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Likes Them BAD!

Likes Them BAD!

Seductress Priyanka Chopra, the “Junglee Billi” of Bollywood, likes bad boys and not just the filmi variety she has been cavorting with onscreen.  “Yes, I like bad boys, and I like to take them home to my mom. She also likes bad boys… Ha, ha, ha!, she says.

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Final Farewell For Dear Leader!

Final Farewell For Dear Leader!

The world watched anxiously as North Korea staged a huge funeral in the capital, Pyongyang, for former leader Kim Jong-il, searching for signs of what to expect from the isolated nation that may be close to attaining nuclear weapons capacity. A car carries a portrait of Kim Jong-Il during the funeral procession in Pyongyang on […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

Indians, Second Largest Bribe-Masters In South Asia

Indians, Second Largest Bribe-Masters In South Asia

NEW DELHI – Indians grabbed the second position for bribing among the six South Asian countries. 54 percent of the Indians have said to bribe policemen when they messed up with them, reported by anti-corruption organization Transparency International. It also stated that more than 1 in 3 people pay bribes in order to deal with […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

One Mother Dies Every 8 Minutes In India

One Mother Dies Every 8 Minutes In India

NEW DELHI – In 2011, a mother lost her life every eight (8)minutes due to childbearing . The eye-opener fact has been revealed by a NGO, Centre for Health Education Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA). “The rural and tribal areas are the ‘under-served’ areas, where mothers succumb to death owing to lack of access to […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

India Got Nuclear Tech Through Pakistani Scientist AQ Khan, Says US Think Tank

India Got Nuclear Tech Through Pakistani Scientist AQ Khan, Says US Think Tank

NEW DELHI – A scandalous claim has been made by a U.S. arms control that AQ Khan, Pakistan’s notorious nuclear engineer may have passed on nuclear energy to India. Joshua Pollack, a U.S. policy wonk (a person who studies or develops strategies and policies) who has worked on nuclear proliferation commented that India might be […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

Iran Threatens To Stop Gulf Oil If Sanctions Widened

Iran Threatens To Stop Gulf Oil If Sanctions Widened

TEHRAN – Iran threatened on Tuesday to stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz if foreign sanctions were imposed on its crude exports over its nuclear ambitions, a move that could trigger military conflict with economies dependent on Gulf oil. Western tensions with Iran have increased since a November 8 report by […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

Russian Court Refuses To Ban Bhagvad Gita

Russian Court Refuses To Ban Bhagvad Gita

MOSCOW – A Russian court rejected a petition, described by India as “patently absurd”, which had sought a ban on a translated version of Bhagvad Gita, bringing cheers to followers here as well as those across the world. “We have won the case. The judge has rejected the petition,” Sadhu Priya Das of ISKCON, Moscow, […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

$128 Billion Siphoned Out Of India In A Decade

$128 Billion Siphoned Out Of India In A Decade

NEW DELHI – Even as the country continues to witness a campaign for a strong anti-corruption watchdog, a report has calculated that between $104 billion and $128 billion (roughly Rs 5 to 6 lakh crore) was illegally siphoned out of India in the decade spanning 2000 to 2009. This works out to an average outflow […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

Man Kills Co-Worker For Watching Him Have Sex With Prostitutes

Man Kills Co-Worker For Watching Him Have Sex With Prostitutes

BEIJING – A driver in China has been arrested for killing a worker and wounding three others who watched him having sex with two prostitutes in a car. The 32-year-old man has been officially arrested for murder though he said he felt the victims were robbers, the Shanghai Daily quoted a Guangzhou Daily report as […]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in International | Read More »

Investors Lost Billions In Stocks In 2011 As Indian Equities Tanked

Investors Lost Billions In Stocks In 2011 As Indian Equities Tanked

MUMBAI – In a departure from big gains in the past two years, investors saw around 20 lakh crore of their wealth eroded as Indian equities tanked in 2011 because of inflation, high interest rates and the uncertain global growth environment accentuated by the euro zone debt crisis. In addition, the rupee fell to historic […]

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