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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. Jobs’ death was announced by Apple in a statement late on…

Tarapur gas leak case: Three company officials booked

Tarapur gas leak case: Three company officials booked

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THANE: Police have booked three officials of a chemical firm in connection with leakage of poisonous gas at the company’s plant in Tarapur Industrial Estate in Thane district, which resulted in the death of four workers. Thane district police said they have booked chief manager, production manager and plant supervisor…

Indo-US panel agrees on N-exigency plans on Pak

Indo-US panel agrees on N-exigency plans on Pak

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WASHINGTON: A blue ribbon panel tasked to identify “shared national interests” between the US and India has suggested among other steps, secretly planning together for exigencies in Pakistan such as its collapse and loss of control over its nuclear weapons. The joint study group led by experts from both countries…

Where rocks are more dangerous than canons

Where rocks are more dangerous than canons

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MANGAN (SIKKIM): As Army jawans drilled and blasted their way to Mangan, the headquarters of the North Sikkim district, they realized that the precise epicenter of the earthquake was still 50km north. But seeing the utter destruction in Mangan, fears about the state of victims around the core area of…

CBI likely to book RIL in KG Basin case

CBI likely to book RIL in KG Basin case

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NEW DELHI: The CBI has almost finished investigations against former director general of Hydrocarbons (DGH) V K Sibal and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in the KG Basin contract case and FIRs are likely to be registered soon. A senior CBI official, “We have found complicity of Sibal with…

NTRO staffer booted out for loo snoop

NTRO staffer booted out for loo snoop

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NEW DELHI: It was set up seven years ago to prevent Kargil-like intrusions and aid other intelligence agencies in gathering and analysing terror inputs. However, in recent times, the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) has been making news for the wrong reasons. While the government is already looking into what…

Sikkim earthquake: 35 tourists airlifted, toll crosses 90

Sikkim earthquake: 35 tourists airlifted, toll crosses 90

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MANGAN/GANGTOK: Thirty-five tourists, including two from Norway, were airlifted by the Army from Lachung village, one of the worst-hit quake areas in Sikkim. Also airlifted were 16 people injured in the quake, army sources said. The tourists, some of whom were wounded, were airlifted from Ringzim helipad here. Paljor Lachungpa,…

Rahul Gandhi in Sikkim, surveys quake-hit areas

Rahul Gandhi in Sikkim, surveys quake-hit areas

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GANGTOK: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in the quake-hit northeastern state of Sikkim. According to Congress sources, the Congress leader made an aerial survey of the affected areas. He will also meet victims of the quake, which has claimed 61 lives in the state. Gandhi was scheduled to visit…

Shiv Sena praises Narendra Modi for not wearing skull cap

Shiv Sena praises Narendra Modi for not wearing skull cap

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PUNE: Shiv Sena hailed Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for protecting himself from ‘topi-kand’ (cap-scam) by refusing to don an ‘Imami cap’ offered by a Muslim clergy during his three-day ‘Sadbhavana Mission’ fast. “One Imam came on the podium and offered Modi a (skull) cap, but Modi refused to wear…

Walther pistols, .22 bore revolvers preferred weapons of our MPs

Walther pistols, .22 bore revolvers preferred weapons of our MPs

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NEW DELHI: What does BSP’s Mayawati, Congress’ Janardhan Dwivedi, BJP’s Shahnawaz Husain and jailed Mohd Shahabuddin have in common? They are among the 750 MPs who have bought confiscated arms in the past 25 years, an RTI reply has revealed. While the Arminious and Erma revolvers were a hit among…

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