New Delhi: Petrol price was Tuesday cut by 54 paisa a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years was put off until the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the US. State-owned oil firms, which skipped raising rates on September 16 even though their cost had gone up, cut prices in view of the...
Washington: US President Barack Obama hailed Tuesday as "a historic day" as the US and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement that allows the residual American troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. "Today we mark a historic day in the US-Afghan partnership that will help advance our shared...
Mumbai: In its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy, the Reserve Bank (RBI) Tuesday kept key interest rates unchanged in a bid to maintain financial and price stability. The Indian equities markets did not react much to the status quo, which India Inc. said was expected. Saying the country is currently positioned to reach the...
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will hear Wednesday the criminal review petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for suspension of sentence and bail. The court registrar has posted the revision petition before the special bench Wednesday on the directive of the state chief justice after the state...
Incheon: Two-time champions India stayed on course for their first Asian Games gold medal in 16 years as a solitary strike by Akashdeep Singh helped them beat hosts South Korea 1-0 in the semifinals of the men's hockey tournament at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here Tuesday. India not only stayed on course for a possible...
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...