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In first post-election news conference, Obama lays out second term

Washington, November 15:President Obama said in his victory speech last week that “elections matter.” On Wednesday, he made clear how much the election matters to him — and to the way he intends to govern in his second term....

World War II bomb removed from airport in Japan

Tokyo, November 14: A military squad has safely removed a 250-kilogram World War II bomb found two weeks ago near the runway of a major airport in northern Japan.

The team defused the rusty bomb...

Obama invites Indra Nooyi for consultation on economy

Washington, November 14: United States President Barack Obama has invited at least three Indian-Americans, including PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, as part of his wider consultations with leaders from business, labour, civic community and Congress on the current economic crisis.

Neera Tandon, president of the Center for American...

CPC to address concerns on rising inequality

Beijing, November 13: Top Communist Party of China (CPC) officials on Monday pledged to expand the construction of low-income housing and to provide more support to a job market facing pressures from a continuing slowdown, amid growing public concerns...

African teens come up with 'pee-powered' generator

London, November 12: In a breakthrough, four teenage schoolgirls in Nigeria have invented a ‘pee-powered' generator that converts one litre of urine into six hours of electricity.

Fourteen-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele...

76-carat Indian diamond to be auctioned at Christie's

Geneva, November 9: Archduke Joseph, one of the rarest and most famous diamonds in the world, with its origin traced to ancient Golconda mines of Andhra Pradesh, is all set to be auctioned on Tuesday.

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Hindu-American Tulsi Gabbard elected to US Congress

Washington, November 7: Tulsi Gabbard today created history by becoming the first Hindu-American to be elected to the the US House of Representatives, winning her Hawaii seat by trouncing her Republican rival in a one-sided contest.

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Obama fends off Romney, economy to win second term

Washington, November 7: Barack Obama captured a second White House term, blunting a mighty challenge by Republican Mitt Romney as Americans voted for a leader they knew over a wealthy businessman they did not.

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Mission Accomplished: Sunita,Akihiko tackle ISS coolant leak

Houston, November 2: Indian American record-setting NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with another cosmonaut today troubleshot an ammonia leak in the International Space Station's cooling system, accomplishing the chief objective of their marathon six-hour excursion outside the orbiting lab....

Woman Islamic scholar Mariam Jameela passes away

Lahore, November 1: Islamic scholar Maryam Jameelah who reverted to Islam at the age of 27 passed away here on October 31 after prolonged illness aging 78.

The deceased was suffering...