BCCI-ICC on collision course on Jadeja issue thumbnail

BCCI-ICC on collision course on Jadeja issue

News4u-Sports Desk- The BCCI and its parent body ICC seemed headed for a showdown after Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Friday fined 50 per cent of his match fee for the altercation with England pacer James Anderson, a sentence which a livid Indian Board intends to challenge. Jadeja was docked 50 per cent of [...]

India avoids growth downgrade by IMF thumbnail

India avoids growth downgrade by IMF

News4u-Business Desk- India is the only country in the BRICS grouping that has avoided a growth downgrade by IMF as it retained the country’s economic expansion forecast at 5.4 percent for the current fiscal. The latest World Economic Outlook by IMF retained the growth projection at 5.4 percent in 2014-15, while for the next fiscal [...]

Israel declares 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza thumbnail

Israel declares 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza

News4u-News Desk- The Israeli military on Saturday said that it would observe what it called “a humanitarian window in the Gaza Strip” for 12 hours from 8:00 am local time (0500 GMT). An army statement said that Gazans who had previously been warned by the military to vacate their homes due to planned attacks should [...]

Indian men off to winning start in CWG hockey, beat Wales 3-1 thumbnail

Indian men off to winning start in CWG hockey, beat Wales 3-1

News4u-Sports Desk- A far from impressive India had to toil hard to register a 3-1 win over a lowly Wales in their opening Pool A match in the men’s hockey competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games at the National Hockey Centre, in Glasgow on Friday. Ranked ninth in the world, India had to dig deep [...]

WTO: India says no to TFA without resolving food security issue thumbnail

WTO: India says no to TFA without resolving food security issue

News4u-News Desk- In a strong message to the WTO, India on Friday said it will not ratify the trade facilitation pact until a permanent solution is found on food security and other issues of poor nations impacting livelihood of millions. “To jeopardise the food security of millions at the altar of a mere anomaly in [...]

Japanese Encephalitis and AES claim 252 lives in Assam thumbnail

Japanese Encephalitis and AES claim 252 lives in Assam

News4u-News Desk- At least 252 lives have been claimed by Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Assam this year, a senior health department official said on Friday. Both diseases have affected 1,573 persons with 415 suffering from JE and 1,158 from AES, Joint Director Health Services-Malaria Dr B K Barua said in [...]

Indian TT teams off to solid start at Commonwealth Games thumbnail

Indian TT teams off to solid start at Commonwealth Games

News4u-Sports Desk- Indian men and women’s table tennis team made a comfortable start at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, defeating Vanuatu and Barbados respectively at the Scotstoun Sports Campus in Glasgow on Thursday. The women’s team, surprise silver medallists in Delhi four years ago, blanked Barbados 3-0 courtesy a clinical performance by Shamini Kumaresan, Manika Batra [...]

New material that can twist light developed thumbnail

New material that can twist light developed

News4u-Features Desk-Scientists have found how to twist light at will – and the answer lies in a new material. The material shows extraordinary properties not typical of regular material and can lead to development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A random find in the washing basket led the [...]

Chau dance brings change to lives of anti-socials thumbnail

Chau dance brings change to lives of anti-socials

News4u-Features Desk- A joint initiative by the East Singhbhum district police and a cultural organisation in Jamshedpur has brought positive change in the lives of drug addicts, petty criminals and street ruffians by schooling them in the art of Chau dance and acting. There are 35 of them, all slum dwellers of Sonari locality here [...]