CBI infighting gets murkier

New Delhi: The feud between CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana turned murkier with the arrest of Devender Kumar, a deputy superintendent of police in the special investigation team headed by Asthana. CBI Director Alok Verma was called to the Prime Minister's Office Sunday where he met...

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World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

The lack of oxygen in the Black Sea had helped to preserve the wreck, an archaelogist explained.

London: Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the worlds oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years, a media report said Tuesday. The 23-metre vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at...

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Google opens public voting for ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest

'Doodle 4 Google' voting is open from Oct 23rd at 8:00am IST until Nov 6th at 10:00am IST.

New Delhi: Google Tuesday opened public online voting for 20 children shortlisted for its annual 'Doodle 4 Google' competition. The annual competition, announced early August, encouraged creative, art-loving students across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant's logo. This year's theme was "what inspires you". The doodle, incorporating letters G-o-o-g-l-e, were to be created using crayons, clay, water colours and graphic design. From a beautiful sight...

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Minor raped by bus driver in Delhi

A five-year-old girl was raped by the driver of her school bus.

New Delhi: A five-year-old girl was raped by the driver of her school bus here, police said Tuesday, adding the accused has been arrested. Monday a complaint was received from the victim's mother at the Shahbad Dairy Police Station in Rohini. The 39-year-old bus driver was arrested on the same day and a case was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, a police officer said. The...

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Saudi Foreign Minister pledges ‘fair probe’ into Khashoggi’s death

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir vows 'fair probe' into Khashoggi's death

Jakarta: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir, who is in Indonesia on an official visit, said on Tuesday that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be thoroughly investigated and those responsible would be punished. "Our commitment is to seek that the investigation is thorough and complete and that the truth is revealed," said Al-Jubeir at a joint press conference in Jakarta with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. "We...

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Lack of good oral health may up hypertension risk

London: Besides a healthy lifestyle and diet, dental health also plays a significant role in triggering high blood pressure (BP), according to a new research. People with healthier gums were found to have lower blood pressure and responded better to BP-lowering medications, compared with individuals who have periodontitis -- serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy...

Father’s exercise can boost kids’ health in adulthood

New York: For men planning to start a family, hitting the gym can help their children with a healthy metabolism. While the diet and exercise habits of a pregnant woman can have an impact on the health of her baby, a new study on mice suggests that lifestyle practices of fathers prior to conception too can affect children's...

Nokia, BSNL to explore public safety initiatives in India

New Delhi: Telecom equipment maker Nokia and public sector telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore opportunities in the public safety arena in the country. Under the agreement, Nokia will become BSNL's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technology partner for public safety projects. The collaboration will assist in advancing...

Pawar hits out at PM Modi over CBI row

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Tuesday said if the central government was "effective", there would not have been bribery charges at the highest level in the CBI, and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act over the matter. He also attacked the BJP-led Centre over the Rafale jet deal and demanded a probe into...

OPIC commits USD 125 mn for Indian companies

New Delhi: Aiming to expand access to capital for medium-sized companies in India, the US government's development finance institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation Tuesday signed a USD 125 million commitment with Greater Pacific Capital (GPC). GPC is an investing institution that focuses on providing capital to Indian companies with international growth ambitions. OPIC will contribute to a...

The lack of oxygen in the Black Sea had helped to preserve the wreck, an archaelogist explained.

World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

London: Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the worlds oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years, a media report said Tuesday. The 23-metre vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present...

Vijayan blames sangh for creating Sabarimala mess

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday accused the 'sangh parivar' and its associates of turning the Sabarimala temple into a conflict zone and vowed to implement the Supreme Court order in the next long-season pilgrimage starting in November. He also slammed the temple tantri and the Pandalam royal family for claiming rights and powers over the...

Villagers gherao Malud police outpost in Puri

Puri: Villagers residing near Malud police outpost under Krushna Prasad police limits in this district gheraoed the police outpost Monday to protest against the alleged atrocities of the new officer in-charge. According to reports, criminal activities have increased after the posting of Bijay kumar Mohapatra at Malud outpost as the new officer in-charge. Earlier September 29, as...

Gold rallies on jewellers’ buying, positive global cues

New Delhi: Gold prices Tuesday rose by Rs 130 to Rs 32,350 per 10 gram at the bullion market on increased buying by local jewellers amid positive global trends. Silver also rallied by Rs 250 to Rs 39,750 per kg backed by increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said apart from a firm trend...

'Doodle 4 Google' voting is open from Oct 23rd at 8:00am IST until Nov 6th at 10:00am IST.

Google opens public voting for ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest

New Delhi: Google Tuesday opened public online voting for 20 children shortlisted for its annual 'Doodle 4 Google' competition. The annual competition, announced early August, encouraged creative, art-loving students across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant's logo. This year's theme was "what inspires you". The doodle, incorporating letters G-o-o-g-l-e, were to...

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