Collective efforts more important in Saarc region: Modi (8 minutes ago)
Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Nowhere in the world are collective efforts more important than in south Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit here Wednesday.
Powdered measles vaccine found safe in early trials (8 minutes ago)
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative as researchers have found a measles vaccine made of fine dry powder safe in early human testing.
Sensex trades flat; bank stocks fall (10 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) A day after it plunged 162 points or 0.57 percent, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat -- merely three points or 0.01 percent up in the early morning trade session Wednesday.
Modi raises terrorism at Saarc on Mumbai attack anniversary (12 minutes ago)
Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday recalled the horror of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack at the Saarc summit and stressed on the need to combat "terrorism and trans-national crimes".
Indian satellite for Saarc in 2016: Modi (13 minutes ago)
Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced the launch of a satellite for the Saarc region in 2016.
SC to hear plea on Haryana Police attack on journalists (16 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would hear a plea on police attack on mediapersons outside controversial sect leader Rampal's ashram in Haryana Nov 19.
India to give business visa for 3-5 years for Saarc: Modi (26 minutes ago)
Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India will give business visa for three to five years for Saarc countries and called for making procedures simple and facilities better.
Two ex-Pentagon officials in running to succeed Hagel (10:54)
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Two former Pentagon officials, Ashton Carter and Michele Flournoy, seemed the likeliest candidates to succeed Chuck Hagel as head of the US defence department and direct the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS).
Save money on 'Twitter Offers' (10:52)
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a new feature where retailers will tweet special offers that can be used to get money back on certain purchases.
Pakistani PM calls for dispute free South Asia (10:52)
Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday called for a dispute free south Asia and stressed on building "bonds of trust" during his address at the Saarc Summit here.
Richard Verma's confirmation hearing as India envoy set for Dec 2 (10:40)
By Arun Kumar
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The Senate Foreign Relations committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing of Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama's nominee to be US Ambassador to India, on Dec 2.
3D printer creates first object in space (10:32)
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The 3D printer at the International Space Station (ISS) has created the first printed object in space - a part of the printer itself - paving the way to future long-term space expeditions.
Chilly morning in Delhi (10:12)
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) It was a slightly chilly morning here Wednesday with a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
Ferguson smoulders as racial protests spread across US (09:52)
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) As night fell, Missouri state in Midwestern United States deployed more forces to quell violence in Ferguson after a grand jury failed to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Saarc Summit begins in Kathmandu (09:50)
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) With all eyes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's take on the future of South Asia, the 18th Saarc Summit commenced here Wednesday morning.
Indian-origin likely candidate in Guyana polls (09:34)
San Juan, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Guyana's ruling People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is holding talks about presidential nominations and said its only candidate for the position of president is incumbent Donald Ramotar, a person of Indian origin.
Heritage Week? What's that, asks Agra (09:32)
By Brij Khandelwal
Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) The annual "Heritage Week" observed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has just ended in the Taj city but most people gave it a miss, while activists mourned the conditions of monuments under threat by rampant neglect and encroachment by squatters.
PM leads nation in homage to 26/11 Mumbai terror victims (09:14)
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs and victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks sixth anniversary Wednesday.
Ten common reasons why we don't exercise (Comment: Special to IANS) (09:14)
By Amar Chandel
We all intend to exercise regularly. But when it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful. Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted "reasons", and the reality behind them:
Former Chelsea manager Grant to coach Ghana (09:14)
Accra, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant will officially sign a contract to become the new Ghana coach, the country's football federation (GFA) said Wednesday.
Brown family lawyer denounces 'completely unfair' process (08:56)
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) The attorney for the family of Michael Brown had harsh words about the Missouri prosecutor who convened the grand jury that declined to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug 9 death of the unarmed black teenager.
Champions League standings (08:32)
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Following are the Champions League Group A-D standings ahead of Wednesday's fifth round of matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua.
US urges eradication of armed rebels in Congo (08:08)
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The US Tuesday called for efforts to wipe out illegal armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the number of civilians killed there has risen to some 200 in less than two months.
Eating healthy tough for Cumberbatch (08:00)
Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says he struggles to eat health food.
24 killed in coal mine fire in China (07:56)
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 24 workers were killed and 52 others injured in coal mine fire in northeast China's Liaoning Province early Wednesday, the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation said.