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  • California kidnapping victim says she was forced to marry her rapist, had child with him

    May 22, 2014 1:10 PM 26

    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A woman who says she was abducted by a man a decade ago who forced her to marry him and who fathered her child told KABC-TV that she’s happy and blessed to be back with her family. A woman who vanished as a teenager reappeared a decade later, telling police her mother’s ex-boyfriend drugged and kidnapped her, forced her to marry him and fathered

  • India Inc. Bets Big on Narendra Modi, But Can He Deliver?

    May 22, 2014 12:47 PM 11

    Daunting political and fiscal traps lie in wait that could ensnare new centre-right leader Narendra Modi as he embarks on the gargantuan task of fulfilling India's undoubted economic potential, observers say. The landslide election win by BJP could be a game-changer, they say, but any economic transformation will take time in the emerging-market giant

  • Every woman in Gujarat feeling like Chief Minister: Anandiben Patel

    May 22, 2014 12:27 PM 44

    Anandiben Patel, who was today sworn in as the first female Chief Minister of Gujarat, said every woman in the state was feeling empowered and "like CM" after her appointment to the top post. "Very few parties choose women as leaders. BJP has given a woman Chief Minister to Gujarat. So not only I, but each and every woman in Gujarat is feeling like Chief

  • Narendra Modi’s amazing victory gives India its best chance ever of prosperity

    May 22, 2014 12:26 PM 21

    THE most important change in the world over the past 30 years has been the rise of China. The increase in its average annual GDP per head from around $300 to $6,750 over the period has not just brought previously unimagined prosperity to hundreds of millions of people, but has also remade the world economy and geopolitics. India’s GDP per head was the same as China’s

  • Why should you care about voting in the European elections?

    May 22, 2014 9:59 AM 16

    Unlike the first-past-the-post voting system we use for general elections, where the party with the highest number of votes wins and a ton of votes are basically wasted, European elections are decided using a form of proportional representation, so the number of MEPs elected from each party represents the overall share of votes the party receives. People

  • Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s Former Dictator, Gets 3 Years in Jail for Stealing Public Funds

    May 22, 2014 9:43 AM 11

    By Vishakha Sonawane | May 22, 2014 08:25 AM EDT Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt, was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment Wednesday, for embezzling millions in public funds. Mubarak, 86, is under house arrest at a military hospital in Cairo since August. Before that he spent 23 months in jail after he was overthrown as the president. Mubarak's

  • Narendra Modi CIL move sees surge in shares

    May 22, 2014 9:41 AM 27

    IndiaToday.in  New Delhi, May 22, 2014 | UPDATED 15:16 IST Reuters had reported on Thursday that Modi was exploring breaking up the company and opening up the sector. According to Reuters, the stock was among the top gainers on the Nifty, rising as much as 8.22 per ent in early trade to Rs 401.40, the highest since August 2011. India is third the largest

  • Former PM convicted - International - Jamaica Gleaner - Thursday

    May 22, 2014 8:03 AM 16

    A Cairo court yesterday convicted ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison. The graft case against the 86-year-old Mubarak, who is kept in custody at a military hospital, is one of two against the former president who was ousted in a popular uprising in 2011 after nearly three decades in power

  • Anandiben named Gujarat CM

    May 22, 2014 7:30 AM 15

    The BJP in Gujarat declared Anandiben Patel as its leader of the House on Wednesday. After Narendra Modi resigned as CMto occupy the Prime Minister’s chair, the BJP’s legislative party in Gujarat unanimously declared Patel as its leader and hence, the State’s next CM. Senior BJP leader and minister in the Modi Cabinet, Bhupenrasinh Chudasama, proposed

  • Anandiben Patel succeeds Modi, becomes Gujarat's first woman CM

    May 22, 2014 7:20 AM 12

    Gandhinagar: Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel is the new Chief Minister of Gujarat. She was sworn in as the CM on Thursday at the "auspicious time" of 12.39 pm. She is also Gujarat's first woman Chief Minister. Her predecessor and now PM-elect Narendra Modi was present for the event. Also attending the ceremony were senior BJP leaders Venkaiah Naidu, Gopinath