Everything you need to know about Alandur(reopened W.e.f.6.6.05): news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Alandur(reopened W.e.f.6.6.05): news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The recent data theft by hackers from two Indian companies processing prepaid cards for several overseas banks, which led to a global fraud of 45 million dollars, has made India's 100 billion dollar IT industry a primary target of spam, phishing and viruses. The security breach has reopened the debate on IT security norms followed by Indian firms and the role played by 'ethical' hackers.
Rio de Janeiro, May 15 (IANS) FIFA has warned that Sao Paulo could be stripped of its status as a 2014 World Cup host city due to stadium construction delays.
Pune, May 12 (ANI): The eatery, German Bakery that came into the limelight after a bomb blast that killed 17 patrons and injured over 60 others in 2010, has been formally reopened at the posh Koregaon Park area here with the owners hoping to erase the terrible memory.
Rio de Janeiro, May 11 (IANS) A Brazilian judge has suspended the privatisation of Rio's Maracana stadium pending an investigation into alleged irregularities in the bidding process.
Rio de Janeiro, May 9 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA admitted concern over delays in the construction of Sao Paulo's 2014 World Cup Stadium.
Srinagar, May 7 (ANI): The clearing of snow from the arterial Mughal Road, which connects different parts of Kashmir, came as a relief for the locals as their travel time is reduced.
Toronto, May 7 (IANS) The driver responsible for the horrific road accident April 28 in Surrey, British Columbia, that claimed five Indo-Canadian lives, has died.
Sao Paulo, May 7 (IANS) The construction firm responsible for Sao Paulo's new World Cup stadium admitted that the venue would not be ready until March next year, missing the deadline set by world football's governing body FIFA by more than two months.
Shimla, May 6 (IANS) As temperatures crossed 40 degrees Celsius in the plains of north India, Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches continued to see fresh spells of snow, a weatherman said Monday.
Rio de Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) The iconic Maracana football stadium was officially reopened Saturday, almost three years after being closed for reconstruction work ahead of next year's FIFA World Cup.
Havana, April 15 (IANS/EFE) Sloppy Joe's, one of the legendary Havana bars of the 20th century for its bohemian clientele, its long bar and famous customers like Ernest Hemingway and Spencer Tracy, has reopened its doors after almost half a century in ruins thanks to a painstaking reconstruction aimed at giving the city back some important memories.
Zojila Pass, April 7 (ANI):The arterial highway connecting Ladakh to Srinagar has reopened 20 days earlier then last year allowing basic amenities and fresh food to be transported.
Houston, March 27 (IANS) A university in the US state of Texas has evacuated its campus following an anonymous bomb threat.
New Delhi, Feb. 18 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Monday condemned Congress MP from Kannur K. Sudhakaran, who has stirred a storm by referring to the victim in the Suryanelli rape case as a prostitute.
Lahore, Feb. 13 (ANI): Pakistani barrister, Aitzaz Ahsan, has asked the Supreme Court to review its decision to disqualify former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani for five years for not writing a letter to the Swiss authorities, saying it was "unjust".
Islamabad, Feb. 11 (ANI): Bangladesh is planning to amend a law to allow the government to appeal for tougher penalties for war criminals, according to law minister Shafique Ahmed.
Islamabad, Feb. 11 (ANI): Former Pakistan premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the decision of Swiss authorities not to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari has confirmed his position that the president has immunity within and outside the country.
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Authorities in Switzerland have informed Pakistan that they cannot reopen on legal grounds the corruption cases amounting to $60 million against Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, media reports said Sunday.
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Swiss authorities have said they cannot reopen corruption cases against Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Geo News reported Sunday.
Islamabad, Feb. 10 (ANI): The Swiss government, in a letter to the Pakistan government, has said that graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari cannot be reopened.
Paris, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) A young and apparently "unstable" woman used an indelible marker to deface renowned painting "Liberty Leading the People" by Eugene Delacroix, which was being exhibited at a branch of the Louvre in the northern French city of Lens.
Washington, February 5 (ANI): For decades, popular writers think that men and women are so psychologically dissimilar they could hail from entirely different planets.
