Thursday, April 29, 2010

फिर फिरंगी हसीना की बाहों में रितिक

'काइट्स' में बारबरा मोरी से अंखियां लड़ाने के बाद अभिनेता ऋतिक रोशन अब शेखर कपूर की अगली फिल्म 'पानी' में अमेरिकी अभिनेत्री क्रिस्टन स्टीवर्ट के साथ इश्क करते नजर आएंगे। लगता है ऋतिक रोशन को इन दिनों विदेशी नायिकाओं के साथ रोमांस करना कुछ ज्यादा ही रास आ रहा है।



अपने होम प्रोडक्शन की फिल्म 'काइट्स' में मेक्सिकन ब्यूटी बारबरा मोरी से इश्क फरमाने के बाद अब ऋतिक निर्देशक शेखर कपूर की आगामी फिल्म 'पानी' में अमेरिकी अभिनेत्री क्रिस्टन स्टीवर्ट के साथ रोमांस करते नजर आएंगे। हॉलीवुड फिल्म 'ट्विलाइट' और इसके सीक्वल 'द मून' जैसी हॉलीवुड फिल्मों के जरिए सुर्खियां बटोरने वाली क्रिस्टन की यह पहली बॉलीवुड मूवी होगी। भविष्य में होने वाली पानी की समस्या पर केंद्रित शेखर की यह फिल्म अंग्रेजी में बनाई जाएगी।



शेखर से जुड़े एक करीबी सूत्र ने बताया कि हाल ही में शेखर ने ऋतिक के साथ मिलकर इसके बारे में चर्चा की है। ऋतिक भी इस प्रोजेक्ट को लेकर उत्साहित बताए जाते हैं। वह इस फिल्म में निम्नवर्गीय आम मुंबइया लड़के का किरदार निभाएंगे, जो मुंबई की एक निचली बस्ती में रहता है और जिसका शहर के उच्च तबके के इलाके में अक्सर आना-जाना होता है।



कहानी के मुताबिक यहीं ऋतिक की मुलाकात एक अमीर सुंदरी से होती है और दोनों में प्यार हो जाता है। यह एक तरह से रोमियो-जूलियट की कहानी जैसी है। शेखर नायिका के किरदार के लिए कमसिन उम्र की गोरी, लंबी और खूबसूरत लड़की को लेना चाहते थे और क्रिस्टन इस लिहाज से उन्हें उपयुक्त लगीं। क्रिस्टन भी शेखर की प्रशंसक हैं और इस किरदार का प्रस्ताव मिलने पर उन्होंने फिल्म में काम करने के लिए तुरंत हामी भर दी।



जब इस बारे में शेखर से संपर्क किया गया तो उनका कहना था, 'फिलहाल मैं इसकी स्टारकास्ट के बारे में कुछ नहीं बता सकता। कई बार मेरे ऐसे प्रोजेक्ट के बारे में चर्चा की जाती है, जो कभी थे ही नहीं। क्या मैंने कभी बुद्ध या मंडेला पर फिल्म बनाने की घोषणा की? नहीं। लोग अपने हिसाब से कुछ भी सोच लें, मैं इसमें कुछ नहीं कर सकता। हां इतना जरूर कह सकता हूं कि मैं 'पानी' फिल्म बना रहा हूं और इसे इसी साल बनाऊंगा।'(http://www.bhaskar.com)


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Roadside Bomb Kills 12 Civilians in Afghanistan

At least 12 civilians, including women and children, have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan.



Local officials said the improvised bomb struck a passenger vehicle Wednesday in the Tani district of Khost province.



In southern Afghanistan, NATO says one of its soldiers was killed in a roadside bombing Wednesday.



Also in the southern part of the country, officials say a tribal leader was killed Wednesday in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province.



The attacks are the latest sign of deteriorating security in the region. On Tuesday, a suicide bombing near Kandahar city killed at least three people.



Kandahar is the birthplace of the Taliban and the site of a planned offensive by Afghan and NATO forces to clear the city of Taliban insurgents.



