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Delhi gangrape: All four accused sentenced to death

New Delhi, Sep 13: Four convicts in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case were on Friday awarded death penalty by a Delhi court which said the gravity of the offence cannot be tolerated. “Death to all,” Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna said while delivering the verdict in the case that had evoked nationwide outrage and led the government to bring in a stringent anti-rape law. “Besides... 

Vijay Mallya battles against winding up Kingfisher

Bangalore, Sep 13: Debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines’ beleaguered chairman Vijay Mallya is battling against aircraft lessors and financiers who moved the Karnataka high court for winding up the company for defaulting on loans by his holding company – United Breweries Holdings Ltd. “As the cases are in the high court and the matter is under sub judice, I will not be able to comment.... 

‘Gangnam Style’ beats Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in new poll

London, Sep 13: South Korean rapper Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ has topped a UK poll of the best music video dance after beating Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. The survey, conducted by Dance Direct using Google Consumer Surveys, asked 1,000 people about the best dance that they have seen in a music video, reported Digital Spy. ‘Gangnam Style’ picked up 8.3... 

Kochadaiiyaan teaser creates new history – 2.3 million views in just 3 days

Rajnikanth magic has begun. Within two days of its teaser going online, ‘Kochadaiyaan’ has registered as many as 2.3 million views. This makes it stand amongst the biggest of the biggies that has managed to achieve such feat. “It is an excellent start that the film has taken, considering the fact that the theatrical promo is yet to arrive,” comments a trade source, “It... 

One-third of world’s food wasted annually: UN

Cape Town, Sep 13: One-third of the world’s food is wasted annually, amounting to some 1.3 billion tonnes each year, according to a UN report released here on Thursday. The waste is causing economic losses of $750 billion and significant damage to the environment, Xinhua reported citing United Nations Information Centre Pretoria (UNIC Pretoria) as stating in the report. The report, ‘Food... 
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Navi Pillay, a big disappointment: Prof Ramasamy

Despite the publicity surrounding her visit, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanetham Pillay “was a big disappointment for Tamils in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. At the end of her visit, she basically revealed her true character of serving the interests of the UN and the larger interests of the Anglo-Saxon world,” writes Malaysia’s Penang State Deputy Chief Minister Professor P.... 

Modi all set to be announced as BJP’s PM candidate

New Delhi, Sep 13: Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is set to be named as Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate on Friday evening, capping a 12-year reign as Gujarat chief minister with an anointment that could underscore isolation of dissenting senior leader LK Advani. On Thursday, Advani was the last person in the party standing against Modi’s immediate elevation, with several... 

ISRO unveils orbiter for Mars mission, launch in Oct-Nov

Bangalore, Sep 13: India’s upcoming Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seeks to reveal whether there is methane, considered a “precursor chemical” for life, on the Red Planet, key officials behind the ambitious venture said on Wednesday. A Methane Sensor, one of the five payloads (scientific instruments) onboard the spacecraft, would look to detect the presence of the gas, MOM Project Director...