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  • UP Polls: Campaigning for first phase ends today

    Lucknow, Feb 6 (): The campaigning for the first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will end on Monday. The state goes to the polls from February 8. The voting in the first phase will take place on Wednesday in 55 assembly seats across 10 districts of UP. In a bid to woo voters before…

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    [ Poetry serial – Malartamil poems – in the Citizen Column on Fridays and Mondays] [email protected] Just before the Enlightenment When Prince Sidharth was Meditating under the Papul A foolish mosquito bit him And migrated to mountains in Lanka For Two point five millennia Trapped in the resins of a blood tree The mosquito too…

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  • The great Indian hero: An endangered species, Part I

    Feb 6 (): “The electorate in Uttar Pradesh is much more wiser and politically sound and does not believe in hero worship..like south India..where they have shown inclination towards film stars” -Union Coal Minister Prakash Jaiswal commenting on the UP electorate. Withstanding the irony of this coming from a Gandhi family worshipping congressman, the news…

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  • Salman Khan Most Desirable Man of 2011

    Mumbai, Feb 6 (): In a survey, conducted by The Times of India, India has voted and chosen the Times 50 Most Desirable Men of 2011. Bollywood muscle man Salman Khan has topped a list of the 50 “Most Desirable Men in 2011″. The 3.74 lakh votes received on www.itimes.com/polls along with our vote decided…

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  • Tamil actress arrested for prostitution in Pune

    Pune, Feb 5 ():  The Pune police department has officially announced that they have arrested a 22-year-old Tamil actress for alleged prostitution. The actress is said to have involved in prostitution in a famous five-star hotel in Viman Nagar, Pune in Maharashtra on Saturday evening. Police got information and they sent a man pretending to…

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  • Mahesh Babu is 5th most desirable man in India

    New Delhi, Feb 6 (): Mahesh Babu has been voted as the 5th Most Desirable Man in India in a nationwide poll conducted by Times of India. Keep going Mahesh! Mahesh Babu was the only Star from Tollywood who found the place in this National list which is majorly populated by Bollywood and Kollywood Stars….

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  • Kareena Kapoor Voted India’s Most Desirable Woman

    New Delhi, Feb 6 (): Times has released the list of Top 50 most desirable women in India. Kareena Kapoor tops the list of the most desirable woman in India. India has voted and chosen the Times 50 Most Desirable Women of 2011.The 3.74 lakh votes received online on www.itimes.com/polls along with our vote decided…

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  • Gold Price Rise: UK thieves target Indian homes to strike Gold

    London, Feb 6 (): Gold prices reached record levels last year despite economic crisis. While other investments were shaky, there was a steady rise in Gold price.  Economic crisis and rise in unemployment has understandably made Gold look more attractive to thieves. Reports of many houses belonging to Indians and other Asian countries being burgled…

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  • Chennai Corporation utilized Rs 35.05 crore for unauthorized works

    Chennai, Feb 6 (): The Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report on Saturday revealed that the education department of the Chennai corporation has utilized just half of the funds received through education tax and Rs 35.05 crore was diverted for works not sanctioned under the Elementary Education Fund (EEF). The report observed that, according to…

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  • CCL 2: Chennai Rhinos enters semi-finals

    Vishakapatnam, Feb 6 (): The Celebrity Cricket League is hotting up. Chennai Rhinos has successfully reached the semi-finals of Celebrity Cricket League T20 cricket tournament. The group matches are completed and the semi-finals and finals are scheduled to be held 11th February and 12th February 2012. The round of CCL-II matches at the Vishakapatnam cricket…

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