The U.N. announced Monday it was temporarily moving some of its foreign staff from Kandahar to Kabul. It also asked more than 200 Afghan personnel in Kandahar to stay home.



Elsewhere in southern Afghanistan, NATO says a joint Afghan and international patrol confiscated more than 2,000 kilograms of raw opium from a vehicle in the Reg-e Khan Neshin district of Helmand province Wednesday.



The production and trafficking of opium helps fund the Taliban insurgency.(http://www1.voanews.com)


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

फिर से 25 की महसूस करती हूं: लोपेज

लंदन। अभिनेत्री और गायिका जेनिफर लोपेज का कहना है कि मां बनने के बाद वह खुद को फिर से 25 साल की महसूस करती हैं। वह लगभग 41 साल की हैं। वेबसाइट \"डेली स्टार डॉट को डॉट यूके\" के अनुसार लोपेज ने कहा, \"\"अब मुझे लगता है कि मानो मैं 25 साल की हूं।

बच्चों के साथ ऎसा लगता है कि जिंदगी की शुरूआत अभी की है।\"\" लोपेज ने यह भी कहा कि जब उनके पति माार्क एंथनी ने को उनके जुडुवा बच्चों की मां बनने के बारे में पता चला तो वह खुशी से रोने लगे।
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Court accepts clean chit to Tytler

A Delhi court accepted the CBI's clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.



The court said the statements of two witnesses, who accused Tytler of inciting mobs to kill Sikhs in the aftermath of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assasination, were not reliable.



The verdict is likely to be challenged in higher courts.



Jasbir Singh, a witness from California, made 'unreliable statements', while Suriender Singh (who died in July 2009), made "self-contradictory" statements, the court said. HT had reported on September 28, 2009 that before his death, Suriender filed an affidavit in court saying "Tytler is innocent and he is not guilty of any wrong in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots".



Lakhwinder Kaur, widow of Badal Singh — one of three men killed in Pul Bangash area during the riots — had sought summoning of Tytler or direction to CBI for further investigation. But the court rejected it saying, "this court does not see any requirement for directing further investigation in the present matter.\" (http://www.hindustantimes.com)
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Khushboo pre-marital sex comments: All cases dismissed

Actor Khushboo has won a long and tough legal battle with the Supreme Court ruling in her favour.



The Supreme Court has dismissed 22 cases filed against her in various parts of Tamil Nadu for remarks that she made about pre-marital sex in an interview to a magazine in 2005.



khushboostory.jpg The Madras High Court had ordered that the different cases against her be consolidated and dealt with in a joint trial.



Speaking to NDTV, Khushboo said, \"When you look around, every celebrity is pinned down for no rhyme or reason...and that is quite a harassment. I knew what I had spoken...it\'s not an easy task for a woman to stand alone and say \'I believe in what I have spoken\'.\"



Khushboo says that her original interview to a magazine was misquoted in a Tamil newspaper, and this incorrect report provoked the different cases against her. She said her remarks about pre-marital sex and living together were made as part of a discussion on AIDS and HIV.



\"A woman and actor combined together made a statement that made sense...and that was the problem, I think,\" she said.(http://movies.ndtv.com)


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

मां बनने को बेकरार हैं सिल्वरस्टोन

\'टाइम स्टैंड स्टिल\' नाटक में जवान महबूबा का किरदार निभाने के बाद हॉलीवुड अदाकारा अलीसिया सिल्वरस्टोन को प्रेगनेंसी से प्यार हो गया है और अब वह मां बनने को बेकरार हैं।



एक आनलाइन ख़बर के मुताबिक, क्लूलैस फिल्म की स्टार ने गर्भवती महिला का किरदार निभाने के लिए फैट सूट पहना था और उन्होंने कहा कि इसी के बाद उन्हें मातत्व का अहसास हुआ।



सिल्वरस्टोन ने कहा, \"प्रेगनेंसी सूट पहनना बहुत मज़ेदार था। मुझे गर्भवती की भूमिका बहुत अच्छी लगी। इस 33 वर्षीय अभिनेत्री ने संगीतकार क्रिस्टोफर जारेकी से शादी की थी और वह 11 जून को उनके साथ अपनी शादी की पांचवी वर्षगांठ मनाएंगी।



सिल्वरस्टोन ने कहा, \"मैं जब दो साल की थी तब से बच्चों को जन्म देना चाहती हूं। मैं गर्भवती होने के लिए अब इंतज़ार नहीं कर सकती।




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India, Afghanistan reiterate commitment to maintain strategic partnership

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday on his official visit to India, and the two sides reiterated their commitment to the strategic partnership between the two countries, and expressed satisfaction at the progress in their relations.



