Myanmar sets more political prisoners free (Just in)
Yangon, Dec 11 (IANS) Forty-one more remaining political prisoners of conscience in Myanmar were released Wednesday from prisons across the country under a fresh amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, Xinhua reported citing official sources.
Government not sincere on Lokpal bill, Jaitley tells Hazare (4 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government is not sincere in getting the Lokpal bill passed in parliament, BJP leader Arun Jaitley has told social activist Anna Hazare, while conveying his party's desire to pursue the legislation with sincerity.
Protesters attack police station over Assam killings (10 minutes ago)
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) A mob in Assam's Chirang district Wednesday attacked a police station and set fire to some motorcycles, alleging that police and army personnel killed two students and injured another in a "staged shootout" claiming they were Bodo insurgents.
Sri Lanka detains, releases over 220 Indian fishermen (10 minutes ago)
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy Wednesday detained over 220 Indian fishermen and later released them, unconfirmed reports said.
Sensex down 83 points; capital goods stocks plunge (Lead) (12 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equities markets Tuesday closed flat as a result of profit bookings and ahead of the key data on consumer price and wholesales index which will be released soon.
British judge praises Indian-origin man for courage (14 minutes ago)
London, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian-origin convenience store owner in the British city of Bradford has been praised by a judge for his courage to fight back robbers.
Advani evades giving Modi credit for poll results (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani Wednesday evaded giving his party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi credit for the good showing by the BJP in the recently concluded assembly elections, and lauded chief ministers instead.
MiG-21 FL flies into IAF history (Lead) (16 minutes ago)
By Anurag Dey
Kalaikunda (West Bengal), Dec 11 (IANS) The iconic MiG-21 FL -- a variant in the MiG-21 series of fighter aircraft -- that heralded the dawn of the supersonic jet era for the Indian Air Force half a century ago, Wednesday passed into military aviation history at an emotional fly past and parade at an air base here.
Unknown man changed poll scenario in India: Omar Abdullah (16 minutes ago)
Jammu, Dec 11 (IANS) An "unknown person" has changed the election scenario of not only Delhi, but also of the entire country, forcing politicians to change their mindset, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday.
Pune rogue bus driver awarded death for killing nine (18 minutes ago)
Pune, Dec 11 (IANS) A Pune court reiterated its verdict Wednesday and awarded death penalty to a state transport bus driver acused of killing nine people and injuring 37 others as he sped through the city's streets last year, a legal official said.
Pramod Mittal spends whopping 60 million euros on daughter's wedding (18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, has reportedly spent 60 million Euros (about Rs. 505 crore) on his daughter’s wedding in Barcelona.
Railways freight traffic up 4.72 percent in April-November (24 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian Railways carried 677.56 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic during April-November 2013, registering an increase of 4.72 percent compared to the corresponding period last year, an official release said here Wednesday.
For The King of 64 Squares this Dec 11 was different! (Comment: Special to IANS) (26 minutes ago)
By Sanjiv Kataria
As the King of 64 squares and the five-time World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, celebrated his 44th birthday playing classic chess in London, strategizing every move, one can only begin to guess the thoughts uppermost in his mind.
Vandalism of Indian origin MP's memorial bench being probed (26 minutes ago)
London, Dec 11 (IANS) British police are investigating an incident in which a bench installed in the town of Middlesbrough in northeast England in memory of Ashok Kumar, an Indian-origin Labour Party member of parliament (MP) who died in 2010, was set alight.
Capital to host luxury kids carnival (28 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Multi-brand luxury kidswear stores Les Petits and Cherubs will host a children's carnival here Sunday.
Once a rebel, Gurjinder a key cog in India's hockey wheel (28 minutes ago)
By Sandip Sikdar
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) At 18, Gurjinder Singh was a hockey multi-millionaire, never mind he was paid less than half the amount he was entitled to for playing in the lone edition of the World Series Hockey (WSH) last year.
Go vintage this party season with lace designs (With Images) (17:32)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) If you are not a fan of bling and sequins then opt for lace, one of the hottest trends this party season. Designer Michelle Salins suggests that one can't go wrong with a “delicate fabric like lace” for parties and nightouts.
India's trade deficit narrows to $9.21 bn in November (Second Lead) (17:28)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India's trade deficit shrunk to $9.21 billion in November, as import of gold and silver declined sharply, government data showed Wednesday.
CRPF trooper dies in Srinagar guerrilla attack (17:26)
Srinagar, De Dec 11 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed and a trooper injured in firing by guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar Wednesday.
Sports minister happy with IOC decision (17:24)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Wednesday welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its Executive Board meeting to lift the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
AIADMK prices election application form at Rs.25,000 (17:20)
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) Gearing up for the 2014 general elections, the AIADMK party Wednesday announced the sale of its election application forms for candidates priced at Rs.25,000.
Indian origin American actor in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' (17:18)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rizwan Manji, an American actor of Indian origin, will be seen in Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer "The Wolf of Wall Street".
Gauri, Gurbani share lead in Usha Golf (17:16)
Pune, Dec 11 (IANS) Gauri Monga and Gurbani Singh shared the lead after round one of the Usha Western India Ladies and Junior Girls Championships being held at the Poona Golf Course here Wednesday.
Script is star of a film: 'Club 60' director (Movie Snippets) (17:14)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Sanjay Tripathi, whose latest directorial "Club 60" features veterans like Farooque Sheikh and Sarika, isn't sure if he will cast 'stars' for his next film but he believes a script is the real "star" of every movie.
Ronaldo prefers trophies over records (17:10)
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo made Champions League history Tuesday night when he scored in his side's 2-0 win in Copenhagen.
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