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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2620

India

Mamata Banerjee dragged to court for defaming judiciary

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Thursday dragged to the Calcutta High Court which took up an oral plea for contempt action over her allegation that many judgements are "delivered" for money.

Indian spicy street food makes it to top British competition

Lovers of Indian spicy chaat, samosas and bhelpuri can rejoice as the lip-smacking snacks have made it to the top 16 finalists in British street foods competition.

Pak umpire admits photo with Indian model real

Pakistani cricketer-turned-umpire Assad Rauf, who has been accused of sexually exploiting Indian model-starlet Leena Kapoor, has admitted that pictures with her are real, but denied having any relationship with her.

Mamata Banerjee under fire for casting aspersions on judiciary

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came under attack from political parties and eminent lawyers for alleging there were instances when court judgements have been delivered for money.

Baba Ramdev ends fast, gets Anna aide Kejriwal support

On the last day of his agitation on Tuesday, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev got surprise support of erstwhile Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal who urged people to back the yoga guru in his protest but warned him against political parties “which are neck-deep in corruption“.

Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh dead

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Tuesday as soon as news came in of the death of Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in a Chennai hospital.

Worst power failure in decade, 8 States hit

Eight States of the northern region, including the national capital New Delhi besides Jammu and Kashmir, faced a blackout from 2.30 a.m. on Monday following a disturbance in the Northern Grid. Officials of the Power Ministry said a major fault near Agra led to power being snapped.

Shooter Gagan Narang wins first medal for India in Olympics

Ace marksman Gagan Narang shot his way to the men's 10m air rifle bronze medal after watching compatriot and Beijing Games gold medalist Abhinav Bindra fall by the wayside in the preliminaries as India scooped up its first medal at the Olympic Games on Monday.

Cricket shame: Five suspended after TV sting expose

The IPL's governing council on Tuesday decided to suspend five players named in the TV sting for 15 days. The governing council also asked Ravi Sawani, the head of the BCCI's new anti-corruption unit, to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within 15 days.

Dalai Lama to donate Templeton Prize money to Indian “Save the children Fund”

The Dalai Lama has said he will give away 900 thousand pound of the total 1.1m pound Templeton Prize money he received to ‘Save the Children Fund’ in India, confirmed C. Rigzing, private secretary of the Dalai Lama said from Dharamshala by phone.

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