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  • Government declares Kamatapur Liberation Organisation a banned terrorist group November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), a terror outfit which operates in West Bengal and Assam and is fighting for a sovereign state, has been declared a banned terrorist group by the government. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said that exercising the powers conferred under the Unlawful Activities...
  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • India has until October 21 to back global customs deal: EU minister October 16, 2014

    Rome: India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday. India in July blocked what would have been the first global trade reform in...
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway to be closed for three days October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the country, will remain closed for vehicular traffic for three days in order to carry out necessary repairs on the road. "According to IGP Traffic, one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs urgent...
  • Indian navigational satellite's launch postponed October 6, 2014

    Chennai: The launch of India's third navigational satellite IRNSS-1C has been postponed by a week, the Indian space agency said on Monday. In a posting on its Facebook page, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said: "Due to an observation in the telemetry system, the launch has been postponed for a...
  • US business questions Modi's reform credentials ahead of visit September 26, 2014

    Washington: The US business lobby on Thursday questioned the reformist credentials of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the eve of his visit to the United States in which he will encourage investment and declare India open for business. The US Chamber of Commerce and 15 other US business associations representing sectors...
  • Need to break back of inflation: Raghuram Rajan September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said there was a need to "break the back" of inflation which remains high and controlling it would make the apex bank's position more comfortable. "The real problem is inflation that is persistent. We have been emphasising again and again in order to break...
  • Mangalyaan carrying 5 instruments including a Mars Colours Camera September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after India became the first country to send a spacecraft to Mars in its first attempt, Mangalyaan has sent the first pictures of the red planet. The Mars Orbiter is carrying five instruments with it. One of them is the Mars Colours Camera. The MCC is...
  • NASA congratulates ISRO for Mangalyaan's successful entry into Mars orbit September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: As India's Indian Space Research Organisation made history with Mangalyaan successfully entering Mars orbit, United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated the agency for creating history. NASA's Maven had also reached the orbit of Mars on Tuesday. "We congratulate ISRO for its Mars arrival! Mars Orbiter joins...
  • 'Namaste', 'Howdy': ISRO's Mangalyaan, NASA's Curiosity Rover greet each other on Mars September 24, 2014

    As India made history with the insertion of Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan into the orbit of the red planet, it was a treat for those on Twitter. Twitteratti saw a fun exchange of tweets between NASA's 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO's Mars Orbiter and NASA's 2014 Mars...
  • Muslim organisation in Australia to start hotline September 22, 2014

    Canberra: Following the attack on a mosque in Sydney last week, the Islamic Council of Western Australia (ICWA) is planning to set up a hotline for its members in Western Australia, media reports said. A mosque was damaged in Sydney last week, said the organisation's spokesperson Abdullah Eshtewi, watoday.com reported. Over 800...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola September 13, 2014

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As relief work progresses in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victims. Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert September 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control September 12, 2014

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scaleup that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • Ebola toll hits 2,288 in West Africa: WHO September 10, 2014

    Geneva: The number of people infected by the Ebola virus disease in West Africa reached 4,269 as of Tuesday, while the total number of related deaths stood at 2,288, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) officials. The virus has spread rapidly over the past 21 days, and the number of patients...
  • UN to hold highlevel Ebola event on outbreak September 10, 2014

    United Nations: SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon will hold a highlevel event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • China's President Xi to make his first visit to India September 9, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Xi will begin his trip in Tajikistan where he will attend...
  • Declining likelihood of El Nino by yearend: UN September 8, 2014

    Geneva: The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June, the UN said on Monday. There is now a 5560 percent likelihood that El Nino could begin between September...
  • Street kids want to meet Narendra Modi, Badhte Kadam organisation helps September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Children living in the streets of the national capital on Sunday sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Members of Badhte Kadam on Sunday wrote a letter to our respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking time from him so that they can also share their side of the...
  • Lottery to decide participants at Narendra Modi's public reception in US September 3, 2014

    Washington: A lottery system would decide the participants who would get to attend the public reception of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 28 at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City, organisers of the event have said. IndianAmerican Community Foundation, set up recently for the purpose, till Monday...
  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study August 30, 2014

    Washington: An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after...
  • WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola August 27, 2014

    Freetown: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease. At least 1,427 people...
  • Ebola death toll on the rise, outbreak to continue August 17, 2014

    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 surfacetoair 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surfacetoair '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 IndoUS organisations join hands to give Modi a historic public reception August 13, 2014

    Washington: More than 300 IndoAmerican 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 Partyled 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. ...