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Everything you need to know about High Court Building: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Chinese president calls on China, U.S. to nourish friendship between people

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Beijing, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday called on China and the United States to nourish friendship between the two peoples.

Court relief for disabled aspiring chartered accountants

May 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to relax the guidelines for disabled students appearing in exams conducted by it.

Man threatens suicide as court adjourns his case (With Image)

May 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) After Bombay High Court Wednesday adjourned to May 7 his case concerning sex change surgery, Bidhan Barua filed a fresh plea seeking permission to commit suicide.

Delhi High Court directs DDA to take encroached land back

May 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take suitable actions for taking back possession of land encroached by Delhi legislator Asif Mohammad Khan for running an illegal zoo.

India doesn't make too many films for children: Revathy

May 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Actress Revathy, who has won a national award for her short film "Red Building Where The Sun Sets" that shows how fights between parents affect children, says there are films about children, but very little for them.

Government should implement reservation for disabled: MP

May 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijay Wednesday demanded that the government fully implement reservation provisions for the disabled and apprise parliament about the action taken to fill up these vacancies.

'Savdhan India' tries to analyse crime, sensitize people

May 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh, who is co-anchoring crime-based show "Savdhan India" with Gaurav Chopra, describes it as an analytical programme trying to figure out why crime happens, the psychology behind it. The latter says it also cautions people.

Court dismisses Achuthanandan plea for sex probe report

May 2, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Kochi, May 2 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition of Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan seeking a copy of the investigation report in the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex case allegedly involving state minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader P.K. Kunhalikutty.

Three judges to abstain from PM conviction case proceedings

May 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Islamabad, May 2 (ANI): Three out of the nine existing members of an appeal bench in Pakistan have excused themselves from Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's contempt of court case.

Italy says deal for kin of murdered fishermen a gesture of goodwill, not settlement of claim

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (ANI): Italy on Tuesday said that the compromise reached between it and the families of the two fishermen killed earlier this year by two Italian marines on board an Italian ship Enrica Lexie, was "a gesture of goodwill" and was not to be "misread as a settlement of claim".

Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins' mercy pleas

May 1, 2012 at 9:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself petitions seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy pleas by the president.

Confident Vaiko extends support to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins

May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Chennai, May 1 (ANI): Marumalaichi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko on Tuesday extended his support to the three accused, convicted in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Court refuses to stay Delhi vehicle number plate drive

May 1, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday declined to stay a Delhi government's decision to award a contract to a private firm for implementing a scheme to fix high security registration plates on city vehicles.

Italy says deal for kin of murdered fishermen a gesture of goodwill, not settlement of claim

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (ANI): Italy on Tuesday said that the compromise reached between it and the families of the two fishermen killed earlier this year by two Italian marines on board an Italian ship Enrica Lexie, was "a gesture of goodwill" and was not to be "misread as a settlement of claim".

Enough is enough, apex court tells N.D. Tiwari

May 1, 2012 at 5:46 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) "Enough is enough," the Supreme Court said Tuesday while reprimanding veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari for disobeying an order to give a blood sample for DNA test in a paternity suit.

Court petitions pour in seeking Gilani's removal over contempt of court case

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Islamabad, May 1(ANI): Petitions continue to pour into courts in Pakistan seeking Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification following his indictment in the contempt of court case.

Venus to be visible as 'blot' against Sun during once-in-a-lifetime event

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): On 5th and 6th June this year, millions of people across the world will be able to watch Venus pass across the face of the Sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Venus to cross sun's face in a lifetime event

May 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) On June 5 and 6, millions of people worldwide will be able to spot Venus crossing the Sun's face in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Supreme Court rejects Tiwari's plea, orders him to give blood sample for DNA test

May 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of Congress leader N. D. Tiwari to stop the Delhi High Court froming ordering him to undergo a DNA test to prove his paternity in a case filed by Rohit Shekhar.

Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins' mercy plea

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself a petition seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy pleas by the president.

Rajiv Gandhi assassins' pardon pleas moved from Chennai court to Supreme Court

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that it will hear the petitions of three convicts, who are challenging the death sentence given to them for their role in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

'Freedom Tower' One World Trade Center becomes New York's tallest building

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

New York, May 1 (ANI): One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks, has become New York's tallest building, overtaking the Empire State Building.

Apex court backs women tour operators on Haj quota

April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Even as it reserved its verdict, the Supreme Court Monday asked the government to consider women private operators in the process for the allocation of Haj quota of pilgrims going to Makkah every year.

Apex court backs women tour operators on Haj quota

April 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Even as it reserved its verdict, the Supreme Court Monday asked the government to consider women private operators in the process for the allocation of Haj quota of pilgrims going to Makkah for the pilgrimage every year.

