Dec 17, 2011

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December 17, 2011

Top Headlines

Typhoon hits Philippines killing nearly 180
A typhoon hit the southern Philippines triggering flash floods and landslides that killed nearly 180 people and forced about 100,000 from their homes.

Bhagavad Gita faces 'extremist' branding, ban in Russia
Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as "an extremist" literature across Russia.

In letter to PM, Anna doubts govt's will on Lokpal Bill
Anna said he doubted the bill would be passed by Dec 23 when Parliament session gets over and threatened to go ahead with his fast and 'jail bharo' agitation.

Cities

Minor gangraped for fortnight, 2 held
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for two weeks by two men in Gurgaon after one of them abducted her from Delhi.

KBC 5 winner faces problems of plenty
Sushil Kumar, who made history by winning the KBC jackpot of Rs 5 crore last month, has now received the prize money of Rs 3.5 crore (after deduction of taxes).

Business

Re recovers as RBI steps in
The rupee recovered 90 paise to end the day at 52.75 against the dollar and is set to gain further with the RBI allowing banks to offer higher returns on forex deposits.

UN unfreezes assets of 2 Libyan banks
The UN Security Council on Friday ordered assets of two Libyan banks that had been under the control of Moammar Gaddafi to be unfrozen.

Sports

Our youth vs India's old wise heads, says Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke says the "youth and enthusiasm" of his team would be up against India's "old wise heads" during Test series from December 26.

Saina eases into final of World Finals
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian singles player to reach the summit clash of the BWF Superseries Finals.

Entertainment

I don't choose scripts, I choose people: Shah Rukh Khan
From his busy schedule, Shah Rukh Khan made time for us and got candid on his filmi mantra.

For Saif and Kareena family comes first
Last week Saif Ali Khan flew in from Cape Town for a brief two-day visit to host the the Bhopal Pataudi Polo Tournament in Delhi and spend some time with Kareena .

Infotech

TCS: 2012 will be challenging for IT cos
The depreciation in rupee's value is likely to benefit software exporters, but the global macro economic situation will pose a challenge for the industry next year,

Micromax, Spice, Zen, Karbonn to design phones in India
With cheaper rival offerings and a falling rupee cutting short their dream run, homegrown handset makers are planning a complete makeover.

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