IIS

  • World War II-era bomb found in US college campus, detonated by military April 25, 2015

    Wrightstown: The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound (225-kilogram) World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It had been discovered during excavation for a...
  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet April 24, 2015

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Queen Elizabeth on her 89th birthday April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and felicitations to the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on the eve of her 89th birthday. "It is a matter of great satisfaction that the 'Enhanced Partnership' between India and the United Kingdom has been deepened and strengthened in recent...
  • India beat Philippines, enter Fed Cup Group I April 18, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Sania Mirza-led Indian women's tennis team came out with a gritty performance to beat Philippines 2-1 in the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania promotional playoff final here on Saturday night to enter Group I, where they will play in 2016. In the all-important playoff, India won the first singles...
  • China's nuclear radiation level normal: official April 18, 2015

    Beijing: As China embarked on constructing 27 new power plants, a nuclear safety official has said that radiation from existing nuclear facilities is at a "normal level". "All China's nuclear reactors under construction are well managed," Tang Bo, an official with the National Nuclear Safety Administration, said in an interview earlier...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific April 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • North Korean Foreign Minister in India April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant diplomatic engagement, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will receive her North Korean counterpart Ri Su-yong on Monday during which issues like DPRK's contentious nuclear programme and concerns over the tension in the Korean Peninsula are expected to figure. The meeting, which comes nearly a month ahead...
  • Top-seeded Garcia Lopez loses to local wild card at Grand Prix Hassan II April 10, 2015

    Casablanca: Top-seeded Guillermo Garcia Lopez of Spain was upset by wild card Lamine Ouahab of Morocco in the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Thursday. The 313th-ranked Ouahab produced the biggest win of his career in front of his home crowd with a 6-3, 6-3 win over the...
  • Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report April 1, 2015

    The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday. "One painting was found where there were indications of involuntary loss of possession during the German...
  • Unexploded World War II bomb triggers evacuation in London March 24, 2015

    London: An unexploded World War II bomb weighing 454 kg found on a building site near London's famous Tower Bridge on Monday led to hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes in the area. Roads were closed from the Victorian landmark and residents were escorted out after builders unearthed...
  • Manmohan Singh summoned as an accused in coal scam, legal options before him March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for Congress party, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. There are three legal options before Manmohan Singh. Firstly, he can approach the High Court and seek stay on summon...
  • Helen Mirren astonishing in splendid 'The Audience' March 9, 2015

    New York: Every week, whenever possible, two of the most important people on the planet chat for about 20 minutes. It is a meeting held in complete secret. The conversations between the United Kingdom's monarch and the prime minister take place in a room in Buckingham Palace with no one else...
  • Jordan not intimidated by IS militants' action: King Abdullah II March 2, 2015

    The King of Jordan spoke publicly about a Jordanian pilot being killed burnt alive by Islamic State militants. King Abdullah II said that his nation is not intimidated by the Islamic State's action. ...
  • India successfully tests nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile February 19, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior official said. The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar. "It was a...
  • CBI completes probe in coal scam case allegedly involving Hindalco February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed its final probe report in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, Hindalco and others before the special court which will consider it on March 11. Senior public prosecutor VK Sharma told the court that...
  • Syriac Orthodox Patriarch welcomes PM Modi's statement against church attacks February 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the Christian community and did not mince words while criticising incidents of religious intolerance. In an interview to CNN-IBN, The Global head of the Syrian Orthodox Church, Ignatius Aphrem II said, "PM has reassured us that Indian govt will provide safety...
  • PM opens Centre for Nano Science Engineering at IISc ibn Bengaluru February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. The Centre is considered to be the most sophisticated and comprehensive cluster of micro and nano-tech laboratories in India. It is designed to provide research and technology leadership in...
  • China to hold a massive military parade to 'frighten Japan', says report January 27, 2015

    Beijing: China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said on Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan". Communist China generally shies away from the vast annual demonstrations of military...
  • Venkaiah Naidu says BJP not involved in CBI questioning former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It is a war of words between the Congress and the government after former prime minister Manmohan Singh was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the coal block allocation scam relating to Hindalco. BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress party of making...
  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh examined by CBI in coal block allocation scam January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been examined by CBI in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco but neither he nor the agency was willing to confirm it. He is the first former prime minister to have been interrogated in any case. Sources said Singh was questioned...
  • Vivienne Westwood pays tribute to the Prince Charles' environmental efforts at Milan Fashion Week January 20, 2015

    Paris: Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood paid tribute to the Prince of Wales at Milan Fashion Week by displaying a collection of notes praising his environmental work. The fashion designer, 73, honoured the 66-year-old royal during her autumn-winter 2015 menswear show, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "I want to pay...
  • Congress became 'weak' due to 'some wrongs' of UPA-II: Janardhan Dwivedi January 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Congress became "weak" in the country because of "certain wrongs" of the UPA-II leading to its present scenario, senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi said as he spoke of the need to launch a struggle to strengthen the organisation. "Some wrongs of the UPA-2 have led to the present scenario...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in no hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter; says he wants to focus on 'Sherlock' for now January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is not in a hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter. Cumberbatch made this confession to popsugar.com, reports dailymail.co.uk. When asked about his plans to marry, 'The Imitation Game' star said: "One thing at a time. I'm playing Sherlock now, just about to start, so my main focus...
  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to start shooting 'War' by October December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mary Kom' fame director Omung Kumar says he will start shooting his next film, based on World War II, by mid-October 2015. Kumar told IANS: "It's a period film and I feel their stories haven't been told on screen. I will shoot in some real locations and also create a...
  • Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song for 'Unbroken', says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin December 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film 'Unbroken'. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track 'Miracles' for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths,...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' November 26, 2014

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Uri II power project November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: A fire on Thursday broke out in the Uri-II power project in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but no one has been injured in the incident so far, an official said. "The fire broke out in Uri-II power project early this morning. Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla district headquarter...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast November 9, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the...