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July 7

NEWS
Canada welcomes Indo-Pak Summit
Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley said Canada welcomes efforts by both parties to defuse tensions and resolve bilateral disputes.

Mother may be barred from seeing
children she tried to kill

Narinder Virk, accused of trying to drown her children last year, may be barred from seeing them if the prosecution has its way.

UK lawyer wins race discrimination case
But Kamlesh Bahl, who now stands to win upto a million pounds, may face discplinary action by the law society for lying under oath.

Dasari Made Corporate VP at Timken
In this new position Vinnie K Dasari will head the Timken's Manufacturing Strategy Implementation Team on a full-time basis.

July 6

NEWS
Sycamore Slapped With Lawsuit
The lawsuit alleges that the company provided misleading information to shareholders at the time of going public in October 1999.

On the trial of the big D
Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi, who's spent 11 years studying depression, explodes some common myths about the disease. The most complex thing about the ailment, he says, is that it affects everyone differently.

UK doctor gets patients more time
In an impassioned speech to the British Medical Association, Dr Chand Nagpaul demanded 'an end to the disgrace that the public are subjected to due to this conveyor-belt processing of patients at brutal speed.'

July 5

NEWS
Racist march in Bradford banned
Home Secretary David Blunkett agreed to ban the National Front from marching through the city where 80,000 residents are of South Asian origin. But there are fears that the NF may defy the ban.

Man admits killing Hindu priest in UK
Dean Riddell, 26, admitted killing Harish Purohit, but said he stabbed him in self-defence after the priest allegedly abducted and tried to sexually assault him.

July 4, with shades of August 15
While the younger generation is comfortable with the 4th of July, old-timers find it hard to forget India's Independence Day.

A tiny device with immense scope
Dr Thomas Thundat, 43, and his colleagues at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, are developing a device that can detect not only landmines but explosives hidden in airport luggage.

Interpol denies police claim about British national
Kulu Superintendent of Police S Venu Gopal had claimed that Interpol had classified information about Ian Stillman, who was arrested near Manali and sentenced to 10 years in prison for involvement in the drugs trade.

MONEY
World Bank happy with India's progress on reform path
India's economic dynamism depends on its state governments, according to a senior Bank official. But more states must embrace change.

Gangwal may stay with US Air despite UAL debacle
The New York Times reported that the airline's pilots and workers are disappointed with CEO Gangwal and chairman Stephen Wolf.

SPECIAL
Lara Dutta to move to Manhattan
Her agent at Wilhelmina Models Inc confirmed that the former Miss Universe would move to Manhattan to pursue her acting and modelling career.

July 4

NEWS
i2 Technologies makes loses in second quarter
The announcement came a month after founder Sanjiv Sidhu replaced himself with Greg Brady as CEO and cut the company's work force by 10 per cent.

Bharti gets clinching evidence against McDonald's
He has in his possession a letter written by a manager in the company's customer satisfaction department, which explicitly recommends French fries as an appropriate choice for vegetarians, lumping it with McDonald's garden salads, whole grain cereals and English muffins.

World Bank happy with India's progress on reform path
India's economic dynamism depends on its state governments, according to a senior World Bank official. But more states must embrace change.

Indian wins top world technology award
Venkataraman Balaji won the prestigious award for an experimental project that takes infotech to 15 fishing villages near Pondicherry.

UK groups lobby against summit
The groups have prepared a 27-page petition that was handed over to Indian missions in several cities around the world on Monday. The petition puts the Indian government in conflict with groups that have been staunchly loyal to India for many years.

More funds announced for the Games
British Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has announced a fresh 105m cash package to support next year's Commonwealth Games.

July 3

UK groups lobby against summit
The groups have prepared a 27-page petition that was handed over to Indian missions in several cities around the world on Monday. The petition puts the Indian government in conflict with groups that have been staunchly loyal to India for many years.

A rangoli for Canada's birthday
The world's largest rangoli -- or floor art mosaic -- was made on Sunday by 500 South Asians at Toronto's International Centre to mark Canada's 134th birthday.

July 2

Racist firebugs target Asians in London
Houses and cars are being deliberately set on fire across London and many of the victims are the minorities, a new study shows.

July 1

NEWS
Indo-US Meet On UN Peacekeeping
A communique issued after the Joint Working Group meeting ended reiterated the desire of the two countries to work together to strengthen the international security system.

'Excellent' Kofi Annan gets second term
Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN and President of the Council, said that Annan had exceeded all expectations that surrounded his initial appointment.

Trans
Indian physicist leads findings on fibre optics
Partha Mitra of Bell Labs and his team have calculated the maximum amount of information that can be sent via optical fibre.

MOVIES
Fast and Furious runs Tomb Raider to the ground
The Fast And The Furious  races past the competition at the US BO.

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