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38 young MPs write to the youth of Kashmir

Thirty-eight young members of Parliament have written to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir expressing empathy, pleading for restraint and endorsing the need for dialogue.

Cutting across party lines, the MPs, including Priya Dutt, Dipendra Huda and Sandeep Dixit of the Congress, Akhilesh Yadav and Neeraj Shekhar of the Samajwadi Party and Supriya Sule of the NCP, have issued a signed statement that says:

"We deeply mourn the loss of innumerable young life. What has happened in the recent past has been very unfortunate and we are deeply concerned. We as representatives of people ourselves believe that together with positive frame of mind we can seek resolution only through open communication. History teaches us that any resolution can only be brought about through dialogue and not through violence. In this century when the whole world is looking towards India and we ourselves look to join the club of developed nations we believe this dream can only be achieved if all parts of our nation equally reap the fruits of our developments and when all of us are stake holders in this dream. Future belongs to our generation. We, the young parliamentarians, belonging to your generation sincerely hope for a bright shared future for you and for all of us together. We urge our young brothers and sisters in J&K to exercise restraint and have trust in power of dialogue."

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Kashmir: 2 more killed, Omar meets injured in hospital

It's more than a week now but the Kashmir valley continues to be on the edge. And on Thursday, two more people died in Kashmir - one succumbed to injuries in the hospital and the second died in firing at Pulwama, according to locals. Ten others were also injured in the firing.

The stone-pelting mobs clashed with security forces, protesting a death in police firing last night. Police used tear gas and lathicharge to disperse the crowd.

Protesters also allegedly attacked two police posts in Sopore and Srinagar and set fire to a state road transport corporation office in Baramulla. Curfew continues in all 10 districts of the Valley for the seventh consecutive day.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reached out to the victims of violence in the Valley. A beleaguered Omar, who has been accused of failing to control the turmoil in the state, visited the injured in the Sher-e-Kashmir hospital and also took stock of the availability of medicines in various hospitals and directed the health ministry to airlift medicines if required.

In another development, PDP leader Muzaffar Beg sent his resignation as an MLA to his party president. Baig complained that MLAs are not consulted on any issue, which makes the Kashmir Assembly meaningless.

Meanwhile, 38 young Members of Parliament have written to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir expressing empathy, pleading for restraint and endorsing the need for dialogue. Cutting across party lines, the MPs - including Priya Dutt, Dipendra Huda and Sandeep Dixit of the Congress, Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party and Supriya Sule of the NCP - issued a signed statement condemning the violence.

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Always advocated non-violent protests: Geelani

At a time when Kashmir has seen some of its worst violence in years, hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for the people to stop violence and end attacks on police stations and public property. It's being seen as a possible breakthrough in the Valley.
Speaking to NDTV, Geelani says the Omar Abdullah government assured him he would have the freedom to practice his politics as long as it's peaceful. "Despite the promise, Omar government stopped my first march," he added.

"Islam has always preached non-violence. I have always advocated non-violent protests but Delhi never understood my politics. My statement on non-violent protests does not change basic stand," Geelani said.

The Hurriyat leader added that he wanted the troops to be pulled out of Kashmir. "There is no military solution to Kashmir. Delhi can't win Kashmir by force."

Yesterday, Geelani made an unusual appeal to people not to burn police stations, rail tracks and public property and said violence goes against the Kashmir cause.

Meanwhile, there were fresh protests in Srinagar today after the death of a man injured during firing last night. Police used tear gas and lathicharged the crowd.

Protest also continued in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley in the night. Two police posts and a CRPF guard post were attacked by a mob in Sopore.

All districts of Kashmir remained under curfew yesterday as additional paramilitary forces reached the Valley.

A total of 29 people have been killed in clashes across the Valley since Friday.

Vidya Stokes elected as Hockey India President

Vidya Stokes was on Thursday elected Hockey India President after defeating former national captain Pargat Singh in the much-awaited HI polls here in New Delhi.

Stokes, who is the interim HI President, won the straight contest by a big margin of 41-21 though the official results will be announced later as per Delhi High Court directives.

The 83-year-old Stokes was fighting the elections after defying government's age limitation guidelines.

Stokes' close ally Narinder Batra also defeated Gunjam Haider of Hockey Arunachal 41-18 for the Secretary General's post.

