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Self-styled godman Swami Nityananda, arrested from a Himachal Pradesh village, was Thursday taken to Chandigarh, from where he would be flown to Bangalore, police said.
The charges against the Karnataka-based Nityananda, who has been on the run since March 3, include obscenity, criminal intimidation, rape and hurting religious sentiments.
“Nityananda and his accomplice Nithya Bhaktananda alias Gopal [...] Continue reading Nityananda on way to Bangalore via Chandigarh

“Songs of Blood and Sword” by Fatima Bhutto, niece of late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, remains on top among non-fiction bestsellers this week while prize-winning author Rana Dasgupta’s “Solo” dominates the fiction list.
The top 10 in each category are:
Non-fiction
1. “Songs of Blood and Sword”
Author: Fatima Bhutto
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.699.00
2. “The Big Short”
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: [...] Continue reading Fatima Bhutto’s book stays on top

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday unveiled a box of new tools that he said will extend the social networking phenomenon to every corner of the internet.
The announcement came at a conference for Facebook developers called F8, in which Zuckerberg revealed that the world’s largest social networking site has 400 million registered users. These include 100 [...] Continue reading Facebook unveils new tools

German energy giant E.ON dropped Wednesday plans to sell its gas pipelines in Italy after failing to receive any suitable bids and said it would continue to operate the network itself.
The dpa-AFX financial news agency quoted the Dusseldorf company saying it had been in talks with potential buyers to sell the 10,000-km network but their [...] Continue reading E.ON halts Italy gas network sale

General Motors has repaid $4.7 billion in government loans issued last year, clearing its remaining debt under the Treasury Department’s rescue plan to contain the fallout from the economic downturn.
The Treasury Department said Wednesday that General Motors had completed repaying its total government debt of $6.7 billion five years ahead of the loan’s maturity date [...] Continue reading General Motors repays government loan