intense campaign, will see Union minister Veerappa Moily and Mr Nandan Nilekani (Congress), former PM H.D. Deve Gowda (JD-S) and Ananth Kumar (BJP) in the fray. Out of 28 seats in Karnataka, the BJP has 18 sitting MPs, the Congress eight and JD(S) one.In Maharashtra, 358 candidates, including stalwarts like Union minister Sushilkumar Shinde, ex-chief minister Ashok Chavan, BJP leader Gopinath Munde and NCP leaders Supriya Sule and Nilesh Rane will contest. Nin…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • BJP woos farmers, tribal voters
    BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi asserted on Wednesday ahead of the crucial phase of polling on Thursday that a strong and people-oriented government will be formed at the Centre on May 16 and it would revolutionise agriculture by implementing the PM’s irrigation scheme on the same lines as the PM’s rural roads scheme that had been introduced by former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Mr Modi was addressing election rallies in the tribal constituencies in western Madhya Pradesh. Seeking votes for…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Rajasthan’s innovative approach to boost voting
    People in Rajasthan have been encouraged in unique way to come out for voting by the Election Commission, business community and professionals.Eager to maintain record turnout of the Assembly polls in the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has gone traditional as well as innovative. Beating drums outside households a day before the voting take place and distributing ‘peela chawal’ (rice coloured in turmeric) are some of the unique ways being used to raise awareness among voters th…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Priyanka steps up for a fight
    Stepping out to “help mother and brother”, Priyanka adopted a proactive role and got more aggressive in targeting the BJP. Eyebrows were raised when she went out of her way to target her cousin Varun, BJP candidate from Sultanpur.With her daughter stepping on the gas, Sonia Gandhi also intensified her attack on Mr Modi, and so did Rahul. “One individual goes across the country and says he will make India a paradise. You should reject the ambition of that individual,” Mrs Gandhi said We…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • ‘Modi deserves chance, has experience of running govt’
    Long before BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi used Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyyar’s “chaiwala” jibe into a publicity stunt by organising “chai pe charcha” meetings, journalists have been using tea stall discussions to assess the mood of the voters.It was 11 am. Shankar restaurant at Deoli on national highway 11 had a fleet of cars parked outside.Some were driving towards Tonk while some were heading to Jaipur. I walked up to a group of four elderly persons. They had come from Ajmer…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Shift in political nerve centres
    Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar and Nagpur will emerge as the political nerve centres if the BJP comes to power at the Centre in May.While Nagpur has been the RSS headquarters, which controls the BJP and other organisations of the Sangh Parivar, and Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar will influence financial policies of the Centre in the Narendra Modi era, leaders of non-BJP parties predict. This is because Mr Modi has become the darling of the corporate houses and the RSS.Earlier, New Delhi used to be the centre…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Few takers for poll boycott call in Udhampur
    There do not seem to be many takers of Kashmiri separatists’ poll boycott call in the Udhampur constituency, from where Union health minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is seeking election to the Lok Sabha and is pitted against 12 other candidates.It is for the first time that Mr Azad is contesting election to Parliament from his home state Jammu and Kashmir. He is originally from Bhalesa, a remote area of Doda district of the Udhampur constituency. It has an electorate of 14…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -

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  • newRK Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, superseded Shekhar Sinha resigns - Indian Express

    RK Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, superseded Shekhar Sinha resigns - Indian Express

    Indian ExpressRK Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, superseded Shekhar Sinha resignsIndian ExpressSources said Sinha sent his resignation to the defence ministry, seeking early retirement due to “personal” reasons. Tweet This. Related. gensmall · MoD moves files for appointing R K Dhowan as new Navy Chief · rk-thumb · Admiral Dhowan appointed as ...Admiral RK Dhowan appointed new Navy chiefThe HinduNew Navy chief RK Dhowan promises end to string of mishapsDaily News & AnalysisAdmiral Robin…
    - 25 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:38am -
  • newExtended weekend prompts Bangaloreans to skip voting, only 54% turnout - Daily News & Analysis

