Articles by Nagesh Narayana

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How did Osama die?

The operation that led to the killing of the world's most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin-Laden was almost nine-month old but surprised many all over the world with its sudden but successful outcome.

200 members quit Syria's ruling Ba'ath party

The Syrian ruling Ba'ath party saw one of its rare signs of dissidence with more than 200 members quitting ranks over the firing on people in which 35 people were killed, taking the toll to nearly 500 so far.

China: 18 killed in hailstorm

At least 18 people were killed so far in southern Guangdong province in China as hailstorms and high-speed winds swept the region

Top 5 Twitter-driven News This Week

Starting April 3, just after the Fools Day messages, Twitter this week gave more than the expected momentum to some top news which would have missed the limelight had Twitter been not there.

Anna Hazare's fast triggers public anger against corruption in India

India's social activist Anna Hazare is on indefinite fast from Tuesday against corruption. India was ranked 87 among 178 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2010, mainly owing to growing series scandals related to corruption in holding Commonwealth Games and in the distribution of 2G spectrum involving the top minister.

With tech power in hand, Google's crisis response team gears up

Google has a crisis response team working round the clock monitoring the emergencies and coming out with unique applications to cater the affected people anywhere in the world. Person finder was launched within 72 hours of earthquake hitting Haiti. For New Zealand it didn’t take more than three hours, and for Japan, it was just two hours.

US keen on non-military solution to Libya: Gates

U.S. forces will significantly dilute their role in Libya though they played crucial role in the first phase of Operation Odyssey Dawn, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee.

Libyan rebels' ragtag army has al Qaeda links though lacks basic training

The Libyan rebels’ ragtag army, which has a few seasoned officers and defectors from Gaddafi’s army, is functioning notwithstanding the fact it is a bit unorganized without much training and a chain of compound. In a revelation of sorts, Libyan rebel commander Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi told the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore recently that he had about 25 men from the Derna area in Iraq who had some links with the global terror outfit al Qaeda.

Earth Hour along Asia, Africa, Europe lifts the spirit

The symbolic action of turning lights out for an hour in an expression of concern for the environment is in the process of being officially observed in thousands of communities across 134 countries and territories on Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Lights out in Western Pacific as part of Earth Hour event (Full Text)

Lights being turned off in homes, businesses and public buildings in Fiji and New Zealand at 8:30 PM local time marked the commencement of Earth Hour 2011, with widespread endorsement of the message that the world and its environment need commitments for action going “beyond the hour”.

'Earth Hour' picks momentum

At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.