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Everything you need to know about Constitution House: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Gingrich officially suspends GOP Presidential campaign

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has officially dropped out of the White House race.

Gingrich announces withdrawal from Republican primaries

May 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Washington, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich announced Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the Republican primaries, leaving the way clear for the front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, to capture the party's nomination.

Dutch government threatens to boycott Euro 2012

May 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The Hague, May 2 (IANS) Dutch government officials and the royal family said they would not attend Euro 2012 Football Championships in Ukraine if the condition of imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko do not improve, the outgoing Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal told local newspapers Wednesday.

Romney's openly gay spokesman Grenell resigns citing criticism over sexuality

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Mitt Romney's foreign policy spokesman, Richard Grenell, has resigned from his post suggesting that conservative criticism over his sexuality prevented him from doing his job effectively.

Kate Upton covers up for White House Correspondents' Dinner

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Kate Upton, who has a penchant for wearing revealing outfits, chose to go for the demure look for the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend.

Kim would be amazing at holding office, says mum Kris Jenner

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New York, May 1 (ANI): Kris Jenner has claimed that if Kim Kardashian ever considered running for office, she'd make a formidable candidate.

Pak hardline party leader declares 'Jihad' against vulgarity

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Karachi, May 1 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) leader Dr Siddique Rathore, while addressing an All Party Conference (APC) here, has condemned the spread of vulgarity and nudity in Pakistan and said that raising a voice against vulgarity is "Jihad".

U.S. drone strikes "wise, legal, just" says White House official

May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): After facing condemnation and a fresh protest lodged by Pakistan over its controversial drone programme, the United States has mentioned that drone strikes are wise, legal and just.

Pakistan Army supports democracy, says Kayani

May 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Rawalpindi, May 1 (ANI): As the political crisis in Pakistan intensifies, with the government and the opposition constantly clashing over various issues, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said the army supports the democratic process in the country.

US to release Osama files

May 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) The US will release documents seized from the compound of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan, a senior White House official said Monday.

Bin Laden complained of 'disaster after disaster' befalling Al-Qaeda in final days

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Osama bin Laden complained of 'disaster after disaster' befalling Al-Qaeda, and was worried about the future of his terror group in his final days, a trove of documents obtained from his Abbottabad compound has revealed.

Martin Scorsese treats everyone as equal: Moretz

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) She is just 15, but actress Chloe Grace Moretz says that director Martin Scorsese treated her as he treated other senior actors on the sets of "Hugo".

Chidambaram assures early response to formation of Telangana state

April 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that the Central Government will respond as soon as possible on the demand for a separate Telangana state.

Tendulkar's Rajya Sabha nomination perfectly valid: Chidambaram

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to Rajya Sabha is perfectly valid under the provisions of the Constitution.

US counter terrorism advisor defends 'tremendously capable tool' drone attacks against militants

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): White House counter terrorism advisor John Brennan has defended the administration's campaign of using armed drones to target terrorism suspects, calling it a 'tremendously capable tool' against terrorists.

Kim Kardashian tweets picture with Obama

April 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian tweeted a picture of her dining with US President Barack Obama at the White House.

Obama flaunts funny side at White House Correspondents' dinner

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): After his hilarious appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel, President Barack Obama bragged his sense of humour yet again with the chat show host - but this time at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, according to the reports.

Obama takes humorous shots at GOP, Secret Service at White House Correspondents Dinner

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30(ANI): President Barack Obama's humorous speech targeted this year's primaries, the 2008 primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, the Secret Service and real estate mogul Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Telangana issue rocked Lok Sabha

April 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Separate Telangana issue rocked the Loksabha as M.P. from the area started shouting slogans for the separate state.

Ahead of Osama death anniversary, US 'especially vigilant' about aviation terror threat

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): White House counter terrorism adviser John Brennan has said that the United States is on alert and 'especially vigilant' as the first anniversary of the death of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin laden looms.

Lok Sabha adjourned over Telangana

April 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Monday over the vexed issue of carving out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.

