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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 yrs in prison for killing girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 yrs in prison for killing girlfriend

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to three years in prison […]

NCP’s support offer to BJP is to shield corrupt leaders: Shiv Sena

NCP’s support offer to BJP is to shield corrupt leaders: Shiv Sena

Hitting out at NCP’s decision to extend outside support to the BJP in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena charged that the offer made by the Sharad Pawar-led outfit is to ensure that its “scam-tainted” leaders enjoy full protection. “Until yesterday, BJP was a communal force and was mocked to be a party full of half pant […]

Microsoft CEO gets USD 84 million pay package

Microsoft CEO gets USD 84 million pay package

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned USD 84.3 million this year, according to the salary details, days after the India-born chief executive was criticised for suggesting that women should not ask for pay raises but trust their “good work” to get their dues. In a filing with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft said Nadella […]

Kerala set to get first greenfield international stadium

Kerala set to get first greenfield international stadium

Kerala’s first greenfield international stadium, suitable for both cricket and football, is fast nearing completion on Thiruvananthapuram city’s outskirts in Kariavattom. The stadium, with a capacity to accommodate around one lakh spectators, has met global standards prescribed by FIFA and ICC, an official release said. Spread over 37 acres, it would be the venue of […]

SBI to carry on in UK despite crackdown on foreign banks

SBI to carry on in UK despite crackdown on foreign banks

State Bank of India is determined to carry on retail banking operations in the UK despite a recent crackdown by the Bank of England on the operations of foreign-owned banks in the country. SBI, which has been operating in the UK for 95 years, said it is prepared to set aside 100 million pounds in […]

Chandy expresses satisfaction with progress of Kochi Metro

Chandy expresses satisfaction with progress of Kochi Metro

Expressing satisfaction over the progress of Kochi Metro Rail project, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said it would be completed as per schedule. Speaking after inspecting the project site work at Cusat and holding a review meeting at KMRL, he said the project would be completed in 2016 as planned. The review meeting decided to […]

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesian President

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesian President

Joko Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia’s new President on Monday. Popularly known as Jokowi, the 53-year-old took the oath of office at a ceremony held at parliament in Jakarta. He was then cheered through the streets as he made his way on a horse-drawn carriage to the state palace. “To the fishermen, the workers, […]

Noyonita Lodh crowned Miss Diva Universe

Noyonita Lodh crowned Miss Diva Universe

Bangalore girl Noyonita Lodh was on Sunday night crowned Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014 after beating 14 finalists across India. The 21-year-old student will represent India at the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, which will be held in Miami in the United States. Delhi’s Alankrita Sahai was named as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014 […]

V.S Achuthanandan turns 91

V.S Achuthanandan turns 91

Senior CPI(M) leader and the Leader of Opposition in Kerala, V.S Achuthanandan turned 91 on Monday. A founder leader of CPI(M) after the split in undivided CPI(M) in 1964, he is no stranger to controversies. Compelled to end formal education at the primary stage, he was soon attracted to the fledgling trade union movement in […]

Kerala steps up Ebola screening at airports

Kerala steps up Ebola screening at airports

In the wake of the Ebola epidemic, which has claimed more than 4000 lives globally, Kerala has stepped up screening at airports and examined over 450 passengers who arrived from various African countries. A top health department official said no one has tested positive for the deadly virus that has claimed a large number of […]

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