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September 9, 2008

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Congress party wary over Karnataka developments

India elected non-permanent member of UNSC

Murray's lawyer fights wrongful death suit filed by MJ's father

Google Inc. working with less known handset makers to target middle clas Indians

Indian women athletes, shooters help country retain No.2 position in CWG on Day-9

Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs

International News for September 9, 2008

Sarkozy faces opposition over new intelligence spy system
French President Nicolas Sarkozy faced an embarrassing split in his Cabinet on Monday over a computer system that the new French internal intelligence service will use to spy on the private lives of millions of law-abiding citizens.Defence Minister Herv, Morin broke government ranks to side with a growing revolt against Edvige, an acronym for a police database that will store personal details including opinions, the social circle and even sexual preferences of more or less anyone who interests the State.Edvige, which is also a womans name, was created by decree in July to store data on anyone aged 13 or above who is likely to breach public order. ANI

Nepali Congress to act tough against Maoists
Nepals former Prime Minister and president of Nepali Congress (NC) Girija Prasad Koirala today said that his party would act tough against the Maoists to make them a democratic force. ANI

Aravind Adigas `The White Tiger in Man Booker Prize 2008 shortlist
HarperCollins India today announced the short listing of Aravind Adigas The White Tiger for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. ANI

Only one orphan adopted after China quake
Only one child orphaned in Chinas devastating earthquake this year has won adoption so far.The process of finding new homes for 88 children whose parents have been confirmed dead or who have no relatives able to care for them has been hampered by bureaucratic red tape and by age-old prejudices against the disabled, reports The Times. ANI

Russia-Georgia conflict: Bush administration turns cautious
The Bush administration has decided to adopt a low-key approach to the recent conflict between Russia and Georgia. ANI

Independents flocking to McCain
Republican presidential nominee John McCain has got the support of independent voters whom he courted so aggressively at last weeks convention, and now holds a healthy lead over his Democratic rival Barack Obama. ANI

Meet the church running punk fan who wears biker boots and hot pants!
A punk fan, who has six piercings, wears biker boots with hot pants and enjoys going to gigs and nightclubs, is running a church in Cotswolds village. ANI

Toyshop flash cards, Brit cops latest crime busting secret!
With there being so many crime victims who cannot speak English, a new innovative way has been found to help cops deal with them - flash cards. ANI

Prince Charles applauds chef Jamie Olivers efforts in fan mail
His Royal Highness Prince Charles has shown his appreciation for the efforts TV chef Jamie Oliver has put in through a fan letter to improve pupils grub in Channel 4 show Jamies School Dinners. ANI

Meet the dog that swallowed its owners cell phone!
A dog that swallowed its owners mobile phone had to undergo a surgery costing 420 pounds to get it removed. ANI

Palin billed Alaska State for 312 nights spent in hometown
It turns out that Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a per diem allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business. ANI

Internet-enabled TVs set to hit Aussie lounges
A new revolution in TV viewing will start hitting the Australian market as early as this year. ANI

Worlds oldest dog Bella dies aged 29
A dog believed to be the worlds oldest has died, aged 29 years. David Richardson bought Bella, a Labrador cross, from the RSPCA 26 years ago when she was three years old. ANI

Its taken Delhi just 20 years to join worlds most populated cities list
While Delhi was far away from the term crowd until 1987, Indias capital has now joined the league of the worlds most populated cities. ANI

59-year old women gives birth to triplets
At 59-years of age, an Asian woman, has become the oldest known mother of triplets after she gave birth to two boys and a girl. ANI

Prince Harrys two hour £5k booze bender!
Prince Harry blew 5,000 pounds worth alcohol in just two hours, while playing booze games in a clubs VIP area. ANI

Sex toy stripper to face trial over alleged bucks party rape
The Australian stripper who was accused of raping the best man at a bucks party has been ordered to stand trial at the County Court next month. ANI

Robert Kennedys daughter endorses Obama
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama seems to have wrapped up the Catholic vote, according to Robert Kennedys daughter, Kelly. ANI

