Delhi government employees protest over salaries (Just in)
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) At least 100 Delhi government employees on Tuesday staged a protest inside the Delhi Secretariat demanding clarity on the issue of their salaries, and cadre restructuring which has not happened since 1951.
Tigerair slashes fares by half for limited period (Just in)
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) As a part of Singapore's Golden Jubilee celebrations, budget airline Tigerair partnering with Singapore Tourism Board on Tuesday announced slashing fares by 50 percent.
Gamesa re-enters solar power biz in India (2 minutes ago)
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa is re-entering the solar power business in the Indian sub-continent with 10 MW power project and is also planning a Rs.800 crore investment, said a top official of the Indian subsidiary.
Smartphone addiction cause digital amnesia: Survey (2 minutes ago)
New York, July 7 (IANS) Excess use of smartphones and internet can kill your memory, leading to so-called "digital amnesia," says a new survey.
Porto offer for Real Madrid's Casillas (4 minutes ago)
Porto, July 7 (IANS) Portuguese football club FC Porto offered Spanish side Real Madrid's wantaway goalkeeper Iker Casillas a two-year contract at 5 million euros (roughly $5.5 million) per season, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Britain commemorates 2005 London bombings (4 minutes ago)
London, July 7 (IANS) Britain observed a minute's silence on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2005 London bombings which killed 56 people.
This sponge offers greater hope in cancer treatment (6 minutes ago)
Wellington, July 7 (IANS) A marine sponge found in a small corner of New Zealand could provide a breakthrough in fighting certain types of cancers, New Zealand researchers said on Tuesday.
Turkish flight lands at IGI after bomb scare (Lead) (8 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A Turkish Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here following a bomb scare. However, no explosives were found onboard after a thorough search.
How dolphins 'hear' a sound (8 minutes ago)
New York, July 7 (IANS) Unlike most mammals that primarily process sound in a single area, two areas of the dolphin brain are associated with the auditory system, a new research says.
Cash-for-vote scam: Second TDP legislator sent to jail (Lead) (12 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) A city court on Tuesday sent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah to judicial custody for 14 days in the cash-for-vote case.
Sri Lanka wants more women candidates in parliamentary polls (12 minutes ago)
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ministry of women's affairs on Tuesday called on all political parties contesting the August parliamentary elections to nominate at least 30 percent women candidates.
Now, a glove to translate sign language (14 minutes ago)
Mexico City, July 7 (IANS) Researchers at Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) have developed a glove that would translate text and sign languages to facilitate conversation between speech- and hearing-impaired people and those not conversant with sign language, the institute said in a statement.
20 killed in Nigeria explosion (18 minutes ago)
Abuja, July 7 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed in a bomb explosion that rocked Zaria city in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kaduna on Tuesday, provincial governor Nasir El-Rufai said.
Pakistan jump to third place in Test rankings (22 minutes ago)
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Sixth-placed Pakistan jumped three places to the third spot in Test cricket rankings after triumphing over Sri Lanka 2-1 in a three-match series.
ETI Dynamics, Greenhouse Capital to export clean technology (22 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) New Delhi-based ETI Dynamics and Auckland-based Greenhouse Capital on Tuesday announced a partnership to invest $100 million in exporting clean technologies from New Zealand to India, Asia and Africa.
Van Basten to join as assistant coach of Dutch team (24 minutes ago)
Amsterdam, July 7 (IANS) Former Netherlands football team head coach Marco van Basten will come back as an assistant coach under Danny Blind.
Man flies over Canadian city in a chair, arrested (26 minutes ago)
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) A man has been arrested for flying over the Canadian city of Calgary on a chair, strapped to more than a 100 helium-filled balloons, in a scene straight out of the computer-animated film "Up".
Shabana wants Hrithik to play Raanjha from 'Heer Raanjha' (28 minutes ago)
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) He played a romantic guy in “Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai”, a Muslim boy in “Fiza”, a master thief in “Dhoom 2”, an emperor in “Jodha Akbar” and a superhero in “Krrish”. Now Bollywood veteran Shabana Azmi wants actor Hrithik Roshan to reprise the role of Raanjha from Chetan Anand's “Heer Raanjha”.
Aamir's banner on lookout for new female face (Lead) (28 minutes ago)
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Aamir Khan's production house is searching for a fresh female face, who can act as well as sing, for their upcoming venture which will be directed by the Bollywood superstar's team member Advait Chandan.
Big B seeks police help for fans' safety (15:55)
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has a meet and greet session with his fans every Sunday, says it worries him to see women and children in discomfort due to the crowd. He has sought the help of police for a "simpler and effective" way of managing the weekly gathering in front of his residence Jalsa here.
Syrian forces kill 50 rebels in coastal city (15:47)
Damascus, July 7 (IANS) The Syrian army has killed more than 50 rebels in the countryside of the coastal city of Latakia in northern Syria, the official Syrian TV said on Tuesday.
FIFA bans former World Cup evaluation committee head (15:43)
Zurich, July 7 (IANS) FIFA has handed a seven-year ban to its former head of the bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for "confidentiality" breaches.
Indian soldier injured in Pakistan firing (15:41)
Jammu, July 7 (IANS) An Indian soldier was injured on Tuesday when the Pakistan Army fired at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Michael Buble to become father again (15:39)
Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Canadian singer Michael Buble and his model wife Luisana Lopilato are expecting their second child together.
US treasury secretary urges Greece to resume bailout talks (15:37)
Washington, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, spoke over telephone to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and new Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and urged them to resume dialogue with international creditors, according to a statement issued by the US Treasury Department.