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Runs on the Board for Cricket World Cup 2015

Runs on the Board for Cricket World Cup 2015

The Prime Minister today officially launched the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Federal Minister for Sport Don Farrell. This Cricket World Cup is one of the world’s largest sporting events and will demonstrate Australia’s expertise in delivering outstanding major sporting events. The Cricket World Cup […]

More financial support for dads as the minimum wage rises

More financial support for dads as the minimum wage rises

The recent increase to the national minimum wage from $606 per week to $622 per week means working parents who are entitled to Dad and Partner Pay can have a little bit more money in their pockets to spend time with their new baby. Starting a family or adding to a growing family is a […]

Bomb blast in Guwahati, seven injured

Bomb blast in Guwahati, seven injured

Guwahati, July 28 A bomb blast near the busy Paltan Bazaar area in Guwahati Sunday evening left at least seven people injured, including two policemen, an official said. Guwahati’s Senior Superintendent of Police A.P. Tiwari said seven people sustained injuries in the blast that occurred close to the railway station in an area that is […]

Gunman pulls off $53 mn diamond heist in Cannes

Gunman pulls off $53 mn diamond heist in Cannes

London, July 29 A gunman pulled off one of the biggest daylight jewellery thefts in French history as he walked out of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes Sunday with a suitcase filled with diamonds worth an estimated 40 mn euros (about $53 million). The armed raider strolled into an exhibition of “exceptional jewellery” around midday, […]

India’s advanced metsat closer to final orbital slot

India’s advanced metsat closer to final orbital slot

Bangalore, July 28  India’s advanced weather satellite Insat-3D is inching towards its final orbit slot at 36,000 km above earth from the geosynchronous transfer orbit, where it was placed by a European Ariane-5 rocket early July 26. “The satellite is in an intermediate orbit, which is closer to its final orbital home in the geostationary […]

Prince Charles really cool: Eliza Doolittle

Prince Charles really cool: Eliza Doolittle

London, July 29  British Singer Eliza Doolittle recalls meeting Prince Charles as a teenager and says he was really cool. “When I was 13, I was in a musical and he, Prince Charles, came to see the musical and I got to meet him afterwards and he was really cool,” femalefirst.co.uk. quoted the 25-year-old as […]

World’s largest school feeding programme (With: ‘Lack of monitoring, corruption plague mid-day meal scheme’)

World’s largest school feeding programme (With: ‘Lack of monitoring, corruption plague mid-day meal scheme’)

* Mid-day meal scheme was started to lure children to come to school and improve enrolment with help of free food. * It is the world’s largest school feeding programme, reaching out to about 120 million children in 1.27 million schools and education centres across India. * The roots of the programme can be traced […]

E-surveillance to save Indian tigers (July 29 is World Tiger Day)

E-surveillance to save Indian tigers (July 29 is World Tiger Day)

New Delhi, July 29 Worried over increasing tiger deaths each year and many due to poaching and poisoning, India plans to start round-the-clock electronic surveillance of some of the tiger habitats using high definition cameras. After the satisfactory results of a pilot study in the Kalagarh range of the Corbett National Park, the National Tiger […]

Mandela now in hospital for 50 days

Mandela now in hospital for 50 days

Cape Town, July 28  Anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela has completed 50 days of treatment in hospital for a recurring lung infection, the presidency said. The condition of the 95-year-old Mandela remains critical but stable and he continues to respond to treatment, Xinhua cited the presidency as saying. “We appreciate that […]

Narendra Modi to contest Lok Sabha polls from Bihar?

Narendra Modi to contest Lok Sabha polls from Bihar?

Patna, July 28  Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is likely to contest the Lok Sabha election from Nalanda, the home district of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a BJP leader said Sunday. “There is a possibility that Modi would contest the Lok Sabha election from Nalanda,” Bharatiya Janata Party vice president C.P. Thakur told the […]

Pakistan snatch a last-ball T20 thriller

Pakistan snatch a last-ball T20 thriller

Kingstown (St.Vincent), July 28 Debutant Zulfiqar Babar struck a six off the last ball as Pakistan secured a sensational two-wicket win over the West Indies in the first of their two-match Twenty20 International series at the Arnos Vale Playing Field. Chasing 153 for victory, Pakistan were helped by Man of the Match Shahid Afridi who […]

Esha Gupta says, ‘GO GREEN: GO VEGETARIAN’, in sizzling new PETA INDIA AD

Esha Gupta says, ‘GO GREEN: GO VEGETARIAN’, in sizzling new PETA INDIA AD

Bollywood Star, Beauty Queen Advises Fans to Be Kinder to Animals and Their Own Health by Leaving Meat Out of Their Diet Sydney – Wearing a sexy green bikini next to the caption “Go Green: Go Vegetarian”, Bollywood actor and third-place winner of the Femina Miss India 2007 beauty pageantEsha Gupta appears in a brand-new ad […]

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