Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office. The 37-year-old, who was sworn in last October, made global headlines when she slapped down pre-election questions over whether she intended to...
Moscow: In the early hours of Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin submerged himself into the gelid waters of a frozen lake to mark the Epiphany, when the Orthodox Church carries out the great sanctification of the water. Putin, like many Orthodox Christians across the globe, bathed in the waters of a local lake in a...
New Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, was on Thursday questioned by the ED officials for over 10 hours in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in a FIPB clearance accorded to INX Media in 2007. A senior Enforcement Directorate official told IANS that Karti...
Moscow: Imagine getting only 360 seconds of sunshine in a whole month -- sounds pretty depressing? Moscow had its darkest December on record in 2017, getting just six minutes of sunshine, media reports said. Temperatures in parts of the Siberian region of Yakutia dropped to minus 67 degrees Celsius, prompting even eyelashes to...
Panaji: At least two women were today shifted to a hospital and hundreds of residents in Goa's Chicalim village evacuated from their homes after a tanker carrying ammonia overturned on the nearby highway connecting Vasco City to Panaji. The incident occurred around 2.45 a.m. when the tanker carrying ammonia from...
Kochi: The High Court on Friday pulled up former Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas in connection with the Vigilance investigation into Pattoor land...
Once upon a time there was a miser who lived alone. He made money through dishonest ways and became richer by the day.  As money accumulated, he found it difficult to keep it home. All day he mulled over ways to solve the problem. The more...
There are hundreds of islands out there, of different sizes and shapes surrounded by all kinds of water bodies including rivers, oceans, and seas. Just a few out of them   accommodate humans. Because, in order to allow human habitation...
At some point onwards screens have become the best pals of kids. Now the habit boomerangs in many ways. One of its aftereffects is rampant myopia among kids. You don’t believe most of those aged between two and three, who are glued to...
Mallory Smith, a 25-year-old American woman, was heading for doom at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on 7 November, 2017. Her lung infection was otherwise just manageable with regular antibiotics. Nothing, however, in the hospital chest...
On our road to evolution, we developed several skills. One of them was tool making. That has taken us to where we are today. Other animals remained stuck at the lower rungs. Closest they reached didn’t come anywhere closer to human achievement...