India condemns ‘racist’ remarks by New Zealand TV host

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India has condemned “racist and bigoted” remarks by a New Zealand TV presenter who made fun of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s surname. TVNZ breakfast show host Paul Henry broke into laughter a number of times as he mispronounced the surname – which sounds closer to “Dixit” in English. Read more at BBC.

‘Danger’ Akuku Dies and Leaves Behind 100 Widows

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Kenya’s most prominent polygamist has died having married more than 100 women in his lifetime and fathered nearly 200 children. Nicknamed “Danger” because women were so attracted by his handsome looks, Ancentus Akuku was in his late 90’s when he passed away of natural causes. Read more at abc News.

4 dead after toxic mud floods villages in Hungary

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Four people, including two children, were killed after a reservoir broke and flooded three villages in western Hungary with toxic red mud, officials said Tuesday. The government has declared a state of emergency in three counties. Read more at CNN.

We trained militant groups against India, admits Musharraf

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Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has admitted that Pakistan had trained underground militant groups to fight in Kashmir, the first such admission by a top leader of the country. Musharraf’s candid remarks came days after he announced his return to active politics from London where he has been living in self-imposed exile. Read more at Times of India.

SC verdict in Priyadarshini Mattoo case

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(05/10/2010) The Supreme Court will tomorrow pronounce its judgement in the case relating to rape and murder of Delhi college student Priyadarshini Mattoo by a former IPS officer’s son who was sentenced to death by the High Court. Read more at Times of India.

Accused: Santosh Kumar Singh,  son of a former senior IPS officer.

Verdict today (06/10/2010)
SC commutes Santosh Singh’s death sentence to life
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Santosh Kumar Singh in the 14-year-old Priyadarshini Mattoo rape and murder case but reduced the death sentence to life imprisonment, saying certain things were in his favour.

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