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  • India has potential to grow at 10 per cent: Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    Washington: India has the potential to make nine to 10 per cent growth rate a "new normal", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday while asserting that high growth was essential to meet the challenges posed by the country's burgeoning young population. "India has the potential to make nine to ten...
  • Indian-American lawyer to head Hillary Clinton's campaign agenda team 3 days ago

    Washington: Hillary Clinton has named a prominent Indian-American civil rights lawyer to lead a team of senior policy advisers who will be charged with moulding her presidential campaign agenda. Maya Harris, 46, a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), will lead the team that will also include...
  • Smartphone-dependent users less likely to have a bank account or have health insurance April 2, 2015

    Washington: Americans love their smartphones and rely on them as a key way to go online, but many find the cost too steep, a survey showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center found some 64 per cent of American adults owned a smartphone as of the survey last year, almost double the...
  • American 9/11 victim identified, nearly 14 years on March 20, 2015

    New York: Nearly 14 years after the September 11 attacks on New York, the remains of a victim from the neighboring state of New Jersey has finally been identified. The New York medical examiner identified the man as Matthew David Yarnell, who was aged 26 when he died in the Al-Qaeda...
  • Denmark on edge as 2nd shooting within hours rocks capital February 15, 2015

    Denmark: A gunman opened fire on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man and wounding three police officers in what authorities called a terror attack against a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. After searching for the gunman for hours, police reported another shooting near...
  • Watch: Cyrus talks to doctor at 'LGBT Transformation Center' on Goa minister's 'treatment' remark January 18, 2015

    Goa's sports and youth affairs minister Ramesh Tawadkar said the state government was planning to set up centres to administer treatment to the LGBT youths to make them "normal". Cyrus Broacha talks to a doctor at 'LGBT Transformation Center' who explains his success rate with his case studies. ...
  • US federal court dismisses lawsuit against PM Modi in connection with 2002 Gujarat riots January 15, 2015

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. US District Judge Analisa Torres upheld the US Department of State's determination that Modi is entitled to immunity as a...
  • Facebook most popular social network: US study January 11, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media...
  • Man holds 2 people hostage at Texas hospital: Sheriff's office January 11, 2015

    Houston: Authorities say a man believed to be the father of a patient has taken at least two people hostage at a hospital near Houston. It was not immediately clear if the man was armed. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night it believed the man was a distraught parent...
  • 'Goodbye to Language' top pick of NYC film critics January 4, 2015

    New York: The National Society of Film Critics has chosen the 3-D movie 'Goodbye to Language' as the best picture of 2014 in their 49th annual awards meeting in New York City. Society members gathered at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on Saturday to vote, choosing French director Jean-Luc Godard's 70-minute film...
  • CDC monitoring technician for possible Ebola exposure December 25, 2014

    Atlanta: A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials have said. The person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of...
  • 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...