• Mary Kom strikes Asiad boxing gold
    11:52 AM

    Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India’s M.C. Mary Kom clinched the gold medal in the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) boxing competition of the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. Mary, a five-time World Champion, defeated Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38.

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  • Modi to wield broom, launch Swachh Bharat Mission
    6:18 PM

    New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) It’s been a clean-up week in central government offices with cobwebs being cleaned up, corridor clutter removed, old furniture discarded or overhauled, and office environs spruced up, tidied and polished like never before. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now symbolically wield a broom and reach

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  • Asian Games: Indian men face Pakistan in hockey final
    6:08 PM

    Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Two-time champions India will be facing arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in the mouthwatering title-clash of the Asian Games men’s hockey final slated for Thursday. While India edged past hosts South Korea 1-0 and stayed on course for their first Asian Games gold medal in 16

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  • Beyonce performs despite wardrobe malfunction
    7:32 PM

    New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction when her blouse burst open during a performance here. The singer’s lacy white blouse popped open revealing her flesh coloured brassiere mid-way through the performance at the Great Lawn of Central Park. However, the “Crazy in love”

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  • Nation proud of Mars mission success: Vice President
    12:18 PM

    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The nation is proud of the Mars mission success, said Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Wednesday. Ansari congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation Scientists for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) entering the orbit of the Red Planet in its first attempt. “On this historic day,

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  • Despite protests, Pakistan government open for talks (Roundup)
    10:06 PM

    Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) A day after anti-government protestors tried to storm the prime minister’s house, the Pakistan government said its doors were still open for talks even as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan vowed to file FIR against the Sharif brothers. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Saturday night adventurism to

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  • ‘Sushil Modi to be BJP’s face in Bihar assembly polls’
    6:54 PM

    Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi will be the face of the BJP in Bihar in the state assembly polls in 2015, said senior party leader and central Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh Saturday ending days of speculation. “The BJP will fight the next state

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  • Aparna Sen appears for questioning in Saradha scam
    12:36 PM

      Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Famed actor-director Aparna Sen Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.Sen, who was the editor of a magazine brought out by the group, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate office here after being summoned by the agency which is

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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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