Court tells AIIMS to pay Rs.10,000 for lapse

April 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has imposed costs of Rs.10,000 on the AIIMS for failing to respond on a plea of a private security firm challenging the terms of a tender for providing security guards at the hospital.

Nupur Talwar jailed, bail hearing resumes Tuesday (Third Lead)

April 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Murdered teenager Aarushi's dentist mother Nupur Talwar was Monday sent to jail by a special CBI court that will resume hearing her bail plea Tuesday. She was lodged at the Dasna Jail, where she will spend the night along with 59 other women prisoners in barrack no. 13.

Nupur Talwar jailed, bail hearing resumes Tuesday

April 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Murdered teenager Aarushi's dentist mother Nupur Talwar was Monday sent to jail by a special CBI court that will resume hearing her bail plea Tuesday. She was lodged at the Dasna Jail, where she will spend the night along with 59 other women prisoners in barrack no. 13.

Telecom Commission seeks clarity on TRAI proposals

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Commission Monday sought more information and clarifications from the telecom regulator on its recommendations on 2G auction, including spectrum pricing, which have invited strong objections from the industry and independent analysts alike.

Nupur Talwar jailed, bail hearing resumes Tuesday

April 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Dentist Nupur Talwar, the mother of murdered teenager Aarushi, was sent to jail Monday by a special CBI court that will resume hearing her bail plea Tuesday. She will be lodged at the Dasna Jail, where she will spend the night along with 59 other women prisoners in barrack no. 13.

Delhi Cabinet approved the Court Fees Bill 2011

April 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM

The cabinet approved the Court Fees (Delhi Amendment) Bill 2011 and gave its nod for auction of 93 vacant shops underneath subways and

'iPavement' brings Wi-Fi under your feet

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A Spanish tech company has come up with sidewalk paving stones, dubbed iPavement, that are Wi-Fi hotspots.

Court slams police for lax probe into suicide

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A Delhi court has ordered proper investigation into the death of a man found with a bullet injury on the forehead in north Delhi, observing that no finger prints were lifted from the firearm used in the suicide.

US-India business summit sees huge potential (Lead, changing dateline)

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Menlo Park (California), April 29 (IANS) The first annual US-India Business West Coast Summit attended by 300 top business leaders from the two countries has highlighted the dynamic potential that exists in present and future collaboration between them.

'Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year'

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds every year as they migrate from the US and Canada to Central and South America, says a new study.

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.

Huge potential seen in US-India business ties

April 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Over 300 top business leaders from India and the United States have highlighted dynamic potential that exists in present and future collaboration between the two countries.

Bangaru Laxman gets four years' jail for bribery

April 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday awarded four years' rigorous imprisonment to former Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in an 11-year-old graft case. Laxman announced he would appeal his conviction.

Odisha court orders boy to clean hospital area for theft

April 28, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) A court in Odisha has ordered a boy to clean the outdoor of a hospital for six months as he was found guilty in a theft case, a government lawyer said Saturday.

Shimla's green belts in peril

April 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Shimla, April 28 (IANS) Shimla's last few sprawling green belts are in peril. A political decision to allow construction in the green zones -- the only surviving lungs in the concrete jungle -- by lifting a 12-year-old ban will render the hills more barren, an official here said.

PCB awaiting BCB response on cancelled cricket tour

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Lahore, Apr 28(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still awaiting an official response from their Bangladeshi counterparts to try and annul a stay order from the Dhaka High Court, that has prevented the latter team from touring Pakistan for a two-atch itinerary this month.

SC quashes reservation based promotion for SC/ST in Uttar Pradesh

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): In a major jolt to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the reservation based promotion for socially backward classes (SC/ST) in the state.

Building mutual trust key to defeating terror: Zardari

April 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Terming the US drone strikes inside Pakistani territory as "useless" and "counter-productive", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday told a visiting US diplomat that building mutual trust between the two countries was the key to success in counter-terrorism operations.

Noida land acquisition row: Apex court notice to UP, Noida

April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition by the farmers of Noida's Visrak and Patwari villages seeking restoration of their lands acquired by the Noida authority.

Ex-Pak Envoy Haqqani's plea for video testimony rejected

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): The judicial commission probing the memo scandal has rejected a plea by Pakistan's former Ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani to record his statement through video conference from Washington.

Noida land acquisition row: SC notice to UP, Noida

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition by the farmers of Visrak and Patwari villages seeking restoration of their lands acquired by the Noida authority.

ND Tiwari has to undergo DNA test, rules Delhi HC

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday asked veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari to undergo a DNA test in the paternity suit filed by Rohit Shekhar, who claims he is the former's son.

