Hong Kong, Oct 23 (IANS) Eight people were detained Thursday in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area which has been occupied by protesters for over 20 days. Police said in a statement that the detained people were allegedly involved in 13 … Continue reading

Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Molested on a Goa beach last week, a Russian woman has now told Russian consular officials here that she was molested against by a male doctor at a government hospital where she was sent for medical … Continue reading

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Every Indian stands “shoulder to shoulder” with soldiers posted in Siachen Glacier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday as he began a visit to Jammu and Kashmir. “Everyone is aware of the extreme conditions at Siachen. … Continue reading

Shimla, Oct 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Diwali. The chief minister expressed hope that Diwali may shower enlightenment on the people and would bring prosperity, … Continue reading

Berlin, Oct 23 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen climbed to the top of Group C thanks to two second-half goals, beating Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 in UEFA Champions League. Leverkusen needed one half to get their offence going Wednesday, as Giulio Donati … Continue reading

London, Oct 23 (IANS) Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found. A wide vocabulary can help improve the brain’s cognitive reserve – the name given to the … Continue reading

Benghazi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Libya National Army, supported by Major General Khalifa Haftar, has entered Benghazi for the first time in two months. “A number of special armed forces and other fighters entered the city Wednesday to increase control … Continue reading

Cairo, Oct 23 (IANS) At least three Egyptian smugglers were killed and three injured during clashes with the security forces along the Egyptian-Israeli border. “The clashes took place at border point 33 near Al-Ouga exit, when the group attempted to … Continue reading

Jaipur, Oct 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed early Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, police said. The incident took place around 1 a.m. at the shop in Balotra area of the … Continue reading

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali and hoped “the lamp of prosperity be lit among the poor”. In a message posted on Facebook, Modi said: “Wishing all of … Continue reading

Brasilia, Oct 23 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is to compete in a presidential runoff Sunday, leads among women and older people. According to a poll released Wednesday, Rousseff, with a supporting rate of 47 percent, is ahead of … Continue reading

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The national capital is likely to experience a pleasant weather on Diwali Thursday, the Met Office said. “The sky will remain clear through the day and there will be light mist towards the evening,” said … Continue reading

Paris, Oct 23 (IANS) World No. 3 shuttler Jan O Jorgensen said he hopes the reports about Malaysia’s top badminton player Lee Chong Wei having failed a doping test is a “false alarm”. Lee, who withdrew from last week’s Denmark … Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (IANS) Corinthians striker Paolo Guerrero has been banned for three Brazilian Serie A football matches after being found guilty of physical aggression towards a referee. A five-member panel of Brazil’s Superior Sports Justice Tribunal Wednesday … Continue reading