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Last updated on: May 11, 2013 10:36 IST

Karnataka election 2013: Congress celebrates victory

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The Congress on Wednesday won a thumping victory in Karnataka to wrest power after a seven year gap, crushing the BJP in a key election ahead of next year's Lok Sabha ballot.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi voiced their satisfaction over the Karnataka result that ended five years of tumultuous rule by the BJP in the southern state.Congress activists celebrated wildly all across Karnataka as a vote count that began at 8 a.m. showed that the party was set to finish with some 120 seats in the 225-member assembly -- seven more than the half-way mark.
The Congress victory "is a clear result against the ideology of the BJP", Manmohan Singh said in New Delhi."The people of the country know what's what and they will reject the BJP ideology as the result in Karnataka shows."The BJP, which stormed to power in Karnataka in 2008 with the hope of expanding rapidly in south India, was routed. Officials said it may finish along with the Janata Dal-Secular (J-S) at 39 seats each.At one point, the BJP trailed behind the JD-S at the third spot.
The Congress had ruled Karnataka on its own until April 2004. It later governed the state with JD-S backing till February 2006. The state slipped into JD-S and BJP hands after that.



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Pak prisoner Sanaullah Haq dies in Chandigarh

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Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah passed away at 6:30 am on Thursday at PGIMER, Chandigarh due to multiple organ failure, sources said.
Sanaullah was injured in a scuffle with another inmate in the high security Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu on May 3. "The patient was brought in a brain dead condition and died this morning due to multiple organ failure," a hospital spokesperson said. Sanaullah suffered renal failure on Wednesday and doctors said that his condition was "extremely critical".
Sanaullah had developed jaundice and other internal infections on Tuesday, doctors said. Sanaullah's relatives, brother-in-law Mohammed Sehzaad and nephew Mohammed Asif visited him on Wednesday for about 10 minutes in the Advanced Trauma Centre of PGIMER.
A resident of Sialkot in Pakistan, the 59-year-old prisoner was serving a life term after he was convicted under TADA provisions following his arrest in 1999.
The Pakistani prisoner was attacked a day after Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner in Pakistan, succumbed to grievous injuries following a murderous assault in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.



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Shruti Haasan's seductive avatar

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Shruti Hassan looked seductive wearing the black skin hugging outfit and Maxim has come up with the headline 'Unexpected Heat Wave' referring Shruti Haasan as Sultry Siren, which looked apt for her bold pose.



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Deepika Padukone is 2012's most desirable woman

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Deepika Padukone sits pretty with a new title in her bag, and this time she has been voted the most desirable woman for the year 2012.
Beating B-town hotties Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Kareena Kapoor, Deepika topped Times 50 Most Desirable Women of 2012 list, presented by Peri Peri Skinwear.
The results were based on an online poll in which 7.01 lakh votes were received.With her free-spirited characters and sexy looks, coupled with great dancing skills and an arresting face, Deepika seems just the right choice to be named the most desirable woman.



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Ranbir, Aishwarya's love story

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Apparently, there is a buzz that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor will act together in a film. The film is a Yashraj Production and Aditya Chopra is keen on casting Aishwarya and Ranbir opposite each other.
Rumour has it that Aishwarya has given a nod for the film and is very excited to work with the young talented actor.
We wonder what Aditya has in mind for this very unlike pairing.



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The secret behind Bipasha's hot body

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Actress Bipasha Basu, who will next feature in an athletic avatar in Vikram Bhatt's "Creature", has taken to the TRX Rip trainer, a portable training tool, to develop a toned physique for the film. TRX Rip trainer is a huge fad in Singapore and the 34-year-old feels that the tool will help her in attaining a "leaner and toned" body.
"I saw TRX Rip training in Singapore and I bought it. I will start shooting for my thriller 'Creature' from June and I need a particular kind of body for the film. I have to be much leaner and toned. I had put on a little weight for my last film 'Aatma (2013) ' and need to lose that," Bipasha said in a statement.
"Rip Training utilizes a lever bar and resistance cord that challenges the body in all three planes of motion - reps, sets and workout. It utilizes the same asymmetrical loading we encounter every day, like carrying groceries, picking up your child, throwing a ball, or performing athletic movements such as swimming, running, and biking," she added.



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