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Subway pusher deemed fit to stand trial

New York: Erika Menendez, a Queens woman with a history of psychiatric problems and accused of pushing Sunando Sen into oncoming train because she thought he was Muslim was indicted Monday and found fit to stand trial on murder charges.…

India contributes $ 1 mn to UN Women

United Nations: India has contributed one million dollars to the core voluntary budget of UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) for the 2012-13 financial year. India's Permanent Representative to…

Top US leaders to attend Indiaspora Inaugural Ball

Washington, DC: The who's who of America, including several governors, lawmakers and government officials, are expected to participate in the 'Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball' being organized by Indian-American community to honor President…

FDA provides a portal to India

Washington, DC: The next time you stir black pepper, cumin, chili or cardamom into your stew, think about this: Nearly one quarter of the spices, oils and food colorings used in the United States comes from India. In fact, India is the…

Exploring the cuisine of eastern India

Bengalis are one of the most food and culture obsessed people in India. They are commonly compared to the French in that regard, as dining and entertaining are such an integral part of their culture. What makes Bengali cuisine so unique is…

IALI’s new President floats India House idea

Mineola: A new president and 11 executive board members of the India Association of Long Island (IALI) were sworn into office Sunday at a ceremony at the office of the Nassau County executive. Taking over as IALI President, Dr. Kishore…

IBS software to power China’s first cruise liner

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17: The Kerala-headquartered IBS Group's IT solutions will power Henna, China's first luxury cruise ship, the company said on Thursday. The IBS software - Cruise Partner - will power all the IT needs of the luxury…

India grounds all Air India Dreamliners

New Delhi/Washington, Jan 17: India on Thursday grounded Air India's six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after the US-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned of technical problems in the aircraft. National carrier Air India is…

PM to decide on talks with Pakistan: Khurshid

New Delhi, Jan 17: Talks between India and Pakistan have not been frozen, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Thursday while stating that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would decide on Islamabad's offer of foreign minister-level…

UP: Minor’s murder case

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs.5 lakh to the next of kin of a minor girl strangled to death by a constable last year. "It is established that…

Odisha rape case

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) A 19-year-old was arrested in Odisha for raping a three-year-old girl, police said Thursday. The man, who was a friend of the victim's father, allegedly lured the girl to come with him at a secluded place where…

Don’t blame video games

Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Active video games help children become smarter by boosting their self-esteem and problem-solving skills besides motivating them to exercise, says a new study. Penny Sweetser, Daniel Johnson and Peta Wyeth from…

Cabinet nod for higher LPG quota, diesel price

New Delhi, Jan 17: The cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to raise to nine the ceiling on subsidized cooking gas cylinders and allowed public sector firms to hike diesel prices from "time to time". Petroleum and Natural Gas…

US favours India-Pakistan dialogue to calm LoC

Washington, Jan 17: The United States has said it favours a dialogue between India and Pakistan as the "right way" to resolve tensions over the killing of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Kashmir. "We favour…

CPI-M slams Centre

Kolkata, Jan 17: The CPI-M on Thursday criticised the Congress-led central government's decision to allow public sector firms to hike diesel prices from "time to time", saying the rates will now "go on increasing".…

BHEL to get Maharatna status

Chennai, Jan 17: Asian power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) will be accorded Maharatna status with the Committee of Secretaries clearing the proposal, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel Wednesday. Addressing…

Jennifer Lopez enjoys present

Los Angeles, Jan 17: Singer Jennifer Lopez is aware that the age difference between her and beau Casper Smart, who is 18 years younger, is a matter of speculation but says she wants to enjoy the present without worrying about the future.…

An Eiffel Tower of roses in Bangalore

Bangalore, Jan 17 (IANS) A 35-foot tall Eiffel Tower replica made up of over 250,000 roses and a six-foot statue of Swami Vivekananda decorated with various flowers are the star attractions at Republic Day flower show beginning here Friday.…

Indian peacekeepers help displaced in Haiti

United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian doctors have reached out to hundreds of Haitians who remain displaced because of the deadly earthquake that hit the Caribbean island more than three years ago. The doctors are serving with the UN…

Australian Open: Paes and Stepanek knocked out

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were stunned in straight sets 3-6, 5-7 by South African Kevin Anderson and Israeli Jonathan Erlich in the first round of the Australian Open tennis here…

Army chief visits slain soldier’s family

Mathura, Jan 16: Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday visited the family of Lance Naik Hemraj, who was beheaded by Pakistani troops. "Being the head of the army, I consider them part of my family. (My visit) is an…

Chautala, son convicted in recruitment scam

New Delhi, Jan 16: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay were taken into police custody Wednesday after a Delhi court convicted them in a recruitment scam involving JBT (junior basic training) teachers.…

Sofia Vergara too busy to plan wedding

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara says she is yet to find a moment to sit down and organise her wedding day. The 40-year-old accepted the proposal of her businessman boyfriend Nick Loeb's in July last year during a Mexican…

Rashtrapati Bhavan is open to public

New Delhi, Jan 16: Rashtrapati Bhavan, the imposing presidential palace spread over 130 hectares in the heart of this capital city, has become a more accessible place for tourists and common people of India. Pranab Mukherjee, who became the…

After slowdown, India set to grow: World Bank

Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) After a sharp slowdown pushing down its projected growth to 5.4 percent in the fiscal year ending March 2013, the World Bank expects India to grow at 6.4 percent this year, rising to 7.3 percent by 2015. The…

Facebook launches new search tool

Washington, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Social media giant Facebook has unveiled a new tool -- Graph Search -- to enable users in conducting targeted searches for people, places, photos and interests on the site. "You should…

Two injured in US college shooting

Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Two people were injured Tuesday in a shooting incident at a college in downtown St. Louis in the US state of Missouri. According to police, the two injured included the gunman who walked into a St. Louis business…

Washington mulls sanctions on North Korea

Seoul, Jan 16:There would be "more developments in the days ahead" in Washington's push to punish North Korea for its rocket launch, said a top US diplomat Wednesday. Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asia,…

Jantar Mantar: A ray of hope

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Jagjeet Kaur, a 30-year-old rape victim from Punjab, was frustrated after running from pillar to post for two years seeking justice. Finally, she landed in Delhi, beginning her hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, the…

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