Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In the news April, 2008

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Time Warner Sees AOL 2Q Display Ad Revenue Down From Year Ago (cnn)
US troop deaths hit 7-month high in Iraq (ap)
Shoaib Akhtar allowed to play in IPL (Hindustan Times)

Gorshkov: Russia wants India to pay $1.2 bn more (Times of India)
U.S. Marines launch Afghan operation (cnn)
Moon mission in 3rd quarter of '08: ISRO (Times of India)
Indo-US civil nuclear deal not dead: White House (Hindu)
Oil falls towards $118 from record-peak, eyes on Fed (Economic Times)
Pakistan defers Sarabjit hanging by 21 days (Times of India)
Mugabe Supporters Reject Opposition Calls for Resignation (voa)
Report: Buddhist monastery in Lhasa, Tibet, to reopen (ap)
Perfect 10 for ISRO, PSLV lifts off successfully (ibnlive)

India launches PSLV with 10 satellites (Hindustan Times)


PSLV-C9 launched successfully with 10 satellites (rediff)
Gilchrist marks his Twenty20 territory (cricinfo)
Indians to take over billionaires’ club (financial chronicle)
Train collision kills at least 66 in eastern China (ap)
Police say Austrian man raped daughter, fathered 6 children (ap)
Asia's rainforests vanishing as timber, food demand surge: experts (afp)
Teenage diver Daley seizes British imagination (reuters
Tashan is a stylish spectacle (rediff)

India's inflation up at 7.33% for the week ended Apr 12 (hindustan times)
AP to exclude creamy layer from quota for OBCs (Deccan)
Rice prices hit record highs (reuters)
Journalists mourn Reuters cameraman (reuters)
U.S. Stocks Fall as Consumer Confidence Trails Estimates (bloomberg)

India’s Bharti considers S Africa’s MTN (ft)

TV sting operation red-cards Jothikumaran (New Indian Express)
Sting shows IHF secretary general taking bribe (NDTV)
Jothikumaran caught accepting bribe money in sting operation (Hindustan Times)

Hillary Clinton wins crucial Pennsylvania primary: Report (rediff)
Clinton grinds out victory over Obama in Pennsylvania (ap)
UN: Food crisis threatens 100 mln (xinhua)
Yahoo quarterly results improve; Microsoft shrugs (reuters)
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., waves to supporters after winning the Pennsylvania primary in Philadelphia Tuesday, April 22, 2008. At right, former president Bill Clinton
Advertiser suing Google for defrauding (xinhua)
Cash-for-cap shame: Pay up to be a team player (ibnlive)
Senators debate future of Web (ap)
Africans' newest form of dissent: blogs (The Christian Science Monitor)
World Food Program warns of 'silent tsunami' of hunger (ap)

Financial Times Publisher Plans New India Newspaper (wsj)

Pearson PLC, U.K. publisher of the Financial Times newspaper, plans to start a new daily business newspaper in India with local partner Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd., which controls India's largest business news television channel CNBC-TV18.

Pearson is looking to boost its profile in India's growing media market, according to a person familiar with its plans. While the newspaper ...

Zardari says no power to confront Musharraf (Hindustan Times)

Google earnings surprise may give Yahoo leverage (reuters)
The World has $54.31 trillion of external debt: exactly who is the World indebted to? (chycho)

McCullum flays Bangalore challenge (rediff)
Israel sets plans for more homes in West Bank settlements (ap)
U.S. economic slowdown likely to bring Mexican workers north (McClatchy)


Putin set to marry 24-yr old gymnast (Indian Express)
NASA scientists outsmarted by 13-year-old schoolboy!

Orkut goes the Facebook way (Indian Express)
Should Shriya star opposite Rajni in Robot? (rediff)

Wall Street Winners Get Billion-Dollar Paydays (nytimes)
Merrill Posts Loss on Mortgage Writedowns, Cuts Jobs (bloomberg)

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Pope in landmark White House trip (bbc)
At least 44 die when bus plunges into canal in western India (AP)
Putin in Libya to close $2.5b arms deal (jpost)
Deccan Chronicle increases advt tariff by 30% (business line)
Google's Growth in Paid Clicks Slows (wsj)
Pakistan grants visas to Sarabjit's family (rediff)


More than 50 killed by car bombs in Iraq (ap)
Priyanka confirms meeting Rajiv's killer (ndtv)
On board the Friendship Express (bbc)
Infosys sees challenges, strong growth momentum (reuters)
Electoral thunderbolt for Nepal (bbc)
Blast kills at least 34 in Iraq (UPI)
Higher antitrust bar for Yahoo-Google (reuters)
Journalists group appeals to China to allow unrestricted coverage around Olympics (International Herald Tribune)
Economic ministers urge action on food shortages (iht)
'Shame' on Clinton: Obama hits back in guns and religion row (AFP)
Kolkata-Dhaka Moitree Express flagged off (NDTV)


Did you know:-

Cleaning improves mental health:-
It's housework that has been linked to improved mental health, according to a survey in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on Wednesday.

pick of the day:
When it's OK to say "OH SH*T"...


