NDA unlikely to oppose Pranab Mukherjee?

New Delhi: With United Progressive Alliance (UPA) announcing Pranab Mukherjee as their Presidential candidate on Friday, reports suggest that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will not oppose his candidature for the top post. The senior Congress leader who cutting across party lines shares a healthy relationship and commands respect is most unlikely to be opposed by […]

Sonia names Pranab for President

New Delhi: Ending days of intense speculation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced the name of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s as United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate on Friday. Announcing the decision taken after a meeting of the UPA allies at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s official residence 7 Race Course Road – attended by all UPA […]

Google’s $ 18.7 mn buy: .google, .fly, .eat

New Delhi: Internet giant Google has paid USD 18.7 million to buy domains – .google, .youtube, .goog and .plus, media reports claimed on Thursday. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) had in January this year invited applications from companies, organisations and individuals who can come up with USD 185,000 (over Rs 1 crore) […]

Snapping of Congress-TMC ties inevitable?

New Delhi: The gloves are clearly off between the Congress party and the Trinamool Congress. The hardening of positions by Congress leaders and Mamata Banerjee on Thursday on the contentious issue of Presidential election may lead to a break in the relationship between the two allies. Feisty as ever, Mamata while talking to reporters today […]

Prez poll: Mamata, Mulayam propose 3 new names

New Delhi: The run up to the race for Raisina Hill got complicated on Wednesday with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav snubbed the Congress by rejecting the two choices of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for Presidentship. In a day of fast-paced developments, Mamata-Mulayam block sprang a surprise by proposing […]

Ayurveda could be the healing agent for Afro-Indian partnership

Panaji: Trade and commerce apart, aggressive and sustained promotion of India`s ancient medicinal science Ayurveda in Africa could help promote the 54-nation continent`s “holistic development”, a former Ugandan diplomat and educationist said here. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference on `Decolonization, Development and Diaspora: The Afro-Indian experience` organized by the Indian Council of World […]

Apple’s new plans for iPhone, Siri, MacBooks leaked

Washington: Apple has planned to launch new features for its iPhone, and would introduce its popular voice recognition app Siri in iPad, according to a report. The information leaked ahead of Apple”s Worldwide Developers Conference next week also suggested that the tech giant would release new MacBooks and 3D maps. According to a 9 to […]