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Pakistan secretly sells nukes to Saudi, reports May 22, 2015 16:57

There were reports that Saudi Arabia has taken a “strategic decision” to acquire “off-the-shelf” nuclear arms from its close ally Pakistan. The government of Pakistan has rejected the reports as “baseless” any such move to sell atomic weapons. Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalillulah said “Pakistan’s nuclear program is purely for its own legitimate self-defense and for maintaining a credible minimum deterrence”.“Pakistan’s nuclear program is meant for its security and there is a strong command and control system over it. Pakistan is aware of its responsibilities as a nuclear state,” Khalillulah said. “All parties to the NPT have the right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy. This right has been granted to them by the Treaty. It is, therefore, not for me to comment on that”, he added.“There has been an entirely baseless and mischievous campaign in the international media regarding Pakistan’s indigenous nuclear program,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah. “The Sunday Times story appears to be part of that malevolent campaign and is utterly unfounded,” foreign office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah added.Pakistan has expressed concerns over the shelling from Yemen on Najran, a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. “About 15,000 Pakistanis are living in Najran. We have requested the Saudi authorities to ensure their safety and they have assured us that all possible measures will be taken in this regard,” he added.Rebuffing the report as mere “speculation”, a Saudi defense ministry official, said such reports were not new. “I don’t understand what the story is. This has been in the news for 18 years and will continue to be for the next 15 years.”Regarding the alleged fake degree scandal involving Axact in Pakistan, Khalilullah said investigations are ongoing and everyone was looking forward to its outcome. “No country, including the United States, has conveyed concerns to Pakistan. It is not appropriate for me to say anything at this stage. Primarily, it is the subject of the interior ministry,” he added..By Premji

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Another Acid Attack May 22, 2015 16:29

While the page 3 magazines are head over heels about our glittering stars in Cannes festival and photoshoot their 'hips and hops', another despicable act shook the nation. Yes we are talking about another acid attack  in a country which is set to be the world's next super power.What ashames the nation even more is, the acid attacks in India becomes hard to count or to trace that they happens regularly and media has left no stone unturned to cover them the most cinematic way. A young trainer in a Bhopal gym is in hospital with serious burns after she was attacked with acid this morning by a man who was later found dead.The police say that after Sanjay Patil attacked the young woman, Renu Sahu, he was beaten up by a mob. He allegedly then stabbed himself.Ms Sahu, who is in her 20s, is being treated for 50 per cent burns.Sanjay Patil was her neighbor, the police said, and had been stalking her for months.On her way to work this morning, Ms Sahu realized she was being followed by him.She reportedly went to a police station to complain but was asked to go to another. On the way, Sanjay Patil allegedly stopped her and threw acid on her.Ms Sahu's mother alleges that Sanjay had been harassing the family for months."We had known Sanjay for years as he was our neighbour. Lately, he had started harassing us and my daughter," said Mamata Sahu.The police said the family had registered a complaint when Sanjay allegedly attacked them in their house recently. "A few days ago Renu's family had registered an FIR against Sanjay Patil for barging into their house and beating them up. And today he attacked the girl with acid.  By-standers say that the accused then stabbed himself to death," Arvind Saxena, a senior police officer, told reporters. - Manohar

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Cities in India also on terror radar May 22, 2015 16:07

A recent research conducted by global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft advises on the threat of a terror attack in almost any urban setting around the world, has put 64 cities across the world at extreme risk of an attack. Baghdad, which has survived 380 terror attacks topped the list, making it the world's highest risk urban centre, followed by Mosul, Al Ramadi, Ba’qubah, Kirkuk and Al Hillah. The research was done, based on the intensity and frequency of attacks that have taken place in these cities in the last 12 months up to March 2015 and is combined with the long-term record of attacks in the previous five years.According to the analysis of the terror risk to 1,300 commercial hubs and urban centres around the world, populations and businesses in 113 Indian cities are also identified with some risk of high, medium or low risk of facing terrorist attacks. Two Indian cities - Imphal (ranked 32) and Srinagar (ranked 49) are being named as "extreme risk" of a terrorist attack, mainly aiming to cause mass casualty and destroy public transport networks. The third Indian city that faces a terrorist threat is Chennai, but has been marked as medium risk. Bangalore is the fourth placed at 204th in the global threat list and is  followed by Pune and Hyderabad at 206th and 207th respectively. Cities like Nagpur (ranked 210) and Kolkata (212) have been found to face a higher risk of a mass attack by terrorists than the usually expected targets like Delhi (447) and Mumbai (298).Verisk Maplecroft Charlotte Ingham said, "Just because a city in India hasn't seen a terrorist attack in a while does not mean it isn't potentially facing one. The rankings are based on the frequency and intensity of attacks.""The risk level in Paris is representative of a wider trend for Western countries, including Belgium, Canada and Australia, where the level of risk in key urban centres is substantially higher than elsewhere in the country, in part due to the significant PR value attached to such high profile targets by militant Islamist groups," the study found."It is the risk posed by terrorism in the primary cities of strategic economies, such as Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, and Pakistan that has the potential to threaten business and supply chain continuity," principal analyst Charlotte Ingham added, "An estimated 80% of global GDP is generated from these cities."By Premji

