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  • Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days 20-04-2014 09:51 AM

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by...
  • US submarine search for Malaysian plane to be finished in a week 19-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Perth: A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said on Saturday. As the hunt for Flight...
  • Reports of gunman at Los Angeles Times building: Police 19-04-2014 12:21 PM

    Police swarmed the Los Angeles Times building late on Friday after receiving a report of a gunman inside and have arrested one person, police said. Reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open fire on the third floor of the building came in after 7 pm local time (0200...
  • White House names Indian-American 'Solar Champion of Change' 19-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Washington: White House has named Indian-American professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America. Rajendra Singh is D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson University's Centre of Silicon Nanoelectronics in...
  • US: Indian physician arrested on health care fraud charges 19-04-2014 09:58 AM

    New York: A 61-year-old Indian physician has been arrested on health care fraud charges and faces life imprisonment for illegally distributing opioid pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients in the US. Pawan Kumar Jain of New Mexico was arrested yesterday by the officials from the Drug...
  • Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta starts prison term on June 17 18-04-2014 10:12 AM

    New York: Rajat Gupta, India-born former director of Goldman Sachs Group, convicted in 2012 for insider trading, has agreed to surrender to prison authorities on June 17 to begin a two-year sentence. US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan directed Gupta, 65, who lost a bid for a new trial...
  • Indian-American hotelier Sant Chatwal pleads guilty to violating US election laws 18-04-2014 08:42 AM

    New York: Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal on Thursday pleaded guilty at a court in US to violating federal election laws by using straw donors to secretly funnel money to political campaigns and will pay a million dollars to the US as part of his plea agreement. "Chatwal admitted that...
  • Wipro's Q4 profit rises 28.8 pc to Rs 2,226.5 crore 17-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Bangalore: The country's third-largest software services firm Wipro on Thursday posted a 28.8 per cent increase in profit to Rs 2,226.5 crore in the quarter ended March 31 on the back of improving global economic sentiment and cost optimisation. The Bangalore-based firm had registered a profit of Rs 1,728.7 crore...
  • US Airways tweets pornographic image to complaining customer, apologies and now says it's investigating 17-04-2014 04:27 PM

    US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay, which went viral on social media. US Airways issued an apology on Monday immediately after deleting the tweeted photograph of a naked woman lying...
  • Young women see sexual assault as normal: US study 17-04-2014 01:21 PM

    Many girls who are sexually assaulted may not see themselves as victims, according to a new US study that found most young women do not report acts of sexual violence because they regard them as "normal". Sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University, US analysed forensic interviews conducted by Children's Advocacy...
  • Monitoring gay rights situation in India: US 17-04-2014 11:45 AM

    The United States is monitoring the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in India in particular after the Supreme Court ruled consensual homosexual activity as unconstitutional, a US official said. "Despite progress in equal rights for LGBT persons around the world, our work is far from finished," Richard E...
  • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane 16-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Perth: As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight MH370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 submarine surfaced early for the second time in as many...
  • Over one-third of temporary workers in US are Indians: report 16-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Washington: More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report. Of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US in 2012, India accounted for...
  • China needs to disclose foreign exchange market intervention: US 16-04-2014 07:18 AM

    Washington: Like other large emerging market countries including India and Brazil, China also needs to disclose its foreign exchange market intervention to increase the credibility of its monetary policy framework and to promote exchange rate and financial market transparency, the United States has said. "In line with the practice of...
  • Ukraine crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists gets off to a slow start 15-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Kiev/Slaviansk: Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown appeared to get off to a slow start, if at all. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months 15-04-2014 04:18 PM

    Sydney/Perth: A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday. The prediction...
  • US: Colorado town elects dog as mayor 15-04-2014 03:27 PM

    A bloodhound has been elected as the mayor of a small US town after the dog beat off competition from six other canines, a donkey, a cat and even a hedgehog to win the unofficial title. Pa Kettle, a search and rescue dog, picked up 2,387 votes - 55 more...
  • Watch: Get spooked by the bone-chilling trailer of 'Deliver Us From Evil' starring Eric Bana 15-04-2014 12:22 PM

    Horribly mangled corpses, a depressed police detective and a piano that plays itself -- these are only a few of the hair-raising supernatural instances featured in the upcoming film 'Deliver Us From Evil'. Adapted from Ralph Sarchie's novel 'Beware the Night', the film follows the story of a New York...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage 15-04-2014 07:19 AM

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim...
  • US sky-watchers ready for total lunar eclipse today 15-04-2014 07:10 AM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth's sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color to bright orange, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 am EDT...
  • Russian fighter jets fly near American warship 14-04-2014 09:35 PM

    Wasihington: A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes on Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer...
  • Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine, no sign of military crackdown 14-04-2014 08:32 PM

    Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialize. Rebels in the town of Slaviansk, which was expected on Monday to be the focus...
  • Rare blood red lunar eclipse to unfold on Tuesday 14-04-2014 06:52 PM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three...
  • US man throws away USD 1.25 mn worth winning lottery tickets 14-04-2014 06:17 PM

    New York: A man in the US lost out on USD 1.25 million when he threw away winning lottery tickets in trash. The man bought 25 tickets with the same numbers from Zhou Grocery on South Queen Street in York more than a year ago, but never claimed the prize....
  • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes 14-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court 14-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 13-04-2014 11:41 AM

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more...
  • Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco advance to Clay Court final 13-04-2014 10:22 AM

    Houston: Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury. Almagro, a 12-time winner on...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to Clay Court semi-finals 12-04-2014 10:07 AM

    Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. Verdasco, from Spain, will face Santiago Giraldo in the semi-finals on Saturday. Giraldo beat Colombian compatriot Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4. Sam Querrey beat Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-7 (8),...