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  • Ebola death toll on the rise, outbreak to continue 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Death toll due to Ebola continues to rise even as the disease has already claimed more than a 1000 lives so far. Health officials are now in the race to develop treatments which are mostly based on experimental methods as there is no proven treatment or vaccine for...
  • India conducts successful trial of surface-to-air 'Akash' missile 1 week ago

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • Over 300 Indo-US organisations join hands to give Modi a historic public reception 1 week ago

    Washington: More than 300 Indo-American organisations from across the US have come together to give Narendra Modi a "historic public reception", when he comes here on his maiden visits as India's Prime Minister in September. The event is also expected to be attended by a number of US lawmakers. Held under the...
  • West African Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 1,013: WHO August 12, 2014

    Dakar: The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to August 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The largest number of reported new deaths were in Liberia, where 29 people...
  • Opposition creates ruckus over government's tough stance at WTO August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday created ruckus in the Rajya Sabha as it raised the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government's tough stance at the World Trade Organisation that scuttled the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was forced to make a clarification in the House. He said that the Bali...
  • Watch: How quickly can Ebola spread August 9, 2014

    The Ebola outbreak has been classified as an international health emergency by the World Health Organisation. The virus has spread across parts of West Africa and health officials are scrambling to organize a global response. Dr Sanjay Gupta tells how quickly this disease can spread. ...
  • WHO declares Ebola an international public health emergency August 8, 2014

    London: The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. The WHO announced the Ebola outbreak - the largest and longest in history - is worrying enough to merit being declared...
  • Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa August 8, 2014

    States of emergency were in effect across overwhelmed west African nations on Friday with the death toll from the Ebola epidemic nearing 1,000, as the World Health Organisation considered global travel restrictions to halt its spread. Soldiers in Liberia's Grand Cape Mount province -one of the worst-affected areas - set up...
  • Objectionable scenes to be deleted from 'Singham Returns' August 5, 2014

    Panaji: Makers of Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor starrer 'Singham Returns' have agreed to delete certain scenes from the film which were found to be objectionable by a right-wing Hindu organisation. The decision was taken after members of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) met movie director Rohit Shetty, Devgn and creative director Ashok...
  • Doubts surface about Modi in global trade community after deal is scuppered August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the world's biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country's socialist past. Now potential investors, some of them foreign firms hoping to exploit new opportunities in India's...
  • India's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules August 1, 2014

    The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling. "We have not been able to find a solution that would allow us...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears July 25, 2014

    Geneva: India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically. At a meeting in Geneva, diplomats from the 160 WTO member countries were supposed to rubber stamp a deal on "trade...
  • Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries. Rijiju added that the Maoists have...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C-23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C-23 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. A thrilled Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to witness the launch in person. Speaking after the launch of the five foreign satellites,...
  • Global endorsement of India's space capability: Modi June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: This is a "global endorsement of India's space capability", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the successful launch of an Indian rocket that carried five foreign satellites. Modi said: "Congratulations to everybody." "I feel specially privileged to witness this event in person," said Modi who clapped as the Polar Satellite Launch...
  • ISRO launches PSLV-C23 from Sriharikota with 5 foreign satellites June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C23 rocket at 9:52 am with five foreign satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. A few minutes after the launch PSLV-C23 rocket placed all five satellites on intended orbit around Earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C-23 with 5 foreign satellites today June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: It is a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday as last minute preparations are in full swing for the launch of the PSLV C-23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLV-C23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • TN: Office of organisation named after Narendra Modi ransacked June 17, 2014

    Erode (Tamil Nadu): The office of a newly formed organisation named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, against which the BJP had lodged a police complaint while accusing it of misusing the party's symbol and the PM's photograph, was ransacked by some unidentified miscreants. Police said the miscreants entered the office of...
  • PM Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees including that on UIDAI Aadhaar June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Sending out yet another loud and clear signal of his intent for "more governance, less government", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday scrapped four Standing Committees of Cabinet. The Committees were on Management of Natural Calamities, Prices, World Trade Organisation Matters and UIDAI Aadhaar. Aadhaar was one of the...
  • Chhattisgarh seeks special status at pre-budget meet June 10, 2014

    Chhattisgarh on Monday reiterated its demand for a 'special category' status for the state at a pre-budget meeting of state finance ministers with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. Chhattisgarh Commerce and Tax minister Amar Agrawal, who read the state finance minister's speech, said the Planning Commission in its...
  • MP registers record agri growth at 24.99% in 2013-14 June 1, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh registered a record growth at 24.99 per cent in FY 2013-14 in the agriculture sector, including animal husbandry. The agriculture growth rate was 20.16 per cent in 2012-13 and 19.85 per cent in 2011-12 in the state, according to an official release issued on Sunday. "Madhya Pradesh has created...
  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution May 8, 2014

    Geneva: India's national capital Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, says a study released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday. The 2014 report of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database contains the results of outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1,600 cities in 91 countries....
  • Hiranandani Brothers among Singapore's richest property tycoons May 7, 2014

    Singapore: Indian origin property magnate Raj Kumar Hiranandani and Asok Kumar Hiranandani have been named among Singapore's top ten richest property tycoons and the two have a collective net worth of $2.6 billion, says a Wealth-X report. Raj Kumar Hiranandani, owner of the Royal Holdings Organisation was placed in the second...
  • Muslim body asks SC to take suo motu notice of hate speeches and intervene April 22, 2014

    An umbrella body of Muslim organisations has urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the recent cases of alleged hate speeches by some Sangh Parivar leaders. "The SC should step in," All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat President Zafarul Islam Khan said alleging that "a dangerous polarisation of society...
  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet April 9, 2014

    Chennai: Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars today crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to Mars,...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off April 4, 2014

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota  in Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore into...
  • Bombay High Court rejects bail plea of ailing Sadhvi in Malegaon blast case April 4, 2014

    The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail on medical grounds on Friday, to 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has been in custody for five and a half years in connection with her role as a conspirator in the crime. A division bench dismissed an appeal...
  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said. "This is a physical condition like any other and people should not look down upon others. All human...
  • Negative image of US in Islamic world has been toned down: Rashad Hussain March 12, 2014

    The 'negative' image of US in the Islamic world has been substantially 'toned down' during the tenure of President Barack Obama, US Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Rashad Hussain said on Wednesday. "President Obama had from the very beginning of his tenure tried to put in place...