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 […]

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. […]