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August 2, 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 August 2, 2007

US should guard against Pashtun time bomb in Pakistan, Afghanistan
The influence of Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pashtun-dominated northwest Pakistan and southern Afghanistan through their messianic brand of Islam could lead to the unification of the estimated 41 million Pashtuns on both sides of the border, the breakup of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the emergence of a new national entity, Pashtunistan, under radical Islamist leadership, says noted South Asian expert Selig Harrison. ANI

Indian Intelligence Bureau among the top five in the world: STRATFOR
Indias Intelligence Bureau has been identified as being among the top five such outfits in the world, says the private American intelligence news gathering entity Strategic Forecasting (STRATFOR). ANI

US think tank says India not in Jihadist pit
India has had problems with Islamist militant groups since acquiring independence from the British, but cannot be said to be in a Jihadist pit, says a Strategic Forecasting (STRATFOR) report. ANI

Soon browse original moon landing pictures at http://apollo.sese.asu.edu
A joint NASA-Arizona State University collaboration will soon make the historic photographs of mans first landing on the moon accessible on the Internet to both researchers and the general public. ANI

Hitlers bubbly to be auctioned
A bottle of wine, said to have been retrieved from the wine cellar of Nazi dictatator Adolf Hitler, is to be auctioned this month. ANI

Al Fayed calls Di documentary a travesty
Harrods boss Mohamed Al Fayed has criticised a new television documentary for allegedly sullying late Princess Dianas love with his late son. ANI

India develops intelligence outposts in Iran: Report
In what may be a major power-projection advantage for New Delhi in case of any future conflict with Islamabad, India has reportedly developed intelligence outposts in Iran. ANI

ESAs Mars Express captures images of Impact Craters in Tyrrhena Terra region
The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the ESAs Mars Express spacecraft has obtained detailed images of the Tyrrhena Terra region on the Red Planet. ANI

US Congress, spy agencies spar over eavesdropping rights
The rapid growth in cellphone use in South Asia and the Middle East has spurred a battle in Congress over whether foreign communications of suspected terrorists can be intercepted by intelligence agencies without court order. ANI

Benazir calls Sharif unreliable and quarrelsome
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has ruled out the possibility of seat adjustment with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the forthcoming elections, saying Nawaz Sharif is unreliable and quarrelsome. ANI

Benazir to visit US for three weeks
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairwoman Benazir Bhutto will leave for New York today on a three-week visit to the US, after having short listed party members for the general elections in the Punjab. ANI

Ex-F1 champ packed off to driving awareness school
Former triple Formula One champ Nelson Piquet has been packed off to driving awareness school - for repeated speeding and parking offences. ANI

Bush and bald reporters dont mix
President Bush is not above poking fun at balding reporters, especially if theyve asked him some uncomfortable questions. ANI

Supermans Fortress of Solitude discovered 1000 feet below Mexicos Naica Mountain
Miners have discovered what could be described as Supermans fabled Fortress of Solitude a thousand feet below the Naica Mountain in Mexicos Chihuahuan desert. ANI

Siemens could be blacklisted for bungling of funds in a Pak power project
The German company, Siemens, could be blacklisted for allegedly bungling World Bank funds earmarked to set up a major power plant in Pakistan, according to German weekly Der Spiegel. ANI

S. Korea, US rule out military operation to rescue hostages
la, Aug 2 (ANISouth Korea and the United States have ruled out the possibility of a military operation to secure the release of 21 South Korean hostages in the Taliban captivity in Afghanistans Ghazni Province. ANI

L A Galaxy fans furious over Becks absence from match
L A Galaxy fans made their disappointment clear on hearing that David Beckham was not playing a match because of injury. ANI

400-mln-year old fossil bridges gap between fin-to-limb evolution
Palaeontologists have found a 400 million-year-old coelacanth fossil fin, which they say, fills the shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs. ANI

China urges ASEAN Regional Forum to exit from Cold War mentality
la, Aug 2 (ANIPlaying its Big Brother role at the 14th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) that began here today, China urged member nations to come out of their Cold War mentality saying that it was undermining efforts to build mutual trust and uncertainty in regional security. ANI

Two key al Qaeda militants arrested in Pakistan
Two important aides of al Qaeda and the Taliban were arrested from different places in Pakistan, sources said. ANI

Tribunal takes up Gurkha veterans plea to stay in UK
A British tribunal here has been told that the 2000 Gurkha veterans languishing in Nepal after completing their military service, should be allowed to live in Britain because of their strong ties to the country. ANI

Supermans Fortress of Solitude discovered 1000 feet below Mexicos Naica Mountain
Miners have discovered what could be described as Supermans fabled Fortress of Solitude a thousand feet below the Naica Mountain in Mexicos Chihuahuan desert. ANI

