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Four youths saved from drowning in Bengal

April 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Two army personnel rescued four people from drowning in river Hooghly after they were caught in a high tide here Sunday. Soldiers of Inland Water Transport (IWT) Operating Unit of the Corps of Engineers were involved in the rescue act.

New check-post launched at Attari

April 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 8 (IANS) The newly constructed integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between India and Pakistan Sunday saw a soft launch prior to its formal inauguration Friday (April 13).

India offers to help Pak to conduct rescue in Siachen

April 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Sunday offered assistance to Pakistan to find survivors after an avalanche engulfed a Pakistani Army camp in Siachen Glacier.

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Zardari flies back to Pak after hectic daylong India visit

April 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Jaipur, Apr 8 (ANI): Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who arrived here on Sunday for his daylong visit to offer prayers at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moninuddin Chisti, flew back to Rawalpindi this evening.

Hot weekend in Delhi

April 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The capital experienced a hot Sunday with the maximum and minimum temperatures soaring above average, the met department said.

ULFA pro-talk faction leaves for Delhi for talks

April 8, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) A five-member delegation of the pro-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa left for New Delhi Sunday to hold the third round of talks with the central government Monday.

Boxer Vijender qualifies for London Olympics

April 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 8 (IANS) Indian boxer Vijender Singh qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by advancing to the semi-finals of 75 kgs weight category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Sunday.

Campaign launched to boost failing pubs in Britain

April 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM

London, Apr 8 (ANI): With an increasing number of British pubs coming under closure, concerned pub lovers are taking steps to save what is considered the centre of community life in Britain.

Vijender Singh qualifies for London Olympic games for third successive time

April 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Astana, Apr 8(ANI): Vijender Singh has qualified for the London Olympic games after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday. He has become the first Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics for three successive time.

Vijender Singh qualifies for London Olympic games for third successive time

April 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Astana, Apr 8(ANI): Vijender Singh has qualified for the London Olympic games after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday. He has become the first Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics for three successive time.

Vijender Singh qualifies for London Olympic games for third successive time

April 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Astana, Apr 8(ANI): Vijender Singh has qualified for the London Olympic games after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday. He has become the first Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics for three successive time.

Courteney Cox doesn't remember much of 'Friends'

April 8, 2012 at 4:34 PM

London, Apr 8 (ANI): Courteney Cox, who played the famous character of Monica in her hit sitcom 'Friends', has revealed that she can hardly recall many episodes of the show.

Malawi's President Joyce Banda becomes Africa's third female head of state

April 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Lilongwe, Apr 8 (ANI): Malawi's Vice President Joyce Banda has become Africa's third female head of state after taking over as the country's president following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika.

Cox does not remember 'Friends' episodes

April 8, 2012 at 3:06 PM

London, April 8 (IANS) Actress Courteney Cox says she is so absent-minded that she can hardly recall many episodes of "Friends", the show that made her a household name.

Yuvraj to return home Monday

April 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Star batsman Yuvraj Singh is set to return home Monday following his treatment of a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.

Goa illegal mining scam: Panaji port to be made accountable

April 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Panaji, April 8 (IANS) A Goa government-run minor port at Panaji, which has allegedly been the clearing house for millions of tonnes of dubiously sourced iron ore, could be back in the news again.

Ultimo bra tycoon trashes husband's Porsche over affair with designer

April 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

London, Apr 8 (ANI): Lingerie brand Ultimo's founder Michelle Mone trashed her estranged husband Michael's plush car after finding out that he was having a fling with one of her designers.

Very few women marrying their bosses now as compared to 1950s

April 8, 2012 at 1:54 PM

London, Apr 8 (ANI): In the 1950s more women aspired to marry their bosses to move up the social ladder as compared to modern day women who are "marrying down" rather than "marrying up", a new study has revealed.

Top rally drivers to take part in Dakshin Dare

April 8, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Mysore, April 8 (IANS) Some of country's best-known rally drivers, including national champion Gaurav Gill, Lohitt Urs and Bangalore's "Gypsy King" Sanjay Agarwal, headline a strong field of contenders in the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare Rally that is scheduled for a ceremonial start at the Palace here Monday.

