Bail Application of American Spy Suspect Paul Whelan Denied in Russia for Possession of State Secrets


The bail application of American spy suspect Paul Whelan has been denied by a Moscow City Court, in a closed hearing. Whelan is a retired US Marine who was arrested in Russia on charges of spying. According to Whelan’s family, he went to Russia to attend a wedding ceremony – while also denying the chargesContinue reading “Bail Application of American Spy Suspect Paul Whelan Denied in Russia for Possession of State Secrets”

Photographer lead around the world by Girlfriend


The series was shot by Russian photographer Murad Osmann and his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in an ongoing project called Follow Me. Each photograph has the hand of photographer Osmann and back of his girlfriend Zakharova. The pictures were first published on Instagram which was blown out into a  movement while providing others with the uniqueContinue reading “Photographer lead around the world by Girlfriend”

Top 3 – Global News


1. Ukraine: Prime Minister Mykola Azarov is pinning its hopes on Russia after they received a financial bailout from the country. The activists from opposition are however claiming that this will not serve the Ukraine’s priority of looking for a solution to its economic troubles and will invariably make Ukraine more dependent on Russia. 2. Sudan:Continue reading “Top 3 – Global News”

US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons


After Barack Obama has announced White House’s plans to arm Syrian rebels due to receiving evidence regarding Syrian government making use of chemical weapons against rebels, there are growing expectations of this being the next big news for some days now. Here are the latest updates on the issue as Assad forces launch Aleppo assault.Continue reading “US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons”

Second suspect in Boston Marathon Blasts arrested by police


It has been four days to Boston Marathon blasts that led to the killing of three and injured 176. On Friday night, the people of Watertown, a Boston suburb, cheered for everyone in a police cruiser, SWAT car and unmarked car for capturing one of two brothers involved in the blasts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, wasContinue reading “Second suspect in Boston Marathon Blasts arrested by police”

Novartis loses Glivec patents case in India


The apex Indian court rejected Swiss based pharmaceutical company Novartis AG’s plea for retaining patent of its cancer drug Glivec. The development has the potential for better prospects for Indian pharmaceutical firms over well placed foreign brands. According to analysts, the Supreme Court has set a legal precedent with this decision where it refuses toContinue reading “Novartis loses Glivec patents case in India”

Debate on establishing Advanced Detection Systems for warding off Russian Meteor Strike like incident heats up


The recent meteor bursting in Russia has suddenly created ground for debate whether to consider installation of advanced detection systems that could timely warn of the looming danger in space. Entrepreneurs who have set up companies like eBay, Google and Facebook are vying at the concept as a business opportunity and working on developing suchContinue reading “Debate on establishing Advanced Detection Systems for warding off Russian Meteor Strike like incident heats up”

Turkey facing the heat from international Press Freedoms watchdog over keeping Independent Journalists in Jail


In the report of an international organization that is dedicated towards the cause of press freedom. It has marked the regime of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be the most rigid regime in the world to let the media function independent of any pressure from the administration. “Committee to Protect Journalists” is theContinue reading “Turkey facing the heat from international Press Freedoms watchdog over keeping Independent Journalists in Jail”

Garry Kasparov detained and beaten up at the sentencing of punk band Pussy Riot


Chess Grandmaster and opposition leader in Russia, Garry Kasparov was beaten harshly by the Moscow Police and had to spent 5 hours in jail for attending the sentencing of anti-Putin band Pussy Riot. Kasparov was hit in the genitals, thrown into the van and endure beating from numerous policemen. Moscow Police, on the other hand,Continue reading “Garry Kasparov detained and beaten up at the sentencing of punk band Pussy Riot”

Pussy Riot draws international support for protesting against Russian Prez


 Soon after the band members of Pussy Riot have been arrested following their concert in the church in Russia, protests all over the world have started to crop up in favor of the three band members’ release. The protests however could not turn fruitful as the band is found guilty on hooliganism charges and sentencedContinue reading “Pussy Riot draws international support for protesting against Russian Prez”