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Asaram witness murder: Victim's father demands CBI probe, accuses Godman's daughter

Jan 31, 2015 at 14:51 | Source: FirstPost

The father of the slain witness in the sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram has demanded a CBI inquiry into his son's murder.Naresh Gupta has sought an inquiry into the murder of his son Akhil alleging that it was not the result of a...

Bangladesh: Officials cut power to Khaleda Zia's home amid anti-govt unrest

Jan 31, 2015 at 14:47 | Source: FirstPost

Bangladesh authorities today cut the power supply to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's home after she called for a 72-hour nationwide strike beginning tomorrow which coincides with the school exams of over 1.5 million students."There has been no e...

Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case over his death

Jan 31, 2015 at 13:51 | Source: FirstPost

A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death.The three-judge panel ruled that Jackson's mother an...

Ukraine: 12 civilians killed in artillery fire in Donetsk

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:44 | Source: FirstPost

Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new roun...

Obama, Dalai Lama due to attend US prayer event in February

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:12 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: US President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama are both scheduled to attend the US National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 5, a congressional aide said on Friday.The Dalai Lama was invited to attend the annual event, and h...

Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014

Jan 31, 2015 at 07:45 | Source: FirstPost

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a d...

Obama, Dalai Lama due to attend U.S. prayer event Feb. 5

Jan 31, 2015 at 01:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama are both scheduled to attend the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 5, a congressional aide said on Friday.The Dalai Lama was invited to attend the annu...

Banks say no room to cut lending rates, thwarting RBI easing

Jan 31, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Only three of India's 45 commercial banks have cut base lending rates since the Reserve Bank of India's surprise easing this month, hurting the government's drive to lift business investment.Bank executives insist they cannot lower...

Ukraine military blames separatists for attack on Donetsk cultural centre

Jan 30, 2015 at 23:46 | Source: FirstPost

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military blamed separatists for a shell attack on a cultural centre in Donetsk where humanitarian aid was being given out and which it said killed at least seven people on Friday.A statement said the separatists had used &q...

Bank of Baroda profit tumbles as bad loans jump

Jan 30, 2015 at 23:41 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bank of Baroda Ltd increased bad debt provisions by 66 percent in the third quarter, contributing to a big drop in profits, and the bank said bad loan growth would remain a problem in the short term.Bank of Baroda Executive Directo...

Move over Modi, Kejriwal and Rahul: Mayawati will address most number of rallies in Delhi

Jan 30, 2015 at 20:28 | Source: FirstPost

The poll battle in Delhi is between the BJP and the AAP but guess the chief of which party would be addressing the maximum of number of rallies in the capital state? Its Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party. According to a senior party lea...

Fear of HIV rise: Multiple states face condom shortages in India

Jan 30, 2015 at 13:36 | Source: FirstPost

The problem of HIV rise in Indian states was already bad enough, and now state officials have a new challenge in front of them: a huge shortage of condoms.ATimes of India report claims this shortage has been ongoing for the pasteight months in the st...

Indian media: Delhi poll battle intensifies

Jan 30, 2015 at 13:32 | Source: BBC

Media in India highlight intense political campaigning ahead of the Delhi assembly elections. The capital will vote on 7 February and counting for the 70-member state assembly is due on 10 February. Delhi has been without a government since Aam Aadmi...

Sydney cafe siege: Inquest to examine police response

Jan 30, 2015 at 13:32 | Source: BBC

Official inquiries into the Sydney cafe siege are to cast a spotlight on the police response to the crisis, and on Australian authorities' prior dealings with the gunman, Man Haron Monis. An inquest, which began on Thursday, will ask how the sie...

Guns to gardening tools: The inspiring story of farmers in Indonesia

Jan 30, 2015 at 09:53 | Source: FirstPost

Note: This story was first published on Our Better World A seed is a tiny, yet incredible thing.It has the capacity to transform into something so much bigger than itself, to provide food, shade and even the air we breathe.But even the toughest seeds...

No word on Kenji Goto: Deadline passes, Jordan still holds prisoner demanded by Islamic State

Jan 30, 2015 at 07:51 | Source: FirstPost

AMMAN/TOKYO:Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.An audio messa...

Palestinian political stalemate is stalling Gaza rebuilding - U.N. envoy

Jan 30, 2015 at 03:47 | Source: FirstPost

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The inability of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to cooperate in the Gaza Strip has hit vital post-war rebuilding and international donors are wary of sending more funds, a senior United Nations envoy said on Thursday.The ma...

HDFC Q3 net rises 11.5 pct on higher loan growth

Jan 30, 2015 at 01:18 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC)(HDFC.NS), India's top mortgage lender, posted an 11.5 percent gain in quarterly net profit, in line with estimates, aided by higher loan growth.Net profit rose to 14.25 billion rupees ($23...

BJP hiding behind a veil and not accepting challenge for public debate: Kejriwal on 5 questions

Jan 29, 2015 at 21:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday took a jibe at BJP for its plan to pose five questions to him, wondering why the party was attacking him hiding "behind a veil" and not accepting his challenge for a public debate."I hav...

Not just Kiran Bedi: 5 reasons why BJP could lose Delhi assembly polls

Jan 29, 2015 at 15:37 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The BJP has tried all tricks in the book to win Delhi, from announcing regularisation of slum colonies to paradropping Kiran Bedi in the state unit to making political capital of the Obama visit, but nothing seems to be working for it at t...

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