Everything you need to know about Council House Street: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Council House Street: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Media interactions with visiting leaders are becoming little more than photo-ops with journalists being given no opportunity to ask questions of the dignitaries. This was also the case during the signing of agreements and media statements Monday at Hyderabad House after talks between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Gold hit a 21-month low and silver prices plunged to a two-and-a-half-year level Monday. Experts said this happened because of the strengthening of the dollar.
New York, May 20 (ANI): Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton have for the second time fallen victim to swatting pranks after police rushed to their Hollywood homes on false reports about gun crimes.
Washington, May 20 (ANI): President Barack Obama will be speaking on his administration's evolving counterterrorism policies on Thursday, a White House official has said.
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) If you are a tourist in China, you better have "healthy and civilised" manners.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold comprehensive talks on key bilateral, regional and international issues here today.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place "very soon", possibly at the beginning of June, after consulting UN Security Council permanent members.
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): Iran has reportedly gone into 'internet coma' by tightening internet controls ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent protests inspired last time around over claims of fraud.
Washington, May 19(ANI): Nicole Kidman will star as Grace Kelly in a biopic that will be produced by Academy Award winner Harvey Weinstein and will be release the next Oscar season.
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After consultations with UN Security Council permanent members, a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place "very soon", possibly at the beginning of June, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here Sunday.
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday renewed his pledge to fight all "external elements" seeking to "disrupt" the country's peace.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was Saturday elected to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Executive Council by a record number of votes in the quadrennial elections at Kuala Lumpur.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) All issues, including the boundary question, would be on the table when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meet here Sunday evening for talks.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Elections have become the biggest source of corruption in India, former chief election commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi has said, while stressing for the need for poll reforms.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) All issues would be on the table, including the India-China boundary question, when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Sunday evening.
London, May 18 (ANI): Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has revealed that the search engine is in talks to acquire Tumblr for a billion dollars, and enter the premier league of social media.
London, May 17 (ANI): Iran's constitutional body, the Guardian Council, has ruled out women's participation in presidential elections as candidates.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A Chinese blogger aged nearly 20 has attracted the regime attention for appealing to President Barack Obama to help save China's environment.
London, May 17 (IANS) A world-class collection of oil paintings returning from Russia to England is like the treasures of the Forbidden City returning to Beijing, the exhibition curator said.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Norway hopes India, a "key player" in the deliberations on climate change, would help find a solution to the fast-melting ice cover in the Arctic region now that it has got observer status in the Arctic Council.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Demands for gold in India surged 27 percent to 256.5 tonnes in January-March 2013 even though the global demands dropped by 13 percent, the World Gold Council said Thursday.
London, May 16 (ANI): The White House has released e-mails related to the attack on the US diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi on 11 September 2012.
London, May 16 (ANI): President Barack Obama has announced the head of the US tax agency has resigned after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The White House has released 100 pages of emails and documents in its latest effort to blunt the Republicans' sharp criticism of cover-up in the deadly attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last year.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Norway hopes India will help find a solution to the fast melting ice cover in the northernmost part of the globe, now that it has got an observer status in the Arctic Council.
Washington, May 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 820,000 US federal government employees will have to take several days off without pay due to mandatory federal spending cuts for this fiscal year, media reports said Wednesday.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): The man behind the American television soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful', Ron Weaver, died on Thursday. He was 75.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): P. Diddy's car was allegedly pulled over and searched by armed police officers on Wednesday after someone called 911 and claimed that there was a person with a gun in the car.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Myanmarese counterpart Thein Sein here May 20 and discuss democracy building in the Southeast Asian nation, the White House said.
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will take up the issues of missile defence and cooperation between the US and Russian security and intelligence services in a written reply to US President Barack Obama's recent message to him, a presidential aide said.
New Delhi/Kiruna, May 15 (IANS) The Arctic Council agreed Wednesday to include six new nations, including India and China, as observers to their eight-state diplomatic council.
Oslo, May 15 (IANS) Norway welcomed India and five other countries after they secured permanent observer status in the inter-governmental forum Arctic Council Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar Wednesday said she was wrong in terming the Park Street rape case as a "sex deal gone wrong" and apologised to the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, which had summoned her.
