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It’s Obama for Now

America is just 39 days away from Presidential election. The many surveys , including the Republican leaning Fox News survey gives Obama a 5 per cent lead over Mitt Romney. For now, it is Bam, […]

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As I see it:Judgment call

By Kalyan Mitra It can hardly be disputed that judicial activism is now a central feature of every system that vests adjudicatory power, like Mr. Justice PN Bhagwati pointed out, in a free and independent […]

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SIAEA: Raising Prestige of Indian American Engineers and Architects

Society of Indo American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA), the representative body of engineers and architects of Indian origin, will celebrate its accomplishments once again at the forthcoming Annual Gala Dinner at Grand Hyatt Hotel in […]

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Early verdict: Rowling’s adult novel lacks magic

LONDON (TIP): JK Rowling’s first foray into adult fiction was bound to be compared to her wildly successful Harry Potter series, and, while ‘The Casual Vacancy’ has earned mixed reviews, for some critics the magic […]

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PM fails UK ‘citizenship test’ on US TV show

LONDON (TIP): It is a test that all Indian and other non-EU citizens have to pass before becoming UK citizens, but PM David Cameron had a tough time answering some key questions on a widely […]

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Secret royal veto powers kick up a storm in UK

LONDON (TIP): The British government will go to court against confidential letters written by Prince Charles to government ministers being made public, reflecting his intervention on legislative and other matters. The British royal family is […]

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California man behind ‘Innocence of Muslims jailed

LOS ANGELES (TIP): An Egyptian-American man behind an anti-Islam film that has stoked violent protests across the Muslim world was arrested on Thursday, September 27 in California for allegedly violating his probation, and a federal […]

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Sikh woman laughs off facial hair taunt

LONDON (TIP): A Sikh US student’s dignified response to a tasteless post making fun of her facial hair has earned her a legion of fans. A man took a photo of Balpreet Kaur and uploaded […]

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Maharashtra irrigation scam: Whistleblower names Gadkari

MUMBAI (TIP): In a new twist to the political crisis in Maharashtra that has risen from an irrigation scam, one of the whistleblowers has named Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari for trying to […]

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Amit Shah free to campaign for Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI (TIP): Former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah, who in facing the charge of abetting killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife in a fake encounter, can campaign with chief minister Narender Modi for […]

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Kashmir grievances need speedy resolution: President

SRINAGAR (TIP): President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday that people of Jammu and Kashmir did have grievances, and these needed “deft handling and speedy resolution”. “I am aware there are grievances. Many important issues need […]

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Osama was blind in one eye: Zawahiri

LONDON (TIP): Slain al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was blind in one eye after an accident during his youth and was a one-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood, his successor has claimed in a new […]

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300 killed in single day in Syria, says rights group

BEIRUT (TIP): Over 300 people were killed in Syria on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in one of the bloodiest days in the 18-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. World leaders meeting […]

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We won’t allow FDI in multi-brand retail, says Gadkari

Surajkund (TIP): “Leave sycophancy and prepare for polls as the Congress-led UPA government has lost its political authority,” was the message the BJP gave to its leaders on the first day of its national council […]

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Up to 700,000 Syrian refugees by year-end: UN agency

GENEVA (TIP): The UN refugee agency warned on Thursday there could be as many as 700,000 Syrian refugees in countries neighbouring the war-torn nation by the end of the year, up from 300,000 now. “There […]

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Sharad Pawar pulls down curtains on Ajit’s resignation drama

Mumbai (TIP): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on September distanced himself from the controversial issue of deputy CM Ajit Pawar’s resignation. “As far as the party is concerned the issue of resignation is […]

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Cabinet reshuffle put off till mid-Oct

NEW DELHI (TIP): The much talked about reshuffle-cum-expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, expected this week, appears to have been put off till the middle of next month. Congress sources said the exercise was […]

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Hafiz Saeed accuses Obama of starting religious war on Muslims

ISLAMABAD (tip): One of Pakistan’s most feared Islamists accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of starting a religious war against Muslims over his handling of a video that mocked the Prophet Mohammad. Hafiz Saeed, accused […]

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Congress takes offense to Mamata mimicking PM

KOLKATA (TIP): Congress has criticised Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee on September 28 for her “personal attack” on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and said such impulsiveness violated political decorum. “We have noted with dismay that the […]

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19 people killed as private aircraft crashes in Nepal

KATHMANDU (TIP): All 19 people, mostly foreigners, aboard a Dornier aircraft of a private airline were killed today as the plane crashed minutes after taking off from the Tribhuvan International Airport here. Sixteen passengers and […]

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Pakistan is developing non-strategic nuclear arms: US experts

WASHINGTON (TIP): To enhance its nuclear capability, Pakistan is developing non-strategic nuclear weapons, and thus joining the ranks of countries like the US and Russia, an American think-tank has said. India, however, not listed among […]

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Bo scandal: Doubts over UK businessman’s death arise

BEIJING (TIP): A Chinese forensic scientist has cast doubt on the official version of the death of a Briton, which triggered a huge political scandal, ending the career of senior Communist Party leader Bo Xilai. […]

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Afghan burqa opponent wins ‘alternative Nobel’

STOCKHOLM (TIP): Afghan human rights activist, ex-minister and burqa opponent Sima Samar on Thursday won the Swedish Right Livelihood Award honouring those who work to improve the lives of others. Samar, 55, was honoured “for […]

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Un General Assembly Opens With Packed Agenda

New York (TIP): The 67th UN General Assembly Session opened at the headquarters of the world body in New York on September 18. Addressing the opening session, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders […]

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Chinese media mogul put on mat over graft

BEIJING (TIP): A Chinese newspaper baron, acclaimed in the west for trying to make a difference in the highly controlled publishing industry, has been put on the mat by the ruling Communist Party’s investigators. The […]