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 […]

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 […]

Sensex posts biggest gain of the year, up 434 pts

Mumbai: In sync with global sentiment and the government trying to speed up investment decisions, Sensex on Wednesday went up by 434 points, the highest single-day gain in 2012, making investors richer by over Rs 1.30 lakh crore. While the global sentiment was upbeat on fresh initiatives by ECB to fix the crisis in Eurozone, […]

US assures dual technology access to India

New Delhi: The US on Wednesday promised to initiate measures to provide access to dual use technology to India which has been contending that American norms were leading to denial of export of such sophisticated items. This assurance was given by US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta to Defence Minister AK Antony during hour-long discussions in […]

Prime Minister pushes for infrastructure-led growth

New Delhi: Battling perception of policy paralysis, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday set an investment target of at least Rs 2 lakh crore for core sector projects in the current fiscal in a bid to revert back to 9 percent economic growth. Holding a brainstorming session with his infrastructure ministers, he said after achieving remarkably […]

PM’s honesty not enough, Cabinet needs to be clean: Ramdev

New Delhi: Observing a day-long fast with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar here, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday asked the government to bring back black money stashed abroad and pitched for a strong Lokpal Bill to check corruption across the country. Addressing the crowd gathered at Jantar Mantar, the yoga guru said […]

Anna, Ramdev fast against corruption

========================================================== [poll id=”22″] New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social activist Anna Hazare will Sunday sit in the capital on a day-long fast against corruption and black money stashed away by Indians abroad. Meanwhile, Ramdev and Hazare have reached Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Both will offer prayers to the father of the […]