Germany debacle the culmination of long Brazil decline

Germany’s astonishing demolition of Brazil was the brutal culmination of a long, slow decline for the five-times world champions whose production line of world-class players seems to have ground to a halt.

Struggling Rafael Nadal seeks homeground solution

World number one Rafael Nadal targets a ninth Barcelona Open title this week desperate to prove his shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final exit is not a sign of decline.

Content of cinema has declined, says Randhir Kapoor

Yesteryear actor Randhir Kapoor feels today`s films have improved technically but content has declined over the period of time.

Indian artists decline participation in art show in Israel

A group of Indian artists declined to be part of an Israel art show expressing solidarity with Palestinian.

Decline of children in Kerala schools continues

The strength of students
in government schools in Kerala has declined this academic
year, a trend linked to the demographic transition of the
state seen as a role model for population control.

Textbook row: Historian declines to join review panel

Eminent historian MGS Narayanan has declined to join the three-member panel set up by the Kerala Govt to review the controversial social science textbook for the 10th standard which has raised the hackles of the Catholic church.

Spiders on the decline due to human impact

Researchers from the King Juan Carlos University (URJC) have found that spiders, like many other animal species, are suffering from habitat loss and human encroachment.

Court declines to stay release of Lara Dutta’s `Chalo Dilli`

The Delhi High Court Tuesday declined the plea of prominent music composer Anandji Virji Shah for staying the release of Mahesh Bhupathi`s debut Bollywood movie `Chalo Dilli`.

Kashmir: 45 percent decline in militancy

There has been a 45 percent drop in militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in January to March compared to the corresponding period last year, state police chief Kuldeep Khoda said Friday.

MP sees decline in big cats, loses Tiger state tag to K`taka

The big cat population in Madhya Pradesh has dropped to 257 from 300 tigers in 2006.

South Mumbai`s population on decline

With property rates hitting the
stratosphere, the affluent south Mumbai area has likely witnessed a decline in residential population, while the suburbs have had a rise, according to Census officials.

SC declines common symbols to political parties

Unrecognized political parties contesting coming assembly elections in five states, including Tamil superstar Vijaykant`s DMDK, on Wednesday suffered a setback with the SC declining to entertain their plea for common symbols.

SC declines to hear PIL seeking verification of ST certificate

The Supreme Court on Friday refused
to entertain a PIL seeking a direction to all state
governments and union territories to verify the authenticity
of caste certificates of their Schedule Tribe employees.

SC declines to block Godhra carnage verdict

The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to restrain a special fast track court in Gujarat from pronouncing its verdict Feb 19 in the 2002 Godhra train carnage in which 59 people were killed.

Delhi HC declines to stay embankment building on Yamuna plain

The Delhi High Court on Friday
declined to stay the construction of an embankment by the city
government on the flood plain of the river Yamuna where the
world`s largest bus depot has been built.

`Oz population growth rate lowest since 2007`

Australian population growth
rate has slowed down to 1.7%, according to latest estimates, making it the lowest rise since 2007.

SC declines to stay trial against Jayalalithaa

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined
to stay the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil
Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa pending in a Karnataka court.

Madras HC declines to direct govt to give back land to individual

The Madurai bench of the Madras High
Court has declined to give a direction to the state government
to give back to a person eight acres acquired for constructing
a water tank at Pattukottai in Thanjavur district.

Madras HC declines to interfere with tribunal order on LTTE

The Madras High Court on Tuesday
declined to interfere with an order of a tribunal, set up to
adjudicate whether there was sufficient cause to declare LTTE
an unlawful association.

Thai policeman declines promotion to help Saudi ties: Govt

A senior Thai policeman charged
with the murder of a Saudi businessman 20 years ago declined
promotion to a top position on Wednesday in a bid to defuse tensions
between the two countries.