Tiwari must give his blood sample for DNA test: Delhi HC

April 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Slamming to veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari for continuously disobeying Delhi High Court's order of giving blood sample for DNA testing, Delhi HC on Friday once again stated that if Tiwari continues to refuse to give blood sample, it can be made compelled for him to do so..................

UAE discusses cooperation with UNHCR

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thursday met top envoys of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

US bounty on Saeed not binding on Pak: Govt tells LHC

April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Lahore, Apr 26 (ANI): Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed has expressed his dissatisfaction over the foreign office's reply, and directed the Pakistan Government to file explicit replies on whether a foreign state can fix head-money for a Pakistani citizen.

Court directs medical benefits for TB workers

April 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed Delhi Tapedik Unmulan Samiti (DTUS) to implement its circular giving the medical benefits and facilities to the entitled people working for tuberculosis (TB) patients in hospitals and the district centres.

Bofors truth revealed repeatedly: Congress

April 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Asserting that truth had come out repeatedly and courts had given their verdicts, the Congress Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of levelling irresponsible allegations in the Bofors payoff controversy on the basis of remarks of a retired Swedish police chief.

Court issues notice to sports ministry

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the youth affairs and sports ministry on directing all the sports federations to hold their elections if they were due.

Court issues notice to sports ministry

April 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the youth affairs and sports ministry on directing all the sports federations to hold their elections if they were due.

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)

April 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on Kasab's plea

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the hearing of a petition filed by 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab challenging the Bombay High Court verdict upholding his death sentence.

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years

April 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer.

Over 20,000 Americans studying in China: MOE

April 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A total of 23,292 Americans are currently studying in China with financial support from a bilateral government program, an official from China's Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday.

PCB still hopeful about Bangladesh series

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Lahore, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given up its hope for a home series against Bangladesh.

Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service officers through a special examination.

Court dismisses plea for probe into Singhvi CD

April 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

New Delhi, April 25(IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi Bar Association to investigate the CD controversy related to Congress MP and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Judge killed in ambush in Philippines

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Manila, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A trial court judge was killed in an ambush Tuesday night in central Philippine province of Negros Occidental, police said on Wednesday.

Apex court stays release order of 16 women army officers

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As the Supreme Court Tuesday stayed the release of another 16 short service commission women army officers, it was told that the women officers whose services were restored earlier on its directions were not being promoted to the next rank even though they fulfilled the required criteria.

Court notice to Delhi power regulator over tariff

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on a plea filed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) challenging its regulation for fixing tariff for power consumption in the city.

Suspicious Briton strangles girlfriend in bed

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

London, April 24 (IANS) A suspicious British youngster strangled his model girlfriend in bed and his parents helped him cover up the murder, a court has heard.

Apex court sets aside Karnataka high court order indicting Bidari

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday set aside a Karnataka High Court order indicting the state's then police chief Shankar Mahadev Bidari, terming him worse than Saddam Hussain and Muammar Gaddafi, and directing his removal from the post.

Public suit against cricket board on award recommendations

April 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) A public suit was filed Tuesday before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court asking how the Indian cricket board board could nominate players for government awards despite not being one of the National Sports Federations (NSFs) recognised by the sports ministry.

PCB seeks information on appeal filed against petition on cancelled Bangladesh's tour

April 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Lahore, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued an official press release in which it said that it has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board to keep it updated and share details of any appeal filed against a High Court writ petition.

Fishermen paid damages, but Italian Marines face trial

April 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Kochi, April 24 (IANS) Italian authorities Tuesday handed over two demand drafts of Rs.1 crore each to the Lok Adalat as compensation to the families of two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian Marines on Feb 15, following out of court settlements. But the Marines will continue to stand trial on criminal charges.

Italians tender Rs.2 crore compensation to court

April 24, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Kochi, April 24 (IANS) Italian authorities Tuesday handed over two demand drafts of Rs. 1 crore each to the Lok Adalat of the Kerala High Court to be given to the families of two fishermen who were killed by Italian marines.

Pak-Bangladesh ties hit by latter's postponement of cricket tour, football tournament withdrawal

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): Sporting ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh have been hit after the latter postponed a much-anticipated cricket tour and its football club pulled out of the Asian Confederation Cup.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

PCB doubting BCB role in cancellation of Bangladesh cricket tour of country

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed disappointment at the postponement of the Bangladesh cricket tour to the country, but has not ruled out the possibility of half-hearted efforts from its counterparts that led to the cancellation of the two-match series.

Bangladesh unlikely to tour Pakistan, says BCB

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bangladesh is unlikely to tour Pakistan even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead after four weeks. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cited "international commitments" as the reason for the refusal, Dawn News reported.

Bangladesh unlikely to tour Pakistan, says BCB

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Karachi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bangladesh is unlikely to tour Pakistan even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead after four weeks. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cited "international commitments" as the reason for the refusal, Dawn News reported.

