London, Aug 29 (PTI) Allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring general anaesthesia is as effective at lowerin...


New Delhi: The world's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251" has got competition. At Rs 501, ChampOne C1 device has a fingerprint scanne...


New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Intex Technologies has launched a new smartphone that comes with a faster processor to help users with multi-ta...


New Delhi: Chinese smartphone-maker Gionee on Monday launched a new smartphone S6s in India that will help enhance the selfie experience of its c...



Chhapra midday meal tragedy: Principal sent to 10 years imprisonment for death of 23 children

Patna: A Chhapra court on Monday sentenced Gandaman primary school principal to 10 years imprisonment in connection with the 2013 mid-day meal tragedy, in which 23 children had died after eating poisonous soya bean curry. Meena Devi was pronounced guilty in the case on August 24 by the court of additional district judge II for culpable homicide, not amounting to murder and crimin ...

Didn't seek ban on skirts by foreign tourists: BJP minister

New Delhi: Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday denied urging foreign women tourists to avoid wearing skirts in the country. Sharma told the media that he made the comment in the context of foreigners who visit temples where certain rules have to be followed. Adm...

West Bengal assembly proposes name change

Kolkata: The West Bengal assembly on Monday passed a resolution proposing that the state's name be changed to 'Bangla' in Bengali or 'Bengal' in English. A government resolution under Rule 169 was passed amidst a walk out by the Left Front, Congress and the BJP. IANS ...

Opposition upset over Sharif's Kashmir special envoys

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's move to nominate 22 MPs as special envoys to highlight the Kashmir issue has come under attack over the non-inclusion of opposition leaders. The Kashmir issue can be raised globally in a befitting manner only with the opposition's bac...

US calls upon Pakistan to respect law in MQM crackdown

Washington: As the Pakistan government demolishes Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) offices and arrests activists in Karachi in a crackdown on the Sindh-based political party, the US said it continues to support government efforts to maintain law a...

15 killed Iraq wedding attack

Baghdad: At least 15 people were killed and 16 others injured in a suicide attack on a wedding party in Iraq's Karbala province, an official said on Monday. The attack occurred late Sunday night when a suicide bomber opened fire and threw...

CPEC economic corridor game changer for Pakistan, region: Sharif

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not only a "game-changer" for Pakistan but would help bring prosperity to the entire region. Addressing the inaugural s...

Part of Los Angeles airport briefly closed, 'Zorro' detained

Los Angeles, Aug 29 (AFP) Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed today after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire, possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained b...

Tata, global varsities to develop 'breakthrough technologies'

Mumbai:The Tata Group on Monday announced a $25 million collaboration to fund research and development in some of the world's topmost universities. Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Chemicals, Tata Communications, Tata Steel and...

Future Retail lists on BSE at Rs 153

New Delhi: Following its merger with Bharti's retail business, Future Retail got listed at Rs 153 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday. The stock was listed in the exchange in the list of 'T' Group Securities. "Tra...

Second nuclear power unit at Kudankulam connected to grid

Chennai: The second 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu was connected to the grid on Monday, said a senior official. "The second unit of KNPP was connected to the grid at 11.17 a.m. The unit is oper...

New premia in life insurance maintain 22.5% growth

Kolkata: India's life insurance business saw a 22.66-per cent jump in new premia in the first four months of this fiscal, thanks to better distribution channels, low returns from bank deposits, innovative policies and better expectations fro...

Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Jitu get Khel Ratnas

New Delhi: Shuttler P.V. Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, and shooter Jitu Rai were on Monday conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- the country's highest sporting honour -- at Rashtrapati Bhawan here. P...

Donnarumma youngest to join Italian football squad

Rome: AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has become the youngest footballer to join the Italian national team in the last 105 years at 17 years, 6 months and 2 days. Donnarumma broke the record of retired Inter Milan defender Giuseppe B...

Spoke to Ozil before deciding Arsenal move: Defender Mustafi

Berlin: German defender Shkodran Mustafi said he consulted compatriot and Arsenal star Mesut Ozil before deciding to join the English football club from Valencia. The 24-year-old is set to sign for Arsenal this week on a five-year deal for a ...

Rakitic's header gives Barcelona 1-0 win over Bilbao

Bilbao (Spain): Ivan Rakitic knocked in a decisive header in the first half of Barcelona's 1-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao. Twenty minutes into play, it was Arda Turan, who perfectly centered the ball to the waiting Rakitic and he did...