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    Washington: Former US troops who were raped during their time in uniform recounted their traumatic experiences at a Senate hearing and demanded changes to the military’s justice system, reports AFP.

  • Men complain more on Twitter than women: study

    London:  Women tweet more but men are bigger complainers on Twitter, according to a new study of the social networking site. Personal life, television programmes and work, are subjects that women talk most about on Twitter while men are likely to tweet about sport, gaming and news, The Telegraph reported, accoridng to PTI.

  • Four jouros arrested in hacking probe

    London: Continuing with its crackdown, Scotland Yard arrested four journalists in dawn raids here as part of its inquiries into the phone hacking scandal, reports PTI.

  • 5-organ transplant patient becomes a mother

    Miami: Miami doctors say they believe a five-organ transplant patient is the first to deliver a baby, making her the first reported case in the world, reports AP. Fatema Al Ansari was 19 and living in Qatar when she was diagnosed with a blood clot in a major vein to the intestine. In 2007, she underwent surgery and was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine. Five years

  • Attackers kill 22 in coordinated Baghdad assault

    Baghdad: A string of explosions tore through central Baghdad within minutes of each other on Thursday, followed by a coordinated assault by gunmen who raided a government building and battled security forces in the streets. The attack left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded.

  • Over quarter of S.African schoolgirls HIV positive: minister

    Johannesburg: As many as 28 percent of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive, according to figures from the country’s health minister reported by local media.94,000 South African schoolgirls fell pregnant in 2011, some aged as young as 10, reports AFP.

  • Russian takes hostages, then demands a pizza

    Moscow: A man in southern Russia took four people hostage for several hours today in a bizarre abduction where his only demand was a takeaway pizza and a fizzy drink, police said. Police cordoned off the building and met the man’s demands by delivering the requested food and drink, the police added.  sAfter the negotiations that lasted several hours, all the hostages were released unharmed

  • Facing serious charges, top three pvt banks order probe

    Mumbai: The country’s top private sector lenders ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank said on Thursday they were probing allegations of rampant money laundering practices at their branches.

  • Inflation rises to 6.84% in Feb on high food, fuel costs

    New Delhi After touching a three-year low in January, inflation increased marginally to 6.84 % in February due to increase in fuel, food and vegetables prices but the rise may not dampen hopes of rate cut by RBI as non-food inflation has moderated.

  • RBI, Finmin seek more info from banks

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank is collecting information regarding the alleged acts of money laundering by the country’s three largest private sector banks, Deputy Governor Urjit Patel said.

  • Jet offers special fares starting at Rs 2,197

    Mumbai: The tariff war between Indian carriers intensified on Thursday with Jet Airways announcing a special fare scheme on economy class with fares starting at Rs 2197. This comes a day after Air India announced discounted advance purchase fares for 60 days before the travel date.

  • Firms can invest in tax-free bonds offering high rates

    New Delhi: The Corporate Affairs Ministry has said companies can invest in tax-free bonds that carry interest rates higher than the prevailing bank rates, a move that would help in attracting more investments into such instruments.

  • HPCL to set up Rs 37,320 cr refinery, petchem project in Raj

    Jaipur: State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Rajasthan (GOR) to set up a Rs 37,320- crore oil refinery and petrochmecial complex in Barmer desert. The nine million tonnes per annum facility, the first refinery in Rajasthan, is planned to go on stream in four years.

  • Pfizer: India undermining intellectual property

    Washington: Months after its patent for a cancer medication was revoked by India, American firm Pfizer has told US lawmakers that New Delhi is undermining intellectual property by misuse of its compulsory licence norms.

  • 87 firms duped investors to the tune of `342 cr

    New Delhi: The government said it has found 87 companies across the country to have vanished after raising funds totalling Rs 342 crore through public issues and a majority of such firms were from the state of Gujarat.

  • No relief, no levy in Chidu’s reply

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday stuck to the changes made in direct and indirect taxes in the Union Budget by providing no relief or concession or revising any tax while replying to a 2-day debate in the Lok Sabha that later passed by voice vote the budget and the related appropriation bill.

  • Tribunal bans new roads in Aravalli

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal   on Thursday banned construction of roads and cutting of trees in Aravalli hill area of Gurgaon in Haryana on a plea alleging illegal commercial activities there and set up a committee to monitor execution of its order.

  • Govt to infuse Rs 1,154 cr into Union Bank by month-end

    Hyderabad: State-run Union Bank of India said the central government may infuse Rs 1,154 crore capital into it by this month-end.  Union Bank of India (UBI) Executive Director K Subrahmanyam said an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be called on March 16 to approve the same.