| 2012 | January | 9

  • UP DIG caught on camera openly endorsing honour killing

    Lucknow, May 9 ():Satish Kumar Mathur, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Saharanpur range, was caught on a camera in which he was threatening a father who came to lodge a complaint of his missing daughter and also openly endorsing honour killing of the girl. The incident happened in Prabudh Nagar district police station where a man  in his 40s, Shaukeen…

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  • Ravinatha Aryasinha replaces Tamara Manimekhalai Kunanayakam at UN

    Geneva/Colombo, May 9 (): Tamara Manimekhalai Kunanayakam, a Tamil and Sri Lanka’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva has been transferred from her current position to Cuba. This change in Ms Kunanayakam’s office comes into effect from July 1, 2012. Mr Ravinatha Aryasinha, touted to be a ‘team player’ and currently the Ambassador…

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  • Kerala to continue pitching for new dam

    Thiruvananthapuram, May 9(ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said he would continue with the legal battle in the apex court for the construction of new dam replacing the 119- year old Mullaperiyar dam. His decision came after the Supreme Court-appointed empowered committee’s report asked him to re-consider the demand. Talking to mediapersons here,…

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  • Gold drops sheen – FIIs flee India

    Mumbai, May 9 () : Dollar and German Bund were preferred by investors over gold .US gold dropped to a four-month low, at $1,589.50. A 2% slide took place in international markets different from the previous session since it was at $1,588.64. The left-wing leader Hollande who was to form a government in Greece has so far…

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  • Bay Area Tamil community hosts Tamil Remembrance Day

    May 9 ():  Bay Area Tamil Community appeals to fellow Tamils to take part in Tamil Remembrance Day to mourn the death of 40,000+Tamil lives lost in May 2009: Appeal message by Bay Area Tamil community (www.ilantamilar.org) as below: Dear friends, Greetings! It is three long years since our fellow Tamils have been wiped out in…

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  • Aamir Khan stole my concept in Satyamev Jayate says Rakhi Sawant

    Mumbai, May 9 (): Rakhi Sawant, item girl has blamed Aamir Khan of stealing her concept for his debut show in small screen ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Rakhi Sawant hosted a show named ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’. According to Rakhi’s opinion, her show was certainly the original one which dealt on bringing about the core social subjects to…

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  • Virtual spiders may help arachinophobes overcome their phobia

    Wellington, May 9 (ANI): A Kiwi-made technology may help people with arachinophobia, fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions, to conquer their fear of creepy crawlies. Researchers at Canterbury University’s human interface technology laboratory (Hit Lab) are developing an “augmented reality” application that projects virtual spiders on to real-world environments, such as an…

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  • Sharif accuses Gilani and Zardari of lying to the nation

    Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N President Nawaz Sharif has accused Prime Minister Gilani and President Zardari of lying to the nation. Sharif lashed out at President Zardari claiming that he took the people’s money to Swiss banks. “We want Pakistan’s stolen wealth to be brought back,” The News quoted Nawaz, as saying, as…

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  • Men lose more weight when slimming without girls

    London, May 9 (ANI): Men who go to slimming classes lose twice as much weight when there are no women around, a study has found. They put their success down to the ‘blokey banter’ and lack of ‘awkward moments’ at the men-only sessions. Those who followed an all-male course lost almost a stone on average,…

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