Crucial Insurance, Companies Bills to come up in Parliament

Crucial pro-reform bills like the Insurance Laws (Amendment)Bill, 2008 and Companies(Amendment) Bill, 2014 will be taken up this week for consideration and passing in both the Houses of Parliament.

Mexican mayoral candidate admits he stole money

Mexican politician Hilario Ramirez acknowledged in the heat of campaigning that when he served as mayor of San Blas he stole just "a little" bit of money.

Robert Mugabe`s party wins thumping parliamentary majority

President Robert Mugabe`s party has won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in Zimbabwe`s disputed elections, according to a tally of official results.

Zimbabwe President`s party withdraws victory claim

Robert Mugabe`s party says it has withdrawn an unauthorised message on its Twitter feed claiming a resounding victory in Zimbabwe`s national elections.

Zimbabwe polls: Robert Mugabe`s allies claim victory, rivals cry fraud

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe`s allies declared that the veteran leader had romped to an election victory.

Ruling party retains seat in Malaysian by-election

Malaysia`s ruling party retained a state seat in the first by-election since May`s controversial General Election.

BCB chief: Bangladesh may lose ICC membership if it doesn`t follow guidelines

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hassan has warned the board`s officials that it may lose membership if the election guidelines are not followed as instructed by the ICC.

BJP demands CBI probe into farm loan waiver scheme `scam`

BJP on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged scam in the Centre`s 2008 loan waiver scheme for farmers, citing irregularities found by CAG.

I won`t be PM if my party wins: Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi insisted he won`t be Premier again if his conservative party, now trailing in opinion polls, wins Italian elections next month.

Entire case based on suspicion, politically motivated: Madani

PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an
accused in the 2008 Bangalore blasts case, on Monday submitted in
a court here that the entire case against him was "based on
suspicion and politically motivated".

Madhya Pradesh topped in rape cases in 2008: Report

Madhya Pradesh registered the
highest number of rape cases, at 2,937, in the country in
2008, according to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).

China`s top 500 firms outperform US rivals in 2008: Survey

China`s top 500 companies
outperformed their US counterparts for the first time last
year, a survey conducted by a business group has revealed, as
the financial crisis wreaked havoc in the United States.

US largest supplier of arms in 2008: Report

Defying the trends of global recession, the United States has emerged as the largest supplier of arms, accounting for more than two-third of the USD 55.2 billion of arms sales in the year 2008.