February 28, 2010Pix: IAF's power show dazzles the skies
Showcasing its precision strike capabilities during day and night, Indian Air Force on Sunday carried out a massive fire power blitzkrieg using its frontline aircraft such as SU-30 MKI, Mirage-2000, MIG 27 and MIG 29, at the Pokhran ranges in Rajasthan.
PM sees Saudi Arabia as strategic partner
Giving a new dynamism to bilateral ties, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said India sees Saudi Arabia as a strategic partner for promoting peace, stability and economic development and that the conditions were ripe for the two countries to enter into a comprehensive energy partnership.
Pix: Chilean disaster revives Japan's nightmare
Japan and Russia went on alert on Sunday, clearing tens of thousands of people out of vulnerable coastal areas as a tsunami triggered by Chile's massive killer quake powered across the Pacific.
February 27, 2010Pix: Chile quake kills 120, Asia on tsunami alert
A massive earthquake rattled Chile early Saturday, killing at least 120 people, producing powerful aftershocks and triggering a tsunami, emerging reports indicate.
February 26, 2010Pix: 6 Indians killed in 'barbaric' Kabul strike
At least six Indians were among 16 people killed as Taliban suicide bombers carried out a string of attacks in the heart of Kabul, in yet another incident targeting Indian interests in Afghanistan.
'Meet our demands and our leaders will talk'
In the final segment of a four-part interview, Communist Party of India-Maoist general secretary Ganapathy says the Maoists are prepared to come to the table for talks provided the government agrees to their main demands.
February 25, 2010India hands over 3 dossiers with 34 names to Pak
India demanded the handover of retired Army Major Iqbal besides Hafiz Saeed and some Lashkar operatives like Muzzamil, Abu Hamza, Abu Kahfa, Usman and Sajjid Mir in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks.
February 24, 2010'They have Rashtriya Rifles. We have Marx'
In Part III of the interview, the CPI-Maoist general secretary says that the party is building its cadre base to wage a protracted war with 'enemy' forces.
B'luru fire: Cops probing even sabotage angle
An inquiry by the Bengaluru police has been ordered into the fire at a commercial complex that left nine persons dead and all angles, including sabotage, would be probed, a top Karnataka police official said on Wednesday.
Video: People jumping off Carlton Tower
The blaze, suspected to have been triggered by a short circuit, created panic with several inside the building shouting for help and many others breaking the window panes.
February 23, 2010Pix: Panic not fire killed 9 at Bengaluru hospital
Nine people were killed and 59 injured in a major fire that broke out on Tuesday evening at Carlton Towers, a business centre housing several offices and commercial establishments.
'Indian army is being used against its own people'
In Part II of the series, the CPI-Maoist general secretary alleges that the central government has been using the country's army against its own people on the pretext of internal security. He believes that an all-out war will eventually prove detrimental for India's ruling class.
Images: Trapped in the Carlton Towers
A fire broke out in the Carlton Towers in Bengaluru.
Why development in Kutch raises questions
Nearly a decade after Kutch faced its worst-ever earthquake, rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt in a two-part series assesses the transformation witnessed in the Kutchi society since the time the calamity struck on January, 2001, and its implications.
February 22, 2010'Maoists have traversed through a torturous path'
In the first of a 5-part series, Ganapathy talks about the birth of revolutionary movement, its struggles and the way it has learnt its lessons with passing time.
February 20, 2010Tension spreads further over Telangana
Tension spread in Osmania University campus and several other parts of Hyderabad city over the self immolation by a pro Telangana student Yadaiah.
Telangana stir: Student immolates self, 300 held
A pro-Telangana school student set himself ablaze raising slogans in support of a separate state, leading to tension on the Osmania University campus in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Americans favour India more than Pakistan
Gallup's annual World Affairs survey, which was released on Friday, said 66 per cent of the Americans participating in the poll, preferred India, while only 23 per cent viewed Pakistan favourably.
