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  Last Updated: May 19, 2007 - 1:28:39 PM

Run to support fight against kidney disease
New York, May 19 - The third Zayed International marathon to mobilise public support for the fight against kidney diseases was kicked off here Saturday.
May 19, 2007 - 3:20:26 PM

Mexican footballer banned for life for doping
Lausanne -, May 19 - Mexican defender Salvador Carmona, who was kicked out of the 2005 Confederations Cup over doping allegation, has been banned for life by the Court of Arbitration for Sport - with immediate effect.
May 19, 2007 - 12:36:29 PM

Ranbaxy gets FDA approval for allergy drug
Washington, May 19 - India's drug major Ranbaxy Laboratories has received tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and market a pill to treat rhinitis, one of the most common illnesses in the US.
May 19, 2007 - 11:50:22 AM

Sunita Williams assembles special space walk tool
Washington, May 19 - Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams has assembled a spacewalk tool that may help her two companions in space in retracting a solar array during their two spacewalks May 30 and June 6.
May 19, 2007 - 11:39:47 AM

Simpson misses charity benefit
New York, May 19 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson was not present at the Operation Smile benefit for children and raised questions about her support to the organisation.
May 19, 2007 - 10:44:42 AM

Chronic pain may impair your memory
Toronto, May 19 - Chronic pain doesn't just cause physical discomfort, it can also impair your memory and concentration.
May 19, 2007 - 10:42:52 AM

Silicon Valley companies provide technology for latest 'Shrek' film
Los Angeles, May 19 - US computer giant Hewlett-Packard - and chip maker Advanced Micro Devices - have jointly provided technology to help DreamWorks Animation SKG create what they call the digital magic in the latest 'Shrek' film.
May 19, 2007 - 10:19:54 AM

Israel threatens to take 'other military actions' in Gaza
Washington, May 19 - Israel's air strikes on the Gaza Strip so far have been 'very measured' and Israel could take 'other military actions' if necessary, said Sallai Meridor, Israeli ambassador to the US.
May 19, 2007 - 10:04:38 AM

'World bank can now refocus on poverty in South Asia'
Washington, May 19 - The resignation of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz would help the institution battered by a crisis of governance to resume the battle against poverty in South Asia, according to a senior bank official.
May 19, 2007 - 8:41:13 AM

Microsoft buys ad-firm Aquantive for $6 bn
Seattle, May 18 - Microsoft has acquired digital marketing firm Aquantive for $6 billion in a bid to prevent Google's total domination of the online advertising market, the company said Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 11:53:40 PM

US seeks hold on World Bank's top job
Washington, May 18 - The United States Friday reaffirmed its claim to naming the next World Bank head after former Pentagon official Paul Wolfowitz agreed to quit, prompting relief in European capitals.
May 18, 2007 - 11:53:10 PM

Group of four hopeful of Doha success by yearend
Washington, May 18 - The Group of four on trade, including India's Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, Friday expressed the hope that the Doha round of world trade talks will meet success by the end of this year.
May 18, 2007 - 9:40:43 PM

India elected to UN Human Rights Council with highest votes
United Nations, May 18 - India has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council with the highest number of votes, with as many as 185 countries backing New Delhi.
May 18, 2007 - 6:12:31 PM

Nevada University graduates blessed with Gita verses
New York, May 18 - Graduating students of the University of Nevada in the US were blessed with verses from the Bhagavad Gita, the profoundest of Hindu scriptures, during their second annual interfaith baccalaureate service that included readings and prayers from other religions as well.
May 18, 2007 - 5:40:21 PM

Moderate drinking may lower risk of kidney cancer
Washington, May 18 - Moderate drinking may lower the risk of a type of kidney malignancy called renal cancer according to a study.
May 18, 2007 - 3:10:49 PM

Sahara launches services for Indian American' families
New York, May 18 - Sahara India Pariwar, the over $10 billion Indian business conglomerate, has launched a single window service platform for non-resident Indians - in the US for accessing over 60 support and care services for themselves and their families or friends in India.
May 18, 2007 - 3:03:55 PM

Dunga turns down Ronaldinho, Kaka's request
Rio de Janeiro, May 18- Brazil national coach Dunga named Ronaldinho and Kaka in the team for the friendly games against England and Turkey next month, turning down the players' request to exempt them from the list of players.
May 18, 2007 - 1:36:56 PM

Three Indian American students get USA TODAY award
New York, May 18 - Three Indian Americans are among twenty students selected by USA TODAY, one of America's top-selling newspapers for its annual All-USA High School Academic First Team.
May 18, 2007 - 12:59:55 PM

Menotti advises Messi to 'organize his joy'
Buenos Aires, May 18 - Former Argentina coach Cesar Luis Menotti said that the young Barcelona star Lionel Messi should learn to 'organise his joy.'
May 18, 2007 - 12:58:31 PM

Violent sleep linked to dementia, say scientists
New York, May 18 - Scientists in the US have found a co-relation between violent sleep, an extreme sleep disorder and dementia.
May 18, 2007 - 12:58:06 PM

Michael Jackson fights memorabilia auction, may get embarrassed
New York, May 18 - Michael Jackson has been warned not to try to block a planned charity auction of his memorabilia on May 30-31 because it could cause the singer-in-decline embarrassment.
May 18, 2007 - 12:23:39 PM

Move to stop Bollywood-Hollywood piracy
Washington, May 18 - The US-India Business Council - has asked the Indian arm of Ernst & Young to study how entertainment and media piracy hurts India as part of its 'Bollywood-Hollywood' anti-piracy initiative.
May 18, 2007 - 12:02:24 PM

Rockfeller's reputation behind Rothko's $72.8 mn returns
New York, May 18 - The post auction scene at Sotheby's here was more exciting than the $72.8 million record set by abstract master Mark Rothko at the auction house's contemporary art sale. Rothko's rich returns in the hands of 91-year-old philanthropist David Rockfeller Sr. was on everybody's lips.
May 18, 2007 - 11:34:48 AM

Nevada University graduates blessed with Gita verses too
New York, May 18 - Graduating students of University of Nevada in the US were blessed with Sanskrit slokas - from the Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest of Hindu scriptures, during their second annual interfaith baccalaureate service.
May 18, 2007 - 11:29:21 AM

