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RS panel for insurance bill gets extension

The Rajya Sabha Tuesday approved an extension till Dec 12 for a select committee which is looking into the insurance bill.

Yemeni forces kill seven Al Qaeda kidnappers, free hostages

Yemeni counter-terrorism forces freed seven Yemeni hostages and a foreigner, and killed seven Al Qaeda kidnappers in a special operation...

Coal block: Court asks CBI why Manmohan Singh not examined

A special court hearing a coal block allocation case, involving industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, Tuesday asked the CBI why former prime ...

Leaders arriving in Nepal for SAARC summit

Leaders from member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are arriving here Tuesday for a regional...

Narkanda: Of snow-capped peaks and poetry

If you’ve flipped through English romantic poet Wordsworth’s "The Mountain Echo", you will realise that the peaceful...

Man with Ebola like symptoms dies in Pakistan

A man who was hospitalised with Ebola like symptoms has died, a media report said Tuesday.

Brisk voting in Jammu and Kashmir as weather improves

Enthusiastic voters lined up outside polling stations in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday as a weak winter sun peeped through the clouds.

Film on Sri Narayana Guru to be released on Dec 5

November 25: ’Brahmashree Narayana Guruswamy,’ a Tulu feature film, produced and directed by Rajshekar...

Indian-American Renu Khator to lead Dallas Fed board

India born Renu Khator, University of Houston(UH) president and UH System chancellor, is set to lead the board of directors for the Federal...

Hope SAARC Summit will lead to concrete outcomes: Modi

As he embarks on his second visit to Nepal to attend the SAARC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that he hopes the meet...

US court sentences Mexican drug trafficker to 22 years

A Mexican man was sentenced Monday to 22 years in federal prison for smuggling cocaine to Chicago.

Modi condoles Sitara Devi’s death

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday condoled the death of eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi.

Ukraine to hold referendum on joining NATO

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said here Monday a referendum will be held to decide whether his country should join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Young Kashmiri voters queue up for polling

Voters, mainly young men and women, queued up at a polling booth in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, braving temperatures below the freezing point.

13 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

At least 13 people were killed and 40 others wounded in two bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Monday evening, a police source said.

Danseuse Sitara Devi passes away

Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died here early Tuesday after prolonged illness, her son-in-law confirmed. She was 94.

UN chief slams deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Monday strongly condemned the deadly suicide bombing at a volleyball match in Afghanistan...

Polling begins in Jharkhand assembly polls

Balloting began Tuesday in 13 of the 81 assembly constituencies in the first of the five-phase elections in Jharkhand, officials said.

ICS organizes ‘Aashiq Banaya Apne’ music concert in Kuwait on Nov 28

November 25: India’s high ranking music director, actor and playback singer Himesh Reshammiya will...

Annual meet of Billava Sangha Kuwait to be held on Nov 28

November 25: Billava Sangha Kuwait (BSK) has announced that the annual general body meet will be held...

New crew arrives at International Space Station

A new crew joined their Expedition 42 crew-mates when the hatches between Russia’s manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-15M and the...

BJD stalls Odisha assembly proceedings

Members of the ruling BJD Monday stalled the Odisha assembly as they noisily protested against a controversial irrigation project that...

No U-turn in democratisation process: Myanmar defence chief

Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, has promised not to make any U-turn on the...

A million voters, 123 candidates in Kashmir poll first phase

A million voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates who are in the fray in the first phase of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections to be held Tuesday.

Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.

Sabarimala festival season begins on a high

Five days after the famed Sabarimala temple opened this season, collections recorded have gone up by 22 percent as compared

How a change in pitch alters power equations

Altering the pitch of your voice can fundamentally change the way you speak, says a study, suggesting that others are then able to pick up on...

Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up

A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher.

Don’t miss this gigantic selfie

A group of at least 1,151 people in Bangladesh have taken a selfie together with their Nokia Lumia 730 smartphone - making it one of the...

Pannerselvam write to PM on fishermen in Sri Lanka jails

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the external affairs ministry to secure...

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