New Army Chief lifts ban on Lt Gen Suhag’s promotion

New Delhi: Overturning the decision of his predecessor Gen V K Singh, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has lifted the ban on promotion of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag clearing the way for his appointment as Eastern Army Commander. The 3 Corps Commander, who can head the army in 2014, was put under a Discipline […]

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 […]

Despite raking in the moolah, ‘Rowdy Rathore’ suffers a huge loss!

Mumbai: ‘Rowdy Rathore’ opened to packed theatres on Friday, and ever since, the numbers inside the halls have only gone up. So much so, that the film has been able to gather about half a billion rupees in the first three days of its release itself! But all is not well in the production camp […]

Rare voyage of Venus offers visual treat to sky gazers

New Delhi: The rare and much-awaited Transit of Venus unfolded in the morning sky all across the country on Wednesday, enthralling astro enthusiasts in the once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. The celestial spectacle offered a visual treat to many sky gazers, who trained their telescopes to watch the phenomenon. […]

AI to hire 100 New Pilots

New Delhi: Air India is going to induct about 100 new pilots in the next few months, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said today while virtually shutting the doors for striking pilots, asking those sacked to apply afresh. Indicating that the 101 sacked pilots could be replaced by new ones, Singh said 90 pilots were […]

Obama thought Taliban had nuclear bomb

Washington: Soon after assuming office in 2009, US President Barack Obama experienced a security nightmare about the possibility of Taliban in Pakistan acquiring a nuclear bomb, with the fear lurking in the back of his mind that the loose weapon could be headed for a major US city. US intelligence told the President during a […]

Aamir Khan refuses to apologise to doctors

Mumbai: Aamir Khan, who seldom believes in giving clarifications for his actions, has spoken about his stand against the Indian medical fraternity’s demand seeking an apology from the actor for allegedly defaming them and their profession. Talking to a popular news channel, Aamir firmly said, “I will not apologise to the doctors, I have not […]