World cities join hands to combat climate change
New York, May 18 - Fifteen of the world's largest cities have agreed on a $5-billion initiative with major banks to retrofit buildings in their cities to save energy, in the first such enterprise to combat climate change.
May 18, 2007 - 11:28:36 AM

US to open path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
Washington, May 18 - US senators and the White House have hammered out a bipartisan plan that would provide about 12 million illegal immigrants, including some 300,000 Indians, a path to citizenship.
May 18, 2007 - 11:09:18 AM

17 Indian American students among 141 Presidential Scholars
New York, May 18 - Seventeen Indian American students are among 141 high school seniors selected as the 2007 Presidential Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, and contribution to school and the community.
May 18, 2007 - 10:39:41 AM

India elected to UN Human Rights Council
New York, May 18 - The UN General Assembly have elected India and 13 other new countries to the year-old Human Rights Council.Some of the new entrants have been criticized for poor records on human rights.
May 18, 2007 - 10:39:06 AM

World Bank chief to quit under fire over ethics
Washington, May 18 - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has said he would resign, capping weeks of bitter conflict at the aid lender over a pay raise he arranged for his girlfriend.
May 18, 2007 - 10:38:14 AM

Burns to do what's most effective for nuclear deal: US
Washington, May 18 - The US says its key negotiator for the civil nuclear deal with India, Nicholas Burns, will decide when to visit New Delhi and do what is 'appropriate and most effective' to get the deal done.
May 18, 2007 - 8:38:17 AM

Paris Hilton sentence cut in half for 'good behaviour'
Los Angeles, May 18 - Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton will only have to serve 23 days in jail instead of the earlier sentence of 45 days for violating her probation for a drink-driving conviction.
May 18, 2007 - 8:31:45 AM

Britain will remain US ally in Iraq: Blair
Washington, May 17 - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that Britain will remain a US ally in the war in Iraq in the months ahead despite his plans to soon step down from office.
May 17, 2007 - 11:40:45 PM

New research kindles hope of baldness cure
Washington May 17 - US Scientists who helped create new hair cells on the skin of wounded mice have raised hopes for the cure of baldness.
May 17, 2007 - 5:18:41 PM

South Asian couple keeping women as slaves house raided
New York, May 17 - Federal agents again raided the mansion here of a wealthy South Asian couple who were allegedly keeping two Indonesian women as slaves for the past five years and placed the women under the care of a Catholic charity.
May 17, 2007 - 5:17:45 PM

Bob Bradley named US national football coach
Washington, May 17 - Bob Bradley was named head coach of the US men's national football team, a job he has been holding temporarily since December.
May 17, 2007 - 2:10:14 PM

Canada unearths scam: same guests at 42 Indian weddings
Toronto, May 17 - Canadian immigration officials have discovered 42 wedding albums - submitted by 42 different Indians applying for citizenship - in which the guests in the photos were identical.
May 17, 2007 - 2:06:03 PM

Spears relationship with mother breaking down
New York, May 17 - Singer Britney Spears' relationship with her mother Lynne is reportedly on the rocks.
May 17, 2007 - 12:27:18 PM

Former hooker warns Hilton about jail life
New York, May 17 - Socialite heiress Paris Hilton, who is to spend some time in jail soon, has been warned of the dangers by former hooker Natalie McLenan.
May 17, 2007 - 12:25:33 PM

Outsourcing of city reporting: Will it become a trend?
Pasadena -, May 17 - What began as a simple business decision for Pasadena, California web publisher Jason Macpherson to outsource some of his news writing to a couple of reporters in India has become a major media debate.
May 17, 2007 - 12:22:07 PM

New India Assurance sponsors chess in Trinidad
Port-of-Spain -, May 17 - Indian companies are not only making forays abroad by buying international companies but also making waves in the sporting arena - like sponsoring chess in oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago.
May 17, 2007 - 12:14:06 PM

US-India business lobby seeks freer movement of professionals
Washington, May 17 - The US-India Business Council - has urged Congress to increase H1B visa caps and liberalise ease of travel for technology professionals while asking its 250 member companies to counter moves against outsourcing. In a swift reaction to what it called 'unusual US Senatorial inquiries' into the use of H1B visas by nine Indian firms, the premier business advocacy seeking to strengthen US-India commercial ties Wednesday issued a 'call to action' to its members.
May 17, 2007 - 11:21:20 AM

High multivitamin use can increase prostate cancer risk
New York, May 17 - Men who take a lot of multivitamins regularly may be increasing their risk of prostate cancer, say US researchers.
May 17, 2007 - 10:59:15 AM

Reliance to build $6 billion petrochem complex in Gujarat with US help
Washington, May 17 - The Export-Import Bank of the United States has given a $500 million loan guarantee to Reliance Petroleum Ltd. - to build a $6 billion state-of-the-art oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
May 17, 2007 - 10:21:08 AM

Wolfowitz's exit from World Bank imminent
Washington, May 17 - World Bank directors and the US are working on a deal that could lead to scandal-hit bank President Paul Wolfowitz's departure as early as Thursday, a bank official said.
May 17, 2007 - 10:00:50 AM

Doomed 1985 Air India flight departed to save money: probe
Montreal, May 17 - Cost concerns led a 1985 Air India flight to take off from Toronto despite credible information that a terrorist attack was imminent, an inquiry into the two-decade-old bombing heard.
May 17, 2007 - 9:07:16 AM

Coming: Gone With the Wind, Part 3
New York, May 17 - The second sequel to Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With the Wind', an all-time favourite novel, has been okayed by the publisher for release in November.
May 17, 2007 - 8:43:31 AM

1985 Air India bombing could have been averted, inquiry told
Montreal, May 16 - Cost concerns led a 1985 Air India flight to take off from Toronto despite credible information that a terrorist attack was imminent, an inquiry into the two-decade-old bombing heard Wednesday.
May 17, 2007 - 12:12:40 AM

US Senate rejects proposal to cut Iraq war funds
Washington, May 16 - The US Senate voted Wednesday to reject a measure that would cut off money for American combat operations in Iraq after March 31, 2008.
May 16, 2007 - 9:51:51 PM

US may accept Wolfowitz's resignation: report
Washington, May 16 - In a major shift, the US has signalled it would consider a change in leadership at the World Bank if Paul Wolfowitz decides to resign voluntarily, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
May 16, 2007 - 9:22:29 PM

