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Pak PM Sharif raises Kashmir issue with a burger vendor, gets thrashed

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the Kashmir plebiscite issue with a hamburger vendor outside the United Nations Headquarter building in New York. The move follows the failure of an attempt made by the Pakistani UN delegation to raise the issue with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who said that he was sick and tired of Pakistanis humming the Kashmir tune for the zillionth time.

Ki-moon was apparently so angry that as soon as Sharif uttered the Kashmir word, he threw a vase at the Pakistani PM and asked him to leave the building. From Ki-moon's office to the cab Sharif took, he tried to raise Kashmir issue with everyone he met including the lift supervisor and the bell boy. Each of them asked Sharif to mind his own business.

Exasperated, Sharif finally caught hold of the hamburger guy outside the building and started talking about the need for self-determination for Kashmiris. The burger guy thrashed Sharif after stuffing a huge burger in his mouth. Sharif rolled over a…

Irridium found in Volkswagen exhaust: Maggi Lab

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Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) lab alias Maggi labs which had tested the Maggi samples that were found to contain an unacceptable level of lead, has now said that it has found traces of
Iridium in the exhaust of Volkswagen cars it tested. The tests were done by the lab out of curiosity and because the lab had run out of noodle brands to test. The test results will be placed in public domain this weekend after the government studies it, said L D Kumar, Head of Virtual and Invasive Testing at FSDA.

"This is indeed a rare instance of an element common among extra-terrestrial bodies being found in automobile exhaust. We have no idea as to how a rare element found its way into the automobile. It could have come from the fuel or the polymer lining the fuel tank. I am not going to speculate at this point especially since you are only a blog and not a newspaper, I will indulge in more speculation tonight on Newshour with Goswami," L D Kumar said.

As soon …

Power situation in Bangalore goes from grim to "whatever is worse than grim"

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Bangalore, according to our correspondent, is so dark during night that the sale of telescopes has shot up 160 percent in the city in the last two days alone. This is not to mention the mushrooming of many astronomy clubs in the city. With little light, the night sky appears bright with many constellations visible to the naked sky like never before and astronomy buffs are lapping it all up.

How did all this happen, you ask and here is the story. Bangalore is the only metro in India that has to bear over 5 powerless hours every single day. The situation is so bad that a few days back, a few Bangalore citizens promised to be more civic minded, if they were given more electricity and less powercuts.

"I admit the power situation has gone from grim to whatever is worse than grim. But I assure you, the situation will improve soon as we are negotiating purchase of 8000 MW of power from North Korea. Once this power arrives, powercuts will be history and I will be able to watch various …