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April 29, 2012

Rajasthani touch at British queen’s celebrations

Jaipur : The grand celebrations being organised in Britain during June to mark 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign will have a Rajasthani connection!The 11-member Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band will perform in London June 2 and 3 rubbing shoulders with famous artists like Elton John in presence of heads of several states and world renowned personalities."The organising committee of these events examined our previous international performances over the past ten years and selected the Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band to perform at…

Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart

London : British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure will reduce the size of the heart and improve life expectancy.The technique involves electrically stimulating nerves leading up to the heart. The experiment has been done on rats and dogs, who were found to have been kept alive longer, the Telegraph reported.The first human patient will be operated on im May by surgeons at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and…

Ramdev to fast with Team Anna on June 3 in Delhi

New Delhi : Baba Ramdev on Saturday announced a daylong fast at Jantar Mantar on June 3 even as he sought to play down differences with Team Anna. Ramdev and Team Anna's joint one-day fast at Jantar Mantar as part of their fight against corruption will coincide with the first anniversary of the police action on the Yoga evangelist's followers at the Ramlila Maidan. Ramdev will reach the venue after more than a month of travel as part of the third leg of his Bharat Swabhiman Yatra.Ramdev sought to play down rumoured…

Kalam says watch and wait as parties scramble to find consenses candidate

New Delhi : Former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday appeared not averse to be in the race for another term in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. "Let us wait for some time...After some time, you ask me," Kalam told reporters in New Delhi when asked whether he was ready to be elected to a second term as President.His remarks came at a time when political leaders are holding meetings to reach a consensus on the new President.Kalam had served as the President between 2002 and 2007.In the 2007 Presidential elections, Kalam's name was…

Oil price hike soon but won’t affect poor: PM

In a clear indication that petroleum product prices are going to be hiked very soon, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India needed to rationalise the prices, but the common man would be insulated from its effects. Dedicating the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, owned by a joint venture between HPCL and Mittal Energy of Singapore, HMEL, at Bathinda in Punjab, he said “domestic sources of crude oil and gas are inadequate to meet the growing demands of our rapidly expanding economy”.Singh said 80% of India’s crude oil requirement…
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