Indian Bilal Habib wins UNESCO young scientist award

India’s Bilal Habib was Thursday named as one of the six winners of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Awards for 2013. Habib won the award

Published: May 31, 2013 1:10 am

London: India’s Bilal Habib was Thursday named as one of the six winners of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Awards for 2013. Habib won the award for designing and developing an Ecological Monitoring Programme involving local communities the in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in Uttarakhand. pti

Wave of bombings kills 30 in fresh Iraq attacks

BAGHDAD: A series of bombs in Iraq,including one targeting a provincial governor,killed at least 30 people Thursday and wounded dozens as a tireless wave of violence further rattled the country. More than 500 people have been killed in May. ap

Indian trio not guilty of rape in New Zealand

Melbourne: Three Indians accused of raping a woman in New Zealand two years ago have been acquitted by a Hamilton court,which also ordered their immediate deportation to India. Harvinder Singh,22,Kamaljeet Singh,27 and Sumit Vermani,26,were charged with raping a 19-year-old girl in 2011. pti

Secret Service: Letter to White House intercepted

WASHINGTON: The Secret Service Thursday said a suspicious letter similar to the ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,which were laced with ricin,has been intercepted by a White House mail screening facility. Ap

Sandwich thrown at Australian PM Gillard

Melbourne: A white-bread salami sandwich was hurled at Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard during a visit to a high school in Canberra,an incident she laughed off by saying the thrower “must have thought I was hungry”. Gillard was walking in a packed foyer of Lyneham High School when the incident happened. pti

Man found guilty of April Jones’s murder

LONDON: Mark Bridger,47,an-ex slaughterhouse worker,was found guilty Thursday of abducting and killing 5-year-old April Jones. April,who had cerebral palsy,disappeared as she played near her home in October. Her body was never found. ap

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