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Masked gunmen storm university campus in eastern Kenya
World

Masked gunmen storm university campus in eastern Kenya

A police official says masked gunmen have stormed a university campus in Garissa Town in eastern Kenya.

Live: Germanwings co-pilot had nightmares of crashes, says ex-girlfriend
World

Live: Germanwings co-pilot had nightmares of crashes, says ex-girlfriend

An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has told AFP, adding that there were about 142 passengers and six crew on board.

Kannada author Chidananda Murthy manhandled, arrested by Bengaluru Police
India

Kannada author Chidananda Murthy manhandled, arrested by Bengaluru Police

Noted Kannada author Chidananda Murthy was dragged and detained by the Bengaluru police on Wednesday when he objected to the celebration of a poet's birth anniversary.

Gunmen kill 17 at Tunisian museum, hostage situation ends
World

Gunmen kill 17 at Tunisian museum, hostage situation ends

Tunisia's official news agency TAP says shots have been fired at the country's leading museum, adjacent to the national Parliament building.

Court summons Manmohan Singh as accused in Hindaclo coal block allocation case
India

Court summons Manmohan Singh as accused in Hindaclo coal block allocation case

The court has summoned the Prime Minister in connection with the allocation of a coal block to Hindalco in 2005.

Delhi police hold 5 for stealing, selling 'secret papers' from Petroleum Ministry
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Delhi police hold 5 for stealing, selling 'secret papers' from Petroleum Ministry

Two Petroleum Ministry employees are among five persons arrested for allegedly leaking confidential government documents to private companies, Delhi Police said today.

Swiss prosecutor orders money laundering probe, search of HSBC offices
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Swiss prosecutor orders money laundering probe, search of HSBC offices

Investigators launched a search on Wednesday of British banking giant HSBC's Geneva offices as part of a money laundering probe following allegations the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes, Swiss prosecutors said.

Embezzlement case: Supreme Case stays arrest for Teesta Setalvad till tomorrow
India

Embezzlement case: Supreme Case stays arrest for Teesta Setalvad till tomorrow

In a temporary relief to activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court has restrained the police from arresting her till tomorrow.

Volunteer group claims money laundering by AAP, party says open to probe
Politics

Volunteer group claims money laundering by AAP, party says open to probe

The atmosphere in Delhi, ahead of the 7-February polls, just got more intense with a group of former AAP activists who call themselves the AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) alleging that the party was indulging in money laundering.

Marten Pieters steps down as Vodafone India CEO, COO Sunil Sood to take over
Business

Marten Pieters steps down as Vodafone India CEO, COO Sunil Sood to take over

Marten Pieters, the Vodafone India Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, will be stepping down from his post on 1 April, 2015 and will be succeeded by Sunil Sood, the current chief operating officer of the telecom major.

Bailing out SpiceJet: Marans exit, co-founder Ajay Singh takes over
Business

Bailing out SpiceJet: Marans exit, co-founder Ajay Singh takes over

The troubles of ailing SpiceJet may finally be over . The airline’s co-founder Ajay Singh has singed an agreement with Sun Group Chairman Kalanithi Maran as well as KAL Airways, who control 53 percent stake in the airline to take over ownership and control of the low-cost carrier.

TMC minister Manjul Krishna Thakur quits party and joins BJP
Politics

TMC minister Manjul Krishna Thakur quits party and joins BJP

In a jolt to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, minister Manjul Krishna Thakur Thursday quit the ministry and joined the BJP.

Egypt court overturns Hosni Mubarak's 3-year jail term for graft
World

Egypt court overturns Hosni Mubarak's 3-year jail term for graft

An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted president Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial.

Governor's rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir, PDP fails to form government
Politics

Governor's rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir, PDP fails to form government

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and BJP, which finished with the highest and second highest number of seats in the state elections, have been in talks to form an alliance but have failed to cement one so far.

Crude oil prices fall below $50 a barrel for first time since May 2009
Business

Crude oil prices fall below $50 a barrel for first time since May 2009

Oil markets had slumped for a fourth straight session on Tuesday as mounting worries about the supply glut pressured crude prices, which have fallen almost 10 percent this week.

Attempt to suicide decriminalised: Modi govt scraps Section 309 of IPC
India

Attempt to suicide decriminalised: Modi govt scraps Section 309 of IPC

In a major decision on Wednesday, the Government of India has decided to do away with the law the criminalised an attempt to suicide.

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passes away after severe head injury
First Cricket News

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passes away after severe head injury

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes' passed away at the age of 25 after a devastating head injury.

Ferguson: Grand jury refuses to indict cop who shot unarmed black teen
World

Ferguson: Grand jury refuses to indict cop who shot unarmed black teen

A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.

BSF jawan fires outside Omar Abdullah's residence in Kashmir, detained
India

BSF jawan fires outside Omar Abdullah's residence in Kashmir, detained

A BSF trooper, posted at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's residence, on Monday accidentally opened fire, police said.

Saradha scam: Ex-TMC MP Kunal Ghosh allegedly attempts suicide in prison
India

Saradha scam: Ex-TMC MP Kunal Ghosh allegedly attempts suicide in prison

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh on Friday allegedly tried to commit suicide by taking sleeping pills inside the Alipore Central Jail, West Bengal Correctional Home Services Minister H A Swafi said.