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Six Indian-Americans win fellowships

April 28, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Six Indian Americans are among 30 immigrants and children of immigrants from 20 countries who have won 2012 Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowships to pursue advanced degrees.

Meira Kumar hails Sachin's nomination to Rajya Sabha

April 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Friday hailed the proposal to nominate Sachin Tendulkar to Rajya Sabha.

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.

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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.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar qualifies for London Games

April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar qualified Friday for the 2012 London Olympics by taking the gold medal in the 66kg event of the World Qualifying Tournament in Taiyuan, China.

Justice Balakrishnan urges media to highlight rights violations

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Friday urged media to highlight issues of human right violations in the country.

Pak Government, Opposition clash over Gilani's fate

April 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court's verdict against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani continues to remain a bone of contention between the government and opposition in the National Assembly.

Halle Berry hits back at paparazzi

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry is upset with the paparazzi for hounding her and her daughter Nahla.

Man who held world record for living longest with bullet in head dies at 103

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): The man, who held the Guinness World Record for living the longest with a bullet in his head, died on Monday at Covenant Village in Turlock. He was 103.

Chinese Army 'vows to safeguard territory in China Sea'

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, Apr 27 (ANI): The Chinese military has vowed to "fulfill their duty" to safeguard the South China Sea.

Students clash with police in Allahabad, torch vehicles

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Allahabad, April 26 (IANS) Protesting the order to vacate hostels, students of the Allahabad University Thursday fought pitched battles with police as they torched a police vehicle and two state transport buses as well damaging varsity property. Several students were injured in the clashes and taken to nearby medical facilities.

Lawmakers in favour of Sachin's nomination for Rajya Sabha

April 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

New Delhi/Chennai, Apr 26 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, lawmakers of various political outfits on Thursday appeared to be in favour of the government decision to recommend the name of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar for the Rajya Sabha.

Modi should contemplate on why U.S. is denying him a visa: Khurshid

April 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi should contemplate why the United States is still not in favour of giving him a visa.

Cabinet okays banking laws amendment bill

April 26, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday okayed the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill seeking to raise voting rights ceilings in private banks.

40 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when suicide bombers rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the office of This Day daily, a leading Nigerian newspaper, in the capital city Abuja. A second office was bombed in Kaduna state in which three people died.

No need for Gilani to quit, says Pakistani cabinet

April 26, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The federal cabinet Thursday stood by Yousuf Raza Gilani whom the Supreme Court convicted for contempt of court, saying there was no need for the prime minister to step down. The opposition has demanded his immediate resignation.

China ups ante at T-shirts with Wen's quotes

April 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Beijing, April 26 (IANS) A Chinese online fashion retailer is being probed for promoting its latest T-shirts by cashing in on Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's popularity - an act that might have violated the country's law on advertisement, authorities said.

T-shirt retailer being probed for borrowing Chinese PM's popularity

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Beijing, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): A Chinese online fashion retailer is being probed for cashing in on Premier Wen Jiabao's popularity to promote its latest T-shirts-an act that might have violated the country's law on advertisement, Beijing commerce authorities said.

Reshuffle in Congress? Four ministers offer to quit

April 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM

The top four ministers in United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has reportedly announced to quit their current jobs and willing to serve for the party for viewing the next elections, media reports say.................

Rajiv Gandhi had no role in Bofors case, says Khurshid

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had no role to play in the Bofors Gun case, and added that there was no need to reopen the case.

Salman Khurshid plays down S andP rating

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday played down the global agency Standard and Poor's (S andP) rating for India, saying he was confident that the country would get out from the economic slowdown crisis and the economic conditions would significantly improve.

Bofors resurrected, Congress again on mat over Quattrocchi (Intro Roundup)

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the payoff scandal but also saying that he just 'watched the massive cover-up' and the guilty, Italian Ottavio Quattrocchi, got away.

