New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) City gas distributor Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) late Friday said it will not increase prices, although the government had announced a new price for domestic natural gas effective Saturday. “Despite the revision in domestic gas … Continue reading

Is it really going to become that much threatening in this part of the world and is European/ Asian fungus going to wipe out US amphibians? A fungus is at the centre of attraction. The most worrying part of this … Continue reading

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) A whopping 80 percent of students, belonging to the arts faculty of Jadavpur University, voted for the removal of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti in the referendum that spanned Thursday and Friday. In the first phase of … Continue reading

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) West Bengal Finance and Commerce Minister Amit Mitra Friday said investors were again turning to the state which has over Rs.78,000 crore investments under process, and fresh proposals worth another Rs.120,000 crore. “All are turning … Continue reading

Ramallah, Oct 31 (IANS) Clashes broke out Friday between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers in several West Bank towns when hundreds rallied in Gaza against the recent Israeli measures in Jerusalem. Medics said that at least eight Palestinians were shot … Continue reading

Dublin, Oct 31 (IANS) An Italian man, arrested for making a joke about Ebola at Dublin airport, was ordered to pay 2,500 euros (3,130 dollars) to charity to avoid a criminal conviction, state broadcaster RTE reported Friday. Roberto Binaschi, 56, … Continue reading

The Hague, Oct 31 (IANS) The Dutch mission in Ukraine has recovered new human remains of victims of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in press conference here Friday. The remains were brought to … Continue reading

Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about 81 million dollars) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan held here. China will provide non-reimbursable assistance of 1.5 billion yuan … Continue reading

Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has sought a consultation with Russia over the tariffs the latter imposed on certain agricultural and manufactured goods, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Friday. According to the WTO, the EU claimed … Continue reading

Film: “Super Nani”; Cast: Rekha, Sharman Joshi, Randhir Kapoor, Anupam Kher; Directed by Indra Kumar; Rating: *** (3 stars) There is something to be said about star power. At a time when the biggest of stars sell themselves to the … Continue reading

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) If you have been one of those approached by some ‘known’ person for investing in something with an assurance of ‘easy money’, you may benefit reading about this Ponzi schemer, jailed in the US for robbing … Continue reading

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India Friday pledged Sri Lankan Rs.5 million towards immediate relief to Sri Lankans affected by the mudslide that has claimed several lives and left over a 100 untraced in the island nation’s Badulla district. The … Continue reading

Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) The UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) Friday asked for unhampered delivery of humanitarian assistance to children in need of support amid the recent episodes of unrest in Central African Republic (CAR). The UN organ noted that fresh … Continue reading

United Nations, Oct 31 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa Friday called for an inclusive and sustainable approach for urban development that considers the needs of marginalised groups. Commemorating the first-ever “World Cities Day,” Kutesa made the remarks at … Continue reading