SC upholds conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30: The Supreme Court Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader M.V. Jayarajan for using unparliamentary words against state high court judges but reduced the sentence from six months to four months. Read more

North Texas to host first festival of South Asian cinema

Washington, Jan 30:  The first festival of South Asian independent cinema in North Texas will showcase 14 films focusing on issues affecting the Indian sub-continent and exploring the lives of the South Asian diaspora in the US. Read more

Saradha chit-fund scam: CBI grills Mukul Roy

Kolkata, Jan 30: Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy, considered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s right hand man, Friday appeared before the CBI for questioning in the multi-crore rupee Saradha ponzi scam.
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UPA government practiced crony capitalism: Jaitley

New Delhi, Jan 30: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said the UPA government was a “practitioner of sadistic economy” and “crony capitalism” and called for a review of all the projects that were granted or not granted approval by the previous government.
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England bowl out India for 200

Perth, Jan 30: England bowled out India for 200 runs in 48.1 overs in a crucial ODI tri-series clash at the WACA here Saturday.
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Goa’s BJP nixes auction of mining leases, defies Modi manifesto?

Panaji, Jan 30:  By opting to renew and grant over 85 mining leases to the same companies accused of being part of a Rs. 35,000 crore illegal mining scam, the BJP-led Goa government may have reneged on a key promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Read more

Australia to continue MH370 search

Canberra, Jan 30: Australia remains committed to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an official statement said Friday. Read more

‘Bloody Indian’ out of ‘Hawaizaada’

Mumbai, Jan 30: The censor board asked for the word “bloody” to be removed from a popularly used dialogue “bloody Indian” in Vibhu Puri’s period film “Hawaizaada”, which is set in colonial India. It has been replaced by “crazy”. Read more

Who will join the wealthiest one percent club this year?

Washington, Jan 30:  Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University have revealed that there is a one in nine chance that a typical American will hit the jackpot and join the wealthiest one percent club for at least one year in her or his working life. Read more

Clarke to play in grade cricket

Melbourne, Jan 30: Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to continue his return from injury by playing in a Grade game this weekend as a batsman only, then in a match against a Bangladesh XI Feb 5 as a batsman and in a limited fielding capacity.
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