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May 12, 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'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

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

International News for May 12, 2007

Rising violence in Karachi leads suspended Pak CJ to head for Islamabad (lead: Karachi)
Suspended Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today headed for Islamabad without addressing the Sindh High Court and the Sindh Bar Association in Karachi on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the apex court, as violence escalated in the city. ANI

Koirala urges India to resume petrol supply
Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Saturday urged India to lift restrictions on petroleum supplies to the country. ANI

Sindh Governor seeks army deployment in Karachi as death toll rises to 16
Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad has asked the Pakistan Government to deploy the army in Karachi after 16 people died and scores were injured in the politically-motivated violence ahead of suspended Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhrys address to the Sindh High Court and the Sindh Bar Association on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the apex court. ANI

Common cause of sleep disorders behind Parkinsons and Narcolepsy
Researchers at the The University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) have identified a common cause of sleep disorders associated with Parkinsons disease and Narcolepsy. ANI

One pill may be better than two for treating patients with high blood pressure
Taking one tablet composed of lipid-lowering medication atorvastatin and blood pressure-lowering medication amlodipine may be more beneficial for patients who are suffering from high blood pressure and have additional risk factors for heart disease, rather than popping two pills for the purpose, according to a study. ANI

CT scan radiation exposure equivalent to that of nuclear bomb in some cases
Experts at the American College of Radiologists have warned doctors against exposing patients to CT scans unnecessarily because the use of X-ray technology increases the risk of cancer. ANI

Does make the best mums
A new study by Canadian researchers from the University of Lethbridges Department of Psychology has revealed that mule deer females go to extra lengths to protect their fawn from danger. ANI

Breakdown of late-stage myelin promotes Alzheimers disease
A new study has found that the breakdown of late-stage myelin promotes Alzheimers disease, as it builds up toxic amyloid-beta fibrils that eventually deposit in the brain and become plaques. ANI

Boffins decipher how brakes are applied on a racing heartbeat
A new study has found how an enzyme Pak 1, acts on the hearts pacemaker to slow the rapid beating of the hearts fight-or-flight reaction to adrenaline. ANI

Caravans leave for Musharrafs first public meeting in Islamabad today
Caravans from various Pakistani cities have left for Pakistan capital Islamabad to participate in a public meeting organised by the ruling pakistan Muslim League (Qaumi) today ANI

Suspended Pak CJ arrives in Karachi amid violence and tight security
Violence and sporadic incidents of disturbance hit the streets of Karachi in the forenoon, as suspended Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhamamd Chaudhry arrived in the city to address the Sindh High Court Bar Association. ANI

Lal Masjid issues 50 preliminary Sharia guidelines
The Lal Masjid administration here has issued preliminary `Sharia guidelines for all spheres of life, including legislation, human rights, education, health, employment, taxation and banking. ANI

Massive ancient CO2 burps from ocean depths have lessons for todays global warming
A research team tracing the origin of the large carbon dioxide increase in Earths atmosphere at the end of the last ice age has detected two ancient burps that originated from the depths of the southern ocean around Antarctica. ANI

Pak draft apostasy law disturbing, says HRCP
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Chairperson Asma Jahangir has expressed grave concern over Government plans to introduce a law to punish apostasy. ANI

Pak, India meetings for May to August 2007 announced
The Pakistan Foreign Office and Indias Ministry of External Affiars have agreed on scheduling for the remaining meetings of the fourth round of the composite dialogue between the two countries. ANI

India, Pakistan joint peace convention delayed
The Pakistan-India Peace and Democracy Forum has announced the delay of a joint convention, which was going to be held on May 18. ANI

BNP, PML(Q) lock horns over Balochistan political horse-trading
The Balochistan National Party (BNP) and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League -Qaumi (PML-Q) are locked in a political battle in Quetta, with representatives of the former accusing the latter of inflicting injuries to Mir Hassan Mengal, a BNP activist, in order to force him to join the PML (Q). ANI

HIV patients who remain under doctors treatment live longer
A new study has found that HIV patients who drop out of care do not live as long as those who remain under a doctors treatment. ANI

Vaporisers may make marijuanas medicinal use safer compared to smoking
Scientists at San Francisco based the University of California have demonstrated that vaporising cannabis leaves can release the drugs active ingredient just as effectively as burning them, while avoiding the harmful toxins inhaled through smoking it. ANI

Study confirms deforestations critical role in climate change
Avoiding deforestation in the tropics can play a key role in reducing future greenhouse gas concentrations, a new study by the Global Carbon Project and CSIRO has revealed. ANI

Charsadda Christians receive threatening letters
Security has been tightened for the Christian community in Charsadda District in Pakistans North west Frontier Province (NWFP) after several Christians complained of receiving threat letters. ANI

Boffins create 3-D model of cancer-preventing enzyme for study
Scientists at the University of Missouri (MU) have created a three-dimensional model of cancer-preventing enzyme Proline dehydrogenase to study how the protein works. ANI

Massive dinos were actually quite soft-spoken
Dinosaurs, especially larger species like the T. Rex had a deep and low voice similar to other members of the group archosaurs, which includes birds, crocodiles and alligators, a new research has revealed. ANI

Short-circuit in ocean currents could predict future climate change
Scientists at the University of East Anglia, England, have by tracing the path of helium from underwater volcanoes, discovered how ocean circulation is working in the current that is flowing around Antarctica. ANI

Seismic monitoring station installed atop underwater volcano to monitor hazards
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers have installed a real time seismic monitoring station atop an active underwater volcano in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. ANI

Atlantis set for June 8 launch
NASAs Atlantis space shuttle and its newly repaired hail-damaged fuel tank are ready for a June 8 launch. ANI

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