Apex court sets aside high court order indicting Bidari

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday set aside the order of the Karnataka High Court that indicted the state's former poluce chief Shankar Mahadev Bidari and directed his removal.

Court acquits don Dawood Ibrahim's 'aide'

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Khalil Ahmed, said to be an aide of don Dawood Ibrahim, was Monday acquitted by the Delhi High Court in a case of alleged attempt to extort money from a businessman here. He was booked under a stringent anti-organised crime law.

CD row: Singhvi quits party, parliamentary posts (Roundup)

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day before parliament reconvenes for the budget session, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi quit Monday as party spokesperson and as head of the parliamentary panel on law and justice in the wake of a controversial CD allegedly featuring him.

Justice Gogoi joins apex court

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Monday administered the oath of office as a judge of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia.

Maharashtra Police officer gets bail in rape case

April 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Anil Mahabole, a Maharashtra Police officer accused of rape, Monday secured interim bail from the Bombay High Court, which observed that prima facie, a case of rape was not made out against him, his lawyer said.

Pakistan out of sight, Bangladesh look to South Africa

April 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Karachi/Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is unlikely to go ahead with the Pakistan tour even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead.

SC dismisses plea against Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh

April 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next Indian Army chief.

Singhvi quits as Congress spokesperson, parliamentary panel chief

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice and as party spokesperson in the wake of a CD controversy surrounding him, saying that he had done so to prevent "even the slightest possible parliamentary disruption".

Abhishek Manu Singhvi's resignation statement

April 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as party spokesperson and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice in the wake of a controversial CD that allegedly features him.

Angelina Jolie visits Colombian refugees as UN special envoy

April 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): Angelina Jolie made her maiden visit to displaced Colombians forced to seek refuge across the border in Ecuador, as a special envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.

CBI again searches Jharkhand Congress lawmaker's home

April 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Ranchi, April 22 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths Sunday searched the house of Congress legislator K.N. Tripathi here for the second consecutive day following horse-trading charges that marred the now-countermanded March 30 Rajya Sabha poll.

'Builders destroying Himachal's ecology'

April 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a report by a state government-appointed commission.

Singhvi blames organised gang as CD goes viral on internet

April 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With a controversial CD allegedly featuring him in sexual acts going viral on internet, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi Saturday accused "motivated interests" of fielding "an organised gang" to use social sites for "sensationalism" despite a court injunction.

Singhvi blames 'organised gang' as CD goes viral on web

April 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With a controversial CD allegedly featuring him going viral on internet, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi Saturday accused "motivated interests" of fielding "an organised gang" to use social sites for "sensationalism" despite a court order.

Adarsh scam: Court rejects bail plea of 9 accused

April 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday rejected the bail applications of all nine accused in the Adarsh housing scam arrested in March and April, officials said.

Additional Solicitor General's view on Italian ship not of Government of India

April 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Chennai, Apr 21 (ANI): Shipping Minister G. K. Vasan on Saturday said there were no differences between the Centre and the Kerala Government on detention of two Italian marines, accused of killing Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February.

Cardiovascular disease risk due to high normal BP 'decreases in old age'

April 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): High normal blood pressure becomes less of a risk factor for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) with age, a new study has revealed.

Sensationalism, says Singhvi as CD goes viral on web

April 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With a controversial CD featuring Abhishek Manu Singhvi going viral on internet, the senior Congress leader has lashed out at social networking sites, saying they are indulging in "sensationalism" despite a court injunction.

Wayne Rooney among 46 new claimants suing Murdoch's NI over phone hacking allegations

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

London, Apr 21 (ANI): Football star Wayne Rooney is the latest celebrity to sue media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's News International over allegations of phone hacking.

Delhi HC directs schools to fill 10,000 vacant seats from poor students

April 21, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Directing to state's government education department to strictly get followed the Right to Education (RTE) act 2009 from all private sector schools, which generally avoid to take admission to the poor students despite having 25% quota, the Delhi High Court (HC) Friday.................

Fishermen Killing row: it's now tussle between Centre and State Govt.

April 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The tussle between centre and state government begins in the connection of fisherman killing row when Centre moved to Supreme Court zeroing the Kerala government for confining the vessel Enrica Lexie, from which the Italian security guard, had allegedly fired to shot dead to two Indian fishermen in the Indian Ocean mistakenly assessing them Caribbean pirates............

BCB chief denies committing to Pak tour in return for PCB support for ICC candidacy

April 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Karachi, Apr 21(ANI): Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has denied that he had committed to the country's tour of Pakistan in return for the Pakistan Cricket Board's support of his candidature for vice-presidency in the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Soda consumption may increase stroke risk

April 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): High consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas may lead to higher risk of stroke, say researchers.

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.