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Indian politician ND Tiwari fathered illegitimate son
Report dated 29/07/2012 @ 6:04 PM
Rohit Shekhar 31, filed a paternity suit against senior politician ND Tiwari saying his mother Ujjwala Sharma had had a relationship with Tiwari now age 86.
DNA tests were carried out to Tiwari's chagrin, and they confirmed Rohit is his son born out of wedlock.
Mr Tiwari has been a federal minister in past governments and also Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He resigned as Governor of Andhra Pradesh in 2009, after video footage surfaced allegedly showing him in bed with three women. His office said the video had been doctored.
Mr Tiwari is a widower. His wife died in 1993. The couple had no children together.
11-year-old Indian roller skater breaks world record
Report dated 28/07/2012 @ 6:22 PM
Rohan Ajit Kokane 11, amazed spectators at a Hong Kong mall when he broke a world record by flattening himself enough to skim under poles just 6.75 inches from the ground.
Young Rohan already holds the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance skated under 20 cars, at 126 ft 11 inches.
His latest feat was at an event aimed at promoting exercise among the elderly.
Indian Olympic Team furious over sub-standard kits
Report dated 28/07/2012 @ 6:21 PM
India's largest, strongest contingent in any Games in history, making their way to the 2012 London Olympics, are disappointed and angry that their competition uniforms are sub-standard and of extremely poor quality.
The kits were supplied by Dida, who won the Olympics contract from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), who are criticised for selecting a supplier whose only claim to fame was supplying gear for the National Atya Patya Championship and the national Tug-of-war Championship.
Boxer Jai Bhagwan said this is the worst kit he has ever seen. The hockey and archery camps were equally unhappy.
However Dida clinched the deal from the IOA, beating out the Chinese sports goods manufacturer Li Ning and India's Shiv Nareah.
An official of the IOA said he saw nothing wrong with the kits and could not understand what all the fuss is about.
Drone to monitor poachers in Assam Kaziranga Park
Report dated 26/07/2012 @ 1:58 PM
A pilot-less aircraft or drone will fly over the Kaziranga National park in Assam, to combat poaching and keep a vigil on wild life that have been affected after a large part of the sanctuary was flooded.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority will fund the project with the help of the Assam Forest Department, and will be implemented by the Wildlife Institute of India. The decision was taken after an aerial survey found that the situation was critical.
The drone can fly over the territory for four hours, is soundless, pollution free and will carry sophisticated high range cameras.
President Pranab says "we are in the midst of the fourth world war"
Report dated 26/07/2012 @ 1:56 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee, speaking while taking the oath of office, praised the valour and conviction of the Indian armed forces and said the fight against terrorism is the fourth world war and India has been on the frontlines.
President Pranab said "The war against terrorism is a world war because it can raise its evil head anywhere in the world."
He added that India is content with itself and driven by the will to sit at the high table of prosperity. It will not be deflected in its mission by noxious practitioners of terror.