South Asian couple arrested for keeping slaves
New York, May 16 - A wealthy South Asian couple, who run an international perfume business in the US, have been arrested for keeping two Indonesian slaves at their Long Island house for the past five years.
May 16, 2007 - 2:26:40 PM

Clarkson asked to cover Lohan song
New York, May 16 - Pop singer Kelly Clarkson was asked to cover a Lindsay Lohan song by her record studio and she says she did not appreciate it.
May 16, 2007 - 12:39:31 PM

Don't hold my looks against me, says Diaz
New York, May 16 - Actress Cameron Diaz, who is having a tough time lately, doesn't want people to hate her just because she is beautiful.
May 16, 2007 - 12:27:00 PM

Fatah, Hamas urged to stop violence
Washington/Riyadh, May 16 - The US and the Gulf Cooperation Council - have separately called for an immediate halt of violence between Fatah and Hamas militants in the Gaza strip of Palestine.
May 16, 2007 - 12:07:37 PM

Missing Indo-Canadian teen's kin accuses police of inaction
Toronto, May 16 - An Indo-Canadian teenager, who went missing last week is still untraced, and his sister has blamed the police for inaction.
May 16, 2007 - 12:05:29 PM

Sotheby's creates auction history with $ 254.8 mn total
New York, May 16 - Sotheby's spring evening sale of contemporary art in New York made auction history, bringing $ 254.8 million, the highest total ever for such a sale.
May 16, 2007 - 11:23:13 AM

Few minutes of exercise could help inactive overweight women
Washington, May 16 - Just a few minutes of exercise every day could help improve fitness and health of women who are inactive and overweight, US scientists say.
May 16, 2007 - 11:17:19 AM

Long term anxiety could be deadly for heart patients
New York, May 16 - Long-term anxiety could be deadly for people suffering from heart disease, US researchers have said.
May 16, 2007 - 11:15:36 AM

Bush chooses 'war czar' for Iraq, Afghanistan
Washington, May 16 - US President George W. Bush chose Lieutenant General Douglas Lute as the 'war czar' to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
May 16, 2007 - 9:47:04 AM

Wolfowitz defiant as World Bank crisis lurches toward climax
Washington, May 16 - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz denied misconduct at a hearing with the bank's directors, while outlines emerged of a possible deal to let him dodge the charges.
May 16, 2007 - 9:39:27 AM

US working with India to move Doha round forward: Bush
Washington, May 16 - President George W. Bush says the United States is committed to more free world trade and is working with its European partners and countries like India and Brazil to move the Doha round forward.
May 16, 2007 - 8:55:59 AM

UN award for Vasundhara Raje
New York, May 15 - Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has been given the Third UN Women Together Award which honours women involved in promoting peace, reconciliation and gender equality.
May 15, 2007 - 10:33:51 PM

Senators ask Indian firms to explain use of H-1B visas
Washington, May 15 - As the US Congress prepares to debate comprehensive immigration reforms, two senators have asked top nine foreign-based companies including some Indian firms to explain their use of the special H-1B visa programme.
May 15, 2007 - 10:03:57 PM

Cyclist Landis denies doping allegations
Washington, May 15 - American cyclist Floyd Landis has denied using performance-enhancing drugs at the start of his 10-day hearing before an arbitration panel in California.
May 15, 2007 - 2:41:17 PM

Trinidad invests $15, gets only $1.5 million from World Cup
Port-of-Spain, May 15 - Trinidad and Tobago had invested $15 million but will get only $1.5 million in return from the revenue collected from the March-April cricket World Cup in the Caribbean.
May 15, 2007 - 1:35:37 PM

Now an Indo-Canadian museum in Toronto
Toronto, May 15 - A $25 million museum designed to showcase and preserve the heritage of Indo-Canadians is set to be opened shortly in Toronto.
May 15, 2007 - 12:40:03 PM

Ricci fine with doing nude scenes
New York, May 15 - Actress Christina Ricci is comfortable stripping in front of the camera for film scenes.
May 15, 2007 - 12:26:39 PM

'The OJ Simpsons' parody infuriates Fox
New York, May 15 - Ever since a parody called 'The OJ Simpsons' has featured on the Internet, bosses at 20th Century Fox are quite upset and have asked the online video store to take down the clips.
May 15, 2007 - 11:54:08 AM

Trinidad gets $1.5 million from World Cup
Port-of-Spain, May 15 - The Government of Trinidad and Tobago had invested $15 million but will get only $1.5 million in return from the revenue collected during the cricket World Cup in the Caribbean.
May 15, 2007 - 11:09:25 AM

US chamber honours Indian American industrialist
Washington, May 15 - The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce - has honoured Aron Govil, an Indian American entrepreneur, with the 2007 Excellence Award for his outstanding achievements in business and entrepreneurship.
May 15, 2007 - 10:51:01 AM

America faces growing threat from terrorists 'next door': USA Today
Washington, May 15 - Plots by American-based Islamic terrorists with no direct ties to international terror networks form a large and growing threat to America, according to FBI and other security officials.
May 15, 2007 - 10:30:08 AM

Brian Lara, Shah Rukh likely to act in 'Dulha Mil Gaya'
Port-of-Spain, May 15 - Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan are likely to team up for special appearances in a $2 million movie titled 'Dulha Mil Gaya' which has commenced shooting here.
May 15, 2007 - 9:43:40 AM

Indian origin doctor honoured by California
New York, May 15 - The California state assembly has honoured a graduate of the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences - in recognition of his contribution to improving access to healthcare.
May 15, 2007 - 8:44:54 AM

Wolfowitz put bank's interests last: World Bank panel
Washington, May 15- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz broke ethics rules and put his own interest above the bank's when he ordered a promotion for his girlfriend, an investigating panel found in a report that could cost him his job.
May 15, 2007 - 8:27:53 AM

US gives Pakistan 18 Sniper spy pods for F16s
Washington, May 14 - The US government has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for 18 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods -, a part of the new advanced block 52 F-16 aircraft programme for Pakistan.
May 14, 2007 - 8:52:04 PM

Indo-Canadian Sikh youth stabbed to death
Toronto, May 14 - An Indo-Canadian Sikh youth was killed in a brawl between old rivals at a house party in Ontario here.
May 14, 2007 - 2:55:40 PM