From Hillary Clinton to Romney's dog, Obama pokes fun at all

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) President Barack Obama turned comic for a night to poke fun at everything, from the Secret Service scandal to his top diplomat Hillary Clinton, to his likely Republican rival Mitt Romney's dog.

Congresswoman says more women in Secret Service could prevent repeat of Colombian sex scandal

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A Congresswoman, who is a member of the House of Representative, has called for including more women in the U.S. Secret Service to prevent it from future dishonour similar to the Colombian prostitution scandal.

I don't need opposition leader permission to enter National Assembly: Gilani

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Lahore, Apr 29(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he does not need any opposition leader's permission to enter the National Assembly (NA), as he was a unanimously elected prime minister and member of parliament.

Lahore High Court moved to stop Gilani from holding PM's office

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Lahore, Apr 29(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has been moved to stopPakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani from continuing in office.

Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei's new Egyptian party 'too late for elections'

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Cairo, Apr 29 (ANI): Egyptian reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei has formed a political party that aims to unite people in the country, and hopes to take power in four years time.

Stay tuned, says Kim Kardashian of her mayoral bid

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Melbourne, Apr 29 (ANI): Kim Kardashian, who recently demonstrated her politically useful talent of headline-grabbing by saying she hopes to run for mayor of Glendale, California, has just one message about her possible bid - stay tuned.

LiLo misses flight for White House Correspondents' dinner

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan missed her scheduled 1 pm flight from LAX to Washington, D.C., for the White House Correspondents' dinner.

Kate Upton to attend annual White House Correspondents' Dinner

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Kate Upton is to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Kate Upton to attend annual White House Correspondents' Dinner

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Kate Upton is to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Congress takes potshots at Anna's 'vote influenced by money, alcohol' remark

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Congress Party on Saturday termed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's remark that voters were not informed enough and could be influenced by money and alcohol to be a contradictory statement, saying there is a need to fight against corruption right from the bottom.

Gilani says only parliament can remove him as PM

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has refused to step down after his contempt of court conviction, saying only parliament can remove him from office.

LiLo invited to White House Correspondent's Dinner

April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has been invited to this Saturday's White House Correspondent's Dinner, along with fellow Hollywood stars George Clooney and Josh Hutcherson.

Lohan to dine at White House

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Lindsay Lohan is all set to attend this year's White House Correspondent's Dinner.

US law enforcement to undertake surge ahead of Osama's death anniversary

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): US law enforcement officials are planning a major security surge at airports and transportation hubs across the nation and in other countries ahead of next week's first death anniversary of former Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

US told to apologize for tarnishing Cartagena's image

April 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Bogota, April 27 (IANS) The Colombian government has asked the US for an apology for tarnishing the image of Cartagena, a key Caribbean resort on the northern coast of Colombia, over a prostitution scandal involving US Secret Service agents and military personnel.

US House passes cybersecurity bill

April 27, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Washington, April 27 (IANS) US House of Representatives Thursday approved a controversial cybersecurity legislation, which will make it easier for companies to share information with the government about threats their networks face.

Congress proposes Sachin Tendulkar's name for Rajya Sabha seat

April 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): The Congress has reportedly recommended cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's name for a nominated seat in the Rajya Sabha.

Suspended Congress MPs protest over separate Telangana state in Delhi

April 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Suspended Lok Sabha lawmakers of the Congress Party from Andhra Pradesh continued to demand the formation of a separate Telangana state, shouting anti-government slogans inside the parliament premises on Thursday.

White House gate crasher Tareq Salahi to run for Virginia governor

April 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Washington, April 26 (ANI): Tareq Salahi, who achieved notoriety for crashing a White House party, says he will run for governor of Virginia.

Uganda Olympic Committee president suspended over mismanagement

April 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Kampala (Uganda), April 26 (IANS) Embattled president of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) Rogers Ddungu has been suspended by his Executive Committee which has accused him of abuse of office.