No minister has offered to quit: Congress

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday dismissed rumours that five union cabinet ministers had offered to quit and work to strengthen the party and denied that any such communication has been made to party chief Sonia Gandhi.

Bofors resurrected, Congress on mat over Quattrochchi again (Roundup)

April 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the payoff scandal but also saying that he just "watched the massive cover-up" and the guilty, Italian Ottavio Quattrochchi, got away.

Singapore aims to become Asia's intellectual property hub

April 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Singapore City, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Singapore's Minister for Law Mr. K Shanmugan said his country aims to expand potential growth in demand for intellectual property (IP) service and become an IP hub in the region.

Mukherjee terms Cabinet reshuffle report to be media imagination

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday termed reports that four senior UPA ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts to be media imagination, and said all leaders are doing the party work whether in government or outside it.

Narayanasamy downplays UPA leaders visit at 10, Janpath

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday downplayed the visit by several senior leaders at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence in the wake of reports over four UPA ministers offering to resign from their posts, and contended that it was a routine meeting.

Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political battle, five Congress ministers have reportedly offered to quit to strengthen the party.

Neyattinkara to go to polls June 2

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced June 2 as the date for the by-election to Kerala's Neyattinkara assembly constituency.

BJP questions UPA Govt.'s leadership over Cabinet reshuffle report

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hit out at the UPA Government over reports that four senior Cabinet ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts, and said the main problem that the country is facing at the moment is the lack of good governance.

Vayalar Ravi dismisses Cabinet reshuffle report

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday rubbished media reports that he along with several other senior UPA ministers has written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi willing to be relieved of their portfolios.

Ministers write to Sonia Gandhi, say they want to work for Congress Party

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): Several senior ministers of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II Cabinet have reportedly written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, saying that they would like to be relieved of their portfolios and would like to work for the party.

Enrica-Lexie case: BJP calls on govt. to sack Additional Solicitor General Raval

April 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called on the Central Government to sack Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval for apparently defending the contention of the Italian Government that their country's ship - the Enrica Lexie - was in international waters and not in Indian waters when its security personnel killed two Keralite fishermen in February this year.

Parents should protect children online: Google

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

London, Apr 24 (ANI): A public policy analyst at Google, Naomi Gummer has said it was a "myth" that laws can prevent children from viewing explicit material, because the pace of technological development would render legislation a "blunt instrument".

Crime is one of world's top 20 economies: UN official

April 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): The criminal business is one of the top 20 economies in the world, a senior United Nations official has said.

No concrete evidence to nail Gilani's son in Pakistan's ephedrine scandal: Lawyer

April 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa has been implicated in a ephedrine scandal but there is no concrete proof against him, his lawyer has said.

Crime is one of world's top 20 economies: UN official

April 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): The criminal business is one of the top 20 economies in the world, a senior United Nations official has said.

No concrete evidence to nail Gilani's son in Pakistan's ephedrine scandal: Lawyer

April 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa has been implicated in a ephedrine scandal but there is no concrete proof against him, his lawyer has said.

Singhvi CD issue his private affair, says Khurshid

April 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the controversial CD allegedly featuring Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi is his private affair.

Jude Law sparks new romance rumour

April 24, 2012 at 3:40 AM

New York, April 24 (IANS) Actor Jude Law has sparked rumours of a new romance after he was spotted kissing a mystery woman passionately at a bar here.

Singhvi CD row: Right step to quit, says Congress

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday said Abhishek Manu Singhvi took the right decision to resign as party spokesman and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice but refrained from commenting on whether he was directed to do so.

BJP demands Singhvi to explain his resignation in parliament

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded Congress lawmaker Abhishek Manu Singhvi to explain to the parliament the reason behind his resignation as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

Singhvi resigns after leaking his 'morphed' CD over Internet

April 23, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Senior Advocate of Supreme Court and Congress party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi today resigned from Congress Spokesperson and Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice in the wake of a controversial CD that allegedly featuring him in compromising position with a lady senior counsel.......

