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Man crippled in 26/11 hotel jump to sue Taj Hotels

A London resident who was left paralyzed after jumping out of his hotel during the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai is suing the Taj Mahal Palace hotel for failing to provide guests with adequate security, according to a report in the Evening Standard. Will Pike, 32, told the Standard he was …

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Norway custody kids handed over to uncle

The two Indian children at the centre of a custody storm in Norway have been handed over to their uncle, reports say. The country’s Child Welfare Service said last week the children would not be returned to their parents citing reports of ‘marital problems’. Local social services say the parents …

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High Court halts Shrien Dewani extradition

The High Court has halted – albeit temporarily – the extradition of businessman Shrien Dewani to South Africa due to the state of his mental health. Two judges at the court in London ruled it would be “unjust and oppressive” to order the removal of Dewani, who is accused of …

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Hello magazine to launch pakistan edition

Celebrity rag Hello! is to launch a Pakistan edition next month in a bid to deflect the world’s attention from the constant news stream featuring corrupt politicians, bent cricketers, assassinations and Islamic fundamentalists.   The magazine – renowned for its’ heavily airbrushed photos of major and minor celebrities and mundane …

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Immigration can ‘push down house prices

Even a small influx of people from overseas into an area can have a noticeable effect on the value of local properties as wealthy people move out, the study concludes. The research, the first of its kind, contradicts the assumption that immigrants are pushing up house prices and making them …

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Shabana Azmi given Proclamation of NYC

Legendary actress Shabana Azmi has been honored by the Big Apple with a ‘Proclamation by the City of New York’ city of New York for her contribution to cinema and the film industry of the City. 61-year-old Azmi – the first Indian to receive the honor – was presented with …

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Home Secretary proposes tough new immigration rules

Home Secretary Theresa May is planning a crackdown on immigrants from outside the EU who “abuse” family visas to settle in Britain, the Sunday Telegraph reports. The paper cited a letter from Mrs May to deputy PM Nick Clegg proposing a new minimum income of GBP25,700 for anyone seeking to …

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BBC to air new Dewani CCTV footage

BBC Panorama is to broadcast new CCTV footage of the hours leading up to the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in South Africa in 2010. The hour-long documentary will be aired on March 29 and claims to investigate the case against Anni’s husband Shrien who is currently fighting a move …

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Rowdy Rathore – 1st June 2012

UK Cinema Release Date:Friday 1st June 2012 Directed by: Prabhu DevaWritten by: Shiraz AhmedProduced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ronnie ScrewvalaStarring: Sonakshi Sinha, Akshay Kumar, Nasser, Maryam Zakaria, Jayant Gadekar, Shakti MohanGenre: Action Language:HindiMovie Synopsis: Shiva (Akshay Kumar) is a small time conman in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha), a pretty …

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Konnie Huq gives birth to Baby boy

Former Blue Peter and Xtra Factor host Konnie Huq has given birth to a baby boy. Huq, 36, and writer husband Charlie Brooker, are said to be “chuffed to bits” following the birth of Covey Brooker Huq at a Central London hospital. Huq – whose parents are originally from Bangladesh …

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