Valley

  • Muse, Pharrell headline Coachella amid dust storm 14-04-2014 09:24 AM

    Reuters: British rockers Muse and R&B singer Pharrell served up musical highlights at the Coachela Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday amid windy weather and cooler temperatures. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy delivered high-energy performances of the bands hits songs including "Hysteria," "Resistance," and "Magic," but a large portion of...
  • Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion 13-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Reuters: Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the...
  • My writings reflect my lonely childhood: Ruskin Bond 09-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Children are the recurrent theme in Ruskin Bond's books and the author reveals that his lonely childhood has a lot to do with the theme of his stories. Ruskin was just four-year-old when his British parents, Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond separated and he was raised by his grandmother. "I...
  • Does Mozilla CEO's resignation expose Silicon Valley's intolerance? 05-04-2014 12:08 PM

    San Francisco: Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Some, especially a dating website that had urged...
  • NIA gets custody of two Maoists in Jiram valley attack case 03-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday got a three-day custody of two suspected Maoists, allegedly involved in the last year's attack on the convoy of Congress leaders in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, from the local court. NIA team led by the investigating officer P Sanjay produced Jyoti alias Pornima Modiyam, Baijma...
  • Congress leaders injured in Jeeram valley Naxal attack join BJP 29-03-2014 10:57 PM

    Congress leaders who were injured in a deadly Naxal attack in Jeeram Ghati of Chhattisgarh last year on March 29 joined BJP alleging "neglect" by their parent party. Congress leader Motiram Sahu, party secretary Ajay Shukla, along with party workers, joined BJP at a function in Raipur. Sahu and Shukla...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, national highway closed 18-03-2014 01:55 PM

    Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. "There was a fresh spell of snowfall in Pahalgam and Gulmarg during the night," a MET Department official here said, adding there were reports of snowfall from few more places...
  • 200-year-long drought wiped out Indus Valley: Study 04-03-2014 05:46 PM

    In a ground-breaking discovery led by an Indian-origin palaeoclimatologist, researchers have found that a 200-year-long monster drought nearly 4,200 years ago doomed the Indus Valley civilisation in present Pakistan and northwest India. Based on isotope data from the sediment of an ancient lake, the researchers suggest that the monsoon cycle,...
  • Lolab encounter: Army on the lookout for three more terrorists 25-02-2014 08:55 AM

    Srinagar: A day after the Army killed seven terrorists in the Lolab Valley of Kupwara district, combing operations are still underway. Sources say the Army is looking for three more gunmen who are said to be hiding in the area. According to intelligence reports, the 10 terrorists belonging to the...
  • Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme to be formally launched 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    Testing of the ambitious Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme worth Rs 432 crore has been successful and is expected to be formally launched this month, Narmada Valley Development (NVDA) sources said. "Our engineers took nearly 14 months to complete the Narmada-Kshipra Simhast Link Scheme which has been tested successfully," sources said...
  • 22 children, who lost their homes in flash floods, leave for Delhi tour 25-01-2014 05:12 PM

    Months after they experienced rains and flash floods that ravaged their homes and claimed several lives, twenty-two children from Uttarakhand are in Delhi as part of their first excursion outside their state.The initiative has been made by paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) which itself was in thick of action rendering...
  • Violence, disease caused end of Indus Valley Civilisation: Report 24-01-2014 11:20 AM

    Washington: Inter-personal violence, infectious diseases and climate change had played a major role in the demise of the Indus or Harappan civilisation around 4,000 years ago, according to a new study. Climate, economic and social changes all played a role in the process of urbanisation and collapse, but little was...
  • Hundreds of bodies still lying in Kedarnath Valley: BJP 16-11-2013 07:03 PM

    Dismissing the state government's claims that Kedarnath Valley has been cleared of bodies, opposition BJP on Saturday said that even five months after the mid- June natural calamity in Uttarakhand, hundreds of corpses were lying inside dilapidated structures close to the shrine. "Five months have passed since a calamity of...
  • West Bengal flood situation unchanged, death toll rises to 17 19-10-2013 09:40 AM

    Kolkata: Flood situation in West Bengal's six districts remain unchanged, even as the death toll rose to 17 with reports of eight more deaths from different districts. "There is no major change in the state's flood situation. With the release of more water by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), some more...
  • Why Twitter's senior VP engineering gets paid more than the CTO, CFO, COO 14-10-2013 09:00 AM

    San Francisco: Among Twitter Inc's highest-paid executives, Christopher Fry's name stands out. The senior vice president of engineering raked in $10.3 million last year, just behind Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo's $11.5 million, according to Twitter's IPO documents. That is more than the pay cheques of executives such as Chief...
  • BSF rebuilds lives in 12 villages of Kalimath valley hit by Uttarakhand floods 01-10-2013 12:44 PM

