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Farooq cautions Congress on PDP’s designs

 The ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday warned its alliance partner Congress against walking into the trap of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aiming to weaken the coalition government. National Conference president and union minister for New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah called the PDP a “party of saboteurs” and recalled how it had ...

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Neet might be put-off by two years : Minister

  By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh The Minister for Medical and Health Dr D L Ravindra Reddy has stated here that the introduction of Nation level Entrance Examination for admission to Medical courses (NEET), proposed by the Government of India, might be put-off for two years. The Minister: today inaugurated a free mega Health camp at ...

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Brazil to keep hooligans away from 2014 World Cup

Brazil Sunday announced a strategy that will help increase its security during the 2014 football World Cup. The newly created Special Secretariat for Large Events is looking to identify hooligans in foreign countries and prohibit their entrance into the country during the World Cup, Folha de Sao Paulo reported. A joint effort between the federal police and the armed forces ...

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Judge advises media to be truthful in reporting

By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court Mr Justice G Raghuram has advised the Press not to behave in an irresponsible way by providing half truths, speculations, sensationalism. “Press should speak truths for accountability. Longevity of the institution depends on its accountability”, He said that sometimes people got doubts whether what ...

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Jobless Briton fathers 15, with two more on their way!

A jobless Briton who fathered 15 children from 13 different women has turned out to be an embarrassment for his mother as she finds him leading his life quite irresponsibly. Jamie Cumming, branded as “Britain’s most feckless dad” for fathering 14 children has had another child and two more are on the way, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. The 34-year-old ...

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Dhulipalla turns tables on Y S Vijayalakshmi

By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh The Telugu Desam party today dismissed the allegations of the YSR Congress party honorary president Y S Vijayalakshmi that grave irregularities were committed in power purchase deals during the Chandrababu Naidu government. The main Opposition party rejected Vijayamma’s allegations as “baseless and fabricated”. Speaking to media persons here, TDP MLA Dhulipalla ...

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Ojha breaks into top-15 of ICC Test rankings, India remain second

India spinner Pragyan Ojha has broken into the top-15 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowlers’ rankings for the first time in his career following a high-quality performance against the West Indies in the drawn third Test in Mumbai. Slow left-armer Ojha took seven wickets in the match that ended Saturday, including 6-47 in the second innings, and has ...

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Amid China row, global Buddhist scholars meet

Amid Chinese objections, a four-day Global Buddhist Conference began here Sunday to mark the 2,600th year of Buddha’s enlightenment, with the Dalai Lama saying the meeting has given a “crucial opportunity for Buddhists” to interact with one another. China had reportedly objected to the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama taking part and urged New Delhi to cancel the meet, ...

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Scarred and scared, these Pakistani Hindus seek refuge in India

Sitting hunched with his face cupped in his hands, 42-year-old Shobhamal dreads going back to Pakistan’s Sindh province where he has earned the status of a pariah and “bore the brunt of being a non-Muslim”. A group of 146 Pakistani Hindus took refuge at capital’s Majnu ka Tilla Sep 8 after crossing the Attari border Sep 4. “I don’t fear ...

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Shakespeare could teach doctors about mind-body connect

Legendary poet and playwright William Shakespeare could teach doctors a thing or two about the mind-body connection as he portrayed profound emotional upsets in the physical symptoms of his characters, a new analysis says. Many modern-day doctors would do well to study the bard to better understand the mind-body connection, the Medical Humanities journal quotes the analysis as saying. Kenneth ...

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Six bullet wounds among 20 injuries on Kishenji’s body: Autopsy

There were 20 injuries, including six bullet wounds and two induced by shrapnel, on the body of killed Maoist leader Kishenji, according to the initial autopsy report prepared by forensic experts in the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, sources said. Rebel leader Kishenji alias M. Koteshwar Rao, gunned down in the Burishol jungle of West Midnapore district Thursday, had four ...

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Pakistani to blame for NATO attack

Pakistan’s tactic of aligning with the “good” Taliban while pledging to fight the militants is what led to the attack by NATO that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers, a daily said Sunday. As anger swept trough Pakistan over the Saturday attack on a border checkpost, the Daily Times said Pakistan’s double game had upset both the NATO and US armies. ...

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Quraishi to review Uttar Pradesh poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi, along with an Election Commission team, will Monday review poll preparations in the state, a statement said. Quraishi and election commissioners will meet representatives of national parties and then meet district magistrates, senior superintendents of police and other senior civil and police officials. The team will return to Delhi Monday evening. Assembly elections are ...

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Congress is scared of BSP : Mayawati

Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday made fun of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, saying his trips to Uttar Pradesh showed that his party was scared of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Congress “is so scared that its ‘yuvraj’ has left parliament and indulging in various kinds of drama”, Mayawati thundered at a public rally here. She accused the Congress of spreading ...

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