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Friday, December 28, 2012

Take Indian languages all over the world: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee and CM N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday observed that the Fourth World Telugu Conference was an opportunity for poets, writers, scholars and artistes to give a new dimension and force to the Telugu language.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Modi sworn in CM for 4th time, Nitish & Co. keeps off

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi greets BJP leader Sushma Swaraj
Narendra Modi on Wednesday took oath as Gujarat’s Chief Minister for the fourth time, after he led the BJP to a sweeping win in the Assembly polls. The BJP top brass, along with the Chief Minister of BJP and BJP-led NDA-ruled states, except Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, attended the ceremony at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Delhi's CM, top cop in tussle over rape case

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit and city police commissioner Neeraj Kumar have locked horns over the handling of the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old woman fighting for her life for the past nine days.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

And quietly quits the don from One-Dayers


Sachin Tendulkar, the jewel in the crown of India’s acclaimed batting line-up, dropped a bombshell in announcing his decision to call time on his one-day international career on Sunday. His fans, who consider the cricketer as the greatest post-war batsman to have adorned the gentleman’s game, may have been sent into a tizzy with this “emotional” decision.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shock, anguish in House over rape

SP MP Jaya Bachchan

A usually divided Parliamentarians on Tuesday stood united with all major political parties expressing shock and raising concern over repeated incidents of rape in the national capital, days after a 23-year-old women intern at a hospital was gangraped in a bus and brutally assaulted.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

SC/ST BILL Congress, BJP toe Maya line on quota

BSP supremo Mayawati
BSP supremo Mayawati appeared on Thursday to have won the first round in the battle for quotas for SC/STs in government job promotions, isolating the Samajwadi Party, her Uttar Pradesh arch rival, in the Rajya Sabha and compelling the Congress and BJP to support the legislation.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gambhir is selfish: Dhoni

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Under fire after back-toback defeats in the home series against England, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is unhappy with Gautam Gambhir’s “attitude and on-field ethics” and has lodged a complaint with the BCCI against the left-hander, a media report claimed on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rahul takes on Modi, invokes the Mahatma

Rahul Gandhi
On the campaign’s last day before Thursday’s first phase of voting, Rahul Gandhi made a cautious entry into Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, his first visit to the state after elections were announced.

Congress strategists, knowing the BJP would use any favourable outcome as Modi’s triumph over Rahul, kept him away till the last moment. With Gujarat seen as the “semifinal” before the 2014 general election, the two probable PM candidates invoked Mahatma Gandhi’s name.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gopi is ethically wrong, says HC


Pullela Gopichand
The Bombay High Court stated on Monday that it was ethically wrong for national badminton coach and head of the selection panel Pullela Gopichand to run a private badminton academy.

“Ethically the coach, who also heads the selection panel, should not run a private academy. He may be a good coach, we are not saying otherwise. But in the interest of justice and fairness, a national coach, also part of the selection panel, should not run a private camp,” said Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A.V. Mohta.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

YUVI, ZAHEER AND BHAJJI OUT AFTER EDEN DEBACLE

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and teammate Yuvraj Singh
Saurashtra all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Delhi pacer Parvinder Awana rode on their impressive starts to enter the squad for the final Test against England in Nagpur from December 13 after the selection panel met here on Sunday, following India’s second successive Test debacle.

UP leg-spinner Piyush Chawla was the third change to the squad that represented India in the third Test at Eden Gardens, as selectors ignored Haryana skipper Amit Mishra despite his superior numbers. The three will replace Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

9 boys fail age test, barred from U-16 cricket tourney

U-16 Cricket Tourney
In a major embarrassment to the city, nine players of the Hyderabad U-16 cricket team including its captain and vice-captain have been found overage and barred from playing the BCCI’s South Zone interstate tournament for the Vijay Merchant Trophy beginning in Visakhapatnam on Friday. Eight are junior college students.

The boys were subjected to the virtually foolproof TW3 (Tanner-Whitehouse 3) bone age maturity process test — done by a single digitally-taken X-ray on the lower end of the forearm of teenagers to determine their exact age — as part of the BCCI’s Age Verification Programme (AVP) adopted this year.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

WHOLESALE VICTORY

BSP President Mayawati
With abstentions by the SP and BSP, the government on Wednesday won the vote in the Lok Sabha on FDI in multi-brand retail even as a united Opposition -the Left and the Right along with the Trinamul -failed to muster majority support.

The motion against FDI moved by Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj was defeated by a margin of 36 votes, as of the total 472 members present and voting only 218 voted in favour of the motion and 254 against it.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oslo court sends couple to jail for abuse of child

Hyderabad couple V. Chandrasekhar and his wife Anupama
Hyderabad couple V. Chandrasekhar and his wife Anupama was convicted by an Oslo district court on Tuesday and sent to jail for 18 months and 15 months respectively for child abuse.

The Norway police had charged the couple with burning their son, Sai Sriram’s leg with a hot spoon, hitting him with a belt and utensils several times and threatening to burn him on the tongue.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

HARD TALK India prepared to sail into China sea

Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi
The Indian Navy is fully prepared to protect oil and gas exploration efforts by the ONGC-Videsh in Vietnam’s maritime zone in the South China Sea, Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi said on Monday, in the context of China’s purported warning to other nations to keep out of the region.

Adm. Joshi revealed that the Navy is already conducting exercises to prepare for such a situation, should it be asked by the government to provide security. Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Navy Day celebrations, he said the Navy had the mandate to protect India’s economic interests.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Fatima, Benazir's niece, to fight polls

Fatima Bhutto
There may be bad news for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal, chairman of the ruling PPP: Benazir Bhutto’s niece Fatima Bhutto, grandaughter of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, may contest in the next general elections.

Fatima’s mother Ghinwa Bhutto, who leads the breakaway PPP (Shaheed Bhutto), said her daughter had decided to join active politics. She said in Bahawalpur that Fatima will “contest to the National Assembly from Liaquatpur NA-192”. Fatima herself, though, tweeted she was not joining politics, and had earlier said she “ruled a political career out entirely due to the effect of dynasties on Pakistan”.

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