Cabinet approves surrogacy regulation bill (1 minute ago)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Surrogacy Regulation bill, 2016, which aims to regulate surrogacy and safeguard the rights of surrogate mothers.
Acting with prosthetic is quite a challenge: Parag Tyagi (1 minute ago)
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) It takes Parag Tyagi six hours everyday to get into the 'Brahmarakshas' avatar for TV show "Brahmarakshas -- Jaag Utha Shaitaan". The actor says working with prosthetic is a challenge.
President greets people on Janmashtami (5 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted people on Janmashtami, conveying his "warm greetings and good wishes" here on Wednesday.
Zidane reason behind my best season, says Ronaldo (7 minutes ago)
Madrid, Aug 24 (IANS) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has credited Zinedine Zidane's appointment as Real Madrid head coach as the catalyst for "one of the best seasons" of his illustrious football career.
DNA samples of Dhaka cafe attackers match with kin: Police (11 minutes ago)
Dhaka, Aug 24 (IANS) Bangladesh police have confirmed that the DNA samples of all six terrorists killed in a military operation following the Gulshan cafe siege, have matched with their relatives.
92% of villages 'electrified' have houses without power (Special to IANS) (17 minutes ago)
By Charlie Moloney
As many as 78 per cent of the 18,452 inhabitable villages the government set out to provide with power have been "electrified". However, 92 per cent of the 10,072 newly-electrified villages include homes which do not have electricity.
Leaked data, if genuine may compromise Scorpene's stealth element: Former navy chief (23 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The leaked data on the Scorpene submarine may threaten its stealth element, former Indian Navy chief, Admiral Arun Prakash said on Wednesday, adding it has to be first established how relevant the leaked information is.
'Rio Paralympics will be success despite funding problems' (25 minutes ago)
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 24 (IANS) The impending Rio Paralympics could be facing its most serious financial crisis to date but the Games' Director of Media and Communications, Craig Spence, remains confident about its success.
Two Russian weightlifters suspended for doping in 2008 Olympics retests (27 minutes ago)
Budapest, Aug 24 (IANS) Russian weightlifters Dmitry Lapikov and Khadzhimurat Akkayev have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the press service of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Wednesday.
No Indian casualty in Italy earthquake (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) There has been no Indian casualty in the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that rocked Italy on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said citing the Indian embassy in Rome.
Tamil actor Vijay's father undergoes surgery after fall (15:09)
Kottayam (Kerala), Aug 24 (IANS) Popular Tamil actor Vijay's father S.A. Chandrasekhar slipped and fell at a resort in Kumarakom on Wednesday and had to immediatelly undergo a surgery at a hospital here.
Not blamed RSS for Mahatma's assassination, but people linked to it: Rahul (15:03)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had not blamed the RSS as an institution for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, but the people associated with it, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday.
CRPF trooper killed in landslide near Vaishno Devi shrine (15:03)
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) A paramilitary trooper guarding the Vaishno Devi temple near here was killed on Wednesday when a landslide triggered by heavy rain washed away a portion of the track to the hill shrine and hit a shelter for pilgrims.
Mobile app to help HIV patients adhere to medications (15:02)
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone app that could help improve adherence to medications -- such as antiretroviral therapy (ART) -- among people living with HIV by putting the prevention in their pocket.
22 militants killed in Afghan military operations (14:59)
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 22 militants were killed in the past 24 hours during military operations by Afghan security forces in the country's 11 provinces, authorities said on Wednesday.
GST will have inflationary pressure on tea, says Mistry (14:57)
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will have an inflationary impact leading to increase in tea prices, Tata Global Beverages' Chairman Cyrus P. Mistry said on Wednesday.
34 Malaysians arrested in Australia for working illegally (14:55)
Sydney, Aug 24 (IANS) Following targeted raids on the Australian east coast, authorities have arrested 34 Malaysian nationals for working illegally in the agriculture sector.
Porto, Monaco, Celtic qualify for Champions League (14:51)
Madrid, Aug 24 (IANS) Porto, Monaco, Glasgow Celtic, Legia Warszawa and Ludogorets Razgrad all qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage football competition with the results of second-leg contests.
European human rights court to consider Russia Paralympians claim (14:47)
Strasbourg (France), Aug 24 (IANS) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) may consider a claim of the Russian Paralympians, banned from the upcoming games in Rio, according to an official statement.
Driverless cars on the horizon, but India far from ready (Tech Trend) (14:43)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) It was Google that first flagged off self-driving cars. Tesla Motors, GM and Ford soon followed, and now with two bold moves, Uber, the on-demand car pioneer, is fuelling the race to the finish line.
Turkish forces launch operation in Syria against IS (14:39)
Ankara, Aug 24 (IANS) Turkish forces and US-led coalition warplanes on Wednesday launched an operation in the Jarablus region of north Syria, the media reported.
Search for MH370 to conclude in December (14:39)
Canberra, Aug 24 (IANS) The Australian-led search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is expected to wrap up in December, the Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC) said on Wednesday.
Terror motive suspected in Australia stabbing attack (14:37)
Canberra, Aug 24 (IANS) Australian authorities have not ruled out terror motivations after a French national allegedly attacked three people in a northern Australian hostel, said a police official on Wednesday.
Register case against Maneka Gandhi: Kerala businessman (14:35)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi is facing flak for her empathy towards dogs and a Kerala businessman on Wednesday even sought legal action against her, after a dog attack killed a 65-year-old woman in Kerala recently.
Elephant seals to measure changing ocean currents (14:31)
Canberra, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists have used a group of elephant seals to observe changes in the circulation of the world's oceans, reveals a recent research.