Biotechnology should not harm bio-diversity: Ramesh

Biotechnology is an “important tool” for ensuring food security but it should be ensured that it does not adversely impact human and animal health and the bio-diversity, parliament was informed Monday.
“There is general agreement within the concerned ministries that biotechnology is an important tool for raising agricultural productivity and ensuring food security,” Minister of State

Jessica Lall murder trial timeline

Eleven years after model Jessica Lall was shot dead by Congress leader Venod Sharma’s son Manu at a south Delhi restaurant, the Supreme Court Monday gave the final word on the murder trial: Manu is guilty , and life sentence to him is the right punishment.
Here’s a look at the timeline of the case:
April 29-30

Afridi wants rookie fast bowler in World T20 squad

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is hoping unheralded fast bowler Mohammad Irfan gets the go ahead for the World Twenty20 championship beginning in Guyana from April 30.
Shahid Afridi feels the 6ft 8inch tall Irfan can be a “surprise weapon” for Pakistan in the tournament.
But even after voting in favour of picking the 27-year-old left-arm pacer from

John Lennon fans uncover his hidden LSD stash area

John Lennon fans believe they have uncovered an area in the late Beatle’’s Surrey home where he hid his stash of LSD almost four decades ago.
Builders digging up the lawn of Lennon’’s old house, Kenwood, have discovered the remains of a leather holdall containing numerous large broken glass bottles, reports the Sun.
It is believed

Separate rules for e-waste disposal by May 15: Ramesh

The government will specify by May 15 a separate set of regulations for disposal of e-waste, parliament was informed Monday.
“Disposal of e-waste is becoming an increasingly important challenge for the government. Therefore, there is a need to take more precautionary measures. We will have a separate set of rules for this by May 15,” Minister

Jessica Lall Murder Case: Manu Sharma gets life sentence from Supreme Court

Jessica Lal was a model in New Delhi, who was working as a celebrity barmaid at a crowded socialite party when she was shot dead on April 29, 1999 by Manu Sharma, the son of Vinod Sharma, a wealthy Congress politician in Haryana, as the murderer.
Today on April 19, 2010 The Supreme Court has

Ash and Freida in a Glamour Fight at Cannes Red Carpet

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival, the fusion of Hollywood and Bollywood is all set to gear up from 12 May where many international celebrities along with Bollywood beauties will be seen. The two sizzling B-town beauties, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Freida Pinto would be seen fighting for the glamour.
Both the beauty queens are