3 seconds ago
Malaysian official slams article on MH370 pilot

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman Saturday slammed an article claiming that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, caused the aircraft to disappear when he committed suicide. Anifah said he was surprised and disappointed that a news portal like Huffington Post could publish unproven claims, The Malaysian Star reported....

23 seconds ago
Four militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Four militants were killed Saturday by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC), police said. Heavily armed militants were surrounded by the soldiers near the LoC in Tangdhar sector during the intervening night of Sep 19 and Sep 20, police said. Following intelligence inputs, the army challenged the militants ...

36 seconds ago
Mahesh Bhatt's 'Janam' to be remade

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) His Arth and Daddy were recently turned into stage productions and now there is talk of Mahesh Bhatt's 1985 autobiographical film Janam being remade. The original featured Kumar Gaurav as Mahesh Bhatt. Now the latter's protege Imran Zahid would be doing the needful. Talking about the project, Bhatt, who turned 65 Saturday, said: What I've made and is now in ...

57 seconds ago
Asian Games: Indian women's tennis team through to quarters

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Oman 3-0 in the first round of the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Saturday. Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up wins in the singles event while pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara received a walkover in the doubles match. Prar...

16 seconds ago
Court frames defamation charge against Kejriwal

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A court here Saturday framed defamation charges against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and three others in a case filed by former union minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit. Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar Sharma framed the charges against Kejriwal, former Delhi minister Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan and former AAP leader Sha...

57 seconds ago
Free British hostage, clerics appeal to IS

London, Sep 20 (IANS) Two clerics from Britain have made a direct appeal to the Islamic State (IS) to free British hostage Alan Henning. In a YouTube video, Shakeel Begg, Imam at Lewisham Islamic Centre in south London and Haitham al-Haddad, Imam from the Islamic Sharia Council, said that there was no justification for holding the 47-year-old, who was captured in Syria, BBC reported. ...

2 seconds ago
Solar power-driven portable cold storage to prevent food wastage

Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) In a pioneering step aimed at zero food wastage, a group of Indian engineers have designed a solar powered, portable micro cold storage system for small farmers that will help them store agricultural produce at low temperatures in areas with poor or no access to electricity. Put together at Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of the Indian Institute of Technolo...

36 seconds ago
Societal stress worsens domestic violence in same-sex couples

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) The additional stress of being a sexual minority has exacerbated domestic violence episodes among same-sex couples compared with opposite-sex couples, new research says. Same-sex couples may not report domestic violence for fear of discrimination. They also may worry about their sexual orientation being revealed before they are comfortable with it, said s...

30 seconds ago
Five killed in UP firecracker unit blast

Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Five people were killed and over a dozen injured when an explosion rocked a firecracker manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, police said. The explosion took place in Sisandi village on the outskirts of the state capital Lucknow, a police officer told IANS. The injured were rushed to a hospital here, where the condition of four is stated to be criti...

15 seconds ago
Monali Thakur ecstatic to win best actress award in Washington

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) She's more known for her singing. But Monali Thakur of Sawaar loon fame, who has shown her acting talent with a hard-hitting performance as a child prostitute in Nagesh Kukunoor's Lakshmi, is presently ecstatic about winning the best actress award at the recently concluded Washington DC South Asian Film Festival. The enthused Monali exclaimed: What can I say? It was...

10 seconds ago
New biosensor to diagnose cancer in a jiffy

London, Sep 20 (IANS) An ultra-sensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. The biosensor has been shown to be more than five times more sensitive than bioassay tests currently in use. It was able to provide results in a matter of minutes - opening up the possibility of a rapid d...

44 seconds ago
New material to help develop super-fast computers

London, Sep 20 (IANS) As the demand for faster computers continues to rise, replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different electrical states holds the key to developing faster, smaller and greener computers, researchers say. Phase-change materials (PCMs) are capable of reversibly switching between two structural phases with different electrical states i...

34 seconds ago
Asian Games: Indian men's badminton team knocked out

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian men's badminton team lost to South Korea 0-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday. Doubles pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri, Kidambi Srikanth and recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, all lost their matches against the host nation. Srikanth, up against world No.7 Son ...

8 seconds ago
BJP wins Chhattisgarh assembly by-poll

Raipur, Sep 20 (IANS) The BJP's Bhojraj Nag Saturday won the Antagarh assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh. Nag won by over 51,000 votes in the by-election that was held Sep 13. There were only two candidates in the fray, Nag and Rupdhar Pudo of the Ambedkarite Party of India. Pudo failed to put any challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and None of the Abov...

38 seconds ago
Heritage status demanded for Vrindavan

Vrindavan (Uttar Prdesh), Sep 20 (IANS) The world's tallest Krishna temple under construction, numerous religious shrines, forests and historical holy ponds, a living cultural entity with a distinct identity, visited by millions of people round the year: Vrindavan - the abode of the much-loved and playful Hindu god Krishna - is crying for heritage town status to preserve its rich traditions and p...

54 seconds ago
Why BJP lost? No anti Gandhi anger to harvest

Recent by-election reverses for the BJP are early intimations of mortality for the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duet. As a senior BJP leader whispered: They must come down to earth. In other words, a degree of realism may now be introduced into the proceedings. The May parliamentary elections were peculiar in some ways. The outcome was expected and yet the scale of the BJP victory was somethi...

36 seconds ago
Asian political parties conference begins in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS) Representatives from 32 Asian countries have gathered here for the 8th General Assembly of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) aimed at looking for new ways to promote connectivity in Sri Lanka. Addressing the opening ceremony of the conference Friday, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa warned the leaders to to protect the sovereignty of...

34 seconds ago
Asian Games: Judoka Channa loses in pre-quarters

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) India's Navjot Channa lost his pre-quarterfinal men's 60kg judo event in the 17th Asian Games, going down to Boldbaatar Ganbat of Mongolia at the Dowon Gymnasium here Saturday. The Mongolian gave little chance to the 30-year-old Channa winning by an Ippon, which is awarded for a technique which involves kicking the head of an opponent or throwing down the opponent,...

33 seconds ago
Mission set up to combat Ebola: UN

United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that he has established a UN mission to combat Ebola with the advance teams to be deployed to West Africa Monday. The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) will provide the operational framework and unity of purpose to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the outbreak, to treat...

7 seconds ago
Court to hear former Italian PM's tax fraud appeal

London, Sep 20 (IANS) The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed to hear an appeal by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi against a tax fraud conviction, media reported Saturday. Berlusconi's lawyer Piero Longo said the ECHR has agreed to examine claims that the 2012 trial was unfair. The 77-year-old was convicted of inflating prices of film distribution ri...

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.
News Delivered The Way It Should Be!
INSANELY FAST | RESPONSIVE INTERFACE | NO CLUTTER
Page generated in 0.0002 seconds.