News Archive :: 2011 / 10

Indian-American homes targeted in rash of gold thefts in California

Washington , Oct 1

Indian Americans, who are "known for owning high-quality gold of 20 and 22 karats", have become targets in a number of thefts in northern California.

Ancient copper sword discovered in China

Beijing , Oct 1

A copper sword dating back to over 2,200 years has been discovered in eastern China, a media report said Saturday.

US personal incomes decline

Washington , Oct 1

Personal income fell last month for the first time since October 2009, while consumer spending increased 0.2 percent, the US Commerce Department said Friday.

School principal suspended for cross-dressing

San Juan , Oct 1

The principal of a primary school in the western Puerto Rican town of Aguada was suspended for cross-dressing as the late Spanish singer Rocio Jurado during a school party.

First in decades: Bengal ministers plunge into pujas

Kolkata , Oct 1

For the first time in three-and-a-half decades, West Bengal's ministers have openly joined in organising Durga Puja celebrations, shedding the political diffidence of the previous leftist government, some of whose members were avowed atheists.

US military chaplains free to perform same-sex marriages

Washington , Oct 1

US military chaplains are authorised to perform same-sex marriages in jurisdictions that recognise such unions, the Pentagon said Friday.

Venezuela to invest $45 bn to build, maintain refineries

Caracas , Oct 1

State-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA said it plans to invest $45 billion this decade to maintain its domestic refinery network in the country and build other crude-processing facilities.

Walsh keen on grooming next generation of Windies players

Visakapathnam , Oct 1

Legendary fast bowler Courtney Walsh says he views his role as the West Indies Under-19 team manager as key in grooming the next generation of players in the Caribbean.

Green rating assessment scheme for Goa demanded

Panaji , Oct 1

Green architects in Goa are lobbying with the state government to come up with a green rating assessment scheme for infrastructure projects in the state to give a fillip to environment-friendly architecture.

'Drive' - Has the drive, chutzpah and finesse (IANS Movie Review)

Film: "Drive"; Actors: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston; Director: Nicolas Winding Refn; Rating: ***1/2

Bangladesh recalls Shahadat for Windies series

Dhaka , Oct 1

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selectors have recalled seamer Shahadat Hossain and called up uncapped all-rounder Elias Sunny but axed batsman Junaid Siddique for the limited overs series against the West Indies starting here next week.

A temple in China reflects 'Sino-Indian cultural synergy'

Beijing , Oct 1

A government-run Buddhist temple in China, that has been visited by many India leaders, has been hailed by experts for its role in the "intersection" of Chinese and Indian cultures and for symbolising the "splendid achievements of Sino-Indian cultural synergy".

I stay away from formulas: Nagesh Kukunoor (Interview)(Lead, Correcting byline)

New Delhi , Oct 1

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor believes in "reinventing" and "rethinking". He says he tries to stay away from formulas and has just made his first love story, "Mod".

Katie-Leandro's marriage plans

London , Oct 1

Katie Price's 26-year-old beau Leandro Penna says he is ready to marry the former model, and revealed that they are making plans to start a family.

No direction aspirations for Brad Pitt

London , Oct 1

Actor Brad Pitt says he has no desire to don the director's hat. He feels the pressure would drive him and his family "crazy".

Cool morning in Delhi

New Delhi , Oct 1

Delhiites woke up to a cool Saturday morning. The Met office has forecast a clear sky throughout the day.

Enrique Iglesias to appear on Facebook game

Los Angeles , Oct 1

Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias will appear on CityVille, the popular game on the social networking site Facebook, as a way of publicising the artist's current tour introducing his new album "Euphoria!", technology company Zynga said in a communique.

Tackling Haqqani Network job No. 1: US to Pakistan

Washington , Oct 1

Placing the Haqqani Network's tackling at the top of its counter-terrorism agenda, the Us is pushing Pakistan to act against the terror group described as "a veritable arm" of Pakistan's spy agency.

48 Indian fishermen held in Pakistan

Islamabad , Oct 1

As many as 48 Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities, a media report said.

Indian-origin man teaches yoga to Mexican migrants

Monterrey (Mexico) , Oct 1

A shelter for migrants in the northern state of Coahuila is offering yoga classes, run by an Indian-origin man, to help undocumented Central Americans cope with the stress of their arduous and often dangerous trek across Mexico to reach the US.

Hearing on Kanimozhi's bail plea deferred

New Delhi , Oct 1

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday deferred hearing on the bail application of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalignar TV chief Sharad Kumar till Oct 17 in the 2G spectrum case.

China’s economic success an inspiration: Gilani

Islamabad , Oct 1

China's "astonishing economic success" is a source of inspiration for the developing world, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Pakistani political parties meet a failure: Daily

Islamabad , Oct 1

The All Parties Conference (APC) held here amid deteriorating US-Pakistan ties was "a resounding failure", said a Pakistani daily Saturday.

Salman Taseer's killer gets death sentence

Islamabad , Oct 1

The bodyguard who assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer in January this year was found guilty and sentenced to death Saturday by a Pakistani court, a media report said.

Forced to clear body parts, boy loses mental balance

Indore , Oct 1

A 12-year-old boy, who was forced to collect scattered remains of a man run over by a train, has lost his mental balance, police said here Saturday.

I stay away from formulas: Nagesh Kukunoor (Interview)

New Delhi , Oct 1

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor believes in "reinventing" and "rethinking". He says he tries to stay away from formulas and has just made his first love story, "Mod".

Hearing on Kanimozhi's bail plea deferred (Lead)

New Delhi , Oct 1

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday deferred till Oct 17 the hearing on the bail application of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalignar TV chief Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum case.

Fuel prices go up in Pakistan

Islamabad , Oct 1

Fuel prices went up in Pakistan Saturday, authorities said.

Salman Taseer's assassin gets death sentence (Lead)

Islamabad , Oct 1

The bodyguard who gunned down Punjab governor Salman Taseer in January this year was found guilty and sentenced to death Saturday by a Pakistani court, a media report said.

Starting to feel my age: Beckham

London , Oct 1

Soccer ace David Beckham, 36, says he has started feeling his age as he now has more aches and pains when he wakes up.