• Nifty touches new high, crosses 9,000 mark

    IANS - 4 minutes 21 seconds ago

    Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Continuing with the post-budget euphoria, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Tuesday breached the 9,000-point mark in the intra-day trade for the first time. More »Nifty touches new high, crosses 9,000 mark

  • 'Jihadi John' condemned 9/11, London attacks: recording

    AFP - 6 minutes ago

    The London graduate believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" once denounced the 9/11 attacks and the 2005 bombings in the British capital, according to an audio recording released Tuesday. Kuwait-born Mohammed Emwazi was identified by media and experts last week as the knife-wielding masked man in online videos showing the beheadings of at least five IS hostages. Asked about his views on the New York and London attacks and the war in Afghanistan, Emwazi -- speaking in a London accent -- condemned the loss of life, but complained that his interrogator did not believe him. More »'Jihadi John' condemned 9/11, London attacks: recording

  • Volcano erupts in southern Chile, 3,000 people evacuated

    AFP - 6 minutes ago

    A volcano in southern Chile began erupting early Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages, the government said. More »Volcano erupts in southern Chile, 3,000 people evacuated

  • 5 ways to fix Will Smith’s box-office slump

    Business Insider - 7 minutes ago

    Two years after the colossal failure... More »5 ways to fix Will Smith’s box-office slump

  • Congress too used Vajpayee's policies, says Modi

    IANS - 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Accused of copying the UPA government's polices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday listed the initiatives of the Vajpayee government that the Congress pursued from 2004. Tearing into the opposition that had called the Modi government's plans a copy of former Congress-led United Progress Alliance government's policies, the prime minister said the debate over which programme is new or old could go a long way. The point is the problems are old," Modi said in the Rajya Sabah while replying to a debate on the motion of thanks to President Pranab Mukherjee's address to parliament. Those who are not ready to give anyone credit in the freedom movement, how will they give any one credit for development of the nation," Modi said as opposition members raised their pitch in protest. More »Congress too used Vajpayee's policies, says Modi

  • Is Dalmiya ready for long haul?

    IANS - 8 minutes ago

    Call him wily, Machiavelli, manipulator, Chanakya what you may, Jagmohan Dalmiya worked out his math to return as president of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI). How did Dalmiya manage the numbers? Simple, he had two votes, his own and that of National Cricket Club. The other three votes from East - Jharkhand, Odisha and Assam - stayed with Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who has been barred by the Supreme Court to have anything with the functioning of the board, first from dispensing as board president and then contesting the election. More »Is Dalmiya ready for long haul?

  • SKorea, Saudi to sign nuclear cooperation pact: diplomat

    AFP - 9 minutes ago

    South Korea and Saudi Arabia will sign an agreement on nuclear cooperation during a two-day visit by President Park Geun-Hye that began Tuesday, a diplomat said. "We'll have some framework agreement" on technical cooperation, research and development and the exchange of personnel in the nuclear field, said Jungho Lee, head of the political section at Seoul's embassy. He told AFP the agreement would be reached between King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) and South Korea's science, ICT and future planning ministry. More »SKorea, Saudi to sign nuclear cooperation pact: diplomat

  • Less is more for Silverstone organisers

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - While Germany's Formula One Grand Prix hangs in the balance, hit by dwindling crowds and rising losses, Britain's Silverstone circuit believes it can make money and attract more fans by charging less. The 'Lewis Hamilton effect' has helped boost British Grand Prix ticket sales, with home fans eager to see their champion in action, but organisers say the decision to cut prices is as significant. The circuit's newly appointed managing director Patrick Allen told Reuters that making the race more accessible was the focus now. "I was horrified when I came in that a family from Britain could get on a plane, go to Spa, watch the race and fly back again for less than they can come to our home grand prix." Allen said Silverstone had also revamped the policy for children, with under-11s now coming in free with an adult compared to under two in the past. More »Less is more for Silverstone organisers

  • Exclusive: Huawei plans big push to sell its phones, wearable devices in U.S.

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago

    By Edwin Chan and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Two years after U.S. legislators branded it a national security threat, China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is planning a campaign to win over U.S. consumers, rolling out new mobile phones and wearable devices backed by a marketing effort. China's second-largest smartphone maker, already with more than $40 billion in annual revenue from a wide range of telecom gear and products, is preparing to introduce Americans to several of its smartphones and wearable devices this year, including its youth-oriented "Honor" phone, Huawei officials told Reuters. The company's 2015 U.S. plans, which have not been previously reported, will encompass traditional advertising, online promotion and sports team sponsorships, said Huawei's U.S. spokesman Bill Plummer. More »Exclusive: Huawei plans big push to sell its phones, wearable devices in U.S.