    Extended weekend prompts Bangaloreans to skip voting, only 54% turnout - Daily News & Analysis

    Daily News & AnalysisExtended weekend prompts Bangaloreans to skip voting, only 54% turnoutDaily News & AnalysisThe bubble about Bangalore's educated and tech-savvy populace as well as its multi-faceted candidates burst in its face, when the city voted, or rather, when just over half of the city's voters cast their ballot for the 16th general election on Thursday. Despite the ...Gujarat's voter awareness drive aims at 10% higher turnout over 2009 pollsTimes of IndiaState Logs 65 Percent Polling…
    - 31 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:32am -
  • newAmit Shah free to hold rallies but EC ban on Azam Khan stays - IBNLive

    Amit Shah free to hold rallies but EC ban on Azam Khan stays - IBNLive

    IBNLiveAmit Shah free to hold rallies but EC ban on Azam Khan staysIBNLiveNew Delhi: In a major relief to Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah, the Election Commission on Thursday lifted its ban on his participation in Lok Sabha poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh. The move by the EC came after his assurance that he would not disturb ...Election Commission lifts ban on Amit Shah rallies after he promises to behaveIndian ExpressAmit Shah promises to behave, EC allows him to campaignHindustan TimesEle…
    - 33 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:30am -
  • newPDP Sarpanch shot dead in south Kashmir - The Hindu

    PDP Sarpanch shot dead in south Kashmir - The Hindu

    Kashmir ObserverPDP Sarpanch shot dead in south KashmirThe HinduIn Jammu and Kashmir's first political assassination since the Lok Sabha elections were announced on March 5, suspected militants on Thursday night shot dead the principal opposition outfit Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) activist and Sarpanch ...PDP Sarpanch shot dead in AwantiporaKashmir ReaderGunmen kill Sarpanch near south Kashmir residenceAuthint MailVillagehead shot dead in KashmirKashmir Dispatchall 8 news articles »
    - 39 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:24am -
  • newVote for Supriya Sule or lose water, 'threatens' Ajit Pawar - Indian Express

    Vote for Supriya Sule or lose water, 'threatens' Ajit Pawar - Indian Express

    Indian ExpressVote for Supriya Sule or lose water, 'threatens' Ajit PawarIndian ExpressVideo purportedly shows Pawar addressing Baramati village on eve of polls, AAP candidate files complaint. Tweet This. Written by Atikh Rashid | Baramati | April 18, 2014 8:13 am. Comments. BJP and AAP leaders have demanded action against Pawar and ...AAP candidate accuses Ajit Pawar of threatening votersMid-DayYou will never get water if you vote against usPune Mirror58% voting in Pawar's fortTimes of IndiaFi…
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  • newBishan Singh Bedi XI off to Amritsar to take on Arun Jaitley - Daily News & Analysis

    Bishan Singh Bedi XI off to Amritsar to take on Arun Jaitley - Daily News & Analysis

    Daily News & AnalysisBishan Singh Bedi XI off to Amritsar to take on Arun JaitleyDaily News & AnalysisSpin legend Bishan Singh Bedi has decided to come out of retirement, flex his muscles and lead a team of former cricketers to his birthplace, Amritsar, to play on a different kind of turf. At 68, his reflexes may have weakened, but he knows which delivery is ...Arun Jaitley's Delhi team guides his poll campaign in AmritsarTimes of IndiaThe Punjabi punch: a knockout battle?NDTVConfidence buildin…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:32am -
  • newYSR Congress president Jagan Mohan Reddy owns assets of over Rs 343 crore - NDTV

    YSR Congress president Jagan Mohan Reddy owns assets of over Rs 343 crore - NDTV

    NDTVYSR Congress president Jagan Mohan Reddy owns assets of over Rs 343 croreNDTVKadapa, Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy owns assets of more than Rs 343 crore but does not own a vehicle. Jagan today filed his nomination for Pulivendula assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. According ...Jagan Mohan Reddy owns assets of over Rs 343 croreDeccan ChronicleJagan and wife don't own a vehicle!The HinduJagan, Naidu file papers for AP Assembly pollDeccan HeraldDa…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:47am -
  • newCongress dismisses Modi's placatory words on Gandhis - Times of India

