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South Koreans wage chocolate propaganda war with chocolate pie

Oct 26, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: BBC

Can chocolate biscuits topple communism? Does a humble snack have the political power to push the North Korean regime out of existence? Activists in South Korea certainly think that a sugary and gooey cookie known as a Choco Pie might help bring abou...

Three, including two students, held for murder

Oct 26, 2014 at 02:15 | Source: FirstPost

Gurgaon, Oct 25 (IANS) Three people, including two teenaged students, were arrested here for killing a painter after a drunken brawl, police said Saturday.Puneet, Manav and Rahul were arrested for killing Anwar Ali, a painter living in a rented accom...

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads - WHO

Oct 25, 2014 at 22:30 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday.The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who d...

Use of chemical weapons in the world must be condemned: India at UN

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

United Nations: India has stressed on the need to strengthen implementation of the biological weaponsconvention in the wake of challenges to international peace and security emanating from threat posed by terrorists and non-state actors seeking acces...

Smoky Diwali: Delhi doesn't give two hoots about environment, leaves air polluted

Oct 25, 2014 at 13:16 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Several anti-firecracker campaigns failed to make an impact in the national capital as Delhiites celebrated Diwali with little care for the environment. The Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), which adversely impacts the heart,...

Coal mine collapse kills 16 in China

Oct 25, 2014 at 11:20 | Source: FirstPost

Shanghai: Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.Th...

HAL setting up MRO hangar for composites

Oct 25, 2014 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is setting up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hangar for composites used in producing helicopters and aircraft for defence services.Defence production secretary G. Mohan Kum...

Fear and indifference leave West Africa desperate for Ebola staff

Oct 25, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

DAKAR (Reuters) - When Australia offered more than $2 million last month to the medical charity leading the fight against Ebola in West Africa, Medecins Sans Frontieres bluntly rejected it.What was urgently needed from rich Western countries, MSF sai...

WHO says Ebola vaccine plans accelerating as trials advance

Oct 24, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said on...

Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

Oct 24, 2014 at 20:42 | Source: BBC

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a dead heart . Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who are confirmed as brain dead but with a heart still beating. A team at St Vincent's Hospital in Sy...

During opening week 170 million Indian TV viewers tuned in to ISL

Oct 24, 2014 at 19:43 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: The first edition of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) exploded into life and opened a new chapter for Indian football, sizzling across the television screens of 170 million Indian viewers on the opening week alone making it a milestone in ...

S&P 500 Futures Little Changed Amid New York Ebola Case

Oct 24, 2014 at 18:00 | Source: Bloomberg

U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, paring earlier losses, as investors considered the implications of the first diagnosis of Ebola in New York. Contracts expiring in December on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (SPX) lost 0....

S&P 500 Futures Little Changed Amid New York Ebola Case

Oct 24, 2014 at 18:00 | Source: Business Week

U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, paring earlier losses, as investors considered the implications of the first diagnosis of Ebola in New York. Contracts expiring in December on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (SPX) lost 0....

Bang Bang: Noise pollution does not begin and end with Diwali

Oct 24, 2014 at 17:38 | Source: FirstPost

Diwali means its time to dust off our once-a-year story about noise pollution. It means politicians like Dr Harsh Vardhan issuing press releases asking for a Silent Diwali. Meanwhile The Telegraph reports that in Kolkatas great fireworks bazaar, ban...

Post Diwali, air pollution increases five times in New Delhi

Oct 24, 2014 at 17:31 | Source: FirstPost

Delhi: Air quality in the national capital deteriorated alarmingly a day after Diwali as pollution levels spiked more than five times higher than normal leaving many at the risk of respiratory problems.The Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSP...

US firm told pay $40,000 for underpaying Indian workers in Los Angeles

Oct 24, 2014 at 15:30 | Source: FirstPost

Los Angeles: A Silicon Valley IT company in the US has been ordered to pay $40,000 in back wages to eight Indian workers who worked up to 122 hours a week and received as little as $1.21 an hour.The Electronics for Imaging Inc (EFI) also paid a fine ...

Bang Bang: Our noise pollution does not begin and end with Diwali

Oct 24, 2014 at 15:25 | Source: FirstPost

Diwali means its time to dust off our once-a-year story about noise pollution. It means politicians like Dr Harsh Vardhan issuing press releases asking for a Silent Diwali. Meanwhile The Telegraph reports that in Kolkatas great fireworks bazaar, ban...

Nationalising state elections: How PM Modi fine-tuned an old Congress ploy

Oct 24, 2014 at 11:14 | Source: FirstPost

Narendra Modi has successfully used his currently high popularity rating to nationalize state elections. The outcome of the Maharshtra and Haryana elections signify this phenomenon.The elections were fought entirely in Modis name and there was no est...

India's pre-school problem: Why cases of sexual abuse won't end with Bangalore

Oct 24, 2014 at 10:30 | Source: FirstPost

It's happened again. In another case that exposes the ongoing safety crisis in India's schools, a three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a private school in Bangalore barely months after similar cases were exposed in the city.While i...

S&P 500 Futures Fall After First Ebola Case in New York

Oct 24, 2014 at 10:01 | Source: Bloomberg

U.S. stock-index futures declined after the New York Times reported a resident of the city tested positive for the Ebola virus. Contracts expiring in December on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (SPX) lost 0.5 percent as of 9:54 a.m. i...

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