Scrap Reddys’ mining license, says Supreme Court committee

The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee has recommended cancellation of mining lease to Karnataka’s powerful Reddy brothers’ firms in Andhra Pradesh, saying their Obulapuram Mining Company had openly flouted various environmental laws in mining operations

Yoga helps ease lifestyle tensions

Easy exercises aid in relaxing mind and body while energising cells, expert says. Dubai: When under stress, take up yoga, the ancient Indian breathing and exercise therapy, a yoga expert says. "Yoga is an exercise that everyone can do no matter what their age or physical ability is," yoga instructor Elaine Kelly, told Gulf News.

Hike bus fare: Bus owners; Please don’t, say public

RTA holds public hearing in Mangalore. While the bus owners pleaded the Road Transport Authority (RTA) to increase the bus fare in the district in the backdrop of hike in the price of diesel, activists of various organisations opposed the proposal and pleaded the Authority not to increase the burden of the people.

KSRTC plea to run city buses irks bus owners

The issue of plying 37 KSRTC city buses in Mangalore city limits raised heated arguments at the regular meeting of Regional Transport Authority (RTA) at DC office here on Thursday.

Gallery collapses, 200 kids hurt

Organisers’ negligence proves costly at Scouts-Guides Jamborette Nearly 200 students suffered injuries when a portion of a makeshift audience gallery crashed on them during the inauguration of the 26th Scouts-Guides Jamborette of Karnataka at Taraluv village near Kaggadasapura here on Thursday afternoon.

Pak bans onion exports to India; prices go up by Rs 10 a kg

New Delhi/Lahore, Jan 6 (PTI) The government’’s efforts to boost onion supply today suffered a setback with Pakistan banning exports of the commodity via Wagah border which pushed prices up by Rs 5-10 a kg, even as competition watchdog CCI ordered a probe into possible cartels among traders.

Coke and Pepsi leap in price

Coca-Cola is raising the price of its products in the UAE for the first time in more than 20 years, by 50 per cent, but the drinks giant is confident it will not hamper its sales.

Dh50 is all she is paid for 18 months’ work {Comments}

AJMAN — After 18 months of hectic work as a housemaid in a family of 11 people including a handicapped teenager, Zaina Kidani was at relief to go home. At the airport, when she was handed over an envelope containing her salary for all these months, she was more than happy. But it lasted only till she opened it. Kidani received a meagre Dh50 note for serving the stateless citizen’s (Bedoun) family in Ajman.

Indian woman dances 123 hours for Guinness record

KOCHI, India (AP) - She practiced an Indian classical dance for 10 hours a day and ran for 28 miles (45 kilometers) to build her stamina. Then she danced and danced and danced some more.

The Pakistani Christian contribution

A Pakistani Christian woman and child decorate a Christmas tree in a Catholic church in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. – APKARACHI: Christmas seems like a natural time to ponder over the Christian community’s contribution to Karachi, as well as the travails faced by the community in Pakistan in general and the city in particular.

Karnataka: New Year Attack on Devangere Pastor

A suspected Hindu radical attacked a Christian pastor in Karnataka for praying with some nomads. Pastor Samuel Isaac, 40, was hit with a chopper and has 11 stitches below his head, said Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC). The pastor’s condition is not stable, he added. The attack occurred on Jan. 2 while the pastor was praying with some nomads in a tent at a New Year program in Davangere district. Some nomads, who came from neighboring Andhra Pradesh state, had reportedly become Christians some years ago

Kingfisher plane grounded at Jodhpur airport

A Jaipur-bound Kingfisher flight with 43 passengers on board aborted take off here today after the pilots detected a technical problem in the aircraft as it was moving towards the runway.

US woman held in Iran ’with spy equipment in teeth’

TEHRAN - Iranian officials have arrested an American woman on spying charges after she tried to enter the country from Armenia "with spying equipment in her teeth," Fars news agency reported on Thursday.

Tata Motors launches Venture at Rs 4.05 lakh

Tata Motors on Thursday launched its new multi-purpose diesel vehicle ’Venture’ in Rajathan. "We are launching the product first in Rajathan and later it will be launched in other states. The vehicle is with the footprint and manoeuvrability of a hatchback car, but the interior space of a utility vehicle," the company’s Head Marketing and Sales S Saxena said.

Jumbo ride

Children greet an elephant being transported on a truck in the eastern city of Siliguri yesterday. The animal was taken from Balurghat village of South Dinajpur to Siliguri. Forest officials said the elephant will be released at the Garumara National Park. The wild elephant was captured after it caused havoc in a village. Man-elephant conflicts are on the rise in India as villagers and farmers encroach on the natural habitats of pachyderms.

Passengers overpower hijacker on Norway-Turkey flight

ISTANBUL - Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo overpowered a would-be hijacker as the plane landed at Istanbul airport on Wednesday, fellow passengers told Turkish media. Police said the man was a Turk who had demanded that the plane return to Norway. His motive was unclear. According to the Turkish Dogan news agency, he tried to force his way into the cockpit of the plane saying: "I have a bomb."

Pilot spills coffee, triggers hijack alert

A Transport Canada report said United Flight 940 was diverted to Toronto late Monday and landed safely at Pearson International Airport. In a twist reminiscent of the plot of the 1964 Glenn Ford movie ’Fate Is the Hunter’, the coffee spill caused distress signals to go out, including code 7500, which means hijacking or unlawful interference. The report says Canada’s defense department was notified, but that with the help of United dispatch staff the flight crew confirmed it to be a communication issue and not a hijacking.

’Munni’, ’Sheila’ are a public nuisance: PIL

New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court by a social activist from Lucknow, Dr Nutan Thakur, for banning two songs - ’Munni badnaam hui’ and ’Sheila ki jawaani’. The PIL claims that the two songs have become a nuisance for young girls and women, who have names similar to the characters in ’Munni badnaam hui’ and ’Sheila ki jawaani’.

Mystery bird deaths spreading in US, Sweden

New York, Stockholm: The mysterious incident of birds falling from the sky has gone beyond United States now. Dozens of jackdaws were found dead in Sweden after several cases in Kentucky and Louisiana.

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