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  • Mexican experts scour for 43 students' bodies at dump near Cocula city October 29, 2014

    Mexico City: Experts with the Mexican Attorney General's Office are scouring an area near the town of Cocula for the bodies of the 43 students who disappeared on September 26 near the city of Iguala. The officials started working on Tuesday at the dump located in a hard-to-access zone about 10...
  • 'Masss' first look: Suriya transforms his look for the chilling first poster of the film October 22, 2014

    Tamil superstar Suriya is back. This time to scare the audience. The actor's upcoming film 'Masss' is a horror film which has been directed by Venkat Prabhu. The director released the first look of the film on Twitter recently which features Nayanthara and Amy Jackson in the key roles. Suriya,...
  • IIMC students leave for Jammu for relief work September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A team of students and alumni from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Thursday left for Jammu with consignments of relief material to help the flood-affected people there. IIMC's Director General Sunit Tandon flagged off a truck with the relief material at the institute's campus. The team will...
  • UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings August 25, 2014

    Geneva: The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned "grave, horrific human rights violations" being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized...
  • Family of James Foley celebrates his life, prays for hostages August 25, 2014

    Rochester: The family of murdered US journalist James Foley prayed for the safety of his fellow hostages as hundreds had gathered for a mass to celebrate his life as a witness on the front line. Foley was kidnapped in late 2012 in northern Syria by the jihadist group that now...
  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being...
  • Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass July 6, 2014

    Columbus: A diocesan official says a Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass. The official with the Toledo diocese says the Rev Gerald Robinson remains an ordained priest and his services will follow the usual protocol...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in wartorn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strifehit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...
  • Shun comfort, reach to the masses: Congress national secretary Zubair Khan June 29, 2014

    Congress national secretary Zubair Khan on Sunday appealed to his partymen to shun comfort and reach to the masses in order to galavanise party's base. He said, "instead of getting discouraged by the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, party workers should go between the people with a sense of...
  • Guinness records mass recital of devotional poem June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mass recital of 'Njanappana', a devotional poem written by the 16th century Malayalm poet Poonthanam, has found place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The event, attended by a total of 46,660, was organised by the state chapter of the Art of Living Foundation in front of the...
  • Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq June 15, 2014

    Baghdad: As the Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad's defenses on Sunday, the Islamic militant group that captured two major cities last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on a militant website appear to show masked fighters of the Islamic State...
  • Egypt courts convict 170 of violent attacks in mass trials May 18, 2014

    Cairo: A pair of Egyptian courts on Sunday convicted 170 suspected supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi on charges over violent attacks last year, the country's latest mass trials ahead of this month's presidential elections. The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta city of Kafr elSheikh...
  • Caste clashes lead to mass exodus of Dalits from Noida village April 30, 2014

    Noida: Over a 100 members of Dalit community in a Noida village were allegedly forced to leave due to the high handedness of some people belonging to the Gujjar community. It is being reported that the Gujjars, an upper caste in North India used bulldozers and earth moving machines to...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...
  • Ukraine: Viktor Yanukovich wanted for mass murder February 24, 2014

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, ousted after bloody street protests in which demonstrators were shot by police snipers, is wanted for mass murder, authorities announced on Monday. As rival neighbours east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power vacuum in Kiev must not lead to the country breaking...
  • Prasar Bharti Chairperson Mrinal Pande to head Haridev Joshi University's advisory council February 22, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Fridaynominated Prasar Bharti chairperson Mrinal Pande as thechairperson of the advisory council of Haridev JoshiUniversity of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur. Alva also nominated senior journalist Kumar Ketkar, ChiefEditor of Dainik Divya Marathi, Siddharth Varadarajan, formereditor of The Hindu, Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor ofThe Week, Nupur...
  • Johnny Depp signs to play infamous criminal in 'Black Mass'? February 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Johnny Depp has reportedly signed on to play the role of a reallife criminal, James 'Whitey' Bulger in biopic 'Black Mass', Bulger, a former FBI informant, who became FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. He was arrested in 2011 after 16 years on the run,...
  • Typhoon struck Philippine begins mass burial November 14, 2013

