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April 18, 2012

The news that Gladstone Dainty has won a landslide in the USA Cricket Association elections is about as surprising as Robert Mugabe emerging victorious in this year's presidential elections in Zimbabwe.

Gladstone Dainty has at times appeared to run USACA as something akin to a personal fiefdom

April 18, 2012

About 270 million people aged 15 years and older still remain illiterate in India, despite the country making major progress in cutting down the number of school drop-outs over the years, according to report.

According to the Opportunity for Action report by the International Youth Foundation (IYF), there are an estimated 270 million Indians aged 15 and older who are illiterate, while young women aged 15 to 24 are twice as likely as young men their age to be illiterate.

April 18, 2012

Warning that time was running out to preserve the Ganga, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pulled up state governments for tardy performance on sewage treatment and asked them to take action against industries polluting the river.

April 18, 2012

After a gap of three years, Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao slashed short term lending rate by 0.50 percent to 8 percent, a move that will reduce the cost of home, auto and corporate loans. The reduction in the repo rate at which RBI lends to banks, has been prompted by deceleration in growth and softening of inflation.

April 17, 2012

Home Minister P Chidambaram raised the issue of protests lodged by some people in the name of religion and sect after someone is arrested or detained for questioning and termed such developments as a "cause of worry" and a "dangerous trend"

April 17, 2012

Seeking the Centre's immediate attention for controlling social networking sites, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said these companies should be asked to set up their servers in India so that "miscreants" posting proactive comments are booked at the earliest.

Gehlot drew the attention of those present at the Chief Ministers Conference here including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that communal elements had posted some proactive comments on Facebook which resulted in communal tension in a region of his state.

April 17, 2012

United by their opposition to the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Odisha, Narendra Modi and Navin Patnaik, today met their Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa here to mount pressure against the Centre's move.

April 16, 2012

Over the weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cut loose during her trip to the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, partying at a local club early Sunday morning.

April 16, 2012

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and nominated finalists were announced on Monday.

April, 2012

Special By Geeta Goindi

WASHINGTON, April 10 – The new US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell has made it clear that India-US economic and commercial ties will head her agenda as she actively promotes Indian investment in the US.