Another candidate from Stokes' faction, Mustaq Ahmed won the election for treasurer's post after defeating Haider with a margin of 45-17.

The HI polls were postponed four times earlier for varied reasons, most recently on July 28 after the Delhi and Bombay High Courts stayed the election process.

While the Delhi High Court stayed the polls following the failure of the Central government to clarify its legal position regarding HI and IHF, the Bombay High Court did the same on a petition filed by the Maharashtra Hockey Association.

HI, however, moved the Supreme Court against the orders and managed to vacate the stay on July 30 and obtain a green signal from the apex court to hold its elections.

No conviction for demanding dowry: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled that a person cannot be convicted for merely demanding dowry unless the demand is followed by mental or physical torture resulting in the death of the victim.

A Bench of Justices R M Lodha and A K Patnaik said in a judgement that the prosecution has to establish convincing evidence that the accused had subjected the victim to torture soon before her death in connection with the demand.

"The evidence of Prosecution Witness-2, PW-4 and PW-5 shows that Jagdish and Gordhani played a role in the demand of dowry for a scooter or Rs 25,000 for Amar Singh but demand of dowry by itself is not an offence under Section 498A or Section 304B IPC.

"What is punishable under Section 498A or Section 304B of IPC is the act of cruelty or harassment by the husband or the relative of the husband against the woman," the Bench said.

The bench passed the judgement while upholding the acquittal of Gordhani, mother-in-law, and Jagdish, brother-in-law, in a dowry death case of newly-married woman Santosh in Rajasthan's Alwar district in March, 8, 1993. It however, upheld the conviction of the husband Amar Singh.

The sessions court had convicted all the three for dowry death (304B) and 498A (harassment of married woman by husband/relatives).

The Rajasthan High Court had on an appeal from the accused quashed the conviction of Jagdish and Gordhari while sustaining the life sentence imposed on Amar Singh.

While the state government had appealed against the acquittals, Amar Singh challenged his conviction.

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Jagan vs Congress: Andhra's passive-aggressive battle

Despite a grand tour which defied his party's orders to stay put, Jagan Mohan Reddy has not been penalized by his party, the Congress. Instead, the Congress' approach to YSR Junior is passive-aggressive - those close to him are being censured.

Like Konda Surekha, who quit as the Minister for Women and Child Welfare last year, declaring that it was impossible to work with anyone other than Jaganmohan Reddy as Chief Minister. When Jagan's father, YSR, died in a helicopter crash last September, the party brought in K Rosaiah to replace him.

Surekha, who is a Congress MLA from Warangal, has been issued a show cause notice for describing Rosaiah's government as "awful" in a letter to Sonia Gandhi and other leaders last week.``I am saying openly that Jaganmohan Reddy has to be given the leadership. The party requires a powerful leader. He has the people's verdict," she says, defiantly.

Mass support is certainly what Jaganmohan set out to prove when he began his Odarpu Yatra late in May this year. He said he wanted to personally visit each family who said that his father's death, a member died from shock (there were close to 400 who made this claim).

The party said it was not required, especially after the tour in Telangana region ended in violence. But after a short break, Jaganmohan continued with this yatra. The road show was a pointed demonstration of strength, appeal, and whether or not the Congress likes it, a claim of the heir apparent.

Rosaiah handled the crisis mainly by staying out of it. He took his cues from the Congress leadership in Delhi, which played it safe, stating that Jagan's trip was a personal one, and therefore did not require the party's intervention. Jagan's camp, however, says that Rosaiah took the tour as a personal slight.

Ambati Rambabu, a former General Secretary of the party, has been suspended for his anti-Rosaiah remarks.``The Chief Minister is giving wrong information to the high command against Jagan. Jagan in fact, before starting the Odarpu yatra took the Chief Minister's blessings," he says.

In the face of what they perceive as constant undermining, Rosaiah's supporters are now returning the volleys. ``You say the rule in the state is very bad. Who are you to dictate terms to the High Command?'' asks P Shanker Rao, a Congress MLA and a self-declared Rosaiah supporter.

What the party is truly worried about, sources say, is that the Jagan camp, through its public criticism of Rosaiah, wants to provoke the central leadership in Delhi. The consequences of that could turn the fault-line into a very decisive crack.