Man produced in court for killing Indian woman
New York, May 14 - A man was produced in court Sunday on charge of killing an Indian woman in a hit-and-run case last week.
May 14, 2007 - 2:55:20 PM

Indian cultural fest held to raise funds for temple
New York, May 14 - An extravaganza of Indian culture and cuisine was organised by the Hindu Association of Arkansas to raise funds for the construction of a Hindu temple. Nearly half the people at the event were non-Hindu, creating an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange.
May 14, 2007 - 12:31:18 PM

Johansson likes confident men
New York, May 14 - Scarlett Johansson, one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood, prefers men who ooze confidence.
May 14, 2007 - 12:30:30 PM

Jamestown spirit guides man's quest for moon: Sunita Williams
Washington, May 14 - Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams has likened the drive to establish the first human outpost on the Moon to the pioneering spirit that guided American colonists 400 years ago.
May 14, 2007 - 11:52:47 AM

Fruit juice does not make children obese
New York, May 14 - Taking fruit juice does not make children obese, says a new study by a Houston based medical college.
May 14, 2007 - 11:03:32 AM

Another potential breast cancer treatment identified
New York, May 13 - Canadian scientists claim to have found a treatment, which could block the action of an enzyme that fuels the growth of breast cancer.
May 13, 2007 - 3:57:24 PM

Indo-Canadian popularises 'the blues of India'
Toronto, May 13 - An Indo-Canadian singer here is bringing several generations together with her music that combines ghazals, Punjabi folk songs and African blues, apart from other musical strains.
May 13, 2007 - 2:36:13 PM

Indian woman dies in New York hit and run
New York, May 13 - An Indian woman was killed in a hit-and-run in the driveway of her house in Long Island, a borough of New York.
May 13, 2007 - 1:02:58 PM

Notebook computer theft: preparing for the worst
Washington, May 13 - It's every notebook computer user's worst nightmare. You go to retrieve your notebook from where you last left it, only to discover that someone else - a thief - has got it.
May 13, 2007 - 8:18:10 AM

Republicans, Democrats, prepare to tackle immigration
Washington, May 12 - As the US Senate prepares to take up the immigration debate next week, US President George W Bush Saturday pushed for his comprehensive reform programme that would include a temporary worker programme to take pressure of the borders.
May 12, 2007 - 10:02:17 PM

Kaka opts out of Copa America Cup
Rio De Janeiro, May 12 - Brazilian footballer Kaka has asked the Brazilian Confederation of Football - not to select him for the national team for the Copa America Cup.
May 12, 2007 - 2:34:59 PM

Telugu film 'Vanaja' picks up 4 more US awards
Washington, May 12 - Set for release in selected cities across America later this summer, the acclaimed Telegu film 'Vanaja' has won four more awards in US as it continues its wildly successful tour of international film festivals.
May 12, 2007 - 11:22:44 AM

Sri Lankan admits helping LTTE get missiles from US
Washington, May 12 - A Sri Lankan man has pleaded guilty to charges of helping Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - in a foiled attempt to procure surface to air missiles and other weapons from the US.
May 12, 2007 - 11:21:34 AM

US warns of terrorist plot in Germany
Washington, May 12 - US and German authorities are investigating a possible terrorist plot that prompted a security alert for US facilities in Germany last month, officials said.
May 12, 2007 - 9:42:33 AM

India must improve transparency in power sector: Report
Washington, May 12 - India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines must improve transparency and public participation in their electricity sectors to provide citizens with affordable, reliable and clean energy, concludes a new report.
May 12, 2007 - 9:17:33 AM

Four weeks after massacre, graduation at Virginia Tech
Washington, May 12 - Four weeks after the bloody massacre at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, nearly 5,000 students received their degrees in a solemn yet joyful ceremony that memorialised the 32 people killed by a student gunmen.
May 12, 2007 - 8:54:51 AM

Russian embassy hostage crisis ends
San Jose, May 12 - A tense crisis at the Russian embassy in Costa Rica ended without injuries, according to comments by the Russian ambassador in a radio interview.
May 12, 2007 - 8:30:52 AM

An unfortunate traveller: Pope again stirs controversy
Sao Paulo, May 12 - Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Brazil once again demonstrated his knack of stirring up hard feelings when he steps outside Italy for foreign trips.
May 12, 2007 - 8:15:21 AM

UAE calls for technologies for efficient energy
New York, May 11 - The United Arab Emirates - Friday called upon the international community to evolve a strategy for environment and energy which will also address the issues of poverty and sustainable development, WAM news agency reported.
May 11, 2007 - 5:59:49 PM

US House approves military funding
Washington, MAY 11 - The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that will provide funding for US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in two stages.
May 11, 2007 - 3:43:40 PM

Reddy asks Stanford University to open Hyderabad campus
Washington, May 11 - Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who is on a visit to the US, has asked Stanford University to set up an offshore campus in Hyderabad, promising to provide all necessary infrastructure.
May 11, 2007 - 2:36:07 PM

Finally, Indian mangoes reach South Asians in Chicago
Chicago, May 11 - The first shipment of the famed Indian mangoes - banned by the US for 18 years - has landed in Indian and Pakistani grocery stores across Chicago.
May 11, 2007 - 1:27:30 PM

Former footballer Rincon arrested on drug charges
Sao Paulo, May 11 - Former Colombian international footballer Freddy Rincon was arrested in Brazil and will be extradited to Panama to face charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.
May 11, 2007 - 1:26:41 PM

Obama fundraiser draws young South Asian professionals
San Francisco, May 11 - At a kick-off event for US Senator Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, the local chapter of South Asians for Obama - raised over $1,200 as contribution last week.
May 11, 2007 - 12:20:03 PM

Fonda happy Paris going to jail
New York, May 11 - Movie legend Jane Fonda says she is glad that socialite Paris Hilton has been handed a jail sentence for violating probation.
May 11, 2007 - 11:51:00 AM

Futuristic telescope to shed light on 'Dark Ages' of space
Washington, May 11 - For astronomers the Dark Ages represent the far-flung corners of the universe about which precious little is known, and which could yet hold the key to how planets were first formed. NASA hopes a 'next generation' telescope slated for launch in 2013 will shed light on the question.
May 11, 2007 - 10:20:35 AM

