Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stories:2/7/2013 8:28:14 PM

Another youth held for online abuse of all-girl rock band of Kashmir

Another youth has been arrested in connection with the online abuses and threats to the all-girl rock band of Kashmir, which forced them to quit singing.

US expands sanctions on Iran to press nuclear case

The United States on Wednesday tightened sanctions on Iran to further choke off its oil income, saying it was necessary to increase pressure on Tehran over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

Three dead as under-construction bridge collapses in Mumbai

Three persons were killed on Wednesday night while several others injured after a portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed near the international airport, officials said.

Budget cuts would trim flying hours, F-35 orders: US Air Force

The US Air Force will have to curtail its orders for Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet, restructure a $52 billion tanker deal with Boeing Co and reduce its flying hours by 18% if lawmakers do not avert impending across-the-board spending cuts, the service told Congress on Wednesday

Standard and Poor's hires top defense attorney for $5 billion lawsuit

Standard and Poor's has hired John Keker, one of the country's top white-collar defense attorneys, to help fight a $5 billion lawsuit brought by the US government this week.

Barack Obama seeks to reset relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu

After a long and chilly four years, Barack Obama hopes to reset his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he makes his first trip to Israel as president this spring.

US Senate committee postpones vote on Chuck Hagel confirmation

The Senate Armed Services Committee delayed a vote on Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday, amid Republican demands for more information from President Barack Obama's nominee.

9-year-old girl gives birth to a baby girl, Mexican officials say

Mexican authorities say a 9-year-old girl has given birth in western Mexico and they are looking for the purported father, a 17-year-old.

Boeing working on 787 battery design changes to cut fire risk: Report

Boeing Co is working on a series of battery design changes designed to minimize fire risks on its grounded 787 passenger jet, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

United States expands sanctions on Iran to press nuclear case

The United States on Wednesday tightened sanctions on Iran to further choke off its oil income, saying it was necessary to increase pressure on Tehran over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

Ireland to liquidate Anglo Irish in bank debt deal

The Irish government says an agreement with the European Central Bank is imminent to reduce the annual cost of the country's colossal bank bailout, an issue that could help to reduce Ireland's deficits and ease its escape from international aid.

Notice to Buddhadeb for questioning Mamata's honesty

The Trinamool Congress Wednesday slapped a legal notice on former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and demanded an apology from him for questioning his successor Mamata Banerjee's honesty.

Action against artists if gods are depicted nude: Karnataka govt

The BJP government on Wednesday warned of stern action against artists who depict gods and goddesses nude.

YK Hamied seeks retirement as Cipla MD

Cipla chairman and managing director Dr YK Hamied --instrumental in making healthcare affordable by launching copy-cat copies of AIDS, cancer and other life-saving medicines, has decided to call it a day as the managing director.

Maintaining fiscal deficit target extremely important: Montek

Planning commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said restricting the fiscal deficit at targeted levels is "extremely important" for the economy.

Cong MLA's daughter files complaint against cops for manhandling her father

"In the complaint, she (Rao's daughter) has sought for initiating action against the Neredmet police personnel accusing them of ill-treating and man-handling her father.

Patiala court awards 10 years imprisonment to terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana

A court here awarded ten years rigorous imprisonment (RI) to terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana under an Explosive Act case.

UP IPS officer transferred after exposing minister 'involved' in illegal cattle trafficking

The UP government has shunted out Gonda SP, who had conducted a sting operation that showed an SP leader offering bribe for releasing culprits caught for cattle trafficking.

New US State Secretary calls Khurshid, discusses Indo-US ties

New US secretary of state John Kerry has called up external affairs minister Salman Khurshid who said India was looking forward to take the bilateral ties to a higher level encompassing diverse sectors.

Major concerns in field of education need to be addressed: PM

PM noted that "drop-out rates in schools remain high after the elementary level. Some major concerns relating to equity also remain to be addressed."

Kerala rape case: Opposition LDF walks out of assembly

The protest came even as chief minister Oommen Chandy and home minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said government has an open mind on the issue.

Amethi geared up for Rahul Gandhi's visit tomorrow

After his arrival at the Fursatganj airport, Rahul would hold a roadshow and inaugurate projects worth Rs 3 crore in Tiloi area.

Five dead, three injured in Solomons earthquake

At least five people were killed, including a child, and three more were injured when a 8.0 magnitude earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands Wednesday, hospital officials said.

Acid attacks: SC directs Centre to convene meeting of states

The apex court said the states must also create funds to compensate the acid attack victim if the offender is not able to pay.

PM assured me all help, Narendra Modi says after meeting Manmohan Singh

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi said he had very fruitful talks with the Prime Minister on a range of issues concerning the state.

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