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March 20, 2012

India has become the world's biggest importer of arms, displacing China by accounting for 10 percent of global arms sales volumes.

Over the past five years, India's imports of major weapons increased by 38 percent between 2007-11, a Swedish security think tank said with Asia topping other regions in arms imports. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in its new report said that India was closely followed by China and Pakistan whose weapons imports constituted 5 per cent each of global sales.

March 20, 2012

Scorecard: Bangladesh 212 for 5 (Tamim 59, Shakib 56, Nasir 36*) beat Sri Lanka 232 (Kapugedera 62, Nazmul 3-32) by five wickets by D/L method

Bangladesh made it to the final of the Asia Cup, defying pre-tournament expectations with consecutive victories against their more fancied neighbors.

March 20, 2012

Special By Geeta Goindi

Rockville, March 17 – Over 400 people packed the Scott F. Fitzgerald Theatre, Saturday, to hear melodious singers Samir Date and Deepali Somaiya perform in a concert titled ‘Bollywood milestones’.  The event was held to benefit a worthy organization, Ekal Vidyalaya, dedicated to education and village development in rural India.  It was entertainment for a great cause!

March 20, 2012

NEW DELHI: Pulling up the Centre for its "casual" approach on important issue of decriminalization of homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it needs to be condemned.

After going through various affidavits of the government, a bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhyay said the Centre has taken this case very casually.

March 20, 2012

Asin Thottumkal is in no mood to return to southern movies - at least, not right now. The actress is comfortable in Bollywood and says she is happy to see how technology and awareness have brought the two film industries closer than ever before.

March 19, 2012

Islamabad: Forced conversions and increasing incidents of kidnapping have instilled a "deep sense of insecurity" in the minority Hindu community in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan, a provincial minister has said.

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March 19, 2012

Per Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Peyton Manning has made his decision ... and he's taking his talent to the Mile High City. Mort reported that Manning had advised agent Tom Condon to wrap up negotiations on what is believed to be a five-year, $90 million offer.

March 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, moving swiftly after taking over from the late Silicon Valley icon Steve Jobs, fulfilled a longstanding desire of investors by initiating a quarterly dividend and share buyback that will pay out $45 billion over three years.

March 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 19 – The United States will launch an online portal that will help Indian-Americans to safely donate funds to non-government bodies in India following some reports claiming that almost half of that money is misused.

It is reported that some NGOs in India are misusing foreign aid, mostly to support high administrative costs of running organizations.

The website, initiated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is in its final stages before the launch in late April or early May.