Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis, 44, at a ceremony in Wankhede Stadium witnessed by over 30,000 people. Present on the occasion...
New Delhi: Petrol price was today cut by Rs. 2.41 per litre, while that of diesel was reduced by Rs. 2.25 per litre. The revised prices with take effect from midnight.
Florida: Warren M. Anderson, who headed the Union Carbide Corporation infamous for the poisonous gas leak in Bhopal in 1984 that killed thousands in one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, died on Sept. 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Fla in Florida, United States, a New York Times report said. He was 92....
United Nations: India has voted against the provisions of draft resolutions that would have required it to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying there is "no question" of it joining the treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state. Deeply concerned about the growing dangers of nuclear and other mass...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday raked up the anti-Sikh violence that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi this day 30 years ago and said it was a "dagger" in the centuries-old fabric of India's unity as he dedicated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as...
Kochi: In a relief to bar owners, Kerala High Court on Friday stayed the single bench verdict, which ordered for the closure of three-star bar hotels...
While basking in the bluish light from a smartphone, you don’t care much about the health risks involved in it.  According to a study, artificial light from TVs, cars, street lamps, and computers could put to disarray body’s built-...
On a day in 399 BC the philosopher Socrates stood before a jury of 500 of his fellow Athenians accused of "refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state" and of "corrupting the youth." If found guilty; his penalty could...
In Miyakejima, a small island located in Southeast Japan, the scenes can be downright post apocalyptic. The residents carry a gas mask all the time, just in case they need to quickly pull it on. Their reason—the region, resting atop a chain of...
If you are a Pink Floyd fan, you could be over the 'dark side of the moon' already. After a nearly two-decade hiatus, the English progressive-psychedelic rock band that charted a course completely different from contemporaries, The Beatles...
The word ‘guy’ has become very common now. Although an informal expression, it is not awkward now to address somebody as ‘guy’ in their absence. In more friendly occasions, it could be a regular fixture. You may often use...