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Indian-origin techie killed in shootout between rival Mexican gangs

A 29-year-old California-based Indian-origin woman techie, who travelled to Mexico to celebrate her birthday, was one of the two foreign tourists killed in a shootout between two drug gangs in the......

How newspaper frontpages showed the Taliban's return

A collection of newspaper frontpages from across the world, on a day when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban for the second time.   Please click on the images for a better look.   IMAGE:......

Monsoon to be near normal this year, predicts IMD

Southwest monsoon is likely to be "near normal" this year with possibility of a "good distribution" of rainfall across the country, the weatherman said on Tuesday, news that would bring cheer to......

Terror on the tracks: A deadly history of attacks on trains

A special MCOCA court has awarded the death sentence to five of the Mumbai train blasts convicts on Wednesday. Reports state that the five planters of the bombs have been awarded the death sentence......

Why India is getting hotter by the year

  Scientists at the India Meteorological Department warn that not only has India turned hotter in the last two decades, but that heat waves are projected to become more intense, have longer......

El Nino likely to impact monsoon this year

Monsoon revival over weekend likely, but second-half rainfall may be muted. If the rains become scarce after mid-August, the standing kharif crops might be impacted The southwest monsoon, which......

El Nio weakens, monsoon expected before schedule

Steady progress in June; north and central regions to get good pre-showers As of now, the southwest monsoon is expected to arrive before the usual time over the mainland. And, to progress steadily......

Despite normal monsoon forecast, Centre tells states to be drought-ready

The exercise, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, will help ease any possible impact of sub-par rainfall on farmers. Though India Meteorological Department has predicted a normal monsoon......

India on the cusp of 30-year cycle of good monsoons

This could have huge implications for agriculture, food prices, supply and overall economic growth of the country The bountiful southwest monsoon so far in 2016, which has been the best in the......

'Prolonged period of below-normal rain is due to change this year'

The India Meteorological Department's (IMD's) first monsoon forecast for this year would have gladdened many a heart with the hope of plentiful rain, after two drought years. D S Pai, bottom, left,......

Avatar, Hurt Locker lead Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards have been announced, and some of our predictions by Aseem Chhabra, Arthur J Pais and Raja Sendid come true! Here's a look at the nominations:......

Zorro all set to win new audiences

Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, audiences were reminded over 50 yeas ago, comes the horseman named Zorro. The masked stranger was a familiar guest in millions of homes not only in......

Shark Tale: The Godfather underwater

Forget about comparing Shark Tale to themonster hit Finding Nemo. Instead, try to enjoy a new film that puts to good use the voices of Will Smith, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Martin......

Shrek: Thought-provoking entertainment!

Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona set out on a whirlwind of adventure with more fairytale favourites to lampoon than in the first Shrek film. They also offer interesting life lessons about......

New films take over the US BO

Never mind the critics who called the film an overbaked Mexican pasta. Once UponA Time In Mexico chased away the September box-office blues to earn a decent $24 million in three days.Directed by......

'Adios Suarez': speculation grows over his future

IMAGE: Luis Suarez was Barca’s second-highest scorer last season.Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters After six years sprinkled with goals that have brought Barcelona 13 trophies, Luis......

La Liga clubs Villarreal, Getafe deny match-fixing

IMAGE: Newspaper El Pais reported that the match was being looked at as part of Operation Oikos, which was launched last year and led to 11 people being arrested on suspicion of forming a......

Nadal says no chance of tennis returning in 2020

'I think 2020 is practically lost. I hope we can start up again next year, I really hope that's the case.' IMAGE: World No 2 Rafael Nadal said he has practically written off the remainder of the......

Pitches and footballs to be sterilised when season restarts

'It's possible to be infected by an unknown ball but when you are struck by a sterilised ball on a sterilised surface it's very hard to get infected' IMAGE: A player kicks a soccer ball (Image......

Soccer Extras: Spanish footballers arrested in match-fixing scandal

IMAGE: Several current and former players and officials from clubs in La Liga's top two divisions were arrested over suspicion of forming a match-fixing group to profit from betting on games.......
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