  • Top Asian News at 12:30 p.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 12 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss. Yet nearly one year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, taking the lives of 239 passengers and crew in one of aviation's greatest mysteries. More »Top Asian News at 12:30 p.m. GMT

  • Indian man jailed for molesting housewife

    IANS - 12 minutes ago

    Dubai, March 3 (IANS) An Indian worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been jailed for three months for kissing a housewife inside a building, media reported Tuesday. The Indian worker, identified by his initials H.R., 24, followed the 27-year-old Filipina housewife, who was walking back to her residence, and then stopped her at the first floor on the stairway and kissed her against her will in July last year. More »Indian man jailed for molesting housewife

  • Deckers expecting their second child

    IANS - 12 minutes ago

    Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Singer Jessie James Decker and husband Eric Decker are expecting their second child together. More »Deckers expecting their second child

  • Hashim Amla is a rock: de Villiers

    IANS - 12 minutes ago

    Canberra, March 3 (IANS) South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has praised Hashim Amla for his knock of 159 against Ireland on Tuesday, saying that the opener is a "rock". Amla's innings powered the Proteas to a mammoth total of 411/4 with Faf du Plessis also scoring a century. In reply, Ireland were skittled out for 210 in 35 overs, handing South Africa a 201-run victory in a World Cup Pool B match at the Manuka Oval here. "Amla was incredible, he will always be the rock for us, effortlessly plays with a lot of class and whatever you do, he always has the answer," de Villiers, who himself scored 24, said at the post-match presentation. More »Hashim Amla is a rock: de Villiers

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    Associated Press - 12 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. More »North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

  • De Villiers delight as 'rock' Amla hits his stride

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago

    Even though five South African batsmen have hit centuries in their first four World Cup matches, Hashim Amla's 159 on Tuesday might have been the most reassuring for fans of the Proteas looking ahead to the knockout stages. Skipper AB de Villiers had already confirmed his spectacular form with a devastating 162 of 66 balls against West Indies last Friday but Amla, South Africa's other top batsman, had enjoyed a modest start to the World Cup by his very high standards. More »De Villiers delight as 'rock' Amla hits his stride

  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    Associated Press - 13 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — Conductor Simon Rattle is to swap Berlin for Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. More »Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

  • Venezuela issues 'reciprocal' measures against US officials

    IANS - 14 minutes ago

    Caracas, March 3 (IANS) The Venezuelan foreign ministry has issued the US embassy in Caracas with a series of "reciprocal" measures in line with President Nicolas Maduro's announcement last weekend in this regard These measures include a requirement that Americans wishing to enter Venezuela have visa approval prior to their arrival in the country, and that the US reduce its diplomatic delegation in Caracas to 17 officials, Spanish news agency Efe reported. The two have been without high level diplomatic representation since 2010, and developments of the last few days suggest a situation far from settled. The new measures were announced last weekend by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who also ordered that any meetings that American diplomats intend to conduct in Venezuela would require the government's prior consent, and would have to comply with the Vienna Convention governing diplomatic relations. More »Venezuela issues 'reciprocal' measures against US officials

  • Cannavaro ready to make impact after Lippi's resignation

    IANS - 14 minutes ago

    Sydney, March 3 (IANS) Chinese football club Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro on Tuesday said his team would show its quality against defending champions Western Sydney Wanderers in the AFC Champions League group H match here on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Cannavaro is ready to make an impact after Marcello Lippi suddenly resigned from the Chinese club last week, reports Xinhua. I hope I can achieve the same results that Lippi got," Cannavaro said. The Italian will take his first real test at the re-match of last year's quarterfinal when the Australian side stunned the star-studded defending champions 1-0 at home and losing 1-2 in Guangzhou to advance on away goals. More »Cannavaro ready to make impact after Lippi's resignation

  • You Can't Afford Any of These 4 Mobile App Design Mistakes

    Entrepreneur - 14 minutes ago

    The odds of marketing success for an app are already long, even if you get everything right. More »You Can't Afford Any of These 4 Mobile App Design Mistakes

  • How This Former Pharmaceutical Exec Invented the 'Eggnut'

    Entrepreneur - 14 minutes ago

    As a Fractured Prune Doughnuts franchisee, Mark Prygocki has helped bring new options to the customized doughnut chain. More »How This Former Pharmaceutical Exec Invented the 'Eggnut'

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