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Last Updated: 2010-08-18T16:56:29+05:30
B. Ramalinga Raju, former chairman of Satyam, gets a bail in the huge corporate scam from the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday.
He has been asked to provide two securities of Rs. 20 lakh each by the court. The court has granted bail to him on health grounds.
"Raju has ...

Last Updated: 2010-02-13T10:14:25+05:30
Shah Rukh Khan The Shiv Sena on Friday night claimed "victory" in its agitation against Shah Rukh Khan and his movie ‘My Name Is Khan’ and the party "congratulated" all its activists for the success.
In a signed statement issued on late Friday night, Sena chief Bal ...

Last Updated: 2009-10-08T13:02:35+05:30
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has topped the all-India list of celebrity brand endorsements.
The second round findings of CelebTrack, which is a joint effort of Percept Talent Management and Hansa Research, Dhoni has taken over Sachin Tendulkar, who had been leading the first round. ...

Last Updated: 2009-08-16T09:41:43+05:30
Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar, was detained at Newark airport for security check-up by US officials and was released only after Indian diplomats intervened. Shah Rukh Khan was detained for questioning by the US officials even after telling them that he is a movie star. It is yet another ...

Last Updated: 2009-08-14T09:04:32+05:30
Rahul Gandhi Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Amethi, his Lok Sabha constituency, on August 17 to check the development of the projects.
Rahul planned this surprise visit to his constituency as he had received the complaints from the villagers that benefits of various central ...

Last Updated: 2009-08-13T13:24:00+05:30
Mamata Banerjee About Rs. 35 million has been approved by Union Railways Minister, Mamata Banerjee, for the Eastern Railway (ER) open theatre that has been named after the noted Bengali theatre icon, Sambhu Mitra.
"Indian Railways have at least 1.4 million staff and we've schools, colleges for the ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-29T16:55:25+05:30
Gayatri Devi The elegant former princess of Cooch Behar, Gayatri Devi, passed way in Jaipur on Wednesday. She was 90. She was the Queen of Jaipur and was once considered among the world's most beautiful women.
She had been admitted to the Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital (SDMH) in Jaipur on July ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-29T10:47:27+05:30
Chand Mohammad Alias Chander Mohan The much talked about Chand-Fiza love saga took a fresh twist on Tuesday with the former Haryana deputy chief minister returning to both Hinduism and his original name of Chander Mohan. This has now raised a question mark over the status of his second wife, Anuradha Bali, who had changed her name ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-29T10:27:35+05:30
E. Sreedharan Gammon India is likely to get off the hook as the company is "very important" to Delhi Metro for the completion of its projects in time, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) indicated on Tuesday as it blacklisted two other firms for the July 12 mishap that killed six people and injured 15 ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-29T10:09:37+05:30
Omar Abdullah Home Minister P. Chidambaram firmly said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's name did not figure in the probe into a sex scandal that had rocked the state in 2006.
"The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has concluded the case and his (Abdullah) name does not ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-28T16:55:41+05:30
Rahul Gandhi Rahul Gandhi, the Congress general secretary, on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him to set up a separate development authority for Bundelkhand region, which spans Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
"Legislators and leaders from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-26T08:10:50+05:30
Abdul Kalam Delhi Police Saturday said no first information report (FIR) was filed against Continental Airlines for frisking former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The government has been claiming that a case was filed against the US carrier.
"We have registered a complaint into the matter but a case is ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-25T11:46:13+05:30
Salman Khurshid The Minority Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, on Friday said that he was personally in favour of an equality ministry and not the one he was heading.
"I personally was not in favour of a separate minority ministry. Rather, I wanted a minority section in every ministry," ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-25T09:59:49+05:30
Ghulam Nabi Azad India is progressing towards eradication of the disease and the proof is that India has reported just 136 cases of polio so far this year and fewer families are now opposing the immunisation drive.
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in a written reply informed the Rajya Sabha that till July ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-24T11:30:23+05:30
Krishna Tirath Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare, on Thursday called for setting up fast-track courts to provide speedier justice to rape victims.
"There should be fast-track courts to conduct trial of rape cases. Only then, the rape victim would get speedy justice," ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-23T16:28:31+05:30
Nanadan Nilekani Nandan Nilekani assumed his position as the chairman of the Unique Identification Database Authority of India today and started work on the government's ambitious project to provide a single identity number and card to each of the country's 1.17 billion people.
Nilekani, who met the ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-23T09:49:04+05:30
Nandan Nilekani Nandan Mohan Nilekani will formally assume the position as the chairperson of the newly formed Unique Identity Authority at Yojana Bhavan, the headquarters of the Planning Commission, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Nilekani, 54, will enjoy the rank of a cabinet minister.
The authority ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-22T16:22:22+05:30
Gangubai Hangal Gangubai Hangal, the renowned Hindustani classical music who died on Tuesday, was given a state funeral on Wednesday at Hubli in north Karnataka amidst her family members and hundreds of admirers.
A state police contingent reversed arms and offered a gun salute as the mortal remains of the ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-21T14:38:05+05:30
Gangubai Hangal Hindustani music exponent Gangubai Hangal died in Karnataka's Hubli town on Tuesday morning following cardiac and respiratory problems. She was 97.
Hangal died at 7.10 a.m. at the Lifeline Emergency Care Centre in Hubli, about 480 km from Bangalore. Close family members, including her ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-21T14:23:58+05:30
W.H. Mcleod W.H. Mcleod ,the man from faraway New Zealand who came to Punjab in the 1950s as a Christian missionary but ended up being a globally-reputed historian on Sikhs has passed away. He was dedicated over four decades of his life in researching Sikh history, died in Dunedin on Monday ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-20T17:01:36+05:30
Jairam Ramesh The Minister for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, informed the Parliament on Monday that the bill for setting up a National Green Tribunal is being finalized by the government.
"The NGT intends to reduce the load of environmental cases, of civil nature, pending in higher courts ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-20T12:26:36+05:30
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Inspired by the Bangladesh's Grameen Bank endeavour, former Indian president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has mooted a separate Indian law for micro credit in rural areas.
Responding to Kalam, who is on a three-day visit here, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus on Sunday said that Grameen Bank would ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-20T10:52:23+05:30
Sanjeev Nanda The Delhi High Court is likely to give its verdict in the infamous BMW hit-and-run case on Monday, in which a trial court had convicted and sentenced Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former Naval chief S.M. Nanda, to five years' jail for mowing down six persons in 1999.
Justice Kailash Gambhir, ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-19T09:55:39+05:30
Hillary Clinton Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote a touching message in the tribute book for 26/11 terror attack victims at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel here Saturday morning.

