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October 8, 2010

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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 October 8, 2010

Pir Pagara distances himself from Musharraf
Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML) President Pir Pagara has distanced himself from former president Pervez Musharraf. He said he and his party have nothing to do with the former army chief. ANI

'Forest Hills', former U.S. Open home, safe for now
The West Side Tennis Club, also known famously as Forest Hills, in New Yorks Queens area, will not be sold for now. ANI

US, NATO countries are Pakistan's enemies, says Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that the US and other NATO countries are Pakistans enemies, and added that drone attacks were creating hatred against NATO forces, prompting arson attacks on trucks carrying food and ammunition supplies to Afghanistan. ANI

MTV screening Obama's audience for 'diverse' views, looks
MTV, BET and CMT are casting the audience for a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on October 14. ANI

Israel may force non-Jewish citizens to vow loyalty to state
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed a loyalty bill that would force new non-Jewish citizens of Israel to pledge allegiance to a Jewish and democratic state. ANI

Public anger over US drone attacks could endanger Americans in Pak, says Pak diplomat
Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistans High Commissioner to London, has said that the recent US drone attacks in Pakistan had set the country on fire and warned that such kind of acts in the future could lead to mounting public anger, which might eventually lead to attacks on American personnel in Pakistan. ANI

Former Manhattan Madam says Spitzer is as bad in bed as on TV
Former Manhattan Madam, Kristen Davis, who provided former governor Eliot Spitzer with prostitutes, has revealed that the man was just as bad in bed as he is on television. ANI

US woman arrested for damaging Jesus prn art
A woman in Montana has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief after she took a crowbar and damaged a p*rn art showing Jesus receiving oral sex from another man. ANI

Vice ring in Malaysia offers clients one free 'service' after every 8 visits
A vice ring in Malaysia has come up with a way to entice its customers by offering one free service after every eight visits. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee hopeful of seat in expanded UN Security Council
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has expressed hope that India will get a permanent place in the United Nations Security Council whenever the reforms of the international body and its expansion take place. ANI

Oz man gets 26-yr jail term for 'vile' crimes against kids
A ruthless 56-year-old Australian child sex offender has been sentenced to at least 26 years in jail for his heinous crimes against children as young as 14 months. ANI

Mobile phone saves Harlem handyman's life from bullet
A cell phone came to the rescue of a 54-year-old handyman when an ousted building super opened fire at point-blank range. ANI

Arrest warrant issued against former Indonesian Playboy magazine editor
The Jakarta Prosecutors Office has issued an arrest warrant on Friday against Erwin Arnada, the former editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, after he failed to show up on the day he was believed to have begun his two-year jail sentence for publishing indecent pictures of women. ANI

Pak Minister admits corruption rampant throughout the country in National asembly!
A federal minister of the Pakistan government admitted in the National a*sembly that corruption was rampant everywhere in the country, and not only in his ministry. ANI

HR group hopes Kayani-ordered 'execution by soldiers' probe 'not a mere sham'
A HR group has expressed the hope that Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayanis probe into the video clips that show men in soldiers uniforms gunning down a group of bound and blindfolded detainees, would not turn out to be a sham perpetrated to a*suage international concerns, as in the past. ANI

Briton killed in US drone attack in Pak dreamed of bringing holy war to UK
Abdul Jabbar, a Briton killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan was reportedly a resident of Birmingham, who boasted he would bring holy war to Britain. ANI

Oz rapist blames victim for falling asleep on couch
An Aussie man who raped his housemate just three days after moving in with her, blamed his action on her falling asleep on the couch. ANI

Musharraf never consulted PML-Q on NRO, Benazir 'deal': Ch Zaheer
Punjab a*semblys Opposition Leader Chuadhry Zaheerudin has rebuffed former president Pervez Musharrafs remarks on the National Reconciliation Order (NRO) and the deal with former Premier Benazir Bhutto, saying that the former had not taken his party into confidence in this respect. ANI

Kiwi-Indian candidate implicated in alleged Auckland city council voting scam
An Indian origin man, Daljit Singh, who is a Labour candidate running for the Papatoetoe local boards, has been named as one of two men charged over an alleged voting scam in New Zealand. ANI

US evangelical leader's 'yoga at odds with Christianity' comment stirs controversy
An American evangelical leader, Albert Mohler, who has cautioned Christians against the practice of yoga, saying that its spiritual basis violates the tenets of Christianity, has sparked a storm. ANI

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins 2010 Nobel Peace Prize
Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 for helping to spearhead a campaign for more freedom in China. ANI

Paris authorities face flak over ban on 'raunchy' exhibition for teens
Paris was known to be the home of artistic liberation, but it is not the case anymore-teenagers in the city were banned from a photographic exhibition about teen sexuality - because of fears of legal action. ANI

UK varsity report suggests measures to prevent Islamic radicalisation of students
Students at a university attended by the 2009 alleged Christmas Day bomber will remain at risk of being radicalised for as long as the institution retains its educational mission and character, a report has found. ANI

Oz visa crackdown driving away overseas, Indian students
Hit by a visa crackdown, more overseas students in Australia, including Indians, are now leaving the country than arriving, thereby lowering the total enrolments across the education sector for the first time. ANI

Trapped Chillean miners may be rescued by Saturday
The drill, which is boring a tunnel to the 33 Chillean miners, is expected to reach them by Saturday. ANI

