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Mumbai celebrates Kasab’s death sentence with sweets

Mumbai celebrates Kasab’s death sentence with sweets

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) There were celebrations on the streets of Mumbai Thursday as people burst firecrackers amid the beating of drums and distributed sweets to express their happiness at the death sentence awarded to Ajmal Amir Kasab for the 26/11 mayhem.

At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, where Kasab and his

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12-year-old sister of Britain’s youngest mom pregnant

12-year-old sister of Britain’s youngest mom pregnant

London, May 5 (IANS) The younger sister of Britain's youngest mother has fallen pregnant at age 12 and nobody it seems is very surprised.

The schoolgirl told her shocked friends that she was pregnant, but later said she had suffered a miscarriage, The Sun reported Wednesday.

The girl, now 13, shared the

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A ‘wish box’ for Chandigarh slum kids

A ‘wish box’ for Chandigarh slum kids

Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Their wish list is as simple as it gets -- chocolates, new clothes, shoes, birthday celebrations, a train joyride or simply boating on Sukhna Lake. Children at a slum here have put their dreams on paper and stashed it all away in a little 'wish box'.

Joining

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Uttar Pradesh cops can be Good Samaritans too

Uttar Pradesh cops can be Good Samaritans too

Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 4 (IANS) They may have a heartless image but the suffering of others moves them too. Police in this Uttar Pradesh district have begun adopting abandoned elderly people they come across during their visits to villages and pay for their upkeep from their own salary too.

'From

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Water woes, train problems overshadow Kasab verdict

Water woes, train problems overshadow Kasab verdict

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Mumbai's water woes and protests by suburban train drivers were uppermost in the minds of most city residents on a day Pakistan's Ajmal Amir alias Kasab was found guilty in the November 2008 terror attack.

The verdict came and went without seemingly affecting the bulk of Mumbai.

Despite

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Friends seek justice for killed journalist

Friends seek justice for killed journalist

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) About 50 friends of Nirupama Pathak, a Delhi journalist who was found dead in her Jharkhand home last week, met National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Girija Vyas and sought harsh punishment for her killers.

Nirupama, 23, was allegedly in a relationship with her former batchmate

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Everest claims first victim of 2010

Everest claims first victim of 2010

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) With over 200 climbers hoping to summit Mt Everest this year, the world's highest peak has claimed its first victim this season with the disappearance of a Hungarian mountaineer in an avalanche.

Laszlo Varkonyi is now presumed to be dead after he was swept away by an

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Joint bank accounts losing their shine

Joint bank accounts losing their shine

London, May 3 (IANS) Joint bank accounts, which newly weds used to open almost immediately after getting married, are losing their appeal as 'most people like to have their 'own' money to spend without having to -justify it to another person', a new study in Britain has revealed.

The survey by

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Parental involvement key to preventing bullying

Parental involvement key to preventing bullying

Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Parents can play an important role in preventing their children from becoming bullies, says new research.

'Improving parent-child communication and parental involvement with their children could have a substantial impact on child bullying,' said Rashmi Shetgiri, study co-author.

Shetgiri, paediatrician and researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern

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Newborn abandoned in hotel, but dad promises to return

Newborn abandoned in hotel, but dad promises to return

Bhopal, May 3 (IANS) A seven-day-old girl was found abandoned in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district, along with a handwritten note that said she would be taken back after two years, police said Monday.

The note from the father read: 'Muje paida nahin karna chahiye jab main paal nahi sakta. Lekin main

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