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  • Ebola: Six 'high risk' passengers quarantined at Delhi airport 01-09-2014 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: Six people deemed "high risk" Ebola suspects were today admitted to a quarantine facility at Delhi airport, health ministry said on Monday. The suspects were among 181 passengers who arrived in India from the affected western African countries. As of today, the ministry said, as many as 816...
  • I have tried to sort out my action for better results: Ashwin 01-09-2014 10:10 PM

    Birmingham: Ravichandran Ashwin's performance in the shorter versions has been comparatively better than Test cricket which the Tamil Nadu spinner attributes to the time spent at the nets with his personal coach sorting out his bowling action. "I have put considerable amount of work into it, a good 55-60 days...
  • Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir question mindset of Pakistan players 01-09-2014 10:10 PM

    Karachi: Showing concern after the team's thrashing against Sri Lanka, national sporting legends Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir have said that there is a drastic need to change the mindset in Pakistan cricket for it to move forward. "It is no use blaming and cribbing all the time over the...
  • Former Pakistan players want Misbah-ul-Haq removed as captain 01-09-2014 10:04 PM

    Karachi: Even though the political climate in Pakistan is heated up and uncertainty prevails but that has not prevented former players from wading into the national team for its poor performances in Sri Lanka and for renewed calls to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as captain. While the attention of the entire nation...
  • Italian marine charged with Kerala fishmen's murder hospitalised 01-09-2014 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: One of the two Italian marines detained in India on murder charges has been hospitalised in New Delhi, according to Italian defence ministry. Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti will be flying to check on the condition of Massimiliano Latorre and to show support for his family members, who...
  • Pakistan on the edge as protesters storm Cabinet Secretariat, PTV office 01-09-2014 09:06 PM

    Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the Secretariat and the state-run PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down. Fresh clashes erupted between...
  • Sonia, Congress leaders attack Modi over price rise, communal tension 01-09-2014 08:57 PM

    Rae Bareli/New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Monday led the Congress attack against Narendra Modi government and flagged the issue of price rise as her party slammed both the Prime Minister and BJP for "rise in communal tension" as NDA completes 100 days in power. "People will give a reply to...
  • Happy that SC has not reinstated Srini as BCCI chief: Aditya Verma 01-09-2014 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: The petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing case and the face of the anti N Srinivasan camp Aditya Verma on Monday expressed his happiness after Supreme Court decided not to reinstate the Tamil Nadu strongman in BCCI chief's post till Mudgal committee submits its final report. "The BCCI plea...
  • India grants one-year visa to Taslima Nasreen 01-09-2014 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, living in exile since 1994, has been given one-year visa by the Centre and allowed to stay in India till August 2015. The 51-year-old writer was last month given two months temporary visa after the Home Ministry decided to initiate a verification process of...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes 14th in Italian Open 01-09-2014 07:20 PM

    Torino: Shiv Kapur produced a nice midway burst with three birdies in a span of four holes and then added another one to finish with a closing card of four-under, which gave him a share of the 14th place at the 71st Italian Open. He finished with a total of...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters sign up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji 01-09-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: Kerala Blasters on Monday announced signing up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji, bolstering their frontline attack for the forthcoming Indian Super League. Barisic played for Melbourne Knights in 2004 and then two years later he played for Germany-based Oberliga Nord Club, Arminia Hannover. In December 2007, he signed...
  • Veteran Telugu film director, artist Bapu passes away 01-09-2014 06:27 PM

    Hyderabad: Renowned Telugu filmmaker Bapu, also an acclaimed artist, painter, cartoonist and illustrator, passed away in Chennai today following a brief illness. He was 80. Bapu, whose real name was Sattiraju Lakshminarayana, had been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai a few days ago and he passed away this...
  • CAD narrows sharply to 1.7 pc in April-June quarter 01-09-2014 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: India's Current Account Deficit narrowed sharply to 1.7 per cent of GDP in the April-June quarter of this fiscal mainly on account of reduction in trade deficit, and a steep decline in gold imports. "The lower CAD was primarily on account of a contraction in the trade deficit...
  • Haryana Governor lauds twins sisters who scaled Mt Everest 01-09-2014 06:00 PM

    Chandigarh: Haryana Governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki on Monday lauded Nungshi Malik and Tashi Malik, the twin sisters who scaled Mount Everest in 2013. The Governor said the sisters, by becoming the first twins to scale the highest peak in the world on May 19, 2013, had brought laurels to...
  • England batting like 'chumps' against India, says Geoffrey Boycott 01-09-2014 05:32 PM