"Americans share solidarity with this city and nation," she wrote.

"Both our ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-19T09:51:33+05:30
Hillary Clinton The Teach For India initiative is the catalyst for a new movement to bridge the education gap in India, with its volunteers serving as the spark to inspire children to become successful, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared here Saturday.

She was participating in an interactive ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-19T09:34:19+05:30
Mayawati Continuing the verbal sparring with the Congress, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday hit out at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his comments against her government, saying the Congress should "first set its own house in order before accusing others".

On ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-17T09:57:35+05:30
Farah Khan The renowned Bollywood film director and choreographer, Farah Khan, is now helping to spread the awareness about pneumococcal group of illnesses that include pneumonia, meningitis and ear infections and which affect children aged below five.
Khan, who has given the pneumococcal conjugate ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-11T11:11:08+05:30
Sania Mirza
Tennis star Sania Mirza found her match in childhood friend Sohrab Mirza as the two exchanged rings at an engagement ceremony on Friday night that was attended by industrialists, sportspersons and politicians.
The 22-year-old tennis ace exchanged rings with Sohrab, 23, an MBA student and ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-10T11:56:55+05:30
Indra Nooyi
 Indian born Indra Nooyi, who is CEO of Pepsico, has been ranked fourth among 15 Fortune 500 Women CEOs who "show what it takes to lead some of the America's biggest companies" from health care, to food, to retail, to technology.
Since becoming CEO in 2006, Indra Nooyi, 53, who ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-07T15:04:11+05:30
Bal Thackeray The Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray underwent an emergency angioplasty operation at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday morning. The surgery was successful and he has been shifted to the intensive cardiac care unit. He is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.
The 83-year-old ...

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