States

  • Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers cut by Rs 1.09 per litre 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers like Railways and State Transport Corporations on Tuesday was cut by Rs 1.09 per litre in line with falling international rates. However, diesel sold to retail consumers like cars and trucks have not been revised. Official sources said price of bulk diesel sold...
  • Bodies found north of Baghdad as Sunni insurgents turn on each other 1 week ago

    Baghdad: Residents of a town north of Baghdad found 12 corpses with execution-style bullet wounds on Monday, after fighting between rival Sunni insurgent groups that could eventually unravel the coalition that seized much of the north and west of the country. The incident points to an intensification of infighting between the...
  • 'The Ugly Truth' star Katherine Heigl returns to TV with 'State of Affairs' July 14, 2014

    Beverly Hills: Katherine Heigl is returning to television, with her mother in tow. She stars on the new fall series 'State of Affairs,' playing a CIA attache who informs the president on high-level incidents around the world. It's the first TV series for Heigl since she left her Emmy-winning role on...
  • Monsoon advancing to northern states, Gujarat, Rajasthan July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of northern India including the national capital as well as central and north-western states received showers on Sunday, bringing cheer to the region where monsoon is likely to progress this week after scanty rains had sparked fears of drought. "Activity is shifting towards central India and some...
  • Arjun Kapoor: We work for long hours, so we can't do anything else but be on the phone July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood's young and raring to go actor Arjun Kapoor terms his mobile phone a "necessisity more than a luxury", saying it provides him his dose of entertainment in between hectic work schedules. "There are so many gadgets available in the market, but the most important remains the phone -...
  • China tells reporters to work within state media July 11, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the...
  • Government approves expansion of highways in five states July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved four- and six-laning of highways covering over 676 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh at a total cost of about Rs 13,987 crore. "The CCEA today approved development of four-laning of the Kazahakkottum-Mukkola section of...
  • Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream, but hurdles remain July 7, 2014

    Iraq: A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state. Hogir Fathi was looking forward to home leave in his village in autonomous Kurdistan when the 24-year-old, a fighter in the Iraqi region's...
  • French rail disaster probe finds tracks in state of disrepair July 7, 2014

    Paris: Experts tasked with investigating one of France's worst train accidents found "a state of disrepair never seen before" on the rail network. Michel Dubernard and Pierre Henquenet, appointed by a court to find the cause of the July 2013 Bretigny-sur-Orge derailment that left seven people dead, ruled out a...
  • Iraq says footage purporting to show Islamic State leader is false July 6, 2014

    Baghdad: The Iraqi government said on Saturday that a video posted online purporting to show the reclusive leader of the militant group Islamic State praying in the northern city of Mosul was falsified. Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said that the footage posted on the Internet on Saturday allegedly...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore July 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern over...
  • US Senator John McCain meets PM Modi, discusses terror July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and conveyed the keen desire of the United States to work with him to revitalise the India-US ties. PM Modi said that he is hopeful of a forward looking, result-oriented visit to the US in September...
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain July 3, 2014

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a two-day visit has told CNN-IBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • World Cup 2014: US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes record saves in a World Cup game July 2, 2014

    Salvador: Despite conceding two goals in the extra time, 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard from the United States was chosen the best player of the knockout match which Belgium won 2-1 and advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals. Howard made 16 crucial saves in the duel, refreshing the World Cup record...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However, officials...
  • World Cup 2014: Luck not on American side, says Jurgen Klinsmann July 2, 2014

    Salvador: US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday that only luck didn't go the Americans' way in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium. The United States lost 2-1 to Belgium in extra time. "At the end you need a little bit of luck that is going your way and...
  • Syria-Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war July 2, 2014

    Dubai: The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will ultimately triumph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • World Cup 2014: Klinsmann criticises referee choice for Belgium clash July 1, 2014

    Salvador: United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has criticised FIFA for appointing an Algerian referee to officiate his side's World Cup second-round match against Belgium on Tuesday. The US scored a late winner against Algeria in the World Cup four years ago that put them top of their group ahead of England...
  • Congress to stage a protest rally against MP CM Chouhan July 1, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing heat from the opposition over his alleged involvement in the State Public Service Commission scam. Congress is set to stage a massive protest rally against Chouhan on Monday. Oppostion is also likely to take up the matter in MP assembly...
  • Madison Keys out of Wimbledon with left thigh injury June 30, 2014

    London: Madison Keys of the United States has withdrawn from her uncompleted third-round match at Wimbledon because of a left thigh injury, allowing Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to advance. The two were scheduled to resume their third-round match in a second-set tiebreaker on Monday. After Shvedova won the first set 7-6 (7),...
  • World Cup 2014: US plan to attack unbeaten but underwhelming Belgium July 1, 2014

    The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare for "war" in Tuesday's last-16 World Cup clash. The Belgians came through the group stage with three wins from three against Algeria, Russia and South Korea but...
  • World Cup 2014: Petulant Lukaku likely to lead line for Belgium June 30, 2014

    Salvador: Striker Romelu Lukaku is set to return but concern over captain Vincent Kompany is still clouding Belgium's build-up to their World Cup last-16 meeting with the United States in Salvador on Tuesday. Kompany skipped training again on Sunday as he battled with a groin problem, having now not worked out...
  • KSCA honours Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka June 29, 2014

    Bangalore: The R Vinay Kumar-led Karnataka team, who won the Ranji Trophy, were felicitated by the state cricket association for their unprecedented achievement of winning three titles in a single year. Also felicitated by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) were six other state squads which had won Ranji Trophy, beginning from...
  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on inter-state river issues June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on inter-state water issues, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of betrayal of Tamil Nadu's interest when his party was part of UPA and questioned his locus standi to talk on state's rights. Joining issue...
  • World Cup 2014: US to launch all-out offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann June 27, 2014

    The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup's knockout stages despite a 1-0 loss on Thursday. The US edged into the second round as Group G runners-up...
  • Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker June 27, 2014

    Washington: A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America's concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs. In his June 25 letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Senator Orrin Hatch said, "I...
  • Iraq insurgents seize oilfields, hit air base as US advisers arrive June 26, 2014

    Baghdad: Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as US special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his job and is under...
  • US negotiating MoU with India on women's issues June 26, 2014

    Washington: The US is in the process of negotiating a memorandum of understanding with India on women's issues, a top Obama Administration official has informed lawmakers saying they are "horrified" at the recent incidents of gangrape and murder of two girls in UP. "We are in the process of negotiating...