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  • Nido Taniam died due to injuries on head and face, says autopsy report 10-02-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam died due to injuries to his head and face, according to the autopsy report. The reports say that the injuries found on the 20-year-old were reportedly caused by a blunt object. It confirms that severe internal bleeding led to his death following a...
  • Sundar Pichai vs Satya Nadella: Two Indians in the running for the Microsoft CEO post 03-02-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Contrary to the Bloomberg report which suggested that Indian-American Satya Nadella may replace long-time Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer as he steps down, a new report has emerged saying that Google's Andorid head Sundar Pichai is the front-runner for the CEO job at Microsoft. Sundar Pichai, the...
  • ACB arrests head constable for taking bribe 27-12-2013 05:18 PM

    A head constable was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 for releasing those who had already received bail, in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh today, an official said. "40-year-old Bahadur Ram Bhagat posted at Ratanpur police station was caught red handed accepting a bribe...
  • HTC names CFO Chialin Chang as head of sales 16-12-2013 04:37 PM

    Taipei: Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has named current CFO Chialin Chang as global head of sales, according to a statement released by the company on Monday. The announcement comes amid waning fortunes for the once-dominant phone maker. In the most recent quarter, HTC posted its first-ever quarterly loss, while...
  • Prince Charles invokes Nehru to highlight Commonwealth's spirit 15-11-2013 07:29 PM

    Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Charles, on Friday, asked Commonwealth nations to bring a "touch of healing" to manage problems facing the world. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Charles said, "Each one of us is here because of the hope and trust we...
  • CHOGM to begin today, SL human rights violations to top the talks 15-11-2013 08:34 AM

    Colombo: After weeks of political friction, Sri Lanka is all set to host the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which begins on Friday. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday downplayed the absence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said that he was satisfied with the presence...
  • CHOGM to begin amid allegations of rights violations by Sri Lanka 14-11-2013 06:46 PM

    The absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterparts from Canada and Mauritius has cast a shadow over the three-day CHOGM summit that begins on Friday amid allegations of human rights violations against the Tamils in Sri Lanka's war against the LTTE. Unfazed by repeated references to the "war...
  • The Last Word: Is the PM's decision not to attend CHOGM a blunder? 11-11-2013 10:03 PM

    Under immense pressure from Tamil parties, the Centre has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will lead Indian delegation at CHOGM. ...
  • TN traders association calls for state bandh against CHOGM on Tuesday 11-11-2013 11:49 AM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Traders Association has called for a statewide bandh against India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) on Tuesday. All shops are likely to remain closed as per the bandh call. The head of the association says there are around 4,500 small and large...
  • PM not to attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka, Khurshid to represent India: sources 09-11-2013 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Under immense pressure from Tamil parties, the Centre has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh won't go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM), say government sources. Sources say External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will represent India at CHOGM. Sources in the government say...
  • No decision yet, but MEA hints PM may skip CHOGM in Sri Lanka 09-11-2013 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: It seems the domestic political compulsions have finally forced Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh not to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo between November 13 and 14. The Tamil political parties and even the Congress leaders from Tamil Nadu have managed...
  • As pressure mounts from Tamil parties, PM likely to skip CHOGM 09-11-2013 07:33 AM

    New Delhi: Highly-placed government sources have told CNN-IBN that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may not attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet in Sri Lanka. Sources say the final decision will be taken soon. The Ministry of External Affairs is expected to release an official statement on the issue later...
  • DMK chief Karunanidhi appeals to PM to boycott CHOGM 08-11-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: DMK chief Karunanidhi on Friday appealed to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once again to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meet in Sri Lanka. "The Prime Minister has a conscience, enough if acts according to his conscience. I did not threaten on withdrawing support. It's been...
  • Cong leadership meets to discuss PM's participation in CHOGM 08-11-2013 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Congress top leaders met on Friday to decide on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should participate in Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meet in Sri Lanka. A meeting of the Congress Core Group headed by party president Sonia Gandhi deliberated over the issue for more than one hour...
  • Congress Core Group to decide on PM's visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM 08-11-2013 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: There is still no certainty over whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). The Congress Core Group is likely to take a final decision on Friday. This even as the DMK on Thursday rejected a compromise formula...
  • Compromise plan on the cards for PM's Sri Lanka visit for CHOGM 07-11-2013 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Uncertainty continues over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM). Sources have now told CNN-IBN that the External Affairs Ministry has proposed a compromise plan where the Prime Minister makes a short stop at Jaffna before he heads to...
  • The Last Word: Should the Prime Minister attend the CHOGM summit in Colombo? 05-11-2013 09:24 PM

