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  • Kanye West's father thought naming his granddaughter North was a joke 6 hours 2 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Kanye West's father Ray thought the rapper was joking when he announced he was naming his daughter North. West stunned his father when he revealed the moniker he and wife Kim Kardashian had chosen for their baby girl, who is now 22 months old, but his family have since...
  • Promo: Killing fields of North India 3 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The situation is no different in Harnaul, Matura, where farmers suffered huge losses due to unseasonal rains. One of the major problems is that the farmer who does not own land will not get compensation as...
  • Mercury crosses 40-degrees celsius mark in north India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Heat wave-like conditions prevailed at several places across the country as the mercury crossed the 40-degree Celsius mark in various cities including the national capital with the temperature likely to rise in coming days. While New Delhi posted 40.6 degrees Celsius while Jaisalmer recorded the hottest temperature at 44.5...
  • Sushhma Swaraj conveys security concerns during meeting with North Korea Foreign Minister April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India's security concerns were on Monday conveyed to Ri Su Yong, Foreign Minister of North Korea which has close military ties with Pakistan. Ri, the first ever Foreign Minister from his country to visit India, held discussions with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a "frank and and friendly...
  • 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...
  • North Korea fires missiles ahead of Pentagon chief's visit April 9, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea fired two surface-to-air missiles into the sea this week as US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visited the region for talks in Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea's defence ministry said on Thursday. The North launched the missiles from a west coast base into the Yellow Sea on Tuesday in...
  • North Korea declares no-sail zone, missile launch seen as possible: Reports April 6, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S. defence chief visits Seoul this week. Pyongyang fired four short-range missiles off its west coast on Friday in what South Korea...
  • West Bengal: Normal life hit by VHP bandh in North Dinajpur April 6, 2015

    Raiganj: Normal life was on Monday hit in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district by VHP bandh in protest against the detention of hundreds of its supporters. All shops, business establishments, central and state government offices, schools and colleges remained closed. A few state buses plied with police escort and private buses...
  • North Korea fires four short-range missiles into sea April 3, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast on Friday in an operation apparently supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un amid heightened military tensions, a South Korean military spokesman said. The missiles were launched from a base on the west coast and flew more than 100...
  • Notel: The Rs 3,000 device that is a symbol of change in North Korea March 27, 2015

    Seoul: A $50 (approximately Rs 3,000) portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban...
  • Audi enters North East India, expects to sell 200 units in the first year March 25, 2015

    Guwahati: The country's largest luxury carmaker Audi today entered the North Eastern market by opening its first dealership in Guwahati, which is expected to sell 150-200 units in the first year. "We enter a new place only when we see there is a market for us. We expect to sell a...
  • Tackling terrorism leaves little time to take up developmental issues, says Pakistan PM March 22, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said most of his government's time is consumed in tackling terrorism and the acute energy crisis which leaves little time for development works. Expressing strong resolve to eliminate terrorism, Sharif said the military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan that started in...
  • North Korea says can fire nuclear missile at 'any time' March 21, 2015

    London: North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear weapon and would use a nuclear missile in retaliation if it is attacked, the country's ambassador to Britain told Sky News on Friday. "It is not the United States that has a monopoly on nuclear weapons strikes," Ambassador Hyun Hak-bong...
  • North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles March 20, 2015

    London: A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time. North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster that his government would use the missiles in response to a nuclear attack by...
  • Gautam Gambhir to lead Delhi in North Zone T20 March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir will lead the 16-member Delhi squad in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy North Zone leg beginning from March 24. Besides his team doing well, Gambhir would also want to be amongst the runs in the T20 competition ahead of the IPL beginning April 8. Same will be...
  • UN expert demands international action on North Korea abductions March 17, 2015

    Geneva: A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday by urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. "There is a real sense of urgency to solve this matter once and for...
  • Unseasonal rainfall across North and West India damages crops March 16, 2015

    North and West India have been hit by unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms which have damaged standing crops worth thousands of crore rupees. It has led to a spectre of price rise and hoarding. ...
  • Proposal to revamp Brahmaputra Board under consideration: Government to Rajya Sabha March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposal for revamping and rechristening of the Brahmaputra Board into North-East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority is under active consideration of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government told Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his written reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said the bill...
  • DU to launch North East India Studies Programme soon March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim of encouraging research scholars to study various aspects of North East India, Delhi University is soon going to launch a North East India Studies Programme (NEISP). The research programme, which will be a fully funded one, is likely to be started from the next academic session. "Though...
  • Oil falls back on record-high US supplies March 13, 2015

    London: World oil prices hit reverse gear on Thursday, wiping out earlier gains, as traders switched their attention back to record-high US stockpiles, dealers said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery fell 61 cents to $47.56 per barrel. In late afternoon London deals, European benchmark Brent North Sea crude...
  • Aww! Kim Kardashian shares an adorable photo with daughter North West on Instagram March 10, 2015

    Paris: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who has been flaunting bizarre and unique looks at the Paris Fashion Week, took some time off to spend time with her little one North West. Kim took to the social media to post two photographs -- in one posing for the camera while cuddling...
  • In pics: Heavy snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway shut March 9, 2015

    Heavy rain and snowfall continues to disrupt life in North India. Five inches of snowfall was reported in Srinagar. The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is shut after a mudslide at Kheri leaving several hundred people stranded. ...
  • Heavy rains across north India cause damage to crops in several states March 2, 2015

    Just ahead of the summer, the rain has brought the mercury level down in the national capital and heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India has brought temperature down by 5-10 degrees. The Met Department has predicted more rains in the next 24-48...
  • NSA identifies North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment February 20, 2015

    Ottawa: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment after analyzing the software used in the intrusion, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers said on Thursday. Speaking to a Canadian security conference, Rogers explained that the discovery was part of...
  • Wayne Rooney apologised to me for diving: Preston goalkeeper February 18, 2015

    London: English Preston North End FC goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann claimed on Wednesday that striker Wayne Rooney has apologised for his alleged "dive" during Manchester United's 3-1 win in FA Cup. Rooney won a controversial penalty after allegedly diving to get the verdict in his favour and converted it to score his...
  • Now, a 'common man' can have a street named after him in Delhi February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Residents of north Delhi can now buy name tags of a public place or property in return for its maintenance. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation in a special meeting of the House chaired by the Leader of the House Meera Aggarwal approved the proposal during its budget finalisation...
  • Obama condemns 'outrageous murders' of Muslim students February 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama condemned the "brutal and outrageous murders" of three Muslim students in the state of North Carolina earlier this week and said that no one should be targeted for their looks or modes of worship. "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted...
  • India has 2,226 tigers now, population grows by 30% in past three years January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Tiger population in the country is estimated to be around 2,226, a rise of over 30 per cent since the last count in 2010, according to the latest census report released on Tuesday. The total number of tigers were estimated to be around 1,706 in 2010. Tiger population had...
  • Not security but cleanliness, sanitation poll issues for women voters in North, Central Delhi January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The women voters in North and Central areas of Delhi are demanding a clean city. Even though the region is in the heart of the national capital, heaps of garbage can be seen lying everywhere and the condition is same in both commercial as well as residential areas. ...