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80 Indians flying out of Yemen capital: MEA

New Delhi , March 28

Eighty Indian nationals are being evacuated from unrest-hit Yemen by air to Djibouti, the government said on Saturday.

Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore

Kolkata , March 28

The Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) hallowed surface will add another feather to its cap when it hosts the final of the 11th World Cup between tournament co-hosts Australia and New Zealand on Sunday.

Nun gangrape: Bengal governor seeks joint action against infiltration

Kolkata , March 28

Expressing serious concern over suspicion that a Bangladeshi gang was involved in the sensational ganrgape of a septuagenarian nun inside a convent at Ranaghat, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday urged the central and state governments to act jointly to stop infiltration from across the border.

Personalised meds on way for prostate cancer patients?

Kolkata , March 28 Paving the way for personalised medicine, Indian scientists have identified for the first time various genetic alterations found in prostate cancer patients in the country, a development that could aid clinicians diagnose, decide and select the most effective and precise therapy for the person.

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A bank run by beggars, for beggars in Bihar town

Gaya (Bihar) , March 27 A group of beggars in this Bihar town has opened their own bank, which they run and manage to provide financial security in times of crisis.

Worth spending big on cosmetics: British makeup artist

New Delhi , March 27 Indian women are "so beautiful", says London-based makeup artist Tara Moghaddam and says she is in love with the bright colours of India and would love to do make-up for Indian stars.

Yemen crisis, terrorism top Arab League agenda

Cairo , March 28

Leaders of Arab League nations on Saturday gathered in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for a two-day summit to deliberated upon the Yemen crisis, terrorism and security challenges being faced by the various countries.

Thousands of avian visitors bid adieu to Kashmir Valley

Srinagar , March 26 After six months of winter sojourn in the Kashmir Valley, thousands of migratory birds are bidding adieu to return to their summer homes in far off lands.

Ghana calls for greater Indian investments

Accra , March 26 Ghana has sought greater Indian investments, noting that its favourable business climate has lured many Indian entrepreneurs to the West African country in the past decade.

Government committed to promoting business ties with nations

Indian governmentIndian government
New Delhi , March 28

The Indian government is committed to promoting close economic and trade ties with other countries, a top official said here on Saturday.

Sonia in charge but her alliance is shaky

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
New Delhi

If Rahul Gandhi is in retreat in a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar, as rumours have it, then he can be said to be imitating, in part, the Sakya prince who left home and hearth 2,500 years ago to find out the meaning of life.

India must be wary of Tamil extremism in Sri Lanka

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
New Delhi

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins to build a relationship with Sri Lanka's new leadership, the one thing he needs to be wary of is the extremist Tamil position in the island nation.

A mother's dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal

New Delhi

The nightmare of being the mother of a 27-year-old, looking at a relationship through the lens of virtual reality and a journey through Nepal are some of the hand-picked gems IANS is treating its readers to this weekend. Take a look.

Worrying tales of the world's worst cops

New Delhi

I so hate that Eminem song that uses a police siren as an instrument. Every time it's on the car radio I have a heart attack. Why are the police following me and why can't I see them?

Will return to India to film 'Kungfu Yoga': Jackie Chan

New Delhi , March 26 Asian cinematic icon Jackie Chan, whose latest actioner "Dragon Blade" hits Indian screens on Friday, says he may come down to the country to shoot his new film "Kungfu Yoga", the first project under a India-China co-production agreement signed during President Xi Jinping's visit here last September.

No gap between Bengali cinema, Bollywood in content: Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji

Kolkata , March 26 Dedicating his National Awards for the 2014 Bengali thriller "Chotushkone" to late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh and the movie's team, director Srijit Mukherji believes there is no divide between Bengali cinema and Bollywood when it comes to content.

Bihar to skill up one crore youth by 2020: Nitish

Patna , March 28

The Bihar government is planning to skill up one crore youth in the state in a time span of five years to make them compete globally for industries requiring skilled workforce, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday.

Cricket fans have shown lot of maturity

Ricky PontingRicky Ponting
New Delhi

All the talk of heart and mind on the eve of the India-Australia semifinal was nothing but an expression of the lurking fear that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will, after all, not be returning with the cricket World Cup he had won four years ago.

Scale of AAP victory too much for friend and foe

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal
New Delhi

The stunning victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on February 10 in Delhi coincided with the global liberal order in disarray.