Doctor reveals Chernobyl catastrophe behind Petrov's cancer

April 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 8(ANI): Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov's cancer is the outcome of the nuclear radiation from the Chernobyl disaster, according to his national Bulgarian team doctor, Dr Mihail Iliev.

Kansas winner of 656m dollar jackpot claims share

April 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM

London, Apr 8 (ANI): One of three winners of the record 656-million-dollar jackpot in the US has come forward to claim their share of the prize.

Julio Iglesias kicks off concert tour in Chile

April 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Santiago, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will give four concerts in Chile to promote his latest album "1", part of a tour that will take him later this month to Argentina and Paraguay.

Pakistan avalanche buries 135 people

April 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) At least 124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were buried under snow early Saturday when a massive avalanche hit their camp in the country's Siachen region.

Jadeja stars in Super Kings' 74-run win over Deccan Chargers

April 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Visakhapatnam, April 8 (IANS) Riding on all-round show by Ravindra Jadeja, title holders Chennai Super Kings defeated Deccan Chargers by 74 runs in their second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy stadium here Saturday.

Oxford student jumps balconies, plunges 25 feet

April 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

London, April 7 (IANS) An Oxford University student has been hospitalised after falling from a building's second-storey while trying to show his friends how to move from one balcony to another in Spain.

Thapa in quarters, Suranjoy out of Olympic qualifiers

April 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers suffered a major set-back after the vastly talented Suranjoy Singh (52kg) lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to old nemesis Nyambayar Tugstsogt of Mongolia in the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday.

'Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers'

April 7, 2012 at 9:13 PM

New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low paid workers, as Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani begins his official visit to India from Sunday.

PMRDF programme for Maoist-affected districts launched

April 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) programme was formally launched here Saturday with the induction of 156 fellows, who will work in 78 Maoist-affected districts in nine states.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

April 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the whole issue.

Wenger says Man City's failure to perform in 'money-time' has cost them

April 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

London, Apr 7(ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said Manchester City's failure to core in the last 15 minutes of a game, when the score is at a stalemate, which he also refers to s 'money-time', has cost them a lot this season.

Montek says, set up new panel to measure poverty

April 7, 2012 at 5:23 PM

After facing much criticism regarding the controversial methodology for measuring poverty, now planning commission has decided to set up a technical committee to look into the matter.

Indo-Bangla celebrations to mark Tagore's 150th birth anniversary

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Agartala, April 7 (IANS) As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, artists of India and Bangladesh have begun jointly performing various cultural shows, including drama, on the themes penned by the Nobel laureate bard.

Indian boxer Thapa in quarters of Olympic qualifiers

April 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers continued their good run at the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday with 2010 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Shiva Thapa (56kg) advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

April 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the whole issue.

Ferguson believes Rooney's immaculate disciplinary record down to maturity

April 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM

London, Apr 7(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes striker Wayne Rooney has finally matured as a footballer, which depicts in his unblemished disciplinary record this season.

Kidman to play Grace Kelly?

April 7, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman is in talks to play Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly in a new biopic.

'Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers'

April 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM

New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low paid workers, as Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani begins his official visit to India from Sunday.

Nicole Kidman in talks to play Grace Kelly for new biopic

April 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

London, Apr 7 (ANI): Nicole Kidman is reportedly being courted to play the role of actress Grace Kelly, who gave up her successful Hollywood career when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956, at the age of 26.

Banks to open full day today

April 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM

The Ministry of Finance on Friday asked all banks to open their branches for full day on Saturday in order to deal with inconvenience caused by three holidays this week......

US, Bangladesh to hold security talks

April 7, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) The US and Bangladesh will hold a dialogue April 19 here on security challenges facing the two countries and the region at large, Xinhua reported.

Vijender in quarters of Olympic qualifier

April 6, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Indian boxer Vijender Singh eased into the 75 kg quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Friday.

Banks to operate full day tomorrow

April 6, 2012 at 9:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): In order to deal with inconvenience caused by three holidays this week, the Finance Ministry on Friday asked all public and private sector banks to operate full day on Saturday.

