Thursday, March 7, 2013


The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Brennan as the next director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Press Council of India Chairperson Markandey Katju has asked Defence Minister A.K. Antony and Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to look into the case of Aijaz Ahmed Mirza, who was sacked as DRDO scientist after having been implicated in a bomb blast case.

Hugo Chávez (1954 — 2013); Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias, President of Venezuela, was a defining figure in Latin American politics for fifteen years, becoming almost synonymous with the popular tide that has elected and re-elected left and centre-left governments across the continent in that time.

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a new regimen of sanctions against North Korea for conducting an underground nuclear test last month, imposing penalties on North Korean banking, travel and trade in a unanimous vote that reflected the country's increased international isolation.

The U.S. State Department on Thursday announced that it would be awarding $500,000 each for two projects in Sri Lanka, one for increasing support and safety for journalists and a second for facilitating reconciliation on the island.