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Sound Byte: 'India means I will Never Do It Again'

Last updated on: January 21, 2011 08:45 IST

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"There should be more young people in the management of the various sports. I see the athletes as the most important part. How would a person who has not played at a certain level manage the sport with the same passion as the athletes have? That is beyond my understanding." 

New Sports Minister Ajay Maken while interacting with media persons after taking charge of his new ministry.

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Image: Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken

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"The government is neither going to consult astrologers nor scientists to ascertain the authenticity of 'Makara Jyothi' (divine light), which millions believe as divine and for which they throng the temple with intense desire to see it."

Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan while ruling out a probe on whether 'Makara Jyothi' was a divine phenomenon or man-lit, in an interaction with media persons. 


Image: Kerala Chief Minister VS Achutanandan

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"I am visiting various mutts, religious institutions to find out how people in Karnataka have deviated to a slightly indifferent path of politics."

Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj taking an indirect swipe at the state's political scene.

Image: Karnataka governor H R Bharadwaj

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"I will send her to jail. She has also created a lot of problem in the court of ACMM, I think she is a mentally deranged woman."

Delhi High Court judge Justice Ajit Bharihoke after a former woman intelligence officer belonging to the Reasearch and Analysis Wing created a ruckus in a court room complaining about delay in her trial. Her action prompted the judge to order that she undergo a mental health check-up.


Image: Delhi High Court judge Justice Ajit Bharihoke
Photographs: Courtesy: delhihighcourt.nic.in
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"My husband is a patient of sugar and blood pressure for the last 18 years and his left kidney is also not working. With existing physical condition he cannot rape and being his wife I can say this with certainty."

BSP MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwiwedi's wife Asha while defending her husband, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a Dalit teenager in Banda, UP.


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"Andhra Pradesh has contributed 33 MPs for Congress. Kerala has 16 MPs and there are six ministers. Karnataka has six MPs and there are four ministers. It shows that Congress has no respect for Andhra Pradesh and MPs from the state. This will hurt the party."

Guntur MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao while sharing views with media persons about Wednesday's Cabinet reshuffle.


Image: Guntur MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao
Photographs: Courtesy: gunturmp.com
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"Coming to the UK is a privilege not a right, and we are not willing to allow entry to those whose presence is not conducive to the public good."

Britain's Foreign Office while denying Florida pastor Terry Jones, who had threatened to burn a Quran on an anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, entry into the country.


Image: Pastor Terry Jones
Photographs: Scott Audette/Reuters
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"India means I will Never Do It Again"

Australian event organiser Ric Brich, who has reportedly commissioned a law firm for a multi-million dollar lawsuit over payment dispute with Commonwealth Games organising commmittee



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