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Swine Flu: Toll crosses 100 in Rajasthan, 40 in Maharashtra

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New Delhi The swine flu toll in Maharashtra and Rajasthan has reached 100 and 40 respectively. According to reports, six deaths have been recorded in Mumbai due to the H1N1 virus outbreak while five more casualties were reported in Rajasthan on Tuesday. A total of 205 swine flu cases have been recorded in Maharashtra, according to the state authorities, while ... Read More »

Malaysia cartoonist arrested for criticising Anwar ruling

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Kuala Lumpur One of Malaysia`s best-known political cartoonists has been arrested for sedition over a Twitter posting that criticised the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, the artist`s wife said Wednesday. Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque — better known as Zunar — was arrested Tuesday night, hours after Anwar was jailed for five years in a politically charged sodomy case. “Of course ... Read More »

Obama India visit ..Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet President Obama personally at the airport in Delhi

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Mumbai,By Kabir Ali  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told visiting US President Barack Obama that the two nations are starting a “new journey” of co-operation. Mr Obama said that the nations had declared a new friendship to take ties to a higher level. The leaders announced fresh defence and trade initiatives, and committed to more-regular bilateral meetings. Security is ... Read More »

Shiite militia attack Yemen President`s home, take control of palace

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Sanaa Defiant Shiite militiamen seized control of Yemen`s presidential palace and attacked President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s residence Tuesday in what officials said was a bid to overthrow his embattled government. As the UN Security Council began an emergency meeting to condemn the attack and back Hadi, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was “gravely concerned” and called for an immediate ... Read More »

Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`

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Rome Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed “like rabbits”, defending the Church`s stance on artificial contraception and appealing to the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to practise responsible parenting. Speaking to journalists on his flight back from the Philippines, the pope said that he once asked a mother of seven children who was pregnant ... Read More »

Pope Francis winds up Asia tour, draws record turnout at rain-soaked Mass in Manila

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Manila Having attracted a record turnout of over six millions at a rain-drenched Mass in Manila, Pope Francis left Philippines on Monday, winding up a week-long Asia tour that also saw him visit Sri Lanka. As Pope Francis got ready to fly back to Rome aboard a Philippine Airlines plane, crowds that had lined his motorcade route, waved and cheered, ... Read More »

National Immunization Day for pulse polio today

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New Delhi The National Immunization Day for pulse polio is being held on Sunday. Children below 5 years of age will be given polio drops as part of the government’s drive to sustain polio eradication from the country. Earlier on Saturday, President Pranab Mukherjee launched the programme by administering polio drops to children at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Read More »

Top nine companies add Rs 54,333 cr in market cap; HUL shines

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New Delhi Top nine Sensex companies together added Rs 54,333 crore in market valuation last week, with FMCG major HUL emerging as the star-performer. Barring ONGC, rest nine blue-chip companies including TCS, ITC, RIL, Infosys and SBI saw spurt in their market capitalisation (m-cap) for the week ended Friday (January 16). The m-cap of HUL zoomed Rs 17,078.71 crore to ... Read More »

Listen to women more, don’t be macho, Pope tells men

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Manila Pope Francis said on Sunday men should listen to women`s ideas more and not be male chauvinists. The Argentine pope made impromptu remarks during a youth rally at a co-ed Catholic university in the Philippine capital, Manila, after he noted that four of the five people who addressed him on stage were male. “There is only a small representation ... Read More »

No plan to establish diplomatic ties with Bhutan: US

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Washington America is keen to strengthen ties with Bhutan but there is no plan to establish diplomatic relationship with the Himalayan nation, a senior US official has said after the first-ever meeting between America’s top diplomat and Bhutan’s Prime Minister. Bhutan does not have diplomatic relations with any of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, including the ... Read More »