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.

Will intensify operations against NDFB militants in Assam: Army Chief to Rajnath Singh

A day after visiting violence-hit areas in Assam, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag here to discuss the situation in the northeastern state.

Mishti happy to be part of India's second largest film industry
Mishti happy to be part of India's second largest film industry

"Kaanchi: The Unbreakable" fame Mishti Chakraborty, who recently made her Telugu debut in "Chinnadana Nee Kosam", says she's happy to part of the country's second largest film industry after Bollywood.

Steve Smith leads from the front to further torment India
Steve Smith leads from the front to further torment India

Steve Smith played another captain`s knock and Chris Rogers and Shane Watson hit fifties as Australia shared the opening day of the third Test with India in Melbourne on Friday.

Army Chief meets Rajnath Singh, says will intensify operations against NDFB militants in Assam
Army Chief meets Rajnath Singh, says will intensify operations against NDFB militants in Assam

The Indian Army is going to intensify its operations against the NDFB militants, who carried out a deadly attack on tribals in Assam leaving more than 70 people dead.

PM Modi inaugurates five-day cultural festival 'Sanskriti'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a five-day cultural festival 'Sanskriti', which will highlight the rich cultural heritage of India through performances such as music, dance, drama, poetry, screenings of films on cultural themes, exhibitions of art and literary works here.

Genelia, Riteish share their 'most special Christmas' moment
Genelia, Riteish share their 'most special Christmas' moment

The advent of their bundle of joy has indeed made Riteish and Genelia most happy. And the two can't stop sharing beautiful moments with son Riaan on any occasion.

Good times are here for actors: Rahul Bhat
Good times are here for actors: Rahul Bhat

Actor Rahul Bhat, who will be seen on the big screen with "Ugly", says thanks to young, creative directors and new stories, these are great times for actors in the country.

K Balachander discovered me for Hindi cinema: Rati Agnihotri
K Balachander discovered me for Hindi cinema: Rati Agnihotri

Late veteran auteur K. Balachander will always hold a special place in Rati Agnihotri's heart. The actress says she was lucky to have had him as the director of her first Hindi movie, "Ek Duuje Ke Liye", which released in 1981.

Bollywood stars play Santa for Mumbai kids
Bollywood stars play Santa for Mumbai kids

Film celebrities like Raveena Tandon, Boman Irani to Shreyas Talpade and Mandira Bedi will surprise the less fortunate children in Mumbai at an event Star Nite, to be held here Saturday.

Kolkata decked up for Yule Tide celebration
Kolkata decked up for Yule Tide celebration

Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) India's iconic British-era Park Street Thursday hosted thousands of revellers from across the world as they soaked in the Yuletide spirit with generous helpings of cakes, carols and heritage.