November 7, 1996 |
A judge granted indefinite bail to former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao after he was formally charged with criminal conspiracy in a 1983 cheating case. Rao, the first former or serving prime minister to face criminal charges, pleaded not guilty to the cheating charge. He has also been charged in two other cases.
March 8, 1997 |
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, an admitted heavy smoker, was sued Friday by five anti-smokers who said his habit violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life. The lawsuit quoted the premier as saying, "Taxes on cigarettes are big revenue sources for the central and local governments. I will smoke as much as possible, while watching my health, and avoid imposing a burden on the medical insurance system budget."
December 2, 2012
Solana was created by early clothing manufacturer Frederick Forrest Peabody of Arrow shirts fame with the goal of having a premier view estate in Santa Barbara. The knoll-top compound, which has undergone three years of renovation and updating, features 360-degree ocean and mountain vistas. Location: Santa Barbara Asking price: $57.5 million Year built: 1914 Architect: Francis T. Underhill Living space: eight bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, more than 20,000 square feet Lot size: 11.29 acres Features: Hand-carved mahogany details, bronze hardware, mosaic tile floors, 18th-century wall sconces, 17th-century French oak paneling, a theater, two studies, a wine cellar, a fitness room, a craft room, a beauty salon, a staff apartment, interior courtyard, gated entrance, fountains, guest house, swimming pool, reflecting ponds, 200 fruit trees, 500 rose bushes, cutting garden About the area: In the third quarter, 60 single-family homes sold in the 93108 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.711 million, according to DataQuick.
June 17, 1994
The Greek Parliament voted Thursday to place former conservative prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis on trial for his alleged role in a major phone-tapping scandal. The 300-seat body voted 163-6 to lift Mitsotakis' parliamentary immunity and ordered him to be tried on charges in connection with a scheme to wiretap dozens of political opponents and journalists from 1988 to 1991. A 13-member special court, made up of Supreme Court judges, will be formed to try him.
December 11, 2001 |
Syria's Cabinet quit in a move analysts said is a sign that President Bashar Assad will try to reform the nation's command economy. The state news agency said Assad accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa Miro's government and asked him to form a new Cabinet. The present government will stay on as a caretaker until the new one is formed, it said. Analysts and diplomats believe changes will come in the economic portfolios.
April 26, 2007 |
Bangladesh's government said it had lifted a ban on the return of former Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed from overseas, and denied that it was pressuring another former leader, Khaleda Zia, to go into exile. The military-backed interim government issued an order April 18 that barred Wajed from returning. She was blocked Sunday from boarding a flight in London en route home from the United States. The government did not give a reason for lifting the ban.