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Black money details shared under tax treaty can't be shared even with courts: Swiss govenment
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:16:46 +0530
Amid a debate on disclosure of names of suspected black money holders, Switzerland Thursday said information exchanged under Swiss-India tax treaty cannot be disclosed "in principle" to a court or any other body outside the proceedings of a 'specific and relevant' case.

Insecurity remains even as missing children return home
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:25:37 +0530
Two years after her sons Afroz and Wasim were abducted and pushed into bonded labor at a juice stall, Salma doesn't let them go out of sight even for a second. She found them a year ago but did not know it was illegal for her children, both under the eligible age of 14 years, to be forced to work.

Forced to live on the streets, steal and drink, the story of a 'missing' child
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:21:30 +0530
In a country where 3000 children are born every hour, the fact that 15 children go missing every hour seems to matter very little. Thirteen-year-old Sahil, the confident 'dada' of a gang of street kids in Delhi, is a survivor. But Sahil's story of innocence is lost. Listed as a missing child in Mumbai, he ran away from home when he was just 7 to escape a violent father.

Need structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:42:43 +0530
There is a need to have a structured war history of Indian soldiers in both digital and book form, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said.

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Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
2011-08-02T10:39:19Z
Noida, Aug 2 (ANI): Civil society activists met in Uttar Pradesh's Noida area on Tuesday to discuss various strategies, which includes the probable venue for the upcoming protest against the draft Lokpal Bill proposed by the government.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after opposition ruckus
2011-08-02T10:28:06Z
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Tuesday as opposition members continued demanding a discussion on price rise under rules which provide for voting.

Man immolates self in Maharashtra
2011-08-02T10:19:28Z
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 2 (IANS) A 30-year-old man set himself afire Tuesday in front of a municipal corporation office in Thane district, police said.

Day 2 Monsoon Session: Protests Stall Parliament
2011-08-02T10:09:23+00:00
Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and the opposition seemed headed for a stalemate over the nature of debate on rising prices and corruption.

IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 plane crash
2011-08-02T09:56:34Z
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday lost a combat pilot when a MiG-21 fighter jet he was flying crashed near Bikaner in Rajasthan.

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Apple's Cook: "I'm proud to be gay"
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:26:51 GMT
(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.







Four dead, five injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:00:22 GMT
WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and a huge ball of fire, officials said.







Polish prosecutors question Polanski over U.S. sex crime warrant
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:52 GMT
KRAKOW (Reuters) - Polish prosecutors interviewed filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday in connection with a U.S. arrest warrant over a 1977 sex crime conviction, then let him go free saying there were no grounds to hold him.







No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:49:08 GMT
HALDUMMULLA Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in Sri Lanka ran out on Thursday, though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to over 100 from 300 the previous night.







Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:46:05 GMT
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine on Thursday and said there were signs other European Union states would follow its lead.







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It may all be over between Shiv Sena & BJP; Uddhav, team to skip oath ceremony
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:52:45 GMT
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and party MLAs will keep away from CM-designate Devendra Fadnavis's swearing-in ceremony at Wankhede stadium today.

Child's passport: Unwed mother must say if she was raped, Centre tells HC
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:26:00 GMT
While applying for a passport for her child, an unwed mother will have to declare how she conceived, the Union government told Bombay high court on Thursday.

Bangalore?s shame: 6-year-old girl raped twice by teacher on school campus
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:14:40 GMT
In the second such instance in less than 10 days, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Tuesday and Wednesday by a Hindi teacher on the campus of her private school in east Bangalore.

Being gay 'among the greatest gifts God has given me,' Apple CEO Tim Cook says
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:14:37 GMT
Apple CEO Tim Cook has made his homosexuality public in a powerful essay in which he said he considers being gay "among the greatest gifts God has given me."

SC to study if defamation laws used to muzzle speech
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:01:13 GMT
The SC on Thursday decided to examine the constitutional validity of Indian Penal Code provisions on criminal defamation, which media and public spirited persons have for long alleged to have been misused by leaders to muzzle critical voices.