Bihar govt given 15 days to clear Patna airport runway

'Clear the entire length of the runway in fifteen days or shut it', this is the diktat for the Bihar government with regard to the Patna Airport.

This is an order served to the Bihar government by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry.

"Safety of the aircraft and passengers is the most important criteria. I have been informed by the DGCA about the present state. Many airlines have complained in the past that to land at Patna they have to keep 20 to 30 percent of their seats vacant. Keeping all this in mind we have asked the state government to intervene and make necessary changes," said Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel.

He also added that in case of non cooperation by the Bihar government, big aircraft would be barred from landing at the runway. "They must do this if in future they want to see Patna having an International airport," he concluded by saying so.

The whole story started after a detailed report by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation was tabled. As per the report, Patna has the most dangerous airstrip in the country for a big aircraft to land on.

The Patna airstrip is about 6,400 feet in length which is acceptable by the international standards however, the problem lies in the strategic location of the runway. The runway is bound by trees of the zoological garden on one side and a railway line on the other. Hence, the usable length of the airstrip, at any given time, reduces to only about 5, 500 feet making the landing of any big aircraft a risky affair. The critical location of the runway is so that even an expansion can do no good to it.

Going back in the past, Patna airport has its own history of air mishaps. In the year 2000 an Alliance Air flight from Kolkata crashed near Patna Airport. The aircraft had overshot the runway and when it tried to turn around 360 degrees to re-land, it crashed killing 60 people.

Talks of shifting the airport on the outskirts of the city have been going on for a while now. The officials say, that the only option is to shift the airport to Bihta Air force Base which is35 kilometres from the city. The runway length is a safe 8,000 feet at that location.

This was proposed and also cleared by the state government last year. But until now, no work has started on the ground; neither has the paper work begun.

Is this why the Bihar government is maintaining a steady silence?

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After Ratan Tata, who? New chief expected by March

A day after Tata Group created a five-member selection committee to find a successor for Ratan Tata, RK Krishna Kumar, a director at Tata Sons Ltd, said the successor is likely to be decided by February-March 2011.

Mr Tata, 72, head of the $70 billion salt-to-software group, who has built the world’s cheapest car Nano and taken the group global, will step down in December 2012.

Post the announcement there is intense speculation going on whether despite the attempt to professinoalise the process the search will end with Ratan Tata's cousin: Noel Tata, currently heading Tata International.

But sources within the Tata Group insist that the process will be completely neutral.

Sources say that Noel is not naturally in a line to succeed but added that the candidate must also be seen as willing to 'imbibe Tata ethos'. In the past similar committees have been used by Tata group companies for nominating independent directors or selecting CEOs.

The Board of Tata Sons Ltd on Wednesday formed a selection committee comprising five members, including an external member for eventually deciding on a suitable successor to Ratan N Tata. The composition of the committee is largely in house: members of Sir Dorbaji Tata trust and Sir Ratan Tata Trusts, the holding company of Tata Sons.

But experts say that the Tata's struggles to integrate their overseas expansions, makes the case stronger for an international CEO as the replacement.

Yet the mystique of the Tata surname may be hard to overcome.

Ratan Tata himself is not part of the search panel – he willl advise it from time to time. But he leaves behind a towering legacy: both corporate, and personal, one that will make the search for a successor, not an easy task.

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Idea issued 3,640 connections to one person

In a major breach of license terms and conditions, Birla group firm Idea Cellular has issued a whopping 3,640 connections to a single person and his company, endangering national security, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

"Yes, Idea Cellular had issued 3,640 post-paid connections to a single person and his company, Limco Sales Corporation of Delhi and as per the report of the Department of Telecom, the bulk connections have been rented out to other customers," Minister of State for Telecom and IT Sachin Pilot said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

He said the Home Ministry has intimated that security agencies face problems in establishing identity of actual users in cases where bulk connections have been activated in the name of a single user/location/organisation, and the numbers have been further distributed/rented for use.

To a query whether this endangers national security,Pilot said "this practice of providing mobile connections to an individual without maintaining his identity particulars has security implications and operational activities of security agencies are hampered due to non-availability of identity of a particular suspected target."

Idea Cellular has over 68 million mobile subscribers and has operations in most of the circles across the country.

