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Emaar Case: Dubai ruler’s aide chargesheeted

Hyderabad, February 02: After arresting Andhra Pradesh principal secretary (home) B P Acharya two days ago, the CBI booked two more IAS officers including a retired one in its chargesheet filed on Wednesday against seven persons and five real estate companies including Dubai-based Emaar Properties in connection with alleged irregularities in the sale of villas, plots and flats in an integrated township project in Hyderabad.

Falak critical, infection spreads to blood

New Delhi, February 02: Battered baby Falak on Wednesday continued to battle for life with doctors diagnosing blood infection apart from her existing chest and brain infections while police claimed to be closer to cracking the case, arresting the father of the 14-year-old girl, who had brought Falak to AIIMS, and two other people who had forced her into prostitution.

No dowry? No marriage then

Kannur, February 02: Sixty-five-year-old Muhammad and 60-year-old Fathima, natives of Cheruvathukunnu, a Muslim dominated village near Nilambur in Kerala have seven children - five girls and two boys. The family lives in a small house on the five cents of land they own.

Muhammed is a daily-wage labourer. Yet, with his meagre earnings, he managed to marry off two of his daughters, giving five sovereigns of gold for one and 15 sovereigns for the other as dowry.

US uses graveyard arms in Afghanistan

Kabul, February 02: An Afghan activist reveals the US is still using horrific depleted uranium weapons in Afghanistan, creating graveyards of people who die of cancer and other unusual diseases, Media reports.

"These weapons are still used. In fact, a US aircraft called A-10 warthog, normally, even if it doesn't use a uranium projectile in the machine gun, every third projectile is a uranium projectile and that's the working horse of the US army in Afghanistan. They use it left and right," Dr. Mohammad Daud Miraki said in an interview with Media.

SRK vs Salman: now who's the bad boy?

Mumbai, February 01: As the adage goes, the higher you soar, the harder you fall. In a fickle world where careers are made and broken every weekend, box office numbers are the only failsafe to determine the way the tide will turn in future.

And no one is exempt from this golden rule in Bollywood, a cruel reality that has borne witness to legends such as Amitabh Bachchan transform into persona non grata overnight after a spate of flops sealing his fate in the early ’90s.

I’ll destroy you, SRK said to Shirish Kunder

Mumbai, January 31: He may be shooting thousands of miles away in Cuba but the aura of Salman Khan was presiding over the most interesting maar-dhaad in recent memory.

On Monday morning, at a suburban night club where Sanjay Dutt had thrown a party to celebrate the success of his new film, Shah Rukh Khan bashed up an inebriated Shirish Kunder for misbehaving with him. And for good measure, Sanjay Dutt too slapped the director who was as high as a kite, and clearly overestimated his physical prowess.

So where does Sallu come into the picture?

Saudi chaos converted American into Islam

Riyadh, January 31: When an American man who converted to Islam in Saudi Arabia was asked what made him take that decision, he came up with one of the strangest reasons in this respect - chaos on the country’s roads.

The unidentified American said he has been working in the capital Riyadh for a long time and that is still astonished at the daily disorder and anarchy on the streets by both drivers and pedestrians.

Mushk Mahal reeks of neglect

Hyderabad, January 31: The Mushk Mahal in Attapur may be a structure like none other in Hyderabad, but the treatment meted out to it is not reflective of this uniqueness. The once imposing structure today lies covered in layers of moss and filth and curious souls who attempt to walk in for a dekko of its historic interiors are welcomed by are volting stench.

Visa row: US woman told to adopt surrogate baby

Hyderabad, January 30: Five days after she left her infant at the passport office in the city, J Perllinda Vanburen Green has been asked by officials to produce her husband to take a DNA test to confirm their parenthood or legally adopt the surrogate child.

Green caused a flutter at the passport office here on January 25 when she left without taking the baby in protest against the so-called delay in issuing a passport to the child.

Son kills mother for wife in old city

Hyderabad, January 30: A woman was allegedly murdered by her son in Asad Baba Nagar on Sunday. Tahera Begum, 52, was allegedly killed by her 32-year-old son, Aleem, in their rented house. According to Bahadurpura police, late on Saturday night, Aleem woke up his neighbours saying that his family was attacked by unidentified miscreants.

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