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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Visiting Singapore? Visa in 24 hours

If you are planning to visit Singapore, you can now abandon the thought of long visa waits. Beginning April 1, Singapore will introduce the e-visa concept across the country. The initiative by the Singapore government is aimed at enhancing the ... Read More »

Manchester United eye Tata Group as sponsor

European and world club champions Manchester United have sent a shirt sponsorship proposal to the Indian conglomerate Tata Group. United’s four-year, US $100 million contract with American International Group runs until May 2010 but the insurance giant said in January ... Read More »

Lalu, Mulayam, Paswan together in UP, Bihar

Hitting back at the Congress, two UPA constituents and an ally, RJD, LJP and SP, announced the formation of a “secular alliance” that will contest 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar unitedly. “We three are together. We will fight ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar slams retirement talk

With runs flowing from his bat again, Sachin Tendulkar is in no mood to talk about retirement. Instead, he says he will continue as long as he enjoys the game. With over 29,000 international runs – including 85 centuries – ... Read More »

Mallika Sherawat goes wine-tasting in California

For those curious to know what Mallika Sherawat has been upto – the sexy actress just recently attended a Wine-Tasting Luncheon on Mar 15 2009 at the Malibu Family Wines, Malibu, California where she was invited as a special guest. ... Read More »

USCIS gears up for H-1B deadline

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has detected fraud in, on average, 15 to 16 per cent of H-1B visa applications, according to Don Crocetti, chief of the USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Office. Speaking at a media roundtable ... Read More »

Inflation at 30-year low of 0.27%

Driven by a sharp fall in prices of inputs, inflation dipped closer to zero to 0.27 per cent during the week ended March 14 from 0.44 per cent a week before. Earlier a Reuters poll showed that the inflation rate ... Read More »

Skoda Auto advances small car launch

Skoda Auto a Volkswagen (VW) group company has advanced its small car launch by more than a year and is now targeting a rollout in 2011. Skoda Auto India operations head and board member (sales & marketing) Thomas Kuehl said ... Read More »

White House mulls Sharif as partner in Pakistan

The opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, sealed his place as the most popular politician in Pakistan this month when he defied his house detention and led a triumphant protest that forced the government to restore the country’s chief justice. Now, as ... Read More »

L K Advani flays Congress over infiltration issue

Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s first election rally in Assam at Kheroni, about 210 kiometres from capital Guwahati, the National Democratic Alliance’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress for failing to ... Read More »

Kolkata Knight Riders to have multiple captains

Sourav Ganguly ceased to be the only skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders, the team deciding to try out multiple captaincy in the second season of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, starting April 18 in South Africa. KKR coach John ... Read More »