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Modi pays tribute to Rani Lakshmibai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid tribute to Rani Lakshmibai, the fiery queen of Jhansi, on her 186th birth anniversary.

Culture minister insists on timely spending of funds

Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma Wednesday said a weekly monitoring system will be introduced soon for the

Hong Kong protesters clash with police

Fierce clashes erupted near government buildings in Hong Kong Wednesday, a day after police removed...

Fijians crowd around to shake hands with Modi, click selfies

Thousands of people gathered at Albert Park in this Fijian capital Wednesday to welcome Narendra Modi, the...

Facebook top choice for popular magazines to earn ’likes’

The social networking site Facebook is the first choice for popular magazine brands when...

Review policies for kidnappings abroad: Obama

US President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the policies in place to respond to the...

US charges two Indians with conning investors with social media

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two India-based operators of an...

A TV channel for dogs in Germany

German TV broadcaster Deutsche Telekom has announced the launch of a channel designed especially for dogs.

Indian American student wins 2014 International Children’s Peace Prize

Indian-American student Neha Gupta has won the 2014 International Children’s Peace Prize Award for...

Sunny, pleasant Wednesday in Delhi

It was a sunny, pleasant Wednesday morning here with a minimum temperature of 8.5 degrees Celsius...

Woman gang-raped in Agra, attempts suicide

A 20-year-old woman tried to commit suicide after she was allegedly raped by three youths in...

Modi gets traditional Fijian welcome

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was Wednesday accorded a traditional iTaukei ceremonial welcome at the Albert Park.

No new offensive planned against rebels: Ukraine

The Ukrainian foreign ministry said Tuesday that the government was committed to the...

Nepal’s constitution drafting process gets stalled

The constitution drafting process in Nepal has been stalled for an indefinite period due to dispute among parties...

Modi arrives in Fiji, first Indian PM after 33 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Fiji capital early Wednesday, the first Indian prime minister to visit Fiji in 33 years.

Violence as police move to arrest sect leader Rampal

A much delayed move by the Haryana government to use force to arrest controversial sect leader Rampal from...

Four Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Four Israelis were killed and eight injured in an apparent terror attack Tuesday morning in a synagogue in the...

Iraqi forces fighting to retake key town from IS

Iraqi security forces launched a major offensive to recapture the town of Saadiyah in the...

CBI interrogates Odisha cricket officials over chit fund scam

Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) honorary secretary Asirbad Behera was Tuesday interrogated by the CBI for his alleged links with chit...

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).

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