    Two more central ministers have spoken out against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in view of their alleged atrocities on Tamils. The government is yet to decide whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM summit Nov...
  • SL Northern Province CM urges PM Manmohan Singh to visit the country 01-11-2013 03:36 PM

    While there is opposition in India over Prime Minister's Manmohan Singh's Sri Lanka visit for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15, pressure is also coming from the CM of the Northern Province who has written to Manmohan Singh urging him to visit. In his letter CM Wigneswaran thanked...
  • Split within UPA as Chidambaram opposes PM's Lanka visit for CHOGM 01-11-2013 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: There is a divide within the Congress and the government over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15 in Sri Lanka. Sources say that Finance Minister P Chidambaram as a Tamil MP feels that the government must factor in state interests....
  • DMK warns Centre of consequences if PM goes to Sri Lanka for CHOGM 31-10-2013 03:10 PM

    Chennai: DMK chief Karunanidhi has warned the UPA government of consequences if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). "If the Prime Minister attends the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo then the parties which are in favour of it might have to face...
  • Despite opposition, PM likely to go to Sri Lanka for CHOGM summit 31-10-2013 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: Despite opposition from the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to go to Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to sources. Sources say that an advance security team has completed its Colombo recce. Sources say that the Prime Minister is likely...
  • TN: Petrol bombs hurled at Chennai post offices, 4 arrested 29-10-2013 04:30 PM

    Chennai: The Chennai police on Tuesday arrested four activists of the Dravidar Vidhuthalai Kazhagam, a Tamil interests group, for hurling petrol bombs at two post offices in Chennai. The miscreants hurled 2-3 petrol bombs at post offices in Mandaveli and Mylapore at 7 am. The arrested accused are Umapathy, Marimuthu,...
  • Countries who don't attend CHOGM will be isolated: Sri Lankan envoy 25-10-2013 01:50 PM

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Kariyawasam said, "If PM Singh doesn't go, we have to think about who it will affect. Who will...
  • India will be isolated if PM skips Commonwealth meet: Sri Lanka envoy 24-10-2013 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. This came as the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution asking the Prime Minister not to attend the meet in Sri Lanka....
  • Cyclone Phailin: Rainfall expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, Andhra 13-10-2013 03:10 PM

    Cyclone Phailin is 50kms south of Sambalpur. It is now moving northwards, wind speed is still around 100kmph. Rainfall is expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, and Andhra. ...
  • Sri Lanka hopes to sign FTA with China, says minister 17-09-2013 06:34 PM

    Sri Lanka is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, a top minister said on Tuesday. The negative list is a key point that remains to be resolved, Xinhua quoted Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana, Sri Lanka's investment promotion minister, as saying. The minister said the government was attempting to promote...
  • Malkangiri: Village head shot dead by Maoists 10-09-2013 12:25 PM

    A village head was gunned down by Maoists at a remote village in Odisha's Malkangiri district. A group of heavily armed ultras called Ishwar Chandra Sodi, village head in Padia area, out of his house and shot him dead on Monday evening in Kota Materu village, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police...
  • Emma Watson to star in 'Your Voice In My Head' 09-09-2013 05:28 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Watson has been confirmed to star in 'Your Voice In My Head', with Francesca Gregorini replacing David Yates as director. The 23-year-old actress was originally set to team up with her former 'Harry Potter' director David Yates for the adaptation of Emma Forrest's memoir a few...
  • Google buys virtual image technology patents from Hon Hai 24-08-2013 01:28 PM

    Taipei: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry said it sold Google part of a patent portfolio involving the superimposition of virtual images on real-world photos. The technology, dubbed Head Mounted Display, is commonly used in aviation and ground displays, engineering and scientific design applications, gaming devices and training and simulation tools,...
  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood names new interim head 20-08-2013 07:27 PM

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday named a new interim head after its chief was arrested. Mahmoud Ezzat was appointed as the supreme guide of the group after its spiritual leader Mohammed Badie was arrested as part of a crackdown on Islamists demanding reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. "Mahmoud Ezzat,...