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  • WHO gives emergency health kits, funds to earthquake-hit Nepal 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has handed over four emergency health kits comprising medicines and medical supplies and USD 1,75,000 to meet the immediate health needs of quake hit people of Nepal. "Within hours of the tragedy, WHO disbursed medical supplies to cover the health needs of 40,000 people...
  • SpiceJet looks to step up international services from Kochi April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: No-frills airline SpiceJet on Wednesday said it plans to scale up its international operations from Kochi with some new flights to the Gulf region and is also looking to connect Maldivian capital Male to other domestic destinations via the coastal city. The Gurgaon-based carrier is also evaluating prospects of...
  • Nuclear deal could open door to regional cooperation: Iran April 20, 2015

    Washington: Iran on Monday pushed its call for peace talks to end the fighting in Yemen, and offered assurances that a nuclear deal would pave the way for greater cooperation with its neighbors. "With courageous leadership and the audacity to make the region decisions, we can and should put this manufactured...
  • e Lounge: Shah Rukh Khan encourages regional cinema April 14, 2015

    "First of all I think every regional cinema should not only be supported but also encouraged. I have been living in Maharashtra for 25 years now and I am very anti anyone who talks pro or anti region. So, I am not going there," the 49-year-old actor said during a...
  • Let people decide on compulsory screening of Marathi movies: Anupam Kher April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Sunday said the people of Maharashtra should decide whether screening of Marathi movies in the state should be made compulsory. "I think it (matter) should be left to the public to decide," Kher said here on the sidelines of a media interaction organised by...
  • Regional cinema needs to be encouraged; Indian cinema is not just Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Endorsing the Maharashtra government's diktat to multiplexes to screen Marathi films on any one screen between 12 PM and 9 PM, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said it is a "wonderful" move which would encourage regional films. The government had earlier issued a directive making it mandatory for multiplexes...
  • Chittoor encounter fallout: Bus services to Tamil Nadu affected April 8, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra-Tamil Nadu buses have taken a hit following protests in Tamil Nadu over gunning down of 20 people in a police operation against Red Sanders smugglers in Chittoor. "Since last night our buses are not operating to Chennai and other places of Tamil Nadu. Similarly, APSRTC buses plying from Chennai...
  • Bizarre decision sees USACA T20 Trophy change hands after 40 minutes April 7, 2015

    Cricket is known as the gentleman's game but incidents like these suggest controversies are increasingly becoming an integral part of the game. Any championship would be boring without a few controversies to spice up the action and it looks like even in the United States of America, where the game is...
  • Air quality of Mumbai, Delhi to be very poor next few days April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Air quality of Delhi and Mumbai will be "very poor" in the next few days, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday, due to a dust storm which originated in the Gulf region last week. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), a body under the...
  • Air Canada plane leaves runway, 23 injured March 30, 2015

    Air Canada officials said they will cooperate with authorities to find out why a jet carrying 133 passengers and five crew members left the runway as it tried to land on Sunday. ...
  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear PIL on developing new capital city of Andhra Pradesh March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL questioning the decision to develop new capital city of Andhra Pradesh on the southern side of river Krishna near Vijayawada without adequate environment clearances. "Only at the time of construction activities, environment clearances are required and not before that,"...
  • Hindi cinema universal, but regional cinema incredible: Amitabh Bachchan March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian film icon Amitabh Bachchan says Hindi cinema may be universal because of its language factor in the country, but he finds the immense presence of regional cinema to be "incredible". The actor was recently down south to shoot for a TV commercial with southern superstars. In a photograph which he...
  • India, Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation March 11, 2015

    Victoria: Cementing its strategic partnership with Seychelles, India on Wednesday signed four agreements with the Indian Ocean island nation to boost security and maritime partnership. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived on a brief visit on the first leg of his three-nation tour, on Wednesday held talks with Seychelles President James...
  • South Africa best team of the World Cup: AB de Villiers March 11, 2015

    Wellington: AB de Villiers insisted on Wednesday that South Africa were re-energised and had shrugged off their inconsistent early form at the World Cup, boldly declaring "we're the best team in the tournament". The Proteas skipper was in a bullish mood ahead of South Africa's final Pool B match against the...
  • ISRO plans to launch navigation satellite by March-end March 10, 2015

    Chennai: The Indian space agency plans to launch its fourth regional navigation satellite by March-end after replacing a faulty transmitter, a senior official said on Tuesday. "We are planning to launch the satellite by the end of March. The replacement transmitter is getting ready and will be brought from our centre...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara March 1, 2015

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • Eoin Morgan: No panic in England squad after 2 World Cup defeats February 20, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan says there won't be any panic and probably no recriminations in his squad after its humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup on Friday. England has had heavy defeats in its opening games against the tournament co-hosts after its 111-run loss to...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 February 20, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some...
  • England face critical test in World Cup match against New Zealand February 19, 2015

    Wellington: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in Friday's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some belief in their campaign. A 111-run loss to Australia in their opening...
  • Eoin Morgan can handle World Cup pressure: Mark Ramprakash February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Thursday said Eoin Morgan's strength of character will see the captain come good at the ongoing World Cup. England face New Zealand on Friday, having lost their opening match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan's captaincy was criticised and his form came under scrutiny following...
  • Despite AAP's success in Delhi, BJP a huge threat to regional parties as Congress fades away February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Since October-November 2013 India has been in election mode with several states electing new assemblies and sandwiched between them was the grand Lok Sabha election that saw a single party majority for the first time since 1984 when over 65% of the country's population was not even born. ...
  • 1st batch of Mansarovar pilgrims to cross Nathula in Sikkim on June 21 February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: The first batch of 50 Indian pilgrims to take the new route via Nathula in Sikkim to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibetan Autonomous Region will cross over on June 21. The 14,400 feet high Nathula, the pass at the Indo-China border in east Sikkim, will be formally opened for the Kailash...
  • AAP to spread wings in 4 states in next 5 years: Yogendra Yadav February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years without entering into any "arrangements of convenience" with any regional party. Senior party strategist and...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed is...
  • Man holds 2 people hostage at Texas hospital: Sheriff's office January 11, 2015

    Houston: Authorities say a man believed to be the father of a patient has taken at least two people hostage at a hospital near Houston. It was not immediately clear if the man was armed. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night it believed the man was a distraught parent...
  • Riteish clocks 12 years in film industry January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh Saturday reminisced about the release of his debut film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' on this date 12 years ago. It also launched his now wife Genelia D'Souza. "#12YearsOfTujheMeriKasam My Debut film - released on 3rd Jan 2003," Riteish posted on Twitter, along with a montage of images from...
  • Second bomb hoax call in Gurgaon today December 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: A caller kept the Gurgaon police on its toes for the second day on Thursday with a call about a bomb planted at a shopping complex here which later turned out to be a hoax. The Arcadia shopping complex in South City on Sohna road was evacuated after the police...