Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal announced his resignation on Wednesday, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully". "The main reason for my resignation is that I can't work with those who can act unconstitutionally and unlawfully," he...
Abuja: Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of Nigeria's opposition All Progressive Congress, was officially declared president-elect on Wednesday, marking the first time that an incumbent has been defeated in the country's presidential election. Earlier, outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan conceded the weekend race saying...
Tokyo: The world's oldest person, Japanese woman Misao Okawa, died on Wednesday of natural causes aged 117, EFE news agency reported. Okawa died at a retirement home where she lived in Osaka, according to facility doctors cited by national broadcaster NHK. Okawa was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest...
New Delhi: With the curtains coming down on the current fiscal, the Income Tax department on Tuesday for the first time issued newspaper notices on 18 tax defaulters -- 11 of them Gujarat-based -- who collectively owe over Rs.500 crore to the exchequer. The defaulters' names were put up on the department's website last...
Kochi: Setting aside a single judge order permitting bars in four-star and heritage hotels, the High Court Tuesday upheld the state government's liquor policy for 2014-15 confining bar licences only to five star hotels. A Division Bench, comprising justices K T Sankaran and Babu Mathew P Joseph, ratified the government...
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act fast to help Keralites stranded in strife-hit...
Alibek sat motionless on horseback in the valley, waiting for the familiar shrill. Suddenly a golden eagle rose from a faraway-mountain, and dived toward him with a sharp howl. Alibek answered back with a resounding bird-shrill. In no time, the...
This small piece of plastic, this slip of a card, this wafer thing of a card has all world crammed into it. We are talking about SIM card, dear reader. It is like piece of universe carved into a very difficult shape. It is as if it were arrested...
“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it,” said Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell. This visionary continues to inspire the world. Baden Powell, a high-ranking military officer of the colonial British Army, had a...
Licking lollipop is perhaps one of those activities that you want to do eternally. Thanks to your slippery saliva, the candy wears out eventually, leaving you a lot disappointed. Now an interesting study says that it takes at least 2500 licks to...
The biggest music awards show on the planet had a little bit for whichever generation you represent. And, Indians who have started expecting booty since the Mozart of Madras A.R. Rahman bagged two Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionnaire in 2010, had...