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UK Disputes SRK’s Body scan
Britain’s airport officials have disputed the claim by Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan on a popular television show last week that his naked image taken from body scanners at the Heathrow airport were printed and circulated by staff. Khan claimed on the BBC prime time ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’ show that female security staff at the airport had printed his naked image from the newly-installed body scanner and that he had autographed them.

Citizens’ Groups demonstrate in Delhi to protest arrest of Seema Azad:
A number of human rights, women’s and student’s organizations staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar on February 11th, 2010 to protest against attempt of central and state governments to silencehuman rights organizations through arrest of their activists.In particular, the organizations demanded the immediate dropping of
false charges and unconditional release of Ms. Seema Azad, a
journalist and organising secretary of PUCL, uttarpradesh and Mr.
Piyush Manush, Salem based environmental and social activist, Tamil
Nadu. Seema is also on the editorial board of a regional magazine
“Dastak” and has brought out publications on the Kanpur leather
industry and on the land acquisition Ganga expressway project. Likewise, Mr. Piyush Sethia (Manush) was picked by the police on 26th
of January this year while he attempted to distribute leaflets
informing people of the massacre, rape and loot cordoned by the police
in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh.The speakers, which included Justice (Retd) Rajendra Sachar, Praful Bidwai, Anand Swaroop Verma, , Kavita Srivastava,
and other human rights activists decried the attempts of the police
and government across the country to gag the press and civil liberty of

British fashion icon Alexander McQueen commits suicide

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead after taking his own life. The 40-year-old committed suicide just three years after his close friend, Isabella Blow – who plucked him from obscurity and helped him become a star – killed herself. A source at McQueen’s office this afternoon confirmed his death, saying: ‘It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family. ’His death comes just days before the start of London Fashion Week and weeks before he was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week on March 9.

Journalism has been called the “first rough draft of history”. D.U.B may be termed as the first rough draft of DU history. Freedom to Express.

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