Friday, May 16, 2014

In the News Oct, Nov, December 2009

'Avatar' atop Hollywood's record-breaking weekend (AP)
Indian tribes buy back thousands of acres of land (ap)
T-stir: Osmania on the boil again, students arrested (msnindia)
Pune to have first open jail system for women inmates in the country (ANI)
India governor, 86, resigns after 3-woman sex tape (ap)

AP loses property worth over Rs 250 cr over Telangana issue(Indian Express)
BRICs are Still on Top (newsweek)
Harry Potter entertainer of the decade (NDTV)
3 Idiots gets thumbs up (indiatoday)
"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge."— Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
China unveils ‘world’s fastest train average speed of 350kph modern cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan (barcelonareporter)
86-Year-Old Indian Governor Resigns After 3-Woman Sex Tape Surfaces (huffingtonpost)

Telangana inspires tribals to fight for revival of their kingdoms (Hindustan Times)
Telangana supporters plan indefinite bandh (expressbuzz)
Andhra Pradesh governor ND Tiwari battles sex taint (Hindustan Times)
Breakaway PRP group forms Praja T Samithi (Expressbuzz)
Indian Ocean tsunami imminent, experts warn (abcconline)
Aamir Khan 3 IDIOTS fetches Rs 29 crores on Ist day!! (stardust)
Loneliness as harmful as smoking and obesity, say scientists (telegraph)

Why is Sherlock Holmes so popular?
Holmes, the 19th-century creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the crime-solver who employs wit and deductive reasoning, has been the most portrayed fictional character in film history: 75 actors have played him in 211 movies.

source: cnn

Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves (ap)
Pakistan court orders men's ears, noses hacked off (cnn)
Jharkhand heads for hung assembly; Congress, BJP vie for JMM's support (Times of India)
Climate reality: Voluntary efforts not enough (msnbc)
Nations, companies can't stop warming in piecemeal fashion, experts say
Mukesh Ambani ranked 5th best CEO in the world (Economic Times)
'Avatar' lands $27 million at box office on Friday (Hollywood Insider)
China: Climate talks yielded 'positive' results (ap)
Copenhagen Accord an ‘important beginning’ (Hindu)
NYC tops the list of America’s costliest cities (forbes)
A/H1N1 pandemic death toll exceeds 10,000, says WHO (xinhua)
Nitin Gadkari arrives in Delhi, will take charge as BJP President (ndtv)
Congress MP Rajagaopal facing threat from Maoists: Police (Times of India)
93% deprived of sleep, 11% fall asleep at work: Study (economictimes)
Survey: 15 percent of teens get sexual text messages(cnn)

Telangana turmoil: Prez rule likely in Andhra (ibnlive)

Yahoo Search Potpourri - Newsmakers (13.12.2009)

1. Telangana Issue
2. Kaiane Aldorino
3. Pooja Chopra
4. Miss World 2009
5. Priyanka Chopra
6. Bajaj Scooters
7. Gisele Bundchen
8. Vikram Buddhi
9. Barack Obama
10. Pravin Mahajan

Manmohan govt blinks, signals splitting Andhra for Telangana (Times of India)
New India state Telangana may fuel other statehood movements (csmonitor)
India's 29th state could lead to many more (latimes)
India's 'Tiger of Telangana' feted (bbc)
More Indian Groups Seek Statehood (wsj)
Hyderabad Power Struggle Erupts as India Vows State (bloomberg)
Fake swine flu e-mails lead to computer virus (ZDnet)
Entrepreneurial journalists on a par with traditional media’ (Hindu)
Friends is the most watched show of last decade (PTI)
WSJ to launch its 1st mobile reader in India in 2010 (moneycontrol)
Study Reveals the Angriest Americans (livescience)
Jai Ho again: Rahman, Gulzar bag nominations at Grammy (spicezee)
Rahman bags two Grammy nominations for Jai Ho (radioandmusic)
Grammy award: A R Rahman, Gulzar bag nominations (samaylive)
PwC: Consumers willing to pay for online news (editorsweblog)
Bloomberg Plans To Become The Most Influential News Organization In The World (businessinsider)
Beyonce leads Grammy nominations with 10 (AP)
All men watch porn, scientists find (Telegraph)
Victims of Bhopal gas tragedy demand cleanup (dailyme)

Team India registers 100th Test victory in style (Hindu)

"Unfriend" named word of 2009 (reuters)
"Unfriend" has been named the word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary, chosen from a list of finalists with a tech-savvy bent.

Unfriend was defined as a verb that means to remove someone as a "friend" on a social networking site such as Facebook.

Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi conferred 'Golden Pen of Freedom' (sify)
Internet is good for the newspaper business (mediaupdate)
Eighty-eight journalists killed since January 2009, says new press freedom report(journalism)
Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis (yahoo)
Media a 'problem' in Indo-Pak relations: Najam Sethi (IANS)
Indian economy grows 7.9 % in second quarter (AIR)

Chhattisgarh has 5,000 AIDS patients (sify)
Over 2m die of Aids in 2008 (capitalfm)
Thailand to give out 30 mln free condoms for anti-AIDS (xinhuanet)
Korea's First HIV Patient Still Healthy 24 Years On (chosun)
Miss Universe Contestants in Three-Way Sex Tape (TMZ)
India records the highest number of deaths in road accidents in the world, 13 every hour, 1,14,590 a year, more than terrorism or natural disasters (India Today)

UNAIDS: Sex main cause for HIV spreading in China (ap)
Obama touts partnership with India (cnn)
U.S. Is Seeking 10,000 Troops From Its Allies for Afghan War (nytimes)
Pilgrimage centres turning into sex hotspots: Study (Times of India)
Pushcart educator is CNN Hero of Year (cnn)
Climate sceptics claim leaked emails are evidence of collusion among scientists (guardian)
New Moon Sets Opening-Day Record (The Daily Beast)
U.S. Backs Afghan Militias (The Daily Beast)
Why Sarah Palin is unlikely to be the future of the Republican Party (slate)
Born poor, now self-made billionaires (rediff)
YouTube launches citizen journalism channel (telegraph)

NASA launched the Voyager 2 robotic probe in 1977 — it finally reached this planet in 1989.

Atlanta elected the nation’s first African-American mayor back in 1973.

Winfrey to announce Friday show will end in 2011 (yahoo)

Obama urges Burma to free Suu Kyi (bbc)
Education vital for everyone, PM tells children (rediff)
US House backs healthcare reforms (bbc)
Admiral Gorshkov delivery to India in 2012: Russia (Hindustan Times)
75% Indian engineering students unemployable: Report (Economic Times)
Google world's most attractive employer, followed by Microsoft (PTI)
Google launches search by voice for Nokia S60 phone users (Economic Times)

News quiz (2.11.2009)
1. Talks to avert the second round of postal strikes collapsed this week. Where were the talks held?

Correct answer: TUC

2. A fossilised skull found on the Dorset coast belonged to which prehistoric predator?

Correct answer: Pliosaur

3. In which country’s courts is a challenge to the legality of the EU Lisbon treaty to be heard?

Correct answer: Czech Republic

4. Which sporting icon admitted to having taken crystal meth during his career?

Correct answer: Andre Agassi

5. Who was criticised for holding men-only basketball games?

Correct answer: Barack Obama
Maoist Rebels Widen Deadly Reach Across India (nyt)
Brazilian Indians find plane survivors (cnn)

October, 2009:-
Price to PepsiCo for Not Being in Court: $1.26 Billion (
RBI raises SLR by 100 bps to 25% (Times of India)
This year, the modest Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory has been selected as India's official entry for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Helmed by first-time director Paresh Mokashi, the film introduces the pioneer of Indian cinema, Dada Saheb Phalke, in an entertaining manner (rediff)

Saudi journalist sentenced to 60 lashes (cnn)
The Economic Community of West African States suspends Niger from membership over its ongoing constitutional crisis.

October 24th is the International Day of Climate Change
Congress wins Maharashtra, Arunachal; fractured verdict in Haryana (Times of India)
China’s Economy Expands 8.9 Percent (nyt)
By 2010, India will have maximum no. of diabetics (Times of India)
16-year-old Aussie girl sets off on solo round-world sail (AFP)
China to overtake Japan in next two years: Analysts (Economic Times)
Maldives leader turns stuntman to fight climate change (inquirer)
Pakistan launches risky offensive into Taliban-Al Qaeda stronghold (latimes)
World's smallest man still 'too young' for title, says Guinness (ani)
World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship (forbes)
In December, travelers will be able to board a $1.4 billion ship five years in the making.
After five years of planning and construction, Royal Caribbean is unveiling the Oasis of the Seas, a $1.4 billion ship that will be the largest and tallest cruise liner in the world when it takes its maiden voyage this December.
U.S. charges billionaire Rajaratnam with insider trading (reuters)
Pakistan 'starts Taliban assault' (bbc)
Downing Street holds first Diwali celebrations (AFP)
Carla 5th in list of most chic women in Paris (Times of India)
Saif-Kareena set smooch record (cinemalive18)
exy Megan Fox to strip (apunkachoice)
Females don't fall for flashy males (midday)
An orgasm a day keeps illnesses away (midday)
Baby survives after falling under train (cnn)

USA Today Likely to Fall To No. 2 in Circulation (wsj)
Elinor Ostrom, Oliver E. Williamson wins Nobel Prize in Economics for 2009:-
Elinor Ostrom for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons and Oliver E. Williamson for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm wins Nobel Prize in Economics for 2009
Naxalism is greatest internal security threat: PM (zeenews)
Shahenshah of Bollywood turns 67 (indiatoday)

