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Germany says will help India in areas related to nuclear safety

A day after Germany announced it will phase out all its 17 nuclear plants by 2022, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday agreed to help India in areas related to nuclear safety and pledged support for the development of renewable energy. “Germany will champion nuclear safety standards and help India achieve a broad energy energy base. It’s a policy we can ...

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May the best get IMF top job says, Manmohan

With emerging powers questioning the practice of the top IMF job going to a European, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday questioned the Western monopoly of international institutions and asserted that the best available person, regardless of nationality, should get the coveted position. “India’s view is well known…the best available person regardless of nationality should be selected for the prestigious post ...

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Two lab officials to be charged in Kerala’s Sisiter Abhaya case

Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial Magistrate Cherian Varghese Tuesday ordered two government officials to be formally charged for allegedly tampering with medical reports in Sister Abhaya’s death. The order to charge sheet R. Geetha, the then chief chemical examiner at the Chemical Examiners Laboratory here, and her assistant D. Chithra comes in the wake of chemical tests proving that the work book ...

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4 Style Extras to Make You Look Like a Rock Star

By Michael Rovner From Brando to Johnny Depp, everyone loves a bad boy — and who’s badder than a rock star? With these style tips, you’ll pass muster in the office while letting the world know you were born to be wild. Keep in mind, though, there are a few general guidelines when it comes to rock ’n’ roll style: ...

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Pakistani journalist in ISI custody

A Pakistani journalist who went missing Sunday after a story on the terrorist attack on a navy base is in the custody of Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, a rights body has alleged. The well-informed Saleem Shahzad, who writes extensively on Islamist groups for Asia Times Online, disappeared after leaving his home to take part in a television talk show. Those ...

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Women protesters made to undergo ‘virginity checks’ says, Egyptian general

A senior military general of Egypt has admitted that “virginity checks” were carried out on women arrested during a demonstration. It is the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities. The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It was claimed women demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with ...

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IAF to induct indigenous medium-power radars

India will Friday induct an indigenous medium-power radar at the Naliya air base to enhance its air defence capabilities over Gujarat’s airspace, an official said Tuesday. The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, will do the honours and induct the ‘Arudhra’ medium-power radar developed by the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment of the Defence Research and ...

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Lokpal should not probe PM, says Baba Ramdev

The prime minister should be excluded from the purview of the proposed Lokpal, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said Tuesday. “It is a very complicated question whether the prime minister and the chief justice of India should be brought under Lokpal bill or not. The person who decides the fate of 121 crore people in democracy should not be given into ...

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Allow companies to purchase land directly from owners, says lobby FICCI

Opposing the National Advisory Council’s (NAC) proposal to disallow private companies from buying land directly from owners if more than 400 families need to be displaced, industry lobby FICCI Tuesday said the proposal would create room for bias in land acquisition. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has suggested for adoption the Haryana model which compensates ...

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China should use state monopoly for tobacco control, says WHO

China can use its state monopoly to prevent its tobacco industry from interference in tobacco control policy in a country where over a million people die of smoking-related illnesses annually, said a World Health Organisation (WHO) official. “China’s tobacco industry is 100 percent state-owned. And this offers a tremendous opportunity for the government to bring it under control,” Shanghai Daily ...

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India, Germany to combat terror, discuss AfPak situation

Seeking to expand their strategic partnership, India and Germany Tuesday discussed the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan and resolved to fight terrorism on all fronts. “We discussed the developments in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Terrorism is a serious challenge which will have to be fought on all fronts and not selectively,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said at a joint press conference ...

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Shanghai faces driest time in 138 years since January

Shanghai is undergoing its longest dry spell in 138 years since January, says Shanghai municipal meteorological bureau report. Urban areas have recorded just 132.9 millimetres of rainfall since the beginning of this year. It is the lowest level since 1873. Last year, Shanghai had a dry and cold winter, with the lowest average temperatures recorded since 1978. The city has ...

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Security situation uncertain: Navy Chief

The security situation around the country is “fluid” and “uncertain”, India’s navy chief, Admiral Nirmal Verma, said Tuesday. “The overall security scenario is uncertain and fluid, with many unconventional challenges adding to the difficulties to the nuclear backdrop,” an official statement quoted the admiral as saying. The naval chief was addressing the passing out parade of the 120th course of ...

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India, Germany ink 4 pacts, to push UN reforms

India and Germany Tuesday signed four pacts to expand their cooperation in the fields of education and research, as also high-tech areas like nuclear physics as the two countries resolved to push for reforms of the United Nations Security Council. The pacts were signed after wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that included discussions ...

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