    BSF is carrying out rehabilitation operations in 12 devastated villages of Kalimath valley in Rudraprayag district of flood-hit Uttarakhand. The Border Security Force, which launched a massive rebuilding operation in the flood-hit valley on July 8 with funds of over Rs 16 crore, hopes to wind it up by the...
  • 7 offbeat getaways that offer unique experience 24-09-2013 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: If you are irked of visiting the most popular tourist spots and exploring those places, which everyone said was the absolute best, only to end up cribbing, we get you a list of offbeat travel destinations. So the next time you are planning a holiday, skip the mainstream...
  • No more bodies recovered in Kedar Valley, 3rd round of combing operations continue 08-09-2013 08:46 PM

    Dehradun: No more bodies were found in the upper reaches of worst-hit Kedar Valley of Uttarakhand during the past two days, even as the third round of combing operations continued for the seventh day on Sunday. Sixty-eight more bodies were found in the Valley on Friday and since the relaunching...
  • Top army officers review operational preparedness along LoC 28-08-2013 06:39 AM

    Top Indian army officers on Tuesday reviewed the operational preparedness of the army along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of continuing violations of ceasefire by Pakistani troops. Northern army command chief Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra and Srinagar-based Chinar Corps chief Lt Gen Gurmit...
  • Omar Abdullah unfurls tricolour at Bakshi stadium on Independence Day 15-08-2013 01:01 PM

    Independence Day was celebrated on Thursday across Jammu and Kashmir, with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah unfurling the Tricolour at the main function at Bakshi stadium in Srinagar amid stringent security arrangements. Omar was given a guard of honour, which was followed by march past in which contingents of various security...
  • I am Malala: Story of the 16-yr-old who stood against Taliban 01-08-2013 11:21 AM

    Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the...
  • J&K: Situation remains tense after 4 people died in Ramban BSF firing 20-07-2013 07:52 AM

    Srinagar: The Kashmir valley continues to remain tense after four people were killed and several others were injured in a BSF firing in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended temporarily, while the state government has now orderd a magisterial probe. Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu...
  • Uttarakhand: Rivers in spate again after heavy rains for last 3 days 09-07-2013 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Several rivers in Uttarakhand are once again in spate following heavy rains in the state for the last three days. Several villages have once again been cut off and many people have been trapped. Relief work has come to a standstill and rehabilitation work has stopped. The water...
  • India says making forward movement with China on border pact 06-07-2013 10:28 PM

    Beijing: Setting aside recent acrimony over Chinese incursions in Ladakh, India on Saturday said there is "real forward movement" on the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement with China aimed at averting such incidents. "There is real forward movement on the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA)," Defence Minister AK Antony who held...
  • Writing is the act of interpreting real life events: Eshwar Sundaresan 20-06-2013 06:23 PM

    A techie community of around two hundred Indians stationed in Milwaukee suddenly finds itself under a siege. On a fateful Friday, a cyclonic snowstorm-Super Susan-is breaking winter records outside their windows. And beyond, somewhere in the inky darkness, a serial killer who targets immigrants is on the loose. An indiscreet...
  • Azure Power founder Inderpreet Wadhwa talks about his company's success 18-06-2013 11:46 AM

    I like many good things, this too started with a movie. It was an unsettling one though; a documentary that had created as much buzz as a Hollywood blockbuster. But unlike commercial flicks, 'An Inconvenient Truth' had forced many viewers to pause and think. It moved me, a software professional...
  • Mild earthquake hits Bhaderwah, no casualties reported 10-06-2013 02:50 PM

    Bhaderwah: Two mild tremors shook Bhaderwah valley and adjoining areas in Doda-Kishtwar belt of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning. The first earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale hit Baderwah valley at 6:50 am and another measuring 2.7 on the scale shook the valley at 6:52 am, Met officials...
  • Odisha to seek 2 more CRPF battalions after Chhattisgarh Naxal attack 03-06-2013 11:33 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will seek deployment of two additional battalions of CRPF jawans along its borders with Chhatisgarh following the the May 25 deadly Maoist attack in that state. "Odisha government will make the demand to the Centre for two battalions of CRPF at the Chief Ministers' meeting on internal...
  • Cong MLAs offer to resign to force ouster of Chhattisgarh govt 02-06-2013 08:57 PM

    Raipur: Demanding dismissal of the BJP government in Chhattisgarh over the May 25 Naxal attack, Congress MLAs on Sunday said they would resign en mass from the Assembly if the government did not go. "We have sought dismissal of the state government and imposition of President's rule. All the Congress...
  • Naxal attack: Mishra panel to visit Jiram Valley 01-06-2013 11:07 PM

    Raipur: Justice Prashant Mishra Commission probing the Naxal attack on the Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district will visit the site of the ambush at Jiram Valley on June 14. 27 people, including state Congress chief Nandkumar Patel, his son Dinesh, Salwa Judum leader Mahendra Karma among others were killed,...