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19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Delhi Police chief Alok Kumar Verma appointed CBI director

The Union Government on Thursday appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as the next Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.Verma, a 1979 batch officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, was appointed...

19-Jan-2017 Patna

Speeding truck kills 3 Jain pilgrims in Bihar

At least three Jain pilgrims were killed and four injured by a speeding truck in Gaya district of Bihar on Thursday, police said.A speeding truck hit a group of Jain pilgrims, who were walking on the side of the Grand Trunk road on the way to Gaya from...

19-Jan-2017 New York

Gestational diabetes may up postpartum depression risk

Gestational diabetes is likely to raise the risk of depression after childbirth in first-time mothers, a study has found.Gestational diabetes is a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.The findings showed that women with a history of depression are more...

19-Jan-2017 Damascus

IS kills 12 people in Syria's Palmyra city

The Islamic State (IS) terror group has killed 12 people in different parts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including its famous Roman theatre, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) said on Thursday.The SOHR said the victims included four...

19-Jan-2017 New York

NASA aims to send spacecraft to giant 'metal' asteroid

NASA is preparing to send a spacecraft to a giant "metal" asteroid that may tell scientists the secret of how our solar system was formed.Led by Arizona State University researchers, the mission called "Psyche" is focused to know whether the asteroid, called...

19-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab polls : No cake-walk for Badals this time

With the Punjab assembly polls turning into a three-horse race for the first time, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy, Sukhbir Singh Badal, face the most serious electoral challenge of their careers.Unlike on earlier occasions, when...

19-Jan-2017 New York

Heartbeat to soon unlock electronic health records

What if your heartbeat can safeguard your electronic health records in the near future? Researchers from Binghamton University believe so and have used the heart's electrical pattern as an encryption key for electronic records.The cost and complexity of traditional...

19-Jan-2017 Shimla

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.Shimla saw a slight rise in night temperature. The morning temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from Wednesday, the weather...

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Bountiful and 'snowful', winter reclaims its glory in Kashmir

Heaps of snow, razor-sharp icicles, the cackle of low-flying geese and the warmth of families huddled together to ward off the cold -- all these are markers of a great winter in Kashmir.The fear instilled by an unprecedented six-month-long dry spell is over....

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues in J&K

Intense cold wave conditions continued on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir with night temperatures remaining below the freezing point."Light rain and snow is likely during the next 24 hours, while a western disturbance also approaching the state is expected to...

19-Jan-2017 Gurgaon

VandanaLuthra, Founder, VLCC to speak at Harvard University

VLCC Founder, Mrs. VandanaLuthra,has been invited to speak at Harvard University, Boston. The beauty and wellness pioneer from India will speak at the 14th India Conference 2017, scheduled to take place on 11th and 12th of February, 2017. Mrs. Luthra, has...

19-Jan-2017

Ananda in the Himalayas present visiting master,Roma Singh

This transformational experience leads you to discover the beauty of your soul. The Healing and Self Empowerment program experience is considered to be a life-changing session that expands your mind & connects you to the depths of your inner self and...

19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Old is gold! ORRA promises to make your gold even more precious

2017 has ushered in with it a season of celebration through weddings in India! Celebrating this season of togetherness, ORRA has launched exciting offers on gold jewellery that will run until the 17th of February. Patrons will be privy to offers on exchange...

19-Jan-2017 Bandipora

Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

One militant was killed and a soldier was injured on Thursday during a gunfight in north Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.Following a tip-off, security personnel surrounded the Khosa Mohalla area.This triggered the gunfight, leaving the militant...

19-Jan-2017 Lucknow

15 school children killed in UP road accident

At least 15 school children were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, police said.The school bus was hit by a speeding truck on the Patiali road.Fog was the main cause of the accideny, an official told IANS. While schools...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress demands RBI Governor's resignation, gheraos RBI offices

The Congress on Wednesday held nation-wide protests against "poor implementation" of demonetisation and gheraoed RBI offices in different state capitals demanding restoration of the apex bank's autonomy and resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel.In Mumbai,...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

NIA visits Bihar to probe Kanpur train derailment

An NIA team reached Bihar's Motihari district on Wednesday to investigate the alleged role of Pakistan's ISI behind the Indore-Patna Express train derailment near Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur that claimed over 100 lives.On Tuesday, Bihar Police arrested three...

18-Jan-2017 Mumbai/Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Congress protest note ban outside RBI office, demand governor quit

Staging a vociferous countrywide protests against demonetisation on Wednesday, the Congress demanded the resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel even as police baton-charged them in Nagpur.Leading a protest march to the RBI headquarters...

18-Jan-2017 Bamako (Mali)

67 killed in Mali car bomb attack

At least 67 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a military barracks in the north of Mali on Wednesday, medical sources told EFE.Many others were injured in the deadly attack.According to preliminary information, the assailant detonated the...

18-Jan-2017 Nagpur

Congressmen protesting against note ban caned

Congress activists protesting against demonetisation outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here on Wednesday were attacked with canes by police.The protesters led by former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and party leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil raised anti-government...

18-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection

Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold.Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati relied on 'magic bullets' of science, a class of...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Micromax launches new 'Vdeo range' smartphones

Micromax Informatics on Wednesday extended its "Vdeo range" with the launch of two new smartphones Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 at Rs 5,749 and Rs 6,249, respectively.Both the devices come pre-loaded with Google Duo app and Reliance Jio SIM.The 4G-VoLTE smartphones feature...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress workers gherao RBI office to protest demonetisation

Hundreds of Congress party protesters gheraoed the RBI office here on Wednesday with slogans denouncing demonetisation and the Centre's role in "destruction of the RBI's autonomy".The agitators vented their anger against the BJP-led government for "expropriation...

