Islamabad: Pakistan Wednesday lifted a ban on capital punishment in terrorism cases, a day after 132 children were slaughtered by Taliban guerrillas in an army-run school here. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif revoked the ban on capital punishment in terrorism cases following which the terrorists facing death penalty could be...
London: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said he may be the last to hold the title and may not have a successor, media reported Wednesday. He also said it would be better that the centuries-old tradition ceased "at the time of a popular Dalai Lama". In an interview with the BBC's Newsnight...
Peshawar: Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency. People around the country lit candles and staged overnight vigils as...
Thiruvananthapuram: The ban on poultry products that was imposed last month in 13 villages has been lifted, said Minister for Agriculture K.P. Mohanan. The Minister informed the Assembly here Wednesday that the ban was enforced last month after an avian flu outbreak in 13 village councils in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and...
New Delhi: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Wednesday banned Indian boxer Sarita Devi for one year for refusing to accept the Asian Games bronze medal. The world boxing body also handed down a two-year ban on India’s foreign coach B.I. Fernandez, while clearing national coach G.S. Sandhu. Devi lost in the...
Kochi: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, a few of his cabinet colleagues and two party MPs figure in the list of witnesses in the ongoing Solar scam...
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...