New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-nation visit from June 4 which will cover Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico. Modi will begin his trip with Afghanistan to inaugurate India-funded Salma Dam which has been constructed at a cost of about Rs 1400 crore. From Afghanistan, he will...
New Delhi: The NDA Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has completed its two years in office. It is normal for any Government which enters the middle of its tenure to consolidate its road map for the future. For the Modi Government, the first two years has also been like the slog-overs. The Government was...
Islamabad: Pakistan had the ability and had planned to conduct a nuclear test in 1984, said scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. However, Gen. Zia opposed the idea as it would have curtailed international aid Pakistan was receiving due to the ongoing Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, he added. "We were able and we had a plan...
Puducherry: Former union minister V. Narayanasamy on Saturday was elected as the Congress Legislature Party leader in Puducherry and will be the union territory's next chief minister. Congress's central observers - former Delhi chief minister Shelia Dikshit and general secretary Mukul Wasnik - announced the...
New Delhi: Taking a dig at the Centre, former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday wondered whether the Narendra Modi-led BJP government "deserves" RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and described him as "one of the most outstanding economists" in the world. "I am beginning to think whether this...
New Delhi: The state government Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Kerala High Court order on closure of the Malaparamb school...
Just as rains fall in floods, heat waves turn Earth bone-dry, winds uproot lives, and melting ice in Antarctica swells sea levels, we know we are heading for the doom.   One question may be lolling on your mind: how long before the...
There is no better word to define Delhi than “Din”. Thanks to vehicles that go pell-mell in the street, honking.  The smoggy streets really pine for a respite from blaring horns. Because, noise pollution could cause hearing loss in...
Now fight back your late-night craving for snacks. You don’t really want it after having dinner. Yes, you are not hungry. Taking in at night more carbohydrates, saturated fats and refined sugar than you already have during the day is harmful...
"Just a chap who messed about in a lab; academically not brilliant", said Frederick Sanger of himself. That was a humble self-portrait by a brilliant scientist. This British biochemist’s discoveries about the chemistry of life opened...
While most others hang out with friends, a large number of people would sit home by themselves.      Not shyness, but social anxiety or social fear keeps them indoors. This stems from the fear of interaction with others,...