This was President Karzai\'s first visit to India after his re-election as the President of Afghanistan in 2009.



His visit marked the continuation of high-level exchanges between the two countries, and was a manifestation of the tradition of regular consultations between India and Afghanistan.



The two countries noted that these relations were rooted in historical and civilisation links, and served not only the interests and welfare of the two countries, but also contributed to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.



Dr Singh stated that India desired to see a strong, stable and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace.



India remained committed to assisting Afghanistan in its development efforts in accordance with the wishes and priorities of the people of Afghanistan. India\'s development partnership is focused on areas of infrastructure development, human resource development and capacity building, food assistance and small development projects that bring immediate benefit to the people at the grass-roots level.



The two leaders, in particular, took note of the Zaranj-Delaram road project, the Pul-e-Kumri to Kabul transmission line project and scholarship programmes, which had brought direct benefit to the Afghan people.



They welcomed the progress being made in the construction of the building for the Afghan Parliament. President Karzai expressed appreciation for India\'s assistance to the reconstruction and development efforts of the Government and people of Afghanistan.



President Karzai outlined the recent developments to Dr Singh with regard to Afghanistan.



Dr Singh lauded the progress that had been made in national reconstruction efforts under President Karzai and the sacrifices made by the people of Afghanistan in their quest for building a democratic and peaceful society.



The two leaders reiterated their conviction that the national rebuilding process in Afghanistan should be led by the people of Afghanistan in keeping with the principles of national sovereignty, independence and non-interference in internal affairs.



They expressed their grave concern over the threat posed by terrorism to Afghanistan\'s national development efforts. They expressed their determination to work with the international community to combat the forces of terrorism, which pose a particular threat to the region.



President Karzai conveyed his outrage and deep condolences over the terrorist attacks on Indian nationals in Afghanistan, and assured the Indian side that the Government of Afghanistan is committed to providing full security to them. The Indian side welcomed these assurances.



The two leaders expressed their intention to continue to consult each other with a view to consolidating their partnership and contributing to peace and stability in the region. (Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday on his official visit to India, and the two sides reiterated their commitment to the strategic partnership between the two countries, and expressed satisfaction at the progress in their relations.



This was President Karzai\'s first visit to India after his re-election as the President of Afghanistan in 2009.



His visit marked the continuation of high-level exchanges between the two countries, and was a manifestation of the tradition of regular consultations between India and Afghanistan.



The two countries noted that these relations were rooted in historical and civilisation links, and served not only the interests and welfare of the two countries, but also contributed to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.



Dr Singh stated that India desired to see a strong, stable and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace.



India remained committed to assisting Afghanistan in its development efforts in accordance with the wishes and priorities of the people of Afghanistan. India\'s development partnership is focused on areas of infrastructure development, human resource development and capacity building, food assistance and small development projects that bring immediate benefit to the people at the grass-roots level.



The two leaders, in particular, took note of the Zaranj-Delaram road project, the Pul-e-Kumri to Kabul transmission line project and scholarship programmes, which had brought direct benefit to the Afghan people.



They welcomed the progress being made in the construction of the building for the Afghan Parliament. President Karzai expressed appreciation for India\'s assistance to the reconstruction and development efforts of the Government and people of Afghanistan.



President Karzai outlined the recent developments to Dr Singh with regard to Afghanistan.



Dr Singh lauded the progress that had been made in national reconstruction efforts under President Karzai and the sacrifices made by the people of Afghanistan in their quest for building a democratic and peaceful society.



