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Posted on March 9th, 2014 : Administrator
Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than 24 hours may have turned back, Malaysian officials have said.
Rescue teams looking for the plane have now widened their search area. (more…)
Posted on March 8th, 2014 : Administrator
(CNN) – A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared Saturday after losing contact with air traffic controllers, the airline said. (more…)
Posted on February 20th, 2014 : Administrator
Rajiv Gandhi killers (clockwise from top) Nalini, Perarivalan, Murugan and Santhan. The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday decided to release all the convicts related to the case.
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa triggered outrage in the Congress and elsewhere on Wednesday by announcing her government’s decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. It immediately sparked a heated political row with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asking, “If a Prime Minister’s killers can be released, what kind of justice should the common man expect?” (more…)
Posted on February 19th, 2014 : Administrator
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to release three men and one woman convicted of killing former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The death sentence of the men was commuted to life in prison by the Supreme Court yesterday. (more…)
Posted on February 5th, 2014 : Administrator
Microsoft Corp named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution.
Nadella, a 46-year old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft’s Internet-based, or “cloud” computing services, is only Microsoft’s third CEO in 39 years, taking over from Steve Ballmer, who inherited the job from Gates in 2000. (more…)
Posted on January 12th, 2014 : Administrator
- by Shenali D Waduge -
Firstly, what must be said is that if Devyani Khobragade did wrong whether she is an American, an Indian or a diplomat a wrong is a wrong. Both India and Ms. Khobragade has to accept this. Therefore, the question of her innocence is not what is being argued. What is under discussion is for forging a document did the Indian diplomat have to be strip searched, cavity searched and DNA swabbed. How does stripping clothes of a diplomat have anything to do with a forged document? Given that the authorities decided to arrest because they had sufficient proof all that needed to be done was to arrest her, inform the Indian mission and question her, charge her and send her back. (more…)
Posted on January 3rd, 2014 : Administrator
(Reuters) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday ruled out serving another term after an election due by May and threw his support behind Nehru-Gandhi dynasty scion Rahul Gandhi to lead India if their party wins the vote. (more…)
Posted on December 6th, 2013 : Administrator
(CNN) — Freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa’s symbol of the struggle against racial oppression. That was Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out of decades of apartheid. He died Thursday night at age 95. (more…)
Posted on December 1st, 2013 : Administrator
US actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of films has been killed in a car crash in California, his publicist says. (more…)
Posted on October 10th, 2013 : Administrator
(Reuters) – Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been taken by force by gunmen from a hotel where he was staying in the capital Tripoli, security guards at the hotel said on Thursday.
The circumstances were unclear, but guards at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli said gunmen had taken the Libyan leader from the hotel. One guard described it as an “arrest”, but another told Reuters the men were militants. (more…)
Posted on October 2nd, 2013 : Administrator
A number of US government websites and Twitter feeds have been suspended due to a partial US government shutdown.
Nasa’s website was unavailable as non-essential services were closed, and the White House web page was not being updated, after a lapse in federal funding. (more…)
Posted on October 1st, 2013 : Administrator
(Reuters) – The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after lawmakers could not break a political stalemate that sparked new questions about the ability of a deeply divided Congress to perform its most basic functions. (more…)