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  • Wipro's Q4 profit rises 28.8 pc to Rs 2,226.5 crore 17-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Bangalore: The country's third-largest software services firm Wipro on Thursday posted a 28.8 per cent increase in profit to Rs 2,226.5 crore in the quarter ended March 31 on the back of improving global economic sentiment and cost optimisation. The Bangalore-based firm had registered a profit of Rs 1,728.7 crore...
  • US Airways tweets pornographic image to complaining customer, apologies and now says it's investigating 17-04-2014 04:27 PM

    US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay, which went viral on social media. US Airways issued an apology on Monday immediately after deleting the tweeted photograph of a naked woman lying...
  • Young women see sexual assault as normal: US study 17-04-2014 01:21 PM

    Many girls who are sexually assaulted may not see themselves as victims, according to a new US study that found most young women do not report acts of sexual violence because they regard them as "normal". Sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University, US analysed forensic interviews conducted by Children's Advocacy...
  • Monitoring gay rights situation in India: US 17-04-2014 11:45 AM

    The United States is monitoring the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in India in particular after the Supreme Court ruled consensual homosexual activity as unconstitutional, a US official said. "Despite progress in equal rights for LGBT persons around the world, our work is far from finished," Richard E...
  • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane 16-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Perth: As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight MH370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 submarine surfaced early for the second time in as many...
  • Over one-third of temporary workers in US are Indians: report 16-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Washington: More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report. Of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US in 2012, India accounted for...
  • China needs to disclose foreign exchange market intervention: US 16-04-2014 07:18 AM

    Washington: Like other large emerging market countries including India and Brazil, China also needs to disclose its foreign exchange market intervention to increase the credibility of its monetary policy framework and to promote exchange rate and financial market transparency, the United States has said. "In line with the practice of...
  • Ukraine crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists gets off to a slow start 15-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Kiev/Slaviansk: Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown appeared to get off to a slow start, if at all. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months 15-04-2014 04:18 PM

    Sydney/Perth: A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday. The prediction...
  • US: Colorado town elects dog as mayor 15-04-2014 03:27 PM

    A bloodhound has been elected as the mayor of a small US town after the dog beat off competition from six other canines, a donkey, a cat and even a hedgehog to win the unofficial title. Pa Kettle, a search and rescue dog, picked up 2,387 votes - 55 more...
  • Watch: Get spooked by the bone-chilling trailer of 'Deliver Us From Evil' starring Eric Bana 15-04-2014 12:22 PM

    Horribly mangled corpses, a depressed police detective and a piano that plays itself -- these are only a few of the hair-raising supernatural instances featured in the upcoming film 'Deliver Us From Evil'. Adapted from Ralph Sarchie's novel 'Beware the Night', the film follows the story of a New York...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage 15-04-2014 07:19 AM

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim...
  • US sky-watchers ready for total lunar eclipse today 15-04-2014 07:10 AM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth's sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color to bright orange, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 am EDT...
  • Russian fighter jets fly near American warship 14-04-2014 09:35 PM

    Wasihington: A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes on Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer...
  • Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine, no sign of military crackdown 14-04-2014 08:32 PM

    Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialize. Rebels in the town of Slaviansk, which was expected on Monday to be the focus...
  • Rare blood red lunar eclipse to unfold on Tuesday 14-04-2014 06:52 PM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three...
  • US man throws away USD 1.25 mn worth winning lottery tickets 14-04-2014 06:17 PM

    New York: A man in the US lost out on USD 1.25 million when he threw away winning lottery tickets in trash. The man bought 25 tickets with the same numbers from Zhou Grocery on South Queen Street in York more than a year ago, but never claimed the prize....
  • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes 14-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court 14-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 13-04-2014 11:41 AM

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more...
  • Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco advance to Clay Court final 13-04-2014 10:22 AM

    Houston: Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury. Almagro, a 12-time winner on...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to Clay Court semi-finals 12-04-2014 10:07 AM

    Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. Verdasco, from Spain, will face Santiago Giraldo in the semi-finals on Saturday. Giraldo beat Colombian compatriot Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4. Sam Querrey beat Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-7 (8),...
  • Santiago Giraldo upsets 2nd-seeded Tommy Robredo in Houston 11-04-2014 09:16 AM

    Houston: Santiago Giraldo upset second-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Giraldo will face Alejandro Gonzalez on Friday at River Oaks Country Club. Gonzalez advanced when fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez retired because of severe allergies. Gonzalez led 6-3, 2-0....
  • US: Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech 11-04-2014 07:07 AM

    Las Vegas: A woman was taken into federal custody after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage on Thursday before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the...
  • John Isner loses to Brown in second round at Houston 10-04-2014 10:03 AM

    Houston: John Isner apologized for his performance. Dustin Brown said it felt unbelievable. The top-seeded Isner lost to the dreadlocked Brown in the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Wednesday night. It was Brown's first career victory against a top-10 player. The German closed out a...
  • US: Student stabs 22 people at school, arrested 10-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Washington: Twenty-one students and an adult were injured when a teenager, armed with knives, attacked students and staff at a high school in the US state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, officials said. "A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and...
  • Rajat Gupta seeks re-hearing of insider trading conviction 09-04-2014 01:31 PM

    India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta has petitioned that a three-judge panel, which upheld his conviction on insider trading charges, should reconsider its decision and the court rehear the case, arguing that "critical evidence" in his favour was excluded at trial. Gupta filed a 70-page petition with the US...
  • Time to move on from the Khobragade issue: Sujatha Singh 09-04-2014 10:32 AM

    Months after India snapped talks with the US over the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade, it is ready to move on from the issue. While denying any role in the resignation of US ambassador Nancy Powell. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh says it is time to repair the...
  • 'The Syria Dilemma': The only flaw is essays aren't arranged 09-04-2014 09:43 AM

    Simply put, there is no good option in Syria. Not only has the time passed for the international community to be able to effect an internal solution to the crisis inside the country, the geopolitical dynamics outside Syria are also changing at a rapid pace. So even if there was...