Nursery teacher kills mother

New Delhi, June 03: A 26-year-old nursery school teacher, along with her boyfriend, allegedly bludgeoned and stabbed her mother to death with kitchen knives, a broken beer bottle and a pressing iron after they were caught together in her Paschim Vihar house in west Delhi, police claimed on Tuesday.

The murder took place last Thursday and was initially reported as the handiwork of robbers — a story allegedly cooked up by the daughter to save herself.

Govt to prepare data bank of students going abroad

New Delhi, June 3:Concerned over racial attacks on Indian students in Australia, the Centre would collect the details of students going abroad for education, Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said.

Based on the information gathered, a data bank of Non-Resident students along with other NRIs would be set up, Ravi told reporters at Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

It has also come to the Centre’s notice that some ‘illegal groups’ sending students abroad for education were operating in South India like the fake job recruitment agents, Ravi said.

7-yr-old burnt alive

Hyderabad, June 03: In a dastardly act, a seven-year-old girl, Sujatha, was burnt alive by assailants in Venkatagiri Colony, Road Number 10, Jubilee Hills, on Tuesday evening.

Jubilee Hills police said Sujatha came to Hyderabad from Mahbubnagar for her summer vacation, a month ago. She had been staying at her grandmother Lakshmi’s house in Venkatagiri Colony and used to regularly visit her aunt J Padma’s house in the vicinity.

U.S. ‘role model’ to Muslims: Obama

Offering a glimpse of his much-anticipated speech to Muslims across the globe, US president Barack Obama said he will try to introduce, rather than impose, the United States and its set of “universal” values as a role model to the Muslim world.

“The thing that we can do most importantly is serve as a good role model,” Obama told, only two days before his speech on US-Muslim relations.

In the interview, Obama said he believes that “American” and Western values in general could be shared with the Muslim world.

If you don’t believe in gay relationship don’t get in

Mumbai, June 03: Celina Jaitley is busy thanking all the people who have supported her cause of bringing gays and lesbian relationships out of the closets. In her recent blog she goes gaga over her fans and their gracious remarks for her efforts.

Here are the excerpts from her post:

Wow! Pages and pages of response… and what a response! Firstly, I would like to say thank-you to all those who support this human rights issue. But what is really interesting to me is:

A) The humongous amount of hatred towards the gay community; and,

Ashutosh to location hunt for BUDDHA in Himachal!

Mumbai, June 02: Some projects hit the headlines and remain highlighted from the day of announcement. One such project is Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical offering, the international project, BUDDHA, which has received tremendous amount of attention, right from its humungous budget to its speculative cast. And as always we bring you the latest on that front!

Aamir finds lost love

Mumbai, June 02: In a new twist to their love-hate relationship, the estranged brothers Aamir Khan and Faisal Khan seem to have patched up for good. The two, who were involved in a legal battle some time before, have buried their differences and according to reports the two are even working together.

Aamir, Akshay, Hrithik to vie for top spot!

Faisal has joined Aamir’s production house and is reportedly getting involved in big brothers business and hopes to direct a film sometime later.

Bristol schoolboy among victims of Air France plane crash

London, June 2:A schoolboy from Bristol who was returning from half-term holiday is among the 228 people feared dead after an Air France plane disappeared over the Atlantic.

Clifton College prep school confirmed that one of its pupils, Alexander Bjoroy, 11, is one of seven children and five Britons on the passenger list of flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

The school’s headteacher, John Milne, issued a statement saying: ” Alexander joined the school in January, 2009, and was a well liked and respected boarder who will be sorely missed by his fellow pupils and staff.

Australians should be out of IPL till attacks stop: Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, June 02: Angry over the racial attacks on Indian students, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Tuesday said Australian players in IPL cricket teams should be removed till such incidents continue Down Under.

“Two things should be done immediately. Captains of Australian companies who have invested in India should be summoned and told that the business atmosphere would not be conducive till the attacks stopped,” Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamna’.

Salman finally gets a taste of his own medicine

Mumbai, June 02: His bad boy acts, weird antics and volatile rage might have given sleepless nights to many, but now it seems Salman Khan has met his match.

On the receiving end this time around, Salman is having tough time dealing with Anil Sharma, the director of his upcoming flick ‘Veer’.

Sharma, who is holding the directorial reins of Sallu’s most ambitious project, has previously had problems with Pravin Shah of ‘The Hero’ and Nitin Keni of ‘Gadar’.

‘Baghdad will burn’ if photos released: Iraqi PM

Washington, June 02: Presdient Barack Obama’s apparent reversal of his commitment to release photos of Bush-era torture was driven by a bone-chilling assessment of what might happen, delivered by none other than Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Malik, According to a Monday report.

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Daughter, boyfriend held for killing mother

New Delhi, June 02: Delhi Police claimed to have cracked last week’s gruesome murder of a woman in Paschim Vihar with the arrest of her 26-year-old daughter and the girl’s boyfriend, who had apparently panicked on being caught together in the house and killed her.

The girl, Sakshi Kapoor, and boyfriend Sunny Batra, 21, were arrested Tuesday.

