BJP running a ‘malicious whisper’ campaign to malign Congress party’s senior-most leaders, says Congress

Days after former Delhi Congress chief and minister in the Shiela Dikshit cabinet, Arvinder Singh Lovely left the party to join Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), speculations are being made that AICC general secretary and veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath will also join the opposition party (BJP). However, Congress has rejected all the speculations and has...

US naval armada to be in Sea of Japan in days: Mike Pence

Tensions between the US and North Korea have soared in recent weeks following a drumbeat of missile tests and fears that Pyongyang may be readying a sixth nuclear test. (Reuters) The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said in Australia today amid high...

Waymo urges Judge to baar Uber engineer from Robocar Project (1)

Waymo says it’s uncovered new evidence that Uber Technologies Inc. took and copied its trade secrets and urged a judge to bar the head of the ride-hailing company’s driverless car program from continuing to work on the project. (Reuters) Waymo says it’s uncovered new evidence that Uber Technologies Inc. took and copied its trade...

Sun TV Network shares soar 17% on digitisation drive expectations in Tamil Nadu

On April 18, the Tamil Nadu government-owned Arasu Cable received a provisional digital licence from the ministry of information and broadcasting. (Reuters) The share price of Sun TV Network rose 17% in the last four sessions on the back of expectations that the digitisation drive, which is set to kick off in Tamil Nadu,...

Kevin Durant practices on Friday, hopeful for Game 3

Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee, (1) Kevin Durant (35) and Stephen Curry, (30) from left, laugh on the bench in the second quarter of their NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND — Kevin Durant went through the...

Most places renamed by China have Dalai Lama, Tibet links: Expert

“This is only an attempt to show its severe displeasure to India” for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit the Tawang monastery in Arunachal Pradesh and address religious congregations there, Srikanth Kondapalli, a professor of Chinese studies at the JNU, told. (Reuters) Most of the six places in Arunachal Pradesh that China renamed recently...

MCD election 2017: Did AAP government ‘starve’ Delhi civic bodies of funds? Here’s what Rajnath Singh says

Home Minister Rajnath Singh hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal government and accused it of starving Municipal Corporations of Delhi by not providing their due funds. (Source: ANI/Twitter) The battle of words has started in the political corridors of Delhi ahead of MCD election 2017 scheduled to take place on 23rd April. Taking this...

Roadshow: BART track shutdown will affect Mother’s Day

Consider yourselves forewarned: BART will run some shuttles instead of trains in the East Bay on Mother’s Day weekend. (Dan Honda/Staff archives) Q Again this year, BART is closing down a portion of the tracks that connect to the Fruitvale station on Mother’s Day and supplying shuttle buses instead. This causes long delays for...

Lebanon’s Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Israeli soldiers in an area near the Israel-Lebanon border. (Reuters) Lebanon’s Hezbollah has sought to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation. The powerful Shiite group, which fought a devastating war with the Jewish state in...

If You Don’t Follow These 11 Rules, You Won’t Be a Good House Guest

Bring a thoughtful gift Ollinka/ShutterstockWhile you should certainly plan to contribute to the groceries and activities, a thoughtful hostess gift is a gesture that starts the visit off right. "It doesn't have to be elaborate—just something that lets your host know you appreciate their hospitality," says etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, owner of The...


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