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Brij Bihari Pandey carried out of jail by relatives
18 June 2011  15:05 ET
 

A convicted murderer, who was India’s oldest inmate, has been released from prison at the age of 108.

Brij Bihari Pandey, a Hindu priest, was serving a life sentence for the murder of four people in 1987, when he was 84.

Officials at Gorakhpur jail in Uttar Pradesh state say Mr Bihari, who requires regular hospital visits, was freed on humanitarian grounds.

As he is unable to walk, relatives carried him from prison to a waiting car.

“It was getting difficult to take care of a 108-year-old prisoner,” said jail Supt SK Sharma.

“We moved an application for his release and the court accepted it.”

In 1987, Mr Bihari and 15 others – many of them his nephews and family members – killed four people over the appointment of a rival as chief priest of a Hindu temple.

After a trial lasting more than two decades he was sentenced in 2009 but had to be frequently rushed to hospital and was mostly bed-ridden.

As he was carried from the jail, Mr Bihari hugged fellow inmates, who placed a garland of flowers on him.

Prison officials said he received the garland with a broad smile and said: “God is great. Thank you.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13824905

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 
Brij Bihari Pandey
2991 298199 715457     88
 
his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 88 = Overcoming greed.
 
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Caste council meeting (file photo)
5 May 2011 Last updated at 08:25 ET
 

Police in India say they have arrested eight people for stoning to death a young couple who had a love affair which met with their disapproval.

The accused include the parents of the murdered woman, who died alongside her lover. He came from a lower social group in Uttar Pradesh state.

There have been many cases in India where people have been killed for defying tradition and family honour.

Often these crimes are endorsed, or even encouraged, by village elders.

In the latest instance, police believe that Rajiv Verma and his girlfriend Renu Pal were stoned to death by a mob of about 200 people, including many of the girl’s relatives.

The officer in charge of the investigation told the BBC that Renu’s mother was suspected of playing a leading role in the killings.

The couple were murdered apparently because of the mob’s “shame” that Renu, a student, should fall in love with her teacher, who came from a lower social group or caste.

The police said that community leaders had warned the couple to break off their relationship, but three days before their deaths, they ran off together.

Last month India’s Supreme Court warned senior officials that they could be prosecuted if they failed to prevent such killings from taking place.

It said that in some cases village councils had encouraged or even ordered the deaths.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13294863

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Rajiv Verma

91194 45941       47

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn =  47 = Everybody knows your name.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Renu Pal

9        13

 

how she lost her heart’s desire = RL = 93 = Worst case scenario.

what she mustn’t do = RA = 91 = Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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2011-01-02 23:00:00

 Two people, including a woman, were killed for practising witchcraft in Jharkhand’s Gumla district, police said Sunday. No one has yet been arrested.

According to police, the two dead bodies were found buried on a river bank near Jolo village of the district, around 140 km from Ranchi.

The victims were identified as Tulsi Oraon and Ganduri Mundain.

Villagers informed police that they were killed on charges of practising witchcraft.

According to official data, more than 700 people have been killed for indulging in witchcraft in the last 10 years.

from:  http://www.samachar.com/Two-killed-for-practising-witchcraft-lbcxR2jfgca.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Tulsi Oraon

23319 69165       45

Tulsi Oraon’s path of destiny = 45 = Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Ganduri Mundain

7154399 4354195        69

Ganduri Mundain’s path of destiny = 69 = Marked for death.

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Utkarsh Tripathi

2011-01-02 13:50:00

He is all of 12 years but Utkarsh Tripathi painstakingly brings out a handwritten newspaper every week to spread awareness among his peers on issues like the environment and female foeticide. And all this to satisfy his urge to ‘serve the country’.

A Class 8 student of the Brij Bihari Sahai (BBS) Inter College in Allahabad, Utkarsh has been bringing out the newspaper Jagriti for the last one year.

And for the four-page, black-and-white newspaper, Utkarsh not only dons the role of a reporter, editor and publisher, but also turns hawker for circulating the weekly.

Unlike other papers, readers of Jagriti don’t have to spend a single penny — Utkarsh distributes it free of cost.

‘Yes, I manage it all alone. Right from gathering the content, its editing, publishing and ultimately distributing the copies to readers,’ Utkarsh, a resident of Khatju colony in Allahabad, said.

