• Sun and terror suspects: welcome to Guantanamo Bay

    AFP - 15 minutes ago

    This is Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- where the US government is detaining some of the world's top terror suspects on a century-old naval base. The US base, in operation in this southeastern corner of Cuba since 1903, has yellow barracks stretching into the distance and several old hangars encircled with barbed wire and marked with "No Photography" signs. A statue of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, the patron saint of Cuba, overlooks the bay. "Guantanamo Bay is almost like stepping back 20 years in time," says Stan Tirvioli, the officer in charge of Radio GTMO, whose motto is "Rocking in Fidel's Backyard". More »Sun and terror suspects: welcome to Guantanamo Bay

  • Congress demands FIR against Modi for poll code violation

    IANS - 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Congress Thursday demanded an FIR be lodged against BJP leader Narendra Modi, party workers and TV channels for poll code violation with the telecast of the Gujarat chief minister's road show ahead of his filing his nomination from Varanasi. Commerce Minister and Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said an FIR should be lodged against Modi, BJP workers and the TV channels for violating the model code of conduct. More »Congress demands FIR against Modi for poll code violation

  • Unlucky in the morning, sitting Bengal MPs finally vote in the evening

    IANS - 17 minutes ago

    Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) They are sitting MPs and belong to the family of Congress stalwart Ghani Khan Chowdhury - who never lost an election from Malda. But Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury and Mausam Benazir Noor had to wait for hours to cast their own votes. Choudhury, contesting from Malda South and Benazir from Malda North, had demanded repolling after a faulty EVM prevented them from casting their votes. "This is the first time I could not cast my vote," Choudhury, a union minister, had said in the morning. More »Unlucky in the morning, sitting Bengal MPs finally vote in the evening

  • 70 percent polling in Tamil Nadu

    IANS - 25 minutes ago

    Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Up to 70 percent electors voted Thursday in Tamil Nadu's 39 Lok Sabha constituencies with the election coming to an end at 6 p.m., said the Election Commission. There are 845 contestants belonging to political parties and independents in the fray. Polling started at 7 a.m. with leaders of various political parties, movie actors and people from various walks of life exercised their ballot power. Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi, A. Vijayakant of DMDK, Vaiko of MDMK and leaders of other political parties voted. More »70 percent polling in Tamil Nadu

  • Moderate voting in Maharashtra, Mumbai disappoints

    IANS - 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Maximum city Mumbai disappointed candidates and political parties alike even though encouraging voting figures were recorded elsewhere as 19 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra went to the polls Thursday in the third and final phase of voting in the state. More »Moderate voting in Maharashtra, Mumbai disappoints

  • The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

    Entrepreneur - 27 minutes ago

    It's important to figure out the cost associated with taking on help and gauge other impacts on your business. More »The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro football team

    The Associated Press - 32 minutes ago

    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals - he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel. More »Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro football team

  • India-born doctor to be honoured by renowned British college

    IANS - 33 minutes ago

    London, April 24 (IANS) An India-born dental surgeon will be felicitated Friday at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, (RCSEd) Scotland, for his contribution in the field of oral oncology. Jatin Shah, a North America-based head and neck cancer surgeon, will receive the prestigious honorary fellowship in dental surgery from the RCSEd's Faculty of Dental Surgery at the diploma ceremony of the 500-year-old college Friday. Shah, expressing his gratitude at being bestowed the honour, said in a statement: "Recognition by colleagues from a different background is a high point in my career, and a unique privilege with a special meaning." "Such recognition will go a long way towards strengthening the common platform created between surgeons from differing backgrounds involved in the care of patients with oral cancer, such as head and neck surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and dental / oral/maxillofacial surgeons," he added. More »India-born doctor to be honoured by renowned British college

  • More and more Bollywood producers should opt for Poland: Salman

    IANS - 35 minutes ago

    Warsaw, April 24 (IANS) It was mere destiny that superstar Salman Khan flew here to shoot his upcoming film "Kick". "Had the British authorities not refused me the necessary visa, the original shooting would have been done in London," Salman told IANS. "But I am happy that I have come to Warsaw to finish the film. Poland on the whole is a very beautiful country and the city of Warsaw is a place of my dreams. More »More and more Bollywood producers should opt for Poland: Salman

