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India, Pakistan and the Kashmiri struggle
Normally people accuse me and my colleague Ababs Butt for being 'anti Pakistan'. Their main allegation is that we don't speak about human rights abuses on the Indian side of Jammu and Kashmir. That is not true ANI

'My clients were greedy, I am a good person': says Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff
Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, who ruined many people, has claimed that the people he scammed were greedy and thinks that he is the one people should feel sorry for. ANI

Chimpanzee meat on sale in Britain's lucrative markets, restaurants
Chimpanzee meat is reportedly being sold illegally in restaurants and market stalls in Britain. ANI

Happy teenagers are prone to get divorced: Study
Cambride researchers have discovered that happy teenagers make happier adults but they are more likely to get divorced. ANI

Prince Harry's girlfriend gets raunchy surprise at royal bash
Prince Harry's on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy reportedly had fun at a recent high-society party that featured a troupe of strippers. ANI

Pak court rejects bail plea of US citizen held on 'illegal stay' charges
A Pakistan court on Monday rejected the bail application of US citizen Aaron Mark De Haven, who was arrested by Peshawar police for overstaying his visa. ANI

Hindu Heritage and Divine Centre planned in Canada
A Hindu Heritage and Divine Centre has reportedly been proposed for Guelph-Eramosa in Ontario (Canada). ANI

Amir Khan denies 'sleeping with Jordan'
Boxing champ Amir Khan has dismissed reports that he has slept with Katie Price a.k.a Jordan. ANI

Kensington Street tops most expensive homes list in London
Victoria Road in London's Kensington district has been rated as the most expensive for property in England and Wales by website ANI

Meet the 29-yr-old who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother
A woman, who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother at 29, has revealed that discovering the pregnancy of her 14-year-old daughter was her 'worst nightmare'. ANI

Kiwi teen sparks outrage after she taunted quake survivors on Facebook
A teenager in New Zealand has sparked outrage after she insulted survivors of the devastating earthquake on her Facebook page. ANI

No limit to expansion of nuke arsenal: China
China's top officials have declared there is no limit to the expansion of Beijing's nuclear weapon arsenal, fears abound internationally that it will eventually be equal to that of the United States, and will have profound consequences on maintaining strategic balance in Asia. ANI

Restricting entrance of overseas students to UK varsities 'is madness': Experts
Moves to tighten restrictions on overseas students will risk nearly 12,000 jobs in education and another 12,000 in the wider economy, a study of five colleges that help prepare international students for British university life has found. ANI

Almost 60 per cent of Aussies worry about Muslim immigration
Nearly 60 per cent of Australian voters are worried about Muslim immigration, an opinion survey reported today. ANI

Closing pubs during funerals, lawmaker says West Australian cops being racist
West Australian police have been accused of racism for closing pubs in regional communities when a funeral is in town. ANI

French Foreign Secretary resigns over friendship with Tunisian dictator
France's Foreign Secretary Michele Alliot-Marie has resigned after her close relationship with deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali received a lot of attention. ANI

BBC travel magazine offers 'adventure holiday' to crisis-struck Libya
Even as Libya faces a crisis that has seen more than 1,000 people killed due to clashes between rebels and Colonel Gaddafi's troops, it has not stopped a BBC travel magazine from offering an "adventure holiday" to the country. ANI

Hinduism discussion welcomed in rural Nevada
Well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed spoke about religion in general and Hinduism in particular to a packed house of people belonging to different religions and denominations at "88 Cups Coffee and Tea" in Minden (Nevada, USA) on February 24 evening. ANI

Larry the ratcatcher at Downing Street shows no interest in rodents
The newly appointed rat catcher at Number 10, Downing Street, is said to show no interest at all in rodents and is spending most of his time curled up asleep. ANI

US Army's syc-ops' on American lawmakers visiting Afghanistan 'didn't affect me': McCain
Arizona Senator John McCain has said that the United States Army's tactics to use psychological operations on U.S. lawmakers visiting Afghanistan did not have any impact on him. ANI

Muslim teaching asst. 'felt like jumping in front of bus' after being racially abused at UK school
A Muslim teaching assistant in Britain has claimed that he 'felt like jumping in front of a bus' after being racially abused by his pupils, and was forced to file a police complaint after a student had threatened to rape his wife and children. ANI

PML-N has no place for political schemers, says Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that there is no place in the party for those who are trying to undermine the party by joining former President Pervez Musharraf. ANI

PML-N to continue monitoring PPP's performance
Two days after expelling the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) from its Punjab government, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has said that it would continue monitoring the federal government's measures to curb corruption. ANI

Chris Christie defends Michelle Obama's obesity campaign
Even though US First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity was mocked by Sarah Palin and some conservatives, Republicans Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have sided with her. ANI

Berlusconi back on trial as tax fraud court case resumes
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will be put on trial again as tax fraud court case resumes in Italy. ANI