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Leopold Cafe was one of the key targets of the brutal 26/11 Mumbai attacks. And five years down the line, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has decided to release the first song of his new film "The Attacks on 26/11" at the same cafe, Feb 6.
Madrid, Jan 28 (IANS) Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continued their particular head-to-head rivalry in the Spanish football league La Liga just three days before their respective sides meet in the first leg of the Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Sending back Pakistan sportspersons and banning literary persons from taking part in functions in India is "senseless" and "self-defeating", the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat) said Thursday.
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least three people were wounded Tuesday in a shootout on the north campus of Lone Star University in Houston and a fourth person suffered a heart attack, media reports said.
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) In yet another blow to the MIM, its chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi was Monday sent to jail in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district in connection with a case booked against him in 2005.
Washington, Jan. 19 (ANI): Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong may have lied to Oprah Winfrey during his so-called confession about doping during the Tour de France bicycle race, investigators have said.
Salvador (Brazil), Jan 3 (IANS) Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova, to be used during the Confederations Cup and next year's football World Cup, will be completed Feb 28, according to the local state government.
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Charles Dickens wanted two wishes to be fulfilled after he died -- one, to be buried in an inexpensive ceremony, and two, that no memorial be erected in his honour. Both have now been defied as his hometown is all set to put up a statue.
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Singer Whitney Houston was murdered, according to a leading private investigator, who claims to have unearthed new evidence.
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 28 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium is the least complete of the six arenas that will host the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Havana, Dec 25 (IANS) Cuba has reopened its oldest hydro-power station set up a century ago, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) With the closure of several tea estates in West Bengal leading to destitution, their workers, led by a section of trade unions, Saturday demanded they be included in the below poverty line (BPL) list.
Belo Horzionte (Brazil), Dec 22 (IANS) After almost three years of re-construction, Belo Horizonte's majestic Mineirao stadium, a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has finally reopened to the public.
Washington, Dec. 19 (ANI): The Pentagon has notified Congress this month that it would reimburse Pakistan nearly 700 million dollars for the cost of stationing 140,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan.
Washington, Dec. 18 (ANI): The inquiry into the death of Amy Winehouse is to be reopened, as it was overseen by a coroner who lacked the proper qualifications, according to officials.
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is delighted after a long-pending obscenity case against her, for 2005 film "Rog", has been quashed.
New Delhi, Dec.7 (ANI): Rashtrapati Bhavan's historic Durbar Hall has been given a facelift and has been reopened for public viewing.
Purulia (West Bengal), Dec.7 (ANI): The restarting of a kiln is generating employment in Maoist-hit Purulia district of West Bengal.
Islamabad, Dec. 4 (ANI): The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has clarified that it had not ordered to unblock access to video-sharing website YouTube in Pakistan.
Islamabad, Nov. 30 (ANI): CNG stations in Pakistan's Malakand division have reopened after the Taliban issued a threat letter, asking gas station owners to start selling gas or face dire consequences.
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Saach Pass, the gateway to the adventure tourism destination of picturesque Pangi Valley in Chamba district, has been closed for motorists due to heavy snow, an official said here Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) A CPI?M leader who boasted that his comrades had killed four political foes in Kerala in the 1980s was Wednesday remanded in judicial custody until Dec 4.
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal is mulling over opening up his members?only club Lap in the capital for non?members at least once a week.
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Pakistan which had banned popular video?sharing website YouTube following the release of a film that allegedly insulted Islam, will lift the ban next month, an official said.
Colombo, Nov 10 (IANS) The toll in the prison riot here rose to 27 Saturday after prisoners and the military overnight exchanged gunfire, police and prison officials said.
Islamabad, Nov. 8 (ANI): Following the Pakistan government's confirmation that it has sent a letter to the Swiss authorities in compliance with the Supreme Court's order, former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the move "vindicated" the stance that cost him his premiership.
Washington, Nov. 1 (ANI): While some normalcy has returned in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy that killed at least 72 it has, however, left behind massive challenges.
Lucknow, Nov 1 (IANS) Authorities Thursday lifted curfew for 10 hours in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and started a probe into the communal violence of last week.
Jammu/Srinagar, Oct. 28 (ANI): The annual movement of offices and officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Government, also known as the 'Darbar' (Secretariat) shift from summer capital of Srinagar to winter capital Jammu has taken place amidst tight security.
