Miami , March 1 American authorities announced Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old woman for burning down The Senator, one of the world's most ancient trees at some 3,500 years old.
News Archive :: 2012 / 03
Kolkata , March 1 Once an ardent supporter, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has criticised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the state of affairs in West Bengal, particularly political violence and crimes, including the sensational Park Street rape.
New Delhi , March 1 Languages and fine sensibilities are extensions of one another in the world of appreciation of modern cinema and stage -- one has to have a feel and flair for the two to enjoy the mediums, said actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar in a literary forum at the ongoing 20th World Book Fair.
Islamabad , March 1 Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.
Islamabad , March 1 Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's presence in Abbottabad, where he was killed last year, is the subject of enduring mystery and endless speculation, said a daily that described the episode as a severe embarrassment for the Pakistani government and the armed forces in particular.
Kolkata , March 1 The Sunderbans, a world heritage site, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and government policies must take into account present and future climate impact to counter the scenario, says a study on the mangrove forests that straddle the Indian state of West Bengal as well as Bangladesh.
Islamabad , March 1 At least 18 militants were killed when fighter jets attacked their hideouts in Pakistan's northwest, a media report said.
Raipur , March 1 An assistant engineer employed with the water resources department in Chhattisgarh has assets woth Rs.70 million, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials claimed Thursday.
New Delhi , March 1 Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has posed as a snake to raise her voice against animal skin trade in an ad for animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Washington , March 1 The oldest and thickest Arctic Sea ice is melting much faster than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ice cap, an alarming new NASA study has revealed.
Bangalore , March 1 Udupi is known for temples and Chikmagalur for enchanting coffee plantations, but over the next two weeks a battle of controversies will unfold in the two Karnataka districts. It will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) scandals against Congress scams in the byelection to the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat.
Mumbai , March 1 A benchmark index for Indian markets was ruling in the negative Thursday amid selling in realty and capital goods scrips. The markets have been caught in a volatile trading pattern this week.
Los Angeles , March 1 Actress Meryl Streep is lending a helping hand to Naomi Watts, who will star in a biopic on the late Lady Diana, with some acting tips.
New Delhi , March 1 The Delhi High Court Thursday gave the go-ahead to the Delhi government to conduct the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections, directing it to fix a fresh schedule for the polls soon.
Los Angeles , March 1 Music mogul Simon Cowell admits he is “fascinated” by pop star Britney Spears and would love to have her as a judge on the US version of “The X Factor”.
San Juan , March 1 Rapper Vico C has released his new music video "Oye", which is one of the tracks from his most recent album, "Colaboraciones de ayer y hoy", his representatives announced Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Rio De Janeiro , March 1 A team of Brazilian archaeologists and divers who discovered the remains of a Spanish vessel off the southern state of Santa Catarina say the recovered fragments correspond to a shipwreck that occurred in 1583.
Sydney , March 1 Our planet, minus leap years, would experience "calendar climate change" and the seasons would completely swap every 750 years.
Uri (Jammu And Kashmir) , March 1 More than three years after it was launched, trade along the Uri-Muzaffarabad route across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir has been an important facet of India-Pakistan relations. But the trade, estimated around Rs.600 crore (120 million USD) annually, is hampered by a barter exchange of goods and lack of banking and communication facilities, complain traders.
New York , March 1 India and the US have agreed that issues related to women's empowerment should be integrated into all aspects of the India-US Strategic Dialogue.
Washington , March 1 Amid a national spike in gas prices, the White House has once again argued that there is little it can do to halt the trend with external factors like growth in China, India, and other emerging economies pushing up the prices.
Patna , March 1 A ransom of Rs.10 million has been demanded for the release of a school student kidnapped from Bihar's capital, his family members said Thursday even as police remain clueless more than a week after the abduction.
Mumbai , March 1 Sanjay Gupta, known for his dark thrillers, is set to direct his next "Shootout At Wadala" from Thursday and this will be his first movie without Sanjay Dutt. The filmmaker says they have done their share of movies and now it’s time to move on.
Islamabad , March 1 The Pakistani Army has offered to assist in the investigation into Tuesday's sectarian killing in which 18 bus passengers were shot dead on the Karakoram Highway by gunmen wearing military uniforms.
London , March 1 Actor Robert Pattinson says he has dropped the idea of becoming a rock star because he was afraid of being criticised for his musical offerings.
New Delhi , March 1 Avant garde art, traditionally known to set aesthetic trends away from the commercial drill, is reinventing itself as cutting edge contemporary art with a tilt towards market forces in post-globalised India.
Islamabad , March 1 Pakistan has urged Interpol to issue a warrant for the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a media report said Thursday.
New Delhi , March 1 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams for Classes 10 and 12 started Thursday here. While Class 12 students sat for the English exam, it was painting time for their juniors.
London , March 1 Oscar-winning actor George Clooney says he doesn't care if people think he is gay and finds rumours about his sexuality "funny".
London , March 1 Actress Cate Blanchett is putting off plans to make her directorial debut because she fears she's too impatient to see a film to its completion.