10 seconds ago
Teary-eyed man jailed for two friends' deaths in US

New City (New York), Sep 17 (IANS) A two-year jail term has been awarded to a man for crashing a powerboat into a construction barge in New York, killing his friends -- a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man. He was drunk while driving. Thirty-six-year-old Jojo K. John of Nyack village, New York (N.Y.), was piloting a 19-foot Stingray powerboat on the night of July 26, 2013, when it sl...

46 seconds ago
Xi, Modi stroll on riverfront

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday took a stroll on the picturesque Sabarmati riverfront, sat on a swing and watched traditional folk dances of Gujarat. The two leaders took a leisurely stroll on the riverfront, which looked resplendent. Xi arrived in Ahmedabad Wednesday afternoon and began a three-day India sojourn th...

50 seconds ago
Kamal Haasan discharged from hospital

Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was admitted to a private hospital here following a bout of food poisoning, was discharged Wednesday. He will resume shooting from Thursday, said his manager. He was admitted to Apollo hospital Tuesday. Kamal sir has been discharged. He's perfectly fit and will start shooting from tomorrow (Thursday), Kamal's manager told I...

42 seconds ago
Will complete Hyderabad metro as per schedule: L&T

Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro Wednesday said it is committed to completing the Hyderabad Metro rail project expeditiously as per schedule with all support from the Telangana government. After a meeting with Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) chief executive and managing director V.B. Gadgil said it was unfortunate that a section o...

11 seconds ago
Modi plays guide to Xi in Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the role of a spirited guide Wednesday as he took Chinese president Xi Jinping on a visit to the historic Sabarmati Ashram here, detailing him about the place which had been epicentre of Mahatma Gandhi's activities for many years. Modi, who arrived at the ashram 10 minutes before Xi, was seen interacting with children until the...

42 seconds ago
Hamas, Fatah await Egypt response for renewed dialogue

Ramallah, Sep 17 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party and the Hamas movement are awaiting Egypt's response on a proposed session of internal dialogue between the two Palestinian rivals in Cairo, officials said Wednesday. Azzam el-Ahmad, head of the Fatah delegation to the dialogue, told Xinhua that Fatah was waiting for Egypt's answer which could come at any moment.

11 seconds ago
Five arrested in France on suspicion of recruiting jihadis

Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve Wednesday announced the arrest of five suspected recruiters for jihad in Syria as part of the government's plan against terrorism and recruitment drive for jihad. French anti-terrorist police unit arrested five people suspected of having played a very active role in the recruitment and departure of several young women to Syr...

12 seconds ago
SC to hear plea against procedure for appointing CVC

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Thursday a plea by an NGO which has sought that the Centre be restrained from going ahead with the empaneling and appointment of chief vigilance commission (CVC) and vigilance commissioner (VC) as the existing procedure for it is restricted and non-transparent. The apex court bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and...

0 seconds ago
Another hot day in Delhi, no rain likely Thursday

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital saw another hot and sunny day Wednesday, as the maximum temperature settled a notch above the season's average at 35.5 degrees Celsius. Thursday is likely to be partly cloudy. The sky will be partly cloudy tomorrow (Thursday). There is no forecast of rain, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Thursday's maximum and...

51 seconds ago
Contest celebrates golden jubilee of Roald Dahl classic

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) How much does Charlie pay for his winning Wonkas Whipplescrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bar? Where do Oompa-Loompas come from? Answers to these questions from popular children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory can win you a holiday to London. Puffin India in association with amazon.in have organised Whipple-scrumptious Roald Dahl Inspired London Holiday Co...

21 seconds ago
Snag hits Delhi Metro service

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters faced a harrowing time Wednesday when a technical snag affected services on a line for around 45 minutes, causing trains to run slow and halt for several minutes at many stations resulting in overcrowding. Operations on the Blue Line, which operates from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali, were affected at 9.15 a.m. when the powe...

51 seconds ago
Mobile animal healthcare units in Bengal soon

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Servicing remote corners of West Bengal, mobile animal health care units will be pressed into service after the Durga Puja early October, an official said Wednesday. The state animal resources and animal health department has decided to reach out to poultry and animal farm owners as well as residents with pets, through mobile veterinary units, in various districts....

53 seconds ago
'Sonali Cable' makers in promotion dilemma

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) With a change in release date, makers of Sonali Cable are facing a crisis over getting adequate time from the movie's lead actress Rhea Chakraborty for the promotions. Sonali Cable, directed by Charudutt Acharya and produced under the banner of Ramesh Sippy Entertainment in association with Bombay Mania Production Pvt. Ltd., will now hit the screens Oct 17 - a week ...

55 seconds ago
Saradha scam: ED grills Mohun Bagan officials

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday questioned officials of Kolkata football club Mohun Bagan, including secretary Debashis Dutta, in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam. The ED earlier grilled key officials of two other city-based football clubs, East Bengal and Kalighat Club. We were questioned about the club's sponsorship deal with ...

14 seconds ago
Chanderpaul climbs to 3rd among Test batsmen

Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Riding on his two match-winning knocks against Bangladesh in the second Test, West Indies' veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul leapfrogged Angelo Mathews and David Warner to be positioned third in the latest ICC Test rankings released Wednesday. The 40-year-old left-hander scored 84 not out and an unbeaten 101, his 30th career century, to end the series as the sec...

7 seconds ago
French PM urges Air France pilots to end strike

Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Wednesday urged Air France pilots to end their strike, saying it could weaken the flag carrier's finances and taint France's attractiveness as a top tourist destination. We have to stop this strike that weighs heavily on Air France, its finances, and the attractiveness and image of our country, Xinhua quoted Valls as telling France ...

9 seconds ago
Badal looks to attract investment to Punjab

Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is all set to meet top industrialists in Chennai and Hyderabad to highlight investment opportunities in Punjab. Badal will focus on information technology, health care, food processing, bio-technology, light engineering and infrastructure during the visit. The two-day tour begins Thursday from Chennai, a spokesman...

23 seconds ago
65 Shia rebels killed in Yemen airstrike

Sanaa, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 65 members of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement were killed Wednesday in a military airstrike in the country's troubled north, a media report said. The rebels were killed in the northern province of Jawf after Yemeni air force hit the house of a pro-government tribal leader which was stormed and held by the rebels, Press TV reported. Thousands of H...

5 seconds ago
IRDA raises limit for compulsory survey of J&K flood losses

Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The insurance regulator has relaxed the norms for compulsory survey of losses in order to settle fast the claims arising out of floods in Jammu and Kashmir. In a communication to all the heads of general insurers, T.S.Vijayan, chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) said the limit of losses required to be surveyed by a licensed surveyor/loss...

20 seconds ago
What not to say to someone considering divorce

New York, Sep 17 (IANS) You might have a habit of giving advice to people, but sometimes they can be frustrating especially if your friends are thinking of getting divorced. Avoid words like everything heals with time or work it out as they can definitely do without them. Here's what to avoid, reports huffingtonpost.com. * The worst thing you can do is suggest they can work it ou...

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.