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April 2012

Al Qaeda down and out a year after Osama’s death

New Delhi : A year after al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was killed in a US Navy SEAL attack, the core of his network lies in shambles. His affiliates, however, still remain a threat to the world.US security officials, who spoke to AFP reporters on the condition of anonymity, said, ''The organisation that brought us (United States) 9/11 is essentially gone, but the movement... the ideology of the global jihad, bin Laden’s philosophy — that survives in a variety of places outside Pakistan.''Bin Laden's chosen successor,…

No deal with Congress on Bofors, says Jaitley

New Delhi : Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday said successive Congress-led governments and those supported by that party tried to kill the 25 year-old Bofors case.Jaitley termed as "complete rubbish" the allegations that there was a deal between the Congress and the BJP on not questioning certain political leaders for their alleged role in the scam."I have no sense of guilt (on Bofors investigations) but have one regret that (though) the NDA did what it could, it is the Congress which tried to kill the case," Jaitley…

Parents’ poor math linked to medication errors

Washington : Parents with poor math skills are more likely than others to give wrong doses of medicines to their children, according to a study.It says the parents with math skills of a third grader or below were five times more likely to dole out the wrong medication to their children than those with skills at the sixth grade level or higher."Parents face many challenges as they seek to administer medications to their children in a safe and effective manner," said study co-author H. Shonna Yin, assistant professor of…

Aarushi murder case: Nupur Talwar may surrender today

New Delhi : In what could be turn out a cruicial day in Aarushi Talwar murder case, Nupur Talwar is likely to surrender before a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on Monday. On Friday Supreme Court directed her to surrender before the CBI court in Ghaziabad. A special bench of justice AK Patnaik and justice KS Khehar asked Nupur — accused of dodging several summons — to appear before the trial court on April 30.Nupur is expected to surrender after 10:00am. Her lawyers will be filing for regular bail. But if the magistrate…

Ex-official’s googly on Tendulkar: There is no sports quota

In the context of the government nominating cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, former secretary general of the Lok Sabha and legal luminary Subhash Kashyap said on Sunday that sports was not a category mentioned in the Constitution under which a nomination to the Upper House could be made.He added the government should clarify under which category Tendulkar's nomination has been made.“Sports are not mentioned in the constitution as a category under which a person can be nominated as Rajya Sabha MP. The…
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