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Gajender case: Youth Congress Complaint against CM Kejriwaal and Others

April 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Under the Leadership of Delhi Pardesh Youth Congress President Sh.Amit Malik activist of Youth Congress met with Delhi Police Officials at Parliament Street Police Station & given written Complaint Against CM Arvind Kejriwaal,

President Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards

March 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred one Kirti Chakra and eleven Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here today. Three of the Shaurya Chakra were given posthumously.

Bomb blast at Ara civil court in Bihar

January 23, 2015 at 1:26 PM

There are reports of a powerful bomb explosion inside the premises of a civil court in Bihar's Ara district. According to the TV reports 3 people died in the explosion.


Republic Day Security: Delhi Police organized interstate Co-ordination meeting

January 18, 2015 at 4:46 PM

An interstate co-ordination meeting aimed at strengthening cooperation and coordination in order to address various issues related to policing in NCR was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner of Police (CP)/Delhi at PHQ.

'US spends more on pizza than on space missions'

May 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza than on space exploration.

US mom charged with incest after filming sex tape with teenage son

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

New York, May 3 (ANI): A northern California mother has been accused of having sex with her estranged 16-year-old son after contacting him on Facebook.

Osama's 2010 dinner date with Waziristan family raises questions of Pak complicity

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Lahore, May 3 (ANI): On Osama Bin Laden's first death anniversary, two men have told the BBC how they played host to the slain Al-Qaeda chief exactly a year before he was hunted down by U.S. forces in Pakistan, raising questions about claims by Pakistan officials that Bin Laden lived in total seclusion for nearly five years, without once leaving his Abbottabad compound.

15 dead in Pakistan accident

May 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) At least 15 people, including two policemen, were killed early Thursday when the bus they were travelling in fell into a deep ravine in northern Pakistan, a media report said.

Fake policemen held in Indonesia

May 3, 2012 at 3:58 AM

Jakarta, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Four members of a gang who posed as police officers to extort money from people have been arrested in the Indonesian capital.

Egyptian army to hand over power May 24

May 3, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Cairo, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's military is ready to hand over power to a new president after the first round of the vote May 24, Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan said.

Gogoi claims improved law and order

May 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion.

Bangalore Police arrest two teenagers for beating senior citizen to death

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Bangalore, May 2 (ANI): Bangalore Police on Wednesday confirmed that they had arrested two teenagers for beating a senior citizen to death two days ago.

Asking for interest moratorium is Bengal's right: Mamata

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are not beggars."

Manipur woman molested in Gurgaon

May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Gurgaon (Haryana), May 2 (ANI): Police in Gurgaon have confirmed a report of a 23-year-old Manipur woman being molested at her home.

Man held in Sri Lanka with cocaine in belly

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A Philippine national who had cocaine stashed in his stomach has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Two dozen injured as elephant runs amok

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Thrissur (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Close to two dozen people were injured Wednesday as an elephant participating in the Thrissur Pooram festival ran amok, police said.

Prince Andrew to visit destitute home in Kolkata

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims in Madhyamgram near here.

Kerala forests suspected to shelter Maoists: Police

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Police suspect the presence of Maoists in the forests across Kerala but is unsure of their activities, a top police officer said here Wednesday.

Giant screens across Kolkata for IPL's top draw

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With all tickets for Saturday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India sold out, plans are afoot to install 12 giant screens across the city so that enthusiasts can watch the action live even when on the move.

An artist who transforms guns into sculptures

May 2, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Victor Hugo Zayas is a Mexican painter and sculptor who uses guns recovered by the city of Los Angeles' Gun Buyback Initiative to create works that he exhibits in California.

Colombian rebels say they're holding French reporter

May 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Bogota, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC guerrillas admitted Tuesday that they are holding French journalist Romeo Langlois, who disappeared three days ago in the middle of a firefight between security forces and the guerrillas in the southern province of Caqueta.

Macedonia arrests 20 murder suspects

May 2, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Skopje, May 2 (IANS) As many as 20 people suspected of murdering five men last month near a lake close to the capital city of Skopje have been arrested, Macedonian interior ministry has said.

Kings XI wary of Gayle 'storm' in revenge game

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Bangalore, May 1 (IANS) In spite of languishing at the eighth slot in the table with five defeats and four wins in nine games, an unfazed Kings XI Punjab will here Wednesday look for avenging its loss April 21 to hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) though wary of their explosive batsman Chris Gayle.

Subash Joshi appointed new NSG chief

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The government on Tuesday announced the appointment of Subash Joshi as Director General of the National Security Guards (NSG).

