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  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 7 hours 34 minutes ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on BCCI open war between Anurag Thakur and N Srinivasan, Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in an Air strike, Diageo asks Vijay Mallya to quit United Spirits Limited board; alleges fund diversion. ...
  • Arun Jaitley extends wishes on World Press Freedom Day 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Extending his wishes on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on all to rededicate themselves to upholding the constitutional principles of independent, free and pluralistic media. In a post on Facebook, Jaitley said that in 1993 the UN General...
  • Moga incident: CCTV footage that shows the Orbit bus driving rashly 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    The Punjab Haryana High Court has taken suo moto notice of the Moga case. CNN-IBN has accessed CCTV footage of the same bus driving rashly on a state highway. The bus can be seen suddenly changing lanes to avoid a head on collision with a tractor. ...
  • Baltimore: Conflicting reports emerge in Freedie Gray's death probe 2 days ago

    In a new twist in the probe into the death of African-American Freddie Gray, reports suggest that he may have died of injuries caused while inside the police transport van. While another report claimed that Freddie may have injured himself, a claim which his family denied. ...
  • US seeks clarification from India on suspension of licenses of NGOs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi government had suspended the license of Greenpeace India and put Ford Foundation under a watchlist, the United States has officially sought a clarification from the Indian government on suspension of licenses of several thousand non-governmental organisations (NGOs). "We know the reports that the Ministry...
  • NASA spacecraft runs out of fuel, crashes into Mercury 2 days ago

    Cape Canaveral: NASA's pioneering Messenger spacecraft ended its four-year study of the planet Mercury on Thursday by crashing into the planet's surface, scientists said. Flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland earlier estimated that Messenger, traveling at more than 8,700 mph (14,000 kph), would hit the...
  • Wanted to become an architect, then a basketball player, says Barack Obama 2 days ago

    Washington: In a free-wheeling interaction with children, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said he first wanted to be an architect and then a basketball player before becoming interested in politics. In a 40-minute interaction with students at a library, Obama urged the girls to get into science and math in...
  • US names India, China as partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights, hurt economy 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States on Thursday kept India and China on its Priority Watch List of trading partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights (IPR), hurting the economy. In its annual Special 301 Report, the Commerce Department's US Trade Representative said there were now 13 trading partners on its Priority...
  • Trapped in Iraq: How many Indians yet to return 3 days ago

    It's been almost a year since 39 Punjab construction workers were abducted by the Islamic State militants in Iraq. They are yet to return despite the assurances from the Indian government ans specifically from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. But, the government so far has failed to secure their release. ...
  • Texas trooper files suit over punishment for Snoop Dogg picture 3 days ago

    A Texas state trooper who says he was reprimanded after posing for a photograph with rapper Snoop Dogg filed a civil suit on Wednesday over the punishment he felt was unjust. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) told Trooper Billy Spears, who was off duty but working in uniform as security...
  • US asks India, others to go slow in boosting trade ties with Iran 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The United States wants India and other countries to wait for a final nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers before actively engaging with Tehran, US Under Secretary Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday. "I would say 'hold your horses'. We are not quite to an agreement yet," Sherman said,...
  • PM Modi government to host 'Buddha Poornima Diwas' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will host an international Buddhist function on the occasion of 'Buddha Poornima' on May 4 where a special prayer will be offered to express solidarity with the people of quake-hit Nepal, the birth place of the religion's founder. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju,...
  • Barcelona, Man United, Chelsea to play exhibitions in US 5 days ago

    New York: Barcelona will play Manchester United in an exhibition game at Santa Clara, California, on July 25 and will meet Chelsea three days later at Landover, Maryland. The matches were among 17 announced Tuesday by organizers of the International Champions Cup North America, a preseason tournament that despite its name...
  • Violent clashes erupted in Baltimore at Freddie Gray's funeral 5 days ago

    Violent clashes have erupted between police and young protesters in Baltimore in the United States injuring at least 15 police officers. The Governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency. Earlier this week, a 25-year-old African-American named Freddie Gray died of spine injuries in police custody which sparked tensions....
  • Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, claims Radio Iran 6 days ago

    One of the most wanted and dreaded terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who heads the brutal Islamic State, is reportedly dead, according to Radio Iran. All India Radio tweeted on Monday that Baghdadi was dead quoting Radio Iran. Al-Baghdadi had suffered serious injuries in March during an attack by the US-led coalition....
  • USGS says predicting earthquakes impossible, scientists have no way of knowing when the next one will strike 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks that have rocked Nepal along with parts of North and East India have led to panic among the general public. To add to their woes several rumours are doing the rounds claiming massive quakes will hit India soon. But...
  • US sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal: John Kerry 1 week ago

    Washington: The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed thousands in the mountainous Asian nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. "We are working closely with the government of Nepal...
  • Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package April 25, 2015

    New York: The Statue of Liberty, one of the most visited monuments in the United States, and the island it sits on were evacuated because of a suspicious package, police said. Several photographs posted on Twitter showed a long line of tourists waiting to board a return ferry to Manhattan....
  • IS sees itself as a government operating under its own set of law April 22, 2015

    The terror outfit IS has many goals, but must also attend to small details of everyday life in the territory it controls. Let's have a look at how ISIS functions. ...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been seriously injured in an air strike in Iraq, according to a report in The Guardian. The report revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries in March during an attack by by the US-led coalition. The leader suffered near-fatal injuries initially and...
  • US: Temple vandalised with blasphemous graffiti in Texas April 20, 2015

    Washington: A temple in the US has been vandalised with nasty images spray-painted on its walls, the latest such incident in the country. The number 666 and an upside down cross was spray-painted on the door of the temple in Old Lake Highlands, north Texas. Krishna Singh, who is on the temple's...
  • Video shows Islamic State militants killing Ethiopian Christians in Libya April 20, 2015

    Cairo: Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The release of the 29-minute...
  • Fed Cup Round-up: Williams overcomes Errani; Petkovic cuts Russia's lead April 19, 2015

    Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday, giving the United States a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. While Williams held a massive...
  • Iran, Afghanistan announce security cooperation against Islamic State April 19, 2015

    Tehran: Afghanistan and Iran on Sunday announced plans for enhanced security cooperation to combat threats from the Islamic State group, including possible joint military operations. Standing alongside visiting Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the tumult hitting the region meant intelligence must be shared. His comments came after IS,...
  • Former Washington state governor ejects man from car April 19, 2015

    Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot,...
  • Arjun Kapoor grows nostalgic as '2 States' completes a year April 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Time flies, and actor Arjun Kapoor agrees. It's been a year since his film '2 States' hit the screens, and he's glad the audience still loves it. "Time flies...1 year of 2 states n still the film continues to grow...thank u for the love n reminding me of the memories...
  • Islamic State terror manual found online April 18, 2015

    London: An Islamic State (IS) manual for preparing, funding and carrying out terror attacks in the West is being shared on jihadist forums on the internet, asking extremists to raise funds through online scams and fraud. The 70-page guide aims to create sleeper cells of one or two people and advises...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police April 18, 2015

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb April 17, 2015

    Peshawar: Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report. Saeed along with two of his accomplices were killed on Thursday when the bomb they were planting exploded in Toor...
  • Australian model killed in Iraq fighting for IS April 17, 2015

    In a shocking trend worldover, young men and women are leaving their homes to join terror group Islamic State. An Australian model has been killed in Iraq fighting for IS. His parents said that he left home in 2014 telling them that he was going camping while he traveled to...