Pilot said the license conditions provide that "utmost vigilance should be exercised in providing bulk telephone connections for a single user as well as for a single location."

Provision of 10 or more connections may be taken as bulk for this purpose, he said.

"Special verification of bonafide should be carried out for providing such bulk connections. Information about bulk connections shall be forwarded to respective Vigilance Telecom Monitoring cell of DoT and concerned officials authorised by DoT and security agencies from time to time on monthly basis," he said.

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Alleged CWG corruption: Three people suspended, treasurer quits

After a fortnight of damning allegations and revelations, heads have begun rolling in the Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Games. And the investigation into allegations of corruption has been handed over to the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

T S Darbari, Jt Director General of the committee and a close aide of the chief Suresh Kalmadi, has been suspended after censure by the Sports Ministry. Another member, Sanjay Mohindroo, has also been suspended, as has M Jeychandren, Officer on Special Duty, Finance & Accounts.

Darbari and Mohindroo were the people responsible for delivery, Jeychandren was the person responsible for accounts and they would remain under suspension while the ED conducted its inquiry, the committee's Secretary General Lalit Bhanot said at a Press conference.

Bhanot repeatedly insisted though that the Organising Committee was "transparent", and that it defended its decisions.

The committee has also decided to sack an Australian company hired to land sponsorships for the Commonwealth Games, Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM), for "non-performance." (Alleged CWG corruption: Australian Firm, SMAM, fired)

Earlier in the day, the Treasurer, Anil Khanna, resigned over reports that his son's company won a contract worth a crore for prepping tennis courts for the Games and used inferior material.

He will be replaced by AK Mattoo, in a role reversal of sorts. Mattoo had quit the post of Treasurer in January this year, and Khanna was brought in.

It's a new wave of embarrassment for the Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, given that all these people are known for their proximity to him. (Video Special: Corruption scandal hits CWG)

The Sports Ministry had formally asked Kalmadi to dismiss Darbari and Mohindroo on the grounds that they are linked to two major financial scandals.

An email from Mohindroo shows him dictating taxi rates to a vendor in London who was hired to provide cars and other services during the Queen's Baton Relay function in London last year. (Read: Commonwealth Games official 'fixed' taxi rates?)

The vendor in question -Ashish Patel- and his firm, AM Cars -have a dubious financial record. Instead of asking him for rates, Mohindroo states what fares Patel should charge. 450 pounds a day. Exorbitant even when compared to hiring a BMW or Mercedes with a driver in London.

Darbari is at the centre of a Customs case which accuses him of illegally trying to import a ring worth nearly 20 lakh from Dubai into Kerala. He was also sent to Australia for the Queen's Baton Relay there.

Sources say Darbari is linked to a controversial deal with an Australian firm, Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM), which was allegedly promised close to 200 crores in exchange for delivering sponsorship for the Games. What exactly SMAM has delivered so far remains unclear.

The company's head, Mike Bushell, told an Australian newspaper that they had managed record-breaking deals for the Games, and that SMAM has not been paid "a single rupee" so far. The Inquiry Committee set up by Kalmadi is also looking into whether SMAM shares any DNA with World Sports Group, a company being investigated for an 80-crore kickback in a controversial broadcast rights deal for the Indian Premier League.

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Got Rs 3 crore? Buy James Bond's car in India

Got Rs 3 crore? Buy James Bond's car in India:Aston Martin, the car that James Bond made famous through many Ian Fleming flicks, will set the roads of India afire by the end of this year, albeit at a hefty price tag of up to Rs 3 crore.

The UK-based carmaker is understood to be gearing up to launch its vehicles in India, and has tied up with Infinity Cars to open its first showroom in Mumbai.

According to sources close to the development, Aston Martin has signed an agreement with Mumbai-based Infinity Cars, which is also a dealer of BMW, and appointed it as the company's exclusive distributor for the Indian market.

"Infinity will open the booking process for Aston Martin from next week. The cars are likely to be delivered in the next 5-6 months," a source said Aston Martin will initially sell four models - V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and DBS-in India and the ex-showroom prices have almost been finalised, sources added.

"While V8 and DB9 will come for Rs 1.35 crore and Rs 1.9 crore, Rapide and DBS will be offered for Rs 2.3 crore and Rs 2.8 crore. Above this, customers have to pay for the insurance and registration charges," sources said.