Police conduct community-policing programme in Maoist-hit areas of Odisha

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Rayagada (Odisha), May 1 (ANI): Police personnel led by senior officers conducted a community-policing programme in Odisha's Maoist-hit Rayagada district to tackle the growing menace of the rebels.

Subash Joshi appointed new NSG chief

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The government on Tuesday announced the appointment of Subash Joshi as Director General of the National Security Guards (NSG).

Police conduct community-policing programme in Maoist-hit areas of Odisha

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Rayagada (Odisha), May 1 (ANI): Police personnel led by senior officers conducted a community-policing programme in Odisha's Maoist-hit Rayagada district to tackle the growing menace of the rebels.

Subhash Joshi appointed NSG chief

May 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Subhash Joshi has been appointed director general of the National Security Guard (NSG), an official statement said Tuesday.

Murdoch not fit to lead News Corp: British MPs

May 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was not fit to "exercise the stewardship" of a major international company like News Corp, British MPs have said.

Four UK footballers charged with sex assault

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Four footballers in UK have been charged with sexual assault and voyeurism.

Huawei to manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Tuesday said it will deploy and manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka.

Seven held in Britain on terror funding charges

May 1, 2012 at 6:10 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) Seven people were arrested Tuesday in Britain on suspicion of being involved in the funding of a terrorist organisation, a media report said.

UK lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch 'unfit person' to run News Corp

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Rupert Murdoch is not 'a fit person' to run an international company as the media tycoon he showed "wilful blindness" to the extent of phone-hacking at the now defunct tabloid News of the World, a damming report by British lawmakers has concluded.

19 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan over 24 hours

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Kabul, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan police, backed by army and NATO-led coalition forces, have eliminated 19 Taliban militants during cleanup operations across the country within the past 24 hours, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Tuesday morning. "Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan National Army, NDS or Afghan intelligence agency and Coalition Forces launched 11 joint cleanup operations in Kabul, Baghlan, Faryab, Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Logar, Khost, and Farah provinces over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement.

Woman jailed for filming kids undress for lover

May 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) A 42-year-old British woman has been jailed for filming her three children getting undressed for the sexual gratification of her paedophile boyfriend, a media report said Tuesday.

14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and foiled an attempt to get her married by calling a helpline.

Man held for bomb hoax in China

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) A man has been detained in Chinese metropolis Shanghai for making a hoax bomb threat to the city's international airport, police said.

Octomom files for bankruptcy

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Los Angeles May 1 (ANI): 'Octomom' Nadya Suleman has filed for personal bankruptcy in a federal court in California, on Monday as her home in La Habra was set to go up for auction.

Man weeps after 36 hour forced sexual session with nymphomaniac

May 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Melbourne, May 1 (ANI): A man in Germany was left in tears after he was forced to repeatedly give pleasure to a nymphomaniac.

Centre's nod needed for trial of armed forces men: SC

May 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that armed forces personnel operating in areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), facing allgations of committing excesses could not be tried by the criminal courts without the prior sanction of the central government.

CSK vs KKR: Gambhir helps KKR for their fifth consecutive win in IPL

May 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

n the 41st match of IPL played yesterday in M.A Chidambaram stadium of Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders marked a 5-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.

Seven people beheaded at Brazilian farm

May 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Rio de Janeiro, May 1 (IANS/EFE) Police found seven people decapitated at a farm in the central Brazilian state of Goias, media reports said.

Dominican woman sells her baby

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Santiago (Dominican Republic), May 1 (IANS/EFE) Dominican police are looking for a woman who sold her 8-month-old baby for 100,000 pesos ($2,500), authorities said Monday.

CPI-M suspends former party MP

April 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha member Anil Basu, who acquired infamy for his lewd comments against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the West Bengal assembly polls last year, has been suspended from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

UP Police issued notice over woman's death

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS)) The National Human Rights Commission Monday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Police for remaining a meek spectator to the death of an old woman's death, hit by a vehicle in the state's Hapur district.

'Powerful Hillary, influential Mamata's meet significant'

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's proposed meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, coming soon after the latter was named one of the world's most influential people by the prestigious Time magazine, may help in removing the adverse feelings that exist in the state about American policies, say analysts. It may also result in increased American investment.

Exide Q4 net profit dips 12.9 percent

April 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Exide Industries, the biggest storage battery producing company in India, Monday reported 12.9 percent slide in its net profit in the quarter ended March 31, 2012 to Rs.1.42 billion (over $26 million) from Rs.1.63 billion during the same period an year ago.

