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  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center 17-04-2014 02:48 PM

    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...
  • Noida call centre employee alleges being raped by company owner, manager 13-01-2014 08:28 AM

    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....
  • NASA mission envisions Mars as beautiful ocean world 15-11-2013 05:04 PM

    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...
  • First World Trade Center tower opened 12 years after 9/11 14-11-2013 08:03 AM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to be screened for Barack Obama at White House 05-11-2013 11:14 AM

    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 14-10-2013 01:04 PM

    The nearly two-week-long 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...
  • Tropical Storm Karen continues to move toward Northern Gulf coast 05-10-2013 08:58 PM

    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...
  • Shuttler Pawar enters Round 2 in China 11-09-2013 08:00 PM

    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...
  • Barack Obama to observe 12th anniversary of 9/11 11-09-2013 07:05 PM

    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...
  • US: People pay tribute at ground zero on 9/11 anniversary 11-09-2013 06:21 PM

    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...
  • Call center employee crushed to death by speeding tanker in Vijay Nagar 31-08-2013 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Cocaine may alter the brain within hours 26-08-2013 01:10 PM

    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...
  • Monfils retires in the final to hand Melzer Winston-Salem trophy 25-08-2013 09:17 AM

    North Carolina: Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the US Open. Instead, he spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina and came away with a champion's trophy and a big...
  • Designer of Soyuz-2 carrier rocket, Alexander Soldatenkov, dies at 86 13-08-2013 08:25 PM

    Moscow: According to reports by RIA Novosti, Alexander Soldatenkov, legendary designer of Russian carrier rockets, including the Soyuz-2, died at the age of 86. The news of his demise was given by the TsSKB-Progress State Research and Production Space Center, the space industry plant where he worked. Soldatenkov, who led...
  • Obama must follow Guantanamo promise with action: Yemen 03-06-2013 07:41 AM

    Jeddah: Yemen gave a qualified welcome on Sunday to President Barack Obama's promise to lift a ban on repatriating Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, saying he now had to back up his words with actions. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said his government was building a "rehabilitation center" to house Yemenis...
  • Former Argentine dictator Videla dies in prison at age 87 18-05-2013 06:51 AM

    Buenos Aires: Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87. Videla was the first president to head the military junta that...
  • Dark public mood in Pakistan on election eve: US poll 08-05-2013 12:28 AM

    Washington: On the eve of historic elections in Pakistan, a dismal public mood prevails in the country with majority of the people for the first time considering the threat from the Taliban on par with that from arch rival India, a poll by a US think tank showed on Tuesday....
  • US: Last pieces of 1 World Trade Center are rising 29-04-2013 01:15 PM

    New York: One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building. And when the last pieces of its spire rise to the roof - weather permitting - the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere. The...
  • Part of 9/11 plane landing gear found in lower Manhattan 27-04-2013 06:26 AM

    New York: A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the commercial airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, has been discovered, wedged between two lower Manhattan buildings, police said on Friday. The piece of landing gear found in a narrow alleyway...
  • American Sloane Stephens opens Fed Cup vs Sweden 19-04-2013 11:36 PM

    Delray Beach: American Sloane Stephens, ranked 16th, will open the Fed Cup World Group Playoff tie against 54th-ranked Sophia Arvidsson of Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Saturday. The second match on Saturday features world No. 1 Serena Williams of the US against 66th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden....
  • US: Polls predict close contest between Obama, Romney 05-11-2012 09:52 AM

    Washington: As the presidential poll campaign in the US moves towards its climax, independent surveys predict that incumbent Barack Obama holds an edge over rival Mitt Romney, but the two are locked in a virtual tie in the crucial battleground states believed to be holding the key. The prestigious Pew...
  • Obama first US President to cast his vote early 26-10-2012 09:28 AM

    Washington: Barack Obama created history when he went to a polling booth in his home town of Chicago to cast his vote, over 12 days ahead of the November 6 elections, thus becoming the first US President to vote early. Amidst his hectic electioneering schedule, Obama flew in from Richmond...
  • Fire at Airtel data centre, network hit 27-12-2011 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: Airtel has reported a major fire in their Malad data centre, which has impacted their data and cellular network. Airtel's official Twitter account - Airtel_Presence - tweeted, "Some Airtel customers may be experiencing connectivity issues due to an unforeseen technical outage on some circuits in Western region..." According...
  • Nearly half of US lawmakers are millionaires 17-11-2011 11:14 AM

    Washington: Nearly half of the 535 members of the US Congress have a net worth greater than $1 million, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics says in a new study. The CPR's estimates are derived from median values for assets and liabilities listed on lawmakers' 2010 financial disclosure forms. "The...
  • China plans to send woman astronauts into space 31-10-2011 05:08 PM

    Beijing: China is considering sending women astronauts into space during its space docking missions in 2012. Two female astronauts have been selected for possible flights when spacecraft Shenzhou-9 and 10 are scheduled to dock with space lab module Tiangong-1 in 2012, Chen Shanguang, director of the Astronaut Center of China...
  • Sonia Gandhi recuperating, visitors banned 13-09-2011 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Amid intense speculation about Sonia Gandhi's health, the Congress party says its President is recuperating after a surgery in the US but no visitors are allowed to meet her. Many Congress functionaries are reluctant to discuss Gandhi's health condition. Most of those who are ready to discuss the...