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  • Obama hosts ‘iftaar’ party, speaks about US cultural diversity

    US President Barack Obama hosted an ‘iftaar’ party at the White House during which he highlighted the role of faith in the lives of Americans and the tradition of celebrating all festivals, including Diwali. “Here at the White House, we have a tradition of hosting iftaars that goes back several years, just as we host […]

    President inagurates Nehru Boat Race in Alappuzha

    President Pratibha patil on Saturday enjoyed the panoramic beauty of Kerala’s backwaters and the sporting spirit of the villagers as the chief guest at the annual Negur Trophy Boat Race held at Punnamada lake near Alappuzha. In a brief inaugural address before the 58th edition of the country’s premier water sporting event, Patil said the […]

    BlackBerry provides some tech solution to MHA concerns

    Faced with the August 31 deadline, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM)  took a step to end the logjam by agreeing to provide technical solution on the issue of interception of its services but Home Ministry said it would take a call only after evaluating it. Official sources without elaborating said the Canadian smartphone maker […]

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Pak Saturday

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Islamabad Saturday and visit the areas battered by the worst-ever floods in the country. Ban will assess losses due to the floods and the UN has already appealed for nearly USD 460 million in emergency aid for providing relief to the victims. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes had […]

    Bill to replace MCI board with panel of doctors

    A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday to amend the Medical Council of India Act to replace the existing board of the MCI, facing corruption charges, with a seven-member panel of eminent doctors. The corruption-ridden MCI, set up 76 years ago to regulate medical education in the country, has already been dissolved […]

    Congress Core group meets on CWG controversy

    Concerned over controversies surrounding the Commonwealth Games, Congress top brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss a mechanism to supervise the event in the wake of corruption charges. With the Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi in the eye of a storm following allegations, […]

    ED looking at QBR money trail leading to London firm

    Widening its probe into alleged financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, the Enforcement Directorate is looking at the source and gateways through which payment was made for the Queens Baton Relay in London last October. The ED has scrutinised the bid documents that led to the awarding of the work of arranging display services to […]

    Report on N liability bill to be tabled on Wednesday

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology voiced confidence that the report on the nuclear liability bill will be tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, despite differences among members “I am fully confident that the Standing Committee will be able to give the report on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Bill (2010) to the government by […]

    Iran confirms launch of first nuclear power plant

    Iran’s atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi Friday confirmed next week’s launch of the Islamic republic’s first nuclear power plant, as announced by Russia which has helped build the facility. “We are preparing to transfer the fuel inside the plant next week… Then we will need seven to eight days to transfer it to the […]

    61 Explosive-laden Trucks Go Missing in India

    Some 61 trucks loaded with over 300 tons of explosives have gone missing in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, a senior police official said Friday. “The trucks were sent from a state-owned factory, Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited, in Dholpur to a private company called Ganesh Explosives in the state’s Sagar district. But […]