Dec 22, 2011

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December 22, 2011

Top Headlines

US expert claims Khan network supplied nuke technology to India
A US arms control expert said that India may have been the secret, unnamed "fourth country" to which AQ Khan "provided the shortcut to a nuclear weapon."

New Lokpal bill worse than old one: Team Anna
Team Anna rejected the Lokpal bill describing it as "anti-people and dangerous" and demanded that a bill be brought that will make CBI independent.

Food security bill not practical for the poor: Maya
Mayawati on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill was not practical at all for poor people in India and it was only tabled in Parliament as a political stunt.

Cities

IPS officer caught cheating in exams
An IPS and regional police officer was allegedly caught cheating while appearing in his law exams at Lucknow University's New Campus on Thursday morning.

Consumerfed outlets keep vegetable prices in check
The Kerala government's effort to check the rise in price of vegetables by procuring them from Tamil Nadu is proving to be a success.

Business

Food inflation plunges to 4-year low of 1.81%
Food inflation fell sharply to a near four-year low of 1.81 per cent for the week ended December 10 as prices of essential items declined.

India may borrow $9.5 billion by pledging assets: Bloomberg
India plans to borrow up to Rs 500 billion by pledging property & shares to bridge the govt's budget deficit, Bloomberg reported.

Sports

Sachin greater than Sir Don Bradman: Researcher
"It's an emotional issue and there will always be debate between followers of Test cricket about the relative career performances of various batsmen," he added.

Formula One left cricket behind in popularity stakes
The year 2011 saw more and more Indian sports emerging out of the shadow of cricket.

Entertainment

Katrina Kaif's 'Chikni Chameli' gets cheesy
A pizza is named after Katrina Kaif's spicy-hot item number from Agneepath. A popular pizza chain has named one of its pizzas after the 'Chikni Chameli' item babe.

Jolie buys toy parrot for Pitt's b'day
Angelina Jolie bought long-term partner Brad Pitt a toy named Polly the Insulting Parrot for his 48th birthday.

Infotech

US Bill on outsourcing cause of concern: India
India expressed concern over the proposed US Call Centre Bill but said that it is premature to assess the impact of the decision on the domestic IT industry.

Court summons India heads of Google, Facebook, Yahoo
A court issued summons to Google, Facebook, Yahoo and 19 others asking them to take down 'inflammatory' images of some religious figures on their sites.

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