Pottery, beads retrace close links between India and Bali
Pottery, beads retrace close links between India and Bali

Remnants of ancient Indian pottery, beads and even Indian DNA found in human bones point to thriving trade and social contacts between India and Bali dating back to more than 2,000 years.

Govt okays changes to anti-hijacking law, introduces harsher punishment

 The government today approved amendments to anti-hijacking law that provides for death penalty even if ground handling staff and airport personnel are killed during such acts, besides broadening the definition of hijacking, official sources said.

Newly discovered frog species named after Goan forest officer

Wildlife researchers Wednesday announced here that a species of frog discovered in South Goa's Netravali forest sanctuary has been named after State Range Forest Officer Prakash Salelkar as 'Indirana Salelkari'.

Six green law amendments to be finalised by Oct: Javadekar

Union Environment Ministry is likely to finalise the amendments to the six green laws by October this year after consultations with legal experts and stakeholders.

Smartphone users spend 169 mins daily on their devices: Vserv

Smartphone users in the country spend an average 169 minutes (about three hours) per day on their devices, a report by mobile advertising company Vserv said Wednesday.

Nepal in talks with Corbett Tiger Reserve for anti-poaching system

Nepali officials are holding talks with the famed Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) in Uttarakhand to adopt its 'electronic I' (EI) surveillance system as an anti-poaching measure, its director said here on Wednesday.

Ex-Nepal PM opposes giving road project to Indian consortium

Former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has opposed the government's plan to hand over the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast Track Road Project to an Indian consortium, terming the move against Nepal's national interest.

Nepal's ex-PM Deuba in India for talks

Former Nepali prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is on a six-day visit to India, during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Himalayan country moves forward on a draft ahead of next month's deadline to adopt a new constitution.

Rising sea level poses threat to Bengal tigers: IUCN
Rising sea level poses threat to Bengal tigers: IUCN

Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten to wipe out Sundarbans, a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh, and thus world's beautiful Bengal tigers, according to a leading conservation organisation.

India-China to open Border Personnel Meeting point along LAC

India and China have agreed to open a new Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) point in Chushul area of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Bangladesh PSC chief calls on DoPT Minister Jitendra Singh

 Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Ekram Ahmed today met Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh here and discussed the working of UPSC which conducts prestigious civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers.

Myanmar Army chief meets IAF chief Arup Raha

Visiting Myanmar Army Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday held talks with the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.

ISIS preparing to attack India, readying for 'final battle': Report
ISIS preparing to attack India, readying for 'final battle': Report

The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.

6 leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim till 26/11: Report

In a report filed on July 26 (Sunday), the Sunday Guardian has quoted US experts in counter-terrorism activities as saying that just the way al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was before his assassination, Dawood is "hiding in plain sight" and in comfort, shuttling between homes in Peshawar, Hyderaba

Gurdaspur terror strike clearly highlights Pakistan's evil intentions: Chacko

Congress leader PC Chacko on Wednesday said that the Gurdaspur terror attack clearly highlights Pakistan`s evil intentions, and intentions of Pakistan, and added that the nation is one of its stiff challenges in countering it.

One Indian is determined to end Dawood Ibrahim's comfort in Pakistan, who is he?
One Indian is determined to end Dawood Ibrahim's comfort in Pakistan, who is he?

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, wanted in India for a number of heinous crimes, is "hiding in plain sight" in Pakistan, a report has said.

Abdul Kalam served as inspiration for millions of Indians: Obama

 US President Barack Obama on Tuesday extended his condolences on the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying he was an inspiration to millions who worked to deepen space cooperation between the two countries.

Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org
Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org

A year after Facebook introduced Internet.Org, the company is making it easier for any mobile operator to sign up to offer free Internet access to basic online services and hopes to add more 4.5 billion users.

'Empower the marginalised to ensure success of climate plan'

Several civil society groups have batted for empowerment of the most marginalised sections to ensure success of the country's proposed climate action plan -- Intended Nationally Designated Contributions (INDCs).

How will India move forward without Dr Kalam

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Monday evening after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.