Many hours on computer may harm eyes
New York, May 11 - Long hours at a computer can harm your eyes, say experts, who advise frequent short breaks every half hour or so to minimise the damage.
May 11, 2007 - 9:23:50 AM

'US, India determined to make the nuclear deal happen'
Washington, May 11 - The United States says its civil nuclear deal with India is important to both countries and they are 'determined to make it happen'.
May 11, 2007 - 9:22:50 AM

US general testifies to ignorance in marine massacre case
Los Angeles, May 11 - A top US general has testified that there was little initial indication that anything was amiss after marines shot and killed 25 civilians in the aftermath of a roadside bomb attack in 2005 in Haditha, Iraq.
May 11, 2007 - 9:22:00 AM

Under fire, Bush offers talks on Iraq 'benchmarks'
Washington, May 11 - US President George W. Bush has said he will consider setting benchmarks for progress in Iraq to help end a tense deadlock with Congress that is delaying money for US troops.
May 11, 2007 - 9:20:57 AM

New US trade standards to protect labour, environment
Washington, May 11 - The Democratic-controlled Congress wrestled major trade concessions from the Republican administration to make international labour and environment standards the gold standard for US free-trade agreements.
May 11, 2007 - 8:53:14 AM

On eve of Jamestown events, native Indian recognition closer
Washington, May 11 - The descendants of Native Americans who encountered the first permanent British settlement in the New World are one step closer to a long-sought goal.
May 11, 2007 - 8:04:32 AM

Congress panel cuts funds for missile defence in Europe
Washington, May 10 - A US congressional committee voted to reduce funding for the Pentagon's plan to install missile defence in Europe, but left open the possibility of restoring the money once Poland and the Czech Republic agree to host the bases.
May 10, 2007 - 10:34:56 PM

US praises outgoing British prime minister
Washington, May 10 - The White House Thursday described outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair as 'an extraordinary leader' and a friend and ally of the United States.
May 10, 2007 - 9:08:40 PM

Protest during Rajasekhara Reddy's Chicago visit
Chicago, May 10 - Over 400 Indians, including Hindu groups, held a protest here during the visit of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy against what they claimed were his government's highly detrimental policies towards Hindu institutions in the state.
May 10, 2007 - 6:09:30 PM

Arnold Schwarzenegger to visit Hyderabad in November
Washington, May 10 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, hero of many Hollywood action films, will visit Hyderabad in November with a high-level business delegation to discuss mutual cooperation and investment opportunities in Andhra Pradesh.
May 10, 2007 - 5:01:41 PM

YSR invites US investment citing Fab City
Washington, May 10 - Visiting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has invited US companies to invest in his state, saying it would become digitally-driven with the setting up of the semiconductor manufacturing facility Fab City.
May 10, 2007 - 2:58:19 PM

Wolfowitz given time to answer critics
Washington, May 10 - The World Bank's embattled President Paul Wolfowitz has been given time until Friday to respond to an internal ethics investigation against him, the development agency's board of directors said in a statement.
May 10, 2007 - 12:17:31 PM

Worried of acne? Cut down milk
Washington, May 10 - Teenagers with acne - a common skin disease that causes pimples - may get a clear skin if they cut down their milk intake, a new study says.
May 10, 2007 - 9:30:08 AM

Oral sex may cause throat cancer
New York, May 10 - People who indulge in oral sex face the risk of developing throat cancer, says a new study.
May 10, 2007 - 9:20:35 AM

'Encyclopaedia of Life' to document 1.8 million species
Washington, May 10 - The world's 1.8 million named species are currently documented in a hodgepodge of books, websites, scientific associations and libraries - accumulated over the 300 years since the scientific system of genus and species identification was invented.
May 10, 2007 - 8:53:29 AM

Pope stirs abortion controversy on way to Brazil
Rome/Sao Paulo, May 9 - Pope Benedict XVI sparked a controversy aboard the plane taking him to Brazil on Wednesday by appearing to back automatic excommunication for politicians who legalize abortion.
May 9, 2007 - 8:53:58 PM

YSR seeks investment, calls for second green revolution
Washington, May 9 - Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has invited multinational companies, industrialists and experts in the US to invest in the state.
May 9, 2007 - 2:23:13 PM

Shashi Tharoor gets Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award
Washington, May 9 - Former UN under secretary general Shashi Tharoor has been conferred with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest honour that the Indian government bestows on outstanding overseas Indians.
May 9, 2007 - 2:07:24 PM

Sanskrit prayers reverberate in Nevada Senate
New York, May 9 - The Senate session of the American state of Nevada started in its capital Carson City with Hindu prayers.
May 9, 2007 - 12:54:50 PM

Canadian security thought Air India 'crying wolf'
Toronto, May 9 - Canadian security officials were warned by Air India about bomb threats, but they played it down by saying the airline was simply 'crying wolf' to get extra security at no additional cost, says a document presented at the Air India inquiry.
May 9, 2007 - 12:44:47 PM

Internet bites into US newspaper pie
New York, May 9 - Media czar Rupert Murdoch's surprise $5 billion bid for Dow Jones & Co, which publishes the Wall Street Journal -, comes at a time when circulations of major newspapers in the US have been plunging because readers and advertisers are increasingly migrating to the Internet.
May 9, 2007 - 11:26:22 AM

Disney profits rise 27 percent
Los Angeles, May 9 - Media conglomerate The Walt Disney Co has reported a 27 percent increase in second-quarter profits, thanks to the surprise success of the movie 'Wild Hogs' and higher advertising rates at ABC television.
May 9, 2007 - 10:45:03 AM

Too much TV may affect teenagers' studies
New York, May 9 - Teenagers who watch television several hours a day may perform worse in their study, suggests a new study that claims to be the first one to link increased TV viewing to academic failure.
May 9, 2007 - 9:57:58 AM

Protests in Chicago against Andhra chief minister
Chicago, May 9 - Around 300 people held a peaceful protest during Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's visit here against what they called his anti-temples policies in Andhra Pradesh.
May 9, 2007 - 9:19:54 AM

90 percent Asian Americans go online: survey
New York, May 8 - The Internet plays a critical role in the life of Asian Americans, including Indian Americans, with 90 percent going online and 70 percent visiting ethnic websites every day, a survey said.
May 8, 2007 - 6:14:00 PM

