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Missing US NRI student's body found in River
Report dated 26/04/2013 @ 1:36 PM
US NRI student Sunil Tripathi, 22, who has been missing since March 16, has been found dead in the Providence River, Rhode Island.
No signs of trauma were initially found and police say the Brown University student who was last seen on March 16 left his cell phone ID and wallet in his room where he was last seen by his roommate.
The grief stricken Tripathi family expressed gratitude to all those who helped in their search operation over the months. Sunil's father Akhil Tripathi is a successful entrepreneur born and raised in Kanpur, who now lives and runs a software company in Pennsylvania.
Sadly, at one stage Sunil's resemblance to the younger brother involved in the Boston bombing, gave the family more grief, when they were subjected to suspicion of being involved.
Now the tired sad family ask only for privacy and time to mourn the death of their beloved son.
The cause of death is pending further investigation which could take several months according to Dara Chadwick a spokesperson for the state Health Department.
Indian Minister humiliated at Boston Airport
Report dated 26/04/2013 @ 1:35 PM
Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan who went to the US with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to deliver a lecture at Harvard University was humiliated at Boston's Logan Airport and has decided to cut short his visit.
Khan who is UP minority welfare minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader says he is deeply hurt and will cancel all the other engagements scheduled during his stay other than delivering a short lecture, because he was questioned and harassed by Boston airport officials despite having a diplomatic passport, only because he is a Muslim.
Delhi court rejects UK NRI's claim in marital dispute
Report dated 25/04/2013 @ 4:39 PM
The Delhi high court has maintained that divorce granted by a foreign court on marriage is not recognised under the Hindu Marriage Act, and the dissolution of the marriage is not valid. The court cited a Supreme Court judgement in which is held that a divorce decree granted by a foreign court is not valid in India as the grounds are not recognised by Indian law.
As such a claim of a UK NRI that the Ilford county court had in 2011 already granted divorce and the trial court in India should drop the divorce proceedings against him made by his wife's plea for the dissolution of marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act. Both parties are Indians and were married in Delhi according to Hindu rites. The court also rejected the husband's argument that the UK court made the decree 'absolute' on the grounds of 'irretrievable breakdown of the marriage' and his wife was informed about the proceeding there.
Beside, other complaints against her husband and in-laws under various laws including the Domestic Violence Act, the woman had filed a divorce petition in Delhi in Feb 2011.
US NRI attorney to prosecute Boston bomber
Report dated 25/04/2013 @ 4:33 PM
Two veteran anti-terrorism prosecutors, Assistant US Attorneys William Weinreb and Aloke Chakravarty from the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit of the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Mr Chakravarty has over the past 15 years been a prosecutor in various contexts - as Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, in the Criminal Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, for the US Department of Justice and for the UN at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
He also served in Washington DC as Assistant General Counsel at the FBI and as Attorney-Adviser at the Justice Department's Office of Intelligence Policy. He has also participated in preventative, diversionary and rehabilitative efforts and leads outreach activities.
He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Emory Law School. He has received the Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Award and the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service.
Math wizard Shakuntala Devi has died
Report dated 23/04/2013 @ 4:48 PM
Indian math wizard Shakuntala Devi, often called the 'human computer' has died at the age of 83 in Bangalore.
Though she had no formal education, she made complex mathematical calculations and had extraordinary computational powers that revealed themselves when she was three and played cards with her father, a stage magician. She was a household name in India.
She once calculated the 23rd root of a 201 digit number in under a minute and was able to multiply two random 13 digit numbers in a few seconds. She was featured in the Guinness World Records.
She wrote a number of books and had an alternative career as a successful astrologer and often toured to give lectures and offered astrology consultations.