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July 1, 2009

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Karnataka BJP issues whip for Yeddyurappa's trust vote

Now, 'Zork' your bubbly to keep the fizz from going flat

Christina Aguilera splits from husband Jordan Bratman

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

Indian boxers to fight for gold on Day 10 of CWG

Females as good as males in math skills: Study

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs

International News for July 1, 2009

16 Indians among 30 dead as boat capsizes off Qatar coast
About sixteen Indians were feared to be among 30 dead in a tragic incident in which as a vessel, Damas Victory, hired by a Qatar based oil-firm capsized off the coast of Qatar on Wednesday. ANI

Pak, Afghan important but not at cost of India: Blake
The United States has made it clear that India remains one of its most important allies. ANI

India should not worry about U.S. assistance to Pakistan, says Robert Blake
The United States on Tuesday rejected Indias concern over American assistance to Pakistan, said that the Indians should not worry about Washingtons support for Islamabad, as the assistance is to overcome Pakistans economic and militancy challenges. ANI

US initiates historic shift in Afghan counter-narcotics policy
The International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) today hailed the monumental move by the US to stop the failed policy of poppy crop eradication in Afghanistan. ANI

Bush appointed Fed judges question Obama on terror policies
President Barack Obamas claims of broad executive authority to carry out the war on terror are drawing fire from an unexpected source: federal judges nominated by President George W. Bush, who asserted the sweeping powers in the first place. ANI

Italian president calls for truce ahead of G8
Italys President Giorgio Napolitano has appealed to the politicians and media to observe a truce to ensure a smooth G8 summit. ANI

Pak Army faces massive militant force in Waziristan if Mehsud aligns with tribes: Report
The Pakistan Army is planning an offensive against the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud in his stronghold South Waziristan, but it seems that it is unaware of the massive threat that the region has in store. ANI

Swine flu claims first child victim in Australia
Swine flu has claimed its youngest victim in Australia. ANI

Air New Zealand cabin crew strip off for Nothing to Hide safety video
Air New Zealand has come up with a novel way to get their passengers to pay attention to safety instructions - by having their flight attendants read them out wearing only body paint. ANI

Best job in the World winner says hell miss his mum
Best job in the World winner Ben Southall says that he will miss his family during his six months stint as caretaker of a Great Barrier Reef island. ANI

Spending too long in the loo can lead to divorce just after honeymoon!
A newly wed man left behind his wife at the airport because he thought she had spent too much time in the toilet. ANI

Brit family asked to remove trampoline over break-in fears
A Brit family was asked to remove the trampoline in their shared garden over safety fears. ANI

Vanity Fair critique on Palin sparks off GOP feud
The hard-hitting Vanity Fair piece on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has touched off a blistering exchange of insults among high-profile Republicans, tearing open fresh wounds about leaks surrounding Palin. ANI

Al Qaeda threatens to attack France over burqa ban issue
Al-Qaeda has asked Muslims to retaliate against France for its opposition to the burqa, and threatened to attack the country, according to SITE Intelligence, the US monitoring service. ANI

Brit couple claim to have photographed UFO in Hertfordshire
A couple in Welwyn Garden City, Hertforshire, claim that they have photographed a UFO hovering in the black sky above their home. ANI

Half of Brit women are ashamed of their legs
Almost half of British women are ashamed of their legs, and six out of ten are too mortified to wear skirts and dresses publicly, suggests a new study. ANI

Meghan McCain wants Hillary Duff to play her in a movie
Senator John McCains daughter Meghan wants Hillary Duff to play her in a movie version of her first book - still to be released. ANI

White House staffers joke about Obamas evil eye
White House staffers have joked about the menacing glance that comes when President Barack Obama meets with world leaders who dont align with his progressive view. ANI

FATA women break social stereotype to become radio journalists
With a minidisk recorder in her hand, Asma rushes around in a small Peshawar studio, trying to finish editing a radio news bulletin so that she can make it back to her home before dark. ANI

Clinton urged Obama for two days to toughen stance on Iran
US officials have said that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged President Barack Obama for two days to toughen his language on Iran before he did so, and then was surprised when he condemned Irans crackdown on demonstrators last week. ANI

Karachi police killing religious activists in name of extremists to earn rewards, promotions
The Karachi police recently claimed that it had killed five close associates of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Baitullaah Mehsud in an encounter, but the incident is being seen part of a fake encounter trend by security officials to please their higher authorities in search of rewards. ANI

