Washington/Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Indian tech honcho Phaneesh Murthy was Tuesday sacked as chief executive of US-based software services company iGate Corporation "for not disclosing a relationship with a subordinate", over a decade after he was forced to quit Indian IT bellwether Infosys on similar charges of sexual misconduct. More »Indian IT honcho Phaneesh Murthy sacked for undisclosed relationship
Minsk (Belarus), May 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has told Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that India deeply values its relations with the east European country, a statement from her office said Tuesday. More »Lok Sabha speaker meets Belarus president
London, May 21 (IANS) A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. More »Sikh man in Finland fights for right to wear turban at work
Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced seven Muslims to prison terms ranging from two to 28 years in connection with religious violence in March that left dozens of people dead, a justice official said. More »Myanmar jails 7 Muslims for up to 28 years for riots
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said on Tuesday its armed forces destroyed an Israeli vehicle after it crossed a ceasefire line into Syrian territory from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The statement by Syrian military leadership, broadcast on state television, came after Israel said one of its military vehicles in the Golan Heights was hit by gunfire from Syria. Israel said the vehicle was damaged but none of its troops were wounded, and Israeli soldiers returned fire. (Editing by Janet Lawrence) More »Syria says destroys Israeli vehicle which crossed ceasefire line
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Brazil's former Olympic long jump champion Maurren Maggi has conceded that her dream of competing at the Rio 2016 Games could be over after she failed to qualify for this year's World Championships in Moscow. More »Former Olympic champion Maggi ponders retirement
London, May 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for joint effort to tackle tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance weeks ahead of the Group 8 Summit. More »British PM seeks joint effort against tax evasion
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) With a hoot and a honk, meandering through Dhaka's famed traffic snarls, the legion of psychedelic rickshaws that are an essential part of Bangladesh's capital have a new claim to fame - they ferried protestors for free from parts of the city to the site of the revolutionary Shahbag movement during its peak in February and March. More »Dhaka's rickshaw army - commuters' 'best option'
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/EFE) French actor Gerard Depardieu, a Russian citizen since early this year, is soon to open a restaurant in the city where he now resides, authorities said Monday. More »Depardieu to open restaurant in Russian city
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's federal government will pay out roughly $5,400 to Russian gold medallists at this summer's University Games in the Russian city of Kazan, according to a decree signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. More »Russia announces cash prizes for World University medallists
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said that 4.13 million full jobs have been created since the beginning of her administration in January 2011. More »Four mn jobs created in two years: Brazilian president
BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea released a Chinese fishing boat on Tuesday more than two weeks after it was detained in waters between the countries, as China demanded an explanation for the incident that has been a new irritant in ties between the often uneasy allies. Chinese counsellor to North Korea Jiang Yaxian had told state media earlier that North Korea had "grabbed" the private vessel from off the northern Chinese city of Dalian in waters between China and the Korean peninsula. ... More »North Korea releases detained Chinese fishing boat
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The security situation on the Korean Peninsula is still serious after North Korea's recent missile launch and its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons, South Korea has said. More »'Situation on Korean Peninsula still serious'
London, May 21 (IANS) Music reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Maarty Broekman says he wants to make music with judge Alesha Dixon. More »Maarty Broekman wants to work with Alesha Dixon
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) The Afghan government should take urgent steps to halt an alarming increase in women and girls imprisoned for "moral crimes," Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. More »Afghan women getting jailed for 'moral crimes'
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a compound in foods associated with Mediterranean diet that deprives cancer cells of their immortal nature, says a study. More »Mediterranean diet component snatches cancer cell's immortality: Study
Melbourne, May 21 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday announced a restructuring of the contracting system for women players which will result in the Australian female cricketers becoming some of the best paid female athletes in the country. More »Enhanced contract payments for Australian cricket eves