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  • Maneka Gandhi pitches for 33 pc women police force at all stations December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday pitched for 33 per cent of police force at every station to be women, saying it would help in sensitising the personnel to handle gender crimes. Addressing a conference on 'Gender Violence and Access to Justice: Assessment, Analysis and Policy', the Women &...
  • Barack Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance November 26, 2014

    Chicago: President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the President at the...
  • Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia November 26, 2014

    Monrovia: China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf toured the Ebola treatment center built...
  • Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center November 13, 2014

    New York: Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper. Rescuers pulled the men from an oblong, open-topped...
  • PM assures Andhra Pradesh CM of all support as Hudhud strikes October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu all possible assistance as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha. The Prime Minister, who had on Saturday held an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness for the cyclone...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Heavy rainfall likely to continue across large areas October 12, 2014

    Hudhud causes damage as trees get uprooted in Visakhapatnam. The windspeeed which is about 160 kmph is likely to increase soon along with heavy rainfall in some areas. "Epicentre of the cyclone has not yet touched. All concerned departments have been alerted," said Director of Cyclone Warning Division. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Odisha government starts evacuation of people October 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With the cyclonic storm Hudhud intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm, the Odisha government on Friday asked eight district collectors of south Odisha to start evacuation of the vulnerable population to safe buildings and cyclone centres. The government has asked the collectors of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam,...
  • Centre planning one more tool room; 40 skill development centres in MP October 8, 2014

    Indore: Union Micro, Small, and Medium Industries Minister Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday assured Centre's full cooperation to the Madhya Pradesh government for developing industries besides announcing the setting up of an additional tool room and 40 special skill development centres in the state. Addressing the Global Investors Summit here in a...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • Delhi: DJB launches 24x7 call centre September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving teeth to its public grievance redressal system, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday launched a centralised 24/7 call centre to deal with consumers' complaints. This facility would be available in English and Hindi and handle customers' queries related to water supply, sewer issues, request for tankers, water contamination...
  • 2G probe: CBI chief rejects allegations, questions source of information September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending his stand in the 2G scam probe, Central Bureau of Information Director Ranjit Sinha's has rejected the affidavit filed by NGO Center for Public Interest Litigation which has levelled allegations against him. In an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court he questioned the source of information for...
  • US marks 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks September 11, 2014

    New York: Americans on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, with somber ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence on the White House south lawn, along with about...
  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan August 1, 2014

    Kaohsiung: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's secondlargest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district...
  • Two dead in shooting at Washington state medical center: Police July 8, 2014

    Washington: US Police said that two people died on Tuesday in a shooting at a medical center in Spokane, Washington, and that it appeared a man shot a woman before taking his own life. The Spokane Police Department said on Twitter that officers were securing the area. Local broadcaster KHQ said...
  • American Center case: SC commutes death sentence of 2 convicts May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted death sentence of the 2002 American Centre attack convicts to life imprisonment. The court has commuted death sentence of main mastermind Aftab Ahmad Ansari and another convict Jamiluddin Nasir in the case. The court in its order said that Ansari will remain behind...
  • Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives May 17, 2014

    Belgrade: Record flooding in the Balkans has left least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, authorities said on Saturday. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is due to a threemonth amount...
  • Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai residence most expensive billionaire home May 14, 2014

    New York: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's skyscraper residence in Mumbai is the most expensive billionaire home in the world, according to a Forbes list which also includes Indianorigin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal's houses in London. Ambani's 27story, 400,000squarefoot skyscraper home Antilia named after a mythical island in the Atlantic, tops...
  • NASA scientists recreate space dust in the lab May 11, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists have recreated, right on Earth, dust grains similar to those that form in the outer layers of dying stars. A team of researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, has successfully reproduced the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star...
  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center April 17, 2014

    A man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by immolating himself at a polling center in Aonla Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The 25-year-old deceased identified as Hari Singh immolated himself in an inebriated state at the polling center at Ram Bharose Lal Inter College in Devchara.  He was...
  • Noida call centre employee alleges being raped by company owner, manager January 13, 2014

    A call centre employee in Noida has accused her company owner and his associate of raping her after administering sedatives, police said on Sunday. On a district court order, the Noida Police has lodged a case of rape against one call centre owner Shailendra Chauhan and his company manager Jagjivan. The woman...
  • NASA mission envisions Mars as beautiful ocean world November 15, 2013

    Ancient Mars likely had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water, a critical ingredient for life, according to NASA. NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which launches this month and is likely to arrive at Mars in September 2014, will investigate how Mars...
  • First World Trade Center tower opened 12 years after 9/11 November 14, 2013

    The first office tower at Ground Zero since the September 11, 2001 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center opened on Wednesday, marking a comeback for the Lower Manhattan site. Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to be screened for Barack Obama at White House November 5, 2013

    New York: The Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. The Weinstein Company tells The Associated Press that Obama will screen the film on Thursday at the White...
  • NASA feels pinch of US government shutdown October 14, 2013

    The nearly twoweeklong US government shutdown has had a marked effect on NASA as most of its employees were laid off and many programmes and experiments halted, a former NASA official said. George Abbey, former director of the Johnson Space Center located in Houston, told Xinhua that 97 percent of the...
  • Tropical Storm Karen continues to move toward Northern Gulf coast October 5, 2013

    Tropical Storm Karen weakened overnight but kept chugging toward the northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, with forecasters predicting rain, potential flooding and a decrease in speed later in the day. The National Hurricane Center reported early Saturday that Karen's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 40 mph, making it a weak...
  • Shuttler Pawar enters Round 2 in China September 11, 2013

    Changzhou: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar moved into the men's singles second round at the China Masters Super Series at the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium here on Wednesday. The World No.39 escaped an extremely tough first round encounter against top seed and World No.2 Chen Long of China, who gave a...
  • Barack Obama to observe 12th anniversary of 9/11 September 11, 2013

    President Barack Obama will observe the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a moment of silence and a visit to the Pentagon Memorial. Obama on Wednesday will join first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden and members of the...
  • US: People pay tribute at ground zero on 9/11 anniversary September 11, 2013

    September 11 victims' loved ones were gathering at ground zero early on Wednesday to commemorate the attacks' 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the nearly...
  • Call center employee crushed to death by speeding tanker in Vijay Nagar August 31, 2013

    A 24-year-old call center employee died after a speeding tanker hit his motorcycle in Vijay Nagar area in Ghaziabad, police said on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Daman Kumar, who lived with his family in Bharat Nagar area of the district. The incident took place when Kumar, who worked...
  • Cocaine may alter the brain within hours August 26, 2013

    Washington: Cocaine use may change the brain structure within hours - which could initiate drug addiction, a new study has found. Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a researcher from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San...