Daily Archives: September 8, 2012

Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam’s violence-hit areas

Rahul Gandhi 150x150 Rahul Gandhi to visit Assams violence hit areasCongress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, the three violence-hit districts of Assam, Tuesday.

A senior leader of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) confirmed this Saturday and added that Congress leader Digvijay Singh is likely to accompany Rahul Gandhi on his visit.

Violence between Bodos and Bengali speaking Muslim settlers in the districts have so far killed over 90 people and displaced over four lakh people.

Lok Pal won’t stop graft: Ex-CBI chief Joginder Singh

Joginder Singh 150x150 Lok Pal wont stop graft: Ex CBI chief Joginder SinghFormer Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Joginder Singh said Saturday that the Lok Pal would not be able to stop corruption and that social activist Arvind Kejriwal “will achieve zero”.

Singh was addressing a meeting of activists and farmers in Agra, organised by Legal Mitra Foundation.

Delivering the keynote address on land acquisition laws and the interests of farmers, Singh said archaic laws of the British period needed drastic pruning and updating to meet requirements of today.

Air India’s first Dreamliner arrives after 4-year wait

Boeing 787 Dreamliner 150x150 Air Indias first Dreamliner arrives after 4 year waitAmidst much fanfare, Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.

Air India is the fifth airline to receive the fuel-efficient and eco-friendly aircraft. Among its other operators are All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

“The first aircraft reached Delhi in the evening and was inspected by the airlines’ chairman. Flight schedule and crew training of the aircraft will be decided soon,” a senior Air India official told IANS.

Learn while you shop at Armani Junior store

Armani Junior Fall Winter 150x150 Learn while you shop at Armani Junior storeAce designer Suneet Verma, who has opened the first Armani Junior store in the country, has a novel idea to cash in on the growing kidswear market in India – the store will host unique interactive sessions on art and music for the young ones, once in a while.

“I wanted the store to have slightly more interesting appeal, so we decided that one part of store is actually transformed into educational centre,” Varma, whose company Unique Eye Luxury Apparel Pvt. Ltd, has brough Armani Junior to the country, told IANS.

Hina Rabbani: Indian traders to be treated like those from other nations

Hina Rabbani 150x150 Hina Rabbani: Indian traders to be treated like those from other nationsForeign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Saturday said that by December Pakistan and India would complete a trade normalisation process which would ensure that traders from India are treated like those from any other country.

Addressing a joint press conference with Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, she said: “We will treat traders from India as traders from anywhere else.”

“By the end of December, we would complete a trade normalisation process that would ensure that India was treated like any other trade partner.”

Car Import Case: Actor Saif Ali Khan questioned

Saif Ali Khan1 150x150 Car Import Case: Actor Saif Ali Khan questionedThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) Saturday questioned actor Saif Ali Khan in an eight-year-old case of importing a high-end car from Dubai, an official said.

The official said Saif was called in for questioning and his statement on the the mode of payment and the car’s subsequent transfer to India recorded.

The case goes back to 2004 when the actor had allegedly purchased a Toyota Land Cruiser from Dubai.

Odisha Rally Violence Case: Jagdish Tytler, others booked

Jagdish Tytler 150x150 Odisha Rally Violence Case: Jagdish Tytler, others bookedSenior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik are among several people booked for the violence during the Congress rally here Thursday, police said Saturday.

So far, eight cases have been registered in connection with the violence at two different police stations here, a police official told IANS.

Yuvraj Singh: Big day for me since World Cup final

Yuvraj Singh2 150x150 Yuvraj Singh: Big day for me since World Cup finalHours before his first match in over 10 months, cricketer Yuvraj Singh said that this would be the biggest day in his life since the World Cup final last April.

“I guess this would be my biggest day after world cup final. I’m really overwhelmed with the love and support of everyone who have send me wishes,” said Yuvraj on twitter account @YUVSTRONG12.

Yuvraj recently recovered from a life threatening rare germ cell cancer.

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