December 31, 2002
NRI professor gets knighthood
Ravinder Nath 'Tiny' Maini's research has led to breakthroughs in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
December 27, 2002
US rights body for probe into torture claims
The 'Washington Post' newspaper had reported that Al Qaeda detainees are subject to mistreatment while in US custody.
December 26, 2002
Cultural show to showcase South Asian talents
'Aatma: A journey of the soul' to be held in Toronto is billed as North America's topmost South Asian cultural talent competition.
CIA using third degree on Al Qaeda, Taliban prisoners: report
And if these techniques did not work, they were shipped to countries where torture is common, a Washington Post report said on Thursday.
December 21, 2002
Judge bans NRI couple's 'designer baby'
Raj and Shahana Hashmi wanted to use the genetic screening technique to help cure their ill son.
Man held for hate-filled and racially motivated messages
Mark Anthony Sweeney sent the message to Sayed Mahmood, who was the Republican candidate for the 13th Congressional District from Newark.
December 18, 2002
US WAR ON TERROR
US let captured Taliban general go
In an embarassment to the US, special forces soldiers have revealed that the military mistakenly released one of the six most wanted Taliban leaders followng faulty intelligence.
Al Qaeda starts camps in Afghanistan
These camps, believed to be in the Assadabad region bordering Pakistan, are getting recruits, a UN group monitoring the group's activities said.
The War on Terror: Full Coverage
December 16, 2002
Kean named chairman of 9/11 commission
The former New Jersey governor replaces Henry Kissinger, who had resigned last week, as he was not prepared to reveal his clients in Kissinger Associates.
NYC subway workers' union puts off strike
The union said significant progress has been made after heavy negotiations with the Metropolitian Transportation Authority.
December 14, 2002
Henry Kissinger steps down from 9/11 panel
Victims of the 9/11 attacks had raised objections citing potential conflict of interest pointing to Kissinger private-sector clients.
December 13, 2002
US to be more active in promoting democracy in Muslim world
The Arab world faces serious problems that can be met only by more flexible, democratic political systems, says US State Department Policy Planning Director Richard Haass.
CBI to seek Salem's extradition
A CBI officer is leaving for Lisbon to file India's request with the Portuguese authorities.
Prince Philip's comment kicks up a storm
The 81-year-old prince pointed out 14-year-old Shahin Ullah at a London youth club and commented, "He looks as if he is on drugs."
US trying to shed anti-Islam image
The administration is trying to disassociate itself from anti-Islam evangelists like Pat Robertson, and attacks on the religion by conservative columnists.
December 12, 2002
UK museum stops selling tissues with Krishna's image
The Victoria and Albert Museum agreed to stop selling German-made Sniff tissues after a complaint from the National Council of Hindu Temples.
December 11, 2002
Sinha, Straw agree to increase India-UK air links
The British foreign secretary said the United Kingdom and India are working hard to promote the already excellent bilateral relationship between them.
Indo-Canadian youth awarded for promoting racial harmony
Bikramjit Nahal, 19, received the 2002 Lincoln M Alexander Award for eliminating discrimination in his school and community.
December 10, 2002
New Asian TV channel launched in UK
Simply Asian, which is available on Sky's digital platform, offers programmes in Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi and Tamil.
Iraqi declaration may embarrass UN member nations
Certain permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council are angry at the decision to give the US an uncensored version of the declaration.
December 5, 2002
Change Pakistan policy, Pallone to Bush
The Democratic Congressman said the Bush administration's policy towards Pakistan jeopardised both Indian and US security interests.
December 4, 2002
Air-India starts flight to New Jersey
The national carrier plans to operate the New Jersey service three times a week.