North Korea Arrests Christian Missionary From Australia – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — North Korea has arrested a Christian missionary from Australia, his family said on Wednesday, taking him into captivity even as it continues to face pressure … Read More

Andhra CM Reddy quits, says UPA passed Telangana bill like a ‘thief’ – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesAndhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that he is going to step down from his post and quit Congress to protest the UPA government’s … Read More

Telangana bill cleared amid din, mysterious TV blackout of Lok Sabha – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Keen on the 17 seats in the region, a determined Congress managed to secure Lok Sabha’s nod for the creation of Telangana amid din raised by … Read More

Small plane crashes near Johannesburg, three dead – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaJohannesburg, Feb 3 (AFP) A light aircraft crashed today at Johannesburg’s Lanseria airport in South Africa, killing all three people aboard, an official at the city’s second … Read More

Court Rejects Musharraf’s Request to Leave Pakistan for Treatment – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A special court on Friday rejected a request by the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to leave Pakistan for medical treatment and instead issued arrest … Read More

AFIC report helps Musharraf but degrades its image – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: The VVIP accused of the most heinous crime in the book of country’s statutes — high treason — is seeking the exceptional luxury of getting a basic … Read More

Indian Supreme Court Orders Investigation Into Gang Rape – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIndian media reports say the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman allegedly attacked earlier this week on the orders of … Read More

US envoy tweets concern at Japan dolphin hunt – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaTokyo, Jan 19 (AFP) US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has tweeted her concern at the “inhumaneness” of a Japanese village’s traditional dolphin hunt. “Deeply concerned by … Read More

Indian minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar, found dead amid … – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe wife of a prominent Indian politician has been found dead in what appears to be a suicide after allegations her husband was having an affair. Sunanda Pushkar was … Read More

‘Over a million iPhone 5Ss shipped to China Mobile’ ahead of launch – supplier Foxconn has reportedly shipped about 1.4 million iPhone 5Ss handsets to China Mobile, ahead of the mobile operator’s launch on Friday 17 January. A person familiar with the … Read More

China: Filmmaker Zhang Yimou fined $1.2M for breach of one-child policy – CNN International

CNN InternationalHong Kong (CNN) — Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China’s one-child policy, authorities say. A letter sent to Zhang … Read More

BJP secretly happy over PM Manmohan’s jibe at Modi – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesBesides their visible angry reactions, there was a sense of glee within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s unprecedented attack on its mascot Narendra Modi. … Read More

Manmohan’s attack on Modi ‘unfortunate and condemnable’, says BJP – The Hindu

The HinduResponding to the sharpest ever attack on its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the BJP on Friday dubbed his comments as “unfortunate and condemnable”. … Read More

Modi is the only hope, Yeddyurappa says – Times of India

Times of IndiaBANGALORE: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who announced his party KJP’s decision to merge with BJP, on Friday flayed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s comment that Narendra Modi … Read More

India’s PM to step aside after 10 years – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailIndia’s prime minister announced Friday he would step aside after 10 years following this summer’s general election, saying Rahul Gandhi should replace him if the ruling Congress … Read More

An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from ice-bound … – BBC News

BBC NewsA Chinese helicopter arrived close to the vessel, bringing in a crew to assess the landing situation. The aircraft is expected to return within the hour to begin ferrying … Read More

Lokpal out of way, Rahul seeks longer Winter Session to pass six more anti-graft … – Indian Express

Indian ExpressRahul Gandhi is seeking for an extension to the Winter Session of Parliament to pass more anti-corruption laws. The Congress vice president is of the view that the Lokpal … Read More

Gay sex verdict: These are matters of personal freedom, Rahul says – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed himself against the Supreme Court order which declared homosexuality as illegal, saying he agrees with the Delhi high court which had … Read More

Singapore PM condoles Indian’s death in accident – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaSingapore, Dec 9 (PTI) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today condoled the death of an Indian national who was killed in a road accident in the … Read More

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