Cleveland: Cleveland officials released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. Tamir E. Rice was shot by a patrol officer on Saturday after a 911 call reported someone pointing a gun at people at the...
New Delhi: A bill to amend a law on appointment of CBI chief was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amid stiff resistance with Congress alleging that it was aimed at keeping the largest opposition party out of the selection process, a charge denied by the government. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, while...
Margao: Substitute Miroslav Slepicka scored a brace as FC Goa thrashed Kerala Blasters 3-0 to move to the third spot in the Hero Indian Super League here Wednesday. After a barren first half, FC Goa scored through Slepicka (63th, 79th) and man of the match Andre Santos (69th). Goa could have won by a bigger margin had it not...
Kathmandu: Pakistan on Wednesday stalled the inking of Saarc connectivity agreements, including the motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its "internal process", notwithstanding other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, who have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact...
Dhaka: Bangladesh has banned namaaz e janaza or prayers before funerals for the 1971 war criminals in capital Dhaka, the country's Liberation War Affairs Minister Muzammel Hoque confirmed, according to media reports Wednesday. Questioning the merit in holding namaaz e janaza for war criminals, Hoque argued Tuesday that...
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the outbreak of avian flu in the state was limited to three districts and there was...
Even as the rest of the world gets car-crazy, an increasing number of Europeans turn to carpooling. If you visit Porte Maillot, the inner ring road of Paris, on any Friday afternoon, you will see cars picking up complete strangers to weekend...
Irish poet WB Yeats perhaps hated formal greetings like good morning, good afternoon, good evening and good night. In his masterpiece, “Easter 1916”, he termed these expressions as “polite meaningless words”. The greatest of...
Can you imagine moving with excreta in leaky pails over your head with the muck trickling down over your face? Scavengers do it every day. Living out their suffocating misery, they carry human excreta on their head piled in bamboo-baskets, or in...
Have you ever noticed the ‘better sense of smell’ that your female friends flaunt? If your granny tells this, you will dismiss her as an oldie talking. But she knows the truth.  Now a study, confirming women’s olfactory skills...
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon is quite dismissive about his past. He says he has changed eight schools, studied in five colleges, worked in advertising and animation, and lived across the country. “All you really need to know is that I had jobs...