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Food poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China

18-Sep-2014, Beijing

At least 320 people in China have been hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning, health officials said Thursday.According to the officials, most of the patients, aged three to 18 suffered from diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain and fever in Jiangxi province, Xinhua reported.Initial investigations s...

'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' a tribute to thalaivar: Adithya Menon

18-Sep-2014, Chennai

Southern actor Adithya Menon, who has worked in films such as "Villua" and "Eega", says his upcoming Hindi film "Main Hoon Rajinikanth" is a a "tribute" to the Tamil superstar and is not intended to portray him in a "bad light".Actor Rajinikanth Wednesday petitioned in Madras High Court for a stay o...

No truth in Anushka's marriage rumours

18-Sep-2014, Chennai

Refuting rumours that southern actress Anushka Shetty is getting hitched after she finishes working on S.S Rajamouli's Telugu magnum opus "Baahubali", her manager said that there was "no truth" in the news."There's absolutely no truth in the marriage rumours about Anushka. After she finishes "Baahub...

NASA spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend

18-Sep-2014, Washington

US space agency NASA said Wednesday its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend.The spacecraft has completed a 10-month space journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million km), Xinhua reported."The team, the flight system, and a...

No ground troops against IS : Barack Obama

18-Sep-2014, Washington

President Barack Obama Wednesday reiterated that the US will not use ground troops against Iraq to fight against the Islamic State (IS)."I will not commit you, and the rest of our Armed Forces, to fighting another ground war in Iraq," Xinhua quoted Obama as saying during an appearance at MacDill Air...

33 killed in fresh attack in northern Nigeria

18-Sep-2014, Lagos

At least 33 people, including a soldier, were killed Tuesday night in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, official said Wednesday.The attackers also injured four soldiers in an ambush, Xinhua reported. Vice Chairman of local government Bulus Mande confirmed the a...

Omar Abdullah visits flood-hit areas in Srinagar

17-Sep-2014, Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday visited flood-hit areas of Srinagar to oversee the rescue and relief measures undertaken by the state administration.An official statement issued here said the chief minister directed officers to ensure that dewatering of the inundated areas i...

Vietnam oil blocks promising, says petroleum minister

17-Sep-2014, On board Air India One

The oil blocks offered to India by Vietnam seem promising, according to initial studies, and should not present a problem as they are well in the southeastern Asian country's territorial waters, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Wednesday.He also said Vietnam can become a bi...

Oxford experts test vaccine against Ebola

17-Sep-2014, London

Experts at England's University of Oxford Wednesday launched clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than half of the over 4,700 people affected in West Africa.The first of some 60 volunteers received a dose containing a small part of the genetic material of the v...

Saradha scam: CBI custody of Assam singer Gogoi extended

17-Sep-2014, Kolkata

A court here Wednesday extended till Sep 20 the CBI custody of Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi arrested in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.Presented on the expiry of his CBI custody granted Sep 13, the court extended the remand till Sep 20.Alleged to have made a TV commercial for ...


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