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India’s Vaishali wins gold in Asian Blitz Chess Championship

India’s Vaishali wins gold in Asian Blitz Chess Championship

CHENNAI: India’s R Vaishali won the women’s title with eight points from nine rounds in the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China, on Sunday. She was at her best in the Blitz event and won seven games and posted two draws in the nine-round event. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Indian rocket that US once ‘grounded’ will put Isro-Nasa satellite in space

Indian rocket that US once ‘grounded’ will put Isro-Nasa satellite in space

NEW DELHI: In 1992, the US under President George Bush had slapped sanctions on Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and prevented Russia from sharing cryogenic engine technology with the Indian space agency so as to check India from making missiles. Two decades later, US space agency Nasa has joined hands with Isro to co-develop the […]

Mother of two from Arunachal becomes world’s first woman to scale Everest twice in week

Mother of two from Arunachal becomes world’s first woman to scale Everest twice in week

GUWAHATI: Anshu Jamsenpa of Bomdilla in Arunachal Pradesh became on Sunday the first woman to claim “dual ascent” of Mount Everest twice within a span of five days. She broke the previous record of Nepal’s Chhurim Sherpa, who had climbed Mt Everest twice in a week in 2012. The 37-year-old is also the first Indian […]

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Nepalese were voting on Sunday in the first local-level polls in two decades, an election crucial for cementing democracy amid political turmoil in the country. The first phase of local elections are peacefully taking place at 281 local units out of 283 in province 3, 4 and 6, said the office Election Commission. Out of 283 […]

Narendra Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam near China border

Narendra Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam near China border

Dibrugarh: India’s longest river bridge, capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank, will be inaugurated in Assam close to the border with China on 26 May by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the inauguration of the 9.15-km-long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river, the prime minister will kick start the celebrations of […]

Kapil Mishra: Kejriwal a corrupt man, AAP received crores from shell companies

Kapil Mishra: Kejriwal a corrupt man, AAP received crores from shell companies

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra fainted at a media conference on Sunday, but not before he accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of “massive” financial irregularities. Mishra demanded Kejriwal’s resignation and said if he didn’t step down, the former water minister would “drag” the chief minister by his […]

US lawmakers visit Dalai Lama, highlight situation in Tibet

US lawmakers visit Dalai Lama, highlight situation in Tibet

DHARAMSALA: A US Congressional delegation visited the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in India on Tuesday, seeking to draw world attention to human rights in Tibet as President Donald Trump eyes warmer ties with China. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi flew with a bipartisan delegation to the Himalayan hill town where the 81-year-old Buddhist leader […]

Pakistan airlines pilot invites unauthorised woman into cockpit; puts passengers’ lives at risk

Pakistan airlines pilot invites unauthorised woman into cockpit; puts passengers’ lives at risk

Pakistan International Airlines is fast earning notoriety for putting the lives of its passengers at risk as a pilot of the country’s flag carrier has been accused of allowing an unauthorised foreign national into the cockpit during landing. According to a report in Geo News, Captain Shahzad Aziz, the pilot of PIA flight PK-853 from […]

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav hanging

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav hanging

ACTING on an Indian petition, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has written to the Pakistan government to, effectively, put on hold the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the retired Indian Navy officer who was convicted of espionage charges by a Pakistan military court. India on Tuesday had approached ICJ and asked it […]

India, Russia to ink deal on 5th-gen fighter design

India, Russia to ink deal on 5th-gen fighter design

New Delhi:  After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a “milestone” pact to finalise the detailed design for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and move ahead with the multi-billion dollar co- development project. Government sources said almost all the ground work has been completed to finalise the deal for design […]

Narendra Modi wants to make Northeast ‘Gateway to Southeast Asia’

Narendra Modi wants to make Northeast ‘Gateway to Southeast Asia’

New Delhi/Shillong: The government aims to make Northeast India a gateway to Southeast Asia and was making huge investments for the overall development of the region, but lack of cleanliness could hamper this dream, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. “If such a beautiful gateway is unclean, diseased, illiterate or disbalanced, then it will […]

AAP crisis deepens as Arvind Kejriwal faces corruption allegations

AAP crisis deepens as Arvind Kejriwal faces corruption allegations

By Anuja & Gyan Varma New Delhi: Amid a growing internal rift and a string of electoral losses, the crisis within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) deepened on Sunday after sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of accepting a bribe of Rs2 crore in cash at his official residence from Delhi’s health minister […]

Made in India South Asia Satellite to be launched on 5 May

Made in India South Asia Satellite to be launched on 5 May

New Delhi: The South Asia Satellite will be launched on 5 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday, describing it as India’s “pricelss gift” to its neighbours as part of the sabka saath, sabka vikaas concept. The South Asia Satellite is a geosynchronous communications and meteorology satellite by Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) for […]

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to remain under house arrest for 90 days more

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to remain under house arrest for 90 days more

LAHORE: Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed will remain under house arrest+ here for 90 days more after the expiry of his three-month detention period tonight. Pakistan’s Punjab government on Sunday decided to extend the duration of the house arrest of Saeed and his four aides under the country’s anti-terrorism act and the […]

Beyond brothels: How real estate and online sites are changing red light areas

Beyond brothels: How real estate and online sites are changing red light areas

Thirty-four-year-old Sangeeta is mildly irritated at having been woken up and summoned to 50 GB Road to talk to a journalist. A client had kept her up late the previous night, she complains. “And it is too hot to sleep during the day. Bauji doesn’t get coolers installed in the rooms. Just those old fans,” […]

Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir knocks power Kolkata Knight Riders to 7-wicket win

Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir knocks power Kolkata Knight Riders to 7-wicket win

Kolkata Knight Riders maintained their winning record at the MCA Stadium on Wednesday after romping to their straight sixth victory here with a seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant. Kolkata Knight Riders began the second half of IPL-10 in a thumping fashion, which was similar to their opening clash 10-wicket win over Gujarat Lions. Skipper […]

MCD results 2017: BJP sweeps all 3 corporations, setback for AAP and Kejriwal

MCD results 2017: BJP sweeps all 3 corporations, setback for AAP and Kejriwal

The BJP retained power in Delhi’s three municipal corporations for a third consecutive term on Wednesday, in what is seen as an overwhelming rejection of the Aam Aadmi Party just two years after it won a brute majority in the Delhi assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity as well as a decision to drop […]

China and India both face problems with investment, but very different ones

China and India both face problems with investment, but very different ones

The chart shows Indian and Chinese investment rates (as a percentage of gross domestic product , or GDP) since 2000, taken from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) recently released World Economic Outlook. Two facts stand out. Click here to read more… Credit: www.livemint.com

‘Disgraceful,’ Says Furious Virat Kohli After Worst Batting Show In IPL History

‘Disgraceful,’ Says Furious Virat Kohli After Worst Batting Show In IPL History

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli minced no words on Sunday as he dissected his side’s performance against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League tie at the Eden Gardens. Speaking about the visitors’ abject display, Kohli termed the batting performance as reckless and unacceptable. RCB were all out for 49, the lowest ever […]

Talks Tough During Stone-Pelting, Firing, Says Mehbooba Mufti, Meets PM

Talks Tough During Stone-Pelting, Firing, Says Mehbooba Mufti, Meets PM

The approach of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is what’s urgently needed as salve for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told today by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a meeting in Delhi. “At a time when stone pelting and firing are on, talks are difficult, but the Prime Minister has invoked Vajpayee many […]

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