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Libya urges ICC to abandon legal claim to try Saif Gaddafi, ex spy chief

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Tripoli, May 2 (ANI): Libyan authorities have formally asked the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) to abandon its legal action against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and the nation's former intelligence chief so that both men can face trial in Tripoli, where they are likely to face the death penalty.

UK-based rights activist and experts condemn Maoist menace in India

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Experts have described Maoists as the growing threat to India's internal security, and one of the ways it can be tackled is by focussing on inclusive growth in areas under their influence.

Poll shows Supreme Court favorability tumbling to 25-year low among US citizens

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): The favorability rating of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) among American citizens has declined to a 25-year low, according to a poll released.

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Supreme Court allows Italian ship to leave

May 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the Italian ship M.V. Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had shot dead two Indian fishermen suspecting them to be pirates. The marines will, however, continue to remain in custody in a Kerala jail.

Man charged for raping wife on wedding night

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): A woman in Britain has accused her husband of raping her during their wedding night, while she was drunk and declined to have sex.

UK-based rights activist and experts condemn Maoist menace in India

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): A London-based human rights activist has accused the Maoists of running an extortion economy under the guise of a popular revolution.

Indian-origin court clerk caught watching porn during trial

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) A 54-year-old Indian-origin court clerk in in Britain was caught watching porn by a judge during a rape trial. The man said he did so as the case was "boring".

Priest sex scandal shocks Poland

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Warsaw, May 1 (IANS) A priest in Poland, found guilty of having sex with a disabled 19-year-old girl who was entrusted in his care, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Nawaz warns of grand opposition alliance to topple Gilani

May 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif has dropped some potent hints to unseat Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and among them a move to form a grand opposition alliance against the government.

U.S. district court to begin hearing of 1984 anti-Sikh riots case today

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Manhattan (New York), May 1 (ANI): A court in Manhattan, New York, will begin hearing a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which some Congress Party leaders have been named as accused.

CAS lift suspension from Chambers and Millar

April 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) Britain's dope-tainted sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar are now free to take part in the 2012 London as the British Olympic Association (BOA) has lost a case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the lifetime ban imposed on the runners.

Chinese woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking space row

April 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Melbourne, Apr 30 (ANI): A Chinese female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles over a parking dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province.

Pakistan apex court chief justice to be honoured

April 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will receive the prestigious International Jurists Award 2012 at a ceremony in London next month.

Mediators say Sukma Collector is safe

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Raipur/Chintalnar (Chhattisgarh), April 29 (ANI): Mediators holding the first round of talks with the Maoist abductors of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon on Sunday said he was safe and in good health.

PPP considers bringing resolution in NA to endorse presidential immunity

April 28, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Lahore, Apr 28 (ANI): Experts in Pakistan have suggested to the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) that it should bring a resolution of endorsement regarding the president's immunity under the constitution and the Vienna Convention in parliament, in order to avoid confrontation with the Supreme Court over the president's immunity in future.

Top woman Maoist leader surrenders in Orissa

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Malkangiri, Apr 28 (ANI): Disillusioned by the Maoist ideology, a top woman rebel commander Nirmala, involved in various incidents of violence, surrendered before the police in Orissa's Malkangiri District.

India's Dalveer Bhandari elected as World Court judge

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's nominee, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, a sitting judge of the Supreme Court, has been elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the first time an Indian has managed to get this key international post in over two decades.

India's Dalveer Bhandari elected to World Court

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

United Nations, April 27 (IANS) Dalveer Bhandari, a senior judge of the Supreme Court of India was today Friday to the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial organ of the United Nations, commonly referred to as the World Court.

Alabama man posing as Justin Bieber indicted for child porn

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): An Alabama man has been accused of child porn and extortion charges after authorities say he posed as pop sensation Justin Bieber online and convinced young girls to send him sexually explicit photographs.

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.

