4 Italian marines refuse to come to India for deposition

4 Italian marines refuse to come to India for deposition

New Delhi: Four Italian marines, who were witness to the killing of fishermen off Kerala coast allegedly by two of their colleagues, have refused to come to India for deposing as witness, which will further delay the case. The four marines, who were summoned by the National Investigation Agency, were onboard Italian vessel ‘Enrica Lexie’ […]

Solar scam: LDF to set terms for judicial probe

Solar scam: LDF to set terms for judicial probe

Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF will give its suggestion on Wednesday for inclusion in the terms of reference of the judicial probe ordered by the government into the solar scam. The LDF sub-committee which was constituted to hold discussions on the terms of reference met at the AKG Centre here on Tuesday and decided to give the […]

Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the arrest of its leader Mohammad Badie over allegations of incitement to violence and murder. A Brotherhood spokesman said the arrest was part of a plot against the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Mr Badie was detained near the site of a Cairo protest camp cleared by […]

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that the Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will help improve relations between the two countries. A press release issued by the Afghan President’s office in Kabul last night said the UN Secretary General spoke to President Karzai on phone last evening. The Afghan […]

PM-Obama meet in Sep will seek to enhance Indo-US relations

PM-Obama meet in Sep will seek to enhance Indo-US relations

Newdelhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama will chart a course seeking enhanced bilateral ties and defence cooperation between the two countries. A US official said in Washington that Dr.Singh will meet President Obama at the White House on the 27th of next month.National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon met his US counterpart […]

Bye-polls: Smooth polling on in K’taka for 2 LS seats; voting underway in 1 AP assembly constituency

Karnataka: In Karnataka, bye-elections to the Mandya and Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituencies are being held today peacefully. The Chief Electoral Officer Mr.Anil Kumar Jha informed our correspondent that polling percentage was around 10 percent in both the constituencies when the report last came in. Apart from some incidents of poll boycott in a few […]

Hosni Mubarak to be freed soon, claims lawyer

Hosni Mubarak to be freed soon, claims lawyer

Cairo, Aug 20, 2013: Hosni Mubarak, the man whose 30-year tyranny as Egypt’s leader triggered a revolt which shook the Middle East, will be freed from prison by the end of the week, his lawyer claimed. Many Egyptians, plagued by violence and insecurity, will welcome the return of the former President; others will greet his […]

Four of a family killed in fire accident in Kannur

Four of a family killed in fire accident in Kannur

Kannur, Aug 20, 2013: Four members of a family were found dead in a fire accident at Cherupuzha, Kannur district. Saji (40), his wife Sindhu (30), children Athulya (11) and Athira (5) were the deceased. Saji was a carpenter. The house caught fire after a sudden explosion in the morning. The roof of the house […]