A former domestic help who accused
Indian Consul General in New York Prabhu Dayal of making
sexual advances, has now dropped the "sexual harassment"
charges in an `amended complaint` filed in a US court here.
Indicating a continuing preference
for boys in society, the child sex ratio in India has dropped
to 914 females against 1,000 males - the lowest since
Independence - in the provisional 2011 Census report released
Pirate attacks worldwide
fell 18 per cent in the first half of 2010 from a year ago, as
patrols by several navies in the Gulf of Aden curtailed raids,
an international maritime watchdog said on Thursday.
The government is understood to
be considering changes in the nuclear liability bill,
including a proposal to drop a crucial clause that would
compel a foreign nuclear supplier to provide for compensation
in case of accidents.
A Malaysian court on Wednesday
refused to throw out sodomy charges against former deputy
Premier Anwar Ibrahim saying he failed to show the allegations
against him are "oppressive and an abuse of court".
State-run aluminium major National Aluminiun Company Ltd (NALCO) on Wednesday posted a decline of 29.29 per cent in its net profit at Rs 155.18 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009, over the same period a year ago.
Transport Minister Seiji Maehara has emphasized that struggling Japan Airlines Corp. can fully turn itself around after the company`s share price plummeted on skepticism about the feasibility of drastic cuts in pension benefits.
The world`s third largest personal computer maker Dell Inc has reported a massive 54 per cent decline in its profit during the third quarter ended October 30, despite seeing an uptick in sales from India and China.