Spirited Mahanavmi celebrations in West Bengal

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Kolkata: People from all walks of life, including celebrities, relished community feasts at marquees and visited friends and relatives Sunday here on Mahanavami, the fourth day of Durga Puja.Donning their best attires, people hit the streets despite occasional drizzle to savour every moment of the puja spirit. Devotees thronged puja pandals in large numbers, and […]

Beating the queue at Durga Puja pandals with VIP passes

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Kolkata: A darshan of resplendent Goddess Durga in all her finery beating queues can easily be had at pandals this year by buying VIP passes, a new element in the pujas this year.The Rs 85 VIP pass to 20 prominent Durga Puja pandals is being sold by e-commerce company Groupon in association with Durgapujatour.com. “This […]

Cyclone Phailin: Striking AP employees return to work

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Hyderabad: The striking employees of Andhra Pradesh government returned to work after a severe cyclone threatened the coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam,Khamman, East and West Godavari districts. The employees returned to work on Wednesday night heeding to an appeal by the chief minister. The employees had gone on strike to protest creation of a […]

One dead, 20 injured in stampede at Tuljapur Devi temple near Solapur

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Nashik: One devotee died and more than 20 others were reported injured in a stampede that took place early this morning outside the Tuljapur Devi temple near Solapur. Thousands of devotees had assembled on the first day of Navratra in Tuljapur tehsil of Solapur district to offer early morning prayers to the goddess. A stampede […]

Baby gorilla born in Moscow Zoo

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

The Moscow Zoo has announced the birth of a new baby gorilla that can be seen with its mother in their indoor enclosure. “A baby gorilla was born! Its mother arrived at the zoo just last summer and she’s only 14 years old,” the zoo’s website announced. This is the third gorilla born in the […]

‘At least 90 militants enter J-K from across border in 2013’

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

New Delhi: At least 90 militants have entered into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border this year while a few dozens more are waiting for opportunities to cross over, a senior security official said today. Referring to the ongoing encounter between army and militants in Keran sector along the Line of Control, the official […]

Life on Earth may have come from asteroids: scientists

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

New York: Seeds of life may have been sown on asteroids where warm and wet conditions, suitable to formation of some biomolecules – the building blocks of life – once prevailed, scientists say. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute propose a new theory based on a richer, more accurate image of magnetic fields and solar winds […]

IAF celebrates 81st anniversary

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Jodhpur: A series of events including display of various types of aircraft and military weapons featured in the 81st anniversary celebration of the Indian Air Force at its 32 Wing station here yesterday. The 32 Wing, known as “Desert Warriors”, was established in Jodhpur on January 1 in 1971, with the aim of strengthening the […]

Cargo ships crash off Japan coast, search on for 6 crew members

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Tokyo: Two cargo ships collided south of Tokyo early on Friday, and the coast guard was searching for six missing crew from the smaller vessel. The Japanese ship capsized after it crashed with the Sierra Leone-registered Jia Hui about 11 kilometres west of Izu Oshima Island, coast guard spokesman Yoshiyuki Terakado said. The coast guard […]

Typhoon Usagi kills 29 in China

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Beijing: At least 29 people have been killed so far after typhoon Usagi, packed with high-power winds, struck in south China’s Guangdong Province. More than 5.30 lakh residents in the province had been relocated after the typhoon landed at the coastal area of Shanwei City, local officials said. The typhoon, which hit the country on […]

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