• US destroys armed vehicles of militants in Iraq
    7:52 AM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US warplanes Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, Xinhua reported.The Central Command said a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft were used to conduct 14 air strikes aimed at supporting

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  • I need more races: Bolt
    7:22 AM

    Rio De Jaeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro Sunday.The six-time Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain’s Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported.“I had

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  • Pakistan government to hold dialogue with protestors
    5:02 AM

    slamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani government Sunday announced to hold talks with two opposition political leaders who are leading thousands of their supporters in sit-ins in Islamabad and demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced talks with the opposition leaders shortly after anti-government leader Imran

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  • Five Taliban killed in Afghanistan
    3:20 AM

    Tehran, Aug 18 (IANS) Five Taliban militants, including a commander, were killed in Afghanistan Sunday as clashes erupted in Kunduz province, police said.“The clash erupted in Gultapa area in the outskirt of provincial capital Kunduz city at noon, leaving five Taliban rebels including their commander Mullah Akhtar dead on the spot,”

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  • Hindus flock to Mathura on Janmashtami (Lead)
    1:12 PM

      Mathura, Aug 17 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of devotees thronged the Krishna land here to celebrate Janmashtami, with the celebrations reaching a crescendo Sunday.The celebrations are on in the entire Braj area comprising Mathura, Agra and Hathras districts.The Yamuna is flowing to the brim. Mathura’s ghats are filled with pilgrims

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  • Tories accused of false pretence in Lord Suri’s appointment
    6:22 PM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Downing Street has been accused of deliberately creating a misleading impression in the appointment of an Indian-origin businessman to the House of Lords, a leading British daily reported Thursday. Lord Ranbir Singh Suri, chairman of Oceanic Jewellers Ltd, was awarded a peerage earlier this month at

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  • Reliance Digital launches dual SIM 3G handset
    6:22 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Reliance Digital Thursday launched Reconnect Quad Core 4.7″ dual SIM 3G smartphone, priced at Rs.12,999, a company statement said here. Reliance Digital is the consumer durables and information technology concept from Reliance Retail, a unit of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). RIL also owns Reliance Jio

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  • India to play five ODIs, three Tests with Windies
    6:20 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) India will be playing three Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 international with the West Indies during October-November, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here Thursday. The five ODIs will be played at Kochi (Oct 8), Visakhapatnam (Oct 11), Cuttack (Oct 14),

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  • All well between Mahesh Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi
    4:54 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi has quashed reports that filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is angry with him for giving preference to Kunal Deshmukh’s “Raja Natwarlal” over his uncle’s film “Mr. X”. It was reported that Emraan allotted some days for the promotion of “Raja Natwarlal” instead of shooting for

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