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Courts must be open to public scrutiny, criticism: Salve

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Harish Salve has said courts must be open to public scrutiny and criticism as "institutions of governance". Addressing a lecture organised in Ahmedabad through......

Indian-American named Chief of Staff to Acting US Defence Secretary

Indian-American Kash Patel has been named as the Chief of Staff to the Acting United States Defence Secretary Chris Miller, the Pentagon has announced. The new appointment from the Pentagon comes......

Mira Nair's son wins election to New York State assembly

Indian-Ugandan Zohran Kwame Mamdani, son of filmmaker Mira Nair, has won the election for New York State Assembly, one of two candidates of Indian-origin elected to NY state office.  ......

'No pressure' on Pak to release Abhinandan: FO

Pakistan claimed on Thursday that there was "no pressure" on it to release Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, a day after a top Opposition leader said that Foreign Minister Shah......

Kangana carried out illegal construction: BMC to HC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday denied in the Bombay high court that it undertook demolition of 'illegal' alterations at actor Kangana Ranaut's bungalow in Mumbai with ulterior......

Mallya consults 'formidable' lawyer to defend him

Award-winning lawyer, Claire Montgomery, the Queen’s Counsel, is likely to fight the Indian government’s attempt to extradite him to India. Beleaguered Indian businessman Vijay Mallya......

Aberdeen seeks $150 mn damages from Mahindra Satyam

Mahindra Satyam (formerly Satyam Computer Services Limited) on Sunday said that a group of investors led by Aberdeen Asset Management have claimed damages of over $150 million (approximately 750......

12 Indians among WEF's Young Global Leaders

As many as 12 Indians and 2 Indian Americans have been named as Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2011 by the World Economic Forum. The honour, bestowed each year by WEF, recognises up to 200......

12 Indians among WEF's Young Global Leaders

As many as 12 Indians and 2 Indian Americans have been named as Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2011 by the World Economic Forum. The honour, bestowed each year by WEF, recognises up to 200......

Licensing: Microsoft liable for income tax

If a survey is conducted in India with the sole objective of finding a non-user of Microsoft software, the exercise may not yield tangible results at all. In other words, no computer literate can......

'Why is the PM silent on Padmaavat?'

'Mr Narendra Modi and Smriti Irani should have spoken up long back.''Now when the matter has escalated out of hand, there is still time for them to speak out.''Better late than never.' Shatrughan......

Bigg Boss 10: Does Lopa deserve to be Number 1?

With three weeks to go, the competition among contestants will test friendships and arguments can get wilder, says Divya Nair.   Highlights Manveer and Nitibha argue. Housemates rank......

Bobby Bedi takes piracy issue to Congress

Bobby Bedi, the Indian filmmaker who is currently producing a three-film series on the epic Mahabharat, at an estimated $70 billion budget, has complained to the United States Congress that......

Meet the new Miss India USA

Richa Gangopadhyay was crowned Miss India USA 2007 in a beauty pageant held at Royal Albert's Palace, Fords in New Jersey, USA. The event, running in its 26th year, was organised by New York-based......

Sports Shorts: Semenya free to run without medication while appeal is heard

IMAGE: South Africa's Caster Semenya. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will be able to run in her favoured 800 metres event without medication......

Sports Shorts: Sindhu, Saina make winning start at Indonesia Masters

IMAGE: Saina will next face another Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Saina Nehwal/Twitter The Indian trio of P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth dished out superb......

Sports Shorts: Anand shares lead with Carlsen in Tata Steel Chess

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday IMAGE: Viswanathan Anand looks pensive. Photograph: Tata Steel Chess/Twitter Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a......

Cricket Buzz: PCB in talks with CA for two-match ODI series in Pakistan

IMAGE: Ehsan Mani said that to persuade top teams to play in Pakistan it was a matter of changing perceptions about the situation in Pakistan. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters The Pakistan......

PCB to plead leniency for Aamir at ICC Board meet

Desperate to save the career of tainted pacer Muhammad Aamir, the Pakistan Cricket Board would try to seek ICC's permission for the youngster to start training at PCB facilities and play some......

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