The two leaders reiterated their conviction that the national rebuilding process in Afghanistan should be led by the people of Afghanistan in keeping with the principles of national sovereignty, independence and non-interference in internal affairs.



They expressed their grave concern over the threat posed by terrorism to Afghanistan\'s national development efforts. They expressed their determination to work with the international community to combat the forces of terrorism, which pose a particular threat to the region.



President Karzai conveyed his outrage and deep condolences over the terrorist attacks on Indian nationals in Afghanistan, and assured the Indian side that the Government of Afghanistan is committed to providing full security to them. The Indian side welcomed these assurances.



The two leaders expressed their intention to continue to consult each other with a view to consolidating their partnership and contributing to peace and stability in the region. (Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday on his official visit to India, and the two sides reiterated their commitment to the strategic partnership between the two countries, and expressed satisfaction at the progress in their relations.



This was President Karzai\'s first visit to India after his re-election as the President of Afghanistan in 2009.



His visit marked the continuation of high-level exchanges between the two countries, and was a manifestation of the tradition of regular consultations between India and Afghanistan.



The two countries noted that these relations were rooted in historical and civilisation links, and served not only the interests and welfare of the two countries, but also contributed to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.



Dr Singh stated that India desired to see a strong, stable and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace.



India remained committed to assisting Afghanistan in its development efforts in accordance with the wishes and priorities of the people of Afghanistan. India\'s development partnership is focused on areas of infrastructure development, human resource development and capacity building, food assistance and small development projects that bring immediate benefit to the people at the grass-roots level.



The two leaders, in particular, took note of the Zaranj-Delaram road project, the Pul-e-Kumri to Kabul transmission line project and scholarship programmes, which had brought direct benefit to the Afghan people.



They welcomed the progress being made in the construction of the building for the Afghan Parliament. President Karzai expressed appreciation for India\'s assistance to the reconstruction and development efforts of the Government and people of Afghanistan.



President Karzai outlined the recent developments to Dr Singh with regard to Afghanistan.



Dr Singh lauded the progress that had been made in national reconstruction efforts under President Karzai and the sacrifices made by the people of Afghanistan in their quest for building a democratic and peaceful society.



The two leaders reiterated their conviction that the national rebuilding process in Afghanistan should be led by the people of Afghanistan in keeping with the principles of national sovereignty, independence and non-interference in internal affairs.



They expressed their grave concern over the threat posed by terrorism to Afghanistan\'s national development efforts. They expressed their determination to work with the international community to combat the forces of terrorism, which pose a particular threat to the region.



President Karzai conveyed his outrage and deep condolences over the terrorist attacks on Indian nationals in Afghanistan, and assured the Indian side that the Government of Afghanistan is committed to providing full security to them. The Indian side welcomed these assurances.



The two leaders expressed their intention to continue to consult each other with a view to consolidating their partnership and contributing to peace and stability in the region. (Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday on his official visit to India, and the two sides reiterated their commitment to the strategic partnership between the two countries, and expressed satisfaction at the progress in their relations.



This was President Karzai\'s first visit to India after his re-election as the President of Afghanistan in 2009.



His visit marked the continuation of high-level exchanges between the two countries, and was a manifestation of the tradition of regular consultations between India and Afghanistan.



The two countries noted that these relations were rooted in historical and civilisation links, and served not only the interests and welfare of the two countries, but also contributed to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.



Dr Singh stated that India desired to see a strong, stable and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace.



India remained committed to assisting Afghanistan in its development efforts in accordance with the wishes and priorities of the people of Afghanistan. India\'s development partnership is focused on areas of infrastructure development, human resource development and capacity building, food assistance and small development projects that bring immediate benefit to the people at the grass-roots level.



The two leaders, in particular, took note of the Zaranj-Delaram road project, the Pul-e-Kumri to Kabul transmission line project and scholarship programmes, which had brought direct benefit to the Afghan people.



They welcomed the progress being made in the construction of the building for the Afghan Parliament. President Karzai expressed appreciation for India\'s assistance to the reconstruction and development efforts of the Government and people of Afghanistan.



