The dead body of former India international and current coach with the National cycling team, Ruma Chatterjee arrived in her home state in Kolkata. She was killed in a road accident on the Delhi-Noida Highway on Tuesday
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry called up Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a bid to defuse tensions over opening of a Taliban office in Qatar, an Afghan spokesperson said Wednesday. Washington and Kabul had disagreed over the new Taliban office in Qatari capital city of Doha. Karzai is now expected to continue security talks with the US, which he had suspended in protest over the office, BBC reported
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Twelve poachers of the one-horned rhinos have been sentenced to a jail term, ranging between 10 -15 years, and fined in Nepal. Authorities at the Chitwan National Park said the convicts, who were from a nearby Nawalparasi district, were also ordered to pay fine amounting from $550 -$1,100 each, Xinhua reported. The one-horned rhino is an endangered species, protected in Chitwan, a place some 150 km from captial Kathmandu, along with two other national parks of Nepal
In the past few years Indian athletics has suffered a lot due to doping saga but in the last one year the number has come down and thanks to some strict rules & action taken by National Anti Doping Agency. In an exclusive chat with NNIS Sports legendary athlete GS Randhawa feels that that Doping cases has come down in India
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) The first summit between President Xi Jingping and his US counterpart Barack Obama held earlier this month proved very successful, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday said a new project to improve the power transmission in the state will be implemented with the financial assistance of Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). She also requested JICA for a line of credit to for viability gap funding and credit to private parties in infrastructure projects.
The International Monetary Fund says Spain has made strong progress in stabilising its economy, but warns the focus must now be on addressing the country's jobs crisis. Ciara Sutton reports
Gaza, June 19 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement has been holding meetings with foreign officials in a bid to get its name erased from the list of international terrorist organisations, a Hamas official said Wednesday. The US, several European countries and Israel have classified the Hamas movement, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since June 2007, as a terrorist organisation.
Cape Town, June 19 (IANS) The UN and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) Wednesday launched the Mandela International Day, even as the anti-apartheid icon spent his 12th day in hospital for a recurring lung problem.
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A central government official Wednesday lauded the efforts of the Tagore Centre for Natural Sciences and Philosophy (TCNSP) to go forward with its establishment "without much money". Inaugurated at the Bose Institute here, TCNSP is a collaborative venture between the Centre for Natural Sciences and Philosophy, Kolkata, and the Bose Institute to integrate science, philosophy and culture. It is dedicated to spread Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's interpretations of philosophy of science.