Suspended MPs block parliament entrance

April 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The eight Congress MPs suspended from the Lok Sabha by their party for disrupting the House over the Telangana issue blocked the main entrance of parliament for nearly half an hour Thursday.

'Gilani to appeal against SC contempt verdict': Awan

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Islamabad, Apr 26 (ANI): Pakistan Federal Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani would file an appeal against the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) in the contempt of court case.

Rick Perry endorses Romney for President after Gingrich signals exit

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ended his bid for the White House race in January, has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

Girl 'embarrassed' after spilling yoghurt on Obama

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Melbourne, Apr 25 (ANI): A girl spilled yoghurt on President Barack Obama while he was meeting and greeting outside a popular local restaurant 'The Sink', in Boulder, Colorado.

Secret Service sacks two more agents for alleged involvement in Colombian scandal

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Washington, April 25 (ANI): The Secret Service has announced that two more agents have been sacked for their alleged involvement in the Colombian sex scandal.

US Senator suggests prostitutes involved in Colombian sex scandal were Russian spies

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Washington, April 25 (ANI): Prostitutes involved in the Colombian sex scandal could have been Russian spies, believes Senator Chuck Grassley.

Indonesian MPs' sex tape leaked online

April 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Jakarta, April 25 (IANS/AKI) A sex tape reportedly featuring two Indonesian lawmakers has been leaked on internet.

No need to panic on S&P negative outlook: Mukherjee

April 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government is concerned about ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) lowering India's credit rating outlook but there is no need to panic, said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday.

U.S. in no mood to 'apologise' to Pak for deadly NATO air raid

April 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): Pakistan and the U.S. have ended up in a deadlock over the issue of a public apology for last year's deadly NATO airstrike, resulting in an indefinite delay in the much-anticipated re-engagement process between the two allies.

Romney sweeps five states, readies to battle Obama

April 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Mitt Romney has swept five Republican primaries to effectively clinch the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the November general election.

US House Speaker Boehner urges Democrats to work to regain majority

April 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): House of |Representatives Speaker John Boehner believes that the Democrats have a very good chance of dominating Congressional elections this year, but warned party leaders and activists hoping to secure a seat that would have to work hard to secure a win.

White House staff not linked to Colombian sex scandal

April 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): The White House has said that it has found no evidence to implicate its staffers in the Colombian prostitution scandal.

White House staff not linked to Colombian sex scandal

April 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): The White House has said that it has found no evidence to implicate its staffers in the Colombian prostitution scandal.

'Karzai critic' US Congressmen Rohrabacher barred from entering Afghanistan

April 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): US Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has said that he was barred from entering into Afghanistan because of his critical views over that country's government.

Dutch PM, cabinet tender resignation

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

The Hague, April 24 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.

Apex court notice on Italy's plea for custody of two marines

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Kerala governments on a petition by the Italian government seeking the custody of its two marines currently in judicial custody for killing two Indian fishermen after mistaking them for pirates.

Australian Labor party to lose with worst results if elections held

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Sydney, Apr 23 (ANI): The Australian Labor Party would lose with worst result in both the houses if elections were held now, giving Tony Abbott control of the upper house as well as the lower, according to a report.

PML-N rejects judicial commission probe of deadly Bhoja aircrash

April 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Islamabad, Apr 23(ANI): The opposition Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz has slammed the 'controversial makeup' of the judicial commission formed to probe last Friday's deadly Bhoja aircrash.

Republican Congressman questions use of taxpayers' money to pay for Colombian prostitutes

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): Republican Congressman from New York Peter King has questioned Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan on whether agents involved in the Colombian prostitution scandal used taxpayers' 'per diem' to pay for prostitutes.

Myanmar military re-nominates new representatives to parliament

April 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Yangon, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): The Myanmar military has re- nominated some 59 new representatives to parliament to substitute part of the old ones, according to an announcement of the Union Election Commission made public on Monday.

White House cold shoulder spells end to Weiner's political career

April 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Washington, April 22 (ANI): Congressman Anthony Weiner's political career is almost over.