Forces surround Sopore to flush out terrorists
Sopore -- known as the 'apple town' of Kashmir -- is fast gaining notoriety for becoming a safe haven of terrorists, especially of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Tayiba, as it has seen a sudden spurt in violence during the last six weeks.
February 19, 2010'The UPA is a picture of non-serious government'
'This government is not cohesive. Earlier, the norm was to take a decision and then to announce it. Now what they are doing is to announce the decision first, before it is taken. When there is reaction, they say they will think about it. Then they set up a GoM and put the matter in cold storage. Perhaps there was pressure of showing something in the first 100 days.'
Police file chargesheet against Kobad Ghandy
Alleged Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, accused of trying to set up a network of the banned outfit in New Delhi, was chargesheeted on Friday, by police in a Delhi court under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Indian Navy inducts MiG-29K fighter planes
The sophisticated Russian-made MiG-29K maritime fighter aircraft, which will be based on under-construction aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, were formally inducted into the Navy by Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday.Four MiG 29Ks of the 'Black Panthers' squadron were inducted at a ceremony that was also attended by Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma.
Pix: When two Nobel laureates irritated China
Seeking a 'meaningful' autonomy for Tibet, the Dalai Lama on Thursday asked China to shed its one-sided approach and adopt a more holistic view on the issue, even as Beijing lashed out at the United States, terming its engagement with him as a gross violation of international norms.
Pix: Techie crashes plane into Texas tax building
Furious with the United States tax agency Internal Revenue Service, a software engineer crashed his small plane into a seven-storey building in Texas housing nearly 200 federal tax employees, igniting a raging fire that sent workers running for their lives.
February 18, 2010'India is a soft State. Nobody cares about us'
The February 25 India-Pakistan talks are bound to fail. India is acting under American and British pressure. The Americans and the British are just looking for an honorable excuse to flee from Afghanistan. And Pakistan will continue to undermine India till the Indian armed forces don't have clear superiority. This, in essence, is what former Indian national adviser Brajesh Mishra -- a vocal opponent of New Delhi's latest olive branch to Islamabad -- feels.
Nepal Prime Minister comes calling
Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is on a five-day visit to India.
BJP goes all out to woo Dalits at national meet
Aimed at broadbasing support for it, the Bharatiya Janata Party has gone all out to woo the Dalit community, with party president Nitin Gadkari invoking B R Ambedkar in his presidential address at the National Council in Indore and making a special mention of disgraced former party chief Bangaru Laxman, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste.Soon after landing in the city on Tuesday, Gadkari, 52, had directly gone to Ambedkar's birthplace Mhow, to pay tributes to the Dalit icon.
'Muslims must be generous, help set up Ram temple'
"The BJP stands fully committed for the construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya... Litigation is also pending for resolution of this dispute, which may not offer a perfect solution because one party would lose and the other may win. Today, I appeal to the Muslim community to be generous towards the sentiments and feelings of Hindus and facilitate the construction of a grand Ram temple," he said in his presidential address at the two-day national council of the BJP.
Pix: Mankind's closest living relatives in peril
According to a report -- Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2008-2010 -- compiled by 85 experts from across the world, nearly half of all primate species are now in danger of becoming extinct from destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bushmeat hunting.
Two JeM terrorists killed in south Kashmir
Two terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were gunned down by the security forces in a day-long gunfight in the south Kashmir's Shangarpora village, 37 kms from summer capital Srinagar in Pulwama district.
Images: Eurofighter's mission in India
The IAF has already tested four fighters in this six-aircraft, $11-billion contest to select a Medium Multi-role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA): the American F/A-18 Super Hornet and the F-16IN Super Viper; the French Rafale; and the Russian MiG-35. On the heels of the Eurofighter will come the last contender, Sweden's Gripen NG.
February 17, 2010Mossad chief under pressure over Dubai murder
Meir Dagan, the head of the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, is under intense criticism and pressure to resign over the murder of a top Hamas operative in Dubai after five Israeli men said their identities were stolen by the assassins, believed to be agents of the infamous secret service.