SC directs Nupur Talwar to surrender before session court

April 27, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Refusing to give stay order to Arushi-Hemraj twin murder case co-accused Nupur Talwar, the Supreme Court today ordered her to surrender before the session court...................

'Joe the Plumber' believes Obama is 'blessed by God'

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Tea Party favourite and congressional candidate 'Joe the Plumber' has said that his Christian 'brother' US President Barack Obama was 'blessed by God'.

Sir Ian Botham rushed to be by dying mother's side

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, Apr 27, (ANI): Former England cricketer Sir Iam Botham hurried to be by the side of his dying mother after ending a 150-mile charity walk.

US court denies images' disclosure of Navy Seals raid killing Bin Laden

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, Apr 27(ANI): A US judge has refused to release photographs and videos of the US NavySeals raid that had killed former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011.

Australian Speaker issues proof against criminal allegations

April 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Canberra (Australia), April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Australian Parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper said Thursday he has proof that the criminal allegations against him are false.

Gilani convicted for contempt, opposition wants him out (Third Lead)

April 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Supreme Court Thursday convicted him for contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, prompting the opposition to demand his ouster.

Gilani's contempt brings judiciary to ridicule: Supreme Court

April 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The contempt of court by Yousuf Raza Gilani "tends to bring this court and the judiciary of this country into ridicule", said the Supreme Court order convicting the prime minister after he refused to write to the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Twitter abuzz over Gilani's conviction

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Microblogging site Twitter was abuzz soon after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was convicted Thursday by the Supreme Court. A tweet said: "We need to respect & protect democratic values, not the individuals."

Gilani convicted for contempt of court, spends 30 seconds in jail

April 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday morning convicted Pak Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court for refusing to reopen cases of money laundering against President Zardari and sentenced him to a symbolic "till the rising of the court", sparing him a jail term.................

BJD MP Jay Panda welcomes release of Jhina Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Expressing happiness and relief over the release of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka after 32 days of Maoists captivity, Lok Sabha MP from Odisha Jay Panda on Thursday said he was glad that Hikaka was safe and unharmed.

Mexican lawyers promote online divorces

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Mexico City, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A group of Mexican attorneys wants to convince people that divorces are not difficult to obtain, rolling out a prepaid card that simplifies the process and can even be purchased at supermarkets.

Maoists release Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 26 (ANI): After being in Maoist captivity for 32 days, Odisha Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka was released on Thursday morning.

Gilani convicted for contempt, gets symbolic sentence

April 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court by the Supreme Court that gave him a 30-second symbolic sentence for refusing to write to Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Gilani convicted for contempt of court

April 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was convicted Thursday for contempt of court by the Supreme Court for refusing to write to the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Renuka Chaudhary slams Prashant Bhushan for refusing to mediate for releasing abducted collector

April 24, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary Tuesday criticised Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan for refusing to mediate for the release of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon......

Contempt case: SC to decide Gilani's fate Thursday

April 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) It was judgment day for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday with the Supreme Court expected to give its verdict in a contempt of court against him.

Gilani reaches Supreme Court

April 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday reached the Supreme Court that will give its verdict in a contempt of court case.

Gilani to appear before Supreme Court for sentencing

April 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said he would appear before Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday for sentencing in a contempt of court case that could decide his fate.

Take care of Hindus, says Pakistani daily

April 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A Supreme Court order that will enable married women of the Hindu community to obtain computerised national identity cards without any hitch is welcome, said a leading Pakistani daily, also hoping that a draft Hindu marriage bill will be taken up in the upcoming session of the National Assembly.

Pak SC to announce verdict on contempt of court case against Gilani on April 26

April 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has reserved its judgement in the contempt case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and will announce its verdict on April 26, 2012.

Maoist-nominated mediator urges Govt. to resume talks

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): B. D. Sharma, one of the Maoist-nominated mediators for negotiations with the government, on Tuesday stressed on the need to have a dialogue to resolve the ongoing conflict following the abduction of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.

