Many Indians still languishing in Pakistan jails: Jaipur man

Jaipur, Aug 17 : Gajanand Sharma, a Jaipur man who was released from a Pakistani jail earlier this week after over 36 years, said that many more prisoners like him were still languishing in prisons in Pakistan. His grand-daughter Nikita told the media on Thursday that Sharma still needs to come out of the haunting […]

Over one-third Chinese don’t have breakfast every day

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 17 : More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey. Some 11 per cent of respondents reported skipping breakfast often, according to the report by the Chinese Nutrition Society. Of the people over the age […]

When Vajpayee heartily relished South Indian cuisine

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Aug 17 : Way back in February 2006, when the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the “8th SIES-Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi National Eminence Award” he could not travel to Mumbai owing to certain health issues. He suggested to Mumbai South Indian Education Society (SIES) President V. Shankar to hold […]

Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subdued and the death toll touched 154 in 10 days. There were six new deaths reported on Friday. Although the intensity of […]

19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples marry in mass wedding

Colombo, Aug 17 : Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka were married at a mass wedding ceremony in the island nation, strengthening the country’s position as an ideal wedding destination. The couples, who are employees of China State Construction Engineering Corporation, walked down the isle on Thursday at a luxury hotel in Negombo city, […]

At AIIMS, waiting to hear about Vajpayee…

By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi, Aug 16 : Hope and despair mingled as a large crowd of journalists, BJP supporters and commoners waited throughout a hot and humid Thursday to hear about Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s health till a brief hospital statement ended it all. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad […]