PM calls upon strong disaster management capabilities

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has stressed on the need to strengthen the country’s disaster management mechanisms against the backdrop of the recent natural disasters that had struck the nation. Singh made this statement at the 5th meeting of the National Disaster Management Agency that was chaired by him. Singh appreciated the collaboration between the Odisha government and the NDMA for its preparedness to have tackled the natural disaster of cyclone Phailin and consequently saving many lives. Explaining how the poor and the marginalised people are the most affected during times of natural disasters, Singh said that the country must improve its disaster management system further. Oct 29, 2013

Patna blasts: Khurshid faces flak for defending Shinde

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid faced flak from the BJP and JD (U) for defending Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who was criticised for attending a music launch function hours after the serial blasts in Patna Oct 29, 2013

Kareena Kapoor Khan receives whopping amount for her dance gig

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Bollywood babe, Kareena Kapoor Khan, has been paid an enormous amount for a TV dance performance. According to a tabloid, she has recently received Rs 1.5 crore for dancing on a reality TV show ‘Arab’s Got Talent’ in Lebanon. “Bebo performed the opening act on the show and also attended the launch of a new channel the next day. She had also been promoting her upcoming film ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ but managed to take some time off,” a source said. Well….even outside India, you have great fan following, Bebo!!! Oct 29, 2013

Hi-tech aqueduct explorers map Rome's 'final frontier'

Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier" Oct 29, 2013

New mass graves raise hope for the missing in Bosnia

Forensic experts are analysing bodies that were recently exhumed from a mass grave in Bosnia, in which several hundred Muslim and Croatian victims were buried after being killed during the war in Bosnia during the 1990s. Duration: 02:03 Oct 29, 2013

French jazz singer pays homage to Marilyn Monroe

French jazz singer Anne Ducros highlights the friendship between Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald in her new album, focusing on the help Monroe gave Fitzgerald by securing her gigs in a formerly all-white Hollywood club. Duration: 02:02 Oct 29, 2013

London aims to become Islamic finance centre

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that London aims to become a top capital of Islamic finance as the city played host to the first World Islamic Forum outside the Muslim world. Oct 29, 2013