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  • Researchers name newly discovered lizard species after THIS

    Researchers name newly discovered lizard species after THIS Indian scientist ( See Pics )

    India | September 27, 2016 14:15 IST

    Indian scientist Dr Varad B Giri has earned the rare distinction of getting a new species of a ground-dwelling lizard discovered in Goregaon's Aarey Colony and Thane's Badlapur forested belts, 130 years after the last

  • indian american named to lead us civil rights division

    Indian American named to lead US civil rights division

    World | October 16, 2014 9:04 IST

    Washington: Indian-American lawyer Vanita Gupta has been chosen to lead US justice department's civil rights division charged with enforcing laws that prevent discrimination and inequitable practices in housing, education and employment.Named Acting Assistant Attorney General

  • aircel named principal sponsor of atletico de kolkata

    Aircel named principal sponsor of Atletico de Kolkata

    Football | September 22, 2014 19:53 IST

    Kolkata:  Mobile network service provider Aircel was Monday announced as the principal sponsor of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata.Football club Atletico de Kolkata co-owners -- former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, R.P.

  • ahmad umar named al shabab s new leader

    Ahmad Umar named al-Shabab's new leader

    World | September 07, 2014 6:39 IST

    Mogadishu: Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabab has appointed Ahmad Umar as successor to its former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed in a US air strike.Umar's name was announced in an online statement by

  • amit shah to be named bjp president today

    Amit Shah to be named BJP president today

    Politics | July 09, 2014 9:58 IST

    New Delhi: BJP general secretary Amit Shah looks set to take over from Rajnath Singh as BJP president on Wednesday. Sources said senior party leaders, in consultation with the RSS leadership, have cleared Shah's name

  • nandita das parmesh shahani named yale fellows

    Nandita Das, Parmesh Shahani named Yale Fellows

    World | April 07, 2014 19:55 IST

    New York: Award-winning Bollywood actress Nandita Das and head of the Godrej India Culture Lab Parmesh Shahani have been named 2014 Yale World Fellows, taking the number of Indians selected for the prestigious club to

  • dhoni named captain of world t20 team of tournament

    Dhoni named captain of World T20 Team of Tournament

    Cricket | April 07, 2014 14:44 IST

    Dubai:  The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced the men's Team of the Tournament for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, with India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its captain.The team includes four players from India, two

  • know the lobster named after nelson mandela

    Know the lobster named after Nelson Mandela

    World | January 12, 2014 6:45 IST

    New Delhi: A new species of lobster (Squat lobsters) discovered in a relatively unexplored area of the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge, off the coast of South Africa, in 2011 has been named as Munidopsis mandelai

  • coalgate bjp leader named in cbi fir

    Coalgate: BJP leader named in CBI FIR

    India | January 08, 2014 20:42 IST

    New Delhi: BJP leader Anup Agarwalla and his firm have been named in one of the two FIRs registered today by CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation between 1993-2005, making it

  • delhi hotel named among asia s best

    Delhi hotel named among Asia's best

    Lifestyle | July 07, 2013 11:58 IST

    New Delhi: The Taj Palace Hotel here is in the fifth spot in a list of best city hotels of Asia 2013.The list has been compiled as part of the Travel + Leisure World's Best

  • how is a new pope named

    How is a new Pope named?

    World | March 14, 2013 7:09 IST

    Vatican City, March 14: What's in a name? A lot if you're the new pope.At the end of the conclave, immediately after the chosen cardinal accepts, a senior cardinal asks him: "By which name will

  • four indian americans named 2013 marshall scholars

    Four Indian Americans named 2013 Marshall Scholars

    World | December 06, 2012 12:42 IST

    Washington, Dec 6: Four Indian Americans are among the recipients of the prestigious Marshall Scholarships, giving them the opportunity to study at a university of their choice in Britain next autumn.The two-year scholarship is distributed

  • jay sean named artist of the decade

    Jay Sean named artist of the decade

    Hollywood | October 28, 2012 14:13 IST

    London, Oct 28: Singer Jay Sean walked away with the trophy of the British Artist of the Decade at the recently held Asian Music Awards.The Indian-origin British singer was also awarded the Best Male artist,

  • pak diplomat in colombo named in espionage fir

    Pak diplomat in Colombo named in espionage FIR

    India | September 21, 2012 14:07 IST

    Chennai, Sep 21 :  A Pakistan High Commission diplomat in Sri Lanka has been named in the FIR filed by Tamil Nadu police in the suspected espionage case busted in Thanjavur district recently, a senior

  • dharmasena named icc umpire of the year

    Dharmasena named ICC Umpire of the Year

    Cricket | September 15, 2012 19:53 IST

    Colombo, Sep 15: Umpire Kumar Dharmasena won the David Shepherd Trophy for first time after being named ICC Umpire of the Year at the ICC Awards here Saturday.Dharmasena, 41, received the award following voting by

  • singapore indian named next chief justice

    Singapore Indian named next chief justice

    World | August 29, 2012 22:30 IST

    Singapore, Aug 29: An Indian-origin judge has been named as the new Chief Justice of Singapore, making him the first from the community to head the courts.  Sundaresh Menon, presently Singapore's Judge of Appeal, will

  • road named after mary kom in interior manipur

    Road named after Mary Kom in interior Manipur

    Other Sports | August 28, 2012 12:50 IST

    Imphal, Aug 28 :  A road in interior Churachandpur district of Manipur has been named after Olympic bronze medal winner pugilist M C Mary Kom.During a reception held in honour of Kom at Churachandpur district

  • malinga named event ambassador for twenty20 world cup

    Malinga named event ambassador for Twenty20 World Cup

    Cricket | June 08, 2012 21:37 IST

    Dubai, Jun 8: The International Cricket Council has chosen Sri Lanka's star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official event ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in the island nation from September 18

  • sourav ganguly named captain cum mentor of pune warriors

    Sourav Ganguly Named Captain-Cum-Mentor Of Pune Warriors

    Cricket | March 22, 2012 19:35 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 22: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday officially named captain-cum-mentor of the Pune Warriors side for the upcoming fifth edition of Indian Premier League which will start on April 4.

  • robin uthappa named in t20 squad against south africa

    Robin Uthappa Named In T20 Squad Against South Africa

    Cricket | March 07, 2012 20:24 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 7: Robin Uthappa was on Wednesday named in place of Sachin Tendulkar in India's squad for the one-off Twenty20 international in Johannesburg on March 30 to commemorate the 150 years of settlement

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