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Indian doctors remove embedded bullet from Nigerian man

For around 10 years an injury mark on his thigh reminded Morufu Shuaibu of the gruesome memories of a riot in his country. The pain revisited the 51-year-old Nigerian, who began observing severe pus discharge from the wound. Much to the horror of his family, the doctors at Apollo Hospital in the capital detected a plastic shell in the thigh ...

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Need a maid – get biodata

It’s a problem of hearth-shaking proportions! You need to hire a new maid but don’t know where to begin, whom to trust and hate to haggle about wages. What if an agency did all that – and for free! A maids’ union – Gharelu Mahila Kamgaar Union (GMKU) – has been set up in Uttar Pradesh that has come up ...

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European consortium wants India to be ‘full participant’ in Typhoon project

With India close to deciding the winner of its $10.4-billion tender for 126 combat jets, the four-nation European consortium EADS Cassidian has raised the pitch for its bid by offering New Delhi “full participant” status in its Eurofighter Typhoon programme. Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom, who partner the development and production of the Eurofighter Typhoon, are also willing to ...

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Cross-Kashmir CBMs ahead of India, Pakistan talks

India and Pakistan have decided not to let the July 13 Mumbai terror attacks affect the tempo of their revived peace process and are set to hold preparatory discussions on cross-Kashmir confidence-building measures Monday ahead of the meeting of foreign ministers later this month. A six-member Pakistani delegation headed by Zehra H. Akbari, Director General South Asia Division (DGSA) in ...

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Bhakra Dam on terrorists list

The 225-metre high Bhakra Dam is high on the latest hit-list of Pakistan-based terrorist outfits like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), specific intelligence reports have said. The Intelligence Bureau (IB), in its latest report to various security agencies, including the Himachal and Punjab Police, has said that Pakistan-based terror outfits were specifically training their cadres in cliff-climbing, swimming ...

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Bollywood in shock, says government must wake up

Bollywood has sharply reacted to the 13/7 Mumbai blasts that left 19 dead and 129 injured. The film fraternity has launched a scathing attack on the government with most stars castigating authorities for their failure to protect the citizens. Raveena Tandon feels that it is high time the government woke up. “Shocked beyond belief! Will our government finally wake up? ...

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26/11 attack underscores India’s vulnerability

Even before the country could ascertain the implications of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s much-awaited cabinet reshuffle, especially since it is supposedly the last major one before the next general election, the Mumbai blasts reminded it yet again of its dangerous neighbourhood and volatile domestic scene. For the present, the terrorist outrage appears to be the handiwork of an indigenous group, ...

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Indians among top Mount Everest conquerors

Indians are the third highest conqueror of Mt Everest this season and the second regarding the lesser Himalayan peaks, a survey revealed here friday The survey released by Kathmandu-based trekking agency Asian Trekking said from 1953 – when New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa summited the world’s highest peak for the first time – to spring 2011, ...

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Young Kolkata footballers live their dreams in Bangkok

It was no less than a joy ride for the 18 Kolkata youngsters who boarded an airplane for the first time and landed here to play in the Yamaha ASEAN under-13 Football Tournament, which kicked off Friday. The boys at their impressionable age have no other passion than just playing football and their dreams have only the place for the ...

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Mother who fails to toilet-train kids loses custody

An overprotective Australian mother who did not toilet-train her two kids, has lost their custody to their father. The woman kept her son in nappies until well past his fifth birthday. She did not toilet-train her two children as she could not bear to watch them grow up, an Australian court heard Friday. The judge at the family court found that ...

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Monsoon rains kill 17 more people in Nepal

At least 17 people were killed in Nepal as monsoon rains lashed villages, triggering landslides and causing rivers to flood their surroundings. In the worst incident, 10 members of a family died in western Rukum district, once the bastion of the Maoist insurgency, as their hut was buried under a landslide and the remoteness of the village made rescue work ...

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Europe’s first green restaurant – a place for adventure lovers

You can have your adventure and eat too at Europe’s first green restaurant where traditional German food is served in a beautifully lit wooden hilltop restaurant powered by solar energy at a height of 1,025 metres amid tall conifer trees in Black Forest. Rappenecker Hutte is a 350-year-old farm house in south Germany which has been serving as a hikers’ ...

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‘Indian feminism more complex than of West, says, writer Butalia

Feminism in India is more complex compared to the West, says writer-publisher-activist Urvashi Butalia, whose essay on a transgender’s life is the lone Indian contribution in the latest Granta anthology. “A bit of blandness has crept into Western feminism. The Western feminists feel that most of the issues they have fought for have been achieved. But what we have here ...

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India will have to change gameplan to fight terror: Indo-Canadian leader says

Expressing outrage over the repeat terrorist attacks on Mumbai, top Indo-Canadian leader Ujjal Dosanjh Thursday said that India will have to change its gameplan to defeat terrorism. “The fresh attacks show that India will have to do a lot more to secure itself. It should be in the forefront to coordinate efforts to fight global terrorism,” the former Canadian health ...

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