Lok Sabha nod to bill for benefits to ex-governors

Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said former governors do not get any pension or post-retirement benefits except medical facilities.

BSP attacks UP govt on law and order

Opposition BSP attacked the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on the law and order front.

Pope, worried about Venezuela, urges dialogue

The first pope from South America says he is worried about Venezuela and is urging politicians there to work for reconciliation.

93 ceasefire violations on LoC by Pakistan in 2012

There were 93 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, taking the total number since 2010 to 188, parliament was told Monday.

2012 among top 10 warmest years on record

2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures, NASA researchers say.

`Over 1300 lives lost to natural disasters in China in 2012`

Over 1300 people were killed in natural disasters in China last year with such calamities also causing over USD 66 billion losses.

2,317 Karachi kids went missing in 2012

A staggering 2,317 children went missing from Pakistan`s port city of Karachi in 2012, as per a civil society group.

2012: Fewer legends, more sensations

It gave birth to quite a few new talents like South Korean singing sensation PSY, but the year gone by also saw the world losing its many legends, ranging from the first space explorers to celebrated authors to sundry music icons to cinema idols.

Govt forced people to bear scams, price rise, crime: BJP

BJP Tuesday alleged the government had forced the people to bear the brunt of scams, price rise, corruption and a rising crime graph in the last year.

`Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama most admired in 2012`

Americans have voted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as the most admired people in the world, according to Gallup polls.

Tiger conservation guidelines, Western Ghats hog limelight in 2012

Fresh guidelines on tiger conservation, controversy over a proposal for speedy green clearances for mega projects and Western Ghats getting enlisted as a world heritage site.

2012, an unprecedented year for Defence Ministry

2012 was an unprecedented year for the Defence Ministry as it had a prolonged stand-off with former Army chief General VK Singh over his age issue.

UP saw political power change hands in 2012

Uttar Pradesh witnessed not only political power changing hands from BSP to SP in 2012 but also a generational shift in leadership.

2012: Cases involving politicians reached climax in court

Several old and new cases involving politicians reached final stages in Delhi trial courts in 2012.

New wave of violence hits Karachi; 2012, the bloodiest year

A new wave of violence has hit Pakistan`s biggest city and financial hub with 17 people being killed in the last 24 hours including nine Monday.

Why the world did not end on Dec 21

Dec 21 has come and gone with the prophecy that the world would come to an end turning out to be all hot air and hype.

Mayans never predicted the end of world on Dec 21: Experts

Dec 21 may have been widely feared as the `Mayan doomsday` but experts say the civilisation never actually predicted the end of the world.

Landmark visa pact highlight of Indo-Pak ties in 2012

As the year drew to a close, Pakistan and India implemented the new visa agreement, whose signing had been delayed from May to September, largely due to opposition from Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Karnataka witnesses a politically turbulent 2012

The first-ever saffron party government in south India continued to be hit by political turmoil following a banner of revolt launched by its strong man Yeddyurappa.

Will Smith`s Men in Black 3 tops list of most blunder-filled films of 2012

Will Smith`s latest flick `Men in Black 3` has been named the most error-filled movie of 2012 in a new poll.