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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with wife Gursharan Kaur flagging down the ASEAN-India Car Rally in New Delhi on Friday. – UNI
Delhi gangrape: Sushma Swaraj demands special Parliament session
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 (IANS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Saturday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to call a special session of parliament to frame a law providing for exemplary punishment for crimes against women. ...

Gang rape victim's condition better, optimistic about future: Doctors
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 (IANS): The 23-year-old physiotherapist who was brutally raped has shown "improvement" and is "optimistic about the future", but the danger of infection spreading in her body continues, doctors said Saturday. ...

Obama's choice to replace Clinton is a friend of India
WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (IANS): Senator John Kerry, President Barack Obama's choice to replace Hillary Clinton as the next secretary of state, a former Democratic presidential candidate, is considered a true friend of India. ...

Ensure sense of security in Delhi, PM tells Shinde
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday asked Home Minister SushilKumar Shinde to ensure people feel safe in Delhi and incidents like the gangrape of 23-year-old woman are not repeated, officials said. ...

Indefinite bandh affects normal life in Manipur
IMPHAL, Dec 22 (PTI): Normal life was today crippled due to the indefinite statewide bandh called by a social organisation demanding the arrest of a NSCN-IM ultra who allegedly molested a Manipuri film actress at a public function. ...

'Barfi!' out of Oscar race
LOS ANGELES, Dec 22 (IANS): Director Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has failed to qualify for the best foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards, according to the latest Oscar shortlist. ...

Delhi gangrape disturbing, shameful: Mary Kom
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 (PTI): Olympic bronze-medallist Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom has joined the nation in condemning the gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in the city, saying that the ghastly incident has left her shaken and distressed. ...

Police resort to tear gas, lathicharge on gang-rape protesters
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 (IANS): Police fired tear gas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse thousands of people who had gathered at Raisana Hill here to protest against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in a bus Sunday. ...

PM for Indo-ASEAN institutions in NE
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – Making a strong pitch to market the North-east among the visiting Heads of States, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday encouraged setting up of institutions linked to the India-ASEAN relationship in the region. ...

Parliamentary panel summons Home Secy
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – A Parliamentary panel has issued summons to Union Home Secretary RK Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in connection with the recent gang-rape and brutal assault of a paramedic student in the national capital, report ...

Proposed Trans-ASEAN highway upto Guwahati
GUWAHATI, Dec 21 –  Chairman of the Forum of Indusrty and Commerce Ministers of North East Pradyut Bordoloi today welcomed the proposal to extend the trans ASEAN highway up to State’s capital Guwahati, through Nagaland and Manipur. ...

Kalmadi to face trial for ‘cheating’
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – Sacked CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi will face trial for allegedly abusing his office and causing loss of over Rs 90 crore to exchequer in a games-related graft case before a Delhi court which ordered today framing ...

World greets ‘doomsday’ with pinch of salt
SYDNEY, Dec 21 – While doomsayers hunkered down to await the coming apocalypse, others took a more lighthearted view today of a Mayan prophecy of the world’s end and marked the event with stunts and parties. ...

Mono Brahma released on bail
KOKRAJHAR, Dec 21 – The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Mono Kumar Brahma alias Jaila, Executive Member, Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Council, who was arrested in connection with recovery of an AK-47 rifle in his Tengapara residenc ...

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