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  • Telangana: Farmers in distress as unseasonal rainfall damages paddy fields, mango orchards 2 days ago

    Nalgonda: Across Telangana, unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms have left many farmers in distress as they are grappling not just with with financial losses but also face a huge debt burden. Six acres of farmer Shakru Naik's paddy crop in the Nalgonda district was destroyed due to unseasonal rains. He has lost...
  • UP: Few woman takers for 'Nirbheek' revolver March 18, 2015

    Kanpur: 'Nirbhik', a light-weight revolver designed in the backdrop of the Delhi gangrape, has witnessed a lukewarm reponse from women, with only 22 revolvers being sold to the fairer sex out of the 340 pieces sold last year. Field Gun Factory which had launched the revolver in Kanpur on March 25,...
  • World Cup 2015: In-fighting in Pakistan team, fielding coach threatens to quit February 18, 2015

    Pakistan's World Cup campaign has been hit by a controversy with reports suggesting three senior players of the squad were involved in a bust-up with the team's fielding coach Grant Luden. Reports claim that three players - Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad - allegedly misbehaved with Luden during...
  • Sacked after 2011 dope scandal, Yuri may return as coach January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ukrainian track and field coach Yuri Ogrodonik, who was sacked by the government after the doping scandal in 2011, is likely to return to the country to prepare Indian athletes for 2016 Rio Olympics after his name was cleared "in principle" by the sports ministry recently. Ogrodonik's contract was...
  • Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as head of a UN department for peacekeeping missions January 8, 2015

    United Nations: Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body. Khare, 55 will succeed Bangladesh's Ameerah...
  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 December 25, 2014

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • Is Robbie Williams thinking of quitting music? December 10, 2014

    London: Singer Robbie Williams says he will give up his music career to become a mechanic. The 40-year-old pop star said he has grown tired of making music now and wants to have a "proper job", reported Contactmusic. "To be quite honest with you I'm getting a little bit bored of...
  • Terry Walsh sends legal notice to USA Field Hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: His reputation tarnished, former Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh has sent a legal notice to USA Field Hockey for breaching terms of contract while he was employed as its High Performance Technical Director and accused it of scuttling his negotiation talks with Hockey India. Walsh shot off the...
  • It's a boy for singer Robbie Williams October 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field has given birth to a baby boy. The child was born Monday here and Williams posted a video message on his official YouTube account praising his wife after the birth of the their second child, reports dailymail.co.uk. The couple has two-year-old daughter Theodora...
  • NASA selects new science teams for astrobiology research October 7, 2014

    Washington: NASA has awarded five-year grants totalling almost USD 50 million to seven research teams in the US to study the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. "With the Curiosity rover characterising the potential habitability of Mars, the Kepler mission discovering new planets outside our solar system,...
  • Mutaz Essa Barshim the Asian exception in track and field September 8, 2014

    The athletics competition at the 17th Asian Games lacks the stardust Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang sprinkled over the last couple of editions but high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim brings a touch of genuine world class talent to Incheon. While the continent has become more competitive in other high profile sports, success...
  • First batch of Indian athletes leave for Asian Games September 4, 2014

    The first batch of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Games left on Thursday with seven track athletes heading for Incheon in advance to acclimatise with the conditions there. Seven athletes Sudha Singh (3000m steeplechase), Preeja Sreedharan (5000m and 10,000m), O P Jaisha (1500m and 5000m), Lalita Babbar (3000m...
  • Cairn says Rajasthan block holds 13 Trillion cubic feet of gas reserves August 18, 2014

    After oil, Cairn India's prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 13 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf), over half of which can be produced. Cairn has so far made 36 discoveries in the Rajasthan block, including the biggest onland oil field of Mangala. It made a significant gas discovery...
  • India's Manjul Bhargava wins prestigious Fields Medal in Mathematics August 14, 2014

    Indian origin number theorist Manjul Bhargava has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, often known as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. Born of Indian parents who migrated from Jaipur in the late 1950s, Bhargava is one of the four who was chosen for this award, given once every four years...
  • Indianorigin academician Manjul Bhargava wins 'Nobel Prize of Maths' August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indianorigin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics". Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union...
  • Body of a 12yearold girl found lying naked in fields, police suspect murder after rape August 8, 2014

