Ricky Ponting honoured with Australia’s highest civil award

Ricky Ponting 300x254 Ricky Ponting honoured with Australias highest civil awardAs per the latest cricket updates, the former captain of Australia cricket team Ricky Ponting has been awarded country’s highest civil honour along with a host of sportspersons of international repute.

Ricky Ponting, who hit a superb double hundred against the touring team India on the 2nd day of the 4th test match, has been appointed an officer (AO) in the general division of the Order of Australia for notable service to the field of cricket in the past few years, while to the society through the concern of the Ponting Foundation.

Earlier in 2008, Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna has made this organization to help the cancer patients.

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Around 40% of global population at risk from dengue: WHO

dengue 300x203 Around 40% of global population at risk from dengue: WHOAs per Health Organisations records, more than 40% of the world’s population is now infected from dengue fever.

From 2008 the numbers of infected people are rapidly increases and around more than 100 countries are endemic with fever.

WHO, the World’s Health Organisation said, “Today, severe dengue affects most Asian and Latin American countries and has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in these regions.”

As per measures 5, 00 000 people amongst them several are children are require hospitalization each year and 2.5% die because of dengue.

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Bajaj rolls-out KTM 200 Duke bike in India

As per the latest news from the technology sector, the Bajaj Auto Ltd has recently announced the launch of KTM Power Sports AG’s 200 Duke bike in India, expanding its portfolio of sports bikes.

During the launch of the new bike in a function in New Delhi, Mr. Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM-Sportmotorcycles AG,and Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD Bajaj Auto were present there.

Meanwhile, the Bajaj owns a 39.26 percent interest in Austria’s KTM.

And the new 200 Duke, comes with the price tag of around Rs.117,500 ($2,340) at showrooms in New Delhi, will be available in the 32 exclusive showrooms in the 30 major cities of the country.

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India-Pakistan decides regular TAPI transit fee

Gas pipeline 300x191 India Pakistan decides regular TAPI transit feeAs like oil pipeline agreement with Iran, now oil Minister of India and Pakistan agree on the same deal to make transit of gas at a uniform transit fee for it from Turkmenistan.

However both are agreed on the proposal of $7.6-billion Turkmenistan pipeline that decision taken after hold a meeting between S Jaipal Reddy and Pakistani minister Asim Hussain yesterday.

After this deal processing India should be able to export petrol, Diesel and other petroleum products to Pakistan that should ensure help in the economic growth of country on both sides.

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Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod’s first look out

agent vinod 223x300 Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod’s first look outThe Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has recently introduced the very first look of his much awaited film ‘Agent Vinod’ in Mumbai.

He will be seen in the film opposite to his ladylove and hot Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor.

The spy flick has promos just like typical James Bond movies, but the actor denied any similarity.

During the promotion of the film in Mumbai, the actor said, “It“s not like a Bond movie. I think there is a very strong role for the girl“s character and you the presentation and treatment of it is something also that I think she does a lot of justice to and also the role does justice to her and she is very good in the film. We are all quite excited about it.”

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Citigorup, HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays will cut jobs in India

citigroup 300x218 Citigorup, HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays will cut jobs in IndiaThe impact of global crisis is putting on the performance of banks that decides to cut of many jobs as a result of financial imbalance.

As per source report Citigroup in India will struck out about 4,500 jobs globally and 100 in its local business in India, beside it other HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays are deciding to cut off jobs in their Indian operations.

As per records, HSBC will show door to its employers in Indian operation units as it made 30,000 reductions internationally. Royal Bank of Scotland also decides to merge with others company that lead to more than a dozen reductions.

The decision is taken after analyzing global strategy that require for parent companies’ shrinking balance sheets to boost capital.

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India celebrates 63rd Rupublic Day, Delhi on high alert

Today on 63rd Republic day, New Delhi, capital of India, is covered with a blanket of 25000 police forces along with paramilitary forces to rescue any terrorist attack during the celebration.

Security is going to be tightening in the streets of Delhi by deploying thousands of policemen and snipers across the city. 160 CCTV’s are installing between the route of Rajpath and Red Fort to keep regular checking of any act of something lead to outward.

Besides it, thousands of sharpshooters from NSG and anti-aircraft guns have been on the different places of city. The govt. does not take any chances of little bit error that may lead to any type of uncontrolled situation and never left any fact unchecked to ensure free celebrations.

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US look for injunction against Ranbaxy

Ranbaxy 300x271 US look for injunction against RanbaxyIndia’s biggest drug maker, Ranbaxy is facing a situation of changes in its plants both in US and India as permanent injunction filed in a federal court in Maryland by the US Justice Department.

As per Department, Ranbaxy plants are not accordance with standards as per the rules and there has problems with data integrity, so department filed settlement against the Ranbaxy in the court.

Ranbaxy also had received complaint from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its standard in December and Company promised to made changes at its manufacturing plants in the US and India.

But having no effective action by Ranbaxy, now Justice Department is deciding to act legally against Company by filling injunction. The Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division, Tony West said, “This action against Ranbaxy is groundbreaking in its international reach – it requires the company to make fundamental changes to its plants in both the United States and India.”

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