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  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in north India, 48 people dead so far 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Heavy rains in Uttarakhand and Nepal have led to an increase in water levels in several rivers of Uttar Pradesh. 48 people have died in the state due to the flooding. The floods have affected nearly 1,500 villages in nine districts of UP. ...
  • 'Turtles' tops again, beats 'Guardians' at North American box office 2 days ago

    Reuters: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits. "Guardians of the Galaxy," which has collected $419 million worldwide...
  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill 3 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • Independence Day: Centre alerts North East over possible terror attacks August 10, 2014

    Agartala/Guwahati: The Union Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to Independence Day, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has asked the states to take steps to foil any attempt by militants to upset peace. "The Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states...
  • Cabinet may soon take up issue of mobile towers in naxal areas August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The crucial issue of installing mobile towers in nine naxal-affected states, which has been pending for long now, and strengthening of telecom connectivity in North Eastern states will be the next key matters of the Telecom Ministry before the Cabinet. "The Department of Telecom...
  • Gurgaon: Brawl turns ugly, 40-year-old man files police complaint July 28, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 40-year-old man registered a case with the Gurgaon Police after he got into a brawl with two men in an aberrated state. All the three are residents of Nathupura in Gurgaon where they stay in rented accommodations. The incident is reported to have happened on Sunday night. Police have...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Panel suggests separate law to protect north eastern people from attacks July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A separate law with specific provisions to protect people from the northeast living in different parts of the country along with amendment of sections of IPC has been suggested by a committee set up after increased attacks on citizens from the region. According to sources, the M P...
  • Ouch! Honey bees sting texas man about 1,000 times July 25, 2014

    A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him. Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees. Spokesman Barry Levy says a swarm attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts...
  • Air Algerie plane with 116 on board crashed, debris found in North Mali July 24, 2014

    Algiers: The remains of Air Algerie flight AH 5017 en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers which crashed on Thursday have been found at Tilemsi, 70km from Gao in northern Mali. The plane had 116 people on board of which 110 were passengers and 6 were cabin crew...
  • Watch: Is India a racist country? This video shows the ugly truth of how north-east Indians face racism in India July 24, 2014

    The rising crimes against students from north-east India in Delhi are shocking. Nido Tania, a young student from Arunachal Pradesh, was brutally attacked and killed by a mob in Lajpat Nagar in January this year. His only fault was that he had a different hairstyle. This week another man from...
  • 'Do you wear 'lungi' at home? How are you so fair?!' 11 questions from north Indians that south Indians are tired of answering July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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...