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Monthly News March 2014

Terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar will...

Terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar will not hang, says Supreme Court

New Delhi – A man convicted for a bomb blast in Delhi in which nine people were killed in 1993 will not hang, the Supreme Court said. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar was convicted in 1993; he filed a clemency petition with the President of India in 2003 but it was rejected eight years... read more »

Kerry calls for pullback of Russian troo...

Kerry calls for pullback of Russian troops from Ukraine border

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Russia must pull back its troops from the Ukrainian border to deescalate the tension following Crimea’s takeover by Moscow. “Any real progress in Ukraine must include a pullback of the very large Russian... read more »

Congress president Sonia Gandhi accuses ...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi accuses the opposition of dividing the nati...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the opposition for “making false claims” and “dividing the nation” at her election rallies in Assam and Delhi on Sunday. Without naming the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party, she said the opposition parties were misleading the... read more »

French voters punish Hollande in municip...

French voters punish Hollande in municipal vote

The French government was in full soul-searching mode on Sunday after the conservative opposition trounced the governing Socialist Party (PS) in a municipal election run-off that also yielded gains for the far-right National Front. Voters across the country used the election for town councils and... read more »

I am not going to withdraw from Barmer, says Jaswant

Rebel BJP leader Jaswant Singh today ruled out his withdrawal from the Lok Sabha poll fray amid speculation that senior party leaders were in touch with him on this issue. “No senior... read more »

UP: Reporter gang-raped in Mirzapur forests

A woman journalist employed with a Haridwar daily was allegedly gang-raped on Thursday night in Ashtabhuja forest in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. One accused has been arrested by... read more »

Bangalore: Wives campaign for Nandan Nilekani, Ananth Kumar

Bangalore: It is an interesting battle in Bangalore South this election where Congress’s Nandan Nilekani is facing BJP’s Ananth Kumar. CNN-IBN joined Nandan Nilekani’s... read more »

Sri Lanka to release all Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in the island nation’s custody. The announcement, termed a “goodwill gesture” by the... read more »

Obama: Russia must pull back troops from Ukraine border

US President Barack Obama has urged Russia to “move back its troops” on Ukraine’s border and lower tensions. Russia is believed to have massed a force of several thousand troops... read more »