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Giant torch unveiled in US in honour of Indian spiritual guru

NEW YORK: A giant torch, which is a replica of the Olympic torch, was unveiled here in honour of Indian spiritual leader Chinmoy Kumar Ghose. The giant 25-foot tall torch, considered the world’s largest, was unveiled by Ashrita Furman, 59, who holds numerous Guinness Book World


Indian election elicits keen interest in Pakistan

LAHORE: Will Narendra Modi win? Will India get a stable government? What are Arvind Kejriwal’s prospects? Is the Congress finished? The

Robotic mini-sub’s plane search mission aborted again

PERTH: In another setback to the search for the crashed Malaysian jet, the second mission of the underwater drone being used to locate the plane’s wreckage was aborted Wednesday due to a “technical” trouble as it resurfaced without making any “significant detections”.

Colombian rebels blow up stretch of key highway

BOGOTA: Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrillas blew up a portion of the main road linking their country with neighbouring Ecuador, authorities said Tuesday.

Indian-born poet wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize


NEW YORK: India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems “3 Sections.”

Pak cannibal brothers sent to police custody


LAHORE: Two Pakistani brothers, arrested for alleged cannibalism, were on Tuesday remanded to seven days in police custody by an anti-terrorism court. While Arif was arrested on Monday, the police nabbed his brother Farman on Tuesday.

Indian woman dies of heart attack after meeting brother in Pak


LAHORE: An Indian woman, who arrived in Pakistan to meet her brother after a span of 16 years, has died after a severe heart attack at the Lahore railway station.

Musharraf’s treason case hearing resumes


ISLAMABAD: The special court constituted to try former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf Tuesday resumed his trial for high treason after his formal indictment last month.

Movement of missing plane consistent with deliberate action: Malaysian PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Not ruling out a hijack, Malaysia Saturday said the movement of the missing Flight MH370 with 239 people on board was “consistent with deliberate action by someone on plane”.

Now, a tool to predict lightning

WASHINGTON: A group of American scientists are developing a lightning forecast system that could predict which storm clouds are likely to produce lightning and also indicate its duration.