    A city devastated by last week's typhoon buried some of its dead in a mass grave in a hillside cemetery on Thursday, a somber reminder of the tragedy that has left the Philippines with the monumental task of providing for some 11.5 million affected people. Aid was beginning to reach some...
  • AP CM forced to cancel mass contact programme in Medak November 12, 2013

    Faced with stiff opposition from proTelangana forces, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy cancelled his programme at Sangareddy in Medak district scheduled for tomorrow. With the Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha and other proTelangana forces saying that the CM is "not welcome" to tour their region, the Chief Minister...
  • Kerala: 2nd phase of CM's Mass contact programme begins at Ernakulam October 25, 2013

    The second phase of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's mass contact programme began in Ernakulam district on Friday. Thousands of persons, including those seeking medical aid and title land deeds, lined up to meet him at the collectorate to submit their list of grievances. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said the aim...
  • 160 couples tie knot in mass wedding in Muzaffarnagar October 8, 2013

    One hundred and sixty couples, who were displaced after last month's riots and were living in a relief camp, tied the knot at a mass wedding at Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar. The 'nikah' was performed by Maulana Mahmood Madani, general secretary of Jamiat UlamaiHind, last evening for the victims displaced by the...
  • India calls for global political will on nuclear disarmament September 27, 2013

    United Nations: India has called for global political will for complete elimination of nuclear arms, saying the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria underscores the "urgent" need to strengthen restraints on use of WMDs and prevent their access to nonstate actors and terrorists. Addressing a highlevel meeting of the UN...
  • Wanted in US and India, Hafiz Saeed openly leads mass rally in Pakistan September 7, 2013

    Hafiz Saeed, a Pakistani Islamist with a $10 million US bounty on his head, appeared openly at a rally in Islamabad on Friday, denouncing India as a terrorist state as thousands of his supporters chanted for "holy war" against their neighbour. India has accused Hafiz Saeed of masterminding the 2008 attack...
  • Delhi govt employees go on mass leave to press for demands August 12, 2013

    Around 1,000 Delhi government employees on Monday went on mass casual leave and held protests before the Secretariat over their longstanding demand of removing anomalies in their pay structure. Representatives of Delhi Administration Subordinate Service also met Chief Secretary D M Spolia and submitted a memorandum demanding immediate resolution of their...
  • Uttar Pradesh gets notice on Swamy's move against Chidambaram August 7, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea filed by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy seeking a probe into the alleged role of now Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the 1987 mass killings at Hashimpura in Meerut. Justice Hima Kohli sought response from...
  • Bangalore: Youngsters attack girl for exposing mass cheating in exam June 28, 2013

    Bangalore: A 21yearold girl in Bangalore, Sandhya Kamal, was manhandled for refusing to copy in an exam. Sandhya was only trying to write her MA exams last week, when she was dragged out and threatened after her father took pictures. Sandhya is passionate about English literature, Shakespeare and poetry. But,...
  • Uttarakhand: Focus now on locals, rehabilitation; mass cremations on June 27, 2013

    Dehradun: Amidst fears of disease and an epidemic outbreak, mass cremation of the dead bodies is being carried out in Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. Authorities are taking DNA samples and photographs of the bodies before cremating them. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has said that the focus is now on...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 40 brides subjected to pregnancy tests for CM's Kanyadan scheme June 15, 2013

    Bhopal: Forty brides were allegedly subjected to pregnancy test in Bajak village of Dindori district, 460 kilometre from Bhopal, ahead of a mass marriage. The brides had applied for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's scheme Kanyadan scheme. The five brides who were found pregnant were barred from the...
  • Pak, China ink MoU for cooperation in energy, mass transit June 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan and China on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in energy, mass transit, industrial cities and road projects. The MoU was signed by officials of Pakistan's Water and Power Ministry and China's Norinco International in the presence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A Chinese delegation headed...
  • UP: 93 colleges to get notice for alleged mass cheating May 24, 2013

    Kanpur: Ninty three colleges of Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University in Kanpur will be served notice on May 27 for their alleged involvement in mass cheating in the undergraduate and postgraduate exams of 20122013. "The examination committee of the university has probed the complaints of mass cheating against the colleges,...