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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Happy Dussehra to All!

Marked by the end of nine days of Navratras, Dussehra is a popular Indian festival, celebrated with great cheer along the length and breadth of the country. It was on this auspicious day that the ten-faced demon-king, Ravana, was defeated ... Read More »

National identity cards to be issued by 2010-11

The proposed unique multi-purpose national identity cards would be issued to all citizens by 2010-2011, Union home minister P Chidambaram said here on Monday. In the first phase this year, 1.2 crore people in about 3,331 coastal villages and cities ... Read More »

Earthquake rocks Assam, other parts of northeast India

An earthquake shook the remote mountain nation of Bhutan and India’s northeastern Assam state Monday, sending people running into the streets and cracking some buildings. It was not clear if there were any injuries. The afternoon earthquake left cracks in ... Read More »

Davis Cup: Mahesh Bhupathi injury hurts India

India’s fate in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against South Africa is still hanging in balance as the visitors conceded the doubles rubber owing to Mahesh Bhupathi’s injury here on Saturday. India were trailing 3-6, 6-3, 0-4 when ... Read More »

Get ready for Rahul Ka Swayamvar!

After Rakhi Sawant, it is now Rahul Mahajan’s turn to choose a life partner on national television. Ending weeks of speculation, NDTV Imagine has confirmed that the son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan will star in the new season ... Read More »

As border issue hots up, India looks up to China in WTO

Notwithstanding reports of tension along the Indo-China border, the two neighbouring countries need to move hand-in-hand at WTO to protect interest of over 100 developing nations in the Doha trade negotiations, sources said. “China is a critical player and will ... Read More »

Champions Trophy 2009: Team India bank on consistency

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s India will be keen to maintain their consistency to fulfill their fans’ expectations at the Champions Trophy starting in South Africa next week. India disappointed in the tournament’s last edition at home in 2006 when they failed ... Read More »

Biggest bucks for Big B

Shah Rukh, Akshay Kumar, Salman – they’ve all been big-ticket TV hosts, but the Big B is the Big Boss.  He replaces actor Shilpa Shetty as the host of reality show, Big Boss, and he’ll make 1.5 crores  for each ... Read More »

India at number 44 in IT competitiveness

The United States continued to lead the global IT industry competitiveness ranking in an annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, followed by Finland, Sweden and Canada. India stands at the 44th spot in global IT competitiveness index. The prominence ... Read More »

Post of lecturer abolished in IITs

Tweaking the original notification, HRD ministry has come up with a second version of payscales for staff and faculty of centrally-funded institutes. As per the new rules, lecturers won’t be part of the regular faculty cadre in these institutes. The ... Read More »