18-Jan-2017 Washington

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, looked at 613 randomly selected patients from 10 Canadian...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Panasonic launches waterproof Bluetooth earphones at Rs 8,999

Panasonic India on Wednesday launched new Bluetooth sports earphones -- RP-BTS50 -- which are designed to experience clear sound while working out at the gym, cycling or running.Priced at Rs 8,999, the RP-BTS50 is waterproof, comes with a 12mm driver which is...

18-Jan-2017 Hong Kong

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (sky100) willoffervisitorsan even more impressive experiencewith the launch of “Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong”, which is scheduled to open by the end of the first quarter of 2017. Upon its opening, sky100 will be...

18-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Agitator shot dead in Bengal as protest turns violent

A person was shot dead and another received bullet injury in his arm in a violent clash between villagers and the police on Tuesday evening in West Bengal.The clash took place in South 24 Parganas district's Bhangar-II block as an ongoing protest against...

18-Jan-2017 New York

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS

NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.NASA is considering to buy Soyuz seats, through an arrangement with Boeing,...

18-Jan-2017

Stem cell treatment could be a proven therapy for diabetes, autism

Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries...

18-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir Valley

After nightlong intermittent snowfall, the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday remained cut off from the rest of the country as road, rail and air traffic got disrupted.Strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway has been closed due to heavy snowfall in Bannihal and...

17-Jan-2017 Abuja

50 killed as Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly strikes civilian camp

A Nigerian air force jet on Tuesday mistakenly bombed a civilian camp in the northeastern state of Borno, which led to at least 50 persons being killed, media reports said.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said its staff on the ground had seen at least 100...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi/Lucknow

SP-Congress alliance in UP, stage set for triangular contest

Setting the stage for a triangular contest in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Tuesday said it will contest the assembly election along with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.Akhilesh Yadav said in Lucknow there would be an alliance with the Congress for...

17-Jan-2017 Shimla

Mercury remains below freezing in Himachal

The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw a marginal rise in the mercury owing to largely dry weather but temperatures remained below the freezing point in most areas."Some areas in the state saw sunny conditions on Tuesday after days of widespread rain...

17-Jan-2017 Hyderabad

Protest rocks Hyderabad varsity on Rohith suicide anniversary

Protests rocked the University of Hyderabad on Tuesday as police stopped students and activists from entering the campus on the first anniversary of research scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide.Police arrested scores of protestors as they tried to defy the ban orders...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress-SP form alliance for UP polls, Sheila may step down

The Congress party on Tuesday said it will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party."The Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh," senior Congress leader Ghulam...

17-Jan-2017 Cairo

8 security personnel killed in terror attack in Egypt

At least eight security personnel were killed and three others injured in a terror attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley Governorate, some 600 km south of Cairo, according to a statement of Egypt's Health Ministry.The statement said that the armed...

17-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Snowfall throws life out of gear in Kashmir

Normal life in Kashmir was thrown out of gear as moderate snowfall occurred across the Valley on second consecutive day. The snowfall affected road and air connectivity to and fro Valley while mercury plunged down to several notches.Reports reaching GNS said...

17-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Temperature dips as Valley receives fresh snowfall

With fresh snowfall, temperature across Kashmir division went down while the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.“Srinagar-Jammu national highway is still closed and no fresh traffic has been...

17-Jan-2017 Bangalore

Nippon Toyota launches ‘Safety Model School’ in Kochi

Nippon Toyota in collaboration with Toyota Kirloskar Motor today announced the inauguration of its first of its kind “Safety Model School” project in Kerala at Rajagiri Public School, Kochi. The new program is a pilot project of “Team Toyota India” an entity...

17-Jan-2017

New Year's Eve Party @ SMAAASH

As the clock bids adieu to the last year, a glamorous celebration at SMAAASH ( Gurgaon & Noida) recreated the magic of color, drama, emotion and action. The biggest carnival themed New Year's Eve Party at SMAAASH encountered the grandness of carnival...

17-Jan-2017 Bangalore

Amazon.in launches Customer Service support in Kannada

Amazon.in has launched voice support for customers in Kannada. Customers can now speak to Amazon customer service associates in Kannada through the ‘Direct Dial’ number and ‘Contact Us’ options on Amazon.in. In addition to Kannada, languages like English, Hindi...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

SC notice on plea for privacy regulations on WhatsApp, Facebook

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the central government's response on a plea seeking to put in place regulation to protect the privacy of the messages of WhatsApp and Facebook users.The court also issued notices to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...

16-Jan-2017 Bishkek

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash

At least 37 people were killed when a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed in a residential neighbourhood near Kyrgyzstans capital Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry.Initially, reports said the aircraft was of Turkish Airlines...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Mukesh Ambani urges youths to make this 'an Indian century'

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D. Ambani on Monday urged the youths and students to help India realise its true potential and make this "an Indian century" with a humane touch, despite being surrounded by machines and...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court calls status report on SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).The SIT, set up in February 2015, is probing the cases that were earlier closed for...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Hopes of healthy Q3 results, strong rupee lift equities

The Indian equities markets on Monday closed on a flat-to-positive note as hopes of healthy third-quarter (Q3) results and a strengthened rupee buoyed investors' sentiments.Besides, positive macro-economic data points like last month's Wholesale Price Index...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall affects life in Kashmir, air, road traffic hit

Air and surface traffic was severely hit as Kashmir Valley on Monday received fresh snowfall. The fresh snowfall however broke the intensity of freezing cold and increased night temperature.A MeT official said the light snowfall started across Kashmir including...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand's...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

(After 12) Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand's...

16-Jan-2017 Bishkek

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

At least 37 people were killed on Monday when a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a residential area in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek."We are confirming data on the number of those killed in the plane crash, lists vary but at least 30 locals and...

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