Obama to appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

New York, April 22 (ANI): President Barack Obama will appear as a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next Tuesday, NBC has announced.

Oz parliamentary speaker quits following probe into sexual harassment charges

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Canberra, April 22 (ANI): Peter Slipper has stepped aside as Speaker of the House of Representatives in Australia amid investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and fraud against him.

Italy moves apex court for custody of its Marines

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Italy Friday moved the Supreme Court to secure custody of its two Marines arrested in Kerala for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen. The Marines were posted on cargo ship M.V. Enrica Lexie when they killed the two fishermen, mistaking them to be pirates.

Wayne Rooney bitten by the horse buying bug!

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Wayne Rooney has splashed 63,000 pounds on his third juvenile racehorse.

FBI urged to check hate crimes against Sikh-Americans

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) As many as 92 US lawmakers have urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect data on hate crimes against Sikh-Americans as their appearance makes them acutely susceptible to violence.

'Golden Bear' Jack Nicklaus to get Congressional Medal

April 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Washington, April 20 (ANI): The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to award the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal to golf legend Jack Nicklaus, the winner of a record 18 major championship titles.

Maldives opposition objects to presidential election in July 2013

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Male, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) raised strong objections on Thursday over the announcement that presidential elections will be held in July 2013 and not this year.

Thomas calls for updating laws to check misleading advertisements

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution K.V. Thomas has said that there is an urgent need to update laws and improve enforcement to protect consumers from misleading advertisements as despite several provisions, false and misleading advertisements continue to exploit consumers and now have a wider canvas.

Obama, Romney in a tight race: Poll

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) President Barack Obama and his likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney are locked in a tight race in the November presidential poll as Romney solidified support within his party, according to a new poll.

JJ Valaya completes 20 years, rolls out vintage tour

April 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indian couture king JJ Valaya has completed two decades in the fashion industry and, to celebrate the occasion, he is ready to roll out a vintage tour across three Indian cities to showcase the best designs from his 'House of Valaya'.

Barca stars Messi and Alves involved in late-night hotel clash with fans

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

London, Apr 19(ANI): Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Daniel Alves were involved in late night hotel spar with fans just hours before their big match with Chelsea.

Pak SC rejects Vienna Convention's use to establish Zardari's immunity

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 19(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's lawyer has tried to Vienna Convention to establish the need for granting President Asif Ali Zardari's immunity from prosecution.

Obama calls for punishing US soldiers behind disgusting Afghan body abuse pics

April 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): White House spokesman Jay Carney has said President Barack Obama wants American soldiers shown in photos apparently abusing Afghan corpses to be held accountable and punished.

US Secret Service discharges three agents following Obama trip 'prostitution scandal'

April 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Three Secret Service agents have been discharged from their duties following reports of their alleged involvement in a 'prostitution scandal' that surfaced, ahead of an international summit in Columbia.

US lawmaker praises India's role in Afghanistan

April 19, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) A key US lawmaker has welcomed India's positive contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction saying US-India partnership has an important role in contributing to the war torn nation's progress and wellbeing.

Dog lovers slam Ann Romney for backing Mitt's 'inhumane' dog treatment

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): 'Dogs Against Romney' website founder is quite 'disappointed' with Ann Romney for defending Mitt's 'dog-on-the-roof' story.

Hillary Clinton wins 57 pct votes for 2016 presidential poll

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received 57 percent against Vice President Joe Biden 14 percent for the 2016 elections, according to a new survey.

Educate new generation to eradicate social discrimination: Gehlot

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said the new generation of the country should be educated to remove social discrimination existing in the society.

HR activists alarmed over treatment of Hindus in Pakistan

April 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): Human rights activists in Pakistan have expressed concerns over the nation being victim to communal, sectarian and ethnic hatred and urged the parliament to make the Quaid-e-Azam's August 11, 1947 speech an integral part of the Constitution.

