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Sensex hits record high; healthcare stocks gain

Sensex hits record high; healthcare stocks gain

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday hit a record high of 26,300.17 points for second consecutive day surpassing its all-time high of 26,292.66…

More school children dying in road accidents in India

More school children dying in road accidents in India

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India not only has the dubious distinction of having one of the worst road accident records in the world, but that these are taking…

Sensex trades flat; capital goods stocks dip

Sensex trades flat; capital goods stocks dip

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday was trading flat at 22.07 points or 0.08 percent down as capital goods stocks dipped. Selling pressure…

India should not see Ukraine as ‘enemy of my friend’: Ukrainian ambassador

India should not see Ukraine as ‘enemy of my friend’: Ukrainian ambassador

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Expressing disappointment at India’s failure to condem Russia, a hostile neighbour whom Ukraine accuses of escalating tension in its eastern region, Ukrainian Ambassador to…

Misuse of pharmaceutical drugs rising in India: UN official

Misuse of pharmaceutical drugs rising in India: UN official

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) After cannabis and heroin, the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs is rising among subcontinental drug users because of their easy availability at cheap rates and…

Army chief to pay tribute to Kargil war martyrs

Army chief to pay tribute to Kargil war martyrs

Jammu, July 24 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh will Friday pay tribute to the martyrs of 1999 Kargil war in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region. Defence sources…

Goa legislator calls Parrikar ‘parallel PM’

Goa legislator calls Parrikar ‘parallel PM’

Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar tried to hold back his smile when a legislator called him a “parallel prime minister” in the Goa assembly Tuesday.…

Indian soldier dies in Pakistan firing

Indian soldier dies in Pakistan firing

Jammu, July 22 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed Tuesday when Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the military…

BJD disrupts assembly proceedings over Polavaram project

BJD disrupts assembly proceedings over Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) Legislators from Odisha’s ruling BJD Monday disrupted the proceedings of the state assembly here demanding cancellation of the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh.…

New governors appointed for four states

New governors appointed for four states

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The government Monday appointed new governors for Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Gujarat. The governors are Ram Naik (Uttar Pradesh), Balramji Dass Tandon…

Delhi Police constable shot dead

Delhi Police constable shot dead

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable was shot dead by unidentified men near his residence here Monday, police said. Shivraj was on his way to meet…

Blogs

India Student Commences University Program in Australia

India Student Commences University Program in Australia

Isha Sahni Recently, Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb welcomed Uttam Kumar an Indian…

Indian-American doctors seek younger generation’s involvement

Indian-American doctors seek younger generation’s involvement

Washington, July 13 One of the largest ethnic professional organisations representing some 100,000 Indian American physicians…

High hopes from Modi government’s first budget Thursday

High hopes from Modi government’s first budget Thursday

New Delhi, July 7 Amid high expectations from the common man and corporate India, the…

Acclaimed magician Samala Venu in conversation Indus Age

Acclaimed magician Samala Venu in conversation Indus Age

The wizard is in his element. Only he doesn’t have a magic wand in his…

Australian government strives hard to reduce voilence against women!

Australian government strives hard to reduce voilence against women!

Violence against the women and children is an evil of the society that everyone is…

Tender years blighted in Gujarat’s cotton fields

Tender years blighted in Gujarat’s cotton fields

By Prantick Majumder, Jhadol (Rajasthan) Craving a mobile phone but unable to afford it, a boy,…

Chill Shanie, we’re here for you

Chill Shanie, we’re here for you

Isha Sahni Poor Shane Warne! The Australian cricketer has suffered his share of angst. There…

Women and Violence

Women and Violence

Violence against the women and children is an evil of the society that everyone is…

Preity- Ness: Celebs take a step back

Preity- Ness: Celebs take a step back

Recently, actress Preity Zinta raised allegations of molestation against her former beau and business partner…

Preity- Ness: Celebs take a step back

Preity- Ness: Celebs take a step back

Recently, actress Preity Zinta raised allegations of molestation against her former beau and business partner…

Kudankulam units 3 and 4 agreement in July: Rosatom

Kudankulam units 3 and 4 agreement in July: Rosatom

By Biswajit The final techno-commercial agreement for Kudankulam 3 and 4 reactors will be signed…

South Asian affected with the change in climate

South Asian affected with the change in  climate

Isha Sahni We have all known that the global warming at large has affected rainfall,…

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Entertainment

Cheryl hosts second wedding bash

Cheryl hosts second wedding bash

London, July 22 (IANS) Singer Cheryl, who married French restaurateur Jean Bernard in an intimate ceremony earlier this month, hosted a wedding bash for the second time at The…

Deepika Seen Ignoring Ranbir!

