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Manuscripts mission compiles 3 mn documents

The National Mission for Manuscripts has documented and prepared a digital database of three million manuscripts, an official said here Friday. “In the past five years, we have managed to document a database of 30 lakh manuscripts in the country. This is just 20 percent of the total manuscripts available in the country,” mission director Dipti S. Tripathi told reporter. ...

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Dalai Lama gives Rs.10 lakh for flood-hit Orissa

 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has contributed Rs.10 lakh for relief work in Orissa, which was hit by floods last week, his office said here Friday. “I am saddened to know that some of the worst floods ever seen in Orissa have resulted in the loss of many lives and a great deal of property, wreaking havoc on millions ...

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Intel Capital invests $200 million in six Indian firms

 Intel Capital will invest $200 million (Rs.980 crore) in six Indian technology firms to support innovation and entrepreneurship, the global chip maker Friday said. “As we see tremendous growth for the Indian technology industry, the proposed investment underscores our commitment to support technology innovation in India,” the investment arm of the global firm said in a statement here. Noting that ...

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Parents of Indian jailed in Spain die in Mumbai

 The parents of Mumbai-born businessman Roshan Jamal Khan, who has been imprisoned in Spain for planning terrorist attacks in Barcelona in 2008, have died here in a span of three days, a family member said Friday. “My father Babu Peshkar Khan, 88, passed away on Wednesday, while my mother Khatmunnisa Khan breathed her last this (Friday) afternoon,” Mehboob Khan, Roshan’s ...

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Photos of girls posing for nude charity calendar leaked

 A British university’s charity calendar has evoked controversy after nude photographs of the women students posing for it were found posted on pornographic sites. Pictures of students from the University of Portsmouth’s calendar have ended up on porn websites. The photographs have also been posted on forums where they have been viewed and commented on thousands of times. The pictures ...

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Key suspect held in missing Rajasthan nurse case

 Rajasthan Police Friday arrested a key suspect involved in the kidnapping of nurse Bhanwari Devi, who allegedly features in a CD in a compromising position with state Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna. Police claimed the arrest of Baldev alias Balia is a major breakthrough in the investigations. “He was arrested from a village near Jodhpur. We got a tip-off about ...

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Let Modi concentrate on state first, says Katiyar

 In a first vocal opposition to a national role for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s saffron brigade leader Vinay Katiyar said Modi should focus on Gujarat. Katiyar, a national vice-president of the BJP and also former head of militant Bajrang Dal, said there were lots of problems in Gujarat which needed to be tackled. “There are ...

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22 booked for hate mails on Digvijay Singh

 Delhi Police have registered a case against 22 people for sending hate mails against Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who has alleged an attempt at tarnishing his image on social networking sites, police said Friday. “After a month of probe, we registered a case yesterday (Thursday) under the Information Technology Act and initiated verification of the 22 people,” said a ...

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Bhutan seeks Indian investment in IT, education, health

 Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley Friday sought Indian investment in education, health, tourism and IT sectors. “Edcuation, health, tourism and IT services – in these sectors we want investment and joint ventures with India. That is already happening,” Thinley told reporters here. He said in education, there was already a collaboration between the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and ...

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US lauds India’s commitment to n-safeguards

 A US official Friday commended India’s willingness to adopt the same responsibilities and practices as other leading countries with advanced nuclear technology. “India agreed to adopt the same responsibilities and practices as other leading countries with advanced nuclear technology, by taking a number of concrete steps,” said US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Geoffrey R. Pyatt, while speaking at the ‘India-US ...

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Book Rajasthan minister in illegal mine lease case: Court

A court in Rajasthan Friday directed police to register a case against Minister of State Bharosi Lal Jatav and 11 others in a case of illegal allotment of mine leases to his sons in 2005, a lawyer said. The judicial mgistrate in Hindaun city court directed police to lodge a first information report for mischief, forgery, criminal breach of trust ...

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Three bomb blasts in Lahore market

 Panic gripped Pakistan’s Lahore city Friday after three low intensity bombs went off at a busy market. The blasts, however, did not cause any loss of life, immediate reports said. The low intensity blasts caused panic in the area, said media reports. The bombs, planted in a gutter, were located on the road leading to a government college from Anarkali ...

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Review law on property rights: Supreme Court

 The Supreme Court Friday said that parliament may consider abolishing or amending a law that enables a trespasser take the title of a building or land from the true owner in certain conditions. An apex court bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice Deepak Verma noted that people were often astonished to learn that a trespasser may take the title ...

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Let BJP first set its house in order, says Renuka Chowdhury

The Congress party Friday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the opposition party should set its house in order first before pointing fingers at others. “We won’t listen to whatever BJP says. It is cheap diversionary tactics of a politically bankrupt party and they should put their house in order. They should first sort out the issue ...

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