London/Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Mumbai-born Parsi lawyer Sarosh Zaiwala Wednesday notched a remarkable success in a bank case in the British Supreme Court, with major ramifications on the international banking system, an official said. By the court verdict, the British government's sanctions on Iran's largest private bank, Bank Mellat, were lifted after the its security service's "Secret Court" failed to produce significant evidence in the matter - which has been widely followed in the international banking circles.
London, June 19 (IANS) Indian tennis pair Purav Raja and Divij Sharan qualified for the men's doubles main draw of Wimbledon here Wednesday. The Indians, seeded fourth in the qualifiers, were given a walkover by Austrian-Czech duo of Andreas Haider-Maurer and Jiri Vesely in the second and final qualifying round of their category.
London, June 19 (IANS) The Afghan government will not take part in peace talks with the Taliban unless the process is "Afghan-led", President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday, a day after the US said it would talk with the Taliban in their new office in Qatar. Karzai said the opening of the Taliban office contradicted earlier US security guarantees to his government, BBC reported
London, June 19 (IANS) Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes, who turned 40 on June 17, has been seeded fourth with Czech partner Radek Stepanek in the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon which starts Monday. Another veteran Mahesh Bhupathi with Austrian Julian Knowle has been seeded eighth while Rohan Bopanna, with Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, has been seeded 14th. In the women's doubles category, Sania Mirza has been seeded sixth with American partner Liezel Huber.
London, June 19 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has vowed to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London even if accusations of sex crimes are dropped, BBC reported Wednesday. Assange entered the embassy last June last year when his appeal against his extradition to Sweden for questioning was turned down. The WikiLeaks founder has always denied the charges
London, June 19 (IANS) A high-level Indian delegation led by Minister for Minority Affairs K.
London, June 19 (IANS) South Africa riding on crucial knocks from David Miller and Rory Kleinveldt posted 175 all out in 38.4 overs against England in the first semifinal of the Champions Trophy at The Oval here Wednesday. Miller (56 not out) and Kleinveldt (43) shared a superb 95-run stand for the ninth wicket after South Africa were reduced to 80 for eight
London, June 19 (IANS) What do dads do when their children approach them for help or for advice? They go to Google for answers to their kids' query or problems, reveals a new research.
Cardiff, June 19 (IANS) Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya said Sri Lanka will target the Indian bowlers during the Champions Trophy semifinal slated for Thursday at the Sophia Gardens here.
Wellington, June 19 (IANS) Two men accused of murdering an Indian-origin man in New Zealand in January have pleaded not guilty and are now headed for trial. Bryne Pelmar, 20, and Shivneel Shahil Kumar, 18, have been charged with burning alive 21-year-old Shalvin Prasad Jan 30 in south Auckland. The two appeared in the Auckland High Court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge, media reports said.
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