BOSTON MARATHON 'TERROR' BLASTS: FBI GETS EARLY LEADS
A decade after the deadly 9/11 attacks, terror returned to haunt America when twin explosions near Boston marathon finish line, killed three and injured over 144. President Barack Obama went on national television to say it was not yet clear who was behind the blasts. He said the perpetrators would pay. He did not utter the word "terror."
PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKERJEE AND PM MANMOHAN ON BASTION INCIDENT: CONDEMN BOSTON MARATHON BOMB INCIDENT , Manmohan Singh said we will always give our support to the America against terrorism.
SUPREME COURT REJECTS 3 MUMBAI BLASTS CONVICTS' PLEAS FOR MORE TIME TO SURRENDER
Three 1993 Mumbai blastsconvicts' petitions for extension of time to surrender on the ground that their clemency pleas are pending before President Pranab Mukherjee, were today dismissed by the Supreme Court.
PETROL PRICE CUT BY RE 1 PER LITRE
After including VAT, the reduction in price of petrol in Delhi comes to Rs 1.20 per litre and the fuel will cost Rs 66.09 per litre from midnight tonight against Rs 67.29.However, there will be no change in diesel prices even though yesterday was the appointed day for putting into effect the government decision to hike rates by 40-50 paise a litre.
15 SUSPECTED NAXALS KILLED IN ENCOUNTER IN CHHATTISGARH
Fifteen suspected Naxals have been killed in the border area of Sukma and Bijapur in Chhattisgarh in an ongoing encounter with security forces. At least 15 weapons have been seized from the site.
SENSEX UP 171-POINTS IN EARLY TRADE
The BSE benchmark Sensex today rose by over 171-points in early trade as stocks of oil and gas, power, banking and PSUs sectors surged on increased buying by funds and retailers, fuelled by lower-than-expected wholesale inflation and falling global crude prices.
RUPEE UP 19-PAISE VS DOLLAR IN EARLY TRADE
The rupee gained 19-paise to 54.43 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters.
NEW YORK TIMES WINS FOUR PULITZERS
The New York Times newspaper has won four Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, including a story that exposed corruption in high levels of China's government.
GOVERNMENT AIR STRIKES KILL MORE CIVILIANS IN SYRIA
There have been fresh reports of more civilian casualties in Syria -- opposition activists claim government air strikes killed 16 people on Sunday in the north east of the country.
IN ELECTION MANIFESTO, PERVEZ MUSHARRAF PITCHES FOR PEACE WITH INDIA
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Monday said there would be no peace in ... Press Trust of India | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 08:45pm IST ... issues," he said at the launch of his party's manifesto for the May 11 general elections.
GREECE TO FIRE 15,000 CIVIL SERVANTS AS PART OF REFORM PROGRAM
Greece is planning to fire 15,000 public sector workers by next year as part of a reform program that was approved by the troika on Monday - a highly controversial issue in the Mediterranean country long criticised for its large and sluggish civil service.
INDONESIA STARTS PROBE INTO LION AIR CRASH OFF BALI COAST
Indonesia started investigations into at least its fourth aircraft accident in 16 months after aBoeing Co. (BA) 737-800 passenger jet operated by PT Lion Mentari Airlines, which is banned from flying in Europe, crashed into the sea off Bali's international airport.
PALESTINIANS REOPEN EMBASSY IN KUWAIT AFTER TWO DECADES
A new chapter in Kuwaiti-Palestinian relations is about to begin following a two-decade-old rift between the oil-rich Gulf state and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). On April 15, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to the Kuwaiti capital, where he was scheduled to reopen the Palestinian embassy, closed in 1990 after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
124TH BIRTHDAY OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Born on April 16, 1889 Charlie Chaplin wasn't just a legend of comedy, he was also a rebel. He not only put smiles on countless faces, but never shied from taking on the most pressing and profound socio-political issues. He opened the eyes of many to the injustices of the world we live in.