After the tragedy, a circus begins
Isn't it time people waved black flags at politicians who make hay while terrorists keep blasting the country at will?
'Pakistan's smirk has changed into a smile'
'If India had used its diplomatic leverage after 26/11, we had lots in our favour but we abandoned it. The world thinks we are not serious about handling terror,' says security analyst Maroof Raza.
February 16, 2010Lot to gain from peace: Mushaharraf to India, Pak
India and Pakistan, the subcontinent's "nuclear flashpoint," stand to gain much from peace, but were losing out because of the "confrontationist approach," former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf said today.
Pak offers to step up intel sharing with India
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday offered to enhance cooperation with India in the field of intelligence to avert attacks like the Pune blast that could 'further the agenda of terrorists' who were holding the bilateral ties 'hostage.'
US: Hindus call for withdrawal of 'Hanuman doll'
Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate recall of the toy 'Hanuman plush doll', calling it "inappropriate, upsetting, and denigrating". Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees' feelings.
Soldiers recollect: When death came on bikes
Bustling with activity 24 hours ago, the camp is now a pile of charred tents, cots and personal articles with blood spattered all over.
'There is a lot of scope for NREGA works'
Last year, Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu won a national award for 100 per cent utilization of the NREGA funds.Former Nagapattinam District Collector M Jayaraman, recently received the award from Prime Minister Singh.M Jayaraman is now the district collector of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu. In his interview with rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar, Jayaraman discusses the pros and cons of the NREGA programme.
Pix: Small arms with lethal power for India
Russia, a longstanding defense partner of India, is reportedly in talks with New Delhi for sale of small arms like sniper rifles, submachine guns and grenade launchers.
Friends of ailing George Fernandes speak up
Friends of former Union minister and senior Janata Dal-United leader George Fernandes on Tuesday made an appeal, endorsed by many eminent personalities like Union ministers Farooq Abdullah, Jaswant Singh, business tycoon Rahul Bajaj, eminent dancer Dr Sonal Mansingh among others.
Pics: It's not just about chasing out the Taliban
In the first major military confrontation since US President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of an additional 30,000 US troops late last year attack, thousands of American, Afghan and British troops are battling the Taliban in Helmand province of Afghanistan.
February 15, 2010Video: Maoists kill 24 jawans in Bengal
At least 24 paramilitary jawans were killed in the biggest-ever Maoist attack in West Bengal, when ultras overran their camp at Silda in West Midnapore after setting it on fire on Monday, barely a week after Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's meeting in Kolkata to draw up a joint strategy to counter them.
Eyewitnesses recall Pune's night of terror
Fear and rage writ across their faces, the eyewitnesses who helped take the injured and the dead to hospitals after the German bakery blast in Pune, described their horrific experiences.
Advani slams Nehru's 'weak' policy on China, Pak
Against the backdrop of Bharatiya Janata Party opposing resumption of dialogue with Pakistan, senior party leader L K Advani today said terrorism and Kashmir are 'festering sores to this day' due to 'mishandling' of Pakistan by former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Cops blow the lid off Great TN family robbery
Police blew the lid off a robbery racket in Tamil Nadu. Read a film-like story.
From Bhatkal to Pune, Riyaz's tryst with terror
Riyaz Bhatkal is the emerging face of the Pune blasts case and the police forces of three different states have been alerted by the Intelligence Bureau about the same. Even as the police of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala try and find out more about this man, let us explore the phenomenal rise of this dreaded terrorist.
'Osho Ashram most vulnerable to terror strikes'
Terrorists determined to launch an attack or plant a bomb at Pune's Osho ashram can easily do so because of lax security arrangements, claims a private security marshal handling the security setup at the main gate of the ashram at lane number 1 in Koregaon Park, barely 100 metres from the German Bakery where a powerful bomb explosion on February 13 killed nine people and injured 60 others.
Pix: Osmania University campus turns battlefield
Osmania University campus in Hyderabad, which witnessed violent clashes between the police and the students till late Sunday night, remained tense on Monday.
