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Indian Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi resigns over warship accidents


NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday resigned after two officers were feared killed and seven sailors injured when a fire erupted on board a submarine, INS Sindhuratna, around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai. “Taking moral responsibility for the accidents ...

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Think you should do better in life? Blame your great, great, great grandfather


LONDON: Miffed that you didn’t get into Oxford University? Cross because you can’t afford that three-bed in the town centre? Not got one non-executive directorship to your single-barrelled name? There is only one person to blame: your great, great, great, ...

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Indian-American firm to pay $15 million to resolve fraud claims


NEW YORK: A diagnostic firm founded by an Indian-American physician, will pay over USD 15 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that it falsely billed for health tests that were never performed. Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG) has agreed to ...

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Congress indicates merger with TRS, but Chandrasekhar Rao remains noncommittal


NEW DELHI: Congress and TRS on Wednesday gave divergent versions on the issue of merger even after their leaders have held a series of meetings since Parliament gave its nod for creation of Telangana last week. Congress claimed that TRS chief KChandrasekhar Rao has given ...

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Supreme Court orders arrest of Sahara boss Subrata Roy


NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: In more trouble for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered his arrest following his failure to appear before it in a contempt case arising out of non refund of Rs 20,000 crore to investors by two ...

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South African safari: more than the ‘big five’


“I we can’t save our iconic animals, what chance do the other species have?” It is this question, posed during breakfast by Dr William Fowlds — an affable wildlife veterinarian living in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, that I ...

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Island in the Caribbean Sea named prettiest in the world


An island off the coast of Belize has been named the best in the world for the second year in a row by travellers, for nearby attractions like their barrier reef — the second largest in the world after Australia ...

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World’s first Grammy-themed cruise to set sail


Grammy-award winning and nominated singers like Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and Estelle will be among the names to headline the world’s first Grammy-themed cruise, which will pay special homage to female music legends. After first announcing the project last year, ...

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Phone makers look to India, China for growth


BARCELONA: Here’s the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various internet services. How do you grow from there? Companies from Facebook to Firefox are looking to emerging markets for the next few ...

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