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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

18 killed, several injured as bus falls into river in Bulandshahr

Pak's flawed Afghan policy of support to terror groups will bite back hard: Editorial

Ajay Devgan prays for success of his film in Ajmer

Pranab Mukherjee seeks more financial sector reforms

Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony

Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients

New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)

International News for March 6, 2009

Foreign hand not ruled out in Lahore attack: Rehman
Pakistan Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik on Friday said he could not rule out the foreign involvement in Lahore attack, which claimed eight lives. ANI

Nawaz says nations dreams to materialise soon
Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the dream of a politically stable and economically viable Pakistan would soon come true. ANI

Pakistan facing mortal threat from its internal enemies: British Foreign Minister
Britains Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Friday said that Pakistan was facing a mortal threat from its internal enemies. ANI

Interpol chief, Rehman Malik hold talks on Mumbai attacks
The head of global police agency Interpol Ronald Noble on Friday met Pakistans interior ministry chief Rehman Malik as part of an investigation into the Mumbai attacks. ANI

LHC issues notice to Govt. on Governors rule in Pak Punjab
The Lahore High Court on Friday admitted petitions challenging governors rule in the Punjab for hearing. ANI

JuD chiefs wife files petition challenging Hafiz Saeeds detention
A Pakistani court on Friday directed authorities to respond within a week to a petition filed by Jamaat- ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeeds wife, Memoona Saeed, challenging the governments decision to detain Saeed. ANI

CIA offered singer Gloria Estefan a job as undercover agent
Grammy award winner singer Gloria Estefan has claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) offered her the job of a secret agent. ANI

Now, paper made from wombat poo!
Aussie marsupial, the wombat, has proven itself to be useful after its droppings were turned into paper. ANI

Record holder for longest legs shaves for charity
Svetlana Pankratova, the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the longest legs, shaved them to raise money for the lower East Side Girls Club. ANI

FOX Poll says Obama believes in bigger government
A majority of Americans think President Barack Obama is meeting, if not exceeding, expectations, and keeping his campaign promises. ANI

Worlds heaviest man gets customised car
The worlds heaviest man cant walk, but he will be able to go for a ride in his new 1989 Chevrolet Astrovan, which has been outfitted to support his record-breaking weight. ANI

Now, homework answers available on the net!
French schoolchildren now have a chance to duck homework for a fee. ANI

Women get most turned on by snogs, men cleavage
For women, a snog is lifes biggest turn-on while when it comes to men decent cleavage takes away the top prize. ANI

Brit youths commit one crime every two minutes
A Youth Justice Board report has disclosed that British youngsters aged 10 to 17 carried out 277,986 offences in the past year. ANI

Obamas fleet of copters to cost 1.8 billion dollars more
The defense contractor building a fleet of new presidential helicopters has privately advised the Pentagon that its total cost has gone up by at least 1.8 billion dollars in the past year to 13 billion dollars. ANI

Obama to meet Queen ahead of G-20
Ahead of G-20 economic summit, Queen Elizabeth is expected to hold a private getting-to-know-you meeting with Obama. ANI

Obama gifts daughters new playground in White House gardens
U.S. President Barack Obama has got a new playground made in the gardens of the White House for his two daughters. ANI

Michelle Obama turns Soup-er Woman to feed the homeless
US first lady Michelle Obama clearly believes in the saying lead by example as she was seen donning an apron and serving dinner to the homeless people in Washington DC. ANI

Smith admits over 50 pct Brits dont have confidence in police
British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has admitted that over half of the countrys population does not have confidence in the police. In some parts of the country a little over a third of people have confidence in the police to fight crime properly. ANI

Shifting of officials not related to Lahore attacks: Punjab Governor
Dispelling the notion that the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team took place due improper security arrangements, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said that the transfer of top officials had nothing to do with the terror attack. ANI

Malaysias CID director says no cover up in Kugan case
Malaysian Police have dismissed allegations of a cover up of criminal culpability of police officers and men allegedly involved in, and leading to the death of suspected car thief A. Kugan. ANI

Gilanis foreign trips cost Pak exchequer a whopping 139.06 million rupees
The Pakistan Government has spent a whopping 139.06 million rupees on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis foreign visits. ANI

Obama just cant do without his teleprompter!
As he introduced his new choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services this week, President Obama turned his head from right to left, but he was not looking at the audience. He was reading from two teleprompters strategically set up outside the tight television camera shot. ANI

India to assist Nepal to upgrade food laboratories
India has agreed to provide technical aid to Nepal for upgrading the central food laboratory and the laboratory of the Department of Standards and Meterology (DoSM). ANI

