UN Security Council takes up N Korea's human rights

23 Dec 2014

The UN Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding ...

Google self-driving car prototype ready to try road

23 Dec 2014

Google has announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "We're going to be spending ...

Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

23 Dec 2014

Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives, the clearest signal yet that the communist government has no intention of ...

Pak's plan to execute 500 more militants disturbing: Amnesty

23 Dec 2014

Pakistan's plan to execute 500 militants who have been awarded death sentence is "deeply disturbing" and would do nothing to protect ...

Joe Cocker dies at 70

23 Dec 2014

British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early today of lung cancer in ...

Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

23 Dec 2014

Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. Ukrainian ...

Nigeria child bride confessed to killing husband: police

23 Dec 2014

A packed Nigerian court heard testimony today that a 14-year-old girl admitted to killing her 35-year-old husband with rat poison, and ...

No demolition of unauthorised colonies till 2017: SDMC panel

23 Dec 2014

No demolition of unauthorised colonies till 2017, a provision of Rs 15 crore under the 'Swachch Bharat Mission', and a unique ID for ...

Himachal HC directs police to upload FIRs on its website

23 Dec 2014

Holding that FIR is a public document and should not be kept out of public domain, Himachal Pradesh High Court today issued directions to ...

Dewani in top 100 personalities of the year in S Africa

23 Dec 2014

Shrien Dewani, acquitted on charges of orchestrating the murder of his wife Anni, is among the eight Indian-origin people in the annual ...

School gardener arrested for molesting minor

23 Dec 2014

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by the gardener of a private school in Central Delhi, police said here today. The 50-year-old ...

More than 20 malnourished dogs rescued

23 Dec 2014

Twenty five malnourished dogs and two pups have been rescued from a flat in South Delhi's Vasant Kunj area here, police said today. The ...

Three injured in grenade blasts in Kokrajhar

23 Dec 2014

At least three persons, including two women, were seriously injured in serial grenade blasts in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district where ...

Alstom to pay USD 772 mln to settle bribery charges in US

23 Dec 2014

French engineering giant Alstom has pleaded guilty and will pay USD 772 million to settle charges of paying bribes to foreign government ...

Need for a stringent law to curb white-collar crime in AP: DGP

23 Dec 2014

Andhra Pradesh DGP J V Ramudu today said a proposal has been forwarded to state government for enacting a stringent law to curb ...

F-Squared paying USD 35M to settle SEC charges on advertising

23 Dec 2014

F-Squared will pay USD 35 million and admit wrongdoing to settle federal regulators' charges of defrauding investors with false advertising ...

Al-Jazeera Egypt channel shuts down

23 Dec 2014

The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt channel, which has been at the centre of tensions between Egypt and ...

Ebola death toll passes 7,500: WHO

23 Dec 2014

More than 7,500 people have now died from the Ebola virus, as the number of cases climbs towards 20,000, the World Health Organisation said ...

Stringent law needed against forced conversions: Katiyar

23 Dec 2014

Advocating for a stringent law against forced conversions, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar today said a "relaxation" must be ...

16 seats fell vacant in Jharkhand before polls

23 Dec 2014

As many as 16 seats fell vacant in the outgoing House before the 2014 Jharkhand assembly elections after MLAs resigned and joined different ...

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