Indian students in US pool accident identified
New York, May 8 - Two Indian students, whose bodies were found in a swimming pool Sunday in Texas, have been identified by investigators, reports said Tuesday.
May 8, 2007 - 3:47:18 PM

US accused of subversive attempts in Cuba
Havana, May 8 - Subversive attempts by the US have increased dramatically in Cuba, a senior investigative officer here has said.
May 8, 2007 - 2:49:11 PM

Frequent TV viewing affects children's attention ability
Los Angeles, May 8 - Frequent TV viewing during adolescence could increase the risk of attention and learning difficulties, said a new study published in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
May 8, 2007 - 2:48:15 PM

Canada trying to discredit Kanishka testimony?
Toronto, May 8 - The head of the inquiry commission probing the 1985 bombing of Air India's Kanishka plane has accused the Canadian government of trying to undercut Ontario lieutenant governor James Bartleman's startling testimony about what transpired in the days leading up to the terror attack.
May 8, 2007 - 1:21:27 PM

Wolfowitz violated ethics rules, says panel
Washington, May 8 - A panel investigating World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has found that he violated ethics rules when he secured a promotion and pay-raise for his girlfriend who worked at the bank, say media reports.
May 8, 2007 - 9:58:05 AM

Brian Lara Cancer Centre opens; Lara jabs WI cricket board
Port of Spain -, May 8 - Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara has thrown a punch at the West Indies Cricket Board at the formal opening of a cancer centre named after him.
May 8, 2007 - 9:43:46 AM

NASA's Chandra sees brightest supernova ever
Washington, May 8 - NASA has announced that its Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes see the brightest stellar explosion ever recorded, which may be a long-sought new type of supernova.
May 8, 2007 - 9:04:04 AM

Rice postpones trip to Israel, West Bank
Washington, May 8 - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has postponed a trip this month to Israel and the West Bank because of the political turmoil surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the US State Department said.
May 8, 2007 - 9:03:21 AM

Venture capitalists eager to fund Indian entrepreneurs
New York, May 8 - More and more Indians who went to the US in the 1980s and early 1990s have transformed from being engineers to scientist-entrepreneurs, with venture capitalists more than eager to fund them.
May 8, 2007 - 8:12:55 AM

Queen Elizabeth greeted at White House
Washington, May 7 - A 21-gun salute marked the arrival Monday of Queen Elizabeth II at the White House, where she stood with US President George W. Bush during the playing of the two countries' national anthems.
May 7, 2007 - 10:34:53 PM

Bush calls Manmohan, invites him to Washington
New Delhi, May 7 - US President George Bush called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday evening to discuss the ongoing negotiations on bilateral civil nuclear cooperation pact and invited him to Washington - a strong indication the two sides are close to clinching the 123 pact.
May 7, 2007 - 7:58:27 PM

Singaporeans are fastest walkers in the world
New York, May 7 - The speed at which city folk walk has increased by 10 percent in the last decade, with Singaporeans rated the most brisk walkers, says a new study.
May 7, 2007 - 1:35:15 PM

Cheadle not so gentlemanly
New York, May 7 - Actor Don Cheadle, who has starred in such hits as 'Crash' and 'Ocean's Eleven', is not so gentlemanly, according to a woman in New York.
May 7, 2007 - 11:39:51 AM

When LBJ slighted Sinatra
New York, May 7 - John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra were close friends, but when Lyndon Johnson took over after Kennedy's assassination, the legendary singer couldn't establish the same rapport with the new president.
May 7, 2007 - 11:14:31 AM

Want to live longer? Eat less
New York, May 7 - Eating less may help you live longer, says a new study although scientists warn too much reduction could make life shorter.
May 7, 2007 - 10:35:48 AM

'Andaz' is brand name for new Hyatt chain
New York, May 7 - There was a time when Indian hotels and restaurants used to be named after big names in British hospitality: Claridges, Lyons, and so on. Now, in a reversal of roles, Global Hyatt Corporation - has given the brand name 'Andaz' - to its new chain.
May 7, 2007 - 10:34:44 AM

US-Pakistan alliance a 'bad marriage': South Asian expert
Chicago, May 7 - The US-Pakistan alliance, formed after the terrorist attacks on Sep 11, 2001 as part of the global war against terrorism is an example of a 'bad marriage', and Washington should take steps to end it.
May 7, 2007 - 9:34:42 AM

Indian American's mission to reunite his family
New York, May 6 - An Indian American teenager whose parents were deported to India last year is among three students to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship in Washington later this month.
May 6, 2007 - 3:22:42 PM

NRI filmmaker is all praise for Rajnikanth
New York, May 6 - New York-based filmmaker Tirlok Malik, who was the line producer of Rajnikanth's much talked about Tamil movie 'Sivaji', says the actor has a larger than life persona.
May 6, 2007 - 3:20:30 PM

US science academy inducts two Indians
New York, May 6 - Two Indian Americans are among 72 new members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Sciences - in Washington.
May 6, 2007 - 2:42:30 PM

Hasselhoff denies assaulting ex-wife, daughters
New York, May 6 - Actor David Hasselhoff has hit back at reports that he assaulted his ex-wife Pamela Bach and his daughters in drunken rages, claiming that she was just trying to get cheap publicity.
May 6, 2007 - 12:09:14 PM

Queen fulfils lifelong dream at Kentucky Derby
Washington, May 6 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II realized a lifelong dream by watching the most important annual US horse race, the 133rd Kentucky Derby, with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
May 6, 2007 - 11:21:28 AM

Sarwan 4th Indian origin player to lead Windies
Port of Spain, May 6 - Ramnaresh Sarwan has become the fourth player of Indian origin to captain the West Indies cricket since the game was introduced here more than 120 years ago.
May 6, 2007 - 10:55:55 AM

Zawahiri prays for US bloodbath in Iraq
Washington, May 6 - Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant in the Al Qaeda terrorist network, said in a new video that he hoped US forces would stay in Iraq long enough to be dealt a catastrophic blow.
May 6, 2007 - 10:34:28 AM

Entrepreneur convicted for mutilating Olympic sailor
Rio de Janeiro, May 5 - The Superior Court of Justice - here convicted entrepreneur Carlos Guilherme de Abreu to three years in prison for mutilating Olympic sailor Lars Schmidt Grael.
May 5, 2007 - 5:02:44 PM

