Dec 21, 2011

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December 21, 2011

Top Headlines

20 minutes to run for your life, if Mullaperiyar dam bursts: Expert
People living downstream would get 15-20 minutes to run for their lives, said John Mathai, a senior scientist with Centre for Earth Sciences in Thiruvananthapuram.

Fearing terrorist attack, US asks journals to censor flu study facts
For the first time ever, a US government advisory board asks scientific journals not to publish details of certain biomedical experiments.

New Lokpal Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha tomorrow
A new Lokpal Bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha tomorrow and the existing one withdrawn. This was conveyed to the Opposition today.

Cities

Film on student politics: Filmmaker beaten up
Rahul Singh, a student of the centre was making a 10-minute-film as a part of his internal assignment showing the working style of university's student union.

Mute thief, speechless cops
A teen with speech and hearing disabilities has been arrested for stealing cash and valuables worth Rs 1.51 lakh from a factory on Monday.

Business

Indian rupee extends gains on shares, dollar inflows
The rupee extended gains in afternoon trade on Wednesday supported by dollars inflows and gains in the domestic equities on improved global risk appetite.

Infosys BPO buys Australian company for Rs 194 crore
Swaminathan D, CEO of Infosys BPO, said the company was delighted to have an outstanding team of domain specialists in Portland Group join Infosys.

Sports

'Peter Roebuck death trigger for my run-scoring spree'
Ed Cowan says his mentor and celebrated cricket writer Peter Roebuck's death was a trigger for him to start scoring runs, leading to his breaking into the national team.

Ponting is still a great player: Dravid
Rahul Dravid has come out in support of Ricky Ponting insisting the Indian team fears a resurgence from the struggling batsman.

Entertainment

No good offers for Madhuri Dixit
New Year's eve performances at big parties are big opportunities for actresses to make money. It seems Madhuri Dixit wanted to explore this opportunity too.

Sonam Kapoor surprised at being tagged sexy
Actress Sonam Kapoor's uber cool look in her forthcoming film "Players" is earning her rave reviews.

Infotech

Aakash tablet available to Mumbai students for Rs 1,000
City college students will now be able to purchase the Aakash computer tablet, which was launched in October, at just Rs 1,138.

Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets to get Android 4.0
The Korean giant is all set to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update to its Galaxy S II smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablets as early as 2012.

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