Love it or loathe it, Formula One has a halo

Love it or loathe it, Formula One has a halo

LONDON, MARCH 14 (REUTERS): It is safe to say that Formula One’s clunky ‘halo’ head protection device, the most obvious novelty of the 2018 season, has divided opinion.   Strong enough to support the weight of a London double-decker bus, the prominent T-shaped structure around the cockpit is also ugly enough for Mercedes team boss […]

Blame game begins on killing of CRPF personnel

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS): A day after an IED explosion triggered by Maoists on a Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) resulted in the killing of nine CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, a blame game appears to have started on Wednesday between the paramilitary force and the state police.     The Central Reserve Police […]

Winning India rights will give Sony ‘monopoly’

Winning India rights will give Sony ‘monopoly’

Ishant Sharma and Virat Kohli celebrate fall of the wicket of South Africa’s Faf Du Plessis. (Reuters File Photo)   MUMBAI, MARCH 14 (Reuters): Adding the rights to broadcast cricket in England and Australia across the subcontinent gave Sony Pictures Networks a dominant position in the sport but winning the rights to India would give […]

SBI closes 41.6 lakh saving accounts for not keeping minimum balance

Indore, March 14 (PTI): The State Bank of India has closed as many as 41.16 lakh savings bank accounts between April and January for not maintaining the minimum monthly balance, reveals an RTI query. The nation’s largest lender had re-introduced the charges for non-maintenance of average monthly balance in April last year after a gap […]

German lawmakers elect weakened Merkel to fourth term

German lawmakers elect weakened Merkel to fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after being re-elected as chancellor during a session of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany on March 14. (REUTERS Photo)   BERLIN, March 14 (Reuters): German lawmakers voted on Wednesday to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may […]

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy

LONDON, March 14 (Reuters): Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian former double agent in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, adding it was the biggest single expulsion in over 30 years.   May told parliament Britain would also freeze Russian state assets […]

Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON, March 14 (Reuters): Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.   A Yangon court began preliminary hearings in January to decide whether […]

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

An adult Southern African python is seen in this undated handout picture issued by the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 14, 2018. University of Witwatersrand/Graham Alexander/Handout via REUTERS   JOHANNESBURG, March 14 (Reuters) – Shedding their cold-blooded image, snakes emerge from a recent study as more caring creatures that protect their nests […]

RJD bags Araria Lok Sabha, Jehanabad Assembly seats; BJP gets Bhabhua

Patna, March 14 (IANS) Despite the jailing of its star campaigner Lalu Prasad, the RJD on Wednesday won the Araria Lok Sabha and the Jehanabad Assembly seats while the BJP bagged the Bhabhua Assembly seat, officials said.   The Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Sarfaraz Alam defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Pradeep Kumar Singh by over […]