Record 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab

April 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Setting a record of sorts, there will be 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Manpreet in quarters of Olympic qualifying event

April 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist Manpreet Singh (91kg) Friday entered the quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifying Boxing Event here with a resounding victory over Mongolia's Tulyek Yerbolat. The tournament is the last qualifying event for Indian boxers to book their tickets to London for the 2012 Olympic.

Himachal Assembly passed Lokayukta bill; Congress boycotts

April 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM

In the move to make more powerful and effective Lokaykta, the Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday passed the recent drafted bill amid noise and boycott movement......

New border markets opened on India-Bangladesh border

April 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Agartala, Apr 6 (ANI): After several rounds of discussions, both New Delhi and Dhaka have agreed to set up four more Border haats (markets) along the India-Bangladesh border. The proposed haats would be set up at Raghna and Kamalpur in northern Tripura, Kasba on the western side and Srinagar in southern Tripura.

Some recent road-rage incidents (To go with On Delhi roads, tempers rise with temperatures)

April 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Some of the prominent road rage incidents in recent times in the capital were:

Man City red-faced as youth team player tweets support for rival Man U!

April 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

London, Apr 6(ANI): Manchester City was left red faced due to the action of one of its youth team players, Sam Jones, who expressed his joy when old foes Manchester United beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Ewood park on Monday.

India presses Pakistan to probe Saeed's 26/11 role

April 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of President Asif Ali Zardari's maiden visit here, India Friday pressed Pakistan for a judicial inquiry into Hafiz Saeed's role in masterminding the Mumbai terror attack and underlined that despite New Delhi providing enough evidence, Islamabad has chosen not to act against the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief.

Increased sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food could be behind obesity

April 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): One of the main reasons for dramatic increase in obesity may be a heightened sensitivity to heavily endorsed and easily accessible high-calorie foods, researchers say.

Zardari-Manmohan to talk, India wants Saeed probed

April 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Bilateral issues are likely to be discussed when Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visits India Sunday, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday while asking Islamabad to probe Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed's role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

GOP establishment thinks Mitt Romney will lose to Obama

April 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Pennsylvania (US), Apr.6 (ANI): Nobody in the Republican establishment is convinced that frontrunner and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will win against President Barack Obama when the November presidential polls take place.

'Happily single' Jennifer Love Hewitt on prowl for new beau

April 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM

London, Apr 6 (ANI): Jennifer Love Hewitt claims she's happily single, but at the same time has also admitted to being on the hunt for a new boyfriend.

China's financial supervision sound: IMF

April 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, April 6 (IANS) China's financial supervision has made significant progress but more efforts are needed to meet challenges ahead, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

Pit chains on Mars may provide clues for life on red planet

April 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Washington, April 6 (ANI): Recent images from the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft reveal a series of 'pit-chains' on the flanks of one of the largest volcanoes in the Solar System.

I-League: Pailan go down to Prayag

April 6, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Despite dominating for most part of the match and hitting the crossbar twice, Pailan Arrows went down to Prayag United 1-2 in a crucial I-League match at the Salt Lake Stadium Thursday.

Suranjoy, Sumit in second round of Asian Olympic qualifying event

April 6, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallist Suranjoy Singh (52 kg) and promising teenager Sumit Sangwan (81 kg) won their opening round bouts in the Asian Olympic Qualifying boxing event here Thursday.

Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance

April 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study.

A plethora of ways to celebrate Easter

April 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A crafts fair or a play or a musical - the national capital's denizens can choose from a plethora of activities over the next few days to add zing to their Easter celebrations.

Turkish club's chairman arrested for fraud

April 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Ankara, April 5 (IANS) A Turkish court Thursday ordered the arrest of 15 officials from the football club Gaziantepspor, including the club's chairman, on charges of fraud.

Enzyme present in saliva 'helps to regulate blood glucose'

April 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Blood glucose levels following starch ingestion are influenced by genetically-determined differences in salivary amylase, an enzyme that breaks down dietary starches, a new study has revealed.

Four GNLA cadres killed on Assam-Meghalaya border

April 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) Four members of the militant group Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on the Assam-Meghalaya border early Thursday, an official said.

