Archive for October 20th, 2015

It’s Veni, Vidi, Vici at Nathu La

Gangtok, Oct 20 Visiting Nathu La is no less than a pilgrimage, but not of the religious kind. At 14,420 feet above sea level, one is struck by the sheer history that surrounds this strategic mountain pass which connects the northeast Indian state of Sikkim to the Chumbi Valley…

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Sehwag announces retirement (Lead)

New Delhi, Oct 20 Putting an end to all speculations about him, star Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of the game with immediate effect.

“Thanks everyone for all your wishes and love. I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from…

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Bollywood actor Vishal Thakkar held for rape

Mumbai, Oct 20 Actor Vishal Thakkar has landed in police custody for allegedly raping a television actress while in a live-in relationship and promising to marry her, officials said here on Tuesday.

The actor, who was seen in small roles in movies like “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S…

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Birth order has little impact on personality

London, Oct 20 Whether you become a perfectionist or rebellious has very little to do with your birth position in the family, says a new study.

“We found no substantial effects of birth order on any of the personality dimensions we examined,” said one of the researchers Stefan Schmukle from…

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Indian man found hanging in Thai school

Bangkok, Oct 20 An Indian man was found hanging from a staircase handrail inside a school in Thailand’s Patum Thani province on Tuesday, a media report said.

He was identified as Rajesh Singh, 37, the chief executive officer of Smith English School of Languages in Thanyaburi district, The Bangkok…

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Australian held for robbing bank in Bangkok

Bangkok, Oct 20 An Australian national was arrested after allegedly robbing a bank with a fake gun in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, the media reported on Tuesday.

Zachary Adrian Cronin, 23, managed to get away away with 158,000 baht ($4,459) after an alleged 12-second hold-up at…

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President greets people on Durga Puja

New Delhi, Oct 20 President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the people on the occasion of Durga Puja on Tuesday.

“On the joyous occasion of Durga Puja, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen both in India and abroad,” Mukherjee said in a statement here.

He said…

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Child who fell into MP borewell dead

Morena (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 20 The three-year-old child who fell into a 100 feet deep borewell here last Sunday was declared dead on Tuesday.

The child could not be saved even after a 40-hour rescue operation.

According to doctors, the child died hours after he fell into…

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Arson in Faridabad: Two children dead, parents critical

Faridabad, Oct 20 Two children were burnt alive while their parents were reported to be critical when the house of a Dalit family in Haryana’s Faridabad district was set on fire on Tuesday, police said.

The house of Jitender in Sunped village near Ballabgarh was set on fire by…

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BJP’s CM Probables in Bihar

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the BJP Parliamentary Board will soon take a decision on whether to project someone as chief ministerial candidate in poll-bound Bihar or not. However, we look at the five top contenders for the chief minister’s post from the party.

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