News Wrap: No gift for Anna this Christmas

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Pulasta Dhar December 23, 2011 18:20:50 IST

A new twist in the Team Anna vs government standoff, as the Gandhian has been rejected concession to fast at the MMRDA grounds and has been asked to limit his protest only in a certain part of the Azad Maidan after it was suggested as an alternative venue.

The Bombay High Court was critical of his decision to go ahead with the fast and said that it will interfere with the Parliament's proceedings.
You can listen to Kiran Bedi in our bulletin, where she rules out Delhi as a place to fast, in spite of the police giving permission to protest at the Ramlila Maidan.

News Wrap No gift for Anna this Christmas

Social activist Anna Hazare with his associate Arvind Kejriwa. PTI

Two suspected terrorists of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) were arrested by the Delhi police.

They have been connected with the foiled terror plot where the police found explosives in a car outside Ambala Cant railway station in October.

In international news, Barack Obama finally convinced The Republicans extend the payroll tax cut for two months, as demanded by him. He believes that it will go a long way in protecting middle-class families from tax increase.

This is a major victory for the President on the even of election-year.

Over to sport and big blow for India as six top women athletes, including Asian Games double gold medalist Ashwini Akkunji, were handed a one-year ban for failing to attend dope tests earlier this year, virtually ending their chances of participating in the 2012 London Olympics.

But lawyer Anish Dayal say in the clip that there is still hope for them.

Tottenham Hostpurs and Chelsea played out an exciting London Derby in the English Premier League which ended in a 1-1 draw. Emanuel Adebayor and Daniel Sturridge were the scorers as a tight battle at the top of the table ensues.

In entertainment, Shah Rukh Khan’s don has not impressed our reviewer but you can still go and check out the Farhan Akhtar film.

And on Christmas weekend, we look at some of the top business gadgets for 2011...a mouse that doubles as a scanner, a pen which records what you write, portable Bluetooth keyboard and a spare battery charger. Maybe you can treat yourself to one of those! Merry Christmas.

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