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Allahabad HC dismisses petition against Amitabh Bachchan

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 15:50

In a respite for Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, the Allahabad High Court Monday dismissed a petition accusing him of making derogatory remarks "with malicious intention" on the Holy Quran during a 2011 telecast of quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.

UN terms Quran burning a sad mistake

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 16:50

The UN Wednesday termed the burning of the Quran and other religious materials in Afghanistan by US-led international forces as a "sad mistake".

US Embassy in Kabul on lockdown amid protests

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 13:45

The US Embassy in Kabul said on Wednesday its staff were on lockdown and all travel was suspended amid violent protests across the capital over the burning of Korans at NATO`s main base in Afghanistan.