Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stories:2/20/2013 12:04:31 PM

US ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr pleads guilty to fund misuse

Former US congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, the son of a civil rights leader and a one-time rising star in Democratic politics, pleaded guilty today to misusing about $750,000 in campaign money.

Japan must negotiate on rice to join trade talks, US says

Japan must be willing to negotiate in all trade sectors, including politically sensitive ones like rice, if it wants to join the United States and 10 other countries in talks on a regional free-trade pact, the top US trade official said today.

Pro-Kannada activist ransack railway office complex

The Central government's notification of the controversial final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal led to violence with pro-Kannada organization attacking railway property.

Pro-Kannada activist ransack railway office complex

The Centre government's notification of the controversial final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal led to violence with pro-Kannada organization attacking railway property.

DRDO says it has capability to produce VVIP choppers

DRDO today said it has the capability to manufacture such helicopters even though it contended that producing anything entirely indigenously was impractical.

Nepalese ex-prince suffers heart attack in Thailand

Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah is in intensive care in Thailand after suffering a heart attack, the Nepalese embassy in Bangkok said Wednesday.

BJP protests against Sushilkumar Shinde, senior leaders detained

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including national president Rajnath Singh, were detained by Delhi Police at the Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday during the protest against Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde over his 'saffron terror' remark.

Stones pelted at Sri Lankan Airlines office in Chennai, no injuries

In an apparent fallout of the alleged cold blooded killing of the 12-year-old son of slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran, some persons pelted stones at the office of Sri Lankan Airlines in Chennai, causing minor damage to property.

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa asks partymen not to celebrate her birthday

Jayalalithaa also ruled out any alliance with national parties such as Congress and BJP in the coming Lok Sabha polls as they were working against the state on the Cauvery issue.

Blast in poll-bound Nagaland's Dimapur kills one

A bomb blast close to Dimapur railway station in poll-bound Nagaland killed one person on Wednesday.

At least 14 hurt in natural gas explosion, fire in Kansas city, Missouri

A fire triggered by a natural gas explosion that appeared to have originated underground engulfed a restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday, injuring more than a dozen people, authorities and witnesses said.

US supports India's constructive role in Afghanistan

The Obama administration has said it strongly supports the constructive role being played by New Delhi in Afghanistan's ongoing development.

Issue of cyberattacks raised with Chinese leadership: US

Asserting that there has been "substantial and growing" concern over cyberattacks emanating from China, the US on Tuesday said that it has raised the issue with the Chinese leadership at the highest level.

US to introduce resolution on Sri Lankan human rights in Geneva

Deeply concerned about allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka, the US on Tuesday said that it plans to introduce its own resolution on the issue at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.

ArcelorMittal vows no more job cuts till June: European Commission

ArcelorMittal on Tuesday pledged to suspend closures and job cuts in Europe pending the launch of a pan-Europe plan in June to save the struggling steel industry, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

Tunisian PM Hamadi Jebali quits after failing to form new cabinet

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday after his attempt to end a political stand-off by forming a government of technocrats failed.

4 dead in California shooting spree

There were multiple crime scenes in Tustin and Orange and many more victims who were shot at but unhurt, said Tustin Lt. Paul Garaven.

Obama: Top US general John Allen to retire, won't take NATO job

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that General John Allen will retire and therefore not accept the top job at NATO, as he seeks to take care of his family after a 19-month tour in Afghanistan.

IAF's Sukhoi 30 crashes in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, pilots safe

A Sukhoi 30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district but both the pilots bailed out safely.

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.

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