Nat Struggle will continue untili corruption, black money areo eliminated: Advanian Black money, corruption and inflation were the mainstay ofa BJP leader L.K. Advanis speech on the Ramlila Maidan here, where he announced on Sunday the culmination of his Janl Chetna Yatra and the beginning of a struggle against these social ills.N Mr. Advani asked why the UPA government failed to come oute with the names of those who had accounts in foreign banks andw stashed away illegal wealth. “We have demanded a Whites Paper on black money; we want to know who the three MPs are whose names are in the list that France has provided. I regret that despite repeated questioning there has been no proper answer.” Announcing that his struggle against corruption and black money would continue until the BJP was satisfied that it had weeded out the evils, Mr. Advani compared the existing political situation in the country to “fog” which, he said, would not go away on its own but needed to be cleared away.
Natioan Kolkata: Anna Hazares demand for right to recall electeda representatives and reject candidates is not feasible in a huge country like India, Union finance minister Pranabl Mukherjee on Sunday said and claimed that the provision, if implemented, would only create political instability.N Without taking Hazares name, Mukherjee said, "India ise the largest functional democracy in the world with overw 122 crore population and each Lok Sabha MP has ans average electorate of 15 lakh. Under such circumstances, I do not know if such a demand is feasible.“ Shakeel Ahmed, AICC general secretary in-charge of West Bengal, alleged in his speech that Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev were trying to divide the country. "In 1977, the same had been tried by making false allegations against Indira Gandhi and then again in 1989, the BJP had tried to divide the country over the Ram Janmabhumi Babri Masjid issue," he claimed.
Natioan New Delhi: At least fourteen persons died and 40a others suffered injuries when a major fire engulfed al congregation of eunuchs at a community centre in an east Delhi locality tonight, police said.Ne The incident took place at around 7 PM this eveningw at the community hall in Nand Nagri area where as three-day congregation of eunuchs was taking place, they said. Police said the fire first began in the kitchen of the community centre and thereafter spread to other parts of the hall. Government officials and hospital authorities put the toll at 14. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals. The congregation has been going for the past three days and today was the final day. The casualities could go up, police said.
Natioan India is “worried” over the fast changing situation ina Pakistan in the wake of what has been termed the ‘Mansoor Ijaz Memogate scandal, in which a Pakistani-l American businessman claims to have secretly conveyed to the U.S. the Asif Ali Zardari governments appeal seekingN help to forestall a possible military coup. However, ine Indias assessment, at the moment a military takeover tow prevent the country slipping into turmoil is highly unlikely.s Asked about the impact of the political situation in Pakistan on India, the officials said India had weathered much tougher situations and there was no reason for concern. “The ISI has thrown every thing possible at us from 1989 to 1999 beginning with Kashmir to Kargil. We need to worry only if it gets worse than what we have experienced during the period.”
worldN Yet to emerge from spiralling sexual harassmente accusations, Republican White House hopeful Herman Cain continued on a stumbling Presidential campaign by makingw a new gaffe saying the Taliban was part of the news government in Libya. Looking to explain his goof-up on Libya earlier this week, Cain made a new slip-up yesterday while addressing a campaign news conference in Florida. "Do I agree with siding with the opposition? Do I agree with saying that Gaddafi should go? Do I agree that they now have a country where youve got Taliban and Al-Qaeda thats going to be part of the government?" he said. "Do I agree with not knowing the government – which part was he asking me about? I was trying to get him to be specific and he wouldnt be specific." Cain made a slip-up on Libya earlier this week when he struggled to answer a question whether he supported President Barack Obamas foreign policy in Libya.
worldN A 27-year-old "al-Qaeda sympathiser" who planned to carrye out terror attacks in the US targetting police and military personnel returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan hasw been arrested, US officials said.s Jose Pimentel of Washington Heights in Manhattan faces terrorism related charges, including conspiring to build a bomb for terrorist purposes and possessing a bomb. Pimentel, arrested by New York City police officers on Saturday from an apartment, is an "Al-Qaeda sympathiser who was plotting to bomb police patrol cars and also postal facilities, as well as target members of our Armed Forces returning from abroad" using pipe bombs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference. "The suspect was a so-called lone wolf, motivated by his own resentment of the presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as inspired by al-Qaeda propaganda. He was not part of a larger conspiracy emanating from abroad," Bloomberg said.
