Nobel Peace Prize to boost morale, says chemical watchdog

Representatives of the world chemical arms watchdog in The Hague say the Nobel Prize award will boost morale and will "motivate" the organisation to continue their work destroying the world's most dangerous chemical stockpiles. Duration: 00:37 Oct 11, 2013

Huge cyclone bears down on India

A "very severe" cyclone gathered pace as it bore down on India's east coast Friday, as the military mobilised to help evacuation efforts and panicked locals recalled a devastating storm in 1999. Duration: 00:44 Oct 11, 2013

Sleeping for six to eight hours at night cuts heart disease risk

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): A new research by an Indian origin scientist has claimed that sleeping for six to eight hours a night could help cut the risk of heart problems and stroke. Author Dr Saurabh Aggarwal, of Chicago Medical School has found that people who sleep less than six hours a night were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, compared to those who sleep between six and eight hours. People who take less sleep also had a two-thirds higher risk of congestive heart failure. However, the research found that sleeping for more than eight hours doubles the risk of angina and increases likelihood of coronary artery disease by 19 percent. Oct 10, 2013

SEBI to formulate rules for disclosures to curb errant trading: UK Sinha

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): The country's capital markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is all set to formulate a new set of rules vis-a-vis disclosures by listed companies to curb errant trading of scripts such as insider trading and over or under rated deals. SEBI Chairman UK Sinha stated this in New Delhi on Thursday. He was speaking to the mediapersons on the sidelines of an event hosted by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. India, at present does not have any formal rules meant for dealing with the annulment of trades. Instead, stock exchanges across the country have devised their own guidelines. Recently, the SEBI took several measures to protect the interest of the investors. Oct 10, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar Retirement: Cricket fraternity salutes the legendary cricketer

New Delhi/Vadodara, Oct 10 (ANI): As soon as the announcement came that batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test would be his last, ending his phenomenal career in all forms of international cricket, current and former cricketers from all around the world saluted the achievements of the ace cricketer. Cricketer Irfan Pathan said that it is hard to believe that Sachin is retiring, while Indian commentator Charu Sharma said that it was indeed the right time for the cricketer to retire and he can now play his last two games without any pressure. Oct 10, 2013

Difficult to imagine Indian cricket team without Sachin: Kirti Azad

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month. Reacting over Sachin's announcement, former cricket player and BJP leader Kirti Azad said that it is difficult to imagine Indian cricket team without Sachin. Oct 10, 2013

Manmohan Singh stresses on transnational crime during ASEAN meet

Brunei, Oct 10 (ANI): While addressing the ASEAN leaders at the Summit in Brunei on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the nation, along with other ASEAN countries would formulate steps to combat transnational crime and militancy. Singh also talked about stronger economic ties with the ASEAN nations as well as cooperation in sectors like Science and Technology, Security, Infrastructure and Tourism. Further, Singh also stressed that ASEAN is an integral part of India's Look-East policy that stresses the need of a new cooperation between India and the Mekong nations for the economic development of both regions. Oct 10, 2013

College Principal hacked to death by engineering students

Tuticorin, Oct 10 (ANI): In a shocking incident, students of Infant Jesus Engineering College in Tuticorin city of Tamil Nadu hacked their Principal to death due to disciplinary action on them. The students were ordered to vacate the hostel on grounds of indiscipline. The three students were singled out by the Principal and repeatedly faced suspension and other disciplinary measures. According to the management, these students were indulged in ragging the juniors in the hostel. Police said the Principal, Dr LRD Suresh (55), of the college died on the way to hospital, following which the three students were arrested. Oct 10, 2013

MeT Department on cyclone threat

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): MeT Department scientist Dr. M Mohapatra on Thursday informed that the cyclone Phailin will be affecting Andhra Pradesh as well as Odisha. He also added that as per the research reports on Thursday, the cyclone storm is 800 km far in Southeast region. He also said that heavy fall will occur in coastal district of Odisha Oct 10, 2013

Muzaffarnagar riots: Allahabad HC notice to Azam Khan

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for allegedly pressing for the release of seven members from the Muslim community named in the murder of two Jats, which triggered the communal backlash in Mazaffarnagar last month claiming at least 48 lives. The court asked Azam Khan to file his counter affidavit within ten days from the receipt of notice. According to reports, the Allahabad High Court also stayed the suspension of an SHO of a police station in Muzaffarnagar where these seven accused were held by the police. The court noted that the allegations leveled against Khan were "serious" and "the chain of incidents show that the matter requires consideration to see the circumstances and to find out whether the same was "in accordance with law" and not "vitiated". Oct 10, 2013

President Mukherjee paves way for Narendra Modis rally in Bihar

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee agreed to change the dates of his visit to Patna as it was to clash with a rally by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi after BJP leaders Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajiv Pratap Rudy visited him for a courtesy call. Hussain confirmed that the President will return back to Delhi on the 26th itself and has canceled his plan to stay for the night. He further said that this was done so that the President doesn’t face any inconvenience due to this rally. Hussain also said that this will be an opportunity for the people of Bihar to witness the President on one day and the future Prime Minister on the other. Oct 10, 2013

Presidents Bihar programme not organized by JD (U): Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav rejected the allegations of the BJP that the Bihar government headed by Nitish Kumar had engineered the President Pranab Mukherjee’s schedule to ensure that it clashes with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's Patna rally on October 27. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Yadav said that it was not JD (U)’s programme, it was the President's programme and Bihar government has not organized it. Oct 10, 2013

'R' virus has infected Indian economy's hardware and Indian governance's

Sangrur, Oct 10 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Thursday attempted to clarify his 'R' virus diagnosis of the ailing Indian economy, saying it has infected the hardware of the Indian economy and software of Indian governance. Tewari further said the Indian economy is back on track. Tewari, who was speaking yesterday at the Mail Today Education Conclave 2013, said it is not the 'J- virus' syndrome - C.P. Joshi, Sriprakash Jaiswal, Jayanthi Natarajan and Jairam Ramesh - that has hobbled the India growth story. Tewari said the infection is entirely different: the 'R-virus', meaning former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai. Oct 10, 2013