    Congress dismisses Modi's placatory words on Gandhis - Times of India

    Indian ExpressCongress dismisses Modi's placatory words on GandhisTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: Congress was unimpressed by Narendra Modi's comment that he did not seek any permanent enmity with the Gandhi family, saying the Gujarat leader was only making an attempt to play statesman. AICC spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said, ...It's a battle between two ideas of India: RahulThe HinduRahul Gandhi: Congress' favourite son heading for defeat?BBC NewsRahul claims BJP 'copied Congress manifesto'Daily MailCa…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:07am -
  • newA roadblock to BJP in MP - The Hindu

    A roadblock to BJP in MP - The Hindu

    The HinduA roadblock to BJP in MPThe HinduWhen he spoke last week in Shivpuri, an Assembly segment held by the BJP's Yashodhara Raje Scindia in the Guna Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh, Narendra Modi said, “Vote for my candidate and I will be your representative.” The BJP prime ...Election 2014: As Congress, BJP spar, issues get lost in MPFirstpostLS polls: 52% voting in 10 seats of MP till 5 PMMoneycontrol.comBelieve in positive campaigning, there is no Modi wave: Jyotiraditya Sci…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:35am -
  • newMaharashtra MPs abandoned cause of Marathi; MNS chief - Times of India

    Maharashtra MPs abandoned cause of Marathi; MNS chief - Times of India

    FirstpostMaharashtra MPs abandoned cause of Marathi; MNS chiefTimes of IndiaTHANE: Speaking at a rally here, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday revisited his "Marathi manoos" campaign. He claimed that "misplaced priorities" of other political parties had led to neglect of Marathi. Thackeray declared that his "aggressive stance on ...What has Sharad Pawar done for Maharashtra, asks Raj ThackerayDaily News & AnalysisThackeray Kin Step Out of CocoonsThe New Indian ExpressRaj gets into spat with T…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:45am -

Yahoo! India News

  • newAnand Mahindra, Banmali Agrawala, Ellen Lord named USIBC directors
    Washington, April 18 (IANS) Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra, Banmali Agrawala, president & ceo, South Asia, General Electric and Ellen Lord, president & ceo, Textron Systems have been appointed directors of US India Business Council. The appointment of the three was announced Thursday after the annual spring meeting of USIBC, the largest bilateral trade association in the US comprised of 300 of the top-tier US and Indian companies promoting India-US commercial…
    - 37 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:26am -
  • newIBM's quarterly revenue sinks to 5-year low as hardware sales fall

    IBM's quarterly revenue sinks to 5-year low as hardware sales fall

    IBM Corp, the world's biggest technology services company, reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday, as Big Blue struggles with falling demand for its hardware and faces challenges in growth markets like China. That has undercut business at some U.S.-based multinationals operating in the world's second-biggest economy.
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:46am -
  • newFormula One drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes

    Formula One drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes

    By Abhishek Takle SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One drivers are in talks collectively to try and resolve the issue of unpaid wages but they have ruled out going on strike, some of those affected said on Thursday. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, who was at financially-troubled Sauber last season and had problems with his salary, said the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA), effectively their union, had become involved. "Yes, (in) the GPDA it is a theme at the moment," the German told reporters o…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:56am -
  • newPoll panel allows Amit Shah to resume campaign
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday allowed BJP leader Amit Shah, a close aide of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, to resume campaign in Uttar Pradesh after he promised not to use derogatory language or do anything violative of the poll code. The Election Commission of India, referring to Shah's request to modify its ban order of April 11, took note of his assurance to the poll panel, including not to "give cause to be accused as having indulged in a…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:42am -
  • newKohli, Yuvraj take RCB home against Daredevils
    Sharjah, April 17 (IANS) A fantastic partnership between Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh guided the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a convincing eight wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils in the second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Thursday. Yuvraj with skipper Kohli struck an unbeaten 84-run third wicket partnership in only 7.5 overs to take their team home in an emphatic fashion. Lately criticised by many for India's loss in the World Twenty20 final r…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:38pm -
  • newPolice opposes plea of US man for quashing FIR
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Police Thursday opposed in the Delhi High Court a plea of a US police official, arrested at the IGI airport last month after three live cartridges were recovered from his baggage, to quash the FIR registered against him. Opposing Manuel R. Encarnacion's plea, police told Justice Sunil Gaur that the investigation into the case had not been completed. "The present case is still at the stage of investigation and hence the prayer for quashing of FIR is opposed," police sai…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:36pm -
  • newSensex jumps 351 points, snaps 3-day losing streak