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Pawan fans love on Ajith May 22, 2015 15:18

The film industry is a place, where there is always a  rivalry among the fans of two big stars. But, it seems to be like, not only Pawan Kalyan, but all his fans are concerned about his fellow beings including the fellow star heroes.Ajith, the heavy crowd pulling actor in Tamil, is releasing his Tamil remake film as 'Enthavaadu gaani' in Telugu, this week. But there is no heavy promotion for the film here. May be, for this reason, surprisingly, Pawan Kalyan fans, started promoting the film by erecting the banners at the theatres where Ajith movie is running.   The fans tried to show the similarities in both the stars, like they do not believe in publicity, award functions, etc and what all the stunts they perform are absolutely real and few others as specified in the image above. The critics opined that, if this kind of healthy relationship exists among all the hero fans, then there would never be any quarrels regarding the records, hits or flops.By Phani

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Another star kid from Mahesh's family May 22, 2015 14:01

It is known that Mahesh's son 'Goutham Krishna' made his debut in 1, Nenokkadine, though the film could not reach the expectations of the actor fans, the performance of this star kid could gain the hearts of many. So with the same confidence, now another star kid from the same family is making his debut into films. Sudheer Babu, the cousin of Mahesh, is introducing his son Charith Manas through his latest flick, 'Mosagaalaku Mosagaadu'. The film has been already out into theaters from this Friday itself. Speaking about his son, Sudheer said that, “he loves to dance to Mahesh's songs and he is very much interested in gymnastics. In fact, he is more experienced and aware of the techniques in gymnastics  than me.”So let's see, how far this little star kid who is also proficient in gymnastics, attracts the Telugu audience through his debut.  By Phani

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Tamil Nadu governor invites AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa to form government May 22, 2015 13:31

On a day of quick developments, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosiah Friday invited AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa to form a government, marking yet another milestone in Dravidian politics. At around 8.15am, chief minister O Panneerselvam handed over his resignation to the Governor, making way for his party chief to take over the administrative reins.A Raj Bhavan press release issued at 8.30am by principal secretary to the Governor said he accepted the resignation of Panneerselvam and his council of ministers with effect from forenoon of May 22. "The Governor has requested the CM and his present council to function until alternative arrangements are made," the release said.Another press release said the Governor had invited Jayalalithaa to form the ministry at the earliest and requested her to send the list of persons to be appointed as ministers with their portfolios. The AIADMK chief is scheduled to meet Rosiah at around 2pm today to stake claim to form the government. She is likely to be sworn in as chief minister at a gala ceremony in the city on Saturday morning.Popularly referred to as 'caretaker CM', this was Panneerselvam's second stint as Tamil Nadu chief minister, both for brief periods. Around 8.15am, Panneerselvam, accompanied by the AIADMK's core committee members, went to Raj Bhavan and handed over his resignation as per schedule, ending his nearly eight-month stint.This was the second time that Jayalalithaa was forced to step down as chief minister. In September last year, she was disqualified as MLA and had to step down as CM after a Bengaluru special court convicted her and three others in a disproportionate assets case and sentenced them to five years' imprisonment. Panneerselvam was sworn in as chief minister shortly after that. On May 11, the the Karnataka high court acquitted her and three others in the wealth case, triggering a series of dramatic developments and making way for her return.In 2001 too, Jayalalithaa was forced to step down briefly after she became chief minister following her conviction in the Tansi case. Then too, Panneerselvam stepped in, serving a brief seven-month term as CM.Earlier in the day, the AIADMK unanimously elected Jayalalithaa as legislature party leader. At a brief meeting presided over by party presidium chairman E Madhusoodanan, 148 MLAs unanimously passed a resolution electing her as their leader. Madhusoodanan read out the resolution that merely said she had been elected legislature party leader.Barring two MLAs, including former minister S S (Agri) Krishnamoorthy, who was lodged in a Triunelveli prison, and Sendur Pandian, who was unwell in a hospital, the remaining 148 party MLAs assembled at the AIADMK headquarters in the city at 7am sharp. Panneerselvam proposed Jayalalithaas name and power minister Natham Vishwanathan seconded it, drawing claps and cheers. Panneeerselvam then announced he would be resigning from his post as CM.The gathering dispersed soon after the resolution was read out and a core committee led by Panneerselvam went to Jayalalithaa's Poes garden residence to hand over the resolution copy to her. The occasion was marked by much cheer with seven of the rebel MLAs from Vijayakanth's DMDK too present to show solidarity with the AIADMK chief. - Manohar

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Skipping meals increases belly fat, study revealed May 22, 2015 13:10

