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  • Pervez Musharraf booked for murder of cleric during Lal Masjid operation September 2, 2013

    In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation. The case was filed on the directions of the Islamabad High Court Justice Noorul Huque Qureshi...
  • Gauriganj: 2 infants killed after wall collapses on them September 2, 2013

    Two infants were killed after a wall of a house collapsed in Gujar Tola in Gauriganj area in Amethi,  police said on Monday. The two brothers - a one-year-old and a two-and-a-half year old -- were sleeping in their room on Sunday night when the wall collapsed.  The two children died...
  • Yasin Bhatkal arrested after leads from Tunda: Sources August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Muhammad Ahmad Zarar Siddibapa alias Yasin Bhatkal was arrested on Wednesday night from the India-Nepal border following leads given by another arrested terrorist, Adbul Karim Tunda of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, say sources. Yasin Bhatkal was arrested following an operation involving the Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing...
  • Two unidentified assailants murder a widow insider her own house August 30, 2013

    A widow was murder in Delhi on Thursday evening by two assailants whom she had let into the house, police said. Madhu, 55, was murdered by the two unidentified men using a blunt object at her own house in Khirki Extension area in south Delhi around 4.30 pm, police said. The attackers...
  • Indian-origin cardiologist named White House fellow August 30, 2013

    Kapil Parakh, an Indian-origin cardiologist working in Washington area, is among a dozen people chosen by the White House for its prestigious fellowship programme for 2013-14. A Zambia University graduate, Parakh is the director of heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre and assistant professor in the Departments of...
  • Obama administration announces new steps crub import of military surplus weapons August 29, 2013

    The Obama administration, on Thursday, announced new steps on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations. The administration has failed to find support in Congress for its gun control proposals...
  • Noida: Fashion designer found dead in guest house, boyfriend missing August 29, 2013

    Noida: A fashion designer identified as Lubna Mahmood was found dead in guest house in Noida's Sector 27 under suspicious circumstances. Lubna from Kanpur was found dead in her room on Wednesday morning with injury marks on her body. She had checked in with her boyfriend. But her boyfriend Shahnawaz has...
  • Possible action against Syria not about regime change: White House August 28, 2013

    Washington: The US has insisted that it is not seeking a regime change in Syria, where it is contemplating taking military action against President Bashar Al Assad's government for alleged use of chemical weapons. "I want to make clear that the options we are considering are not about regime change. They...
  • Team Obama reaches out to key allies as US mulls Syria strike August 28, 2013

    President Barack Obama and his cabinet colleagues on Tuesday reached out to key allies of the US before a possible military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Obama called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss concerns about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian...
  • No doubt Syria used chemical weapons, says White House August 28, 2013

    Asserting that there is "little doubt" that the embattled Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against its own people, the White House on Tuesday said President Barack Obama is still weighing the response to the devastating attack that left hundreds of civilians dead. What kind that response would take, Obama...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Seer placed under house arrest in Amethi August 27, 2013

    Sri Paramhans ashram seer Mauni Mahraj was on Tuesday placed under house arrest along with his followers when he tried to leave for Ayodhya to take part in the VHP yatra, which has been banned by the UP government. Peethasheewar Mauni Mahraj, 35 to 40 sadhus and about 500 others were...
  • Obama considering limited military strike against Syria August 27, 2013

    US President Barack Obama is considering a limited military strike against Syria, as Washington accused Damascus of using chemical weapons against its own people, according to a media report on Tuesday. Even as the White House insisted that President Obama has made no such decision and is yet to take a...
  • Syria resumed shelling at site of chemical weapons attack: White House August 27, 2013

    The Obama Administration has alleged that Syria's Assad regime resumed shelling at the site of the reported chemical attack, soon after a team of UN investigators, gathering evidence from the site, returned. "The United Nations' team caravan was attacked en route to the site, and upon its return from its first...
  • Obama talks Syria with Australia's Rudd; Rice meets Israelis August 27, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama spoke with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about possible international responses to the Syrian situation while his national security adviser discussed Syria and security with Israeli officials, the White House said on Monday. In a call with Rudd, "the two leaders expressed their grave concern about the...
  • Syria allows UN to inspect chemical attack sites; US questions credibility August 26, 2013

