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August 19, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

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Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

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Govt may form a special committee to address Lefts concern
The mechanism sought by the Left parties to address their concerns over the Indo-US nuclear deal is finally taking shape in a crucial UPA meeting, as reports indicate that the Government would set up a 10-member committee to analyse US Hyde Act impact on the 123-agreement. ANI

Holy mace heads for Amarnath cave
The Chhari Mubarak or the holy mace of Lord Shiva is headed to Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir, as the month-long pilgrimage enters final phase. The Chhari Mubarak or the holy mace is carried every year from Srinagar to the cave shrine in Amarnath, after performing rituals at temples on way to mark the culmination of the pilgrimage. ANI

Bihars Mountain Man cremated with full State honours
Dasrath Manji, who single-handedly carved out a passage cutting through a mountain, was cremated with full State honours here on Saturday. ANI

Women wrestlers leave for Beijing to participate in World Junior Championship
Top seven junior women wrestlers of the country are on their way to China for participating in the World Junior Wrestling Championship to be held in Beijing from August 21 to 26. ANI

Malayalis in Chennai celebrate Onam
Malayalis, people hailing from Kerala, in Chennai organized a community celebration to mark the harvest festival of Onam on Sunday. ANI

Top models walk the ramp for fashion students
Students of fashion designing had a feel of being on the job on Saturday when top models sashayed down the ramp in their collections here. ANI

IAFs Round The World in 80 days is a world record!
Two pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have created a new world record by circumnavigating the globe in 80 days on a microlight aircraft. ANI

Pratibha Patil, Hamid Ansari greet people on Navroz
President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari today greeted the nation, and especially the members of the Parsi community, on the occasion of Navroz- the Parsi new year, which will be celebrated on August 20. ANI

Jharkhand tribals worship during Mansa festival by piercing their bodies
About a hundred tribals in Jharkhands Panchparanga area body-pierced themselves with sharp objects to please Goddess Mansa during the annual Mansa Festival. ANI

Snake charmer is a popular doctor in a UP hamlet
Forty five-year-old Ram Avtar Shakya, a snake charmer in Uttar Pradeshs Raja Ka Rampur hamlet, 55 kilometres from District Headquarters, is popular here not only for his dare-devil stunts with venomous snakes but also for his ability to treat patients with snake-bites. ANI

Floating art exhibition in Gods own country
A houseboat has opened up its decks for artists to hold exhibitions in a bid to reach out art aficionados and tourists, while enjoying the serenity of backwaters in Kerala. ANI

Sensing snap polls, BJP remembers aam aadmi theme
The opposition BJP today predicted the fall of the UPA Government at the Centre in next few months. Sensing the possibility of mid-term polls, the party today tried to wean away Congress pet theme of aam aadmi (common man) and targeted the incumbent government for failing on four main counts- inflation, agriculture, unemployment and benefits of small traders. ANI

Yechury-Pranab meeting remains inconclusive
CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury today met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee over heightened political anxiety arising out of the Lefts opposition against the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation deal. ANI

Kanpur teenager places three one-rupee coins in his eyes!
Believe it or not, thirteen-year-old Saurav Trivedi, a resident of Kanpur, can put as many as three one-rupee coins in his eyes at a time with ease. ANI

Himachals cloudburst victims lament government apathy
Victims of a cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh, which caused a landslide that almost buried an entire village, have lamented government apathy towards their rehabilitation. ANI

26 Cobras, two tortoise rescued in Jalpaiguri
At least 26 Cobras and two tortoises have been rescued and released into the Gorumara National Park by officials of the Jalpaiguri range of West Bengals Forest Department here. ANI

Manmohan Singh greets Parsi community on Navroz
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation, and especially the members of the Parsi community, on the occasion of Navroz- the Parsi new year, which will be celebrated on August 20. ANI

My re-election will lead to a new era of moderation: Musharraf
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that his re-election would bring political stability and strengthen national unity in the country. ANI

Preparations in full swing for Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai
Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi festival are in full swing here, with sculptures witnessing the busiest time of the year to meet an enormous demand for Lord Ganesha idols for the annual festival, which is just a month away. ANI

UPA leaders likely to meet today on Indo-US nuke deal
With the Left parties making it clear that the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal is not acceptable in its current form and that the government would have to face serious consequences if it was not renegotiated, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leaders are likely to meet here later today to decide their next course of action. ANI

Gujral, Fernandes concerned over Indias policies towards Myanmar
Former Prime Minister I.K. Gujral and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor George Fernandes have expressed concern over New Delhis policies towards the military junta in Myanmar. ANI

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