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  • 'Do you wear 'lungi' at home? How are you so fair?!' 11 questions from north Indians that south Indians are tired of answering 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    Have you befriended someone from down south recently? Most north Indians are usually amazed to find fair south Indians, and especially the ones who don't have curly hair and speak perfect Hindi. What are the most common questions every south Indian is tired of hearing? That 'Madrasi' friend you know...
  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes 11 hours 59 minutes ago

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South 5 days ago

    North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part. A rare meeting between the two sides on Thursday ended with no agreement on the size...
  • West Bengal: 30 die of encephalitis July 15, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said on Tuesday. "Thirty patients died of encephalitis here in the last ten days. More than a hundred people hailing from the districts of North Bengal were admitted...
  • Rains hit many places in north India July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of North India received light to heavy rainfall on Monday, bringing down mercury but sultry conditions prevailed in the region. Extremely high humidity was recorded in Delhi a day after heavy rains lashed the national capital, making things uncomfortable for those who stepped out. While the day temperature...
  • Government rules out changes in AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is understood to have ruled out changes in the controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and favoured its continuation in the present form in the state. The decision in this regard is understood to have been taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on...
  • Watch: A viral video had proclaimed that North Korea was in the World Cup finals. Did the North Koreans believe it? July 14, 2014

    While the world was gearing up for a Germany vs. Netherlands World Cup final, North Korea was looking forward to defeating Portugal according to the country's news channels! A YouTube video where a North Korean news channel was airing news of North Korea reaching the football World Cup went viral....
  • Pakistan: Suicide bombers' training den in North Waziristan unearthed July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: A key facility run by Afghan militant group Haqqani network for training the suicide bombers has been unearthed in Pakistan's troubled North Waziristan tribal region, a media report said on Saturday. The Haqqani network militants have been involved in several lethal attacks inside Afghanistan, including deadly strikes on Indian mission...
  • Arun Jaitley seeks to bridge gap with North East India July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With an allocation of Rs 53,706 crore in the ongoing fiscal for the North East, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday sought to end the 'sense of isolation' of the region proposing a slew of proposals, including enhanced road and rail connectivity and fostering of organic farming. Underlining the...
  • North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul July 9, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests on Wednesday, South Korea said. A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the North had fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles from its western...
  • Crimes against women rises in 6 North East states; Assam tops list July 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend. At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year....
  • Security at 5 North Western Railway stations stepped up after bomb threats July 4, 2014

    Security at five major railway stations under North Western Railway, in Rajasthan were on Friday tightened up following bomb threats at the stations. "The threat was given in a letter which was delivered at the Firozpur railway division office of the Northern Railway. Among, other stations, the sender has named Ganganagar,...
  • Monsoon reaches Delhi and parts of UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited monsoon reached Delhi-NCR on Thursday bringing down temperatures in the national capital. The rains brought some respite from a torrid summer. The Met department has said that the south west monsoon has further advanced into the whole of Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana,...
  • Photo: The iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right. July 1, 2014

    This is why the Internet is so cool. For people who live for strange things that go viral, the iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right of course. The hilarious image was...
  • Rick Ross arrested after concert in North Carolina June 30, 2014

    Greensboro: Rapper Rick Ross has been released after his arrest following a North Carolina concert. Greensboro Police Department spokeswoman Susan Danielsen says that Ross was taken into custody Friday night after the SuperJam concert. She says a court had issued an order for his arrest because he failed to appear in...
  • North Korea confirms latest missile test June 30, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea. The South Korean military said that the test on Sunday was of two short-range Scud missiles with a range of about...
  • One arrested in building collapse case in North Delhi June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: One person was on Sunday arrested in connection with the collapse of a four-storeyed building in Inderlok in north Delhi which left ten people dead, police said. The accused Mohammad Javed, (45), contractor of the adjacent building, was arrested after a case of causing death by negligence was...
  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles June 29, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters on Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. The Defence Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules, said the...
  • North Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile June 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea announced on Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cutting-edge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, according...
  • Rajnath calls meeting with bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states on Friday. All the 10 Naxal-hit states including Telangana is expected to attend the meet. Sources say invitation has been send out to DGPs and chief secretaries. The meeting will take place in the...
  • Watch: Students, teachers hold protest in Delhi University over FYUP June 26, 2014

    Students, teachers protested outside the Art Faculty in Delhi University over the ongoing row regarding the Four-Year Undergraduate Progamme. There is no end yet to the stand-off between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. As a result of this, there are no admissions for...
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un replaces his defence minister June 25, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has replaced his defence minister, a report said on Wednesday. The latest in a series of senior military reshuffles since Kim came to power in late 2011. General Hyon Yong-Chol replaced Jang Jong-Nam as Minister of the People's Armed Forces, the South's Yonhap news...
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West slammed for travelling without daughter North West June 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: Power couple - reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West - were slammed by fans for travelling the world without their one-year-old daughter. Following their honeymoon in Cork and Prague, the power couple spent time in Cannes, New York and Miami, while North flew from New York...
  • Rains bring respite from heat wave in north India June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Rains lashed parts of north India bringing some respite from the hot and humid conditions even as day temperatures settled at over 40 degrees Celsius at several places. Weather continued to be muggy in Delhi with humidity levels touching almost 80 per cent while the maximum was recorded at...
  • Kim Kardashian delays daughter North West's birthday bash June 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper-husband Kanye West have postponed their daughter North West's first birthday bash until next weekend so that their families can fly back to Los Angeles for it. The couple's little girl North will turn one Sunday, but they have decided to wait...
  • Home Ministry panel in Bangalore to study NE people's issues June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: People belonging to North-East regions residing in Bangalore and other cities of Karnataka attended a meeting and interacted with committee members, former MP and member of the committee H T Sangliana. Sangliana said during the interaction job-related and security related issues surfaced. "The participants raised concern over violation of minimum...
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West plan big birthday bash for daughter North June 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West and his new bride Kim Kardashian have put 'fabulous' plans in place for their daughter North's first birthday Sunday. They hope to make the party full of surprises. After their recent wedding in Italy, the duo want to celebrate their baby's big day with a big...
  • Bullets, babes, bromance and a plan to kill a powerful dictator: Seth Rogen and James Franco in 'The Interview' June 13, 2014

    "Okay, lets go kill Kim Jong-Un," says James Franco in the trailer of the upcoming film 'The Interview'.Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the story revolves around two celebrity tabloid show hosts, who are on their way to North Korea to get the biggest scoop -- an interview with...
  • North Korea rejects dialogue with South over detained missionary June 12, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea said on Thursday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected its offer to hold dialogue over a detained Christian missionary in Pyongyang for more than seven months. The South Korean government proposed to the DPRK Tuesday that the two sides should hold talks about Kim Jong-wook,...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...