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Starbucks sued for ‘unreasonably hot’ tea

Starbucks sued for ‘unreasonably hot’ tea

London, May 6 (IANS) A woman has sued Starbucks cafe chain in the US for serving 'unreasonably hot' tea to her. She claims she got second-degree burns.

Zeynep Inanli, in her claim for unspecified damages in a New York court, said she was served tea that was 'unreasonably hot, in containers

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Nithari murders: Koli guilty of seven-year-old’s murder

Nithari murders: Koli guilty of seven-year-old’s murder

Ghaziabad, May 4 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday held Surender Koli guilty of the murder of seven-year-old Aarti, one of the 19 young women and children from Noida's Nithari village whose body parts were found in a drain.

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All set for 26/11 trial verdict

All set for 26/11 trial verdict

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The fate of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist captured after the audacious attack on India's financial and entertainment capital on 26/11, will be decided by Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani here Monday.

As per indications, Tahaliyani is likely to pronounce his verdict in the Mumbai

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PM slams legal education in India

PM slams legal education in India

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday slammed the country's legal education system, describing it as 'a sea of institutionalised mediocrity'.

Inaugurating a two-day national consultation on second generation reforms in legal education, the prime minister said: 'We do have a small number of dynamic and outstanding law

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Three buses carrying migrants to US go missing

Three buses carrying migrants to US go missing

Mexico City, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Three buses carrying more than 40 migrants from Mexico's San Luis Potosi state to the US have been missing for more than a month, a top official has said.

The number of people in the two other buses that left Sierra Gorda area for the US

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Apex court dismisses 22 cases against actress Khushboo

Apex court dismisses 22 cases against actress Khushboo

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed nearly two dozen criminal cases against Tamil actress Khushboo for making a controversial statement endorsing pre-marital sex and live-in relationships.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice B.S. Chauhan quashed 22 criminal cases against her saying that her statement

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China launches website for intellectual property rights

China launches website for intellectual property rights

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Chinese government has launched a new website to spread awareness about the intellectual property rights.

The website, www.court.gov.cn/zscq, which was open Mondya will be run by The Supreme People's Court of China.

It is a platform for disseminating information relating to protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), Xinhua

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39 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

39 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

Madrid, April 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 39 migrants, including a few from Bangladesh, have been rescued off the coast of Granada province in southern Spain, officials have said.

The majority of the migrants were from Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry and included five pregnant women, all of whom were in an

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‘Ayodhya faced greater threat from karsewaks than from ISI’

‘Ayodhya faced greater threat from karsewaks than from ISI’

Rae Bareli, April 23 (IANS) 'The Babri mosque in Ayodhya was under greater threat from Hindu karsewaks than from the Pakistani ISI in 1992,' senior IPS officer Anju Gupta told a special CBI court here Friday.

Replying to questions during the course of a cross-examination in the court, which is holding

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China to impose fines for extra lights

China to impose fines for extra lights

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) China will levy fines on its citizens who put on extra lights at night, a media report has said.

The administration will launch the project in Guangdong in south China, which is being dubbed as the 'city without night' for its excessive use of lighting.

The municipal price

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