President Karzai outlined the recent developments to Dr Singh with regard to Afghanistan.



Dr Singh lauded the progress that had been made in national reconstruction efforts under President Karzai and the sacrifices made by the people of Afghanistan in their quest for building a democratic and peaceful society.



The two leaders reiterated their conviction that the national rebuilding process in Afghanistan should be led by the people of Afghanistan in keeping with the principles of national sovereignty, independence and non-interference in internal affairs.



They expressed their grave concern over the threat posed by terrorism to Afghanistan\'s national development efforts. They expressed their determination to work with the international community to combat the forces of terrorism, which pose a particular threat to the region.



President Karzai conveyed his outrage and deep condolences over the terrorist attacks on Indian nationals in Afghanistan, and assured the Indian side that the Government of Afghanistan is committed to providing full security to them. The Indian side welcomed these assurances.



The two leaders expressed their intention to continue to consult each other with a view to consolidating their partnership and contributing to peace and stability in the region. (http://sify.com)


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India may grow still faster; inflation a \'big worry\': RBI chief

India's economic growth this year may be "slightly higher" than the currently estimated 7.2 percent but faster inflation is a "big worry", according to Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao.



Speaking at the Peterson Institute for International Economics think tank in Washington Monday, Mr. Subbarao did not suggest an exact number, but in a speech to the steering committee of the International Monetary Fund here he had given an estimate of at least 8 percent in the 2010-11 fiscal year.



The IMF itself estimates India's $1.2 trillion economy, Asia's largest after Japan and China, will expand 8.8 percent this year and 8.4 percent next year, higher than it projected in January.



"India's growth is getting more broad-based," Mr. Subbarao said. "Industrial growth is quite robust. Credit growth is picking up." With India already in near peak capacity utilisation and private sector economic activity increasing, he said he believes "the potential for growth in double digits is there."



But with rising prices for food, assets including property, contributing to inflationary pressure in India's otherwise good post-crisis economic prospects, Mr. Subbarao said the RBI plans to remove monetary stimulus in a gradual manner to ensure sustained growth.



"The big worry is inflation," he said. "Supply-side inflation pressures are abating only gradually, while demand-side pressures are building up.



While the tightening of monetary policy may be "anti-growth" in the short term, it is "certainly in the best interest" of the economy in the longer term, Mr. Subbarao said



"We have begun the process of monetary tightening in earnest," he said. "We need to be calibrated" in exiting from fiscal and monetary stimulus because private consumption and investment haven't fully recovered, he said.



While India is coping with the fastest inflation among Group of 20 nations, "supportive liquidity conditions" Mr. Subbarao said indicated India "may well employ" some form of capital controls on capital inflows from overseas in case such investments surge.



"If capital flows resume and we intervene in the foreign exchange markets for whatever reason, there'll be pressures on the liquidity side, and that will put further pressures on inflation," he said, but hastened to add that he was not suggesting the RBI will step in.(http://beta.thehindu.com)


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Amarinder Singh\'s ouster unconstitutional: apex court

The Supreme Court Monday said former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh\'s ouster from the state assembly on charges of corruption was unconstitutional.



A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan ordered the restoration of Amarinder Singh\'s membership to the present assembly.



The senior Congress leader was expelled from the Punjab state assembly Sep 10, 2008 for allegedly favouring a private party in granting a plot of prime land in Amritsar during his days in power (2002-07).



The expulsion came after an assembly committee, dominated by the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), recommended action against Amarinder Singh after holding him guilty of involvement in the land scam.



The former chief minister was indicted for violating \'norms in patronising and abetting the dilution of terms for favouring a particular party in executing a city centre project\' on 32 acres of prime land in Amritsar. This had allegedly caused huge losses to the state exchequer.



Three Congress legislators on the committee had dissented on the recommendations.



Amarinder Singh\'s Patiala assembly seat was declared vacant and the Election Commission was to be approached for holding a by-election there. The election was stayed by the court.



