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Free At Last!

Free At Last!

Sri Lanka’s former army chief General Sarath Fonseka leaves the main prison in Colombo on Monday. Fonseka walked free from jail with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival.

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South Korea To Chemically Castrate Child Sex Offenders

South Korea To Chemically Castrate Child Sex Offenders

SEOUL – South Korea says it will chemically castrate a convicted serial child sex offender in its first use of such a punishment. The justice ministry said on Thursday the 45-year-man will get an injection aimed at inhibiting sexually violent impulses on Friday. A psychiatric test concluded he is a pedophile and needs medication. South […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

US Report Slams India On Corruption, Social Violence

US Report Slams India On Corruption, Social Violence

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said widespread impunity at all levels of government remained a serious problem. WASHINGTON – The US state department has highlighted “widespread corruption at all levels of government” and separatist, insurgent and societal violence among the most significant human rights problems in India. “Widespread impunity at all levels of […]

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Putin Shows Who’s The Boss As He Takes Command Of Kremlin

Putin Shows Who’s The Boss As He Takes Command Of Kremlin

MOSCOW- Russian President Vladimir Putin named several trusted former cabinet ministers to Kremlin posts on Tuesday, asserting his authority in a move likely to weaken Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s new government and undermine its mandate for change. Bluntly showing who is in charge, Putin issued a decree bringing prominent allies into his administration less than […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Pakistani Doctor Who Helped CIA Find Osama Gets 33 Years In Jail

Pakistani Doctor Who Helped CIA Find Osama Gets 33 Years In Jail

PESHAWAR – A Pakistani doctor accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been jailed for 33 years for treason, officials said, a move likely to deepen strains in ties between Washington and Islamabad. Shakil Afridi was accused of running a fake vaccination campaign believed to have helped the American intelligence agency track […]

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West Bengal CM Mamata Tells US Daily That CPM, Naxals Plotting To Kill Her With Help From ISI

West Bengal CM Mamata Tells US Daily That CPM, Naxals Plotting To Kill Her With Help From ISI

KOLKATA – Mamata Banerjee doesn’t mince her words when it comes to taking on the Left Front. She is as vocal against her opponents as she is intolerant of her criticism. This is clear from her remarks on issues like gang-rape of a woman in tony Park Street, alienation of the intelligentsia from her or […]

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Economic Mess Starts To Hurt Indian Diplomacy

Economic Mess Starts To Hurt Indian Diplomacy

NEW DELHI – The 2G telecom crisis is not just a story of corruption in India’s showpiece infrastructure sector. Neither is the Vodafone issue. As these crises drag on, they are beginning to have a diplomatic fallout on India’s relations with these nations with implications ranging from the minor to the significant. With the high […]

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64 Complaints Against “Hooker Hunting” US Secret Service Agents; Colombia Scandal Not Isolated

64 Complaints Against “Hooker Hunting” US Secret Service Agents; Colombia Scandal Not Isolated

WASHINGTON – The U.S. lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of “troubling” episodes of past misbehaviour Wednesday as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency tasked with protecting the president. “We can only know what the records of the Secret Service […]

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Indian Student Tops ICSE Worldwide

Indian Student Tops ICSE Worldwide

DUBAI – This 17-year-old knew he would do well in his Grade 12 exams but becoming the ICSE topper worldwide with 99.5 percent marks was unimaginable. India-born Rohan Sampath now looks forward to joining Stanford University and unlike many brought up in Dubai, he really hopes he can return to India some day. “My first […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in South Asian | Read More »

Corruption Destroying Indian Education Sector Growth

Corruption Destroying Indian Education Sector Growth

NEW DELHI – India has got all the chances to become an education superpower but the increasing business in this sector stands as a real threat for the country to achieve this goal. The growth of education in India has been remarkable. There is a visible growth in the number of people who seek higher […]

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