Musharraf has the right to enter politics: Zardari
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has a right to take part in politics, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has stated. ANI

Hindus commend French diva Fanny Ardant for highlighting Roma maltreatment
Hindus are asking French actress Fanny Ardant (Ridicule) to exhibit her short drama Chimhres Absentes, being shown at upcoming Rome Film Festival, to Pope Benedict also to make him aware about Roma (Gypsy) apartheid happening right under his nose in Europe. ANI

Upset Hindus want Kiwi TV presenter charged with racism and terminated
Perturbed Hindus are asking for immediate termination of New Zealand TV presenter and charging him with racism and xenophobia for reportedly ridiculing Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and New Zealand Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand. ANI

'Reservoir Dogs' nicknamed Afghan guards at US bases linked to Taliban: Report
A US Senate investigation has discovered that Afghan private security forces with ties to the Taliban, criminal networks and Iranian intelligence have been hired to guard American military bases in Afghanistan. ANI

Japan hosts its 10th national poem boxing championships
Japan is hosting its 10th national poem boxing championships where contestants will be seen sparring verbally without the boxing gloves. ANI

Oz mum sends teenage daughter to brothel to fund business
A 16-year-old Australian girl was sent to brothel by her mother so they could earn enough money to start a clothing business. ANI

Taliban refresh their stamp on Afghan justice
The Taliban in Afghanistan appears to have expanded its judicial writ once again after a gap of eleven years. ANI

Senate says US mismanaged contractor money in Afghanistan
A bipartisan report, compiled by the U.S. Senate after a year-long investigation, documents a failure to properly vet, train and supervise Afghan security subcontractors, hired by U.S. and other international firms under multimillion-dollar military contracts. ANI

Cleavage enhancing bra sends M and S sales soaring
British retailer Marks and Spencer has reported a huge boost in their sales of cleavage enhancing bras. ANI

Female student's private sex life thesis makes waves in cyber space
A female student in the US has been left devastated after a sex list, in which she ranked the university men she had slept with, became an Internet sensation. ANI

'Kickbacks and killings' arms deal scandal back to haunt Sarkozy, Zardari?
France is all set to launch an investigation into the alleged embezzlement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, from arms deals between the two countries. ANI

Chinese farmers fuelling galloping Internet users growth: Blue paper
Chinese farmers would become a major driving force in the growth of the countrys internet users, as the net connections in rural areas grew by 71.6 per cent in the last three years outpacing the growth in urban areas by more than double, according to a blue paper recently released by a publishing house. ANI

Brit model weighing just 8 stone branded 'too fat' for catwalk
A blonde model from West Midlands was told that she was too fat for the catwalk - despite weighing just eight stone. ANI

Italy set to be next European country to ban burka for 'security reasons'
Italy is all set to become the next country in Europe to ban the burka for security reasons, after the government presented a draft proposal to the parliament. ANI

Pak Army vows to 'retaliate' against US 'hot pursuit' within border in future
In a corps commanders meeting, the Pakistani military leadership has vowed to take retaliatory action in the event of any incident of territorial violation in future. ANI

Pak beginning to believe supporting terrorism can pose existential threat to it: US
Acknowledging Pakistans support for terrorists in the past, the United States has said that it believes the country has now changed its view in this regard. ANI

Now, NZ Foreign Minister expresses regret over TV anchor's Delhi CM slur
New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said on Friday that while he was powerless to act against a television anchor who had made gratuitous and insulting race remarks about Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, he accepted that it was a regrettable abuse of freedom of speech. ANI

US' Europe terror alerts exaggerated for political gain in mid-term polls, says Pak diplomat
Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistans High Commissioner to London, has said that Americas warning of Mumbai-style al-Qaeda attacks in western Europe might have been exaggerated to ensure political gain in next months midterm elections. ANI

2,000-year-old Roman helmet fetches 2.2m pounds at auction
A 2,000-year-old Roman helmet-dug up in 30 pieces by a treasure hunter who thought it was a broken Victorian ornament-has been sold for 2.2 million pounds at an auction. ANI

Kayani, Qureshi to attend upcoming US-Pak strategic dialogue
The next round of the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue will be held in Washington later this month, and Islamabad will send a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi as well as Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, for the talks. ANI

US 'extremely concerned' over ISI role in 'supporting terrorist groups'
Top US defence officials have expressed concerns that some elements of Pakistans spy agency may be involved in improper interactions with the Taliban and other insurgent groups, Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan has disclosed. ANI

Chile miners to be given sunglases to protect their retinas from ultraviolet rays
The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile have reportedly started a regime designed for fighter pilots to prepare them for their ascent to the surface, and would be provided with 450 dollar (280 pounds) sungla*ses to protect their eyes from the sunlight when they reach the surface. ANI

US remains committed to hunt down Osama, Zawahiri: Mullen
The United States remains committed to tracking down Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, US Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen has stated, adding that the terror organisation has been significantly diminished. ANI

UAE Elected Vice President of the 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference in Mexico
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Competition Helps Programmers Meet Key Performance Objectives and Stand Out to Peers and Supervisors
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PPD Opens New Office in Beijing, China
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AquaFold Opens Up With Open APIs in the Latest Release of Aqua Data Studio
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O3b Networks Signs Deal with Netcom, Nigeria to Provide Fast and Reliable Connectivity to Ships and Offshore Platforms
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