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Mumbai voted world's 2nd best city for men
Report dated 06/06/2012 @ 1:06 PM
According to a list compiled by male website AskMen.com and Renaissance Hotels, that asked men to nominate what they thought were the world's best cities for men to visit, London and Mumbai topped the list.
London led the list of 29 cities that made the final shortlists selected by the site's users. Mumbai came in at second place "because it's the adventure of a lifetime" and noted events such as the Sunburn Mumbai music festival and Mumbai International Film Festival offered some cultural spice.
The site's editors noted that London will host the Olympic Games this summer as well as a cultural festival, describing it as "the centre of the world this year." Washington DC came in third, Rio de Janiero, Brazil fourth and Shanghai China fifth.
"Muslim girls can marry at 15 if they attain puberty"
Report dated 06/06/2012 @ 1:03 PM
The Delhi high court ruled that a Muslim girl can marry per her choice at the age of 15 if she has attained puberty as according to Islamic law a girl can marry without the consent of her parents once she attains the age of puberty, and she has the right to live with her husband even if she is below the age of 18.
The ruling was made during the case of a 16-year-old girl's plea to allow her to stay in her matrimonial home, after her mother alleged her daughter was kidnapped by a young man and forced into marriage.
To ascertain the girl's well being, the court also directed the married couple and in-laws to appear before the Child Welfare Committee once every six months till the girl attains majority.
11 accused policemen finally surrender for fake encounter
Report dated 06/06/2012 @ 1:01 PM
Eleven of the eighteen Uttarakhand Police personnel accused in the 2009 fake encounter of MBA student Ranbir Singh in Dehradun, surrendered and were sent to judicial custody.
They are among the 18 charged-sheeted by the CBI.
They were arrested in the wake of evidence that Singh 22, was gunned down after being caught when he and his companions were allegedly trying to commit a crime in 2009.
July 4 has been fixed as the next date of hearing and the court allowed the plea of the 11 accused that they be kept together in jail as, being police personnel, they fear other inmates.
The other accused are lodged in Tihar Jail.
Cricketer Sachin becomes Parliamentarian Tendulkar
Report dated 05/06/2012 @ 8:05 PM
Sachin Tendulkar was sworn in by Chairman of the upper house and vice president of India Hamid Ansari, to become the first cricketer to enter Parliament while still playing for his country.
Tendulkar 39, is among 12 nominated members chosen for their expertise in specific fields. The Rajya Sabha has 250 members with six-year tenures, most of whom are elected. Notable personalities from literature, art and social services have been nominated before, but Tendulkar is the first sportsman to enter the upper house via a nominated seat.
Tendulkar who holds several cricket records including the most runs and most centuries in both tests and one-day internationals, could not take his oath earlier because he was busy playing for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Poisonous spiders take over town
Report dated 05/06/2012 @ 8:05 PM
A swarm of poisonous spiders descended on the town of Sadiya in Assam and sparked panic among the people, scores of whom visited the hospital with spider bites as one man and a teenage boy died. Alarmed local officials told residents to stay indoors and considered spraying the town with insecticide.
Spider experts are puzzled and visited the town to investigate. They said the man may have died from a snake bite, while the boy may not have suffered any bite at all. They did confirm that some12 people went to hospitals complaining of spider bites and just two were confirmed to have been bitten.
Some 20 spiders resembling tarantulas were handed over to the investigators. Tarantulas indigenous to the region are not fatally venomous but tests are being carried out.