Pakistan should make 'some beginning' on addressing concerns, says India
India today asserted that there has to be "at least some beginning" by Pakistan in addressing its serious concerns including terror infrastructure, a day after Pakistan said a response was awaited from Indian side on a possible meeting between their Prime Ministers in the US.
Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif are travelling to New York to attend 68th session of UN General Assembly next week.
A case was lodged against Sultan Singh Jangid after the victim's father filed an FIR yesterday, they said.
The medico, an Unani specialist, was summoned by police yesterday after a girl from the same village had alleged that he attempted to rape her when she was alone at her house, the police spokesperson said.Read more
Announcing Shah's nomination along with seven other judiciary posts, Obama said in a White House statement: "These men and women have had distinguished legal careers and I am honoured to ask them to continue their work as judges on the federal bench."
A mosque in Chennai which helps Muslim men fulfill the IAS dream
NDTV: The Makkah Masjid on Chennai's busy Anna Salai road is like any other mosque as you approach it. But enter and walk up the stairs and you find 40 young men listening to a lecture or thumbing through reference books.
They are all preparing for the civil services examination.
The mosque doubles as a coaching centre for the Indian Administrative Services or IAS exam, to help bright young men from the community become bureaucrats.
Pakistan arrests 58 Indian fishermen
Pakistan's maritime security agency today arrested 58 Indian fishermen after they allegedly strayed into the country's territorial waters.
"Despite several warnings the Indian fishermen remained inside our territorial waters leading to their arrest and seizure of boats," Commander Muhammad Farooq, Maritime Security Agency spokesman, said.
Haryana village boy rockets to NASA, gets selected for three-year astronaut training programme
India Today: First there was Kalpana Chawla, the Indian-American astronaut whose roots were in Karnal, Haryana. Now there's 19-year-old Ashish Yadav from the state's backwater town of Narnaul who's on his way to the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) of the United States.
Yadav is among the three students selected from India for a three-year astronaut training programme in America, the entire cost of which will be taken care of by NASA. Yadav leaves next month.
Pope says Church is ‘obsessed' with gays, abortion
NDTV: Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown "obsessed" with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.
'No regrets' says man who killed daughter, beheaded her friend for eloping
NDTV: Two days after a girl was lynched by her own family and a boy publicly beheaded, a conspiracy of silence is heavy in village Gharnavati in Haryana.
As police personnel roam the village, no one is willing to talk or testify against the girl's parents and brother, who are now in jail.
'Don't fight us, we won't rape you like they did in Delhi'
HT: Just how horribly things can go wrong in Gurgaon, the Millennium City, came to light recently when a group of young women were caught in the middle of warring autorickshaw gangs and were threatened with rape.
Delhi bungalow is costliest property to be attached
TOI: A 6,796-sq-feet bungalow at 11-A, Prithviraj Road - one of the most exclusive addresses in Delhi - has been attached by the Enforcement Directorate. The ED claims the bungalow is owned by Arun Kumar Mishra, a former chief engineer of UP State Industrial Development Corporation, with "proceeds of crime".
Maoists took away Jharkhand kids as penalty for damage to forest cover
HT: There is an uneasy calm in Jharkhand's Bandua village - around 130km northwest of capital Ranchi - as fields of tall maize crops muffle the laments coming from the 50-odd huts that make up this sparsely populated settlement.
Quake hits Japan
A strong earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, hit Japan's Fukushima Prefecture Friday, with strong tremors felt in the capital city.
The temblor hit the prefecture at 2.25 a.m. (local time), Xinhua reported.
In 2011, a devastating magnitude-8.9 quake had struck Japan, leaving more than 20,000 people dead or missing.