Brit oldest dad of twins has 13th child at 72 but still wants more kids
A British man, who became the oldest father of twins less than two years ago, has welcomed his 13th child at 72 and insists he wants even more children. ANI

'Obama is one of the greatest politician', says Mississippi Governor
Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour said that US president Barack Obama is one of the America's best politician ever. ANI

Indian origin television chief 'lured to murder by lover'
An Indian origin television boss was found murdered in the boot of a burnt-out car. ANI

Indian men charged with molestation not rape of Indian girl in Dubai
The three men, a bus driver, a supervisor and his assistant, who had been accused of raping a four-year-old Indian girl in Dubai, have now been charged with sexually molesting her. ANI

Former Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi denies forming separate group
Former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he is not forming any separate group against the Pakistan People's Party (PPP). ANI

2,500 Indians sent to deportation center in 2010, says Indian embassy in Doha
Nearly 2,500 Indians in Qatar, including 154 women, were sent to the deportation centre in 2010, said the Indian embassy in Doha. ANI

Seven men found buried alive in Gadaffi's East Libya compound
A disturbing new evidence of the barbarity of Libyan despot Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime in East Libya has emerged. Seven prisoners rescued by the opposition movement after they were found buried alive. ANI

UK to continue aid to India, terminates aid to 16 other nations
Britain will continue providing financial aid to India, but will cut off aid to sixteen other nations, following a review, that proves they are no longer in the poverty bracket. ANI

In denial, Saif Gadhafi says Libya is not America's business
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and one of his chief advisers, has insisted that Libya is calm, and should not be America's business. ANI

Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' party girls 'scared of catching AIDS from him'
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's party women were terrified of contracting AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases from him, new evidence has revealed. ANI

Malaysian govt. approves 45,000 foreign worker slots for Indian business community
The Malaysian government has approved the intake of 45,000 foreign workers for the Indian business community. ANI

Two NATO tankers torched in Pak
Two NATO containers have been torched by unidentified armed men in Pakistan's Balochistan province. ANI

Pak taking steps to evacuate its nationals from Libya: Foreign Office
The Pakistan government is taking steps to evacuate its nationals stranded in trouble-ridden Libya, a Foreign Office spokesperson has said. ANI

Benz is Britain's favourite consumer super brand
Luxury car firm Mercedes-Benz has been named Britain's favourite consumer super brand. ANI

Libyan "migration tsunami" as thousands pour into Tunisia to escape Gaddafi's loyalists
Aid workers in Tunisia are reportedly facing a "migration tsunami", with reports saying that thousands of people have poured across the border from Libya claiming that they had fled to save themselves from Colonel Muamar Gaddafi's loyalists. ANI

Baloch Human Rights Council expresses extreme concern over Pak atrocities
The Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) has strongly condemned and expressed extreme concern on the continuing human rights violations being perpetrated by Pakistan's security agencies in Balochistan. ANI

Gilani vows to continue policy of reconciliation in Pak
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has expressed his resolve to continue his party's reconciliation policy to make the country's parliament and democratic institutions stronger. ANI

Megrahi threatened to "spill the beans" over Gaddafi's role in Lockerbie bombing unless freed
A former Libyan official has claimed that the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, had blackmailed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and threatened to reveal that he had ordered the devastating attack on Pan Am Flight 103 unless the dictator ensured his release from the Scottish prison. ANI

Pak Punjab CM accuses PPP of hatching 'gas supply' conspiracy
Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has accused the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) of conspiring against the Punjab government. ANI

PPP will never let democracy derail in Pak, says Zardari
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has pledged to defend the democratic system in the country, saying that the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has a firm belief in the politics of reconciliation, and will never let democracy derail. ANI

Alcon Announces Date of Annual General Meeting
Alcon, Inc. (NYSE:ACL) announced today that it will hold its Annual General Meeting of shareholders on April 7, 2011. The company will hold the meeting at 3:30 p.m. Central European Time at: Business Wire India

Hilton Worldwide Signs Two Management Agreements with China's Zhejiang Jiacheng Holding Group
Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of two management agreements with Zhejiang Jiacheng Holding Group. The agreements will see the introduction of Hilton Worldwide’s first Hilton Garden Inn in China, and the first DoubleTree by Hilton deal signed for Shaoxing County Business Wire India

Quintiles Supports Samsung's Entry into Biopharma Market Through Joint Venture
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest electronics company, and its affiliated companies (“Samsung”) have entered into a strategic partnership with Quintiles, the world’s leading pharmaceutical services company, to support Samsung’s entry into the biopharmaceuticals market, Quintiles announced today. Business Wire India

Major Clinical Trial Investigates Intraoperative Defibrillator Testing While Using BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring® for Continuous Therapy Surveillance
BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG has announced the start of the NORDIC ICD clinical trial. The first implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients were enrolled by its coordinating clinical investigator, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Bänsch at the University Hospital of Rostock and the investigator Dr. Stefan Kuster at the DRK Hospital of Mölln/Ratzeburg. Business Wire India

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