Obama seeks to curb speculation in oil market

April 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Washington, April 18 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced a plan to "crack down" on speculation in the crude oil markets to put the brakes on the rise in gasoline prices.

Fire at Lucknow's Coffee House

April 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) A major blaze broke out in the legendary Coffee House here Tuesday evening, but was doused without the establishment suffering any major damage, police said. No casualties were reported.

Drug scam: Details of visitors to Gilani's home sought

April 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Authorities probing the Rs.7 billion scam of illegal sale of ephedrine, a controlled substance used in medicines, have sought a complete record of visitors to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's house since 2009, Dawn reported Tuesday.

Economic Advisor rubbishes Romney's claim of women facing brunt of weak economy under Obama

April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Washington, April 16 (ANI): President Obama's top economic advisors Timothy Geithner has rubbished claims by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that American women accounted for 92 percent of jobs loss under Obama's leadership.

Top Egyptian general calls for constitution before handing over power to civilian rule

April 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Cairo, Apr 16 (ANI): A top Egyptian general has urged the country's political parties to finish work on the Constitution that will map out the nation's post-revolutionary future before handing over power to civilians later this year.

US Democrats may have a long way to go to gain power in the House

April 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Democrats may have a tough time gaining majority in the House though they are optimistic about the presidential elections scheduled to take place in due November, a latest report has revealed.

Jessica Alba to spend birthday in White House

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba says she plans to spend her 31st birthday at the White House April 28.

England cricket stars batting for good causes

April 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

London, Apr 14(ANI): England cricket stars are utilizing their spare time by doing their bit to support various charities, and have no issues in going that extra mile for a good cause.

Nation pays homage to B.R. Ambedkar on his 121st birth anniversary

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): The nation on Saturday pays homage to Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 121st birth anniversary.

US to continue drone strikes on Pak's soil: Officials

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Washington, Apr 14(ANI): The United States has no intention of stopping drone strikes on Pakistan's soil, officials have said.

White House releases Obama, Biden's tax returns

April 14, 2012 at 4:03 AM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) The White House Friday released tax returns by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden which revealed that the first family paid $162,074 in taxes while having an adjusted gross income of $789,674 in 2011.

Jessica Alba to spend 31st birthday at White House

April 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Jessica Alba will be spending her 31st birthday at the White House as she has to attend the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner on that day.

Pak SC appoints new AG prosecutor in contempt of court case against Gilani

April 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Islamabad, Apr 13(ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has named newly-appointed Attorney General Irfan Qadri as the prosecutor in the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and has adjourned the hearing till April 16.

Beyonce pens open letter praising 'role model' Michelle Obama

April 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): Beyonce has lauded Michelle Obama, as the perfect role model for her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, in an open letter to the First Lady.

Pak party chief slams Zardari as 'US agent doing whatever they want'

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Karachi, Apr 13(ANI): Pakistan People's Party-Shaheed Bhutto(PPP-SB) chief Ghinwa Bhutto has labeled President Asif Ali Zardari as a US agent and added that the ruling Pakistan People's Party was toeing the US line instead of representing people of its country.

Fox News poll bucks across board trend by showing Romney marginally ahead of Obama

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A latest Fox News poll this week has Romney topping Obama by 46-44 percent as opposed to the ABC News poll last week, which showed Obama ahead by 51-44.

Obama defends mothers, wants analysts not to criticize family during campaign

April 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Los Angeles, Apr 13 (ANI): Responding to a Democratic strategist's criticism of Barcak Obama's Republican rival Mitt Romney's wife, the US President has said that "there is no tougher job than being a mom" and that the families of candidates should be off limits.

Michelle Obama bans actress from White House for 'flirting with Barack'

April 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): Michelle Obama has reportedly banned actress Kerry Washington from the White House for being "too flirty" with President Obama.

25 percent seats for poor under education act upheld

April 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of the right to education act that mandates unaided private schools keeping 25 percent of seats for students from economically and socially weaker sections of society.