    London: Slamming the English cricket team for batting like "chumps" against world champions India, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said skipper Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Joe Root should not be a part of the one-day side. "England have gone into this series with three orthodox batsmen in our...
  • Robin Uthappa eyes India's opening slot with good show in new season 01-09-2014 04:56 PM

    Bangalore: With Rohit Sharma nursing a finger injury and Shikhar Dhawan struggling with his form, India discard Robin Uthappa is eager to earn the opening slot in the national team with some good performances in the upcoming season, which ends with 2015 World Cup. "I think we can do with...
  • Heavy showers in Mumbai; MeT predicts more downpour 01-09-2014 03:03 PM

    Mumbai: With heavy rains lashing the city for second consecutive day today, the MeT department has predicted that the monsoon is likely to get stronger in Mumbai where heavy downpour is expected over the next 48 hours. "We have issued an alert of heavy rainfall in Mumbai and very heavy...
  • India reclaim number one position in ICC ODI rankings 01-09-2014 02:45 PM

    Dubai: India's dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Monday. "World champion India have been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three...
  • India look to school England again in 4th ODI 01-09-2014 02:20 PM

    Birmingham: An unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Tuesday. The visitors have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after 133-run...
  • United Bank of India declares Vijay Mallya as wilful defaulter 01-09-2014 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: State-run United Bank of India on Monday became the first lender to declare debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines and its promoter Vijay Mallya as wilful defaulters. "We have declared Vijay Mallya and three other directors of Kingfisher Airlines as wilful defaulters," United Bank of India Executive Director Deepak Narang told...
  • Battery less cardiac pacemaker powered by heart 01-09-2014 01:52 PM

    London: Researchers have developed a new battery less cardiac pacemaker which is based on an automatic wristwatch and is powered by heart motion. "Batteries are a limiting factor in today's medical implants. Once they reach a critically low energy level, physicians see themselves forced to replace a correctly functioning medical...
  • Narendra Modi narrates story of Hindu god Krishna to students at Japanese school 01-09-2014 01:43 PM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited an elementary school in Tokyo and mingled with the students, narrating them the story of Lord Krishna. Modi wanted to learn how the Japanese education system works and received a presentation in this regard at the Taimei Elementary School on the third...
  • PM Modi deplores 'expansionist' tendency of some countries 01-09-2014 01:36 PM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday deplored the "expansionist" tendency among some countries which "encroach" upon seas of others, in oblique comments against China which is having a maritime dispute with Japan. "The whole world accepts that the 21st century will belong to Asia. But I have a question....
  • Gas pipeline blast in Upper Assam's Moran; 3 killed, 20 injured 01-09-2014 12:49 PM

    Dibrugarh: Three persons, including two women, were killed and seven others injured, when a high pressure LPG pipeline exploded in upper Assam's Sibsagar district on Monday, a senior police officer said. Six houses and several livestock were also burnt in the explosion that occurred in the underground pipeline of the...
  • Was rule of law followed in coal blocks allocation: Court asks CBI 01-09-2014 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: A special court on Monday asked the CBI to clarify whether "rule of law" was followed in allocation of coal blocks to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla's Hindalco. During the hearing on the closure report filed by the CBI in its FIR lodged against Birla, former coal secretary...
  • Now SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network 01-09-2014 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: Country's second largest airline by market share, SpiceJet on Monday launched yet another limited period special fare scheme, 'Early Bird', offering customers ticket prices as low as Rs 499 on its domestic network. The bookings for this three-day offer commences from today with a travel validity period between January...
  • Bopanna-Srebotnik in US Open mixed doubles quarters 01-09-2014 11:53 AM

    New York: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian partner Katrina Srebotnik sailed into the US Open mixed doubles quarterfinals after a comprehensive straight-set win in their second-round match here. Sixth-seeded Bopanna and Srebotnik defeated the Spanish-South African pairing of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Raven Klaasen 6-3 6-4 in a contest...
  • Kerala: Move to appoint ex-CJI as Governor sparks debate 01-09-2014 11:28 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country. While Chief Minister...
  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men 01-09-2014 11:15 AM

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day...
  • A new Google Glass app that detects human emotions in real time 01-09-2014 11:07 AM

    Berlin: German scientists have developed a software for Google Glass to measure human emotions by analysing their facial expressions, in addition to gauging a person's age and detecting gender. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits adapted its SHORE real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google...