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  • Obama monitoring cyber attack on Sony closely 17 hours 16 minutes ago

    Washington: Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to...
  • Winter chill gains intensity in North India; snowfall in Himachal, fog in Rajasthan Yesterday

    Shimla: Chilly conditions persist in north India on Thursday with temperatures dipping in most parts including in Himachal Pradesh where many major roads have been blocked due to snowfall.. While Shimla received overnight snowfall, temperature in Manali has dipped to -5 degrees, -3 in Kullu and -7 in Kinnaur. "The...
  • Pakistan will not back off from military offensive in North Waziristan: Defense Minister Khwaja Asif 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan has said it will not back off from military offensive against terrorists in North Waziristan in the aftermath of the terror attack at a school in Peshawar that left 151 people, mostly children, dead. "We are undeterred, we will not back off," Defense Minister Khwaja Asif told the CNN...
  • Rihanna says Kim Kardashian's 17-month-old daughter North is 'the bomb' 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna says the 17-month old North daughter of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and rapper Kanye West is "the bomb" as she's impressed by her dressing style. Rihanna recently bumped into Kim at the Diamond Ball in Beverly Hills. The 26-year-old singer gushed about the youngster's "bad baby"...
  • Sony employees receive email threat claiming to be from hackers December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out a massive cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio. The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for "Guardians of Peace," the group that claimed responsibility for the...
  • Hackers: A handpicked, pampered elite in North Korea December 5, 2014

    Seoul: Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the...
  • There's just one Kim Jong Un. North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report December 4, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday. North Korea imposed similar bans on the use of the names of its two former leaders, Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim...
  • My responsibility to nourish Natural Economic Zone for North East, says Modi in Kohima December 1, 2014

    Kohima: Reaching out to the North East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his priority is to nourish the land as a Natural Economic Zone. "My responsibility is to nourish the NEZ for NE which means Natural Economic Zone for the North East," he said. He also announced a special...
  • ISL 2014: FC Goa looking for hat-trick of wins on home soil December 1, 2014

    Margao: A keen contest is on the cards as FC Goa will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins when they play their last match of the Indian Super League (ISL) at home against Northeast United FC (NEUFC)on Monday. With three rounds to go, the league is poised for an...
  • What's wrong in inviting PM Modi, asks Tripura CM Manik Sarkar December 1, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura's Marxist Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address his Cabinet on good governance. Modi is currently on a tour of the North East states. Defending his decision, the CM asked, "What is wrong in inviting the PM to meet the...
  • Manoj Tiwary takes East Zone to Deodhar Trophy final November 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Skipper Manoj Tiwary continued his blazing form in domestic competitions with a magnificent 151 that powered East Zone to a comfortable 52-run win over North in the Deodhar Trophy semi-final on Sunday. Courtesy Manoj's career-best one day knock that came off only 121 balls, East scored 273 for eight in...
  • Kim Kardashian calls daughter her best friend November 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Kim Kardashian is thankful for the birth of her daughter North West. The fashionista posted a picture of the 16-month-old daughter on Instagram "I'm so thankful for my best friend N+K=??," the 34-year-old captioned a picture of North. In a second, she added: "North & Georgia." North was snapped wearing...
  • Gritty East Zone take on formidable North in Deodhar semis November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: A depleted East Zone squad led by Manoj Tiwary will take on a much-fancied North Zone side captained by Harbhajan Singh in the semi-final of the Deodhar Trophy on Saturday. On paper, North certainly are the favorites with bulk of the team comprising of Punjab players, who recently finished runners-up...
  • Islamic State a cause of concern but won't let it gain a foothold in India: Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst recent reports of growing influence of the Islamic State in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the banned terror outfit's impact in India is a cause of concern. However, he added that he had confidence in the security forces which are ready to face all kinds of...
  • British Airways, Lufthansa to offer special fare, products to Indian travelers November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways and Lufthansa are among several international carriers coming up with special fares and products to target the high-end Indian air traveler. British Airways (BA) came out with a limited period 20 per cent discount for its business class flights to North America, while Lufthansa announced introduction of...
  • Bengaluru: North-eastern boy attacked for objecting eve-teasing, rushed to hospital November 19, 2014

    Bengaluru: A 22-year-old Manipuri student was allegedly attacked by three men in North East Bengaluru on Wednesday evening. According to police, the victim noticed three men eve-teasing a girl. When the student objected to this, one of the men allegedly hit the student. The student then went to Kothanur police...
  • Sehwag, Gambhir tell NZ selection committee not to consider them November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's prospects of making an India comeback are all but over as the celebrated opening duo stayed away from selection in the 15-member North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy. The team will be led by senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. The North Zone selection committee,...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata seek elusive win against North East United FC November 18, 2014

    The standings may show them at the top but it is not all that rosy for Atletico de Kolkata and they would be aiming to end a four-match winless streak when they take on North East United FC in their return leg ISL fixture here on Tuesday. Having started off with...
  • People of Kashmir, Northeast very much part of India: Vivek Oberoi November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi today said there was a need to shed the bias against the people of Kashmir and northeast India to give the youth from these places a chance to connect with their counterparts in rest of the country. "We say that we are ready to go to...
  • J&K: Five Army men, including two officers convicted in 2010 Machil fake encounter case November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: The Army has convicted five of its men including two officers for killing three youngsters in a fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Machil in 2010. All convicts have been awarded life imprisonment and their service benefits have been suspended. However, the Northern Army Commander is yet to confirm...
  • Two Americans freed by North Korea, returning home: US officials November 9, 2014

    Washington: North Korea has freed two US citizens, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who are returning home after spending months in detention in the secretive Asian state, the US government said on Saturday. Bae and Miller were being accompanied back to the United States by James Clapper, the director of...
  • Meghalaya police on high alert on terror cells' issue October 30, 2014

    Shillong: Meghalaya police have been put under high alert on the possible presence of terror sleeper cells in the state in view of the state's porous border with Bangladesh, a senior officer said on Thursday. Certain pockets in the state's plain belts region in the Garo Hills close to Assam and...
  • Government offices in New Delhi area to close at 2 PM today for 'Run for Unity' October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Government offices located in New Delhi's central area, including North Block and South Block, will be closed from 2 PM on Thursday till 9:30 AM on Friday in connection with the 'Run for Unity' to be flagged off by Prime Minster Narendra Modi. The buildings to be closed in...
  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states October 26, 2014

    Washington: The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the US Supreme Court's decision earlier this...
  • Only 39 of 80,000 personnel from Northeast in Delhi Police October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The northeast has an almost negligible presence in Delhi Police - just 39 personnel, or a mere 0.05 percent, from the eight states among the 80,000-strong force. Officials feel the number needs to be increased to help fight rising incidents of crimes against the northeastern community. According to official...
  • Duleep Trophy: Central Zone set up final against South October 25, 2014

    Mohali: Central Zone proceeded to the Duleep Trophy final with a first innings lead over North Zone as the four-day semi-final ended in a draw at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Central will now face South Zone, who defeated East Zone Friday, in the five-day final beginning Oct 29...