New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to be chief guest for the 2015 Republic Day, and will be the first US president to grace the occasion as chief guest. "We have now received a confirmation through diplomatic channels of President Obama agreeing to come to India as...
Thiruvananthapuram: Senior bureaucrat T O Sooraj, the state PWD secretary, has been placed under suspension from the post in view of the disproportionate assets case against him. His suspension came after vigilance officials raided five places early this week and questioned Sooraj for several hours Friday in Kochi. Chief...
Kumaly: The water level in Mullaperiyar dam has receded to 141.6 feet on Saturday morning after Tamil Nadu increased the discharge of water. Since last night with the water level rising Tamil Nadu started drawing water towards the Vaigai dam to ensure that the water level is below 142 feet. The water level at the Mullaperiyar...
Islamabad: US President Barack Obama spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over telephone Friday and urged him to take up the Kashmir issue with India. Sharif said an early resolution of the Kashmir issue would bring enduring peace, stability and economic cooperation to the south Asian region, Dawn online reported....
New Delhi: A day after CBI director Ranjit Sinha recused himself from the investigation and prosecution of the 2G spectrum allocation case following a Supreme Court order, Additional Director R.K. Dutta Friday took charge of the probe. Rupak Kumar Dutta, a 1981-batch IPS officer from the Karnataka cadre, is the senior-most...
Thiruvananthapuram: Senior bureaucrat T O Sooraj, the state PWD secretary, has been placed under suspension from the post in view of the...
The most difficult experience after being wounded perhaps is not bleeding but the healing process.    Doctors would frequently change bandages to assess the healing, causing pain to the patient, and in some cases risking infection too...
The Black Death hit the shores of Italy in the spring of 1348. It went on a killing spree across Europe unprecedented in recorded history. By the time the epidemic played itself out three years later, anywhere between 25% and 50% of Europe's...
Emperor penguins are so shy that they will back away when somebody approaches them. An encounter with humans could race their heart rates from anxiety. Scientists have long been figuring out ways for an interview with these Antarctic birds.  ...
I am sure you would have watched at least one movie by Ram Gopal Varma- Bhoot? Company? Sarkar? or Rangeela? My first RGV experience on the big screen was Rangeela. The reason why I went to see Rangeela was simple- to see the heart throb of those...
As the night wears on, a young woman lights candles around an altar over the grave of her grandmother who passed away two years ago. Close by another woman arranges dresses she has made for her three-year old daughter died of pneumonia. Both the...