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  • mamata giving writers building a new look

    Mamata Giving Writers' Building A New Look

    India | July 15, 2011 15:52 IST

    Kolkata, Jul 15: Writers Building, the seat of power in West Bengal, is undergoing a complete makeover with its occupant Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally looking into the changes to be made.Work has first started

  • because of pirates scientists ask navies help in indian

    Because Of Pirates, Scientists Ask Navies' Help In Indian Ocean

    World | July 15, 2011 15:46 IST

    Sydney, Jul 15: Driven away by Somali pirates, international scientists are asking the Australian and U.S. navies for a favor: deploy 19 robotic instruments in the Indian Ocean to record critical data on climate and

  • chinese doctor has cure for bad driving

    Chinese Doctor Has Cure For Bad Driving

    World | July 15, 2011 15:32 IST

    Hefei, China, Jul 15: In China, where someone is killed in traffic every five minutes, one entrepreneurial doctor has an unusual approach for making roads safer: Treat bad driving like a disease you can diagnose

  • thousands flee as indonesian volcano erupts

    Thousands Flee As Indonesian Volcano Erupts

    World | July 15, 2011 15:39 IST

    Jakarta, Jul 15: A volcano in central Indonesia spit lava and smoke thousands of feet into the air early Friday, sending panicked residents fleeing down its slopes. There were no immediate reports of casualties.The first

  • pcb refuses to remove president zardari as its patron

    PCB Refuses To Remove President Zardari As Its Patron

    Cricket | July 15, 2011 15:22 IST

    Islamabad, Jul 15: The Pakistan Cricket Board is resisting urges to reduce the government's key role in the sport, as the International Cricket Council presses for reform of the troubled cricket nation.A task force that

  • my life under threat whistleblower doctor in doping scandal

    My Life Under Threat: Whistleblower Doctor In Doping Scandal

    Other Sports | July 14, 2011 23:42 IST

    Patiala (Punjab), Jul 14: Sajib Kumar Nandi, a doctor who alleges systematic doping by players at the National Institute of Sports (NIS)-Patiala and accuses security men there of beating him up, Thursday said there was

  • my life under threat whistleblower doctor in doping scandal

    My Life Under Threat: Whistleblower Doctor In Doping Scandal

    India | July 14, 2011 23:42 IST

    Patiala (Punjab), Jul 14: Sajib Kumar Nandi, a doctor who alleges systematic doping by players at the National Institute of Sports (NIS)-Patiala and accuses security men there of beating him up, Thursday said there was

  • gopal subramanium s resignation accepted

    Gopal Subramanium's Resignation Accepted

    India | July 14, 2011 23:44 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 14: Government today accepted the resignation of Solictor General Gopal Subramanium, five days after he took the step as he was upset over appointment of a private advocate to represent Telecom Ministry

  • india approves 2.4 billion deal for upgrading french mirage

    India Approves $2.4-Billion Deal For Upgrading French Mirage Jets

    India | July 14, 2011 23:18 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 14: India has approved a $2.4-billion deal for French defence groups to upgrade 51 ageing Mirage fighter jets, officials said Thursday. The long-delayed deal is part of a major modernisation programme being

  • dhoni to opt between yuvraj and raina

    Dhoni To Opt Between Yuvraj And Raina

    Cricket | July 14, 2011 21:43 IST

    Taunton, Jul 14: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will face a tough task of opting between Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina for the number five spot in the first Test between India and England in

  • i don t have problem facing left armers says strauss

    I Don't Have Problem Facing Left-Armers, Says Strauss

    Cricket | July 14, 2011 21:34 IST

    London, Jul 14: He has been dismissed five times by Zaheer Khan in Test cricket but England captain Andrew Strauss feels there was nothing wrong in his technique to be worried about going into the

  • india focus on short pitch stuff

    India Focus On Short-Pitch Stuff

    Cricket | July 14, 2011 21:31 IST

    Taunton, Jul 14: Anticipating that they will be tested with short-pitched stuff in the upcoming Test series against England, the Indian batsmen on Thursday devoted time in finding ways to handle the James Anderson-led pace

  • dhoni bemoans absence of sehwag from first two tests

    Dhoni Bemoans Absence Of Sehwag From First Two Tests

    Cricket | July 14, 2011 21:27 IST

    Taunton (Somerset), Jul 14: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today rued absence of Virender Sehwag in the first two Tests against England, saying the opener is one of the few players in the world who

  • pak home minister says most karachi killings due to wives

    Pak Home Minister Says, Most Karachi Killings Due To Wives, Girlfriends

    World | July 14, 2011 19:18 IST

    Islamabad, Jul 14: After initially pointing fingers at the Taliban, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has come out with a bizarre theory on the raging violence in Karachi, blaming “wives and girlfriends” for 70 per

  • undeterred dalal street does business as usual

    Undeterred, Dalal Street Does Business As Usual

    July 14, 2011 18:57 IST

    Mumbai, Jul 14: Shrugging off the bomb blasts that shook India's financial capital yesterday, Dalal Street today was resilient, with BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty ending in the positive territory.Market observers said the terror strike

  • modi non commital on questions about becoming pm

    Modi Non-Commital On Questions About Becoming PM

    India | July 14, 2011 18:51 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 14: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is at times projected as BJP's prime ministerial candidate, today ducked questions on whether he wanted to occupy the top post.“I have still a lot

  • congress defends rahul s remark on terror attacks

    Congress Defends Rahul's Remark On Terror Attacks

    India | July 14, 2011 18:43 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 14: The Congress on Thursday sought to defend Rahul Gandhi for his remarks that it is difficult to stop every single terror attack with party General Secretary Digvijay Singh saying India is

  • india pak ministerial talks on says krishna

    India-Pak Ministerial Talks On, says Krishna

    India | July 14, 2011 18:33 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 14: India today said the Foreign Minister-level talks with Pakistan will take place as scheduled, a day after the Mumbai blasts which, it said, were a “grim reminder” that terror was a

  • mumbai blasts police still clueless after 17 dead 133

    Mumbai Blasts: Police Still Clueless After 17 Dead, 133 Injured

    India | July 14, 2011 17:53 IST

    Mumbai, Jul 14: The Mumbai anti-terrorist squad (ATS) appeared to be clueless 24 hours after the three almost simultaneous blasts brought about the death of 17 people, with 133 persons lying injured in hospitals.ATS chief

  • world leaders condemn mumbai blasts

    World Leaders Condemn Mumbai Blasts

    World | July 14, 2011 17:40 IST

    Washington/London, Jul 14: Outraged by the Mumbai serial blasts, world leaders today described them as “despicable” and “unjustifiable” acts of terrorism and voiced confidence that India would meet this latest challenge with courage and determination.Leaders