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Sonia cancels Mumbai rally citing ill health

Sonia cancels Mumbai rally citing ill health

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday cancelled her day-long tour of Maharashtra, citing health reasons. She was to address three election rallies in the state…

Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

Agra, April 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan Sunday asked voters to cast their ballot in favour of the Samajwadi…

EC notice to Trinamool lawmaker for controversial speech

EC notice to Trinamool lawmaker for controversial speech

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress legislator Monirul Islam was Sunday issued a show cause notice by the Election Commission after he asked party workers in West Bengal’s…

Rs.15 lakh cash seized in Jharkhand ahead of polls

Rs.15 lakh cash seized in Jharkhand ahead of polls

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Police Sunday seized Rs.15 lakh in cash in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district ahead of Thursday’s Lok Sabha polls. The cash was seized from a man…

No Modi wave, only Modi poison, says Jairam Ramesh

No Modi wave, only Modi poison, says Jairam Ramesh

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) There is no Modi wave but only “Modi poison” in India, said union minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday. “Modi ka koi lahar nahi hai, Modi…

Only Congress can ensure development, says Rahul

Only Congress can ensure development, says Rahul

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Lashing out at the BJP for indulging in divisive politics and misleading Indian people, Rahul Gandhi Sunday said only the Congress can ensure all-round…

Three held over post-poll violence in Odisha

Three held over post-poll violence in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Three Congress workers were arrested in Odisha’s Kendrapada district in connection with the Friday post-poll violence that left one person dead and four others…

Clear day ahead in Delhi

Clear day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhiites will have a clear Sunday and the maximum temperature will hover around 33 degrees Celsius, said the Met Office. “The sky will…

After eight months, Dabholkar killers elude police net

After eight months, Dabholkar killers elude police net

Pune (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) The sensational murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is yet to be solved eight months after he was was gunned down while on a…

Andhra Pradesh accounts for half of unaccounted cash seized so far

Andhra Pradesh accounts for half of unaccounted cash seized so far

Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Money plays a big role in Andhra Pradesh elections and this is evident from the fact that it accounts for nearly 50 percent of…

Minor fire outside Delhi Metro station

Minor fire outside Delhi Metro station

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A minor fire broke out Saturday outside the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station, which affected train services for a few minutes, fire officials…

BJP’s charges of corruption against Congress false: Sonia

BJP’s charges of corruption against Congress false: Sonia

Amethi, April 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday slammed the BJP, saying that its “false propaganda” on corruption charges against the UPA government was nothing but an…

First woman Delhi chief justice to take charge Monday

First woman Delhi chief justice to take charge Monday

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Justice G. Rohini will Monday assume charge as the first woman chief justice of the Delhi High Court, 47 years after the court…

Repoll in two Bengal polling stations April 21

Repoll in two Bengal polling stations April 21

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday ordered repolling on April 21 in two polling stations in West Bengal where the voting process April 17 had been…

PM greets people on Easter

PM greets people on Easter

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday greeted people on the occasion of Easter, saying the festival signifies compassion, brotherhood and a brighter future. “The…

Blogs

Russia warned of more sanctions by the US

Russia warned of more sanctions by the US

By- “Isha Sahni” The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of…

Napthine – Melbourne’s Greatest Ever Easter Egg Hunt helps a great cause

Half a million Easter eggs at Caulfield Racecourse are ready to be discovered at this…

Hodgkinson med rel: Thanks a million – major fish boost for NSW

Hodgkinson med rel: Thanks a million – major fish boost for NSW

Fishing enthusiasts from across NSW will benefit from a major inland native fish stocking program,…

Greg Smith med rel: Newcastle Crown Prosecutor appointed as a judge

Greg Smith med rel: Newcastle Crown Prosecutor appointed as a judge

Attorney General Greg Smith SC today announced the appointment of Helen Wilson SC as a…

Gladys Berejiklian med rel: NSW Government introduces almost 8,000 extra weekly public transport services

Gladys Berejiklian med rel: NSW Government introduces almost 8,000 extra weekly public transport services

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the NSW Government had introduced almost 8,000 extra…

Souris med rel: Tourism growth for NSW

Souris med rel: Tourism growth for NSW

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today welcomed the results from the Overseas…

Jillian Skinner med rel: $5000 grants available to showcase medical research excellence on world stage

Jillian Skinner med rel: $5000 grants available to showcase medical research excellence on world stage

NSW is set to showcase the quality of its medical research on the world stage.…

Greg Smith med rel: Sydney sillk appointed as Supreme Court judge

Greg Smith med rel: Sydney sillk appointed as Supreme Court judge

Leading criminal law barrister Peter Hamill SC will move from the bar table to the…

Government welcomes IBAC’s report

Government welcomes IBAC’s report

The Government welcomes IBAC’s report on its first full year of operations. The report demonstrates…

Babies are biased?!

Babies are biased?!

Have you ever looked at the little cute babies with sparkling eyes be biased? It…

“I discovered a friend and a great actor in Alia”- ArjunKapoor

“I discovered a friend and a great actor in Alia”- ArjunKapoor

Compiled bySwatiMisra With the much-hyped ArjunKapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘2 STATES’ releasing this week,…

Manmohan Singh: A good man let down by the party

Manmohan Singh: A good man let down by the   party

I have an abiding memory of Manmohan Singh. It goes far back to the days…

A Pakistan where people want Modi as PM

A Pakistan where people want Modi as PM

 It’s true. People of this Pakistan want Narendra Modi to become prime minister of India.…

Plants that can detect chemical explosives!