Women entrepreneurs 'more active in social start-ups than men'

April 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): When it comes to starting a business, women are more likely than men to consider individual responsibility and use business as a vehicle for social and environmental change, a new study has revealed.

Al-Qaeda taking advantage of Mali unrest to create 'terror safe heavens'

April 5, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Bamako (Mali), Apr 5 (ANI): The Al-Qaeda is reportedly taking advantage of the political turmoil in Mali, which has seen the government overthrown in a military coup and Tuareg rebels seize key cities in the north, by creating 'safe heavens' in the country.

Barack Obama gives infamous Vulcan salute with 'Star Trek' actress

April 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM

New York, Apr 5 (ANI): Barack Obama gave the Vulcan salute, a hand signal made famous by the 'Star Trek' character Mr. Spock, when actress Nichelle Nichols came to visit him at the Oval Office.

Barca extend contracts of B-teamers Muniesa and Sanchez

April 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Madrid, April 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona announced that the club has extended the contracts of B-team players Marc Muniesa and Ilie Sanchez.

India, Virginia state agree to boost trade ties

April 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Washington, April 5 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao and Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell have agreed to take concrete measures to forge greater trade and investment ties between India and the state.

Spain raises 2.59 bn euros in bond sale

April 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Madrid, April 5 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury raised 2.59 billion euros ($3.4 billion) Wednesday in an auction of bonds maturing in 2015, 2016 and 2020, but paid sharply higher interest rates on the debt compared to the previous sale.

Another 20-year-old bunker removed from Srinagar's old city

April 4, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Srinagar, April 4 (IANS) Yet another 20-year-old bunker of the security forces was removed from Srinagar's old city Wednesday.

Fascism proving its meaning in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi

April 4, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Months after terming the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee 'fascist', Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Wednesday said the word is proving its meaning in the state.

MPs question defence ministry, army on 'coup' reports

April 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Concerned over media reports of the Indian Army moving two key battalions to the national capital and army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on gaps in battle readiness, a parliamentary committee Wednesday raised serious questions on the functioning of the defence ministry and the armed forces.

Adarsh scam: Bail plea of seven accused rejected

April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court here Wednesday rejected the bail applications of seven people arrested last month in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society scam, officials said. Two other accused were remanded to the probe agency's custody till April 12.

India, Qatar to hold talks: Oil, Taliban on agenda

April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India will seek to scale up its imports of oil and gas from Qatar when Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani holds talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday. New Delhi is also expected to seek an update on reports of the Taliban planning to open an office in Doha.

Court decision in Bangaru Laxman sting April 27

April 4, 2012 at 7:29 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A Delhi court hearing a case against former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman for allegedly accepting a bribe from a fake arm dealer has reserved its order till April 27.

Himachal CM introduced a bill to strengthen Lokayukta

April 4, 2012 at 7:04 PM

ust a day after receiving criticism from Team Anna key member and RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal over proposed bill of Lokayukta, Himachal Pradesh (HP) Chief Minister (CM) Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday introduced a bill in state legislation today......

PM to hold pre-lunch talks with Zardari, all issues on table

April 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) It' set to be more than a photo-op as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gears up to hold one-on-one talks with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari before the two sit down for lunch at his official residence here Sunday.

Sensex falls 111 points on weak global cues

April 4, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Indian equities markets benchmark indices closed in the red for the first time in four sessions Wednesday as some investors booked profit due to weak cues from global peers ahead of a long weekend.

Lionel Richie performs with daughter

April 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Los Angeles, April 4 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie teamed up with daughter Nicole on stage at a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas and described the moment as 'surreal'.

Lionel Richie performs with daughter

April 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Los Angeles, April 4 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie teamed up with daughter Nicole on stage at a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas and described the moment as "surreal".

India thanks Bangladesh for honouring 1971 heroes

April 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh.

Goa government caps mining truck permits

April 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Panaji, April 4 (IANS) In a slew of measures to curb illegal mining, the Goa government has ordered a cap on issuing permits to trucks ferrying iron ore, after suspending nearly 500 iron ore trade licences here.