    Sensex jumps 351 points, snaps 3-day losing streak

    By Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex rose more than 1.5 percent on Thursday to snap a three-day losing streak as lenders such as ICICI Bank surged on value buying, earnings expectations and hopes of gains in bond portfolios after the Reserve Bank of India's biggest debt auction. Government bonds jumped on Thursday, recovering from two sessions of falls, after the central bank fully sold the 200 billion rupees ($3.31 billion) worth of debt on offer. ...
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:21pm -
  • newWipro upbeat on growth prospects; profit beats f'cast

    Wipro upbeat on growth prospects; profit beats f'cast

    By Anannya Pramanick and Nivedita Bhattacharjee BANGALORE/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Wipro , India's third-biggest IT services exporter, posted forecast-beating quarterly profit on Thursday and said it expects a stronger year ahead on increased spending by overseas clients. Rivals Tata Consultancy Services , Infosys and HCL Technologies have already signalled a pick-up in client spending this month, and Wipro says it will also benefit. "The way our trends are ... growth in full-year 2015 will be better…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:15pm -
  • newCAG can audit telecom operators: SC
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said the national auditor CAG can audit telecom operators' account books to ascertain whether the government was getting its due share from service providers to whom it given the scarce natural resource that belongs to the people. A bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramajit Sen said: "CAG's function is only to ascertain whether the Union of India is getting its due share, while parting with the right to deal with its exclusiv…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:06pm -
  • newConfidence building measures with Pakistan essential for Amritsar: Capt Amarinder
    Amritsar, Apr.17 (ANI): Former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that there is a need for confidence building measures with Pakistan for the success of Amritsar as an important trade centre, not only for India, but for the entire Central and West Asia. Addressing a function organised by the Rotary Club Amritsar here, Capt Amarinder pointed out Amritsar had been a flourishing trade centre prior to the partition. He said it was essenti…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:50pm -
  • newGreat honor and privilege to takeover Indian Navy: Admiral R.K. Dhowan
    New Delhi, Apr.17 (ANI): Admiral RK Dhowan, who was appointed as the new as the Chief of the Naval Staff, on Thursday said it is an honor for him to be appointed as new CSA and added that it is the responsibility of the navy to protect India's maritime interest. India is essentially maritime nation with vast maritime interests and the responsibility of protecting these assets falls squarely on the shoulders of the men in white uniform because it is responsibility of the Navy to ensure that India…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:50pm -
  • newMulayam rules out Modi winning majority in LS polls
    Etawah, Apr.17 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said that there was no way Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi could win with a clear majority in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a rally in Etawah, Singh lashed at Modi for stating that he would win 272 seats in the elections. This is because in two-thirds of the country there are non Congress, non BJP governments running the states," said Yadav. Prakash Karat (general secre…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:50pm -
  • newBCCI convenes emergent meeting, Dalmiya welcomes move
    Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricket chief Jagmohan Dalmiya Thursday expressed happiness at the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to convene an emergent working committee meeting Sunday. The meeting, at 3 p.m. in Mumbai, will discuss issues pertaining to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scam which is now before the Supreme Court. Dalmiya welcomed the move saying it was important to ensure the image of the BCCI - which has taken a beatin…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:44pm -
  • newWorld's biggest peace torch lit for Indian spiritual guru in US
    New York, April 17 (IANS) Ashrita Furman, a Guinness World Records record-breaker, has lit what is claimed to be the world's biggest torch in New York in honour of Indian spiritual leader Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, popularly known as Sri Chinmoy. At 7.5 metres, the aluminum and steel torch monument is 11 times taller than the torch that brought the Olympic flame from Athens to the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan on which its design is based, according to Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home website. The flamin…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:28pm -
  • newReliance Industries, HPCL Mittal plan refinery expansions

