Hindus ask Europe to end Roma apartheid & apologize for centuries of maltreatment

Pope Benedict XVI, Rajan ZedHindus have asked European Union and countries of Europe to urgently take steps to end apartheid of their Roma people, terming it as immoral and a dark stain on the face of Europe.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman, Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was moral obligation of Europe to take care of its largest minority Roma population and stop human rights violations reportedly regularly suffered by them, who numbered around ten million and were the most disadvantaged.

India gets lion''s share of 2011 World Cup matches

2011 World Cup matchesMumbai, Apr. 28 : India will get the lion’s share of the 2011 World Cup matches, given the unstable and precarious security and political situation in the three other host countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Addressing a press conference here, International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Haroon Lorgat said that India will host 29 matches in eight venues, Sri Lanka would host 12 matches in three venues and Bnagladesh would host eight matches in two venues, adding that in all, 49 matches would be played at 13 venues in three countries.

39-year-old mum attends primary school with 10-year-old son!

 39-year-old mum attends primary school with 10-year-old son!New Delhi, Apr 28 : A 39-year-old Chinese woman is said to be attending primary school with her 10-year-old son.

The migrant worker in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region never learned to read and write, and she now shows up at the primary school with her son every day, reports China Daily.

Dong Xiaoju of Sichuan province said that as she had been born into a poor farmer's family she never got the chance to attend school when she was young.

Dong decided to go to school as a first-grade student after working for several years.

Solar energy can improve living conditions of rural poor in India

Solar energy can improve living conditions of rural poor in IndiaWashington, April 28 : In a new study, scientists have determined that solar energy has the potential to improve the living conditions of poor rural households in India as well as contribute to the country''s future energy security.

The study was done bv Professor Govindasamy Agoramoorthy from Tajen University, who is Tata-Sadguru Visiting Chair, and Dr. Minna Hsu from the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan.

Campaigning for third phase of Lok Sabha polls ends today

Campaigning for third phase of Lok Sabha polls ends todayNew Delhi, April 28 : Campaigning in 107 constituencies that will go to polling in the third phase of elections on April 30 will come to an end this evening.

A total of 1,567 candidates would contest in nine states and two Union Territories in the third phase.

Polling for 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat will be completed in one-go.

Shah Rukh To Fly Down With His Team From South Africa To Vote

Shahrukh KhanThe Elections never seemed more special, what with the whole Bollywood fraternity pitching their vote bank with abundant accountability.

While many of the A-Listers like Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan will make sure they’re in Mumbai on April 30 to cast their vote, Shah Rukh Khan is going to go a step further.

He will be flying down from South Africa with his Knight Riders team just for a day on April 30 to cast their vote before flying back for their next match.