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has described it a government's success that no terrorism related incidents occurred in the country on Eid-ul-Aza festival Saturday.
Islamabad, Oct. 27 (ANI): Just after a month after video sharing website YouTube was banned in Pakistan for failing to block sacrilegious content, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has hinted that the site could be reopened, but only after access to anti-Islamic content has been restricted.
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Security forces carried out an extensive check at the Chandni Chowk Metro station after a call was received Saturday warning it would be blown up but the threat turned out to be a hoax, an official said.
London, Oct 12(ANI): Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong may now face perjury charges after he had testified in a court case in 2005 that he never took any kind of performance-enhancing drugs.
Islamabad, Oct. 7 (ANI): In view of the severe resistance from senior leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Law Minister Farooq H Naek is likely to stick to mentioning presidential immunity in the draft of the letter to be sent to the Swiss authorities asking to reopen graft cases against President Asif Zardari, according to sources.
Washington, Oct. 7 (ANI): The United States has waived aside restrictions on this year's assistance for Pakistan, saying that flow of economic and security aid to that country is in the security interest of Washington U.S.
London, Oct 2 (ANI): The Iranian government has reopened access to Google's email service a week after blocking it.
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Amanda Bynes, who is charged in 2 hit-and-run cases, was not present at her hearing at Van Nuys, California, but her attorney pleaded not guilty on her behalf.
Kabul, Sept. 21 (ANI): In an uprising compared with Iraq's Sunni Awakening, people of dozens of villages in Andar, a district of Afghanistan's volatile Ghazni, have taken up arms in the first of several anti-Taliban uprisings spreading across in Afghanistan due to its ultra-restrictive diktats.
Beijing, Sept. 21 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has urged the international community to give the country greater recognition and support for its contribution to the war on terrorism.
The publication of satirical cartoons relating to the Prophet Muhammad by a French magazine (Charles Hebdo) adds to the anger and widespread protests already simmering across many countries and societies that espouse the Islamic faith.
Islamabad, Sept. 19 (ANI): Pakistan Attorney General Irfan Qadir has said the Supreme Court has accepted the constitutional clause granting immunity to the president, and added that the government would also refer to the president's immunity in the letter to the Swiss authorities.
Islamabad, Sept. 18 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has granted immunity to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf from court appearances and directed him to submit a draft of the Swiss letter by September 25 in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.
Shimla, Sep 16 (IANS) British-era Clarke's Hotel, a prominent landmark on Shimla's Mall Road, was reopened Sunday after remaining closed for two months due to cave-in threats, a hotel official here said.
Washington, Sept. 13 (ANI): The United States has said Pakistan has been a victim of terror, as the State Department underscored the importance of support for that country in combating terrorists.
Wellington, Sept 9 (ANI): A woman named, Janeen Sonsie, paid 35 American dollars to snuggle with a group of strangers on a chilly Saturday night last month.
Islamabad, Sept. 6 (ANI): The Pakistan government, its coalition partners and the Supreme Court collectively want to resolve the issue pertaining to the non-implementation of the apex court's verdict in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said.
Lahore, Aug. 31 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan has said the government would never write to the Swiss authorities asking to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
Lahore, Aug. 28 (ANI): Commenting on the NRO implementation case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, has said that the government's decision to seek relaxation and asking for more time from the judiciary was tantamount to insulting it.
Islamabad, Aug. 28 (ANI): Pakistan's Attorney General Irfan Qadir has said that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had said nothing about writing a letter to Swiss authorities during his appearance before the Supreme Court.
Karachi, Aug. 27 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Khuhro has said his party would willingly sacrifice ten prime ministers, but would not write a letter to the Swiss authorities challenging the president's immunity.
Islamabad, Aug 23 (ANI): Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said anyone who writes a letter to the Swiss authorities asking to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, would be committing treason, as Zardari enjoys constitutional immunity from prosecution under Article 248.
Manesar (Haryana), Aug.21 (ANI): Villagers celebrated as Maruti Suzuki, India's largest carmaker, reopened its Manesar factory in Haryana on Tuesday.
Maruti Suzuki India has reopened its Manesar plant after a month amidst heavy security.
