Washington: After 10-month journey of 442 million mile, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission entered into Mars orbit, the US space agency has said. After a 33-minute engine firing, mission controllers received acknowledgment at about 10.25 p.m. that MAVEN was into the orbit, it said Sunday night....
New Delhi: Refusing to be drawn into comparisons with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said growth was also possible through democracy. "If China is one example, then the democratic countries provide another example. They also grow fast. You cannot say that growth is not possible through democracy. It is our...
Tehran: The Iranian judiciary has ordered the ministry of communications to block social networking apps such as Viber, Tango and WhatsApp over dissemination of derogatory content, media reported Sunday. Iran's Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei demanded that the ministry, in line with an order issued by...
New Delhi/Mumbai: BJP and the Shiv Sena were Sunday night struggling hard to salvage their 25-year-old alliance in Maharashtra for the upcoming Assembly polls after a tough-talking Uddhav Thackeray refused to yield beyond 119 seats to the coalition partner which rejected it.  BJP Maharashtra leaders are flying tomorrow...
Kochi: The High Court on Monday granted conditional bail to Salman, a Muslim youth, who was arrested because he did not stand up during the national anthem in a movie theatre last month. Police arrested Salman from his house late in the night on August 20.   He was charged under section 124 A of the IPC (sedition) for...
The image of a freshly killed animal engraved on a rock marked the beginning of art. Yes, art lifted us out of brutish to sublime. It might have taken eons for us to reach where we stand today. Now we are in the midst of several art movements. Of...
Do you know what is so unique about the alphabet “e”? Why “bookkeeper” is so special? Why do “I am” so important? They showcase the quirky side of English language.  Did you know that the letter “e...
Nobody until recently thought that China would be their future destination for snow festival. Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada’s Quebec City Winter Carnival and Norway’s Holmenkollen Ski Festival were the former hotspots....
An open countryside with wind in trees might invoke passions for flying. Having no wings add to the list of human miseries though. It is not so to Mike Clark, who knows how to float on country scenes on his self-made aircraft. When the sky comes...
People who come to relish my shade and devour the soft murmur of my leaves often ask me, "Tell me Wise tree, what is success?" and drawing on my years of having being around, I humbly tell them this.... “Success means different...