`Women have themselves to blame for dwindling careers`

New York, May 31 (ANI): A women herself could be the biggest roadblock of her career, according to a survey.

The survey, conducted among 954 members of LinkedIn’s Professional Women’s Network Group, showed that female employees may themselves be their own enemy when it came to furthering their career and salary raise, the New York Daily News reported.

Only 25 percent professional women asked about receiving a raise in the last year, however, 75 percent of workers who asked got a raise.

Gayle advises ICC to ”learn from” ”popular” IPL to promote ”big” Champions Trophy-style events

Johannesburg, May 31 (ANI): West Indies batting star Chris Gayle has said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) can learn from the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) for publicising events such as the Champions Trophy. The ICC Champions Trophy, which was once described as the ”unwanted child” of world cricket by former ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed, will be starting its seventh and final edition in Cardiff on June 6, Sport24 reports.

Mumbai Indians coach Wright counts IPL win as one of ”top achievements”

Wellington, May 31 (ANI): Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) coach John Wright has said that his team”s win in the 2013 IPL season ranks among his top achievements. Admitting that the pressure was immense, Wright, however, said that the outcome of the finals was second only in satisfaction to coaching India to their come from behind 2-1 series win at home over Australia in 2001, Stuff.co.nz reports.

Jailed preacher who trained 21/7 London bombers ‘linked’ to Woolwich attack suspect

London, May 31 (ANI): One of the two suspected terrorists, who hacked a British soldier to death on a busy London street, is believed to have had contact with a ‘terrorist instructor’.

The instructor is now in prison for running military-style training camps which were used by Islamist extremists including the 21/7 London bombers.

According to the Independent, Michael Adebolajo is understood to have attended talks given by preacher Mohammed Hamid, who called himself Osama bin London.

Assad warns Israel of retaliation over further air strikes

London, May 31 (ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned Israel that it will respond in kind to any future air strikes on it.

In an interview with a Lebanese TV channel, Assad said there was ‘popular pressure’ to open a military front against Israel in the Golan Heights.

Speaking to al-Manar TV, which has close ties to Hezbollah, a close ally of the Syrian government, Assad warned that they have informed all the parties that we will respond to any Israeli aggression next time.

He added that there is clear popular pressure to open a new front of resistance in the Golan.

‘Recovering’ Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev starting to walk

London, May 31 (ANI): Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is recovering and has started to walk, his mother has said.

In an interview for an international news agency, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said her son told her during a telephonic conversation that he and his brother, killed in a police manhunt after the blasts, were innocent.

According to the BBC, Tsarnaev, who was shot and injured during the manhunt, is currently being held in a prison hospital.

Zubeidat said that it was the first conversation she had had with son since he has been held in custody.

I’m going to breastfeed my son until he goes to college, says Shakira

London, May 31 (ANI): Shakira has revealed that the best thing about motherhood is breastfeeding, insisting that she wants to do it until her son starts going to college.

The 36-year-old singer, who welcomed her first child, Milan, with footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique, four months ago, told US Weekly that she just loves pumping out her breast milk to feed her toddler, the Mirror reported.

She asserted that breastfeeding has been one of the best experiences of her life.

Woman sues after getting herpes from Rihanna-endorsed MAC lipstick

New York, May 31 (ANI): A Harlem woman has claimed in a lawsuit that she contracted herpes after she applied a lipstick endorsed by Rihanna.

Starkeema Greenidge, who filed a suit against MAC in the Manhattan Supreme Court, alleged that she got the virus at the singer’s concert in Brooklyn when a representative of the cosmetics brand applied a used tube of ‘RiRi Woo’ on to her lips.

The 28-year-old told the New York Daily News that she wasn’t able to work for two weeks and it cost her a lot of money.

IPL spot fixing: Tendulkar says developments shocking and disappointing

Mumbai, May 31 (ANI): Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has described recent developments in Indian cricket over the last fortnight – the spot-fixing charges against three Rajasthan Royals players and betting charges against top Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan – as “shocking and disappointing”.

Tendulkar is the first current Indian cricketer to comment on the issue, via a statement, and he said the sport needed to repay the faith the fans have invested in the game.

IPL Spot Fixing: Chennai hotelier Aggarwal appears before Mumbai Crime Branch

Mumbai, May 31 (ANI): Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal, who had been untraceable till Thursday, finally appeared before Mumbai Crime Branch for questioningon Friday.

Aggarwal”s appearance before the police in Mumbai came even as Crime Branch and Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) officials raided his hotels in Chennai on Friday.

Aggarwal is said to be the key link between small time Bollywood and television actor Vindoo Dara Singh and Chennai Super King”s owner Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL betting and spot fixing scam.

Decline in economic growth biggest failure of ”economist” PM, alleges BJP

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre over the Indian economy growing at a decade low of five percent in 2012-2013, and alleged that this is the biggest failure of ”economist” Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

BJP spokesperson Prakash said this is the most depressing result.

Now, an app in smartphones that can unlock your house doors!

Washington, May 31(ANI): A latest smart-lock is set to turn your smartphone into a key to lock or unlock the house doors. August Smart-Lock, designed by Jason Johnson and Yves Behar, is a device attached to the door, which communicates with the smartphone via Bluetooth, reports ABC News.

The device”s base plate is made of aluminum and attaches to the interior portion of the deadbolt and connects to the phone via Bluetooth. The app on the phone then activates when in proximity to the base plate thereby locking or unlocking the door, depending on which side of the door the user is.

