Shimla, March 22 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday maintained that it had walked out of the Himachal Pradesh assembly Thursday. "We staged a walkout yesterday (Thursday) but it has been reported in a section of the press that there was no walkout. Even the speaker was quoted by the media as saying that there was no walkout," BJP member Suresh Bharadwaj said in the assembly Friday.
Credit Suisse upped the remuneration of Chief Executive Brady Dougan by one third in 2012, likely adding to public and political dismay over the scale of banker pay in a year when the Swiss bank's stock stalled
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur will meet Peng Liyuan, wife of China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, next week, according to BJP MP Tarun Vijay. Gursharan Kaur will meet Peng who is one of China's most prominent singers and has topped the bill on the country's gala military concert at Chinese New Year for decades, Vijay wrote on his blog.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Women-related crime cases are piling up in the capital. The reason: there are very few women in Delhi Police.
Following the arrest of suspected terrorists and subsequent recovery of arms from a guest house near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, the Delhi police claimed to have averted, what could have been a major terror attack on Holi.
The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pair of cases that challenging laws on same-sex marriage. Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, the plaintiffs hold a press conference in San Francisco before flying to Washington, DC for the hearing
Mobs roam streets of riot-hit Myanmar town
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) An international group of experts, at a recent meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), gave Kerala a pat on the back for sustainable tourism with eco-friendliness and inclusiveness, Suman Billa, Kerala Tourism secretary, said Friday. The experts said Kerala's variety of tourism activity could serve as a model not just for India, but also for the rest of the world, Billa, who was also the keynote speaker at the meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, said. The accolades for Kerala's Responsible Tourism (RT) came from experts, policymakers and diplomats from developing and developed countries as well as representatives of international organisations and civil society who had gathered for the UNCTAD meeting recently.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will confer the sixth Annual Industry Leadership award on Indian producer Guneet Monga, who has thanked her entire team for lending her support.
Sepang (Kuala Lumpur), March 22 (IANS) The Mercedes Formula 1 team Friday announced that its CEO Nick Fry will step down from his position at the beginning of April. Fry, however, will continue to assist the team's commercial operations as a consultant until at least the end of 2014, said a team statement. Toto Wolff, Mercedes new executive director and 30 per cent shareholder, will now take a greater role in the day-to-day running of the team alongside team principal Ross Brawn, assuming the areas of responsibility previously held by Nick, the release added.