Former Chinese soccer chief charged with taking 1.72 million in bribes

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Dandong, Liaoning Province, Apr 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Xie Yalong has been charged with taking 1.7 million Yuan (about 273,000 U.S. dollars) bribes as a northeastern Chinese court opened the second round of trials on soccer corruption on Tuesday morning.

China's former soccer chiefs stand trial for graft

April 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Dandong(Liaoning Province) April 24 (IANS) Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Xie Yalong stood trial in a northeastern Chinese court Tuesday for taking bribes.

Sukma Collector's abduction: Chhattisgarh Govt. names mediators

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Raipur, Apr 24 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh Government on Tuesday named two former bureaucrats for holding talks with Maoists to secure the release of abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.

I can't mediate using innocent as pawn, says Bhushan

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer and prominent Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan has declined to mediate on behalf of the Maoists who have kidnapped Chhattisgarh's Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.

Bhushan refuses to mediate on behalf of Maoists in Sukma Collector abduction case

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Team Anna member and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday refused to mediate for the release of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon, saying that he was opposed to the collector being used as a bargaining chip by the Maoists.

Maoists claim abducted collector's health critical, demand medical help

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Ranchi, Apr 24 (ANI): The Maoists have issued a statement saying that Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon's health is critical and that he is in urgent need of medicine and medical attention.

Maoists menace tops BJP agenda ahead of parliament session

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said the increasing Maoist menace would be priority subject of discussion during the second leg of parliament's budget session, starting today.

Norway custody row ends; children arrive in India

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Two Indian toddlers caught up in an almost year-long custody battle in Norway, finally arrived in India today along with their paternal uncle.

Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle

April 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care due to troubles between their parents, to their uncle.

Development can help combat Maoist activities in India: CRPF

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Aniruddh Uppal on Monday said the initiation of development projects in Maoist-hit areas would help combat left wing extremists activities.

Norway kids row: Court orders children to be sent back to India

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): A Norway court on Monday ordered the children of Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya to be sent back to India.

TRAI recommends high base prices for 2G auction

April 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a higher-than-expected base price for the auction of 2G spectrum.

Norway custody row: Brinda Karat confident children will be back in India

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) polit bureau member Brinda Karat on Monday expressed confidence that the Indian children, currently placed in a foster home in Norway, would be back in India soon.

Responsibility of centre and state governments to free Alex, says his father

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Chennai, Apr 22 (ANI): The father of the abducted Chattisgarh collector Alex Paul Menon, A Varadhas, on Sunday said it was now the responsibility of the central and state governments to secure the release of his son from the Maoists.

Man beats lover's child to death in Britain

April 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

London, April 21 (IANS) A five-year-old in Britain died after his mother left the little boy with her violent lover who beat the little boy to death, a court heard.

Naxals abduct District Collector in Chhattisgarh

April 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Sukma (Chhattisgarh), Apr 21 (ANI): The Maoists have abducted the District Collector of newly formed Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Telenor plans Rs.2,000 crore investment in India

April 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian Telenor Group, which is looking for a new partner to continue its telecom services in India, plans to invest up to Rs.2,000 crore more even as it is taking all steps to secure Rs.14,500 crore already pumped into Uninor, the joint venture with Indian realty firm Unitech.

Woman wins case for injuries during sex while on duty

April 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Sydney, April 21 (IANS) An Australian woman has won a court battle to seek workers' compensation after being injured while having sex in a motel room when a light fitting fell on her head. The woman was on a work-related tour.

Oz man wins court battle against KFC after food poisoning left daughter paralysed

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Canberra, April 21 (ANI): An Australian man, who claimed his daughter was left severely brain damaged after eating snacks from a Kentucky fried Chicken (KFC) outlet, has won a court battle against the fast-food chain.

