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Team Anna accuses the Prime Minister and his cabinet of corruption
Report dated 16/07/2012 @ 1:09 PM
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal at a public meeting in Rewari, accused 15 UPA ministers of being steeped in corruption and said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "too is not completely untainted"
He continued, saying had the Jan Lokpal Bill been enacted by Parliament all the corrupt minister at the Centre would have been behind bars.
He demanded the establishment of fast track courts for the disposal of cases related to corrupt MPs be decided within six months.
'Police not ATM machine' remark by Assam DGP rebuked by Chidambaram
Report dated 15/07/2012 @ 2:19 PM
After arrests were made for the stripping and molesting of a girl in a busy area in Guwahati, Assam's DGP Jayanta Narayan Chowdhury who was slammed for delayed action, made the statement that police can't be present instantly," they are not an ATM machine that acts the moment one inserts a card in the machine".
The remark was seen as insensitive by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram who said no one should make light of an incident of molesting a woman or a child, and condemned the remark. He plans to get in touch with Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi over the incident.
The National Commission for Women chairperson also slammed the state police for the remark and condemned the police delay in taking action against the rapists and molesters.
Social networks were flooded with angry reactions as to why the amateur video was uploaded on YouTube and the victim's identity revealed.
92% blame government for economic woes : Survey
Report dated 14/07/2012 @ 1:51 PM
According to the Pew Research Centre, 92 percent of Indians blame the government for the country's current economic problems and 17 percent blame banks and financial institutions.
Pew said the economic mood is glum around the world and has worsened since 2008, as only in China, Germany, Brazil and Turkey report that current national economic conditions are good.
Among people who are particularly angry with their leadership are Indians, Pakistanis, Mexicans, Japanese, Czechs and Poles. Just 45 percent of Indians are optimistic on the future of their economy.
Lovelorn Pakistani soldier sneaks into India to see girlfriend
Report dated 14/07/2012 @ 1:50 PM
Arif Ali 19, crossed the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border that divides the Kashmir region - to meet his girlfriend who lives on the Indian side.
He was detained in Poonch district near a fence erected by India to stop infiltration, and army officials at first probed whether Arif was a spy. He is a resident of Quetta, Pakistan and belongs to the 25 Frontier Force of the Pakistan army deployed near the LoC.
After questioning and investigation India handed back the lovelorn Pakistani soldier who made the trek to meet his lndian lady love.
There have been several instances in the past when people from the two sides have strayed into each other's territory and then returned after verification.
Diabetics need not worry about eating their favourite rice dishes !
Report dated 13/07/2012 @ 1:15 PM
A study conducted by the International Rice Research Institute and the University of Queensland found that rice is not the diet villain as is commonly thought. In fact Swarna and Mahsiri rices' Glycemic Index - the measure of its ability to raise blood sugar level after eating - were below 55, and the Indian favourite Basmati also fared well but figured in the middle GI group.
This means that Indians, especially the country's 60 million strong diabetic population need not worry about having rice in their diet.
One doctor warned those with low physical activity about consuming rice, saying it is high in carbohydrates that are needed for energy. Those with high physical activity need carbohydrates, but a person that leads a sedentary lifestyle should reduce their consumption of rice. She said brown rice that is not as palatable has higher vitamin and mineral content and should be eaten at lease once a week.