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US claims leads in Indian killing

The Boston police department has got some “good leads” in the shooting of an Indian student last week and have stepped up patrol in the area where the 24-year-old Orissa native was found shot in the l

Mamata makes it to Time influential list

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been named among the 100 most-influential people in the world by the prestigious Time magazine in its 2012 list which also includes US President Barack O

Unesco protection for Titanic ruins

A replica of the grand staircase from the sunken Titanic.

Titanic’s wreckage, which has remained at the bottom of the North Atlantic for 100 years, will now come under the protection of the United Nations’ cultural body that seeks to safeguard wrecks, decora

Slavery case: Court awards $1.5m damages

An Indian maid — who had accused her former employer, an IFS officer, and her husband of harassment and “slavery” — has received a favourable ruling from a US court, which approved her petition that she be awarded $1.5 million as compensation by the couple.

After 244 years, Britannica ends print run

Encyclopaedia Britannica, a reference book in homes and libraries worldwide, will stop publishing the print edition for the first time in 244 years and shift focus to digital versions.

Judge: Award Indian diplomat’s maid $1.5m

In a setback to an Indian diplomat, a US judge has recommended that her maid be awarded nearly $1.5 million for the “barbaric treatment” and “emotional distress” suffered by her at the hands of her employer for three years.

US Sikh sues Leno for his ‘racist’ joke

American talk show host Jay Leno has been sued by an Indian-American in California for his “racist” comments on the Golden Temple and ridiculing the entire Sikh community by portraying the holy shrine as a vacation home.

Rajat Gupta may face new charges in US

Rajat Gupta, former director of Goldman Sachs is likely to face “expanded charges” of insider trading even as his lawyers claimed that the US government allegations were merely “mumbo jumbo”.

Rajat pleads not guilty, out on $10m bail

Rajat Gupta, an iconic figure in the American corporate sector who was arrested on charges of passing insider information to his friend Raj Rajaratnam, was released Thursday on bail on a $10 million bond after he pleaded not guilty to offences that could keep him in jail for life.

Varanasi ghat in heritage watchlist

The 18th century Balaji Ghat, situated along the Ganga in Varanasi, is among the over 60 endangered cultural heritage sites in the world that are in dire need of preservation, according to World Monuments Fund (WMF), a private foundation.

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