Archive for January, 2010

Mahinda Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka Presidential election

Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:26

Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, has won a second term in office, after defeating his nearest rival, General Sarath Fonseka, former chief of the army and the joint Opposition candidate.

This was posted under category: Countries, Featured  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments

70% voter turnout in Sri Lanka’s presidential election

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 22:03

There was 70% voter turnout when polling for the presidential election in Sri Lanka ended on January 26, 2010, amidst heavy security to thwart any possible violence.

This was posted under category: Featured, Indian States  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with: ,

Taxi driver license controversy in Mumbai: Marathi cumpulsory, then not so

Thursday, January 21, 2010 18:51

Maharashtra Chief Minister makes a U-turn on row over taxi-driver licence

This was posted under category: Featured, Indian States  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments

Shashi Tharoor’s woes won’t end; now it’s Ministry of External Affairs’ book purchase

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 17:23

New Delhi: Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs, has termed a controversy over the Ministry of External Affairs’ buying books authored by him as “contemptible.”

This was posted under category: India  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with:

US to serve formal demarche to China over hacking of Google

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 17:07

The government of the United States has said it will serve a formal demarche to the government of China over China’s alleged involvement in cyber-attacks against Google, Adobe Systems and several other companies.

This was posted under category: Countries, Featured  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with: ,

Food prices will fall in about 10 days, says Sharad Pawar

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 19:25

New Delhi: The Government of India has announced a host of measures to bring down the mounting food prices, including releasing of millions of tonnes of reserves of rice and wheat.

This was posted under category: India  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with:

Attacks on Indians in Australia could hit bilateral relations, India warns Australia

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 17:36

New Delhi: India has warned Australia that there is a chance of relations between the two countries getting strained unless Australia took strong measures immediately to stop the continuing attacks on Indian students studying in that country.

This was posted under category: Countries, India  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with: , ,

TV5 editors arrested over YSR helicopter crash conspiracy theory against Reliance

Friday, January 8, 2010 19:10

Reliance Industries rejects TV report on crash of YSR’s helicopter; case filed against TV5 for inciting violence

This was posted under category: Featured, Indian States  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with:

Jyoti Basu’s condition critical; put on ventilator

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 20:14

Kolkata: The condition of Jyoti Basu, 95, veteran Marxist leader and former chief minister of West Bengal, who has been admitted to hospital after an attack of pneumonia, is “critical.” Doctors attending him on Basu said his condition has, however, improved a little. Basu was put on ventilator on Wednesday morning after ...

This was posted under category: Featured, India  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with: ,

Aarushi murder case: CBI seeks court’s order to conduct narco-analysis on Aarushi’s parents

Monday, January 4, 2010 18:11

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought the permission of the Judicial Magistrate (CBI) in Ghaziabad to conduct narco-analysis tests on Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, the parents of the teenage girl Aarushi, who was found murdered in her room under mysterious circumstances at her residence in Noida.

This was posted under category: India  |  Read Full Story  |  0 Comments
Tagged with: ,