Antonio Federici ad banned for showing nun, priest about to kiss
An advert for Antonio Federici Gelato Italiano ice cream has been banned after it showed a priest and nun looking as though they were about to kiss. ANI

Furore over Burger Kings raunchy sandwich ad
A print advertisement of Burger Kings sandwich in Singapore has come under fire because of its distasteful and unappetizing references to oral sex. ANI

Barack Obama desperately looking for duck-quack ringtone for his blackberry!
US President Barack Obama seems to be looking for duck-quack ringtone for his blackberry ever since the birds sound from a reporters phone interrupted his recent speech. ANI

Gilani shrugs off Paks economic hardship, doubles MNAs fund
In the times when Pakistan is facing severe economic hardships, the countrys Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has given a whopping windfall to all the lower house members by doubling their annual development fund to 20 million rupees. ANI

Despite security concerns, Pak to hold festival at worlds highest polo ground
Pakistans traditional Shandur Polo Festival will be held from 7th to 9th of July at worlds highest polo ground in Chitral. ANI

Over 3000 civilians killed so far in extremist violence in Paks tribal areas: Report
More than 3000 people have been killed in extremist violence in Pakistans tribal areas so far, a report released by the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) secretariat has revealed. ANI

Palin says she could beat Obama in long distance running
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin may have lost the race to become the next US vice-president, but she has told Runners World, a sports magazine that she could beat President Barack Obama in long-distance running. ANI

Croatian tennis star vows to do a bizarre dance at Wimbledon if he beats Federer
Croatian tennis star Ivo Karlovic insists that he will continue with his bizarre dances at Wimbledon and promised a special one if he beats current champion Roger Federer today. ANI

Mistress is soul mate, but I want to fall back in love with wife, says love-cheat Gov. Sanford
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford on Tuesday came up with an amusing statement when he anointed his Argentine mistress as his soul mate. ANI

Pak welcomes Indias move to consider reduction of troops in J and K
Pakistan has welcomed Union Home Minister P.Chidambarams statement that India is considering withdrawing troops from Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Disgraced US Senator Edwards struck deal with aide to pose as his love childs father
Andrew Young, a close aide of controversial former US senator John Edwards, is set to write a tell-all book and reveal how President Barack Obamas rival for the democratic candidature last year asked him to pretend to be the father of his love child. ANI

Dont fool people by claiming prematuresuccess in Swat operation : former PAF official
While the Pakistan government has been claiming that the Swat military offensive has been successful and nearing its end, a former Pakistan Air Force (PAF) top official, Air Marshal (retired) Masood Akhter has raised questions over the claims by saying that people shouldnt be fooled through such statements. ANI

Judge rules serious flight risk Stanford must stay in jail pending trial
Texas billionaire businessman and alleged fraudster, Sir Allen Stanford, is a serious flight risk and must stay in jail pending trial, a judge has ruled. ANI

Meet, the 11-month-old tot whos kept alive by Viagra

London, July 1 (AN): Despite being given just a few weeks to live by doctors, a little boy with a serious heart condition has managed to survive, courtesy anti-impotence drug Viagra. ANI

Turin Shroud is actually etched with Leonardo Da Vincis face
A new documentary claims that the Turin Shroud, which is a linen bearing the image of a man, actually has the face of artist Leonardo Da Vinci etched on it and not the face of Jesus Christ. ANI

Obamas eyeing Marthas Vineyard for summer vacation
U.S. President Barack Obama and his family are planning to go for a vacation to Marthas Vineyard next month, Democratic sources said. ANI

Angered Islamic cleric calls Carla Bruni-Sarkozy a prostitute
In a bid to hit back at French President Nicolas Sarkozys attempts to ban the burka, a crazed Islamic cleric named Anjem Choudary has branded his wife Carla Bruni a prostitute. ANI

Hindraf supporters hold protests to save Penang village
A group of Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters gathered at Komtar, demanding that the Penang Government use its executive powers to save Kampung Buah Pala. ANI

Pak Peace Coalition forum to pay tribute to Gandhian activist Nirmala Deshpande
An Indian delegation comprising of intellectuals from different spheres and human rights activists would be arriving here tomorrow (Thursday) to pay tribute to the renowned Gandhian activist, Nirmala Deshpande. ANI

UK police simulate nuclear attack exercise
More than 1,000 cops, paramedics and firefighters were involved in treating radioactive casualties. ANI