Nepali Congress against army integration
Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel today said that the Maoist Peoples Liberation Army cant be integrated with the Nepali Army as the former is loyal to a political party. ANI

Brit bosses more likely to ban Facebook than European counterparts
With the demand of social networking sites growing worldwide, a new research has found that British bosses are more likely to curb the use Facebook and MySpace than their European counterparts. ANI

Former racing ace Lauda says Hamilton was robbed of Belgian title
Former racing champion Niki Lauda has said that Lewis Hamilton was robbed of victory in the Belgian Grand Prix, and described the penalty as the worst judgment in the history of F1.The Sun quoted the three-time world champion driver as saying that the sport was close to losing its integrity after Hamilton had been hit with a retrospective 25-second drive-through penalty for cutting a corner and gaining an advantage. ANI

Nepal Cabinet approves Govt. policies and programmes
The Nepal Cabinet today endorsed the governments policies and programmes to be presented at the Constituent Assembly on Wednesday. ANI

Obama campaign rebuts fresh rumors about his My Muslim Faith gaffe
Barack Obama verbal My Muslim Faith gaffe during a weekend television interview, has been described by his campaign as being just a gaffe and nothing else. ANI

Republicans hail Palin as a cross between Lara Croft and Thatcher
Republican vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is being hailed as a mix of Lara Croft and Britains Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher. ANI

Sarkozy may soon make Paris look like Croydon!
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is planning to turn the suburbs of Paris to make it look more like Croydon. ANI

Serena hopes for double digit in grand slams
Serena Williams, the American fourth seed, who did not drop a set in the 2008 US Open Womens singles, hopes to win again and achieve double digits in trophy acquisition. ANI

Clinton avoids overt criticism of Palin
In her first campaign outing since the Democratic National Convention, New Yorks junior Senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, avoided criticizing new contender for female voters, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. ANI

Failure to prove trans-Atlantic bombing plot, blow to Britains anti-terrorist effort
British police and prosecutors were locked in crisis meetings last night after what they believed to be the strongest terrorism case ever presented to a court was rejected by a jury, which will prove to a severe blow to Britains anti-terrorist effort. ANI

Zardari sworn in as 12th Pak President
Asif Ali Zardari has been sworn in as 12th president of Pakistan at a ceremony in Islamabad here on Tuesday. ANI

Rice fails to defend Palin thrice
The most prominent women in American politics Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and New York Senator Hillary Clinton assisted Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obamas efforts to counter the polling power of Sarah Palin. ANI

McCains hug with Palin leaves room for the Holy Ghost, say etiquette experts
Republican presidential nominee John McCains frequent hugs with his running mate Sarah Palin leaves room for the Holy Ghost, says a etiquette and body language expert. ANI

McCain leads Obama for first time
Republican presidential nominee John McCain leads Democratic rival Barack Obama 46 percent to 44 percent in the latest CBS News poll, conducted three days after the completion of the parties nominating conventions. ANI

Church of Scientology to face French trial over organised fraud
The Church of Scientology in France is embroiled in a legal row over an alleged organised fraud. ANI

China hopes nuke trade waiver for India will prove conducive
China hopes the waiver of nuclear trade ban against India would be conducive to global cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy and non-proliferation. ANI

Agenda for Prachandas India visit next week
Nepali Congress has urged the government to set a national agenda to be taken up during Prime Minister Prachandas India visit scheduled early next week through comprehensive discussions. ANI

Splashing a pedestrian can cost you your driving licence!
You may fail your driving test just in case you drive through the water, and splash the pedestrians around. ANI

Scot city council bans tea and toast to save itself from bankruptcy!
Aberdeen City Council in Scotland is planning a blanket ban on unauthorised electrical appliances like toasters and kettles to save money on its multi-million pound electricity bill. ANI

Pak journalists propose code of ethics for media
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has invited comments and suggestions on a draft code of ethics adopted at a recent international media summit attended by journalists, editors, publishers and members of the civil society. ANI

Beggars paradise Karachi receives one million beggars during Ramzan
Professional beggars, mostly women and children, can be seen in the streets and shopping centers of Karachi throughout the year, but their number increases greatly during the holy month of Ramazan. ANI