Supermans Fortress of Solitude discovered 1000 feet below Mexicos Naica Mountain
Miners have discovered what could be described as Supermans fabled Fortress of Solitude a thousand feet below the Naica Mountain in Mexicos Chihuahuan desert. ANI

Siemens could be blacklisted for bungling of funds in a Pak power project
The German company, Siemens, could be blacklisted for allegedly bungling World Bank funds earmarked to set up a major power plant in Pakistan, according to German weekly Der Spiegel. ANI

S. Korea, US rule out military operation to rescue hostages
la, Aug 2 (ANISouth Korea and the United States have ruled out the possibility of a military operation to secure the release of 21 South Korean hostages in the Taliban captivity in Afghanistans Ghazni Province. ANI

Pranab pushes for greater cooperation with South-Asian countries
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee held bi-lateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, on the sidelines of a South Asian Security meet in Manila. ANI

Iraq war costs US and UK over 2,000 pounds a second
The war in Iraq is costing British and American taxpayers over 2,000 pounds a second. ANI

Musharraf-Bhutto deal irks Pakistan ministers
The power sharing deal between President Pervez Musharraf and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto worked out in Abu Dhabi will harm the interests of the Pakistan Muslim League (Quami) in particular, and the government in general, warned three federal ministers. ANI

Pakistan Parliament faces threat of militant attack
Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned of terrorist attacks on Parliament House and residential lodges of Senators in retaliation to army operation against the Lal Masjid. ANI

Monkeys learn things the same way humans do
Monkeys seem to learn things the same way humans do, a new study by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles has found. ANI

No need to worry about repercussions of Indo-US N-deal
Amidst media reports that the Indo-US civilian nuclear would allow New Delhi to resume nuclear tests, Andrew Semmel, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy and Negotiations, has said there is no need to worry about the repercussions of the deal. ANI

Pak nuke programme still a threat to US: Casey
Senator Robert Casey has cautioned that Pakistans nuclear programme continues to pose a threat to United States security. ANI

Cheney rules out direct action against al Qaeda in Pakistan
US Vice President Dick Cheney has ruled out taking direct action against al Qaeda in Pakistan. ANI

NRI scientist provides evidence of greenhouse gases melting Himalayan glaciers
Accumulation of atmospheric brown clouds caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases is significantly contributing to the melting of Himalayan glaciers, a recent study by scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at San Diego has revealed. ANI

US admiral worried about re-emergence of al Qaeda in Pakistan
The Bush Administrations nominee for the post of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen has expressed concerns about the re-emergence of al Qaeda safe havens in Pakistans Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). ANI

Support for Musharraf touches an all time low
Support for Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reached an all time low, according to an opinion poll, and a think-tank has warned that his bid to retain power could fuel religious radicalism. ANI

Cassini to make daring approach within 30 kilometres of Saturns moon
The NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft will make a daring approach within just 30 kilometres of Saturns moon Enceladus, before flying through a plume of steam emanating from its south pole. ANI

Benazir confused over Musharrafs intentions
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has confirmed meeting President Pervez Musharraf in Abu Dhabi last week, but said she is still confused about the Generals real intentions and next course of action. ANI

Orangutans communication based on same strategy people use playing charades
When orangutans use gestures to get their point across, they rely on the same basic strategy that people follow in playing the game of charades, according to a new study appearing in todays issue of Current Biology. ANI

Oz Labour Party criticises Andrews for inconsistent statements in Haneefs case
Australias Labour Party leader Kevin Rudd has strongly criticised the handling of Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneefs case by Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, and listed a number of inconsistencies in the latters statements. ANI

ESIS Launches Subsidiary Operation in Shanghai
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Telenor Wins New York Arbitration against Alfa - Alfa Ordered to Sell Kyivstar Shares or Divest Itself of Competing Assets
Business Wire India

Genpact Limited Prices Initial Public Offering; Common Shares to Begin Trading on NYSE
Business Wire India

Molex Reports Results for 2007 Fourth Fiscal Quarter; Increases Cash Dividend 50%; Provides Outlook for Fiscal 2008
Business Wire India

Callaway Golf Announces Record Sales for Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2007
Business Wire India

Lenovo Reports First Quarter 2007/08 Results
Business Wire India

Financial Year 2007/2008: Heidelberg Presents First-Quarter Figures
Business Wire India

New Economic Study Finds Intel Extracted Monopoly Profits of $60 Billion Since 1996
Business Wire India

Photograph  Hindu chaplain protested in US Senate, honored in Nevada
Rajan Zed; Photographs by ML Bates

Photograph  Israeli and Palestinian unions make breakthrough agreement
International Transport Workers Federation

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