Gilani gifts 50,000-dollar watch to comedian
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was so enamoured by the performance of famous comedian Sohail Ahmed that he gifted him his 50,000 dollar wristwatch. ANI

Pak armys desire to kill Indians, spare Pakistanis makes them ineffective against Taliban
Pakistan Armys desire to kill Indians and spare Pakistanis is making them ineffective against the Pak-Taliban, senior political scientist Christine Fair has said. ANI

Murder charges on accused for acid attack on Lankan students in Oz
Attempted murder charges have been laid against a man accused of an acid attack on two Sri Lankan students during a home invasion in Western Sydney. ANI

India begins providing river outflow data to Pak
As part of an annual practice, India has started providing Pakistan with data on the outflow of the Ravi, Sutlej, Beas and Chenab rivers from today. ANI

UK tax payers outraged over compasses to Muslim detainees to pray facing Mecca move
British TaxPayers Alliance, a campaign group, is outraged over the move to issue a compass to all Muslims detained in cells by the police so that they can face Mecca while praying. ANI

Abu Dhabi wins International Renewable Energy Agency headquarters
Abu Dhabi has been selected to house the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ANI

6 out of 10 people globally think Obama is most trusted world leader: Poll
A remarkable 61 percent of people from across the world think that US President Barack Obama is the most trustworthy leader in the world, a survey conducted across 20 nations has found. ANI

US to set up own monitoring cell to keep tabs on entire Pak aid package
The United States has said it would establish its own monitoring system to keep a check on the entire financial aid package being offered to Pakistan. ANI

Six Mousavi supporters reportedly hanged in Iran
Six supporters of defeated Irans presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi have reportedly been hanged after the authorities warned the opposition that they would tolerate no further protests over the disputed June 12 presidential elections. ANI

Oz paper says of the 54 foreign student deaths, half were Indians
An investigation by The Age, an Australian daily, has established that around 54 foreign students were killed in the country between November 2008 and now. ANI

Good relations with India essential for peoples welfare: Zardari
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said it is important for both India and Pakistan to share a cordial relationship so as to establish peace in the region and fight against extremism. ANI

Tech Mahindra to complete Satyams 75-mn dollars Australian project
Tech Mahindra, the new owner of troubled Indian IT services firm Satyam, has for the first time confirmed its continued commitment to a 75 million dollars software development project in Geelong, Australia. ANI

Taliban beheads 18 of their own operatives
The Taliban has slaughtered 18 of their own injured men in the Biha valley, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has claimed. ANI

JuD expanding operations, recruiting in PoK
The banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the political wing of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), is expanding its operations, and carrying out recruitment drives in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), police has said. ANI

Professor Rehman appointed Institute of Kashmir Affairs regional director
After a detailed meeting with Dr Shabir Choudhry in London, Professor Khawaja Abdul Rehman has been appointed Regional Director of Institute of Kashmir Affairs, Azad Kashmir Chapter. ANI

Religious leaders must play role in building a more tolerant, inter-communal world: Kazakhstan
In hosting the two-day Third Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions here from today (July 1 and 2), Kazakhstan and its President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, will promote the key theme of an increased role for religious leaders in building a more tolerant world even as it cuts across national boundaries to globalize. ANI

Micron Introduces New 34-Nanometer High-Density NAND Products, Increasing Performance and Reducing Die Size
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Walton Completes Land Syndication for Walton West Palmilla Limited Partnership
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Covidien Recognized as Top Medical Devices Innovator
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Atlas Copco First to Offer Certified ‘Net Zero Energy Consumption’ Compressors - the ‘Carbon Zero’ Range
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New XP Upgrade for KLA-Tencor’s 28xx Defect Inspection Systems Provides Enhanced Sensitivity, Productivity, Defect Yield-Relevance
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Private Equity Firm Global Environment Fund Announces Initial Public Offering of Duoyuan Global Water
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SkyCross Expands its Global Reach by Acquiring Shanghai Universe
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SPG Holdings LLC Secures Funding
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Virage Logic Expands Presence in India to Serve Growing Market Demand for Broad IP Portfolio
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Largest Shareholder of Moto Gold Announces Disapproval of Proposed Business Combination of Moto Gold and Red Back Mining
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KLD Energy Technologies Announces New Scooter Powered by High-Performance Motor System
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N-trig and Fujitsu Partner to Help Make Hands-On Computing Faster and More Fun
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Earthstone Group Announces Success of its Corporate Blog
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