Oz man awarded $10 mln after KFC food poisoning left daughter paralysed

April 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Canberra, April 21 (ANI): An Australian man, who claimed his daughter was left severely brain damaged after eating snacks from a Kentucky fried Chicken (KFC) outlet, has won a court battle against the fast-food chain and received 10 million dollars in compensation.

Americans have more confidence in Obama than Romney on economy: Survey

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 21 (Xinhua-ANI): Americans have more confidence in President Barack Obama than his top Republican challenger Mitt Romney to do or to recommend the right thing for the country's economy, according to a Gallup survey released on Friday.

Man burns ex-wife, kid, father-in-law to death in Britain

April 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM

London, April 20 (IANS) A man in Britain killed his estranged wife, baby son and father-in-law by setting their house ablaze after being "encouraged and goaded" by his new girlfriend, a court heard. The family was asleep at the time of incident.

CEC recommends SC a CBI probe against Yeddyurappa kin

April 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) appointed by Supreme Court for investigating the case of illegal mining in Karnataka has recommended to the apex Court that there is a need of Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) probe against close relatives of former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.........

Tamara Ecclestone blackmailed for 200k pounds over 'love secrets'

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone was blackmailed by two men who for 200,000 pounds, who threatened to reveal her love secrets, it has been revealed.

Mining scam: CEC recommends CBI probe against Yeddyurappa

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Bangalore, Apr 20 (ANI): In a major setback to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe against him in connection with his role in the mining scam.

Kerala High Court orders probe into fake stamp papers

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court Manjula Chellur Friday gave directions to all the courts in the state for an immediate inquiry into the use of stamp papers, after a massive fraud of fake stamp papers was detected at a lower court here.

Raped maid rescued in Gurgaon

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Gurgaon, April 19 (IANS) A minor girl working as a domestic help raped by two men on several occasions was rescued Thursday from Sushant Lok area in Gurgaon by activists of NGO Shakti Vahini, police said. One of the accused, a driver, was arrested.

Odisha Govt. bows to Maoists demands, facilitates bail of CMAS members

April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 19 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced that his government is facilitating bail for the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) members and for the Maoists, whose release have been asked for by the ultras, who have abducted the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka.

Abducted MLA Hikaka produced in Maoists' people court

April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 19 (ANI): Abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka was produced by the Maoists in their people's court on Thursday, a day after the deadline to release him had ended.

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.

Petition to close down Mossad quashed

April 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Tel Aviv, April 18 (IANS) The Israeli Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to close down the country's spy agency Mossad.

Judgment in case involving Indian children expected on April 23

April 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): The hearing in the child welfare case involving two Indian children was held in Stavanger District Court on 17 April. A judgment is expected on Monday afternoon (April 23).

Samsung Galaxy SIII to be unveiled as 'official Olympics phone' in London

April 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

London, April 18 (ANI): Samsung's Galaxy SIII will be unveiled as the official phone of the London Olympics, according to online reports.

Saif Gaddafi may now be tried in Libya under ICC supervision

April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Tripoli, Apr 18 (ANI): Slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif-al Islam, could be tried in his home country for crimes against humanity, and not by The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), it has emerged.

Robotic prostitutes may make sex tourism industry 'guilt free'

April 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

London, Apr 18 (ANI): Two Kiwi researchers have envisioned what the sex industry would be like in the year 2050, when the prostitutes would be replaced by robots.

Court bans clip of Russians drinking

April 17, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Moscow, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Russia's Siberia region has banned a video compilation of drunken Russians, terming it extremist material that "denigrates the honour of the Russian people".

US Marine faces 'other than honorable discharge' over criticizing Obama on Facebook

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A US Marine, who was accused of criticising President Barack Obama on Facebook, is facing an 'other than honorable discharge,' a move, which according to his lawyer is an infringement on his right to free speech.

Three in four Brits want human rights act dumped: Poll

April 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

London, April 15 (ANI): Nearly 72 percent people in the UK believe that human rights laws are being misused by criminals and should be scrapped, according to a poll.