Zero size is one of the most desired figure for every women. But dieting is not the best and healthy way to achieve it. The researchers have found that skipping meals can ultimately result in abdominal weight gain. “This does support the notion that small meals throughout the day can be helpful for weight loss, though that may not be practical for many people," said senior author of the study Martha Belury, professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University in the US."But you definitely do not want to skip meals to save calories because it sets your body up for larger fluctuations in insulin and glucose and could be setting you up for more fat gain instead of fat loss," Belury explained.During the research, the mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and fasted the rest of the day developed insulin resistance in their livers. When the liver does not respond to insulin signals telling it to stop producing glucose, that extra sugar in the blood is stored as fat.These mice initially were put on a restricted diet and lost weight compared to controls that had unlimited access to food. The restricted-diet mice regained weight as calories were added back into their diets and nearly caught up to controls by the study's end. But the fat near the abdomen area which is equivalent to human belly fat weighed more in the restricted diet mice than the other mice that were free to nibble all day long. So, experts suggest skipping meals to loose weight is not a healthy way as it actually increases belly fat. By Lizitha

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Traitor Geelani not eligible for Indian Passport May 22, 2015 12:43

Geelani, who is a pro-Pakistan Hurriyat leader, had applied for a passport to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia. Many political parties have supported Geelani and urged the government to issue him a passport on "humanitarian grounds", while some others opposed any such move by the Centre. Geelan a known baiter of India and a staunch supporter of Pakistan is a shameless man to apply for an Indian passport while he tells that he is not an Indian. This eunuch, traitor is not having any dignity while taking help from the India forces during the floods in Jammu and Kashmir against whom he is conspiring with Pakistan, the haven of terrorists and the rogue state."We have seen media reports of Syed Ali Geelani's passport application. An incomplete passport application was received from him. Fees were not paid and the biometric details and photographs not submitted," Spokesperson in MEA Vikas Swarup said. "Passport is the right of every Indian citizen and is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs after following due process. In case any applicant applies for the passport, he should fulfil all the formalities before his case is processed. As and when the matter is referred to the Ministry of Home Affairs, we will process the case on merit," a Home Ministry spokesperson said.PDP said that it will approach the Central government for issuing a passport to Geelani on "humanitarian" grounds, while BJP said, he should not be given the travel document till he "apologises" for his anti-national activities. When Geelani was supporting terrorists who were killing innocent people and disturbing the peace and tranquility of the country, where was the ‘humanitarian grounds’ of PDP. This shameless, eunuch, traitor does not qualify for an Indian Passport.Defense minister Manohar Parrikar said, “Geelani should declare he is an Indian to get a passport. If he wants to apply for a passport, he will have to fill the form and declare he is Indian."By Premji

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Lifestyle diseases increases risk of infertility in women May 22, 2015 12:33

According to the study conducted by fertility expert Kshitiz Murdia of the Indira Infertility Clinic and Test Tube Baby Centre has revealed that “a rise in lifestyle diseases is increasing the risk of infertility among young women”. The study stated that links between the lifestyle diseases and infertility were gaining validation and Adenomyosis, Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOM) are the three most severe diseases that leads to infertility. In Endometriosis, the tissue lining inside uterus grows outside the uterus. PCOS is also a similar disease that leads to enlargement of the ovary.The symptoms were prevalent during menstrual cycle in the form of infrequent, prolonged or excessive bleeding accompanied with pain. The signs of these diseases also involve abdominal cramps and blood clots. In case of PCOS, excessive hair growth, acne and obesity can also be witnessed."There is strong evidence that factors like age, weight and smoking have adverse impacts on the general health and reproductive capability of a woman," said the study. "The most important thing to be done right now is not to let such disease go undiagnosed," said the study.There was an urgent need to pay heed to the problem as in many cases people do not get to know about it. By Lizitha

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Naughty ideas basing 'Tank bund' traffic restrictions! May 22, 2015 11:59

If you cook a curry, its completion time can be estimated, if you watch a movie on TV, time can be estimated, in that sense most of such works can be estimated. But, basing the traffic in Hyderabad and Secunderabad, while traveling on the roads, if you estimate a particular destination time, and by chance, if you reached your destination at that time itself, take it for granted, that you are blessed. If you reach much quicker than your estimation, you are over blessed, but if you did not reach on time, then you might be the true citizen of twin cities. In fact, there would be more fellow human beings like you, so no need to worry at all. In spite of having these many traffic difficulties, the public is anyway managing to adjust to the situations. But, now the Telangana government has announced traffic restrictions on Tank bund to clean the sewage water. So the people who travel on these roads, had to face much more difficulty as the traffic gets diverted to other routes. Few of the diversion routes, are almost doubling the journey time.But, as the reason behind this diversion is for a good cause, hope the public understand and cooperate with the government's decision and adjust for just 10 days, that is from 22 May to 31 May.  Also, lets hope that, the offices and educational institutions understand the problems of their employees and students, who come regularly through Tank bund and also finally hope from the behalf of all offices and educational institutions, that no employee or student lie that they shifted their houses to the Tank bund route recently.By Phani

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