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Ex Jharkhand minister has assets 579 percent of income!

Former Jharkhand minister Enos Ekka, in jail for more than 29 months in a corruption case, had amassed assets of 579 percent beyond his known source of income, according to a Central Bureau of Investigation chargesheet filed in court. “We have filed a charge sheets against Enos Ekka, his wife Menon Ekka and others. We have traced assets of Ekka ...

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Boy’s headless body found in rail compartment

The headless body of a boy was found stuffed in a bag under a passenger seat on a train in Rajasthan Friday, police said. The body was recovered from the Sikandrabad (Uttar Pradesh)-Bikaner Express around 4.30 pm at Merta Road railway station in Nagaur district, some 250 km from Jaipur. The body is yet to be identified. “Some passengers informed ...

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Battered baby remains critical, police hunt for parents

Doctors Friday did not hold out much hope of recovery of a two-year-old abandoned and battered baby girl who was admitted to a hospital here last week with a fractured skull and human bite marks on her tiny frame as police launched a massive hunt to locate the child’s parents. The baby, Falak, was admitted to the All India Institute ...

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Bhanwari Devi case: Arrested teacher sent to CBI custody

A court here Friday remanded a government teacher to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody till Jan 30, a day after he was arrested for his alleged role in the disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi, sources said. The accused, identified as Reshmaram Bishnoi, was close to Indra Bishnoi, the sister of Congress legislator from Luni constituency Malkhan Singh Bishnoi and ...

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Religious Decisions and media role

The government-appointed Grand Mufti who is the head of the Islamic Shariah court, Mufti Bashir-ud-din, has imposed a lifetime ban on the entry of a Christian pastor and three other missionaries into Kashmir. The court said they have been found “guilty” of converting Kashmiri Muslims to Christianity. According to the Deputy Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said pastor C M Khanna of the ...

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Mukherjee to visit Chicago to sell India growth story

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will try to sell the India growth story among top US business leaders and policy makers during his two-day official visit to Chicago beginning Saturday. On the first day of his visit, Mukherjee is scheduled to address the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in which a large number of business leaders are likely to participate, official ...

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Amar Singh and Jaya Prada still in Samajwadi Party?

By: Nakul Sharma, Senior Producer, with Rachit Mehrotra It’s a shocking news that the top leaders who already left the Samajwadi Party but still they are with them? Wondering what is all about? So have a look in this official website of Samajwadi Party, http://www.samajwadipartyindia.com/contact.php In their official websites top leaders like Amar Singh, Jayaprada who had already left the ...

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I’d like to marry now: Brad Pitt

Actor Brad Pitt, who has been in love with partner Angelina Jolie for the past six years, says he is now looking forward to tie the knot. The couple have previously insisted they wouldn’t tie the knot until gay marriage gets legal throughout the US, but the 48-year-old doesn’t think they can “hold out” until then, particularly as their six ...

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Expert committee under Rangarajan on sugar sector

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has constituted an experts panel on the sugar sector, which is among the last remaining industries in India still under government control. The panel will be headed by former Reserve Bank governor C. Rangarajan. “The committee will look into all issues relating to de-regulation of the sugar sector and it has been requested to complete its ...

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Rockets fired at Pakistan Military Academy

Nine rockets were fired at the Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad, a town where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was shot dead in his hideout in May last year. Three of the nine rockets hit the outer wall of the academy, where training is imparted to cadets who will become army officers. The academy is equivalent of West Point ...

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IMF sees Myanmar as Asia’s next economic bright spot

 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Myanmar’s economic reform efforts, saying that the nation has the potential to become the next economic bright spot in Asia. “The new government is facing a historic opportunity to jump-start the development process and lift living standards,” the Washington-based body said in a statement released earlier this week. “Myanmar has a high growth ...

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We will help battered baby: Dikshit

An abandoned two-year-old baby Friday continued to be in a critical condition at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where she is being treated for human bites and other injuries. Her plight moved Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to offer help. “Children recover a bit faster than elders, we are hopeful, but the child is still in a ...

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Critical art writing has to be accessible: Experts

 Does art writing need to change to suit the fickle intellectual attention span of the audience in an age of multi-cultural and multi-dimensional media? “New art writing should be in a language that people understand. A good art writer has to be a storyteller to connect to the emerging audience and context articles in the social, historical and political perspectives. ...

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