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  • PM's daughter hits out at Baru, says he betrayed Manmohan Singh 15-04-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family has come out strongly against his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru for his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Singh's eldest daughter, historian Upinder Singh, has lashed out at Baru saying he betrayed the PM. She told national daily 'The Indian Express', "We are...
  • Sonia attempts damage control with an emotional appeal, attacks BJP 15-04-2014 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: With the Congress looking down and out, party President Sonia Gandhi has now made an emotional appeal to the country through a televised advertising campaign. Sonia has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that the battle for 2014 is the fight to preserve and...
  • Still doing his duty, Sanjaya Baru 12-04-2014 01:47 PM

    At the very outset, in his already dust-kicking book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Sanjaya Baru says that he did not share its contents with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to publication. Therefore, he argues, it placed an extra weight of responsibility on him to present an 'honest account' of his...
  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report 05-04-2014 06:43 PM

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover...
  • Ruskin Bond's Rusty making a comeback on TV with 'Ek Tha Rusty II' 05-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Mussoorie: 'Ek Tha Rusty II', the second season of popular TV series 'Ek Tha Rusty' is all set to return to the television screen, this time with two female actors from Sikkim. The shoot of 'Ek Tha Rusty II' is currently underway here, and it will be telecast on Doordarshan...
  • Congress lost perception battle, leadership not communicative: Jairam Ramesh 03-04-2014 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: Congress is facing anti-incumbency after 10 years in power, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh admitted on Thursday, saying it poses a challenge as the party lost the battle of perception because the top leadership was "not communicative". He acknowledged that it is a "challenging" campaign in the elections ahead...
  • Rolls-Royce to launch Ghost Series II in India by November 30-03-2014 04:00 PM

    The Rolls-Royce Ghost series II was showcased at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. The new Ghost will be launched in the UK by mid-2014 and in the Indian market by November. The new model does not have major exterior changes and has little to distinguish on the outside from...
  • Man known as 'kissing sailor' in WWII-era image dies 18-03-2014 12:19 AM

    A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing home in Dallas, his daughter, Glenda Bell,...
  • Idea launches !d 1000, 5.5-inch Ultra II Android smartphones at Rs 5,400 onwards 11-03-2014 07:49 PM

    New Delhi: India's third largest private telecom operator Idea today launched a 3G-enabled smartphone, ULTRA II, at a price of Rs 12,500 focusing on driving data penetration in the country through sale of 3G devices. Idea also launched an entry level 3G smartphone, Idea !d 1000, aimed at first time...
  • Budget 2014: Full text of P Chidambaram's speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. In the UPA-II's last budget before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chidambaram said the UPA-I and UPA-II have delivered above the trend. Even as he announced...
  • Budget 2014: FM cuts excise duty, woos youngsters, taxes unchanged 17-02-2014 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections,...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • Live blog: Interim Budget 2014 17-02-2014 10:01 AM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the last interim budget of the UPA-II in Parliament. Chidambaram will present the vote on account, giving an estimate of funds required to meet expenditure until a new government is in place. Live updates. ...
  • Poll: Rate the Indian Railways 11-02-2014 06:30 PM

    How would you rate the state of Indian Railways? Rate Indian Railways on the following two parameters. ...
  • Desi unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) efforts taking flight for India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The domain of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has unsurprisingly emerged as a focus area for indigenous military development and production efforts. Indeed domestic UAV programmes...

  • Italy police recover blood cloth from relic of Pope John Paul 03-02-2014 10:21 AM

    Police on Friday recovered the piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul, a day after they found the stolen gold and glass case which once contained the relic. They told a news conference in L'Aquila, east of Rome, that they found the fragment in...
  • Bangalore: Rs 225 crore brain research centre to come up 30-01-2014 09:13 PM

    Bangalore: A brain research centre at a cost of Rs 225 crore will come up in a joint effort between Indian Institute of Science and a trust formed by Infosys Executive Vice-Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and his wife. IISc, the country's premier university for scientific research and higher education, and the...
  • Italy Church appeals to thieves to return John Paul blood relic 29-01-2014 10:19 AM

    The Catholic Church has appealed to thieves to return a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II that disappeared in what it called a "vile and sacrilegious theft". The gold reliquary was stolen on the weekend from a small stone church, San Pietro della Ienca, in...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Toyota lineup: Toyota 86, Corolla, Etios Cross 28-01-2014 04:32 PM

    Toyota will have a strong stand this time around at the expo. The company will be showcasing its new Corolla. The Corolla may have been the best selling nameplate in the world, however in India it hasn't exactly been a cash cow for its maker. More often than not, the...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 28-01-2014 10:15 AM

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote area for clues to what the Italian...
  • Hiroo Onada, Japan's last World War II straggler dies at 91 18-01-2014 12:53 PM

    Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died on Thursday at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide...
  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur 14-01-2014 08:01 PM

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with Chandrayaan-II, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space...
  • India to launch Chandrayaan-II by 2017 10-01-2014 05:29 PM

    Buoyed by the success of Chandrayaan-I mission which was meant to orbit the Moon, India will launch the second ambitious mission to land a rover there in the next two to three years. The Chandrayaan-II will have indigenously developed rover and a lander using the Geo-Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV). "Chandrayaan-II...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile 07-01-2014 10:34 AM

    Balasore: India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here. The test was carried out as part of a user trial by...
  • China says Japan PM shuts door on talks with war shrine visit 30-12-2013 06:08 PM

    China said on Monday that its leaders will not meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his visit to a shrine seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime aggression, underscoring the deteriorating ties between Asia's two biggest economies. Abe had repeated his hopes for talks with Beijing last...
  • North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purge 13-12-2013 04:12 PM

    North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards. Jang Song Thaek, considered the second most powerful man in...
  • Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired 03-12-2013 11:11 AM

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Tuesday successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha as part of a user trial by defence forces. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired at around 10:05 AM from a mobile launcher in...
  • Helen Mirren wins best actress at London theatre awards 18-11-2013 05:04 PM

    London: Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren received the best actress award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the play 'The Audience'. Mirren was honoured Nov 17 at the event, reports aceshowbiz.com. Earlier, Mirren won best actress Oscar and BAFTA for her playing Queen Elizabeth...
  • Prince Charles invokes Nehru to highlight Commonwealth's spirit 15-11-2013 07:29 PM

    Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Charles, on Friday, asked Commonwealth nations to bring a "touch of healing" to manage problems facing the world. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Charles said, "Each one of us is here because of the hope and trust we...