Feb 17, 2012

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February 17, 2012

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Sena-BJP combine triumph in Mumbai, Thane civic polls
The Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance came up trumps in Mumbai and Thane municipal corporation elections, results of which were announced in Mumbai today.

l'll show 'porn'' clip to my people, says ex-Karnataka minister
BJP strongman Laxman Savadi was filmed watching a pornograhic clip in the Karnataka assembly. He claims it was not a porn clip but a documentary.

Italian tanker brought to Kochi, crew quizzed after two TN fishermen shot at sea
The coastal police have registered a murder case against the crew of the vessel based on the evidence of bullet injuries found on the bodies of the dead fishermen.

Cities

Debt drives another farmer to suicide
Ridden by debt, yet another farmer committed suicide at Nouhati village under Memari police station on Wednesday.

When stars don't practise what they preach
Prominent Hindi film personalities, some of whom had even shot campaigns asking the common man to go out and vote, were not seen at the polling booths on Thursday.

Business

Crude oil rises to near $103 per barrel
Oil rose to near $103 a barrel on Friday in Asia as signs of an improving US economy fueled investor optimism and a global stock market rally.

Sensex spurts 135 points on firm global cues, FII inflows
Most of the markets worldwide were in the green zone, followed by Wall Street gains on positive US economic data related to housing, employment and inflation.

Sports

Sri Lanka thrash Australia by 8 wickets to taste first win; India lead points table
Riding high on a brilliant fifty by Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka achieved the revised target of 152 runs in just 24 overs to taste their first win of the tri-series.

R Vinay Kumar living upto MS Dhoni's expectations?
R Vinay Kumar is not on anyone's mind and he would just like it the way it is as long as his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni keeps turning to him.

Entertainment

Deepika-Taurani refuse to bend
On Febraury 11, Mumbai Mirror reported about Ramesh Taurani filing a complaint against Deepika Padukone with CINTAA.

Bobbi Kristina to see Whitney's body Saturday
Bobbi Kristina Brown will get to see her mother Whitney Houston's body for the first time at her funeral Saturday.

Infotech

Amazon beats Samsung, becomes No. 2 in tablet market
Amazon.com Inc, the world's largest online retailer, surpassed Samsung Electronics Co as the No. 2 seller of tablet computers last quarter, shipping 3.89 million units.

Obama admin questioned over denial of H-1B, L-1 visas
Voicing concern over increasing rates of denial of H-1B and L-1 work visas, top US lawmakers and corporate bigwigs have questioned the Obama administration.

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