Manesar (Haryana), Aug 21 (ANI): Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday reopened its Manesar plant amid heavy security, a month after a lockout was declared due to the violence in which one senior company official was killed and 100 others injured.
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) He's had four back-to-back blockbusters and expectations from his next release "Ek Tha Tiger" are enormous, but Salman Khan appears quite oblivious to the pressure and says almost philosophically that whatever a film's fate, the audience is always right and must be entertained.
Peshawar, Aug 6 (ANI): The driver of a NATO supply truck was killed, and another injured in a militant attack on Monday in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, officials have said.
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Bill Clinton is learning the art of Buddhist meditation to help him relax, as he takes his exercise regime to spiritual heights.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) Villapinsalla was once a sleepy village on the outskirts of the city until the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation set up a waste treatment plant there a decade ago. Since then, widespread pollution has robbed the village of its tranquility.
Sydney, July 30 (ANI): The ancient Colosseum in Rome, which is famous for hosting bloody gladiator fights in the days of the Roman Empire, is slanting about 40 cm lower on the south side as compared to its north side, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs.
Kokrajhar (Assam), July 29 (ANI): Curfew was relaxed in Assam's riot-hit Kokrajhar District on Sunday, a day before Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram is to visit the riot-hit areas of Assam.
Islamabad, July 26 (ANI): Pakistan and the U.S. have compiled a list of 24 banned transit items after reaching an agreement on the NATO container transit and the customs general order.
Islamabad, July 25 (ANI): Unidentified gunmen attacked NATO supply trucks, killing a truck driver and injuring a conductor, in Jamrud town located in Pakistan's Khyber Agency.
Sanaa, July 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Yemen's al-Qaida wing demanded Saudi Arabia authorities on Tuesday to free the remaining female detainees in return for "immediate release" of a Saudi diplomat they had kept hostage for more than three months.
Karachi, July 24 (ANI): The containers carrying goods for international forces stationed in Afghanistan remain stranded at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) even though the NATO supply routes through Pakistan were officially reopened three weeks ago.
Lahore, July 18 (ANI): The chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is scheduled to visit the U.S. in coming days to meet his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterpart.
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Thousands of people in northwest Pakistan Tuesday staged a sit-in on the main supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan. They were opposing Islamabad's decision to reopen the supply line, closed last November over the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a drone strike.
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A Pentagon spokesperson has dismissed claims that any alterations had been made in the way claims for the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan were being processed.
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan and the US will sign an agreement to formalize the supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, the government said Thursday.
Islamabad, July 12 (ANI): The Pakistani parliament has passed a bill that would exempt senior government figures from contempt of court proceedings, in an apparent bid to save the new prime minister from disqualification.
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Top U.S. Senators have said Pakistan should get 1.1 billion dollars in U.S. funds that have been held up for months, now that Islamabad has reopened crucial NATO supply lines to Afghanistan.
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Barely a week after Pakistan reopened its NATO supply routes, U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter has drawn up another "to-do list" for Pakistan.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The week started off on a pleasant note in the capital Monday with the overcast skies holding out the promise of rain and the minimum temperature settling at 28 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season.
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) An alliance of Islamic and political parties in Pakistan Sunday staged a protest motorcade against the government's decision to reopen the supply lines for NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Bowing to diplomatic pressure, Goa Police have reopened the case of a British woman's mysterious death here in April 2010 to find out if she was murdered, an official said Saturday.
Islamabad, July 5 (ANI): Senior leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Likeminded (PML-LM) have slammed the government for 'selling the country's honour for dollars' by reopening NATO supply routes into Afghanistan.
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) NATO containers at the Karachi port will begin to leave Thursday for Afghanistan after a seven-month long blockade on their movement was lifted, a media report said.
Kabul, July 4 (Xinhua-ANI): The uprising of local people against Taliban militants in Andar district of Ghazni province 125 km south of Afghan capital Kabul has led to reopening several schools, a local official said Wednesday.
Islamabad, July 4 (ANI): Defense of Pakistan Council Chief Hafiz Saeed has said that NATO supplies routes to Afghanistan must not be reopened even if the United States has apologised over killings of 24 soldiers at Salalah check post.