Athens, May 16 (DPA) Strikes by union groups upset by Greek government privatisation plans and pension reforms disrupted air transport, bank and state services Thursday.
Friday, May 16, 2008 4:54:12 AM
Moscow, May 15 (RIA Novosti) Russia has shut down its third reactor at the Leningrad nuclear power station, located in north-western region of the country, state-controlled nuclear power corporation Rosenergoatom said Thursday.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:46:48 PM
London, May 15 (IANS) Manjula Sood, an Indian-born councillor, Thursday made history by becoming the first Indian woman to be made a Lord Mayor in Britain - appropriately, in a city dubbed Little India.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:49:04 PM
Adare (Ireland), May 15 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh set the course ablaze with his first round flawless six-under 66 to take early lead in the Irish Open here Thursday.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:29:05 PM
London, May 15 (IANS) As Britain's first Indian woman Lord Mayor Manjula Sood began her historic job in the city of Leicester Thursday she was told to cultivate 'Indian grace.'
Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:31:08 PM
London, May 15 (IANS) The authorised biography of Sir V.S. Naipaul that said his infidelity and mental cruelty may have contributed to his wife's death is tipped to win the richest prize in non-fiction writing.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 6:43:19 PM
London, May 15 (IANS) The likely absence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from a planned Commonwealth summit to discuss the reform of international institutions has disappointed supporters who want ever-more Indian participation in the affairs of the group.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 6:16:55 PM
Frankfurt, May 15 (DPA) The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who arrived here Thursday on a five-day tour of Germany, called for 'genuine autonomy' in his native Tibet but stressed that he did not want the territory's complete independence from China.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 6:11:03 PM
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Advocating zero tolerance to terrorism, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has called for adoption of a new comprehensive United Nations pact on terror.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:45:37 PM
Fribourg (Switzerland), May 15 (DPA) Calls by Al Qaeda extremists to attack Switzerland and Austria during Euro 2008 are being taken seriously by authorities, a senior Swiss security official said.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:38:19 PM
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