February 14, 2010US journo claims she saw Pune blast suspect
"Perhaps the person who I think could possibly be the bomb planter may not turn out to be so. But one thing is sure, that the person looked suspicious and I can assure you that he was quite at sea at the bakery for he did not even know if waiters served there at the table or if it was a self-help joint," says Mohsina
Avoiding terror attacks: Here's what you can do
Rediff.com looks at five possible forms of attack and describes the sort of thing that the security plan should cover in each case and ways to deal with it.
February 13, 2010Images: Terror makes a comeback in Pune
Eight people were killed and 40 others, including five to six foreigners, injured in a bomb explosion that ripped apart a popular bakery near a Jewish prayer house in Pune on Saturday.
Terror strikes Pune: 9 killed in bakery blast
Terror struck Pune on Saturday night as a powerful bomb ripped apart a popular bakery near a Jewish prayer house, killing nine people, including five women and a foreigner, and injuring 32 others, in the first major attack since the 26/11 carnage. The improvised explosive device, kept in an unattended packet outside the kitchen of the German bakery, exploded at approximately 7.30 pm, when a waiter attempted to open it.
NATO launches major offensive in Taliban fortress
Thousands of American, Afghan and British troops launched an attack on the watery Taliban fortress of Marja on Saturday morning.
AP: TRS postpones resignations till JAC meet
Telangana Rashtra Samiti has postponed submission of resignations by its MLAs to the assembly speaker N Kirankumar Reddy by a few hours on the appeal of Telangana Joint Action Committee convenor Prof Kodandaram.
I have dedicated my time and soul to free kids'
Titled The Blue Notebook, it is the story of a child prostitute named Batuk, from Mumbai, who records the miseries of her life in a little blue notebook
Special: Rahul meets Pranab with a Budget wishlist
Slowly, Rahul Gandhi is becoming more pro-active and taking a great deal of interest in matters of governance and key programmes of the United Progressive Alliance government.
February 12, 2010Let those who like pro-Pak elements see film: Sena
Virtually conceding that his party was whittling down its agitation against Shah Rukh Khan and his latest film My Name is Khan, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Friday said "those who want to see the film could do so."
Shivratri draws thousands to Kumbh for holy dip
Security has been tightened in Haridwar for the first day of the Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) on Friday, as thousands of devotees are expected to take a dip in the River Ganga to mark the festival of Maha Shivratri. Around 10,000 security personnel have been deployed in Haridwar to thwart any kind of untoward incident when devotees, including ash-covered Naga sadhus participate in the festivities
Muthalik 'black face': Sene calls for K'taka bandh
Right-wing organisation Shri Ram Sene has called for a Karnataka bandh on Saturday to protest the humiliation faced by its chief Pramod Muthalik recently.The situation in Mysore and Mangalore remained tense on Friday as Sene workers allegedly indulged in violent activities.Sene activists also reportedly disrupted the screening of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer My Name is Khan at a cinema hall in Mysore. The police immediately swung into action, but the screening film was halted.
South African prez acknowledges role of Indians
South African President Jacob Zuma has acknowledged the role of the Indian community in his State of the Nation address at the opening of the Parliament in Cape Town.
Bill Clinton undergoes heart operation
Former United States president Bill Clinton was taken to hospital after complaining of chest pains and has undergone a heart operation, his office said today.
President's kin case leaves Congress worried
Has President Pratibha Patil become an embarrassment to the United Progressive Alliance government? The answer is in the affirmative, if judged by reports emanating from the highest corridors of power.
Obama to meet Dalai Lama on February 18
US President Barack Obama will meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on February 18, objections from China notwithstanding.
February 11, 2010Video: Bomb found at Howrah station, defused
A powerful bomb contained in a can was found at the Howrah railway station in Kolkata on Thursday, but it was defused before it could cause any damage
Pix: Washington, NYC buried under record snow
Washington and several cities in America's East Coast set a record since 1899 for snowfall after a blizzard slammed the region on Thursday for the second time this week.
