Most Indians ignorant about privacy issues: Study

Most Indians ignorant about privacy issues: Study

New Delhi, Dec 9, 2012: Giving an insight into privacy perceptions in India in the wake of huge development in the IT sector, one of the first studies on the subject says a majority of people are ignorant about various privacy issues related to the Internet and online social media, including Facebook. “About 75 percent […]

Sonia Gandhi turns 66

Sonia Gandhi turns 66

New Delhi, Dec 9, 2012: Congress President Sonia Gandhi turned 66 today as jubilant party workers in large numbers thronged outside 10 Janpath, her official residence, to greet their leader. The Congress workers distributed sweets on the occasion amid beating of drums and bursting of crackers. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a number of Union […]

UN climate forum extends Kyoto Protocol

UN climate forum extends Kyoto Protocol

UN, Dec 9, 2012:  Delegates to U.N. climate talks in Doha agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a pact that aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions from industrialized nations but will cover only about 15 percent of the world’s carbon output. The outcome of the two-week negotiations, which nearly collapsed in their final hours in […]

Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas passes away

Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas passes away

Kottayam, Dec 9, 2012: The senior Metropolitan of the Holy Episcopal synod of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and Metropolitan emeritus of North-East American Diocese, Mathews Mar Barnabas (88) passed away at Pushpagiri Hospital, Thiruvalla on Sunday. The metropolitan was suffering under ailing advanced age and was leading retired life at Pothanpuram Dayara, Pampady-Kottayam. As […]

Will water woes drown Modi in Saurashtra?

Will water woes drown Modi in Saurashtra?

Rajkot, Dec 9, 2012: The persistent water woes of Saurashtra, a scarcity-prone area of Gujarat, has become one of the main poll issues in the 2012 assembly elections here as people are angry that virtually nothing has been done in the last ten years to resolve the problem permanently. Saurashtra, an area without a perennial […]

Centre allots one lakh tonne rice to Kerala

Centre allots one lakh tonne rice to Kerala

New Delhi, Dec 9, 2012: The central government has allowed additional one lakh tonne rice to Kerala. This was allowed in accordance with the open market sale scheme (OMSS) after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s recommendation. The rice, the actual price of which is Rs. 22 per kilo, will be obtained for price between Rs. […]

6-year-old sexually abused by father after giving her alcohol

6-year-old sexually abused by father after giving her alcohol

Kochi, Dec 9, 2012: In yet another shocker, a six-year-old girl from Kurumpady in Kerala’s Ernakulam district was allegedly sexually abused by her 40-year-old father for six months after forcing her to drink alcohol. Police have registered a case against the man, who is absconding, following a complaint from the girl’s mother that he had […]

UP sees highest number of communal clashes this year

UP sees highest number of communal clashes this year

New Delhi, Dec 9, 2012: Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of witnessing over 100 communal clashes this year that left 34 people dead. The towns where incidents of such violence took place are Kosi Kalan in Mathura, Faizabad, Pratapgarh, Sitapur, Ghaziabad and Bareilly. More than 450 people were also injured in these clashes […]

Modi hits out at Sonia for ‘inciting’ people of Gujarat

Modi hits out at Sonia for ‘inciting’ people of Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Dec 8, 2012: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi of inciting the people against his Government and dared her to get the Centre act against him if he has done anything wrong. He also warned that her utterances would prove costly for the Congress party in the Assembly polls. […]

Noted actor Jaganathan passes away

Noted actor Jaganathan passes away

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8, 2012: Noted film, serial actor Jaganathan (74) died here on Saturday at his residence in Poojappura. He had been undergoing treatment for liver ailments. He has acted in almost 170 films. His entry to the Malayalam film industry was through Oridath in 1986. His last film was Pattanathil Sundaran released in 2003.