Daily Archives: September 9, 2012

Bal Thackeray: Sushma Swaraj would the next Prime Minister of India

Bal Thackeray2 150x150 Bal Thackeray: Sushma Swaraj would the next Prime Minister of IndiaShiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed his admiration for Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj and said she was best suited to becoming the next prime minister.

“Presently, she is the most suited to the top post. I think she will make a dashing prime minister,” Thackeray said in the third edition of his marathon four-part interview published in the party mouthpiece “Saamna” Sunday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assets around Rs.10.73 crore

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assets worth around Rs.10.73 crore (around $2 million), nearly double from last year. Many of his cabinet colleagues, like Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel, are far richer than him, shows an updated list of assets of ministers posted on the PMO website.

Patel has declared assets of around Rs.52 crore and Pawar has declared property worth around Rs.22 crore.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony, known for his austere lifestyle, has assets worth only Rs.55 lakh.

New technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats

Heart 150x150 New technique to regularise abnormal heartbeatsScientists have now discovered a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats.

A new freezing technology, called cryoablation, has shown promising results in normalizing heartbeats after being tried out at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

Some 2.5 million Americans alone suffer from abnormal heartbeats or atrial fibrillation, which causes deadly strokes.

Pop Singer Madonna backs Obama with tattoo

Madonna Obama Tattoo 150x150 Pop Singer Madonna backs Obama with tattooPop diva Madonna showed the new tattoo of US President Barack Obama on her back during her MDNA Tour at the Yankee Stadium here.

Clad only in a back-baring undergarment and trousers, the 54-year-old turned her back on the audience to show off the new temporary inking on her body during her Thursday night performance, reports dailymail.co.uk.

This is not the first time Madonna showed her support to Obama. Back in 2008, she publicly endorsed Obama by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of the politician’s face.

Hockey India League auction: 14 Pakistani Players sign up

The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from Jan 5 to Feb 3 next year.

Rated among the world’s best drag-flick exponents, Abbas has scored the most international goals in the history of hockey. He has scored 349 goals.

The exciting 19-year-old forward Ali Shan, who was among the final 20 probables for the Olympic Games, joins 13 players from the Pakistan squad that finished seventh in the London Games earlier this year.

SM Krishna arrives in Lahore

SM Krishna 1 150x150 SM Krishna arrives in LahoreIndia’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan, arrived here Sunday amid tight security.

Krishna is scheduled to meet Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He will also interact with the civil society members.

He arrived in Lahore from Islamabad where he met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar Saturday. An agreement on a liberalised visa regima was signed by him and Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Hamilton surprised by Monza pole

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was surprised to take pole position for the Italian Grand Prix because he felt he had driven a poor lap.

Hamilton’s time of 1:24.010 seconds was good enough for pole, 0.123 seconds ahead of teammate Jenson Button and 0.237 seconds faster than Ferrari’s third-placed Felipe Massa.

“I didn’t think that lap was anywhere near good enough,” he said Saturday.

Prepaid mobile users may lose ISD facility

ISD Facility 150x150 Prepaid mobile users may lose ISD facilityAccording to latest news, the telecom regulatory TRAI has recently asked telecom firms to deactivate ISD calling facility from prepaid mobile number and restore it only if the user gives explicit consent to activate the service.

In a statement issued by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), it said, “Inform all pre-paid subscribers having ISD facility, through SMS, within 10 days of the date of issue of this direction, that ISD facility of the subscribers shall be discontinued after sixty days.”

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