  • Video games of the future to adapt to players' mood

    IANS - 37 minutes ago

    San Francisco, April 24 (IANS/EFE) A team of engineers at Stanford University has developed a hand-held controller that allows video games to adapt to a player's level of engagement. For instance, if a player's heart rate, blood flow, rate of breath and other physiological signals show he or she is bored with an unchallenging game, the controller can gather that information from the individual's hands and increase the level of difficulty. When players are engaged, their heart rate and breathing generally become faster, Gregory Kovacs, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford and head of the laboratory where the prototype controller was developed in collaboration with Texas Instruments, told EFE. The engineers removed the back panel from an Xbox 360 controller and replaced it with a 3-D printed plastic module equipped with sensors that measure gamers' blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and breathing rate and depth. More »Video games of the future to adapt to players' mood

  • Apple Filed A Patent For An Interactive Hologram That Could Reimagine 'Pinch And Zoom'

    Business Insider - 37 minutes ago

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just published another patent from Apple that revolves around an interactive 3D display system, or a hologram. More »Apple Filed A Patent For An Interactive Hologram That Could Reimagine 'Pinch And Zoom'

  • Bhatkal denied bail

    IANS - 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here Thursday turned down the bail plea of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and granted Delhi Police time, till May 8, to investigate further in the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case. More »Bhatkal denied bail

  • Geo News slapped with shut down notice

    IANS - 43 minutes ago

    Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Following complaints from the defence ministry and ISI, Pakistan's media regulator has slapped Geo News with a notice asking why its operations should not be shut down. Geo News administration has been asked by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to reply within 14 days as to why it should not be shut down for violating the regulator's laws, the TV channel reported Thursday. The notice states that PEMRA received a complaint from the defence ministry April 22 that Geo News has launched a campaign against Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and its officers after the attack on Geo News's senior editor and the channel's anchor Hamid Mir April 19, the report said. More »Geo News slapped with shut down notice

  • Infotech's net up by 15 percent

    IANS - 45 minutes ago

    Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Infotech enterprises, a Hyderabad-based engineering solutions provider, Thursday said its net profit during 2013-14 stood at Rs.266 crore, an increase of 15 percent over last fiscal. Infotech chairman B.V.R. Mohan Reddy told reporters that the firm registered a revenue of Rs.595 crore in the quarter ended March 31, a growth of 28 percent year-on-year. We are very confident that this momentum will continue during the current financial year (FY 2014-15)," said Mohan Reddy. The company elevated Krishna Bodanapu, son of Mohan Reddy, as managing director and chief executive officer. More »Infotech's net up by 15 percent

  • Asian Games, I-League clubs, FIFA dates pose challenges for ISL

    IANS - 49 minutes ago

    The inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) is in danger of running into serious problems, the unavailability of top Indian players being the most disturbing for the high-flying organisers IMG-Reliance. Some of the leading clubs as usual raised the banner of revolt, saying they can't release the players and the pro league dates are clashing with FIFA friendlies and also the Asian Games. The top under-23 players may not be able to play the first half of the ISL as the dates are clashing with the Incheon Asian Games, also starting September 19. The league rules make it mandatory for each club to recruit at least four under-23 players from the catchment area but all the top players will be busy with Asian Games preparations right from July. More » Asian Games, I-League clubs, FIFA dates pose challenges for ISL

  • Warm Thursday in Delhi, similar weather likely Friday

    IANS - 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was a warm, sunny Thursday in the national capital and the maximum temperature settled at 37.2 degrees Celsius. Friday will be clear, the Met Office said. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 38 and 21 degrees Celsius respectively," said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Thursday's minimum temperature was recorded at 21.2 degrees Celsius - two notches below the season's average. More »Warm Thursday in Delhi, similar weather likely Friday

  • Spain's CaixaBank reports profits halved

    AFP - 53 minutes ago

    Spanish lender CaixaBank posted Thursday a first-quarter net profit of 152 million euros ($210 million), a 54.6-percent drop from the figure at same time last year when it was boosted by one-off gains from acquisitions. Spain's third biggest bank by capitalisation said its ratio of bad loans as a portion of total loans fell to 11.36 percent from 11.66 percent in the same year-ago period. It was the first time that its bad loan ratio has fallen since 2008, when Spain's decade-long property boom collapsed, causing millions of people to lose their jobs. "What we have noticed, especially during the final quarter, points to an improvement in net interest income, a gradual reduction in doubtful debts and the stabilisation of damaged assets," CaixaBank vice president Joan Maria Nin told a news conference. More »Spain's CaixaBank reports profits halved

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