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India faces below normal monsoon under El Nino effect

India faces below normal monsoon under El Nino effect

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Monsoon rainfall in India this year is likely to be below average and there is a 60 percent chance that El Nino will…

Five of family burnt to death in Delhi fire

Five of family burnt to death in Delhi fire

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Five members of a family were burnt to death under mysterious circumstances in their Zakir Nagar home here, police said Thursday. Firoz, 35,…

Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh

Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Around two-thirds of the electorate in Chhattisgarh’s seven Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots Thursday in the third and final phase of election in…

Heavy voter turnout, stray incidents in West Bengal

Heavy voter turnout, stray incidents in West Bengal

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Disregarding the sweltering heat, voters turned up in large numbers with around 83 percent polling being recorded as voting came to an end in…

Amarinder’s open letter to Modi on ‘criminalised’ politics

Amarinder’s open letter to Modi on ‘criminalised’ politics

Amritsar, April 24 (IANS) Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh Thursday asked BJP leader Narendra Modi whether he was coming to Punjab to give his stamp of approval…

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will see three…

Clash in Rajasthan’s Dausa during voting, turnout nearly 60 percent

Clash in Rajasthan’s Dausa during voting, turnout nearly 60 percent

Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) A clash between villagers and police that also left many media persons injured in Rajasthan’s Dausa marred voting even as nearly 60 percent of…

Over 42 percent vote in Madhya Pradesh by 2 p.m.

Over 42 percent vote in Madhya Pradesh by 2 p.m.

Bhopal, April 24 (IANS) Over 42 percent electors voted in Madhya Pradesh till 2 p.m., officials said. Balloting is being held for 10 Lok Sabha seats and one…

German scholars revived Indian culture: Merck-Tagore awardee

German scholars revived Indian culture: Merck-Tagore awardee

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) German intellectuals revived Indian culture during the 20th century when English literature in the country became a tool of “domination and subjugation”, said Pramod…

Firing, scuffles mar Lok Sabha polls in UP

Firing, scuffles mar Lok Sabha polls in UP

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Minor incidents like scuffles, stone pelting and firing blanks were reported from polling booths in Uttar Pradesh as 12 Lok Sabha constituencies went to…

India may witness below normal monsoon rainfall

India may witness below normal monsoon rainfall

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India is likely to witness below average monsoon rainfall in 2014 that will affect farm output and economic growth, the government’s weather office…

Varanasi comes to a halt as Modi juggernaut rolls

Varanasi comes to a halt as Modi juggernaut rolls

Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) It was arguably the largest crowd Narendra Modi has attracted during his election campaign, a show of strength to silence the BJP’s opponents, particularly…

Jharkhand registers 63.55 percent voting

Jharkhand registers 63.55 percent voting

Ranchi, April 24 (IANS) The third and final round of polling in Jharkhand witnessed a good turnout of voters as the state registered 63.55 percent voting Thursday. “Overall…

Over 80 percent turnout in Puducherry

Over 80 percent turnout in Puducherry

Puducherry, April 24 (IANS) Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry saw a heavy turnout with around 80 percent of the voters exercising their franchise, said…

Warm Thursday in Delhi, similar weather likely Friday

Warm Thursday in Delhi, similar weather likely Friday

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was a warm, sunny Thursday in the national capital and the maximum temperature settled at 37.2 degrees Celsius. Friday will be clear,…

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

Ranveer Singh signs endorsement deal with Myntra.com

Ranveer Singh signs endorsement deal with Myntra.com

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been signed on to endorse Roadster, an in-house contemporary jeanswear brand by fashion and lifestyle e-commmerce platform Myntra.com.…

Salman Khan fittest of all actors: Poll

Salman Khan fittest of all actors: Poll

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan defeated stars like Hrithik Roshan and Arjun Rampal to grab the first position as India’s fittest actor in an online…

Voting important process of democracy, must vote: Aamir Khan

Voting important process of democracy, must vote: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood’s thinking actor Aamir Khan came along with wife and director Kiran Rao to cast his ballot Thursday and appealed to everyone to step out…

People magazine names Lupita Nyong’o as most beautiful

People magazine names Lupita Nyong’o as most beautiful

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” woman. The 31-year-old, who won an Oscar for her role as…

‘Yeh Hai Bakrapur’ a labour of love: Director

‘Yeh Hai Bakrapur’ a labour of love: Director

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Janaki Vishwanathan’s “Yeh Hai Bakrapur” is soon going to hit the theatres and the director says that the movie involved a lot of hard…

Nadiadwala to host big bash to celebrate twin successes

Nadiadwala to host big bash to celebrate twin successes

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is in Warsaw shooting with Salman Khan for his directorial debut “Kick”, is kicked by the opening reports of his…

With new album, Nicki Minaj goes back to hip-hop roots

With new album, Nicki Minaj goes back to hip-hop roots

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Nicki Minaj is switching back to her hip-hop roots for her new album “The Pink Print” and says that the tracks will…

Jon Hamm slams Justin Bieber

Jon Hamm slams Justin Bieber

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Golden Globe-winning actor Jon Hamm has called singer Justin Bieber a “sh** head” and thinks that the singer should learn “basic life skills”…

Relationships are most challenging: Kate Hudson

Relationships are most challenging: Kate Hudson

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson says that working on a film set might be tough at times, but it’s nothing compared to the effort it…

Drew Barrymore welcomes second daughter

Drew Barrymore welcomes second daughter

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore has given birth to a baby girl. Her second daughter with husband and actor Will Kopelman, was born Tuesday. The…

‘The World…’ must be seen across India: Anurag Kashyap

‘The World…’ must be seen across India: Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is presenting India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja’s documentary “The World Before Her” in India, wishes that the film…

‘Irumbu Kuthirai’ has Hollywood style, Indian emotions: Director

‘Irumbu Kuthirai’ has Hollywood style, Indian emotions: Director

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Yuvaraj Bose says his upcoming Tamil directorial debut “Irumbu Kuthirai”, about bike racing, is a mix of Hollywood-type action sequences and ‘desi’ emotions. “It’s…

Jagapathi to play Mahesh Babu’s father

Jagapathi to play Mahesh Babu’s father

Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Jagapathi Babu, who ruled as a charming romantic hero not very long ago, is set to play the father of superstar Mahesh Babu in…

Lifestyle

Jazz up your look with statement heels

Jazz up your look with statement heels

London, April 23 (IANS) If the right wardrobe is a must during summer, footwear is equally important and this season add…

Wooldridge – Victoria’s first Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Wooldridge – Victoria’s first Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

. Lynne Coulson Barr to take up new post on 1 July 2014 . Giving voice to people receiving public mental…

Sex, lies and Goa’s massage parlours

Sex, lies and Goa’s massage parlours

Mapusa (Goa), April 23 (IANS) What V. More (name changed), a tourist from Mumbai, was fantasizing about was soft, feminine hands…

Sports

AIFF launches academy certification programme

AIFF launches academy certification programme

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) Thursday launched the ‘AIFF Academy Certification’ which aims to set a standard of youth development in the country…

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

An ‘upside-down planet’ discovered

An ‘upside-down planet’ discovered

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Like so many interesting discoveries, this one happened largely by accident. An astronomer has discovered an ‘upside-down planet’ that reveals new method for…

Health

Wooldridge – Victoria’s first Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Wooldridge – Victoria’s first Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

. Lynne Coulson Barr to take up new post on 1 July 2014 . Giving voice to people receiving public mental health services . Providing key safeguards…

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.…