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No intention to tinker with judicial independence, says government


August 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Maintaining that judicial independence can co-exist with judicial accountability, the government Friday said it has no intention to impair the independence of judiciary through the ... Read more...

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Britons fined in Australia for stealing penguin


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Two British tourists have been fined $1,000 each by a court for becoming drunk and stealing a penguin from a marine park in Australia.A third tourist ... Read more...

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Indian American charged for ‘phantom’ payday loan scam


April 12th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) US authorities have charged an Indian American and two companies he controls for allegedly running a scheme to collect "phantom" payday loan debts that included harassing ... Read more...

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Kim Dotcom: ‘Many Megaupload users are from the US Government’


March 13th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has stirred a hornet’s nest when he alleged that many of the Megaupload users are in reality top officials of the US ... Read more...

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Kim Dotcom to appeal against judge’s decision


February 28th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Auckland, Feb 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kim Dotcom, the embattled founder of Megaupload, is confident that all the charges against him will be dropped after the trial. The self-confessed former hacker was speaking ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

US assures India help in bringing 26/11 culprits to book


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The United States has assured India all possible assistance as provided within the framework of US law to help bring the main culprits of the November ... Read more...

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Hacker group Anonymous could cause power outage in US


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Hacker group Anonymous within the next year or two could bring about a limited power outage in the US through a cyber attack, a top official ... Read more...

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Moroccan planned to kill 30 in US suicide attack


February 20th, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) A 29-year-old Moroccan national detained for trying to attack the US Capitol planned to kill around 30 people in a suicide bombing, sources said.Amine Khalifi considered ... Read more...

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CIA website hacked


February 11th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Hacker group Anonymous Friday night took down the website of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), media reports said Saturday.Citing online publication PC Magazine, RIA Novosti said ... Read more...

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Cocaine found in UN headquarters


January 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) More than 35 pounds (15 kg) of cocaine was sent in a bag that turned up at the UN headquarters in New York, CNN reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hackers attack US government websites over Megaupload raids


January 20th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The US government and entertainment industry websites have been crippled after the "hacktivist" group Anonymous launched a series of cyber attacks in retaliation for the closure ... Read more...

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AT&T; drops bid for T-Mobile


December 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) AT&T; Inc. abandoned Monday its $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA, a deal that sparked opposition from the US government and consumer groups.The Dallas-based giant ... Read more...

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56,383 cases pending in Supreme Court


December 19th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Inadequate number of judges and delay in filling vacancies were among the various reasons responsible for the large number of pending cases in courts, including ... Read more...

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Children eyewitness to family violence


October 18th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) More than one out of four children have been exposed to physical violence between their parents at some time, say US researchers.But the vast bulk of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘US ambassador recants sex tourists remark’


October 9th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 9 (IANS) The government said Sunday that a statement by US Ambassador Harry Thomas on sex tourists coming to the Philippines, which he later recanted, would not hurt ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Marie-Therese Connolly wins MacArthur Genius Grant


September 21st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Department of Justice lawyer Marie-Therese Connolly has been named as a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur grant. On Tuesday, it was announced that Connolly will be ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Patil forwards Sen’s resignation for notification


September 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday sent the resignation of Calcutta High Court's Justice Soumitra Sen to the department of justice for issuance of a notification ... Read more...

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Merely 8 percent of higher judges in India are women


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Around eight percent of the high court and Supreme Court judges in India are women, Minister of Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath said Friday.In ... Read more...

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US government sues to block AT&T;, T-Mobile merger


September 1st, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) The US Justice Department Wednesday sued to block AT&T;'s bid to acquire T-Mobile USA, saying the proposed merger would reduce competition and raise prices.In a complaint ... Read more...

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South African public get free legal assistance


August 25th, 2011 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) People of South Africa are being provided free legal assistance at courts and legal aid centres across the country, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.The service is ... Read more...

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Former UN security worker charged with $100,000 fraud


July 1st, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An ex-UN employee has been arrested for allegedly holding jobs at the UN and the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) as well, the US Department ... Read more...

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US has over a million gangsters


June 27th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 27 (IANS) More than one million people, mostly youth, are involved in gangs in the US, say official statisticsAccording to a Department of Justice report, there were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bank of America settles lawsuit with US Dept of Justice


May 30th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Bank of America Corp. has reached a deal to amicably resolve a suit which was filed by the US Department of Justice. The bank is ... Read more...

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UAE, South Africa discuss judicial deal


May 28th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Africa are discussing a draft judicial agreement between the two countries on extradition of criminals and mutual legal ... Read more...

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FBI files reveal ‘mass cow sacrifices by aliens’ sent White House into panic


April 14th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Declassified FBI files have revealed that the mass killing of cows believed to be by aliens had sent the White House into a panic.It is claimed that more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google’s plan to publish books online blocked by US court


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): A court in the US has blocked an agreement between Google and publishers that would have allowed the Internet search engine to publish books online.Google has scanned millions ... Read more...

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Cyber criminals target Japan disaster donators


March 20th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.20 (ANI): Cyber criminals have taken over social media websites and e-mails to target consumers donating for Japan's disaster relief.E-mails are reportedly arriving in the form of a humanitarian organization looking ... Read more...

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Davis’ diplomatic immunity issue shouldn’t be decided by Pak courts: US


February 17th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17(ANI): The United States has said that the diplomatic immunity issue of double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis is "certainly not a matter that should be resolved by courts ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kerry urges Pak to free Davis, promises criminal investigation against him in US


February 16th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 16(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry has voiced regret for the killings of two Pakistani men by an American official in Lahore, and sought to reassure ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Davis case should not mar Pakistan-US ties: Kerry


February 16th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Seeking to ease tension over the arrest of a US official for killing two Pakistanis, a top American senator has said the incident should not affect the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No proof that Assange encouraged leaks, says WikiLeaks


February 10th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/London, Feb.10 (ANI): Investigators in the United States are believed to have failed to find evidence to go ahead with the prosecution of Julian Assange, the head of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks, for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian Idol Out, X Factor In


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Parents Television Council has asked for Federal investigation of MTV’s hit U.S. show 'Skins'. After its huge success in Britain, this edgy new series was launched in the U.S. This ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Decks cleared for Dewani’s extradition to SA over wife’s murder conspiracy


December 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Dec 25 (ANI): Extradition papers of Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire whose wife was murdered during their honeymoon in Cape Town last month, have reportedly been processed by the South ... Read more...

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S. African prosecuting authority submits papers for Dewani extradition


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Dec. 23 (ANI): South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority has submitted papers for the extradition of British Indian murder-accused Shrien Dewani to the South African justice department."The papers that we submitted to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

U.S. Justice Department settles with Lucasfilm in anticompetitive hiring complaint


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Justice Department has announced that it has reached a settlement with Lucasfilm Ltd. which prevents it from entering into agreements restraining employee recruitment.According to Tuesday's ... Read more...

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