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Social activist Anna Hazare, software czar Azim Premji and four other Indians have been named in the US-based Foreign Policy magazine's list of the top 100 global thinkers for 2011.

Economist Abhijit Banerjee, writer-activist Arundhati Roy, researcher Deepa Narayan and scholar Arvind Subramanian are the other Indians in the list topped by Arab activists who helped bring democracy to the Middle East. US President Barack Obama is ranked 11th on the list.

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Nine Indians figured in the 2010 list. The highest spot to an Indian this year went to Premji, ranked at 14, who the magazine called the 'Bill Gates of India'.

'It's not just because of Azim Premji's enormous wealth that he is compared to the American technologist turned philanthropist,' the magazine said about India's third richest citizen with a net worth of $13 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

'It is Premji's unprecedented philanthropy, that recently has borne out the Gates comparison,' it said noting the chairman of the IT firm Wipro, recently contributed nearly $2 billion to a rural education project.

Anna Hazare, who is leading a popular campaign demanding tough new laws to curb corruption, is the next Indian who features on the list, ranked at number 37. He figures for 'asking the world's largest democracy to live up to its billing'.

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From medicines to medical check-ups; air-coolers at the Maidan to the overhead waterproof tents; from meals to snacks everything at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi is being taken care of by protestors themselves. Contributions, both in the form of cash and service, are pouring in at Ramlila Maidan for the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption protests.

As day 7 of Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement saw the highest ever participation at Ramlila grounds, people continued to donate generously to the cause. Volunteers at the information kiosk at Ramlila said that people donated both in cash and cheques.

Some individuals and companies have taken up the financing of one complete aspect of the protests.

For instance, Jindal Aluminum is funding the set-up of tents at the venue. New overhead waterproof sheets are being set-up at Ramlila Maidan, as some parts of the old ones, which were not water resistant, were rendered useless in the rains on the weekend.

Jindal Aluminum was the largest contributor in India Against Corruption's protest at Jantar Mantar in April this year with a donation of Rs 25 lakh.
 

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The DMA, which had also set up camp in Hazare's April agitation at Jantar Mantar, has the basic set-up for diagnosis and prescription for protestors.

"On an average, we have been seeing about 400-500 patients per day at Ramlila Maidan. Most of them come with dehydration-related problems due to lack of clean drinking water. We have the basic set-up here like checking for blood pressure, sugar levels etc. We also have stocked with electrolyte tablets and some medicines for headaches, dizziness etc," said DMA president Vinod Khetarpal.

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The Delhi Police detained veteran social activist Anna Hazare ahead of his indefinite fast over the proposed Lokpal Bill. The government went into panic mode yesterday, accusing the Gandhian activist of fudging his trust records and clamping ban orders on the venue of the fast. Arvind Kejriwal, another leader of the movement, has urged citizens to switch off lights in their homes for an hour from 8 pm today.

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"It is a wonderful tourist season and all of us are praying things stay this way in the coming months and the next year as well", said Muhammad Ramzan, 54, the owner of a Dal Lake houseboat.
There is a heavy rush of visitors daily to the Mughal gardens of Nishat, Shalimar and Chashmashahi in Srinagar and roads outside these gardens are usually crammed with vehicles carrying tourists.

 

 

Tourism is the Valley's biggest money spinner after the Rs.2,000-crore horticulture sector. It was badly hit last year as the Valley had remained shut for over four months because of the summer unrest during which 110 people died in bloody clashes with the security forces.

 

Shikaras are used by the tourists for joyrides in the Dal Lake and the Nigeen Lake. After many years, the shikarawallahs are doing a roaring business here.
A new attraction for the joyriders this year are the high-speed water bikes in the Dal Lake. Wearing life jackets, tourists enjoy the thrill.

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Another major attraction for the tourists is the pony ride from the north Kashmir Sonamarg tourist resort to the Thajwas Glacier. The slow moving mass of snow and water present a spectacle which defies description.
"There is fast stream rafting, snow boarding, water skiing, cable car rides in Gulmarg to the snow capped Afarwat Hills, mouthwatering local cuisine, disarming hospitality of Kashmiris and a hundred more indulgences for the tourists."

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                                                   Baby boy with 34 fingers

 

Akshat, a baby boy over the age of one, registered his name in the Guinness world records for having a total of 34 fingers and toes.
 
He has set the record for having the highest number of fingers and toes and hails from the Bareilly district in Uttar Pradesh.
 
Amrita Saxena, the mother of the child, said it was difficult for her to believe that her son broke the world record, until a family friend convinced her.
 
"He (family friend) read on the internet about the baby born in China with 31 fingers. Then he said that my boy has broken the record of having 34 fingers. At first, I was not convinced at all. It was hard to believe that my son has broken the record. But later, he along with my husband and my younger sister registered the data in the Internet. Then I was asked to submit certain documents after which his name was in the Guinness World Records," added Saxena.
 
Doctors attending to the child informed the mediapersons that it was a rare phenomenon and diagnosed it as polydactyly.
 
"The person who is diagnosed with it is polydactylic. It is due to certain defects in the bone development of the uterus. The reason behind this defect can be either developmental congenital formation or chromosomal anomalies, which is due to maternal infection or drugs," said Dr. Parul Gupta, a gynaecologist.
 
Gupta further explained that this congenital physical anomaly could be easily cured by performing a surgery.

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