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May 31, 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 31, 2007

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley champions Gorkha VC heros cause
Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley has revealed that Victoria Cross hero Tul Bahadar Pun helped save her fathers life during World War II, and has demanded that he be allowed to live in Britain. ANI

Nepal to hold Constituent Assembly polls in November
Nepals eight ruling parties today agreed to hold the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections by the third week of November this year. ANI

China bans smoking at Olympics
China will risk the wrath of the countrys 350 million smokers today by declaring the site of the Beijing Olympics a smoke-free zone. ANI

Ethnic Nepalese, Bhutanese refugees seek citizenship rights in Bhutan
While thousands of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal are gathered at the Indian border wanting to cross over to Bhutan, Bhutanese authorities are trying to force tens of thousands of ethnic Nepalese living in southern Bhutan out of the Himalayan Kingdom. ANI

Now, a computer based test to measure distraction
A psychologist at the University College London has designed a computer based test that may reveal how easily an individual can be distracted. ANI

Scot environment agency objects to Donald Trumps golf resort project
Scotlands main environment agency - Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) - has agency joined other conservation organisations in objecting to American billionaire Donald Trumps plan to build a one billion pound golf resort along the Aberdeenshire coast. ANI

Kids dont need arithmetic instruction to solve approximate math problems
A new study has found that children impulsively show a sense of numbers when presented with symbolic math, and can perform approximate math without arithmetic instruction. ANI

Mt. Vesuvius being turned into a rubbish tip
Naples is facing a major crisis as it has been swamped by thousands of tons of refuse, and some of it has reached Mount Vesuvius. ANI

Musharraf supporting extremist elements to save his uniform: ANP
Pakistans Awami National Party (ANP) has accused President General Pervez Musharraf of supporting extremist and fascist elements in the country in a bid to save his uniform. ANI

Doctor Who likely to be axed in 2008
Britains hit television science fiction Doctor Who is likely to be axed next year, after the completion of its fourth series. ANI

Iron pills may cause more harm to foetus than good
Expectant mothers should not unnecessarily pop iron pills unless anaemic, as it may cause their baby to be born smaller, warn researchers at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran. ANI

Dhaka to host India-Bangladesh secretary-level talks on June 25-26
Top officials from Bangladesh and India are expected to iron out a host of issues of bilateral interest at the upcoming secretary-level talks, scheduled to begin here on June 25. ANI

Soon, a computer test to spot easily distracted job applicants
Soon it will be possible for employers to find out applicants who are easily distracted from the job. ANI

Parents in the dark as kids increasingly meeting net friends
A new study has revealed that many children are meeting their net friends, whom they first encountered on the Internet. ANI

Pakistan bans Indias Sindhi magazine
The Government of Sindh has banned a monthly Sindhi magazine of India titled Sindhyun Jo Sansar (The World of Sindhis), for allegedly publishing anti-Pakistan reports. ANI

Oddest extrasolar planet discovered
An international planet hunting team of amateur and professional astronomers have discovered one of the oddest extrasolar planets ever catalogued - a mammoth orb more than 13 times the mass of Jupiter that orbits its star in less than four days. ANI

Channel Tunnel voted one of the seven new wonders of the world
The longest undersea tunnel in the world, which opened in 1994, has been voted one of the seven new wonders of the world in an online poll conducted by Teletext Holidays. ANI

Pak businessman returns to US to face financial misconduct charges
A Pakistani businessman, who apparently has a history of financial misconduct and has been accused of illegally funding political campaigns of US Senators Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer, has surrendered before the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles. ANI

Volkswagen threw orgies for German MPs, union officials
Auto Giant Volkswagen (VW) is in a midst of a major scandal after it was revealed that it had organised sex orgies for German politicians and union leaders. ANI

Researchers discover for first time reasons behind evolution of animal personalities
An international team of American, German and Swedish researchers have for the first time discovered the reasons behind the evolution of animal personalities. ANI

Freedom of press in Pakistan is irreversible: Najam Sethi
Rejecting apprehensions that the recent turmoil could curb press freedom in Pakistan, a leading journalist has said that no government can take away media freedom, which the press has been won after a long struggle. 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

Musharraf urges people to respect armed forces
Bidding to deflect criticism against the armys role in matters of governance, Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has said his countrymen should respect the armed forces. ANI

Simple exercise test may help detect mortality risk in heart failure patients
A simple exercise test may enable doctors predict mortality risk in patients with heart failure, according to a study of 147 patients conducted at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. ANI

NAB withdraws from Swiss case against Benazir
Fresh speculation has surfaced that the Musharraf regime and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto are close to striking a friendly political deal in the wake of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) announcing its withdrawal from the 150 million dollar corruption case against Bhutto and two others in a Swiss court. ANI

Human activity raised Indian Ocean temperatures around Australia over 40 last years
Australian researchers at the CSIRO have found a general warming of the ocean surface indicating the influence of rising atmospheric temperatures in the Indian Ocean region around Australia in the last 40 years. ANI

Seat belts restrain merging black holes ejection from their host galaxies
A Paris Observatory research team has found that the collision of two galaxies does not generate a gravitational force powerful enough to eject the merged black hole out of the host galaxy. ANI

World Bank approves 200m-dollar Development Support Credit for Bangladesh
The World Bank (WB) has approved an additional 200 million dollars in policy-based lending under the fourth Development Support Credit (DSC) to bolster reform in Bangladesh that is now being carried out by the present interim administration. ANI

Bangladesh sent 250,000 workers abroad in past five months
Authorities in Bangladesh say that there has been a huge increase in the export of countrys manpower to foreign shores, as the number of workers going abroad has doubled to 250,000 in five months time, giving a substantial rise to remittance inflow. ANI

Hypercom Introduces Family of PCI-Approved Payment Terminals
Business Wire India

Healthcare : Honoring Laureates
Business Wire India

OneWorld Health Featured in BBC World Documentary
Business Wire India

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. Announces Carbon Neutral Goal and Plans for Assisting Clients with 1.7 Billion Sq. Ft. of Properties Worldwide on Carbon Reduction Programs
Business Wire India

What's in a campaign name? Union federation asks
International Transport Workers Federation

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