Brit Queen first royal family member on Twitter
Queen Elizabeth II will become the first member of the Royal Family to use the mini-blogging site Twitter. ANI

Now, an iPod jacket with in-built speakers for joggers and motorcyclists
Motocyclists and joggers can now listen to their iPods and other MP3 players without ignoring traffic or emergency vehicle sirens, thanks to an iPod jacket that has inbuilt speakers in its shoulder pads. ANI

Ted Kennedys knighthood plans unconstitutional?
Critics have pointed out that Senator Ted Kennedys knighthood is unconstitutional according to the Article I Section 9 of the US constitution. ANI

Jindal admits he cant match Obamas debating, speaking prowess
Louisianas Indian origin Governor Piyush Bobby Jindal has admitted that he cant match President Barack Obamas debating and speaking skills. ANI

Palins looks cost GOP the presidential elections, claims study
A new study has stated that Sarah Palins looks could have been the cause that she and John McCain lost in Novembers election. ANI

Truce in Paks NWFP just giving breathing space to Taliban: NYT
The truce inked between the government in Pakistans North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the defunct Tehreek Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) last month in the Swat region, seems to have allowed the Taliban a chance to expand their harsh religious rule, reports the New York Times.ust days after the truce was signed, a member of a prominent anti-Taliban family returned to his mountain village, having received assurances from the government that it was safe. ANI

Saudi embassy in Pakistan receives terror mails
The Saudi Arabia embassy here has received threatening e-mails warning of attacks on Saudi installations in the country. ANI

The drama that preceded Mallyas winning Gandhi belongings bid
Indian liquor and airline magnate Vijay Mallya bought Mahatma Gandhis personal belongings for Rs.9.3 crores (1.8 million dollars) in an atmosphere of high drama and frenzied bidding. ANI

Australia seeks reply from Pak over lax security
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wants answers from Pakistan after claims surfaced that Pakistani security forces abandoned travelling Sri Lankan cricketers and Australians umpires during a terrorist attack in Lahore on Tuesday. ANI

Prince Charles love letters up for grabs
Love letters sent by Prince Charles to a girlfriend have been put up for sale on auction website eBay. ANI

Pak army vows to remain neutral during political developments
Amidst the on-going political uncertainty and blame game, the Pakistan Army has downed speculations about a probable military coup in the country, saying that it would remain neutral on political developments. ANI

Zardari ready for reconciliation with Sharif
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is ready to mend ways with former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) chief, Nawaz Sharif. ANI

Artist appeals for women to complete vagina model-ogues!
An artist wants 20 women to visit his studios so that he can complete a sculpture - plaster-cast models of v*nas. ANI

Russia launches online beauty pageant to find Miss nuclear reactor 2009!
In this age of green power and greener pastures, improving the image of the nuclear power industry is imperative. Consequently, Russia has come up with unique scheme - an online beauty pageant! ANI

Obama gifts daughters new playground in White House gardens
U.S. President Barack Obama has got a new playground made in the gardens of the White House for his two daughters. ANI

Obama discusses hurricane-hit New Orleans issue with Brad Pitt
American President Barack Obama recently took some time off from his hectic work schedule to meet Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. ANI

Pak accepts abductors demand for UN officials safe return
Over a month after the abduction of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) provincial head John Solecki, Pakistan reportedly, has accepted the demands of the Balochistan Liberation United Front (BLUF) to ensure Soleckis safe return. ANI

Jaish, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants behind attack on Lankan cricketers
Most of the terrorists, who attacked the Sri Lankan team bus near Lahores Gaddafi stadium, belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), the banned militant groups having close ties with al-Qaeda. ANI

Sanjay Gupta pulls out of US Surgeon General race
President Barack Obamas most favoured pick for Surgeon General, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, has withdrawn from being considered for the post. ANI

Pakistan facing internal security threat: Clinton
Perturbed by the recent terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has said that the situation in Pakistan is threatening, as it is facing serious internal security challenges. ANI

Scurvy cure discovered 46 years earlier than thought
A cure for scurvy - disease resulting from a deficiency of Vitamin C - was discovered nearly 50 years before physician James Lind came up with a treatment. ANI

Ex-NY Governor Spitzer is a now a real estate investor
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is back at work as a commercial real estate investor from a Washington office just a block from the Mayflower Hotel room where he hooked up with 22-year-old prostitute Ashley Dupree and, as a result, doomed his career. ANI

Vantis plc("Vantis") Statement from Receiver-Managersto Stanford International Bank Limited and Stanford Trust Company Limited
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ExxonMobil to Invest at Record Levels to Meet Future Energy Demand
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PSE and Hyperion Sign Saudi gPROMS Agency Agreement
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NXP to Transfer its Mobile Services Business to Gemalto
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