India, S Africa to deepen ties in defence, manufacturing sectors

India, S Africa to deepen ties in defence, manufacturing sectors

Pretoria: Ratcheting up their traditional ties, India and South Africa today agreed to deepen engagement in key areas of defence production, manufacturing, mining and minerals while vowing to cooperate “actively” in combating terrorism and dealing with issues at multilateral fora. After extensive talks with South African President Jacob Zuma, Prime Minister Narendra Modi projected India […]

Shortage of sardines costs Kerala Rs 150 cr in 2015: Report

Shortage of sardines costs Kerala Rs 150 cr in 2015: Report

Kochi : The fisheries sector in Kerala has suffered a loss of Rs 150 crore in 2015 due to sharp fall in the availability of oil sardines, according to a study by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The CMFRI submitted the report to Minister for Fisheries, J.Mercykutty Amma, on Thursday at a consultative […]

World’s first Digital Incubator for students to be launched in Kerala

World’s first Digital Incubator for students to be launched in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, who is also the chief mentor of Kochi Startup Village, and others will launch the world’s first digital incubator for student startups, here on July 13, a statement said. The statement by the Kochi Startup Village said the country needs more than one million […]

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customisable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks. So far, they have designed vaccines against Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and Toxoplasma gondii (a relative of the parasite that causes malaria), which were 100 per cent […]

Next British PM will be a woman, May and Leadsom emerge as top contenders

Next British PM will be a woman, May and Leadsom emerge as top contenders

London:Interior minister Theresa May and eurosceptic rival Andrea Leadsom emerged on Thursday as the two candidates who will battle to become Britain’s next prime minister and lead the country out of the European Union. May increased her lead from 165 in the first round on Tuesday to 199 in the 330-member strong Conservative Party. Leadsom […]

Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is real: US

Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is real: US

Washington: Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is “real and credible”, the US said today as it cautioned its citizens to carefully consider the risk of travelling to the country after a series of terrorist attacks there, including one on a Dhaka cafe that left 22 people dead. US citizens should take stringent security measures, remain vigilant […]

Modi greets Gulf leaders on Eid

Modi greets Gulf leaders on Eid

Dubai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted Gulf leaders on the occassion of Eid al-Fitr. Modi telephoned Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to wish them, according to the UAE’s official news agency Wam. He wished the leadership and people of […]

Modi visit will cement India-SA ties: South Africa FM

Modi visit will cement India-SA ties: South Africa FM

Johannesburg:Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to South Africa tomorrow, the country’s foreign minister today said the visit will cement and strengthen the excellent relations that exist between the two countries. “South Africa and India share common values and objectives which were forged during the struggle against colonialism and for liberation and democracy in […]

B’deshi dentist, singer & MBA shown in latest IS video

B’deshi dentist, singer & MBA shown in latest IS video

Dhaka: The three Bangladeshi youths who appeared in the latest ISIS video threatening of more terror attacks around the world have been identified as a dentist, an aspiring singer and an MBA student, officials said here today. Model Naila Nayem’s former husband Tushar is one of the three youths who appeared in a so-called Islamic […]

231 Namami Gange projects worth Rs 1500 Cr launched

231 Namami Gange projects worth Rs 1500 Cr launched

Haridwar/New Delhi: In its bid to fast-track execution of the ambitious Namami Gange programme, the NDA government today launched 231 projects, including installation of sewage treatment plants and ghat constructions, at over 100 locations in seven states with an estimated cost of Rs 1,500 crore. The projects, aimed at cleaning the holy river and ensuring […]