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India restaurant bomb blast kills eight in Pune

At least eight people have been killed and 33 others wounded in a bomb attack on a restaurant in India’s western city of Pune, officials say. The explosion tore through the German Bakery, which is popular with tourists, in Koregaon Park. The blast, which Maharashtra state officials say was caused by a bomb, is the first major attack India has ... Read More »

Two Indians die in Australia after fight over money

An Indian student was being questioned in Perth on Friday over the death of two Indian brothers after a dispute over money, media reports said. Detective Inspector David Bryson, from the Major Crime Squad, said one of the victims staggered to the nearby St John Ambulance depot seeking medical help at 4 am and told the medical staff about another ... Read More »

India Says PayPal Not Authorized for Money Transfer

PayPal does not have authorization in India to provide cross-border money transfers, a spokeswoman for the country’s central bank said on Thursday. PayPal needs authorization to operate a cross-border money transfer service, under the country’s Payment and Settlement Systems Act, Alpana Killawala, spokeswoman of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), said Thursday. In a Tuesday blog post PayPal said that ... Read More »

‘My Name is Khan’ tickets sold out at Berlin before dawn

Berlin, Feb 12 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘My Name is Khan’, which is being targeted in Mumbai by the right-wing Shiv Sena, were sold out in five seconds at the Berlin International Film Festival. Fans had not slept all night to keep their places in the queue despite the sub-zero temperature in Berlin. Those who arrived at 6 a.m. ... Read More »

ANI US missionaries set for release in Haiti

Port au Prince (Haiti), Feb 11(ANI): Ten US missionaries from Idaho-based New Life Children’s Refuge charity accused of illegally trying to take 33 children out of Haiti will soon be released, a Haitian judicial source said. The source said the missionaries, who were stopped at Haiti’s border with the Dominican Republic on January 29, could be granted conditional leave and ... Read More »

Telangana Congress, TRS ready for any ‘sacrifice’

Leaders of the ruling Congress party from Telangana and president of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), K. Chandrasekhara Rao said they were ready for ‘any sacrifice’ if the terms of reference of the Srikrishna committee were not for the formation of Telangana. Read Full Story From the Author Read More »

Ponseka supporters spark riots in Sri Lanka

Feb 10, Colombo: Supporters protesting the arrest of former military chief General Sarath Fonseka clashed with the government supporters today in Colombo forcing the Police to fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters. Supporters of the General including some Buddhist monks staging a protest near the court complex in Hulftsdorp came under a stone attack from a ... Read More »