worldN Chinas rural poverty falls but inequality rises, says white papere China has reduced the number of its rural poor by almost 70 million people over the past decade, a new government white paper hasw claimed.s Saif Qadhafis fate hangs in balance Libyas Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib has pledged to conduct a fair trial for Saif al-Islam al Qadhafi, captured on Saturday, switching on an intense debate about the capacity of his country, which has multiple and fractious centres of power, to deliver justice based on rule of law. Assad assails Arab League decision w The embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday vowed not to “submit to outside pressure and described the Arab Leagues decision to o suspend Syria as a “pretext for western intervention. He warned that r any foreign military intervention would cause an “earthquake that would l “shake the entire region d Mood morose as Spain votes Spains nearly 36 million voters were in a morose mood as they went to N the polls on Sunday resigned to the fact that the country has to adopt e severe austerity measures if it is to keep its head above water w s
Gujarat Ahmedabad: On Saturday, one Kunal Shah, a resident of Vasant Society, Usmanpura, lodged an FIR withN Naranpura police station claiming theft of jewellery.e Shah, a jewellery shop owner, on the morning ofw November 19 had parked his bike near Soni complexs outside his shop. He stated that while he was opening the shop, some unidentified people stole jewellery worth over Rs52,000 from his bikes storage. The city crime branch officials on Sunday claimed to have apprehended three men with over Rs12 lakh in their possession. The trio is allegedly involved in as many as five break-ins at jewellery shops in the city within the last four months. Police sources said that the trio would do a thorough recce before striking. They would break into the targeted shops late at night and make away undetected.
Gujarat Gandhinagar: Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, is all set for the battle of fastsN on Sunday. The coastal city will not only playe host to chief minister Narendra Modisw Sadbhavana fast, but will also witness thes parallel Satkarma fast of firebrand Congress MP Vithal Radadiya. "Tight security arrangements have been made in Porbandar due to CMs visit. The district administration and police are taking all precautionary measures to avoid any law & order problem," said Porbandar collector, Girish Shah. Meanwhile, the state government claimed that as many as 10,000 people from Kutch fasted voluntarily with the CM in Bhachau on Saturday
Sport MUMBAI: In awe of Sachin Tendulkar, West Indies player KirkN Edwards on Sunday said at times he loses focus while fielding when the iconic Indian batsman is at the crease.ew "Sometimes I find myself focussing on him so much I am nots focussing on my fielding. I think its the same thing for yourself as it is for me. The guy is a legend, so we are all in awe of him, to see him batting," added the batsman about Tendulkar who is one short of completing an unprecedented century of international tons. "But some pitches we have in the Caribbean also spin a bit. But up here, the surfaces are a lot more dry," he commented. Edwards said the West Indian team is rebuilding itself and makes mistakes from which it needs to learn. "We tend to get along really well as a young team. I think the world has seen that we in the rebuilding process. We make mistakes, probably that you wouldnt make with experience but thats all part of the process. We just have to learn from it and more forward," he explained.
SportN Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshie began their ATP World Tour Finals campaignws with a defeat against Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi, albeit after a good fight in a group ‘B match, here on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Indo-Pak pair lost 6-7(2), 6- 4, 9-11 to the third-seeded Canadian-Belarus combo in one hour and 41 minutes at the O2 Arena. Bopanna and Qureshi will now have to win the remaining two matches in their group to be in contention for a spot in the semifinals.
SportN Hong Kong: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal movede into the second round of the Yonex Sunrise Hongw Kong Open badminton tournament with a 21-4,s 21-17 win over Tsz Ka Chan (Hong Kong) on Wednesday. Fourth-seeded Saina will next take on Jie Yao of the Netherlands. Jayaram, ranked 34th in the world, beat the sixth seeded Japanese 14-21, 21-18, 21-14 in 49 minutes to set up a clash with Jie Yao of Holland in the second round. Arvind Bhat and Gurusai Dutt also advanced to the second round of the mens singles event.
Natioan New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken might have calleda for a probe into the match-fixing claims made by Vinod Kambli but a defiant BCCI today said it would not give anyl importance to the former cricketers allegations.N Kambli has created quite a flutter by claiming that something was "amiss" in Indias loss in the 1996 World Cupe semifinal against Sri Lanka and Maken said the claimw should be investigated by the BCCI or else his Ministrys might order a probe. Kambli, who has often been embroiled in controversies both on and off the field, yesterday raised suspicion on the match. "I will never forget the 1996 match because my career ended after this and I was dropped from the team. I was stunned by Indias decision to field," Kambli had said. Reacting to Kamblis claims, Maken said if the allegations were true, it would be extremely unfortunate for the game of cricket.
Afridi stars in Pakistans good winDashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi smashed a fighting half-century to save Pakistan from total collapse against SriLanka in the fourth One-Day International at the Sharjahstadium here on Sunday.Sushil Ghaley wins 50m rifle prone title atthe National shooting championships on thefifth day.Anand draws with KramnikWorld champion Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnikdrew their fifth round match in the Tal memorial chesstournament in Moscow on Sunday. Anands unbroken sequenceof draws took his tally to 2.5 points.