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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Cricket World Cup 2011 trophy unveiled in Dhaka

The countdown for the 2011 Cricket World Cup has begun officially with the unveiling of the trophy at a ceremony in the Bangabandhu Conference Centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh is hosting the tournament jointly with India and Sri Lanka. Sharad ... Read More »

Sony unveils mini laptop – Vaio W Series

Sony unveiled a mini notebook computer aimed at the hearts of environmentalists. Vaio W Series notebooks have chassis made of plastic consisting of about 20 percent recycled compact disks and will be shipped in a “stylish reusable” carrying cases made ... Read More »

India aim to upstage rampaging Sri Lankans

Their campaign is back on track after the win over Bangladesh but India will have to address top-order batting woes and inconsistent bowling to upstage a rampaging Sri Lanka in their third match of the Tri-series on Sunday. India have ... Read More »

UK gets tough on marriage-for-visa scam

Following widespread bogus marriages with the aim of gaining residence, the British government is considering bringing biometric checks on foreign nationals. Many Indians are involved in this ‘unofficial’ immigration process. “Just because someone is married does not mean at all ... Read More »

Mulayam Singh rejects Amar Singh’s resignation

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh reached out to Amar Singh on Sunday, who recently resigned as the general secretary of the party. Mulayam Singh has said that the resignation of Amar Singh will not be accepted by the party. “The ... Read More »

Paa declared tax free by Gujarat government

Gujarat government today declared Amitabh Bachchan’s Bolywood movie Paa tax free in the state. Sources in the government said that a three-member committee consisting of Principal Secretary – Finance, Secretary, Youth and Culture and State Information Commissioner recommended exemption of ... Read More »

Mobile phone major Nokia to launch dual-SIM phones

Mobile phone major Nokia indicated that multi-SIM mobile handsets were on the anvil for the Indian consumers with expansion in demand. “We are looking at more than one SIM phone,” Nokia Head (Activation, Media & Online Marketing) Viral Oza said ... Read More »

Idea Cup 2010: India beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hammered an impressive century under pressure to power India to a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a triangular One-day series match on Thursday. India were struggling at 51/3 before achieving a stiff 297-run target with 15 balls ... Read More »

Wipro got highest H-1B visas in 2009

With 1,964 H-1B visas in 2009, Indian IT major Wipro has topped the list of firms that got the coveted US visas for highly skilled professionals. Microsoft with 1,318 visas came next, with Intel (723) in third place, while Google ... Read More »

Idea Cup 2010: Jolted India take on Bangladesh

Jolted out of their comfort zone after last night’s defeat against Sri Lanka, India will hope to be back to their winning ways when they take on Bangladesh in their second outing of the ODI tri-series on Thursday. The Indians ... Read More »

Japan plan Rs 5,000-crore eco-township in Gujarat

After deciding to develop a mini-Japan in Dholera special investment region (SIR) as a feeder township for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), the Japanese have shown interest in developing a Rs 5,000-crore eco-township project at Dahej. Planned on a 500-acre land, ... Read More »