Malala honoured at Harvard

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | HS Rao | London

The Taliban is afraid of women’s power and the power of education, said Pakistani teenager activist Malala Yousafzai as she has been honoured by the prestigious Harvard University. Yousafzai, 16, an outspoken proponent for girls’ education who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, was at Harvard on Friday to accept...

Syria chemical cleanup the biggest ever task

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | AFP | United Nations

International chemical weapon troubleshooters will enter war-torn Syria on Tuesday to start one of the biggest and most dangerous disarmament operations ever staged. With more than 1,000 tonnes of sarin, mustard gas and other banned horror chemicals stocked across the country, the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog have...

‘Syria airstrike hits school, killing 16’’

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | AP | Beirut

A Syrian Government air raid struck a high school in a rebel-held city in the country’s north on Sunday, killing at least 16 people, most of them students, activists said. The airstrike took place in the city of Raqqa, which is located on the Euphrates River and is the only provincial...

Indian-origin scientist develops ‘brain’ for robots

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | PTI | Washington

Robot brain! An Indian-origin scientist in US has developed a new feedback system that allows robots to operate with minimal supervision and could eventually lead to autonomous machines. The system may lead to robots that think for themselves, learn, adapt and use active critique to work unsupervised. Developed by Dr Jagannathan Sarangapani,...

India, China hold talks on new border security mechanism

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | KJM Varma | Beijing

Indian and Chinese officials on Sunday held fourth round of talks and discussed various issues like finalising a key border security mechanism expected to be signed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s proposed visit here next month. The two-day meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs...

Iran ready to discuss ‘limits’ to uranium enrichment: Dy FM

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | AFP | Tehran

Iran is willing to discuss limits in the level to which it enriches uranium but will never suspend the process altogether, the Deputy Foreign Minister said in comments reported on Sunday. “Over the past 10 years, we have insisted that a total suspension of uranium enrichment is out of the question,”...

Israel announces arrest of Iranian ‘spy’

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | AFP | Jerusalem

Israel’s Shin Bet security service announced the arrest on September 11 of an Iranian “spy” carrying photographs of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. News of the arrest was released just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington and New York, determined to expose what he described as...

Iran: More needed than Obama call for full ties

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | AP | Tehran

Iran sought on Sunday to calm hard-line worries over groundbreaking exchanges with Washington, saying a single phone conversation between the American and Iran Presidents is not a sign that relations with will be quickly restored. The comments by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi appeared tailored to address Iranian factions, including the...

Sharif in US, wants ‘new beginning’ with India

Saturday, 28 Sep 2013 | Yoshita Singh | United Nations

Ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on Friday said he was looking forward to it to make a “new beginning” and re-engage with India in a “substantive and purposeful dialogue.” Addressing the UN General Assembly, he also raked up the Kashmir issue calling for...

Violence should not be allowed to deter peace talks: Pakistan

Saturday, 28 Sep 2013 | PTI | Islamabad

Condemning the terror attack in Jammu that killed 10 people including an Army Lieutenant Colonel, Pakistan on Friday said such acts of violence should not be allowed to deter the Indo-Pak peace talks. A statement by Foreign Office here said Pakistan remains committed to eliminate the spectre of terrorist violence from...


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Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

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Charges filed against 592 in PMT 2012 case

24 Nov 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against 592 accused persons, including promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal - JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical College, SN Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College - and one from Indore - Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College, in the MPPEB scam. In the charge-sheet, four MPPEB officials, three persons...

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