Amarinder Singh is also facing a vigilance probe in other corruption-related cases like the multi-billion rupee Ludhiana city centre scam. The cases were registered during the tenure of the present Akali Dal government.(http://sify.com)


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UAE urges citizens in Bangkok to return or take precaution

The UAE Embassy in Thailand urged its citizens in Bangkok either to return to their country or take extra caution and stay away from trouble spots, a source said.

Sources at the UAE Embassy told Gulf News that the embassy advised Emirati nationals in the Thai capital either to return or to be more cautious and move within restricted zones.

It also urged them to stay away from flash spots which has been witnessing a growing tension between the government and opponents (Red Shirts) , especially in the Business District in Bangkok.

The embassy said \"Emirati citizens, who violate these instructions, may be subject to security troubles, and hence they should bear personal responsibility.\"

The sources added that most Emirati citizens in Bangkok have chosen to cancel their reservations and residency, preferring to return to their country in fear of a escalation dangerously.

\"Most Emiratis who preferred to stay are patients who still receive treatment at Bangkok hospitals along with their escorts, especially at Bangkok International Hospital and Bumrungrad International Hospital,\" the sources said.

The embassy assured relatives of Emirati citizens in Thailand that these places are safe compared to places where clashes broke out between the Red Shirts and government forces.

\"All UAE nationals are fine and no casualties were reported,\" the sources said.

Most Emirati citizens have already left the hospital or cancelled their appointments, and there were only old people and a few number of their escorts who sleep with their sick relatives in the same hospital,\" an official at Bangkok International Hospital said in a telephone call with Gulf News.

The source said that the embassy has officially informed the hospital administration to postpone the appointments of patients coming from the UAE, except for those with critical conditions such as patients with cardiac diseases, kidney failure, and incurable cases.



He also said that the turnout of Emirati patients to Thai hospitals is on the decline, as it dropped to 70 per cent in the past two days.(http://gulfnews.com)
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Monday, April 26, 2010

15000 फुट गिरकर संभला विमान, कुछ घायल

दुबई से कोच्चि जा रहे एक विमान में सवार 364 लोग रविवार को उस वक्त बाल-बाल बच गए जब अमीरात एयरलाइंस के इस विमान को बेंगलुरू क्षेत्र के उपर एक गंभीर हिचकोले का सामना करना पड़ा। इस घटना में 20 लोग घायल हो गए। विमान के यहां कोच्चि हवाई अड्डे पर उतरने से कुछ देर पहले यह घटना हुई।



नागरिक उड्डयन के महानिदेशालय ने सुबह आठ बजकर 50 मिनट पर हुई इस घटना के फौरन बाद इस घटना की जांच शुरू कर दी और विमान को हवाई अड्डे पर उतार दिया। अमीरात एयरलाइंस ने एक बयान में बताया कि बोइंग विमान ईके 530 में 350 यात्रियों के अलावा चालक दल के 14 सदस्य भी सवार थे। विमान को यहां बेंगलुरू के नजदीक एक बादल का सामना करना पड़ा। इस घटना में लगभग 20 यात्री घायल हो गये।



नागरिक उड्डयन के महानिदेशक नाजिम जैदी ने नई दिल्ली में बताया कि इस घटना की जांच के आदेश दे दिये गये हैं। इसे प्रमाणित किये जाने के बाद ही इस विमान को देश से उड़ान भरने की इजाजत दी जाएगी। जैदी ने बताया कि अधिकारियों ने घटना की जांच के तहत घायलों, चालक दल के सदस्यों और पायलटों के बयान रिकार्ड करने का कार्य शुरू कर दिया है।



बिरजू थामस (40) नाम के एक यात्री को अंगमालै के करीब लिटिल फ्लावर अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया है, उसके कंधे में चोट लगी है। घायलों में एक बच्चा भी शामिल है।



सूत्रों ने बताया कि विमान के यहां अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे पर उतरने के बाद पायलट ने चिकित्सीय मदद का अनुरोध किया। सूत्रों ने बताया कि विमान में सवार अधिकांश यात्री चिंतित दिखाई पड़े। लगभग सात यात्रियों को हवाई अडडे पर स्थित अमता मेडिकल जांच कक्ष ले जाया गया।



