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Will NOT attend Bonn conference on Afghanistan: Pakistan

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has conveyed to her German counterpart Guido Westerwelle Pakistan's decision not to participate in the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan to protest against a......

IDENTIFIED: Germany's WikiLeaks mole

A top aide to German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has been identified as the person responsible for passing on information about government coalition talks to the United States embassy in the......

Germany calls in British ambassador over spy allegations

Germany's foreign ministry has called in British Ambassador Simon MacDonald to demand an explanation over allegations that his mission in Berlin is operating a "secret listening post" to spy on the......

Indian and its G4 partners call for urgent UNSC reforms

The G-4 foreign ministers’ grouping, that includes India, on Thursday called for urgent reform of the United Nations, including the Security Council, an issue that India has emphasised for......

Death toll nears 100 in Israel's Gaza offensive

Israel bombarded as many as 80 locations in the narrow Gaza enclave, flattening Gaza's police headquarters and taking the Palestinian death toll to nearly 100 in six days of onslaught. As civilian......

Nooyi, Jha among America's highest paid CEOs

PepsiCo's India-born chief Indra Nooyi and Motorola Mobility's Sanjay Jha are among the highest paid chief executive officers in the United States, according to new estimates that say salaries and......

Court slams ICICI Bank, fines it Rs 2 lakh

ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank, has been fined Rs 2 lakh (Rs 200,000) for knocking at the judiciary's door on false pretext by a Delhi court which asked it to have a sense of......

How to curb corruption? Scrap Rs 500/1,000 notes!

India's tax revenues have steadily risen in the last few years. This has been primarily due to three reasons, high growth rate of economy, widening of the tax base and use of information......

How mobile number portability will benefit users

Analysts feel that mobile number portability may trigger the next price war amongst telecom operators that would eventually benefit the end customer. Earlier, the government had postponed the......

World's 10 most innovative nations

Does the 21st century belong to the Asian nations? Time only will tell, but there is little doubt that the world's only superpower -- the United States of America -- is indeed in deep trouble. Not......

Hollywood stars descend at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival -- that takes place every year at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France -- has begun. And just like every......

Rivals Mammootty, Suresh Gopi to come together?

Malayalam actors Mammootty and Suresh Gopi have not been on talking terms for a while now, and the bone of contention has been a mystery. The grapevine had it that the rivalry between the two......

Top Kannada directors of 2010

As the year draws to a close, we look at the best Kannada directors of 2010, who entertained us with some great movies. Take a look: Girish KasarvalliFilm: Kanasemba Kudureyaneri Kanasemba......

Anant Nag and Suhasini in a comedy

Anant Nag and Suhasini are coming, to theatres near you, to tickle your funny bones in Eradane Maduve! Directed by Dinesh Babu, the film tackles ego issues that arise between a husband and wife.......

Looking at Prithviraj's Thanthonni

Young Malayalam hero Prithviraj plays a reckless young brat in Thanthonni releasing this weekend. The film is directed by George Varghese and produced by Shahul Hameed Marikar, under the banner of......

Former Germany international Hitzlsperger admits he is gay

Former Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has become one of the few high profile sportsmen, and the first well-known footballer from his country, to publicly reveal that he is gay. German......

Vote for your favourite commentator this World Cup!

A usual pet peeve for the cricket buff is the quality of cricket commentary in big tournaments. This World Cup tournament copped more than its fair share of criticism. But no criticism is enough......

'Our recent performances and consistency makes us the favourite'

It is deja vu so to speak. It is yet another World Cup. And yet another instance when the Indian team goes into cricket's flagship competition as the firm favourite to lift the title. - Complete......

Sehwag shows his class again

Virender Sehwag (99 not out) scored his first half-century in 11 innings to take to a comprehensive six-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the tri-series at Dambulla on Moday. Chasing just......

Jayasuriya sets up Sri Lanka win

Sanath Jayasuriya reverse sweeps Sulieman Benn for a boundary. Sri Lanka warmed up for the Super Eights in style, outclassing the West Indies by 15 runs in an inconsequential Group C match of the......

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