Ahead of Clinton's visit, US ambassador calls on Mamata

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday had a 30-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, apparently to prepare the ground for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the city next week.

Cash-for-vote case: Police file another charge sheet

April 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Delhi Police Monday filed a fresh supplementary chargesheet in a court here in the cash-for-vote scandal.

Fake job racket, headed by Delhi Police constable, busted

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Rohtak (Haryana), April 30 (IANS) A well-oiled, inter-state syndicate which duped jobless youth with offers of lucrative posts has been busted by Haryana Police with the arrest of its kingpin, a Delhi Police constable.

'New Kolkata airport to be ready in three-four months'

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The modernisation of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here is nearing completion and it may become operational in the next three-four months, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said here Monday.

South Australian Police probe 'club paid young footballers with marijuana to play sport' claims

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Melbourne, Apr 30(ANI): South Australian Police are investigating allegations that talented young footballers have been given marijuana in exchange for playing the game.

Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do not have even a partial sewerage network.

KKR to take on CSK for the first time in this year's IPL

April 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The 41st match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played in Chennai from 8 pm onwards.

Bangladesh -India bilateral ties excellent, says Foreign Minister Moni

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has described bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh as excellent.

Bangladesh hopeful of inking Teesta water accord with India

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday hoped the pact will be inked, saying the two countries were continuing discussions on the issue.

Lightning kills 10 in Howrah

April 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Howrah, April 29 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 10 others seriously injured Sunday when they were struck by lightning in a village in West Bengal's Howrah district.

Kolkata Slum dwellers' eviction a crime: Binayak Sen

April 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak Sen Sunday accused the West Bengal government of being inhuman.

From Dipu Moni to Clinton, Kolkata geared up for VVIP visits

April 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The West Bengal capital is all geared up for according a warm welcome to a host of international VVIPs who are slated to visit it in a short span of time, beginning with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, and including US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell, Britain's Prince Andrew and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Chinese police crack down on blind dissident Chen Guangcheng's family

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Beijing, Apr 29 (ANI): The Chinese police have cracked down on the family of escaped blind dissident Chen Guangcheng.

Suspended cops cost Britain six mn pounds a year

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) Police officers suspended from duty but getting full pay cost the British economy around six million pounds (nearly $10 million) last year, a media report said Sunday.

French journalist missing in Colombia

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Bogota, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): A French journalist went missing in Colombia on Saturday after an attack launched by leftist rebels on an army column killed four people, military officials said.

Majority of Kolkatans to root for Dada, not KKR on May 5

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Eden Gardens may be the official home venue for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but come May 5 a majority of Kolkatans - from celebrities to the man on the street - seem to be gearing up emotionally to back their eternal favourite "Dada" Sourav Ganguly, who will lead the Pune Warriors out on the historic ground.

Gambhir hopes Kolkata will root for KKR in Ganguly game

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) In spite of the city's favourite son Sourav Ganguly leading the Pune Warriors India against them, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir hopes Kolkatans will root for his team in the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game to be played at the Eden Gardens May 5.

Gambhir leads from the front as KKR trounce RCB (Intro Roundup)

April 29, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Gambhir leads from the front as KKR trounce RCB (Roundup)

April 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Knight Riders thrash Royal Challengers by 47 runs

April 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 47 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here Saturday.

KKR score 190/4 against RCB

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Riding on a stroke filled 93 by captain Gautam Gambhir Kolkata, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 190/4 in their Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Four Russians held for poisoning 11 people

April 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four people, including two former policemen, have been arrested in Russia on charges of poisoning at least 11 people in a bid to illegally seize their apartments, officials said Saturday.

Knight Riders elect to bat against Royal Challengers

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Manhunt continues for killer Tripura trooper

April 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Agartala, April 28 (IANS) A manhunt continued Saturday to nab the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper who allegedly killed five of his family members, including his wife, Friday following a family dispute, police said.

Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again

April 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here Saturday, leaving several people injured.

Foreigner couple freed after being locked in Goa store

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Margao, April 28 (IANS) Goa Police have freed a foreigner couple who were locked overnight in a departmental store in Margao, 30 kms from state capital Panaji.

Tripura trooper guns down five of family

April 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) A Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper Friday gunned down five of his family members, including his wife and two other women, following a family dispute, police said.

Church activists protest Moscow gay film fest

April 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Activists from two fundamentalist Russian Orthodox organisations Friday protested before the opening ceremony of an international gay and lesbian film festival in Moscow.

