Leeds, Oct 24 (IANS) Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format), here Saturday. It was Advani’s 10th individual World … Continue reading

Leeds, Oct 24 (IANS) Displaying sublime touch, Pankaj Advani crowned himself World billiards champion for the 10th time when he overcame Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the points format (150-up) final here Saturday. Advani, 29, thus avenged his 2-3 defeat in … Continue reading

Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and ensure that the state gets its due share of electricity from power plants in Andhra Pradesh. “It’s your legitimate duty … Continue reading

Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has fined private non-life insurer ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd. Rs.50 lakh for various violations, the regulator said. The penalty order signed by IRDA chairman T.S. Vijayan has … Continue reading

Navi Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Two goals in the second half were enough to propel NorthEast United FC to second position in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings, behind Atletico de Kolkata, when they defeated a nine-man Mumbai City FC … Continue reading

Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Cleric Abdul Aleem Islahi has denied charges by Hyderabad Police that his son Motasim Billah motivated and was helping two SIMI activists from Maharashtra to go to Afghanistan for Jihad training. Islahi told reporters Friday that … Continue reading

Lisbon, Oct 24 (IANS) Portugal plans to reintroduce the Iberian lynx, the world’s most endangered feline species, into the wild, the country’s environment ministry said in a statement Friday. The Portuguese Institute for Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF) signed … Continue reading

Tokyo, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Kabuki, the traditional Japanese theater, is seeking to become more global, and to that end, an “online” project was introduced Friday, a platform for connecting fans of this ancient discipline across the world. The online service, … Continue reading

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday congratulated the public for their efforts towards cleaning up the dirt left behind after bursting of firecrackers on Diwali. In tweets posted on the Prime Minister’s Office twitter handle, Modi … Continue reading

Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) After ousting top-10 competitors in the first two rounds, Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap had to bite the dust as he lost his men’s singles quarter-final to China’s Zhengming Wang but not before putting up a fight … Continue reading

Ankara, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The Free Syrian Army (FSA), which fights against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will send 1,300 of its fighters to the town of Kobane in Syria to help its Kurdish defenders resist a siege … Continue reading

IAF asks personnel not to use Xiaomi handsets. This is the first time that any government organization has asked its people to avoid Xiaomi handsets. The handset maker that has collaborated with India’s top ecommerce platform FlipKart had amazed one … Continue reading

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani has written a fiery letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hitting out at him for handling the black money issue in an inappropriate manner. Jethmalani’s letter is full of criticism. He … Continue reading

Pyongyang, Oct 24 (IANS) North Korea Friday strongly condemned South Korea and the US for conniving in the “catastrophic” anti-North Korean leaflet dropping, calling for a halt to such moves. The leaflet distribution, part of a “psychological warfare” against North … Continue reading