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Beijing: Terming India's plans to conduct oil exploration off Vietnam coast in the South China Sea as "illegal", a state-run Chinese daily today said it is an "unwise move" that may "sabotage" positive momentum in ties. "India's intention to once again explore for oil in the disputed waters of the South China Sea is an unwise move, as it will further complicate the maritime disputes and do a disservice ...
New Delhi: India's security environment was complex, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday, while Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh noted that the borders were active with infiltration bids and ceasefire violations."The security environment today is complex... (We) need to be vigilant all the time," Parrikar said at a tri-services seminar here to commemorate the 1965 India-Pakistan ...
Colombo, Sept 1 (IBNS) Ishant Sharma on Tuesday became the eighth Indian bowler to take 200 Test wickets when he dismissed Angelo Mathews in the last day of the third Test match that India won to put an end on their 22 years wait of winning a Test match series here.Sharma who under-performed in the first two Test matches came back strong to pick 5 wickets in the first innings of the last Test match ...
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will use lottery system to select starred hotels and first-class restaurants to conduct cleanliness audit and inspection following complaints by some hotel owners that the sleuths conduct inspection as per their discretion. Every Saturday, inspectors designated at each of 24 wards would conduct a lottery on random sampling method and pick names of hotels and ...
S Two MCD officials were today caught red-handed by sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government while accepting an alleged bribe of Rs 5,000 from a man in the Nangloi area here. The two officials of the civic body -- identified as Mukesh Kumar and Lalit Rathi -- are both 'beldaars' posted in the Rohini division, said a police official. The complainant had approached ACB on Aug. 25 via ...
The Left parties in Telangana have proposed the name of popular balladeer Gaddar as a candidate for coming Warangal Lok Sabha by-election. CPI's Telangana state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy and CPI-M's Telangana state secretary T Veerabhadram met Gaddar, who is known for his pro-Naxal stand, and put forward the proposal before him, they told reporters. They said that Gaddar would make a good Left ...
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least six people were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan on Tuesday. The US unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in the Shawal valley of North Waziristan that borders Afghanistan, Xinhua reported. The strike killed six suspected militants inside the compound. They are yet to be identified. Residents of ...
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) A contingent of Pakistan soldiers will take part in China's Victory Day celebrations as well as the parade on the day, a military statement said on Tuesday. The Pakistan contingent were drawn from the three services and has been imparted special training for the special parade, Major Ishtiaq of the Inter-Services Public Relations told Xinhua. "It is an honour to participate ...
For the past couple of weeks, social media has been dominated by two things – the infamous Indrani Mukerjea case, where the family tree appears to be of national interest; and the demand by the Patels for reservation. We’ve seen videos of policemen vandalising vehicles. We’ve seen the shells of burnt buses. And we all have an opinion on the Patels’ contention.Hardik Patel and his antics – ...
New Delhi: This week, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced (quoting the World Health Organisation) that India was free of maternal and neo-natal tetanus, the state of maternal health in Jharkhand indicates the long road still ahead in the country's dark spots. Modi was speaking at the just-concluded 24-nation Call to Action Summit, which discussed how to end preventable maternal ...
(Adds Uber, woman's attorney declines comment) By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The passenger, who reported being raped and beaten after hailing a ride with the Uber driver in Delhi last year, sued the online ...
Sept 1 (Reuters) - The federal trial of an Alabama police officer who faces a civil rights charge after being captured on video throwing an Indian man to the ground got underway on Tuesday with the start of jury selection, prosecutors said. Eric Parker, 26, is accused of using unreasonable force while serving as a police officer in Madison, Alabama during the Feb. 6 incident, which left an Indian ...
Health Ministers of the 11 countries of WHO’s South-East Asia Region are meeting in Dili, Timor-Leste, from Sept 7-11 to set health priorities and discuss the health agenda for the region.Coming close on the heels of the earthquakes in Nepal and the spread of MERS Coronavirus, strengthening response to emergencies and outbreaks and building capacities under the International Health Regulation (IHR) ...
, Sep 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that having close friendships in adolescence can lower the risk of health problems in adulthood. Joseph P. Allen of the University of Virginia said that these results indicated that remaining close to the peer pack in adolescence had long-term implications for adult physical health.In the study, the researchers recruited a diverse group of 171 seventh- and eighth-graders ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were ...
A son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.Shah Faisal, like his father, sells samosas -- a fried snack with a savoury filling.His hard work and love for education turned him into a brilliant student, The News International reported.Shah Faisal has got himself enrolled for System Engineering program in the Peshawar University ...

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