Aston Martin is primarily a sports cars manufacturer. Established in 1914 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, the company was part of US car giant Ford from 1994 to 2007.

In 2007, a joint venture company, headed by David Richards and co-owned by Investment Dar and Adeem Investment of Kuwait and English businessman John Sinders, acquired Aston Martin from Ford for 479 million pounds.

When asked about its India plans, an Aston Martin spokesperson said: "Aston Martin is currently in discussion with potential dealers in India."

Infinity Cars director Lalit Choudary said: "It is not the right time and pre-mature as we are still finalising the prices and what models to bring in... The picture will be clear in a month's time

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Ahmadinejad survives bomb attack

Ahmadinejad survives bomb attack

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived an attack on his convoy in Iran on Wednesday, Lebanon's Future television quoted the Iranian presidency as saying.

Al Arabiya television said an attacker had thrown a bomb at Ahmadinejad's convoy before being detained. Both television reports said some people had been wounded in the attack.

Dubai-based Al Arabiya cited its own sources as saying the bomb had hit a car carrying journalists and presidential staff. However, the media department at the Presidential Office denied the president came under attack.

Ahmadinejad appeared on live Iranian television at a sports stadium in the western city of Hamadan. He was apparently well and made no mention of any attack.

40 US billionaires pledge to donate to charity

40 US billionaires pledge to donate to charity

Forty billionaires and their families in the US have pledged to donate more than half of their fortune to charity.

The donators include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, businessman Warren Buffett, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, pharmaceutical tycoon Patrick Soon-Shiong, Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Hollywood director George Lucas, Xinhua reported.

The list also include David Rockefeller, from the Rockefeller family, and Barron Hilton, son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton.

The families all participated on Wednesday in the 'Giving Pledge', a donation drive launched by Buffett and Gates. The idea was to invite the wealthiest individuals and families in the US to give the majority of their wealth for philanthropic causes and to charitable organisations during their lifetime or even after their death.

'The pledge is a moral commitment to give, not a legal contract,' a statement from the Giving Pledge said.

Buffett said the drive has 'just started, but already we've had a terrific response'.

Fall madly in love this Monsoon

Fall in  love this monsoon
The season of love has come with alluring charm and cupid mood, then why should we be behind, perk up your relationship with greenery and drizzles around.
When the silvery beads of water go pitter-patter on the parched hot summer roof, libidos take flights of fantasies and bedsheets crumple into fatigued balls. But before you go all peacock on her this monsoon, learn these three tricks. And ladies we have an equal number of suggestions for you to make him scream out your name loud.
For the peacock in you
Dress code: Do a la Jeetendra
Dressing up in white is not only Jeetendra`s birthright. Don a white shirt and a pair of trousers and half the battle is won. White is the new black; there is something mysterious about a guy clad in white that keeps his partner guessing what he is going to do next. And when the rain makes the shirt cling to your skin, the transparency will excite her enough to join you. A word of caution though, work on those love handles you have accumulated over those endless cans of beer with guy friends before you slip into one.
Location: Under the shower
Entering the shower without clothes is passé. Leave all those old moves to the worn-out porn stars. Get under the sprinkler clad in whites with her in a sari, and remember the golden rule of love making -- foreplay. Keep it slow, where is the fun without making her wait for the main course? Start with removing accessories like bracelets, watches (if it`s not a waterproof one), chains and lockets. Take up hooks and buttons as the next challenge but don`t go all the way. Keep your clothes on, the barrier of silk between both of you and you will slowly but surely bring out the kitten in her.
Post Love move: Love poem
Boys we all kinda know what to do till we reach that orgasmic peak, the mystery for most of us what to do as we come down stumbling down. Well, a cuddle to start with would be nice, seconded by stroking her hair and gazing into her eyes. Copy a mushy love poem or pen down a few lines yourself about her and keep it hidden under the pillow. Pull it out after the action and read it out for her. It sure sounds corny but it`s bound to have an effect on her. Remember to be genuine though and choose a befitting poem. There is nothing more insulting for a woman you has made love to than an undeserving praise.
For the peahens
Dress code: Wet sari
Well, you might condemn Bollywood for all those corny rain numbers with the heroine wrapped in a sari gyrating under a water hose held by a salivating unit member, but the producers weren`t dumb. It wasn`t just for kicks that Sridevi sang Kate nahi katte yeh din yeh raat in Mr. India, giving the nation a mini orgasm or Raveena Tandon chanted Tip tip barsa paani in a yellow sari creating electricity in the air. A woman clad in a wet sari is etched so deep in our male psyche that it is hard to ignore her. Pull out those cottons, silks or just about any fabric, we don`t care as long as its` wet and you are willing to let us peal it off you.
In the backyard or on the rooftop
Location is important to make him go weak-kneed. Remember, nothing risked, nothing gained. Take him out in the rain. The wet hair, the smoky make-up and the clingy sari are your weapons of destruction. The bold act of seducing him in the open will drive him wild. Keep an eye out for nosy neighbours while you are busy playing tongue hockey in your backyard.
Post love move:
Strawberries and hot chocolate
Now granny wasn`t bluffing when she told you that the way to a man`s heart is through his stomach. If you want to keep him still eating out of your fingers, literally, let some hot chocolate do the trick. Sitting by the window, watching the rainfall with a warm nourishing post-coital drink vitalises every exhausted man who was panting for his life a few minutes back. And simply put, when a man ejects energy he needs to inject too, to keep the system running. A steak or a sizzler will never fail you.
So, enjoy this season of love with verve and zest.

