Govt may soon ban e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes
Oct 31, 2014 at 14:06 | Source:
The government is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters.The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes...
Russia-Ukraine gas deal secures EU winter supply
Oct 31, 2014 at 12:22 | Source:
Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union. The deal will also ensure gas supplies to EU countries via Ukraine are secure. There is now no reason for people in Europe to stay cold this...
Kejriwal demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases
Oct 30, 2014 at 22:50 | Source:
New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to give Rs five lakh each to next of kin of 3,325 victims of 1984 riots but, at the same time, demanded setting up of an SIT to ensure a thorough probe into the cases.He...
The big Snapdeal screw up: Man orders smartphone, gets bar of soap instead
Oct 30, 2014 at 14:50 | Source:
It's not uncommon to hear stories of bad experiences with e-commerce stories: your products are not delivered, sometimes they are lost and sometimes they are delivered to you, but not in one piece.But, Snapdeal took it to a whole new level this time....
In Ebola response, Obama's 'czar' stays behind the curtain
Oct 29, 2014 at 06:15 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance.But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behin...
Ireland warns Britain against opting out of EU arrest laws
Oct 29, 2014 at 04:45 | Source:
DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland has urged Britain not to bow to domestic pressure to ditch European Union laws that allow suspected criminals to be arrested in other member states, saying such a move could undermine bilateral efforts to tackle terr...
'Happy New Year' is Farah Khan wishing Shah Rukh Khan, 'Happy New Body'
Oct 28, 2014 at 15:23 | Source:
There is a clich that there is no surer sign of a man going through a midlife crisis than buying a ridiculously expensive and impractical car like a two-seater Porsche. Or a Harley Davidson .But normal middle-aged men just want to feel youthful by bu...
SoftBank to invest $10bn
Oct 28, 2014 at 11:57 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
New Delhi, Oct. 27: Japan’s SoftBank today pledged to plough $10 billion (over Rs 60,000 crore) into tech and communication companies in India as the Narendra Modi-government looks to harvest the investment gains from his visits to Japan and t...
Declare Kashmir floods national disaster: CPI-M
Oct 28, 2014 at 00:30 | Source:
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday urged the government to declare the Jammu and Kashmir floods a "national disaster" and said the relief announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "insufficient".There was also widesprea...
Govt to sanction 12 battalions to ITBP for China border duties
Oct 27, 2014 at 15:13 | Source:
New Delhi: Government is set to clear a proposal to raise a dozen battalions and induct close to 12,000 fresh personnel in the Indo-China border guarding force ITBP to bolster the force's presence along this strategic frontier.Official sources said a...
Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul: officials
Oct 25, 2014 at 01:45 | Source:
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week.Consulates of the United States, Ca...
PM Modi's Diwali visit to Kashmir was a good decision: NCP
Oct 24, 2014 at 16:18 | Source:
Jammu: Nationalist Congress party (NCP) on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for celebrating Diwali with the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir.The party also appreciated the move of the Prime Minister of celebrating the festival with th...
Google’s doodles: Who's behind them?
Oct 24, 2014 at 12:47 | Source:
The occasional artistic doodles that replace the Google logo are seen by hundreds of millions of people. But who are the brains behind them? A playable Les Paul guitar, a Pac-Man game and a keyboard in celebration of Robert Moog. These are just some ...