‘I know, you would like to know how I publish the newspaper. First I prepare a handwritten copy of Jagriti and later take out copies at a photocopy shop in my locality… It’s simple,’ he explained.

Jagriti has about 150 readers belonging to varied age groups in Allahabad, some 200 km from the state capital Lucknow.

‘Children comprise the major chunk of Jagriti readers…my school friends, my seniors in school, teachers and also my neighbours,’ he said.

According to Utkarsh’s father Hari Prasad, who runs a coaching institute, his son has a flair for writing and wanted to serve the country in some way.

‘More than a year ago, he read an article on Indo-China relations in a Hindi daily. I don’t know what came into his mind… After reading the article, he came to me and asked me to suggest a way he could serve the country,’ Prasad said.

‘At that time I wasn’t sure how serious he was about the question… I said that joining the defence services was one of the best options to serve the country… To this, he said that he wanted to start serving the society from his school life itself. I then suggested why not work like a journalist and make people aware of their rights,’ he added.

Utkarsh took the suggestion seriously and came up with Jagriti.

‘I named the newspaper Jagriti, as my mission was to make people aware of various issues affecting them,’ the 12-year-old said.

‘I try to cover social issues pertaining to environment, female foeticide and others in the editorial section, and also information about public welfare schemes and important government policies for the betterment of the poor or children,’ Utkarsh added.

Jagriti also has success stories of scientists, political leaders and other prominent personalities.

But how does he get time from his studies to bring out a weekly newspaper.

‘I believe if anyone is passionate about something, he or she can take out some time to purse his passion, irrespective of the hectic schedule,’ Utkarsh replied.

‘I spend some time daily on researching topics and gathering public utility information from sources like magazines, news dailies and the internet. On Sunday I get more time to work on my project and make pictorial representations that could go along with the articles,’ he said.

Utkarsh’s efforts are much appreciated by people in Allahabad.

‘He has shown all of us that an ordinary person can contribute to the society in one way or other…You just need to have an urge for that,’ Kashi Kesarwani, a resident of Chandpur area, said.

Nutan Devi, a local journalist and the boy’s neighbour, said; ‘For me it’s real journalism… It has revived the decades-old objective of journalism that seems to have now have got lost somewhere…’

from:  http://www.samachar.com/At-12-he-is-newspaper-editor-reporter-and-publisher-lbcoMtghhae.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Utkarsh Tripathi

3                      9

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = UI = 39 = Idealist.

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Wed, 29 Dec 07:46:30 2010

The contest between the two top teams in the world is heating up, and some of it is boiling over, with Paul Harris alleging that “it must have been something personal [said by Sreesanth] for Graeme Smith to react the way he did”.

The incident Harris talked about was when Smith was seen pointing his bat at Sreesanth, and sharing stern words.

It came three balls after Sreesanth had hit Smith on the finger with a sharp delivery, and there seemed to have been words exchanged then.

Harris, however, made the allegation in the good faith that Smith doesn’t react on the field unless a personal comment is made to him.

“For Grame to act the way he did – we all know Graeme really well – he doesn’t react to situations like that,” Harris said.

“If it was personal – and I have heard it was – I think we should cut that out of the game.

“I know Sreesanth has said a few personal things on the field, which is not great and we don’t condone that.

If he wants to do that, he can do that.

It must have been something personal for Graeme to react the way he did.” This was not the first time that words had been exchanged in this series.

It was not even the first time on this particular day, for that matter.

When Zaheer Khan came out to bat and swung and missed twice, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Smith were in his ear.

When Ishant Sharma got out, the umpires were not sure he had done so to a legitimate delivery, and Ishant waited next to the South African huddle for the third umpire to relay his verdict.

There were words spoken then too, and Ishant was seen turning back and responding to what looked like a verbal send-off.

VVS Laxman was quick to mention the earlier incidents when the Smith-Sreesanth run-in was brought up, but also sought to play things down.

“I am not sure what happened but saying that, it’s a series between two top teams,” he said.

“In a keen tussle like that, it is bound to happen.

It’s not only when Sreesanth said something to Smith, but even their bowlers came at us hard.

It’s bound to happen because both the teams want to win this game badly.