Pix: Iran turns nuclear on 31st anniversary day
Addressing hundreds of Iranians who had gathered at the Azadi (Freedom) Square in capital Teheran on Thursday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran was now a "nuclear state" and had produced its first batch of 20 percent enriched uranium and could enrich up to 80 per cent.
February 10, 2010Where are the missing students of Beed?
Dozens of young students have gone missing from Beed in the last eight years. While intelligence agencies fear that the youth have been brainwashed into the doctrine of terror in the wake of the communal carnage in Gujarat, anxious family members spend sleepless nights worrying over the safety of their missing sons.
Rahul to visit Azamgarh on Digvijay's request
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will travel to Azamgarh and interact with students of the 134-year-old institution, the National Shibli College, one of the most respected educational institutions in the country.
Oakland county Democrats honour Ramanathan
Dr Chathapuram Ramanathan, a long-time Democratic Party activist in Michigan, recently earned the Precinct Delegate of the Year award from the Oakland County Democratic Party.
February 09, 2010'If Obama could happen, why not Masarrat?'
With nearly two decades as a professor in several American cities and now the owner of two biotech companies, one in San Antonio and the other in the Bay Area, Masarrat Ali could have started his political career with some style. But he chose last year to be a foot soldier, running a precinct for Barack Obama in San Antonio.
Pix: Kashmir's apple town turns terror haven
Sopore -- known as the 'apple town' of Kashmir -- is fast gaining notoriety for becoming a safe haven of terrorists, especially of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Tayiba, as it has seen a sudden spurt in violence during the last six weeks.
Why no one in Beed knows Zabiuddin
Suspected Indian link to the 26/11 Mumbai carnage Syed Zabiuddin's family in Beed, Maharashtra, ostracised by its own people, is trying to come to terms with their son being labeled as a terror mastermind. In the second part of the terror trail, rediff.com's
travels to Beed, as he attempts to communicate with Zabiuddin's family.
Saturn moon Enceladus 'may contain life'
Scientists at the American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration have claimed that Saturn's moon Enceladus 'may contain life,' after they discovered new evidence suggesting presence of 'liquid water' beneath its surface.
Pro-Russia Yanukovych wins Ukraine President polls
Pro-Russia candidate Viktor Yanukovych has emerged the clear winner in Ukraine's keenly fought Presidential elections after the counting of over 99 percent votes polled in the polls.
February 08, 2010Lanka: Fonseka arrested, to be court-martialled
General Sarath Fonseka, the defeated candidate in the recent Sri Lanka's presidential election and the country's former Army chief, has been arrested, BBC has reported.
Story of Sri Lanka through the time of the Tigers
Adele Barker details her travels through Sri Lanka, which was not just confined to seeing the ravages of the Tsunami but also watching the devastation of the 25-year-old civil war,
Tracking the Indian mastermind of 26/11 attacks
Who's the real Abu Jindal aka Zabiuddin Ansari? This is one of the most disturbing questions that the residents of Beed and Gevrai towns, in the dusty cotton bowl of Beed district in Maharashtra, are trying to come to terms with ever since news broke out that intelligence agencies have identified one of the handlers from Pakistan, who spoke to the 26/11 terrorists at the Chabad House, as Syed Zabiuddin Syed Zakiuddin aka Abu Jindal.
Zardari 'shut up' video taken off the internet
Zardari's "shut up" video mysteriously disappears from internet
Images: In Kashmir, pelting stones for a price
Stone pelting in Kashmir valley appears to be fast turning into a lucrative 'business' for some unemployed youths offering this 'service' for a price.
Images: Washington snowed out by heavy blizzard
A blizzard, accompanied by heavy snow and powerful winds, pummeled the US mid-Atlantic on Saturday, causing at least two fatalities and paralysing travel in the region.
Avalanche kills 15 Armymen in Kashmir
At least 15 Army troopers were killed and 17 injured when an avalanche struck a training camp of the Army in Khilanmarg area near the north Kashmir ski resort of Gulmarg Monday. Two are still missing.
