Two of President’s Bodyguard get life for 2003 rape

NEW DELHI - A city court Saturday sentenced two members of the President’s Bodyguard to life imprisonment in the sensational 2003 Buddha Jayanti Park gang rape case, terming their act a “heinous offence”.

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Federal judge OK’s $40 million deal to buy Eclipse Aviation

Judge approves $40 million Eclipse purchase

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $40 million offer to purchase Eclipse Aviation, giving the Albuquerque-based manufacturer a chance to restart production of its light jet.

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Lawyer says misconduct charges against Texas judge over death-row case are meritless

Trial of Texas judge over death-row appeal ends

SAN ANTONIO — The misconduct trial of a Texas judge who refused to keep her court open for lawyers trying to stop an execution that night ended Thursday with her attorneys insisting she did nothing wrong.

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Energy giant PetroChina agrees to buy $41 billion worth of Australian liquefied natural gas

Australia, China ink $41 billion natural gas deal

SYDNEY — A 50 billion Australian dollar ($41 billion) deal for China to buy Australian natural gas shows current diplomatic tensions between the two countries will not trump their commercial interests, officials said Wednesday.

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Apex court refuses to halt probe into Prasar Bharati ‘irregularities’

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to suspend a Delhi High Court order for a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) probe into alleged financial and administrative irregularities in the functioning of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

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NTPC shareholders move court on Reliance gas

NEW DELHI - Some shareholders of the state-run power utility NTPC moved a petition Monday seeking directions to its management from the Delhi High Court to ensure all legal steps are taken to get natural gas supplies from Reliance Industries at the contracted price.

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Parks tapped for oil, gas as companies follow supplies, states seek cash; nature lovers worry

States weigh benefits, risks of drilling in parks

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State parks aren’t just for hiking, camping and other recreation anymore. Increasingly, these lands are being used for oil and gas drilling as budget-strapped states seek new sources of revenue.

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Court pulls up contractor for stale food on trains

NEW DELHI - The Delhi High Court has pulled up a contractor whose services had been terminated for supplying stale food to the Shatabadi and Rajdhani trains and noted that the offence was “a very serious one”.

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PM urges judiciary to wage ‘war on arrears’

NEW DELHI - Noting with concern the “vast number of pending cases in Indian courts”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said the elimination of “this scourge” was the highest priority and the apex court has a vital role to play in this “war on arrears”.

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Shah Rukh may have been victim of random selection parameter (News Analysis)

CHICAGO - Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s two-hour detention and questioning at the Newark International Airport could well be a result of the random selection parameter built into the US immigration’s security system rather than racial profiling.

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