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California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells| Reuters

Jan 23, 2016 at 22:46 | Source: FirstPost

Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking wells owner, Southern C...

Intolerance and Section 377: Karan Johar's click-bait lines are perfectly timed for his upcoming biography

Jan 23, 2016 at 14:26 | Source: FirstPost

One isn't sure whether Karan Johar was testing the waters by throwing a click-bait line and watching the response. Maybe he is silently compiling the reactions for a sequel My Name Is Khan And I Am Not Intolerant.That would certainly make sense.Or m...

Make Kohli captain in all formats, Dhoni can continue as player: Erapalli Prasanna

Jan 23, 2016 at 11:17 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Spin great Erapalli Prasanna feels time has come to make Virat Kohli the India captain in all three formats and MS Dhoni, whose leadership skills are on the wane, can continue playing as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs format.T...

New Takata air bag recall to cover five million U.S. vehicles| Reuters

Jan 23, 2016 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

U.S. regulators on Friday announced a new recall of about 5 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata Corp (7312.T) air bags, covering some automakers not previously affected by one of the biggest auto safety recalls in U.S. history.The new ...

Exclusive: Iran to be hooked up to global banks in weeks - Middle East Bank| Reuters

Jan 22, 2016 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON International banks are preparing to re-establish links with their Iranian counterparts using the SWIFT transactions system, the head of Iran's Middle East Bank told Reuters on Friday. But it is likely to take at least two weeks before the co...

Against Trump: Enemy within attacks, says Trump clueless on H1B visas, 'will trample America underfoot'

Jan 22, 2016 at 22:49 | Source: FirstPost

New York: Which gasbag is worse? Donald Trump or Ted Cruz?Prominent conservative heavyweights are grappling with the prospect of which motor-mouth will dent their brand less as the bitter battle between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz escalates.While the t...

No tenders needed for strategic defence equipment: Supreme Court upholds govt policy

Jan 22, 2016 at 21:16 | Source: FirstPost

By Rakesh BhatnagarApproving the decade-old policy of the union government that public tenders are not required for the purchase of strategically and critically important equipment used in defence equipment, the Supreme Court has ruled that for such ...

Make Kohli captain in all three formats, Dhoni can continue as player: Erapalli Prasanna

Jan 22, 2016 at 20:17 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Spin great Erapalli Prasanna feels time has come to make Virat Kohli the India captain in all three formats and MS Dhoni, whose leadership skills are on the wane, can continue playing as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs format.T...

Criticising Dhoni's 'baffling choices', spin legend Prasanna calls for Kohli to captain India

Jan 22, 2016 at 18:58 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Spin great Erapalli Prasanna feels time has come to make Virat Kohli the India captain in all three formats and MS Dhoni, whose leadership skills are on the wane, can continue playing as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs format.T...

Sunanda Pushkar: AIIMS medical board confirms death due to poisoning

Jan 22, 2016 at 15:48 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:Sunanda Pushkar died of "poisoning" with the Aiims medical board, which gave its opinion on the FBI report on her viscera samples, unanimously concluding that there was presence of anxiety drug Alprax in her stomach.However, the b...

All others are dancers, she is the dance: A tribute to Mrinalini Sarabhai

Jan 22, 2016 at 10:55 | Source: FirstPost

By Devika VRMrinalini Sarabhai, a legendary classical dancer and Padma Bhushan recipient, passed away on Thursday at her home in Ahmedabad. She was 97.It is the powerful movement that makes me feel nice, Mrinalini Sarabhai had told me when I intervie...

A tribute to Mrinalini Sarabhai: All others are dancers, she is the dance

Jan 22, 2016 at 08:42 | Source: FirstPost

By Devika VRMrinalini Sarabhai, a legendary classical dancer and Padma Bhushan recipient, passed away on Thursday at her home in Ahmedabad. She was 97.It is the powerful movement that makes me feel nice, Mrinalini Sarabhai had told me when I intervie...

Rise in U.S. jobless claims spurs labor market worries| Reuters

Jan 21, 2016 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to a six-month high last week, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labor market amid a sharp economic slowdown and major stock market selloff.Another report on Thursday show...

Post Pathankot attack, govt plans panel to review security of defence bases, says Parrikar

Jan 21, 2016 at 18:26 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: In the wake of the recent attack on an IAF base at Pathankot, a committee is being set up by the government to review security at defence bases in the country based on the "risk factor".Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar while giv...

The helicopter has been grounded: India must look beyond MS Dhoni

Jan 21, 2016 at 18:24 | Source: FirstPost

Is one of international crickets finest finishers in the twilightof a great and glorious career?The answer to that question would undoubtedly interest cricket aficionados who feel grievously aggrieved by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis current performa...

Hyderabad suicide shows why Smriti Irani is India's Joan of Farce: She can only war, not peace

Jan 21, 2016 at 16:29 | Source: FirstPost

When a fire is burning in the backyard, a wise, patient head of the family is expected to bring down the temperature by pouring cold water over it.But, trust Smriti Irani to first pour gallons of ghee over it and then light a matchstick.On Wednesday,...

Hyderabad suicide shows why Smriti Irani is India's Joan of Farce: She can just only war, not peace

Jan 21, 2016 at 16:29 | Source: FirstPost

When a fire is burning in the backyard, a wise, patient head of the family is expected to bring down the temperature by pouring cold water over it.But, trust Smriti Irani to first pour gallons of ghee over it and then light a matchstick.On Wednesday,...

Hyderabad suicide shows why Smriti Irani is India's Joan of Farce: She can only make war, not peace

Jan 21, 2016 at 16:29 | Source: FirstPost

When a fire is burning in the backyard, a wise, patient head of the family is expected to bring down the temperature by pouring cold water over it.But, trust Smriti Irani to first pour gallons of ghee over it and then light a matchstick.On Wednesday,...

Hyderabad suicide shows why Smriti Irani is India's Joan of Farce: She can just make war, not peace

Jan 21, 2016 at 15:24 | Source: FirstPost

When a fire is burning in the backyard, a wise, patient head of the family is expected to bring down the temperature by pouring cold water over it.But, trust Smriti Irani to first pour gallons of ghee over it and then light a matchstick.On Wednesday,...

Hyderabad tragedy shows why Smriti Irani is India's Joan of Farce: She can only make war, not peace

Jan 21, 2016 at 14:44 | Source: FirstPost

When a fire is burning in the backyard, a wise, patient head of the family is expected to bring down the temperature by pouring cold water over it.But, trust Smriti Irani to first pour gallons of ghee over it and then light a matchstick.On Wednesday,...

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