Daily Archives: December 11, 2012

Mali’s Prime Minister resigns after junta arrest

Malis PM Cheik Modibo Diarra 150x150 Mali’s Prime Minister resigns after junta arrest Mali’s Prime Minister Cheik Modibo Diarra early on today decided to resign himself and his government, following order of Soldiers who led ex-coup leader Amadou Sanogo.

Depressed with recent volatile political situation, the 60-year-old Diarra addressed the nation through a brief speech given at the premises of, and aired on national television, while giving no reason for his resignation decision.

“Our country is living through a period of crisis. Men and women who are worried about the future of our nation are hoping for peace, Diarra said, as per source, adding,

Nokia India debuts dual-SIM QWERTY Asha 205 Smartphone

Nokia India has introduced its new member of Asha-series, called ‘ Asha 205’, a low cost budget dual-SIM Smartphone in Indian market.

The device is priced at Rs. 3,499 and is slated to hit the store shelves on December 24, 2012.

The Nokia Asha 205 which hit worldwide launch with two -single SIM and Dual SIM variants has come in India with Dual SIM but along Nokia’s EasySwap Tech.

HSBC fined $1.9 bn, the biggest U.S. forfeiture ever, for money laundering

HSBC1 150x150 HSBC fined $1.9 bn, the biggest U.S. forfeiture ever, for money laundering The British banking giant, HSBC has been fined $1.9 billion by British tax authorities for violation of American laws -the Bank Secrecy Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act, being accused of money-laundering case.

A settlement deal of $1.9 billion with U.S. authorities, HSBC will escape from a legal battle that bows for its biggest embarrassing foray into the international market.

Restore SMS services to Aircel, SC orders Airtel

SMS Service 150x150 Restore SMS services to Aircel, SC orders AirtelAccording to latest news, Supreme Court has ordered the Bharti Airtel to restore SMS services to the Aircel in the coming 24 hours.

In addition, Aircel has agreed to pay 10 paise per SMS to Airtel.

Further, the Supreme Court said that this would be the subject to the condition that from Monday, Aircel would pay Airtel in terms of demand latter dated from October 25 and pay 10 paise per SMS.

Misbah-ul-Haq wanted Shahid Afridi for India tour

Shahid Afridi 150x150 Misbah ul Haq wanted Shahid Afridi for India tourThe Pakistan cricket board has announced the names of Pakistan cricket team for Twenty20 and ODIs against India later this month. However, Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that he wanted Shahid Afridi for India tour.

Source said that selector had tough time to select the team and finally selected Imran Nazir to tour India. Talking to media, a source said, “Misbah who captains the one-day squad wanted Afridi in the squad at the cost of Umar Akmal but the selectors rejected his suggestion.”

Kareena Kapoor: Aamir Khan and I are lucky for each other

Kareena Kapoor 150x150 Kareena Kapoor: Aamir Khan and I are lucky for each otherThe leading lady of the Hindi Film Industry, Kareena Kapoor, who recently gave two big hit film with Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Talaash’.

Talking to media, at the success party of ‘Talaash, actress Kareena Kapoor said, “I think I am lucky for Aamir also and Aamir is also lucky for me, ’3 Idiots’ and ‘Talaash’”

‘Walmart lobbying’ rocks Parliament Houses, US denied allegations

Continuing amid controversy over the issue of Rs.125 crore Wal-Mart lobbying firms to get entry into India, Opposition set on their demand of an independent probe and raised uproar in Parliament.

Both Houses of Parliament -Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha has been adjourned as BJP’s uproar over the Walmart report carried, targeting the UPA government with a statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and also its reform to allow 51 per cent FDI in retail.

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Rahul Gandhi likely become PM, to lead in 2014 polls

Congress is fully prepared to enter Rahul Gandhi for the next Lok Sabha Parliamentary election as the Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel announced that Rahul will lead the party’s campaign for polls.

This indicated that the chances of Rahul to be nominated for next Prime Minister Polls in 2014 would be high if UPA wins a third consecutive term in office.

“Rahul will take up important party responsibility soon,” Congress spokesperson P.C. Chacko told reporters.

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