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Indian economic cycle entering strongest phase

  NEW DELHI, August 13 (PTI): The Indian economy is at the cusp of entering its strongest growth phase and a full blown bull market is yet to play out with the wide-based Nifty expected to touch 11,500 in 2018,…

Need for ethical, equitable organ donation prog

  August 13 is World Organ Donation Day   New Delhi, August 13 (IANS): With organ donation in India continuing to be as low as 0.3 per million population, leading health experts have called for an ‘ethical and equitable’ organ…

46 dead in Himachal mudslide, almost all bodies recovered

46 dead in Himachal mudslide, almost all bodies recovered

  Shimla, August 13 (IANS) At least 46 people were killed in a massive mudslide that swallowed a 150 metre stretch of road, and buried homes, two buses and vehicles in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Sunday, officials said.  …

CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

  WASHINGTON, August 14 (Reuters) – The top U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July, amid rising tensions between the United States…

Railway services hit in east India, NE region due to rains

Railway services hit in east India, NE region due to rains

  Guwahati/Kolkata, August 13 (IANS) Heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours in West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and other northeastern states has severely hampered railway operations due to waterlogging of tracks in several places of Katihar and Alipurduar Divisions of…

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

  Mumbai, August 13 (PTI) Smokers suffer from poor physical and mental health, but find it difficult to kick the butt despite being aware of the serious health risks, according to a study conducted in five major cities in India.…

Katy Perry recalls ‘sing-offs’ in shower with former beaus

Katy Perry recalls ‘sing-offs’ in shower with former beaus

  Los Angeles, August 13 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says she has had “sing-offs” with her former beaus in the past and that she tends to make up songs while showering.   “I’ve had several sing-offs with boyfriends. That’s very…

Indian seismologist had predicted Aug 8 China quake

  Bengaluru, August 13 (IANS) Indian seismologist Arun Bapat had warned, a day before it struck, of the the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked China on August 8, killing close to 40 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands more.…

Doklam standoff: “Diplomatic channels active, India must show staying power’

Doklam standoff: “Diplomatic channels active, India must show staying power’

  New Delhi, August 13 (IANS) As the Doklam standoff shows no signs of easing amid reports of India and China enhancing troop deployment, India will have to be patient and be prepared for a long haul while keeping diplomatic…

Post note ban, why were new Rs 500 notes late in coming?

Post note ban, why were new Rs 500 notes late in coming?

  New Delhi, August 13 (IANS) Two days after the demonetisation on November 8 last year, the new 2,000-rupee note hit the market in good numbers but the new 500-rupee note took a long time in coming, putting millions of…

India takes up with China complaint of Chinese airline

  Beijing, August 13 (PTI) India has taken up with China a complaint filed by an Indian passenger alleging misbehaviour with Indians at the Shanghai Pudong international airport by the staff of a Chinese airline, sources said today.   The…

Terrorists in Kashmir now on the run: Jaitley

  New Delhi, August 13 (PTI) Terrorists in the Kashmir Valley are now on the run and they cannot continue to terrorise the people for decades, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said today, maintaining that the government’s priority was to clean…