Sarah Palins designer specs boosts her Jap glassmakers business!
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been in the limelight for only a few days but shes already started an eyewear trend. ANI

Meet the goldfish that has been swimming upside down for 5yrs
A sexagenarian marine electrician has been stunned to see that the goldfish he owns has spent the last five years swimming around upside down. ANI

No quick way to wipe out militancy along Pak-Afghan border: UK envoy
There is no quick way to wiping out militancy along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border areas, British envoy Rory Stewart has said. ANI

You have become serious after becoming President, Sharif tells Zardari
Pakistan Muslim League (N) chief Nawz Sharif has told new President Asif Ali Zardari in a lighter vein that because of your election as president, you have become too serious, not smiling and speaking very little. ANI

Pak Government will not tolerate hot pursuit
The government will not put up with any hot pursuit inside Pakistani territory, Leader of the House Raza Rabbani told the Senate. ANI

US presidential contest will be competitive in five key states
Surveys have revealed that the presidential contest between John McCain and Barack Obama will be competitive in the key states of Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. ANI

Rising Afghan civilian deaths can trigger backlash: HRW
Civilian deaths in US and NATO air strikes in Afghanistan have nearly tripled between 2006 and 2007 with new deadly strikes fuelling a public backlash, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. ANI

Failed policies, poor strategic choices have overstretched US military: Lieven
Failed policies and poor strategic choices have overstretched the American military and economy, said Anatol Lieven, professor at the Department of War Studies at Kings College in London. ANI

List of 10 most decadent dictators revealed
Following is the list of the worlds ten most decadent dictators, according to The Times. ANI

Now, a Polish dungeon dad who raped his daughter for 6 years surfaces
A Polish man has been arrested on suspicion of keeping his daughter imprisoned for six years and raping her repeatedly - a case that recalls the Austrian cellar fiend Josef Fritzl. ANI

Bush describes Pak as a major battleground for war on terrorism
US President George W. Bush is to describe Pakistan as a major battleground for the war on terrorism, like Afghanistan or Iraq on Tuesday, and is going to urge Islamabad to shoulder its responsibility to fight extremists. ANI

FATA worlds most dangerous place: Pak Interior Ministry
Extremists have converted Pakistans Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into the worlds most dangerous area, said Rehman Malik, adviser of Interior Ministry. ANI

US hopes Zardari will bring stability to counter terrorism, extremism
The US hopes that Pakistans new President Asif Ali Zardari will provide some stability within the government so that it can get down to the task of countering the terrorism and extremism that currently threatens the country. ANI

BBC accused of favouring Muslims at the expense of Hindus, Sikhs
Sikh and Hindu leaders in Britain have complained that a disproportionate number of BBC programmes have been made about Islam, at the expense of programmes on their own faiths. ANI

PPP will not destabilize Nawazs government in Pak Punjab
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will not destabilise the government in Punjab, new President Asif Ali Zardari told a PML-N delegation led by Nawaz Sharif. ANI

China Merchants Bank Chooses IAM to Meet Credit Card Crunch
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INNOVATION Data Processing Announces Australian Federal Government Agencies Choice of, its Secure Disk Erasure Data Protection Solution, FDRERASE ...
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Expand Networks Wins Parmalat and Improves Network Performance by 300%
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18th XBRL International Conference to Feature Keynotes Who are Experts in Corporate Governance, Regulatory and the Securities Market, October 15-16, 2008 in Washington, DC
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VWR International, LLC Hires Eddy Wu to Lead Asia-Pacific Region
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Lim Beng Eu Appointed Managing Director of Turner Investment Partners' New Asian Subsidiary
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Concorde Hotels & Resorts News Summary September 2008
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Dellis Cay Announces US$62 Million Construction and take out Finance from Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation
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Gemalto Powers World's First SIM-Based Mobile TV Trial in Singapore with Media Corp, MobileOne, SingTel and StarHub
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Survey Reveals Gap between International Design Practices and Onshore Construction Realities in India
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CB&I Awarded Contracts for World-Scale Petrochemical Complex in India
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