Mary Kom settles for a bronze

Mary Kom settles for a bronze

London, Thursday, Aug 9, 2012:  Mary Kom’s dream run at London 2012 has ended. The ace boxer had to settle for a bronze after losing her semi-final bout to Nicola Adams, ranked No.2 in the world. Mary Kom, who’s assured of at least a bronze since she made the semi-finals, couldn’t match her British rival […]

Olympics: Tintu Luka qualifies for 800m semis

Olympics: Tintu Luka qualifies for 800m semis

London, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012: India’s middle-distance runner Tintu Luka qualified for the semi-final of the women’s 800 metres at the 2012 London Games here on Wednesday. Tintu, who is coached by P.T.Usha, finished third in the second heat with a timing of 2:01.75 seonds. It was below her personal best of 1:59.17 secs achieved […]

Tantri case: Six accused sentenced to seven years

Tantri case: Six accused sentenced to seven years

Kochi, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012: The Ernakulam District Additional Sessions Court on Wednesday awarded a sentence of seven years to six persons including Shobha John in the blackmailing of former Sabarimala tantri Kandararu Mohanaru. Apart from Shobha John, others sentenced were Anil Kumar, Bechu Rehman, Abdul Sathar, Majeed and Sherif. The court also slapped a […]

1.5 lakh hit by floods in Assam

1.5 lakh hit by floods in Assam

Guwahati, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012:  Around 1.50 lakh people have been hit by floods in seven districts in Assam where the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have risen following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. People have been affected in 132 villages under 12 revenue circles in Baksa, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Kamrup, Nalbari, […]

Advani dubs UPA-II as ‘illegitimate’ ; creates storm in LS

Advani dubs UPA-II as ‘illegitimate’ ; creates storm in LS

New Delhi, Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012: BJP leader LK Advani today created a storm in the Lok Sabha by dubbing UPA-II as “illegitimate” but withdrew it after strong protests from Congress. Advani, who came under carping attack with even Congress President Sonia Gandhi leading from the front, later said he was referring to the 2008 […]

Employees on strike again, Kingfisher Airlines cancels 31 flights

Employees on strike again, Kingfisher Airlines cancels 31 flights

Mumbai, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012: Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday cancelled over 30 flights from Delhi and Mumbai due to a strike by a section of its employees protesting non-payment of salary. While 22 flights of the airline were cancelled from Delhi, nine were cancelled from Mumbai, sources said. A section of its employees, including pilots […]

Vallarpadam: Kerala pins hopes on Centre relaxing Cabotage law

Vallarpadam: Kerala pins hopes on Centre relaxing Cabotage law

Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012: Kerala is pinning hopes on the Centre relaxing the Cabotage law under the Indian Merchant Shipping Act to help the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallaradam in Kochi to realise its full capacity. According to official sources here, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has secured an assurance from Shipping Minister […]

Iran seeks UN help over captives in Syria, Libya

Iran seeks UN help over captives in Syria, Libya

United Nations, Aug 8, 2012: Iran’s foreign minister sought help from the United Nations to free dozens of Iranians captured in Syria and Libya. Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stressed his government’s “deep concern” at the fate of the 48 Iranians seized in Syria and another seven Iranian Red Crescent workers held in Libya, in […]

Indian among 3 killed in road accident in Nepal

Indian among 3 killed in road accident in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug 8 , 2012: An Indian national was among three people killed when an over speeding tipper lost control and collided with a motorbike and a jeep in eastern Nepal. While the Indian was riding the motorbike, two Nepalese staff members of the United Nations Development Project were inside the jeep when the large […]

ISRO gets ready for historic 100th mission

ISRO gets ready for historic 100th mission

Bangalore, Aug 8, 2012: The Indian Space Research Organisation is preparing for its 100th mission next month with the commercial launch of two foreign satellites from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO plans to launch 720-kg SPOT-6 remote sensing satellite from France (built by ASTRIUM SAS) and a 15-kg Japanese spacecraft Protiers on […]