Pakistani gets 2 years jail for helping LeT

April 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) A Pakistani man living in Virginia has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for providing material support to Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT), blamed for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Delhi Court dropped names of Google India and seven others from offending content lawsuit

April 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Giving a major relief to software business companies including leading search engine giant, a Delhi Court on Thursday dropped the name of Google India and seven others from the list of offensive content civil lawsuit, which is going under trial in a Delhi Court......

2G: Supreme Court issues notice on review petition

April 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice on the government's plea seeking a review of its verdict cancelling 122 2G licenses and holding that an auction was the only route for disposing of natural resources.

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.

Extremist infiltration in Pak security set-up must be nipped before it's too late: Editorial

April 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Islamabad, Apr 13(ANI): An editorial in a Pakistan daily has highlighted the extent of the Taliban's infiltration into the country's security infrastructure and risks posed by it.

Romney no frontrunner among conservative Republicans, young voters

April 13, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has to work hard to woo the Republican voter base among Midwesterners, young voters, the highly religious and conservative Republicans, according to the results of a Gallup Poll.

US agent accused of buying guns for Mexican cartels

April 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

El Paso (Texas), April 13 (IANS/EFE) A US Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend are in custody on charges of conspiring to buy firearms and ammunition and smuggle them to criminal gangs in Mexico, according to court documents.

Convicted arms dealer asks Russia to sue US

April 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who has been sentenced to 25 years in an American jail, called on Russia Thursday to file a lawsuit against the US and Thailand at the International Court of Justice.

Apex court receives presidential reference on 2G

April 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and insist on auction as the only route for the allocation of natural resources was received by the apex court Thursday.

Government welcomes education act verdict, schools not too happy

April 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of the right to education act and mandating that unaided private schools keep 25 percent seats for students from economically and socially weaker sections has been welcomed by the government, but schools have expressed their reservations over the verdict.

Apex court receives presidential reference

April 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and could insist on auction as the only route for the allocation of natural resources was received by the apex court Thursday.

Concordia captain must stay under house arrest: Court

April 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Rome, April 12 (IANS/AKI) An Italian court has rejected a request by the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship to release him from house arrest.

18 get life imprisonment in Ode village massacre case

April 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Ahmedabad, Apr 12 (ANI): Eighteen out of the 23 convicts in the Ode village massacre case that occurred during the 2002 Gujarat communal riots were given life imprisonment by a special court in Gujarat's Anand District on Thursday.

SC upholds seats for poor under Right to Education

April 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM

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

Marc Anthony files for divorce from JLo

April 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Marc Anthony has officially filed for divorce from his estranged wife Jennifer Lopez.

Gilani's son 'on the run?'

April 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son, Ali Musa Gilani, has left Pakistan, said a daily, adding that it was, "of course purely coincidental" that he went abroad because there was a possibility of his name appearing on the Exit Control List (ECL).

US sues Apple, publishers over e-book pricing

April 12, 2012 at 4:43 AM

New York, April 12 (IANS) The US government Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers, saying they conspired to limit market competition in electronic book pricing.

'Sane' Norwegian mass killer Breivik will tell court he 'regrets not going further'

April 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Oslo, Apr 11 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, will tell the court in his upcoming trial that he regrets he 'didn't go further,' according to his lawyer.

Assad to face 'renewed threat of international action' for breaking peace plan deal

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Damascus, Apr 11 (ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will face a renewed threat of international action as peace negotiator UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan accused his government of breaking promises to embrace a ceasefire.

Man sets himself on fire at Moscow court

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 AM

Moscow, April 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man set himself on fire inside the Tverskoi Court headquarters in Moscow Tuesday.

SC seeks details of mercy pleas decided in 2011

April 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the government for details of mercy petitions decided by the president in 2011 and other similar pleas awaiting a decision.

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