Indian-American Hindu group stirs a debate over yoga’s soul

NEW YORK: Yoga is practiced by about 15 million people in the United States, for reasons almost as numerous — from the physical benefits mapped in brain scans to the less tangible rewards that New Age journals call spiritual centering. Religion, for the most part, has nothing to do with it. But a group of Indian-Americans has ignited a surprisingly fierce debate in the gentle world of yoga by mounting a campaign to acquaint Westerners with the faith that it says underlies every single yoga style followed in gyms, ashrams and spas: Hinduism.

Eight killed, seven injured in cargo plane crash in Pakistan

A Russian-made cargo plane crashed in a fireball near a residential complex here seconds after taking off from the airport of the southern Pakistani city today, killing all its eight-member crew and injuring seven people on the ground. The Ilyushin IL—76 aircraft, which came from the UAE and was en route to Sudanese capital Khartoum, crashed at 1:45 am local time, TV news channels reported quoting aviation officials.

My relationship with Dev is challenging: Freida Pinto

Actress Freida Pinto says her relationship with ’’Slumdog Millionaire’’ co-star Dev Patel is a challenge because they spend so much time apart. The actress, who has been dating the British star since they met on the set of Oscar winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, admits they are both focused on their careers, which means they spend a lot of time apart, but she insists the pair try not to let it disrupt their romance too much, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Ferrari’s India ‘speed date’ in 6 months

NEW DELHI: Get set for the prancing stallion. Ferrari, the famed Italian sports car maker, is all set to blaze on Indian roads, looking to tap the growing appetite of an emerged India for luxury. Part of Fiat’s stable, Ferrari will officially zoom on the Indian roads within the next six months, hoping to challenge rivals like Porsche and Lamborghini who are already present in the market. "Ferrari will enter the Indian market

“Facilities for HIV-affected children a collective responsibility”

We won’t need campaigns if we realise our duties, says Kamal Haasan “It is our collective responsibility to ensure that children living with HIV are provided proper education, nutrition and medical care. We won’t need campaigns if we, as a community realise our duties,” actor Kamal Haasan said here on Saturday.

Crime e-clearance for National ID holders

National Identity Card holders can apply for a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) through the Abu Dhabi police’s e-portal, Abu Dhabi police said. The Abu Dhabi police has upgraded its own system for issuing a CNCC or a certificate of good conduct via its website www.adpolice.gov.ae as well as over the Abu Dhabi government portal www.abudhabi.ae.

Stung by tape, Tata may move SC

NEW DELHI: Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata group of companies, may move Supreme Court on Monday against the publication of intercepts of his conversation with Niira Radia, who handles corporate communication for the group. The head of the Rs 320,000 crore salt-to-software conglomerate feels, according to sources, that publication of intercepts of the conversation has violated his right to privacy.

Thumbs down to Rani’s middle finger

A promo of No One Killed Jessica,in which Rani shows her middle finger,gets a rap on the knuckles Ever since the promos of No One Killed Jessica went up on YouTube, Rani Mukherjee has been getting many compliments. But a scene in which her character shows her middle finger in an office corridor has now got the film stuck with the Censors. The Censors found the promo too offensive for family viewing and are insisting it be screened only if Ranis middle finger is blurred.

Delhi Police directed to register FIR against Geelani, Roy

A Delhi court on Saturday ordered registration of FIR against Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and five others for their speeches made at a meeting in New Delhi on October 21.

Attack on Pak parliament, mosque foiled

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said security forces arrested two would-be suicide bombers in the capital Islamabad on Friday , adding that the thwarted attacks targeted parliament and a mosque in an upmarket neighbourhood.

Pakistani Christian Accused of Blasphemy Set Free

A Pakistani woman sentenced to death for allegedly blaspheming Mohammed has been released from prison following an international outcry that included a specific plea on her behalf from the Pope. Asia Bibi was pardoned by the president of Pakistan, the group International Christian Concern reported. Bibi, 45, was charged a year ago for blaspheming Mohammed in a conflict with fellow farm workers. She was sentenced to death earlier this month. At the conclusion of last Wednesday’s general audience, Benedict XVI appealed for her freedom.