    Reliance Industries, HPCL Mittal plan refinery expansions

    Reliance Industries , owner of the world's biggest refining complex, and HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL), part owned by steel tycoon L N Mittal, have sought environment ministry approval for raising capacity of their plants. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance seeks to add a fifth crude train of 400,000 bpd, some polymer units and changing the fuel for 450 megawatt of an already approved 2100 MW power plant from gas to coal, a note on the ministry's website said. The new train will also help Reli…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:57pm -
  • newGerman court sentences Somali pirate to 12 years for kidnapping
    A German court sentenced a Somali asylum-seeker to 12 years in jail on Thursday, for his involvement in the pirate hijacking of a tanker in the Indian Ocean in 2010. The judge in the Osnabrueck court in northern Germany said the man was guilty of kidnapping and severe extortion. The ship was released for a ransom of $5.5 million after eight months in the hands of Somali pirates. "After four months of extensive evidence gathering, the court is convinced that the 44-year-old Somalian was a leading…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:46pm -
  • newDhowan is new Indian Navy chief
    Admiral R.K. Dhowan, a navigation and direction specialist, was Thursday named the new chief of the Indian Navy.
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:44pm -
  • newUS seeks investment-friendly policies from new Indian government
    Washington, April 17 (IANS) Calling India South Asia's growth engine, a US official wondered whether the new Indian government will make the reforms necessary to attract investment and capitalise on opportunities ahead. "Those are the questions that India's voters are asking as they cast their ballots and those are the questions that we want to see answered," Nisha Desai Biswal, Washington's Indian-American point person for South Asia, said Wednesday. "We know that India has the potential to exc…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:32pm -
  • newIndia passes halfway mark in election with BJP gaining strength

    India passes halfway mark in election with BJP gaining strength

    India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition. Narendra Modi, the prime-ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been wooing voters with promises to rescue India from its slowest economic growth in a decade and create jobs for its booming young population. In the latest…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:59pm -
  • newS&P: India ratings to depend on next govt's policies