US can contact me whenever they want: Hafiz Saeed

April 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief for whom the US has announced a bounty of $10 million, has said that America can contact him "whenever they want", a media report said.

Unemployment rises in Spain

April 4, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Madrid, April 4 (IANS/EFE) The number of people in Spain without jobs grew by 38,769 last month to more than 4.75 million, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday.

Two rescued Myanmarese sisters wait to return home

April 4, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Even as Myanmarese refugees from various parts of India are returning home to celebrate the political return of Aung San Suu Kyi, two sisters from Myanmar, rescued from the clutches of human traffickers in Mumbai, are spending sleepless nights at a shelter home in Guwahati, waiting for the Indian government to facilitate their return home.

Tibetan from India among US shooting victims

April 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Washington, April 4 (IANS) A recent Tibetan immigrant from India, the latest identified victim of Monday's shooting rampage at a small California university, worked for five years in the education department of Tibet's government-in-exile in Dharamsala. Another shooting victim was Sikkim-born Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco.

TV host killed in Iraq bombing

April 4, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Baghdad, April 4 (IANS) A television presenter working for a channel in Iraq was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car blew up, Xinhua reported.

Officer who covered grenade gets Russia's highest honour

April 4, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian battalion commander who died after diving on a grenade to protect others has been posthumously awarded the country's highest honour, the "Hero of the Russian Federation".

Boost cooperation, IMF chief urges

April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday called for global cooperation to increase the IMF's ability to tackle challenges, warning that the world's economic recovery remains fragile.

AIIMS researcher beaten up by rogue motorist

April 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A 28-year-old researcher from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences was allegedly beaten up by a motorist who rammed his car into the victim's vehicle in south Delhi, police said Tuesday.

Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted legislator

April 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding BJD legislator Jhina Hikaka for 10 days in Odisha Tuesday set the government a Thursday deadline to meet their demands. Appealing for his immediate release, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also urged the rebels to extend their deadline.

Goa cancels 450 iron ore trading licenses

April 3, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The Goa government Tuesday cancelled the licenses of nearly 450 iron ore traders registered here in a bid to check extraction and export of iron ore.

Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted legislator

April 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding BJD legislator Jhina Hikaka for 10 days in Odisha Tuesday set a Thursday deadline to the government to meet their demands. Meanwhile, Hikaka has accused the government of not taking steps for his release.

US woman, 80, with no training, lands plane

April 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) An 80-year-old woman in the US who had never flown before managed to land a small aircraft after her pilot husband passed out at the controls.

Ahead of Zardari visit, India ups pressure over Hafiz Saeed (Roundup)

April 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit, India Tuesday welcomed the US announcement of a $10 million bounty for Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and upped the pressure on Islamabad to act against the 26/11 mastermind who has scaled up his tirade against New Delhi.

Special treatment to Bibi Jagir Kaur in jail, a dangerous trend, says Congress

April 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

New Delhi/Kapurthala, Apr 3 (ANI): Congress party on Tuesday criticized the special treatment provided to the tainted state minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in prison, where she is serving a five year sentence.

Tripura to set up markets on India-Bangladesh border

April 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Agartala, Apr 3 (ANI): Tripura Government would be setting up markets along the border of India and Bangladesh with an aim to provide impetus to trade relations between the two countries.

'Want to reopen closed Bengal unit: Dunlop India tells court'

April 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Tyre maker Dunlop India Ltd (DIL) Tuesday urged the Calcutta High Court to stay its earlier order of appointing a provisional liquidator as it wanted to reopen its manufacturing unit in Hooghly within a week.

Hot, cloudy day in Delhi

April 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) It was a hot day in the capital Tuesday with the sun playing hide and seek with the clouds and the temperatures settling above average. The met office has forecast similar weather Wednesday.

Claims in wage suit in US without merit: TCS

April 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tuesday said the claims made in a class action suit for violating rights of its non-US citizen workers in the US were "without merit".

Lucknow girl stumps PMO with 'Father of the Nation' poser

April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) It is not everyday that a 10-year-old catches the office of the prime minister of India off-guard and without answers. But then, Aishwarya Parashar, a Class 6 student, is no ordinary girl.

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