February 07, 2010Chatwal controversy created to embarrass PM
Diplomatic and political observers in Washington said that the controversy had now moved beyond simply targeting Chatwal and a deliberate effort to embarrass Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his Principal Secretary T K A Nair by not just the saffron lobby but by vested interests within the Congress.
Rediff News: Pick of the Week
A round-up of the week's best news reports
February 06, 2010India will depend on US for military hardware
Rahul Bedi, who has been writing relentlessly on India's strategic and defence related issues, thinks this year will cement India-United States defence ties like never before. New Delhi-based Bedi is a correspondent for the prestigious Jane's Defence Weekly spoke to rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt.
February 05, 2010Thousands flock to Houston Yogathon
The program that began on Makar Sankranti--January 16--saw 1,194 participants performing 39,173 Surya Namaskars at 55 places in the first five hours. The Yogathon involves a nationwide HSS effort to create awareness about yoga and its advantages. The HSS encourages its members and others at its 140 centers to perform 10 lakh Surya Namaskars.
New SAYA! chief aims to target poor youth
Tambar, who holds a master's in public administration from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, taught a course there on immigrant youth for a semester. He is assistant deputy commissioner for parent and community engagement at the New York City Human Resources Administration.
Want India on global health care map: Tina Ambani
"I want to put India on the global health care map. My team and I want to be a very well established medical facility where people can come from abroad and Indians don't need to go abroad for. I want to make sure that the treatment we have to offer is given to people of every economic strata. That is my wish for this hospital," says Tina Ambani, chairperson of the multi-specialty Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Research Center in Mumbai.
Images: Meet Rahul Gandhi, the train commuter
In a snub to Shiv Sena, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi hopped on to two suburban trains on Friday throwing caution to wind in the wake of security threat to make a last minute detour through Sena bastions during his brief visit to this metropolis.
When Rahul Gandhi shocked Mumbai's commuters
Rahul ditched his chopper ride in Mumbai in favour of a journey on Mumbai crowded local trains during his visit to Mumbai.
Images: Rahul dares Sena, reaches out to youth
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday called upon the youth of Mumbai to focus on the inclusive development of India and stay away from divisive politics.
Who says Shut Up better?
If there is one thing you should not do, it is yell Shut Up in public. Here's what can happen next...
Video: Sena hits Mumbai roads with black flags
The Maharashtra government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure security for Rahul Gandhi, who has proceeded to address a youth congress function at Ghatkopar after attending another meeting in the Ville Parle area in the city.
February 04, 2010'Sad that China is intimidated by a 20-year-old'
In January, university officials asked Seldon to contact Google because her Gmail account had been hacked. She contacted David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer, who informed her that her account was hacked by someone in China.
Pix: Mid-road kitchens keep Telangana fire burning
A day after human chains were formed, some activists on Thursday set up mock kitchens in an apparent effort to send a message of cultural moorings.
'Art of Living' must for Thackeray family: Sri Sri
Taking a jibe at Shiv Sena and MNS for their campaign against "outsiders" in Maharashtra, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday advised the Bal Thackeray family to "strictly" follow his Art of Living regimes to calm their nerves. "Thackeray parivaar ko Art of Living ki sakht zaroorat hai (The Thackeray family strictly need Art of Living lessons)," Ravi Shankar told reporters.
Last member dies, it's swansong for Andaman tribe
Boa Sr, aged 85, was the last speaker of the Boa Sr, who died last week aged around 85, was the last speaker of 'Bo', one of the 10 Great Andamanese languages, says a report in Survival.
NY: NRI on fast unto death to save ashram
A businessman turned-swami has gone on a fast unto death in upstate New York to prevent a local bank from foreclosing his ashram.
