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Wide tentacles ensure SIMI's plans go on

National Security Adviser M K Narayanan recently told The Strait Times in Singapore that at least 800 terror cells had been uncovered and disrupted in the country. While this is no doubt good news,......

Journalist held for spying in China

The Chinese government said Tuesday that a detained reporter for Singapore's The Straits Times newspaper has admitted to spying for a foreign intelligence agency. Ching Cheong was detained April 22......

Migrants turn millionaires

An Indian and a Bangladeshi have won $2 million each in a Singapore lottery, reports the Straits Times. The 29-year-old Indian construction worker who won the Singapore Sweep in April, has since......

China's defence budget=$175 bn. India's=$46 bn

'If the Chinese intent is to be gauged based on its aggression in the South China Sea, greater forays in the Indian Ocean, a hawk's attitude towards Taiwan, flying its fighters repeatedly over the......

Does Modi rule out war?

'The only credible explanation for the niggardly approach to defence expenditure must be that the government does not expect a war.''But wars can happen when you don't expect them, and re-arming at......

Greece crisis is a good opportunity to buy stocks: Analysts

Major global indices like CAC 40, DAX Shanghai Composite, Hang Seng, Nikkei, Straits Times, Sensex, Nifty have lost 1% - 10% in a week Global equity markets have been dragged lower over the past......

Only the RICH can live comfortably in India

If my old paper, the Straits Times, is to be believed, Gautam Adani is the ultimate proof of the rise of India's parallel state. I don't mean the underground economy. I mean a do-it-yourself......

Who is Trai batting for in the MTC issue?

This is not the first time Trai has been accused of bias; and, in my memory, never have such charges of bias been leveled against any other regulatory body, says Rahul Khullar. IMAGE: Jio crossed......

Why Air India's Middle East flight plans got nixed

Air India delays Delhi-Tel Aviv flight, while Air India Express has cancelled flying to Tehran Geopolitics has become a hindrance for India’s national carrier, Air India’s, planned......

Sensex up over 200 points on global cues; Nifty hits 8,500

Lupin was the top gainer after the USFDA cleared its Goa facility Benchmark share indices edged higher in early trades on Monday, amid firm global cues, after reports suggest that the FBI cleared......

'At some point, everyone is a loser'

'We wanted to make a true coming-of-age story since all of us have been through adolescence.''Most people are afraid of commenting on what these boys go through behind closed doors.''We just......

Pune man is first Asian to swim across Ocean Seven

More becomes only the ninth person in the world to complete the marathon swim IMAGE: Pune-based Rohan More holds up the tri-colour on completing his feat. Photograph: ANI/Twitter Pune-based......

Willow-thin Su-Wei leaves her mark at Australian Open

Double delight for Taiwan's Hsieh at Australian Open IMAGE: Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei in tears after winning her second round match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Photograph: Clive......

Five players to watch at the 2016 Augusta Masters

If a standout movie is guaranteed by a stellar cast, then the Augusta Masters is shaping up as one of the best in recent memory with all of the game's leading players having produced superb form......

15 years ago this day....

It is widely considered the greatest comeback in Test history.Harish Kotian/ looks back on V V S Laxman and Rahul Dravid's partnership at the Eden Gardens 15 years ago this day IMAGE: V......
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Taiwan high court upholds acquittal of 'Sunflower' activists

Taiwan's high court today upheld the acquittal of anti-China activists who occupied the island's parliament in 2014, with the judge describing the... ...
Chong Wei criticises service law

A controversial new badminton rule that may have put many of its taller players at a disadvantage has been panned by some of the sports greats,... ...
Search crew 'optimistic' of finding MH370

The crew searching for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Thursday said that they "remain optimistic" of finding the missing plane.Two Malaysian... ...
passenger tied up after stripping naked

A Bangladeshi passenger who reportedly stripped naked and attacked a stewardess during a flight from Malaysia has been arrested, the airline said... ...
Christian couple caned for gambling

[Indonesia], Feb 28 (ANI): Authorities caned a Christian married couple on Tuesday after they were arrested for gambling at an entertainment centre... ...

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