2012 August 11

Congress reconstitutes Assam state unit


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Congress Saturday reconstituted its Assam state committee, making Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and central minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar members besides former central ministers B.K. ... Read more...

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40 killed in Iran quake


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed in Iran Saturday when a 6.2 magnitude quake struck, authorities said.The quake jolted northwestern Iran around 4.30 p.m. The epicentre ... Read more...

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BSF trooper injured in cross-border firing near Jammu


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 11 (IANS) A Border Security Force trooper was injured in firing from Pakistan on an Indian post west of Jammu, officials said, adding this was the third incident ... Read more...

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Juventus down Napoli 4-2 to win Italian Super Cup


August 11th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Serie A winner Juventus sank Coppa Italia champion Napoli 4-2 to win the Italian Super Cup at the Bird's Nest here Saturday."The win definitely boosts our ... Read more...

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Mars rover to undergo ‘brain transplant’


August 11th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity will undergo a "brain transplant" over the weekend with a software upgrade to prepare for new tasks ahead, NASA has said.The upgrade ... Read more...

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Gogoi hints at judicial probe into violence


August 11th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday said a judicial inquiry would be instituted into the recent violence in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts that killed 77 ... Read more...

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Daily aspirin dose cuts cancer risk in elderly


August 11th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A daily dose of aspirin for over-60s can cut their risk of cancer by up to 40 percent, the Telegraph reported saturday.A study found that those ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US soldier gets life for restaurant attack


August 11th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) A US Muslim soldier who plotted to attack a Texas restaurant filled with other soldiers has been jailed for life.Naser Jason Abdo told police that he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Katrina visits Sheikh Chisti’s shrine


August 11th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Katrina Kaif Saturday visited the shrine of famous Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti to offer prayers ahead of the release of her ... Read more...

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Briton scoops 148-mn-pound jackpot


August 11th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug (IANS) A Briton has come forward to claim the 148.7 million pounds Euromillions jackpot, making it the nation's second largest lottery win, the Telegraph reported saturday.The win continues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chedda Nagar score big win


August 11th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Chedda Nagar Fanatics cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory against BARC in a Third Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association League played at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

IOC bans Syrian hurdler for doping


August 11th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's 400-metre hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad has been disqualified from the London Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Exquisite Kanaeva twirls for rhythmic gold


August 11th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Beijing gold medallist Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia defended her Olympic rhythmic gymnastics title in the individual all-around category here Saturday with four exquisite performances.Kanaeva, 22, ... Read more...

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Olympics football: Peralta drives Mexico to beat Brazil for gold


August 11th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A brace from Mexican Oribe Peralta ensured Brazil's wait for Olympic football gold continued as Mexico won their first gold of the Games at Wembley ... Read more...

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British kids lending cash to hard-up parents


August 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Worried children are lending pocket money to their cash-strapped parents in Britain, a study claims.Fifty-eight percent of eight to 15-year-olds said they fret about family finances, ... Read more...

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Ravi Kishan out of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5′


August 11th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan is the latest to be voted out of popular dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5".The actor, along with his choreographer Kunjan, ... Read more...

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UP plagued by lawlessness: BJP


August 11th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said Uttar Pradesh was in the grip of a "jungle raj" (lawlessness) and accused the Samajwadi Party government headed ... Read more...

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Ramdev to announce new strategy Sunday (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Baba Ramdev will announce his future strategy Sunday morning when his three-day fast ends, said sources close to him, even as the yoga guru ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Romney picks conservative Paul Ryan as running mate


August 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Skipping two rising Indian-American stars, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Saturday picked up fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate, making faltering economy as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two dead in Mumbai protests against Myanmar killings (Fourth Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and over 50, including 41 policemen, injured as a protest by several Muslim organisations to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar in repechage (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympic medal hopes were rekindled as he qualified for the repechage round of the men's 60kg wrestling event after Russian Besik Kudukhov, who had ... Read more...

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Rainy Saturday for Delhi, more showers likely (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) It was a rainy Saturday for Delhi with a total of 17.2 mm rain recorded throughout the day. The met forecast more showers Sunday.The maximum ... Read more...

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Vengeful man burns wife’s clothes


August 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A vengeful British husband burned 5,000 pounds worth of his wife's designer gear after she left for Gambia to marry her lover, The Sun reported Saturday.Darrell ... Read more...

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ONGC reports Q1 net profit of Rs.6,078 crore


August 11th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) Public sector oil and gas producer ONGC Saturday reported a net profit growth of 48.4 percent at Rs.6,078 crore for the quarter ending June 30, ... Read more...

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Rescued World War I tortoise needs new home


August 11th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Wildlife experts are looking to rehome a tortoise rescued from a battlefield in 1915 in Turkey, The Sun reported Saturday.A soldier tucked Blake, the tortoise, into ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

I’ll welcome Rahul’s entry into government, says PM (Third Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Bringing back into focus Rahul Gandhi's statement that he was ready to play a larger political role, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Counterfeit crackdown fear shuts entire Chinese city


August 11th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Almost all shops in a Chinese city have closed business following rumours of a clampdown on counterfeit products, the Daily Mail reported.Officials in Shenyang city are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Sagar’ - a good timepass! (Kannada Movie Review)


August 11th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Sagar"; Actors: Prajwal Devaraj, Radhika Pandit, Hari Priya, Sanjjana, Dev Gill, Avinash, Sharath Lohithashwa, Aadi Lokesh; Screenplay-Direction: M.D.Sridhar; Producer: Ramu; Cinematography: K.Krishna Kumar; Music: Guru Kiran; Rating: **1/2When a big ... Read more...

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Naked British wanderer courts freedom


August 11th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A 53-year-old British man who earned the nickname "Naked Rambler" by walking unclothed, has refused to put on clothes during a court appearance, telling the judge ... Read more...

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Tempt us not, Lady, blurred are our glasses


August 11th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Blurred glasses seem to be the latest tool for ultra-orthodox Jewish men against sexual temptation, as they seek to stop eyeing beautiful women.The specially-designed out of ... Read more...

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Olympics: France’s Bresset scrambles to mountain bike gold


August 11th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's Julie Bresset scrambled to Olympic gold in the women's mountain bike race Saturday.The reigning world junior and European champion, 23, won by over a ... Read more...

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Olympic sailing: Finland snatches elliot bronze


August 11th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Finland won bronze in the Elliot class sailing Saturday, beating Russia in a close third place race.The Finnish crew of Silja Lehtinen, Silja Kanerva and ... Read more...

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Stunned over Pallavi’s death: Excel Entertainment officials


August 11th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Murdered woman lawyer Pallavi Purkyashtha, who worked as a legal adviser at Farhan Akhtar's production company Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., was a "friend" and an ... Read more...

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Nehru Boat Race enthralls thousands


August 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha, Aug 11 (IANS) There was not an inch of space on either bank of the Punnamada lake as thousands watched the 60th edition of the Nehru Boat ... Read more...

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Cheaper bus travel for over a million students in Karnataka


August 11th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 11 (IANS) Karnataka Saturday reduced annual bus pass rates for students by up to Rs. 200, a step which will benefit nearly 1.5 million students.The rates are being ... Read more...

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