‘Supernatural Messi will have an amazing World Cup’

‘Supernatural Messi will have an amazing World Cup’

Ossie Ardiles, who won the competition with Argentina in 1978, believes his country’s captain is ready to make a decisive mark on the tournament Argentina star Lionel Messi is ready to deliver an amazing performance at the World Cup, according to Ossie Ardiles. Ardiles, who won the World Cup with the Albiceleste in 1978 as […]

Sugary drinks can lead to infertility in men

Sugary drinks can lead to infertility in men

New York: Beware men, especially if you are lean! A new study has found that men who take more sugar-sweetened drinks such as soda can lower semen quality, leading to infertility. Researchers have found that high consumption of sugary drinks is associated with low sperm motility, or sperm movement in healthy, lean men. However, the […]

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

London: A revolutionary solar-powered plane, that will try to fly around the world next year, has successfully made its inaugural test flight in Switzerland. The Solar Impulse 2 vehicle lifted off from Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland today and returned two hours later. The single-seater aircraft, with which Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are […]

Badaun gang-rape victims’ family claims being threatened

Badaun gang-rape victims’ family claims being threatened

Badaun: The family of the Badaun rape victims on Monday alleged that they have received threats and demanded security from Central forces, saying they do not trust the state police. “We are receiving threats. We are being told that who will protect us once the media leaves the village and politicians stop frequenting us,” said […]

Sonia congratulates people of Telangana

Sonia congratulates people of Telangana

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday congratulated the people of Telangana as it became the 29th state of India reminding them that it was her party which “finally decided to reorganise the state of Andhra Pradesh”. In a message, she noted that the movement of creation of Telangana has had a long history and […]

King of Spain Stepping Down After 38 Years

King of Spain Stepping Down After 38 Years

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has announced that he will abdicate in favour of his son, making way for a “new generation”. In a nationwide address, the king told Spaniards that he first started thinking seriously about giving up the throne when he turned 76 in January. He said that the 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe is […]

INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

Police have used water cannons to disperse hundreds of women protesting against a rise in violence against women in the Indian state where two teenagers were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree. The protesters in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, were demonstrating outside the office of the top elected official, Chief […]

Telangana becomes new Indian state

Telangana becomes new Indian state

Celebrations have greeted the creation of India’s newest state of Telangana, marking the formal division of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Thousands of people cheered as regional political leader K Chandrasekhar Rao attended a parade soon after he was sworn in as Telangana’s chief minister. Mr Rao led a 14-year struggle for the creation […]

No pig DNA in chocolates: Malaysia

No pig DNA in chocolates: Malaysia

Cadbury chocolates in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pig DNA, easing outrage among Muslim groups who had called for a boycott of all Cadbury products, the country’s Islamic body has said. Earlier this month, the health ministry said porcine DNA was found in two varieties of Cadbury chocolates, prompting the company to recall the […]