Islamabad: The terrorist who supervised the Peshawar school massacre has threatened more attacks, if the military and the intelligence agencies do not stop anti-terror operations, media reported Saturday. In a video with English subtitles posted on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) website, Umar Mansoor said that Tuesday...
Brisbane: A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second cricket Test against Australia with an inept batting display by the top-order to give the hosts an invincible 2-0 lead in the four-match series in Brisbane on Saturday. Resuming at the overnight score of 71 for one, the visitors lost four wickets in...
New Delhi: The Central government has submitted a new plan to Supreme Court for its clearance to transfer funds to states under an ambitious afforestation programme, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday. The minister hoped that the apex court would soon give its nod to the Environment Ministry to distribute the...
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for his failure to comply with its order in a criminal defamation case filed by him against former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Gomati Manocha observed that Mr. Gadkari had not complied with...
New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, government on Friday introduced the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha for roll-out of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and octroi. Touted as the single biggest indirect taxation reforms since...
Kochi: Winding up his two-day visit to Kerala, BJP chief Amit Shah Saturday has told reporters the NDA will welcome the small parties with open arms...
Even as the rest of the world gets car-crazy, an increasing number of Europeans turn to carpooling. If you visit Porte Maillot, the inner ring road of Paris, on any Friday afternoon, you will see cars picking up complete strangers to weekend...
Irish poet WB Yeats perhaps hated formal greetings like good morning, good afternoon, good evening and good night. In his masterpiece, “Easter 1916”, he termed these expressions as “polite meaningless words”. The greatest of...
Can you imagine moving with excreta in leaky pails over your head with the muck trickling down over your face? Scavengers do it every day. Living out their suffocating misery, they carry human excreta on their head piled in bamboo-baskets, or in...
Have you ever noticed the ‘better sense of smell’ that your female friends flaunt? If your granny tells this, you will dismiss her as an oldie talking. But she knows the truth.  Now a study, confirming women’s olfactory skills...
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon is quite dismissive about his past. He says he has changed eight schools, studied in five colleges, worked in advertising and animation, and lived across the country. “All you really need to know is that I had jobs...