Archives - 2014-07-22

Teachers face action over extremism in UK schools

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:32

Teachers across Britain who expose students to extremist speakers may be struck off without a right to appeal, the UK government on Tuesday warned after a report found a "disturbing" effort by Islamic hardliners to gain control of some school.

Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:33

A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat.

Shuja`iya targeted as it is Hamas stronghold: Israel

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:51

The Suja`iya neighbourhood in Gaza was targeted in the ongoing Israeli offensive because it is a stronghold of the Islamic Hamas movement, the Israeli embassy here said in a statement.

PIL in SC over Katju`s claim

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:09

A PIL on Tuesday sought a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the allegations of improper conduct made against three former Chief Justices of India by one of its former judges Markandey Katju before confirmation of a Madras High Court despite corruption charges against him.

Katju slammed by legal luminaries for attack on ex-CJIs

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:10

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who stirred a controversy by levelling allegations against three ex-Chief Justices of India on the issue of an alleged corrupt judge, on Tuesday came under criticism from legal luminaries who said it was "unbecoming" of a former apex court judge.

Seat allocation in LS: Member says `we are like nomads`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:43

The delay in allocation of seats in the newly-elected Lok Sabha came in for criticism on Tuesday with a member saying the representatives of the people had become "nomadic tribes".

Prince George celebrates first birthday

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:02

Britain`s baby Prince George celebrated his first birthday on Tuesday with parents Prince William and Kate Middleton thanking well wishers around the world.

Acceptance of commission by docs against medical code: Vardhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:05

Admitting to presence of widespread nexus between doctors and diagnostic centres to fleece patients, Harsh Vardhan said acceptance of commission by doctors was violative of the medical code.

Syria war causes USD 21.4 billion losses to oil industry

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:07

Syria`s oil and gas industries have suffered total losses of USD 21.4 billion since the outbreak of the country`s war three years ago, Oil Minister Suleiman Abbas said Tuesday.

Thai king endorses junta`s new constitution

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:10

Thailand`s junta won approval from the king on Tuesday for an interim constitution mapping out year-long political reforms.

CBI fails to establish link between Tejinder Singh and Tatra

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:18

CBI has not been able to establish any link between Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh and manufacturer of Tatra trucks on whose behalf he has been accused of offering bribe to the then Army Chief Gen (retd) V K Singh.

PM should show his face in Parliament once a week: Kharge

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:21

Prime Minister Narendra Modi "should show his face in parliament at least once a week", Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Tuesday.