High Court Issues Notice To Tamil Nadu Govt On Rajiv Gandhi Assassin Nalini Sriharan’s Plea

Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has been in jail for the last 24 years. CHENNAI:  The Madras High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu Government on a petition by Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini Sriharan, undergoing life imprisonment, seeking her premature release. Justice MM Sundresh, before whom the petition came up ... Read More »

Mao Zedong’s Letter to UK Politician Sells For £600,000

A patron takes a picture of a portrait of Mao Zedong by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei following the launch of the joint exhibition ‘Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei’ in Melbourne on December 10, 2015. (AFP) LONDON:  A letter from Mao Zedong calling on the leader of the British Labour Party in 1937 for help against Japanese invaders sold for more than ... Read More »

Arvind Kejriwal’s Top Officer at CBI Again After Marathon Questioning

Rajender Gupta, Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is being questioned by the CBI for the second consecutive day NEW DELHI:  Arvind Kejriwal’s top bureaucrat arrived at the CBI headquarters again this morning after he was questioning for hours and released late last night on a day of dramatic developments that saw the Delhi Chief Minister calling Prime ... Read More »

For A Small Town Cop, A Heart-Stopping Moment In San Bernardino

Redlands Police Sergeant Andy Capps sits in his police cruiser Tuesday afternoon in Redlands, California. SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA:  In 23 years as a police officer, there was one thing Sgt. Andy Capps of the Redlands Police Department had never done until the afternoon of Dec. 2: Fire his weapon. He’d fired it at the range, of course. But until the ... Read More »

ISRO To Launch 6 Singaporean Satellites Today

The satellites would be launched one after another, 30 seconds apart, to avoid collision and set a distance of about 20 kilometres between them. SINGAPORE:  Indian Space Research Organisation’s PSLV rocket will today launch six Singaporean satellites which would help the city-state gather information on disaster monitoring and urban planning. To be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in the ... Read More »

1,500 Priests, 150 Cooks And A VVIP Guest List For KCR’s Thanksgiving

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has invited his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, Chandrababu Naidu for Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagyam to be held for five days, starting December 23 (Press Trust of India photo) HYDERABAD:  For five days starting Wednesday, December 23, about 1,500 priests will chant mantras round the clock as Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao performs an Ayutha ... Read More »

Republicans Debate How To Defeat Jihadists, Rivals Hit Donald Trump

Republican US presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L), Governor Jeb Bush (R) as Senator Ted Cruz (C) during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 15, 2015. (Reuters) LAS VEGAS:  Republican presidential hopefuls put the war against Islamic State jihadists front and center Tuesday as they debated how to keep America safe — with Donald Trump under ... Read More »

Bush, Lagging, Berates Trump In Fifth Debate

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (L) and Jeb Bush (R) repond to each other as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) listens during the CNN Republican presidential debate on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AFP Photo) Donald J. Trump came under sustained attack from Jeb Bush and other Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday night as they united against his ... Read More »

China Military Says ‘Pathogen’ Of Corruption Persists In Ranks

Chinese soldiers salute in a chorus on a stage during a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. (Reuters) BEIJING:  The “pathogen” of corruption persists within China’s armed forces, the top Chinese military newspaper said on Wednesday, indicating that President ... Read More »

Mexico’s Capital Close To Becoming 32nd State

A constituent assembly will be formed in the coming weeks to draft a constitution for the metropolis of 21 million people. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO:  Mexico’s Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would transform the capital into the nation’s 32nd state, with a governor and its own constitution. The Senate voted 74-20 to change the status of Mexico City, which ... Read More »