Inflation hits consumers worldwide (Christian Science monitor)
Obama Says Some Voters Are Angry, Bitter (ap)
Nepal polls: PM's party, Maoists in close race (Hindustan Times)
China denounces European parliament over Tibet (reuters)
Agreement over Nizam’s millions (Hindustan Times)
Nath target of $200 bn aims to work up 1 cr jobs (Economic Times)

France: Hostages held off Somalia freed (ap)
Big Ben marks 150th birthday (ap)
Thousands queue up for train tickets to Dhaka (sify)

Average viewer rating: U Me Aur Hum
Asia's first artificial heart transplant in Bangalore (Times of India)

Burney: I'll get justice for Sarabjit (Times Now)


Washington Post Wins 6 Pulitzer Prizes (nytimes)
Malaysia probes plane fruit knife panic (afp)
Bible is America's favorite book: poll (reuters)
Gossip Blogger Expands Into Radio (wsj)


107 defence officers seek premature exit (Times of India)
India, Africa seek to meet climate challenges together (Hindu)
India to Achieve 500 million Mobile Phone Consumers by 2010 (techgadgets)
Nooyi earns 81 times more than world's richest man (ibnlive)
Hs Legacy Tarnished, Greenspan Goes on Defensive (wsj)


Court to rule on Zimbabwe result (bbc)
Sri Lanka bombs Tamil Tiger bases (alzajeera)
Japan prime minister set to submit third choice for central bank governor (International Herald Tribune)
Study: aroused men make risky financial choices (xinhua)


Minister among 11 killed in Lanka blast (ndtv)
'NDA will cancel schemes announced by UPA to appease minority' (HIndu)
Crazy In Love: Beyoncé weds rapper Jay-Z in star-studded New York ceremony (dailymail)

Steve Jobs was the world’s first Zillionaire at age 29
Apparently at the ripe age of 29 Steve was the world’s first Zillionaire - no small feat, given that those are 1985 dollars (not to mention the fact that a Zillion is technically an imaginary number).

Of course, there’s always the chance that Steve may have been inflating his net worth a bit just to get chicks, as I noticed coincidentally in the issue is also an article entitled the “Art of Being Cocksure” – step 1 of which was “tell women you have a Zillion dollars“.

Clintons made $109 million since 2000 (reuters)

Bid to end Zimbabwe poll silence (bbc)
China reports fresh Tibet protest (aljazeera)
India overtakes China as No.1 destination for clinical trials(Times of India)

Sarabjit could be a case of mistaken identity (Times of India)

Shoaib begins appeal against ban (bbc)
Zimbabwe Veterans March in Show of Force (ap)
China's best face for the Olympics (aljazeera)
Inflation leaps to 7 pc; common man hit hard (Hindu)
Medical tourism booming in India' (Times of India)


Karnataka poll on May 10, 16, 22; counting on 25th (rediff)
Bush pushes for NATO expansion (ap)
Climate Change talks eye deep emission cut by industrialized countries (xinhua)
Bernanke: Economy could shrink in 1st half 2008 (reuters)

Bush vows to press for Ukraine, Georgia in NATO (reuters)
Google to allow users to edit word documents offline (xinhua)
Exclusive interview: Ketan Parekh on 1992 scam verdict (moneycontrol)
Saif-Kareena to wed, post Tashan? (rediff)
Bharti Airtel tests 3G services; set to launch operations (Economic Times)
Ousted Pakistan Judge Presses for Return (AP)
Rahul coins new slogan for Congress (NDTV)
Shah Rukh Khan walks out of TV show (zEeenews)
Ancient gold necklace discovered in Peru (ap)
UBS in capital hike after huge loss, chairman quits (reuters)
UBS Seeks Fresh Capital Injection, Expects $19 Billion in Write-Downs (wsj)
UBS to Write Down Another $19 Billion (nytimes)

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