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Gogoi congratulates Mary Kom for clinching gold

Gogoi congratulates Mary Kom for clinching gold

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today congratulated five-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom for clinching the gold medal in the ongoing 17th Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. In a statement here, Gogoi said the “superlative performance” put up by the Olympic bronze winner at the Asian Games has not only made the […]

Tintu Luka fetches 800m silver in Asiad

Tintu Luka fetches 800m silver in Asiad

Indian sprinter Tintu Luka clocked her season’s best to clinch a silver medal in the 800m women’s race of the 17th Asian Games here today. Luka clocked 1:59.19s to better the bronze medal she had won in this event in the previous edition of the Games in Guangzhou. The gold was won by Kazakhstan’s Mukasheva […]

Microsoft launches Lumia 730, 830, 930 smartphones in India

Microsoft launches Lumia 730, 830, 930 smartphones in India

Microsoft has launched three new Lumia smartphones – the Lumia 730, 830, 930 – in India. The dual-SIM Lumia 730 carries a price tag of Rs 15,299, while the Lumia 830 and 930 are priced at Rs 28,799 and Rs 38,649 respectively. The Lumia 930 will go on sale from October 15, while the other […]

Mary Kom clinches maiden Asian Games gold

Mary Kom clinches maiden Asian Games gold

India’s M.C Mary Kom punched her way to a historic gold medal on Wednesday. The world number five defeated Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan to win her first gold in Asian Games. Mary was at her magnificent best in the final bout of women’s flyweight (48-51 kg) division. While Shekerbekova – six years her junior – […]

Jayalalithaa fails to get reprieve, to be in jail till Oct 7

Jayalalithaa fails to get reprieve, to be in jail till Oct 7

Jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa will have to stay in prison for at least six more days as the vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court posted for October 7 hearing on her pleas for suspension of the sentence and immediate bail in the disproportionate assets case. As Jayalalithaa sought immediate relief, the Court first posted […]

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India

After Sheryl Sandberg, it’s now the turn of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India, the second biggest market for the social networking giant. Zuckerberg, who will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be in India to address the first Internet.org summit taking place on October 9-10 in Delhi. The young billionaire is expected […]

Obama, Modi pledge to intensify maritime security

Obama, Modi pledge to intensify maritime security

U.S President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to intensify cooperation in maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in comments that came against the backdrop of China`s expanding maritime ambitions. A U.S-India Joint statement issued at the end of summit talks between Obama and Modi at the White House said the […]

Jayalalithaa’s conviction: Tamil film industry observes ‘hunger-strike’

Jayalalithaa’s conviction: Tamil film industry observes ‘hunger-strike’

Tamil film industry operations such as shootings and theatre screenings came to a grinding halt on Tuesday as the Kollywood observed a one-day “hunger-strike” protest against the conviction and jailing of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa. Movie halls suspended screenings till 6 pm, while ongoing film shootings at different parts of the city were called off […]

Petrol price cut by 54 paise per litre

Petrol price cut by 54 paise per litre

Petrol price was cut by 54 paisa a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years was put off until the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the U.S. State-owned oil firms, which skipped raising rates on September 16 even though their cost had gone up, cut prices in view […]

IPL spot-fixing case: Dawood, Shakeel proclaimed offenders

IPL spot-fixing case: Dawood, Shakeel proclaimed offenders

Underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel and one other co-accused were declared as proclaimed offenders by a Delhi court in connection with the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal case. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna declared Dawood, Shakeel and Chandigarh-based Sandeep Sharma, who were chargesheeted by the special cell of Delhi police along with suspended cricketers […]

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