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Talwar couple killed daughter Aarushi and servant, CBI tells court

The CBI told a special court on Tuesday that dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar themselves killed their daughter Aarushi and domestic aide Hemraj in their Noida flat.
CBI counsel R. K. Saini made the allegation before Special Judge Shyam Lal during his argument on framing of charges against Talwars for their alleged roles in the killings of their daughter and domestic aide.

President Mahinda Returns To Colombo

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa returnrned to Colombo this morning. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse left Doha yesterday evening after participating in the 12th Doha Forum.

Sri Lanka officially rejects UNHRC resolution as 'interference in internal affairs'

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris made known his government's sentiments in totally rejecting the UN Human Rights Council resolution adopted in Geneva on 22 March that it interferes in the internal affairs of his country, while being on the American soil addressing a distinguish gathering on 15 May at the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

Aung San Suu Kyi To Address ILO International Labor Conference

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has announced that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi - Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar - will attend the 101st International Labour Conference

KKR defeat Delhi Daredevils, enter IPL final

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered an easy win defeating Delhi Daredevils at Pune on Tuesday night by 18 runs and entered the finals of the IPL tournament.

Train mishap leaves at least 25 dead in Andhra

At least 25 passengers were killed, 16 of them charred, and 43 injured when the Bangalore- bound Hampi Express rammed into a stationary goods train after its driver apparently overshot the signal near the station in Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh early Tuesday.

Int’l specialist discovers Sri Lanka’s hidden Marina potential, says ‘It’s huge’


Sri Lanka is a natural hub for world cruising yatchs. “We are well positioned to be a yatch hub and marina development can boost our tourism potential and worldwide publicity considerably” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on 18 May.

Rajiv killer scores over 90 per cent in 12th class exam

A.G. Perarivalan, , who is one of the three convicts on death row in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has scored more than 91% in the Tamil Nadu class 12 examinations.

Sacred Kapilavastu Relics to be taken to Sri Lanka for Exposition

During President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s State Visit to India in June 2010, it was agreed that Sri Lanka and India will undertake joint activities to commemorate the 2600th year of enlightenment of Gautama Buddha. Following this agreement, President Rajapaksa wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting for the Sacred Kapilavastu Relics to be sent to Sri Lanka for veneration on this historic occasion of significance for both countries.

Shahrukh Khan in legal trouble over public smoking

Already dogged by controversies, Bollywood actor Shah rukh Khan on Tuesday found himself in fresh legal trouble as he got summons issued by a court in Rajasthan to appear before it on May 26 in a case related to smoking in public at a stadium in Jaipur during an IPL match.

Malaysia: Government urged to drop charges against opposition leaders

The Malaysian government should withdraw charges against opposition leaders for their participation in the “BERSIH 3.0 rally” held in Kuala Lumpur on April 28, 2012, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA).

Bill passed against sexual abuse of children

Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill to protect children below 18 from sexual abuse, set up special courts for speedy trial of cases against them and provide stringent punishment extending up to life term for offenders.

India’s tobacco challenge

India currently holds the dubious distinction of being the second largest producer and the second largest consumer of tobacco in the world. Not a particularly dignified title, considering that tobacco kills half of its dedicated users prematurely in their productive years!

EC begins work on schedule of Presidential poll

The Election Commission of India (EC) has begun preparations to finalise the schedule for the presidential elections.


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