Moon crash: the search for water (bbc)
Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson becomes the first cartoon character to appear on the cover of Playboy (bbc)
IOC adds golf, rugby to program behind backing of Rogge (sportsillustrated)
Cricketer Gagandeep shot dead,1 arrested (zeenews)
Does 'hope' warrant a Nobel? Americans split (cnn)
President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. (usatoday)
Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize: Surprise choice makes him the third sitting U.S. president to win (latimes)
In a surprise, Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize (ap)
Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize (cnn)
Barack Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize (rediff)
Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize (Telegraph)
Suicide car bomb kills 41, wounds 100 in Pakistan (ap)
Spacecraft To Crash Into Moon In Search Of Water (nprnews)
Nobel Committee says President Obama given Nobel Peace Prize to reward and "enhance" his diplomatic efforts (CBSnews)
Tricolour crusade on Facebook farmlands (Times of India)
Herta Müller takes Nobel prize for literature (guardian)
Nobel winner does not own a car, cycles to work (rediff)
Nearly 1 in 4 people worldwide is Muslim, report says (cnn)
Guardian readers’ editor told that sub-editors are journalists (journalism)
Self-Destructive Behavior in Cells May Hold Key to a Longer Life (nytimes)
India becomes the third highest Twitter using nation(globalthoughtz)
Internet users 1.5bn while Mobile-phone users 4bn (globalthoughtz)
Chinese imperial throne breaks record (cnn)
Chris Evans Is Sharon Stone's Gigolo (starplus)
Blast near Indian embassy in Kabul; 12 dead, 83 wounded (Times of India)
Indian American, 2 others share Nobel Chemistry (msnindia)
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Gets Nobel Prize For Chemistry (cnbc tv18)
Hilary Mantel wins 2009 Man Booker Prize (rediff)
Pitroda is PM's advisor on innovation (rediff)
New Google doodle celebrates barcode birth (dailymail)
Sachin makes eBay history: Tendulkar coaching camp auction nets Rs12 lakh highest in eBay India (midday)
Elizabeth Taylor in hospital for heart surgery (reuters)
Aussie Sheridyn Fisher's in the swim as potential Playboy playmate (dailytelegraph)
New massive ring discovered around Saturn (cnn)
India remains 134 in UN's Human Development Index (fnbnews)
Where's the next boom? Maybe in `cleantech' (ap)
Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall wins the 2009 Man Booker Prize.
Typhoon Melor on path towards Japan

Rani Mukherjee talks about her relation with Aditya Chopra (bollywoodavashya)
One-third of world's child brides from India - UNICEF (reuters)
Ponting hails Watson brilliance (bbc)
Pregnant women who eat a lot of liquorice could negatively affect their child's intelligence and behaviour (bbcnews)
The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith. (usatoday)
Study shows Mediterranean diet cuts depression risk (yahoo)
news quiz
1. Rio de Janeiro was recently selected as the location for the 2016 olympics. Where were the IOC elections held?
2. Apple announced what download milestone from its App Store recently?
2 billion
3. Who won the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix?
Lewis Hamilton wins 2009 Singapore Grand Prix
4. Homeopathy proponents from which country were arrested on charges of manslaughter for allowing their child to die?
5. A report released by the UN this week said that the number of people living in "abject poverty" in Gaza increased by what number?
Three times

Schwarzenegger asked to close prostitute Website (reuters)
Vettel wins as Button grabs point (bbc)
2 mn under 5 Indian children die every year: Report (PTI)
Cholesterol necessary for brain development: Swedish study (xinhua)
World Bank could run out of money 'within 12 months' (telegraph)
What Dish Brings Pregnant Padma Lakshmi to her Knees? (foxnews)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is chosen by the International Olympic Committee as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics
Sharapova getting back to her best (AFP)
25,000 people trapped in floods in AP (rediff)
Rio de Janeiro wins bid for Olympics; Chicago out in first round (greeleytribune)
Kate Beckinsale has been named 2009’s Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine.
Sex and violence sell, can`t show only fairy tales: Sharmila Tagore (spicezee)

Padma Lakshmi Is PREGNANT! But With Whose Baby? (huffingtonpost)
Sri Lankan high commission in New Delhi attacked (msnindia)
Romanian coalition government collapses
British nursery worker admits sexually abusing children
Militant factions clash in Somalia
Chicago, Rio de Janeiro in heated battle for 2016 Olympic Games (cnn)
Ahmadinejad 1, Couric 0 (yahoo)
iPhone MMS Penis Pictures Crash Servers (hollywoodphony)
White House lashes out at Fox News for 'lies' (yahoo)
Designers of an "emergency bra" that converts into gas masks are among the winners of 2009's Ig Nobel Pri.. (bbc)
Letterman reveals extortion plot, sex with staffers (thrfeed)

Their wealth exceeds GDP of 140 nations! (rediff)
Charlie Sheen, Mariska Hargitay Among TV's Highest Paid Stars (yahoo)
The country China's massive 60th-anniversary celebration will not only feature the standard phalanxes of soldiers but also more than 150 aircraft flying in low formation. The enormous parade is not aimed at whom you may think it is. (newsweek)
Tsunami warning issued for Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia following earthquake off coast of Sumatra (cnn)
Nobel Fever Grips Research Community As Prize Swells To $190 Million (onion)
'Sea turtles' powering China's Internet growth (cnn)
The CDU/CSU led by Angela Merkel wins a renewed plurality in elections to the Bundestag in Germany.
October 1: The 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China
Official: Death Toll in Indonesian Earthquake Rises to 467 (foxnews)

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