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Russia seeks Google’s help for underwater map of Arctic shelf

The Russian government Tuesday invited US internet search giant Google to create an underwater map of the Arctic shelf.

CSIR, CSIR-IICB top Nature Index report

India’s premier research and development organization, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) ranks first among the country’s...

No rift over Modi’s Fiji visit: Oppostion leader

Biman Prasad, the Indian-origin leader of the opposition National Federation Party (NFP) in Fiji has denied any rift within the Opposition Caucus...

Rampal: A self-styled godman who was once an engineer

Controversial sect leader Rampal, whose supporters Tuesday battled the police, was once a junior engineer with the Haryana government.

Lizards breathe like birds

University of Utah scientists have shown that bird-like breathing also developed in green iguanas -- reptiles not known for high-capacity fitness.

Proper planning helped negate impact of cyclones: Mukherjee

Proper planning and pre-emptive arrangements by the government negated the impact of the last two cyclones in the country...

Paris confirms authenticity of video of French hostage

The French presidency confirmed Tuesday the authenticity of a video released by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) of French hostage...

Police monitoring Maoist activities in Kerala

Kerala Police are closely monitoring recent attacks allegedly linked to Maoists and investigating the incidents.

Two die in Kabul suicide attack 

Two Afghan security guards were killed Tuesday when a Taliban suicide truck bomber targeted a NATO-led coalition’s base here, triggering firing that...

Rebels kill army officer, two soldiers in Philippines

An officer of the Philippine Army and two of his men have been killed by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in southern Philippines.

First zero-gravity 3D Printer installed on ISS

NASA astronauts have installed the world’s first zero-gravity 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS).

14 more districts drought-hit in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has said 14 more districts, including Lucknow, are drought-hit.

India to hold Make in India show in Australia in 2015

India will hold a Make in India show in Australia in 2015, the Prime Minster’s Office said Tuesday after...

India, Australia agree on early closure of civil n-agreement

India and Australia Tuesday agreed on seeking an early closure on the civil nuclear agreement and also to speed up negotiations on a...

Mobile transaction users to surpass 2 bn by 2017

Over two billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction globally by...

UN Ebola mission official dies in Guinea

The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) here Monday announced the sudden death of Marcel Rudasingwa, assistant secretary general and...

India has over 14 mn people trapped in slavery, says survey

India has nearly 14.3 million people, including children, "trapped" in modern-day slavery.

Sunny, pleasant Tuesday in Delhi

A light veil of mist enveloped Delhi early Tuesday. The Met Office has forecast the day will be sunny and pleasant.

Modi to back coal, renewables in Australian parliament address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite Australia to play a key role in fulfilling India’s immense appetite for energy as its economy rapidly develops...

Kelkar panel prefers PSCs over revenue-sharing

The expert committee on petroleum reforms headed by Vijay Kelkar has recommended continuing with the...

Man hangs himself in Ghaziabad

A 21-year-old man Monday hanged himself from a ceiling fan in Loni town.

Delhi man jumps to death from 18th floor

A 28-year-old man, working as a sales manager in a finance company, jumped to his death Monday evening from the 18th floor of...

Suspicious package prompts partial evacuation of British parliament

Part of the British Parliament was evacuated Monday morning after a suspicious package was discovered, media reported.

Shillong lawyers want HC acting chief justice removed

The Shillong High Court Bar Association Monday demanded the removal of Uma Nath Singh as acting chief justice of the Meghalaya High Court

400 immigrants attempt to enter Spanish enclave

Around 400 Sub-Saharan immigrants launched an attempt to breach the frontier wire separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco in...

Authorities ask Rampal followers to vacate ashram

Drawing flak from the Punjab and Haryana High Court for failing to arrest a controversial sect leader and bring him before the law...

EU to discuss possible new sanctions over Ukraine

The European Union (EU) foreign ministers will discuss Monday the possibility of issuing sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian citizens for being...

UP CM presents supplementary budget

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday presented the supplementary budget of Rs.14,856 crore amid pandemonium and verbal...

Low-cost, inflatable baby incubator developed

In what could help reduce the number of deaths resulting from premature births, a researcher from Loughborough University in Britain has developed a low-cost...

Fadnavis meets Uddhav, announces memorial to Bal Thackeray

For the first time in nearly three months, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray amidst protests by some...

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