Kiruna (Sweden), May 15 (IANS) India and China Wednesday got observer status in the Arctic Council along with four other countries.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Paris Hilton has claimed that she is not interested in fame any more and wants to focus on being a 'tough business woman' and establishing her own chain of hotels.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, will pay a three-day state visit to India beginning on May 19 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Havana, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Corruption and illegal activities in areas like fuel distribution are of great concern for the Cuban government, the official media reported here Monday.
Tehran, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Iranian government spokesman has dismissed a media report that claimed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could face 74 lashes for breaking the country's election rules.
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on the sidelines of the two-day Arctic Council meeting due to begin in Sweden Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Jewellers across the country registered high sales this Akshay Tritiya Monday as customers emptied their wallets to buy the yellow metal that fell 1.2 percent in international market, holding near its weakest level in two weeks.
Washington, May 12 (IANS) From corporate America to Indian techies to Indian-Americans with family ties to their native land - all are lobbying hard to influence changes in the proposed immigration law that has started moving through the US legislative labyrinthine.
Tehran, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 686 hopefuls, including 30 women, have registered for Iranian presidential election due June 14, the country's interior minister Mustafa Mohammad-Najjar has said.
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) admitted Saturday that it failed to hold free and fair polls in the country's largest city of Karachi.
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) The Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced Saturday it will boycott elections over rigging in Karachi, a media report said.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivered a keynote address on Friday at a Republican fundraiser in New Hampshire, an appearance that has renewed speculation that he is eyeing to contest presidential elections in 2016.
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American lawmaker, has joined the newly formed American Sikh Congressional Caucus, saying he was solely motivated by concerns about incidents of hate crimes against the community.
Tbilisi, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Georgian government is considering the possibility of legalising marijuana in the country, a minister said Friday.
Washington, may 10 (ANI): House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough secretly met over a beer last month at a Belgian restaurant.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will honour 35 nursing professionals with the National Florence Nightingale Award on the occasion of International Nurses Day on May 12.
Managua, May 10 (IANS/EFE) UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova inspected two of the three biosphere reserves in Nicaragua to get a firsthand look at their condition, first lady Rosario Murillo said.
Chicago, May 10 (IANS) Over 2,000 doctors are expected to attend the five-day annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) - the largest ethnic medical organization in the US and a very politically influential group by virtue of their nationwide presence and wide social respect - from May 23.
Milan, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The economic and financial reforms implemented to deal with the financial crisis must have the support of "the majority of the political parties" in Spain, Spanish Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, executive director Fernando Casado said.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): In another effort to prevent the manufacture and possession of weapons, a D.C. Council member Tommy Wells has proposed a legalization to ban plastic guns made with 3-D printers, following a Texas-based group's successful test fire of the first functional weapon.
London, May 9 (ANI): Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is being pressed once again by dissident shareholders to step down as chairman of News Corporation.
London, May 9 (IANS) House prices in Britain rose by 1.1 percent in April following two consecutive increases in the previous two months, according to the Halifax House Price Index report.
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Ahead of a senate panel hearing on a comprehensive immigration bill, President Barack Obama and his senior staff met with top Asian-American leaders for what participants called a "meaningful" discussion on immigration, health care and civil rights.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) As part of the observances of the 152nd birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) is organizing an international conference on Rabindranath Tagore - Envoy of India: His Vision of India and the World.
London, May 8 (IANS) Academy Award-winning actor Michael Caine says his father thought he was gay when he told him that he wants to be an actor.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Heavy traffic jams were once again witnessed in the capital Wednesday as Delhi Police barricaded roads and streets leading to Parliament House for the second consecutive day to curb protests. However, with both houses of parliament being adjourned sine die, relief is expected from Thursday.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): With admissions for new four-year undergraduate programmes set to begin from next month, the Delhi University's Academic Council has approved new course structure for 28 departments.
London, May 7 (ANI): A petition created on the official website of White House has demanded the American administration under President Barack Obama to consider merging America and Australia to form a super nation called 'Ameristralia'.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A New Jersey greeting card maker has been slammed by a civil rights group in America for showing a Muslim doll on a birthday card with several incendiary phrases.
JAC 10th Results 2013 or Jharkhand board class 10th results has been declared by the Jharkhand Academic Council today on Tuesday, May 7 at 1.30 p.m. The result of Annual Secondary Examination 2013 is published at the official website of Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi.
Minsk, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia does not have conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said.
Kabul, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): The recent issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan over the border could be solved via regular meetings of tripartite commission of Afghanistan, Pakistan and ISAF, an ISAF spokesman said on Monday.