CD Row: Lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigns from all official positions

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr.23 (ANI): Eminent lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday resigned from all official and Congress Party positions, including as chairman of the Parliament's Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as Congress Party spokesman.

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.

5 killed in Uttar Pradesh cracker blasts

April 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Five people, including three women and two children, were killed Monday in explosions of stockpiled crackers at two places in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

China needs 'consistent policy' on South China Sea: ICG report

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): A new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) says China needs a "consistent policy" on the South China Sea if it is to resolve disputes.

Lawmakers give mixed responses on next presidential candidate

April 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Leaders of various political outfits on Monday gave a mixed response to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, saying a final decision on the issue would be taken only after consultations.

Dino-bird was prone to osteoarthritis

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

London, April 23 (ANI): Dinosaurs might be the oldest victims of osteoarthritis, say researchers.

Social media a reality: Khurshid

April 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook to delete some morphed images of her, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said social media had become a reality and there were very restricted opportunities to impose constraints on that.

Kerala CM seeks ASG Rawal's removal from Italian Marine's case

April 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Irked with Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Harin Raval's Friday remark in the case of Italian Vessel confinement case, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought his removal from the case and asked to replace him by another senior government counsel......

Chandy seeks removal of Raval in Italian Marines case

April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval's removal from the Italian Marines' case for remarking that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.

Shia LaBeouf making mark as comic book artist

April 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): Apart from making billion dollars starring in the 'Transformers' franchise, Shia LaBeouf is busy with his new job as a comic book cartoonist.

Gilani calls for sweeping jail reforms to hasten disposal of prisoners' cases

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 21(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the law and justice ministry to prepare recommendations for the release of prisoners, who are languishing in various jails for years due to the police's failure to present solid evidence against them.

Hooda's sporting decision becomes political game (Haryana Newsletter)

April 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Bhupinder Singh Hooda may have proved his political acumen by being chief minister of Haryana for a second consecutive term, but he is dabbling in something else as well - sports.

Shia cleric urges Muslims to participate in 'Save Ganga' efforts

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) In a first, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh have been asked to participate in the cleaning up operations of the river Ganga, revered by millions across India.

Neyattinkara, land of uprisings, set for another battle (Kerala Newsletter)

April 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Neyattinkara is a piece of land in Kerala that once saw many uprisings against British rule. But now it is set for a fierce battle of the political kind, thanks to an assembly byelection.

Bond Director had 'doubts' about casting Daniel Craig

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): The director of the latest James Bond flick 'Skyfall' has revealed that initially he had reservations about casting Daniel Craig in the role of the legendary British spy.

China rejects Philippines' request to take 'South China Sea dispute' to international court

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Beijing, Apr 19 (ANI): China has reportedly rejected Philippines' request to take Manila's claim over an area of the South China Sea to an international court.

Justice Katju for regulating social media

April 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju Wednesday called for regulating social media, saying it would prevent unpleasant material from making it into the public domain.

Mumbai senior cop suspended for raping colleague

April 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Wednesday said tainted police officer Anil Mahabole has been suspended for allegedly raping a woman police inspector.

2G: Lawyers warned about irrelevant questions

April 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Wednesday warned defence counsel to not waste court time by asking irrelevant questions to witnesses during the trial of the 2G spectrum case.

Gangsters take family hostage, shoot dead cop in UP

April 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) An inspector of the Uttar Pradesh Police was shot dead Wednesday in Mau district in a fierce gun battle between a Special Operations Group (SOG) team and two criminals.

MCD: Now get sanctions of building plan online

April 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Municipal Corporation of Delhi has started sanctioning building plans of industrial plots through online system from today itself.