    The naked body of a 12yearold girl was found lying in a field in a village in Bijnor, police said on Thursday. The girl had gone out into the fields in search of her brother on Thursday morning in Mundala village. When she did not return after long, relatives began a...
  • GM crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe: Prakash Javadekar August 7, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the genetically modified crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe. "Precautions must be taken for such trials," said the Minister. ...
  • Heavy rainfall continues in Nashik July 30, 2014

    Nashik: Normal life was hit as incessant rains continued to lash the city for the third consecutive day, with the district recording 862.70 mm rainfall in last 24hours. Nashik recorded 70.2 mm rain during last 30hours ended on Tuesday evening, while 58 mm rain was recorded in catchment areas of Gangapur...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • Mumbai Gas leak: ONGC halts drilling operations, all workers evacuated July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: 48 personnel have been evacuated after a high pressure, highly inflammable gas leak took place at a well that the stateowned ONGC was drilling at its prime Mumbai High oil and gas fields, off Mumbai coast on Saturday evening. Drilling operations have been temporarily stopped at the refinery and efforts...
  • Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government July 12, 2014

    Baghdad / Kirkuk: Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a staterun oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki's government. The moves escalated a feud between the Shi'iteled central government and the autonomous Kurdish region driven...
  • Intel working on models in security and surveillance field June 26, 2014

    Coimbatore: Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, is working on designing various models in the field of security and surveillance across the country and is in dialogue with some state governments, a top company official said on Thursday. Since security is becoming a major concern in every field, be...
  • Three of a family electrocuted in agricultural field, die on the spot June 14, 2014

    Three members of a family were electrocuted in an agricultural field in Khajura village of the district, police said on Friday. A middleaged farmer couple and their 16yearold daughter were electrocuted in an agricultural field in Khajura village of Karwar police station area yesterday, they said. The incident took place when the...
  • Woman, son killed by sky lightning in Sisola village June 12, 2014

    A 45yearold woman was killed on Wednesday while her son suffered burn injuries when they got struck by a sky lighting in Sisola village, about 55 km from Bundi. Santrabai Meena was in her field along with her 20yearold son Mayaram when it started raining, police said. The duo took shelter under...
  • ONGC moves Delhi HC against RIL over alleged gas theft May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned oil and gas major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has moved the Delhi High Court against Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries. The ONGC has accused the RIL of exploiting substantial gas from its natural gas block. The two companies have been involved in a faceoff for the last...
  • The Amazing SpiderMan 2: Rare love story disguised as a bigbudget superhero film May 2, 2014

    Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Chris Cooper Director: Marc Webb 'The Amazing SpiderMan 2' opens not long after the events of the 2012 franchise reboot that ended with Peter Parker promising a dying Captain Stacy to stay away from his daughter for her own protection. It's...
  • Moily planning to give oil field to Essar cheaply: AAP alleges April 16, 2014

    Firing a fresh salvo against the UPA government, Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged that Union Oil and Petroleum Minister Verappa Moily is planning to give an oil field off Bombay High to the Essar Group at dirt-cheap price. Party leader Prashant Bhushan said this move will result in the government...
  • Modi uses Field Marshal Manekshaw's name, says Congress is communal April 3, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Starting his speech by paying homage to Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw on his 100th birth anniversary, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate once again tore into the Congress accusing it of playing communal politics. Addressing a rally on Thursday in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad from where...
  • LS polls: War of words turns ugly, Congress says Modi mentally retarded February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words between Congress and BJP is turning into a bitter feud with both parties not missing a chance to hit its opponent below the belt. After BJP prime ministerial Narendra Modi slammed Congress President Sonia Gabdhi for 'zeher ki kheti' (fields of poison) remark, it was...
  • Sonia attacks BJP, says it's trying to cultivate 'fields of poison' February 1, 2014

    Gulbarga (Karnataka): Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the war of words have begun between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party with the parties blaming each other and using phrases for each other. Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the BJP and the party's prime ministerial...