London, May 6 (ANI): Helen Mirren, who was playing Queen in the hit play 'The Audience,' swore at noisy street drummers after they disrupted her performance.
United Nations, May 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced "grave concern" at reported Israeli air strikes on Syria, and called on all sides to "exercise maximum calm and restraint".
Beirut, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria reserves the right to defend itself by all possible methods, the country's deputy foreign minister said in the wake of Israeli air strikes on the capital Damascus.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Delhi government might increase its contribution to the Bar Council of Delhi's corpus fund for welfare measures, Chief Minister Sheia Dikshit said Saturday.
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan-sponsored terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has trained militants even in Chechnya, from where the Tsarnaev brothers who have been accused in the Boston marathon bombings hail, former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) official Amber Sen said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a National Seminar on Welfare of Lawyers organized by the Bar Council of Delhi at a function at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on Saturday.
Singapore, May 4 (IANS) A 22-year-old Indian-origin student has been sentenced to 22 months in jail by a Singapore court for a series of cheating and forgery cases.
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US unemployment rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March, its lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department reported.
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) The Indian media could learn from the Boston bombing when the public and security agencies helped to close down the American city after the terror attack, a former RAW official said Saturday.
New York, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to establish the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (or UNSOM), the world body said.
Ljubljana (Slovenia), May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is ready to hold talks with all representatives of the Syrian opposition, including Salim Idriss, leader of the Free Syrian Army, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Amanda Seyfreid hopes to become a movie producer.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has welcomed President Barack Obama's nomination of a "friend of India", Michael Froman, to the position of US Trade Representative (USTR).
United Nations, May 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday met senior diplomats from the five permanent members of the Security Council, also known as the P5, to discuss the latest situation in Syria.
Budapest, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow has urged the UN to respond to Syria's request to probe the alleged use of chemical weapons on its territory in March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. on Thursday, as the opposition, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), trooped into the Well of the Lower House, denounced Pakistan over the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Lahore's government-run Jinnah Hospital.
Beijing, May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar President U Thein Sein has resigned as chairman of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (UNDP) and his party post was replaced by its vice chairman U Shwe Mann, according to the party's Union Daily Thursday.
London, May 2 (ANI): The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is likely to categorize the iconic Japanese volcano of Mount Fuji as a World Heritage site.
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The US government Wednesday condemned the clashes that took place in the Venezuelan parliament and described the violence as " particularly inappropriate".
Washington, May. 2 (ANI): Democrats have a slight edge over Republicans in the 2014 congressional elections, a new poll has found.
Baghdad, May 1 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 37 others wounded in separate incidents of bombings and shootings in central and eastern Iraq Wednesday, police said.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The United Nations Wednesday expressed regret that the anti-rape law passed by the government after the December 16 gang-rape incident did not fully reflect the recommendations of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Union Communications and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that Indian children need to be computer literate to utilise opportunities thrown up by technology.
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector fell to 50.6 percent in April from 50.9 percent in March, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) said Wednesday.
Washington, May. 1 (ANI): President Barack Obama has said the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba must close, amid a growing prisoner hunger strike there.
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Highlighting the attacks on a Tamil-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, the United States has said it would continue to "very directly" press its concerns for press freedom bilaterally as also through the international community.
Moscow, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State John Kerry will pay a working visit to Moscow from May 7-8, the Russian foreign ministry said Tuesday.
Washington, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to make a new push to close the American military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the US military sent extra medical personnel there to deal with prisoners on a hunger strike.
Beirut, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Militants in Syria have used chemical weapons against civilians with the aim of discrediting forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, Syrian state-run TV said Tuesday.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday warned against rushing to judgment on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, saying he needs "hard, effective evidence" before taking further moves.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday defended the performance of law enforcement authorities including the FBI and praised the Russian side's cooperation following the Boston bombings, reported Xinhua.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The 18th European Union Film Festival will screen movies like "Fast Girls", "Beyond" and "My Name Is Ki", which focus on different aspects of womanhood.
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): President Obama managed to crack up the crowd more than host Conan O'Brien at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
Washington, Apr. 30 (ANI): Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is under fire from the left in his quest to reform the country's immigration system.
New York, Apr. 30 (ANI): Barbara Walters has followed in the footsteps of fellow TV journalist Tom Brokaw, and has criticised the annual star-filled White House Correspondents' Dinner.