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Afghan ‘Lovers’ Found Beheaded

Afghan ‘Lovers’ Found Beheaded

KANDAHAR – A young couple in conservativesouthern Afghanistan have beenfound beheaded, apparently killed forhaving a love affair outside of marriage,officials said on Wednesday.Police investigating the case said theybelieved the family of thewoman, aged around 20,was responsible for themurders in the southernprovince of Helmand, alawless hotbed of theTaliban insurgency. Theelder brother of the malevictim, who was […]

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Doctor Who Helped Track Osama Bin Laden ‘Not A Hero’: Pakistan

Doctor Who Helped Track Osama Bin Laden ‘Not A Hero’: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan hastold the US that Shakil Afridi,the jailed doctor who helpedthe CIA track al-Qaida chief Osamabin Laden, is not ahero and his fate willbe decided by thecourts.Foreign secretaryJalil Abbas Jilani saidPakistan had told theUS that Afridi wasinvolved in “criminalactivities” that violated thelaws of the land.Addressing a news briefing inWashington on Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif’s […]

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India Ends Eight- Year Ban, Starts Supplying Arms To Nepal

India Ends Eight- Year Ban, Starts Supplying Arms To Nepal

India has handed oversome of the equipment,including vehicles andarms, it had pledged toprovide to Nepal ahead ofcrucial polls to be heldnext month. KATHMANDU – Ending aneight-year-old ban on militarysupplies, India has handed oversome of the equipment, includingvehicles and arms, it hadpledged to provide to Nepalahead of crucial polls to be heldnext month.Over 360 vehicles, including […]

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39 Million Indians Forced Into Poverty Each Year Due To Hospitalisation Expenses: World Bank

39 Million Indians Forced Into Poverty Each Year Due To Hospitalisation Expenses: World Bank

NEW DELHI – Last year, dentistPradeep Yadav lost his 22years old brother, Prakash, toAcute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL), a cancer of the whiteblood cells that is usually diagnosedin children. By the timethe Delhi University student wasdiagnosed with ALL inNovember, 2011, the cancer hadspread to his central nervoussystem. The doctors treatinghim told the Yadavs very littlecould be done. […]

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Indian Government In Panic As Onion Price Hits Rs 100 kg

Indian Government In Panic As Onion Price Hits Rs 100 kg

NEW DELHI – With onionprices continuing to be on firein the run-up to crucial statepolls, an embattled governmentscrambled to stem the surgebut appeared to lack a coherentplan.As onion prices, defying thesharp dip in the rates in thecountry’s biggest wholesalemarket at Lasalgaon in Nashik,continued to spiral and touchedthe Rs 100 per kg mark in thecity and […]

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Indian Urban Children Less Happier Now: Experts

Indian Urban Children Less Happier Now: Experts

NEW DELHI – The level ofhappiness among Indian childrengrowing in cities hasreduced due to weakeningbonds with parents, experts saidSaturday.”These days the bond betweenchild and parents are not verystrong and the level of interactionis reduced which is causingthis trend,” child psychologistAnn Simi John.Addressing a workshop on raisinghappy children, the expertsadvised parents to have a structuredfamily time […]

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Video Showing Sitting Congress MLA In Sex Act Goes Viral

Video Showing Sitting Congress MLA In Sex Act Goes Viral

NEW DELHI – A 16-secondvideo clip, purportedly showinga sitting MLA in a sex actand widely circulated throughmobile file-sharing applicationWhatsapp, has thrown theCongress’ poll preparations inIndore’s Depalpur assemblyconstituency into disarray andpitted two ticket-seekersagainst each other justweeks ahead of theelections.Madhya Pradesh isamong the five stateswhere Assembly pollswill be held inNovember-December.Polling in the state hasbeen scheduled forNovember 25.The […]

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“I Too May Be Killed Like My Father, Grandmother”, Says Rahul Gandhi

“I Too May Be Killed Like My Father, Grandmother”, Says Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI – Accusing BJPof fanning communal flames,Rahul Gandhi on Wednesdaysaid the party’s “politics ofhatred” was damaging the country’sfabric and apprehended hemay also be assassinated like hisgrandmother and father, whohad fallen victim to it.Striking an emotional chord, theCongress vice-president saidthat when he visited riot-hitMuzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradeshsometime back and talked toboth Hindus and Muslims, hecould […]

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India Putting Further Grip On Film Censorship

India Putting Further Grip On Film Censorship

NEW DELHI – Not just ascene or song but lyrics, trailers,posters and pretty much anyaudio-visual content that isassociated with a film is likely tocome under the scrutiny of theCensor Board, according to therecommendations of theJustice Mudgal committeereport. The report, which wastasked with suggesting changesin the Cinematography Act1952, has also suggested stringentpenalty for piracy punishableby a […]

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Apple Preparing 65-Inch TV For Release In 2014, Says Analyst

Apple Preparing 65-Inch TV For Release In 2014, Says Analyst

TOKYO – Apple Inc. will probably startselling ultra-high definition televisions with65- and 55-inch screens during the fourthquarter of next year, according to a Tokyobasedanalyst at Advanced Research JapanCo. The Cupertino, California-based companyis deciding on specifications, and themodels likely will have a frameless design,Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at AdvancedResearch, said in an interview on 18October. Ishino […]

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