India downplays Russia-Pak energy deal

India on Friday downplayed the Russia- Pakistan energy deal worth USD 1.7 billion, saying Moscow has assured that it will not do anything that will adversely impact the country's security interests.

China offers to help electricity-starved Nepal

China said Friday that it would help Nepal develop its power industry to alleviate severe electricity outages that can last up to 12 hours a day in the Himalayan nation, where Beijing is trying to increase influence and investment.

Ed Sheeran thinks 'Orlando Bloom is perfect for Taylor Swift'
Ed Sheeran thinks 'Orlando Bloom is perfect for Taylor Swift'

 Ed Sheeran is reportedly hoping that Taylor Swiftand Orlando Bloom become a little bit more than just friends.

Aftab Shivdasani's first X-mas with wife
Aftab Shivdasani's first X-mas with wife

 This Christmas was very special for actor Aftab Shivdasani as he spent it for the first time as a married man!

Akshay Kumar accused of hurting religious sentiments, probe ordered
Akshay Kumar accused of hurting religious sentiments, probe ordered

A magistrate's court has asked the Mumbai Police to conduct a probe into a complaint against Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and others over a scene in his 2012 film `Khiladi 786' for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments.

Twists, turns ahead for 'Humsafars'

"Humsafars", a show which narrates an intense love story between two imperfect and contrasting individuals and what happens when their worlds collide, will soon see a new twist.

Sushma Swaraj on 3-day visit to S Korea from Sunday

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Seoul on Sunday on a three-day visit during which India and South Korea will discuss ways to boost cooperation in key sectors like nuclear energy, trade and investment and defence, particularly in ship building.

India donates USD one million towards UN tsunami fund

India on Friday announced a USD one million contribution to a UN fund for tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian countries on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami.

'Indian tabla players more popular abroad'
'Indian tabla players more popular abroad'

 The tabla, a key percussion instrument in Indian classical music, is gaining in popularity across the world and players are respected globally, whereas the trend in India is reverse, leading tabla exponents said here Friday.

India seeks Bhutan's help to tackle NDFB, assured support

India has sought Bhutan's assistance to tackle militant outfit NDFB(S) that carried out the massacre of over 70 tribals amid reports that the banned group has set up bases in the dense forests along the Indo- Bhutan border.

Tsunami warning system: India to do 3D mapping of coast

 India is taking up 3D mapping of coastal areas as part of its efforts to further improve the tsunami early warning system.

China raises Nepal aid five-fold in regional diplomacy push

China will increase official aid to Nepal by more than five times from fiscal 2015-16, officials said on Friday, to develop infrastructure in the landlocked nation where regional rival India has long wielded political influence.

Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' to release in India this January
Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' to release in India this January

World War II drama 'Unbroken', Angelina Jolie's second directorial venture, will release in India on January 2, 2015.

Mamata Banerjee to visit camps set up for Assam evacuees

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit relief camps set up in Alipurduar area for people fleeing neighbouring lower Assam districts in the wake of the attacks by NDFB(S) militants.

Shane Watson laments untimely dismissal
Shane Watson laments untimely dismissal

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, despite posting his highest Test score in nearly a year, lamented the missed opportunity to capitalise on the good start he got and score a big century Friday.

Convergence of welfare schemes to benefit people: Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said that the benefit of Central and state governments' welfare programmes is not reaching the poor families and advocated convergence of all schemes for development of the society.

'Unbroken' to release in India in January 2015
'Unbroken' to release in India in January 2015

Hollywood's slate in Indian theatres in the New Year will begin with star Angelina Jolie’s directorial “Unbroken”. It will release Jan 2, 2015.

Marathon man Steve Smith impresses once again
Marathon man Steve Smith impresses once again

At 25 years of age, captaining the Australian team and carrying the side's batting against India once again shows why Steve Smith is a sheer class act in modern day cricket. Smith scored a well made 72* and kept Aussies in the hunt of getting another big total in the third Test match against India in Melbourne on Friday.

First session tomorrow is crucial: Mohammed Shami
First session tomorrow is crucial: Mohammed Shami

Lauding his fellow bowlers for executing the plans well today, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami said the tourists would now aim to send Australia packing in the first session tomorrow in the ongoing third cricket Test here.

Veteran opener Chris Rogers buying time with Test runs
Veteran opener Chris Rogers buying time with Test runs

Late bloomer Chris Rogers says he hopes he is buying time to get enough runs to convince selectors to choose him for next year`s Ashes tour to England.