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No ultimatum to government says Kejriwal

A day after a meeting of the anti-graft Lokpal Bill’s joint drafting committee, civil society representative Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said they had not issued any ultimatum to the government and that the panel’s last sitting ended with disagreements. “We have not issued any ultimatum. We went for the meeting yesterday (Monday), we were not satisfied by the position taken by ...

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Muslim girl stoned to death for joining beauty contest

A 19-year-old Muslim girl was stoned to death in Ukraine under the Islamic Sharia law after she took part in a beauty contest, a media report said Tuesday. Katya Koren was found dead in her village. Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared. Koren’s friends said she had come seventh in ...

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Mental illness most discussed online, according to Survey

Mental illness is the most discussed health problem online in India surpassing other major health problems, including heart diseases, AIDS, or malaria, a new survey said Tuesday. According to the Asia Pacific Digital Health Index, depression, anxiety and stress are the most common health topics being discussed online. This is followed by infectious diseases like AIDS, malaria and cholera in ...

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On security alert, UK puts community officer at iIndian takeaway

A community support officer – and not a security personnel – was put on duty at an Indian takeaway in Britain after the police were put on alert following the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, a media report said Tuesday. The action came after the force was informed that there could be fallout in Britain following the May ...

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750 Britons get 1mn pounds as health compensation

Around 750 patients in Britain have won pay-outs worth one million pounds each because of mistakes made by the National Health Service (NHS) over the past 15 years, a media report said. Such blunders have cost the health service a total of 2.4 billion pounds. More than half of the mistakes were made during childbirth with 420 cases related to ...

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Test win against Sri Lanka most extraordinary: Strauss

England skipper Andrew Strauss, who termed the rain-marred first Test against Sri Lanka “one of the drabbest”, ended up calling it one of the most “extraordinary” matches after his side notched up an innings victory. The rain-affected match looked poised for a draw here, but Sri Lankan batting collapsed for just 82 under 25 overs on the last day to ...

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Rs.9 lakh relief for family of woman killed in accident

A Delhi court has awarded over Rs.9 lakh as compensation and interest to the family of a woman who was killed in a road accident in 2006. Motor Accident Claims Tribunal Judge Ashwani Sarpal awarded Rs.703,022, along with around Rs.2.5 lakh interest, to the family members of 26-year-old victim Neeru Bhatnagar. The motorcycle on which she was riding pillion was ...

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Masked woman in Hong Kong distributes food, money among poor

A masked woman in Hong Kong has become the talk of the town for distributing food and money among the poor at night while dressed in black tights, gloves and boots, as local people are speculating about her actual identity, news agency reported. The woman, who calls herself “Bauhinia Heroine” after the city flower of Hong Kong, distributed canned food, ...

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Interview of Ali Quli Mirza

Click on the video click   — Ali quli mirza_VIDEO_newsleaks Singer actor Ali quli Mirza gave his personal and professional interview at Mhada, situated in Andheri Mumbai and on this occasion, while talking he told his journey of Bollywood. Ali told that how he got the role in the NewYork and Madhur Bhandarkar’s movies. He told about his upcoming movie ...

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India, Pakistan disagree on Siachen Glacier issues

India and Pakistan Tuesday concluded their two-day talks here on the festering 27-year-old Siachen Glacier dispute with both sides disagreeing on almost all issues, including demilitarisation of the world’s highest battlefield. The only forward movement in the 12th round of discussions between Indian Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and his Pakistani counterpart Lt. Gen. (retired) Syed Athar Ali, after a gap ...

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China forbids military personnel from online socialising

China has forbidden all its military personnel from socialising on internet, viewing it as a threat to the integrity of its military secrets. The People’s Liberation Army’s headquarters of the General Staff and the general political department have jointly issued the decree banning soldiers from making friends, blogging, marriage-seeking and job-hunting on internet. Online socialising had a bad effect on ...

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Teenager shot dead by cop in UP

A policeman shot dead a 16-year-old boy here allegedly after he continued to stalk his daughter, an official said Tuesday. The cop has been arrested. Rajendra Singh, a head constable with the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), shot dead the boy Monday with his licensed revolver in Sahawar town near here. “Preliminary investigations indicate that Rajendra shot dead the teenager in ...

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Jamia to announce entrance test results by June 3

The Jamia Millia Islamia will announce the results of entrance tests for admission to various courses at the varsity’s Mass Communication Research Centre by June 3, an official said Tuesday. “The tests for masters and post graduate courses were held in May and the list of candidates to be called for interview would be released June 2 and 3,” an ...

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Arms, ammunition recovered by security forces in Kashmir

A huge cache of arms and ammunition dumped by separatist guerrillas has been recovered by security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said Tuesday. “Six AK-47 rifles, 13 pistols, nine hand grenades, one under-barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) and a lot of ammunition was recovered during a joint operation launched by the police and the army in Ningli area of ...

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