Deepika Seen Ignoring Ranbir!

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor have remained good friends even after their break-up. After working together in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the duo has now teamed up for…

Rekha’s Film Release Delayed

Rekha’s Film Release Delayed

The actor of the yesteryear who awestruck the audience with her grace, Rekha was slated to make her comeback as a glamourous granny in Inder Kumar’s Super Nani.…

Alia is Robert De Niro of our generation: Varun Dhawan

Alia is Robert De Niro of our generation: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Praising his “Student Of The Year” and “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” co-star Alia Bhatt, actor Varun Dhawan has said she’s the “Robert De Niro” of…

I miss Pussycat Dolls: Ashley Roberts

I miss Pussycat Dolls: Ashley Roberts

Los Angeles, July 14 (IANS) Singer Ashley Roberts misses the joy of performing as part of the Pussycat Dolls band. The blonde beauty is excited about her solo work,…

“Never saw it as an offbeat film”: Arjun Kapoor about Finding Fanny

“Never saw it as an offbeat film”:  Arjun Kapoor about Finding Fanny

It’s an English language offbeat entertainer; made by an Indian director with three veteran and two young stars of Bollywood, and topped with one promotional Hindi song –…

Big B disappointed by Brazil

Big B disappointed by Brazil

The world witnessed a poor performance by Brail this year’s FIFA World Cup. The performance left the Big B of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, highly disappointed and the Bollywood…

Becca Tobin’s boyfriend found dead

Becca Tobin’s boyfriend found dead

Philadelphia, July 11 (IANS) The “Glee” star Becca Tobin’s boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead in a Philadelphia hotel, and the circumstances of his death are said to be…

Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Disappointments Room’ set to roll

Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Disappointments Room’ set to roll

Los Angeles, July 11 (IANS) The camera for Kate Beckinsale’s thriller “The Disappointments Room” will roll in August as the makers have finalised the financier for the movie. Relativity…

Young at 70, Mick Jagger on dating spree

Young at 70, Mick Jagger on dating spree

Stockholm, July 7 (IANS) Singer Mick Jagger reportedly took two women to his hotel room in 48 hours after a concert here. The Rolling Stones legend is said to…

Lifestyle

Gaga shaves back of head

Gaga shaves back of head

New York, June 14 (IANS) Here’s a new fashion statement from Lady Gaga – a half shaved off head. The “Poker face”…

Japan encourages casual dress in workplace to save energy

Japan encourages casual dress in workplace to save energy

Tokyo, June 2 (IANS) The Japanese government Monday started a campaign to encourage people to dress casually in workplace in a move…

Liam Payne reconciles with ex-girlfriend

Liam Payne reconciles with ex-girlfriend

London, May 31 (IANS) One Direction star Liam Payne has reportedly revived his relationship with ex-girlfriend after parting ways earlier this month.…

Sports

Cafu offers to fill Brazil coaching role

Cafu offers to fill Brazil coaching role

Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) Brazil’s 2002 World Cup-winning captain Cafu has offered to fill a coaching role under new Selecao boss Dunga. Cafu was an outspoken…

Diaspora

Democratising journalism: Giving remote tribal areas a voice

Democratising journalism: Giving remote tribal areas a voice

The story is a bit topsy-turvy these days as far as journalism education goes, especially in the tribal areas in Central India. Instead of rural students coming…

Technology

17 extremists killed in security raids in Egypt

17 extremists killed in security raids in Egypt

Cairo, July 4 (IANS) At least 17 suspected militants were killed Thursday in security raids in Rafah city of Egypt’s North Sinai province, a security source said. Egyptian…

Health

A third of world’s population obese or overweight: Lancet

A third of world’s population obese or overweight: Lancet

Washington, May 29 (IANS) Revealing how the obesity epidemic has spread globally, an alarming study has said that 2.1 billion – nearly 30 percent of the world’s population…

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

India Student Commences University Program in Australia

India Student Commences University Program in Australia

Isha Sahni Recently, Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb welcomed Uttam Kumar an Indian student back to Australia to commence his career-changing postgraduate studies at the…