Hollywood legend Danny Glover to receive Bollywood Award
New York, May 5 - Hollywood Legend and the star of 'Dreamgirls and Shooter' Danny Glover has been named one of the winners of the ninth annual Bollywood Awards, which would be held May 26 here.
May 5, 2007 - 5:01:50 PM

Brazil bypasses US giant for Indian drugs
Rio De Janeiro, May 5 - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has allowed his country to ignore US pharmaceutical giant Merck's patent on AIDS drug Efavirenz and opted for a cheaper generic alternative from India.
May 5, 2007 - 12:08:05 PM

About 6,000 Indians attended cricket World Cup
Port of Spain, May 5 - About 6,000 Indians made it to the just-ended World Cup in the Caribbean, according to the figures just released by the organisers.
May 5, 2007 - 12:02:23 PM

10 percent of US soldiers in Iraq mistreating civilians
Washington, May 5 - About 10 percent of US soldiers serving in Iraq have reported mistreating civilians or damaging their property when it was not necessary, according to a Pentagon survey.
May 5, 2007 - 11:00:40 AM

US plans to sell arms to Iraq, Turkey
Washington, May 5 - The US Defence Department has notified Congress that it plans to sell small arms ammunition and explosives worth over $500 million to Iraq and missiles costing $71 million to Turkey.
May 5, 2007 - 9:51:39 AM

Political will needed to fight greenhouse emission: Ban
United Nations, May 5 - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged governments to demonstrate the political will to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emission causing global warming.
May 5, 2007 - 9:02:45 AM

US hesitant about goals in reducing emissions
Washington, May 5 - The US has emphasized the importance of the latest international report on global warming, but said it would not adopt corrective actions that would seriously damage the economy.
May 5, 2007 - 8:29:58 AM

Mangoes from India stir nostalgia in community
New York, May 5 - The arrival of Indian mangoes in the US has generated a wave of excitement and nostalgia among the Indian American community.
May 5, 2007 - 8:10:35 AM

Sarwan hailed as Windies captain
Port of Spain, May 4 - Cricket gurus in the Caribbean region have hailed Ramnaresh Sarwan's elevation as the captain of the West Indies cricket team.
May 4, 2007 - 7:47:05 PM

Maradona improves, may be discharged in 10 days
Buenos Aires, May 4 - Legendary Argentine football star Diego Maradona has shown progress at a local psychiatric clinic, and it is possible he may receive a medical discharge in 10 days, his personal doctor Alfredo Cahe has said.
May 4, 2007 - 7:18:17 PM

India should influence Tehran to 'behave responsibly': US
Washington, May 4 - As India negotiates a civil nuclear deal with the US, its ties with Iran are coming under closer scrutiny here with Washington saying that New Delhi should use its influence to ask Tehran to 'behave responsibly' and not go ahead with its alleged nuclear weapons programme.
May 4, 2007 - 4:38:39 PM

Ontario lt. governor's testimony stuns Kanishka probe panel
Toronto, May 4 - The lieutenant governor of Ontario has told the inquiry commission probing the 1985 bombing of Air India flight 182 that he saw secret intelligence intercepts, indicating that an attack on the airline was imminent, just days before the incident.
May 4, 2007 - 2:10:13 PM

Change in India can only come from bottom up: Fareed Zakaria
New York, May 4 - An estimated $80,000 was raised at the first benefit dinner titled Pledge 2007 held by CRY America here where Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, said change in India can only happen with the involvement of civil society.
May 4, 2007 - 1:39:55 PM

Five Indian Americans selected for J8 Youth Summit
New York, May 4 - Five Indian American high school students are among eight people selected to represent the US in the J8 summit, a parallel youth event to the G8 Summit.
May 4, 2007 - 1:11:24 PM

US Republican presidential candidates focus on Iraq
Washington, May 4 - Ten Republican candidates competing for the party's presidential nomination gathered for their first televised debate of the 2008 campaign, focusing on the Iraq war, abortion rights and the Reagan legacy.
May 4, 2007 - 12:43:53 PM

General Motors profit plunges 90 percent
Washington, May 4 - General Motors Corporation has reported a 90 percent drop in first quarter profits, drained down by the slump in its mortgage branch.
May 4, 2007 - 11:43:19 AM

A very drunk Baywatch hero taped on video by daughter
New York, May 4 - A shocking video of Baywatch's male lead star David Hasselhoff, very drunk with dribble coming out of his mouth, was aired on May 3 by the popular TV show Entertainment Today - on various channels in the US.
May 4, 2007 - 9:46:44 AM

Plane hijack foiled in Cuba, one military hostage dead
Havana, May 4 - An airplane hijacking attempt was foiled in Havana, with one military hostage dead after the kidnappers and the airport's security forces exchanged fire, the Cuban interior ministry said.
May 4, 2007 - 9:25:31 AM

Over 100 journalists killed worldwide in 2006: UNESCO
New York, May 3 - More than 100 members of the media were killed worldwide in 2006, making it the bloodiest year on record for journalism, the head of the UN cultural organization has said.
May 3, 2007 - 1:37:54 PM

Second hand smoke too harms health
Los Angeles, May 3 - Even brief exposure to outdoor second hand tobacco smoke poses health risks, according to a new study.
May 3, 2007 - 11:31:18 AM

Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression
Washington, May 3 - An international team of researchers has confirmed that the malfunction of a gene causes schizophrenia and depression, according to a study published Thursday's issue of the journal Neuron.
May 3, 2007 - 11:30:48 AM

Three Indian Americans bag Truman scholarship
New York, May 3 - Three Indian Americans are among the 65 students selected from across the US for this year's $30,000 Truman scholarship.
May 3, 2007 - 10:45:24 AM

As veto stays, Bush seeks compromise on Iraq funding
Washington, May 3 - US President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders met at the White House to find common ground for a new bill over war funding in Iraq that also includes a timeframe for withdrawing US troops.
May 3, 2007 - 9:32:11 AM

US House fails to override Bush's veto
Washington, May 3 - The US House of Representatives has failed to override President George W. Bush's veto of a war spending bill setting a deadline for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
May 3, 2007 - 9:12:50 AM

