Sonia Gandhi served US court summons in hospital, says Sikh group

Sonia Gandhi served US court summons in hospital, says Sikh group

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was served a US court summons in hospital, in a case accusing her of shielding party leaders allegedly involved in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.The rights group ‘Sikhs for Justice’ served the summons issued by federal judge Brain M Cogan to Mrs Gandhi at the Sloan Kettering hospital in New […]

Obama will delay Syria strike to focus on Russian arms plan

Obama will delay Syria strike to focus on Russian arms plan

Washington: President Barack Obama, facing implacable opposition to a strike in Syria in Congress and throughout the country, said Tuesday that he would hold off on military action for now and pursue a Russian proposal for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons.Speaking to the nation from the White House, Obama […]

Syria conflict: Barack Obama rejects G20 pressure to abandon air strike plan

Syria conflict: Barack Obama rejects G20 pressure to abandon air strike plan

St Petersberg: US President Barack Obama has resisted pressure Friday to abandon plans for air strikes against Syria and enlisted the support of 10 fellow leaders for a “strong” response to a chemical weapons attack.Mr Obama refused to blink after Russian President Vladimir Putin led a campaign to talk him out of military intervention at a […]

Zubin Mehta’s concert: heavy security in Srinagar, Omar Abdullah slams separatists’ call for bandh

Zubin Mehta’s concert: heavy security in Srinagar, Omar Abdullah slams separatists’ call for bandh

Srinagar: With just hours left for India-born conductor Zubin Mehta’s highly anticipated concert in Srinagar’s Shalimar Bagh, there is heavy security in the city. Called Ehsaas-e-Kashmir, the event, a first of its kind in Kashmir, is being organised by German ambassador to India Michael Steiner. Hundreds of police and military personnel are patrolling the streets of […]

31 infants die in four days at govt-run Kolkata hospital

31 infants die in four days at govt-run Kolkata hospital

Kolkata: At least 31 infants are reported to have died at a government-run children’s hospital in Kolkata in the last four days. While angry parents blame hospital authorities for mismanagement and negligence, doctors at the BC Roy Post-Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, premier children’s hospitals in the state, say most of the infants who died were […]

Court awards death to three in triple murder case

Court awards death to three in triple murder case

Three men have been awarded death penalty by a Delhi court for brutally murdering three family members, including a child, with a motive to rob their house nearly a decade ago.The court said it was a “rarest of rare” case as the three murders were committed in “extremely brutal, diabolical, revolting and dastardly” manner and […]

Missing coal files: the government has nothing to hide, says Prime Minister

Missing coal files: the government has nothing to hide, says Prime Minister

As promised, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh intervened in a discussion on missing coal files in Parliament today, assuring both Houses that his “government has nothing to hide.” The PM said that over a lakh files relating to controversial coal block allocations had already been handed to the CBI and efforts were being made to find […]

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy says he is ready to face probe in solar scam

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy says he is ready to face probe in solar scam

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, under attack from the Opposition over the solar panel scam, has expressed readiness to include himself and his office under the ambit of the judicial probe announced by the government into the issue. Mr Chandy conveyed this to leaders of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) constituents, Front sources said […]

Microsoft buys Nokia units

Microsoft buys Nokia units

Microsoft said it has reached an agreement to acquire the handset and services business of Nokia for more than $7.1 billion, in an effort to transform Microsoft’s business for a mobile era that has largely passed it by. In a news release late Monday, Microsoft and Nokia said 32,000 Nokia employees will join Microsoft as […]