Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stories:2/19/2013 8:12:07 AM

Centre not releasing funds on time, alleges Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the Union government of not releasing funds of the centrally-aided projects and schemes in time, thus slackening the development process in the state.

Pandemonium in Bihar assembly over 'surya namakar'

Bihar assembly today saw bedlam with RJD members demanding resignation of two BJP ministers for allegedly calling them 'Pakistani agents' after they protested against school students being made to do the 'surya namaskar' yoga asana.

Veteran Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Radhakishan Malviya passes away

Former union minister and senior Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Radhakishan Malviya passed away on Tuesday.

Pakistan PM orders 'targeted operation' against militants in Quetta

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday directed authorities to launch a "targeted operation" against militants in Quetta following the killing of nearly 90 people in a terror attack in the Shia-dominated southwestern Pakistani city.

Kolkata's Park Street rape: Charges framed against three accused

A fast-track court Tuesday framed charges of gang-rape and criminal conspiracy against three people arrested in the politically controversial Park Street rape case, in which an Anglo-Indian woman was allegedly raped in 2012.

Nepal's major political parties agree on interim PM, new elections

Nepal's major political parties have agreed to form an interim government led by the Supreme Court chief justice and hold elections in June, likely ending a deadlock that left the nation without a fully functioning government since last year.

Lanka dismisses documentary on Prabhakaran son's death allegedly in cold blood

A British channel has come out with a documentary featuring the pictures of the alleged cold-blooded killing of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12-year-old son.

Goa bans set up of liquor, tobacco units in industrial estates

The Goa government has decided to put a moratorium on allowing tobacco and liquor manufacturing units in its industrial zones, a senior official said on Tuesday.

US court to hear human rights violation case against Punjab CM

A US federal court will hold an evidentiary hearing on February 21 against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in an alleged human rights violation case filed against him by a Sikh rights group.

US court to hear human rights violation case against Badal

A US federal court will hold an evidentiary hearing on February 21 against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in an alleged human rights violation case filed against him by a Sikh rights group.

32 Myanmar nationals rescued at sea off Sri Lanka, 98 bodies thrown overboard

Survivors have told local newspapers that there were 130 passengers at the beginning of the journey and 98 died on the way and their bodies were dumped to sea.

Nagaland home minister resigns after Rs 1cr cash, arms found in his car

Nagaland home minister Imchen put in his papers after the Election Commission authorities seized cash amounting to more than Rs one crore and weapons from his vehicle on Monday.

EU tightens sanctions against North Korea after nuclear test

The European Union agreed a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country's nuclear test last week which it condemned again in the strongest possible terms.

Tunisia PM says plan for new government has failed

Tunisia's Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced late Monday that his plan for a new government of technocrats has failed, but he left the door open for compromise and did not say he would stand down.

French horsemeat scandal firm resumes work as ban eased

The French firm that sparked a Europe-wide food scandal by allegedly passing off 750 tonnes of horsemeat as beef was allowed on Monday to resume production of minced meat, sausages and ready-to-eat meals.

Defamation case: Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit fails to appear before court

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday failed to appear before a trial court in a defamation case filed by her against former city BJP chief Vijender Gupta.

Hague court upholds India's right on Kishanganga project in Kashmir

The International Court of Arbitration at The Hague on Monday upheld India's right to divert water from the Kishanganga hydroelectric project (KHEP).

No early release for Belgian paedophile killer Dutroux

Taxing super-rich could be counterproductive: HDFC's Aditya Puri

HDFC Bank managing director Aditya Puri today said the idea of taxing the super-rich could prove counterproductive and lead to evasions.

Court issues production warrant for Haryana MLA Ajay Chautala

A Delhi court on Monday sought before it the presence of sitting Haryana MLA Ajay Chautala in a disproportionate assets case in which he is an accused.

13 shot, hacked with machetes in South Africa mine unrest

South African police said 13 people were wounded in gun and machete attacks at an Anglo-American Platinum mine on Monday, after 1,000 people besieged a union office.

INLD vice president booked for cheating in 24-year-old land sale case

Gurgaon police booked Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) vice president Anant Ram Tanwar and 12 others for cheating in a 24-year-old land sale case, police said Monday.

Cauvery row: Karnataka urges PM not to notify final award

The Karnataka delegation led by chief minister Jagadish Shettar urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to constitute Cauvery Management Board and notify final award of River Cauvery Dispute Tribunal.

Extremist group Ansaru claims abduction of seven foreigners in Nigeria

A shadow Islamic extremist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven foreign workers in northern Nigeria.

Terror attack at government office in Pakistan leaves seven dead

At least seven people, including five security personnel, were killed and seven injured on Monday in a terror attack at a government office in Pakistan's northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar, media and officials said.

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