US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that Washington was "ready to welcome" the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, backing off from tougher early resistance to the new development institution.
One of the most revered writers in Bollywood, Salim Khan of the famous Salim-Javed duo was recently named in the coveted list of Padma Shri awards this year. However, reports now suggest that the veteran screenplay writer has refused to accept it.
As L Sarita Devi awaits "strict punishment" for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial loss, the veteran has found support from the biggest name in Indian boxing, Vijender Singh, who feels the world body should review its officials' conduct instead of banning her.
The organising committee of Asian Games on Thursday said that Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi's refusal to accept her bronze medal during the ceremony was "regretful and against the spirit of sportsmanship" and the matter has now landed in the doorsteps of Olympic Council of Asia.
President Pratibha Patil accepted the resignation of seven Ministers, including DMK`s
Dayanidhi Maran and Murli Deora of Congress, from the Union
Council of Ministers, on the recommendation of Prime Minister
External Affairs Minister S M
Krishna said on Friday that the fact that Supreme Court`s order
striking down the appointment of P J Thomas as CVC was
"accepted without murmur" is "greatness of India`s democracy".
More than 17 years after he was
caught accepting a bribe of Rs 50, the Supreme Court on Wednesday
upheld the one-year sentence imposed under the Prevention of
Corruption Act on an municipal body employee of Tamil Nadu.
RSS on Thursday made it clear that a negotiated settlement of the Ayodhya issue was possible only when Muslims groups "accept the spirit" of the Allahabad HC verdict and not challenge the title suit judgement in the Supreme Court.
Trinamool Congress on Tuesday brushed
aside the West Bengal government`s imposition of conditions
for its August 9 rally in Lalgarh to be addressed by party
chief Mamata Banerjee, saying it will not accept them.