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India’s reforms push hikes foreign equity cap in insurance  
IANS (12 mins ago)
New Delhi  :  In a major push to reforms, India Thursday decided to hike the foreign equity cap in insurance to 49 percent, in a mo ... More
19 children die as train hit bus in Telangana  
IANS
Hyderabad  :  In a ghastly accident, at least 19 students were killed Thursday when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned ... More
Woman gang raped at gunpoint in Delhi  
IANS
New Delhi  :  A 22-year-old woman was raped by a gang of four men at gunpoint, police said Thursday. The woman, who hails from M ... More
Class 8 student dies mysteriously in Delhi school  
IANS
New Delhi  :  A 14-year-old Class 8 student died under mysterious circumstances at a government school here Wednesday afternoon, po ... More
Sensex, Nifty touch new high  
IANS
Mumbai  :  A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday hit a record high of 26,292.66 points, surpassing its highest peak ... More
Parliament disrupted over MPs forcing man to break fast  
IANS
New Delhi  :  Parliament was disrupted Wednesday over the issue of some MPs allegedly forcing a man in Maharashtra Sadan to break h ... More

Sports News

Loew reveals pep talk with Goetze before goal

Rio de Janeiro : German coach Joachim Loew has revealed he told Mario Goetze “to show you can decide the World Cup” minutes before the attacker’s title-clinching s ...Read More

Messi wins Golden Ball, Rodriguez takes home Golden Boot

Rio de Janeiro : Argentina captain Lionel Messi was named the Golden Ball winner while Colombian sensation James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award for the 2014 F ...Read More

Fifa 2014 Final : Gotze’s late winner hands Germany their fourth World Cup crown

Rio de Janeiro : Germany became the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup on South American soil, beating Argentina 1-0 in the final thanks to Mario Gotze ...Read More

National News

Jayalalithaa opposes celebration of Sanskrit Week

Chennai  :  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that celebration of Classical Language Week in each state based on linguistic heritage wi ...Read More

State News

Odisha couple held for selling their children

Bhubaneswar  : A couple was detained in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar for allegedly selling their three children, including a new-born baby, for money, police said ...Read More


International News

Malaysian plane down in Ukraine, 295 aboard feared killed

Kuala Lumpur/Kiev/Moscow : A Malaysian Airlines flight crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border, with all the 280 passengers and 15 crew members on boar ...Read More

Six killed in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad  :  At least six people were killed and three injured Friday when a speeding truck hit a rickshaw in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Accordi ...Read More

Gunman kills six of a family in US

A gunman shot dead six family members, including four children and two adults, and injured another before surrendering himself to police in the US city of Houston, media reported. ...Read More

Entertainment News

Aishwarya Rai adds glamour to CWG opener

Aishwarya Rai adds glamour to CWG opener
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland’s largest city as the Longines Ambassador of Elegance. ...Read More

Shweta Tiwari excited about first negative role in ‘Baal Veer’

Shweta Tiwari excited about first negative role in 'Baal Veer'
After playing a perfect homemaker, actress Shweta Tiwari is looking forward to her first grey character in the TV show “Baal Veer”. As Mahabhasma Pari she ...Read More

Business News

Jet, Etihad Airways offer special passenger fare

New Delhi  :  Domestic airline company Jet Airways and its Abu Dhabi-based partner Et ...Read More

Sensex gains 122 points, Nifty hits new record high

Sensex gains 122 points, Nifty hits new record high
Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed 121.53 points or 0.47 percent up as information technolo ...Read More

City News

Rs.260 crore for power subsidy in Delhi: Jaitley

Rs.260 crore for power subsidy in Delhi: Jaitley
New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday announced Rs.260 crore for power subsidy in the national capital. Jaitley an ...Read More

Delhi Metro train runs with doors open

New Delhi :  In a major lapse, a packed Delhi Metro train Thursday sped between two stations on an elevated corridor with doors ...Read More

Blog/Opinion/Featured News

‘Children’s books should create awareness about Indian culture’

New Delhi  :  Children’s books shouldn’t merely be the retelling of mythologies or unnecessary lecturing but should have relatable content and illustrations tha ...Read More

Babies start speaking after months of toil

For parents, the day their baby utters its first word is a matter of celebration, and researchers have now shown that the day indeed marks an achievement for the baby brain. Bab ...Read More

Sci-Tech News

Play Angry Bird with a robot soon

Get ready to play popular game Angry Bird with a robot as researchers have paired a small humanoid robot with an android tablet that can help kids programme a robot to learn new sk ...Read More

Health News

High salt ups heart disease risk in diabetics

People with Type-2 diabetes have more to add to their list of dietary restrictions as researchers have found that a high salt diet may double their risk of developing cardiovascula ...Read More

Education News

DU undergraduate admissions begin today

DU undergraduate admissions begin today
New Delhi  :  The much delayed admissions to the three-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University began Tuesday after the first cut-off list was declared. ...Read More

LifeStyle News

Condom that fights sexually-transmitted diseases

Imagine a condom that not only stops pregnancy but also kills germs that can lead to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A condom like this has just received approval for mass ...Read More