[These things happen] when the intensity at which the game is played is high.” Harris seemed to be in agreement with the intensity, but repeated the bit about getting personal.

“The game has been played in very good spirit,” he said.

“It’s No.

1 v No.

2.

Every now and then it will boil over, it’s Test cricket.

That’s what people want to see.

Even we want to see it played hard on the field, but not getting personal.

That’s where we draw the line, it’s a fine line.”

from:  http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/29122010/28/sreesanth-smith-sparks.html

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Indian bowlers were right on track with speedster Zaheer Khan coming into action at the right time, getting Mark Boucher out. The South African tail was exposed to the Indian battery in the first session of play itself, putting them within touching distance of a historic win.

Prior to this, Harbhajan Singh had sent tremors down the South African dressing room as he claimed AB de Villiers before he could offer any resistance to the Indian charge. With half of the South African team back into the pavilion, India sniffed victory on the penultimate day of the Test while the home team desperately looked for a big partnership that would save the match.

This came after Sreesanth spit fire at the South African resistance to get the most dangerous man in their squad, Jacques Kallis (17), out cheaply with a brilliant delivery. The fall saw the morning session tilt slightly in India’s favour with four wickets in their bag.

Weather gods had the final say on Day 3 of the Durban Test as the South African scorecard read 111/3 at stumps due to bad light. Needing 192 more runs to win, the duo of AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis held fort and would have hoped to start the penultimate day of the Test without losing their wickets cheaply. However, the visitors had other plans, with the aim of levelling the series and retaining their supremacy in Tests.

Scorecard: India Vs South Africa»

In the last session of play on Tuesday, Sreesanth had come up with his second wicket of the innings to send the SA top-order packing. He claimed the crucial wicket of danger man Hashim Amla for a paltry 16 and with the third wicket’s fall, Indian camp had an understandable bounce in their step.

Earlier, Alviro Petersen could not continue for long in front of a disciplined Indian bowling battery and succumbed to Harbhajan Singh at a score of 26 runs. The fall of the second wicket opened the floodgates for Proteas top order and the Indians were offered a window of opportunity to seal the second Test.

Sreesanth drew first blood in the final innings, claiming South African captain Graeme Smith (37), bringing an end to a solid first wicket stand. The partnership gave the home team an upper hand in the early proceedings with two days of the match to spare.

The strike came just before tea time on Day 3, resulting in the South African scorecard reading 70/1 with Petersen giving company to Hashim Amla.

Yesterday, it was heartbreak for VVS Laxman as he was the last man to fall just at the brink of a well deserved century (96) as an outside edge flew into the hands of Mark Boucher, ending the Indian innings at 228 runs.

from:  http://cricket.zeenews.com/IndvsSA10/story.aspx?nid=34786

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Sreesanth was born on February 6th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sreesanth

February 6th, 1983

2 + 6 +1+9+8+3 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation. 

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February 6th, 1983

February 6th

2 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from February 6th, 2010 to February 5th, 2011) = Be fair.

11 year + 12 (December) = 23 = his personal month (from December 6th, 2010 to January 5th, 2011) = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Athlete.  Sports.  Yelling.  Temper tantrums.

23 month + 29 (29th of the month on Wednesday December 29th, 2010) = 52 = his personal day = Sarcasm.  Harsh words.

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November 30, 2010 12:38 IST

As the Congress closes ranks and tries to dismiss the Jagan factor in Andhra Pradesh, the rebel Reddy is in Kadapa district with his mother, Vijayalaxmi, and will visit the YSR samadhi there to pay respects to the former chief minister. Jagan Mohan Reddy quit the Congress and as the Kadapa MP on Monday. (Jagan’s resignation letter to Sonia: Full Text)
 
The party has a tricky task ahead and leaders insist that Jagan’s exit will have no impact on the Congress in Andhra Pradesh.  Consolidation is key as the party works out a new cabinet that will please as many people as possible. The crucial cabinet formation exercise will take place on Wednesday and there are fears that those left out will gravitate towards YSR’s son. (Who is Jagan Mohan Reddy?)
 
Jagan has publicly asked the MLAs who support him not to resign from the Congress. He would need 53 MLAs to split the party and at the moment sources in his camp say they do not have the support of more than 30. They do hope that number will increase after December 1. 
 
