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Aamir Khan invited to address Parliament
Report dated 19/06/2012 @ 4:21 PM
The head of the parliamentary committee Shanta Kumar has invited Bollywood star Aamir Khan 47, to address the Indian Parliament and present his views on the subject of Foreign Direct Investment in the pharmaceutical sector. Khan and his creative team will attend Parliament.
This, even though his TV show Satyamev Jayate made waves with its episode on malpractice in the medical profession.
Aamir Khan will be the first non-MP Bollywood actor to be invited to the Indian Parliament.
Badminton ace Saina Nehwal wins Indonesian Open
Report dated 18/06/2012 @ 6:31 PM
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal 22, clinched her third successive Indonesia Open super Series title after beating China's Xuerui Li.
The fifth seeded defending champion Nehwal also won the Thailand Open a week earlier.
Grieving Delhi sisters lock themselves away for seven years
Report dated 18/06/2012 @ 6:26 PM
Mamta 40, and Neerja 29, two traumatised sisters who were shocked by their father's death 10 years ago, and a chain-snatching incident six years ago, locked themselves inside their house some six years ago.
Their mother Nirmala, would sometimes emerge from the house and when asked about her daughters she said they did not want to come outside. Their financial condition was bad and their relatives helped them with some money.
They were finally rescued by a team of the Centralised accident and Trauma Services and taken to hospital. It appeared they had not been fed for months and Mamta has a bone deformity and was confined to her bed. Doctors say the sisters were in very poor condition when they were brought to hospital with 'flexion deformity' a condition caused due to restricted physical movement.
French diplomat accused of raping minor daughter in Bangalore
Report dated 17/06/2012 @ 2:44 PM
Pascal Mazurier an official who worked with the French consulate has been accused by his wife Suja of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Suja and Pascal met in Kolkata.
The wife Suja who hails from Kerala has been married to Pascal for 11 years. They have three children, aged seven, three-and-a-half and 20 months. Suja is now pregnant with a fourth child. She suspected something odd was going on between her husband and daughter and approached various NGOs for help. One day recently when she came home her maid told her Pascal was with the baby for three hours in a locked room.
Suja immediately took the infant to NGO Enfold. They approached the police and filed a complaint and an FIR was filed under the section for rape. Police have detained the father.
Medical reports have confirmed rape and confirmation of the identity of the rapist is awaited. The mother and child are being counselled by doctors.
Pascal is under police observation and an investigation is underway.
Pranab Mukherjee to be next Indian President
Report dated 16/06/2012 @ 9:26 PM
India's Congress-led coalition alliance has declared veteran politician and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 77, as its candidate for the post of the country's president. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has appealed for cross party support for the candidate. The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samajwadi Party have announced their support for Mr Mukherjee.
Elections for India's 13th President will be held on July 19. The winner will replace Pratibha Patil, the first woman to hold India's highest constitutional post.
Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress, a government ally, is backing former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
Mr Mukherjee has previously held key portfolios in the government including foreign, home, defence and trade ministries.
The opposition alliance led by the BJP is yet to announce its candidate.