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Obama meets Mandela family amid protests over South Africa visit

Obama meets Mandela family amid protests over South Africa visit

Johannesburg, June 29  Barack Obama Saturday met the family members of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who is in critical condition in hospital, even as police fired stun grenades at hundreds of people protesting the US president’s visit to South Africa. The meeting between Obama and Mandela’s family, which lasted for about half an hour, took […]

Rock Veda: Let the fusion play!

Rock Veda: Let the fusion play!

New Delhi, June 29  That music knows no boundaries has been amply proved by fusion band Rock Veda, which has used instruments like the sitar, the guitar, the tabla and keyboards while fusing hard rock with Sufi strains to create perfect blends like “Naina”, “Jania hania” and “Dama dum”. Rock Veda comprises seven Delhi-based musicians […]

Mandela and his comrades of Indian origin

Mandela and his comrades of Indian origin

Nelson Mandela striding out of the Victor Vorester prison, outside Cape Town, on a sultry Feb 11, 1990 will remain etched on my mind as the everlasting image of “Freedom” in the 20th century. “Your piece to camera; your piece to camera,” screamed Akhtar Ali Khan, my cameraman. I came back with a start, so […]

US actress indicted for sending ricin letters to Obama

US actress indicted for sending ricin letters to Obama

Washington, June 29 An American actress has been indicted fOr sending letters laced with the highly toxic ricin compound to President Barack Obama, a media report said Saturday. The woman, identified as 35-year-old Shannon Guess Richardson from Texas, was charged by the federal government with two counts of mailing a threatening communication to the president and […]

Uttarakhand assembly speaker says 10,000 dead,

Uttarakhand assembly speaker says 10,000 dead,

Dehradun/New Delhi, June 29 Confusion prevailed over the death toll in the Uttarakhand tragedy with state assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal Saturday claiming over 10,000 people had perished while union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the death toll was 900. Kunjwal told reporters in Dehradun that during his earlier tour of the flood-devastated areas of […]

Kudankulam n-power project to be operational soon

Kudankulam n-power project to be operational soon

Kolkata, June 29 The much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power project will become operational soon, India’s principal scientific advisor said Saturday. “The decision will come anytime now. Reactor is a safe reactor… no question about it… it is designed with safety features. It depends on the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) to examine the test results and decide,” […]

Dubai to have first crocodile park

Dubai to have first crocodile park

Dubai, June 28 Dubai is all set to have the region’s first and one of the best crocodile preservation parks in the world, built at a cost of 10 million dirhams (about $2,722,500 ). The park will offer a unique destination of wildlife tourism combining nature and adventure, along with its diversified tourism attractions including upcoming […]

Oprah Winfrey most powerful celebrity in world

Oprah Winfrey most powerful celebrity in world

Los Angeles, June 28  Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey has been voted as the most powerful celebrity in the world. The 59-year-old topped the list of 100 most powerful celebrities in the world in a poll conducted by Forbes magazine, reports thesun.co.uk. Singer Lady Gaga, known for her eccentric style of dressing, came second in […]

Google’s Efforts With Project Loon to Increase Global Infrastructure

Google’s Efforts With Project Loon to Increase Global Infrastructure

Google just launched a new project designed to give Internet access to the globe. Known as ‘Project Loon,’ the effort will place Internet-delivering balloons up in the stratosphere. This is Google’s third effort to increase and improve Internet infrastructure, along with its Fiber and White Spaces. If it works, it may be one of the […]

Airports Authority to develop 50 new low-cost airports

Airports Authority to develop 50 new low-cost airports

New Delhi, June 28  State-owned Airports Authority of India will develop 50 new low-cost airports across 11 states. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the decision was taken at a meeting held by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to finalise infrastructure project targets for 2013-14. Apart from 50 new low cost small airports, the government […]

Salman’s own decisions have led his career: Arbaaz Khan

Salman’s own decisions have led his career: Arbaaz Khan

Mumbai, June 28 Salman Khan, one of Hindi film industry’s commercially most successful actor, completes his silver jubilee in Bollywood this year. His younger brother, actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan says Salman’s own decisions have helped his career to flourish all through the years. “Salman has had a flourishing career by making his own desisions,” Arbaaz told […]

Chandini Chowk bids adieu to its hero Flt. Lt. Kapoor

Chandini Chowk bids adieu to its hero Flt. Lt. Kapoor

New Delhi, June 28 The Chandni Chowk neighbourhood of the walled city Friday bid a tearful adieu to Flight Lieutenant Tapan Kapoor who died in the Mi-17 helicopter crash during a rescue operation in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. The narrow lanes leading to Kapoor’s house were filled people to catch a last glimpse of their hero who […]

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