Because of Jagan’s pro-unified-Andhra stance, only one of the 50-odd Congress MLAs from the Telangana region supports him. His support base is essentially drawn from the other two regions. 
If Jagan were to manage to the split the party, the Congress could then look to the Prajya Rajyam Party (PRP),  Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) for outside support to the government.
 
There was talk of Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party, with its 18 MLAs, filling the Jagan void, but the actor-turned politician has decided to stay out of the government for now, with talks falling through on ministerial berths. Sources said Chiranjeevi wanted four ministries, but the Congress was loath to give him that many.
 
There are also doubts over whether Chiru can deliver the 18 MLAs en bloc. At least four of them are openly with Jagan.
 
The next bit of action is now expected on Wednesday, when the new Andhra Pradesh cabinet of Kiran Kumar Reddy will be sworn in.  Jagan will be watching the proceedings from Kadapa district, where he shall remain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/jagan-factor-looms-as-congress-picks-cabinet-69522?trendingnow&cp

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Jagan Mohan Reddy was born on December 21st, 1972 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeduguri_Sandinti_Jagan_Mohan_Reddy
December 21st, 1972
12 + 21 +1+9+7+2 = 52 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Keen.  Perseptive.  Astute.  Shrewd.  Astrology.  Horoscope.  Jyotish.  Gossip.  Rumors.
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December 21st
12 + 21 +2+0+0+9 = 44 = his personal year (from December 21st, 2009 to December 20th, 2010) = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  In touch.  Having your finger on the pulse of what’s happening.
44 year + 11 (November) = 55 = his personal month (from November 21st, 2010 to December 20th, 2010) = Insight.  Clarity.  Brilliance.  Using your mind.
55 month + 29 (29th of the month on Monday November 29th, 2010) = 84 = his personal day = Abandoning work.
55 month + 30 (30th of the month on Tuesday November 30th, 2010) = All we are is dust in the wind.
55 month + 1 (1st of the month on Wednesday December 1st, 2010) = 56 = his personal day = Choosing.  Deciding.
“Free to make your own decision.
 Do it now with fine precision!”

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2010-11-21 13:40:00

Anand Kumar, who founded Bihar’s free coaching centre Super 30 and helped many students enter the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), will share his experience with Hollywood producer and director James Cameron next month.

‘I will share the platform with James Cameron during the INK Conference next month,’ Anand Kumar told IANS Sunday.

The conference is held in association with Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED), a global set of conferences aimed at promoting innovation in diverse fields.

This year’s edition will be held in the city of Lavasa in Maharashtra Dec 10-12.

Anand Kumar said it was a matter of great pride that a teacher like him was given an opportunity to speak before such distinguished personalities.

‘It is an honour for my state also, where I grew up and started my institute,’ he said.

The entry fee for the international conference will be Rs.1 lakh, event organiser Deepti Nair said.

‘There is going to be a large number of people from all over the world, who are coming to see and hear these great personalities,’ she said.

According to her, James Cameron would be the star attraction of the programme.

‘He has made many films such as ‘Titanic’, ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Terminator’ and has won many awards, including the Oscars,’ she said.

Nair also said that Anand Kumar is seen as a hero, not only in India, but also abroad.

‘He is viewed as a person who, despite not being able to go to Cambridge due to financial constraints, did not give up and instead, became a ray of hope for the talented students from poor sections of the society. He is bringing about a social change,’ she said.

In the last three years, all 30 students of Super 30 have made it to the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by IITs. Since 2003, 212 students have made it to the IITs.

Anand Kumar, who himself missed a chance to study at Cambridge University because he didn’t have enough money, gives full scholarships to every annual batch of 30 students.

They have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour study each day.

Anand Kumar, who started the Ramanujam School of Mathematics in 1992, founded the Super 30 in 2002.

from:  http://www.samachar.com/Super-30-founder-to-meet-Titanic-director-James-Cameron-klvoL0fiddi.html

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Anand Kumar was born on January 1st, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anand_Kumar

January 1st

1 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 5 = his personal year for 2010

5 year + 12 (December) = 17 = his personal month = Inspirational.  Inspiring.  Guidance.   Guiding light.  Hope.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Anand Kumar

15154 23419          35

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 35 = Perseverance.  Never giving up.

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