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July 12, 2013

Snowden to meet with activists, lawyers

Moscow, July 12 (IANS) Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden planned to meet Russian activists, lawyers as well as representatives from other groups, Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport authority said. Snowden proposed the meeting at the international airport, a spokesman told Xinhua. The whistleblower intended to demonstrate his attitude toward the US government's campaign against him, "as a result of which passengers of flights bound for Latin American countries are in danger," the…

Indian Supreme Court dismisses Gujarat Police ADG’s petition

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition by the Additional Director General of Gujarat Police P.P. Pandey challenging the state high court's order by which it had handed over to the CBI the investigation into Ishrat Jahan and her associates' staged shootout killing, and directed registration of a fresh First Information Report (FIR). Holding that the high court order had been challenged two years after it was passed, and the charge sheet in the case had already been filed,…

Saina ready for World Championships

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's top badminton player Saina Nehwal is determined to come out of the rough patch and says she is in perfect shape for next month's World Championships in China. Since winning the Olympic bronze medal in the London Games, the World No.3 has hit a rough patch. Her last win was at the Denmark Open Superseries in October. This year, Saina failed to defend her titles at the Thailand Open Grand Prix and Indonesia Open Super Series and only reached the quarterfinals at…

Amateurs regale audience at Chicago Ki Aawaz

Masti-Karaoke & DCA Presented Chicago ki Aawaz on Saturday - June 29, 2013 at Pakwaan Restaurant, 7947 Golf Road, Morton Grove, IL. The event was sold out with over a 150 people in the audience!!! This sold out event started at 7PM and went on till 1:30AM with non-stop Bollywood songs being sang by 20 singers. Both amateurs and professional singers pleased the crowd for hours. Increasing popularity is evident in the increase in participants in this event. People participated from different suburbs of Chicago,…

Debris in Kedarnath not cleared yet: NDMA

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Nearly a month after a flash flood deposited nearly a 10-foot-high mound of debris around Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand, not much progress has been made in clearing it, an official said Friday. "Not much progress has been made in clearing the debris at the Kedarnath shrine," M. Shashidhar Reddy, vice chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told IANS. Reddy cited challenges like inclement weather which have been delaying the clearing of debris.…
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