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Winter session of Parliament begins today, Opposition unites to take on NDA govt

Nov 24, 2014 at 14:16 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed confidence that the winter session of parliament beginning Monday will be as productive as the budget session.Addressing an all-party meeting convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minster M Venka...

For some young British Muslims, aid work not jihad pulls them to Syria

Nov 24, 2014 at 13:25 | Source: FirstPost

Birmingham, England: For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain.From an office in Britain's second largest city, Waseem Iqbal and a friend are planning a trip to the Middle East...

US health officials looking past Ebola to prepare for next epidemic

Nov 24, 2014 at 12:09 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, US public health officials are girding for the next health disaster."It's really urgent that we address...

LIVE: Prime Minister Modi thanks Fiji for its role in success of India's Mangalyaan

Nov 19, 2014 at 15:29 | Source: FirstPost

2.00 pm: Prime Minister leaves FijiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home after concluding his 10-day three nation tour during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN-India Summit in Myanmar, the G-20 Summit in Australia and held b...

LIVE: Prime Minister Modi calls Fiji an important partner, concludes 10-day trip, leaves for India

Nov 19, 2014 at 14:51 | Source: FirstPost

2.00 pm: Prime Minister leaves FijiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home after concluding his 10-day three nation tour during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN-India Summit in Myanmar, the G-20 Summit in Australia and held b...

LIVE: Fiji opposition boycotts PM Modi's address to Parliament

Nov 19, 2014 at 12:55 | Source: FirstPost

12.20 pm: Proud to have India as a partner, says Fijian PMIn response to PM Narendra Modi's visit to Fiji, Prime MinisterJosiah Bainimarama said that he was proud to have India as a future partner. According to reports in DNA,Bainimarama said that he...

Are we a giving country? Report finds Pak, Sri Lanka way more generous than India

Nov 19, 2014 at 12:16 | Source: FirstPost

While India is second to only China in terms of the highest percentage of people helping strangers, it fails to feature on the top 20 list of the world's most generous nations, which is dominated by Mynamar, shows the latest World Giving Index report...

Poor can't be burdened with fight against climate change: Mahajan at UN

Nov 19, 2014 at 10:42 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: In a strong message to the developed nations, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said that sustainable development and a victory in the war against climate change cannot be attained on the backs of the poor."The burden of sust...

Move over Kim Kardashian, Australian media is in love with PM Modi

Nov 19, 2014 at 10:40 | Source: FirstPost

Melbourne: Global glam queen Kim Kardashian must be ruing the timing of her visit to this picturesque Australian city as it is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is dominating the media headlines there.Modi's name is all over the electronic and ...

Dear Sanjeev Kapoor, no non-veg on Masterchef is a stupid, terrible idea

Nov 19, 2014 at 09:05 | Source: FirstPost

Its a free world and every TV producer is free to create whatever programme s/he wants, which audiences may or may not watch. However, this isnt justification to turn a good concept into rubbish.Its bad enough that there is a Masterchef India, which ...

India ready to partner with Fiji: Modi

Nov 19, 2014 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

Suva , Nov 19 (IANS) India is prepared to become a partner in strengthening and modernising Fiji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Wednesday."As Fiji adjust to the changing global markets, India is prepared to be your partner in making you...

Drowning among 10 leading causes of deaths worldwide: WHO

Nov 19, 2014 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year and is among the 10 leading causes of death for children and young people, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.The WHO report said that globally, ov...

Live longer with less sex and plant-rich diet

Nov 19, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

London, Nov 18 (IANS) As most of us struggle to juggle work commitments with the demands of family and daily life, new research suggests that slow pace of life is the secret to longevity - even if it amounts to curtailing sex life a bit.The team of r...

Climate change not behind collapse of European Bronze Age: Study

Nov 19, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists who studied a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age have said climate change, commonly assumed to be responsible, could not have been the culprit.Researchers from several universities in ...

Sulabh's international toilet festival begins in Delhi

Nov 19, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Aimed at creating awareness about sanitation, a three-day International Toilet Festival kick-started in the city Tuesday, on the eve of World Toilet Day.As part of the festival, being organised by NGO Sulabh International, a ...

'Only international co-operation can nail globe-trotting paedophiles'

Nov 18, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Only co-operation and information-sharing between enforcement and non-government agencies can help nail globe-trotting paedophiles who often follow the international tourism trail looking for under-aged victims, a leading Britai...

IIM-A makes three courses expensive, redesigns curriculum

Nov 18, 2014 at 19:52 | Source: FirstPost

Ahmedabad: India's premier business school Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) announced a fee hike ranging from Rs 1.9 lakh to 2.5 lakh for three of its flagship courses. Courses whose fees have been hiked include Post-Graduate Programm...

Marley natural: Reggae icon Bob Marley's family to lend name to cannabis brand

Nov 18, 2014 at 19:16 | Source: FirstPost

Seattle: The family of Reggae icon Bob Marley and a Seattle-based private equity firm on Tuesday said they are launching the first global cannabis brand with marijuana products sold under a name long tied to a plant he lovingly called "the herb&...

Ebola: World Bank chief proposes global emergency epidemic fund

Nov 18, 2014 at 18:39 | Source: FirstPost

Berlin: World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim warned on Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa could trigger famine, and called for the creation of an international emergency fund for epidemics.Speaking to German business newspaper Handelsblatt, Kim ...

Dear Sanjeev Kapoor, no non-veg on Masterchef is a terrible, stupid idea

Nov 18, 2014 at 17:39 | Source: FirstPost

Its a free world and every TV producer is free to create whatever programme s/he wants, which audiences may or may not watch. However, this isnt justification to turn a good concept into rubbish.Its bad enough that there is a Masterchef India, which ...

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