'Vilified' Lyon not interested in former Oz fast bowler Geoff Lawson's opinion

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Port of Spain (West Indies), Apr 18(ANI): Australia off spinner Nathan Lyon, who claimed the second five-wicket haul of his international cricket career against West Indies in the second Test, said he is not interested in former fast bowler man Geoff Lawson's opinion about him.

Philippines, China indict each other for maritime intrusion in disputed waters

April 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Beijing, April 18 (ANI): The Philippines and China have indicted each other for maritime intrusion in disputed waters between the two countries after a standoff last week.

Law enforcement agencies clueless about Hindu kidnapped from Quetta

April 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Islamabad, April 18 (ANI): Pakistan's law enforcement agencies still have no clue about the whereabouts of Hindu medic Dr Rajesh Kumar who was kidnapped from Quetta on February 13.

Law enforcement agencies clueless about Hindu kidnapped from Quetta

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Islamabad, April 17 (ANI): Pakistan's law enforcement agencies still have no clue about the whereabouts of Hindu medic Dr Rajesh Kumar who was kidnapped from Quetta on February 13.

Leading Bangladeshi players and officials disinclined to tour Pakistan

April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Some leading Bangladeshi cricketers and team officials are reluctant to play in Pakistan, according to reports coming out of Dhaka.

Norway judge dismissed over call to execute killer

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Oslo, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A judge in the trial of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik was dismissed for his online comment that the anti-Muslim extremist who murdered 77 innocent people should face the death penalty.

Russian ruling party wants tough penalties for protesters

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM

Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lawmakers from Russia's ruling United Russia party have proposed stiffer penalties for protest organisers and participants, including a steep increase in the fine and sentencing of violators to community service.

Court sets aside contempt order against IFCI CEO

April 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday set aside the order of a single judge holding the CEO of Industrial Finance Corporation of India Ltd (IFCI) guilty of contempt of court and slapping a Rs.3.5 lakh fine on him.

'Right to fair trial can't overshadow freedom of speech'

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A person's right to free and fair trial enjoys no primacy over the right to freedom of speech and expression of the media, senior counsel Ram Jethmalani told the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Ethics training needed for civil servants: Chinese official

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Professional ethics training for civil servants is a "pressing and long-term strategic task" that could have a profound influence on the government's work efficiency as well as the image of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a senior official has said.

Vodafone sends notice on retrospective tax

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Britain-based global telecom company Vodafone Tuesday served notice on the Indian government on its retrospective proposal to levy capital gain tax on a transaction that led to its buying equity in an Indian phone firm in 2007.

Law to be head coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Melbourne, April 17 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Stuart Law, who stepped down as the Bangladesh coach, will now take over as the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence (COE) High Performance Coach.

Law to step down as Bangladesh coach in June

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Stuart Law announced Monday that he would quit as the Bangladesh head coach after his contract expires in June.

Delhi civic polls: 32 counting centres set up

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission has set up counting centres at 32 places across the city for counting of votes for the recently trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

Sexy lives of WAGs to be made into stage show

April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): The world of the WAGs is being brought to the London stage and will even star real-life WAG Jessica Lawlor, partner of Aston Villa's Stephen Ireland.

'The Hunger Games' tops box office for 4th week in a row

April 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): 'The Hunger Games' claimed the number 1 spot at the box office for the fourth consecutive weekend, becoming the first film since James Cameron's 'Avatar' to remain in the top position for this long.

Bangladesh cricket coach Law to resign in June for family reasons

April 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Dhaka, Apr 16(ANI): Stuart Law will step down as the Bangladesh cricket team coach in June for family reasons.

Printable electronics come closer to reality

April 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): An innovative X-ray technique has given researchers new insight into how organic polymers can be used in printable electronics like transistors and solar cells.

Top UK Muslim leader faces war crimes charges during Bangladesh freedom struggle

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): One of Britain's top Muslim activists will face war crime charges for involvement in the abduction and murder of 'intellectuals' during Bangladesh's struggle for independence in the 1970s.