    S&P: India ratings to depend on next govt's policies

    Standard and Poor's may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as passing a goods and services tax. "If in the future they implement policies that effectively addresses some of the credit weaknesses that I have highlighted, we could revise the outlook to stable again," said S&P senior director Kim Eng Tan in a webcast. S&P rates India at "BBB-minus" and is the only of the three major c…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:56pm -
  • newBattle of ideologies in LS elections: Rahul in Khandwa
    Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh), Apr.17 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections there is a battle between ideologies of the Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). On the other hand there is the BJP, who wants to divide the country. He alleged that BJP does politics of aggression and anger, and added that they make people fight with each other. He said that the Centre had given Rs. 500 crore rupees to the Madhya Pradesh Governmen…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:56pm -
  • newTelecom firms see opening of Pandora's box with SC order
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court order Thursday that the national auditor CAG can audit telecom operators could open a Pandora's box and lead to similar demand in other industries, unhappy service providers said.
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:56pm -
  • new'US committed to security partnership with strong and influential India'
    Washington, April 17 (IANS) Describing US security engagement with India as crucial to security in the Indo-Pacific region, a US official says Washington is committed to a partnership including a strong and influential India in the security realm. "Our security engagement with India is a central element of the broad US-India strategic partnership," Nisha Desai Biswal, Washington's Indian-American point person for South Asia, said Wednesday at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:42pm -
  • newUma Bharti slams Modi in video
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress Thursday released an explosive video showing BJP leader Uma Bharti as describing BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a "vinash purush" (man of destruction). "My view is (that) Gujarat is a fear-stricken state," Uma Bharti says in the only English sentence in the video in which she otherwise speaks in Hindi. "Innocent Hindus are languishing in jail in Gujarat. Has Narendra Modi done anything about it?" she asks.
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:20pm -
  • newHaryana to frame policy on toll rates
    Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) After having worked out an agreement with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on the troublesome Delhi-Gurgaon toll plaza, the Haryana government has now proposed framing of a policy for other toll plazas in the state. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday directed officers to frame a policy to provide relief to people in the rates of toll plazas. He also directed officers to discontinue charging increased rates at toll plazas till the time the poli…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:12pm -
  • newNever extended favour to Himachal cricket body: Dhumal
    Shimla, April 17 (IANS) BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday dismissed the allegations that he extended favour to the Himachal Pradesh cricket body during his tenure as chief minister. "Virbhadra Singh (the state chief minister) has been misleading the public by saying I extended favours to the HPCA (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association) by being its patron-in-chief," Dhumal said in a statement. "Neither have I attended any HPCA meeting nor extended any favour to it," Dhumal, chief minister fro…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:10pm -
  • newWipro ups IT revenue forecast for first quarter
    Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) India's third largest software exporter Wipro Thursday projected higher average revenue of $1,735 million ($1.74 billion) from its flagship IT services business for first quarter (April-June) of the new fiscal (2014-15) as per the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:04pm -
  • new100 million vote in sixth round of Lok Sabha election
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Nearly 100 million people voted in 12 Indian states Thursday in the sixth round of parliamentary election to pick 121 MPs in a battle vital for all major stakeholders. Only Bhind in Madhya Pradesh and Kanker in Chhattisgarh reported thin crowds. By the time voting ended, both the ruling Congress and a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed they were on the winning track, with the Congress dismissing claims of "a wave" in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candid…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:42pm -
  • newGermany's SCHOTT cleared of anti-competition charges
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Competition Appellate Tribunal has cleared the India unit of Germany-based firm SCHOTT of anti-competition charges. The company in a statement said the tribunal has acquitted it from all charges and it would not be required to make any penalties as imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). The Competition Commission had charged SCHOTT India of anti-competition activities on complaints filed by Kapoor Glass Private Limited. SCHOTT India was accused of ab…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • newFour Chief ministers cast ballot on India's biggest polling day
    Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh)/Bhubaneshwar (Odisha)/Patna (Bihar), Apr. 17 (ANI): The chief ministers of four Indian states cast their votes today, the country's biggest polling day. The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, on Thursday arrived at the polling booth with his entire family in Rajnandgaon town to cast his ballot. Expecting a heavy turnout of voters through the day, Singh expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win all 11 constituencies in the state.
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:15pm -
  • newSAARC insurance conference concludes in Pakistan
    Karachi, Apr.17 (ANI): The second SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Insurance Regulators' Meet and International Conference concluded here on Wednesday. The aim of the conference was to develop a sound, stable and inclusive financial sector across the entire SAARC region through collaboration and learning from experiences of each other and of more developed markets. The first of its kind in the history of Pakistan's insurance industry, the two-day conference was organised…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:15pm -
  • newWipro net up 41 percent in Q4
    Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) India's third largest software exporter Wipro Ltd has reported net profit of Rs.2,230 crore for fourth quarter (January-March) of fiscal 2013-14, registering an increase of 41 percent year-on-year (YoY) as per Indian accounting standard.
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:56pm -
  • newKASHISH 2014 to screen foreign films on transgender issues
    Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Films from Bangladesh, Britain, Spain and India, highlighting transgender issues, will be screened at the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, which will be held May 21-25. "Films on transgender issues to watch out for at KASHISH 2014 are 'Will This Change' from Bangladesh, 'My Mother' from Britain, 'Sexicas' from Spain, as well as 'Rainbows Are Real', 'I'dentity' from India, among several others," Saagar Gupta, the fest's director of programming, said in a s…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:42pm -
  • newKings XI Punjab name Tata Motors Prima as title sponsor
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab Thursday announced Tata Motors Prima as their title sponsor.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:30pm -
  • newStronger EU-India partnership sought
    Brussels, April 17 (IANS) India's news ambassador to Belgium and the European Union, Manjeev Singh Puri, has said that India is one of the EU's 10 strategic partners and a strong collaboration between the two sides will be in the interest of global good. It can be a tremendous multiplier for global good," he told 'Reimagining India' book launch event at the famous Bibliothèque Solvay. Puri said Belgium is India's second-largest trading partner in EU with diamonds dominating the trade between th…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:08pm -
  • newGovernment appoints Admiral RK Dhowan as new Navy chief
    New Delhi, Apr. 17 (ANI): The government on Thursday appointed Admiral RK Dhowan as the Chief of the Naval Staff replacing the former head who resigned in February owning moral responsibility for a series of accidents.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:46pm -
  • newJohnny Depp hopes for a better tomorrow
    Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp is concerned about the world's current affairs and hopes for a better future. In recent times, Hollywood actors are becoming increasingly aware of the issues that the world is facing. "If you turn on the TV and see the horrors that are happening to people in the world, there's no better time to have hope," Depp said in statement expressing his fears.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:44pm -
  • newModi says committed to no first use of nuclear weapons

