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Petitions cannot be accepted in Sanskrit: Allahabad High Court

A writ petition drafted and presented in Sanskrit cannot be adjudicated nor can arguments be advanced in the language, the Allahabad High Court ruled today.

Gold falls as improved US economic outlook curbs demand

Gold dropped for the first day this week today on signs of economic recovery in the US, cutting the need for haven investments.

Hillary Clinton's top aide quits

A key aide of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rahul 'Richard' Verma, has become the second high-ranking Indian-American official in the Obama administration to return to the private sector.

N Korea to release S Korean fishing boat

North Korea said today it would release a South Korean fishing boat that it seized last month, in an apparent conciliatory gesture after months of high tensions. The North's navy detained the squid fishing boat and its seven crew comprising four South Koreans and three Chinese, on August 8 off the east coast of the divided peninsula.

Sonia Gandhi can become party chief 40 times: Congress

Reacting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad's remarks that Sonia Gandhi should offer the position of Congress president to someone from outside the Gandhi family, the Congress on Thursday said she can become the party chief as many as 40 times.

HT’s green mantra

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LIC inks MoU with UIDAI to deliver identity numbers

Life Insurance Corporation of India signed a memorandum of understanding with the UIDAI to act as a registrar for the delivery of the 12-digit identity numbers to the citizens of India.

Al-Qaeda no 3 killed in drone strike

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, the third highest ranking al-Qaeda commander, outfit's banker and the man who threatened India with more Mumbai-style attacks, was killed along with his entire family in an American missile strike in Pakistan's tribal areas in the last two weeks.

China raises Tibet issue with President Patil

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chairman of National People's Congress Wu Bangguo avoided the touchy Tibet issue. So it was left to Jia Quinglin to give the parting shot to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil in Beijing on Friday.

'Process of granting access to Headley is moving forward'

The lawyer of David Headley, accused of helping LeT terrorists to execute the Mumbai attacks, has said the process of granting access to Indian authorities to the Pakistani-American is "moving forward" and there is no change in the intention to cooperate with them.

'Black box' is generally orange and far from cockpit

Usually painted bright orange to help easy retrieval, a black box is a combination of two devices mounted at the rear of an aircraft not the cockpit, since that is the area normally least affected during air crashes, experts explain.

India's economy to expand by 8.5% in FY'11: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the economy is expected to grow by 8.5 per cent this fiscal and the country was capable of achieving 10 per cent expansion in the medium term.

No relief to Jayalalithaa in DA case

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa seeking quashing of a disproportionate assets case, trial in which is to commence in Karnataka.

Pakistan home village calls for Mumbai suspect's release

Residents of Faridkot, home to the alleged surviving gunman of the Mumbai massacre, deny any connection with their wayward son but believe India should release him in the interests of peace.

Cracks on main runway delay flights

Flights at Mumbai airport were delayed by 40 minutes on Tuesday after airport authorities were forced to close the main runway for six hours to carry out urgent repairs on a portion that developed cracks. 
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