India, May 20 -- Two days after a 53-year-old professor was arrested and charged for begging on suburban trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said that Sandeep Desai should have sought their permission before starting to collect money, which he uses for setting up education institutes. Desai, however, claimed that he had already given an application to the Railway administration in 2010."Before I started making rounds in the local trains for the charity, I had given a written application
Scenes from the Hungarian pole dance competition at Budapest
Pole fitness has come a long way since the days when people thought it was only for strippers. But it's still a long way from being welcomed into the Olympic Village. Many people still automatically assume that pole dancing is provocative, sexy, and has no place outside of strip clubs. But determined enthusiasts are trying to take it to an entirely new venue: The Summer Olympics. Although a petition circulated by an association of pole-fitness competitors and entrepreneurs to get pole dancing included in the London Games was rejected by the International Olympic Committee, undaunted supporters are making another push for 2016. Can pole dancing shake its naughty reputation and earn recognition as a legitimate sport?
- 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Zaibunissa surrenders
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Zaibunissa Kazi, a convict in the March 1993 serial blasts case, surrendered in Mumbai court Monday afternoon, three days after a judge issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against her.
- China offers India a "handshake across the Himalayas"
By Frank Jack Daniel and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army standoff in the Himalayas, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday on his first official foreign trip. The number two in the Chinese leadership offered New Delhi a "handshake across the Himalayas" and said the world's most populous nations could become a new engine for the global economy if they could avoid friction on the militarised
- Sanjay Dutt to stay in Arthur Road jail for now
India, May 20 -- Contrary to the popular belief, there are no immediate plans to shift Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to Pune-based Yerwada jail, Meeran Borwankar, additional director general of police (prisons) told HT on Sunday.Dutt, who is lodged in a high security prison at Arthur Road jail after his surrender on Thursday, was convicted for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 blasts case and was sentenced to five years of imprisonment.Borwankar said, "The Arthur Road jail houses convicts as
- Rajiv Shukla says strict action will be taken if players are found guilty
Chennai, May 19 (ANI): Chennai, May 19 (ANI): The Vice President of the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI), Rajiv Shukla on Sunday said strict actions would be taken if the players are found guilty after the Working Committee submits its report.
- Emotional swansong for Beckham in Paris
PARIS (Reuters) - A capacity crowd chanting his name, the Eiffel Tower in the background: even by his own glamorous standards, David Beckham got a special send-off on Saturday as he headed into retirement with another title in the bag. "Tonight was a nice way to go out, in front of my family and in front of the capacity crowd who were excited because we won the league," the 38-year-old former England captain told reporters after his 10th and probably final Ligue 1 appearance. ...
- Rahul Gandhi criticises opposition for 'stalling' Food Bill
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul has criticised the opposition parties for stalling the Food Security Bill in Parliament, and asserted the UPA government was determined to enact the legislation for the benefit of people.