    Modi says committed to no first use of nuclear weapons

    By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi ruled out the first use of nuclear weapons on Wednesday, seeking to calm concerns after his Hindu nationalist party vowed to revise arms strategy if elected. Modi told the ANI television service the nuclear arms were defensive weapons. India and its rival neighbour Pakistan are both nuclear powers that have been building up their nuclear arms stockpiles and testing long range missiles. In the 70-minute interview…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:19pm -
  • new100 companies to take part in India Show in Hong Kong
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Over a hundred companies and 200 dcelegates led by Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher will take part in the "India Show" at the Hong Kong Spring Fair, aimed at networking and forging business relationships with Chinese buyers, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said here Thursday. India Show, being held April 27-30 concurrently with Hong Kong Spring Fair, is being organised in association with the commerce ministry and the consulate general of India in Hong Kong. "…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:18pm -
  • newTCS, Twitter launch app to track Indian Elections
    Washington, Apr 17(ANI): India's Corporate Tata Consultancy Services has launched gamifies app, iElect on the Android platform that provides people an understanding about India's general elections in 2014.
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:16pm -

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  • newEC lifts ban on Amit Shah's campaign in UP

    EC lifts ban on Amit Shah's campaign in UP

    The Commission noted that Shah had pledged that he will in no manner give cause to be accused of having indulged in any act of commission or omission which has the effect of prejudicially affecting the public tranquility and law & order.
    - 22 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:41am -
  • newNobel winner Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    Nobel winner Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was One Hundred Years of Solitude, a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
    - 46 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:17am -
  • newIndia votes in large numbers in Phase 5 of Lok Sabha polls

    India votes in large numbers in Phase 5 of Lok Sabha polls

    While there was nearly 79 per cent polling in rural districts of West Bengal, around 65 per cent polling was recorded in Karnataka. All you want to know about Lok Sabha elections. | Comment: Has urban India lost interest in elections?
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:36am -
  • newReal Madrid clinch 19th Copa del Rey title as Bale runs amok

    Real Madrid clinch 19th Copa del Rey title as Bale runs amok

    Gareth Bale produced a spectacular goal to seal the Copa del Rey title for Real Madrid with a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Barcelona.
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:20am -
  • newBanerjee has a narrow escape after her hotel room catches fire

    Banerjee has a narrow escape after her hotel room catches fire

    State transport minister Madan Mitra, who accompanied the CM in her campaigning with filmstar-turned TMC MP Mithun Chakraborty, said, "After hearing the cries of Banerjee, Joydeep rushed to Banerjee's help and wrapped her with a blanket, pulling her out of the room. The room was filled with smoke."
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:19am -

DDI News

  • 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.
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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, 12:14pm -
  • 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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  • newDivers enter South Korean ferry in hunt for survivors

    Divers enter South Korean ferry in hunt for survivors

    MOKPO/JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - A team of eight divers had entered a capsized South Korean ferry on Friday and was searching for survivors, although they were unlikely to find anyone alive from among hundreds still missing more than 48 hours after the vessel began sinking.
    - 36 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:27am -
  • newNobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

    Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:27am -
  • newTIMELINE - Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    TIMELINE - Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87.
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:15am -
  • newEx-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17

    Ex-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading.
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:04am -
  • new'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen

    'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Bryan Singer, weeks before the release of his blockbuster "X-Men" action film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s.
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:38am -
  • newFour-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence

    Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence

    GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:07am -
  • newHotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal pleads guilty to U.S. campaign contribution scheme

    Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal pleads guilty to U.S. campaign contribution scheme

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prominent New York hotel executive Sant Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to make $188,000 of illegal campaign contributions to three U.S. candidates via straw donors.
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:49am -
  • newFour-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence

    Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence

    GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States, Russia, Ukraine and European Union together called on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:47am -
  • newScientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life

    Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:19am -
  • newDjokovic cruises, Nadal claims 30th clay win in a row

    Djokovic cruises, Nadal claims 30th clay win in a row

    REUTERS - Novak Djokovic lost just one game to join Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals after Rafa Nadal breezed to his 30th consecutive win on clay on Thursday.
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:16pm -
  • newRunaway spy Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in

    Runaway spy Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the communications of millions.
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:21pm -
  • newIn a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

    In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:35pm -
  • newNadal and Federer breeze into last eight with comfortable wins

    Nadal and Federer breeze into last eight with comfortable wins

    REUTERS - Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:24pm -
  • newIndia passes halfway mark in election with BJP gaining strength

    India passes halfway mark in election with BJP gaining strength

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - India called a quarter of its 815 million voters to polls on Thursday, the biggest day of its staggered election, in areas ranging from Himalayan passes to a southern IT hub and western sugarcane farms.
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:59pm -
  • newThree dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of "abyss"

    Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of "abyss"

    MARIUPOL Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising, accompanied by tough words from Vladimir Putin that overshadowed crisis talks.
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:48pm -
  • newDivers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors

    Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors

    MOKPO/JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized 36 hours ago.
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:36pm -
  • newIraq's draft child marriage law seen as political stunt - and sign of times

    Iraq's draft child marriage law seen as political stunt - and sign of times

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Proposals that would legalise the marriage of nine-year-old Iraqi girls are unlikely to become law, but indicate the growing role of religion in a country some fear is going down the path of neighbouring theocracy Iran.
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:23pm -
  • newNadal breezes into last eight with comfortable win

    Nadal breezes into last eight with comfortable win

    REUTERS - World number one Rafa Nadal breezed into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after a 6-1 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi on Thursday. The claycourt wizard, whose eight-year reign as Monte Carlo champion was ended by Serb Novak Djokovic in the final last year, dominated the unseeded Italian from the very start.
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:28pm -
  • newThree dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of "abyss"

    Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of "abyss"

    MARIUPOL Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, overshadowing crisis talks to resolve the conflict.
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:26pm -
  • newDivers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

    Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

    JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized 36 hours ago.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:18pm -
  • newModi says committed to no first use of nuclear weapons

    Modi says committed to no first use of nuclear weapons

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi ruled out the first use of nuclear weapons on Wednesday, seeking to calm concerns after his Hindu nationalist party vowed to revise arms strategy if elected.
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:19pm -
  • newSearch for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans of seafloor

    Search for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans of seafloor

    SYDNEY/PERTH Australia (Reuters) - A deep-sea drone completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a missing Malaysian jetliner said on Thursday, as an air and surface search became less likely to yield results.
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:39pm -
  • newThree dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of "abyss"

    Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of "abyss"

    MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, overshadowing crisis talks to resolve the conflict.
    - 18 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • newBloodshed in eastern Ukraine heightens fear as talks start

    Bloodshed in eastern Ukraine heightens fear as talks start

    MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard in an eastern city overnight and Kiev said three of the militants were killed, bloodshed likely to overshadow crisis talks in Geneva.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:18pm -
  • new'X-Men' director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenage boy

    'X-Men' director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenage boy

    REUTERS - Producer and director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. court on Wednesday.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:18pm -