Centre and states should work hand in hand to tackle terror

New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today appealed to Chief Ministers to work hand in hand on internal security as the country battles terror from across the border, Left Wing extremism and religious violence. He favoured joint and coordinated efforts to deal with

Amul to take legal action against Cadbury for misguiding public

Mumbai: Amul is to take legal action against Cadbury for promoting Bournvita in a misguided way. According to Amul, Bournvita in its advertisement drives home the point that Milk alone is not a sufficient source of nutrients. Amul believes the industry is putting the entire dairy industry in poor light and misguiding the consumers

Afghan fighting ends after 18 hours

Kabul: The 18 hours of intense battle that broke out yesterday afternoon between the militants and Afghan security forces ended in the early hours of Monday morning. All Taliban attackers who launched a series of attacks in Kabul Sunday have been killed and the fighting is over. “The

India to build robonaut for detecting alien forms

New Delhi: India is to build a new robonaut as part of a new project called ‘Detection of Life Forms in Other Planets’. The human robotic system will have the capability of analyzing and assessing air, water and soil and will help in detecting the possibility of alien life forms”.

Japan’s nuclear power to come down to zero next month

Tokyo: Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano said operations at Japan’s all nuclear power plants could be suspended “momentarily” starting May 6. “The number of nuclear reactors operating across the country may go down to zero, perhaps momentarily, from May 6,” he said in a seminar in Tokushima, western Japan

University professor arrested for spreading “anti-Mamata Banerjee” cartoons

New Delhi: Jadavpur University professor, Ambikesh Mahapatra was arrested by the West Bengal police for allegedly spreading “anti-Mamata Banerjee” cartoons on the internet. The cartoon based on Satyajit Ray’s movie Sonar Kella, allegedly show Mamata and Railways Minister Mukul Roy discussing how to get rid of party MP Dinesh Trivedi.

King Khan detained at New York airport again

New York: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who arrived here to deliver his lecture at 4pm at the Yale University was detained yet again for over two hours at a New York airport. Before addressing the students at the Yale University, which is three hours from New York, Khan said, he was “detained” at the airport “as always happens”.

North Korea’s satellite launch failed

Pyongyang: North Korea confirmed that the country’s much-anticipated rocket launch ended quickly as it failed to enter into orbit. The rocket was launched from north-west North Korea flew only for a short time before breaking up and splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea. The US and South Korea also declared the launch a failure. The Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite was fired from the Sohae Satellite Launching

Abducted MLA’s wife appeals to Government and maoists

Bhubaneswar: Abducted tribal MLA Jhina Hikaka’s wife appealed to the Odisha government for her husband’s safe release hours after the Maoists released Italian national Paolo Bosusco. “I just want to say that the decision taken by the government is very good. I would urge the government to get my husband released as soon as possible. It’s been

Fresh tremors measuring 8.3 hits Indonesia

Jakarta: Fresh tremors were felt in Indonesia. The third aftershock measuring 8.3 hits Indonesia. Tsunami warning extended for 2 more hours in Indonesia. According to the Pacific Centre, sea level readings show that tsunami is generated.