11 Secret Service forced to go on administrative leave after 'prostitution scandal'

April 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): The US authorities have reportedly put 11 Secret Service employees on administrative leave for their misconduct in Colombia, where they were tasked with overseeing President Obama's security, who is on a trip to the South American country to attend the Summit of Americas conference.

Pak provincial minister says Imran's 'Noora Kushti' has exposed dual standards

April 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Lahore, Apr 15(ANI): Pakistan's Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan said that Imran Khan is internationally well-known for "Noora Kushti" (match- fixing) in the political arena and his frequent summersaults have exposed his dual standards.

Basic Instinct leg crossing scene 'gripping piece of hokum' for censors

April 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

London, Apr 15 (ANI): British film censors actually relished some of cinema's most explicit scenes, archive documents have revealed.

Courting Bollywood and selling Wales in India

April 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Sounds like gobbledygook! Well, not exactly. It's a village in Wales which sports the longest place name in Europe, says a smiling Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, while pitching to attract more business and Bollywood films to the picturesque British province.

Obama's security detail accused of misconduct

April 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) A dozen US Secret Service agents assigned to Colombia's Cartagena port city ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival for an Americas summit were sent home for alleged misconduct that involved prostitutes, officials said.

ICC to discuss radical Woolf report to bring greater transparency in cricket governance

April 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Dubai, Apr 14(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to consider sweeping reforms that could weaken the influence of Test-playing nations and bring greater transparency and accountability to the sport's governing body.

Spot fixing convict Mohammad Asif to be released in first week of May: Lawyer

April 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

London, Apr 14(ANI): Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif will be released from prison in the first week of May, his lawyer has said.

Obama's bodyguards in Columbia recalled following 'misconduct' and 'prostitution involvement' charg

April 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): U.S. Secret Service agents, who were sent to Cartagena in Columbia, for providing security to President Obama who is attending a summit there since Friday, were called back after allegations of their misconduct surfaced, which included involvement with prostitutes in Cartagena.

US, India joins hands for clean energy centre

April 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Now India and US have joins hands and come forward that will help promote clean energy.

Pakistani designers put traditional foot forward in India

April 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Fashion may be getting bolder in Pakistan with Western trends and cuts dominating the ramp, but it is traditional ethnic apparel that its designers are flaunting at the ongoing Pakistan Lifestyle Expo in the Indian capital.

US, India setting up $125 mn clean energy centre

April 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) In a significant development in the quest for clean energy, three top research institutions each in India and the United States have joined hands to form three consortia that will make up the $125 million US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre (JCERDC).

UN launches anti-human trafficking drive in Portugal

April 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Lisbon, April 14 (IANS) A United Nations' public awareness campaign against human trafficking has been launched in Portugal.

PM hopes parliament will pass companies bill 'shortly'

April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Gurgaon, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday expressed the hope that parliament will "shortly" pass a pending legislation that, among other things, suggests that large companies keep aside two percent of their three-year average profit for works related to corporate social responsibilities.

Shah Rukh Khan charms Yale crowd

April 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

New Haven (Connecticut), April 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan enthralled the students of Yale University as he came to the Ivy League institution as a Chubb Fellow, one of its top honours.

Spanish government to set up stolen babies database

April 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Madrid, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Following a wave of allegations of illegal adoptions, Spain's government pledged Thursday to set up a database of infants who may have been stolen during the 1939-1975 Franco dictatorship and beyond.

Punjab leaders hail move on Sikh marriage Act

April 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) Political parties and leaders in Punjab Thursday hailed the move of the union cabinet to approve the Anand Marriage Act, which will facilitate separate registration of marriages of Sikhs.

Jindal Global Law School signs MoUs with leading US law schools

April 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Sonipat (Haryana), April 12 (IANS) The Jindal Global Law School here has signed wide-ranging partnership agreements with three leading American law Schools to enrich academic programmes in both India and the US.

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