Daily Archives: September 7, 2012

India, Pakistan may ink visa pact tomorrow

India Pakistan Relations 150x150 India, Pakistan may ink visa pact tomorrowThe much-awaited visa agreement between India and Pakistan could be signed Saturday, Indian sources said here Friday.

The visa agreement could be a game changer for people-to-people contact between the two neighbours as visa rules for specified categories could be eased by both sides.

“The agreement is likely to be signed tomorrow (Saturday),” an Indian external affairs ministry source said here.

Japan beat India for bronze at Asian volleyball meet

Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup 150x150 Japan beat India for bronze at Asian volleyball meetJapan came back from one set down to defeat India 16-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-21 for the bronze medal at the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup in Vietnam’s northern Vinh Phuc province Friday.

With an averaging 10cm height advantage over Japan, India started well with a good performance in the first set, Xinhua reports.

Pranab Mukherjee asks youth diaspora to learn about India

Pranab Mukherjee 150x150 Pranab Mukherjee asks youth diaspora to learn about IndiaPresident Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked the youth of the Indian diaspora to learn about India, its traditions and thought process and to use the knowledge for the betterment of the global community at large.

Speaking to a group of Indian youth diaspora attending the ‘Know India Programme’ (KIP) of the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA) here, Mukherjee said they were fortunate to learn from their Indian ancestors the principle of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The world is a family).

Sivakasi blast: NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu

Sivakasi blast 150x150 Sivakasi blast: NHRC notice to Tamil NaduNational Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice the Tamil Nadu government and sought a report on the explosion in the Sivakasi fireworks factory that killed 38 people, an NHRC spokesperson said Friday.

“Notice has been sent to chief secretary, government of Tamil Nadu, calling for a report within four weeks on the Sivakasi fireworks explosion that took place Sep 5,” said the commission.

India vs New Zealand Twenty20: Yuvraj Singh will be centre of attraction

Yuvraj Singh1 150x150 India vs New Zealand Twenty20: Yuvraj Singh will be centre of attractionAll eyes would be on comeback man Yuvraj Singh when India take on New Zealand in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals here Saturday, a series seen as an ideal warm-up for the World Cup later in the month.

The great hype surrounding Yuvraj’s return was on full display at the venue, Y.S.R. Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium, where media persons, ground officials and general public struggled to get a glimpse of the stylish southpaw during India’s training session.

Trinidad wants Bravo, Pollard, Narine for CLT20

Dwayne Bravo 150x150 Trinidad wants Bravo, Pollard, Narine for CLT20Trinidad and Tobago’s sports minister Anil Roberts says the government went to great lengths to ensure the trio of Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine represented the country at the upcoming Twenty20 Champions League – but didn’t succeed.

A disappointed Roberts was speaking after it was announced that Bravo, Pollard and Narine had opted to turn out for their Indian Premier League franchises in the October 9-28 tournament in South Africa.

Kareena Kapoor warns fans ‘Smoking Kills’

Kareena Kapoor 150x150 Kareena Kapoor warns fans ‘Smoking Kills’Kareena Kapoor will warn viewers of “Heroine” about the dangers of smoking at the beginning of the movie, during the interval and at the end, through a voiceover, says director Madhur Bhandarkar.

The decision has followed the government’s new diktat, which allows filmmakers to show smoking scenes in movies, albeit with an actor warning the audience that Smoking kills.

Foreign dancers on ‘Jhalak…’ get taste of Bollywood, tandoori chicken!

Karan and Emma 150x150 Foreign dancers on Jhalak... get taste of Bollywood, tandoori chicken!Tandoori chicken, saris and dramatic Bollywood dialogues – international dancers from Las Vegas got a taste of this and more during their practice sessions for their performance on Indian reality show “Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa 5″.

Six international dancers have been preparing with Indian celebrity contestants for the show to be aired on Colors.

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