PM Modi congratulates Sri Lankan Prez on election mandate, says looking forward to visit'beautiful n

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press conference on Monday with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated the later for his win and the election mandate given by the people. Modi said that the mandate represents collective voice of Sri Lanka and their aspirations for united and prosperous nation. He said that the two had discussions on bilateral relations and international issues. PM Modi also asserted that India will support for a balanced trade in both directions. He also assured to improve air and sea connectivity between the two nations. The two leaders also had discussions on civil nuclear cooperation among others. Finally, the prime minister thanked Sirisena for invited him to Sri Lanka and said that he was eagerly looking forward to visiting the'beautiful nation' in March. Feb 16, 2015

RR Patil fights cancer in Leelavati hospital, doctors say 'condition stable'

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): Maharashtra's former Home Minister RR Patil has been undergoing treatment for oral cancer at the Leelavati hospital. Dr Sanjay Ogeymoghe on Monday said that Patil is on life support system but his condition is stable. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that the situation is critical but not very tense. Feb 16, 2015

Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

Sepios is no ordinary's an underwater robot made by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich. Co-designer Martin Möller says it could help marine biologists observe marine life, without Feb 16, 2015

Abu Salem convicted in Pradeep Jain murder case

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): A special TADA court in Mumbai on Monday convicted underworld don Abu Salem in the 1995 murder case of city-based builder Pradeep Jain. It is the first time that Salem has been convicted in any case involving him after he was deported to India in 2005 from Portugal. Jain was shot dead by assailants outside his Juhu bungalow on March 7, 1995 after he allegedly refused to part with his huge property to Salem. Feb 16, 2015

Political reactions pour in over Bihar political crisis

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Even as political crisis in Bihar keeps on deepening, political leaders put forth their views on the ongoing developments in the state. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Jitan Ram Manjhi and BJP is against Nitish Kumar but the situation will not end up on President's rule in the sate. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that it's not the crisis in Bihar but a conspiracy by BJP. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is an intention of creating conditions of President's rule in Bihar which is created by BJP. Meanwhile, BJP refuted any relations with Bihar political crisis and with the JD (U). Feb 16, 2015

Egyptian military carry out air strikes on IS

Egypt's military said in a statement on state television it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the group released a video appearing to Feb 16, 2015

Rajnath Singh calls for new technology in solving cases

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday urged Delhi police to use new and emerging technologies to solve cases. Singh, who was accompanied by Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi, inspected a parade and felicitated officials for excellent work at the 68th Raising Day of Delhi police. Addressing the gathering of police staff, Singh said he was aware that maintaining law and order in the capital was a big challenge and asked officials to look into new methods to solve cases. Feb 16, 2015

After record auction of Yuvraj, father claims son missing from WC team only because of Dhoni Part -

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (ANI): As flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh today emerged as the costliest cricketer in the IPL 8 players’ auction, bought for a record Rs.16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in Bangalore, his father Yograj Singh openly lashed out at Indian skipper MS Dhoni claiming that his son could not be a part of the World Cup team because of him. Former cricketer and Yuvraj’s father Yograj claimed that Dhoni did not want Yuvraj Singh in the team because of personal grudges against him. Feb 16, 2015