Goa man confesses of killing 16 women

Mumbai, June 02: Mahanand Naik has a gentle face and tender eyes. But beneath the calm demeanor is a cold-blooded rapist and killer.

Naik, arrested by the Goa Police on April 21, has allegedly confessed to having raped and murdered 16 women in as many years.

IIM-A course over, but executives still on job hunt

Ahmedabad, June 02: The stock market seems to be on an upward curve, but things aren’t looking up at India’s premier business school, Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad.

Two months after their graduation, five of the 77 students of the Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) are without jobs.

The course, for which they paid Rs 14 lakh, involves a week-long programme at foreign universities like Columbia and Warwick and a project with a corporation abroad. It is popular among professionals keen to get on the career fast-track.

Missing Air France Jet Search Continues

Paris, June 02: The search continued through the night for an Air France plane that disappeared over the Atlantic, but little hope remained that any of 228 people on board would be found alive.

According to reports, the search teams have spotted the burning wreckage of the ill fated Air France jet in the Atlantic.

Air France flight AF 447 disappeared early Monday four hours into its 11-hour flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris after the Airbus A330 encountered severe turbulence over the Atlantic and reported technical failures.

Katrina Kaif Immortalised In Barbie Museum New York

Mumbai, June 02: From topping renowned lists to featuring in ace projects, Katrina Kaif seems to be having it all.
Making merry on top endorsements, the stunner has now found yet another reason to say cheers as her sculpted figure is being moulded into the world’s most loved doll for the Barbie Museum in the fashion capital New York.

Sensex rises 133 points on opening

Mumbai, June 02: A key index of the Indian equities markets soared soon after the opening bell today, rising over 133 points within 15 minutes.
The benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, opened at 14,942.2 points, above Monday’s close of 14,840.6. Within 15 minutes, it had risen to 14,974.3 points, 133.7 points or 0.9 percent above the last close.

At the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) stood at 4,558.55 points, 28.65 points above its last close.

I will welcome Chand with shoes: Fiza

Chandigarh, June 02: Fiza, the estranged second wife of former Haryana deputy chief minister Chand Mohammed alias Chander Mohan, on Monday questioned the authenticity of the ‘talaq’ or divorce given to her by Chand over the phone from London and wanted reasons for his “betrayal”.
“Nobody recognises the divorce given over the phone. Even the Muslim religion says that divorce is valid only if it is given in the presence of a Kazi (Muslim priest) and two sureties, who are physically present there,” Fiza aka Anuradha Bali told reporters here on Monday evening.

Jammu & Kashmir: 50 injured in clashes over women’s death

New Delhi,Jun 1: The outrage against the death of two young women after their alleged rape by Indian armed troopers Sunday intensified in this south Kashmir town as hundreds of people took to streets for the second consecutive day to stage protests defying an undeclared curfew.

Police lobbed scores of teargas shells to quell the protests and even assaulted mourners, injuring more than 40 of them.

Protest in Bihar as Mamata stops train halts ordered by Lalu

Patna, Jun 1: An angry mob in Bihar torched a train and a station Monday to protest a new rail schedule that has trains skipping stops at their station, railway police said. No injuries were reported.

Television footage showed orange flames and black smoke billowing out of the train that was stopped just outside the Khusrupur train station.

Around 200 protesters set the train station on fire and pulled up train tracks, causing delays to dozens of trains, said senior railway police officer Rajender Singh.

Aishwarya performing at IIFA Awards 2009

Mumbai, Jun 1: You heard this here first. Sonam Kapoor is all set to make her stage debut at IIFA this year. Aishwarya Bachchan too has been confirmed and so has Kareena Kapoor. Aishwarya will be dancing at the 10th IIFA awards to be held in Macau from June 11.

Buzz up!The show will be hosted by Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta and Boman Irani. But one of the highlights each year, the movie premier, has been done away with.

Sharad blames BJP, says Atal’s NDA was different

New Delhi, June 01: In a significant remark, which could embarrass the BJP further after its poor performance in the recent general elections, the leader of its biggest ally on Sunday questioned the manner in which the
NDA had fought the elections.

Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav said here that though the NDA fought the elections as a group, the “grip was missing”.

Killer Mom smashes baby’s head in depression

Mumbai, June 01: Bhayander resident Shefali Sheth, 28, allegedly killed her newborn by smashing its head on January 14. Arrested on January 24, she is now seeking bail before the Thane sessions court, stating that she was in a state of depression when the child was born out of precipitate labour.

Killer Mom smashes baby’s head in depression

Mumbai, June 01: Bhayander resident Shefali Sheth, 28, allegedly killed her newborn by smashing its head on January 14. Arrested on January 24, she is now seeking bail before the Thane sessions court, stating that she was in a state of depression when the child was born out of precipitate labour.

Ugly ducklings of mutual funds are the new darlings

Mumbai, June 01: As the wheels of fortune roll on, winners turn losers and losers, winners. With the gush of foreign money chasing stocks, the worst performers have beaten the odds and mutual fund schemes, which were blamed for destroying investor wealth, have doubled their wealth (or whatever was left of it) in less than three months.

Infrastructure, mid-cap, and banking are the three prominent categories of funds among the top return-earners in the post-March rally.