February 03, 2010Vaishnodevi on militants' radar: CRPF
The cave shrine of Vaishnodevi, one of the most visited pilgrimage centers in the country, is on the radar of militants, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Students from India, Pak win NASA competition
United States Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer congratulated the Indian and Pakistani students who have won the Sixteenth Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Boeing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. The students also expressed their happiness over their achievement.
Video: Migrants row: There is no stopping Rahul
Addressing the media in Patna, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi once again slammed regional parties of Maharashtra for igniting the migrants' row. He once again reiterated his single concept that India belongs to Indians
Out, but not down, wily Amar cosies up to Cong
"It is not where the party president says something and the next day the exact opposite of what he had said happens. This gives out a bad image of party because it affects political credibility of the party," Singh told PTI in an interview.
Pix: 'Longest human chain' formed for Telangana
The people of Telangana on Wednesday formed a 500 kilometers-long human chain all along the National Highway number 7 from Adilabad on the northern most tip of the region to Alampur on the borders of Kurnool district, to press their demand for a separate state.
NRI's doctor's book makes waves in US
Stanford University medical professor Abraham Verghese is getting ready for another bout of book tours, this time for his bestselling novel Cutting for Stone's paperback edition.
Seshadri Ramkumar wins top Texas university award
Dr Seshadri Ramkumar, who is working to open a new world of nonwoven fabrics and advanced materials for industrial and personal use, has been awarded the Texas Tech University System's Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award.
February 02, 2010A case of mistaken identity ruined her life
She had to watch her husband bleed to his death live on television. As he lay dying, he begged the ministers, bureaucrats, policemen and media persons at the spot to help him. They didn't.
IAF gears up for high-voltage 'Vayu Shakti'
The Indian Air Force is gearing up for a day-and-night fire power blitzkrieg using its potent fighter jets including Sukhois for two days from February 24 in Pokhran after a gap of four years.
Pix: Major fire in Hyderabad hospital; one killed
A major fire broke out in a private hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday, in which nearly 150 people, including 29 patients in the Intensive Care Unit and emergency wards, had a providential escape. But an old patient on ventilation was not so lucky.
'Let your children pursue their dreams'
Kapil Sibal, Minister for Human Resource Development, has said that education reforms can't be implemented until parents allow their children to pursue their dreams.
Aus cricketers need not worry: Chidambaram
The assurance follows the Sena's threat that it would not allow Australian players to play in IPL matches after the spate of attacks on Indians in that country.
Pix: Vibrant India comes to life at Surajkund
The internationally acclaimed annual Surajkund Crafts Mela, which showcases the skills of hundreds of craftsmen and artisans from the country and abroad, is on in Faridabad, Haryana.
The most bizarre terror threats ever heard
A look at some of the bizarre alerts that have been issued and also try to understand why such bloopers occur in the first place.
'Old people are being made to feel redundant'
As Indians boast about their rising GDP, seniors are increasingly feeling left out of the picture. The irony is while the new India (and its markets) are obsessed with its youth, old India is growing rapidly. Over 8 crore are over 60 in India today. By 2050 a quarter of the population will over 60. "The biggest increase has been in the category of 80 plus," says Matthew Cherian.
February 01, 2010Patil for 2000 percent hike in drunk driving fine
Think twice the next time you drink and get behind the wheel, the Maharasthra government plans to enact an ordinance that raise the fine for drunk driving to Rs 10,000. The proposed fine represents a whopping 2000 percent increase from the current Rs 500 fine imposed on motorists found 'under the influence.'
'Terrorised' airlines now want passenger profiling
Security can only be guaranteed by making a risk assessment of people before they are even board an aircraft, The Telegraph quoted Giovanni Bisignani, director general of the International Air Transport Association, as saying.
Naxals killed a son, a brother, a family's hope
The silence in the room was deafening except for the occasional muffled whimpers.
The chequered history of our national honours
National awards and the controversies surrounding them have a long history in India.
Migratory birds nestle in Kodiyakkarai sanctuary
Exotic migratory birds from India and other parts of the world are making it to the Kodiyakkarai Bird Sanctuary near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, offering a treat to both bird lovers and tourists.