Dialogue only way forward for improving Indo-Pak relations: Ban Ki-moon

Improved relations between India and Pakistan could create a more conducive environment for the two nations to stem the threat posed by terrorism, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, asserting that dialogue is the only way for them to resolve the differences.
“I am convinced that d…


These healthy snacks are secretly making us fat

Swap your low-fat biscuits for oatcakes with hummus, or choose coconut water over regular juices, says nutritionist Sarah Schenker. 
Cereal bars should be swapped for peanut butter on wholemeal toast as they are often packed with hidden sugars, which has natural source of protein and helps to …

Turkey to hand over Russian pilot’s body after Syria downing

Turkey says it has received the body of a Russian pilot killed after his plane was shot down on the Syrian border.
The body of Lt Col Oleg Peshkov will be given back to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Turkish forces shot down the plane saying it had violated Turkish airspace, which…


OECD report on climate change fund flows flawed: Finance Ministry

‘OECD claims of rich nations giving $57bn in 2013-14 flawed; only number available is $2.2bn’

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Paris to participate in the global climate change conference beginning Monday, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said that India has que…


Kalam wanted to quit after Bihar Assembly dissolution was quashed: Aide

New Delhi: APJ Abdul Kalam had thought of quitting as the President in 2005 after the Supreme Court quashed the proclamation dissolving Bihar Assembly, according to S M Khan, who was his Press Secretary at that time.
“Though Kalam was reluctant, he signed the proclamation. He could have r…


Olympic about country, not individual: Sushil Kumar

NEW DELHI: Narsingh Yadav’s bronze-winning performance at the Las Vegas World Championship in September this year led to speculations in the wrestling fraternity as he earned a Rio Olympics quota place in two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar’s weight category (75kg).


Turkey releases audio of ‘warning’ to downed Russia jet

The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.
“Change your heading south immediately,” a voice is heard saying in English. Turkey said it had tried to rescue the SU-24…