Jaishankar begins SAARC yatra Sunday with Bhutan (Curtain Raiser)

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar begins his ‘yatra’ of four SAARC countries... (more...)

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Early warning, evacuations saved lives during Cyclone Hudhud: UN

By Arul Louis United Nations, Feb 26 (IANS) — A UN report says “timely and massive evacuation saved lives”... (more...)

4G devices now more affordable for Indians (With: Videocon Mobile to soon roll out 4G enabled handsets)

By Prantick Majumder Bangkok, Feb 25 (IANS) — A new breed of smartphones equipped with the latest 4G technology promises... (more...)

British legislators mull creating new Sikh regiment

London, Feb 24 (IANS) — British legislators are examining proposals to create a new British Sikh regiment like those... (more...)

India-Nepal joint motor rally to promote friendship

Kathmandu, Feb 23 (IANS) — A joint India-Nepal motor rally will be flagged off on February 27 from Puri in Odisha to... (more...)

BJP observes second anniversary of Hyderabad’s twin blasts

Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) — The second anniversary of the twin bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar here was observed Saturday... (more...)

Swine flu kills 743, sets alarm bells ringing across India (Roundup)

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) — The number of deaths across India due to swine flu reached 743 Friday, with 40 more people,... (more...)

Former Japanese Red Army member extradited from US

Tokyo, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) — Japanese authorities Friday arrested an ex-member of the Japanese Red Army far-left guerrilla... (more...)

Swine flu alert in northeast India, two women test positive

Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) — The northeastern states have sounded a high alert to prevent the spread of... (more...)

Modi flags off Arunachal-Delhi train

Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) — In a historic development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off the first express... (more...)

Kolkata safe city for women: Bengal governor

Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) — West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi Thursday expressed satisfaction over the law and order... (more...)

BJP leader’s remarks in Nepal spark off row

Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) — A visiting BJP leader’s remarks on Nepal’s future political structure sparked... (more...)

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