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  • Is the Apple Watch launch a defining moment for wireless charging? September 11, 2014

    Singapore: Apple Inc's embrace of wireless charging for its new Watch may be a defining moment for a technology that's languished for years amid competing standards and consumer confusion. Supporters of wireless charging see a future where people no longer worry about topping up their gadgets; are free from tangled power...
  • India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Massimiliano Lattore is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates,...
  • Court grants anticipatory bail to Railway Minister's son Karthik Gowda September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The Sessions Court in Bangalore on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son, who is facing charges of rape, cheating and kidnap from a Kannada starlet. Karthik has been given bail on the conditions that he has to appear before police on 15th and 30th of...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers August 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • New York: Truck driver arrested for mowing down Sikh after calling him terrorist August 20, 2014

    New York: A 55-year-old New York man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a...
  • Mobile phones could now be charged using traffic noise, music, and even your own voice August 13, 2014

    London: Soon you can use traffic noise, music, chants from a football ground and even your own voice to charge your cell phone! Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype (a nanogenerator) that could be used to charge a cell phone using everyday background...
  • Sena backs DIG Paraskar, says it's fashionable to level rape charges August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a model. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said that it has become fashionable to level charges of harassment and rape, which leads to a trial by the media. The editorial...
  • News 360: Dry weather results in price rise of potatoes July 16, 2014

    Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi, hurting...
  • Violence grips Gangtok as government college students protest over fee hike July 16, 2014

    Sikkim: The city of Gangtok in Sikkim has been gripped in violence as the students of a government college in Tadong has been protesting over four-fold increase in the fee. Violence was reported from various parts of the city and even from the main hospital. Even as the college has...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meet: Case filed against Vaidik in Varanasi court on sedition charge July 16, 2014

    Varanasi: Yoga guru Ramdev's aide Ved Pratap Vaidik is in trouble over his meeting with the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. A case has been filed against Vaidik in Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on sedition charges. The court will hear...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China July 10, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Company said on Thursday that it was "urgently" investigating allegations that one of its suppliers in China employed children and underage students. China Labor Watch (CLW) said the supplier, Shinyang Electronics, was believed to have hired at least five workers under the age of 16. The New York-based watchdog...
  • Sales Tax official arrested on attempt to rape charges on minor maid June 26, 2014

    A Sales Tax department official was booked for his alleged attempt to rape his minor maid in Sri Ji Dham Colony on Thursday. The teenage girl had herself lodged a complaint in this regard at Highway police station on Wednesday evening. According to the FIR, Sales Tax department official Dhuredra Chaturvedi...
  • No charges dropped against Ness Wadia: Mumbai Police after recording Preity's statement June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In the latest development in the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia tiff, the Mumbai Police after recording the actress' statement on Tuesday said that no charges have been dropped against Ness Wadia, nor has any other charge been added. Preity mentioned two new places at Wankhede stadium where her alleged spat with...
  • Charges framed in Mumbai blasts cases of 2002-2003 June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Twelve years after blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Tuesday framed charges against 16 accused. Saquib Nachan, an alleged member of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), is one of the main accused. "The court has framed the...
  • Zimbabwe editor charged with subversion June 21, 2014

    Harare: The editor of a Zimbabwean state-owned newspaper appeared in court on Saturday on charges of subversion and undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe. Edmund Kudzayi, editor of the Sunday Mail, was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody until a bail hearing on Monday. The charges...
  • Ghaziabad resident acquitted of rape charge after victim tells court 'sex was consensual' June 20, 2014

    A man has been acquitted of charges of raping and beating his girlfriend, whom he later married, by a Delhi court after she retracted her statement. The court freed the Ghaziabad resident while noting that the woman had deposed that physical relations between them were consensual. "It is clear that the evidence...
  • Two men arrested in US on terror charges June 19, 2014

    Houston: Two 23-year-old men, including a Bangladesh-born US national, have been arrested here and charged with terror-related offenses after authorities said they planned to travel abroad to engage in violent jihad. While Rahatul Ashikim Khan allegedly wanted to join al- Shabab, a Somalia-based terror group linked to al Qaeda, Michael...
  • A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, DRDO ex-engineer struggles to find a job June 10, 2014

    Bangalore: A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, a former DRDO engineer is running from pillar to post to get his job back. Ejaz Ahmed Mirza, a junior research fellow at the DRDO, was arrested along with ten others in August 2012, on allegations of plotting to kill...
  • Idea Cellular hikes monthly rentals by Rs 50 June 2, 2014

    Idea Cellular has hiked the monthly rentals of its post-paid customers by Rs 50 from June. "Effective from the June bill cycle, the monthly rental will have a nominal increase of Rs 50 per month," Head of Service Delivery, Mumbai Operations, Amit Dimri said in an email to post-paid customers, who...
  • 30 pc Modi ministers face criminal charges, 18 pc have not been to college June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 44 ministers out of 46 Ministers (including Prime Minister) from Lok Sabha 2014 and the current Rajya Sabha. The details of Prakash Javadekar and Nirmala Seetharaman were not analysed as they are...
  • Bhanwari Devi case: Court frames murder charges against all 17 accused May 27, 2014

    Almost three years after the murder of auxiliary nurse Bhanwari Devi, a court in Jodhpur will commence the trial from June 23 while it framed murder charges against all the 17 accused in the sensational murder case on Monday. Bhanwari was killed in 2011 and the case had hogged the limelight...
  • British cleric convicted in US on terror charges May 20, 2014

    New York: A fiery British cleric accused of facilitating violent jihad in Afghanistan and setting up a terrorist training camp in the US was convicted by a court in New York on 11 terrorism charges and faces a maximum prison sentence of life. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, who also went by...
  • Charges under TADA may not be framed against Tunda: Court May 15, 2014

    A Delhi court on Thursday indicated the charges under stringent Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) may not be framed against top Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda. The court, however, said there is a prima facie case made out under the Explosive Substance Act against Tunda who has been...
  • Saradha scam: ED to file first charge sheet by July May 11, 2014

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to file its first charge sheet in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam by July this year even as latest investigations by the agency have found a "documented" money trail of Rs 700-800 crore between some top politicians and officials of the defunct group. The...
  • Principal of PMCH detained after a patient files sexual harassment complaint against him April 30, 2014

    The principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Amarkant Jha Amar has been detained after a sexual harassment charge was levelled against him by a patient. "Amar has been detained since late last night at Pirbahore Police Station and questioned regarding the complaint of a female patient," Senior Superintendent of...
  • Two engineers arrested on charges of accepting bribe in MGNREGA projects April 28, 2014

    Two engineers were arrested on charges of accepting bribe in connection with the MGNREGA projects in Hazaribagh district, vigilance sources said here on Monday. Assistant Engineer Ajit Kumar Himanghsu and junior engineer Jai Prakash Nirala of MGNREGA project of Barhi block were arrested by a vigilance team. The team members, headed...
  • Police custody till April 30 for rape accused actor Inder Kumar April 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai magistrate Saturday granted police the custody of Bollywood actor Inder Kumar who has been accused of rape by a woman, a legal official said. "We want the matter to be interrogated thoroughly taking into account all sides in the matter and the Bandra Magistrate court granted police custody...
  • A wireless charging technology that can charge devices from 5 metres away April 19, 2014

    London: What if you are told you can charge your smartphone even if the power source is some distance away on a street or inside a restaurant? Taking the wireless technology one step ahead, researchers have removed the last remaining wires altogether by developing wireless power transfer technology. The result is Dipole...
  • Satyam case: Ramalinga Raju appears in court on money-laundering charges April 4, 2014

    Satyam Computers founder Ramalinga Raju and another accused appeared before a court in Hyderabad in connection with a prosecution complaint filed by Enforcement Directorate against them for offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The Enforcement Directorate in October last year had file the complaint against Raju and 212...
  • US court convicts Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges March 26, 2014

    New York: Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaeda propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, was convicted on Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. The verdict came after about five hours of deliberation in the case against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith,...