More people die of medical error than road accidents

More people die of medical error than road accidents

Can you imagine even in your wildest drems that almost one million people die of medical errors every year all over the world? This is the shocking report of the Institute of Medicine. This means that more people die from medical errors than from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer or AIDS. Government agencies, purchasers of group health care, and health care providers work together to make the health care system safer for patients and the public. But, finally, it is up to you not to be part of the horror story doing the rounds.

Such errors can happen during even the most routine tasks, such as when a hospital patient on a salt-free diet is given a high-salt meal. Most errors result from problems created by today’s complex health care system. But errors also happen when doctors and their patients have problems communicating.

According to eminent Medical journalist Sujata Shakeel, " this is shocking to say the least that medical errors are causing so much deaths.It is wake call for medical fertinity. They must rise equal to the occassion to prevent these deaths."

The single most important way you can help to prevent errors is to be an active member of your health care team. That means taking part in every decision about your healthcare. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. Some specific tips, based on the latest scientific evidence about what works best, follow.

Make sure that all of your doctors know about everything you are taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and dietary supplements such as vitamins and herbs. At least once a year, bring all of your medicines and supplements with you to your doctor. “Brown bagging” your medicines can help you and your doctor talk about them and find out if there are any problems. It can also help your doctor keep your records up to date, which can help you get better quality care.

According to report, make sure your doctor knows about any allergies and adverse reactions you have had to medicines. This can help you avoid getting a medicine that can harm you.When your doctor writes you a prescription, make sure you can read it. If you can’t read your doctor’s handwriting, your pharmacist might not be able to either. Ask for information about your medicines in terms you can understand—both when your medicines are prescribed and when you receive them. · What is the medicine for? How am I supposed to take it, and for how long? What side effects are likely? What do I do if they occur?

What food, drink, or activities should I avoid while taking this medicine? When you pick up your medicine from the pharmacy, ask: Is this the medicine that my doctor prescribed? A study by the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences found that 88 percent of medicine errors involved the wrong drug or the wrong dose.

If you have any questions about the directions on your medicine labels, ask. Medicine labels can be hard to understand. For example, ask if “four doses daily” means taking a dose every 6 hours around the clock or just during regular waking hours. Ask your pharmacist for the best device to measure your liquid medicine. Also, ask questions if you’re not sure how to use it. Research shows that many people do not understand the right way to measure liquid medicines. 9.

Ask for written information about the side effects your medicine could cause. If you know what might happen, you will be better prepared if it does—or, if something unexpected happens instead. That way, you can report the problem right away and get help before it gets worse. If you have a choice, choose a hospital at which many patients have the procedure or surgery you need. Research shows that patients tend to have better results when they are treated in hospitals that have a great deal of experience with their condition.

According to Delhi based Dr RK Caroli,if you are in a hospital, consider asking all healthcare workers who have direct contact with you whether they have washed their hands. Hand washing is an important way to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals. Yet, it is not done regularly or thoroughly enough. A recent study found that when patients checked whether health care workers washed their hands, the workers washed their hands more often and used more soap. When you are being discharged from the hospital, ask your doctor to explain the treatment plan you will use at home.