    Days after an alleged chemical attack left over thousands of people dead in Syria, the government has agreed to allow United Nations officials to inspect the site of the attack on Monday. However, the White House has now said that the offer has come too late for it to...
  • Why does Tom Cruise want a house in London? August 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise is reportedly looking to buy a house in London. He is eyeing up the upmarket Notting Hill and St. John's Wood areas. The 51-year-old has plans to set up a base in London so that he has a permanent place where his seven-year-old daughter Suri can...
  • LeT bomber Tunda sent to Judicial Custody till September 7 August 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lashkar-e-Taiba bomber Abdul Karim Tunda has been sent to Judicial Custody till September 7 after the Delhi police did not seek his custody for interrogation. The 70-year-old LeT ideologue, was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for special cardiac care on Friday after he...
  • Egypt military supporters rally at White House August 23, 2013

    About 500 protesters supporting Egypt's military are marching outside the White House. They are denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorists and insisting the ouster of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi was not a coup. The protesters are chanting "down with the Brotherhood" and demanding Obama not interfere with the military's crackdown. Twenty-four-year-old...
  • HDFC raises benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent on housing loans August 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (HDFC), India's biggest mortgage lender, said on Thursday it will increase its retail prime lending rate by 0.25 per cent, effective Friday. Earlier on Thursday, ICICI Bank, the country's second-largest lender, became the latest bank to raise interest rates, lifting its base rate by 25...
  • DLF pays Rs 1.5 lakh compensation to allottee for delaying project, not refunding money August 22, 2013

    DLF Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to an allottee as compensation for its "unfair trade practice" of not refunding money paid for booking a flat which was not handed over in time. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum...
  • NSA collected 56,000 emails by Americans every year, reveals documents August 22, 2013

    The National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails of Americans per year between 2008 and 2011 in a program that a secret US court subsequently said may have violated US law and the Constitution, according to documents released on Wednesday. The once-classified documents were released by...
  • NSA collected 56,000 emails of Americans a year: Documents August 22, 2013

    Washington: The National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails of Americans per year between 2008 and 2011 in a program that a secret US court subsequently said may have violated US law and the Constitution, according to documents released on Wednesday. The once-classified documents were released...
  • White House calls for UN probe of alleged Syria gas attack August 22, 2013

    Washington: The White House on Wednesday called on the United Nations to urgently investigate allegations of massive deadly chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces, an attack which if confirmed could increase pressure on President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria's civil war. Syria's opposition accused President Bashar al-Assad's loyalists of...
  • India, US agree to address bilateral issues before Manmohan Singh's visit August 21, 2013

    India and the US on Wednesday agreed to address their outstanding bilateral issues related to trade and investment before the September visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States. The US Trade Representative Michael Froman and India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met on the sidelines of the...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Obama on September 27 August 21, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 27, during which they will chart a course to enhance bilateral ties and defence cooperation. The announcement came after National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon met his US counterpart Susan Rice and US Defence Secretary Chuck...
  • Manmohan Singh to visit White House on September 27 August 21, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is due to meet with US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 27, the White House said on Tuesday. Singh has come under fire in India for quietly trying to restart peace talks with arch-rival Pakistan. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for...
  • Delhi: Man slaps Abdul Karim Tunda in court August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba's bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda was slapped by a man on Tuesday in the Patiala House Court complex. Police have detained five people for the attack. Out of the five, one person managed to reach near Tunda and slapped him on his back. The five...
  • Extract: The Professional by Ashok Ferrey August 21, 2013

    The Professional by Ashok Ferrey is an exploration of the nature and meaning of love; of time, its circularity and its irreversibility; and the plain damned unreliability of what we call memory. Here's an extract from the book: The old man woke up in the middle of the night to the...
  • US didn't request Greenwald's detention in spite of having prior knowledge August 20, 2013

    The White House has confirmed that although it did have prior knowledge about the detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda at London's Heathrow Airport, it did not request his detention. Greenwald has broken most of the stories for 'The Guardian' about the US's secret surveillance programmes based...
  • Barack Obama welcomes new puppy named Sunny to White House August 20, 2013

    The White House announced a new resident on Monday. Sunny, a 1-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the Washington residence of President Barack Obama and his family, joining Bo, a male dog of the same breed, the White House announced on its website. That breed works well with the allergies...