NASA`s GRAIL mission solves mystery of moon`s uneven gravity

Washington, May 31 (ANI): NASA`s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has uncovered the origin of massive invisible regions that make the moon`s gravity uneven, a phenomenon that affects the operations of lunar-orbiting spacecraft.

Because of GRAIL`s findings, spacecraft on missions to other celestial bodies can navigate with greater precision in the future.

Omega-3 fatty acids may help heal broken hearts

Washington, May 31 (ANI): Although procedures like angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery may save lives, they also cause excessive inflammation and scarring that ultimately can lead to permanent disability and even death.

Now, a new research has found that naturally derived compounds from polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3s) may reduce the inflammation associated with these procedures to help arteries more fully and completely heal.

Anti-Sikh Riot Case: Delhi HC to hear Tytler’s plea

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): The Delhi High Court is likely to hear on Friday Congress leader Jagdish Tytler”s plea challenging a trial court”s decision to reopen the probe against him in a anti-Sikh riots case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had given Tytler a clean chit in its closure report, which the trial court had set aside recently, and ordered reopening of the investigation.

This is not for the first time that Tytler is facing reopening of the case against him in the 1984 anti-Sikhs riots case.

Petrol rates hiked by 75 paise, diesel by 50 paise a litre

Indian Oil Corp Friday hiked petrol price by 75 paise per litre and that of diesel by 50 paise per litre, both rates excluding local taxes, effective midnight, it was officially announced.

IOC said the increase is required mainly due to depreciation of the rupee from Rs.54.26 to Rs.55.32 per US dollar.

The price of petrol was last revised on May 1 — downwards by Rs.2.50 a litre

Oil marketing companies have been authorised to increase the retail selling price of diesel within a small range every month.

Centre ‘misusing’ Intelligence Bureau for political gains: BJP

Against the backdrop of CBI issuing summons to a senior IB official over the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, BJP today accused the Centre of misusing the intelligence agency for “political gains”, saying it could hurt national security.

“BJP has cautioned repeatedly that under the Congress-led UPA, the misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation is rampant. We fear the Intelligence Bureau too is being misused by the UPA government,” party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said here.

Andhra announces reward for info on terror attack

The Andhra Pradesh government has announced a cash reward of Rs.10 lakh for any credible information that may lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the Feb 21 twin-bomb blasts in the city.

The state government has issued orders to this effect, said a statement from the office of the director general of police Friday.

This is in addition to Rs.10 lakh reward announced by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the blasts.

The twin-blasts near Rajiv Chowk at Dilsukhnagar killed 17 people and injured many others.

Prisoner dies of suspected food poisoning in Goa jail

One prisoner died while several others have taken ill due to suspected food poisoning at the Aguada Central jail in Panaji on Friday. According to initial reports, 45 out of 120 prisoners have been admitted to Goa medical college and hospital near here after they complained of uneasiness following breakfast.

Inspector General of Prison Mihir Vardhan confirmed the death of one prisoner at Primary health centre at Candolim, near Aguada around 11.30 am.

He, however, refused to elaborate on the cause of death and said the deceased inmate’s reports are awaited.


One held for Nepali man’s murder

The city Crime Branch today arrested one person in connection with the murder of a Nepali citizen, police said.

Ravi Kumar Pandey (19) along with his six friends murdered Girish Khancha on May 28 over previous enmity. He was
nabbed from near his home in Amraiwadi area of the city,” Crime Branch Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) K P Patel said.

Enmity and rivalry between Pandey and Khancha resulted in this murder, Patel said.

During the interrogation, Pandey told police that all the members of the group follow the instructions of their

Rs 17,000 cr to be spent for uplift of minorities

To remove socio-economic and educational backwardness of minorities, the Centre has decided to spend Rs 17,000 crore in the 12th five-year plan, Union Minister for Minority Welfare K Rehman Khan said Friday.

He told reporters that of the 72 recommendations made by the Sachar Committee for welfare of Muslim community, 69 have been implemented by the Centre. Three could not be implemented due to technical reasons.

Divers recover 10 bodies from Nigeria ship sinking

A contractor for Chevron Corp in Nigeria says divers have recovered the bodies of 10 sailors who drowned when their ship sank off the coast.

Sea Trucks Group said in a statement Friday that one other sailor remained missing from the sinking of the tug boat Jascon 4 some 14 nautical miles off the coast of Escravos,Nigeria.

The company says the boat overturned Sunday while trying to tow a tanker in the area.

The company says it has halted recovery efforts as the ship is now too unstable for divers to work in.

BJP hits back at prime minister over his remarks

Hitting back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remark that the opposition was doubly disappointed with the UPA’s return to power in 2009 and was obstructionist, the BJP Friday said his government had failed to deliver on promises.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the prime minister should explain his record in office.

“Leave aside the BJP being disappointed. Tell us what is your record? Why has the prime minister failed to function despite the mandate given to him,” Sitharaman said.

Cop beats women protesting children’s arrest in Aligarh

A woman sub-inspector allegedly beat women who were protesting the arrest of their minor children outside a police station in Aligarh, triggering a probe.

A probe has been ordered by the deputy inspector general (DIG) of Aligarh Range Prakash D into the alleged beating of women at Quarsi police station when they went to protest the arrest of their minor children yesterday, official sources said here on Friday.