Man held for taking hostages in London

April 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) A man, strapped with gasoline cylinders, Friday took four people hostage in a London building and threatened to blow up an office when he failed to get a heavy goods vehicle licence, a media report said. The 50-year-old was later arrested.

NRI children: Abhigyan suffering from attachment disorder

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Bhattacharya family may have won the legal battle against the Norwegian authorities over Abhigyan and Aishwarya's custody but the young boy faces another challenge -- his attachment disorder, an ailment which has rendered him with behavioural problems requiring immediate medical attention.

Denied vehicle licence, man takes four hostages in London

April 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) A man in London, reported to be "angry" at not getting a heavy goods vehicle licence, Friday walked into a building strapped with gasoline cylinders, took four people hostage and threatened to blow up an office, a media report said.

Four people taken hostage in London

April 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) At least four people were reportedly taken hostage Friday in a central London area, following which snipers, explosive experts and a police negotiator reached the spot to tackle the crisis situation, Sky News reported.

Magma to roll out housing finance, gold loan business FY13

April 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Magma Fincorp will roll out housing finance and gold loan businesses this fiscal. The city-base non-banking finance company is also awaiting the insurance regulator's nod to start its general insurance venture, a top company executive said Friday.

Pak experts divided over Gilani's disqualification following contempt order

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): Experts in Pakistan continue to remain divided over whether Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stands disqualified as a result of the Supreme Court's decision.

Afghan soldier kills US serviceman

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kabul, April 27 (IANS) An Afghan soldier opened fire at NATO forces in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, killing a US serviceman and an Afghan interpreter, a media report said Friday.

We can't change our anti-SEZ stand: Mamata

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday reiterated her government's policy of not granting special economic zone (SEZ) status to Infosys -- all at a time when the central government is mulling revival of SEZs, especially those held up for years, reducing the minimum area requirement and dishing out tax concession.

We'll be happy if Hillary visits Kolkata: Mamata

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduled to visit Kolkata May 7, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was happy that Hillary was visiting the city.

London police arrest three for naming footballer Evans' rape victim on Twitter

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Following that sentencing of Sheffield United player Ched Evans on charges of rape, messages have been posted on Twitter revealing the identity of his victim. North Wales Police has arrested three persons following an investigation.

UK Metropolitan Police officer arrested for racial abuse

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

London, April 27 (ANI): A Metropolitan Police officer in Britain has been arrested on alleged charges of racial abuse.

Mixed reactions to Tendulkar's Rajya Sabha nomination

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Kolkata/New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): India's sporting heroes have given a mixed reaction to the UPA-II Government's decision to nominate cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.

This official doesn't want hiked dearness allowance!

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.

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.

Hillary Clinton to visit India, China, Bangladesh

April 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India, China and Bangladesh next month to discuss bilateral relations, the State Department said Thursday.

Suicide bomber gunned down in Pakistan

April 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) A suicide bomber was shot dead and two of his companions sustained bullet injuries Thursday before they could attack a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Pakistan's Quetta city, officials said.

Vengsarkar, Shiny Wilson presented lifetime achievement awards

April 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club (CSJC) at a glittering function in the city's Town Hall.

Eight Taliban militants killed in Afghan Kandahar province

April 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Kandahar (Afghanistan), April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Eight Taliban militants were killed during an operation in southern Afghan province of Kandahar, provincial police chief said on Thursday.

Bata's Q1 net slips 67 percent

April 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bata India, the country's leading footwear manufacturer, Thursday reported a 67 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.36 crore for the quarter ending March 31, 2012, from Rs.109 crore in the same period last year.

Two Bengal cops removed for misbehaving with woman complainant

April 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Two officers of a city police station were suspended for allegedly misbehaving with a woman who had come to lodge a complaint, a police official said Thursday.

GAAR adding to investors' anxiety: ICRA

April 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety.

Vice chancellor, officials confined in office overnight in Bengal

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The vice-chancellor of the Aliah University and other officials had to spend the whole of Wednesday night confined in an office of the university's Salt lake campus as hundreds of students demanding upgradation of the existing infrastructure forcibly prevented their exit.

India returns Bangladeshi Air Force cadet to Dhaka

April 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Bangladeshi Air Force cadet, who force-landed his trainer plane on the Indian side of the border in West Bengal due to bad weather, was Thursday returned to Dhaka, an official said here.

Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani for inaugural Kolkata Open snooker

April 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City cueists will vie with the likes of former multiple world champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani in the inaugural Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship to be played here May 4-9.

ICRA cautious about rating updates on India

April 26, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating company ICRA Thursday said it is cautious on rating updates on Indian economy and companies but would not give a "panic reaction".

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