2012 September 04

NGO asks Bhandarkar to comply with smoking rule


September 4th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) An NGO working in the field of healthcare Tuesday asked Madhur Bhandarkar, the producer of Hindi movie "Heroine", to comply with rules against showing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UP employees asked to strike work against promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) More than 18 lakh Uttar Pradesh government employees have been asked to strike work Wednesday to protest the central government decision to move a constitutional ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

British soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2009 was victim of friendly fire


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by BNO News
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A British soldier who died of wounds following an engagement in southern Afghanistan in December 2009 was attacked by U.S. helicopter crews who thought they were attacking ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Bacterial rope, DNA chips to shape Indian biotech scene’


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS)Material like bacterial rope and DNA chips will shape up the 2050 scene as the Indian biotechnology sector leapfrogs into the future, eminent scientist Pushpa M. Bhargava ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pune devotees’ find answer to noise pollution curbs


September 4th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, but some Ganeshotsav organisers in Pune follow a bizarre practice during immersions to by-pass noise pollution norms - abandoning the idols ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

FIR against BJP general secretary for fraud


September 4th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) An FIR was registered in Rajasthan's Udaipur city Tuesday against Bharatiya Janta Party general secretary and sitting legislator Kiran Maheshwari, her husband and 28 others on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP to continue protest, unlikely to oblige on promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Despite BSP supremo Mayawati's request to let parliament function for passing a bill on reservations in promotions for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films


September 4th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government's informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pilots’ wage parity process has started, court told


September 4th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the process has started of implementing the recommendations of a panel to ensure career progression and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

More time for probe into graft plea against Dikshit


September 4th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A special court here Tuesday granted more time to the anti-corruption branch to file a status report on a corruption complaint against Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Stormy start to Delhi assembly monsoon session


September 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi assembly witnessed sloganeering, ruckus, adjournments and a walkout on the first day of its monsoon session with the BJP demanding the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Achievers with cerebral palsy felicitated in Mumbai


September 4th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) On the first World Cerebral Palsy Day, 16 individuals were Tuesday presented excellence awards for their contributions in various fields in a function organised by an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mumbai Metro accident: One killed, 11 injured (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) One person was killed and 11 others were injured when a slab of a staircase of an under-construction Metro railway station collapsed here Tuesday, officials said."One ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Body in pieces: Police question victim’s friend


September 4th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Three days after a 23-year-old BBA student's chopped body was found on railway tracks here, police Tuesday questioned a woman, whom the victim secretly married, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Parliament disrupted for 10th day, promotions quota bill likely Wednesday (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The raging BJP protest over the coal blocks allocation disrupted parliament for the 10th straight day Tuesday, despite which the government got a bill ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Karnataka legislators junket off, told to return at once


September 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday directed a group of legislators touring South America to cancel the visit and return immediately, following public outrage ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Facing allegations for being a Jaiswal: Coal minister


September 4th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Tuesday played to the gallery, saying he was being targeted because of his community and noted that the screening process ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CBI names Congress MP in coal block cases, raids 30 sites (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Congress MP Vijay Darda and 17 senior executives of five private companies were named by the CBI in cases registered in connection with the allocation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

SC reserves verdict on Italian marines’ plea


September 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its verdict on the pleas by the Italian government and its two marines seeking the quashing of charges against them ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Man creates a record by eating 191 chicken wings in 12 mins


September 4th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wonders never cease to exist. One competitive eater by the name Joey Chestnut managed to eat 191 chicken in 12 minutes only hence becoming the new ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Headless Torso Found in 16 Pieces across Delhi, India


September 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The body of a 23 year old tattoo artist was found scattered and most surprisingly the body of this artist was found headless. The police have ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Omarosa Manigault speaks about Michael Clarke Duncan


September 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Celebrity Apprentice contestant and fiancee of late Green Mile star Michael Clarke Duncan, Omarosa Manigault has spoken about the love she and Michael shared in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rainy Tuesday for Delhi, more likely Wednesday (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) It was rainy Tuesday for Delhi Tuesday with 2.8 mm of rain being recorded in the day. Some rain is likely Wednesday.The maximum temperature settled ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Three killed in house collapse


September 4th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, Sep 4 (IANS) A four-year-old girl was among three people killed when rocks from adjoining hills crushed their house after torrential rains in Rajasthan's Ajmer town Tuesday, police said.Nazama, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

CAG pulls up Coal India for avoidable expenditure


September 4th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India's official auditor said Tuesday that state miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) could have saved at least Rs.20 crore had it initiated prudent action ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Coal block allocations: Conspiracy behind BJP’s demand, says government


September 4th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday said there was a conspiracy behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's demand to cancel 142 coal blocks given during 2006-09 and also ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India for fast-tracking ASEAN highway links


September 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 4 (IANS) India and five other nations of the Mekong Ganga grouping -Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - Tuesday decided to fast-track key connectivity projects ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Driver arrested for molesting French tourist


September 4th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) A 30-year-old taxi driver was arrested Tuesday for allegedly molesting a French tourist in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, police said.The 35-year-old woman, whose name is being withheld, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Verma, wife sent to 10 days CBI custody


September 4th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday sent businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife to 10 days CBI custody in a case filed against them under the Official ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Henry Winkler is returning back to ‘Arrested Development’


September 4th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Its out in the open. Henry Winkler who is known as Barry Zuckerkorn in the tv series “‘Arrested Development” is coming back in Season 4. Henry ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

175 Sri Lankan tourists to return following protests (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) One hundred and seventy-five Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, China to resume joint military exercises (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and China Tuesday agreed to resume joint military exercises at the earliest and boost security ties in the border areas, a source of occasional ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Adopted son sentenced to death for murdering parents, wife


September 4th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A court here sentenced to death a 28-year-old man who murdered his parents, who had adopted him, and his pregnant wife in 2008, terming him ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

20 killed as suicide bomber targets funeral in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 others injured Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber hit a funeral procession in eastern ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No toll on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway for 15 days: Court


September 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Gurgaon, Sep 4 (IANS) Slamming traffic snarls at the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway toll plaza, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday barred its operator from collecting any charges from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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