November, 2011


Kanimozhi and four others released from jail

NEW DELHI: Tuesday DMK MP Kanimozhi returned to home, she made a quiet exit from Tihar jail after spending 165 days behind bars. Four other accused in the 2G scam case were released along with her. Kanimozhi will be in Chennai from December 3-6. On Monday the Delhi High Court had granted bail to DMK MP Kanimozhi and four others. She had to spend one night extra in prison as orders for her release from Tihar was issued by the special CBI court this evening. Wearing a pink salwar suit,Read More

PM defended foreign direct investment (FDI)

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh vigorously defended his Cabinet’s approval for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the multi-brand retail sector, hours after the Opposition and Congress allies forced an adjournment of Parliament for the third day demanding that the decision be reversed. Manmohan Singh used the valedictory session here of the Youth Congress convention of elected office-bearers to not only pitch for the controversial FDI policy but also criticise the Opposition for not allowing the Parliament to function, and explain the steps taken by the government toRead More

Pooja left the Bigg Boss House for daughter’s birthday

MUMBAI: Pooja Bedi leaves the Bigg Boss 5 House, weeks ahead of the finale. The actor said she had wanted to leave this week and had made it clear during her stay that she would like to be with her daughter Aaliyah on her birthday. “If I didn’t exit due to the vote count, I would have probably left the show on my own because as a single parent, I have my priorities right. Money, work and publicity will come and go, not my child’s birthday. I had no businessRead More

Dr. Conrad Murray may be sentenced for unexpected death of singer Michael Jackson

Dr. Conrad Murray’s sentencing on Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter is the final step in the criminal case launched within days of Jackson’s unexpected death in June 2009. Prosecutors want a judge to sentence the 58-year-old Murray to the maximum four-year prison term. Defense attorneys counter that Murray already faces a lifetime of shame and diminished opportunities and should receive probation. How long Murray might remain behind bars depends on the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, which would base the decision on good behaviour and other factors. Even without overcrowding and aRead More

Indira Raisom Goswami died on Tuesday morning

NEW DELHI: Seventy year old Indira Raisom Goswami a well known Jnanpith award winning Assamese litterateur died on Tuesday, 7.42 am in the morning. Goswami, who had authored several novels and short story collection, also took the initiative for a political dialogue to resolve the ULFA issue which has rocked Assam for nearly three decades. After a prolonged illness she died in Guwahati, she was in hospital for the last six months. She took the initiative of persuading the banned ULFA to come forward for dialogue with the outfit evenRead More

A Naxali group burnt the Gram Panchayat office in Gadchiroli

GADCHIROLI: Naxals group set on fire a Gram Panchayat office in Armori taluka of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. On Monday night in Vairagarh about 35 kms from the Taluka headquarters the incident took place. The outlaws decamped with three computer sets installed in the office, located in a dense forest area, they said. In a week this is second such incident in a week. Naxals had also set ablaze a Gram Panchayat office in Malewada under Kurkheda taluka of the district on Saturday. Share +1 TweetRead More

Delay in the probe of firecracker factory blast

BHOPAL: Due to delay in getting forensic reports, the probe ordered into the blast at a firecracker factory at Rau on October 6 also delaying. Two reminders have been given by the officials of the district administration to the forensic experts at Bhopal but their reports are still awaited. On October 6 after the blast at the cracker factory at Rau which killed 8 persons, the district administration ordered a magisterial probe on October 7 to find out reasons. Additional district magistrate Alok Singh said, “The probe from our partRead More

Hammams can play a significant role in promoting health tourism

Local health traditions as ‘hammams’ can play a significant part in promoting health tourism BHOPAL: To fight with the life style diseases, government of India now considering replication of the tradition of public steam bath houses – Hammams, across the country. The Hammam in Bhopal were built in the early eighteenth century by Dost Mohammed Khan. In the Indian sub-continent Bhopal is the lone city which has that public bath, locally called as Hammam-e-Qadimi in the famed Turkish tradition. The hammam opens every year after Diwali and continues till HoliRead More

One more protest of Anna

NEW DELHI: If a Parliamentary standing committee doesn’t accept the proposals on the Jan Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare and his colleagues will protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi from December 11. “It all depends on the Standing Committee’s proposals. Anna is planning to sit on a protest in Jantar Mantar on December 11 depending on the standing committee’s recommendations,” PTI quoted an unnamed member of Team Anna as saying. “Please join the dharna at Jantar Mantar on December 11 for a strong Janlokpal,” Hazare was quoted as saying by hisRead More

Sukhram received bail

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court granted bail to the former telecom minister Sukhram who has been sentenced to five years in jail in the 1996 telecom scam. The Court granted him bail on a surety of of Rs 10 lakh and on the condition that he cannot leave the country during this period. The former minister had challenged his conviction and sentencing by a trial court for taking bribe to award a contract to a telecom firm in 1996. Sukhram, who had held the telecom portfolio in PV NarasimhaRead More