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Salman’s wedding will be the biggest day for me: Aamir

Aamir Khan who turned 46 today, is eagerly waiting for good friend and fellow Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to tie the knot. “I am waiting for Salman’s wedding and the day he weds that will be biggest day for me,” Aamir told reporters here today. Khan plans to celebrate his birthday with family and close friends. “I will celebrate my ... Read More »

Nothing supernatural about supermoon

LUCKNOW: Since time immemorial, moon’s bewitching beauty has influenced human mind. And on Saturday, celestial events would underscore it’s beauty even one step further. All you need is to do is to climb on your roof top and admire the ball of pearl. Supermoon, as the Saturday moon is popular called, is being linked to a stroke of bad luck ... Read More »

Third explosion at Japanese nuclear power plant

Reporting from Tokyo Japan’s nuclear crisis reached new heights as a third explosion rocked the crippled Fukushima power plant and officials acknowledged that the radioactive fuel inside one of the damaged reactors was in jeopardy of melting down. The reactor, about 150 miles north of Tokyo, “is not necessarily in a stable condition,” Japan’s chief Cabinet secretary, Yukio Edano, said ... Read More »

28 people go missing in city daily past 2 yrs

MUMBAI: They are the lost and the unendingly mourned. An average of 28 people went missing from Mumbai every day of the last two years, the highest among Maharashtra’s 35 districts. Hardly any have been traced so far. Hidden in these cold numbers, activists say and police admit, is a tale of human trafficking continuing unabated. Of the 20,682 people who ... Read More »

Indian girl raped, murdered and stuffed inside suitcase in Australia

MELBOURNE: A 24-year-old Indian student has been found raped and murdered after her body was located stuffed inside a suitcase near a canal in Sydney last week. “On 11 March morning, construction workers found the suitcase containing the woman’s body in a water canal near Meadowbank Park and alerted police,” said a statement issued by the local police. The victim ... Read More »

All Indian nationals safe in quake-hit Japan: Centre

A day after Japan was hit by a giant tsunami caused by a massive earthquake which has left hundreds dead or unaccounted for, India on Saturday said all its nationals are safe as per the information available so far. “Just spoke with our Ambassador in Tokyo. All Indians safe acc (according) to presently available info. We have about 100 in ... Read More »

Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

Rescuers are searching for survivors of a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which have devastated the north-east coast of Japan, killing at least 1,000 people. TV footage showed people stranded on the rooftops of buildings surrounded by debris-filled water. Prime Minister Naoto Kan said 50,000 troops were joining the rescue effort. However, relief operations are being hampered by aftershocks, enduring ... Read More »

Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations

Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all civilians within a six-mile radius of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, which is about 150 miles northeast of Tokyo, after its normal backup cooling ... Read More »