CHANDIGARH - In a desperate bid to escape from police custody, a thief jumped from the third floor of a court here Tuesday but succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
BHUBANESWAR - In the first conviction for last year’s communal violence in Orissa, a fast-track court in Kandhamal district Tuesday sentenced a 58-year-old man to two years in jail.
SEC files lawsuit over excessive investment fees
OMAHA, Neb. — The Securities and Exchange Commission says an Omaha investment adviser improperly charged at least $773,000 in fees to clients since last August, and about $250,000 remains missing.
CHANDIGARH - The Liberhan Commission report on the Babri Masjid demolition has voluminous and exhaustive testimonies of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, according to a lawyer associated with the panel.
SF man pleads guilty in Pa. to credit card scam
PITTSBURGH — A San Francisco man who allegedly had 1.8 million stolen bank and credit card numbers on computers at his California apartment has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in an online clearinghouse where identity thieves could share stolen information.
Accused museum shooter still can’t come to court
WASHINGTON — Prosecutors say a white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to come to court.
Abbott plans to appeal $1.67B patent order
NEW YORK — Abbott Laboratories plans to appeal a jury’s $1.67 billion patent infringement ruling in a case involving two blockbuster drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis and other immune disorders.
Belarus to free imprisoned American lawyer
MINSK, Belarus — An ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in Belarus last year on charges of using fake documents and attempted commercial espionage was pardoned on Tuesday by the president of the former Soviet country, an official said.
NEW DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a charge sheet in a court here accusing former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ganga Ram Koli and seven others of helping nine people to fly away to the Netherlands by misrepresenting facts. Eight of the nine did not return to India.
US senator: Belarus to free jailed American lawyer
MINSK, Belarus — A U.S. senator says the president of Belarus is promising to free an ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in the former Soviet country last year on espionage charges.