SWABI (PAKISTAN): Seven-year-old Marwa cried and shook uncontrollably at the sight of the rubble and shattered glass remnants of her classroom. The Taliban had bombed yet another girls’ school in Pakistan.Read More »
LONDON: Britain on Tuesday cut more categories in the ‘shortage occupation list’ under which professionals from India and other non-EU countries could come here for work, leading to an expected drop of 40,000 non-EU workers entering the country every year.Read More »
NEW YORK: Hundreds of New York city police officials raided Zuccotti park here, ground zero for the anti-Wall Street protests, ordering protesters to leave the area or court arrest.Read More »
WASHINGTON: The US on Tuesday said there is no change in its policy of denying visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.
“No, there are no new developments on that,” the assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, Mr Robert Blake told reporters here when asked if there is any review of denial of visa to Mr Modi.
ROME: Former European Commissioner Mr Mario Monti began preparations on Monday to form a new technocrat government to restore market confidence in Italy’s battered public finances after accepting a mandate to succeed Mr Silvio Berlusconi.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani Air Force trainer crashed on Monday morning in a hilly area some 80 km west of capital Islamabad, killing its pilot, a PAF spokesman said.Read More »
The ‘golden staph’, a group of common infectious bugs inhabiting our skin surface, becomes resistant to antibiotics by just making a small change in its DNA, exposing the seriously ill to additional risks.Read More »
Girls who have been sexually or physically abused may be more vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes as adults.Read More »
People who have their teeth scraped and cleaned had lowered their heart attack and stroke risk by 24 and 13 per cent respectively, compared to those who never had a dental cleaning.Read More »
After fabricating Jugnu, India’s tiniest satellite launched last month, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur graduates have now come up with a matchbox-sized device to monitor wear and tear of railway tracks and prevent derailment.Read More »