Taking stress and shaking hands

I am getting so stressed by people conspiring to tell me I am stressed. I got back from India the other morning and in the few days I was there, I got this distinct feeling stress-busting is an industry. You know where I get most stressed? By anything or anyone that tells me not to get stressed. I am up to here with people who are stress experts. Physical trainers, writers, cultural pundits,

Thousands join ‘Walk UAE’ to fight diabetes

Thousands of people joined the ‘Walk UAE 2010’, held at the Yas Marina F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi to spread awareness about the growing number of diabetic cases in the country, on Friday evening. The fourth annual walkathon was organised by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) as part of its health awareness campaign under the patronage of Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the UAE General Women’s Union and of the Family Development Foundation.

Mumbai News in Pictures 26-11-2010
Mumbai News in Pictures 26-11-2010

Mumbai News in Pictures 26-11-2010

China throws its hat in the ring on dispute over two Koreas

BEIJING: China has thrown its hat in the ring after the two Koreas exchanged artillery fire last Tuesday, and the United States made it clear it was going to stick to its old allay, South Korea. The Chinese foreign ministry on Friday objected to a move by Washington to participate in a joint military exercise with South Korea from November 28, which is seen as a measure to deter North Korea.

Fresh Lokayukta-Govt collision in Karnataka over land scam probe

Lokayukta Santosh Hegde today objected to the State government’s decision to order a judicial probe into land scam allegation faced by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and said he will complete the pending inquiry into a complaint on the same issue. Mr. Hegde, who has written to the government said, “they cannot take away this pending inquiry by me,”

India record their best-ever performance in Asian Games

GUANGZHOU: India created history by recording their best-ever performance in Asian Games with 64 medals, including 14 gold, with star boxer Vijender Singh providing the icing on the cake by bringing the last yellow metal on the penultimate day on Friday. The men’s and women’s kabaddi teams expectedly maintained their supremacy by clinching the gold before the women’s 4x400m quartet and Vijender (75kg) bagged a yellow metal each on the most productive day for India in the mega-event.

ಲೇಡಿಸ್ ಕೋಚ್ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ; ಪುರುಷರಿಗೆ ಸ್ತ್ರೀಯರಿಂದ ಛಡಿ!

ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ರಾಜಧಾನಿಯ ಮೆಟ್ರೋ ರೈಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಘಟನೆಯಿದು. ಮಹಿಳೆಯರಿಗೆಂದು ಮೀಸಲಾಗಿರುವ ಬೋಗಿಗಳನ್ನು ಆಕ್ರಮಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಮಿತಿ ಮೀರಿದ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆಕ್ರೋಶಗೊಂಡ ನಾರೀಮಣಿಯರು ಪುರುಷರಿಗೆ ಹಿಗ್ಗಾಮುಗ್ಗಾ ಥಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇವರಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಬಲ ನೀಡಿದ್ದು ಮಹಿಳಾ ಪೊಲೀಸರು! ದೆಹಲಿ-ಗುರ್ಗಾಂವ್ ನಡುವಿನ ಮೆಟ್ರೋ ರೈಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರುವಾರ ರಾತ್ರಿ ಈ ಘಟನೆ ನಡೆದಿದೆ. ಮಹಿಳೆಯರಿಗೆಂದು ಮೀಸಲಾಗಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದ ಬೋಗಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಪುರುಷರು ನುಗ್ಗಲು ಯತ್ನಿಸಿದ ನಂತರ ಆಕ್ರೋಶಗೊಂಡ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು ತಮ್ಮ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಮಾಡಿದರು

UAE, UK renew friendship treaty

Shaikh Khalifa expressed appreciation of the role played by Queen Elizabeth in strengthening bonds of friendship between the two countries. He added that the UAE was looking forward to further cooperation with the UK in all fields.

Number of world’s poorest countries doubled since 1970s: UN

The number of very poor countries has doubled in the last 30 to 40 years, while the number of people living in extreme poverty has also grown two-fold, a UN think-tank has warned. In its annual report on the 49 least developed countries (LDCs) in the world, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said that the model of development that has prevailed to date for these countries has failed and should be re-assessed.


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