6 seconds ago
India, Indonesia set to boost defence ties

Jakarta, Nov 28 (IANS) Close on the heels of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the India-Asean meeting earlier this month, bilateral defence ties got a boost with the visit of Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force Arup Raha to the southeast Asian nation. Raha visited Indonesia Nov 23-26 at the invitation of ...

25 seconds ago
Modi's northeast fare: Train line, power unit and two fests

Agartala/Guwahati, Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be spending four busy days on his maiden visit to the northeast where he will address the country's top police chiefs, dedicate a train line from Meghalaya to Assam, commission a power project in Tripura and inaugurate a festival each in Nagaland and Manipur. Modi begins Nov 29 his trip to the northeast region that shares...

23 seconds ago
Pakistan terror group claims attack on polio workers

Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistan terror group Jundullah Friday claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack on polio workers which claimed the lives of four people, including three women health workers, in Quetta, Dawn online reported. Four immunisation workers were killed and three others were injured Wednesday morning when armed men opened fire on a polio vaccination team near Quetta...

50 seconds ago
Indian man gets three strokes of cane for Singapore riot

Singapore, Nov 28 (IANS) A court in Singapore Friday gave an additional three strokes of the cane to an Indian national for inciting others to damage public property in last year's riot here. Indian national Samiyappan Sellathurai, who was already given 25 months of jail term for inciting others to damage public property in the Little India riots in December last year, was given an addit...

51 seconds ago
India's stand vindicated at WTO, says government

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government Friday said the general council of WTO had adopted a decision on public stockholding for food security purposes thus vindicating the principled stand taken by India. Giving a statement in the Lok Sabha on India's stand at WTO, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government has been able to secure an outcome which addresses India's concern...

40 seconds ago
Japan to use SDF aircraft to fight against Ebola

Tokyo, Nov 28 (IANS) the Japan government is all set to fly an Air Self-Defence Force (SDF) transport aircraft to supply 20,000 sets of personal protective equipment to the Ebola-hit West African region, media reported. It is the first time that SDF aircraft will go abroad as part of Japan's contribution to the international fight against the deadly Ebola virus, Kyodo news reported Frida...

24 seconds ago
Two kids arriving from Africa being tested for Ebola in Britain

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Two children, who had arrived in Britain from Africa, are being tested for Ebola, according to media reports Friday. The children are said to be showing viral symptoms and are being monitored at the infectious diseases isolation unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary at Newcastle, in Britain, The Independent reported. Public Health England (PHE) did not confir...

17 seconds ago
Indian man jailed for molesting minor in Bahrain

Manama, Nov 28 (IANS) An Indian man has been jailed for three years for molesting a minor girl in Bahrain, media reported Friday. The 31-year-old Indian man, a cafeteria employee, was jailed by the High Criminal Court Thursday for kissing an 11-year-old Bahraini schoolgirl at a cafeteria in East Riffa, near capital Manama, when she was ordering breakfast, the Gulf Daily News reported Fri...

12 seconds ago
Human-induced nitrogen pollution big threat to ocean

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Human activity, particularly in industrial and agricultural processes, has had significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle, a new study warns. Human-induced changes to Earth's carbon cycle - for example, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification - have been observed for decades. To dig further, David Karl, professor of oceanography ...

25 seconds ago
Chopper deal: Court to consider charge-sheet Dec 15

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A court here Friday fixed Dec 15 for considering the charge-sheet filed against businessman Gautam Khaitan and others, including two Italians, in a money-laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VIP chopper deal. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge V.K. Gupta listed for Dec 15 the matter for considering the charge-sheet and said he needs more...

37 seconds ago
Rajesh Pratap Singh's works to be showcased at London fair

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Ace Indian fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection will be showcased at an exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The Fabric of India, the exhibition at the museum, aims to explore the captivating world of handmade textiles from India. It will be held from Sep 26, 2015, to Jan 10, 2016. Singh's iconic gamchcha jacket and ajrakh ...

49 seconds ago
Schools free to set nursery admission guidelines: HC

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday quashed the lieutenant governor's guidelines of last year on nursery admissions in the national capital, saying it was a violation of the fundamental rights of the school management. Justice Manmohan quashed the guidelines issued by the lieutenant governor which means neighbourhood, sibling, and alumni criteria set as per the notificat...

53 seconds ago
Jammu gunfight ends, 11 killed

Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) Eleven people were killed in heavy firing between the security forces and infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir which restarted Friday. The gunfight has now ended, ahead of prime minister's visit to the state, officials said. A group of heavily armed militants sneaked into the Indian side of the border from Pakistan Thursday. The gun battle started Thursday at Ar...

48 seconds ago
Victoria's ruling party opts for Indian Australian candidates

Melbourne, Nov 28 (IANS) In a classic case of a flood following a drought, political parties have fielded a large number of Indian-Australian candidates for Saturday's state elections in Victoria, an indication of the growing profile of the Indian community Down Under. The ruling Liberal Party has taken a lead by nominating nine Indian-Australian candidates for the lower and upper houses...

44 seconds ago
India's tablet market clocks strongest growth in Q3: IDC

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Fuelled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand, India's tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 percent making it a 0.94-million-unit market. T...

3 seconds ago
'The Penguins of Madagascar' - flying high

Film: The Penguins of Madagascar; Voiceovers by: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovitch, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru and Peter Stormare; Co-directors: Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith; Rating: *** These animated, flightless birds fly high in the entertainment arena! In this edition, the no-nonsense tactical team of penguins, who ...

15 seconds ago
Gateway to human memory in brain identified

London, Nov 28 (IANS) An international team has successfully determined with a level of precision never achieved before the location in the brain where memories are generated. The team was able to pinpoint this location down to specific circuits of the human brain. The results and method of the study is likely to assist in acquiring a better understanding of the effects Alzheimer...

50 seconds ago
Media biased against sportswomen: Study

London, Nov 28 (IANS) The little media coverage that women athletes receive as compared to male sportsmen is leading to fewer female role models, discouraging young women to take up sports as a career, says a Britain-based study. Coverage of women's sport in the press still occupies a fraction of the space given to men, said study co-author Deirdre O'Neill from University of Huddersfield...

0 seconds ago
Super-repellent substance without plastic coatings created

Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) Scientists have created the most non-stick surfaces yet, using microscopic liquid-repellent structures instead of plastic coatings like Teflon. These new surfaces could help protect medical implants from gunk that can build up on and ruin the devices, endangering patients, showed research. Natural materials like insect wings and duck feathers are water-r...

54 seconds ago
Twitter a lifeline for people with serious gut disorder

London, Nov 28 (IANS) People suffering from gut-related chronic illness are gainfully utilising the micro-blogging site Twitter to locate places where gluten-free food is available, a British researcher has found. Using big data mining techniques, Sam Martin from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at University of Warwick revealed a previously unobserved online network ...

Subscribe
Read latest breaking news on in your favourite RSS reader!
All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.