February, 2011


Ban on Mubarak and family

CAIRO: On the former President Hosni Mubarak and his immediate family the public prosecutor of Egypt imposed an international travel ban on Monday, as well as a freeze on their Egyptian assets, as part of the first publicly announced investigation into the first family’s considerable wealth. Afetr weeks of sufferings and protests, last week the Egyptian officials asked foreign countries to freeze the family’s international assets, believed to be in the millions, or even billions, of dollars. One of the youth organizers of the revolution and a lawyer Ziad el-Elaimy,Read More

B’day boy want the heart of Priyanka

On Shahid’s birthday a lot of people from the film industry turned up to wish him on Saturday. Many Co-stars of his films including Rani Mukherjee, Anushka Sharma, Genelia D’Souza , Sonam Kapoor were present on the occasion. But conspicuous by her absence was Priyanka, who reportedly had a fight with Shahid and then flew to the US. Shahid and Priyanka’s perpetually now-on-now-off relationship has been fodder to gossip mills, but sources close to the couple claim that Shahid doesn’t often express his affection for Priyanka and this ticks herRead More

Aamir and Katrina first time together on screen

Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif done a photo-shoot posing as Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rahman. The sizzling pose was appreciated and liked by everyone. Also the couple has been signed for a film with each other. Once Aamir was asked why he doesn’t sign film opposite Kat, he replied that he is keen to work with her but no one has come up with such offer. Also Salman was then Kat’s boyfriend and Aamir was not comfortable in doing film with his friend’s girlfriend and now that they have split-up,Read More

Pro-Telangana protest on March 10

HYDERABAD: Tomorrow Pro-Telangana groups will try to stop trains from running all over the region. It is to pressurize the government to agree to a separate Telangana state with their protest named, ‘Palle Palle Pattala Paiki’. Kodandaram of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC ) said, “We have also asked people who live in the villages all along the railway tracks to come on to the track and sit there. We have asked them to bring their cattle and bullock carts and also cook and eat on the track itself.Read More

Supreme Court issued notice to the companies caused Bhopal gas tragedy

BHOPAL, (ANI): On Monday the Supreme Court of New Delhi issued notices to Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals and others on a plea filed by the Centre seeking enhancement of compensation to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy from Rs. 750 crore to 7,700 crore. The apex court also sought replies of Mcleod Russel India, which holds 50.9 per cent share in Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL), currently known as Eveready Industries Ltd, on a curative petition filed by the Central Government against the 1989 judgement and theRead More

Pranab’s budget 2011-12

NEW DELHI: On Monday Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee waved no magic wand for the telecommunications sector, leaving it disappointed. Rajan Mathews, director general, Cellular Operators Association of India said, “We in the cellular industry are deeply disappointed that the industry that has provided so much to national development and has made India the second largest and fastest growing telecom market in the world, has not received the encouragement and nurture befitting such an important engine of economic development and nation building.” S.C. Khanna, general secretary, Association of Unified Telecom ServiceRead More

The Battle between India-England ends on tie at last

BANGALORE: The historical match between two winner teams of World Cup cricket 2011 matches fought against each other in Group B today and the battle ends on tie leaving no one as winner or a looser. England’s Andrew Strauss led from the front in another daunting run-chase, compiling a captain’s innings of 92 from 90 balls to follow up his agenda-setting 88 against the Netherlands last week, as England pointed themselves in the right direction in pursuit of India’s massive target of 339 at Bangalore. Strauss added 68 for the firstRead More

Ash and Abhishek in Oscar

The most stunning couple of Bollywood ie Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan will grace the Oscar ceremony. The popularly married couple will attend the event during their holidays in Loss Angeles. Big’ Bi wrote on twitter, “Oh ! And incidentally they were getting fitted at a clothes store, for the Oscars Award ceremony for Sunday – Warren and Abhishek !” “Ya , Abhishek and Aishwarya have been invited by the Academy to attend the Oscars on Sunday,” said further. Also two other well known Indian personalities will be attendingRead More

Bomb blast in Kozhikode

KOZHIKODE: On Saturday five persons were killed and many were injured when a bomb being manufactured illegally exploded in an uninhabitated plot at Narikkattiri in the politically sensitive Nadapuram, in Kozhikode district. Police said, three persons had died on the spot after the blast and the other two succumbed to their injures in the hospital this morning. Nadapuram and surrounding areas has been witnessing uneasy calm and political tension between IUML and CPI (M) workers. They said, three others injured in the blast have been admitted to the different hospitalsRead More

India elect to bat against England

BANGLORE: After winning the toss Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni elected to bat against England in their Group B match of the cricket World Cup on Sunday. India as well as England had won their respective opening matches. While India defeated Bangladesh, England beat the Netherlands. Today replacing S Sreesanth with Piyush Chawla, India has gone with two spinners against England. Whereas England Pacer Stuart Broad is out due to illness and Ajmal Shahzad has been pencilled into the playing XI in his place. In the batting line—up, Michael YardyRead More