Jaisalmer hits 52.4 degrees C, Delhi sizzles at 44

This year was predicted to be hottest year due to tapering El Nino effect. This seems to be turning out to be true as heat wave swept India and Jaisalmer border outpost recording 52.4 degrees Celsius. In North India, Hisar turned out to be hottest at 44.7 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh

PWD babus face ‘snake dance’ protest

The days of staging a dharna, holding peaceful demonstration or hunger strike are gone. The latest way is to stage a nagin (snake) dance to get the work done, especially from government babus. This happened in Buldhana, Maharashtra, where a group of locals performed 'nagin' dance to protest against the apathy

Modi, Rahul visit ailing Sushma at AIIMS

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who has been admitted to All India Institute Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is showing signs of improvement and likely to be discharged soon, said the hospital administration. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited Swaraj who has complained of chest congestion. Prime Minister

JEE Main result expected at 3 pm

Aspirants for admission to engineering courses were on tenterhooks as JEE Main 2016 results are to be declared on April 27. However, their wait increased as the results were not declared at 10 am as expected. A report said that the results would be now likely to be out at

Massive fire at biodiesel factory, tanks explode

As blazing heat spread over most of South India a huge fire broke out at Biomax Fuels Limited that manufactures biodiesel near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday night. There were no reports of casualties but the preliminary estimate put the loss at around Rs 120 crore. This incident came

Aishwarya backs Salman Khan in IOA row

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has come out in support of her former boyfriend Salman Khan on the issue of his designation as goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics 2016. She said, ÔÇťAnybody who is doing good to represent the country and anybody who is working or

Japan to declassify 2 crucial files related to Netaji

The government said on Tuesday that two crucial files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be declassified by Japan this year-end, but the country has given no assurance regarding three more such files in its custody. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told Lok Sabha that these five files,

WATCH: Leopard enters house in Agra, captured

A leopard strayed into a colony in Agra in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday and injured one person. A video showed a huge crows had gathered to scare the big cat but with a great speed the leopard entered a house through its window. Luckily, the occupants were away

Oh Taj! William, Kate visit monument of love

Britain's Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton visited the Taj Mahal in Agra on Saturday afternoon. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had their photo clicked sitting at a marble bench. Their visit came almost 24 years after Diana, Princess of Wales visited the Taj Mahal. In fact, her visit