बयान में कहा गया है कि यह विमान 35,000 फुट की उंचाई पर था, तभी इसमें कुछ देर के लिये झटका महसूस किया गया। हालांकि, इसके बाद इसे सुरक्षित उतार लिया गया।



सूत्रों ने बताया कि अमता हास्पिटल के डा राहुल थांबी ने विमान के अंदर जाकर 20 यात्रियों का प्राथमिक उपचार किया। अमता हास्पिटल के चिकित्सक डा एसएन नायर ने बताया कि दो विदेशी यात्रियों ने अपने कंधे में दर्द की शिकायत की है, जिन्हें एक्स रे कराने की सलाह दी गई है। नायर ने बताया कि अधिकांश यात्रियों को छुटटी दे दी गई



अपने परिवार के साथ सफर कर रहे एक यात्री ने बताया, ऑक्सीजन का मास्क नीचे गिर पड़ा। हम सभी डर गये। यह एक पुनर्जन्म लेने जैसा है। कई यात्री अपनी सीट से नीचे गिर गये। एयरलाइन ने बताया है कि इस बीच विमान की वापसी यात्रा को रद्द कर दिया गया है। इस विमान की बुकिंग कराने वाले यात्रियों को किसी अन्य विमान से पहुंचाया जाएगा। (http://www.livehindustan.com)




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Interrogating Sex Swami was like a \'punishment\'

CID sleuths interrogating Bangalore \'Sex Swami\' Swami Nithyananda came close to realising what a dangerous thing half-knowledge can be.



When the officers were done with their questions for the day, they played the tape and found it did not have any sound. The tape ran like a silent movie in colour. Hours of effort had gone waste.



When the CID officers brought the swami from Himachal Pradesh, after arresting him from his alleged hideout in Solan district on April 21, they took him to their new interrogation cell in Bangalore.



The Ramanagar local court had handed the swami over to police custody for four days following his appearance in court on April 22.



\"It was very difficult to make him speak. And then our efforts went waste thanks to our poor technical knowledge. We had to repeat the entire exercise on Sunday,\" said a source in the CID.



When they decided to interrogate the Swami in the cell, the CID authorities called for local technicians to fit CCTV (close circuit TV) and the equipment was installed hurriedly, on Friday.



\"There was a problem with the audio output of the recording. The video was just fine,\" explained a technician who fixed the problem. When the statement was recorded the sound was audible but the output on the computer was considerably muted.\"



The technicians had to be called in on Sunday and the same questions were asked again. The swami smiled at his interrogators as usual before getting into a trance-like state.



\"He was either slipping into sleep every now and then or kept chanting mantras whenever we asked him an important question,\" said the source.



\"It was horrible. Imagine having to repeat the entire exercise! It was like a punishment for us.\"



HS Hussain, the deputy superintendent of police, CID, who was in the team formed to arrest the swami, refused to comment. \"I am not supposed to discuss the interrogation,\" Hussain said.



\"You will come to know the details once the investigation is over and we present the case before court.\" (http://www.ndtv.com)
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Over 1.5 lakh people affected as flood situation worsens in Assam

Over 1.5 lakh people have been affected as the flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with water level of Brahmaputra and its tributaries showing a rising trend.



The Assam Government has asked all its deputy commissioners to be on high alert.



Officials said that road communication to Arunachal Pradesh through Lakhimpur and Dhemaji has also been disrupted due to the flood.



The flood-prone Dhemaji District was cut off from the rest of the country with the rising water of Jiadhol river.



The rising water of Jiadhol river has breached two embankments and submerged parts of the National Highway number five.



The situation remained critical in Lakhimpur District, with more than 50 villages affected and flood water inundating roads and bridges at many places.



In Dibrugarh District, the Brahmaputra and its tributary Dihing, were flowing above the danger level and flooded over ten villages.



Two boatmen were reportedly drowned in Tinsukia.



Animals in the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park were forced to flee to highlands inside the forests, as floodwaters wrecked havoc. (ANI)

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