New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that there can be no compromise in a rape case in the name of promising wedlock. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that any compromise promising wedlock between a rape accused and the victim compromises the dignity of the woman. The court said that such a...
Washington: Greece has become the first developed country to default on its debt to the International Monetary Fund, after missing a 1.5 billion euro (USD 1.7 billion) payment. "I confirm that the SDR 1.2 billion repayment due by Greece to the IMF today has not been received," said Fund spokesman Gerry Rice yesterday...
New Delhi: Petrol prices were Tuesday cut by 31 paise per litre and diesel by 71 paise a litre in line with fall in international oil rates and rupee appreciation. The cut in petrol prices comes on back of three successive increases since May, while this is the second reduction in diesel rates this month. Petrol in Delhi will...
Chennai: AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was returned to the Tamil Nadu assembly on Tuesday by a record victory margin from the Radkhakrishnan Nagar constituency. Jayalalithaa polled 160,432 votes while her nearest rival, Communist Party of India's (CPI) C. Mahendran, got just 9,710 votes -- a...
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) has recently issued new Rs.100 currency notes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 with a new numbering pattern, an official statement said. The numerals, henceforth, in both the number panels of these new currency notes will be in ascending size from left to right. However, the prefix, the...
Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M-led LDF Opposition members on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Assembly, protesting denial of permission for an...
Alibek sat motionless on horseback in the valley, waiting for the familiar shrill. Suddenly a golden eagle rose from a faraway-mountain, and dived toward him with a sharp howl. Alibek answered back with a resounding bird-shrill. In no time, the...
This small piece of plastic, this slip of a card, this wafer thing of a card has all world crammed into it. We are talking about SIM card, dear reader. It is like piece of universe carved into a very difficult shape. It is as if it were arrested...
“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it,” said Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell. This visionary continues to inspire the world. Baden Powell, a high-ranking military officer of the colonial British Army, had a...
Licking lollipop is perhaps one of those activities that you want to do eternally. Thanks to your slippery saliva, the candy wears out eventually, leaving you a lot disappointed. Now an interesting study says that it takes at least 2500 licks to...
The biggest music awards show on the planet had a little bit for whichever generation you represent. And, Indians who have started expecting booty since the Mozart of Madras A.R. Rahman bagged two Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionnaire in 2010, had...