Plants that can detect chemical explosives!

One has known the plants for majorly two things; oxygen and greenery. But think if…

A slice of political campaigning in Chandni Chowk

A slice of political campaigning in Chandni  Chowk

Shweta Sharma It was a hot, humid morning in old Delhi’s ChandniChowk area which was…

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Entertainment

Cameron Diaz worried about ‘ugly’ bikini slip

Cameron Diaz worried about ‘ugly’ bikini slip

Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz was worried her bikini would slip down while she was shooting scenes for “The Other Woman”. The 41-year-old, who stars…

Mel C plans to spill Spice Girls secrets!

Mel C plans to spill Spice Girls secrets!

Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer Melanie Chisholm, popular as Mel C, has already planned that when she turns 80, she will pen an autobiography about her life…

Ryan Seacrest to quit ‘American Idol’?

Ryan Seacrest to quit ‘American Idol’?

Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Anchor-producer Ryan Seacrest is reportedly planning to quit “American Idol” to focus on his career as a producer. The 39-year-old, who has hosted…

Andre Johnson high on drugs during suicide attempt?

Andre Johnson high on drugs during suicide attempt?

Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Rapper Andre Johnson was reportedly under the influence of drugs before he allegedly attempted suicide. Johnson (Christ Bearer) used PCP, which is also…

Opening day bonanza for ’2 States’ with over Rs.12 crore

Opening day bonanza for ’2 States’ with over Rs.12 crore

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer “2 States”, which released Friday, raked in around Rs.12 crore on its opening day in the country. The movie,…

Miranda Kerr wants to cut her hair short

Miranda Kerr wants to cut her hair short

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr would love to cut her hair short and says she had a strong urge to do so when she was…

I love my body: Kate Upton

I love my body: Kate Upton

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Model Kate Upton says that like every woman she has “moments of insecurity”, but she loves her body and is proud of her…

Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise is reportedly been dating fellow Scientologist and actress Laura Prepon. The “Mission Impossible” star and the “That 70′s Show” actress,…

Britney Spears, David Lucado to marry in Hawaii

Britney Spears, David Lucado to marry in Hawaii

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears and fiance David Lucadao have reportedly found their wedding destination. The couple recently enjoyed a vacation to Hawaii and sources…

Jack Osbourne home up for sale

Jack Osbourne home up for sale

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) TV personality Jack Osbourne has put his restored Spanish-style villa in Los Feliz up for sale at $2.998 million. The property, which Osbourne…

Cannes Film Festival announces official selections

Cannes Film Festival announces official selections

Paris, April 18 (IANS) The Cannes International Film Festival Organising Committee announced the finalists of this year’s Film Festival Thursday. Fifty films were selected, of which 18 films…

Sadhana dedicates National Award to director Ram

Sadhana dedicates National Award to director Ram

Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Sadhana, who won the National Film Award for her performance in Tamil drama “Thanga Meengal” as the best child artist, has dedicated it to director…

Kim-Kanye’s romance blooms in Paris

Kim-Kanye’s romance blooms in Paris

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian and singer Kanye West were seen having fun in Paris amid speculation that the couple is in the early stages of…

Lifestyle

China reports new bird flu case in humans

China reports new bird flu case in humans

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) One more case of bird flu in humans has been confirmed in China’s Jiangsu province, health authorities…

India may become ‘world capital of liver diseases’

India may become ‘world capital of liver diseases’

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A sedentary lifestyle, increased alcohol consumption and obesity are contributing towards making India the “world capital…

Kolkata doctor in Tripura police custody for cheating

Kolkata doctor in Tripura police custody for cheating

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) A court in Tripura Saturday sent a Kolkata-based doctor to five days in police custody on charges…

Sports

Armaan Ebrahim set for GT World Series

Armaan Ebrahim set for GT World Series

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) One of India’s top racing drivers Armaan Ebrahim will compete in the Blancpain GT World Series that gets underway at the French track…

Diaspora

Seven Indians jailed for forgery in Singapore

Seven Indians jailed for forgery in Singapore

 Seven Indians are among 25 foreign employees jailed between four and 12 weeks for submitting forged academic certificates to obtain work passes in this city-state. Among the…

Technology

NASA discovers first earth-sized planet in habitable zone

NASA discovers first earth-sized planet in habitable zone

New York, April 18 (IANS) In search for life on other planets, NASA astronomers have detected an earth-like planet orbiting the habitable zone of a cool star.…

Health

China reports new bird flu case in humans

China reports new bird flu case in humans

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) One more case of bird flu in humans has been confirmed in China’s Jiangsu province, health authorities said Saturday. A 35-year-old woman surnamed…

International Business

India’s spices exports rise by 32 percent

India’s spices exports rise by 32 percent

India’s spices exports jumped by 32 percent to $1.39 billion in the April-November period of the current financial year, according to data released by the Spices Board…

Living

‘Lakshaya…’ not made for entertainment: Niret Alva

‘Lakshaya…’ not made for entertainment: Niret Alva

 ”Lakshaya: EK Living Planet” is not meant to entertain, but to educate and to create awareness about environmental issues, says its host Niret Alva. “Lakshaya: EK Living…

Interview

English as she is spoke

English as she is spoke

What’s “puncher” got to do with “shock observer”? Well, one explanation is that since the car’s shock absorber was defective, the tyre punctured when the vehicle went…

Blogs

Russia warned of more sanctions by the US

Russia warned of more sanctions by the US

By- “Isha Sahni” The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure to help calm down the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.…