Soha Ali roped in for Deepa's Midnight's Children

As we all must be aware that the famous Director Deepa Mehta is known for her veteran starcast. But the Auteur, who is much known for her controversial flicks like Fire and Water, has made a slight change in her strategy this time.

Alongside her favourites – Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das, the lady of a great insight has for the first time roped in Soha Ali Khan for her upcoming movie Midnight`s Children.

The much talked movie Midnight`s Children has seasoned actors like Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Nandita Das, and Irrfan Khan.

The movie is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning novel with the same title. The film will start shooting later this year.

Soha is very excited to get this role but she is not ready to reveal anything about the film. The actress said that she had never worked with such a senior like Deepa so she is honored to get the chance. It is going to be her second film with any female director, the other one is Sangeeta, the director of her movie Life Goes On.

Soha said jokingly that Deepa would kill her if she speaks up about the film. As the film is in its initial stage, the actress was asked to keep quiet about it.

Well, let`s see would Soha be able to create wonders with her acting in the film or not!

Bill to protect whistleblowers in Cabinet today

The bill to protect whistleblowers will come up before the Cabinet on Thursday. Whistleblower is a person who raises a concern about wrongdoing occurring in an organization or body of people. Usually this person would be from that same organization.

The revealed misconduct may be classified in many ways, for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health or safety violations, and corruption.

The bill says that the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) will be the nodal agency to look into all complaints. He will have the powers of a civil court and it will be his responsibility to protect the identity of the witness. Revealing the identity of a whistle blower can invite up to three years in jail and a fine of up to Rs50,000.

The bill also proposes that no court can interfere in the case and can have any powers on the decision of the CVC.

The number of whistleblowers killed this year alone has gone up to eight. The Congress-ruled Maharashtra tops the list with four killings, followed by the BJP-ruled Gujarat with two.

Sohrabuddin case: Mathur appears before CBI

Sohrabuddin case: Mathur appears before CBI

Former additional director general of police OP Mathur appeared before the CBI on Thursday for questioning in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Mathur was head of the state CID (Crime) department which was heading the investigation into the case before the Supreme Court handed it over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Summons were issued to Mathur to appear before the CBI.

He was subsequently Ahmedabad police commissioner and retired from the post. He is presently in charge of the newly-set up Raksha University.

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has been accused of killing Sheikh near Ahmedabad on grounds that he was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operative in a staged shootout on November 26, 2005. His wife Kauser-Bi has also been missing since then.

Sharad Yadav's chopper makes emergency landing

Sharad escapes mishap; chopper makes emergency landing

A helicopter that was carrying Sharad Yadav, the President of the Janata Dal (United), had to land minutes after it took off from Patna because of a major technical problem.

Sources say that the tip of the tail rotator blade of the chopper broke mid-air. Along with Yadav, two pilots and three other passengers are safe.

When contacted, state Road Construction Minister Prem Kumar said, "we heard a sound in the tail fan of the wobbling chopper and the pilots soon decided to make an emergency landing."

After a few minutes the helicopter took off, the pilot reported the technical problem to the Air Traffic Control in Patna and landed the helicopter in a field at Jakkanpur. "

Yadav was heading towards Chausa to attend a function for inauguration of a road bridge by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Novel Tata could be the next boss of Tata group

Novel Tata could be the next boss of Tata group

Tata Sons, the promoter of the $71 billion Tata Group, has decided to find a successor to the Group`s present Chairman Ratan Tata. who will retire in December 2012, when he turns 75. Tata Sons has set up a panel to search for a successor to Ratan Tata.

Meanwhile, Noel Naval Tata, 53, could be the next chairman of Tata Group. The half-brother of Ratan Tata has a very strong chance of leading India`s leading Industrial house. Sources in Bombay house, the head office of Tata group in Mumbai, say that finally Novel would become the successor of Ratan Tata once he demits the office in 2012.

"The Board of Tata Sons Ltd has formed a selection committee comprising five members, including an external member for eventually deciding on a suitable successor to Ratan N Tata," Tata Sons, the Group`s holding company, said in a statement.

Tata, 72, is due to retire in December 2012 when he would turn 75.

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