Maid drops sex charges against Indian diplomat

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.

Maran may be dropped from Cabinet: Report

Union Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran is facing the heat over his alleged role in the 2G scam.

Honduras drops all charges against ex-President

A Honduran court
has dismissed the last two remaining charges against former
President Manuel Zelaya, removing a key obstacle to his return
to the country.

Child sex ratio drops to lowest since Independence

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
on Thursday.

UN drops Colombia from drug trafficking list

The United Nations is recognising
Colombia`s progress in combating drug trafficking by dropping
it from the list of countries requiring special observation,
an official told reporters.

Bihar: Court drops charges against Sonia, Rahul

A Bihar court on Saturday dropped
the names of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and General
Secretary Rahul Gandhi from a complaint petition.

DDA pleads to HC to drop contempt proceeding against it

Two days after demolishing a
mosque built at an encroached piece of public land here, the
DDA on Friday moved the Delhi High Court pleading to it to drop
contempt of court proceedings against it.

Drop in swine flu cases as monsoon retreats: Govt

With the monsoon withdrawing, the number of swine flu cases in the country has seen a sharp drop - to almost half the previous, an official spokesperson said here Tuesday.

Govt hints at dropping contentious proposal on N-suppliers` liability

Govt has indicated that it could consider dropping a contentious proposal in nuke liability bill.

World pirate attacks drop in first half of 2010

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.

Govt mulls dropping key clause in N-liability bill

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.

Victoria registers drop in crime figures

Australian state of Victoria,
which had witnessed a spate of attacks on Indians has recorded
a drop in crime figures in the past year, police said.

Malaysia court refuses to drop sodomy case against Anwar

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".

NALCO Q3 profit drops 29% to Rs 155.18 cr

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.

JAL can turn itself around after shares drop: Minister

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.

Better India, China sales fail to help Dell, Q3 profit dips 54%

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.

Russia`s vehicles` sales drop by 50% in Jan-Oct

Sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia has dropped by 51 per cent in the first ten months of the year compared to 2008, a report has said.

Mexico forecasts 4% drop in oil output in 2010

Mexican authorities said they expect average daily crude output to fall in 2010 to 2.5 million barrels per day, which would represent a four percent drop compared with the first half of this year.