Iraq success possible without end to violence: Bush
Washington, May 3 - Pressed by Congress to bring troops home from Iraq, US President George W. Bush defined success as reducing - not stopping - the country's deadly sectarian violence.
May 3, 2007 - 9:11:51 AM

Canadian Sikh's turban sparks online campaign
Toronto, May 3 - An incident where a Canadian Sikh was allegedly denied entry into an upscale restaurant has grown into an international campaign after details were posted on a popular social networking portal.
May 3, 2007 - 8:57:18 AM

Not a Disney princess - Pocahontas and Jamestown colony
Jamestown -, May 3 - They loom large in American imagination - the explorer testing a new continent and the daughter of an Indian chief whom he later said had saved his life.
May 3, 2007 - 8:21:12 AM

US report criticizes Turkey, Russia, Iraq on religion
Washington, May 2 - Religious freedom is lagging in Turkey, under pressure in Russia and under attack in Iraq, a US congressional watchdog group said Wednesday.
May 2, 2007 - 7:30:40 PM

Jet Airways inducts 10 new Boeing aircraft
Seattle, May 2 - Jet Airways, India's largest private carrier, Wednesday announced addition of 10 new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to its fleet at the Boeing headquarters here.
May 2, 2007 - 6:30:44 PM

US tastes Indian mangoes after 18 years
Washington, May 2 - The US has received its first consignment of Indian mangoes after 18 years.
May 2, 2007 - 3:45:50 PM

'Russia's anti US intelligence operations at Cold War level'
Washington, May 2 - Russia's foreign intelligence operations against America are currently at the same level as during the Cold War, the US national intelligence chief has said.
May 2, 2007 - 3:42:30 PM

N-deal: Burns going to New Delhi for 'final' agreement
Washington, May 2 - Encouraged by 'extensive progress' on the bilateral civil nuclear cooperation pact with India, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns will be going to New Delhi later this month to reach a 'final' 123 agreement that will pave the way for resumption of nuclear trade between the two countries.
May 2, 2007 - 1:29:37 PM

Canadian temple in need of government funds
Toronto, May 2 - A Hindu temple, which was burnt down after 9/11, was repeatedly rejected financial help from the provincial government even though millions were handed out to other multicultural groups, alleges the Ontario-based temple's outgoing secretary.
May 2, 2007 - 12:17:50 PM

Bush veto brings out fringes, from the left and right
Washington, May 2 - Mary Lou Greenberg gripped a slotted serving spoon and took out her frustrations over the Iraq war on a cast-iron skillet.
May 2, 2007 - 11:02:44 AM

Arctic sea ice melting three times faster than believed
Washington, May 2 - The vast stretch of sea ice in the Arctic, which helps regulate the world's climate, is shrinking three times faster than previously predicted, according to a new study.
May 2, 2007 - 10:59:47 AM

Considerable progress in nuclear deal talks: Menon
Washington, May 2 - India's Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon says 'considerable progress' has been made in talks with US officials on the 123 agreement of the civil nuclear cooperation deal between the two countries.
May 2, 2007 - 10:42:57 AM

Chavez 'digging a hole' for Venezuelans: US
Washington, May 2 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is 'digging a hole' for his people by withdrawing his country's membership from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the US State Department said.
May 2, 2007 - 9:23:35 AM

UN programmes to help Iraqi refugees
New York, May 2 - With up to two million Iraqi refugees living in Syria and Jordan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the UN will boost its aid programmes and increase financial assistance to refugee host countries.
May 2, 2007 - 9:22:55 AM

Bush vetoes Iraq pullout timetable in clash with Congress
Washington, May 2 - US President George W. Bush, following through on his promise, has vetoed a war spending bill that would have forced him to start withdrawing US troops from Iraq by October.
May 2, 2007 - 9:15:28 AM

Standing where America began - a visit to Jamestown
Jamestown -, May 2 - Approaching the site where British settlers established their first permanent colony in North America, visitors feel as if they have crossed back in time.
May 2, 2007 - 7:48:55 AM

India, US hold talks on 123 pact
Washington, May 1 - Amid uncertainties about the fate of the civil nuclear deal, India and the US Tuesday held a crucial round of talks and tried to sort out differences over the 123 agreement that will lead to resumption of nuclear commerce between the two countries.
May 1, 2007 - 11:52:46 PM

Taj Hotels buys hotel in San Francisco for $58 mn
New York, May 1 - Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, a part of the Tata Group under the Indian Hotel Company, Tuesday said it has acquired Campton Place in San Francisco - a 110-room, European style luxury hotel - for $58 million.
May 1, 2007 - 6:26:09 PM

India, US intensify efforts for democracy, nuclear talks
Washington, May 1 - India and the US, holding a crucial round of negotiations to iron out major differences on the civil nuclear deal Tuesday, have stepped up cooperation on global issues like promoting democracy, human rights and sustainable development.
May 1, 2007 - 5:35:58 PM

Sikhs in Toronto celebrate Khalsa festival
Toronto, May 1 - The Sikh community here celebrated the Toronto Khalsa festival, intended to educate other Canadians about the Sikh faith and ensure that their culture is kept alive by new generation Canadian-born Sikhs.
May 1, 2007 - 2:15:02 PM

Cuba presents NAM stance on disarmament
Vienna, May 1 - Cuba, as president of the Non-Aligned Movement -, has insisted on the need to comply with the treaties on nuclear disarmament and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
May 1, 2007 - 1:20:15 PM

Visakha Desai wins Woman of Achievement award
New York, May 1 - Vishakha N. Desai, president of the Asia Society, has been conferred the Woman of Achievement' award here Monday at a ceremony here.
May 1, 2007 - 12:51:15 PM

Venezuela to quit IMF, World Bank
Caracas, May 1 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that his country had decided to withdraw from the International Monetary Fund - and the World Bank.
May 1, 2007 - 12:27:24 PM

Terrorist attacks worldwide rose sharply in 2006
Washington, May 1 - Terrorist attacks worldwide rose by 25 percent in 2006 compared to the previous year, with Iraq accounting for more than half the 20,000 fatalities, the US State Department said.
May 1, 2007 - 11:15:06 AM

Thailand joins China, India among worst copyright offenders
Washington, May 1 - Thailand has joined China, India and nine other countries that top the US list of worst offenders of international copyright rules, the US government said.
May 1, 2007 - 10:48:42 AM

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