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September 12, 2009

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India lodges strong protest after rockets fired from Pakistan
India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the firing of three rockets from across the border that exploded two kilometres inside Punjab.

Pranab Mukherjee 'flies' the talk, travels economy class
In the midst of a austerity controversy, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Kolkata from New Delhi, flying economy class with a budget airline.

Seize properties of corrupt officials: K G Balakrishnan
Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan favoured statutory provision for seizure of illegal properties and assets of government officials convicted in corruption cases.


Seventh swine flu death in Delhi
A 34-year-old man undergoing treatment at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for swine flu symptoms died, taking the toll in the disease to seven in the capital.

School canes kids to extort hiked fee in Hyderabad
In a shocking turn to the fee hike issue, students of Sujatha High School, Abids, were allegedly caned repeatedly over the past month for failing to pay up the hiked fee.


281 Jet Airways flights cancelled, pilots' strike on
Jet Airways cancelled 281 flights, as the strike by the pilots entered the fifth day after marathon talks between them and the management ended in a deadlock.

Indices hit 15-month high on strong global sentiment
Indian bourses turned green as both the benchmark Sensex and Nifty hit a 15-month high during the week following sustained capital inflows.


Vijender loses in World Boxing semis, settles for bronze
Vijender Singh's quest for a gold medal ended in heartbreak as he went down to Uzbekistan's Abbos Atoev in the middle weight World Championships semi-finals.

Shorten ODIs from 50 to 40 overs: Kumble
Former India captain Anil Kumble has suggested that the 50-over version be shortened to 40 overs a side to save it from extinction.


'Plastic' Aishwarya called Vivek immature
Vivek Oberoi's relationship with Aishwarya Rai would go down as one of the most controversial because it made him a national villian and was called immature.

Priyanka excited about entering Guinness Book
Actor Priyanka Chopra is all excited about the possibility of her entering the record books for doing 12 roles in forthcoming movie 'What's Your Raashee'.


Microsoft escapes fine of $358 million
A US court overturned a $358 million damages award against Microsoft Corp in a long-running patent dispute with French telecoms equipment firm Alcatel-Lucent.

Fifty things Internet is killing
Internet has been touted as one of the most useful tool for the last two decades, but along with its benefits, the World Wide Web has also had some negative impacts.


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