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Can’t book Nirmal Baba over complaint, cops tell court


September 10th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Police Monday told a Delhi court that they cannot book self-styled godman Nirmal Baba over a complaint of cheating and breach of trust given by ... Read more...

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Press Council chief slams sedition charge against cartoonist


September 10th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju Monday termed the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as "stupid" and demanded action against politicians ... Read more...

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Russia looks to toughen match-fixing laws


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill that would toughen match-fixing laws in Russian football is likely to be submitted to the country's lower house of parliament this fall, its ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Delay in appeal outcome no ground for exoneration in murder: SC


September 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) A person who has been acquitted of murder by a trial court cannot challenge the reversal of this by the high court on the ground ... Read more...

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Media spreading canard to hold market: Mamata


August 28th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday continued her tirade against the media, accusing it of propagating "false news" to hold on to the market."The ... Read more...

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What happened to money spent on Yamuna, ask activists


August 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) "Save Yamuna" activists marched here Sunday demanding to know what had happened to the huge rums of money spent on supposedly cleaning the river."Thousands of crores ... Read more...

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Mamata slams media for abetting suicides, rapes


August 25th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused it of abetting suicides and rapes and warned that police ... Read more...

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Disabled Bengali woman’s marriage to be annulled


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A court in Britain has asked for the annulment of the "forced marriage" of a disabled Bengali-Muslim woman as she can barely speak and can do ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers bill likely to come in Rajya Sabha Tuesday


August 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The whistleblowers protection bill is likely to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, government sources said Monday.The legislation, which is one of the important ... Read more...

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Uruguay to debate legalising marijuana


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uruguay's parliament will debate full legalisation of marijuana, with state control over its production and distribution, the El Pais daily reported Thursday."The bill remains open ... Read more...

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It’s crime to say man has no balls: Italian apex court


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Italy's supreme court has ruled that it is a criminal offence to tell a man he has "no balls" because it hurts male pride.In a case ... Read more...

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Alligator chomps off hand that fed it


July 30th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A boat captain in the US has been charged with unlawfully feeding an alligator after the reptile bit off his hand in Florida Everglades, one of ... Read more...

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Prohibitive ticket prices keep Indian diaspora off Olympics opening


July 24th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) With three days to go for the Olympics opening ceremony, the rush for tickets is intense - but not for the estimated 1.6 million Indians ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati incident a criminal offence, says Krishna Tirath


July 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Tuesday termed, as a criminal offence, the incident where a school hostel warden of West Bengal's Visva ... Read more...

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Court dismisses plea against Mukherjee


June 29th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday dismissed as withdrawn a petition challenging the candidature of United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee."Petitioner in person seeks ... Read more...

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Prince Harry stopped by the police


June 18th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prince Harry has been reportedly stopped by police officer while he was taking a blonde woman, who remains unidentified, on his motorbike. The British prince was riding ... Read more...

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Forced marriages to be a crime in Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Forcing someone to marry will become a criminal offence in Britain and "will not be tolerated", Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday.The decision to create ... Read more...

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Essar denies all charges in 2G case


May 7th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Essar Group Monday strongly opposed all charges against it in the second generation (2G) telecom airwaves case and told a CBI special court here ... Read more...

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South Asians seek rejection of tough US immigration law


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) As the US Supreme Court began a hearing on Arizona State's tough immigration law, a South Asian umbrella organisation asked the apex court to reject the ... Read more...

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Brazil court allows abortion in case of brain damage


April 14th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 14 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled that aborting a foetus suffering from anencephaly - the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull - ... Read more...

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Drug users may face jail under new Russian bill


March 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian anti-drug watchdog has prepared a bill introducing punishment of up to two years in jail for drug users.According to the RAPSI news agency, ... Read more...

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‘More stringent laws against cartelisation needed’


February 14th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Competition watchdog,he Competition Commission of India (CCI) is in favour of more stringent laws against formation of cartels as it affects consumers' interest. "Cartelisation can become ... Read more...

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Stalkers may soon have tough time in Britain


February 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) The British government may soon formulate a law laying down "substantial" jail terms for stalkers.British parliamentarians believe the problem has become so acute that a new ... Read more...

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Court slaps Rs.20,000 fine on NRI


January 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Abusing the process of law by questioning investigating agencies and maligning the judiciary has cost a non-resident Indian (NRI) Rs.20,000.The Delhi High Court order came ... Read more...

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Three blasts after Malaysian court acquits Anwar (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) At least two people were injured in three explosions near Kuala Lumpur High Court Monday, shortly after opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition leader acquitted in sodomy case


January 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) A Malaysian high court has acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charge, capping almost two-year-long trial proceedings.The 64-year-old former deputy prime minister was ... Read more...

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Another shocker for UPA: clamour for Chidambaram’s ‘dismissal’


December 15th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The already buffeted UPA government was dealt yet another blow with the opposition in one voice clamouring for the dismissal of Home Minister P. ... Read more...

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Chidambaram guilty of criminal offence: BJP


December 15th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded the sacking of Home Minister P. Chidambaram saying he was guilty of "criminal offence" for allegedly misusing ... Read more...

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In Britain, hostility within family could mean crime


December 12th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Being hostile towards yout life partner in Britain may soon land individuals in deep trouble, as such behaviour is likely to be considered a criminal offence ... Read more...

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When Mamata turned chief manager in face of tragedy


December 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) A chief minister sitting under a tree or on a cheap plastic chair outside a hospital morgue for hours helping grieving relatives cope with a ... Read more...

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Mamata takes charge


December 10th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) From supervising rescue work to consoling the grieving, from taking administrative action against the guilty to assisting the officials in completing procedural formalities, West Bengal ... Read more...

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Dumping waste in open a criminal offence in Kerala


November 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Monday directed the state police to register criminal cases against all those who dump waste on the streets.The ... Read more...

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Maps on Wikipedia depict people’s view: Founder


November 18th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Addressing the first ever WikiConference in India, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales here Friday said the representation of maps on the free encyclopedia was in accordance with ... Read more...

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Match-fixing rampant in all countries: Former ICC investigator


November 16th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Paul Condon, the former head of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, has blown the myth that match fixing is prevalent only in the sub-continent.In an ... Read more...

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Centre to bring bill on selection of Lokayuktas: Narayanasamy


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The government is planning to bring a "model bill" to bring uniformity in the selection of Lokayuktas in the states, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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